St. Fatty’s Daze 2019 To Feature Turkuaz, Andy Frasco, Octave Cat, Rumpke Mountain Boys, & More

first_imgColumbus, OH’s Woodlands Tavern has announced the return of their St. Fatty’s Daze mini-festival, set to take place on March 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2019.Leading the multi-band bill is NYC-based funk powerhouse Turkuaz, who will play two nights at the event. Octave Cat (the electronic-oriented trio featuring members of Dopapod and Lotus) and Rumpke Mountain Boys will also each play two sets at the weekend-long celebration. In addition, the lineup includes Andy Frasco, Mom & Dad, HYRYDER, Funk You, TATTAT, Barefuzz, Jahman Brahman, Wild Adriatic, Electic Orange Peel (two sets), Conscious Pilot (two sets), Subterranean, On The Sun, Devil’s Lettuce, Jesse Henry & The High Defs, Aaron Kamm & The One Drops, and more.Tickets for the event will be sold as single-night passes or as a combined three-night pass at a discounted rate. For more information or to grab your St. Faty’s Daze tickets now, head here.last_img read more

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International conferences at the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies

first_imgThe Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies welcomes four international conferences during the first decade of October, 2010.The first conference (Oct. 2-3) is dedicated to the ancient South Asian Fire ritual (Homa) and its variations – from Vedic to Hindu and Buddhist.  It will begin with a special performance of the Newari Homa in front of the Science Center on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.It is followed by the 14th Harvard Round Table on the Ethnogenesis of South and Central Asia (Oct. 4-5). This year’s main topics are: South Asian linguistics, genetics, archaeology and texts.The third conference, the Radcliffe Exploratory seminar on Comparative mythology, starts on Oct. 6. It focuses on theoretical issues of comparative mythology and its relations to genetics, paleontology, archaeology, and linguistics. Special attention is given to the deep reconstruction of ancient myths.Exploration of comparative mythology continues on Oct. 8, immediately after the Radcliffe seminar, with the Forth Annual Conference of the International Association for Comparative Mythology (IACM). This year, the conference begins with examining the core notions and terms of comparative mythology. It is followed by sessions on Indo-European mythology, myth and politics, the hero and his poets, and further reflexes on ancient mythology.Attendance of the Radcliffe seminar is by invitation only, but the rest of the conferences are open to the public. The IACM conference has an entrance fee of $50.For more information, please consult the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies website.last_img read more

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A costly divide in education

first_imgOn Wednesday, as part of the John Harvard Book Celebration, Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean Kathleen McCartney spoke about the most effective ways to close the achievement gap between low-income students and their middle and higher-income peers.In her hour-long presentation at the Cambridge Public Library,  “Addressing the Challenges Facing Public Education,” McCartney outlined the full extent of the achievement gap in terms of educational and life outcomes, including obstacles to effectively closing it. She concluded by detailing reforms she believes would improve the status quo. McCartney illustrated her arguments with research from the social sciences.McCartney started by describing the scope of the problem. In large school districts across the nation, she said, about half of low-income high school students fail to graduate with their class. The United States is falling behind other nations in both math (the U.S. is ranked 25th) and science (17th).McCartney broadened the achievement gap debate well beyond issues of social justice, asserting that our educational failures also come at a high economic cost. Underperforming students, she said, face “lower earnings, poorer health, and higher rates of incarceration,” which we all pay for directly or indirectly.McCartney rejected the claims of those who say the achievement gap is impossible to remedy. “I don’t agree,” she said, “because I see examples of success every day.” She then defined “areas where I would invest funds” to optimize educational and life outcomes. First, she said, “teachers matter a lot” in student achievement (or lack thereof). “We need to get better people to enter the field and we need to support them better.” McCartney lamented that “half of [new] teachers drop out after four years.” She also called for more initiatives to develop leaders in education, describing the development of good leaders as “the single most promising strategy for transforming education.”McCartney also recommended a longer school day and year. She presented data that connected extending classroom time to better educational outcomes. “We have a short school year now,” McCartney said, “because we used to be an agrarian society where students were needed to farm.” We need to keep students in school longer, McCartney argued, to enable “a broader and deeper coverage of the curriculum,” and “to deepen adult-child relationships” within schools.Most of all, McCartney emphasized the cost-effectiveness of early childhood intervention. “For every dollar we invest in early intervention,” she said, “we get a return of four dollars,” far more bang for the buck than other forms of remedial intervention. Equally important, early intervention (such as the Head Start program) leads to improved outcomes in terms of increased earning potential, better health, and lower levels of delinquency. McCartney cited research from Nobel laureate economist James Heckman to support her view that early intervention addresses both social justice and cost-efficiency, leading to reductions in public outlays and a better economic future for more people.Audience members reacted to the talk with support and surprise. “I hadn’t fully realized the significance of intervention before kindergarten,” said Mike Harrison of Brighton. “It’s clearly much more effective and efficient than later interventions.” Robert Principe, a consultant, noted McCartney’s focus on life outcomes and economics: “If economists start to say more about how these improved life outcomes make a big difference in the financial bottom line, that could change the whole political conversation” about the “cost” of educating low-income students.Linda Greenhouse of Yale and The New York Times will talk about the Supreme Court in the next installment of the John Harvard Book Celebration, 5 p.m. on May 22 at the Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library.last_img read more

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Visiting professor connects ethics and environment

first_imgSaint Mary’s hosted Willis Jenkins, associate professor of religion, ethics and environment from the University of Virginia, to present on current environmental concerns. The lecture, titled “After ‘Laudato si’’: Revisiting the Ecological Legacy of Thomas Aquinas,” focused on the relation between Thomas Aquinas’ theology on creation and salvation and Pope Francis’ second encyclical, “Laudato si’: On Care for Our Common Home.”Jenkins said in his talk he is approaching the topic as a non-Catholic.“I have long been a reader of Thomas, but I’m not a specialist,” Jenkins said. “I work primarily on religious dimensions of environmental ethics where indeed I’ve written about Thomas Aquinas in contemporary and environmental thought.”His goal of the lecture was to see how “Laudato si’” and Aquinas to work together to establish how humans should be living in society in order to better sustain the earth.“My point here is really not, especially a non-Catholic, to attempt to criticize St. Thomas or the current pope, but rather to sharpen the potential of something that they share which is a moral anthropology that is quite different from the prevailing way of being human in our society,” he said.“Laudato si’” calls for humans to live authentically. Jenkins defines this as resisting norms of exclusion and exploitation.“The contemporary views of humanity represented by encyclical tradition rooted as they are in medieval Christian theology area actually culpable for the environmental destruction,” he said. “I want to trace this idea of dominion from Thomas through the modern encyclicals in order to then consider how ‘Laudato si’’ tends to receive and transform that tradition.”Jenkins says environmentalists claim that Aquinas’ theology on creation is in line with the Catholic exploitation of dominion.“For many contemporary environmental thinkers, Thomas Aquinas represents exactly the traits responsible for an ecological crisis which is anthropocentrism and dominion,” he said.According to Jenkins, Aquinas wholly supports preserving both the dignity of humans and the dignity of other earthly creatures.“Creatures can’t be used in any what way,” Jenkins said. “Whatever kind of uses there are, they have to take place in this broader ecology of virtues.”According to Aquinas, humans could not know God without creatures because each creature reveals a certain perfection of God.“In so far as human dignity is realized through ecological relations, it is vulnerable to those relations and it is vulnerable to political violence,” he said. “Thomas would say humans need experiential knowledge of creatures to know God it might mean they have a right to have a right to have access to meaningful biodiversity.”However, Jenkins pointed out that past encyclicals have used the anthropocentric point of view that humans have ultimate domino over creatures.“The encyclicals are using dominion to establish universality of human dignity and that helps explain why members of this tradition do not get along well with politics that seem to privilege the humanity of some over others,” he said.Establishing human dignity in this way is dangerous, according to Jenkins, because it seems to show how separate humans are from their world.“By the light of some environmental criticism it appears that a consequence in this way of establishing human dignity is a view of human persons as utterly separate of their world,” he said. “That’s actually worse than anthropocentrism. It’s cultivating a moral anthropology in which humans experience themselves as radically different from other creatures.”Jenkins said that according to Pope John Paul II, we need equality in the dominion as well.“If everyone has an equal share in dominion, and earth really is for everyone, then it’s a violation of human dignity if lifestyle of the affluent exposes the vulnerable to great harm,” he said.People can avoid this inequality by living authentically as the encyclical suggests, Jenkins said.“Authentic humanity is in learning to use the world rightly, which entails refusing to regard it as an object to be used,” he said. “Environmental injustice is a central point to the encyclical and I think that in itself secures its status as groundbreaking. It establishes that the Church and humanity must generally hear the cry of the poor in climate change.”Tags: Aquinas, encyclical, environment, laudato si’last_img read more

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UHS, Lourdes see increase in COVID-19 patients, shortage in healthcare workers

first_img“As the community continues to experience an increase in COVID-19 cases, UHS’ hospitals also have seen a slight increase in the number of patients that we are treating for the virus.  We are taking every precaution to make sure that our organization can respond to the needs of everyone in our community during this pandemic.  UHS facilities are open, sanitized and safe, and we encourage virtual and in-person visits as appropriate.  Like other regions nationwide, the Southern Tier continues to experience a shortage in many health care positions, including nursing.” Ascension Lourdes says it’s facing the same issues: UHS said in a statement to 12 News: “Ascension Lourdes has seen a modest increase in COVID patients recently. We continue to monitor our resources daily as we have done throughout the pandemic. Much like the rest of the nation, our area is seeing a shortage in healthcare positions as well.As we embrace a new way of providing care to the community, Ascension Lourdes offers virtual visits as well as in-person visits and we have strong safety precautions and safeguards in place to protect patients, visitors and caregivers. We encourage the community to continue to be vigilant in wearing masks and practicing social distancing.”center_img According to the Broome County COVID-19 map, daily hospitalizations in Broome County have spiked throughout the month of July. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Two of the Southern Tier’s largest hospitals say they’re seeing an uptick in COVID-19 patients, as the area experiences a shortage in healthcare workers, like many hospitals across the nation. last_img read more

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Binghamton seeks residents’ input on Columbus Park improvement project

first_imgThe city has $500,000 planned for the changes to the park. They will be made in 2021. You can take the survey by clicking here. The city released an online survey to collect public input for the project that will upgrade the spaces in the park to make a “recreational destination.”center_img (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Rich David is asking for input from city residents on the Columbus Park improvement project.last_img

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Battle for £700m Industrious begins

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KPK urged to take on Novel’s acid attack case after prosecutors demand light sentence

first_imgFormer Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioners have urged the antigraft body to take on the prosecution of the alleged attackers of senior investigator Novel Baswedan after the current prosecution demanded notably light sentences for the defendants.Prosecutors are seeking one year of prison for the two police officers, Chief Brig. Ronny Bugis and Brig. Rahmat Kadir Mahulette, who are standing trial for their alleged involvement in an acid attack on Novel in April 2017.The prosecutors said the defendants had “accidentally” thrown sulfuric acid in the investigator’s face. He urged current KPK commissioners to pressure the government to address the acid attack case more seriously, citing several suspicious occurrences during the investigation. Abraham pointed out that the police had taken three years to find the suspects, even though both suspects were active police officers.Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) coordinator Yati Andriyani, who is also part of Novel’s legal team, said investigators had not summoned Novel’s three neighbors, who were key witnesses in the case.They said they had witnessed people preparing a liquid before throwing it on Novel and scouting around Novel’s house prior to the attack.Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan arrives at the Jakarta Police headquarters on Dec. 6, 2019. (JP/Seto Wardhana)She also noted the fact that the defendants’ legal team was led by National Police law division head Insp. Gen. Rudy Heriyanto Adi Nugroho, who served as the Jakarta Police’s general crime division head during the investigation of the acid attack in April 2017.“He investigated the case, but now he is acting as the defendant’s legal representative. The conflict of interest is obvious,” said Yati.She said the KPK should open an obstruction of justice case against the defendants, as the National Commission on Human Rights’ (Komnas HAM) 2018 investigation concluded that the attack was related to Novel’s work as KPK investigator.The 2001 Anticorruption Law stipulates that obstruction of justice or obstruction of the work of graft busters can carry up to 12 years of prison.Read also: House to question attorney general on ‘light’ sentence sought for suspects in Novel caseNovel had previously told the courtroom that he believed the acid attack was related to his work on certain high-profile corruption cases, including a bribery case pertaining to beef imports that implicated former Constitutional Court justice Patrialis Akbar and an e-ID corruption case that implicated former House of Representatives speaker Setya Novanto.Former commissioner Saut Situmorang said the KPK leaders at that time had considered a plan to launch an obstruction of justice investigation pertaining to the attack on Novel. However, they decided to wait for further developments in the police investigation, especially the establishment of the perpetrators’ motives.Abraham urged the government to take action despite President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s statement that he would not intervene in the ongoing legal proceedings.“The President is the commander-in-chief of the country’s law enforcement. He should be serious in directing the enforcement of this case because it has deviated from the right path.”Topics : Abraham Samad, who led the antigraft body between 2011 and 2015, criticized current KPK chairman Firli Bahuri for his recent statement saying the ongoing legal process should be respected.The former chairman said KPK leaders should take responsibility and act on the case as the acid attack was not simply a personal attack against Novel.“This was an attack against the corruption eradication agenda as well as the institution itself,” Abraham said during a discussion on Friday.Read also: Lawyers seek acquittal in Novel acid attack caselast_img read more

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Charlie Nicholas delivers Champions League quarter-final predictions for Man Utd, Liverpool and Tottenham v Man City

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Apr 2019 11:18 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link435Shares Pep Guardiola press conference ahead of match against SpursTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:42FullscreenPep Guardiola press conference ahead of match against Spurshttps://metro.co.uk/video/pep-guardiola-press-conference-ahead-match-against-spurs-1901086/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The Champions League quarter-finals start this week (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas expects Manchester City to edge out Tottenham in the Champions League quarter-finals and believes Barcelona will prove too strong for Manchester United.Premier League champions City were drawn to face domestic rivals Spurs at last month’s draw in Nyon, with the first leg taking place at Tottenham’s new stadium on Tuesday evening.On the same night, Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying Liverpool welcome Portuguese outfit Porto to Anfield. On Wednesday, Barca travel to Old Trafford to face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United.Ajax meet Juventus in the final Champions League last-eight clash and Arsenal hero Nicholas has predicted to Sky Sports the outcome of all the matches.ADVERTISEMENT Charlie Nicholas delivers Champions League quarter-final predictions for Man Utd, Liverpool and Tottenham v Man Citycenter_img More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Ajax and Juventus (Wednesday 8pm) ‘I am not sure whether Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit, he was rested at the weekend. If he does not start, it is a big opportunity for Ajax.‘Juventus are robust and like a physical contest whereas Ajax are creative and energetic. Dusan Tadic is the more experienced player in this team and he has been performing great.‘Both teams will score and I think Ajax will edge it.’Prediction: Ajax 2-1 Juventus Liverpool v Porto (Tuesday 8pm) ‘Liverpool are doing the business collectively. Everyone is saying this is a cracking draw for them. At Anfield they are creating a big noise at the moment and are getting results.‘I think this is another one of those nights and the Anfield crowd will spur them on.‘It will not be as easy as some people will think. I think a 2-0 result is a comfortable first-leg scoreline and will put them through in the end.’Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Porto Manchester United v Barcelona (Wednesday 8pm) ‘Barcelona can go at them and Luke Shaw will have to get tight to Lionel Messi. Luis Suarez will want to do well back at Old Trafford and Messi is the best ever in my opinion.‘Philippe Coutinho may be in, and then Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets are the feeders for Messi and Suarez.‘Marcus Rashford is key for Man Utd with his pace and movement. Man Utd will be ready and if you give them too much respect they will beat you.’Prediction: Manchester United 1-2 Barcelona Tottenham v Manchester City (Tuesday 8pm) ‘Man City are getting the job done. Tottenham have got the glamour of the new stadium and this should be a spectacular night.‘They are an attack-minded side. Do they have to win the football match? Probably not. Man City have been resting and teasing teams at the moment, and there is an efficiency about them.‘Tottenham could get caught up in the drama of the new stadium, but nothing changes for Man City. The form of Kevin De Bruyne gives City an edge at the moment.’Prediction: Tottenham 1-2 Manchester City Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ireland eyes DC consolidation with master trust rule changes

first_imgIreland’s pensions regulator has launched a consultation on the future regulation of defined contribution (DC) master trusts with a view to encouraging consolidation in the sector.In a document published today, the Pensions Authority warned that there were “far too many pension schemes that are delivering poor outcomes for members”.“The Authority would like to see a smaller number of larger schemes to provide for future saving,” it added.Combined with the implementation of IORP II rules – which are due to bring in additional governance requirements for pension schemes and their trustees – the Pensions Authority said it expected an increase in the number of DC master trusts operating in Ireland. In its consultation, the regulator laid out a number of proposed requirements for master trusts, their backers and their trustees.Each new master trust must have a trustee board with a minimum of two members, the majority of whom must be independent from the scheme, its owner and any service providers.The board must put forward a “detailed and comprehensive” three-year business plan for the master trust, showing income and expenditure forecasts and demonstrating that the trust “has a reasonable prospect of being viable under all scenarios”.The trustee board – which should be set up as a “designated activity company” – must be “sufficiently capitalised”, the Pensions Authority said, with access to enough cash for two years of operations without additional injections. The regulator did not specify a figure for this, but said it planned to review each master trust’s financial position annually.“Given their potential scale and inherent complexity, the Authority will consider master trusts to be in the highest risk category for supervision and specific reporting requirements will be in place,” the regulator stated.Other proposed requirements for master trusts included written policies on engagement with members and employers, conflicts of interest, transparency of charges, and winding up the trust.The proposed reforms come as Ireland’s government is exploring a wide range of pensions and welfare reforms, including changes to the state pension, new protections for defined benefit schemes and members, and the introduction of automatic enrolment.The Pensions Authority is seeking responses by 5 October. The full paper is available on the regulator’s website.last_img read more

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