Last week, The Hollywood Reporter published an interview with David Crosby, which focused on politics in the United States, Donald J. Trump, the score he wrote for the new independent film Little Pink House, and more. Crosby was predictably outspoken on politics, reaffirming his stance that he doesn’t want supporters of Donald Trump and voicing his endorsement for Elizabeth Warren for president in the future.However, one standout moment came when asked about a potential Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion. When asked whether Donald Trump’s election could cause a reunion, Crosby responded:Yes, it might, but we don’t get along, and we haven’t gotten along for a while. They’re all mad at me. But they all dislike Donald Trump very much, the same way I do. We dislike him intensely because he’s a spoiled child who can’t do his job. So a reunion is possible. We don’t like each other, but we like Trump a whole lot less.Hilariously, The Hollywood Reporter followed up with “Would a reuniting of the band include Neil Young?”, to which Crosby sassily responded, “Well, that’s the only way you could reunite the band, isn’t it?”You can read the full interview for yourself on The Hollywood Reporter here.[Photo: Bryan Lasky]
If there’s one thing Charles Langmuir wants to give people, it’s a sense of scale.The scale of their lives in human history, of human history in the lifetime of the Earth, and of the Earth in the long, broad span of the universe.In other words, he wants to give them a little humility.“You realize how small we are and that we are [just] a particle of the whole,” said Langmuir, Higgins Professor of Geochemistry and director of Harvard’s Mineralogical and Geological Museum.A better sense of proportion might influence behavior, he said, so that people act as a part of nature rather than just users of it.“It’s really what’s needed for the environmental problems we face,” Langmuir said.Langmuir is in a somewhat privileged position to size up humanity. For the past 10 years, he worked to update “How to Build a Habitable Planet” (1985), a legendary textbook in the geosciences known for its accessibility and for the comprehensive view it takes of the Earth and its place in the universe. Earlier this month he discussed the book in a talk at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.Langmuir, who came to Harvard in 2002, spent 20 years at Columbia University as a colleague of famed geoscientist Wallace Broecker, author of the original book. Broecker, who coined the term “global warming,” said he wrote “How to Build a Habitable Planet” because he wanted people to think more broadly about the Earth, its origins, and our impact on the planet.The second edition, released this summer, has been greatly revised. As co-author, Broecker reviewed changes and revised some of the original chapters, but Langmuir did the bulk of the research and writing.The original book’s nine chapters have been expanded to 21, and the page count more than doubled, to 720 from 300. That expansion was partly because Langmuir increased the book’s scope. The original didn’t include a discussion of biology, a central aspect in the Earth’s habitability, and today considered a powerful force in transforming its physical environment. Also fresh is a discussion of exoplanets, which weren’t discovered until the 1990s; recent research on the origins of life; findings on dark matter and dark energy, now known to be enormous forces in the universe; and insights on ocean floor thermal vents — Langmuir’s specialty.“None of those very exciting developments could be in the book because they hadn’t happened yet,” Langmuir said. “Yet it still has the original vision that Wally had that was so insightful.”Broecker called the revision “a wonderful book” and said that it’s somewhat revolutionary in that it treats such a broad range of topics in depth.Langmuir’s 10 years with the book — the last seven of which he worked steadily — became something of a labor of love, giving him a ticket to explore fields far beyond his geological specialty. One side effect of the advance of science has been that scientists focus on ever-narrower slices of knowledge.“As a specialist, you can occupy less and less of the total scientific landscape,” Langmuir said. “This project allowed me to look at much of the landscape, and to me, that’s thrilling.”Though enjoyable, the task wasn’t easy. The book work came on top of his regular teaching, administrative, and research duties, which included voyages to explore Pacific Ocean hydrothermal vents and ocean ridges in the Arctic Ocean.Langmuir said work on the book had to wait until he had chunks of time — typically in the summer and often at his family’s house on Martha’s Vineyard — when he could immerse himself for a month and make progress. The book also greatly benefited from a sabbatical he spent at Oxford two years ago, where he got a lot done in local coffeehouses.Langmuir wanted to present the latest scientific knowledge and also help readers understand its origins, providing the background for why scientists think theories on evolution, climate change, the big bang, plate tectonics and others are true.In discussing global warming, for example, the book points out that volcanic emissions play a role in controlling the Earth’s climate, and that humans are releasing gases into the atmosphere at more than 100 times the background rate of volcanic emissions. In writing about the use and depletion of fossil fuels, Langmuir notes that the Earth naturally makes oil at about the same rate that it is pumped at a single Boston gas station. Similarly, in talking about evolution and extinction, the book highlights that while species of animals, plants, and other life are created slowly through evolution, the complementary aspect of the theory is species destruction. Species today are being destroyed as a consequence of human activity much faster than would occur in nature alone.“Humans arrived to find a fully stocked treasure chest that was built up over billions of years of Earth history, and that we simply took for granted and are spending like that,” Langmuir said, snapping his fingers. “This, to me, is information everyone should know.”Langmuir might not be completely done. He is thinking of diving in again to create a less technical version of the textbook aimed at general audiences — but not right away.“I want to do that, but not this year,” Langmuir said. “For seven years I’ve been fully occupied with it. I’m looking forward to catching up on [writing] my research papers.”
Students will show off their best moves this weekend as the Saint Mary’s Program in Dance will offer three performances of its annual dance production, “HappensDance,” featuring the 2010-11 Dance Ensemble Workshop. The performances are put together by Saint Mary’s students, faculty and guest choreographers Beth LaBaren and Lena Polzonetti. Happensdance will be the premiere of Polzonetti’s work inspired by the late Italian author and journalist Italo Calvino, according to a College press release. HappensDance will showcase a wide variety of dance styles, including ballet, modern dance, tap dance and a kick-line performance to an arrangement of Beatles songs, according to a copy of the performance program. Dance professor and Happensdance artistic director Indi Dieckgrafe said the name of the show derives from the diverse choreography and performances featured in the production. “‘HappensDance’ refers to a concert of repertory pieces that are independent of one another and are representative of several choreographers’ creative ideas and inspirations,” she said. Dieckgrafe said HappensDance displays the commitment of an entire technical crew composed of Saint Mary’s students, in addition to the 16 students performing. “The dancers’ dedication to arts in education demands hours and hours of strenuous work. It is exciting to witness this caliber of students as they discover their artistic voices,” she said. Senior Katie Brown said she is excited to perform in the production “I am thrilled the Saint Mary’s dance department has an annual concert for students to participate in,” she said. “It’s a great way for the dancers and choreographers to express their creativity and passion for dance and to share it with the community.” Dieckgrafe said dance enthusiasts of all knowledge and experience levels can appreciate the program. “HappensDance offers a delightful sampling of dance to even the most timid of audiences,” she said.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:A report commissioned by the Energy Department failed to reach conclusions favoring the Trump administration’s efforts to prop up coal and nuclear power — and remains under wraps six months after submission.“The report hasn’t seen the light of day,” the principal author, Michael Webber tweeted on Friday: “In separate news, @WebberEnergy wrote a report on grid resilience w/ @INL for @energy but the report hasn’t seen the light of day, yet. One of its main conclusions is that on-site fuel storage (e.g. coal) isn’t a critical factor for resilience, rather it’s one of many factors.”The analysis by the University of Texas’s Webber Energy Group was delivered six months ago and debunks the administration’s primary argument for taking extraordinary measures to keep coal plants operating, Webber said. “The three points the report makes are useful and counter to the narrative — and squashed,” he said in an interview.Supporters argue that the unprecedented steps are needed to preserve the dependability of the power grid. They say gas-fired power plants rely on pipelines that are vulnerable to attack while coal and nuclear plants generally store fuel on site, making them more reliable.But the Webber analysis said on-site fuel is only one factor in judging the resilience of power generators. There are at least a dozen other considerations, including the reliability of individual facilities.Although the report was supposed to focus on the role power plants play in resiliency, Webber also noted bigger issues with transmission lines — the wires and poles that help deliver electricity. “Power plants aren’t the big problem,” Webber said.More: Study that failed to back Trump’s coal rescue plan is kept under wraps DOE keeps critical coal report under wraps
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Suffolk County grand jury has issued an investigative report blasting the foster care system for failing to protect seven children placed with a man accused of sexually abusing them.The report criticized four government agencies and a nonprofit group for failing to share information that should have prevented the suspect from having more children placed in his home. The man was investigated 18 times for abusing some of the more than 100 kids he fostered over 20 years.“Although these agencies were accountable for the children, the communication among them was abysmal,” the grand jury wrote in its 83-page report. “Even with multiple levels of supervision in place, the children placed in [the suspect’s] home were overlooked, resulting in abuse that spanned two decades. The system failed these children for two decades too long.”The Associated Press first reported the grand jury’s findings Wednesday, although the grand jury report itself is dated Jan. 26. The report identified the foster care suspect only as “A,” but the details of the case match those related to 61-year-old Cesar Gonzales-Mugabura of Ridge, who pleaded not guilty last year to sexual misconduct and child endangerment charges, the AP noted. Gonzales-Mugabura was also accused of sexually abusing the family dog in front of a child, prosecutors said.Gonzales-Mugabura, who collected $1.5 million in tax-free taxpayer funds, requested to have children with special needs placed in his home. Children with special needs, the report noted, are more vulnerable to manipulation and “can be tricked into thinking that the abuse is normal,” the grand jury noted. Those children who disobeyed were punched, threatened with violence, forced to eat dog food or locked in a dog kennel, according to the report.“We believe there are more victims out there,” said Suffolk District Attorney Tom Spota after the suspect was arrested. The grand jury said investigators did receive reports of other victims, but prosecutors were unable to pursue charges because the statute of limitations had expired.Among the recommendations that the report suggested for New York State lawmakers to tackle was repealing expiration dates on prosecuting sex crimes against children. Some of the other issues raised by the report have recently been addressed, “albeit too late” for the victims, the report noted.The agencies involved in placing or overseeing children in the suspect’s home include the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), Suffolk County Department of Social Services (DSS), Suffolk County Child Protective Services (CPS) and SCO Family of Services, a Glen Cove-based nonprofit agency.The report found that DSS had verbally expressed that no more foster children should be sent to the suspect’s home after a series of complaints, but it didn’t communicate that concern in writing to other agencies, which continued to place children there. The report also found that the Suffolk regional office of the OCFS “failed, in its oversight capacity, by not following-up” with reports to its hotline about the suspect.Gonzales-Mugaburu is being held at Suffolk County jail after a judge set his bail at $500,000 cash or $1 million bond. He is due back in court March 2 and faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
After a series of questions to encourage internal dialogue about our own professional essence and its connection with tourism, in this column I talk about why it is difficult for us to make career change decisions, who influences them and who has the last word in that story.It is worth repeating once again that in the process of seeking our professional definition, we should not rely much on the state, employers or education. Not because of criticism that would be an end in itself, but because no one cares enough about how satisfied, motivated, and engaged we are. Or it should be. Financially, for the “care” of young people and the promotion of the (tourism) profession on an annual basis is allocated 52 times less compared to some other tourism “worries” or let’s call them; priorities. More on that soon.Now, if we can’t really find support in revealing our own professional identity in the state, employers and education, the question is how can we help ourselves? And what decisions do we need to make? And is there any proven recipe here? Instructions? Equations? Well, if there was a universal solution, only satisfied people with large MERAKI capital would walk this planet. Let’s remember, MERAKI is passion, part of your own essence that you put into what you do. And to our great joy, in Croatian tourism we have giants with such capital. Employees, managers, employers, consultants, professors, civil servants, scientists and journalists who make tourism a better system. More about them soon.The focus here is on those who have “strayed” into tourism. Who do not like tourism. Who don’t like their job. No organization. No guests. Who are tired of tourism. Who no longer want to have anything to do with tourism. And those who want to stay in tourism, but not in the same way. The focus is on the processes going on in your heads. And on the awareness that it is action is the key to any success (Pablo Picasso), and thus in finding his own professional definition.As a scientist, I often hear that theories are useless, but the truth is the water is deep. Although I am a proponent of practical demonstration, I must emphasize that theories teach and guide us. Their value is that many before us have tested them in different variants and confirmed their correctness, but making decisions based on these findings (evidence based management) has yet to be introduced into our business practice. Let’s demonstrate this with the example of our marketing and sales director who understands that tourism consumes him and yet it is not his ultimate passion. Career development theories say that he should be able to respond to the needs of different jobs and adapt to the requirements of the employer , that balance, authenticity and challenges are his most important motivators and that he will make a career change decision differently from the colleague he works with [ 2], and that he will feel best when his new job allows him to be what his identity really is .Conclusion 1. The scientific knowledge and experiences of others can give us direction, but they do not give all the answers.Although we live in a time when it is generally concluded that “young people have high expectations”, that “no one is looking for a permanent job anymore”, it is important to know that neither domestic nor foreign research confirms these theses. These scientific studies actually demystify the “stability of work” in the context of globalization and technological development, concluding that today, as 30 years ago, it is still important for people to have a stable job and that no significant changes in “work” behavior have occurred . It has been noticed that men stay a little shorter in a certain job, but the feeling of security that a certain job / career brings is still important. This is supported by a recent survey  conducted in three different time periods on a sample of 465 employees, according to which 66% of respondents hope for a secure and stable career with one employer.In most European countries, people work for the same employer for an average of 10 years, and the Croatian CES estimates that young people entering the labor market will change jobs on average 4 times , which is three times less than the average American.Our colleague confirms these estimates but also points to something even more important; the traditional values that guide our society are also reflected in “work behavior”. And that social framework, whether we like it or not, gives shape to our personal value system. Because it is clear that we were born in India, Tibet or China so that our order of values would be different from the one from which all our reactions, decisions and actions are currently based !?Conclusion 2. Job security is a (intergenerational) dominant value. Be aware of all the values (family, money, religion, freedom, adventure, social status, etc.) do you define what you do or would like to do?When this young director is given the opportunity to change jobs, the decision will be influenced by his assessment of the extent to which his skills, interests and values are in line with the requirements of the new job / career . So, excellent analytical and sales skills + travel preferences (interest) + balance, financial freedom and adventurism (values) are the foundations on which our colleague will look for new jobs and make decisions about them, without even being aware of it!We now also have proof that our decisions are greatly influenced by those closest to us; parents, siblings, friends and partners . Therefore, in the process of changing jobs, it would be worthwhile for our Millennial to become aware of who and what kind of influence he may have on his decisions. Let us not forget that everyone has their own value system and from that position they decide and act. It is important to emphasize that in special discussions they will meet with the opposite sex because they arise from different understandings of work / career and different ways of making decisions between men and women . While both he and his partner will have important challenges in the early stages of their careers, over time women tie their decisions to family balance and often only in the later stages of their careers do they commit to revealing their professional identity .Conclusion 3. The way you evaluate your skills, strengths and potentials can be a limiting factor in finding professional passion. As well as the beliefs of loved ones. Revise your estimates with the support of experts! If you hear from our colleague that he “accidentally got a job there”, “that tourism simply found him”, etc., now we know that the so-called “Planned coincidence”  which, according to scientists, relies heavily on intuition (or luck). This is a very important realization for anyone who wants to understand their professional essence because even though we are not aware of it, we often base our career / job decisions on some previous activities and events . Two events were crucial to this young man; the fact that from season to season, as a kid, he sold shells to tourists on the waterfront that he would emerge himself, where he spontaneously fell in love with tourism and when he worked one season in his father’s haberdashery factory, realizing what he didn’t want to do.Conclusion 4. Everything you have done so far can serve in understanding your potentials. Be aware of who, when and how influenced your professional direction. Revise the way you look at your work experiences so far!Given his many years of experience in the hotel industry, it would be interesting to follow the ways in which this young director made his career decisions because they involved changes in employers and cities. Were these decisions based on the rational-conscious level or did he give preference to the unconscious aspect that would manifest as instinct or the unconscious automatic process (known in the literature as Good instinct or System 1)? Scientists point out that it is this instinct that makes premature decisions and when our conscious part processes information, it actually selects only those data that support the choice of instinct . The question is also whether he carefully analyzed everything, identified all possible options, compared them, and anticipated all possible factors and focused on the best possible choice (as Maximizer) or its criteria and the threshold of acceptability of a particular job are significantly lower and more flexible (kao satisfactory). If he talked to loved ones who have the characteristics of a character / style opposite to him, they certainly found themselves in a heated discussion because while one emphasized that everything should be planned and planned in advance, the other argued that it is important to have some direction and that just arrange everything. Research indicates that those who have thought and analyzed the best option with a lot of thought ultimately have “better” jobs but feel worse about them, ie they are less satisfied compared to those who made those decisions faster and based on fewer criteria [14 ].Conclusion 5. When deciding on a change of job / career, we cannot completely rely on intuition or ratio. Combine both decision-making styles. Although we live in a country where we do not have much choice in terms of work, to offer our colleague more than 7 jobs / options, it would lead him to a kind of “paralysis” and dissatisfaction because research has shown that even after the decision regretted those other rejected choices This choice paradox explains our anxiety and guilt about too many choices and empirically confirms that the profits of firms that narrowed their choice of offer increased significantly . Wouldn’t it be nice for our colleague to experience the paradox of choice in search of his or her better professional version? And after going through the first phase – realizing that he is not happy / satisfied and not ready to accept that he needs change, and the second phase – awareness of the causes of dissatisfaction and thinking about the possibilities of change , that in this third phase – experimenting with their own opportunities and exploring a different range of ideas, this young man really has a choice!He realized he was unhappy because his balance was upset, however questions what to do do i stay in tourism? what if i regret how will I know I made a good decision? make up his daily routine. Let’s remember that he is a great connoisseur and lover of music, so maybe ideas / decisions go in that direction. Or values, beliefs, fears, past events, the influences of loved ones still judgment for staying in tourism. Because after all, it is a concrete job.When he is sure of a new option / idea, the phase of creating a plan follows, and after the plan grows into action, a phase of stabilization is expected, ie consolidation with all aspects of the new job / career. Whether it has to do with tourism or not. Does it include music. Or it is a combination of both. Or something completely new.Conclusion 6. Define what change means to you (complete change of career, project, starting your own business, etc.)? Be aware of what your biggest fears are? And face in your head the worst-case scenarios that can happen if you dare to do what you really want?After so much research, different human experiences, even predictions of game theories, the conclusion is that neither study, nor story, nor impulse, nor numbers can tell us what is best for us. They can help us and they can guide us, but the answer must come from ourselves. 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Tweet 27 Views no discussions Share NewsRegional CARICOM civil society-government forum agrees on structure for improved interaction by: – November 14, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Share CARICOM flag. Image via: flags.netPARAMARIBO, Suriname — Representatives of civil society and regional governments have endorsed a structure for improved interaction among decision-making organs and bodies of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), governments and civil society. The endorsement came at the conclusion of a technical meeting of civil society and government representatives in Paramaribo, Suriname, 7-8 November. The meeting was the last activity of the CARICOM Civil Society Project. The project, which was supported by the European Union (EU) and executed by the CARICOM Secretariat, began in 2010, and was aimed at promoting civil society participation and engagement in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The two-day meeting was a follow-up activity to national and regional consultations that were held as part of the project. Delegates at the meeting included social and economic partners in the region and senior officials of various government ministries of member states. Its objective was the consideration of a regional strategic framework (RSF) and plan of action. Participants got the opportunity to exchange views on how best CARICOM stakeholders could work together to achieve common development goals.Delegates adopted the new structure for dialogue and partnership based on one of the options set out in the RSF. The options were widely seen as attempts to fulfill the mandates of the conference of heads of government of CARICOM as articulated in the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, the CARICOM Charter of Civil Society, and the 2002 Liliendaal Statement of Principles on Forward Together. Of particular importance, was the latter’s recognition that “the establishment of mechanisms for continuous dialogue between the conference of heads of government of the Caribbean Community and civil society is an essential way to complement relevant programmes to ensure social reconstruction, cohesiveness, peace, poverty reduction and equity that could enhance regional integration and make the community more economically viable.”The highlight of the forum was a break-out session on the first day, where participants were split into working groups to brain-storm on three dimensions of the emergent framework, namely: (i) outcomes desired from the engagement process; (ii) a proposed structure to facilitate the achievements of these outcomes; and (iii) modalities for financing the operationalisation of the model. An outcomes document generated at the technical meeting takes into account elements of the outcomes, structure, and financing of the framework. The framework will be brought to the attention of the relevant councils of the Community.Caribbean News Now
Declaration Of War, always held in high regard by the Ballydoyle team, was a 15-2 chance to bounce back from a disappointing run when favourite for the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury last month and was always travelling strongly before sweeping through to beat Aljamaaheer by three-quarters of a length, with Gregorian third. The winning rider said: “I’m not really quite sure what happened in the Lockinge. Dad thought he wasn’t quite as fit as he’d hoped to have him. He said he had him 100% today and he was bang on. “I was going very well and I just went into the gap. It got a little bit tight, but he was going exceptionally well and quickened up well, but he idled when he got there. He’s a very good horse. We thought that at Newbury and we were a little bit disappointed, but we sorted a few things – all the lads in the yard have done a great job. It’s nice to start off on the front foot.” O’Brien senior added: “We are delighted. We thought the world of him last year. He just had an easy win first time at Leopardstown and then he went to the Lockinge. I left him unready and he wasn’t ready for the race at the time, but he has made great progress since and has come back to what we thought and hoped he would be. “He has a lot of speed, so Joseph waited as long as he could. He’s a big, powerful horse and when he asked him he put his head down and went through.” Declaration Of War swept to victory for the Aidan O’Brien team in the opening Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. Joseph O’Brien had trouble finding a gap heading into the closing stages, but once in the clear the four-year-old stamped his class on the Group One race and surged to an emphatic victory. Hot favourite Animal Kingdom, the Dubai World Cup winner, was a major disappointment as he pulled hard and was one of the first horses beaten, weakening quickly to finish in arrears. Press Association
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI, June 13: Eight players from Assam have reached the singles semi finals of the ongoing AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament at the All Assam Tennis Association Complex, Chachal today. Four boys Kritanta, Arunesh, Shahir, Andy and four girls Kristi, Ishika, Justina and Breshna from Assam will play their singles semi final matches with the respective opponents on Thursday. The doubles semi final matches in the boys under 16 and 18 categories were completed today. The finals of the doubles will be held tomorrow in the afternoon while the singles finals will be held on Friday.