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Distinguished journalists, news anchor, and Internet visionary spend fall at HKS

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first_imgThe Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government will be enriched by new fellows, a writer-in-residence and visiting faculty this fall.One of the most celebrated nonfiction writers of our time, Tracy Kidder, will be the first A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence. Kidder won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, the National Book Award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Award. He is the author of several nonfiction books including The Soul of a New Machine, Hometown, My Detachment, Mountains Beyond Mountains and Strength in What Remains. The A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence Program is designed to bring professional nonfiction writers to the Shorenstein Center and provide an opportunity for them to do research and work on a specific project, as well as interact with a community of scholars and students. Kidder will teach student workshops on writing, work on his new book, and participate in Shorenstein Center events. The Rosenthal program was created as a memorial and funded by gifts from A.M. Rosenthal’s widow, Shirley Lord Rosenthal, and other friends and admirers. Rosenthal, who died in 2006, was formerly the executive editor of The New York Times.“This semester at the Shorenstein Center is going to be truly extraordinary, with a group of fellows and visiting faculty that can only be viewed as all-stars,’” said Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center.The full list and more information can be found on the HKS website.last_img read more

On the Blogs: Researchers See Solar Capacity Reaching 490 Gigawatts This Year, Nearly Matching Nuclear

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Futurism.com:Solar energy has been on the rise, and based on new data from GTM Research, it could rival nuclear energy in terms of global capacity by the end of 2017.The data, which is available in the most recent edition of Global Solar Demand Monitor, indicates that solar power will reach a capacity of roughly 390 gigawatts this year. Meanwhile, the latest figures from the Nuclear Energy Institute suggest that the world is currently home to 391.5 gigawatts of nuclear plants.Solar growth is slowing slightly — following a massive jump from 50.3 gigawatts added in 2015 to 77.8 gigawatts added in 2016, 81.1 gigawatts will likely be added in 2017. However, GTM Research expects that growth will continue at a steady rate, with total global capacity reaching 871 gigawatts by 2022.Capacity is just one piece of the puzzle, though. Nuclear energy is still well ahead of solar in terms of electricity generated, outputting 2,476,671 gigawatt-hours compared to solar’s 375,000. That being said, the International Energy Agency projects that solar could feasibly become the world’s largest source of energy by 2050 due to its falling cost and increasing convenience.More: Report Suggests Solar Energy Capacity Will Rival Nuclear Power by the End of 2017 On the Blogs: Researchers See Solar Capacity Reaching 490 Gigawatts This Year, Nearly Matching Nuclearlast_img read more

Fernando Tatis Jr. injury update: Padres’ star rookie (back) likely done for season, manager says

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first_imgSan Diego is 7 1/2 games back of the Cubs for the second wild-card spot and 23 1/2 games out of first place in the NL West.The Padres need Tatis, but they also need him long term and there’s little reason to risk further injury for a playoff push which might be a lost cause. The move is retroactive to Aug. 14, and according to manager Andy Green, the rookie is “most likely done for the season.””It’s been really tough for him over the last couple of days to kind of swallow this. For us, it’s a tough blow. For him, we’re going to take care of him,” Green told reporters Friday. “Obviously, we’re going to do what we can to take care of him as a young guy in the big leagues who we expect to be a huge part of what we do going forward.” Related News Cubs bring back Addison Russell, send Albert Almora to minors Green added he expects Tatis to make a full recovery.Tatis, 20, is among the MLB rookie leaders in batting average (.317), home runs (22), RBIs (53), stolen bases (16) and on-base percentage (.379). He has done all of this in just 84 games as he missed a good portion of the year with a hamstring injury.This time Tatis came up gimpy after a swing and considering the Padres’ position in the National League wild-card race, it’s not a surprise the team could hold him out for the year. Fernando Tatis Jr. is one of the best rookies in all of MLB this season but he’s about to spend some more time on the shelf.The Padres placed Tatis on the 10-day injured list Friday with a stress reaction in his lower back, the team announced.last_img read more

Winters survives marathon weekend to earn trip to B.C. Scotties

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first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsJill Winters of Nelson survived a marathon weekend to earn one of the two spots in the upcoming 2011 Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championships in Cloverdale.Winters outlasted the Karla Thompson rink of Kamloops 7-6 in the B-C event final of the Interior Women’s Curling Championships Sunday at the Summerland Curling Club to win a trip to the provincial final.It was the ninth game of the weekend for the Winters rink, which includes fellow teammates, third Samantha Almquist, second Natalie Nowicki and lead Heather Nichol,The C-event final was necessary after the Spoolmak Country rink dumped the All-Kootenay rink 11-6 in the B-event final earlier in the day. Thompson scored four in the ninth to put the contest away.And the B-C-event game didn’t look good early for Winters. Thompson struck for three in the opening end forcing Winters to play catchup.However, it didn’t take long for the veteran skip to rebound. Winters scored a single in the second before stealing a pair in fourth and a single in the five to establish a 4-3 lead.After Thompson tied the contest by scoring one in the sixth, Winters struck for a deuce in the seventh before holding off Thompson for the narrow win.This is the second time in three years Winters had skipped a team to the B.C. Scott Tournament. The West Kootenay rink included Allison Hurley and Loreen Amonson of Nelson and Lisa Nevakshonoff of Castlegar. Winters also curled at the provincials in 1998, 2006 and 2007.The Cloverdale Curling Club hosts the 2011 Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championships January 17-23.Jen Fewster of Prince George, winner of the A-event, is the other Interior rep from the Summerland event slated to attend the Scotties [email protected]last_img read more

How to solve Mystery Caches (also known as Puzzle Caches)

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first_imgGeocaching ToolboxMy Geocaching ProfileThere are many more! Do an online search for “geocaching puzzle solving tools”. Use a PC or laptop rather than your phone. There are some puzzles you cannot solve with a phone alone.Google and other search engines are your friend.Attend geocaching events and ask more experienced geocachers for help. Geocachers enjoy helping other geocachers.Geocachers helping geocachers solve Mystery/Puzzle CachesSome basic tricks to start filling your bag: Highlighted text. Some Mystery/Puzzle Caches use white font on the page that can only be seen when highlighted. Run your computer mouse along the entire cache page including text and images. If your cursor changes from an arrow to a pointed finger, you’ll know you passed over a hidden link.*Source code. Many times clues are hidden in the coding for a cache page. Depending on your browser, view the source code for that cache page. To find possible clues, choose a word/phrase from the description and use the Ctrl+F function. This will point you to the areas where a message may be hiding. Keep calm and go Puzzle (Mystery) CachingThis article was written by Geocaching superstar and Geocaching HQ employee, Cathy (Prying Pandora). Do you look at Mystery Caches, also known as Puzzle Caches, and have no idea where to start? You’re not the only one. Many geocachers feel overwhelmed by Mystery/Puzzle Caches, but they’re not as scary as they appear. You just need to begin collecting your own “puzzling bag of tricks” to help you solve them.What should you keep in your puzzling bag of tricks? Think of the “tricks” as what you learn from each puzzle you solve. Many puzzles use the same ideas, so if you solve one, you can often pull that same trick out again and solve another similar puzzle. The more tricks you put in your bag, the easier Mystery/Puzzle Caches will be to solve. You will never stop finding new tricks to put in your bag, no matter how long you’ve been solving puzzles.This Mystery/Puzzle makes you literally put together a puzzle (GC3K2AZ)Some helpful tips to get started:Start with Mystery/Puzzle Caches with low difficulty ratings.Solve puzzles based on something you’re familiar with. For example, if you know a lot about history, you might be able to solve a history puzzle more easily than a complicated math puzzle.Find a partner who is good at things you struggle with. Together, you can fill in each other’s gaps.Analytical/methodical + creative/artistic = wide range of puzzle types.Each can see and work through things the other can’t. Now that you are armed with some basic tricks, go forth, and happy puzzling!Congratulations! You found the hidden white text! You’re on your way!Share with your Friends:Morecenter_img Other languages. Some Mystery/Puzzle caches want you to “decode” other languages. Pasting the text into an online translator and converting it to your language often does the trick.Binary numbers and other bases. Use an online reference such as Purple Math that may help you with these types of mathematical stumpers. Local latitude and longitude. For example, Seattle, Washington, is at 47° North and 122° West. If you solve puzzles in Seattle and something you try makes a 47 or 122, keep going and it will likely give you the rest of the coordinates.This blog about Mystery/Puzzle Caches may also have hidden white text…Here are some online resources which may give you more tricks to try:   SharePrint RelatedDon’t Miss Out on Pi Day! Top Tips for Mystery CachesMarch 4, 2015In “Geocaching Info”Top Tips for Puzzle CachesAugust 12, 2014In “Learn”3 tips for finding Mystery CachesApril 10, 2018In “News”last_img read more

How personal beacons can help keep women safe

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first_imgSmall Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Follow the Puck “It’s not at all safe for women to walk around alone in the city at night” is sadly something women often hear.Whether it is a developed or a developing country, women feel unsafe anywhere. Keeping pepper spray or other devices can bring comfort, but may not be a safer solution. You need something that guarantees complete protection and also alerts your family or 911 at the time of emergency. You need personal safety alert device.What are personal safety devices?Personal safety comprises of not only physical safety but also psychosomatic protection. It includes freedom from worry about physical safety as well as belligerence and harassment. Women must be aware of all these terms because many times they have to face different physical or mental abuse from the people around them. See also: Can safety wearables really stop crimes against women?Many companies have stepped forward to work in this direction and even come up with some unique ideas in the form of innovative safety devices to protect women from stalkers. One of the successful devices that have helped several women to protect themselves and alert their loved ones at the time of emergency is personal safety beacon.A safety beacon is a wearable device that women can wear on their wrist, around their neck as a pendant or put it on their vehicle key ring. These devices are gaining a strong foothold in the market as they offer complete safety to the women of all age groups. From school going girls to working women, this device assures safety to all of them. How does this safety device work?These safety beacons are GPS based devices that get activated on the click of a button and share your location information with 911 or your loved ones. When your life is in danger or there is some medical emergency, you can’t control them through a call. Simply click distress beacon and it will be activated instantly despite your location. Whether you are traveling by air, sea or land, your loved ones will be alert about the emergency situation.This alert signal activates the app stored on your mobile device, which in turn send an alert message with your location or message to all the contacts listed in your safety app. Your family and friends will be notified that you have a problem. You can even make a call through safety beacon. Some wearable safety devices also allow you to send emails and text messages to your contacts. There is a lot of hope from safety wearables and emergency alert apps. Women can carry safety device with them and silently let their loved ones track them even if there is no emergency. This safety gadget will definitely go well with your taste and lifestyle. Choose the best brand safety beacon and emergency app and stay safe. Related Posts Vatandeep Pareekcenter_img Tags:#Internet of Things#IoT#security#wearables#Women safety Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

5 days agoLiverpool legend Fowler has pop at Man Utd mentality

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first_imgLiverpool legend Fowler has pop at Man Utd mentalityby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Robbie Fowler has enjoyed a pop at the mentality of Manchester United’s players.Ahead of today’s clash at Old Trafford, Fowler wrote for the Mirror: “There is something ­different about this ­Manchester United v Liverpool clash.”Something significant, ­something worrying for every United fan.”If I can borrow a phrase from Gary Neville, it feels a tiny bit like The Dog & Duck v… well, the Champions of Europe.”By that I mean simply that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team go into the game KNOWING they are an inferior side. He knows it, his players know it.”As a professional, you just know. You know when an ­opponent is quality and better than you. I’m not saying that means they’ll inevitably win. But you still know.”And here’s the thing.”When I was at Liverpool, we never felt inferior.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Nick Saban Responds To Jim Harbaugh After Twitter Shot

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first_imgA closeup of Nick Saban on the Alabama sideline.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Tuesday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban went on a bit of a rant about satellite camps, recruiting rules and the need for a college football commissioner. While he specifically mentioned that his words weren’t meant as a shot at Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, his point didn’t get through. Harbaugh took to Twitter a few hours later, blasting Saban for both his rant and the fact that Alabama’s staff broke recruiting rules.Well, now Saban has responded to Harbaugh. In a quote to ESPN, Saban said that he doesn’t “really care” what Harbaugh thinks or tweets. It’s a strong response.Nick Saban tells @ClowESPN about Harbaugh: “I don’t really care what he thinks or tweets. I say what I think is best for CFB & the players”— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) June 1, 2016Harbaugh and Saban are two of the most hard-headed in the profession, so it’s no surprise that neither wants to back down here. We’ll keep you updated.last_img read more

Get Into It CTVs Fall Campaign Reveals a Modernized CrossPlatform Brand Refresh

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first_img Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement “While maintaining the essence of our well-known branding, this CTV brand refresh and Fall Season campaign is about having a conversation with Canadians,” said Jon Arklay, Senior Vice-President, Bell Media. “The modernized look and feel with simplified logo, all-new brand ID spots, large-scale ad campaign, and more, says loud and clear that whatever you’re into, you’ll want to get into it on CTV.”The execution brightens and modernizes the brand, embracing a conversational tone to connect with audiences on a more personal level. The revised logo elements have evolved to reflect a more digital language and include more colour, while keeping the focus on CTV’s signature red, blue, and green. The often playful and always bold association of CTV’s signature colours and shapes aims to heighten the attribution of CTV – Canada’s most-watched and most-streamed network –  to its vast and exciting array of content.ABOUT CTV:  CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 10 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE:… TORONTO – CTV, Canada’s most-watched television network for 17 years running, unveils the next evolution of its brand identity in support of the 2018 Fall Season, which begins today. With a fresh, simplified CTV logo and modernized branding elements, the cross-platform campaign is rolling out now across Canada.Led by the award-winning Bell Media Agency, the new campaign can now be seen via TV, digital, social media, radio, out-of-home, and cinema elements, bringing the revitalized brand to life as some of the most talked-about fall series begin streaming on CTV media platforms including TV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app.At the centre of CTV’s first major logo and branding refresh since 2011, is the new campaign the theme “GET INTO IT”, inviting viewers to engage with and personally invest in the stories found only on CTV.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Get Into It. CTV’s Fall Campaign Reveals a Modernized, Cross-Platform Brand Refresh (CNW Group/CTV)last_img read more

Money and Power Why a band council in BC wants to keep

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first_imgAn aerial view of Peters First Nation in British Columbia. Kenneth Jackson APTN News A band council in British Columbia is trying to keep extended family from becoming members of the community because it fears having to share its pipeline money, according to Federal Court documents.New members could also drastically change band elections that are already razor thin in favour of the current council.That’s why the band council of Peters First Nation is asking the Federal Court to rule against allowing three people, who have status through Peters, to become members of the band.They are also cousins of members of the band council.The band council argues the three are just the “tip of the iceberg” as dozens more lay in wait to be members of the small reserve about two hours east of Vancouver between Hope and Chilliwack on Hwy. 1.“It would mean that any monies received from the use of Peters reserve lands, such as the Trans Mountain pipeline, would have to be shared with a large (number) of people who do not live on, and have no, or very little, connection to the reserve,” the band council states.All the people, about 60 or more, share the same bloodlines as the three-person council of Chief Norma Webb, Coun. Victoria Peters and Coun. David Peters.The two councillor positions were decided by two votes and chief by four votes in the last election.Just the group of three could partially achieve a change in power. But if the others, who are scattered all along the Fraser Valley, were to become members then the current council could be voted out.“This would almost certainly have a dramatic effect on the governance of Peters,” council argues.Victoria Peters, who has several jobs besides being a longtime councillor, including the band manager, health director and book keeper, stated in an affidavit that they will be “swamped with new members”.“Those people would be a great burden to Peters who has very limited resources and no land for them to live on,” stated Victoria Peters.What is a natural child?Over 1,000 pages of evidence and arguments were filed in Federal Court in November to essentially answer one question: What is a natural child?Peters controls its own membership as a Section 10 band, after the former Indian Affairs department approved a membership code in 1987.In depth: Promise to dying mother sees daughter take on ‘rigged’ band council to bring her family homeThe custom code lists several ways one can be a member, including the natural child rule which states: Everyone who is a natural child of a parent whose name is registered on the Band list.But the band council has determined that to be anyone under the age of 18. If someone is an adult, despite their parent being a member, they are not automatically members.That was its reasoning behind rejecting the membership applications last year of Guy Peters, 52, Brandon Engstrom, 26, and Amber Ragan, 21.They filed for a judicial review as a group in December 2016.Guy Peters, left, and his father Robert Peters walk along Robert’s driveway on Peters First Nation. Luke Smith/APTN photoAPTN News has been following the membership battle since January and this is the first time the band council’s position has been made public, despite repeated requests from APTN for comment.While this case has made its way through the courts, the RCMP has launched an investigation into band council for alleged misappropriation of funds and KPMG started a financial review last May following reports by APTN.APTN reported that over 90 per cent of all funds allocated to band members went to those who vote for council.Related: APTN opens the books on Peters reserve, finds questionable payments, INAC’s role in questionGuy Peters’ father is Robert Peters who is a lifelong member and one of the elders. Guy Peters’ brother, Dwayne Peters is also a member and the father of Engstrom and Ragan.They have not asked for land as part of their case, but say they can inherit land from Robert Peters but first they need to be members.“As the Applicants met the automatic criteria for membership, the Band Council’s Decision to reject the Applicants’ membership applications was an error of law,” they argue.The band council argues it is allowed to make its own interpretation of the natural child rule.However, the code doesn’t specify an age requirement. It does state that if the band council wants to amend the code it needs three quarters of the band membership to do so.Since 1990, there have been no changes to the code.“The scheme of the Membership Code supports the Applicants position that the Band Council has no discretion to apply other criteria. Under the Code, Band Council cannot change the Membership Criteria without community approval,” the applicants argue.“In rejecting the Applicants’ membership applications, the Band Council acted outside its authority by disregarding the membership criteria set out in the Membership Code and applying its own membership criteria.”The band council argues their rational of the natural child rule is “reasonable.”“This is consistent with the practice observed by the Respondents and reasonable given the possible consequences,” the council wrote.The consequences involve the loss of land, money and, potentially, power.It’s not about land, but acceptance.In 2012, more than 60 people applied to be members and most of them have status through Peters, like the group of three.Not one was accepted.Related: Elder died wanting to be member of reserve she was born onBesides the group of three there are another nine with membership applications currently waiting for a decision by the band council.One of those people is Carol Raymond.Raymond’s father, Joseph Lorezetto, is buried in the cemetery on Peters, as is his mother and grandparents.“I just want to be accepted,” Raymond, 74, told APTN in February. “If I am only recognized as who I am, that has always been my thing.”She also has not asked for land and said she made it clear she will not.Carol Raymond fights tears trying to explain what it means to be excluded from Peters First Nation where her family is buried.But there is also the wife and children of Edward Peters, 75, the oldest member of Peters. The band council has refused to accept his family as members.Edward Peters has land but can’t leave it to his children because they are not members.The group of three hope to change that.“The Band Council did not review the Applications in good faith but have instead focused on advancing their own interests,” the applicants argue.A hearing is expected to be scheduled in the New Year.“This is not a hard case,” the applicants say.APTN’s complete archive on Peters First Nation can be found [email protected]last_img read more