In 1999, Paul Tollett and Rick Van Santen put on an event east of Palm Springs that came to be known as “the anti-Woodstock.” Twenty years later, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival—Coachella, for short—has not only exploded from an obscure, art-centric gathering into a mainstream sensation, but also become the standard bearer for an entire industry precisely because it elevated the idea of what a music festival could be.That audience, from the quarter of a million attendees across two weekends to the millions more watching live streamed performances at home, has brought with it a not-unfamiliar mix of opportunity and scrutiny. On the one hand, it’s clear that Coachella, in becoming a blockbuster commercial enterprise, has sacrificed some of the initial authenticity that made it such a hub for indie music. On the other, it’s not clear that crossing over has degraded the Coachella experience. If anything, the seemingly infinite variety of acts and activities at and around the festival has become as much a hallmark worth celebrating as a means of appealing to a mass-market audience.Coachella’s evolution into a tentpole event on the annual concert calendar has attracted a growing slate of corporate parties that one would find at a major gathering of any entertainment industry. Though Weekend 2 didn’t feature follow-ups to extracurricular scenes like Neon Carnival and Bootsy Bellows, there were still plenty of great vibes to be found outside, be it at Day Club at the Hilton in Palm Springs or during the Soulection Brunch and the “Light the Way” Listening Party inside the Adidas Sports Club at the famed Zenyara Estate.There was no shortage of VIP options inside the Empire Polo Club either—from veggie burgers, beer and kombucha backstage at the Do LaB to the variety of catered and covered viewing areas at the rest of the stages (not to mention all the “glamping” on the campgrounds) for those with the means and desire to stock up on creature comforts.While those features may not appeal to some, and might repulse purists, none of those need infringe on one’s experience at Coachella any more than some questionable fashion choices would.Which is to say, Coachella is big enough for everyone to have fun in their own way.If you’re a relative newcomer drawn by the pop acts, you would’ve had a blast seeing Ariana Grande share the main stage with Justin Bieber, BLACKPINK plant the flag for K-pop at the Sahara stage, Maggie Rogers bring fans to tears in the Gobi tent or Janelle Monáe summoning the performative spirit of Prince. If hip-hop and R&B is more your speed, you wouldn’t have been at all disappointed by Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals and Childish Gambino closing down Day 1 with their respectively stirring performances on the Coachella stage, Kid Cudi bringing out Kanye West to finish Day 2 at the Sahara, or Khalid, Lizzo, YG, Wiz Khalifa and Pusha T spreading their vibes around the festival grounds.If electronic dance music strikes your fancy, you had tons of tantalizing options, from big-name DJs with top-notch stage production like Zedd, DJ Snake, Gesaffelstein, Bassnectar, Aphex Twin, and Kaytranada to more progressive, pseudo-instrumental outfits like Rufus Du Sol, Bob Moses, Gorgon City, Polo & Pan, and CHVRCHES. And if you’re an old-school Coachella goer, you had to appreciate seeing veterans like Weezer, Mac DeMarco, and Tame Impala come back bigger and better than ever—especially for Kevin Parker’s mind-blowing display of sound and light—as well as indie up-and-comers like the Interrupters, Khruangbin, Superorganism, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra stake their claims to become the next in line to rise up the ranks.That’s all before getting into all the other experiences on offer, including some from artists involved in live performances. For a refreshing take on Rufus Du Sol, there was a supremely psychedelic (and visually subaquatic) experience set to “Underwater” inside the Antarctic dome. To catch Childish Gambino in acting form, there were screenings of Donald Glover’s Guava Island, with Rihanna among his co-stars, in the campgrounds. And for those who still haven’t gotten over Beyoncé’s theatrics from 2018, the famous pyramid stage was available for an up-close look.To delve properly into every aspect of Coachella—including the DJ lineups at the Heineken House and the Do LaB, the indoor bliss available in the Yuma and Sonora tents, the return of the giant astronaut and the Spectra tower, and the ever-improving food and beverage options across the festival—would require volumes of descriptive text written by a seasoned team of experiential connoisseurs. The better move, though, would be to block out a weekend in mid-April, ignore the noise about what Coachella has supposedly “lost” or “regrettably become” over the years, and prepare to party in the desert.
17“With this basil I’ll make pizza and a caprese salad,” revealed April Mullins, a library assistant at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 16Fruit or vegetable? Who cares? Delicious. 6Bulk up a salad with colorful radishes. 14Crisp romaine. A salad staple and a cancer fighter! 12When choosing carrots this summer, always look for smooth, firm skin and rich color. Refreshing gazpacho, pizza peppered with crisp basil, and fruit smoothies for dessert — something about summertime brings out the gourmand in us all. From luscious strawberries to ripe tomatoes to the fisherman’s catch of the day, the warm weather inspires light, fresh, and creative dishes. And, of course, it helps that local farms are growing some of the most picture-perfect organic produce. Every Tuesday at noon in front of the Science Center, Harvard’s own farmers’ market hosts dozens of vendor stands filled with all the ingredients for a delicious season. 18Everyone knows how good basil is on pizza and in paninis, but did you know it’s said to ease cold symptoms, too? Try boiling the leaves and sip it with honey to alleviate a sore throat and cough. 10Red onions are full of antioxidants and liven up cold salads, as well as a boring turkey sandwich. 3“I’m planning to freeze these strawberries and keep them for strawberry smoothies,” said shopper Melissa Minaya. “They’re perfect for the middle of the night when I get a craving for something sweet.” 9Many people believe that local honey is good for allergies. But try a teaspoon in warm water and drink it before breakfast. “It improves digestion,” said Sofia Vidolov, whose husband is the beekeeper. “Or you can use honey as a face mask with a little yogurt and strawberries.” The proof is in the pudding: “I’m 50 years old!” boasts Vidolov. 19“I bought ingredients for salsa: cilantro, tomatoes, onion … I’m looking for a jalapeño,” said Tanya Beroukhim. 5“It’s so hot outside, but I’m going to roast this chicken,” admitted Claire Healey, an Earth and planetary sciences research assistant. “You preheat the oven to 450, salt the chicken inside and out, cover it in herbs — thyme is really good — and put it in the oven for an hour. Don’t touch it. The skin gets really golden and crispy.” 1“I don’t know if you’ve ever had fresh eggs before, but they’re really different. I like to scramble them with vegetables and cheese or make an omelet,” said Susan Viglione, a senior project manager for Harvard Planning and Project Management. Fresh eggs weren’t all Viglione had stuffed in her reusable bag; she also had squash, snap peas, and spinach (“I like to eat it raw or sautéed in a little garlic”). 2Anybody for coleslaw? Check out those cabbages … 13“I buy my regular groceries here,” said Neela Swaminathan. “My baguette, greens, everything I normally get at the grocery store I try to get here. I found some nice tomatoes, cucumber, and lettuce today and tonight I’ll throw together a salad, slice a baguette and rub some tomato on it — that’s my staple.” 4Summer squash and zucchini stand proud at the Farmers’ Market. Packed with vitamin C and potassium, they pair well in a summer stir-fry. 15Graduate School of Design student George Gard picked this carton of strawberries for classic strawberry shortcake. “Sometimes I use Bisquick for the shortcake, but I have been known to make my own. We’ll see how inspired I am.” 11Jed Washburn had big plans for his Farmers’ Market foray: “We’re making Andalusian gazpacho … also, fish en papillote, so I have some leeks for that … Also some ground pork for homemade Asian sausages.” He loves to cook, he confessed, adding, “My fiancée is the head production baker at Flour Bakery.” 7Edan Razinovsky was excited to use these cherry and yellow heirloom tomatoes in a salad with olive oil and garlic. “I’m also going to get some zucchini and squash, scoop out the insides, and stuff them with chicken. It’s a Middle Eastern dish. My family is Israeli, my parents have been making this forever.” 8Fresh, sweet snap peas. Ready for grabbing!
Star Files Related Shows Finding Neverland Laura Michelle Kelly View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Finding Neverland flies to Broadway this spring, and the new tuner’s stars are wasting no time playing pirates (while also looking stunning). Check out Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly, who take on the roles of Peter Pan scribe J.M. Barrie and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, along with the quartet of kids playing the Llewelyn Davies boys: Sawyer Nunes, Jackson DeMott Hill, Alex Dreier and Aidan Gemme, in this hot shot from the newest issue of Vogue. Imaginations appropriately run wild as they sail the high seas, equipped with bed sheets and toy swords. “It’s funny,” Morrison says of the author he portrays, “He writes a play about a boy who won’t grow up, and grows up himself in the process.” Catch the whole crew on Broadway at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre beginning March 15!
WASHINGTON (Thursday, April 10) The U.S. Senate has passed legislation authored by Vermont’s two U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D) and Bernie Sanders (I) that would bring nearly $20 million in emergency relief to Vermont’s neighborhoods and communities, to quickly redevelop and resell or rent abandoned and foreclosed homes and help stabilize home values, rents and local economies.The Senate-passed Foreclosure Prevention Act includes $3.92 billion for communities to use in buying and rehabilitating vacant foreclosed homes, as well as $13 billion in new tax incentives to help spur the sagging housing market. The rehab funds will be allocated through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Leahy and Sanders added a formula to distribute the CDBG funds under an all-state minimum that would assure a minimum allocation of .5 percent to each state, ensuring that funds reach small states like Vermont, as well as larger states. The Senate by unanimous consent Wednesday night added the Leahy-Sanders all-state minimum amendment to the housing bill, which then passed the Senate Thursday in a vote of 84 to 12. The bill will go to conference with a counterpart House bill, which is also on a legislative fast track.Leahy and Sanders said Vermont stands to receive at least $19.6 million in CDBG funds under their formula, to help communities prevent foreclosures and redevelop abandoned and foreclosed homes. Rehabilitated homes, purchased at a discount, would be used to stabilize neighborhoods and stem the significant losses in home values.Leahy said, “So far Vermont has not been hurt as badly as other states, but even our rates are rising, and time is not on our side. The sluggish national economy and the rising cost of housing in Vermont is a one-two punch that is pushing affordable housing out of the reach of many Vermont families. The sooner we can step up our efforts to minimize the withering effects of the mortgage crisis on our neighborhoods and communities, the better off we will be and the sooner we all can pull out of this downturn. Our legislation would make sure that Vermont and other small states get the same kind of emergency help that larger states would get.”Sanders said, “While the overall bill was certainly not everything we wanted, this $20 million will help Vermont deal with the foreclosure crisis that is sweeping the country. With this funding, it is my hope that Vermont’s cities and towns will be able to provide immediate assistance to the struggling middle class trying to hold onto their homes and improve communities hit hard by foreclosures. Clearly, we must do everything we can to prevent the American dream of homeownership from turning into the American nightmare of foreclosure that too many American families are experiencing.”Though the mortgage crisis is worse in other regions of the country, foreclosure rates also continue to rise in Vermont, particularly in the Northeast Kingdom and Southeastern Vermont. According to Vermont’s Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration, for the first quarter of 2008, more than 400 new foreclosures have been filed in Vermont, a 30 percent increase over those filed for the same quarter last year. If that pattern holds, Vermont this year could be facing about 1600 foreclosures. Subprime mortgage-related foreclosures will cost Vermont $74.5 million over the second half of 2007 through the end of 2009, according to Congress’s Joint Economic Committee, which also says the losses nationwide will reach nearly $104 billion.# # # # #
By Geraldine Cook/Diálogo September 09, 2018 General Alberto Zanelli, commander of the Uruguayan Air Force (FAU, in Spanish), firmly believes that combined work strategies among regional air forces help fight transnational criminal organizations, especially narcotrafficking. Sharing knowledge, information, and lessons learned are necessary tactics to defeat the common enemy. General Zanelli addressed these topics with Diálogo at the LVIII Conference of Chiefs of the American Air Forces (CONJEFAMER, in Spanish) in Panama City, Panama, June 19-21, 2018. The commander also discussed interagency work and humanitarian aid, among other subjects. Diálogo: Why is it important for FAU to participate in CONJEFAMER? General Alberto Zanelli, commander of the Uruguayan Air Force: It’s important to attend CONJEFAMER for FAU because it allows us to strengthen bonds of integration with our Latin American and Caribbean partners. From the time we’ve had air means, we’ve expressed the wish to participate in different combined activities with our neighbors, as we’ve always had similar situations and common enemies. Diálogo: Why is it important for your country to be part of SICOFAA? What are the benefits? Gen. Zanelli: Uruguay belongs to the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces (SICOFAA) since its creation. SICOFAA’s benefits are many, but I believe that lessons learned are fundamental for our air forces—by lessons learned, I mean, for instance, operations with aircraft systems or different areas of responsibility. What doesn’t happen to us, as we are a relatively small force, might happen to someone in the region or beyond. And that lesson is very valuable; we can all learn from it. Likewise, when we know something and we share it, we enrich our partners in the system of cooperation. Diálogo: One of your goals is to overhaul FAU’s air fleet. Is there any progress in this regard? Gen. Zanelli: From a positive standpoint, we provided decision-makers [the government] all the necessary information on the needs to renovate our air fleet, so they can address this priority when they consider it appropriate. Diálogo: What kind of interagency work does FAU conduct with the Brazilian and Argentine air forces to control irregular flights? Gen. Zanelli: Something very interesting is to share information, so we are all integrated and know who uses the airspace. We share information among the air forces, including data transfer about targets or planes that don’t want to be identified. This is an interesting process, because it enables us to analyze, for example, how to transfer information between control centers safely, and where the operation of each air force begins and ends. Diálogo: What’s FAU’s contribution to the air forces in the region? Gen. Zanelli: I would like to think we share with our partner air forces our ability to do things with a low budget, our initiative, and our desire to prevail no matter what. Diálogo: Why is it essential for air forces of the region to stand united to counter common problems, such as narcotrafficking? Gen. Zanelli: It’s important to share knowledge and information, especially to counter criminal organizations. The price you pay for learning is incredible, as learning has a cost. In situations where learning is so costly—fighting against the threat of drug and illegal trafficking in general—sharing information, so we can all benefit, is important. Diálogo: What is your message for the air forces of the region? Gen. Zanelli: When we send an aircraft, displaying the colors of our nations, to recurrent situations, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, the morale-boosting effect on those we help is immense. They [the people affected] feel the arrival of their Latin American brothers, who come in to help with open arms, a crew, and an aircraft letting them know they are not alone. FAU conducts missions that go beyond the reach of our aircraft. Uruguayan airmen always step out—ready to learn from it all.
The Oct. 15 liability shift deadline for merchants and card issuers to make the switch to chip (or “EMV”) cards has just passed. This marks a new era in card transactions: Now the party with the least security offered in a transaction will be liable for any fraud. So many credit unions have already issued chip cards or plan to soon.Whether your credit union has already made the switch or is currently in process, member communication is key.Tailor your message based on member needs:EMV card transactions are safer and more secure.Some merchants will have the technology right away; others will be slower; and only a few will not convert.Remind members that the card stays inserted through the transaction rather than being swiped.Credit cards are first; debit will follow later in 2016. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor recently appointed Chef Nicholas Vogel as the resort and restaurant’s new executive chef.With a focus on local ingredients, seasonality and sustainability, Vogel’s newly launched menus feature contemporary American fare with an emphasis on dock-to-dish dining. He plans to change up the dishes offered seasonally at least three or four times per year while featuring daily specials, homemade pastas, scrumptious desserts and fresh in-house baked goods.“I think the downtime is going to allow for experimenting and recipe development as we head into my first fall and winter here in Sag Harbor,” Vogel says. “I cannot wait to share my food with everyone that calls the East End home and highlight Baron’s Cove as a premiere restaurant in the Hamptons.”Get to know the Restaurant at Baron’s Cove Executive Chef Nicholas Vogel!Tell us about your culinary background and how those experiences prepared you for your role as Executive Chef of Baron’s Cove.My culinary background is very tied into my own personal background. I grew up in this industry! My mother worked in restaurants, and I also worked at a family owned bar/restaurant as one of my first jobs. From dishwasher, to bussing tables, cooking, waiting tables, bartending and front of house management—I have done it all.Most recently I was the executive chef at Alta Strada in D.C. That was my most recent position with the Schlow Restaurant Group, and previously I was a sous chef within that same restaurant group. I went to college for business/finance as a way out of the “industry” when I was 18, however I could not shake the hospitality itch. Finding myself wanting to be back in the kitchen after college, I dedicated the last six years of my life to trying to become the best chef and businessman I can be—working and training to be an executive chef in various restaurants and hotels.Is there anything that sets Baron’s Cove apart from the restaurants you’ve worked at previously?I would have to say the location and seasonality is what sets Baron’s Cove apart from the last restaurant I was executive chef at. It is certainly a change for me coming from Washington D.C. However, I grew up vacationing in and around Cape May, New Jersey, and previously worked at Cape Resorts properties (The Ebbitt Room and Beach Plum Farm Kitchen) about four years ago. Understanding the nature of a resort destination is something I am familiar with and have previously worked in before.How have you developed your relationships with East End farms, vineyards, seafood purveyors, etc.? And who are some you’re currently working with at Baron’s Cove?Developing is the key word. I am a few months into reopening the restaurant and starting the new culinary program from scratch here while trying to source the best local products and produce I can. One of the reasons I came here was to take advantage of the local bounty, and be more connected to farmers, fishers, and be an active member of the East End community. I am currently working with Braun Seafood, Haskell Seafood, Foster Farms and Treiber Farms, to name a few… Captain Peter Haskell will text me early in the morning to fill me in on his catch and hours later you will find that fresh seafood on your plate. I can tell you the boat that the fish came off of.Are the Baron’s Cove menus the first Hamptons restaurant menus you’ve developed, and what were some of your goals or your overall vision for them?The new menu for summer 2020 was the first “Hamptons” menu I have developed. My goal and vision for any menu is to bring bright, bold and clean flavors with exciting plating for the guest’s eyes. I look forward to continuing to make the Restaurant at Baron’s Cove a destination and for it to be able to stand apart while still offering a great amenity to the hotel guests staying with us.Have you always been a proponent of dock-to-dish dining, or is this something new you’ve begun utilizing at Baron’s Cove? How does the freshly caught seafood affect the quality or taste of the dishes prepared with it?I have always enjoyed fishing from a young age, and I think my ideas and morals of sustainability apply to my mission here at Baron’s Cove. I try to use the freshest local product available, by using my partnerships with local captains and vendors to use in-shore species native to this part of Long Island. Dock-to-dish is the equivalent of farm-to-table, and it affects the quality and taste immensely. The average hands that a single fish or product passes through from the sea to the guest is 16. I am trying to cut that down to two—the fisherman and myself. Doing whole fish butchery and minimizing the amount of time that a fish is caught until it is cooked helps us deliver a product that I am really proud of serving to our guests.To learn more about Baron’s Cove, view Vogel’s menus and place a reservation, visit baronscove.com.This story first appeared on DansPapers.comFor more food and drink coverage, visit longislandpress.com/category/food-drink Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.,Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.
Aug 27, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials today hosted a Web telecast to help pregnant women and new mothers prepare for an uptick in novel H1N1 flu infections, a day after a federal judge rejected an advocacy group’s request to limit use of the H1N1 vaccine in pregnant women.Pregnant women in the United States and other countries have had high rates of severe infections and deaths from the novel flu virus, which prompted a federal vaccine advisory group in July to recommend that pregnant women be placed high on the priority list to receive the vaccine. Experts say immune suppression during pregnancy puts women at greater risk for flu complications, and that respiratory compromise as women advance into the later trimesters may also play a role.Judge turns back vaccine banThe Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs filed a motion for a preliminary injunction, heard yesterday in US District Court in Washington, DC, that would stop pregnant women from receiving flu vaccines preserved with thimerosal, a mercury compound, and prevent federal health officials from recommending that pregnant women receive the shots.However, Judge Reggie Walton rejected the request, saying the group failed to show that shots containing thimerosal are harmful, Bloomberg News reported yesterday. He gave the group two more weeks to present more evidence before he grants a government motion to dismiss the suit.Several advocacy groups have claimed that thimerosal, which contains ethyl mercury, is linked to autism and other birth defects. Thimerosal has been used in vaccines since the 1930s, but since 1999 it has been removed from most childhood vaccines. However, it is still used in injectable flu vaccines to guard against cross-contamination in multiuse vials, though some thimerosal-free flu vaccines are available in single-use vials and prefilled syringes.During today’s Webcast, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said novel flu vaccine in single-use vials and preloaded syringes will not contain thimerosal and will be directed toward children and pregnant women. He said though scientific data do not show problems with thimerosal, the preservative has been eliminated from some vaccines because people are still concerned about it.Officials make case for vaccinationAlso during today’s webcast, federal officials and women’s health experts strongly urged pregnant women to get the seasonal vaccine now and to follow up with their first dose of the pandemic H1N1 vaccine as soon as it is available. Federal officials expect about 45 million doses in mid October.Tina Johnson, CNM, director of professional practice and health policy at the American College of Nurse-Midwives, urged women to carefully weigh the risks and benefits of vaccination. “To have to deal with an illness during pregnancy could be very devastating,” she said.Laura Riley, MD, medical director for labor and delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said pregnant women are understandably concerned about taking any medical intervention that might affect their babies, but she said the seasonal flu vaccine has had a strong safety record in pregnant women over the past several years.”There’s no reason to suspect that this [the novel flu vaccine] is going to be different,” she said, adding that maternal vaccination can help protect babies up to age 6 months, a group that can’t be vaccinated. Riley is also a member of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee.Fauci said the new vaccine is produced the same way by the same companies that have been making it for years. “Serious complications are so rare, you’ll never be able to pick them up in clinical trials,” he said.Clinical trials of the novel flu vaccine to gauge efficacy and safety in pregnant women are expected to start in early September, Fauci said.Viewers e-mailed several questions about vaccine safety to the webcast panel. In response to a question about vaccine interference with fetal brain development, Fauci said, “There’s zero evidence that it happens.”Other pregnancy concernsMany viewers had questions about what to do if they are sick with the new flu virus during childbirth or shortly after they deliver their babies. Riley said the situations are probably handled on a case-by-case basis. If a woman is sick with fever, is sneezing and coughing, and can’t take care of the baby, the healthcare providers may want to isolate the baby. However, if the mother is being treated and seems fine, isolation may not be needed.Fauci said, “It’s a clinical judgment call.”Breastfeeding is usually safe, as long as the mother observes normal hand-washing procedures, the experts said. They also added that it’s safe for women to continue breastfeeding while being treated with antiviral medications.Riley urged pregnant women to call their healthcare providers when they have flu-like symptoms and if they know they’ve been exposed to the new virus. “Those are two instances when you really do need to pick up the phone,” she said.Viewers asked if going to school is safe for pregnant high school and college students. Anne Schuchat, MD, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said federal guidance for schools suggests that those focusing on vulnerable populations, such as pregnant women, consider dismissing students during severe outbreaks. However, she said recent guidance for colleges does not recommend that pregnant women stay out of the school setting.Johnson advised pregnant women to ask any flu questions they have during routine prenatal visits. “Your provider is going to be a source. Bring your questions to your doctor,” she saidSee also:Aug 25 Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs press releaseMay 12 CIDRAP News story “CDC urges vigilance for pregnant women with flu symptoms”Jul 29 CIDRAP News story “Study on pandemic flu risks in pregnancy finds antiviral treatment delays”
Nikolaj Stampe, head of real estate at PKA, said: “The agreement makes the most of the synergy that exists between A Enggaard’s skills as a recognised project developer and building contractor and PKA’s financial strength.”He said PKA saw many advantages in the cooperation.“We are securing a long-term return for our members’ pensions through high-quality construction that is exciting and functional,” Stampe said.PKA said it had already worked with A Enggaard on two construction projects in Jutland – City Campus at Aalborg University and the Sundhedshuset healthcare centre in Vejle – involving investments of DKK450m (€60.3m) and DKK270m, respectively.PKA did not disclose the value of the financing deal for the 1,200 apartments in Aarhus.But it said the agreement on long-term strategic cooperation involved A Enggaard’s committing to develop and manage the projects, while the pension funds under PKA will supply construction financing until the properties are ready for use, as well as final financing.In other news, PensionDanmark is investing DKK190m in constructing a new building for the national police, in a deal it says will provide a stable long-term return.The labour-market pension fund, which already has more than DKK12bn invested in Danish property, will act as investor and building owner in the project to build a 10,000sqm, three-storey addition to the existing national police building in Glostrup, a Copenhagen suburb.PensionDanmark already owns the existing 15,000sqm building and has the option of building another 13,000sqm of floor space on the plot, in addition to the planned 10,000sqm building.The new building will house the police’s national crime technology centre and its national cyber-crime centre.Torben Möger Pedersen, PensionDanmark’s chief executive, said: “In the national police, we have a solid tenant, with whom we have had a good working relationship over a number of years.”He said the pension fund expected the investment to produce a good, stable return over many years.PensionDanmark has said it plans to invest around DKK2bn a year in Danish real estate. Denmark’s PKA, which runs three labour-market pension funds, is kicking off a cooperative pact with developer A Enggaard by providing long-term financing investment in projects to build 1,200 flats in the city of Aarhus.It said it signed an agreement with the privately owned company, resulting in a partnership that will be equally owned by the two partners, with a view to providing long-term investment in real estate.Initially, the partnership will include three concrete investments in residential projects in the Aarhus districts of Skejby and Brabrand, as well as on the site of the former Ceres Brewery in the city.A Enggaard is in the process of developing 1,200 apartments on these three sites.