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ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932587/frame-house-stemmer-rodrigues-arquitetura Clipboard Brazil Year: Photographs: Gabriel KonrathProject Team:Ingrid Stemmer, Paulo Henrique Rodrigues, Roberto Stemmer, Luciana Medeiros, Renata Lui, Francine AzevedoCity:Novo HamburgoCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gabriel KonrathText description provided by the architects. The Frame House is a single-family house located in Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, for a couple and their two children. The architectural parti is based on the total integration of the house, concerning its inside spaces and their relation with the outside spaces. Save this picture!© Gabriel KonrathSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Gabriel KonrathAnother project principle was the optimization of the original profile of the land and its morphology. In order to respect it, the program was settled in a way that could allow the minimum possible of soil movement. A pre-tensioned flat slab and a meticulous landscape reinterpreted the car shelter, on the street level. From it, it is possible to access the entrance hall, which has the staircase and the elevator. On the upper floor, the living room, dining room and kitchen integrate with the terraces and pool generating a single and big living area. The rooms were arranged on the upper floor facing the south, with the best view, but with the sheds facing north. A strong project position is demonstrated by the use of wood, concrete and steel, in a controlled and legible way. The utilization of vivid colors in punctual elements, like the orange countertop of the kitchen and the blue dining table, contrast with the general monochrome. Save this picture!© Gabriel KonrathSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Gabriel KonrathThe inspiration for the project of the Frame House gets back to the essence of the houses with balconies facing the street, with leisure spaces surrounding the house, like an invitation for the neighbors to build a relationship. The decks, that are distributed over the land slope, are the literal interpretation of this concept – between wood and steel structures, the set floats on the garden. Save this picture!© Gabriel KonrathProject gallerySee allShow lessMinimalist Modern: The Architecture of Rural RetreatsArchitecture NewsInnovative, Car Free and Green: Images of the New IKEA Austria Store RevealedArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeStemmer Rodrigues ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNovo HamburgoBrazilPublished on January 28, 2020Cite: “Frame House / Stemmer Rodrigues Arquitetura” [Casa Frame / Stemmer Rodrigues Arquitetura] 28 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland has announced its application deadlines for 2007. The next closing date is 12th January 2007. The Foundation has two main target areas to which it seeks to allocate funds — social and community needs and education and training. Under both categories a wide selection of causes can be supported including community services, advice services, disabled people, health promotion, civic responsibility, cultural enrichment, employment training, promotion of life skills, and education for disadvantaged groups.The other closing dates for 2006 are 12th April, 6th July and the 12th October. Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland distributes around £1.5 million annually. Advertisement Lloyds TSB announces 2007 application dates Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 11 December 2006 | News 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
BASINGSTOKE, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– A new Juniper Research study has found that smart traffic management systems will save cities $277 billion, by reducing emissions and congestion globally by 2025; rising from $178 billion in 2021. It identified smart intersections as the key technology behind these savings, by enabling a reduction of over 33 hours of time spent in traffic per annum per motorist by 2025. Smart intersections include areas of high traffic that leverage connectivity and AI-based automation to monitor and manage traffic flow based on real-time data to reduce the time wasted by road congestion. The new report, Smart Traffic Management: Technologies, Use Cases & Market Forecasts 2021‑2025, predicts that over 95% of the $277 billion savings will be attributable to congestion reduction. North America and Europe are anticipated to account for over 75% of all savings, owing to their increasing investment into smart traffic management and the high vehicle usage in these regions. For more insights, download our free whitepaper: How Smart Parking is Accelerating Change in Cities Stakeholder Collaboration on V2X Needed The research argues that V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) technologies are critical to the enhancement of existing smart traffic management services. V2X leverages cellular connectivity to enable vehicles and smart traffic infrastructure to communicate information. It predicts that V2X connectivity will enable smart traffic management platforms to gather data directly from vehicles, rather than relying on traditional traffic actuation methods. In turn, stakeholder collaboration will enable the integration of various automotive services into smart traffic management; providing enhanced convenience for vehicles utilising smart parking services. Smart Parking Investment to Grow by 115% The report forecasts that investment into smart parking will reach $1 billion by 2025; rising from $460 million in 2021. It anticipates that smart parking vendors will focus on the connectivity between parking sensors, management platforms and end users, and urges vendors to focus on smart displays that provide relevant and up-to-date parking availability information to road users in a safe manner. Download the whitepaper: https://www.juniperresearch.com/document-library/white-papers/how-smart-parking-is-accelerating-change-in-cities Smart Traffic Management market research: https://www.juniperresearch.com/researchstore/key-vertical-markets/smart-traffic-management-research-report Juniper Research provides research and analytical services to the global hi-tech communications sector; providing consultancy, analyst reports, and industry commentary. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210221005010/en/ CONTACT: Sam Smith, Press Relations T: +44(0)1256 830002 E: [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED KINGDOM EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENVIRONMENT PUBLIC TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORT OTHER AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE SOURCE: Juniper Research Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 02:00 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 02:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210221005010/en Local NewsBusiness Facebook Juniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Facebook WhatsApp TAGS Twitter Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleTrial date set for Metzelder on child pornography chargesNext articleEuropean Public Broadcasters Sign Multi-Year Capacity Contracts on SES’s Prime TV Neighbourhoods Digital AIM Web Support
News UpdatesBihar PSC Exam: Single Judge Went Outside Scope Of Judicial Review In Sitting Over Expert Opinion & Directing To Revisit Answer Key, Says Patna HC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 Jan 2021 4:42 AMShare This – xThe Patna High Court on Tuesday set aside an order passed by a Single Bench of the Court and remarked the Judge went outside the purview of judicial review by interfering with the opinion of an expert committee and asking the Bihar Public Service Commission to revisit its answer key for the preliminary selection test. The Division Bench of Justices Shivaji Pandey and Partha Sarthy…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Patna High Court on Tuesday set aside an order passed by a Single Bench of the Court and remarked the Judge went outside the purview of judicial review by interfering with the opinion of an expert committee and asking the Bihar Public Service Commission to revisit its answer key for the preliminary selection test. The Division Bench of Justices Shivaji Pandey and Partha Sarthy stated, “we are of the view that the interference by the learned Single in the report of the expert committee and giving direction for constitution of fresh expert committee to revisit the answer sheet and consequential direction is outside the realm of judicial review.” The Bench made it clear that if a statute, rule or regulation governing an examination permits the re-evaluation of an answer sheet or scrutiny of an answer sheet as a matter of right, then the authority conducting the examination permits the same. However, if no provision is contained in the governing laws, then the Court may permit re-evaluation or scrutiny only if it is demonstrated very clearly that error has been committed without any inferential process of reasoning or by a process of rationalization and only in rare or exceptional cases. Background The preliminary test for the Bihar Public Service Commission was held on 15th September, 2018. After the completion of the test, the model answers were published on the Commission’s website. The Commission had received 1267 objections pertaining to framing of wrong questions, wrong answers in the model answer-sheet or having more than one answer of a question. The original petitioners, in the same manner, had contended that there were discrepancies in four particular answers. After receiving these complaints, a committee of experts was constituted to examine the said objections. Altogether, answers of 15 questions were found to be wrong. But, the four answers that the original petitioners had claimed to be wrong, were not a part of these 15 answers. Aggrieved by the findings of the committee, the petitioners filed a writ petition in the Patna High Court, seeking a review of the answer key. The Single Judge presiding over this case rescinded the decision of the committee and issued directions to revisit of the answer key by constituting a fresh committee. The Respondents in this petition (Bihar Public Service Commission), feeling discontented with the impugned findings of the Single Bench, filed the instant appeal. Findings The Division Bench in this case held that the Court does not have the right to re-evaluate or examine the answer sheets of a candidate because a Court does not have any expertise or proficiency in the matter and that “academic matters are best left to academics”. The Court reiterated the scope of judicial review enshrined under Article 226 of the Constitution of India and noted that in exceptional circumstances, “the Court would interfere with the matter when, on face of it, the wrong is reflected.” It relied upon the judgement given by the Apex Court in the Ranvijay Singh and Ors. vs. State of Uttar Pradesh and Ors., and stated, “…it has been held that sympathy or compassion does not play any role in the matter of directing or not directing revaluation of an answer sheet. If an error is committed by the examination authority, the complete body of candidates suffers. The entire examination process does not deserve to be derailed only because some candidates are disappointed or dissatisfied or perceive some injustice having been caused to them by an erroneous question or an erroneous answer. All candidates suffer equally, though some might suffer more but that cannot be helped since mathematical precision is not always possible.” The Division Bench clarified, “the Court should not act at all to re-evaluate or scrutinize the answer sheet of a candidate as it has no expertise in the academic matters and academic matters are best left to academics and the Court cannot enter into the domain of the academician as if acting as an appellate body over the opinion of the experts. The Court has little expertise to embark upon and to assess the correctness of the view of experts unless on the face of it, it appears to be absurd or wrong.” The Court made a note of the fact that the committee constituted by the Commission to look into this matter comprised of qualified people, who had an expertise in the field of education and examination. In this context, the Bench ruled that the Single Judge cannot say that the members of this committee did not have adequate knowledge to examine the claims presented by the original petitioners. After examining the four answers which were alleged to be wrong, the Court stated, “These are science subjects and we do not have expertise to say that we do have wisdom to examine the correctness of the answers as academic matter should be left to the domain of the academician.” While quoting the Supreme Court’s decisions in a catena of judgements, the Division Bench expressed, “The Hon’ble Supreme Court also held that the answer should be assumed to be correct unless it is proved to be wrong. If there is doubt, the benefit should go to the examining body.” It added, “the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Ran Vijay Singh’s case (supra) has categorically held that the Court should not at all re-evaluate or scrutinize the correctness of key answer as it has no expertise in the matter and academic matters are best left to academician.” In its concluding remarks, the Bench stated that if the Courts permit review of answer sheets, then it is not sure that there will be end of litigation rather, in all possibility, there will be further round of litigation as those who will be affected by the revision of result will definitely come before the Court. “Again, second round and third round of litigation will start and litigation will not come to an end in near future,” it remarked. It added, “The candidates have invested their time and effort, prepared themselves and declared successful in the preliminary examination and equally the examining body also put their tremendous effort in conducting the examination, that should not go waste and unless there is blatant error in the key answers as well as in the opinion of the expert, it will be unjustified to interfere with the view of experts, otherwise it will be nothing but sitting over the opinion of the expert as an appellate authority, which will be outside the scope of the judicial review.” The Court thus overruled the impugned order of the Single Judge and disposed of the appeal. Related News A Supreme Court Bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi recently observed that though re-evaluation can be directed if rules permit, the practice of re-evaluation and scrutiny of the questions by the courts which lack expertise in academic matters is to be deprecated. The Court observed that assessment of the questions and answer key of public examinations by the courts itself is not permissible. In another judgement, the Delhi High Court Bench comprising of Justices Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula observed that an answer key cannot be disregarded as being incorrect merely on a doubt. In a case relating to Delhi Higher Judiciary Service Preliminary Examination, the Court stated that there is always a presumption of correctness regarding the answer key and it may be subject to judicial review only when it is “demonstrably wrong” i.e. it must be such as no reasonable body of men well-versed in the particular subject would regard it as correct. Case Title: Bihar Public Service Commission & Ors. v. Ashish Kumar Pathak & Ors. Click Here To Download Judgment Read JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/artisteer(PARIS) — As the national anthem played before the U.S. women’s national team took on Thailand in the FIFA Women’s World Cup last week, the team stood in a row on the field.A camera panned down the line of players during the broadcast, showing each with her hand over her heart, mouthing along to the song.At the end of the line was Megan Rapinoe, the co-captain and one of the biggest stars of the team. She stood impassively, hands at her sides, not singing along.Rapinoe’s silent observance of the anthem is part of a years-long protest by the athlete.In September 2016, Rapinoe was one of the first athletes to follow then-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s lead in kneeling during the anthem to protest racial oppression and police brutality against black people.“Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties. It was something small that I could do and something that I plan to keep doing in the future and hopefully spark some meaningful conversation around it,” she said at the time, according to The Associated Press. “It’s important to have white people stand in support of people of color on this. We don’t need to be the leading voice, of course, but standing in support of them is something that’s really powerful.”She further explained her demonstration in an October 2016 piece for The Players’ Tribune, where she cited “over-policing, racial profiling, [and] police brutality.”U.S. Soccer, the governing body of the sport and national team, while not naming her, did not support her kneeling, according to reports at the time. “As part of the privilege to represent your country, we have an expectation that our players and coaches will stand and honor our flag while the National Anthem is played,” the group said in a September 2016 statement, according to a tweet from sports reporter John D. Halloran.Months later, U.S. Soccer added a policy requiring players to “stand respectfully during the playing of the national anthems at any event in which the Federation is represented.” U.S. Soccer declined to comment to ABC News.Since then, Rapinoe has followed that rule, standing during the anthem, but she regularly does not put her hand to her heart nor does she sing along like her teammates.“I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart,” she told Yahoo! Sports in May. “I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again.”She told Yahoo! Sports she’s still driven by inequality and injustice and added that she believes under the presidency of Donald Trump — who she called “sexist,” “racist” and “not a good person” — she is “a walking protest.” (Trump for his part has said he’s the “least racist” person and insisted that he respects women.)In the Yahoo Sports interview, Rapinoe did not back down from criticizing U.S. Soccer, who she is also suing — along with her 2015 World Cup teammates — for gender discrimination, which the organization has denied.She called U.S. Soccer’s references to patriotism to stop her protest “pretty cowardly,” likening it to the NFL.“We can actually have a conversation, instead of just telling me that it’s a privilege to pull on the jersey,” Rapinoe added. “Like, of course it’s a privilege for me to pull on the jersey. Part of that privilege is representing America, and representing America is representing all of America.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund June 16, 2019 /Sports News – National Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe doesn’t sing the national anthem
[Video: Sofar Sounds]Scott Horowitz: Were the special effects on his voice done live too?Tim Lefebvre: No, actually that was done after. The guy who mixed the record is Geoff Stanfield, one of my favorite mix engineers and producers. I told him what it was about—it being one show where we all improvised. He’s good at cutting stuff up and making moments out of it, so he did that to Kokayi’s voice. He doubled it up, put delays and little cool musical ear-candy things on it. When I heard it back, I was just like, “Fuck yes.” It was so good. We did a little editing before I handed it off to him, but basically, he ran with it and just made all the sonic stuff. For a live record that just was off the board, it came out great. I’m really stoked about it.SH: Has having Whose Hat Is This? as a free-jazz outlet outside of TTB brought more improvisational jamming into TTB shows?TL: Well, a lot of TTB is predetermined, but there are moments in the show where it’s built in where we just kinda play free and it’s cool. It’s great that Derek [Trucks] can let that happen, and people enjoy it. Although, you look out in the audience, sometimes you can see their faces, they’re like, “Uh …” You know, sometimes a little mystified. Because it can be like [John] Coltrane’s Interstellar Space. But at a TTB show, you get the full universe of music.SH: How do you enjoy being in such a big band like TTB that keeps gaining popularity? Also, what’s it like being led by Derek and Susan?TL: Well, I love playing for these audiences—they’re so fun. The audience keeps growing and growing so it’s cool. Just from my own standpoint, you know? I’ve helped write some of these songs so it’s cool to see the reaction of people to what you’ve had a part in. It’s cool to be appreciated like that. And it’s cool to be appreciated by Derek and Sue [Tedeschi] and everybody in the band, because they’re awesome people. You know, they don’t tell me what to do musically, and hopefully, I’m doing it in a tasty and good way.It’s just a rush to play in front of this many people. I come from playing in small clubs with people basically breathing down your neck. Which is cool; it’s another kind of high, but the high from this, especially when the band’s really clicking, is pretty amazing.We’ve had about ten shows, in my estimation, that were totally like the Holy Grail. Where it didn’t even matter if the audience went crazy or not. Like, we played a gig at the Chicago Theater on a Saturday night in January. The second set was one of the best we’ve ever done. Period. It was incredible.We were basically taking the set and improvising with it, just starting songs off differently. Everybody was just playing and everybody was just totally locked in, it was incredible. Obviously, Kofi [Burbridge] and Derek were just taking these solos that were just insane. And the rhythm section was right behind them and just propelling everything forward. It was something to behold—and it was in front of four-thousand people!“Angel From Montgomery” > “Sugaree” – Chicago Theatre – 1/26/2018[Video: IZEoftheWorld]SH: What do you think is going on when that happens in a live-music setting?TL: It’s definitely a higher wave, man. It’s hard to describe. I get it from Whose Hat Is This? too; there’s a higher thing going on where you just feel it in your stomach—it’s like you’re fucking giddy. You don’t even feel like you’re playing. It’s all happening, you know what I mean?SH: Is there anything you’re consciously doing that helps facilitate those moments?TL: Well, if everybody’s in a wiseass, daring kind of mood, that always helps because we know the songs really well. It’s just a matter of how far you wanna go with them. You don’t wanna alienate the audience either by just playing it very esoterically or something.But there are ways to play familiar stuff so that people can enjoy it in a different way. That’s what can set a band apart or not set it apart, as you know. Just being able to play a song differently kind of every night, if you can, if you can manage it. Some songs are to not to be played differently every night. But some are, and those are the ones that I think people are there to see.SH: On your social media accounts, you’re always posting different gear and really experimental sounding stuff. Is that just personal practice, exploration of sound, or are you working toward something with it?TL: I just discovered Mattoverse, this guy from Wisconsin, who’s making exactly what I needed: analog machines. I can still play bass and have it lock up to the machines, and that’s another crazy great development for me. I’ve been searching for that. It’s the next move in my sonic journey. We’ll see what comes out of it, because I haven’t been able to make something that’s a complete statement yet. But, once I have this stuff altogether, I’m gonna do some shows where I’m just improvising, breaking out the analog stuff. I’ll bring a bass, but it’s just gonna be analog with noise and just see what happens.There are a couple pedals I have that’ll lock up to the tempo of the drum machine, so I can time the bass stuff to it. I’ve got enough weird bass sounds where that’s just gonna be a given, but it’s discovering the old analog stuff that’s kind of a new challenge for me. It’s fun. [Video: racheleckroth]Scott Horowitz: How did the ‘Whose Hat Is This’ project start?Tim Lefebvre: Well, in 2015, Tedeschi Trucks Band went to Europe, and because of my touring before I joined Tedeschi Trucks, I knew some club owners over there. Especially my friend Sedal—he owns the A-Train in Berlin. So I hit him up, I was like, “I got this collective improvisation group from Tedeschi Trucks, and we’re gonna be in Berlin, blah blah blah.” So we had a successful gig, and the engineer happened to multi-track record it, so that’s how we put out the first record.SH: So, the band’s first record is the band’s first show, which was completely without-a-net improvised?TL: Basically yes, that’s right. Totally from scratch. Un-preconceived. Also, magic. But yeah, and the reason why Whose Hat Is This? came to be is we were starting the second set and somebody left a brown hat on J. J.’s snare drum. So J. J. grabs the emcee mic, and he goes, “Does anybody know whose hat this is?” You can hear it. It’s the first line on the record—like a public service announcement.<a href=”http://whosehatisthis.bandcamp.com/album/whose-hat-is-this-3″>Whose Hat Is This? by Tim Lefebvre, Kebbi williams, J.J. Johnson, Tyler Greenwell</a>Scott Horowitz: The music is a bit of a departure from what the 4 of you are normally doing in Tedeschi Trucks Band. What is it like switching gears like that with those guys?Tim Lefebvre: Well, it’s where we came from, for the most part. Like Kebbi Williams is very much a free improviser, and I’m coming from that a little bit too. And the drummers obviously play together a lot. Just as a playing experience, it’s pretty great because it’s this open canvas. I can create any sound I want. I try to find something and let the guys can go off on it. So that Kebbi can build a thing and go nuts, and go out in the audience and scare people.SH: The world needs more Kebbi!TL: Yeah! It’s true. Kebbi’s one of my favorite improvisers in the world. Also, because of his big personality, he goes out and is actually selling free jazz to people. He’s in their faces playing—it’s really hilarious. But, it’s also cool. Instead of people onstage with long faces just kind of moping around playing free, which, to me, people have a harder time understanding—instead, somebody’s out interacting with the audience the way Kebbi is. That kind of helps them get reeled in a little bit, so it’s super cool. So yeah, it’s a really fun band. The two drummer thing makes it super exciting too because it’s always this massive groove to lay stuff into.SH: How do you make that work? A lot of jam bands or whatever sometimes easily fall into a formulaic and, in my opinion, boring mode of playing when they’re trying to improvise but are really just soloing in one key or another.TL: Yeah that’s right. We start totally from scratch. Un-preconceived. What makes it work to me is like, sometimes we just start noodling around and somebody suggests a groove, and sometimes it takes a few minutes, but we all lock into this thing, and then, all of a sudden, it’s this huge marching animal. The searching stops, and all of a sudden we’re on this groove and it’s pretty tight. It’s like this kind of confident, marching forward thing. Especially when Kebbi’s playing cool shit over it and the groove is this deep, haunting, also kind of angry sounding—electronic. I’ve done a lot of improvising for a lot of different people, and I really get off on this band because it’s a cool, unique, new sound to me.SH: What you shared with me from the new Whose Hat Is This? album sounds very locked in. Especially with the new layer of vocals from Kokayi. How did he end up in the Whose Hat Is This? mix?TL: Yeah, you can definitely hear it lock in on the new record. Again, that was all totally off the cuff that night—it just kind of all happened like that. And Kokayi was basically composing on the spot. It just was a serendipitous kind of night. Kokayi an amazing artist, really.The reason why I originally knew him is because he was doing improvising stuff with my cohort Jason Lindner. What really kind of put him on the map was him doing his own hip-hop stuff in D.C. for a long time, but he was out with Steve Coleman and the Five Elements in the ’90s and 2000s. He’s been working with Steve Coleman for a long time. So he’s been part of the M-Base improvisation scene. I just kind of felt a kinship with him, so I recruited him to come and sit in with us, and it just turned into this magic performance.Whose Hat Is This? with Kokayi Scott Horowitz: Was his terminal predicament something you were aware of?Tim Lefebvre: Well, we knew he was very sick, but we didn’t know it was terminal. I mean, with cancer, you never know—my mom died from it also. He had just come off a round of chemo, but he went into the live room and sang all the songs with us. We tracked in three different week-long sessions. He kept getting stronger and stronger. He got healthy enough to do those videos—“Blackstar” and “Lazarus”—and write the play, Lazarus. And then he got sick again towards the end of 2015.SH: How did you land the gig playing on the Blackstar album?TL: Well, that’s an operating band—it’s the Donny McCaslin Band. It’s me and Mark Guiliana and Jason Lindner, and Donny. We’ve been playing together as a unit for a long time. So, Maria Schneider, who Bowie was initially interested in doing the record with, didn’t have time to work with Bowie, so, she handed off this CD we did with Donny McCaslin called Casting for Gravity. He loved it, and he came to see us at the 55 Bar and decided to use us. Kind of an incredible, flash-in-the-pan, once-in-a-lifetime thing to happen.SH: Wow, that’s a pretty epic project to just come about like that.TL: Yeah, like, “What do I do now?” But we all knew what to do because he had sent us the demos and we were comfortable playing music with each other. I mean, these guys are all homies of mine. When I lived in New York, we played a lot together. It was easy to do the songs because we already had chemistry. We could just launch into stuff and go places and see if they liked it or not. It was really cool.SH: Having been able to witness someone like Bowie craft something like Blackstar, were there any takeaways you carry with you now as you’re starting to do more record producing yourself?TL: I just think he did the record he wanted to do. Since nobody’s really selling records anymore, why do a record that conforms to something? It’s just one of those things like, “Let’s do something original.” Why would you do something that’s been done before? Because you’re gonna sell hundreds of copies, maybe a couple thousand. Why not be brave? This is what Bowie taught me—why not be brave and do the record that’s really brave and artsy.Now that I’m producing a little bit more, helping artists have a vision that doesn’t include “Well I want this to sound like Katy Perry”. Though, nothing against Katy Perry—I admire her! It’s just that it’s done already and people are already imitating that. Whatever you’re hearing on the radio, if it’s out and released, it’s already passé, and there’s something new on the horizon. So, if Bowie can do something like that, why can’t I? I mean, I’m not David Bowie, but still. Why not set the bar that high?SH: You produced a new album for Rachel Eckroth. How did that go? I really enjoyed the new single you shared.TL: It came out really great, I’m super excited about it. It’s a good collection of songs. Really good musicians. it just naturally came together and I’m hoping she can explode into being a major star. She’s got this cool kind of indie sounding voice. She’s also very good with pedals and electronics. Her sonic concepts are interesting and the way things fit around her voice is really cool. This new record is pretty hard hitting for her, considering.SH: That single you sent me was “Dark Waters”, right?TL: Yeah! That was just kind of my ode to T Bone Burnett. You know, sort of swimmy, David Lynch-y, soundtrack-y thing like Twin Peaks. Kinda foreboding. I came up with that in the hotel room, and then Rachel wrote the rest of the song. Then, I got Doyle Bramhall to play guitars on it and Matt Chamberlain to play drums. It was one of those things where I just wanted people who knew what to do on it. It wasn’t gonna be any mystery.What was funny was I got Matt Chamberlain because I had the Matt Chamberlain Loop Loft Collection, so I pulled up something similar to what he actually put down. I told him to get more creative when he actually recorded the track. I happened to pick the right guys, and then Rachel sang some magic on it. It was super easy, and it just came together really quickly. That was the last song we worked on.Rachel Eckroth – “Dark Waters” Tim Lefebvre is currently on the road for Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels of Soul tour. He and his TTB bandmates, drummers Tyler ‘Falcon’ Greenwell and J. J. Johnson and saxophonist Kebbi Williams’ side project, Whose Hat Is This?, has a new album dropping on November 16th via Ropeadope. His contributions to David Bowie’s Blackstar album are well known, and soon, he will be heard contributing fresh takes on Bowie’s redone Never Let Me Down album. Live For Live Music contributor Scott Horowitz had the chance to speak with Tim about these projects as well as his recent forays into producing records.Scott Horowitz: You were involved in the re-recording of David Bowie’s Never Let Me Down album. What was it like coming up with new parts for old Bowie tunes, and how’d that project come about?Tim Lefebvre: Bowie recruited Mario McNulty, who engineered “the next day” to redo the record. He got all the files from the label, and management was all gung-ho on it. So, in March, we went in and basically recut the record with me and Sterling Campbell initially. They kept some of the acoustic guitars. They kept all of Bowie’s vocals. They kept anything distinctive to the song.But it was interesting to reinvent the old songs. You know, also Reeves Gabrels is on it, so when I heard the mixes with Reeves, Sterling Campbell, and David Torn, it sent tingles down my spine. You know, the sound of Bowie in the ’90s was Reeves Gabrels—between Tin Machine and the albums Outside and Earthling, all those really great records. So to hear me playing with Reeves and those guys on a Bowie record was surreal. Super cool, super cool.SH: You spent a lot of time with David Bowie while recording Blackstar. A few years removed, what are your takeaways from being able to work with him on such a heavy record?TL: Yeah, there’s a lot of great things that came from that. It should be noted that he was a lovely guy and just an absolute pleasure to work with. He knew what he wanted with the music. And also, working with Tony Visconti was really cool too, because he’s obviously a legend also.Basically, it was a quiet thing. We were just kind of making the record with a small group of people. We also got into insulting each other. He’s British—that’s one of his things, he’s very sharp at that. He was like Ricky Gervais where he finds a weakness in you to needle and just goes at it. It was really funny and really human.
This year was one like none other. It ushered in anniversaries across the University, new innovations in science, technology, and health, and projects in the arts. The community also faced an unprecedented challenge as the COVID-19 pandemic put life as we know it on hold.In the true spirit of Harvard, students, faculty, and staff were still able to reach out from around the world to support their communities, whether by producing personal protective equipment for health care workers, or by helping to feed vulnerable populations.Whether through shared triumph or hardship, the Class of 2020 has continued to rise to the challenge. Here are some of the highlights from the 2019-2020 academic year.June 2019The College announced a new Academic Resource Center, originally slated to open in August. It plans to offer a range of student support services, including workshops, consultations, and coaching.By collaborating with other universities and sharing collections, Harvard Library made 90 million books available to its users.Philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss, M.B.A. ’65, contributed $131 million more to the institute that bears his name, with the goal of solving some of the world’s most complex challenges in health care and the environment.The Faculty of Arts and Sciences announced new ethnicity, indigeneity, and migration positions. These positions will cross divisions with a focus on Latinx, Asian American, and Muslim fields.,The Arnold Arboretum hosted Actors’ Shakespeare Project performance of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” in the Leventritt Garden, with more than 1,500 in attendance.Harvard Art Museums received a $1 million gift from George Ho ’90, Henry Ho ’95, and Rosalind “Sasa” Wang, to support the work of student guides, ambassadors now known as Ho Family Student Guides.,In the Harvard Microrobotics Lab, decades of research culminated in a moment of stress as the tiny, groundbreaking RoboBee made its first solo flight.July 2019Sarah M. Whiting joined the Graduate School of Design as its first female dean.,Students brought rain gardens to campus as a sustainable and aesthetic way to improve water quality and prevent walkway flooding.,A Harvard Summer School archaeological dig at one of Peru’s most important sites led to a rare find for one student.Wyss Institute researchers developed an adhesive gel, inspired by slug secretion, which acts as a responsive wound dressing.Magnetic scans performed on sculptures from Monte Alto, Guatemala, suggest that Mesoamericans both understood magnetism and had uses for it.August 2019Harvard recommitted $20 million to create local affordable housing.A tree in Harvard Forest outfitted with sensors, cameras, and other digital equipment sent out on-the-ground coverage on Twitter.,Harvard Ed Portal program offered fun, skill-building activities for local students in its fourth year of Harvard’s Summer Explorations.Stephanie Paulsell is named interim Pusey Minister at the Memorial Church.,The Class of 2023 made themselves at home during Moving Day.Harvard College launched Service Starts with Summer Program for incoming first-years.,The Wyss Institute developed ultra-soft underwater grippers that use fettuccini-like fingers to catch and release jellyfish for research, without harm.The “Donkey Show” ended after a decade-long run at the A.R.T.More than 1,500 first-years fanned out around Greater Boston for a day of volunteering at schools and nonprofits.September 2019 Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin launched Radcliffe Engaged, a new strategic plan with an explicit focus on real-world impact, application, and collaboration.The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies celebrated 50 years of building a community of thousands of faculty, scholars, and students who advance the study of Europe in all corners of the globe.,William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor Emeritus at the Knafel Center, who influenced the national conversation on race and class in America over the past half century, was celebrated with a three-day symposium.The Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH) — a new University-wide effort launched with support from the Graduate School of Education — brought together Harvard students, researchers, and policy leaders to advance innovative research about immigration.A crowd of college, high school, and elementary school students were joined by Harvard faculty for a daylong global rally in Harvard’s Science Center Plaza over the inadequate response by world leaders to the quickly worsening climate crisis.Dean of Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education Huntington D. Lambert, who nearly doubled the School’s programs since his arrival in 2013, announced his retirement.,Harvard’s Allston ArtLab opened up for creative research.October 2019 A federal judge ruled in favor of Harvard in an ongoing lawsuit, upholding its practice of including race as one of many factors considered in reviewing applications to the College.,Muppets took over Sanders Theatre to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Graduate School of Education’s collaboration with “Sesame Street.”Newly minted Nobel laureate William G. Kaelin of Harvard Medical School reflected on the discoveries and innovations that led to the coveted prize.Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics Michael Kremer was part of a trio that won the Nobel prize in economics for their work determining the effectiveness of world poverty programs.,Harvard Band celebrated its centennial.Harvard University received a $20 million gift from philanthropists Lisa Yang and Hock Tan, an alumnus of Harvard Business School, to establish the Hock E. Tan and K. Lisa Yang Center for Autism Research at Harvard Medical School. The latest gift brings the total autism-related research funding provided by Yang and Tan to nearly $70 million.Athletics director Bob Scalise announced his retirement after more four decades at Harvard in various roles.,Queen Latifah was among those honored at this year’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal awards ceremony in Sanders Theatre.November 2019,Out of Town News, the 64-year-old landmark of Harvard Square, sold its last edition to make way for a new visitor information booth.A first-of-its-kind First Generation Harvard Alumni Red Book, produced by the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA), shared the stories of Harvard alumni across class years and Schools who were the first in their families to attend college.Harvard School of Dental Medicine joined other Boston-area dental schools to provide more than 50 endodontic treatments on “Teeth Worth Saving Day.”The Kennedy School created a national crisis simulation to explore cryptocurrency and the dangers of large sums being secretly sent to hostile nations.An innovative new private-public partnership led by Harvard and MIT aimed to accelerate research in the promising science of cell and gene therapy.,A Radcliffe exhibit explored the complicated life of activist and scholar Angela Davis.December 2019David H. Rosmarin developed a program that combines spirituality with counseling to treat patients at McClean Hospital.,Tishman Speyer slated to develop first phase of Enterprise Research Campus in Allston. The firm’s proposal focuses on public realm, sustainability, diversity, and affordable housing.Researchers in an ultracold environment got a first look at exactly what happens during a chemical reaction.Robin Hopkins Arnold Arboretum Faculty Fellow received two National Science Foundation grants in excess of $1 million to study how plants choose mates.January 2020Jack Strominger looked back on the trailblazing achievements his biochemistry lab made in its 50-year history, and his plans as an emeritus professor.,Harvard astronomers discovered a giant gaseous structure made up of interconnected stellar nurseries, which transforms a 150-year-old theory.Harvard Law School announced the launch of the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, which will engage in a range of strategies for advancing LGBTQ+ rights.Former Harvard tight end and current San Francisco 49er reflected on the lessons he took from the Ivy Leagues to the big leagues.,Elizabeth Banks was roasted and toasted during Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year ceremony.February 2020,Recent alumi Joshuah Campbell and Gabe Fox-Peck were Oscar nominated for best song in “Harriet.”Ben Platt, Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year, received a musical tour of Farkas Hall and the coveted Pudding Pot.,A project to make complete visual digital records of three 3,000-year-old coffins turned up a painting of a deity.Me Too founder Tarana Burke received the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership Gleitsman Award.Harvard University scientists announced a collaboration with Chinese colleagues on development of novel coronavirus therapies and improved diagnostics.African and African American Studies celebrated 50 years with a symposium.,Harvard Art Museums opened “Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection,” drawn from one of the largest and most significant gifts of art ever promised to the University.March 2020,Massachusetts General Hospital’s Wellman Center physicians provided medical expertise and laser surgery to children in Armenia with disfiguring skin conditions.Harvard University announced the suspension in-person classes and shift to online learning in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus.March 13 marked the first confirmed case of an individual in the Harvard community testing positive for COVID-19.President Larry Bacow announced that the University’s 369th Commencement ceremony will be postponed and a virtual University-wide graduation ceremony will replace it on May 28.,For the first time, Harvard Medical School’s Match Day celebration went virtual, informing graduating students of their clinical training, internship, or residency programs via emails and Zoom calls.Teams of Harvard scientists from a variety of Schools joined the frantic race to find a treatment for the coronavirus as the global pandemic intensifies.April 2020The Harvard community adapted quickly, and rallied around solutions to the COVID-19 crisis including opening hotels to first responders, donating masks and equipment, and supporting the local school systems.Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic worked furiously to ensure that the most vulnerable are fed during the coronavirus pandemic.,Larry and Adele Fleet Bacow shared their experience contracting and recovering from COVID-19.Harvard and MIT donated $250,000 each to help the city of Cambridge establish a temporary emergency shelter for homeless residents.Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate School of Design began fabrication of personal protective equipment (PPE) and patient isolation hoods (PIH) for area hospitals.The Semitic Museum changed its name to the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East to reflect the collections and research conducted there.The University set a goal to have the endowment reflect “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the first net-zero pledge among U.S. endowments. Additionally, a new Presidential Committee on Sustainability was created to advise University leadership on sustainability vision, goals, strategy, and partnerships.,Alumnus William Giannobile was announced as the new dean for the School of Dental Medicine.Harvard launched an emergency grant program for Allston-Brighton in response to COVID-19-related community needs.The Harvard Horizons Symposium showcased eight scholars studying topics from implicit bias to religion and Hollywood.Harvard Graduate School of Education celebrates 100 years of indelible impact on the field of education.May 2020Harvard researchers collaborated on the How We Feel app, which uses crowdsourced data to help fill information gaps created by the COVID-19 testing shortage.,A Harvard-developed tool allows policymakers to base their economic decisions on fresh information.The Harvard-led Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR) awarded $16.5 million to 62 research projects that all have the potential to impact patients within the next 12 months.Harvard planned for a virtual University-wide graduation ceremony honoring the Harvard Class of 2020.
By Dialogo January 27, 2011 I want to participate Every year in February, soldiers from many International Military Sports Council (CISM) countries get together to celebrate CISM’s anniversary and to promote the practice of sports in the military. On that day, soldiers of many countries are invited to participate either in a running or skiing event for peace. Last year’s CISM Day Run gathered more than 300.000 soldiers from 42 participating countries. The aim this year is to see 500.000 military running and celebrating CISM Sport for Peace. The city of Rio de Janeiro will host next February 20th the CISM Day Run – the Run for Peace. It has been held since 2006 in many cities in the world. The organization was founded in 1948 after World War II with the purpose of integration and peace among nations. This year, there will be a worldwide announcement of the 5th Military World Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, on July 16-24 2011. Along the CISM Day Run – Run for Peace- there will also be the Walk for Peace in Rio de Janeiro. Both events will be held in Flamengo Park, with start and finish at the World War II Memorial Monument. Entries are open to the civilian and military public and will take place from January 25th to February 16th, on the official website of the Rio 2011 Games (http://www.rio2011.mil.br). It will have a 10 km run, while the Walk for Peace, will have 3 km, both starting at 9 am. In order to get the gear, the participant must take 1kg of non-perishable food or cleaning items and toiletries that will be used for the victims of the storms in Rio de Janeiro mountainous region. The event is supported by the Athletics Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro, CISM, Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Ministry of Defense and Federal Government.