Meet Kiefer, Man of the Year

first_imgThe Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard University has named Emmy Award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland as its 2013 Man of the Year. Sutherland joins Marion Cotillard, recently honored as 2013 Woman of the Year.The Man of the Year festivities will take place on Friday. The producers of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Tyler Lewis ’14 and Peter Riley ’14, will roast Sutherland and present him with his Pudding Pot at 8 p.m. in Farkas Hall, before the opening performance of its 165th production, “There’s Something About Maui.” A press conference will be held at 8:30 p.m. following the roast.The Man and Woman of the Year awards are presented annually to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year award has been granted to many notable and talented entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Hathaway, and, last year, Claire Danes. The Man of the Year award was established in 1963. Its past recipients include Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake, and, last year, Jason Segel.Sutherland is a prolific and award-winning actor who recently starred in the critically acclaimed Fox drama “24,” for which he won a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and two SAG awards.  In 2011, Sutherland starred alongside Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Alexander Skarsgard in the apocalyptic drama film “Melancholia,” written and directed by Lars von Trier. He also starred on stage as James Daley in the revival of Jason Miller’s Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play “That Championship Season,” which ran in spring of 2011.Currently, Sutherland stars as Martin Bohm in the Fox drama “Touch.” The American supernatural thriller television series was created by Tim Kring and debuted on Jan. 25, 2012. His other credits include the animated film “Monsters vs. Aliens” in 2009, opposite Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, and Seth Rogen; “The Sentinel” in 2006, opposite Michael Douglas and Kim Basinger; “Taking Lives” in 2004, opposite Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke; and “Phone Booth” in 2002, among many others.For more information about the event, please contact the Hasty Pudding Theatricals press and publicity manager Tyler Faux at 617.495.5205 or purchase tickets to “There’s Something About Maui,” contact the box office at 617.495.5205, or order online. It will be performed at Harvard University’s historic Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke St. The show continues in Cambridge until March 10. The company then travels to New York to perform at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse on March 15 and 16 (call 212.772.4448 for tickets), then to the Hamilton City Hall in Bermuda for performances on March 20-22.Press credentialing is now open for the Man of the Year event. Visit the website for press information and an online application form. For more information, contact Harvard Public Affairs & Communications by phone at 617.495.1585, or by fax at 617.495.0754.In addition to the annual Man and Woman of the Year Awards, The Hasty Pudding Institute will present the first Order of the Golden Sphinx award at a gala ceremony on March 4 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. The Order of the Golden Sphinx — a traditional symbol of the Hasty Pudding Institute — will be given to Michael Lynton, the chief executive officer of Sony Entertainment Inc., for his deep appreciation of and dedication to enhancing the arts through both his personal commitment and arts education support.last_img read more

Morocco starts vaccinating medics en masse against virus

first_imgRABAT, Morocco (AP) — Scores of Moroccan health workers streamed to a spacious white tent erected outside the Avicenne University Hospital in the capital Rabat to get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines. A mass vaccination effort began Friday in the North African country after the king got Morocco’s first injection. The bustling vaccination center is one of 600 set up in Rabat alone and aims to vaccinate more than 4,000 health professionals within three weeks. While European countries and North America started vaccinating several weeks ago, Africa is only just beginning to receive its first doses, notably from China and Russia.last_img

Study highlights potential of floating solar projects in Southeast Asia

first_imgStudy highlights potential of floating solar projects in Southeast Asia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Economic Times of floating solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants is expected to increase 100-fold in Southeast Asia over the next five to 15 years, according to energy research firm Rystad Energy.The firm added that this will happen as countries in the region are looking to substantially increase their share of renewable energy in the power mix.“Rystad Energy expects large-scale floating PV developments, typically installed on dams and reservoirs, to increase 100-fold in Southeast Asia over the next five to 15 years… This will open new market opportunities for both new and existing players in the industry,” the firm said in a press release.Development plans are in the works in Thailand and Vietnam as large-scale floating PV installations, with smaller utility-scale floating PV developments being proposed in Indonesia, Singapore and Myanmar.“Floating PV offers an attractive alternative for large and mega-scale ground-mounted utility solar development, allowing beneficiaries to take advantage of under-utilised dams and reservoirs,” says Minh Khoi Le, an analyst on Rystad Energy’s renewables team. He added that they expect floating PV capacity to grow from current levels of 0.04 GW to 3 GW in the next 10 years.More: Southeast Asia to see 100-fold increase in floating solar PV plants: Rystad Energylast_img read more

Where Brentwood Is Today Once Stood Long Island’s Own Utopia

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [dropcap]T[/dropcap]his Sunday 150 years ago Long Island’s most famous—and notorious—utopian community formally changed its name from Modern Times to Brentwood. For 13 years this pioneer experiment in communal living had been a haven for non-conformists where “free love” reigned. There was no jail, no police, no judge and no money. The founders’ ideas had attracted international attention in European and American intellectual circles but the residents’ eccentric behavior and out of wedlock living arrangements had drawn heated criticism locally and nationally.To defuse the controversy while the Civil War was still raging, the leaders of the village met on Sept. 7, 1864 and chose the name of the London suburb where Henry Edger, one of the community’s more noteworthy citizens, had married Milliscent Hobson before emigrating to the U.S. In his book, “Low Living and High Thinking at Modern Times, New York,” Roger Wunderlich, the late founding editor of the “Long Island Historical Journal,” wrote that the residents honored the Edgers not so much for their hometown or their philosophical concerns but for “their ten years of civic service to the village.”Sadly, few Long Islanders today know much about Modern Times but Brentwood has stuck around through thick and thin.In 1964, to commemorate this Suffolk community’s centennial, greetings were exchanged between the two Brentwoods, and the English town sent “a handsome illuminated scroll” that is stored at the Brentwood Public Library, according to historian Verne Dyson in his book, “A Century of Brentwood.” As far as is known, there are no plans in the community to mark the 150th anniversary.The community’s original name was coined by its two founders, Josiah Warren, a 53-year-old philosophical anarchist, and Stephen Pearl Andrews, a 37-year-old polymath fluent in six languages with interests ranging from abolitionism to women’s rights. He became Warren’s editor and partner, but just as important for this fledgling development was his role as a real estate attorney. Warren had been influenced by Robert Owen, the Welsh social reformer and founder of utopian socialism, who had come to the United States on a speaking tour and ultimately founded a community called New Harmony in Indiana that had lasted two years. Andrews was taken with Francois Marie Charles Fourier, the French social theorist who envisioned the creation of a cooperative agricultural community that distributed wealth more equitably than under capitalism.Late in 1850, Warren and Andrews took the Long Island Rail Road to Thompson’s Station, a whistle stop where Fifth Avenue and Suffolk Avenue are today, to look at property in the Pine Barrens that comprised that part of the town of Islip owned by Dr. Edward Fenn Peck of Smithtown. They liked what they saw and cut a deal.Months later Warren ran an advertisement in Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune, looking for like-minded newcomers. And so a 90-acre tract eventually became home for at most 150 residents, or “sovereigns” as the founders described them because everyone enjoyed complete individual liberty and unlimited freedom of expression. As Martha Stepsis, the original curator of the Modern Times collection at the Brentwood Public Library, once told the New York Times, their motto was “mind your own business, do your own thing.”The settlers didn’t put a lot of faith in government but they did believe in the perfectibility of humankind. In particular, the correspondence of Henry Edger with Auguste Comte, the French philosopher who propounded “positivism,” a system of belief based on science and observable phenomena rather than metaphysical speculation or anything supernatural, marked Modern Times as the American center of positivism.The community started with log cabins and shacks, but soon there were houses, a community center and much more. They performed Shakespeare and debated philosophy and studied science. They practiced the arts and enjoyed creative expression. A reporter for the New York Weekly Leader, visiting in 1854, wrote that women actually asked the men to dance, adding, “This custom is not exclusive; sometimes the men ask the women…By the by, how these Modern Timers do dance!” Fittingly, the first brass band in Suffolk County was formed at Modern Times.Moncure Daniel Conway, a traveling clergyman, visited in the summer of 1857, when the colony was at its height before the financial panic hit later that year and published his observations: “Every one did what was right in his own eyes. The women wore bloomers or donned the entire male costume. As the sovereignty of the individual was opposed to all artificial, social or legal constraint; marriage was abolished, and families arranged themselves according to the law of attraction. Those lived together who chose to do so, and people parted without giving any trouble to the courts of common pleas. The right of the law either to unite or separate was denied, and free love placed in the same category with all other freedoms.”Conway saw several thriving businesses like The Time Store, which functioned as the community’s supermarket, a printing plant, a carriage factory, a harness and saddle shop, a cabinet and furniture-making factory and a box factory. Most noticeable was the lack of currency; instead, the residents issued each other promissory notes, payable in terms such as these: “one hours labor in carpenter or furniture work, repairing carriages or musical instruments or eight pounds of corn or (with consent of the holder) ten cents.”A eulogy for Emily Codman, who died in 1886 and had been married to Charles A. Codman, one of the key proponents of “free love,” tells a lot about why people came to Modern Times. In “our departed sister,” writes H.B. Brown, “they found an apt and enthusiastic disciple imbued with the desire for a truer and more harmonious life than could be found in society as now constituted. She left her New England home to join one of the many attempts then being made to realize such aspirations. This attempt was made at Modern Times, now Brentwood, on the principles taught by Josiah Warren, which it was believed would make it possible for men to deal equitably and justly with each other and so to adjust their relations as to make harmony and peace possible and thus escape the great and growing inharmony in human society and the unequal distribution of wealth from which so many evils spring. The world unfortunately was not then prepared to accept principles so just. Had it been so prepared how different might not society have been today? But we believe it is only a matter of time. The good seed has been sown, the fruitage must someday follow.”The Dame House, now occupied by the Sisters of St. Joseph, is one of Modern Times’ two remaining octagonal buildings in Brentwood. [Photo Spencer Rumsey/Long Island Press]Hard Times Ahead [dropcap]T[/dropcap]HESE DAYS the most prominent remains of Modern Times are the original street grid from First to Eight Streets and from First to Eighth Avenues, the remodeled home of Josiah Warren and two 19th century octagonal structures. One is the William Upham Dame House, which has been fully restored and is currently occupied by nuns from the nearby Sisters of St. Joseph Academy. Dame intended it to be a windmill but turned it into his residence on the first floor and an assembly room he called the Archimedean Hall on the second floor.The other is the original octagonal schoolhouse built in 1857, which served as the only school for 50 years. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but it is in such bad condition that it’s amazing it survived Superstorm Sandy. This “stubborn little building”—as Ellen Edelstein, the president of the Brentwood Historical Society described it admiringly—has already been through a fire and two relocations. Since 1989, the school house has been on the grounds of the Brentwood School District’s Anthony F. Felicio Administration Center when the Town of Islip reportedly paid $15,000 to move it there.According to a big white billboard still standing along Third Avenue announcing “The Modern Times Original Schoolhouse Restoration Project,” there were once very ambitious plans for this octagon. But the wording in red letters reveals a sadder conclusion: “Construction to begin summer of 2005.” Apparently promised public funding fell through, the historical society fell apart, and the district landed in a lawsuit with the architect listed on the billboard. No one in the school administration would comment about it on the record and the architect did not return repeated calls. Consequently, the “one room school octagon” is in even worse condition than it was nine years ago.“It is in terrible, terrible shape,” Edelstein told the Press. A retired math teacher who taught in the district, Edelstein became president of the historical society two years ago after the group had languished for many years. “I’m not a history person; I’m a Brentwood person,” she explained proudly, mentioning that she’s been living in the community since she was a teenager.The process is daunting. “It’s got to be taken apart piece by piece,” Edelstein said. “Whatever can be salvaged from the original structure can be incorporated in the new structure and then replicated materials will produce the rest of it.”In its prime, the school house was quite innovative and spacious, she said. “The people of Modern Times were extremely efficient, resourceful, and environmentally conscious,” she explained. “This building was designed to make maximum use of natural light.”She has vowed to get the octagon restored and has plans in the works that were too premature to reveal at this point. The school district, constantly hard-pressed for funds, would welcome the support. Estimates for the project range from hundreds of thousands of dollars to more than a million.“We hope to see the octagonal school house fully restored someday so future generations of Brentwood can experience it as it was intended and honor the legacy of this utopian community that left it for us,” said Felix Adeyeye, a spokesman for the Brentwood school district.But when that octagonal school room will ever be ready to admit the curiosity seeker, let alone Brentwood students wishing to study their community’s unique history, is anybody’s guess.Until it happens, Modern Times is a thing of the past.last_img read more

Samsung Reportedly Planning to Supply Exynos Chips to Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo in 2021

first_imgMediaTek and Samsung are likely to gain some traction, owing to the ongoing restrictions on Huawei that also offers its HiSilicon Kirin chips. The Chinese company had a share of 16 percent in the second quarter and stood third, as per Counterpoint.Is this the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note series as we know it? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Samsung is set to supply its smartphone processor Exynos to Chinese smartphone makers Oppo and Xiaomi in 2021, according to a report. The South Korean company is said to give its Exynos chips for some budget smartphones of the Chinese companies as early as the first half of next year. With the new move, Samsung could make the competition tougher for Qualcomm, which offers its Snapdragon system-on-chips (SoCs) to various manufacturers in China and around the world. The San Diego-based chip maker, however, faces heat from MediaTek that also supplies its in-house mobile processors to various companies globally and comes second in the race.The System LSI Business unit of Samsung is planning to supply Exynos chips to companies including Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi, according to a report by South Korean news site BusinessKorea. The company is reportedly set to begin with the entry-level models initially, though it may offer its SoCs for third-party premium smartphones after gaining some recognition in the market.- Advertisement – Samsung is said to have reduced the intrinsic supply of its Exynos SoCs due to lower profit margin. It still offers Exynos 990 on its premium phones in India. However, the company decided not to use the top-end chipset for its Galaxy S20 models reaching the Korean market and preferred Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 instead.Having said that, Samsung previously supplied Exynos 880 and Exynos 980 chips to Vivo for its phones. The company is also working on launching the Exynos 1080 SoC next week that is said to be a part of the upcoming Vivo X60. The chip is, however, also speculated to power Samsung’s Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72, though it’s not likely to debut on the Galaxy S21 series.According to the data provided by market research firm Counterpoint Research, Qualcomm led the market of mobile processors in the second quarter, with a market share of 29 percent. The share dropped three percent compared to last year, though. MediaTek, on the other hand, came second with a share of 26 percent. However, Samsung faced a tough fight with Huawei and came fourth with a 13 percent share.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Norwich offices: Old space with a new face

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PGNiG receives second LNG load at Klaipeda

first_img“The Polish LNG consumption market is already sufficiently broad and involves the use of LNG in the transport sector as well as the supply of LNG to customers who are distant from the natural gas network. On the other hand, as owners of an infrastructure in the port of Klaipėda, we receive enquiries from various companies in the marine sector regarding the possibility of bunkering LNG-powered vessels or replenishing the capacity of LNG-powered trucks. There is still a lot of work to be done in this area, in terms of adjusting port shipping rules and port charges, as well as promoting LNG infrastructural development projects at public level in order to motivate the market”, said Darius Šilenskis, CEO of KN. Courtesy of Klaipedos Nafta Klaipedos Nafta noted in its statement on Wednesday the volume received is approximately 3,200 cubic meters. The load was delivered onboard Gasum’s LNG bunkering vessel Coralius. PGNiG added that since April, more than 100 tanker trucks loaded with LNG left the facility. According to Šilenskis, bunkering of the LNG-powered cement tanker Greenland has become a regular operation in the port of Klaipėda this year. The ship is bunkered in Malkų Įlankos Terminalas by supplying LNG in an ISO container, which is filled at the LNG reloading station. Since the first bunkering operation of this kind in March this year, ten further LNG transshipments have been carried out. Polish oil and gas company PGNiG has received the second delivery of liquefied natural gas at the KN-operated Klaipėda LNG reloading station. To remind, PGNiG has been the exclusive user of the facility since April. KN, the operator of oil and LNG terminals, has entered into a five-year strategic partnership agreement with PGNiG in November last year. “In less than five months, we received two LNG loads, and over 100 tank trucks loaded with liquefied natural gas have already left the station. It is over 1,800 tons of LNG, which equals over 27,000 MWh”, Jerzy Kwieciński, president of the PGNiG management board said.last_img read more

Is Fifty Shades grooming girls to be victims? 13 September 2014Young women who read sexually violent fiction often display the same behavioral symptoms as those who have actually been victimized, according to a study published last month in Women’s Health.The research team compared women, ages 18 to 24, who had read at least one novel in the Fifty Shades series with those who had not. Fifty Shades, one of the top-selling fiction series in history, is a trilogy of romantic novels that graphically portrays the victimization of one young woman in the throes of a romantic relationship. A movie based on the first book will come out in February.Numerous studies show that consumption of fictional material can alter beliefs and attitudes. The researchers wanted to know if it can also change behavior. They found that women who read the novels are at an increased risk of being in an abusive relationship, having an eating disorder, binge drinking, and having multiple sexual partners. Victims of sexual violence often show the same behaviors. The study did not determine whether reading such fiction causes women to engage in certain behavior or whether those already engaging in such behavior are more drawn to sexually violent fiction.Gail Dines, a professor of sociology at Wheelock College, radical feminist, and an anti-pornography advocate, believes the $96 billion pornography industry has “hyper-sexualized” girls through books, the Internet, movies, and songs. We are raising a generation of girls who, even though they have never been raped, are exhibiting the same symptoms as those who have, Dines said at a conference in 2010.Girls look to culture for cues about how to be a woman and define their femininity. When all they see are hyper-sexualized role models, they come to believe that is what it means to be a woman, and they mimic what they see, Dines said. The culture affects even those girls who don’t want to dress and act in a hyper-sexual manner because those who do are the ones who get attention from boys. The girls who don’t go along are invisible, and no adolescent girl wants to be invisible. read more

Police Searching For Suspect; One Arrested For Meth Related Bust

first_imgPolice are currently searching for 23-year-old Brandon Jacobs. (Image: Ripley County Sheriff’s Office)One man was arrested and police are searching for a second man in connection to the suspected theft of anhydrous ammonia from the Osgood area.Ripley County deputies responded to the Osgood branch of the Laughery Valley Ag Co-Op area during the early morning hours of Monday for a report about a suspicious vehicle possibly involved in stealing anhydrous ammonia.Police located a vehicle matching the description from the report and after an alleged traffic violation, the car was pulled over.That’s when “The passenger of the vehicle immediately fled from the scene on foot,” according to Ripley County Sheriff Tom Grills.The deputy located multiple modified tanks of anhydrous ammonia inside of and in the vicinity of the vehicle. Police believe those tanks contained anhydrous taken from the Co-Op.24-year-old Brian Burton was arrested for suspicion of stealing anhydrous ammonia from an  area Co-Op. (Image: Ripley County Sheriff’s Office)The driver of the vehicle, Brian Burton, 24, of Edinburgh was arrested for illegal possession of Anhydrous Ammonia, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Theft.The passenger that fled, whom police believe to be 23-year-old Brandon Jacobs, of Nashville, Indiana, was not located at the time and is currently being sought as a person of interest.Jacobs also has an active warrant for probation violation in Bartholomew County.A joint investigation is underway by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana State Police.Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jacobs, or the investigation, are urged to contact the Sheriff’s office or the Indiana State Police.last_img read more

Maynard H. Stang age, 91

first_imgMaynard H. Stang, age 91, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville, Indiana.Born September 23, 1925 in Brookville, Indiana he was the son of the late George & Elizabeth (Reidenbach) Stang. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served with the 423RD Infantry Division. On December 18, 1945 he was injured in action, and taken as a German Prisoner of War, and was liberated by the allied forces on May 2, 1945. He earned the EAME Theater Ribbon W/3 Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, as well as the Purple Heart.He was retired from the former Philco-Ford in Connersville where he had worked for over 40 years.Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Elizabeth Smullen, Mabel Benedict, Irene Bockover, and Loretta Twa; two brothers, Howard Stang and Harry Stang, two infant brothers, Elmer & George Stang.Rev. Ladona Webb will officiate the Funeral Services at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, November 25, 2016, at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 823 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Burial with full military graveside honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Friends may visit from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the services at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, November 25, 2016 at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to St Thomas Lutheran Church, American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Stang family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit .last_img read more