U.S. Navy Ships Ready to Lend a Hand to Irene Ravaged States

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Navy Ships Ready to Lend a Hand to Irene Ravaged States U.S. Navy Ships Ready to Lend a Hand to Irene Ravaged States View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Ravaged View post tag: americas View post tag: Hand View post tag: Irene View post tag: Ready Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: U.S. View post tag: Lend August 30, 2011 View post tag: states View post tag: ships A pair of U.S. Navy ships were stationed a short helicopter ride from New York Harbor as the sun rose Tuesday, ready to lend a hand to state…By Larry Shaughnessy, CNN [mappress]Source:CNN , August 30, 2011last_img

Adjunct Faculty – EMS

first_imgDescription/Job SummaryThe emergency medical technician instructor is responsible for:The course instructionAny interim or additional emergency medical technicianinstructors assisting with the courseRequired QualificationsMinimum QualificationsBe 21 years or olderHave a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED)verified by the sponsoring agencyHave 3 years experience in the emergency servicesPossess the ability to perform all tasks required for theteachingIs currently certified as an MICRB Level II emergency servicesinstructor who has successfully:Completed at least 12 hours of an emergency medical technicianinstructor skills development courseHas at least 3 consecutive years of experience as an emergencymedical technician or higherMaintains a Maryland EMS certification or licensed as anemergency medical technician or higherHas current knowledge of the Maryland Medical Protocols forEmergency Medical Services Providers*Please upload license or certifications under ‘Other Documents’*last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Oxford Union Trinity term-card

first_imgPropositionDanelle Dixon Thayer – Chief Legal and Business Officer of Mozilla, a free-software community whose products include the Firefox web browser.Naomi Wolf – Acclaimed author, journalist, and feminist, first coming to prominence as the author of The Beauty Myth.OppositionMatthew G. Olsen – Director of the US National Counterterrorism Center 2011-2014, he was formerly Head of the Guantanamo Review Task Force. Ben Affleck (TBC). A world-famous director and actor, he has won 67 awards, including two Oscars, two Golden Globes, and two BAFTAs. Lindsey Vonn (TBC). The most successful American ski racer in history, she has won four overall World Cup championships. Sheikh Dr Usama Hasan – Senior Researcher at the Quilliam Foundation, a think-tank specializing in human rights and counter-extremism.The Very Revd Prof. Martyn Percy – Dean of Christ Church since October 2014. PropositionPeter Lilley MP – Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden since 1983.Dr Paul Oquist – Minister of the Nicaraguan Government, and Secretary of Public Policy.OppositionProf. Bruce Pardy – Professor Environmental Law at Queen’s University, Canada.Paul Bledsoe – President of Bledsoe & Associates, a global public policy firm specialising in climate change.PropositionStephen Hale OBE – Ceo of Refugee Action, a UK charity which provides legal, financial, and practical support to refugees.Barry Andrews – CEO of GOAL, an international aid organisation which has spent over £10m on humanitarian programmes. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Sunday, 5th Week). Obaid-Chinoy has won six Emmy Awards and is the first Pakistani to have won two Oscars. Ken Livingstone (Wednesday, 6th Week) – The First Mayor of Londonhttp://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oofSnsGkops7th WeekAllyson Felix (Monday, 7th Week) – Former Olympic sprinterDr Riek Machar (Tuesday, 7th Week) – Vice President of South SudanTheo Paphitis (Tuesday, 7th Week) – Entrepreneur and former Chairman of Millwall Football ClubJerry Springer (Wednesday, 7th Week) – American TV presenter and talk show hosthttp://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asDkcyafZPo8th WeekCraig David (Monday, 8th Week) – English singer-songwriter. He will be performingLord Michael Dobbs (Tuesday, 7th Week) – Author of House of CardsGabrielle Aplin (Wednesday, 8th Week) – One of today’s best upcoming singer-songwritersTo be confirmedNaomi Campbell (TBC) – Supermodel and activistSir Michael Gambon CBE (TBC) – Film, television and theatre actorBaroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss GBE (TBC) – First Female Lord Justice of AppealAdel al-Jubeir (TBC) – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi ArabiaShehbaz Sharif (TBC) – Chief Minister of PunjabAndreja Pejić (TBC) – Transgender model and activistBen Affleck (TBC) – World-famous director and actorGuy Verhofstadt (TBC) – Former Prime Minster of BelgiumLindsey Vonn (TBC) – Former American ski racerPaula Radcliffe MBE – British long-distance runner, current women’s world-record holder in the marathonSir John Major KG – Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Other speakers:1st Week Clarence Seedorf (Tuesday, 2nd Week) – Retired Dutch footballer and managerGeorge Foreman (Wednesday, 2nd Week) – Former world heavyweight champion3rd WeekGeri Halliwell & Christian Horner OBE (Monday, 3rd Week) – Former Spice Girl, and Formula One Team Principal PropositionGideon Levy – Award-winning columnist for Haaretz whose writing focusses on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.Salma Karmi-Ayyoub – Criminal barrister and external consultant for Al Haq, a Palestinian human rights organisation.Prof. Padraig O’Malley – A specialist in divided societies, he was instrumental in the Northern Ireland peace process.OppositionHigh-Profile Israeli Official – Due to the sensitive nature of this speaker’s security arrangements, the Union will be releasing their details nearer to the time.John Lyndon – Executive Director of OneVoice, an international grassroots movement which supports a two-state solution by amplifying the voices of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians.Prof. Raphael Cohen-Almagor – An Israeli academic, he has involved with the campaign which exchanged the captured Gilad Shalit for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. PropositionGisela Stuart MP – Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston since 1997.Lord Michael Howard QC – Leader of the Conservative Party 2003-2005 and Home Secretary under Sir John Major.High-Profile Business Executive – Senior business executive who will soon announce their support for the Vote Leave campaign.OppositionAlex Salmond MP – Scottish National Party MP for Gordon since 2015.Yvette Cooper MP – Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford since 1997.Lord Michael Heseltine, Ex-President – Conservative stalwart who served as Deputy Prime Minister under Sir John Major, and Secretary of Defence under Margaret Thatcher. Liv Boeree (Tuesday, 3rd Week) – #1 Female Player on the Global Poker IndexAnthony Geffen (Tuesday, 3rd Week) – Sir David Attenborough’s FilmmakerJeroen Dijsselbloem (Wednesday, 3rd Week) – Dutch Finance Minister and President of the EurogroupBangladesh Panel Discussion (Saturday, 3rd Week)Dr Kamal Hossain – Former Law and Foreign MinistersDr Gowher Rizvi – International Affairs Advisor to the Prime MinisterProf. Sir Paul Collier CBE – Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of GovernmentProf. Mthuli Ncube – Professor of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Governmenthttp://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqXUpe3jlkA4th WeekCandide Thovex (Wednesday, 4th Week) – Word-class freeskierhttp://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKP7jQknGjs5th WeekSharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Sunday, 5th Week) – Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker and ActivistChief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis (Monday, 5th Week) – Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the CommonwealthKT Tunstall (Tuesday, 5th Week) – Award-winning singer-songwriterIBM Watson (Wednesday, 5th Week) – Cognitive technology platform and Jeopardy! winnerKate Beckinsale (Friday, 5th Week) – World-famous actresshttp://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDtxQRH8aI46th WeekJames Blunt (Tuesday, 6th Week) – English singer-songwriter and activist Craig David (Monday, 8th Week). An English singer-songwriter, David has sold 13 million records and won Ivor Novello and MTV Awards. The seven Thursday debate titles, and the speakers attending them, will be as follows:PropositionProf. Peter Atkins – Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of OxfordDr Nina Ansary – Bestselling author, historian, and leading authority on women’s rights in IranOpposition Sir Michael Gambon CBE (TBC). Best known for his portrayal of Albus Dumbledore, Gambon has won three Olivier Awards and four BAFTAs. PropositionProf. Sir Ian Wilmut OBE – Lead scientist of the research team which cloned Dolly the Sheep, he was knighted for his services to science in 2008.Prof. Julian Savulescu – Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and one of the world’s most outspoken philosophers on ‘procreative beneficence’.OppositionProf. Barbara Evans – Proessor of Law, George Butler Research Professor, and Director of the Center for Biotechnology at the University of Houston.Prof. Normal Frost – Paediatrician and leading bioethicist, he was part of President Clinton’s Health Care Reform Task Force. Clarence Seedorf (Tuesday, 2nd Week). One of the most decorated Dutch footballers of all time and regarded by many as one of the best midfielders of his generation. Kate Beckinsale (Friday, 5th Week). She has appeared in acclaimed independent films and blockbuster features such as Underworld and Total Recall. Sir Michael Gambon, Naomi Campbell and Ben Affleck are just some of the big names that will appear at the Oxford Union this term, Cherwell can reveal. The full term-card will be arriving in pidges across Oxford tomorrow, but for now, here’s an exclusive preview of what you can expect. Click on the thumbnail images below for more information about each speaker. Ambassador Mark Regev (Tuesday, 1st Week) – Ambassador of Israel to the United KingdomMikhail Khodorkovsky (Wednesday, 1st Week) – Exiled Russian Businessman and DissidentDr Vitali Klitschko (Thursday, 1st Week) – Mayor of Kiev2nd WeekMichael Eavis CBE (Monday, 2nd Week) – Founder of Glastonbury Festival OppositionDr Thérèse Coffey MP – Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal since 2010.Dr Andrew Morrison MP – Conservative MP for South West Wiltshire since 2001. Air Marshal Chris Nickols CBE – Chief of Defence Intelligence 2009-2012, and former Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff for Operations. Naomi Campbell (TBC). Campbell is an outspoken advocate and was the first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue Paris.last_img read more

Alternative Heating Methods During Colder Months

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Alternative Heating Methods During Colder MonthsOCTOBER 13TH, 2018 MITCH ANGLE INDIANAAfter a warm start to our fall the cooler temperatures are finally here.Officials are reminding residents to be mindful and careful of alternative heating methodsThe Indiana Department of Homeland Security says during the months of October through December, fire-related deaths increase because of alternative heating sources.Officials say to keep at least a 3-foot perimeter around space heaters at all times and space heaters should be kept away from loose or flammable objects.Click here for more tips on safe alternative heating methods. last_img

EGG DROP (All Saints)

first_img× EGG DROP — Ms. Narese’s & Mrs. Baker’s 4th and 1st grade classes at All Saints Catholic Academy joined forces in November for STEM with a joint class Egg Drop. Students brought in materials found around their homes and worked in groups of 2 or 3 to create a capsule that could hold an egg and withstand a 15 ft. drop. Twelve out of eighteen eggs were successful and made the trip uncracked.last_img


first_imgPLEDGE OF KINDNESS — Mrs. Bilotta’s first grade class participated in a Character Education SUPERHERO Cape Day activity at Midtown Community School. The children shared ways to be kind to others and completed a “Pledge of Kindness ” activity. ×last_img

Press release: Government tackles diversity issues head on

first_img It was so pleasing to see representatives from across the entire DCMS portfolio in one space sharing experiences and learning from each other. Matt Hancock showed his passion for diversity and made clear there is no turning back in this agenda. Diversity is not just a moral imperative, it makes good business sense. It’s crucial that these positive intentions are converted into good decisions. Talent in music, sport, tech, art and design can be found anywhere but unless we look for it everywhere, we all risk losing out. We need to open up opportunities to everyone in this country – because you’ll never serve the nation unless you reflect the nation. Sport England’s Director of Insight, Lisa O’Keefe said: Read the Secretary of State’s speech. Attendees also heard from Deborah Williams, Executive Director of the Creative Diversity Network. She oversees Project Diamond which tracks levels of diversity in front of and behind the camera of all UK-originated productions on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky.Deborah Williams said: The Creative Industries Sector Deal published today can be found https://www.gov.uk/government/news/creative-industries-sector-deal-launched The Diversity Forum coincides with the publication of the Creative Industries Sector Deal which will see £2 million made available to kickstart an industry-led skills package. This includes a creative careers programme to encourage a more diverse intake of talent and more routes into the creative industries.Commenting on the event the British Film Institute’s Chief Executive Officer, Amanda Nevill, said: We strongly welcome the Secretary of State’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and believe that film, as one of the most accessible art forms, is a vital driver for change. The BFI actively demonstrates our commitment through what we say and what we do, for example our current BFI Flare: LGBTQ+ Film Festival, the BFI Film Academy or the adoption of BFI Diversity Standards, which have become a game changer for film. The Diversity Standards are a prerequisite to receive BFI National Lottery funding but they are also enthusiastically being adopted by the industry as an essential tool to effect change through challenging recruitment decisions. They show just how determined and open we are as an industry to offer opportunity to everyone. Notes In the first event of its kind, Digital and Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, brought together more than 100 organisations from across the digital, culture, media and sporting worlds to address diversity concerns.The diversity forum, hosted at the world famous Abbey Road Studios, is part of the Government’s mission to create a fairer society where success is based on merit, not privilege. The forum was attended by high profile figures including former paralympian Lady Tanni Grey-Thompson, CodeFirstGirls’ Chief Executive Amali de Alwis, ITV’s Head of Diversity Ade Rawcliffe, Chair of UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce Keith Harris and Sport England’s Director of Insight Lisa O’Keefe.Too often sectors work on diversity and social mobility in silos, convinced that the challenges they face are unique. The new forum will identify and share best practice for increasing diversity and social mobility, making the sectors inclusive and representative of the communities they serve across the country.Speaking at the event, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matt Hancock said: This was an invaluable opportunity to share learning from our successful This Girl Can campaign with representatives from very different industries – each with a common goal to increase diversity. We all have so much to learn from each other as we work to tackle the same big challenges of under-representation in our respective sectors – and so much more to do to. But by working together, we will achieve faster change.last_img read more

Statement to Parliament: Coronavirus update on testing and treatments

first_imgMr Speaker, with permission, I would like to make a statement on coronavirus.The virus is spreading, both here and overseas. In the last week, over 450,000 people tested positive for coronavirus in Europe, almost double the number of cases a month ago. And here in the UK, the number of hospital admissions is now the highest it has been since mid June.Last week, the ONS said that while the rate of increase may be falling, the number of cases is still rising. Yesterday, there were 12,594 new positive cases. The rise is more localised than first time round, with cases rising particularly sharply in the North East and North West of England, and parts of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.Now, more than ever, with winter ahead, we all must remain vigilant, and get this virus under control.Mr Speaker, I now want to turn to the operational issues in data publication, and the future plans for medicine licensing, and of course the announcement of 40 hospitals made by the Prime Minister on Friday night.TestingMr Speaker, I want to take the first available opportunity to set out to the House the technical issue around case uploads, discovered by Public Health England on Friday night. This is an ongoing incident, and I come to the House straight from an operational update from my officials.On Friday night, Public Health England identified that over the previous 8 days, 15,841 positive test results were not included in the reported daily cases. This was due to a failure in the automated transfer of files from the labs, to PHE’s data systems.I want to reassure everyone that every single person who tested positive was told that result in the normal way, in the normal time frame. They were told that they needed to self-isolate, which is of course now required by law.However, these positive test results were not reported in the public data, and were not transferred to the contact tracing system. I want to thank colleagues who have been working since late Friday night, through the weekend, to resolve this problem. And I want to set out the steps that we have taken.First, contact tracing of these cases began first thing Saturday.We brought in 6,500 hours of extra contact tracing over the weekend, and I can report to the House that as of 9am, 51 per cent of the cases have now been contacted a second time for contact tracing purposes.I want to reassure the House that outbreak control in care homes, schools, and hospitals has not been directly affected. Because dealing with outbreaks in these settings does not primarily rely on this particular PHE system.Second, the number of cases did not flow through to the dashboards that we use for internal and external reasons to monitor the epidemic. Over the weekend, we updated the public dashboard. This morning, the JBC presented to me their updated analysis of the epidemic, based on the new figures.The Chief Medical Officer has analysed that our assessment of the disease, and its impact, has not substantially changed, as a result of these data.And the JBC has confirmed that this has not impacted the basis on which decisions about local action were taken last week. Nevertheless, this is a serious issue which is being investigated fully.I’d like to thank Public Health England and NHS Test & Trace who have worked together, at speed, to resolve this issue and I want to thank everyone for their hard work over the weekend.Mr Speaker, this incident should never have happened but the team have acted swiftly to minimise its impact. And now it is critical that we work together to put this right, and to make sure it never happens again.TreatmentsMr Speaker, another important area of our coronavirus battle plan is treatments.As the House knows, the only treatment known to work against coronavirus was discovered here in the UK. And as we leave the EU, I want to use the opportunity to improve how quickly we get new drugs to patients here.The UK is joining with Canada, the United States, Australia, Switzerland and Singapore, in Project Orbis, which will allow international regulators to work together to review and approve the next generation of cancer treatments faster.This means pharmaceutical companies can submit treatments to be reviewed by several countries at the same time so we can co-operate with the best medical regulators in the world. And make approvals quicker so we can get patients the fastest possible access to new drugs.This is an exciting development, and we will join this scheme fully on 1 January 2021 after the end of the transition period.Because we will stop at nothing to bring faster access to live-saving treatments on the NHS.New hospitalsMr Speaker, we are investing in our hospitals too.And 2 weeks ago I announced to the House that we are investing an extra £150 million to expand capacity in urgent and emergency care so hospitals have the space to continue treating patients safely in the pandemic.On Friday, I am delighted that my Right Honourable friend the Prime Minister set out the 40 hospitals that will be built by 2030, as part of a package worth £3.7 billion. With 8 further new schemes invited to bid for future funding, also to be built by 2030, including mental health facilities.This is the biggest hospital building programme in a generation.And this investment comes on top of the record extra £33.9 billion a year that the government will be providing to the NHS by 2023 to 2024 that we passed into law right at the start of this Parliament.Mr Speaker, these 40 new hospitals across England will support our mission to level up our NHS.So even more people have top-class healthcare services in their local area.And so we can protect the NHS long into the future.Local actionFinally Mr Speaker, it is critical that our rules are clear on a local level, so that the public can be certain of what they need to do to suppress this virus.And I will update the House in due course on what action the government is taking so we can have a more consistent approaches to levels of local action, working with our colleagues in local government.For now, it is essential that people follow the guidance in their local area and if they need to check the rules, that they check their local authority website.ConclusionMr Speaker, history shows us that the battle against a pandemic is never quick and it is never easy.It requires making major sacrifices and difficult choices. And I know that this has been a tough year for so many, and that we are asking people to persevere, as winter draws in.Because the only safe path is to suppress the virus, protecting the economy, education and the NHS, until a vaccine can make us safe.And I commend this statement to the House.last_img read more

Greencore reports H1 sales growth

first_imgGreencore Group, the international convenience food producer, has reported an 8.5% growth in operating profit to £43.5m during its H1 period.The unaudited figures for the 26 weeks ended 25 March 2016 showed an 8.1% rise in group revenue from £639.8m to £691.6m and food-to-go revenue was also up 12.7% on a like-for-like basis.The company confirmed a strategic commitment to growing its leadership in the food-to-go market and reported 13.1% growth for this sector in the UK. The company said this had been driven by successful product relaunches and annualisation of business wins.Greencore also highlighted its investment in its UK production sites – recent work on the company’s Northampton campus is reported to have been completed, and an additional unit is due to be commissioned next spring. Plans were also announced to add several new production lines at the company’s other UK sandwich facilities.Backdrop to business “uncertain”In its outlook, Greencore said that the UK backdrop to its business remained uncertain due to the changing nature of the grocery industry and other potential economic headwinds. However, the company added it remained confident it would be able to deliver a future performance in line with market expectations.Patrick Coveney, chief executive officer at Greencore, said: “Our strategy of focusing on the UK and US food-to-go markets is working well and we are continuing to invest in capacity and capability initiatives to support the substantial future growth pipeline. We are confident of further progress in the months and years ahead.”last_img read more

The architect as artist

first_imgCall Frank Gehry just an architect, and he just might correct you.Some of the greatest architects in history were artists first, he likes to point out, including Italian masters such as Giotto, Michelangelo, and El Greco. Gehry himself took night classes in fine arts at the University of Southern California (USC) before turning his focus to building design. Even after his gaze shifted, many of his closest friends were, and remain, artists.“I realized I was much closer to [artists],” said Gehry. “They were very hands-on. They were making things. It was very direct, not a lot of talk, not a lot of rhetoric. … It was emotional. It was feeling.”An expressive hand is clearly behind the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s extensive, creative body of work that includes the gleaming Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. For many, his experimentation with unconventional materials and bold forms renders his buildings true works of art.In honor of his varied creative achievements, Gehry received the Harvard Arts Medal on Thursday at Farkas Hall. The afternoon ceremony marked the annual kickoff to Arts First, Harvard’s four-day celebration of student and faculty creativity organized by the Office for the Arts, now in its 24th year.In her remarks, Harvard President Drew Faust said that Gehry, the first architect to receive the award, had “created for the next generation not only a new vocabulary of form, but, to quote one of our design School professors, ‘a new vocabulary for the art of architecture itself.’”Leaning on the dais, his new medal around his neck, Gehry appeared humbled. “Getting a medal from Harvard is special,” he said, “and calling it an arts medal is a big deal.”Raised in Toronto, Gehry moved to Los Angeles with his family as a teenager in 1947. He worked for a company crafting and installing breakfast nooks for several years, until a USC ceramics class changed his life. The teacher, Glenn Lukens, was having a house built by the legendary architect Raphael Soriano. Lukens invited Gehry to the construction site.“My eyes must have lit up,” Gehry said as he recalled watching Soriano, dressed all in black, direct a group of contractors. Lukens enrolled Gehry in an architecture class. He was a natural.“That’s the first time I did well at anything,” said Gehry, who offered his comments during a heartfelt and humorous conversation with actor John Lithgow ’67, Art.D. ’05.Gehry received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from USC in 1954 and went on to study city planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). (He didn’t complete the Harvard program but received an honorary doctorate from the GSD in 2000.) He established his Los Angeles practice in 1962 and created Gehry Partners, LLP, in 2001.Speaking about what many consider his masterpiece, Bilbao, an undulating tapestry of curves and waves covered with a metallic skin, Gehry proudly noted that the project ended up less expensive and even more beautiful than anticipated. The museum was initially meant to be covered in stainless steel. But Gehry, the artist, knew better.“Bilbao has a lot of rainy, cloudy days … stainless steel goes dead on gray days,” he said.Instead, Gehry grabbed a small piece of titanium from his office, nailed it to a nearby telephone pole and waited. When the rain came the titanium “turned golden,” he recalled. To make up for the higher cost, Gehry used titanium sheets half the thickness of the steel. The end result came in on budget and striking. Noted architect Philip Johnson is said to have cried upon seeing the museum for the first time.“It really worked,” said Gehry. “When you come upon it, it has that wonderful feeling of warmth in the metal.”Lauded for his use of computers to push the boundaries of his work, Gehry said technology helped him incorporate the notion of movement into his designs.“The only thing I am trying to do is put two notes together to make a feeling with inert materials. I’ve searched and searched for a long time, and the only place I could go was to express movement as the possible alternate for decoration.”With the computer, he said, “I am able to demystify that and build.”Admittedly at times “very” stubborn, Gehry also said that fruitful collaboration is central to his work and that he always looks for “some resonance” with a client before accepting a job. Incorporating a client’s advice and feedback, he said, is a key to keeping his work fresh.“It’s a collaboration. It’s not the sound of one hand clapping,” he said, adding, “I think I would repeat myself if I did not have that kind of relationship.”Still, he doesn’t take every job.“I turned Donald Trump down seven times,” said Gehry to laughter from the crowd.He lamented the lack of creativity and artistry in much of what he said passes for architecture in the built environment, referring to it instead as “construction.” He also called for more women to make their mark in the field.“Our schools graduate at least 50 percent women in architecture, and we don’t see them. And we’ve got to do something about that.”Stay the course, be yourself, and don’t give up, Gehry encouraged a young female architect in the crowd who was eager to defy convention with her own work and was seeking his wisdom.“That’s all I did,” said Gehry. “I just didn’t give up.”last_img read more