first_imgEPFL’s School of Architecture, Civil and EnvironmentalEngineering (ENAC) invites applications for a faculty position inSustainable Urban Systems and Climate Mitigation Strategies. Theposition is open at the level of Assistant Professor (TenureTrack).Climate change poses threats to the sustainable development ofcities and their related rural areas. Climate change-inducedwarming is 50-150% greater in urban areas than in non-urban areas.It leads to the formation of urban heat islands, which can reducethe quality of life. Furthermore, about 80% of the CO2 emissionsare produced in urban territories. These two phenomena make citiesthe place for high-impact measures with regard to climatemitigation and sustainable development of the builtenvironment.The School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering atEPFL aims to address climate change and sustainable urbanizationchallenges. We encourage applications from individuals with astrong profile in urban climate mitigation and sustainabledevelopment of urban territories. The professor will contribute tore-thinking and design of new climate mitigation technologies andstrategies that target urban systems. Potential research areasinclude, but are not limited to, data-driven lifecycle assessmentfor urban systems and management of territorial metabolism, urbanwater system design, circular economy for urban systems, dynamicurban metabolism, heat islands and CO2 emissions mitigation.Candidates are expected to have excellent skills in digital toolsand related methodologies, and will contribute to ENAC’sinterdisciplinary research, e.g., through the CLIMACT centre or theENAC cluster “Sustainable Territories”. He/she is expected tocontribute to interdisciplinary teaching projects with colleaguesfrom Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering as well asother schools of EPFL. The professor will be attached to theInstitute of Environmental Engineering and the Institute ofArchitecture and the City.EPFL is an internationally leading institution in environmentalengineering as well as urban and territorial design. With its maincampus located in Lausanne and its developing campuses inneighbouring cantons in Switzerland, EPFL is a growing andwell-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. It iswell equipped with experimental and computational infrastructure,and offers a fertile environment for research collaborationsbetween different disciplines. The EPFL environment is multilingualand multicultural, with English serving as a common interface. EPFLoffers internationally competitive start-up resources, salaries,and benefits.The following documents are requested in PDF format: cover letterthat includes a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae,publications list, research vision, statement of teachinginterests, and the names and addresses, including emails, of atleast three references (may be contacted at a later stage).Applications should be uploaded to the EPFL recruitment website:https://facultyrecruiting.epfl.ch/position/31391745Formal evaluation of the applications will begin on June 6,2021 and the search will continue until the position isfilled.Further enquiries should be made to:Prof. Claudia R. Binder, ENAC Dean orProf. D. Andrew Barry, Chair of the SearchCommitteee-mail: [email protected] additional information on EPFL, please consult:http://www.epfl.ch or http://enac.epfl.chEPFL is an equal opportunity employer and a family-friendlyuniversity. It is committed to increasing the diversity of itsfaculty, and strongly encourages women to apply.last_img read more

first_imgToday, the first image of Outkast’s André 3000  as Jimi Hendrix in the forthcoming biopic of the iconic guitarist has been released.The Toronto International Film Festival‘s website has , where the biopic – titled All Is By My Side – will receive its world premiere in September. The festival has also released a new synopsis for the biopic, which reads:“Jimmy James, an unknown backup guitarist, left New York City for London, England in 1966. A year later he returned — as Jimi Hendrix. All Is By My Side brings authenticity and poignancy to the story of the man behind the legend, and of the people who loved and inspired him.”Apparently (according to Rolling Stone), no actual songs recorded or composed by Hendrix will appear in All Is By My Side, as the late guitarist’s estate declined permission. However, the film will feature André 3000 perform songs by The Beatles and blues legend Muddy Waters that Hendrix himself covered in the ’60s, such as “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band,” “Wild Thing,” “Hound Dog,” “Mannish Boy,” Elmore James’ “Bleeding Heart” and others.The supporting cast includes Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots and Burn Gorman and was directed by John Ridley and filmed in Wicklow, Ireland.last_img read more

first_img Israeli actor Sasson Gabay, the original leading man of the 2007 film The Band’s Visit, will return to the role of Tewfiq in the 10-time Tony-winning Broadway musical adaptation at the Barrymore Theatre. Producer Orin Wolf confirmed the news from the Tony Awards press room on June 10. Gabay will begin performances in the show on June 26, replacing Dariush Kashani, who took over for newly minted Tony winner Tony Shalhoub in February. The Band’s Visit will mark Gabay’s Broadway debut.In addition to his turn in the Band’s Visit film, Sasson Gabay has been seen on-screen in Rambo III, Mermaids, Anachnu BaMapa and Shtisel. He won an Israeli Film Academy Award for his performance in the drama Gett and an Israeli Television Academy Award for his turn in the comedy series Polishuk.The Band’s Visit follows an Egyptian police band that arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways.The company of The Band’s Visit also includes 2018 Tony winner Katrina Lenk as Dina, 2018 Tony winner Ari’el Stachel as Haled, John Cariani as Itzik, George Abud as Camal, Andrew Polk as Avrum, Bill Army as Zelger, Rachel Prather as Julia, Jonathan Raviv as Sammy, Sharone Sayegh as Anna, Kristen Sieh as Iris, Alok Tewari as Simon, Etai Benson as Papi and Adam Kantor as Telephone Guy.The Band’s Visit features a Tony-winning book by Itamar Moses, Tony-winning music and lyrics by David Yazbek and Tony-winning direction by David Cromer. The musical began previews at the Barrymore Theatre on October 7, 2017 and officially opened on November 9. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Related Shows The Band’s Visitcenter_img Star Files Sasson Gabay in the 2007 film “The Band’s Visit”(Photo: July August Productions) Sasson Gabaylast_img read more

first_imgBy Holly CookRoeland Park residents should not expect the city to accommodate requests for an extended leaf pickup program this year. Roeland Park director of public works Jose Leon strongly advised against an extension during Monday’s city council workshop. Leon said the city utilizes the same equipment and staff for leaf pick up as snow and ice removal and emphasized it was important for leaf work to end in time to address winter weather. “I do believe that we have to have a set program and a set schedule and we have to end it when it’s done and prepare ourselves for other weather,” he said. Leon said city staff and councilors heard requests from Roeland Park residents to prolong the program. Final leaf pick up is scheduled for today Wednesday, Dec. 7. Roeland Park also conducts the City of Westwood’s final leaf pick up on Dec. 8. Councilor Teresa Kelly acknowledged it was unfortunate that trees were shedding their leaves so late in the year, making it more difficult for residents to utilize the program.“There is no taming mother nature,” she said. “I don’t know what else we do with this other than keep communicating with our citizens and letting them know we are doing the best we can.”Kelly and Councilor Sheri McNeil noted concerns with residents putting the leaves out at incorrect times and raking them into the street. Roeland Park requests residents rake leaves to the back of the curb when the leaves are scheduled for pickup. Leaves are not supposed to be raked into the street. McNeil said she was concerned with leaves remaining in the streets for prolonged periods and washing into the city’s water system, causing pollution. “I just think we need to have a serious talk about this whole issue and see what can be done,” McNeil said. The council agreed to evaluate the leaf program at an upcoming workshop. Councilor Michael Rhoades encouraged the council to add the discussion to an agenda in January or February.last_img read more

first_imgThe East Hampton Town Board members unanimously approved a resolution last week that is a major step toward marrying the town’s current overhaul of its emergency communications system with AT&T’s installation of a 160-foot cell phone tower on the old brush dump in Northwest Woods, where construction recently began on a new substation for the East Hampton Fire Department.The marriage with AT&T, according to federal court documents, is the result of a settlement between the town and the telecom giant, which had sued in federal court in early 2018 to be allowed to install cell antennas near the top of the wind turbine at Iacono Farm on Long Lane.The terms of the agreement between the town and AT&T appear to entirely favor the latter. The agreement, filed October 24, is on file in the eastern district of New York’s federal courthouse in Central Islip.The agreement reads, in part, “The Town, and its boards, agencies, departments, and instrumentalities shall accord AT&T all reasonable cooperation and assistance, including access to the brush dump, necessary to facilitate AT&T’s submission of the materials . . . and to permit AT&T to construct the brush dump facility.”If the town should obstruct the project in any way, through any of its agencies, such as by making a positive declaration under the state’s Environmental Quality Review Act, the agreement states AT&T will then have the right to go back to Iacono Farm and install the antennas they originally wanted, without any interference.The original Iacono Farm proposal ran into stiff opposition during site-plan review before the East Hampton Town Planning Board, which required a SEQRA review to be done by AT&T. The planning board eventually rejected the AT&T application.AT&T maintained then, and now, that the town, under federal law, had no right to stop them from installing communication antennas at the site. The Town of East Hampton, and Chief Judge Dora Irizarry of the eastern district, all agree that AT&T had it right. The agreement between the two sides states that if AT&T finds that there is any governmental obstruction of any kind to the brush dump antenna, the court will find that the town “shall be deemed to have granted all variances, permits, and approvals necessary for construction of the Iacono Farm facility, and AT&T shall be authorized to construct the Iacono Farm facility.” While the two sides negotiated this deal, the one person left in the dark was Anthony Iacono. Despite the fact that his farm’s name is the subject of the settlement, he said neither side ever contacted him about it. The town’s lead attorney, John Jilnicki, was not available for comment earlier this [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

first_imgThe Ministry of Justice has appointed a new chief executive for the HM Courts and Tribunals Service.Susan Acland-Hood (pictured) will take up the position on 21 November. Interim chief executive Kevin Sadler will remain in the role until then.Earlier this year, the Gazette reported that former chief executive Natalie Ceeney had departed her role after just 16 months in post.Ceeney was originally tasked to take charge of a £700m funding programme announced last year that promised to bring courts into the digital age.That task will now fall to Acland-Hood, who currently works as director of enterprise and growth at the Treasury.Her in-box will also include managing the closure of 86 courts in England and Wales, announced earlier this year, as well the recently revealed closure of Hammersmith and Camberwell Green Magistrates’ courts.Acland-Hood said she was ‘delighted’ to be given the post.‘There are few things more important than the rule of law, and justice well administered; and few things more rewarding than making change for the better,’ she said, adding that there was a ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’ to deliver a transformed justice system.Acland-Hood previously spent two years as director of education funding at the Department for Education.last_img read more

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