Her Majesty's Jihadists
Now, as its director, he supervises a surprisingly small staff, considering the depth and range of the research the center does. There are only nine full-time academics attached to it, supplemented by a dozen or so part-time interns or students who sit ...
April 14, 2015
Buying Here: Fox Chapel home features plenty of space
His seven-bedroom house and 20 acres of property at 251 Old Mill Road is on the market for $4.5 million (MLS No. 1042016) with Linda DiBucci of Coldwell Banker Real Estate (412-487-0500 or www.pittsburghmoves.com). The house, which has five full and ...
May 30, 2015
Life after death: the science of human decomposition
He was just 57 years old. Now, he lay on the metal table, his body wrapped in a white linen sheet, cold and stiff to the touch, his skin purplish-grey – tell-tale signs that the early stages of decomposition were well under way. Most of us would rather ...
May 5, 2015
As a furniture maker, Kate Joyce bucked long odds
Attached to one of the brothers' homes was a tiny vacation apartment where she slept, cooked on a hot plate and enjoyed a view of the lake from her balcony. The Blatters shared their midday meal with her and loaned her an old bicycle. In time, Ms ...
March 25, 2015
The insider's guide to Westminster: from Portcullis House to the Burma Road
To reach it, you either have to walk up a rather bleak, stale‑smelling, winding staircase or take a small, wood-panelled lift, that isn't quite as old and decrepit as it looks. One hopes. The luckier organisations have offices with windows that look ...
May 14, 2015
Election 2015: a guide to results night
2am-3am: Eastleigh; Yeovil; Bermondsey and Old Southwark. Lib Dem territory, especially for long-time south London MP Simon 3am: Bristol West, Brent Central, and Hornsey & Wood Green. If Labour doesn't gain from the Lib Dems in seats such as these, ...
May 7, 2015
Fourth hen harrier's disappearance sparks fears of extinction by persecution
Steve Garnett, upland warden at RSPB Geltsdale, said: “All of the staff and volunteers who were watching the nest around the clock over the past few weeks are absolutely gutted about the disappearance of the male and the failure of the eggs.” Sarah ...
June 2, 2015
Fox Chapel has many lovely properties, but few can boast that its occupant changed the lives of millions with his pioneering work in medicine. If you or a loved one have used a CPAP breathing device or had a heart valve replacement or coronary artery bypass surgery, then you have been touched by the work of the late Dr. George J. Magovern, a pioneering heart surgeon and creator of... His seven-bedroom house and 20 acres of property at 251 Old Mill Road is on the market for $4. 5 million (MLS No. 1042016) with Linda DiBucci of Coldwell Banker Real Estate (412-487-0500 or www. 86 undeveloped acres (listed as 305 Old Mill Road) that was bought from Dr. Magovern in December 201212-28-2012 for $1. 98 million. That parcel’s triangular borders are Old Mill Road, Millview Drive (a dirt road) and a portion of Haverford Road. • The house and 4 acres that was purchased for $1. 26 million in March 2014 after Dr. Magovern passed away. “I was always intending on waiting on the home and the balance of the 4 acres to make it a 20-acre parcel and restore [the acreage] back to the original home,” the man said. “It is a wonderful original design and for anyone who values a traditional home with spectacular views and a lot of acreage, it’s a wonderful opportunity.
Kate Joyce studied English literature and biology in college, but an introductory sculpture class changed her life. Making furniture in that class helped her realize that she wanted to work with her hands. While a student at the University of Pittsburgh, she taught arts and crafts at the Wilkinsburg Boys Club, which had an unused wood shop. She taught herself to work on those machines and later led a wood shop class at the YMCA in East Liberty. Joyce, who works with Pennsylvania walnut, African mahogany and purpleheart, likes to incorporate found objects into her designs. Her first solo exhibition in Pittsburgh showcases 30 pieces of furniture and opens April 4 at BE Galleries, 3583 Butler St. , Lawrenceville and runs through May 2. . In 1972, Ms. Joyce was an auburn-haired college graduate who went to the USX... They told me, ’We build buildings. Two years later, she filed a federal lawsuit that eventually opened trade unions to women all over the country, and not just for carpenters. The carpenters union paid a modest financial settlement and agreed to be pro-active in recruiting women, but Ms. Joyce did not wait around for the legal wrangling, which lasted until 1978. While saving money for a plane ticket and rail pass, she...
At the top of the escalators in the concrete caverns of Westminster underground station, most passengers either make for the exit straight ahead on to Westminster Bridge or duck right to come out on Whitehall. Just a few, though, will head left before taking a sharp right along the underground walkway and disappear through a badly lit revolving door, on the inside of which is a police guard. Having passed through the security gates – no need for any of the hassle of bag-searches or x-ray machines that visitors have to endure at the main entrance – you come out into another underground walkway. To your right is New Palace Yard and the MPs’ underground carpark where Conservative MP Airey Neave was murdered by the Irish National Liberation Army in 1979. to the left is Speaker’s Green and Speaker’s Court. No one inside the Palace of Westminster would be seen dead doing anything at all less than purposefully. The most purposeful, and therefore the ones who can afford to walk at a slightly more languid pace than everyone else, are the MPs. At the start of the new parliament next Monday, there will be an additional sub-group of MPs: the new intake.