A celebration of substance

first_img“It is in the Weissman Center,” said Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the University Library, “that Harvard cares for its greatest treasures. In the Weissman Center, we seem to accomplish miracles every day. And our ability to do so is firmly rooted in the support and commitment of Paul and Harriet Weissman.”On March 20, 2000, the center was named in honor of Paul M. Weissman ’52 and Harriet L. Weissman for their visionary support of library preservation at Harvard.In 10 years, the Weissman Center — with its distinct conservation programs for books, paper, and photographs — has earned recognition as a national and international leader in library preservation.The center focuses on the research needs of individual faculty and students; classroom use, digitization, exhibitions, and loans to other institutions; and identification by curators of materials at great risk. The center treated more than 19,000 items in the 2008-09 academic year. True to the center’s goals and the Weissmans’ vision, the anniversary observance, held on Thursday (March 18), balanced substance with celebration.In a panel presentation, Helen Vendler, A. Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, discussed Harvard’s world-renowned Keats manuscripts and underscored their value in teaching. In counterpoint, Leslie Morris, curator of modern books and manuscripts in Houghton Library, and Debora Mayer, Helen H. Glaser Conservator in the Weissman Preservation Center, delineated the role of preservation in teaching with rare manuscript materials.Robin Kelsey, Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography and director of graduate studies in the History of Art and Architecture Department, focused on 18,000 photographic records of the 19th century French physician Jean Martin Charcot. Kelsey’s impassioned views of a vital but lesser-known collection at the Countway Library of Medicine were expanded on by Kathryn Hammond Baker, deputy director of Countway’s Center for the History of Medicine, and Brenda Bernier, the Paul M. and Harriet L. Weissman Senior Photograph Conservator.“The library is the heart of this institution,” Paul Weissman once said, “and a vital part of all the Harvard libraries is the Preservation Center, which ensures that the University’s great collections remain forever safeguarded for students and scholars.”The Weissmans’ generosity is palpable across the University. Undergraduates benefit from the Weissman International Internships and the Weissman Family Scholarships. The Weissmans have provided critical support for academic programs in the Villa I Tatti and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for the Harvard College Fund, and for Harvard’s golf and hockey programs. Friends and members of the Harvard community gathered in Lamont Library to mark the 10th anniversary of the Weissman Preservation Center. The center specializes in the treatment of rare and unique books, manuscripts, maps, drawings, music scores, photographs, and other objects held in repositories across the Harvard University Library system.last_img read more

Uruguay: Cyber Security Best Practices

first_imgBy Dialogo October 01, 2012 Representatives of 18 nations gathered July 10-13, 2012, in Montevideo to coordinate and exchange cyber-security policies and best practices. The workshop was conducted by the Cyber Crime Working Group of the Organization of American States (OAS), the U.S. Departments of Justice and State, and the Uruguayan Agency for Electronic Government. All Spanish-speaking OAS members and Brazil took part. Participants from the public and private sectors and civil society broke into three simultaneous workshops to discuss incident response techniques, collaboration on cyber issues, and securing critical infrastructure and industrial control systems from cyber threats. At week’s end, the working group prepared a report that stated that fraud, money laundering, intellectual property and narcotrafficking are all related to the flow of information on the Web. Sources: www.oas.org/cyber, www.lr21.com.uylast_img read more

6 Questions With Def Leppard Guitarist Phil Collen

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York English rockers Def Leppard are celebrating 40 years as a band this year, making them one of the longest touring music acts in the world. To mark the occasion, the band is embarking on their 2017 North American Tour, hitting 38 cities with Poison and Tesla. They’ll surely be playing their hits, such as “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Rock Of Ages” and “Love Bites” along the way, including when they make their fifth stop on the tour, on Saturday, April 15, at NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.In advance of that show, the Press spoke with Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen, who shared the secrets of his longevity, memories of Long Island concerts past, along with the true meaning of being a music artist:Long Island Press: Have you played Nassau Coliseum before?Phil Collen: Oh yeah, we played there in the ’80s and in ’93, I believe. On the Hysteria and Pyromania tours. We’re really looking forward to it. We love playing Long Island, they are a rabid fan base. Maybe the biggest in America. We rarely play in New York City, we play Jones Beach. I’m looking forward to playing indoors this time, with the lights and the screens. It always rains when we play Jones Beach!LIP: Def Leppard turns 40 this year. What do you owe your longevity to?PC: In a nutshell, it comes from our parents and our backgrounds. Our parents were in World War II. That generation gave us our value system, they passed that down to us. We always joke about Monty Python and The Holy Grail, that joke where he says, “Oh, it’s just a flesh wound.” They instilled that in us. When Rick Allen lost his arm, he quoted that. But they taught us to just work hard. If we wanted to be an okay band, that’s fine. But if we were going to be a great band, we all knew we had to work very hard.LIP: The fact that you never considered another drummer for the band after Rick Allen lost his arm in a car accident and waited for him to heal and learn how to play with his single arm and both feet speaks to that kind of loyalty and brotherhood, that same value system. Do you agree?PC: Well, I think anyone would have done the same. We were in the middle of recording an album, so we were able to go on without him for a while. Then we went on tour and he missed the first show. But you’re right, it was never a business for us. We were a gang. We were friends first. We slept on each other’s couches.LIP: How has the music industry changed?PC: If you would have told me there would be a way to stream music through Wi-Fi on your phone, I would never have believed it. It’s like some kind of black magic. Vinyl is now a billion-dollar industry. There’s been a resurgence. But the business has changed dramatically. It was an art form, and then it became a business. If you can do both, you’ve got it. But you’ve got to change with the business. It’s like when you get older, you have to change your diet. You have to start eating healthier to keep going. It’s the same with music. It can be a vicious and cruel business with narcissistic people.LIP: What’s it like to tour with Tesla and Poison?PC: I love Tesla! We’ve known them for 30 years. I’m producing their new album; we just wrapped it, actually. This tour is like a celebration of integrity. We almost [still have] all the original members. It’s not some karaoke experience with one or two founding members. Poison is the original four guys. We all have that integrity. We’ve been around a long time. We have that value system.LIP: What advice would you give a young aspiring rock star who wants to be the next Phil Collen?PC: Just roll with it. Don’t expect anything. You can be an artist and a musician, but not everyone is both. One doesn’t equal another. We’re very fortunate to get paid, but that’s not why we do it. I would be playing small clubs, just making music. If you put your soul into your art, that’s the true reward. Most artists died penniless, but their creation was their reward.Legendary rockers Def Leppard play the newly renovated NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, located at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY on Saturday, April 15, at 6 p.m.! For more information and tickets, visit nassaucoliseum.comlast_img read more

Credit unions, pull that trigger!

first_img 77SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Demangone Anthony Demangone is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Demangone oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association’s education, membership, … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com/partner/nafcu Details The problem with decisions is knowing when to pull the trigger.We live in a world where there’s always another article to read. Another chart to decipher. Another piece of data to analyze. What if we make a bad decision because we didn’t wait for that missing piece of data?A recent article (Inc.com) I read argues that we over-analyze things far too often. Fact finding and due diligence suffers from the laws of diminishing returns. The article points to the 80/20 rule.The 80/20 Rule is pervasive in our world:80% of traffic jams occur on 20% of roads.80% of beer is consumed by 20% of drinkers.80% of classroom participation comes from 20% of students.80% of profits come from 20% of customers.Applying the 80/20 Rule to your thinking can help you make smarter, faster, more intuitive decisions.In most situations, you can gather 80 percent of the relevant information in the first 20 percent of the time available. Generally, the remaining 20 percent of the data (which  would take the remaining 80 percent of your time to obtain) would not substantially improve the quality of your decision… If this sounds familiar, I’ve written about this before. I’ve referenced Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Blink,” which sings the praises of trusting your gut instincts. And it is “rule number 7” in my 10 irrefutable laws of management.  A well-delivered, imperfect decision often beats an additional week of deliberation. Management involves making decisions.  We all want a piece of data that says “You Shall Do This, And Nothing Bad Shall Happen.”  But that data rarely exists.  And if it did, why do you think an additional week of research would uncover it?  Perhaps.  But my experience says that the decision often isn’t the key to success. It is the effective execution of that decision.  So make up your mind, but spend some extra time to make sure your decision comes to life.  And if you don’t like decisions as a manager, you’re dining at the wrong restaurant. For ye shall dine on decisions as long as ye sit where ye sit.  So go ahead. Pull the trigger. Make the decision.last_img read more

CSEBA brings the strongest representatives of the Chinese tourism sector to the region

first_imgSoutheast European Business Association (CSEBA), in cooperation with the event organization company Meritum komunikacije, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), the City of Dubrovnik, the Croatian Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro since 24. until April 26, organizes the Silk Road Tourism Conference in Dubrovnik, at the Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel.This makes the Silk Road Tourism Conference the largest and most important business event that connects major Chinese businessmen with the regional one, in order to strengthen tourism cooperation and related activities. The importance and seriousness of this gathering is confirmed by the fact that the conference, along with representatives of the economy from Croatia and the region, is attended by the largest Chinese tour operators, the Chinese International Chamber of Commerce, which networks about a hundred chambers of commerce. The Silk Road, interested Chinese investors and other stakeholders who follow the tourism industry.It is a clear indicator of the interest of the Chinese business community to perform in the region, because the conference is attended by, among others, Wang Shuai, founder and president of iYAT, the largest Chinese nautical company that promotes with its 10.000 yachts high class travel packages for Chinese boaters around the world. Precisely, Shuai is coming to Croatia this year to expand cooperation with local businessmen, because last year he saw what nautical potentials our coast offers. There is great interest from regional countries for this gathering, but Croatia has strategically jumped because of its geographical position and the strength it has in the tourism segment.Photo: Mario Rendulić, CSEBA”In addition to respected Chinese and regional businessmen, our guests are also visited by the highest representatives of the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), an organization that connects about a hundred chambers of commerce on the Silk Road, and of which CSEBA has recently become a full member. It is a business club whose targeted activities strengthen the exchange between Western countries and China and accelerate business processes in order to strengthen investment and expand business and, among other things, encourage the arrival of Chinese tourists to the Adriatic. “says Mario Rendulić, President of the Presidency of CSEBA, who with an investment of 30 million kuna in Krapinske Toplice showed what opportunities are open to us through strengthening cooperation with Chinese businessmen.CSEBA points out that they decided to organize such a high-profile business meeting with the success of the 1st Silk Road Tourism Workshop held in early February in Krapinske Toplice, as well as the strong investment pulse that is yet to be expected, especially after the recent decision to build the Peljesac Bridge. be a Chinese company China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC).In the three days of the conference, special emphasis will be placed on the topics of nautical, health and cultural tourism. The plans of SRCIC in Croatia and the region will be presented, as well as the work of the Silk Road Fund, which will invest in the future in several countries in our region. “Croatian tourist capacities are still quite unknown to the Chinese market, and the Croatian tourist sector needs to be well prepared for the reception of Chinese guests who, in addition to cultural specifics, also differ in the use of Chinese communication platforms that have yet to be introduced. In addition, the promotion in the People’s Republic of China requires great organizational and cost efforts, so one of the goals of this gathering was to bring as many relevant Chinese partners as possible to Croatia and the region. ” they conclude from CSEBA and add that a pre-agreement on the shooting of the first Chinese film in Croatia will be signed during the conference.The Silk Road Tourism Conference program is located at www.silkroad.com.hr read more

Power in South Jakarta ‘back to normal’ after cable explosion: PLN

first_imgState-owned electricity company PLN has assured that buildings located along Jl. Panglima Polim, South Jakarta, would continue to have power after a video showing power lines exploding went viral on Monday morning.PLN Jakarta general manager Ikhsan Asaad said in a statement released the same day that the company had been alerted about “electricity cables on fire” at around 10:17 a.m. It immediately dispatched technicians and firefighters to put out the flames and isolate power cuts. He did not confirm whether or not the cable belonged to PLN.“Only one customer lost electricity, but by 11:10 things had returned to normal.”A video of the incident showed thick smock emanating from a set of power lines as small explosions went off for two minutes.The explosions occurred between Vineth Bakery and Dago Korean restaurant, near an intersection between the main road and Jl. Panglima Polim IX. Topics :last_img read more

Fox News apologizes for chart of stock gains after black killings

first_imgOther media have pointed out that financial markets tend to rebound after periods of social unrest, including Fortune magazine. Topics : “We apologize for the insensitivity of the image & take this issue seriously.”The chart stirred outrage at a time when thousands of people nationwide have taken part in mass protests against racism and police brutality following the death of Floyd at the hands of a white officer.”This graphic makes it clear that @FoxNews does not care about black lives,” Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush said on Twitter.”This is how they mourn the loss of black men at #FoxNews — by how much the stock market goes up. What. The. Hell!,” former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele tweeted.center_img Fox News has apologized for airing a graphic showing how stock markets had responded after high-profile acts of violence against black men, including the assassination of Martin Luther King Jnr and the recent killing of George Floyd.The chart appeared Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” and showed how markets had risen after the 1968 killing of the civil rights leader, the acquittal of police involved in the 1991 beating of Rodney King, and the deaths of teenager Michael Brown in 2014 and Floyd.”The infographic used on FOX News Channel’s Special Report to illustrate market reactions to historic periods of civil unrest should have never aired on television without full context,” the cable channel said in a statement Saturday retweeted by Baier without comment.last_img read more

Glencore hires scrubber-fitted bulker from Seanergy

first_img Seanergy also revealed that another of its Capesize vessels is extending its current time charter contract. The charterer of Gloriuship, an unnamed Asian dry bulk operator, has agreed to extend the initial four-to-seven-month time charter for an additional period of ten to fourteen months, commencing as of 23 April 2020. According to Seanergy, the charterer will compensate the company for 100 per cent of the scrubber investment, including equipment and installation cost as well as for the associated off-hire days. The time charter will commence immediately upon completion of scrubber installation on Knightship, which is expected by the end of May 2020 and will extend for a period of 36 to 42 months. In addition to the daily hire, the company will be entitled to additional revenue (profit-sharing) above a certain spread between the price of high and low sulphur fuel oil throughout the term of the charter. The company has the option to convert the contract from floating to fixed for a minimum period of three months under certain conditions. “Based on the improving market fundamentals, as further driven by the worldwide economic stimulus offered to ease the COVID-19 impact, we believe that our fleet is well-positioned to capture the full upside potential of the rising trend in the Capesize market,” he concluded. Knightship is following Premiership and Squireship, which were delivered to ST Shipping in the fourth quarter of 2019. center_img “We are pleased to further expand our relationship with Glencore through a third vessel under a commercial arrangement that Seanergy has pioneered in the sector,” Stamatis Tsantanis, the company’s chairman & CEO, stated. “(F)ollowing the delivery of the Knightship to the subject charterer, 70 per cent of our fleet will be employed under index-linked time-charters. The relevant time charter equivalent of the Baltic Capesize Index has increased by 260 per cent from its lowest point seen two months ago.” Seanergy provides marine dry bulk transportation services through a fleet of ten Capesize vessels, with a cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 1,748,581 dwt and an average fleet age of approximately eleven years. As informed, the M/V Knightship will be the third of the company’s vessels time-chartered by ST Shipping and Transport Pte. Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Glencore. Gloriuship time charter extension Capesize shipowner Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. has entered into a time charter agreement with commodity trading and mining company Glencore for an additional Capesize vessel. last_img read more

This is the real truth behind the caregiver shortage

first_imgNZ Herald 16 March 2018Family First Comment: Excellent article by Mel Taylor…“We have had youth arrive at our home and dictate to us that if we do not allow them to do what they want when they want, then they will make false allegations against us and have us shut down. The more our children are becoming empowered, the more parents and caregivers are becoming disempowered, and that in itself is dangerous and unhealthy.” www.protectgoodparents.nzThe Herald recently published an article entitled, “Call for more foster caregivers as children in state care need protection”. Basically, the Ministry for Children desperately need caregivers. Unfortunately what is not being spoken about, are the many reasons that are contributing to the shortage.I have worked as a frontline specialist caregiver for more than 16 years. My husband and I care for high and at-risk teenage boys. We have cared for more than 400 youth and although there have been many successes, we, like other caregivers we know, are seriously considering leaving caregiving.In my opinion, it has become one of the most high-risk jobs around. We have seen many caregivers shut down due to allegations, and unfortunately some were later found to be false. In our job, you are guilty until proven innocent.In a country such as ours that is riddled with child abuse, I can accept that. What I cannot accept, is that if false allegations are made, I potentially could lose not only the youth in our care but my own children as well – at least until there had been an investigation completed.We have had youth arrive at our home and dictate to us that if we do not allow them to do what they want when they want, then they will make false allegations against us and have us shut down.The more our children are becoming empowered, the more parents and caregivers are becoming disempowered, and that in itself is dangerous and unhealthy.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12013291last_img read more

Somalia Basketball team prepares for Inter-cities tournament in Dar es Salaam

first_imgBasketball is the only game played at night in Mogadishu. Somalia’s national basketball team has been preparing to compete, and possibly make an impact in the upcoming regional inter-cities tournament. And as CCTV’s Mohamed Hirmoge reports, the players show confidence and determination.last_img