Illustration from “Design Guidelines” | Hord Coplan Macht, Inc. The first of many is how Kentlands Town Architect Marina Khoury described the six-story apartment building planned for Kentlands Market Square at a May 29 Town Hall meeting held at the Kentlands Clubhouse. The meeting was hosted by the Kentlands Downtown Working Group, a Kentlands Citizens Assembly committee, and attended by more than 40 residents. The building will offer ground-floor retail, 245 dwelling units and an interior, three-level garage with 341 residential parking spaces and 235 retail spaces. It is planned for the Kentlands Market Square surface parking lot bounded by Kentlands Boulevard, Commerce Square Place, Center Point Way and a row of commercial—Orangetheory Fitness, My Gym Kentlands, U.S. Postal Service and Buca di Beppo—that will disappear or be relocated to make room for the new building. Kimco Realty, owners of Kentlands Market Square, submitted a Schematic Development Plan … [Read more...] about Residents Urged to ‘Speak With One Voice’ on Kentlands Downtown
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Some American children have adopted a British accent after watching the "Peppa Pig" cartoon. (Fox News) American parents are noticing their little ones adopting British accents after watching "Peppa Pig," a popular children’s TV show about a female pig and her animal friends. Janet Manley, a mother of two, coined the sudden mimicking of the British accent the “Peppa Effect” after her daughter began calling her “mummy” during an hours-long flight to Australia. MEGHAN MARKLE APPEARS TO ADOPT BRITISH ACCENT IN NEW VIDEO “Up until the age of 20 months, my daughter was a pristine developmental specimen, untouched by screen-time. Then we flew to Australia,” Manley wrote for Romper, a website for millennial mothers. “After 21 hours of flight time spent binge-watching Peppa Pig episodes on the iPad, my kid had adopted Peppa Pig’s plum British accent, calling me ‘Mummy” and finishing her sentences with … [Read more...] about Is ‘Peppa Pig’ causing American children to speak with British accent?
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 01/07/2019 09:00 am ET Updated 21 minutes ago By Emily McCombs I’m a little late to the whole Words with Friends phenomenon. The mobile word game, which is basically the same as but not associated with Scrabble, was released in 2009 and rose to immense popularity in 2010 and 2011. I just downloaded the app about a month ago, to compete against my boyfriend. The game is set up so that you can look up people you know by username or Facebook or you can be randomly assigned an opponent using “Smartmatch.” The latter is where the trouble started. See, when my boyfriend was showing me the ropes of the game, he told me that he mostly plays with strangers. “Does anybody ever try to chat with you?” I asked. “No, never,” he responded. FORESHADOWING ALERT. I have since heard from other men that they didn’t even realize there WAS a chat feature embedded in the game. But it turns … [Read more...] about If One More Dude Hits On Me On Words With Friends, I’m Changing My Pic To A Scary Clown
Algernon D'Ammassa Las Cruces Sun-News Published 8:00 AM EST Dec 18, 2018 People often hang up on Roy van der Aa. “I’m on the phone every day; I hate it,” the native Hollander said during a break at his art studio in Las Cruces. Yet, as publisher of The Ink, a monthly newspaper covering arts and local events, he must conduct daily business over the telephone. Many conversations, however, are quickly aborted by callers assuming they have a bad connection. "People aren't as patient as they should be," van der Aa said. When callers hear silence on his end of the phone, it isn't a dropped call. Roy van der Aa has stuttered since the age of 6. His speech is frequently interrupted by repeated consonant sounds or syllables, stoppages and occasional elongations which he referred to as “blocks.” On this afternoon, the three types of blocks were present in nearly every sentence. He said that in situations of greater anxiety, such as having to speak … [Read more...] about What is a stutter? Here’s tips to speaking with someone with one.
By Christopher Weber Published 8:41 pm PDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa speaks after SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk announced him as the person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) less Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa speaks after SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk announced him as the person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, ... more Photo: Chris Carlson / Associated Press Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa speaks after SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk announced him as the person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) less Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa speaks after SpaceX … [Read more...] about Billionaire plans paid moon orbit as SpaceX customer, with friends along for the ride.