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Explore Widener in all its glory, from your desk or phone

first_img Related Recognizing prominent architect Julian Abele and his role in designing Harvard’s Widener Library At the center of Widener Library, a miniature museum The virtual tour was conceptualized and commissioned by Harvard Library’s digital scholarship program manager Matt Cook and head of research services Reed Lowrie. Cook said their vision was to “provide an experience of the space and its historical information for those unable to enter physically.”This option has become even more relevant during the coronavirus outbreak and response, as the building is closed to all but essential staff. Lowrie suggested that users who would typically tour the library this time of year, like prospective students, could tour it virtually instead.He and Cook had the tour approved and launched ahead of schedule once they saw the University’s response to coronavirus would restrict access to the library.The virtual tour is currently in beta and includes a feedback link. It is viewable on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Widener, like all of Harvard’s libraries, is currently closed to the public as part of a University-wide effort to reduce the number of people on campus amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, there’s a new way to visit — and you don’t even need a Harvard ID.Harvard Library has partnered with a digital production company to create a 360-degree virtual tour of Widener, using a model constructed from thousands of photographs taken inside the building. Viewers can gaze up at the skylights of the Loker Reading Room, wander through the lower-level stacks, and examine the bookshelves holding Harry Widener’s personal collection. Along the tour, markers indicate an option to read historical details.,View the full interactive tour.center_img Harry’s books Shining a light on a genius The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

As If We Never Said Goodbye! Tony Winner Glenn Close to Return to Broadway This Fall

first_img Star Files View Comments Glenn Closecenter_img Three-time Tony winner Glenn Close is set to return to the Great White Way this fall. She previously hinted to about the possibility and according to the Associated Press, Close revealed during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival that she was “not coming back in a musical” and instead would appear in a play.Close divulged about the show: “The world that it is in is a world I know very well. It’s just a very complex play. It’s very challenging. It’s like somebody said, ‘A mountain of a play.’”This production would be the first time Close has been seen on the Main Stem in 17 years. The six-time Oscar nominee got her start on Broadway, and won the Tony for her roles in Sunset Boulevard, The Real Thing and Death and the Maiden. Her film and TV roles include include Dangerous Liaisons, Air Force One, Fatal Attraction and Damages.last_img read more

Joint Task Force-Bravo Deploys To Support Damage Assessment Team In El Salvador

first_imgBy Dialogo November 12, 2009 Joint Task Force-Bravo personnel deployed at approximately noon today to El Salvador in response to recent torrential rains that have caused flooding and landslides there. Thirty-seven Joint Task Force-Bravo personnel, four helicopters (one HH-60, one CH-47 and 2 UH-60s) and a command and control package departed for El Salvador, where they will meet up with a team of U.S. Army engineers to conduct damage assessment. “Joint Task Force-Bravo will play a critical role by providing air capability to the damage assessment team,” said the mission commander U.S. Army Lt. Col. Curtis Anderson. “With help from our helicopters, the assessment team will be able to get a broad, bird’s-eye-view of the damage done by the recent storm.” The helicopters carrying the Joint Task Force-Bravo members left Soto Cano within three hours of receiving orders to deploy from U.S. Southern Command. “Joint Task Force-Bravo maintains constant readiness to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief,” said U.S. Army Col. Chris Gehler, Joint Task Force-Bravo commander. “As U.S. Southern Command’s forward-deployed joint task force, we are here to rapidly respond to natural disasters like the storm in El Salvador.”last_img read more

Jakarta’s Paloma Bistro confirms Indonesian, Japanese COVID-19 patients visited in February

first_img“Unfortunately we don’t have any detailed information about the visitors as it was an open event that anyone could come to. Besides, they are not our regular hotel guests,” Darmawiharto said in a press conference on Tuesday.The Japanese woman, 41, was Malaysia’s 24th coronavirus patient who, according to the Malaysian Health Ministry, tested positive for COVID-19 on Feb. 27 after traveling from Japan in January and to Indonesia in early February.Case 1 and her 64-year-old mother, known as Case 2, had been in contact with the Japanese citizen before the two Indonesians tested positive for coronavirus, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Monday.Read also: Jakarta bar Amigos visited by COVID-19 patient suspends operation amid virus fears The management of Des Indes Hotel in Central Jakarta has confirmed that an Indonesian patient who tested positive for coronavirus visited the hotel’s Paloma Bistro last month, where she reportedly encountered a Japanese woman who was later diagnosed with COVID-19 in Malaysia.Darmawiharto, the hotel’s manager, said on Tuesday that the 31-year-old woman, also known as Case 1, and the female Japanese citizen were not staying at the hotel, but they had come to Paloma Bistro on Feb. 15 at about 8 p.m. to attend a routinely held “Latin Dance” event.He added that approximately 30 people had joined the event that night. The two patients are currently in an isolation ward at the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI Sulianti Suroso) in Jakarta. On Feb. 14, Case 1 and the Japanese woman had also reportedly visited Amigos Bar and Cantina in Kemang, South Jakarta, where the two danced together, according to Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto’s account.Darmawiharto went on to say that three Des Indes Hotel’s staff members who were on duty in Paloma Bistro at the time when the event took place had all passed the 14-day coronavirus incubation period and had also taken part in medical checks supervised by health authorities.”The three have shown no signs of illness. […] All of our staff are healthy” he said, adding that all 63 hotel staff members were in good condition and no one had taken sick leave since the event.”We would like to confirm that our hotel is a safe place. We do regular cleaning just like any other hotel, and we have also prepared preventive and precautionary measures against the virus by providing face masks and hand sanitizer in public spaces around the hotel,” Darmawiharto said.He added that the hotel was still operating as usual. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

The UN security council puts pressure on Salva Kiir to sign…

first_imgSalva Kiir and Riek MacharThe UN Security Council is putting pressure on President Salva Kiir warning that it was ready to “act immediately” if he does not sign a deal to end the country’s 20-month war.President Salva Kiir is scheduled to sign the power-sharing agreement in Juba on Wednesday, alongside the leaders of Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Ethiopia, but his spokesman said he had reservations on the latest peace deal.South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar signed the agreement a week ago but Kiir had only initialled the text and said he would return to the table in early September.After meeting on the crisis in South Sudan, council members “expressed their readiness to act immediately if President Kiir does not sign the agreement on Wednesday as he has undertaken.Nigerian Ambassador Joy Ogwu, who chairs the council this month says the council will take immediate action if he does not sign the deal.The United States has presented a draft resolution that would impose an arms embargo and targeted sanctions on South Sudan if Kiir fails to sign the accord.Russia and China have expressed doubts about the draft text as have some African countries, in particular over sanctions that would target those deemed as blocking the peace accord.The United States has yet to submit a list of names of those who would be hit by an assets freeze and travel ban.Russia, a veto-wielding member of the council, said there would be no need to adopt the resolution if Kiir signs the deal.The latest in a string of peace deals, the agreement commits both sides to implementing a “permanent ceasefire” within 72 hours after signing.The deal gives rebels the post of first vice president, which means that Machar would likely return to the post he was sacked from in July 2013, six months before the war began.To address months of horrific violence, the agreement calls for a truth and reconciliation commission to be established and a war crimes court in collaboration with the African Union.The UN envoy to South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Loej, told the council that a peace accord — if signed on Wednesday — was “only a first step” and that many hurdles lie ahead for the youngest nation in the world.last_img read more

OAS welcomes submission by US president of trade agreements with Panama and Colombia

first_img 11 Views   no discussions Share Image via: topnews.inWASHINGTON, USA — The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has welcomed the decision of the president of the United States, Barack Obama, to submit to the US Congress for ratification the trade agreements with Colombia and Panama.“The announcement by President Obama is very good news for everyone and a great step so that these two instruments may enter into force as soon as possible and benefit millions of citizens of this continent,” said the head of the OAS, who mentioned the ongoing support shown by the Organization for these treaties.Insulza also stated that the benefits of these agreements are “not only related to the economy, but also have a positive influence in political and even social and cultural relations among countries,” and encouraged Senate and House leaders to “promote as soon as possible, passage of both agreements”, which were signed by the governments of the respective countries approximately five years ago.Caribbean News Now Share NewsRegional OAS welcomes submission by US president of trade agreements with Panama and Colombia by: – October 5, 2011center_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

625 quarantine-hit businesses seek help

first_imgAt the Jaro district gymnasium, personnel of the Iloilo City Government prepare these sacks of rice donated by the private sector for repacking and distribution to residents economically displaced by the enhanced community quarantine being observed to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * the form may be downloaded fromthe DOLE Region 6 website ( ILOILO City –Adversely affected by the enhanced community quarantine being observed to keepthe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 2019 at bay, 625 private establishments inWestern Visayas have sought the help of the Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE). It is the employers themselveswho must apply for the CAMP and process the requirements. * Iloilo – [email protected] * company payroll for the monthprior to the implementation of FWAs or temporary closure According to Sabrido, DOLE’scentral office downloaded to Western Visayas P62 million for CAMP. Though the program covers allprivate establishments that have adopted Flexible Working Arrangements (FWAs)or temporary closure during the COVID-19 pandemic, those in the micro, smalland medium enterprises are being prioritized, said Sabrido. If approved, DOLE will releasethe financial support direct to the beneficiary’s payroll account through banktransfer. As of Saturday, DOLE Region 6 wasable to release financial support to an initial 1,000 employees. DOLE will evaluate theapplication within three working days then notify the applicant throughelectronic mail if the application is approved or denied. CAMP offers a “one time financialsupport” of P5,000 to each affected employee in the private sector regardless ofemployment status. They filedapplications for DOLE’s COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) designed to“mitigate the adverse economic impacts and reduction of income” brought aboutby the ongoing pandemic. The 625establishments had a combined workforce of 14,800 employees, said DOLE Region 6information officer Niezel Anen Sabrido. The documentary requirements arethe following: * Negros – [email protected] * establishment report onCOVID-19 form, as required under Labor Advisory No. 9, Series of 2020 * Guimaras – [email protected] * Antique – [email protected] * Capiz – [email protected] * Aklan – [email protected] Possible grounds for denial ofapplication are the ineligibility of applicant, misrepresentation of facts inthe application, and submission of falsified or tampered documents. Applications from employers maybe emailed to the following DOLE offices in Region 6: * companies must also submit thebank account details of their respective affected employees DOLE-6 discourages personalfollow-up of application as a precautionary measure against COVID-19./PNlast_img read more

Kay wins Deery Series finale, Sobbing earns IMCA Late Model tour crown

first_imgHis 15th place finish at Saturday’s Liberty 100 Deery Brothers Summer Series event at West Liberty Raceway made Jesse Sobbing the champion and rookie of the year in the IMCA Late Model tour. (Photo by Mike Ruefer)WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (Sept. 23) – Justin Kay celebrated another feature win and Jesse Sobbing celebrated a first championship when the final Deery Brothers Summer Series checkers of the season flew Saturday at West Liberty Raceway.Kay topped the $5,000 to win, 100 lap Liberty 100 main event while Sobbing persevered to a 15th place finish, good enough to make him champion and the top rookie of the 2017 tour for IMCA Late Models.Tyler Bruening led all but the first nine and the last nine laps before chasing Kay across the stripe. Jake Neal ran in or close to the top three all night and finished as the runner-up to Sobbing in the points race.Kay had raced his way to the 16th starting spot in the feature by finishing second in his “B” race earlier in the evening; he and Sobbing were part of a multi-car tangle on the 26th lap that was loaded with potential to change both the outcome of the main event and the series standings.After restarting at the rear, Kay raced his way back through the field, passing Bruening for the lead on lap 92 and then holding on following a caution with six to go.Sobbing’s car sustained heavy front end damage in the earlier incident. He stayed on the track and his perseverance was rewarded with 15th place points and the series championship.The checkers were the fifth of the season and series career 24th for Kay.“I don’t think I’ve ever won a Deery show like that,” said Kay, who figured he passed around 33 cars over the course of his ‘B’ and the main event. “I’ve gone to the back and won weekly shows but never a Deery.”“The track was absolutely awesome,” he added. “It was smooth, slick and black. The race was just fun.”A former Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod national champion and IMCA Modified regional cham­pion, Sobbing is the first driver to win both the Deery Series crown and rookie of the year title the same year.Neal was the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing winner at West Liberty.Chad Holladay had set fast time on Friday to earn $300. Bruening was the winner of the opening night champions’ race, passing Holladay out of the final turn for a $1,000 payday.Feature results – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. Tyler Bruening, Decorah; 3. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb.; 4. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 5. Nick Marolf, Wilton; 6. Kevin Kile, West Liberty; 7. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 8. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 9. Ron Boyse, Kalona; 10. Chris Horn, Cedar Rapids; 11. Chad Holladay, Muscatine; 12. Scott Fitzpatrick, Cedar Falls; 13. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 14.Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 15. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; 16. Tim Simpson, West Branch; 17. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill; 18. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 19. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin; 20. Curt Martin, Independence; 21. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher; 22. Rob Moss, Iowa City; 23. Kyle Krampe, Baxter; 24. Luke Merfeld, Dubuque.last_img read more

CNW MALE NEWSMAKER OF 2019: Mayor Dale V.C. Holness

first_imgBROWARD COUNTY – Broward County Mayor Dale V.C. Holness, the first Caribbean American to serve as the mayor of a US county is The Caribbean National Weekly’s Male Newsmaker of 2019.Mayor Dale V.C. Holness was born in Hanover, Jamaica, W.I. on April 2, 1957, and migrated to the United States at age 17. He graduated from Plantation High School, then attended Broward College, where he served on the student government as a freshman senator. He became a general manager at McDonald’s at age 20, and bought his first house at age 22. He became a Realtor in 1983, and started his own real estate company, All Broward Realty, in 1988. The company is currently led by his daughter Richelle Dahlia Holness, one of his six surviving children.His political record is well documented as a Broward County Commissioner representing District 9 from November 2010 to present and during his six years of public service as a Lauderhill City Commissioner and Vice Mayor (2007, 2010).Commissioner Holness’ District represents a population of over 200,000 people located in parts of or all of Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Sunrise, Lauderhill, Tamarac, Oakland Park, North Lauderdale, Lauderdale Lakes and the unincorporated communities of Roosevelt Gardens, Washington Park, Boulevard Gardens and Franklin Park.In November of 2019, he was unanimously appointed by the Broward Commission to serve as the Mayor of Broward County for a one-year term through to November 2020.He will also be defending his seat in the Broward Commission in primary elections to be held in August 2020.Mayor Holness has often been described as one of the hardest working Broward County Commissioners.He’s chair of the Broward Black Elected Officials. Under his leadership, he has devised the Broward Black Action Plan that focuses on Broward County’s black communities and includes economic development/black business growth, employment, criminal justice, education, housing, transportation and health.He is a visionary and architect for the annual Florida International Trade & Cultural Expo (FITCE), held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward Convention Center, which attracts international businesses, local businesses, multicultural global trade representatives from over 50 countries, federal, state and local trade agencies, and government leaders from around the world. FITCE was born out of Holness’ belief that Broward County—and Florida generally—has strong potential as an international trade hub selling more goods to the world. According to Holness, “We should be more competitive, especially to countries where we have strong immigrant populations living in the USA.”Holness has also led the effort for a $20 million economic development package and community improvement programs for Central Broward District 9. He significantly increased County Business Enterprise (CBE) participation from 10 to some 40 percent. This was achieved through methods including: the creation of a mentor/protégé program, breaking large contracts into small components, active recruitment of small, minority and women-owned businesses, and removing restrictions that limit the participation of small, minority and women-owned businesses in contracting opportunities. Mayor Holness’ colleagues on the Commission have credited him for his leadership in this regard.Additionally, Holness was Instrumental in passing the Broward County Surtax, a 30-year, one-cent surtax for transportation.The mayor is one of the leaders and organizers behind the Lauderhill Mall Citizenship Drives, with nearly 5,000 citizenship applications processed to date. He plans to step up the citizenship drive significantly this year with general elections due in November.Concerned about the rehabilitation of people with a criminal record he also sponsored the “Ban the Box” ordinance, a law that refrains individuals from being questioned about prior criminal records or authorization for a background check until they are among a pool of potential finalists for particular jobs within Broward County’s government.His other achievements as Broward Commissioner include: Sponsoring the resolution for the expansion of Broward County’s current Living Wage Ordinance; leading efforts to build 120 new single-family homes in the Broward Municipality Services District, and sponsoring an additional Homestead Exemption (from $25,000 to $50,000) for persons 65 and older, allowing for low-income senior property owners to qualify for the extra property tax reduction.He signed $2.6 billion expansion for the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, $3.2 billion Port Everglades Seaport expansion and $1,750,000 million for the Convention Center and Hotel expansion.Mayor Holness supports capitalizing on Broward County’s geographic uniqueness as the Gateway to the Americas and maximizing its assets in Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.During his tenure as a Lauderhill Commissioner, Holness started the Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce, which currently has over 300 members. He also established The Lauderhill Business Incubator.He is also co-chair of the United Negro College Fund annual fundraising luncheon.The mayor said that as a representative of the residents of Florida his focus will always remain on improving the economy, getting people back to work, increasing opportunities for home ownership and helping those, especially people of color, who are experiencing hard times.He has been relentless, aggressive and strategic in his plan that economic prosperity must include all the people of Broward County. His mission statement and goal as Mayor is to: “Make Broward County a better place for all who live here by empowering our community, strengthening our households and businesses, creating policies that afford access to opportunities and by unifying everyone across racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. We monitor and hold our government accountable.”His 2050 Plan focuses on the theme: Broward 2050: One Community Moving Forward Together with Prosperity for All, with focus on economy/employment, housing and homelessness, education, criminal justice, health, environment and transportation.He is active in many local and international civic organizations including Broward County Children’s Services Board; Haitian American Leadership Organization; HIV Planning Council; Broward League of Cities; Lauderhill Regional Chamber; Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization; Caribbean Democratic Club; Broward Housing Council, Member; Broward Democratic Black Caucus; and is an NAACP Life Member.He is the recipient of numerous awards including: South Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration 2017 Elected Official of the Year; Small Business Advocate of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce – Minority Business Development Agency; Global Trade Chamber of Commerce’s Global Trade Ambassador of the Year; and the Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), Inc., “Answering the Call Award.”Mayor Holness is divorced, and the father of seven children, including a son who died in 2017. For recreation, he loves dancing to all genres of music and he enjoys playing a game of dominoes.last_img read more

Wambach wins Athlete of the year award

first_imgUS Soccer has named Abby Wambach female Athlete of the year alongside Jozy Altidor who grabbed the honour in the male category.The honor is nothing new for Wambach, who collected a record sixth honor and surpassed USsoccer legend Mia Hamm – who has five – in the process. Wambach netted 11 international goals and provided six assists this year.Record breakingThe 2012 Ballon d”Or winner also surpassed Hamm in the record books in 2013, breaking her all-time international scoring record of158 on June 20 and finishing the year with 163 goals in 212 career appearances for the US Women National Team.Jozy Altodore’s record setting year with the US national men team saw the 24 year old win his first honour after scoring eight goals in 2013 and three match winners in the World Cup qualifying matches.Other winners Other winners include PSG striker Lindsey Horan who took home Young Female Athlete ofthe Year honors. She scored two goals in four matches for the US U20 team this year and made her debutfor the senior team at the Algarve Cup in March.US U20 national team midfielder Wil Trapp was honored as the 2013 Young Male Athleteof the Year. Trapp was instrumental in the US qualification for the 2013 FIFAU-20 World Cup, starting all five games in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship and being named to the tournament Best XI.last_img read more