Time, nature shape Harvard Yard

March 1, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgFogg Museum In the Yard, a changing of the guard “Even though it is across Quincy Street, the Fogg Museum completes the fourth side of Sever Quadrangle. The trees planted in the area reflect the irregular pattern of prior planting.” Declining elms mean oaks, honey locusts, other trees now dominate “The front of Weld Hall was depleted of trees by the early 1990s. A mix of oaks and ginkgos on the corner are part of a new palette of trees.” “The ‘before’ photograph from the early 1990s shows a number of American elms that were still surviving, but most are gone today. The replanting — a mix of oaks, hackberry, and disease-resistant elms — reinforces the focus on the John Harvard Statue.” Memorial Church “The plantings between Widener Library and Weld Hall are some of the most vigorous of all the new additions. This area includes red maple, Kentucky coffee trees, and pin oaks.” “The American elms that once stood in front of Holworthy Hall were decimated by the spread of Dutch elm disease. The alignment of the replanted trees closely approximates the Olmsted Brothers’ design from the early 20th century, the main difference being more than 20 different species of trees were planted.” When Michael Van Valkenburgh looks across Harvard Yard, he sees trees such as honey locusts, hackberries, and red oaks thriving where American elms once stood. The Graduate School of Design professor helped create a master plan for the Yard’s landscape in the late 1980s, when scores of its trees were being wiped out by Dutch elm disease. His firm was enlisted to restore the Yard’s canopy in the early 1990s and in the 25 years since, it has continued to help guide new plantings. Contrasting photos of the Yard from before the restoration in the ’90s with photos taken from the same perspective today, Van Valkenburgh reflects on the evolution of an iconic space.“Before” photos (top) by Michael Van Valkenburgh, “after” photos by Charles Mayer; quotes by Michael Van ValkenburghHolworthy Hall Weld Hall “A central grove of London plane trees defines the small plaza at the end of Matthews Hall with the introduction of other small trees at the periphery.” Widener Library “Memorial Church and Widener Library are bound together by a web of pathways. Although the trees are irregularly spaced, there is an asymmetrical balance between the two sides. Among other trees planted here, the shade-loving yellowwood was introduced below some of the existing trees.” Related University Hall Matthews Halllast_img read more

Smalling ‘proud’ to play for Roma

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Jason Statham Bought And Sold A Multi-Million Dollar HouseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Chris Smalling has said ‘he is very proud’ to represent Roma, praising his loan club for its ‘clarity’ during the coronavirus pandemic. Loading… “It’s all been listed, but if some players at some clubs who don’t have that all in place yet then I can understand them being a bit fearful until that’s put in place. I’d want the same as well.” The Giallorossi have become renowned for their work outside of football, from promoting missing children to delivering supplies throughout the health crisis. “Roma have a very big heart. I noticed that quickly here. Roma do help people a lot, they help a lot outside of the norm. That’s great. “They really set an example, and other clubs have got on board. I’m very proud to be associated with Roma because of all their initiatives.” The defender has spent the season on loan from Manchester United, so how has he found the experience? read also:Arsenal make offer to Man Utd for Smalling “Some English players have gone abroad but not many. It was a challenge that I wanted to take. I’m someone who definitely lives by not having any regrets. “I like new things maybe out of my comfort zone and show people that anything is possible.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante and Watford captain Troy Deeney have chosen not to resume team training with their respective sides in England, and Smalling explained why everyone at Roma was onboard. “I can understand everyone’s position if they’ve not got that full clarity,” he told The Times. “Everybody wants to be as informed as possible. Fortunately, here at Roma, I feel like they have that clarity. They’ve kept us in the loop. “We had regular meetings with the CEO [Guido Fienga], talking about different measures, and keeping us up to date. “That’s been very useful to know their discussions with the league and the doctors and they are relaying that straight back to us. “That’s why I feel like a lot of players here are comfortable about coming back, knowing the different measures.last_img read more

Roger Goodell admitted he’s been devouring a jar of M&M’s between NFL Draft picks

August 14, 2020 0 Comments

first_img“I know some of you have asked about the M&M’s,” Goodell said. “They’re still within reach and they are getting lower.”Goodell showed a final update of his M&M’s jar at the end of the draft, but it was essentially at the same amount as it was when we last saw it. We expect it will be filled back up for the start of the fourth round on Saturday. (NFL Network) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e1/39/roger-goodell-mms_73uaee11kkz8156yo2vn6gcqq.png?t=-1356123151&w=500&quality=80 (NFL Network) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3/7d/mmms-roger-goodell_bn0cm0it49h81uk4fjtwi0kb7.png?t=-1355805247&w=500&quality=80 The funny thing about this snack is that Goodell had sent someone specifically to purchase these right before the draft.From NFL.com:A few hours before the first round kicked off, someone was dispatched to find an open store near Goodell’s home in Westchester County, New York, to buy a stash of M&Ms, his preferred snack. While the story doesn’t specify, we’d guess these are peanut M&M’s due to the size.Goodell wasn’t lying when he said they were his favorite snack, because they started vanishing rapidly.Roger Goodell has put quite the dent in his jar of M&Ms.#NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/F8u1bvADN2— Sporting News (@sportingnews) April 25, 2020The commissioner then moved battlestations by the time the third round was a few picks in. Instead of standing, he moved to his chair to get a little more comfortable. And at first it looked like his jar of M&M’s was gone. They were not in the scene anymore, but he must have gotten hungry in between picks because the jar made another appearance. At the start of Round 2, Goodell had a full jar of M&M’s.MORE 2020 NFL DRAFT:Full results | Live grades | Winners, losers Shortly thereafter, the M&M’s were gone again.As people started to wonder what was going on with his special M&M’s jar, Goodell ensured us not to worry. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell typically doesn’t get involved with Day 2 of the NFL Draft, but since he’s stuck at home with nothing to do he figured, “Why not?”Goodell is announcing all of the Round 2 and Round 3 picks of the 2020 NFL Draft, and he’s been doing so with a large jar of M&M’s in plain view. The jar was also there during Round 1, but it became more of a talking point during the second day.last_img read more

PBA: Alaska grabs share of top spot after fending off NLEX

January 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgView comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Injured Costa Rica defender Matarrita ruled out of World Cup Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “I think we got a little happy at the first quarter then I felt NLEX smashed us in the mouth, beat us most of the third,” said Aces head coach Alex Compton. “We’re just fortunate to make plays at the end.”Although NLEX was able to trim the deficit to two, 108-106, the Aces showed enough composure for the 12-2 game-closing run with Chris Banchero’s layup putting Alaska up 120-108 with 1:02 left in the game.“The fact we made shots really mattered,” added Compton. “I wasn’t happy with our defense but credit to coach Yeng [Guiao], to his system, and to his team. They made shots and they made plays.”Campbell finished with a team-high 28 points with eight rebounds to lead the Aces while Vic Manuel had 22 points and 11 rebounds.JVee Casio also finished in double digits for Alaska with 16 points with Kevin Racal and Simon Enciso putting up 13 points apiece while Banchero had 12 points and seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ The Aces bumped their winning streak to seven games and improved to a 7-1 record, tying Rain or Shine at the head of the standings while the Road Warriors dropped to 2-7.After a relatively comfortable first quarter where they led 28-14, the Aces got a dose of reality in the next two periods when the Road Warriors became the aggressor and ended the third trailing by just two, 88-86.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNLEX then pushed further at the start of the fourth with a 7-0 run to take a 93-88 lead after Arnett Moultrie’s jumper.Alaska countered with a 16-4 run with Anthony Campbell scoring five straight points, a three-pointer and two free throws, to give the Aces a 104-97 lead midway through the fourth. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Alaska took shared ownership of the top seed after overcoming NLEX, 120-111, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Moultrie had a game-high 34 points to lead the Road Warriors while JR Quiñahan added 17 points.RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more