100 Young European Journalists Workshop

first_img Reddit Deadline: 12 June 2017Open to: young journalists between 18 and 27 years old from the countries of the European Partnership and Russia (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia)Benefits: 15 Eastern Partnership and Russian journalists will be invited to Germany for 8 days in early SeptemberDescriptionThe financing of independent journalistic projects in transformation societies and autocracies is a key concern that impedes or at least hinders democratic processes and developments. It is therefore crucial not only to impart journalistic tools of the trade and ethical standards, but also to provide young journalists from this region with information about the financing options available and which models are suitable for their ideas and potential readers, enabling them to realise their own journalistic projects and support democratic processes. The focus will be, among other things, the founding of independent journalistic platform or initiatives in the digital age, and developing sustainable financing models.The title of the workshop is “How to finance independent journalism – education, platforms, business models”, the M100 Young European Journalists Workshop. The workshop will be held in English at the MIZ Babelsberg. It will be held on 14 September with participation in the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium.EligibilityYoung journalists between 18 and 27 years old from the countries of the European Partnership and Russia (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia)BenefitsThe one-week workshop (plus arrival and departure) also includes a two-day stay as a guest student in various editorial offices and journalistic start-ups in Berlin and Potsdam. The week ends on 14 September with participation in the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium. Held shortly before the German Bundestag elections, this year’s colloquium will present some 60 high-level representatives from the fields of politics, science, media, and relevant companies and institutions. Titled “Democracy or Despotism? The Renaissance of Dark Powers”, the event explores the impact of current political developments in Europe, the world situation after Trump’s first nine months in office, as well as the future and responsibility of the media.How to apply?Applicants should submit a text in English to the following task (6.000 characters maximum, including spaces):Design a realistic concept for an independent journalistic medium which would be operable in your country or as a cross border project. Describe the content of this medium, the targeted reader- or usership and develop a possible way to finance it (sketching is sufficient – no need to develop full business plan);Name some projects of your country or other countries that you know well and analyse why they function or why not. Also elaborate on which are the major obstacles for financing independent journalistic initiatives in your country;The application form includes the text (max 6.000 characters including spaces), a CV (with your date of birth and a photo), as well as a motivational statement, stating your reasons for applying for this particular workshop. Only applications in English are taken into consideration.Please also share with us where you found the information about the M100YEJ workshop (Facebook, Twitter, Homepage, Newsletter, colleagues etc.).Selected participants will be invited to a Skype interview, and then the final decisions will be made. M100 will cover the travel and accommodation expenses and help with the VISA facilitation.For more information please visit the official website. Tweet +1 Share 0 Pocket Similar Stories Call for Applications – Rethink.CEE Fellowship 100 Young European Journalists Workshopcenter_img May 12, 2017 Published by vladimir Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LinkedIn 0 Democracy Study Centre in Ukraine ← Regard sur mon voisin: Photography Artist Residency Visegrad Grants Call for Applications Open – 3 Grant Programs Negotiating Agreement Congress Research Grants →last_img read more

The Resident Evil series has sold 98m units to date

first_imgThe Resident Evil series has sold 98m units to dateMonster Hunter has sold 63 million total, Street Fighter is at 44 millionRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterTuesday 12th May 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleCapcomThe Resident Evil series has cumulatively sold a total of 98 million units as of the company’s latest financial results, up from 95 million units reported at the end of 2019.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games With its latest quarterly financials, Capcom also announced that Resident Evil 2 — the 2019 remake, specifically — has surpassed 6.5 million units sold.By unit sales, Resident Evil is the company’s best-selling game IP, with Monster Hunter coming in behind it at 63 million units sold bolstered by Monster Hunter World: Iceborne selling five million units on its own.Additionally, the Street Fighter series has sold 44 million units to date, Mega Man is at 36 million, Devil May Cry has reached 22 million, and Dead Rising has sold a total of 13 million units.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesResident Evil: A masterclass in reinventionAs Resident Evil 8 arrives and the series enters its 25th year, we look at how Capcom’s horror IP has done what it challenges players to do: surviveBy James Batchelor YesterdayCapcom reports fourth consecutive year of record high profitsPublisher’s ongoing success driven by Monster Hunter Rise and Resident Evil 3By James Batchelor YesterdayLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Schwab’s Liz Ann Sonders puts odds of stimulus at slim to none

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Easter – Day Of Resurrection & Rebirth.

first_imgEaster – the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection celebrated by millions of Christians all over the world. Apparently, the word Easter comes out of the name Eostara the goddess of rebirth. Years ago, it is believed that the day of Eostara is celebrated as earth’s resurrection and rebirth. Come to think of it today, we all are finding that in the wake of coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the earth. This is in a way will be an Easter which will also be the resurrection and rebirth of new world order.I am sure this will be the first-ever Easter celebration which many in the world will be doing within the confines of their home and only with their close family members by their side. One way or another it is the deeds of human beings which brought us to this situation. We hardly care about our beloved earth for giving us everything we want and, in our greed, we keep on demanding more and squeeze all the resources out of mother earth for our luxury and comfort. We tend to forget the universal law which says that for every action there will be an equal and opposite reaction too. Mother earth decided, enough is enough, even though many warnings were given to all of us about the way we handle our abode.Today I was doing my grocery run after taking all the necessary permits and safety precautions and was shocked to see an empty street all for me to use. The walk to the grocery store took me 10 minutes but I hardly found anyone on the road. Considering I am staying in one of the busiest places in Dubai and used to be the favorite area for tourists and residents to throng and enjoy the holidays. There are hardly any vehicles on the road, the tram and the metro lines are closed, there was an eerie silence all around me and the situation in the grocery store was nothing different. There were very few customers and employees inside and all of them with proper precautionary measures in place. It is nice to see people adhering to the instructions of the public health officials and is doing the duty of a concerned citizen.I could recognize the reality of fear for life in human beings and this is the time for having a resurrection and rebirth of ourselves in order to save this planet. We are running behind wealth and luxury, forgetting the fact that, we don’t carry any of that once we move out of this planet and that too in spite of the fact that, there is no guarantee to what is in store the very next minute. We tend to forget that mother Earth has always ready to give what we need in life but at the same time she also has the power in creating havoc in the society and can wipe out the entire human race within seconds. She has the power of the wind and sea as well as fire under her control and there is nothing human can do if those are unleashed by mother earth. Many a time we did experience the power of these forces and every time it happens, we talk about the need to protect the mother earth but then like everything else, we forget that and move on with our destructive ways.Today our air is polluted to such an extent people find it difficult to breathe, our oceans are dumped with plastics and other wastes, even the tiny organisms in the water are not able to survive, our lands are filled with all the waste thrown out by billions of human beings, making the flora and fauna of mother earth dwindling day by day. This needs to be stopped and we need to give time to our planet to recoup and resurrect and that should be the time we celebrate the feast of Eostara, the celebration of resurrection and rebirth of the Mother Earth.Let us do what we can do individually to this cause and lets us promise that we will not waste resources given by mother earth for satisfying our false egos. Let’s us also share what we have in abundance with others, so that there is balance in the society and weed out hunger and inequality and that my friends are what Easter is all about.AKlast_img read more

TVA Retires Johnsonville Fossil Plant, Plans Other Coal Closures

first_img Facebook Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Linkedin Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions TVA Retires Johnsonville Fossil Plant, Plans Other Coal Closures RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Editors of Power Engineering Twitter CoalGas 1.8.2018 The 10-unit, coal-fired plant was the oldest in TVA’s fleet, as the first unit came online in 1951. Though it had a total capacity of 1,485 MW, only units one through four were still in operation. Units 5-10 were retired in 2015. The Tennessee Valley Authority brought back one of its retired workers, Richard “Mac” Flowers, 91, to officially shut down the last operating unit at the Johnsonville Fossil Plant.center_img Venture Global LNG adds Zachry to EPC team for Gulf export terminal construction By chloecox – TAGSTVA TVA officials said the closures were due to compliance with environmental regulations. The utility constructed the Johnsonville Combustion Turbine Plant, a natural gas-fired facility, adjacent to the Johnsonville Fossil Plant. Previous articleSt. Johns River Power Park Officially Shuts DownNext articleXcel Lands Record-Low Solar Plus Storage Bids chloecox Twitter Facebook Another large coal closure is coming for TVA, as the utility will shut down the 741-MW coal-fired units at Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis by June and replace them with natural gas.  Linkedin No posts to displaylast_img read more

UPDATED: Prosecutor’s office investigating possible murder of Kearny woman

first_img Facebook Twitter UPDATED: Prosecutor’s office investigating possible murder of Kearny woman Comments are closed. Bayonne DeGise: Hudson County ‘determined’ to get out of ICE contract following Essex decision 1 COMMENT Previous articleReport: Multi-millionaire putting up $5M to buy Meadowlands HospitalNext articleCiattarelli: New Jersey City abatement policy ‘only adds insult to injury’ for taxpayers John Heinis East Newark BOE referendum won’t be on this year’s ballot, state appellate court rules TAGSchestnut streethudson county prosecutor’s officekearny SHARE By John Heinis – April 10, 2017 11:18 pm 1 Bayonne center_img News The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has charged a man with murder after finding a Kearny woman – the mother of his three kids – stabbed to death last night. By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewJose Castro-Lavado, 36, of Kearny, was charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.The victim, Luis Cristina Reyna-Tello, 46, was declared dead at the scene, 133 Chestnut Street, at 7:15 p.m. Kearny police responded to a 911 call of a medical injury at about 6:45 p.m., authorities said.The prosecutor’s office announced on Twitter at 8:39 p.m. last night that they were looking into “the death of a female.”The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is on the scene in Kearny investigating the death of a female.— ProsecutorSuarezHCPO (@HCPOProsecutor) April 11, 2017A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office was not immediately available to provide more details about the woman’s death.If ruled a homicide, it would be the first murder in Kearny since the 2013 shooting of 16-year-old Alishia Colon. As a result of the killing, Cruz Martinez, Jr. was given a life sentence in prison. April 14, 2017 1:29 pm at 1:29 pm West Hudson Hudson County commissioners discuss exiting ICE deal, advocates call for no new jail contracts Reyna was just eating and the father of the three kids came and came with a knife q stabbed her and she just died and the girls started crying and the big one called 911 and this happened Paola Santos RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Associate Registrar

first_imgLocated along Florida’s I-4 High Tech Corridor, Florida Poly openedits doors in August 2014 as the state’s 12th university and theonly one dedicated to core subjects in Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics (STEM education). The non-traditionalacademic environment focuses on applied learning, specifically intechnology and engineering. Small class sizes give faculty theopportunity to work closely with high-caliber students, and themost advanced technology, including a Supercomputer, 3D printinglab, media lab and nanotechnology lab, sets Florida Poly apart fromother state universities. Florida Poly’s innovative approach tohigher education allows students to learn strong fundamentalswithin a traditional university department structure, while givingthem opportunities to apply their learning through research andprojects in emerging high-tech concentrations like Cyber Security,Big Data Analytics, Machine Intelligence and more. The Universitypartners closely with industry leading firms, and faculty membersare rewarded for more than just publishing. Industry involvement,problem solving, and the commercialization of technology andresearch through start-ups and small businesses areencouraged.Job TitleAssociate RegistrarJob Description SummaryFlorida’s only public university exclusively teaching science,technology, engineering and math (STEM) is looking for exceptionalcandidates to serve as the Associate Registrar.The position of Associate Registrar is a management position and aprincipal professional subordinate to the University Registrar.This person is head of the office in the University Registrar’sabsence. The person in this position will manage the details ofsystems in maintaining, evaluating, and improving the functionaland technical aspects of all systems utilized by the Registrar’sOffice; will represent the University Registrar/Registrar’s Officeon various campus committees; and will support the UniversityRegistrar with course and exam scheduling.Job Description Diversity Statement:Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal accessinstitution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provideequal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities toall (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants foradmission, students, and others affiliated with the University)without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,veteran status or genetic information.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04. REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND/OR OTHER SPECIFICREQUIREMENTS OF LAW: Cover LetterResumeList of at least three (3) professional references (names andcontact information) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a criminal background check.This position is subject to federal and state privacyregulations. Knowledge of and ability to operate in accordance with Federal,State and local laws and guidelines, including FERPA regulations,Florida State BOG Regulations, and Florida Polytechnic Universityrules and policies.Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in theutmost professional manner.Organized and experienced in prioritizing and managing multipleprojects.Ability to manage student records in a computerized environmentwith multiple systems.Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to managecompeting interests.Skilled networker and researcher to acquire knowledge andsolutions.Ability to train individuals or groups on software use,including the creation of training material. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and6 years of directly related professional work experience in aRegistrar’s Office. Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and 3years of related professional work in a Registrar’s Office; orbachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and 3years of related professional work experience in programming and/orsoftware implementation and 3 years of related professional work ina Registrar’s Office.Work experience for software implementation in a highereducation environment, including testing software.Experience in working with third party vendors and managingthese relationships. NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: This position is salary exempt. Thenormal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.,however, occasional overtime (weekends and evenings) may berequired.TARGET HIRING SALARY: $67,000 – $75,000, commensurate withexperience.APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: The position is open untilfilled.APPLICATION PROCESS: In addition to completing the onlineapplication, all Applicants are required to upload thefollowing as an attachment to the application (preferably in PDFformat): Researches and implements new SIS functionality as appropriateto improve office functions and processes.Create and maintain the SIS and all other system functionaltest plans and work with other offices, if needed. Manage testingprocess with functional team members to complete testing includingcommunication and follow-up.Analyze processes, suggest, and implement changes to systematicprograms for improving automation within the office as well as onthe Florida Polytechnic University campus in coordination withappropriate departments and/or stakeholders.Understand the student lifecycle and how data flows from onesystem to another to ensure a seamless transition of studentdata.Draw upon curriculum policy and higher education rules andregulations experience to ensure proper execution of new processand/or procedures.Troubleshoot all functional problems in systems as necessary,prioritizing all requests from functional employees andcommunicating the priorities with TS.Manage the functional requirements of all major and minorupgrades and patches for the SIS and other implemented systems.Coordinate with TS for all system updates, changes, andimplementations.Responsible for managing and regularly reviewing securityaccess to the SIS and all systems utilized in the Registrar’sOffice, including keeping records for all access requests tosystems and for projects requiring data access, providing necessarysignatures, forms, and approvals.Responsible for functional training to new users on the SIS andRegistrar related systems, including creating and maintainingappropriate documentation.Assist University Registrar with reviewing newly proposedcurriculum and curriculum changes to ensure compliance with staterequirements.Submit course changes to the state in Statewide CourseNumbering System (SCNS).Ensure the catalog and SIS are updated appropriately.Works on technology projects as necessary in conjunction withTS and campus groups.Works with IR and TS to implement data warehouse.Manage webpage content in cooperation with Marketing andCommunications.Works with TS to implement and maintain the SISintegrations.Assist with the process of course and exam scheduling inSIS.Works closely with IR to validate student data in the SIS forstate (BOG) reporting.Produces enrollment and degree reports for uploading into theNational Student Clearinghouse.Provides ad hoc reports to cross departmental stakeholders forinternal processes and initiatives.Provides assistance on special projects and duties as assignedby University Registrar.Other duties as assigned.last_img read more

The Closing: Carl Weisbrod

first_imgCarl Weisbrod (Photo by Studio Scrivo)Carl Weisbrod has been a fixture in city government for more than four decades. He joined the administration of New York City Mayor John Lindsay as an attorney with the Department of Relocation in 1970 and was later tapped to spearhead the transformation of Times Square while also serving as executive director of the Department of City Planning. Weisbrod went on to found and lead the city’s Economic Development Corporation in the 1990s, where he secured the U.S. Tennis Association’s 99-year lease in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. He led redevelopment efforts of Downtown Manhattan, before and after Sept. 11,  as the head of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. and created the Alliance for Downtown New York — the city’s largest business improvement district. Weisbrod was summoned to City Planning again in 2014 when Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed him to chair the commission and run the department. After playing a key role in shaping the mayor’s affordable housing program, including the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing initiative, Weisbrod stepped down in 2017. He has since served a brief stint on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board and now works as a senior adviser with the real estate consulting firm HR&A Advisors. Weisbrod is also on the board charged with redeveloping Governors Island.Born: October 5, 1944Lives in: Roosevelt Island, ManhattanHometown: Fresh Meadows, QueensFamily: MarriedBefore you entered city government, you worked as an anti-poverty attorney. What was that like? I graduated from law school in the tumultuous — and the only year that I find roughly remotely comparable to 2020 — 1968. It was a year of extraordinary change, obviously, and I really wanted to be a part of it. And so I went to work first in Harlem on 116th Street and Eighth Avenue and then in Mobilization for Youth’s Legal Services. I was mostly suing New York City government all the time and representing squatters who were taking over abandoned buildings in Manhattan Valley and mothers who were living in squalid conditions in West Side hotels. And that had an enormous impact.Was it strange to go from suing the city to working for the city? Well, one of the people I was suing constantly was Amalia Betanzos, who was John Lindsay’s commissioner of relocation. She was a very smart, very strong woman, really one of the true pioneers of the city and one of the real leaders of the Puerto Rican community in New York then. I was constantly suing her. She finally said to me, “Look, if you think you can do any better, come in and try to do it.” And so I did, and I found myself working on emergency housing issues.What role should zoning and city planning play in combating racism? Zoning is one tool in a whole toolbox of planning. But both zoning and planning absolutely should be a big part of this discussion about not only race but poverty and how we address the extraordinary inequality that we have in New York and around the country. What we’ve seen underscored by this pandemic is that it has affected people of color, low-income people, undocumented people, frontline workers — and the neighborhoods in which those various demographic groups are concentrated — in a highly disproportionate fashion. We have to do a lot more.What is the focus of HR&A’s work? We do work really all over the country. We have a very good understanding of both the private sector and how that works and how government can both regulate and oversee the private sector appropriately in the public’s interest. How has your work been affected by the pandemic? Has it shifted some of your priorities? It certainly has shifted our priorities to some extent because we are working now with very needy clients, whether they’re governmental, whether they’re private, whether they’re institutional, whether they’re advocacy organizations. It’s a very challenging time. I’ve been through every single New York City crisis since the mid 1970s, including the city fiscal crisis. By far, this is the most challenging one of them all. Because it’s an economic crisis, it’s a health crisis, and it’s now a criminal justice crisis.You played a key role in the transformation of Times Square and Lower Manhattan, both of which have become business centers in their own right as well as tourist attractions. Will those neighborhoods recover from the pandemic? We don’t go back to what we were before, however much some of us may have liked that, but we go on to better things. In the early 1990s, Lower Manhattan was in distress. It was a one-dimensional neighborhood. It had a commercial vacancy rate of about 25 percent. It didn’t have much in the way of housing. That started changing before 9/11. We introduced housing to Lower Manhattan. We started the idea of creating a mixed-use neighborhood. So will Lower Manhattan and Times Square be more vibrant than ever? When this pandemic is behind us, the answer to that is yes.What were the biggest lessons you learned from the transformation of Times Square? There were those who said, “Oh, it’s going to be sanitized. It’s only going to be for the rich. It’s only going to displace poor people.” You know, that’s not what happens. It became such a populous center that people were saying, “It’s too crowded. … It’s too appealing to people from all over.” I never thought it would become a bastion for elitism. But I think one thing that will happen as we come out of this pandemic, I think this will be the place that will be reclaimed by New Yorkers.Have you been disappointed with the progress of the mayor’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program? Yeah, I mean, I wish we’d seen more. It was clear that most community boards, even though they all support affordable housing in theory, voted against it. Some voted against it because they thought it didn’t go far enough. Some voted against it because they thought it went too far. But as I‘ve said several times, there are neighborhoods that don’t want poor people moving in. There are other neighborhoods that don’t want rich people moving in. And there are many neighborhoods that don’t want anybody moving in. Hopefully, communities will see the light and how critical housing is to the future of the city — particularly affordable housing.You live on Roosevelt Island. Do you still own an apartment in Miami? Yes, I have an apartment in South Beach. How often do you go there? You know, not as often as I would like. We made a decision at the outset of this pandemic that we wanted to stay in New York, and we’ve been in New York throughout then — pretty much on Roosevelt Island for months. I left my last stint in city government with the expectation that we would go to South Beach a lot during the wintertime, at least. But that never materialized. I’ve just been too busy.You grew up in Queens and the Bronx, right? Well, I grew up in Queens. I was born in the Bronx. I guess I was technically born in a Manhattan hospital, but my parents took me home to the Bronx Parkchester, where we lived. Then when I was about five, we moved to Queens, to Fresh Meadows. And that’s where I grew up, really.What did your parents do? My father was a paper salesman with a company on the Lower East Side on Ludlow Street. And my mother was a bank teller at the Chase Manhattan Bank.Do you feel like you were influenced by your neighborhood? I went to college at 16 in 1961, at the beginning of the social and political revolutions in the country. I arrived at both an impressionable age and at the beginning of what was a dramatic transformation in America. And that really became the foundation for almost everything I value today.My political awakening certainly was John F. Kennedy getting elected president, and still to this day, I have this extraordinary, vivid memory of Kennedy going through a motorcade in Queens in the fall of 1960. He was driving by, and I saw him in person behind the window in his car, shocked because I had never seen him in color, shocked that he was so tanned. I was still a senior in high school, and two or three blocks from Jamaica High School a few weeks later, Richard Nixon gave a small rally on a rainy day that was pretty tepid, pretty pathetic. And then I knew that Kennedy was going to be elected. Why did you go to school at such a young age? I skipped a grade or two. I thought at the time that it was great to get somewhere fast. I’m not sure it was such a good idea in hindsight. I think I was too young to start at college. But so be it. I survived.Did you feel out of place socially? Yeah, I went to Cornell. I was 16 years old. The freshmen women were hardly interested in me. So, it wasn’t until I became a sophomore that there was any hope of getting at least a date.Did you start out majoring in labor relations or did you find that once you got to Cornell? I started out doing it. I had to work my way through school for the most part. It was at a time when labor relations was, frankly, a much more dynamic field than it is today, and much of the labor force in this country was organized. And to this day, I have a very high regard for the labor movement. I think one of the reasons that the middle class has since fallen behind is because the private sector labor movement has really been diminished.What jobs did you take to work your way through school? I mostly worked as a waiter in a sorority house. That was another way to actually end up having dates.How did you and your wife meet? We were fixed up through a mutual friend.Where was the first date, if you don’t mind me asking? We met for lunch at a restaurant that is no longer in existence in Union Square. That was in 1977. I remember the date precisely, mainly because it was the anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. And we started living together shortly thereafter, and then got married in January 1979.What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work? I like to play golf, but I also like to go on an annual Outward Bound trip that was originally organized by Arthur Levitt and John Whitehead. I’ve been doing that for 25 years, and I have to say that I’ve seen parts of the country and the world in a way that I feel so fortunate to have seen.What was the most memorable moment? I think the most memorable thing was my first trip, which was in the mid 1990s, when John Whitehead was then in his mid 60s, and we climbed Mount Powell in Colorado. It was a gruesome and very difficult climb. To see John Whitehead, who had, in addition to being the former chair of Goldman Sachs, had landed in the first wave at both D-Day and Iwo Jima, climb that mountain was really inspirational because it was hard for me, and I was 30 years younger. What do you want your legacy to be? What happens over the years is that you end up mentoring so many smart younger people — sometimes people my own age — but mostly people who become the leaders of the future and are sprinkled now throughout New York City government. That’s really my legacy. I know that they’re going to be the next generation, and I feel pretty confident that the city will be in good hands.This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.last_img read more

Poland (Round 14): Vive Kielce wins after the break

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailComments There was no surprise in Puławy where Vive Targi Kielce beat Azoty Puławy 34:28. It wasn’t an easy win though, Polish Champion has to manage without 5 injured players (Buntić, Cleverly, Čupić, Rosiński, Štrlek). Home team took advantage of Kielce’s problems and the game was equal by 55th minute. Vive’s effectiveness wasn’t good, mostly thanks to Azoty’s goalkeeper Maciej Stęczniewski who, among others, saved 4 penalty throws. However, at the end guests managed to score 5 goals in a row and eventually won by 6 goals. The top scorer for Kielce was Thorir Ólafsson (11). Kielce fans cannot be entirely satisfied not only because of the style of their team. During the match, Krzysztof Lijewski probably sustained an injury. It would mean that Kielce has got no right back player at the moment.Round 14 scores: Kwidzyn 26:34 Zabrze, Chrobry Glogow 22:26 Piotrkow, Legnica 24:25 Zaglebie, Stal Mielec 34:25 PrzemyslTEXT: Martyna Usnarska RK Vardar keep pace with Kielce GO EAST: Andreas Wolff to Kielce in 2019? 1 Comment EHF CL SUNDAY: Eight matches, derby time in Kielce and Szeged 1 Comment Pingback: Polish race going further – Wisla wins in Szczecin | Handball Planet ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Related Items:azoty, buntic, cleverly, cupic, Kielce, lijewski, olafsson, strlek, vive, vive kielce Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Battle for power under way as internationalists aim to regain Republican power

first_imgUltra-conservative attorney- general John Ashcroft has had medical problems and the White House will be happy to let him go. Danforth has been mentioned again here, as has Marc Racicot, the former governor of Montana who chaired Bush’s re-election campaign. The leading candidate is Larry Thompson, currently the deputy attorney-general, who would be the first black to hold the job. None would be likely to change the justice department’s policies vis-à-vis the EU on anti-trust policy or international law-enforcement agreements, for example.At homeland security, Tom Ridge is expected to step down. Most prominently mentioned as a replacement is Dan Coats, who was named US ambassador to Germany after being passed over for Rumsfeld at the defence department. As for the US ambassador to the EU, do not expect a change to happen too quickly for this job, which is pretty far down on the food chain. Word is that Rockwell Schnabel, the current ambassador, would like to be commerce secretary (he held a position in the department during the Bush I presidency). A clue to how the battle is progressing will come when a decision emerges on the future of the US trade representative (USTR), Robert Zoellick, a pragmatist with the credentials to occupy any of the most senior cabinet positions. As far as the trade portfolio is concerned, officials such as Josette Shiner, deputy USTR for Asia, Grant Aldonas, commerce department secretary for international trade and Gary Edson, a senior White House economic advisor, are said to be in the frame. None is seen as an ideological right-winger. Josh Bolten, a former London-based banker at Goldman Sachs who is currently director of the office of management and budget, is also mentioned, but he is close to the president and probably destined for higher things.As for secretary of state, most observers expect Colin Powell to leave. Among those most prominently mentioned as possible replacements are current national security advisor Condoleezza Rice and US ambassador to the UN, John Danforth. Rice, however, is said to prefer to take over at the Pentagon, where Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is trying to hang on to his job indefinitely.Danforth, a former senator from Missouri, is also an Episcopalian minister. He would be acceptable to many Senate Democrats and to Christian fundamentalists. Europeans would probably find him a trustworthy interlocutor, but, as with Powell, might worry about who is really calling the shots.Long-shot choices to replace Powell include senate foreign relations committee chairman Richard Lugar and former senator Sam Nunn, a Democrat from Georgia. It pits neo-conservative “America-firsters” against the internationalists who lost out two years ago when they tried to restrain the dash to war in Iraq to gather broader worldwide support. The most public sign of the struggle came at the weekend when the newly elected president’s father, former president George Bush senior appeared on British television subtly pressing the case for Washington to engage more closely with its allies. Given what is at stake and therefore the extent of the anticipated shake-up, the timing of any changes is uncertain. Most public attention has focused on the candidates for the traditional foreign policy posts, such as secretary of state and defence. But the internationalists are just as concerned about the US’s need to beef up its foreign economic diplomacy so as better to manage its emerging dollar devaluation strategy and try to unwind global economic imbalances in an orderly way. Even Republican insiders concede that the US Treasury has been ineffectual under both the egregious Paul O’Neill and his successor John Snow. This is deeply worrying now that the Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan’s tenure is winding down and the global economy slowing.last_img read more