Students Graduating from Caltech Friday Say a Future Elon Musk May Be in Their Ranks

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Class of 2018 Co-President RJ Antonello (at left); Churchill Scholarship Award winner Aishwarya Nene (center; and 2018 graduating senior Stephanie Huard. Photos courtesy CaltechOver 200 students in Caltech’s Class of 2018 are readying to graduate from the iconic institution Friday and some student body members say their fellow classmates have what it takes to become future billionaire technology visionaries.“There are a lot of people here that … cross between technology and business and I’m sure there are going to be some billionaires in 10 years from my class,” said RJ Antonello, graduating computer science major and senior class co-President.Antonello says his experience as an undergraduate opened his eyes to the seemingly endless creativity and innovative thinking of so many of his peers.Even the annual Senior Ditch Day, where students build their own unique “stacks,” or engineering puzzles often accompanied by new age technology, left him in awe. Classmates even programmed a drone that was used to draw intricate pictures.“Everybody’s just so amazing,” said Antonello.One student in particular, 21-year-old science and chemistry major Aishwarya Nene, was awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.Each year, up to two students may be endorsed by each of the 110 U.S. institutions invited to participate in the program.“You pretty much know everybody in your class and I think something that was really unique about this school and our class is that everyone was working together and collaborating, and it was never really a competition,” said Nene who is pursuing a doctorate in advanced medicine after Caltech.Nene said she appreciates the support and interest from classmates in different majors. She said that scientific curiosity runs rampant on campus, at all times.“You can always talk about what you’re working on in lab and everyone is genuinely interested in finding out, even if you might be working in the biology lab and they might be an electrical engineer,” Nene said.Stephanie Huard, a 21-year-old biology and philosophy graduate, feels the same.“I have really enjoyed my time at Caltech, mostly because of how supportive everyone is there,” said Huard. “It’s nice to be in an environment that’s constantly creating and has really bright individuals because you can learn from each other. It’s just exciting,” she added.Huard says Caltech is more than school, but a second home for like-minded people across the world.“The thing that’s really cool at Caltech is that for a lot of people coming in, we were kind of defined by being like the nerdy one or like the scientist in high school, but once we all got to Caltech, that’s what all of us were and so every other part of people’s personality is kind of got to shine up and be the thing that they were defined by,” said Huard.Caltech’s Commencement Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on the Beckman Mall, 1200 E. California Boulevard. This year’s speaker will be John Lewis, U.S. congressman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement. No tickets are required for the Commencement Ceremony. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Education Students Graduating from Caltech Friday Say a Future Elon Musk May Be in Their Ranks By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm Make a comment Community Newslast_img read more

Shannon Free Zone gets the country’s first Starbucks drive-thru

first_imgNewsBusinessShannon Free Zone gets the country’s first Starbucks drive-thruBy Staff Reporter – July 4, 2018 3103 Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Advertisement Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Email Previous articleMcNamara qualifies for Irish OpenNext articleLimerick LGBTQ Pride Festival 2018 has officially begun Staff Reporter Twitter Print Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins TAGSShannon airportStarbucks Shannon Commercial Properties, Ray O’Driscoll, Managing Director, Grainne McInerney, Property Development Manager and Gerry Dillon, Head of Operations & Developments. Pic Arthur Ellis. One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport The Shannon Free Zone has become home today of the country’s first drive-thru Starbucks as the US coffee house chain opened the doors of its latest outlet to the public this afternoon.The 204 sq metre unit developed by Shannon Group subsidiary, Shannon Commercial Properties, will employ 15 people as it becomes the latest page to turn in the evolving story of the Shannon Free Zone.The US based giant, which is among the world’s largest coffee companies and coffee house chains, operates over 20,000 outlets globally but this is the very first drive-thru in the Republic of Ireland.  Starbucks opened its first Irish store in 2005.Located in Shannon Free Zone ‘West’, the single storey unit will include outdoor – as well as indoor – seating, ideal for the heatwave currently gripping the nation.Given its location in one of the country’s largest industrial parks, the unit also, appropriately, comprise a coffee dock/meeting hub that will service the entire industrial estate and prove an additional draw for FDI companies, who typically look for such facilities in new investment locations.Its development is part of the ongoing investment by Shannon Commercial Properties in the Shannon Free Zone, the 600 acre business park adjacent to Shannon Airport. The business park is currently home to 160 companies employing almost 8,000 people.  By year end, Shannon Commercial Properties current investment programme will have seen over €40 million invested in the Free Zone since 2015.Said Ray O’Driscoll, Managing Director of Shannon Commercial Properties, “We are currently working on the biggest investment programme of the millennium years in the  Shannon Free Zone. We’re developing world-class property solutions and providing facilities for amenities such as Starbucks is a key part of our redevelopment strategy. Attracting global brands like Starbucks is a great vote of confidence for the region.“Companies want their locations to have these types of services and brands in place.  The meeting hub there is also a great idea and everything has been built to the highest standard. We’re just looking forward now to our first cup of coffee there!”The unit was built by Moloney Contracts from Tralee in Co. Kerry and 40 people were employed during the construction phaseClick here for more business news. WhatsApp Linkedin Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” last_img read more

The Naming Saga In Andhra Pradesh

first_imgColumnsThe Naming Saga In Andhra Pradesh Sri Harsha Kandukuri13 Jun 2020 10:17 PMShare This – xAs the descendants of colonialism and monarchies, we are quite familiar with the practice of naming the institutions, buildings, important roads in the memory of the Kings and Queens who ruled us. The Victoria memorial, King George hospitals, Nizam College, Krishna Raja market, Maharaja’s colleges etc. are etched into our memories. At least here, we can console ourselves by saying that it is…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?LoginAs the descendants of colonialism and monarchies, we are quite familiar with the practice of naming the institutions, buildings, important roads in the memory of the Kings and Queens who ruled us. The Victoria memorial, King George hospitals, Nizam College, Krishna Raja market, Maharaja’s colleges etc. are etched into our memories. At least here, we can console ourselves by saying that it is a practice in a monarchy. But, what if the practice of naming after the incumbent heads of the democratically elected Government is prevalent?The State of Andhra Pradesh is forefront in this naming saga. The State Government has at least 7 welfare schemes in the name of the present Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. Jagananna Vasathi Deevana (Jaganna’s accommodation blessings), Jagananna Vidya Deevana (educational scheme), Jagananna Gorumuddha (mid-day meal scheme), Jagannaa Chedodu (Jegananna’s assistance), Jagananna Amma Vodi (Jagananna’s scheme for mothers), Jagananna Vidya Kanuka (Jagananna’s education gift), YSR-Jagananna Colonies are the schemes named after the Chief Minister who came to power with a thumping majority in 2019. The list would further increase, if we also include the schemes named after CM’s father and former CM of the State, Dr. Y S Rajashekara Reddy (Dr. YSR). As it has become a custom now, the present Government changed the schemes named after the former CM and founder of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Mr. N T Rama Rao to Dr. YSR. To be fair to the present Government, even the previous TDP Government has schemes named after the then CM Chandra Babu Naidu (Chandranna Peeli Kanuku, Chandranna Bheema etc.) Even the sister state of Telangana has a scheme named after its CM K Chandrashekara Rao (KCR Kits scheme). How can the schemes be named after the Chief Ministers holding the office, as if it is their personal charity? Is it not an indirect way of gaining political mileage by promoting the political leaders using the public money? This practice of naming the schemes after the serving CMs is against the principles and traditions of democracy and rule of law. This naming saga merits serious consideration in the light of the recent judgement of the AP High Court, where the Court quashed a memo which allowed the panchayath offices to be painted in the colours of the ruling YSRC party’s flag. After coming to the power, the YSRCP Government vide a memo dated 11.08.2019 permitted the panchayath buildings to be painted in the colours resembling the party flag. The Court opined that painting the Government offices in the colours of the flag of the ruling party amounts to gaining unfair political advantage and is violation of rule of law. The judgement was later approved by the Supreme Court in appeal proceedings. In the said case, the High Court has heavily relied on the 2015 judgement of the Supreme Court of India in Common Cause v. Union of India, where the apex court has given the guidelines on the Government advertising. Though our issue at hand (naming of the schemes) is not advertising per se, the expansive interpretation given by the court to ‘advertising’ along with the spirit of the judgement covers this situation too. After all, when the Governments advertise the schemes, the names of the schemes are also promoted. The objectives of the said guidelines are very clear regarding the political neutrality in the Government advertising. The guidelines provide that the Government advertising should not be used to “project particular personalities, parties or governments without any attendant public interest.” It also states that “Government advertising shall maintain political neutrality and avoid glorification of political personalities and projecting a positive impression of the party in power or a negative impression of parties critical of the government”. What is happening with the naming of the schemes after incumbent Chief Ministers is glorification of their political personalities, to gain undue political mileage at the cost of the public resources. The practice of renaming the schemes for the namesake, when new Governments take charge is in complete violation of one of the guidelines which says that “Pre-existing policies, products, services and initiatives should not be presented as new unless there has been a substantial change or modification of such policies, products or services.” There can be no doubt that, this practice of naming is in clear violation of the guidelines given by the Supreme Court of India, not to mention the democratic traditions and the rule of law. More imminent danger to our democracy because of this practice is elevation of these political leaders to the status of demigods. Like one of our founding fathers and chairman of the drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly Dr. Ambedkar warned us on the day of adoption of our Constitution, “Bhakti in religion may be a road to the salvation of the soul. But in politics, Bhakti or hero-worship is a sure road to degradation and to eventual dictatorship.” (26th November 1949- Constituent Assembly Debates).(The author Sri Harsha Kandukuri is LLM student at Azim Premji University in Bengaluru. The author may be reached at [email protected]) (The views expressed in the article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of LiveLaw) Next Storylast_img read more

Joey Dosik Talks Solo Music, Answers Hilarious Questions From Vulfpeck Superfans

first_imgJoey Dosik was recently in New York City performing The National Anthem at Madison Square Garden for the Knicks vs. Nuggets game, which is a pretty big deal for any basketball fan. While some may recognize the “game winner” from his songwriting skills and collaborations with Vulfpeck, it is Joey’s solo career that truly defines him. After releasing his own Game Winner EP in 2016, Dosik has spent much of his time sharing music between his home in LA and various corners of the map.Ready to embark on a joint tour with Lake Street Dive, we took the opportunity to chat with Joey before his NYC gig this Sunday, February 19 at (le) poisson rouge. [Full tour schedule here]. We exchanged a few e-mails between his rehearsal time, and decided it might also be fun to fan-source some questions from Vulfpeck’s online fan club (because of course, fans of Vulfpeck love to nerd out over Joey too). Read below for some in-depth Joey Dosik lifestyle explanations, word on upcoming music with Vulfpeck, and what to expect from the tour that will soon begin with Lake Street Drive.Live For Live Music: Joey, you’re about to hit the road with Lake Street Dive. How did that come to be?Joey Dosik: I met the drummer Michael [Calabrese] a few years back and then I got the chance to meet Rachael [Price] and Bridget [Kearny] at our NYC shows this summer. They are super sweet and oh so talented. I’m so pumped that they asked me to come on board!L4LM: Are you playing any new material (original or covers) on this tour?JD: Yes, definitely. I’ve been testing out some new songs and revamping songs that I’ve played before. I like to do as much work in the songwriting process so that the songs can be performed live in many different ways. You’ll have to come out and see for yourself L4LM: Describe your creative process.JD: Oof, it’s always different. Sometimes it starts with a chord or a lyric. Sometimes it starts with an ice cream sandwich.I’m no longer one of these people that writes a full, finished song in 20 minutes. Ideas come quick but it takes me days or weeks to get a song all the way there. It’s even taken years for certain songs to get finished. You might get it 50% of the way there in one day, but then comes the process of refining it and making it air tight.L4LM: We’ll be seeing you in NYC on 2/19 at (le) poisson rouge. A lot of people are excited about the show! Do you have anything special up your sleeve? Do you have a go-to spot you have to hit while you’re in town?JD: So excited for this show!!! I can’t give away all the surprises – but I will say that LPR has a real piano, and that’s a special treat for me. Every venue should have one! None of this fake piano nonsense in 2017. Also, I’m working on a live version of “Competitive Streak” to perform because I’ve never done it live. Come out!!L4LM: That’s got to be one of my favorite songs on your EP, which I was turned on to by your fellow Vulfpeck collaborators. Can you tell us a little about your work together? Do you have a favorite song?JD: The sessions are super fun. Each day is about eating a good breakfast, hitting the songs in the afternoon, doing our best to make it great, and finally, making some dinner. Usually Theo or Joe throw down the food and its glorious.I was super honored when the guys wanted to do “Game Winner”. We also just cut a few more of my songs, hopefully for the upcoming Vulf album. Pumped.Vulfpeck is also the only group that gets me to take my saxophone out of the case and I think it makes my parents happy. My folks are still a bit confused that I would stop doing the thing that I studied in college (full disclosure, my parents are awesome and supportive).L4LM: Gasp! We can’t wait to hear the new stuff. Would you say that playing live with Vulfpeck has influenced your own career?JD: For sure. It’s connected me with their amazing fans. I’m so inspired by their audience and how pure the love is. The experience is all centered around fun, appreciation and feeling good. That’s what I’m looking for!! It’s something I can get used to.L4LM: What brought you to the University of Michigan? Do you believe that meeting Jack, Joe, Woody, and Theo was fate?JD: I went to the University of Michigan on a Saxophone scholarship and was excited for the opportunity there to study both Jazz and Classical music with some great teachers. I had no idea that I would fall deeply in love with the state of Michigan. I also had no idea I would find a vibrant musical community, made up of my best friends, that would last all this time and continue to grow. Sure, it was fate!!L4LM: Your solo work is within the realm of Vulf, but quite different. It must be fun to switch back and forth when you are able to. Do you have a mental process of going from one musical personality to the next?JD: Yes, they are basically different because when I make my music, I am producing. Wearing the producer hat comes with some basic leadership responsibility. When I record with Vulfpeck on the other hand, I am a member of the group, trying to bring my best energy as a team player and trying to help fulfill the vision of the band.Vulf sessions are also unique because what we are making that day is essentially the finished track – MEANING there isn’t too much overdubbing or adding on to what is getting recorded that day. My music is like that sometimes, but often I am playing multiple instruments and continuing to work on the music at home.L4LM: You have a lengthy tour ahead of you, hitting venues in the United States and in Ireland and the UK. What differences do you notice in the crowds of these different countries?JD: I’ve noticed a real unique excitement for music in Europe. People seem much more willing to express their emotions during a show. It comes in many forms … Screams, singing, laughing, dancing, hugging their friends. Everyone just seems a bit looser there.But the United States is also so interesting because of how massive it is. Every city / region is different!! For example Los Angeles is very cool and full of people in the music industry. Then, if you travel up north 5 hours to San Francisco, everyone seems ready to party and lose their minds!I would love to play music in all corners of the world and I really want to get back to Japan. Mata Kuru Ne!!L4LM: What is your favorite memory of a live show experience?JD: I saw Feist @ the Blind Pig in 2005. She played the song “Let It Die” and had people at the club slow dancing with each other. Some folks were dancing with strangers. My friend slow danced with a stranger that he ended up dating for a little while. It was a fantastic show.L4LM: When can we expect a new record from Joey Dosik? Can you give us an idea of what to expect musically?JD: I’m finishing it up! You can expect a taste this year. I’ve worked on it with Mocky – we’ve co-produced and co-written many of the songs. Loose concept is Marvin Gaye meets Harry Nilsson, but in 2017. Mocky and I play most of the instruments, but there are also some assists from the great Miguel Atwood Ferguson (strings), Gabe Noel (Bass), Jack Stratton (claps), Theo Katzman (percussion / voice), and more special surprises.L4LM reached out to the Vulfpack (Vulfpeck’s enthusiastic online fanbase) to see if they had any burning questions. Here’s what they want to know:Extrapolate the approach taken on “It Gets Funkier II.” How many takes did they do? How much written vs improv? Who’s bedroom?JD: Hmm I don’t remember how many takes. The song was written and then all the playing is improvised. That was filmed in my bedroom (formally carpeted).What’s in your warmup on keys if you do warmup? Same question as far as vocals.JD: I don’t warm up on keys. I do try to warm up my voice if I’m lucky. I use simple scale exercises with vowels and try and get to my entire range. The voice is way trickier and is constantly changing. Its hard to explain but it’s a physical change that morphs as you sleep, eat, talk, etc. It takes effort to get the voice in a good place. It’s much more demanding than any other instrument I’ve ever played.What was it like playing sax through the Vulf compressor?JD: It’s the best. Jack works hard to make me sound good. He’s the only one I fully trust to mix my saxophone playing.Do you write more on piano or other instruments? Do you typically start with harmony, a melody, or lyrics or is it always random?JD: I usually write on piano. Sometimes I write on guitar or bass. It’s always different! But when the lyrics come first, it makes it way easier to write the song. Lyrics are usually the toughest part for me. Melodies and chords come easy.If you could ask Marvin Gaye one question, what would it be?JD: Do you want to go get a drink??If you could shoot around with one NBA player (current/retired, alive/dead), who would it be and why?JD: Magic Johnson!! He’s my all-time favorite player and he’s one of my biggest inspirations. Would be so fun to hang out with him and shoot hoops, my gawd.Favorite Donny Hathaway song?JD: It’s kinda cheesy to say, but I really like “This Christmas.” Favorite Donny record is “Donny Hathaway Live.”When can we start calling you J-DOS?JD: You can call me that lol.What is your favorite 80’s movie?JD: Ferris Bueller’s Day OffWhat’s your favorite Rhodes model?JD: Late 1972 Fender Rhodes SuitcaseWhat is the airspeed velocity of an unladen sparrow?JD: Ask WoodyWho is more deserving of the name J-Boogie? Jack, Joe, or yourself?JD: I’m gonna go with Joe.What’s the best album of all time, and why is it ‘what’s going on’?JD: I guess it’s “What’s Going On” because it’s like medicine that we so desperately need.If you could create a day of the week, what would you call it? And where would you put it?JD: Breakfast Day. It’s a day off. Every restaurant would serve breakfast all day. Eating breakfast all day is encouraged. I’d make Breakfast Day every day.You’re a big fan of Carole King… Would you ever release a cover and if so which track would it be?JD: Yes, Carole King is one of my singer songwriter spirit animals. I’d do “For Once In My Life” or “So Far Away”.Don’t miss J-DOS at (le) poisson rouge this Sunday, February 19 with Lake Street Drive. Tickets available here.last_img read more