Political News: ‘Brooks & Capehart’ On Biden’s Executive Actions (Video)

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including President Biden’s use of executive actions, Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package, and the state of the Republican Party after former President Trump.

Views: ‘Tomo, Fukuyama’ – Hiroshima, Japan (4K Video)

Tomonoura, formerly known as Tomonotsu, is a port in the Tomo ward of Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. It stands on the southern point of the Numakuma Peninsula, 14 kilometers south of Fukuyama Station. Tomonoura has been a prosperous port since ancient times. 

Fukuyama is a city on Japan’s Ashida River. Myōō-in Temple has an ornate 5-story pagoda built in the 1300s. The grounds of Fukuyama Castle feature cherry blossoms in spring and colorful foliage in fall. The Hiroshima Prefectural Historical Museum displays the ruins of Kusado Sengen, the area’s medieval port. South, Tomonoura is a port town known for its Edo-era buildings and the stone Jōyatō Lighthouse.

English Estates: ‘Hillfield House, 1860’ – Gloucester

Hillfield House was once home to Gloucester’s Trading Standards officers — not that you’d know it to see the place today. Toby Keel takes a look.

This Grade II-listed building, in the Wotton area just north of Gloucester’s centre, was built in the 1860s and is filled with period touches, from the fireplaces and ornate cornicing to stone pillars and the extraordinary stained glass windows.

Just as grand is the first floor, accessed by a stone staircase, lit from a skylight above and ringed by an ironwork balustrade that looks out onto the space below. All your fantasies of hosting a Bridgerton-style ball can finally be fulfilled.

For all this grandeur, the living rooms themselves do offer cosier, more intimate nooks. Off the main hallway and the corridor beyond are a drawing room, sitting room, study, kitchen-breakfast room and seemingly-endless series of reception rooms.

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Cocktails With A Curator: ‘El Greco’s “Vincenzo Anastagi”‘ (Frick Video)

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” journey to sixteenth-century Rome with Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon as he discusses El Greco’s “Vincenzo Anastagi,” one of three important paintings by the Renaissance artist in the Frick’s collection. Born in Crete, El Greco spent a formative seven years in Rome, where he painted this rare, full-length portrait of a minor aristocrat from Perugia then serving as Sergeant Major of Castel Sant’Angelo. Look closely at this unusual painting while sipping an Ouzo Lemonade, which gets its kick from the anise-flavored spirit popular in the artist’s birthplace.

To view this painting in detail, please visit our website: https://www.frick.org/anastagielgreco

Aerial Views: ‘KBO Ranch’ – Cripple Creek, Colorado

Located just over an hour’s drive, 42 miles west of Colorado Springs and at the end of a private road, KBO Ranch is 360± acres of raw, undeveloped mountain terrain and exceptional wildlife habitat. Views from the property are spectacular and include Pikes Peak, Mount Pisgah, the Collegiate Peaks, and the sun-soaked Sangre De Cristo Mountains.

The land is vacant and undeveloped, while approximately 70 percent is tree covered with large stands of mature ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and aspen surrounded by meadows and oak-covered hillsides. The topography is varied and elevations range from 9,500 feet at the high bluff site, down to 8,550 feet in the secluded valley bottom. The current owners have developed extensive trail systems, only allowed ATV access, and limited the use of the property to hunting only.

Large herds of elk and mule deer roam the property along with bears, turkey, and mountain lions. With over 3.6 miles of common boundary with adjacent conserved lands, this property will remain a private and secluded retreat.

Summer Walk: University Of Sydney, Haymarket & Ultimo In Australia (Video)

Filmed on January 22nd, 2020. A walk in Sydney, Australia.

The University of Sydney is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it is Australia’s first university and is regarded as one of the world’s leading universities. The university is known as one of Australia’s six sandstone universities.

Haymarket is home to Sydney’s vibrant Chinatown, with its diverse mix of classic Cantonese eateries, sushi bars and Korean BBQ joints. Market City is a bustling bargain shopping complex with factory outlets and a food court. On the first floor, Paddy’s Market is packed with clothing, accessory and souvenir stalls. Asian street food, crafts and fashion bring crowds to the outdoor Chinatown Night Market every Friday.

Ultimo is an inner-city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Ultimo is located 2 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Sydney. 

Covid-19: ‘How Do The Leading Vaccines Work?’

As countries like the United States and United Kingdom inoculate their residents with never-before used vaccine technology, others, including Russia, China, and India, are investing in more traditional approaches, like inactivated coronavirus vaccines. But no matter the technique, together they have the potential to create multiple lines of defense against SARS-CoV-2. Science senior correspondent Jon Cohen explains how each of these vaccines can protect us from severe illness—and what understanding the details of our immune responses could mean for the future of human trials.

Airships: The Decline And Comeback Of Blimps (Video)

Blimps were once at the forefront of aviation—at least before airplanes innovated past their lighter-than-air technology. Now, airships are often used for advertising or aerial broadcasting, which is exactly how Goodyear utilizes its fleet of airships. In fact, there are only 124 pilots with a rating to fly an airship, and there are a mere 39 registered airships in the U.S., according to the FAA. Now, a small handful of companies want to change that. Blimps are more carbon efficient than planes or boats, and they can be used for tourism and cargo transport, not to mention military purposes. What happened to the giants of the sky, and what’s being done to bring them back.

Heart Disease: Types & Risk Factors (Cleveland Clinic)

There are lots of things you can do to prevent heart disease! The key is to live a healthy lifestyle and see your doctor for regular checkups.

To learn more about heart disease risk factors, please visit https://cle.clinic/3r3iKQh

Walking Tours: ‘Funchal – Madeira’, Portugal (Video)

Funchal is the capital city of Portugal’s Madeira archipelago. It’s backed by hills, and known for its harbor, gardens and Madeira wine cellars. The centuries-old Funchal Cathedral, which mixes Gothic and Romanesque styles, is notable for its carved wooden ceiling. Fronting the harbor is the São Tiago Fortress, built in the 1600s. It now houses the Contemporary Art Museum, with a large collection of Portuguese works. 

Video timeline: 00:00​ Titles 00:05​ Teleférico Funchal-Monte (Funchal Cable Car) 00:42​ Madeira Story Centre – Museum 01:04​ R. dos Barreiros 01:42​ Rua de Santa Maria 04:18​ Tv. dos Escaleres 04:41​ Rua D.Carlos I 07:55​ Forte de São Tiago – “Yellow Fort” 13:10​ Jardins do Teleférico 20:15​ Farmers’ Market (Mercado dos Lavradores)