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Paul G. Allen
HKS has been appointed architect for h.Club LA – the first international extension of London’s acclaimed Hospital Club established in 2004 by philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen as a private “club for creatives”. Slated to open in early 2018, h.Club LA is ideally located for its A-list members on the legendary crossroads of “Hollywood” and “Vine”, next to the headquarters of Capitol Records.
HKW worked closely with the interior design firm behind London’s Hospital Club, Russell Sage, to create a unique and understated concept that converts the city’s celebrated Redbury Hotel into a place where creativity and freedom of expression can be nurtured through local and global art forms…
The Irish Times
Microsoft is to create 500 jobs at its new sales centre in Dublin, with a further 100 positions across existing operations. The technology giant said the new jobs include roles in finance, operations, engineering and sales.
Microsoft has had operations in Ireland since 1985. Over the years it has expanded operations to encompass three divisions which employ over 1,200 staff and 400 contractors at its campus in Sandyford, Co Dublin…
Homing in on history – how researching the history of his home could lead to discoveries about our far distant ancestors fleeing rising sea levels
As an aero-engineer Jeremy restored historic aircraft for clients including billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who would land at Ludham airfield to find out how his latest project was progressing.
Jeremy fell in love with flying as a teenager, and set up his own business making parts for planes at 21. Eventually he was restoring whole aircraft, tracing and retrieving the remains of historic crashed aeroplanes around the world – and helping Paul fulfil his dream of owning a real-life version of every fighter plane he had as a child…
Smart City Challenge
Mobileye Completes Installation of Collision Avoidance Technology Across 4,500 New York City For-Hire Vehicles
International Business Times
Together with Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFH) a leader in passenger transportation insurance, Mobileye has equipped thousands of New York City-based rideshare vehicles, such as those available through popular apps including Uber and Lyft, with advanced collision avoidance systems that focus on accident prevention.
Beginning this month, 4,500 for-hire vehicles in New York City will feature Mobileye’s cutting-edge technologies enabled by a high resolution vision sensor that analyzes potential dangerous scenarios in real time, alerting drivers to impending collisions and giving them enough time to react…
Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterpieces: If art history has proven one thing, it’s that the human eye never tires of natural beauty. Seattle Art Museum’s Seeing Nature showcases 39 influential European and American paintings pulled from Paul Allen’s private collection.
Presented in chorological order, the collection showcases the evolution of landscape paintings from Jan Brueghel the Younger’s 17th century sensory works to French Impressionist scenes from Monet and Cézanne to Thomas Moran and Georgia O’Keeffe’s majestic 20th century visions of the American west…
Those mountains aren’t just for summer hikes; there’s no reason to wait until the snow melts to take your workout outside. Local retailer REI offers a variety of classes to make sure your fitness goals don’t suffer during the snowy season. Snowshoeing courses range from an all-ages introductory class to a moonlight tour through the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
If you’re looking for a more aerobic workout with a view, sign up for REI’s cross-country skiing classes, which offer instruction in both the classic and skate skiing techniques. All courses are guided by REI Outdoor School instructors and include gear (apparel not included) and sometimes transportation. What wind chill? Cost for classes starts at $35 for REI members, $55 for nonmembers…
The Chicago Tribune
Rock music has its own American museums, of course, both in Seattle (Experience Music Project Museum) and in Cleveland (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame). And giving classic rock the gallery treatment is a proven crowd-pleaser here, even at an art museum. “David Bowie Is,” a similar-sounding look at a rocker’s career and cultural influence, boosted the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s attendance to record levels in 2014.
“Simply, it was the most popular show we’ve ever mounted in our history in terms of attendance and press awareness and reputation building,” said Michael Darling, the MCA’s chief curator, who is looking forward to seeing “Exhibitionism.” “The real lasting impact of it is it helped to kind of remind us … to throw the tent doors open a bit wider.”…
It was perhaps the darkest point of Shawn Springs’ life. His father, Ron, a former Cowboys great, was in a coma in a Dallas hospital, resting motionless, with almost no hope of ever regaining normal activities. Springs was separated from his wife and away from his 1-year-old son at the time, contemplating retirement from the Washington Redskins, spending hours by his dad’s bedside considering not only his own football mortality, but the very concepts of life and death and what it means to be healthy in mind, body and soul.
The summer of 2008 is one that Springs, a former first-round pick of the Seahawks out of Ohio State and one of the better cornerbacks of his era, will never forget. Congress was launching inquires into the NFL’s concussion epidemic around that time and while Springs mulled whether or not to keep playing, he found himself consumed by what life after football would bring him. Always inquisitive, with a mind drawn to business, science and investing (as a rookie, Springs would seek out Seahawks billionaire owner Paul Allen to ask about the early days of Microsoft), it was then that Springs first began to seriously evaluate what his next calling might be…