Washington: Hollywood actress Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to a fake charity that facilitated cheating when her daughter took the SATs for college admission. When she appeared in court in Boston on Monday, prosecutors recommended a sentence of four months prison time for the 56-year-old “Desperate Housewives” TV star for her role in the college admissions scandal, CNN reported. They also suggested a $20,000 fine and 12 months of supervised release for the charge, which is a felony. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger She is slated to be sentenced on September 13. The charity was associated with Rick Singer, who has confessed to helping wealthy parents cheat on standardised tests for their children. Singer also bribed college coaches to falsely designate students as recruited athletes, smoothing their path to admission, a criminal complaint says. “I had no knowledge of Singer paying (others),” Huffman said on Monday before she broke down in tears. “Everything else (prosecutors) said I did, I did.” Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up Huffman and Singer exchanged emails on how to provide her daughter with extra time to take the SAT exam, prosecutors said, and arranged for the girl to take the test in a location controlled by an administrator whom Singer had bribed. Huffman’s daughter received an SAT score of 1420 out of a possible 1600 — about 400 points higher than her Preliminary SAT exam a year earlier. The actress agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in April. She was among 13 parents who have said they would plead guilty in the scam, reports CNN. Seventeen other parents, including “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, submitted not guilty pleas. Singer pleaded guilty in March to racketeering, money laundering; conspiracy to defraud the US, and obstruction of justice. He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 19. Huffman’s husband, actor William H. Macy, is not charged in the case.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota officials are pressuring Washington’s governor to veto legislation requiring oil shipped by rail to have more of its volatile gases removed.The bill awaiting Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature requires a lower vapour pressure limit for crude shipped by rail than either North Dakota requirements or industry standards.Proponents say it will boost safety. North Dakota officials worry it could hamper the nation’s No. 2 oil producer.North Dakota’s three members of Congress have asked Inslee to veto the bill, and state regulators are considering a lawsuit.Inslee has made climate change a focus of his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign. His spokeswoman says he’s still reviewing the bill.The volatility of oil trains drew widespread public attention following several explosive derailments, including one in 2013 in Quebec that killed 47 people.Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press
In 2015, McMaster University Professor Chelsea Gabel travelled to an Inuit community in southern Labrador, where she handed out cameras and a list of research questions to elders and youth. The goal was for the community to participate in photovoice, a research methodology that allows people to tell their own stories through photographs and interviews.On Monday, Feb. 12, Brock’s Department of Political Science is hosting Gabel, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community-Engagement and Innovation at its Innovation in Research speaker series.Gabel, an assistant professor in McMaster’s Department of Health, Aging and Society, as well as in the Indigenous Studies Program, was using photovoice to explore how intergenerational relationships shape the community of St. Lewis, Labrador.She knew that relationships between elders and youth are often negatively affected by intergenerational trauma, such as dispossession of land and the long-term effects of the residential school system.However, Gabel’s participants were able to show that elders and youth can and do connect through the sharing of traditional knowledge and skills, which positively impact health and community wellness.“The relationships between elders and youth promote belonging, resiliency and empowerment among Indigenous elders, and they contribute to lower levels of negative issues among youth such as substance abuse and suicide,” Gabel said.Photovoice is the type of community-based participatory research method that Gabel, who has been studying effective policy development techniques since she was a graduate student, believes is essential in Indigenous communities.Nicole Goodman, Assistant Professor in Brock’s Department of Political Science and organizer of this year’s Innovation in Research Speaker Series, notes that this is the second talk on photovoice in the series.“Students and faculty at Brock might consider employing photovoice in their research if they want to adopt a more engaging approach, where participants are getting something meaningful out of the study,” Goodman points out. “That can empower social and policy change.”Goodman also encourages everyone to come and hear from Gabel, a leading scholar in her field who is also pursuing projects on the impacts of technology in Indigenous communities, community and maternal health, and possibilities of the expansion of Indigenous research capacity in the social sciences.“Chelsea Gabel is a community-engaged researcher and works with research participants as equals, ensuring greater benefits for communities and enhanced perspective in her research outcomes,” says Goodman.What: Using Photovoice to Generate Indigenous Elder and Youth Understandings of the Importance of Intergenerational Communication on Health and Well-BeingWho: Presented by McMaster University Professor Chelsea Gabel, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community-Engagement, and InnovationWhen: Monday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m.Where: Plaza Building 600FAll are welcome to attend this public presentation.
The Ohio State men’s ice hockey team maintained their second-place tie with Notre Dame in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings over the weekend. After only allowing one goal in two games in a sweep against Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich., the Buckeyes are currently one point behind Miami (Ohio) which swept its weekend series against Alaska. OSU senior goaltender Brady Hjelle allowed only one goal on 54 shots from MSU. The performance moved him from third to second place in the NCAA in both goals-against average and save percentage. If Hjelle continues to play the way he has over the past several weeks, he could very well end up being the best goalie in the nation statistically. There was some doubt as to whether or not Hjelle would start both nights. Coach Mark Osiecki had said earlier in the week that he would make the decision about who would start the second game after the first game was over. After Hjelle stopped 31 shots in a shutout on Friday, Osiecki said the decision to start him on Saturday was “pretty simple.” Hjelle said he was happy to start both games, stating via email that it is easier for him to get in a groove when he doesn’t have to wait a week between starts. “It felt great to get out there both nights,” Hjelle said. “Everyone wants to play as much as they can, and it was nice to get rewarded with two games on the weekend.” The Buckeyes offense also had a solid series. Freshman forward Tyler Lundey had the team’s first multiple-goal game of the season Saturday night, scoring two goals, and sophomore forward Ryan Dzingel extended his point-scoring streak to seven games with two assists. “It always feels great to score and to get more than one is an awesome feeling,” Lundey said. While Lundey said he was happy about his accomplishment, Dzingel is trying not to pay attention to his streak. “I don’t think about it,” Dzingel said. “I am taking it one game at a time and trying to do anything I can to help us win.” The Buckeyes are scheduled to face Robert Morris University this coming weekend, with the first game in Columbus Friday night before moving to Pittsburgh for the final game on Saturday.
A police source said: “We responded to a call from Ryanair staff on flight FR8164 from London saying a man had opened an emergency door and had walked out onto the wing.”The pilot filed a formal complaint as is standard procedure and handed officers a copy of it.”In August 2016 a Bolivian-born Spanish immigrant made headlines round the world after sprinting across a runway to catch his flight, mistakenly thinking he was just about to miss it.Cesar Saucedo, 24, a fast food worker, jumped off a disconnected jet bridge at Madrid Airport and dashed towards a plane preparing to take off.He managed to make his flight to the holiday island of Gran Canaria but was intercepted by police when he reached his destination.Brother-in-law Juan Diana told afterwards how Cesar’s family were still trying to come to terms with what the viral video footage they’d seen – and admitted he had no doubt he would have been shot if he had tried something similar in the States.He also revealed his in-law ran down the wrong jet bridge after confusing a plane about to leave with his Ryanair flight which wasn’t due to take off for another hour. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. One of the passengers could be overheard saying. “What a star, he’s off” in Spanish as the mystery passenger was filmed trying to jump down from the wing with a thick coat on and a travel bag beside him. A Ryanair passenger is facing a hefty fine after tiring of waiting for permission to leave his plane and leaving in this unconventional way via an emergency exit and the wing.The balding man decided on his unusual exit from the aircraft after it reached Malaga Airport from London Stansted late on Monday night an hour late and passengers were kept waiting to get off.Ground staff ordered him back on the plane and he was held there until Civil Guard officers arrived to take him away and record his details.He was described on Tuesday night as a 57-year-old Polish national living in Malaga.Fernando Del Valle Villalobos, who filmed the unnamed man making his unconventional exit, said: “Yesterday on January 1 after leaving London an hour late and arriving in Malaga only to be left waiting another 30 minutes inside the plane, with no explanation as to why from Ryanair, this man decided he wasn’t going to wait any longer.”He activated the emergency door and left, saying, ‘I’m going via the wing.’ It was surreal.” The passenger escaped from a Ryanair flightCredit:FRANK RUMPENHORST/AFP Karen Guianella added: “It’s amazing what people can end up doing.” The passenger escaped from a Ryanair flightCredit:BERND SETTNIK/AFP He appeared to be talking to ground staff trying to dissuade him from going any further.Mr Del Valle Villalobos, who was on the same flight, said afterwards: “He was sat on the wing for quite a while until the crew managed to get him back inside.”I don’t know why he did it. He must have just lost it and it was the first thing that came into his head.”The incident happened just after 11pm on Monday when Ryanair flight FR8164, which should have left Stansted just before 7pm but left nearer 8pm, touched down in the Costa del Sol capital.Civil Guard officers did not arrest him – but recorded his name and age so they could report him for an infraction against airport security. He is expected to face a fine which could be at least four figures and possibly more.It was not immediately clear if the infraction had been logged as serious which would land the Polish national with the heaviest level of fine.One social media user, commenting on the footage, said: “Human stupidity of the highest level. Another one who should never be allowed back on a plane for the rest of his life.”
International supplier of mineral sizing systems, MMD, has specified Siemens gear units and couplings for a crawler drive, discharge conveyor, transfer conveyor and feeder drive destined for an open cast mine in China. A total of five assorted Siemens Mechanical Drives gear units will be travelling to Shouzhou City, in China’s Shanxi Province, after manufacture in the UK.These include two 400 kW Planurex bevel helical planetary units supplying the crawler drive (size P2KB30, weighing 11.4 t each), one 350kW P2KA22 Planurex driving the apron feeder, and two Flender FZG B3SH size 14 (350 kW) and size 12 (275 kW) bevel helical units with integral backstops for the discharge conveyor and transfer conveyor. The unit for the apron feeder features an external cooling and lubrication system, plus an integral motor mounting platform.Chris Pearson, MMD’s mobile sizer projects director, said the Siemens units had been specified due to their performance characteristics and reliability: “We have used Flender gear units successfully for a number of years in our systems and their reliability and worldwide service support are key contributory factors for us.” MMD supplies sizers, feeder units and sizing stations for mineral applications all over the world. The high production capacity of this unit (9,000 t.h) is due partly to its ability to continue sizing whilst moving. The unit will move 5 m per cut and advance twice an hour.The Siemens planetary units are fitted with coolers to cope with the site conditions and some highly flexible Elpex tyre type input couplings with drum brakes have also been supplied to the crawler drive units. Other Siemens input couplings supplied to the apron feeder include a Rupex pin and buffer coupling, and on the discharge and transfer conveyors, N-Eupex flexible input couplings. Siemens Key Account Manager Alex Broadley commented: “Where high productivity levels are required – particularly in mining and aggregates – our units will always be found. We’re delighted to be working again with MMD on this important project.” Siemens Mechanical Drives is part of Siemens Industry Automation and Drive Technologies (IA&DT).
Fenner Dunlop Australia will unveil a new 24/7 conveyor diagnostic and alert system at AIMEX in Sydney in late August. The round-the-clock alarm system is designed to alert users the instant any significant steel cord damage or splice damage is detected – and the nature of the problem. It also incorporates a splice monitoring system for the remote measurement of splice elongation. “This can help prevent a common form of splice failure in fabric and solid woven belting,” said the company’s sales and marketing representative, Alana Beaton. Other new Fenner Dunlop products on display at AIMEX will be:Ultra Tuff belting for high wear applicationsHigh impact utility beltingA mine approved fire-resistant and anti-static (FRAS) heavy duty, lightweight nylon rollerHi-Integrity Splicing (HIS) technology which Fenner Dunlop has introduced into Australian mining operations for rubber-plied belts.Beaton said Fenner Dunlop aimed to provide innovative, value-adding conveyor system solutions with measurable, sustainable results and an emphasis on safety. In Australia, the Fenner Dunlop Group consists of Fenner Dunlop, Australian Conveyor Engineering (ACE) (acquired in October 2012), Leading Edge Conveyor Services (LECS) and Statewide Belting. “This merger of expertise and capability is a key step in the roll-out of Fenner Dunlop’s engineered conveyor solutions strategy,” Beaton said. “It provides our customers with the benefits of integrated solution packages comprising system design, equipment supply and installation as well as complete after-market support covering condition monitoring, diagnostics and ongoing service.
A CONVICTED MURDERER took two hours to die after being given a lethal injection in Arizona.It is the second incident in recent months where lethal injection went wrong – another inmate suffered an excruciating attempted execution in Oklahoma.An investigation is underway into yesterday’s incident, as well as a review of Arizona’s execution process.Today, we’re asking: Should the US suspend lethal injections? Poll Results: YesNoI’m not sureVote No (2083) I’m not sure (387) Yes (2972)
A senior living company based in Vancouver has been accused of discriminating against disabled workers, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.The suit alleges Prestige Care Inc., headquartered at 7700 N.E. Parkway Drive, put companywide policies in place that demanded workers to be “100 percent healed, 100 percent fit for duty.” Those policies were inflexible for disabled workers, the lawsuit alleges.The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that filed the suit, said the policies violate the Americans with Disabilities Act because Prestige would not try to compromise with its workers, who ultimately faced job loss or loss of wages.Melissa Barrios, director of the agency’s Fresno, Calif., office, said they couldn’t disclose how many workers they will represent in the suit; however, each worker involved could receive a maximum $300,000 settlement plus potential back pay. At this stage in the lawsuit, more workers could come forward, she said.The suit also seeks an injunction against the policies.In a prepared statement, Prestige Care wrote that it had been working in good faith to address any concerns, but that “we strenuously disagree with the allegations brought by the EEOC in its lawsuit.”
The Watford defender scored the equalizer against Southampton last Saturday but he still wants to prove he’s been developing well in the EPLGerman-Greek left-back José Holebas has been with Watford since 2015.He has scored five goals in over 82 matches. But on Saturday he scored his latest goal and equalized the match against Southampton in the 82nd minute.But he still wants more.“I think the draw is a good result for both teams because Southampton have showed they believe they can take the three points here,” said the defender to the club’s official website.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“But I have to also give big credit to my boys – they gave everything and I think everyone has seen that we tried everything to win that game.”“It’s always good when you score goals,” he added.“But I said it a long time ago – I don’t care who scores the goals in our team, at least we win the game. It doesn’t matter who scores the goals for me, I want the team to win and that’s it.”“[But,] it’s a big feeling – you’ve helped the team and you know that you’re going to help the team with that goal,” he commented.“We just have to be very focused now in doing our job. [We need to] listen to the coach’s ideas and be ready for the next game.”
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Ethan Berkowitz, standing with his family, won the largest percentage of votes, but not enough to avoid a runoff. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)Ethan Berkowitz and Amy Demoski are headed to a runoff for Anchorage mayor on May 5.Download AudioUnofficial results show Ethan Berkowitz leading the mayoral race with 37 percent of the vote. But because Berkowitz didn’t take 45 percent, he’ll be in a run off with Amy Demboski, who, with about a quarter of the total votes, was the second place candidate. Berkowitz says he’ll run the next part of the race the same way as the first – hard and fast.“Our strategy has always been to try to develop practical solutions to the issues we face today and get ready for the opportunities Anchorage faces tomorrow,” Berkowitz said.Amy Demboski surrounded by supporters, including one holding a sign with the middle cut-out, a reference to attacks last week against her campaign posters. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)Assembly member Demboski beat Andrew Halcro by about three percent. Halcro officially conceded the race just after 11pm on election night. Demboski was competing for a share of conservative votes against both Halcro and Dan Coffey. She says it’s helpful to now have a narrowed field.“Well now I know who my opponent is directly so there will definitely be compare/contrast opportunities,” Demboski said.The biggest surprise for election watchers was the low return for Coffey, who has been campaigning since 2013 and outspent every other candidate by a wide margin. Coffey received just 14 percent of the vote.The school board races were decisive. Incumbent Kathleen Plunkett had twice the number of votes as Derrick Slaughter to retain Seat E. Incumbent Tam Agosti-Gisler beat David Nees for Seat F. And Elisa Snelling overtook Starr Marsett to secure the seat being vacated by Natasha Von Imhof.All but one of the bond proposals passed. The capital improvements bond for upgrades to the Chester Creek sports complex failed.The contentious school bond secured 53 percent of the vote. As the legislative statute currently stands, about 60% of the $59 million dollar bond will be reimbursed by the state.
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint last Thursday alleging insider trading in the purchase of GCI by a Colorado-based company. The 13-page complaint laid out a timeline of rapid purchases of high-risk GCI stock options two weeks before it was announced the company would be acquired by Liberty Interactive Corporation.Listen nowIn a filing with the U.S. District Court in southern New York, the SEC said the defendants are one or more un-named stock traders believed to be based in the United Kingdom or Lebanon.The insider trading charges are connected with the activity of two financial service companies that bought $48,109 worth of GCI stock between March 20th and 31st of 2017. Neither company, UK-based Nomura or Lebanon-based Cedrus had traded GCI stock in the previous six months, according to the filing. When the value of GCI’s stock grew by 62 percent on the day the acquisition was announced, those risky holdings became worth more than $1 million.In the complaint, the SEC said the “the timing, size, and profitability” of the trades is “highly suspicious,” and it believes non-public information about the proposed sale was exchanged in the lead up.The SEC declined to comment beyond what was laid out in court documents. Neither Nomura or Cedrus replied to a request for comment. GCI spokesperson Heather Handyside also declined to comment.The allegations don’t appear to have any effect on GCI customers in Alaska or on the status of Liberty’s acquisition, which is expected to be finalized before the end of the year.
Domestic equities touched a one month closing high and posted their biggest weekly gain in three months on Friday as extension of European Central Bank’s stimulus programme lifted investors’ sentiments.While the 30-share index closed at 26747.18, up 0.20 percent; the 50-share index Nifty ended the Friday trade at 8,261.75, up 0.18 percent. Banking, IT and FMCG provided support to the overall market trend, while auto, pharma and metal dragged the indices. As ongoing cash crunch impacted sales numbers of auto makers, auto stocks came under a bearish grip.Banking stocks gained the most on Friday with State Bank of India’s shares closing 2.60 percent higher at Rs 266.65. Bank of Baroda and ICICI Bank also gained more than 2 percent on renewed buying by investors. Tata Power and Tech Mahindra were the other major gainers on Friday. Meanwhile, Bharti Infratel fell the most followed by Bajaj Auto, Coal India and Grasim among others.Most Asian indices witnessed mixed trading with South Korean’s Kopsi and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng registering losses. European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision to trim the size of its asset buying programme on Thursday weighed on these markets.On Thursday, the ECB said it would reduce its monthly asset buys to 60 billion euros ($63.68 billion) as of April, from the current 80 billion euros, and extend purchases to December from March. However, major US stock indices posted gains on Thursday and set fresh record highs.The Indian currency depreciated 0.10 percent to settle at 67.42 against dollar on Friday. Analysts were of the view that outcome of Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting starting next week would determine the direction of equities and forex markets. Apart of US Fed decision, retail inflation number and industrial production data would also be crucial for future movements of market. Among commodities, crude oil prices extended gain with NYMEX crude for January delivery rising 40 cents to $51.24 a barrel on possible supply cut by non-OPEC nations.
Share Al OrtizThe Harris County Commissioners Court has approved buying out 34 properties that hurricane Harvey flooded.The Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approved Tuesday buying out 34 properties that Hurricane Harvey flooded.The majority of the properties are located in the Banana Bend Estates and Sandbar Estates subdivisions, near the San Jacinto River.The buyouts are part of a county plan to buy 206 properties located in unincorporated areas that are on the floodplain and that Harvey damaged severely.The Commissioners Court has already approved $20 million of funds, which the county hopes to be eventually reimbursed for by the federal government, to go ahead with the purchases.
Stay on target Super Bowl Sunday is a key sports event, however, Volvo is offering the ultimate tech challenge: If you ignore football festivities and use your smartphone to virtually drive a car, you could win a new S60 vehicle.On Feb. 3 at 6:00 p.m. EST, players can visit www.S60LongestDrive.com from an eligible smartphone to enter the challenge, said a Volvo press release. Here’s how it works: Once you start driving, you have to keep your eyes on the S60 car. If the game senses that you’re not paying attention, it will end the drive. So, that means no watching commercials, eating snacks, or taking a bathroom break. And, if you’re tempted to cheat, don’t think about it: The mobile game will detect your absence and you’ll have to start over again.The three longest drives out of all submissions will win a Care by Volvo Package, Volvo’s flat-rate car subscription program that includes all the important automobile stuff minus gas: Insurance, maintenance, and tire protection are all covered. Of course, this sweet deal includes the S60 vehicle, and customers can opt to change cars as soon as 12 months into the 24-month agreement. Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearSnapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350 New this year, the S60 sedan is Volvo’s first car built in the U.S. at the company’s South Carolina manufacturing facility. It comes with advanced connectivity, safety technology, and a luxurious interior that will keep you chic and cozy on your extended road trips. Football, wings, and the couch might be tempting, but you could win this hot ride for 2019. Learn more about official rules and additional details on Volvo’s S60 Longest Drive Contest website.More on Geek.com:Ford Wants to Design Cars With Virtual Reality SketchesTesla Debuts a Portable Plug-In EV Charger for Its Electric Cars Uber Driverless Cars Return to the Road After Fatal Arizona Crash
by John Carucci, The Associated Press Posted May 10, 2019 9:03 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Game of Thrones’ is a family affair for Priyanka Chopra Actress Priyanka Chopra attends the Vineyard Vines for Target launch event at Brookfield Place on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) NEW YORK — Priyanka Chopra finds watching “Game of Thrones” a family affair.Not just because of the huge gatherings she often joins to watch each episode, but because her sister-in-law, Sophie Turner, is “so amazing.”“I’m married to a ‘Game of Thrones’ family, I guess,” Chopra said.Turner, who recently married Joe Jonas, plays Sansa Stark on the HBO series.“The last episode, I wasn’t in town, but I think everyone else in the family got together, like 50 people, and watched the episode. My husband is a huge, huge fan,” Chopra said during an interview while promoting a new campaign to celebrate diversity.Chopra, who has lobbied for more inclusion in the entertainment industry, recently partnered with global skin care brand Obagi as an ambassador for the Skinclusion initiative.The heart of its mission centres on creating dialogue for inclusion and raising awareness of unconscious bias. That’s something Chopra saw first-hand as a young girl growing up in India as the daughter of two physicians.While she grew up comfortably, her parents would provide medical care in smaller, impoverished villages. That provided a glimpse into a different way of life.She recalls not understanding the different set of rules for girls from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and how that treatment was normalized.“I’ve been told that I can have whatever job I want and be successful at it if I have an aptitude. Whereas these girls were being told that your life has been decided for you,” Chopra said.When Chopra came to the United States, she was a victim of bigotry, and that had an impact on her. In high school, she “was called Brownie, Curry, go back on the elephant you came on, and that really affected me when I was a kid. It affected my self-esteem,” Chopra said.But instead of withering, the actress and former Miss World said she was not going to be a victim, and she was going to make sure others didn’t feel that way either.Chopra dreams of a better world when she’s ready to start a family with her husband, Nick Jonas.“I do want to create a world for my future kids where they don’t have to think about diversity, where they’re not talking about it because it’s normal,” Chopra said.While Chopra can’t wait to find out what happens in the final episodes of “Game of Thrones,” it’s bittersweet for her.“I’m so sad it’s over, though. The world will mourn,” she said with a smile.___Follow John Carucci at http://www.twitter.com/jacarucciJohn Carucci, The Associated Press
December 3, 2001October Workshop Graduation!Although we are well into the NovemberWorkshop, we wanted to post the October Grad photos. 12 of the 18 workshop participants became short or long-term residents!Not pictured: Anthony and Mac[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] Workshop Wrap-upDuring seminar week Alexandra was caught doing handstands in the Vaults. Some of the Workshop divided their time between construction and the Planning Department.Planning is charge of the design as well as drafting the drawings of the East Crescent Complex. Chris and Dennis used the Hilte in unit 10 of Phase V of the East Crescent Construction. Anthony and Mac hosted a barbeque & basketball tournament in Camp on one of the sunny weekend afternoons. Close-up of some of the graduates. Picking and curing our olives for Arcosanti Organics was a major project for the Landscaping Department.Liz shows off some of the harvest. Game spectators Chris, Carrie and Marlene.
May 20, 2005 Participants of the April 17. 2005 workshop graduate. Congratulations to Christopher Brown. Christopher continues at Arcosanti as a planning intern. [Photo & Text: sa] At the end of each workshop, participants and staff get together for a workshop evaluation. [Photo & Text: sa] Graduate Andrew Woodard continues as a construction volunteer. [Photo & Text: sa] Graduate Joanna Wice continues with a agriculture internship. Nicola Maggiaioli also graduates. Nicola continues as a construction volunteer.
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