Divinity School professor in PBS series ‘Native America’

first_img Read Full Story Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America at Harvard Divinity School (HDS), will appear in the third and fourth episodes of the PBS series “Native America,” which will air tonight at 9 and 10 p.m. on WGBH.Carrasco, who is director of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project, will offer insight regarding the religious world views of pre-Hispanic cultures. In a Q&A for HDS, Carrasco explains the spiritual beliefs that connected America’s native peoples, how some native beliefs are being kept alive centuries later, and how recent discoveries have shaped a new perspective regarding the peoples of North and South America.The series explores the world created by America’s first peoples. The four-part series, which premiered Oct. 23, reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and more than 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.last_img read more

Landscape Spring Cleaning

first_imgBy spending a little time in your landscape now, you can better enjoy the greatactivities spring and summer have to offer. Planting annuals or perennials in bands of solid blocks is a great way to add contrast tothe typical background of dark green shrubs. In some cases, a small amount of insect damage may not warrant a full-scale spraying.You may kill more beneficial insects than harmful ones. Spring is an excellent time, too, to use your fall compost in preparing new flower bedsor amending old ones. Completed compost can be tilled or hand-turned into native soilsto improve conditions for future flower beds. Spray registered pesticides and organic alternatives by label directions only whenyou’re sure of the precise pest (and how many) you have. If you haven’t done so already, take a soil sample from your flower bed. That will tellhow much lime or fertilizer the bed needs. In the absence of a soil test, a balancedfertilizer should do well in most cases. Now would be a great time to add some color to your landscape, too. Our soils arewarming, so many summer annuals can be planted without fear of frost. A bright bedof impatiens, geraniums, begonias or old reliable marigolds can add colorful contrast toany landscape. As a final check in your landscape, before you allow spring outdoor fever to hit, don’tforget to pest-proof your landscape investment. You can’t totally rid your landscape orgarden of all bugs and diseases, but a little prevention now can save a lot of headacheslater. Most of your major pruning chores should be completed by now. Prune early-bloomingplants such as azaleas, forsythia, hydrangea and dogwood, though, as soon as they’vefinished flowering. Pruning these plants now will ensure next year’s crop of blooms.center_img Be sure to check the undersides of leaves while looking for problem pests. Spidermites, aphids and lace bugs love to hide under the protective covering of a leaf. Youwon’t see them if you don’t check thoroughly. Scout your shrubs carefully now, looking for signs of insect activity. Learn to identifydamaging pests as well as the beneficial ones — there are far more good bugs thanharmful ones in our landscapes. Be careful not to overfertilize. You may injure sensitive plants or cause them to growtoo much. A slow-release fertilizer is a good option. It can better protect plants againstfertilizer burn and can provide nutrition to them over a longer term. As we begin to leave the cold behind, many of us focus on warm-weather hobbies suchas fishing, golf or picnics. Don’t just rush into your favorite pastime, though. A littleattention to your landscape now will make it look its best this summer. Disease problems may begin to appear as we get into warmer weather. Many of theleaf-spot diseases that appear on shrubs cause only minor cosmetic damage. More severe problems can be a sign of trouble in the root zone. Your county extensionagent can help diagnose them and suggest the right fungicide or cultural practice touse. Use partially composted material as a top mulch around shrubs to help conservemoisture in the summer heat. Don’t bother removing the old mulch unless it hasbecome badly matted and waterlogged.last_img read more

Who are exempted from Iloilo’s province-wide COVID curfew?

first_imgIn Provincial Ordinance No. 2020-220 imposingthe curfew, the following exemptions were listed: * persons delivering food, medicines,essential basic necessities and prime commodities including raw materialsnecessary to the production thereof, provided only the driver and not more thantwo helpers are in the delivery vehicle * persons providing basic services and publicutilities except public transport ILOILO – The provincial government is imposinga 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew to reduce the “roaming population” and thereforelower the risk of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreading. Parents of violators who are minors face thefollowing sanctions: * medical professionals, healthcare providersand those providing medical support services, in the performance of their tasksrelated to their profession or responding to an emergency and those returninghome from such performance of duties * second offense – a fine of P2,000 orimprisonment of 20 days at the discretion of the court * those employed in the private sector,reporting for work and coming home from their place of work, providedsufficient proof is presented that their work schedule necessities that theytravel later than 9 p.m. or earlier than 4 a.m., as the case may be * those under medical emergency when travellingto a hospital or a clinic for treatment and those responding to emergency calls * first offense – warning * third offense – a fine of P5,000 * first offense – a fine of P1,000 orimprisonment of 10 days at the discretion of the court “Limitahannaton ang oras sa dalanon para mabuhinan naton ang ginatawag nga roaming population. We want a thinning of the roaming populationas much as we can,” said Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr.center_img * second offense – a fine of P2,000 * government officials and employees in theperformances of their official duties and functions and those returning homefrom such performance of duties and functions There are, however, exemptions so as not toparalyze the province and essential industries/sectors. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan passed the curfewordinance on March 20 during a special session. * third offense – a fine of P5,000 orimprisonment of not more than one month at the discretion of the court The province is under an enhanced communityquarantine to avert the spread of COVID-19. * those in the legal profession and theirparalegals travelling to render legal assistance to clients undergoingcustodial investigation QUARANTINE CHECK. Police officers check a motorist’s credentials at a quarantine control point in Barangay Ungka, Jaro, Iloilo City. The metro is under an enhanced community quarantine to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Violators of the curfew face the followingpenalties: * persons transiting for travel to the airportor seaport facilities The implementing agencies or offices are thelocal chief executives of local government units, local social welfare anddevelopment office, the Philippine National Police, barangay officials and tanods./PNlast_img read more

School Classifications Announced for 2017‐18, 2018‐19

first_imgThe Indiana High School Athletic Association has announced the new classifications for IHSAA member schools in six team sports for the next two school years. Please note the classifications for baseball and softball will be released in coming days.The enrollment figures, the total of boys and girls in grades 9‐12, were submitted by the schools to the Indiana Department of Education last fall and are used to determine the classifications in the sports of baseball, boys and girls basketball, football, boys and girls soccer, softball and volleyball.Two schools that have joined the IHSAA membership in the last two years are not yet eligible to compete in IHSAA tournaments and are not included in the listing of schools. Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter‐East and Lighthouse Christian Academy of Bloomington will be eligible in 2020‐21.Also, per IHSAA By‐Law, C‐2‐3c, any school has the option to play up one or more classes in any sport they choose for the two‐year classification period by notifying the Association Office. In boys soccer and girls soccer, both Brebeuf Jesuit and Guerin Catholic have opted to play up in the new Class 3A in both sports.Please note that Tournament Success Factor points will still be accumulated in baseball and softball this spring and any necessary updated versions in those sports will be released in the days following the end of those respective state tournaments.Sectional groupings for each sport will be announced in early May following approval of the IHSAA Executive Committee.A couple of changes for The WRBI Area.  South Decatur will now be in Class 2A for Boys and Girls Basketball while East Central will move up in the new Boys and Girls Soccer Class 3A division.2017-19 Volleyball Enrollments and Classifications2017-19 Boys Basketball Enrollments and Classifications2017-19 Boys Soccer Enrollments and Classifications2017-19 Football Enrollments and Classifications2017-19 Girls Basketball Enrollments and Classifications2017-19 Girls Soccer Enrollments and Classificationslast_img read more

Chelsea draw after Terry denies Spurs

first_imgTottenham 1 Chelsea 1Chelsea secured a point against their London rivals thanks to Daniel Sturridge’s equaliser and John Terry’s late heroics.Emmanuel Adebayor netted the opener from Gareth Bale’s cross before Ashley Cole crossed for Sturridge to score his 10th goal of the season.AdChoices广告Adebayor would have won it for Tottenham near the end had Terry not produced a fine saving block to deny him after the striker had latched onto Bale’s pass and beaten keeper Petr Cech.Terry was, predictably, given a hostile reception by the home fans following the Crown Prosecution Service’s announcement that he will be charged with a public order offence following allegations he racially abused QPR’s Anton Ferdinand during October’s west London derby.And the noise inside White Hart Lane was turned up another notch when Adebayor gave Spurs the lead after only eight minutes.The poor defending that has plagued Chelsea under manager Andre Villas-Boas was evident yet again, with Bale catching them out and Adebayor able to score from close range after being set up by the Welshman.But Spurs, while well on top, were then guilty of a defensive lapse of their own which Sturridge punished by capitalising on Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s hesitation to meet Cole’s delivery and haul Chelsea level.The goal galvanised Villas-Boas’ men, who then went close to going ahead when Didier Drogba controlled the ball on his chest and fired against the post from 10 yards out.Chelsea were forced to make two changes before the break, with first Branislav Ivanovic and then Jon Mikel Obi going off injured and being replaced by Paulo Ferreira and Oriol Romeu respectively.But the visitors continued to trouble Spurs early in the second half and keeper Brad Friedel did well to thwart Ramires after the Brazilian had been put through by Drogba.Spurs had the ball in the net via Adebayor’s shoulder but the effort was ruled out, and they should have regained the lead when an unmarked Sandro headed wide.Juan Mata went close at the other end, and Spurs missed another good chance when Bale’s corner found William Gallas, who failed to hit the target.Ramires had an even better opportunity but headed tamely wide, and Romeu was then inches away with a 30-yard drive before Terry’s injury-time block denied Spurs a dramatic victory.Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

In Focus: Touch World Cup – Germany

first_imgIn the lead-up to the 2015 FIT Touch World Cup, we catch up with Bob Kalman from Germany as they embark on their second World Cup campaign.How big is Touch in Germany?Touch Germany now has over 400 active players and this is growing on a daily basis.The national champions for 2014 are “TiB Berlin” who went through the 2014 season with an unbeaten record against German teams.Who is a player from Germany that is one to watch out for at the 2015 TWC?Touch Germany will be missing a few key players from the previous European Championships in Wales in 2014. However the strength of the Germans always has been the girls. This year, captain Yvonne Giesen will return as well as Svenja Strotta, Lena Dietz and Ute Kohlheim, making up some of the best ladies in continental Europe.Germany are currently sending one team (Mixed Open) to the 2015 TWC, what are your goals for the event?Germany has several strong veteran players in the team for 2015, but also several players who will be making their international debuts.  The goal of the German squad this year is to turn the rookies into veterans so that they can take back to their local clubs all the experience that comes with playing in Oz.What are you most looking forward to for your trip to Australia?I will be traveling with a 2 year old toddler on the 30 hour trip over to Australia, so one thing that I am personally NOT looking forward to is the flight over, but the whole team is looking forward to the tournament and learning as much as they can whilst they are out there.If you want to keep in touch with Germany in the lead-up to the 2015 TWC, visit the following:WebsiteFacebookRelated LinksGermany: 2015 TWClast_img read more

a month agoAtletico Madrid coach Simeone: Juventus draw more than deserved

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid coach Simeone: Juventus draw more than deservedby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insists they deserve their point with Juventus.This Champions League clash finished 2-2, after the Bianconeri were 2-0 up with Juan Cuadrado and Blaise Matuidi goals, but Atleti fought back with two headers from set plays courtesy of Stefan Savic and Hector Herrera.“We were missing something in the first half and Juve stepped up after the break, but I liked the fact we never gave in and fought back for a result,” said Cholo.“We always tried to create situations where we could hurt Juve. Jose Maria Gimenez went close, as did Vitolo and Angel Correa, so it was a more than deserved point.“I don’t see this draw as a good or bad result. Juve are very strong opponents with a lot of experience and an average age of 29 compared to our 24. Experience helps at this level and that is why matches like this can help us mature for what awaits in future.“The important thing is not to lose intensity during the game and to maintain faith in our characteristics.” last_img read more

14 days agoKane raps teammates as England slide to first qualifying defeat in ten years

first_imgKane raps teammates as England slide to first qualifying defeat in ten yearsby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham striker Harry Kane rapped team-mates as England slid to their first qualifying defeat in ten years.Skipper Kane gave Gareth Southgate’s men a perfect start with a fifth-minute penalty before the Czech Republic’s pair Jakub Brabec and Zdenek Ondrasek rocked the Three Lions.Kane fumed: “It was down to us. We went ahead early and had the perfect start to an away game. After that we were sloppy with the ball, they scored not long after, and we just didn’t move it as quickly as we normally do.“We weren’t fighting, we weren’t pressing as much as we do. We gave the ball away too cheaply, especially in the first half.“We had a couple of chances to put the game to bed but didn’t and unfortunately gave one away at the end. It’s a bit of a wake-up call.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The Texas Football Team Sent Rooster Teeth A Signed Ball To Pay Tribute To The Late Monty Oum

first_imgTexas sends signed ball to Rooster Teeth.Two weeks ago, world-famous web animator Monty Oum, who worked for an Austin-based production company called Rooster Teeth, passed away unexpectedly after suffering an allergic reaction during a routine medical procedure that left him in a coma. In response, his employer asked that anyone who was looking to pay tribute did so creatively – instead of simply sending flowers or gifts.Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns, who are also based in Austin, have obliged. The program put together a tribute ball signed by every player. Alan Abdine, director of business development at Rooster Teeth, thanked the Longhorns on Twitter.Huge thanks to Matt Sims and the @Longhorn_FB team from all of us at @RoosterTeeth for the #MontyOum tribute ball. pic.twitter.com/yXpwi8ngms— Alan Abdine (@abdine) February 17, 2015Very cool. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Oum’s family, friends and coworkers.last_img read more

Video: South Carolina Fan Darius Rucker Pays Up On Lost Bet, Sings Notre Dame Fight Song To Mike Golic

first_imgDarius Rucker sings the Notre Dame fight song.Darius Rucker Notre DameESPN radio personality Mike Golic, a Notre Dame grad, and country star Darius Rucker, a South Carolina fan, made a bet prior to the women’s Final Four game between their two schools. Notre Dame won, so Rucker lost the bet. He paid up last night. Here he is singing the Fighting Irish fight song to Golic on stage at a concert. Here’s for all you Notre Dame fans… @dariusrucker #FightSong pic.twitter.com/rD7KqUE3CX— kenzz (@mblessingg) June 28, 2015Enjoy it, Notre Dame fans.last_img read more