The tragic impact of war and corruption in Afghanistan; developmental pediatrics in inner-city communities; the current state of philanthropy for organizations serving women and girls: If asked where at Harvard these subjects were recently discussed, one of the last places someone might suggest is Harvard Divinity School (HDS).And yet all three were topics at HDS’s National Leadership Conference of the Women’s Studies in Religion Program (WSRP). Held February 3-5, this annual event convenes women leaders in business, law, the arts, philanthropy, and community activism to interact with the WSRP’s five research associates about their scholarly work, and to discuss contemporary challenges that disproportionately impact the lives of women.Participants praise the conference as a rare chance to receive “brain food,” allowing them not only to “refuel” but to also “self-transform.” This year, the weekend kicked off with a dinner to honor Constance Buchanan.An associate dean of HDS from 1977 to 1997 and special assistant to Harvard President Derek Bok for his initiative in improving the quality of teaching and learning at the University, Buchanan was a “force of nature,” in the words of current HDS Dean William A. Graham. Her far-reaching vision and tireless fundraising efforts led the way for the WSRP to grow from an innovative but fledgling program focused on the interdisciplinary study of women, religion, and culture into an internationally recognized center for research and teaching on religion, gender, race, and sexual orientation. The WSRP brings five postdoctoral scholars to Harvard each year.
As it begins its third century, Harvard Divinity School (HDS) can provide a valuable service to leaders across campus by helping them navigate the contentious religious issues they increasingly confront in their disciplines.That was the message offered by Harvard deans at a panel hosted by the Divinity School Friday as part of a two-day event marking the close of the Divinity School’s bicentennial celebration.Moderated by David N. Hempton, dean and Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies at HDS, the discussion was intended to tap the perceptions of other Harvard leaders about the role of the School.“What can we do better — what would you most want from us?” Hempton, who is also John Lord O’Brian Professor of Divinity, asked Nitin Nohria of the Harvard Business School, Martha Minow of the Harvard Law School, and James Ryan of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.Citing the intersection of contemporary religious topics with their Schools’ curriculum and research, the deans said that the Divinity School is uniquely positioned to guide them in addressing a range of issues — from school choice to religious exemptions to federal law.“In the 21st century, religion has become one of the real great divides that separates the world,” said Nohria, who is also George F. Baker Professor of Administration. However, the “vast majority of our students, because it’s so heated and because it’s so hard, would rather not engage,” he said.Nohria encouraged the Divinity School to reflect on how it might facilitate dialogue “across religious traditions,” and “help the rest of us in our own settings learn to do this better.”Minow recalled attending a forum HDS hosted in response to a 1990 Supreme Court decision diminishing religious protections.“There were people from many many traditions who had never been in the same room together who shared one view — that this was wrong,” she said of the court decision, noting that the meeting and others nationwide helped mobilize support for the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.“We are now living in a moment when the interpretation of that statute is of great challenge,” Minow said, “and I think it would be helpful for the Divinity School to hold another meeting.”Greater knowledge of religions traditions would benefit their students, the deans agreed.“This is a time of growing religiosity, growing intensity of religious affiliation, and we need to understand how that operates even for people within a religion,” Minow said.Hempton asked the panelists about the inspiration behind the important work that happens at their Schools.His upbringing in India helped make clear to Nohria “how much economic self-determination matters in people’s lives.” Ryan spoke of his belief in the power of education, while Minow described law as a tool “to help build societies where people who don’t actually like each other can live together.”Hempton also wondered what frustrations his colleagues have experienced as deans.Nohria cited his concern that the growing unwillingness of people “to have a true dialogue with each other” has begun to infect campus life. Ryan said he worried “whether we are doing all we can to prepare our students for … the fast-changing world of education,” including the need to “engage in productive conversations with those with whom they might not agree.”Minow said she was troubled that in the age of digital technology, “people aren’t listening, people are multitasking” on campus as elsewhere.“I think there is a real danger of losing what’s special about being a face-to-face community,” she said.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jim Morrison CelebrationWild Child’s Dave Brock steals the stage for a third time as rock legend Jim Morrison, honoring the energetic magic and emotional depth of the 1960s lizard king and legendary frontman for The Doors. To pay your respects, go to Paris where Morrison is buried. To relive his greatness, come see Wild Child’s Dave Brock in person. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$25. 8 p.m. January 7.Peter Noone in conversation with Micky DolenzThese two have entertained you for decades as members of Herman’s Hermits and The Monkees, respectively. But for one night only fans will get the chance to see these musical icons in a completely different way. Join Noone and Dolenz for an evening of conversation as they together share stories about what really happened during their life in the Rock & Roll spotlight both on stage and off. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$125. 8 p.m. January 7.Devon Allman BandThis young Allman did not come on the music scene riding the coattails of a famous parent. Devon has been living his own musical life for decades. After playing in local bands and working in Guitar Center in St. Louis and touring with various bands, Devon is committed to performing dates with his own band, with a renewed intensity. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 8 p.m. January 7.Hoda KotbThis bestselling author and beloved co-host of the Today Show’s fourth hour will speak and sign her new cookbook, Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us The Way. The book includes inspiring stories of people who find their life’s purpose in unexpected ways, often surprising themselves and the ones they love. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. January 8.The CastThese former members of Beatlemania recreate the sights and sounds of The Fab Four so faithfully that you will feel like you’re witnessing the first wave of the British Invasion. Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $40-$49. 7 p.m. January 8.Upright Citizens BrigadeCatch the best new improv comedians from the acclaimed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles. In this 90-minute, unscripted and totally improvised performance, four improvisers at the top of their game perform a high-energy, surprising and hilarious show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. The UCB Theatre—founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh—has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main Street, Suite 1, Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $22-$27. 8 p.m. January 8.Friday Night FeverThe ‘70s disco is “Stayin’ Alive” thanks to The New York Bee Gees Tribute Show. Rainere Martin embodies the grace, energy, and of course, voice of Donna Summer; Sir Duke captures Stevie Wonders’, well, musical wonder. It’s a sparkling night of nostalgia not to be missed. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $10-$40. 8 p.m. January 8.Teddy Kumpel’s Swamp SoireèThe Swamp Soireè is Teddy’s party band. They play all kinds of covers and originals in a swampy style that matches well with Cajun food and party atmospheres. Joining Teddy will be Grammy-award winning producer Bob Stander on bass, Matt Miller on drums and Adam Minkoff on bass. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. January 8.British RegimentsCome experience the pomp and the glory of the Band of the Royal Marines and the Pipes, Drums & Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards as they perform popular classics, Big Band hits, and military marching music with their signature precision. The evening’s program, British Isles of Wonder, features famous songs of the British Isles, including “The Highland Fling,” the “Armed Forces Medley,” and new favorites, “Ice & Fire,” from Game of Thrones and “the Skye Boat Song” as featured in Outlander. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $25-$80. 8 p.m. January 8.Count To TenBorn out of coping with the tragic loss of a close friend, three Wantagh boys came together to unleash therapeutic original jams and perform occasional song covers, and out of that experience came the foundation of a solid teen band. Aligning with Airgo Entertainment, this up-and-coming pop/punk group is creating all sorts of Internet and Long Island buzz. Opening the show are Nexus, Gianni Paci, Girl Nowhere and Collide & Cope. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $10, $12 DOS. 2:30 p.m. January 9.O-TownThis boy band, which includes Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood, Erik-Michael Estrada, Ashley Parker Angel and Dan Miller, are reuniting as friends with a renewed passion for making music together again a decade after they broke up. They’ll play their hits, including “Liquid Dreams” and “All or Nothing.” YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $30-$35. 8 p.m. January 9.The Three Tenors (Who Can’t Sing)Vic DiBitetto, Richie Minervini and Freddie Rubino are three of the strongest headliners in comedy today. Here they combine (or collide) in a show that features not only their vastly different styles of hilarious humor…but puts them together on stage in a “last act” of incredibly funny storytelling, spontaneous human combustion and hilarious responses to questions from the audience. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia mcguires.govs.com $28-$58. 7:30 p.m. January 10.Our Gang: Pint Size Comedy MastersJoin film historian Glenn Andreiev for a laugh-filled class in comic short films spotlighting visionary producer Hal Roach’s revered “Little Rascals.” The Depression-era antics of Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla and the rest of Our Gang have become embedded in popular culture as gems of American folklore. Clips from their silent-era comedic beginnings, their early talkie zenith, and their later years at MGM will be presented. Included will be a look into Hal Roach’s prolific comedy factory. Relive the fun along with Pete the Pooch, as these Little Rascals face down bizarre criminals of all types, outwit Butch the bully, wrestle with Algebra the crazed Mule, run from pirates, serve a prize-filled groaning cake, and endure many more hilarious hijinks. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. January 11.The Musical BoxMost have only heard about the English rock group Genesis’ first concert in 1973: a breathtaking and dramatic production of music legend. Now, The Musical Box recaptures the stunning artistry and wonder of that night in passionate detail. Transport back in time and relive this historic concert like never before. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50 8 p.m. January 13.–Compiled by Chuck Cannini, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III
Shares of the company, which has a market value of $167 billion, have risen 9% so far this year.This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. – Advertisement – But international markets’ are taking longer to bounce back after being hit harder by pandemic restrictions, dragging down McDonald’s total same-store sales. The company reported global same-store sales declines of 2.2% for the quarter.And international markets will likely continue to weigh on McDonald’s business. England, Germany and France, some of the company’s largest markets, are re-imposing lockdowns as Covid-19 cases and deaths soar in those countries.Following the announcement of its third-quarter results, McDonald’s is scheduled to hold a virtual investor meeting.- Advertisement – McDonalds restaurant in Londons Oxford Street. Restaurants are only allowed to open for takeaway orders during the Englands second lockdown.Dave Rushen | LightRocket | Getty Images McDonald’s is expected to report its third-quarter earnings on Monday before the bell.Here’s what Wall Street is expecting, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv:Earnings per share: $1.90 expectedRevenue: $5.4 billion expectedIn October, the fast-food giant said its U.S. same-store sales turned positive, rising 4.6% in the third quarter. A promotion with rapper Travis Scott helped boost sales in September, fueling the chain’s highest monthly same-store sales growth in nearly a decade.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Acting transportation minister Luhut Binsar Panjaitan has indefinitely postponed the Jakarta Transportation Agency’s policy to temporarily halt interprovincial bus operations to slow the spread of the coronavirus.Luhut, the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister, sought to have an assessment on the economic impact of such a policy, which might prevent Jakarta residents from going to their hometowns for mudik (exodus), according to the Transportation Ministry’s spokeswoman Ardita Irawati..“According to [the minister’s] instruction, the implementation of the operational ban is suspended while waiting for a comprehensive assessment of the economic impact, in line with the President’s instruction in a meeting [on Monday morning],” Ardita told The Jakarta Post on Monday.The ministry, therefore, is dealing with the fast-spreading COVID-19 by spraying disinfectant on public transportation facilities, providing hand sanitizer, scanning the temperature of staff members, offering masks to passengers showing symptoms such as cough and arranging the seats so as to maintain a safe distance between passengers.Read also: Recovered COVID-19 patient in Central Java urges people not to ‘mudik’The Jakarta Transportation Agency initially planned on Sunday to suspend operations of interprovincial and intercity buses starting from Monday to stop the coronavirus from spreading further outside the capital, as Jakarta residents recently left the capital for their hometowns.COVID-19, a respiratory illness first discovered in Wuhan city in Hubei province in China, has infected 698 people in Jakarta as of Monday. The capital, which the government named the national epicenter of the outbreak, recorded 74 deaths and 48 recoveries.Thousands left the capital last week, suggesting the government’s warning to discourage them from mudik was barely effective. In neighboring Central Java, for example, Jepara recorded 1,776 arrivals as of March 24, Purwokerto recorded 2,323 arrivals and Wonogiri recorded 2,625 arrivals.Central Java recorded 81 people with COVID-19, the fifth-highest number of confirmed cases in the country. Of them, seven people have died, while no recoveries have been reported yet.The government reported on Monday 129 new people with the contagious disease, bringing the national number of confirmed cases to 1,414. (dfr)Topics :
He went on to say that he was committed to improving the quality of internet connections in order to ensure the efficacy of online learning. A collaboration between state departments is crucial in this regard, he added.In the meantime, the ministry has granted school administrations the freedom to reallocate their respective BOS to address the most urgent issues related to school activities, including internet packages for online learning.“I realize that this is a very serious [aspect], because it determines the delivery of educational content to students,” Nadiem said.“Therefore, school principals are welcome to buy essential school supplies, such as data plans for teachers and students, as well as hand sanitizers.”At the time of writing, the ministry has only allowed the phased reopening of schools located in so-called “green zones” or areas regarded by the government as having a low risk of COVID-19 transmission. (rfa)Topics : The government plans to roll out a new education scheme that will simplify the curriculum and address existing hindrances to remote learning, which has been in place because of the COVID-19 crisis.Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim said the streamlined scheme could entail the reallocation of school operational aid (BOS) to internet packages for students and teachers.“We are currently assessing what we can do to address problems related to the curriculum and the availability of internet packages. We have heard about these complaints and are responding to them,” Nadiem said during a school inspection in Bogor, West Java, on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.
“What we are negotiating, or what we’re trying to have an agreement on, is that we set up a quarantine environment where they can train and go between the hotel and the courts in those two weeks.”Tiley has always said that flexible planning via various graded scenarios would be the key to getting the tournament up and running as long as the global health crisis continued.He has revised his expected crowd numbers from the 50 percent he predicted in August down to a likely 25 percent of the normal number of visitors to Melbourne Park — roughly 100,000 people.The $15 million ATP Cup, a joint venture between the men’s tour and Tennis Australia (TA), debuted last year at the heart of a rejigged Australian Open warm-up schedule, which also included women’s events in Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart.Tiley, who doubles as TA chief executive, said holding the ATP Cup over three cities would be impossible if state borders remained closed and is hoping the improving health conditions would lead to a relaxation.”We’re getting to crunch time now. We need commitments from the governments and the health officers,” he said.”We need to kind of know in the next two weeks, maybe a month, that this is what can happen: borders are going to open and then we can have a multi-city event.”If we cannot have a multi-city event, we’ve got to reconsider everything.”Topics : Variations have been allowed in some states to allow sports teams to train while in isolation and Tiley believes something similar will be essential for the Australian Open to go ahead.”If a player has to quarantine and be stuck in a hotel for two weeks just before their season, that won’t happen,” Tiley told Australian Associated Press.”You can’t ask players to quarantine for two weeks and then step out and be ready to play a Grand Slam.”We completely accept that everyone coming from overseas has got to have two weeks in quarantine,” he added. The Australian Open will only go ahead in January if agreement can be reached with local authorities to allow players to practice while they undergo quarantine in Melbourne, tournament director Craig Tiley said on Thursday.Tiley is confident the Grand Slam will go ahead but conceded that the ATP Cup and warm-up tournaments might need to be switched to Melbourne if the borders between Australia’s states remain closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Melbourne remains locked down after a second spike in cases of the novel coronavirus and everyone arriving in Australia must currently quarantine for 14 days in a hotel at their own expense.
Wolf Administration: Report Shows Clean Energy is a Leading Creator of Quality Jobs in Pennsylvania, Supports Development of Job Investment Strategies to Benefit Workers, Economy and Environment August 17, 2020 Economy, Energy, Environment, Press Release, Workforce Development The Wolf Administration today released the 2020 Pennsylvania Clean Energy Employment Report, showing that clean energy is a leading creator of quality jobs in Pennsylvania. The sector added 7,794 jobs in 2017-19, for an 8.7 percent average job growth rate, compared to 1.9 percent average overall job growth in the state.“The Pennsylvania Clean Energy Employment Report comes at an opportune time, as government and industry leaders look to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce and economy in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Tom Wolf said. “This detailed analysis of data and trends in clean energy employment in 2017-19 demonstrates the sector was a top job generator statewide, and shows which industries were hiring and looking for trained workers.“This report shows that workforce training investment decisions can benefit Pennsylvanians right now and position the state going forward to grow and improve livelihoods, the economy and our environment.”The Pennsylvania Clean Energy Employment Report presents employment data in five industries: energy efficiency, clean energy generation, alternative transportation, clean grid and storage, and clean fuels. Collectively, they employed over 97,000 Pennsylvanians in 2019, or 36 percent of the state’s energy sector. Seventy-five percent of these workers earned higher wages than the statewide median, and 66 percent worked full-time on clean energy projects.The biggest clean energy employer in the state in 2019 was the energy efficiency industry. More than 71,400 Pennsylvanians worked in construction, technology and manufacturing jobs related to ENERGY STAR® appliances, lighting, and HVAC systems; building and insulation materials; solar water heating and cooling; and other components of energy efficient systems.In the clean energy generation industry, solar energy workers made up the largest share of the work force: 35.4 percent, or 5,173 jobs. Solar jobs grew 8.3 percent in Pennsylvania in 2017-19, in contrast to a slight decline nationwide.Wind energy firms employed 2,937 Pennsylvanians, with over 21 percent of them in manufacturing jobs, compared to 10 percent of the state’s overall workforce. The wind power industry is a driver of manufacturing jobs, as wind became the largest source of renewable energy (36 percent) in Pennsylvania in 2017, supported by 29 wind technology manufacturing facilities in the state. These services are available to export to national and global wind energy markets, setting Pennsylvania up to be a leader in wind component manufacturing.The Pennsylvania Clean Energy Employment Report was released along with, and as a slice of, the 2020 Pennsylvania Energy Employment Report. The broader report shows that energy continues to be a significant employer in Pennsylvania. The sector provided 269,031 jobs, or 4.5 percent of the overall statewide work force, as of the last quarter of 2019. It generated 19 percent of all new jobs in 2018-2019.The energy sector saw job losses in nuclear and coal generation in 2017-19, however. Nuclear generation shed 243 jobs (-4.5 percent), while 163 jobs were lost in coal generation (-8.6 percent). This mirrors national declines in nuclear and coal generation employment, as the United States shifts to natural gas and renewable energy powered electricity generation.The doubling of Pennsylvania’s natural gas electric generation capacity in the past decade led to a 13.4 percent increase in employment in natural gas electricity generation in 2017-19. However, the rapidly increasing output from Pennsylvania’s unconventional wells is outpacing consumption, leading to a reduction in siting and drilling for new wells.Motor vehicle industries continue to be strong employers in Pennsylvania, with gas and diesel vehicles accounting for 78.8 percent of this employment. But new job growth is happening faster in alternative fuel vehicle industries. For example, jobs related to smaller plug-in hybrid vehicles grew 26.6 percent in 2017-19, far outpacing the 4.8 percent job growth rate in the fossil fuel vehicle industries.“We know Pennsylvania’s energy sector is a job creator, and we’re seeing that it’s evolving rapidly, with clean energy industries growing and workforce development needs changing along with this,” said Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Having a comprehensive, data-grounded understanding of the energy sector is a critical component of clean energy policy and program development.”Find the complete 2020 energy employment reports. Data come from the 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report data set.The reports were commissioned from BW Research by the DEP Energy Programs Office, which functions as the Pennsylvania State Energy Program for the U.S. Department of Energy.The Energy Programs Office gathers data and develops materials to help policymakers, planners and other leaders look ahead and make informed decisions with optimal outcomes for Pennsylvania’s industry, work force and environment.The contract with BW Research was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.Ver esta página en español. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The government announced that the amendment application is complete and the time for comments has closed. The plan is to obtain all significant permits by 2023, carry out geotechnical surveys in 2022-2023, and install and commission the wind farm in 2026. Source: Vattenfall In the next few years, the Swedish company will work to obtain the remaining permits. Project procurement could take place in 2023–2024 and installation in 2025–2027, dependant on the progress of the permits. The total investment cost is estimated at around SEK 20 billion (circa EUR 1.9 billion) for the entire wind farm, including foundations and connections to the Swedish electricity grid. Work is also underway for an application for a Natura 2000 permit, which requires a number of environmental impact studies to be conducted. Vattenfall is preparing to apply for permit changes related to the Stora Middelgrund offshore wind project in Sweden, acquired from Universal Wind in the spring of last year. Additionally, Vattenfall has submitted an application to the Swedish government to reduce the number of turbines at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind project and extend the construction deadline until 2027, from the initially set October 2018. Kriegers Flak The Stora Middelgrund project has a permit from 2008 which includes the construction of 108 8 MW turbines that are 200 meters tall and which must be installed by 1 September 2020 some 40 kilometers west of Halmstad. Vattenfall now plans to apply for the adjustment of the existing permit in order to install up to 75 turbines that are 290m tall, as well as request an extension of the construction deadline.
He said on Bein Sport: “Manchester City constantly attracts players; Leicester, now, is a very good team and has made very smart decisions in the transfer market in addition to what they already have.” Read AlsoEPL: Arteta’s Arsenal held again by late Sheffield leveller On Arsenal, Klopp continued: “It is still very good offensively, but the defence still does not work. At the moment FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Klopp was discussing Liverpool’s chances of an unbeaten season with former Gunners manager Arsene Wenger.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Of The Best Top Models From India7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Largest Cities In The World7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely SeeThese Guys Are Turning 50 This Year. Feeling Old Yet?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksReal World Archaeological Finds That Would Stump Indiana JonesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body? Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, believes Arsenal will get back to the top once they sort out their defence.