At the age of 8, Africa-born Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The property of a wealthy Boston family, she could read and speak English 16 months later. By 14, she had mastered Latin, likely knew Greek, and was familiar with astronomy and math. In 1773, at the age of 20, she published her first book of poetry, “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral.”“She was the mother of the African-American literary tradition,” said Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center, during a recent discussion at the Harvard Art Museums. But she was also “doomed to fail because of the structures of racism embedded even in the discourse of the Enlightenment,” he added.While Voltaire and Washington praised Wheatley’s poetry, Thomas Jefferson, said Gates, called her work “beneath the dignity of criticism.” Her authorship of the volume was challenged by those who denied that a slave could have crafted such moving verse.Today her work is part of a searing film, “No More, America,” that depicts an 18th-century Harvard debate about whether slavery was compatible with natural law. The 14-minute work, on view in the Harvard Art Museums’ Lightbox Gallery, was developed by Professor Peter Galison in conjunction with “The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766-1820,” an exhibit highlighting the diverse teaching methods and fine art for which the Harvard Hall room was known.The Harvard University Archives contains a copy of the 1773 Philosophy Chamber debate between Harvard seniors Theodore Parsons and Eliphalet Pearson on whether slavery was compatible with “natural law.” Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe teaching cabinet was also a place for debate, often filled with the “voices and ideas that animated Harvard’s 18th-century history,” said Ethan Lasser, Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Curator of American Art.Some of that history is shadowed by slavery.While conducting research for the exhibit, Lasser and his colleagues uncovered the only surviving transcript of the various student discussions the room hosted: the 1773 slavery debate between seniors Theodore Parsons and Eliphalet Pearson.Galison’s portrayal of the exchange, said Lasser, offers up “new ways of thinking about the exhibition,” and about Harvard’s ties to slavery, which have been explored on campus in recent years.Last year, President Drew Faust was joined by U.S. Rep John Lewis in affixing a commemorative plaque on Wadsworth House in honor of four slaves who worked there during the 18th-century presidencies of Benjamin Wadsworth and Edward Holyoke. In March, Faust spoke at a Radcliffe symposium on slavery and universities that featured the work of a number of Harvard faculty and students. Last month, Faust was joined by Annette Gordon Reed, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History and a professor of history, at the unveiling of a Harvard Law School memorial to enslaved people whose efforts helped found the School.Galison, who directs the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, from which “The Philosophy Chamber” borrows, was asked by Lasser for a film idea inspired by an object from the collection. Instead, he turned his attention to the slavery debate, enlisting Gates, author of “The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America’s First Black Poet and Her Encounters with the Founding Fathers,” as his co-director.Simply re-creating the 1773 Commencement debate would have been “morally impossible,” Galison said. Including Wheatley’s work helped deepen the engagement with slavery, he said, with the writer’s voice representing “the real presence, the moral presence of slavery in Harvard Yard.”Gates’ interest in the poet largely stems from “this discourse between what I call race and reason: that somehow black people had to show that they were equal, somehow they had to demonstrate that they were fit by God or by nature, depending on where you stood, to be more than slaves because they possessed reason.”Galison said that the film was inspired by a need to understand “how these words felt at the time.” Things that are said or that can be heard, he added, “have a different kind of power, and I think exploring them [through film] adds a dimension to our grasp of the world around us.”The final product was a true collaboration. Harvard undergrads in the three roles received advice from members of the American Repertory Theater, and the score — by 18th-century composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the son of a prosperous planter from Guadeloupe and his African slave — was performed by graduate students in Harvard’s Music Department.During the hourlong discussion last week at Harvard Art Museums, Gates encouraged listeners to explore Harvard’s vast annals for other stories.The number of ideas “sitting in mute form in the archives” is endless, he said.Wheatley secured her freedom after her book was published, but in the years that followed she struggled in poverty and interest in her work waned. She was unable to find a publisher for her second volume of poems and died at the age of 30.But today, on the fifth floor of Harvard Art Museums, her voice rings clear.“No More, America” is on view at the Lightbox Gallery through the end of the year.
Bonnet will replace Thibaud Sybillin, who is leaving ERAFP after nearly five years of service at the pension fund.A spokesperson told IPE the personnel change did not represent a strategic shift but acknowledged that having a former head of SRI in charge of asset-management selection would be beneficial in terms of the latter’s alignment with ERAFP’s SRI policy. The head of socially responsible investment (SRI) at ERAFP, France’s €25.3bn additional civil service pension scheme, is moving internally to become head of asset-manager selection from the beginning of May.Olivier Bonnet (pictured) will have been head of SRI at the pension fund for seven years when he makes the switch.Before that, he was at Vigeo Group, a French ESG research firm, for five years.Vigeo merged with EIRIS, its UK counterpart, in December last year. Source: ERAFPAt ERAFP, Pauline Lejay will become head of SRI, stepping up from her role as SRI officer. She will report to Catherine Vialonga, CIO, as Bonnet will continue to do in his new role.Lejay joined ERAFP in April last year, having worked in SRI in Canada for several years, most recently for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.ERAFP is looking to hire an SRI officer to fill Lejay’s place.ERAFP won the top ESG prize at the 2015 IPE Awards in Barcelona last year.
Eden Hazard. PHOTO via @EuropaLeague.Baku, Azerbaijan | AFP | Eden Hazard scored twice in what could be his farewell appearance as Chelsea swept away Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku, winning 4-1 to hand Maurizio Sarri his first major trophy as a coach.This match started at 11pm local time on Wednesday in Azerbaijan, but it was Thursday by the time it came to life with a flood of second-half goals started by Olivier Giroud’s 49th-minute opener against his old club.Hazard then set up Pedro Rodriguez for Chelsea’s second before grabbing a brace of his own — including a penalty — either side of Alex Iwobi’s reply for Arsenal.The Belgian has been tipped to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid after seven years in England, and if this is to be Hazard’s swansong it was the perfect way to go.It is his, and Chelsea’s, second Europa League this decade and comes after they finished third in the Premier League to secure their return to the Champions League next season.There will be no return to Europe’s top table for Arsenal. Unai Emery’s side had to win here to qualify for the Champions League but they were just not good enough on a bizarre night in Azerbaijan’s capital.Emery was hoping to win this competition for the fourth time. He will get another chance next season, but for now Arsenal’s 25-year wait to bring back a European trophy to north London goes on.Chelsea will remember their evening with fondness, as will Sarri, who 24 hours earlier had stolen the headlines when he angrily stormed off the pitch here during a training session in front of the television cameras.– Empty seats –The few Chelsea supporters who came will not forget their night either, but the fact there were reportedly only around 1,300 in Azerbaijan will be a source of regret to those at Stamford Bridge.UEFA’s decision to play the game here had been heavily criticised, with the difficulty and cost of coming to the shores of the Caspian Sea preventing many fans from travelling and meaning Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan was controversially absent.Azerbaijan’s strongman President Ilham Aliyev was in the crowd, but there were thousands of empty seats in the Baku Olympic Stadium, a ground which holds almost 70,000, That meant that, far away from the blood and thunder of a typical derby fixture between these two London clubs, this had the feel of an end-of-season exhibition match on a foreign tour, for much of the first half at least.The players seemed to be short of their usual rhythm in a match played two and a half weeks after the Premier League season ended.It came to life though, with an early moment of controversy when Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi dismissed Arsenal appeals for a penalty as Alexandre Lacazette went down under a challenge from Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.– Giroud strikes again –Granit Xhaka then saw his powerful strike from 25 yards graze the crossbar on its way over as the half-hour mark approached.Only after that did Chelsea come to life, but Petr Cech — facing his old side in his final match before retiring — blocked an Emerson Palmieri shot and then denied Giroud at the end of a fine move.However, as the clock ticked past midnight after a goalless first half, Chelsea went ahead when Giroud stole in front of Laurent Koscielny and stooped to head Emerson’s ball in from the left past Cech.It was his 11th goal in this season’s competition, and there was to be no comeback from Arsenal, with Chelsea quickly putting this final beyond their opponents’ reach as Hazard took over.He set up Pedro for a clipped finish low beyond Cech and into the far corner on the hour mark, and five minutes later Hazard calmly rolled in a penalty awarded after Ainsley Maitland-Niles had barged into Giroud.Substitute Iwobi’s sublime reply soon followed, but Arsenal had left themselves with too much to do, and Giroud and Hazard then combined brilliantly for the Belgian to get his second and Chelsea’s fourth in the 72nd minute.Share on: WhatsApp
Today England Golf launches a new campaign, ‘Membership: Give it a Shot’, to maximise new membership opportunities from the increased participation levels that golf has enjoyed since play resumed in May.Focusing on four core values, equality, diversity, family and community, England Golf’s membership call to action of ‘Give it a Shot’ comes to life through three key messages:‘Play is Flexible’: As golf continues to evolve in line with modern lifestyle choices, there have never been more ways to enjoy the game – whether that is practicing at the driving range, playing a quick nine or a competitive round over 18 holes, the choice is yours.‘Clubs are Sociable’: A hugely popular aspect of any sport and club membership is the social benefits. The opportunity to meet in a safe environment, share stories, and build lifelong friendships through the game. Golf is a game for all generations and families to enjoy together.‘Golf is Affordable’: Golf club membership is a lot more affordable than people perceive with many membership options to suit age, lifestyle and budget.The membership campaign will be heavily promoted by England Golf on a national scale, and will provide an opportunity for every golf club in England to connect and promote their own membership benefits for new and existing members.Part of the membership recruitment and retention campaign is an incentive for new members and existing members who refer a friend to join their club.Members will be entered into a prize draw to win four Country Memberships at Woodhall Spa Golf Club for them and three friends, in addition to a four-ball on the Hotchkin (ranked the 54th best course in the world), a four-ball on the Bracken, a two-hour group clinic at the National Golf Centre and an overnight stay with bed and breakfast.There are also 10 pairs of tickets for the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Club next year, six pairs of adidas Code Chaos Golf Shoes, and 24 dozen Titleist Pro V1 golf balls available to win.To enter, players can click the link below, with winners announced in November.Membership incentive prize drawJeremy Tomlinson, CEO, England Golf, said: “Despite the last few months being hugely challenging for everyone, it has been wonderful to witness a surge in people playing our beloved game.“With our ‘Membership: Give It A Shot’ campaign we want to provide golf clubs in England with national support and an opportunity to maximise golf’s current positivity.Focusing on recruitment and retention we will offer clubs physical and digital assets in customisable templates, designed to complement their current marketing strategies.In an exciting time for golf we look forward to welcoming many new players to our game and membership in the weeks, months and years ahead.” 27 Jul 2020 New membership campaign launched Tags: Membership
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We think the district used bad judgment in deciding to go to impasse because there was an opportunity that a settlement could be reached,” said Kim Allender, the BTA’s co-president. “This was an opportunity missed by the district.” The teachers want an increase that would bolster their 800 members at least above the median salaries for Los Angeles County teachers – $2,000-$4,000 more a year, depending on experience and position. [email protected] (818) 546-3304 BURBANK – A state-appointed mediator will attempt to help teachers and the school district come to terms in this year’s increasingly contentious contract negotiations, officials said Friday. The state Public Employment Relations Board certified an impasse a week after the Burbank Unified School District sought relief in its 2006-07 salary talks with the Burbank Teachers Association. “We see this as a step in the progression of negotiations, and look forward to meeting with the mediator as soon as possible,” Superintendent Greg Bowman said. It’s the first time in at least a dozen years that outside mediation was requested in local contract talks. The sides have met seven times since October, and talks were expected to resume in about 30 days.
A man who has been caught drink-driving for the SIXTH time in less than a year has been ordered to hand over the keys of his car to Gardai.Martin Cassidy appeared before Letterkenny District Court today. Garda Michael McHugh told the court that he arrested Cassidy at Railway Road, Buncrana on suspicion of drink driving today.Garda McHugh said he was objecting to bail as this was the sixth occasion that Cassidy had been arrested on alleged drink-driving since February last year.The accused is due to appear at Buncrana District Court to face the previous five alleged drink-driving charges on February 8th next.Inspector Sean Grant said the objection to bail was unusual but it was due to the litany of alleged offences.“If released on bail, there is a fear that he will commit further offences,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly asked whose car he was driving and he was told by Gardai that it was his own car.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said he would seek to surrender the keys of his client’s car to Gardai.Mr Cassidy, of Trillick, Buncrana, agreed and handed over the keys to his car to Gardai.Judge Kelly warned Mr Cassidy that if he was caught driving any vehicle between now and February 8th, that his bail would be revoked and that he would be remanded in custody.Man surrenders keys to Gardai after SIXTH alleged drink-driving case in a year was last modified: January 30th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranacourtdonegaldrink drivingGardaiMartin Cassidy
Palo Cedro >> The Red Bluff Lady Spartans tennis team wrapped up an undefeated season Tuesday afternoon on the road with a 5-2 win over the Foothill Cougars.The win makes the Spartans 15-0 overall on the season and 10-0 in league play“Great win going into playoffs,” said coach Dennis Poulton. “Cleo DuFrain came through in singles to seal the victory and undefeated season.”On court 2, DuFrain beat Hannah Knosp 7-5, 6-4, while Megan Boone beat Sierra Carnegie 6-0, 6-0 and Rylee DuFrain beat …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Garth Ruff, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ohio State University Extension, Henry CountyLow hay inventory this past winter combined with poor pasture stands due to excessive moisture have led to a greater proportion of thin beef cows both across the countryside and on the cull market. As we evaluate the toll that this past winter took on forage stands, especially alfalfa, hay is projected to be in short supply as we proceed into next winter as well.For a beef cow to be efficient and profitable, we must meet her nutritional requirements for maintenance in addition to those for reproduction and lactation. As a reminder, the hierarchy of nutrient use is as follows: maintenance, development, growth, lactation, reproduction, and fattening. This applies to all nutrient categories, not just to energy alone. As we conclude calving season, we are entering the most challenging time in production cycle when it comes to providing adequate nutrition. If the cow does not intake enough nutrients and is in suboptimal body condition at calving (BCS < 5), reproduction is the first to fail. With that in mind, one strategy available to minimize body condition and reproductive losses when forage is in short supply is to early wean calves.Early weaning is certainly not a new concept and is one that is often employed when forage availability is scarce. By shortening lactation and weaning calves earlier, a cow’s nutrient need above that of maintenance is greatly reduced. Keep in mind that we still need to provide enough nutrition to sustain the mechanisms of reproduction, estrus, implantation, and gestation.Many universities have researched the pros and cons of early weaning from a herd and systems-based management approach. Taking a deep dive into the archives of the Ohio Beef Letter, I found these “10 reasons to wean Calves at 205 days” written by Tom Turner in 1999. While these reasons are a bit tongue in cheek, there are also some good take home messages regarding herd management.Number 10: Calves that are weaned later in life are less likely to grade “choice” thus, being more attractive to the “high yield” type markets.Number 9: Seven month weaning instead weaning at 3 to 4 months keeps the stocking rates of pastures down, thus eliminating the need for carrying more cows.Number 8: Weaning at 7 months allows the calf to be hungry due to declining milk production by mamma, thus encouraging calves to consume more creep feed.Number 7: Weaning later will reduce early calf growth, thus allowing for more “compensatory” gain in the feedlot.Number 6: Weaning later keeps cows thinner and able to slip through gates and fences easier.Number 5: Later weaned calves will weigh less and as a result can be marketed later with everyone else’s calves.Number 4: Later weaned calves will weigh less and thus, should command more cents per pound than their heavier contemporaries.Number 3: Later weaned calves can be creep fed to boost weaning weights. Since the feed conversion of creep feed is not very good, later weaning utilizes more cheap Ohio corn.Number 2: Later weaning allows open cows to be culled in the fall with everyone else’s open cows.Number 1: Lactating cows require as much as 2/3 more feed than dry, gestating cows — weaning at 205 days will eliminate any abundance of hay.To elaborate further, physiologically at around seven months of age (traditional weaning), we are weaning the calf at a point when its passive immunity acquired via colostrum is at its lowest and active immunity is beginning to ramp up. Therefore, from a health standpoint we are increasing the risk of stress induced illness when weaning calves at “traditional” age.Furthermore, by feeding calves on a higher plane of nutrition earlier in life higher we can accelerate their growth curve. This early growth and energy intake contributes to heavier carcass weights and higher quality grade potential, increasing the value of the calf’s carcass.Can you manage lighter weight calves? In order to be successful in an early weaning system, economics, facilities, and labor need to be considered. Early weaning may not be for everyone, but it can be a useful tool particularly when feed stocks and forage are limited.
Tags:#Google Our long national nightmare is over: Google Maps for iOS has been released in Apple’s iTunes Store, bringing back Google’s robust and much superior map data to iOS users.There are no download stats for Google Maps yet, but it has already been rated nearly 8,000 times since debuted on the iTunes Store late Wednesday. There are reports that some would-be downloaders can’t, possibly due to high demand. Many reviews gush, and indeed, the app seems to return all the features that made Apple’s native Maps app great — when Apple Maps used Google’s free geo-searching service. Apple ditched the Google data for its own when it released iOS 6 in September, and people have been finding themselves surrounded by hungry dingoes ever since.The iOS version of Maps separated Apple from rival Google as intended, but the gamble failed spectacularly.In the wake of the new Apple Maps release, Apple’s CEO made a public apology and, just recently, the company fired Maps manager Richard Williamson.The new Google Maps app features turn-by-turn directions, Street View and transit directions. But there are small headaches for people who download the app.For one, Google Maps is only optimized for iPhones, so iPad owners will have to contend with the non-universal interface for a while. And those using any other app on an iOS device that uses map data, like the awesomely awesome Wundermap or one of the MapMyRide apps, will still have to work with Apple’s native mapping data.I don’t drive with my iPad, for instance, so who cares if the interface is small for now? (Google is reportedly working on an iPad edition.)The impact of a function-rich Google Maps app on iOS is sure to be a poke in the eye for Apple, but more important, it will siphon some map-related ad revenue that Apple coveted. Once Google Maps gets ads back in the iOS version of its app, all that potential revenue will be navigating its way to Google’s bank account.Title image courtesy of Shutterstock. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts brian proffitt The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement