RALEIGH, N.C. – Mercer’s seniors carved up all those high-school All-Americans from Duke. Another double-digit seed — Tennessee — pounced on bewildered Massachusetts right from the tip and never let up.Upsets? Maybe.Flukes? No way.“Everybody was calling us underdogs,” Mercer coach Bob Hoffman said. “I told them before we ran out, ‘Let’s be super dogs.’”In the game of the tournament so far, 14th-seeded Mercer knocked off third-seeded Duke 78-71 on March 21 before the 11th-seeded Volunteers — perhaps with a jolt of momentum from their First Four victory — rolled past UMass 86-67.Some semblance of order was restored in the evening session, though Coastal Carolina threw quite a scare into top-seeded Virginia, going up by 10 points in its attempt to become the first No. 16 seed to take down a No. 1.The Cavaliers regrouped and beat the Chanticleers 70-59.The Duke team that the Cavs beat in the ACC title game a few days earlier? Nowhere near as fortunate.Mercer — which comes from the Atlantic Sun Conference, the league that produced 2013 tournament darling Florida Gulf Coast — reeled off 11 straight points during the late 20-5 run that gave the Bears a double-figure lead on a Duke team that entered with legitimate Final Four hopes.And they did it with precision and poise, not with any fluky shots or cheap tricks.Forget simply making the extra pass. These Bears routinely made one more than that, and it often led to a basket — such as the quick, around-the-horn ball rotation that set up the 3-pointer from Anthony White Jr. that made it 63-all with just under 3 minutes left.Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski called that “the biggest shot of the game” because “we played really good defense on that, and they showed the maturity that they have where they, all of a sudden, they can look at all their options, and he was it.”That might have been it for Duke stars Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood, both of whom project as lottery picks in the NBA draft. They were a combined 6 of 24 for 20 points — 14 fewer than they average together — and neither was ready to declare his future intentions.What Mercer had in shock value, Tennessee matched in sheer one-sidedness.The Volunteers claimed their most lopsided NCAA tournament win in seven years with their 19-point thumping of UMass. That earned them a third-round rematch with Mercer, which beat Tennessee in last year’s NIT.“They beat Duke,” the Vols’ Jeronne Maymon said. “They can beat anybody.”Jarnell Stokes scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Tennessee, which shot 54 percent and led by 20 before halftime.The Volunteers have won seven of eight with the only loss in that span coming to No. 1 overall seed Florida in the Southeastern Conference tournament. They beat Iowa in a First Four matchup two nights earlier.“They understand and I guess they realize when you defend at the level we’re capable of defending at, these are the results behind it,” Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin said.Memphis became the day’s first favorite to win in Raleigh when the eighth-seeded Tigers held on to beat No. 9 seed George Washington 71-66 in an East Regional game.Coach Josh Pastner’s team never trailed, but couldn’t push its lead past 10 despite holding GW to 2-of-12 shooting from 3-point range and getting 19 points from Michael Dixon Jr., the American Athletic Conference’s sixth-man of the year.The Tigers are halfway toward reaching the goal set by guard Geron Johnson. After Memphis was knocked out of the AAC tournament last week — and before he knew who the opponents might be — Johnson guaranteed his team would win two games in the NCAAs.To make that happen, they’ll have to go through the Cavaliers.Virginia trailed 35-30 at halftime before displaying the form that had carried them to the program’s first No. 1 NCAA tournament seed since the days of Ralph Sampson. The Cavaliers shot 65 percent (13 for 20) in the second half while locking down on the Chanticleers, holding them to 32 percent (8 for 25).The game was tied with about 9 minutes left before the Cavaliers took control with a 23-7 run.“Everybody was pointing fingers at halftime,” said reserve Anthony Gill, who scored 17 points. “But in the second half, we really just decided to play for each other like we’ve been doing all year. If we do that, it’ll pay off.”(Joedy McCreary, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shares
THESSALONIKI – Olympiacos continued its big run in the Greek basketball league with a 74-70 defeat of a tough Aris club on March 28.The Reds won despite an injury to Othello Hunter, the 6-8 power forward from North Carolina. With only two games left in the regular season, Olympiacos looks certain to secure home-court advantage for the playoffs.AEK routed visiting Kolossos Rhodes 92-57, but is one point behind Aris and lags in the head-to-head record with its rival for the third spot.In other play, Arkadikos edged neighboring Korivos 61-60 in a tense thriller. The two teams, along with Trikala which lost 88-79 at home to PAOK, are tied in the league standings.Lavrio beat Apollon Patras 80-64, while fifth-place Kifisia dominated Rethymno, 100-88.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Kyle Weatherly, Jesse DePinto and Alycia DoxonLast updated on June 27th, 2019 at 11:38 amAirbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, Booking.com, Expedia…there is no shortage of competition in the world of private home rentals.But those are just online booking intermediaries. Milwaukee startup FrontDesk aims to corner the market on professional home rental management.“We are the boots on the ground that are actually meeting the guests, cleaning the units, furnishing the units, taking customer phone calls and text messages for customer service,” said Jesse DePinto, co-founder and chief growth officer. “We are the hospitality company.” The company targets corporate travelers who want to stay in non-touristy, upscale neighborhoods, he said. FrontDesk gives guests an on-site contact they can text for assistance.FrontDesk partners with property managers to outsource their guest suites, or may rent a floor of an apartment building as short-term corporate housing. And filling units on not just weekends, but also during the week is a key to FrontDesk’s success, said Kyle Weatherly, co-founder and chief executive officer.Now operating 190 units in eight cities, with seven more cities on the docket this year, FrontDesk has undertaken a rapid expansion strategy. The company focuses on tier 2 U.S. cities, such as Milwaukee, Columbus, Ohio and St. Petersburg, Florida, DePinto said.For one, tech companies including Facebook, Amazon and Salesforce are starting to locate offices in cities like Columbus and Indianapolis, he said. In addition, rents are lower in tier 2 cities, and FrontDesk’s largest cost is apartment rents.“It’s helpful from a competitive standpoint. It’s more blue ocean,” he said. “What we are passionate about and what we understand best is the smaller city and especially the Midwestern rust belt type of culture.”An in-house pricing department uses FrontDesk’s pricing algorithm to adjust rental rates dynamically based on market conditions, including special events happening in town – everything from a Justin Timberlake concert to the Democratic National Convention.“We spend virtually nothing on marketing,” Weatherly said. “Our challenge to growth is more bringing supply online than it is generating more demand. We feel there’s latent demand for high-quality, well-located homesharing apartments.”The startup recently launched a new website with updated branding to ramp up its direct-to-consumer marketing and originate more booking traffic, which cuts out the fees it pays to sites like Airbnb, DePinto said.Frontdesk LLCLeadership: Co-founders Kyle Weatherly, CEO, Jesse DePinto, chief growth officer and Alycia Doxon, chief operations officerHeadquarters: 1240 E. Brady St., Floor 2Website: stayfrontdesk.comWhat it Does: Corporate apartment rentalsFounded: January 2017Employees: 60, about 16 of whom are full-timeNext goal: Expand to 15 cities by the end of 2019.Funding: Raised $1 million seed round in October and $500,000 bridge round in March; Currently raising $3 million Series A. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe
We’ll lose the whole 2 a.m. hour on Sunday morning, but hopefully you won’t miss anything too important. We’ll give up one hour of sleep that night, but this also means many of us will begin commuting home while it’s still light out again! Sunrise will be at 7:05 a.m. Sunday morning and sunset at 6:45 p.m.*Advertisement* If you’re planning ahead, Daylight Saving Time ends on November 3, 2019. Public safety officials recommend the clock change times as a reminder to replace batteries in smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. It is that time of year to “spring forward” and turn your clocks ahead one hour. Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Burglary06/17/19 12 a.m. – 6:50 a.m.Boston Fire Department (Harbor Unit) on Battery Street reports an unknown person entered through a partially ajar door. Once inside, the suspect stole a wallet from a locker containing ID and credit/bank cards. Detectives to follow up. Larceny from Motor Vehicle06/18 – 06/19/19 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Victim reports he parked his 2005 Jeep Wrangler on Commercial Street. When he returned the next day, the rear passenger window soft top was unzipped and open and removed from the vehicle was car stereo and a tool box. *Advertisement*
A vacant building at 279 North St in the North End under construction had a partial collapse into the building . It damaged the adjacent building 57 Fleet st. fire escape . Since 57 Fleet St did not have a second means of egress the building was evacuated. pic.twitter.com/l4tgUZxVyB— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) June 29, 2019 Witnesses heard loud noises shortly after midnight when bricks and construction material fell to the ground as an interior wall and ceiling collapsed. Surrounding streets have been temporarily cordoned off for safety reasons. NEW: Photo via Mike OBrien showing one of the collapsed walls of this North End building from above. #boston #news https://t.co/nFm3ceMXE6 pic.twitter.com/u7EY2Fpjxt— KMV (@BostonTVPhotog) June 29, 2019 The existing four-story property is being expanded with a new fifth story, living space in the basement and roof deck. The redevelopment proposal was supported last Fall by both neighborhood groups, NEWRA and NEWNC.*Advertisement* A building under construction at 279 North Street, at the corner of Fleet Street, partially collapsed on Saturday morning. No injuries were reported at the vacant property, but residents in an adjacent building were evacuated by Boston Fire Department as a result of a damaged fire escape.
The day will start with a Holy Mass and will be followed by a program featuring the best performances of the school year.A concert entitled “Back to the Manger” will be staged at the Little Theater at 10:30 a.m., while game and food booths will open simultaneously after the morning program.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeA second run of the concert will be staged at 2 p.m. also at the Little Theater.A closing program of Christmas presentations will be held at the Magis Eagles Arena. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu will hold its annual Christmas Fair tomorrow at the school campus in barangay Canduman, Mandaue City.The annual fair, which gathers the entire school community for a whole day of various activities, seeks to raise funds for the victims of the recent calamities.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep PCSO to leave probe on alleged corruption to investigators PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to leave probe on alleged corruption to investigators03:26PCSO to leave probe on alleged corruption to investigators03:26PCSO to leave probe on alleged corruption to investigators03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension An adobo upgrade: Add rosemary Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PAR MOST READ Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements PM Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy SMC bags Bulacan airport project What’s new in town: Eggplant parmigiana deep-dish pizza, tofu ‘kakigori,’ ‘kamias’-date sticky toffee pudding Proceeds of the fair will be given to victims of the earthquake and supertyphoon Yolanda.MORE STORIESnewsinfoAteneo de Cebu Christmas fair set SundaynewsinfoSHS-Ateneo de Cebu Christmas fair to benefit surrounding communitynewsinfoSHS-AdC, UV on collision course for Milo Best titleMORE STORIESnewsinfoAteneo de Cebu Christmas fair set SundaynewsinfoSHS-Ateneo de Cebu Christmas fair to benefit surrounding communitynewsinfoSHS-AdC, UV on collision course for Milo Best titleThis year’s celebration has the theme “Heart of Jesus, Light of Christ.”Read Next Sanitation measures in evacuation centers pushed
be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/primpii-app-connects-clients-to-beauty-pros/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/primpii-app-connects-clients-to-beauty-pros/ Have you ever traveled for business or pleasure and wanted to get your hair, nails or other beauty services done? However, maybe you didn’t know where to go as an out-of-towner, or perhaps Yelp wasn’t providing much guidance? Well, there is now an app for that: Primpii.[Related:Â 6 Apps You Need for Stress-Free Travel]Primpii is a beauty-sharing app. It’s used for crowd-sourced, intimate reviews of salons and hair stylists all over the country.The app’s founder is Dr. Tausha Robertson, a former senior director at a private equity consulting firm.“Having moved around the country with different jobs, one of the biggest challenges you have is re-establishing the personal beauty services that you are always looking to get on referral,â€ says Dr. Robertson. Primpii is the first app she has launched.Integrating with social media, Primpii provides users a way to find beauty service referrals from their existing friends across social media.“Yelp and Google or Angie’s List are great sources of information, but they do not provide the type of intimate referral that people are looking for when it comes to personal care,â€ Dr. Robertson says.“You may trust a stranger’s opinion on most services, but when you’re looking for a place to get your hair styled, you want to know (where to go) from a friend whose hair you like, or somebody you’ve met whose brows, nails, or makeup look good.â€Primpii also offers benefits for beauty professionals. They can benefit from client referrals; post VIP deals for customers, and have a web/social media presence without spending a lot of capital and time.Additionally, salon shop owners and other beauty industry professionals can claim and update their profile on Primpii; send out notifications to clients to fill empty appointment slots; send customized offers to clients’ networks to attract new customers, and can upload images to display their best work.The Primpii app is now available on iTunes. Primpii can be followed on social media via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram through the handle “Primpii_app.â€ For more info, go to Primpii.com. Alumnify and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Cre…5 Black Celebrity Stylists You Should KnowNew Documentary ‘From Selma to Stonewall’ Conne…
The government just launched a “Lock Down Your Loginâ€ campaign to help Americans better secure their online accounts and data.Â The campaign is the effort of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), as well as nonprofits, and private companies.The campaign’s goal is to inform users about stronger security methods for online access than just a password. The NCSA states that 72% of Americans think that their online accounts are secured with only a username and password. The push is to get people to use stronger security methods, such as fingerprint scanning and two-factor authentication, where you are sent a code to access an online account that must be used for login in addition to a password.As mentioned, a number of businesses and nonprofits will offer their own programs and events in support of the campaign. Facebook is going on a media and broadcast tour to inform about available online security tools and to raise awareness about the need for both strong authentication and passwords. The social media company will also feature a blog series dedicated to the “Lock Down Your Loginâ€ campaign with advice on how to keep a Facebook account secure.Google will urge users to make an account security “check-upâ€ via instructions it will promote in a blog post, on social media, and on its homepage in October. Intel is also committed to the effort and will deliver security education to consumers, and also highlight its security technology True Key–a multifactor password manager.For its part in the campaign, Mastercard will announce the launch of Mastercard Identity Check Mobile solution for BMO Harris Bank’s commercial cards. Mastercard Identity Check Mobile allows a user to authenticate a digital payment transaction with a fingerprint or selfie.On October 27, the FIDO Alliance, the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) will jointly host a “Future of Authentication Policy Day.â€ be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/white-house-ncsa-want-lock-down-login/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/white-house-ncsa-want-lock-down-login/
By FFWPU Portugal, Sérgio NetoIt was a great joy and great blessing for us to receive Rev. Ahn, International Vice President of FFWPU, for five days.Arriving on November 30, 2016 and staying until December 5, leaving our country early in the morning the next day, it was certainly a deep experience with inspiration and enlightenment for all the members who could be with him and listen to him. We felt what he was saying, was actually coming directly from True Parents, centered on the love, care and concern of our dear and beloved True Mother.The 1st of December was a national holiday in Portugal, so some of the leaders were able to have lunch meeting with Rev. Ahn at our Peace Embassy. And in doing so, they could feel his big heart of love for our nation.On December 4, during our Sunday Service blessed families and members in Portugal had the privilege of listening to a sermon with a enriching message by Rev. Ahn, centered on an approach that gave us a better understanding of the value and importance of the filial piety.Rev. Ahn went through the biblical history of the prodigal son and explained the difficulties in True Parents’ mission, their difficult relationship with Christianity, the importance of the Blessed Families aligned with True Parents’ teachings, the fundamental importance of the relationship between parents and children, also leading to an important understanding of what is happening with True Children, he clarified what should be our attitude in this very special and decisive age of hope, albeit still in the midst of much confusion.Our immense sense of gratitude to our elder brother, Rev. Ahn, who brought us the huge heart of True Love from True Parents, from True Mother to Portugal.
Good Night Tee Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Lights. Out. Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender More From ProMax 440 BJJ GI Accessories Before Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (37-11) squeaked past Satoshi Ishi by split decision at Bellator 157: “Dynamite 2,” he defeated Fabio Maldonado by unanimous decision at UFC 186 last August, while admittedly, gaining a ton of respect for the Brazilian and his toughness.During the lead up to “Dynamite 2,” Jackson, 38, was asked about Maldonado’s recent performance against Fedor Emelianenko at EFN 50, where he battered “The Last Emperor,” but lost by split decision.”Mabba-babbo,” Jackson said, purposely mispronouncing Maldonado’s name, drawing laughs from reporters. “No, I wasn’t surprised at that. The guy is good. The guy was tough. I threw everything at him but the kitchen sink. I really wanted to knock him out. I knew it was going to be a tough fight for Fedor. He did really well. I’m a big fan of Mabba-babbo now since we fought.””The guy is tough man,” he continued. “Fedor is tough too. Fedor is my hero. I wasn’t shocked. I just thought it was a good fight. It was a great fight. I guess Fedor probably underestimated him a little bit. He didn’t know how tough he was.”With Bellator having a strong relationship with Japanese promotion, Rizin, and lending out its fighters for one card already, it’s plausible to believe a Fedor vs. “Rampage” fight could be put together. So, would Jackson be down to fight Fedor, should the opportunity present itself?”Me and Fedor? My job is to fight. He’s my friend. I really respect him. I like him a lot and stuff like that. If it’s a good payday for him, if it’s a good payday for me, I wouldn’t be a friend to turn down the fight right? I’d be denying him a good payday.”Should the fight between the former UFC and Pride champions actually come together, it could end up delivering huge ratings on Spike TV, and would garner massive fan interest as well. 2019’s Best Credit Cards, Backed By Hours of Research NerdWallet Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Cam Latest From MMA Warehouse Gloves Standard Ranked Rashguard Apparel Recommended by Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Lockdown duffle bag Standard BJJ Gi Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Sponsored Content Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement “Rampage” delivers a right hand against Satoshi Ishi Sale There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? MMAmania.com Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? Latest From Our Partners More: Top Plastic Surgeon Admits: “You Can Firm Your Face At Home… Beverly Hills MD Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Bellator MMA
Print Image via BPDAFenway is getting another park, but this one isn’t for baseball.Local developer Samuels & Associates, who has been responsible for much of the neighborhood’s transformation in recent years, has proposed a new green space to replace the Landmark Center’s parking lot, featuring walking paths, trees, and a lawn.The one-acre park, expected to be completed by summer 2018, is part of Samuels’ $650 million expansion of the Landmark Center, approved by the Boston Planning and Development Agency, née BRA, in 2014. Samuels still needs a portion of city-owned land, originally tapped in long-abandoned plans for a rotary, to move ahead with the park, the Herald reports.The Landmark Center expansion also included a 75,000-square-foot Wegmans, but details regarding the Rochester, N.Y.-based supermarket chain remain sparse. “We’re still working though that,” principal Peter Sougarides told the Herald. “There are some physical changes to the building that are changing how we do the retail.”Samuels is the same firm behind the nearby Pierce Boston, as well as the Fenway Triangle Trilogy, Van Ness, and the Verb Hotel. The Fenway has become such a sought-after neighborhood that in February, the owner of the Gulf gas station at the intersection of Boylston Street, Park Drive, and Brookline Avenue sold his half-acre parcel for $16.9 million, the Globe reports. A New Park Is Coming to the Fenway But it could get a bit harder to find parking. 000 4/4/2017, 3:59 p.m. Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! By Abbi Matheson·
6/6/2017, 1:31 p.m. 000 Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Print (L to R) Chefs Jen Royle, Matt Drummond, Nick Calias, Karen Akunowicz, Josh Ziskin, and Julie Cutting are participating in this summer’s RoofTop Chefs at the Colonnade Hotel. / Photo by Jeff CutlerWhile the dreary weather has us holding onto our coats this week rather than breaking out the swim trunks, things will improve—this is New England, after all. And when they do, the rooftop pool at the Colonnade Hotel will be pristine and ready. The 12-story oasis is also a dining destination this summer: The RoofTop Chefs series for No Kid Hungry returns June 13.Nick Calias, who’s been at the helm of the Colonnade’s Brasserie Jo for more than a decade, dreamt up the charity dinner series last spring, as he and his colleagues were preparing for No Kid Hungry’s Taste of the Nation fundraiser. (That annual event takes place tonight, and there are still tickets available.)“I was chatting with a couple of chef buddies about cooking together and potentially doing a pop-up on the roof, but it needed to be more than us just collaborating on the roof deck. There needed to be a message behind it,” Calias told Boston last year. “As a dad, [childhood hunger is] a topic that particularly resonates with me and along with the fellow chefs, this was the perfect opportunity to make a difference.”The casual, cookout-style tasting events support the anti-hunger organization 100 percent. Every other Tuesday through September 13, a different chef joins Calias on the roof with their own creation. The Brasserie Jo chef will create a complementing dish or cocktail. Every ticket also includes a swim.Check out the lineup of participating chefs:June 13: Jason Santos, Buttermilk & Bourbon, Abby Lane, Back Bay Harry’sJune 27: Karen Akunowicz, Myers+ChangJuly 11: Julie Cutting, Cure BistroJuly 25: Tony Maws, Kirkland Tap & Trotter, Craigie on MainAugust 8: Rich Garcia, Crescent HotelsAugust 18: Josh Ziskin, La Morra, Heritage of SherbornAugust 29: Fred Bisaillon, B-ACK Yard BBQ, Surfside SmokeSeptember 5: Matt Drummond, Loco Taqueria & Oyster BarSeptember 12: Jen Royle, Dare To Taste$30 each night, Roof Top Pool at The Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Ave., Back Bay, Boston, Eventbrite. By Jacqueline Cain· Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. The Poolside RoofTop Chefs Series Returns This Month Karen Akunowicz, Tony Maws, and more are having summer fun by the pool at the Colonnade Hotel.
1.3K21.4K Keep your weekends full of the coolest things to do around Boston with our weekly Weekender newsletter. 7/19/2018, 8:30 a.m. Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.* Print By Simone Migliori· Arts Boston Ballet School Dancers Brought Degas Paintings to Life The Museum of Fine Arts captured it on video to celebrate the painter’s 184th birthday. Here’s a look behind the scenes. Photo by Simone MiglioriIn honor of Impressionist painter Edgar Degas’ 184th birthday and the Museum of Fine Arts’ new exhibit, “French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault,” two pre-professional ballerinas convened at the Boston Ballet School on a sunny Tuesday afternoon to bring Degas’ famed dancers to life. Backlit by the gorgeous natural light in the white-walled studio, they donned gauzy tutus and prepared to twirl and pose in front of a video camera hoisted by freelance videographer Ernesto Galan.Together, the MFA and the Boston Ballet were recreating one of Degas’ most captivating pastels, “Dancers Resting,” a gorgeous exemplar of the artists’ favorite subject: dancers. The real-life dancers were 17-year-old Mia Steedle and 16-year-old Alainah Grace Reidy, one blonde and one brunette, just like Degas’ portrait.After mice from “The Nutcracker” delighted social media by dancing through the MFA’s gallery halls last November, another collaboration between the two artistic entities felt certain. According to the museum’s Senior Director of Communications, Dawn Griffin, the unveiling of Degas’ pastels from the vault was an unparalleled opportunity, especially since it will likely be the only time the artwork is on view this decade. (The pastels’ rare visits above ground are due to their extreme sensitivity to light.)“We’ve been kind of waiting for this moment, and waiting for this work of art,” Griffin says. “We’re pulling out all the stops on this one.”Teams from the MFA and the Boston Ballet joined forces in May to brainstorm and storyboard the video, dreaming up image concepts like the twirling fringe of a tutu, and hunting down a studio space with just the right amount of natural light.“What the MFA wanted to do, and what we wanted to do, was bring [Degas’] moment to life with living, breathing, dance students,” says Jennifer Weissman, the Ballet’s Chief Marketing Officer. That means the teams played close attention to every detail—down to the textures and colors of the tutus, which were brought out from storage specifically for their vintage appearance.Steedle says she hopes that the video, released on social media Thursday morning, will excite viewers to see the exhibit and support the ballet.“We’re reaching so many new audiences through social media,” Griffin says. “Once they see the video, they’ll want to look more closely to the pastels to see…what are the details?”Take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the video shoot below.Photo by Simone MiglioriBoston Ballet School Director Margaret Tracey adjusts Steedle’s tutu. / Photo by Simone MiglioriPhoto by Simone MiglioriPhoto by Simone MiglioriPhoto by Simone MiglioriReidy holds her contemplative pose. / Photo by Simone MiglioriPhoto by Simone MiglioriGalan compares the dancers poses to Degas’ painting. / Photo by Simone MiglioriPhoto by Simone MiglioriGalan, left, and Griffin, center, review the footage. / Photo by Simone Migliori“French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault,” June 30-January 6, 2019, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, mfa.org.
21021 Unbelievable, @Delta @DeltaAssist @DeltaAirlineUS. Dr. Stanford is one of the most accomplished and talented physicians I know. Shameful! Have you learned nothing from the Dr. Tamika Cross incident??? #WomenInMedicine #ILookLikeASurgeon #GirlMedTwitter #SheLeadsHealthcare https://t.co/vlS8PR44wb— Michael Sinha MD, JD, MPH (@DrSinhaEsq) October 31, 2018“Still underwhelmed with @Delta response,” she tweeted Wednesday night.In a statement, Delta says it is reviewing the incident:We thank Dr. Stanford for her medical assistance and are sorry for any misunderstanding that may have occurred during her exchange with the in-flight crew. According to the flight crew’s account, they initially misread the credentials offered by the doctor and went to reconfirm her specific medical discipline. We are following up with the crew to insure proper policy is followed.Delta’s policy since 2016 has been to not ask people to prove they are licensed doctors before helping patients in need aboard flights. That came after a similar incident in which a doctor, also a black woman, offered to help a man who had become unresponsive, but was told by flight attendants they were “looking for actual physician.” 11/1/2018, 10:28 a.m. By Spencer Buell· Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* Print Mass General photo by Samantha CareyA doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital says she is still disappointed with Delta after the airline apologized for questioning her credentials when she tried to help a fellow passenger.Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, who is black, has been criticizing the airliner online and in media reports, alleging that flight attendants racially profiled her during a trip on Tuesday night.Stanford has said she was trying to calm a passenger who was in the midst of a panic attack, but she was pestered by the crew on the plane, which remained suspicious of her even after she showed them her ID. “I showed them my license twice, and they still didn’t believe it was mine,” she tells the Boston Globe, adding that she believes the inquiry was “100 percent” racially motivated. Delta emailed her to apologize and assure her an investigation is underway, she says.Her story came to light in a tweet Wednesday that has been shared and commented upon widely:@DeltaAirlineUS I am very disappointed that your policies on #Diversity have not lead to any change. As a #blackwoman #doctor who showed my #medical license to help a passenger on DL5935 your #flightattendant still did not believe I was a #Physician. @DrSinhaEsq @DrKathyHughes— Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP (@fstanfordmd) October 31, 2018 News MGH Doctor Says She was Racially Profiled on a Delta Flight Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford says she is “still underwhelmed” with the airline’s response.