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Boats on the Seine 2

As many of you know if you have followed Eye Prefer Paris for several years, I get inspired by something new, and then fixate on it for a period of time. The fixations have included doors, courtyards, lanterns, window boxes, drainpipes, and a host of other subjects.My latest photo fixation is boats on the Seine. I featured my first photos on a post in May, and since then I have been photographing boats on the Seine all the time when I take my almost daily power walk along the river.   Her...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Seine, Richard Nahem

Pittsburgh Google contractors ratify deal with HCL

Nearly two years ago, contractors for Google’s Pittsburgh operations voted to join the United Steelworkers union in a bid to secure more labor rights representation. It was an early example of a building union movement for tech workers across the spectrum. But as other hard-fought battles have been waged among blue and white collar workers alike, both sides have continued hashing out negotiations. This week, those have finally resulted in something more concrete. The contract workers held out fo...
Tags: Google, Labor, Tech, Union, Parks, Pittsburgh, United Steelworkers, Google Alphabet, HCL, HCL Technologies, USW, Pittsburgh Google, Tom Conway, Renata Nelson

Paris Plage 2021

Paris Plage, the Paris beach, has been a major summer event since 2002. Now in its 19th year, it originally was just in one location in the Right Bank, but in recent years has been extended to the Left Bank near the D’orsay Museum, the Basin de Villette and this year they have also added the Trocadero Gardens.   I strolled on the Right Bank plage just by my house between Pont de Sully and Pont des Arts early last Saturday evening and it was a hotbed of activity. People were partying, picn...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Paris Plage, Left Bank, Right Bank, Richard Nahem, Pont, Trocadero Gardens, Basin de Villette

‘Parks and Recreation’: Here’s Where You Can Stream or Buy Every Season

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, “Hey, where can I watch this thing?” In this edition: Parks and Recreation .) Parks and Recreation has been over since 2015, and that’s the woooooooorst. Sure, there was a special that came out during the pandemic that brought some of the charm of the workplace comedy back, but that’s just not good enough. So the only way to get a fix of our favorite friends from Pawnee, Indiana is to go back and watch the en...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Amazon Prime, Features, Netflix, Parks and Recreation, Parks, DirecTV, Tom Haverford, Lagavulin, Pawnee Indiana, Ben Wyatt Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation Parks and Recreation, Sling Peacock, Parks and Recreation Season

Some companies are using prison labor amid claims of a worker shortage. Critics argue they should just raise wages instead.

Employees at Televerde, which provides job training for incarcerated women, take a break. Companies have turned to prison labor to plug a worker shortage. Televerde Companies are using prison labor to plug worker shortages, The Guardian reported. Critics say this exploits prisoners and is a workaround for companies to avoid raising wages. People in prison work release programs are usually paid less and given no benefits or paid time off. See more stories on Insider's business page. Som...
Tags: News, Prison, US, Trends, Retail, Guardian, Kansas, Ohio, Parks, Teamsters, Stiles, Russell Stover, Labor Shortage, Televerde, COVID, Heather Schlitz

Beaver Hunting Under the Microscope in South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is weighing how to proceed on beaver hunting in the Black Hills and the state.
Tags: South Dakota, Parks, Black Hills, South Dakota Department

La Vie D’Artistes Photo Exhibit At Tour Saint Jacques

I’m always delighted to see the outdoor photo exhibits in Paris at various locations including the gates of the Luxembourg Gardens, Hotel de Ville, and Tour Saint Jacques.   The latest exhibit is La Vie D’Artistes, a series of black and white photos by photographer Paul Ullman. During a 40-year period, Ullmann photographed dozens of artists, singers, and musicians in a room underneath the famed Olympia Theater. There’s also gallery show of the photos in the Marais at the Galerie Basia Emb...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Loire Valley, Jacques, Ullmann, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Saint Paul Village, Luxembourg Gardens Hotel de Ville, Paul Ullman, Galerie Basia Embiricos, Rue des Jardins Saint Paul

Wildlife Agency Names 1st Black Chief of Law Enforcement

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has named the first African American chief of its law enforcement bureau.
Tags: Parks, Wildlife Agency, Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries

Opposition to South Park Blocks Plan, Green Loop, dominates council hearing

Existing conditions. (Photo and graphic: Portland Parks) A plan to update the South Park Blocks and establish it as a key segment of the future Green Loop was roundly rejected by many downtown residents at a city council hearing Thursday. The opposition came after more than month of misleading and false statements circulating online about the suspected impacts of the plan and the alleged intentions of the Portland Parks & Recreation bureau. Still Time to Comment Council will accept wri...
Tags: South Park, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Broadway, Dell, Jackson, Seattle, Council, White, Parks, Rubio, Lindberg, Garrett, Fourth Avenue

Paris Window Boxes-2021

It’s my annual edition of the Paris window boxes. For 2021, I concentrated mostly on the window boxes in my neighborhood, Le Marais. Do you have some favorites?   Eye Prefer Paris 16th Anniversary   I want to thank the following people for generously donating to Eye Prefer Paris so I can continue my subscription service. Your donations exceeded my initial request of $540 and I will apply the extra funds towards a second year. I also want to thank you for your kind notes you included i...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Linda, Richard Nahem

Les Extatiques-Outdoor Art Installation at La Defense

I am a big fan of outdoor art and sculpture installations and always like the contrast between the art and the surrounding elements of nature and architecture.   La Defense is currently exhibiting the 2021 version of Les Extatiques, where contemporary artists and sculptors are invited to install their works on the esplanade. This year there are nine artists showing their artworks and below are photos and commentary.  Note that there are actually two installations, one in the  La Defense, ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Mexico, Paypal, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Metro, Daniel Arsham, La Defense, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Tony Cragg, La Seine Musicale, Cyril Lancelin, Johan Creten

Officials kill grizzly bear in Montana, less than 2 miles from where woman was killed

Wildlife officials in Montana shot and killed a grizzly bear Friday morning less than two miles from Ovando, where a 65-year-old woman was killed in a bear attack Tuesday, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks confirmed.
Tags: Montana, Cnn, Parks, Ovando

14 ‘Loki’ Episode 5 Easter Eggs and What They Could Mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The intriguing mystery at the center of Loki got even more compelling with the fifth episode, “Journey into Mystery.” Not only did Loki (Tom Hiddleston) meet a whole crew of different variations of the God of Mischief, but The Void in which they’ve all been banished was chock full of Easter eggs referencing deep cuts from the history of Marvel Comics, calling back to familiar items from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and much more. So let’s take a run-through of over a dozen Loki episode 5 East...
Tags: TV, Television, Movies, New York City, Disney, Features, Philadelphia, Mars, Thor, Portland Oregon, Journey, Marvel Comics, Easter Eggs, Patton Oswalt, Marvel Studios, Walt Disney

The 8 best hotels in Nashville, from a boutique in a converted church to an opulent icon popular with presidents and celebrities

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Fairlane Hotel With a famous music scene, nightlife, and lip-smacking food, Nashville's always up for a good time. The city's Downtown area is undergoing an exciting boom of mid-range and luxury hotels. We compiled the best Nashville hotels ranging from $149 to $334 per night in the low season. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Country music might still be Nashville's top drawcard, but do...
Tags: Cdc, US, Trends, Atlanta, Chicago, Tennessee, Broadway, Nashville, Michelin, Sean Brock, Midtown, Hall of Fame, Balmain, Parks, Continental, Eleanor Roosevelt

Amazon’s ‘A League of Their Own’ Casts Nick Offerman as a Curmudgeonly Baseball Coach, Presumably With a Heart of Gold

Score! Television’s favorite curmudgeon with a heart of gold is going to be playing one of film’s greatest curmudgeons with a heart of gold. Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman has been cast as the cantankerous coach in Amazon’s A League of their Own series. The series, helmed by Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham, is an hourlong live-action drama that focuses on the women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The show will be inspired by, but not based directly on, the movie w...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Casting, Abbi Jacobson, Davis, Graham, Nick Offerman, Penny Marshall, Parks, Marshall, Cubs, Rockford, Dugan, Jacobson

Etretat Houses And Gardens

While I was preparing for the Lupin tour for Facebook, I snapped photos of the charming houses and gardens in Etretat. The climbing rosebushes were doing a great job of decorating the facades of the houses and the lush shrubs and bushes blanketed the front and side yards. I also loved the various materials and details of the houses such as thatched roofs, brick, and half-timber.   CLICK HERE to watch the Lupin 2 video from Etretat, in case you missed it.  ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Facebook, Architecture, Gardens, Parks, Lupin, Richard Nahem

How Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman's 'Making It' 'tricked' NBC: 'Nick and Amy: 1, NBC: 0'

"Parks and Recreation" co-stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman almost found a way to make a reality show without any competition in "Making It."       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Nbc, Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Usa Today, NICK, Parks, Amy

Festival Pass: Just Like Heaven plans 2022 return, Foo Fighters to play The Forum

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. This week has been chock full of concert and festival announcements, which is good news for people who are music fans, but bad for their bank accounts. Goldenvoice festival Just Like Heaven has announced its planned return in 2022 with a lineup of alt rockers and indie stars that will take you back in time more than a decade to when you still had an iPod in...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Elton John, Long Beach, Music Festivals, West Coast, North America, Pasadena, Modest Mouse, Parks, Snoop Dogg, Southern California, Old Town

Opinion: It’s time to rally support for a carfree South Park Blocks

A plan to prohibit driving to create carfree spaces on several blocks of the South Park Blocks, as drawn by Portland Bureau of Transportation in Appendix B of the South Park Blocks Master Plan. This is an opinion from BikePortland founder, editor, and publisher Jonathan Maus. It’s unfortunate that the discussion about the future of the South Park Blocks has been poisoned by a misleading opposition campaign. What we should be laser-focused on is something city planners call the Connected Cu...
Tags: South Park, Opinion, Sport, Front Page, Salmon, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Parks, Rubio, Portland State University, Jefferson, Falbo, Portland Art Museum, Pioneer Square, Portland Bureau of Transportation

What is… the Alex Trebek Open Space?

Tucked away in Los Angeles's Santa Monica Mountains, between Hollywood Boulevard and Mulholland Drive, there are 62 acres of unmarked trees, brush, and dirt where the public can hike or just sit quietly and remember the iconic Jeopardy! host who died last year, George Alexander Trebek, OC. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Los Angeles, Jeopardy, Parks, Mulholland Drive, Santa Monica Mountains, Hollywood Boulevard, Nature Preserves, George Alexander Trebek

Umberto Eco’s 36 Rules for Writing Well (in English or Italian)

Creative Commons image by Rob Bogaerts, via the National Archives in Holland Umberto Eco knew a great many things. Indeed too many things, at least according to his critics: “Eco knows everything there is to know and spews it in your face in the most blasé manner,” declared Pier Paolo Pasolini, “as if you were listening to a robot.” That line appears quoted in Tim Parks’ review of Pape Satàn Aleppe, a posthumous collection of essays from La Bustina di Minerva, the magazine column Eco had writte...
Tags: Facebook, Writing, College, Literature, Seoul, Orwell, Parks, Eco, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sono, Emerson, Minerva, Louisiana Channel, Umberto Eco, Tim Parks, Colin Marshall

Councilwoman Raman introduces motions aimed at expanding homeless housing

LOS ANGELES — City Councilwoman Nithya Raman on Tuesday, June 15 introduced three motions in an effort to expand the city’s short supply of affordable and permanent supportive housing. “In conversations across the district, we’ve heard a common theme: L.A. needs more affordable places for people to live,” Raman said. “Our office has sought out sites for affordable and supportive housing, as well as policy strategies to build more of these units. That’s what today’s motions are about.” One motion...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Housing, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Parks, Wilmington, Raman, Highland Ave, VILLANUEVA

Misleading opposition campaign claims South Park Blocks Plan will lead to mass tree deaths

Riders in the South Park Blocks.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Does the City of Portland want to swap dozens of historic trees for cycling access in the South Park Blocks? According to a campaign launched by critics of South Park Blocks Master Plan, that’s exactly what Portland Parks bureau has in mind. But is their opposition really about protecting trees? Or is it rooted in anti-cycling bias and a desire to maintain a status quo that includes ample space for cars? A peti...
Tags: South Park, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Broadway, White, Parks, Jonathan, MacKenzie, Pearl District, Iain Mackenzie, Jonathan Maus, Green Loop, Leeson, Portland Parks

Return to the Luberon: Ansouis

Another lovely village we visited in the Luberon was Ansouis. Officially named one of the most beautiful villages in France, Ansouis is the Luberon at its best.   The population is just over 1,000 people, and the residents take much pride in the upkeep of limestone facades of their ancient homes by maintaining beautiful vines, plants and flowerpots.   Two other highlights of Ansouis is the impressive 12th century chateau and the Saint Martin  C hurch.   ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Gardens, Parks, Martin, Luberon, Richard Nahem, Ansouis, France Ansouis

LA to reopen nearly 30 pools – just in time for heat wave

LOS ANGELES — Just in time for an anticipated heat wave arriving next week, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks will reopen nearly 30 of its pools Monday, June 14. Pools will be open from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. weekends from June 14-20. Pools will become available for swim lessons, aquatic sports and the junior lifeguard program June 19. All participants must follow COVID-19 guidelines. Pools will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. or 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. we...
Tags: Health, Weather, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Parks, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Los Angeles Department of Recreation, Coronavirus

Whitmer Seeks $250M for Parks; Senate Has $1.5B Bridge Plan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has called for spending a “historic” $250 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to upgrade state parks and trails.
Tags: Senate, Parks, Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer

Best Places to Take Your Pet For Holiday

  Bringing your pet on your vacation can make it much better. Of course, sometimes it can be more complicated as you have to choose proper animal-friendly places, bring the best dog food that will last through the trip, or select particular kinds of activities that you can do together. Nevertheless, it is worth it, as you don't have to leave your four-legged friends with other people, pay for animal hotels, or worry about your pet's well-being. Still, if you plan to bring your pet for a trip, y...
Tags: Travel, Dog, Family, Florida, Usa, Holidays, Washington, Hotels, White House, Pets, Best, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Tennessee, Places

Behind the Attraction: Disney+ Original Series to Stream This July

Disney attractions around the world have long been enchanting visitors in magical ways for generations. To celebrate the July 30 release of the Disney feature film Jungle Cruise, inspired by the Disney Parks attraction which debuted in 1955 with the opening of Disneyland park, Disney+ will premiere all episodes of its newest original series Behind the Attraction on Friday, July 16. The 10-part series, narrated by Paget Brewster, gives viewers an exclusive peek ‘behind the curtain’ of the most b...
Tags: Family, TV, Movies, Documentary, Dwayne Johnson, Disney, Haunted Mansion, TV News, Streaming, Theme Parks, Pixar, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Parks, Disney Parks, Space Mountain

‘Rutherford Falls’ Team Talks Importance of Native Authenticity, Beading in Costume Design

Costume designer Kirston Mann admits she felt like an outsider when it came to working on Peacock’s “Rutherford Falls.” Although she has countless other television credits, including executive producer Mike Schur’s previous comedies “Parks and Recreation” and “The Good Place,” working with traditional Native materials and designs was new for the veteran crew member. Luckily, […]
Tags: Features, Emmys, Parks, Peacock, Jana Schmieding, Mike Schur, Rutherford Falls, Kirston Mann

HBO Max Hires ‘Superman and Lois’ Director For ‘Green Lantern’ Series

Lee Toland Krieger, who this year has already directed two episodes of The CW’s Superman and Lois and two episodes of the Netflix fantasy series Shadow and Bone, has been hired as one of the directors of HBO Max’s upcoming Green Lantern series. The show is being produced by Arrowverse mastermind and mega-producer Greg Berlanti, and will introduce audiences to “a multitude of Lanterns” instead of focusing on just one ring-wearing superhero. According to The Direct (via The Hollywood Reporter)...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Blake Lively, Superman, Fbi, Ryan Reynolds, Cw, Parks, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, Gardner, Lois, Andy Samberg, Greg Berlanti