moe. has always been a band that likes to keep things interesting, with plenty of tongue-in-cheek moments having been displayed throughout their history. The band once again delivered a moment of levity during their soundcheck at this year’s moe.down Festival when they covered “Chalk Dust Torture” by Phish.Though not the first time the band has covered Phish, it’s always a fun moe.ment to catch. At one point during the song, Al Schnier jokingly remarks “You paid for this, people.” There were plenty of incredible moments and highlights at this year’s moe.down. Check out L4LM’s contributor Rex Thomson’s recount of the top moe.ments from this year’s moe.down. Take a listen to the cover below, courtesy of peteforgets:[cover photo courtesy of Dave DeCrescente Photography]
Ellen Galinsky, president and co-founder of New York City’s Families and Work Institute (FWI), has spent decades analyzing more than 1,000 research studies and interviewing leaders in neuroscience and child development, including Harvard’s Jack Shonkoff, Charles Nelson, and Heidelise Als. The result of that career-long effort is “Mind in the Making,” Galinsky’s guide for teachers and parents who want clear-cut strategies for helping their kids succeed in school and life.On Dec. 2, Galinsky talked with nearly 60 teachers, principals, child-care providers, and parents at Harvard Business School’s Spangler Center about the “seven essential life skills every child needs.” She also shared video shorts of primary research conducted at universities throughout North America and discussed strategies for promoting the skills that naturally emerge in all children.The presentation was a result of Harvard’s relationship with Galinsky and FWI, which began in 2007, when the Harvard Achievement Support Initiative (HASI), United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, and Connected Beginnings Training Institute joined forces to bring the Mind in the Making training program to the state. The 12-part, 30-hour training program was built on the foundational research of the book, but is delivered through an intense hands-on and reflective experience. Since 2007, the partnership among HASI, United Way, and Connected Beginnings has trained more than 700 educators and providers throughout Massachusetts. As part of the work, HASI led the first public school pilot of Mind in the Making in the nation, and currently is training teachers, paraprofessionals, and principals in three Boston public schools — Marshall Elementary School, Russell Elementary School, and E. Greenwood Leadership Academy.In one video, the work of Stanford’s Carol Dweck shows middle school-aged children working on simple puzzles. During the experiment, some children are praised for their effort and strategy in completing the puzzle, while others are praised for their intelligence. When the children are faced with the choice to complete another simple puzzle or take on a more challenging one, those praised for their effort choose the challenge, while the children who were told how smart they are select the simpler one.During the Q&A a teacher from the audience asked Galinsky what to do when older children won’t take on new challenges.“Help the student articulate a goal,” Galinsky said, “then support the work and effort toward that goal, rather than the final product. This will help move the student to a growth mindset and away from completing tasks only he or she feels confident to complete successfully.”After the presentation, Teresa Harvey-Jackson, principal of the Marshall Elementary School in Dorchester, praised Galinsky for her work, but said the public school system needs to see the research applied in a more hands-on way. “We feel very fortunate to have the comprehensive training brought to us by Harvard, because as great as I’m sure this is, we need more support than just a book.”Galinsky shared plans for a “Mind in the Making” activity guide and companion DVD that she hopes will be released this summer, as well as updates to the more intensive training in which Harvey-Jackson is participating.“The good news for all of us,” Galinsky ended, “is that any child can learn and any adult can promote a love of learning without fancy tools or toys. And although supporting kids earlier is better, it’s never too late.”
View Comments The Rockettes in ‘The Radio City Christmas Spectacular’ Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes It’s not even Labor Day weekend so you know what that means…time to start thinking about the most wonderful time of year!?! Tickets are now available to see the 89th annual Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes.The radiant Radio City Music Hall will be decked out for the season and the Rockettes shine like never before in a breathtaking new finale that transforms the theater into a glistening winter wonderland. The Rockettes modern SNOW choreography combined with crystalline costumes is inspired by the snowflakes swirling over the audience, in a whirling dance of their own. Share in the joy of this one-of-a-kind celebration for family, friends, and loved ones. Every moment is magic!Performances will run from November 2 through January 2, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for November 15. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020
By Gustavo Ocando Alex/Voice of America (VOA)/Edited by Diálogo Staff August 20, 2020 The Nicolás Maduro regime has partially addressed only two of the 23 recommendations that United Nations (U.N.) High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet made in 2019 to revert and prevent human rights violations in Venezuela.Institutions that advocate for human rights, such as the Venezuelan Education-Action Program on Human Rights (PROVEA, in Spanish), came to this conclusion after analyzing the critical report the U.N. delegate submitted in July 2019, which was updated at least four times.On July 4, 2019, following six months of complaints against Nicolás Maduro for his alleged usurpation of power, Bachelet submitted a report to the U.N. Human Rights Council that was highly critical of the Venezuelan state for “grave violations of economic, social, civil, political, and cultural rights” that the office documented.The High Commissioner condemned an official strategy “aimed at neutralizing, repressing, and criminalizing political opponents and people critical of the government.” The report also concluded that the profound economic crisis has left the Venezuelan people without the means to fulfill their fundamental rights to food and health care.She also noted the militarization of state institutions and a reduction of space for independent media, among other human rights violations in Venezuela.Based on interviews with 558 victims and witnesses of such violations, the document included 23 recommendations urging the Maduro regime to guarantee availability and access to food, water, medicine, and health care services.Other requests included ending extrajudicial torture and executions and liberating all detainees being arbitrarily deprived of their liberty. The petition also sought to end and condemn selective persecution and repression for political reasons and to dissolve the National Police’s Special Actions Forces (FAES, in Spanish).Calixto Ávila, a human rights consultant and PROVEA representative in Europe, told Voice of America that his organization, one of the oldest in Venezuela, noted that Maduro has ignored 21 of the proposals that Bachelet submitted to improve the human rights situation in the country.“There have only been positive steps in two of the 23 recommendations. The first has to do with the presence of officials [from Bachelet]; and the second relates to increasing the capacity of vaccination programs,” information that UNICEF has made public, but the regime has not, Ávila said.The presence of the Office of the High Commissioner is an “important step” for human rights in Venezuela, says the PROVEA representative, but Bachelet’s officers were unable to enter detention centers controlled by the military and intelligence agencies, where many political prisoners are held and deprived of their liberty, he added.Propaganda rather than respectThe High Commissioner for Human Rights has updated her report four times: in September and December 2019; in March, before the pandemic was declared; and in late June, when she specified that her office has continued to document restrictions in the country’s civil and democratic spaces.During her last presentation before the Human Rights Council, Bachelet stated that the Supreme Court of Justice’s latest decisions on the new electoral power and the main opposition parties “reduce the possibility to create the conditions for credible and democratic electoral processes.”In her opinion, “people in Venezuela continue to suffer grave violations of economic and social rights due to low salaries, high food prices, persisting deficiencies in public services such as electricity, water, and fuel shortages, as well as precarious access to health care.”Liliana Ortega, a lawyer and founder of the Relatives of Victims Committee (COFAVIC, in Spanish), one of Venezuela’s most experienced human rights nongovernmental organizations, highlights that the updates to the High Commissioner’s report reveal “poor cooperation” from the Maduro regime.“They reveal the state’s failure to comply with and cooperate in the most fundamental aspects, as well as the worsening of the situation that she pointed out in July 2019, when she visited the country,” she told Voice of America.The Venezuelan state must comply with every recommendation that the U.N. representative has made, Ortega said.From Belgium, the PROVEA adviser said that for 21 of Bachelet’s recommendations, there is no progress, no way to evaluate them, or there are setbacks.Among the neglected recommendations, PROVEA urges guaranteeing access to humanitarian assistance, under the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence.The organization also prioritizes health care and access to water for the population during the pandemic. The dissolution of FAES, which Ávila calls a “death squad,” and the liberation of all political prisoners are other imperatives.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 23-year-old Old Westbury man was reportedly among four killed in a Miami boat crash that injured eight others following a Fourth of July fireworks show.Jason Soleimani was the only one killed on a 36–foot boat that a 32-foot vessel crashed into in Biscayne Bay at 10:45 p.m. Friday, The Associated Press reported.The three others, 23-year-old Andrew Garcia, 20-year-old Victoria Dempsey and 24-year-old Kelsie Karpiak, all from Miami, were on the first boat, AP reported.The first boat also hit a third vessel after the first boat’s captain was thrown overboard, but there was only one minor injury reported on the third boat.Authorities told reporters that the crash occurred at a time when hundreds of boats were rushing toward Dinner Key Marina to be the first to get out of the water following the fireworks show.
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr On his second anniversary of joining CUNA as president/CEO, Jim Nussle says one of the biggest highlights of his tenure is meeting credit union advocates–working with them and working for them.In a video interview with Credit Union Magazine, Nussle also outlines his top 5 priorities as well as insight into his leadership philosophy.“On behalf of the CUNA board, I would like to express sincere gratitude to Jim for agreeing to lead our organization two years ago,” said Rod Staatz, CUNA board chair and president/CEO of SECU, Linthicum, Md. “He very quickly learned the ‘credit union way’ and now, working with leagues, aggressively leads a fierce 360-degree advocacy effort on behalf of credit unions nationwide. continue reading »
Indonesia urged APEC to identify realistic efforts for all members – be it developed or developing countries.“The implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement, transparency on policy implementation and reinforcement of the logistical system are concrete initiatives APEC could take. These would smoothen the trade flow in the Asia Pacific region during the pandemic,” Desra said during the meeting.Strengthening trade facilitation and lowering non-tariff barriers could also help the private sector, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), by cushioning the impact of COVID-19. Such efforts are deemed effective for economic recovery, as 40 to 60 percent of the gross domestic product of APEC members came from SMEs, Desra added.Read also: Indonesia steers clear of COVID-19 resolution ‘politicization’Indonesia is also preparing a new approach to keep the economic wheels running amid the pandemic by planning to roll out a set of guidelines the government calls the “new normal”.In particular, Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto has issued new health protocols for employers to usher in the so-called “new normal” even as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country continues to rise.In a ministerial decree issued on Saturday, Terawan detailed how offices and manufacturers should operate under the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB).The ministerial decree, among other things, requires company managers to create task forces to curb the spread of the disease. They should also ensure cleanliness and hygiene at the workplace and increase the number of handwashing facilities.Topics : “The unity of vision, synergy and collaboration is key to mitigating the impact posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and a start to the economic recovery in the region,” Desra Percaya, a senior official from the Foreign Ministry who headed the Indonesian delegation in the meeting, said in a statement issued by the ministry.Read also: COVID-19: Indonesia calls for global cooperation to overcome medical supply shortageAccording to the statement, APEC trade ministers had given the senior officials the mandate to develop a “coordinated approach” that was expected to facilitate the process of knowledge-sharing and best-practices formulation on the handling of COVID-19.APEC also discussed cooperation for the joint procurement of essential goods, such as medical equipment and medicine, to ensure affordable health care. Indonesia has stressed the importance of a concerted effort from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries to “jump-start” economic activity in the region once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.In the Extraordinary Senior Officials Meeting on Wednesday, chaired by Malaysia and held online for the first time ever, leaders of the 21 APEC member countries emphasized the value of collaboration, cooperation and a united vision in the collective battle against COVID-19.The meeting was a follow-up to directives of APEC trade ministers outlined in the Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) Statement on COVID-19.
Advertisement Unai Emery faced a barrage of questions relating to Granit Xhaka ahead of Arsenal’s Carabao Cup clash against Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s pre-match preparations ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash against Liverpool have been utterly dominated by the speculation surrounding the future of their captain Granit Xhaka.The Switzerland international stormed off the Emirates turf on Sunday, cupping his ear and telling fans to ‘f*** off’ as he exited the pitch to a chorus of boos.Xhaka is yet to apologise for his actions but caused further controversy on Tuesday when he changed his Instagram avatar to a picture of him representing his country rather than his club.Emery confirmed the 27-year-old will not feature at Anfield but Mesut Ozil, having not featured since the end of September, is in-line for a recall, potentially as skipper.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHere’s every word the under-fire Arsenal manager had to say in hs pre-match press conference.How is Granit Xhaka after Sunday?Good afternoon. It’s not easy for him and for the team. He is now devastated, devastated and sad. We spoke yesterday and on Sunday night I also spoke. This morning, he trained as normal with the group but he is devastated and he is sad about the situation. His commitment with the club is a great commitment every time. He wants to help.His behaviour was perfect in training, with the group and with the club. He knows he was wrong. He was wrong and he feels it inside very deeply. But that is normal as a human. You need – and every player needs – the supporters’ support. Support them, support the team.We spoke and I spoke a lot with him also about that. We need to learn and when we are having good matches and good moments, they applaud us and we are happy. But when we are in one difficult moment or we are receiving some criticism, we need to also be strong and to know and to learn to play under that pressure. It’s our work, it’s our job and the supporters, they are the most important in our life. Because if there aren’t supporters, there aren’t fans and there aren’t people behind us, there is no reason to play professional football without our fans.Now, he is down. He is down and the most important thing now is that we look after him, his family. Look after him, the club, the team and also recover our best Granit Xhaka. After that wrong situation on Sunday, I have one challenge every time, for myself and also for the team and every and each player. When the supporters – our followers – are unhappy with us because maybe now we need to play, now we need to control the matches better and improve things to be stronger, we need them.But first it’s for us and we need to take one step ahead. Individual circumstances like Sunday, they are coming because as a team we need to improve and we need to be more comfortable and transmit to the supporters and show better performances and the results for them. When we will do that, they are going to support us collectively and individually.AdvertisementAdvertisementShould Granit Xhaka apologise?Yes. I think when we make individual mistakes, we need to make apologies for the circumstances. I prefer to do that. We suggest to him to do it.Will Granit Xhaka apologise?But now, what is the response we are seeing? It’s that he is devastated and he is very down. First is to recover him, his feelings. We need our family, our friends, our supporters to support us, like us. Love us, everybody. He is not feeling that with the supporters. But we are speaking with him to first be calm and be close with his family and be close with us because we are your family too. Be close and we are going to try to be close with our supporters and this is a step, little-by-little, towards that in this moment.Is Granit Xhaka the right person to captain Arsenal?I explained why I decided that. He has the values, he has the respect in the dressing room, he has experience and he is captain of his national team. He has the conditions to be the captain. I decided that and the players respect that. He was wrong on Sunday and he also got wrong the response on Sunday, as a captain.Is Granit Xhaka still the captain of Arsenal?We need to go step-by-step, step-by-step. First is to recover him, as a human, as a player. And then we are going to continue speaking about how we can improve, how we can continue in that way with him, with the team and with everybody.Does that mean he won’t be captain?No, no, no – at the moment, I am not speaking and I don’t want to speak about that. The first is for him to recover. We cannot anticipate the circumstance because I we are going to play a match on Wednesday, on Saturday and I prefer to keep moving, taking each step, and taking the best decision possible.AdvertisementHow will Granit Xhaka be affected mentally?Now he is upset, devastated and sad. It is not only yesterday and today. He is feeling the supporters don’t like him. It is one example. Two weeks ago, I met with 100 supporters at Emirates Stadium and we had one small dinner and one small connection with them, me and Edu.One question there was, ‘Why is Xhaka captain’ and individually he said to me he thinks Xhaka must be more as a player. It is one criticism. I answered him, in response, and we finished that conversation. Afterwards, he came and said to me, ‘I defend Xhaka and I like Xhaka’. If if in 100 people, one is negative on Xhaka then that is positive.Yesterday morning I was saying the same to Xhaka. Sometimes people love us, sometimes people don’t love us. We have positive and negative criticism and people can support us or not. It is the same that we are thinking in all the supporters, on Sunday, after his mistake not every supporter was against him in that moment. It is also because the team is not winning and also they are also in this moment only thinking he is not playing a good match. Each match, each moment is different. We need to be calm and to try to be consistent and and change that individual situation.Will Arsenal fine Granit Xhaka?I think we can again speak about the same, we are in the first step after his mistake. Now is for him to recover as a person.AdvertisementHow will this affect Granit Xhaka’s Arsenal future?We can maybe remind some similar situations in the past for players, and they came back. For example, I was speaking with Hector Bellerin and he said to me that he received some criticism three years ago at Emirates Stadium in one moment because people weren’t happy with his performance and then he came back. The most important is to keep moving ahead , working, improving and showing and transmitting to people that if one moment they don’t like him, to work to change that situation.I don’t know not today how it will be in the future, the most important for me is the present, with the future tomorrow. Tomorrow, for example, he is not in the group but I wasn’t thinking for him for that match [anyway] and he stays here and trains and we are going to let him recover as a person because he is down and then think about the team.Will Mesut Ozil be in the Arsenal squad to face Liverpool?Yes, tomorrow. He’s in the group so he has a chance to play. We have had this morning a very good conversation, Mesut and Me, and I said to him I haven’t changed my idea about him. He knows what I want from him because it’s the same as last season in the first day of pre-season training when we had a conversation. It’s the same as one month ago and in that way, some circumstances weren’t helping us in every moment to be consistent or available to play. But I will say I think the last weeks he has progressively been training well and adding his spirit to help us. For example, our conversation this morning was because I wanted to listen to him about how he’s thinking now to help us and be with us tomorrow. Then if we are in the same spirit and the same idea, to play. It was a very good conversation and tomorrow he’s in the group.Why do Arsenal need Mesut Ozil?We need his quality, his skill and his consistency. We need his positive mentality and then he will help us on the pitch. That’s the next step. I think he’s done the steps before, and now I want the steps like in pre-season and one month ago to help us on the pitch.Will Mesut Ozil be Arsenal captain vs Liverpool?It depends because he’s one of the captains. I’m not thinking exactly yet, but we are going to decide the first XI and if he’s in the first XI. It depends on who else plays. He could be, yes.MORE: Granit Xhaka removes Arsenal captaincy picture from Instagram after shocking outburstMORE: Unai Emery reveals Granit Xhaka is ‘devastated’ after clashing with Arsenal fans Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Oct 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link92Shares Comment Every word Unai Emery said about Granit Xhaka, the Arsenal captaincy & Mesut Ozil before Liverpool clash
20 Akala St, Camp Hill THIS beautifully presented Queenslander is in a desirable pocket of Camp Hill. Owners Raechel and Chris Isted bought 20 Akala St 11 years ago and have transformed it into their perfect family home. “It was a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house when we first got it,” Mrs Isted said.“After our first child was born, we renovated downstairs and added two bedrooms, a bathroom and two living areas. The home at 20 Akala St, Camp Hill.On the ground floor of the home there are two bedrooms, bathroom, laundry, storage room and front patio. There is also a media room and a rumpus room, which opens to the back patio. Upstairs, there are three more bedrooms, a family bathroom and a front deck. The home at 20 Akala St, Camp Hill.The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area flow out of the big back deck. The kitchen has stone benchtops, quality appliances and a servery to the deck. The inground swimming pool is heated and the home comes with solar panels to help lower the power bill. Mrs Isted said the home was perfectly located close to parks, cafes and schools. “The home is on a really quiet street with friendly and supportive neighbours,” she said. The home at 20 Akala St, Camp Hill.“Our two kids were upstairs with us when they were little and moved downstairs as they got older.” Mrs Isted said the separate living areas, swimming pool and big back deck made the home perfect for family living and entertaining. 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“We do lots of entertaining on the deck. The doors from the kitchen, lounge and dining area open right up, creating one big space.“We’ve also got blinds and louvres on the back deck so you can sit out there in winter with an outdoor heater and still be warm.”
Russia’s SCF Group has exercised an option for two 114,000 dwt dual fuel tankers at South Korean shipbulder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, according to Asiasis.The Aframax duo features an ice-class IA and is slated for delivery in 2019, based on the report.SCF was not available for comment on the order when approached by World Maritime News.In March this year, Sovcomflot ordered four 114,000 dwt Ice-Class IA Aframax tankers at the South Korean yard under a USD 240 million deal.Described as the world’s first LNG-fueled Aframax tankers, the four ships are scheduled to be delivered from the third quarter of 2018 onwards.Once delivered, the ships will be chartered to the oil and gas giant Shell.World Maritime News Staff