Levin to give Noble Lectures

first_imgRobert D. Levin, Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Music in the Department of Music at Harvard, will deliver the annual William Belden Noble Lectures at the Memorial Church on Dec. 1-3 at 8 p.m. Levin will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the composer Joseph Haydn’s death in a lecture series titled “Joseph Haydn as Embodiment of the Enlightenment and Spirituality.” Each lecture will explore a different facet of the composer’s career.On Dec. 1, in a lecture titled “Gradus ad Parnassum: Haydn’s Incremental Progress to Consummate Mastery,” Levin will discuss Haydn’s modesty and faith and his slow development from an able-bodied musical practitioner of the day to a musician with the consummate mastery that made him the most famous composer of his time.The next night (Dec. 2) in “Humor, Learnedness, and Universality,” Levin will lecture on the origins and development of Haydn’s style, the growth of his intellectual and structural rigor, and the two great oratorios that crowned Haydn’s career: “The Creation” and “The Seasons.”The final lecture (Dec. 3) will be “In nomine Domini — Laus Deo: The Luminosity of Haydn’s Faith.” Levin will contemplate the practical and philosophical-theological underpinnings of Haydn’s world, anchored by his Catholicism and, notwithstanding his initiation into the Masonic world, his devotion to J.S. Bach’s declaration: “Music exists for the glory of God and the edification of the spirit.”A noted theorist and musicologist, Levin is the author of a number of articles and essays on Mozart. His completion of the Mozart C-minor Mass, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, was premiered there in January 2005 and has since been recorded and widely performed.The William Belden Noble Lectures were established at Harvard University in 1898 and claim an impressive roster of past lecturers including Theodore Roosevelt, H. Richard Niebuhr, Sen. Eugene McCarthy, and Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie.The Noble Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Memorial Church at 617.495.5508 or send an e-mail to memorial_church@harvard.edu.last_img read more

CBS’ Brown to host record 10th Super Bowl pregame show

first_imgCBS’ James Brown knows what it is like to host Super Bowl pregame shows when the day transcended beyond the teams competing for a championship. Brown hosted Fox’s pregame for the 2002 Super Bowl, which occurred nearly five months after 9/11. With the coronavirus pandemic still at the forefront, Brown realizes Sunday’s “Super Bowl Today” show could offer the same opportunities, but in a different manner.last_img

Jamestown Justice Coalition Calls Red Raider Name “A Mockery”

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),The evidence that these nicknames harm children and Native people is overwhelming. Changing the name now would be a relatively simple decision with very little downside.,Excuse me??? My name is Lorisanet Torres Marrero and im a PROUD STUDENT of JHS !!! This whole article is just dumb as hell and we take pride on out mascot and logo!!!! If you wanna change its name then you are going to have to face the proud students of this school including me!!! You are messing with the wrong raider family!!! And of course the BLM stuff is happening rn but targetting a school for being proud of who they are? Cmon!! Get a brain! JAMESTOWN — A local civil rights group is calling on the Jamestown School District to change the name of the Jamestown High School Red Raiders, calling the name “white appropriated Native American imagery,” and claimed the schools are making a mockery of native culture.“White-appropriated Native American imagery has no place in education or athletics. The Jamestown Justice Coalition agrees with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and fellow Jamestown residents of good conscience that there is no place for mascots, imagery, logos or nicknames employing Native American stereotypes in the Jamestown Public School system,” the coalition said in an issued statement. “We therefore respectfully request that the Jamestown Board of Education immediately retire the “Red Raiders” name and all associated imagery and create an inclusive process to generate a new nickname for JPS athletic teams.”The group went on to say this is not just a local issue, but one nationally impacting.“Across the United States, Native American iconography has been appropriated by predominately white school districts in the form of tomahawks, war bonnets, tipis, and feathers. According to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) there are 567 recognized Tribal entities across the U.S.–567 unique groups with different traditions, rich histories, and lived experiences. When we distill their cultural intricacies into a single image like a feather, or a tomahawk, we’ve objectified and marginalized all Native people. Jamestown is one of many school systems still using these racist symbols, but we must not be the last.,” they said. The statement went on to say white people “have for decades made the same, shallow arguments against changing these nicknames or logos, often that we are “honoring” Native people. We do not honor anyone by reducing them to a stereotype of a culture we can’t be bothered to understand.”“Jamestown Public Schools makes a mockery of Native American culture, traditions, history, and religion by portraying Native Americans through these degrading white stereotypes. Simply put, when we refer to Native people as “Red Raiders,” we are ridiculing them. We are actively contributing to an atmosphere of lowered expectations which teach all children Native Americans are an inferior people.”Schools are expected to elevate community ideals, the Coalition said.“What does this nickname convey to students? We expect our schools to elevate the ideals of our community, in addition to educating all our children in core subjects. We include theatre and music programs, organized clubs, and athletics, all of which promote individual growth as children learn teamwork, self-respect, and personal responsibility. These are noble pursuits that enhance our communities in meaningful ways. Tainting them with racist nicknames and logos degrades the efforts of so many excellent educators and school leaders.”Coalition members are reaching out to school board officials and area residents to change the name and logo.“Changing a nickname will never erase Jamestown’s proud history of athletic accomplishments anymore than it will erase racism from our community. Alumni should still be just as proud of Jamestown and their teams’ accomplishments. Our community will still have work to do to address systemic racism beyond this single issue.”“The Jamestown Board of Education has the power to change this with a single vote. For those who wish to keep the name despite student discomfort, who have heard the accusations of racism and ignored reality, who think being silent will make this discomfort go away, the times have found you.”last_img read more

Holiday choices

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaLoading down the dining room table is a holiday tradition in itself. And while turkeys still gobble up most of the meat space, ham is starting to get a little more attention and more room on the platter.Whether bone-in and spiral cut or boneless and ready for slicing, this well-known Easter treat can enhance any holiday meal without too much worry over nutritional value.“Pork, like turkey, is considered to be a lean meat,” said Judy Harrison, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension foods specialist. “Pork is about 30 percent leaner today than it was years ago.”For example, Harrison says a three-ounce portion of fresh ham, lean only, roasted has approximately 179 calories, eight grams of fat and 25 grams of protein. In comparison, a three-ounce portion of turkey (dark meat) has 156 calories, six grams of fat and 24 grams of protein. A similar size portion of white meat turkey has about 132 calories, three grams of fat and 25 grams of protein.Tenderloins are the leanest cut of pork.To pick a quality ham, Harrison recommends consumers first decide whether they want a cured ham or a fresh ham. Cured ham has a higher sodium content. If time is an issue, she suggests choosing a fully cooked ham or smaller cut of ham.Price is another issue. “Instead of just looking at the total cost of a product, look at the cost per serving to get the most for your money,” she said. “For instance, bone-in hams have about two to three servings per pound. Boneless hams have about four to five servings per pound.”Even though the boneless appears to be more expensive, you will actually get more servings, she said.When the perfect holiday ham has been selected and finally makes its way out of the refrigerator, Harrison recommends following these four safety rules:1. Clean. Wash hands for 20 seconds with warm, running water and soap, rubbing vigorously and paying special attention to fingernails before and after handling raw meats, poultry, fish and eggs.2. Separate. Keep raw foods separate or away from ready-to-eat foods.3. Cook. Use a food thermometer to tell when internal temperatures that get rid of harmful bacteria have been reached. Contact your family and consumer science UGA Cooperative Extension agent for more information on cooking temperatures and using thermometers.4. Chill. Refrigerate leftovers immediately. Do not leave perishable foods at room temperature for more than two hours.The U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines when cooking hams are to “set the oven temperature to 325° F,” Harrison said. “Both cook-before-eating cured and fresh hams should be cooked to 160° F. Reheat fully cooked ham to at least 140°F.”For those using a turkey fryer this holiday season, that’s the one place a ham shouldn’t go.“We would not recommend frying a whole ham like a turkey,” she said. “Even with turkeys, there is a safety hazard that people should be aware of with handling so much hot oil.”(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Berger blasts bank lobbyists for misleading comments on CU-bank mergers

first_imgIn a new American Banker op-ed, NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger rebuked bank lobbyists for misleading the public with their criticisms of credit union-bank mergers.“Yet banking groups won’t make a peep about their $21 billion tax windfall they received as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017,” said Berger. “Nor will they openly acknowledge how nearly one-third of U.S. banks enjoy Subchapter S status, thereby allowing them to distribute untaxed profits directly to their shareholders and avoid paying federal taxes.”Berger noted that in the consolidating financial services environment, “over the past two years, there have only been a handful of credit union-bank mergers, compared to nearly 400 mergers between banks. While not new, there has been much discussion leading to misinformation regarding credit union-bank mergers by the banking trade associations.”Berger cited several reasons that bankers’ arguments are misleading, including: continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Fifth of New Yorkers infected with coronavirus, antibody test suggests

first_imgA total of 3,000 customers at supermarkets across the state of New York were randomly tested for coronavirus antibodies this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.Almost 14 percent of them registered positive, he told reporters. In New York City, 21 percent of tests came back positive.Those would translate to roughly 2.6 million people statewide and around 1.7 million people in the Big Apple as having already had the new coronavirus.Those numbers are way above the 263,460 declared cases across New York state, the epicenter of America’s outbreak, where the virus has killed more than 15,500 people. “It’s vital for any state, I believe, to first get a baseline study of where you are on the infection rate,” Cuomo said.There are uncertainties about the accuracy of antibody tests and the sample was small. But Cuomo noted that, if the data played out across the state it would mean that the death rate for COVID-19 there was only 0.5 percent.That is much lower than the US average and the worst-affected countries in Europe, which are based on confirmed cases.According to Johns Hopkins University, Belgium has a known-case mortality rate of 14.9 percent, France 13.6 percent and the United States 5.5 percent. More than one in five New Yorkers may have already had the new coronavirus, a testing sample showed Thursday, suggesting infections are much higher than confirmed cases suggest.Widespread testing — including for antibodies — is viewed as key to American states being able to lift stay-at-home orders and reopen their shuttered economies.The presence of antibodies means a person has already been infected with the virus and might mean they are immune, meaning they could likely return to work without catching the illness again.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Home hits the market as owner decides it’s time to sell up

first_img15 Satinay Street, Keperra.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Describing the property as a “nice family home”, he said there was a bus stop in the street and the train station was a three-minute walk away.The home has been redesigned to provide open-plan living with hardwood timber floors throughout. 15 Satinay Street, Keperra. 15 Satinay Street, Keperra. 15 Satinay Street, Keperra.Vic Palmer is making the move to Rockhampton and says he is keen to sell his home at 15 Satinay St, Keperra.Mr Palmer has lived there since 2004 and said he loved the street.“I’ve got really great neighbours. They are really friendly,” Mr Palmer said.This three-bedroom highset home attracts plenty of birdlife, according to Mr Palmer.“I love sitting on the balcony watching and listening to the birds,” he said.“They are really friendly.”center_img 15 Satinay Street, Keperra.The spacious lounge room has downlights and airconditioning, and provides access to the front covered veranda. The modern kitchen, with high quality appliances, has been cleverly extended and provides loads of storage and work space for the keen cook or to feed a hungry family. Mr Palmer said renovations to the home included a new kitchen and bathroom.“Downstairs needs a bit of work but could be the perfect spot for a teenager’s retreat,” he said. 15 Satinay Street, Keperra.Downstairs the completely built-in ground floor has storage and utility rooms, a second toilet, fully carpeted rumpus/second lounge room and a number of smaller carpeted rooms ideal for hobbies or running a small business. The laundry is also downstairs, and provides plenty of storage, work space, a double sink and direct access to the fully fenced, level back yard. The property is on a 546sq m block.last_img read more

Quality and good design on offer in Sunnybank

first_imgThe home at 192 Station Rd, Sunnybank.FIVE bedrooms and four bathrooms might sound like more than enough room for the average family, but not for Loc Van Ngo and his wife.When the couple decided to downsize from their even bigger home to 192 Station Rd, Sunnybank, they didn’t realise the difference it would make.“We had a big house with seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and my wife wanted to downsize so we bought a smaller house,” Mr Ngo said.But after less than a year of living there with their two children, he said his wife was missing the extra room. One of the living spaces at 192 Station Rd, Sunnybank.Inside has been given the designer treatment with features such as high ceilings, a glass balustrade timber staircase and Italian tiles. It’s designed around an indoor/outdoor living experience, with the living and dining areas offering dual access through glass bi-fold doors to the poolside patio with built-in barbecue and outdoor kitchen. The outdoor space at 192 Station Rd, Sunnybank.The kitchen has a butler’s pantry, premium stone bench tops, Miele appliances and a big breakfast bar.There’s also a large media room with a wet bar on the ground floor.Upstairs, there’s another living room and the master bedroom has its own spa bath and balcony. Mr Ngo said he would miss the home’s convenient location, just a short walk to buses, schools and shops.center_img The kitchen at 192 Station Rd, Sunnybank.“She heard some of her friends were downsizing but didn’t expect it to be like this,” he said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“I do what I’m told!”It’s opened up a great opportunity for buyers looking for a house with all the modern luxuries and quality finishes you’d expect of a superior new home.The two-level house was built in 2015 on a 505sq m block.last_img read more

Saudi Aramco Inks Deal for King Salman Complex

first_imgSaudi Aramco has inked a contract with a consortium comprising Saudi Archirodon Company Ltd and Huta Hegerfeld AG Saudia Company for dredging, reclamation and marine structures for King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services in Ras Al-Khair.The contract is the first major undertaking for the maritime complex where contractors will conduct dredging and reclamation of approximately 37 million cubic meters of fill, in addition to ground improvement over an area of 7.4 million square meters, the company said.The agreement will also provide for constructing 4,500 linear meters of concrete quay walls and wharves, in addition to 12,000 linear meters of rock revetments and breakwaters to protect the integrity of the complex.“It is an important milestone for King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services, the largest of its kind in the region,” said Ahmed Al-Sa’adi, Saudi Aramco’s Senior Vice President for Technical Services. “The Complex is in line with the Kingdom’s economic diversification objectives, it will position the Kingdom as a strategic logistics hub and will create vast job opportunities.”Execution of the initial phase of the contract will be completed by 2020.last_img read more

Pornhub Exposed as #Traffickinghub

first_imgFamily First Comment: Pornhub, the world’s largest and most popular porn site, has been repeatedly caught enabling, hosting, and profiting from videos of child rape, sex trafficking, and other forms of non-consensual content exploiting women and minors. We’re calling for Pornhub to be shut down and its executives held accountable for these crimes. Sign this important petition today.Pornhub, the world’s largest and most popular porn site, has been repeatedly caught enabling, hosting, and profiting from videos of child rape, sex trafficking, and other forms of non-consensual content exploiting women and minors. We’re calling for Pornhub to be shut down and its executives held accountable for these crimes.The Traffickinghub campaign, founded by Laila Mickelwait and powered by the anti-trafficking organization Exodus Cry, is a non-religious, non-partisan effort supported by activists from 192 countries and a broad spectrum of over 300 organizations.Sign the petition here https://traffickinghubpetition.com/last_img read more