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London ahead in UK regional output growth

first_imgSunday 23 November 2014 11:14 pm Chris PapadopoullosChris Papadopoullos was City A.M.’s economics reporter until February 2016. He is an economist at OMFIF. Tags: NULL London ahead in UK regional output growth London is leading the pack in the UK’s broad-based economic recovery, new figures show.The London economy grew by 3.7 per cent year-on-year, according to estimates by RBS published today. The professional, scientific and technical sector – which includes lawyers, accountants, consultants and engineers – fuelled the capital’s output growth but the adminis­trative and support and IT sectors also helped. Despite strong growth and declining unemployment, average earnings in London have declined.The East Midland’s growth was second year-on-year with wholesale and retail trade and administrative and support services boosting business in the region.All regions have now surpassed pre-recession levels in terms of economic output. London also lead the way on growth in the third quarter (July to September).The next strongest third-quarter growth was seen in the East Midlands and then Yorkshire and the Humber, which both expanded by 0.7 per cent on the quarter.The slowest growth was in the South West and West Midlands which both grew by 0.6 per cent. More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionHealth Gut BoostRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthHealth Gut Boost whatsapp Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Integra adjusts MRFPs

first_img Integra says the MRFPs for the nine Integra mutual funds have been restated and amended to provide a fuller explanation of the transition from Canadian GAAP to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Specifically, two additional notes have been added to the Net Asset Value per Unit date table in the Financial Highlights section of each of the MRFP’s. There is further disclosure of this transition in the notes to the June 30, 2014 financial statements of each fund. No other changes were made to the MRFP documents. The nine funds are: Integra Balanced Fund; Integra Bond Fund; Integra Canadian Value Growth Fund; Integra International Equity Fund; Lincluden Short Term Investment Fund; Integra U.S. Value Growth Fund; Acadian Core International Equity Fund; Integra Newton Global Equity Fund; and Integra Equity Fund. Copies of the MRFPs are available through SEDAR at www.sedar.com and Integra’s website at www.integra.com. Integra is a registered portfolio manager, exempt market dealer, investment fund manager and commodity trading manager managing assets primarily for institutional investors. Oakville, Ont.-based Integra Capital Ltd. said Monday it has restated the Management Reports of Fund Performance (MRFPs) for the Integra Mutual Funds for the period ended June 30. The amended reports replace the original versions that were filed on SEDAR on Aug. 27. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff iA Clarington launches new fund, adds ETF versions of existing funds Related newscenter_img Stock-pickers need some volatility Keywords Asset management companiesCompanies Integra Capital CIBC Latin American Fund gets new portfolio sub-advisor Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Crime Watch – One car, two suspects, 10 identities

first_img 3 Comments December 15, 2019 at 3:51 PM Al says: December 14, 2019 at 1:36 PM Both of them will be back out on the street within 2 weeks. Because of the revolving doors of the California criminal justice system. December 14, 2019 at 7:44 AM HomeBad BehaviorCrime Watch – One car, two suspects, 10 identities Dec. 14, 2019 at 6:00 amBad BehaviorCrimeCRIME WATCHFeaturedNewsCrime Watch – One car, two suspects, 10 identitieseditor1 year agoCrime Watchsanta monica policesmpd On November 26, at 6 p.m.Downtown Service Officers observed a vehicle with expired registration and a broken brake light. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and discovered the driver did not have any form of identification or driver’s license and was on probation for petty theft. The passenger did not have any identification. When the passenger was asked to exit the vehicle, he dropped a black wallet and slid it with his foot under the car. The driver could not provide any information on the car other than it belonged to a friend of hers. A search of the vehicle was conducted and multiple driver’s licenses, passports and checks belonging to others were found. Officers were able to make contact with potential victims who informed their identification and or mail was stolen. Both driver and passenger were arrested for Identity theft and Possession of narcotics.Isabella Juniper Gonzalez, 19, from South Gate was arrested for identity theft (possession of more than 10 identifications), driving without a valid license, expired registration and failing to maintain lights in working order. Bail was set at $50,000.John Montano, 33, from Inglewood was arrested for identity theft (possession of more than 10 identifications), possession of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $50,000.Tags :Crime Watchsanta monica policesmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 3 comments Comments are closed. Leslie Bogart says: Thank you SMPD!! James Bell says: Thank you for the officers who stopped this vehicle, and detained these two persons of interest who clearly were up to do good. Sadly, it is easier to do bad than good. Donations gathered at Meet Me Under the Fig TreeSpitfire Grill to close after three decades of serviceYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agolast_img read more

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Fujitsu to hold P2P payments trial

first_img Blog: Why Dish could break new ground for public cloud and open RAN Rakuten Mobile deepens Fujitsu, NEC partnerships Tags Previous ArticleGeneral Mobile inks Qualcomm licensing dealNext ArticleT-Mobile accelerates 600MHz access in NYC Author Japan-based ICT player Fujitsu will team with three major banks in the country to conduct a person-to-person (P2P) payments transfer trial using blockchain technology.The trial, which will begin in January 2018 and last for about three months, will see Fujitsu develop a cloud-based blockchain platform for money transfers which can jointly be used by the three banks – Mizuho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.In a statement, the company explained it will also develop a smartphone application, allowing users to “easily handle the different steps for sending money and for making deposits and withdrawals”.Fujitsu said it had already initiated a trial designed to verify the system can seamlessly link a money transfer account for individuals which was set up through the user’s bank account.The trial will also aim to confirm whether the new platform can accurately and securely handle a series of processes including the transfer of value between money transfer accounts for individuals, as well as clearing and settlement.Fujistu explained there was a “growing wave” of digitisation given the improvements of computers, and innovations in related technologies such as AI and blockchain.Through the field trial, Fujitsu said it wants to develop a service platform “that is highly convenient for users in an increasingly monetarily diverse, cashless society”. Home Fujitsu to hold P2P payments trial AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 OCT 2017 center_img Related Kavit Majithia Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Blog Rakuten Mobile desarrolla sus alianzas con Fujitsu y NEC FujitsuP2Plast_img read more

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New Highway Bill Includes Tough Rules for Oil Trains

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email While the new highway bill passed earlier this month was primarily aimed at funding the country’s road infrastructure, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act also includes new rules for the movement of crude oil by rail.Although oil production out of North Dakota has slowed, BNSF Railway is still moving 10 to 18 oil trains a week through Northwest Montana and along Glacier National Park’s southern boundary, according to data released by the state. The movement of oil by rail has come under scrutiny in recent years after a series of explosive derailments, including one in Quebec that killed 47 people in 2013.Prior to the oil boom, Class 1 railroads, which include the largest rail companies in North America, moved less than 10,000 carloads of crude annually. But starting in 2013, railroads were moving more than 400,000 carloads of crude every year.The legislation passed by Congress earlier this month reaffirms a timeline established by the U.S. Department of Transportation earlier this year to phase out older and more dangerous rail cars from carrying crude oil. Topping that list is the retirement of all DOT-111 tank cars from crude oil service by 2018. The DOT-111 tank car was the same type that was at the center of the deadly Quebec wreck and is more likely to puncture and release fuel in the event of a wreck. Other types of tank car, like the CPC-1232, will have to cease moving crude by 2025. However, the Secretary of Transportation has the power to extend those deadlines if they feel the industry cannot meet it in a timely manner.Earlier this year, BNSF took steps to prohibit the use of older DOT-111 and CPC-1232 tank cars on its own rails within three years. Third-party leasing companies, rather than the railroads themselves, own most tank cars.The new transportation bill also requires that oil tank cars built in the future include a thicker thermal protection blanket that protects the car should it be exposed to fire or extreme heat. New cars will also need to have stronger protective shrouding for the loading and unloading valves.Another provision in the FAST Act offers funding for community grants that can be awarded to non-profit groups for training and research on how to respond to oil train wrecks. Railroads will also be required to provide more information about the movement of oil trains to first responders and government agencies, including detailed inventories of what each train is transporting.As the number of crude carloads has increased in recent years, critics have worried about public safety and environmental damage should an oil train derail, especially in an ecologically sensitive place like Glacier National Park.last_img read more

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Bikers, Walkers Face Danger On Georgia Roadways

first_img Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings Nearly 170 traffic fatalities in Georgia involved pedestrians last year.That’s according to a report from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.“When I’ve driven in other states, they’re not weaving in and out trying to pass each other.  So when you think of the people who have long commutes, they’re running red lights.  There’s an aggression to not wanting to stop at a signal,” says Sally Flocks, the president and CEO of Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety, or PEDS.An audio version of this story.1:02Distracted driving also plays a factor.“People texting, people driving while intoxicated, high-speed motor vehicle traffic is a prevalent problem that certainly makes it more dangerous,” says Brent Buice, the executive director of Georgia Bikes.Atlanta native Stacy Milnichuck  has a suggestion.“I think adding more sidewalks in the metro Atlanta area would be a huge significant factor, giving pedestrians a safe place.”There are eight areas in the state currently designated as “bike friendly.”  They include Decatur, Peachtree City, Roswell and Athens.   Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share 1:02 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

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Education and fitness

first_imgIn some context, my friend Subbarao made the following observation in a group email: ” It was way back in the year …..we were in Khandala for a cultural function conducted in the name of our GURU. During the leisure period, a rich businessman who was from Singapore (resident of Mumbai) told about military training. His son was a college student in Singapore. To their surprise, a letter from Singapore authorities was received stating that their son will attain the age of 18 years by such and such date and he will be required to attend compulsory military training from……date. Military training is compulsory there. One may belong to a rich family but training is compulsory. I have good health but lost the chance to receive training in 1955 as a college student”.Apart from the national security angle, some physical exercise/training during the teen ages along with guidance on following certain discipline and pursuing socially acceptable attitude towards life and one’s own goals will help build a better society.I had the opportunity to join ACC (Auxiliary Cadet Corps) while in school and NCC (National Cadet Corps) while in college (1959-63). Perhaps, for me, the attraction for ACC was uniform (first time in life I got a pair of shoes. I got my first pair of chappals while in college!) and for NCC, a small tiffin allowance which I diverted for buying books. If Guinness Book of World Records was popular then, my name would have been in it. Not for diversion of tiffin allowance. For managing the payment of ₹23/- from the College Poor Students’ Aid Fund by producing a “Zero” income certificate. How? Why I should divulge all personal secrets? Okay, it’s an interesting story :The college needed an income certificate. My father (Namboothiri, a temple Pujari) and I went to the Village Officer (VO).VO: “What’s your salary in the temple?”My Father: “No salary as the owners of the temple have no money”VO: “Then what’s your income?”Father: “When I give ‘prasadam’, some devotees give some “Dakshina”.  I also get something in cash or kind when I’m invited for ‘pujas’ at residences”VO: “Those things how can I account and show as income? Is it alright, if I show “zero” income ”Father: “You decide”We got a “zero” income certificate.I faced a lot of criticism from my other poor friends who received less than ₹23/- as aid from the fund. Even today, government ‘pujaris’ who give ‘prasadam’ for Dakshina or accept something for ‘unofficial’ services do not include such income for the purpose of reporting.To get out of the guilt-feeling, after I started working, I sent ₹300 by money order to the college. After two weeks the amount came back to me as the college refused to accept money order (later they orally told “for accounting/technical” reasons). The money went for other charities.A ‘B’ certificate examination which I got through while getting NCC training was good enough to get a job in the Indian defence forces post-1962 when I left college (1963). But my height and weight (a mere 100 pounds) prevented me from pursuing such ambitions and I became a pen-pusher, which profession, I’m continuing even now.My personal view is that the position regarding ACC/NCC which prevailed during the 1960s in India need to be restored. NCC was compulsory for students. Those who couldn’t join NCC for health-related reasons had to join social services.Physical training plus some guidance to follow the right path in life given on an ongoing basis for children in their teen ages will have a positive impact on the nation’s overall health and stability.last_img read more

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The quest for knowledge never ends

first_imgPreviousLessons you can’t learn in schoolNextSenior Profile: Madison Abney Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Mark CarpenterPeople’s DefenderIt should be the goal of every parent, educator, and community member to make sure that the present generation of young people grow up as “well-rounded” individuals. For the past six summers, the Adams County Arts Council has made sure that young people in the county have the opportunity for exposure to the “arts” with their annual Summer Arts Camp. This year’s camp was held from July 16-20 at the West Union Elementary School, culminating in a final day program on Friday for parents and guests.“The opportunity in Adams County for exposure to the arts is better in Adams County than in most southern counties,” says Elaine Lafferty, the camp’s director and a prominent member of the Arts Council. “There’s a stress on athletics everywhere but the arts are alive and well in Adams County, whether it’s visual arts, music, or drama, you can find it in practically all of the county schools. The Arts Council has tried to expand those opportunities through the summers while the kids aren’t in school with the Summer Arts Camp.”“The Arts Camp was started six years ago by J.R. Bradley and his health did not allow him to continue so I was asked if I could take over this Arts Camp and I have been director for the past five years. We have expanded every year with different media used and the promotion of creative arts and writing. We started silk screening this year, which is something new for us. The whole theme for this year’s camp has been folk art. We’ve had folk music, folk painting, folk sculpture, and folklore.”“We had 40 kids that applied this year and 38 actually came, which is the largest group we have ever had,” Lafferty added. “If we continue to offer other areas of media, we should get even more kids. There is no fee for the children to attend, thanks to an Arts Council grant and a number of community members who have given donations.”To expose the children to folk music, each day the speaker system in the WUES cafeteria was filled with tunes from the likes of the Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Burl Ives, and even Johnny Cash.In this year’s camp, the 38 students had the opportunity to study Creative Writing with Margaret Blevins, Silk Screening with Sue Rose, Painting with Karen Cunningham, Drawing with Adam Watkins, Drama with Lee Wilson, and Sculpture with Jessica Huxmann.Watkins was definitely well-qualified to be the drawing instructor as he has been the writer/illustrator of several children’s books, most notably an alphabet book, “R is for Robot”.“This is my third year at the camp,” said Watkins. “I realized that over three years I get such a different array of kids and this year my challenge was coming up with a new curriculum every day. These kids took an assignment and finished it in about 20 minutes, so I had to keep challenging them. You have to be flexible but it’s a good thing. I try to emphasize that every drawing doesn’t have to be a masterpiece and making mistakes while you are drawing is normal and good, how you grow as an artist.”“I have illustrated eight or nine children’s books and I have both written and illustrated three of those, and I am working on a fourth one now. ‘R is for Robot’ was my first and it has been published in hardcover, paperback, and board book editions. The book I am working on now is actually not a robot theme.”When people in Adams County see Jessica Huxmann, it is usually in the process of saving or rescuing some animal in her role with the Humane Society of Adams County, but for last week she was the “sculpture” lady, working with her students to produce some very impressive marionette puppets.“This year we used foam left over from some packaging and other recycled items to make our puppets,” said Huxmann. “The kids did a great job with their three hours a day and we finished up at the very last minute. It was a great time and a lot of fun.”The final day of the camp is always a day for the students to show off their knowledge, and Friday’s program was highlighted by each instructor introducing his/her students, a puppet show telling the story of a king looking for a bride, and then capped off by a drama performance titled “It Could’a Been.” The performance was based on the tall tales of Johnny Appleseed, Sal Fink, and Febold Feboldson. The play featured three separate skits- Johnny Appleseed, Sal Fink, The Mississippi Screamer, and Febold Feboldson of the Great Plains- and featured 20 different young actors and actresses.Local attorney Roy Gabbert has always been a supporter of the arts in the county, and his daughter Lucy was one of the students in this year’s camp.“This camp is a wonderful opportunity for our kids,” said Gabbert. “My daughter has been here for four years and each year takes a different discipline. We have a wonderful group of artisans and talented people in this county who like to give back to the community and help our children. This gives them an opportunity over the summer to come in and be structured and show off their amazing talents. I couldn’t be happier with our Arts Council and all the work they have done.” Sal Fink, center (played by Lila McElroy), holds off a couple of up-to-no-good pirates as the students of the Summer Arts Camp performed “It Could’a Been” before a capacity crowd on July 20 at the West Union Elementary School. (Photo by Mark Carpenter) – With only four mornings to prepare, these local students did a bang-up job in performing the three skits in “It Could’a Been” during last Friday’s final day of the Arts Council Summer Arts Camp. (Photo by Mark Carpenter) – Sal Fink, center (played by Lila McElroy), holds off a couple of up-to-no-good pirates as the students of the Summer Arts Camp performed “It Could’a Been” before a capacity crowd on July 20 at the West Union Elementary School. (Photo by Mark Carpenter) https://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ArtsCamp1.jpgSal Fink, center (played by Lila McElroy), holds off a couple of up-to-no-good pirates as the students of the Summer Arts Camp performed “It Could’a Been” before a capacity crowd on July 20 at the West Union Elementary School. (Photo by Mark Carpenter) With only four mornings to prepare, these local students did a bang-up job in performing the three skits in “It Could’a Been” during last Friday’s final day of the Arts Council Summer Arts Camp. (Photo by Mark Carpenter) https://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ArtsCamp2.jpgWith only four mornings to prepare, these local students did a bang-up job in performing the three skits in “It Could’a Been” during last Friday’s final day of the Arts Council Summer Arts Camp. 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COVID-19 complicates transition for foster youth aging out

first_imgchokkicx/iStockBy: AVERI HARPER, ABC News (SAN FRANCISCO) — When Rosie Portillo reached her 21st birthday in late April, it wasn’t all a celebration. It came with anxiety about how she would keep a roof over her head and food on her table during the coronavirus pandemic.Portillo has been in foster care for six years in California, where benefits typically end at age 21. She currently lives in a San Francisco Bay Area apartment subsidized by her foster care benefits and an organization focused on providing affordable housing for foster youth. She stopped working to care for her newborn daughter, Ailani.“I don’t have any other source of income, except from the system,” said Portillo, who lives with just her daughter. “So if that would have stopped, all my bills–they’re not turning off the lights but, like, it’s accumulating. You know the rent, stuff like that, it’s accumulating.”When California declared a state of emergency and shut down due to COVID-19, Portillo’s life was turned upside down.“Everything stopped, even school and all court sessions where you go in and you talk about your progress,” she told ABC News.The high school diploma program she was enrolled in shut down without the option of distance learning because there weren’t enough laptops and tablets to go around.“They were like, If we can’t provide for everyone, we can’t give it to you, either,” said Portillo.The circumstances have made it hard for Portillo to meet the minimum hours of work or school she needs to qualify for assistance to stay in her apartment.For older foster youth, eligibility for stipends and other benefits are dependent on the ability to work or attend school. During COVID-19-related shutdowns, meeting those basic requirements isn’t always possible, which could lead to a loss of funds and, in turn, housing security.“The biggest hurdles that we’re seeing right now are the people who literally are losing housing during the state of emergency,” said Sixto Cancel, a former foster youth and CEO of Think of Us, a non-profit focused on using technology to improve outcomes for foster children.Aging out of foster care under normal circumstances is tough. More than 23,000 young people age out of the U.S. foster care system each year and are at increased risk of homelessness. COVID-19 has only complicated things.In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a directive aimed to help foster youth like Portillo, ensuring that they would be able to receive benefits until the end of June.Other states — including Illinois, Michigan and Rhode Island, plus the District of Columbia — have also taken action to prevent foster youth from aging out during this crisis. But many others haven’t taken such action.“Your fate is tied to geography,” said Ruth White, executive director of National Center for Housing and Child Welfare.“Me being in foster care, especially as a young person that has been [in foster care] lifelong, my parent is the government,” said Cancel, 28, who aged out of the foster care after spending most of his life in the system. “And so all of my basic needs are basically met through the government, who is supposed to help me make sure I’m even eating.”Advocates like Cancel want to see a suspension of work and school requirements to receive benefits, a moratorium placed on discharging older youth from foster care during the pandemic, and six months afterward, expedited re-entry into foster care for youth who have lost their benefits.White believes the federal statutes that regulate the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services program that supports older foster youth includes a caveat for “medical conditions.”“It says if a medical condition prevents the young person from meeting these requirements, they’re exempt. But it doesn’t say that the child has to have a medical condition. It says a medical condition,” said White. “So our interpretation of that is a pandemic is a medical condition that prevents us from going to work or school, so we feel that the federal law already has a workaround.”While funding comes from the federal program called the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program, the program is run by states and localities. Foster care alumni organizations have been calling on states and local administrators to ensure that foster youth aren’t falling through the cracks in the midst of the pandemic.In order to keep up with the work requirements to keep her apartment, Portillo told ABC News she plans to start working soon, though she worries about positions that could put her at risk of contracting COVID-19 because she’s an asthmatic.“Being a youth who does not have anywhere else to go, this is the only smart option I have,” said Portillo.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Dangerous fire weather from California to Kansas, summer storms Midwest and East

first_imgABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Dangerous fire conditions in the West have contributed to the spread of a number of flare ups over the weekend. In Utah, The Knolls fire near Saratoga Springs has burned 2,000 acres and is 0% contained. Wind gusts at that fire reached as high as 57 mph on Sunday afternoon. The fire has caused at least 13,000 evacuations. This came after the Traverse fire south of Salt Lake City quickly erupted over the weekend. In Nevada, The Mahogany Fire at Mount Charleston outside of Las Vegas has burned 5,000 acres and is 0% contained. The Poeville fire outside of Reno has burned 3,500 acres and is 30% contained.Unfortunately, elevated to critical fire danger will persist another day for a large part of the West from California to Kansas. The reason for the fire danger is mainly due to a strong cold front moving through the area knocking temperatures down at least 20 degrees in some spots. Although the relative humidity is very low for the region, the real concern is the erratic wind on the ridges that at times Monday could gust as high as 60 mph, especially in northern Arizona. The only good news here is that much of the region has cooled down from last week. Las Vegas is only expected to reach a high of 88 Monday and it typically averages a high of 102 degrees at the end of June. The fire danger will shrink to mainly just Arizona and New Mexico on Tuesday and then, finally, conditions will be significantly less conducive for fire spread by Wednesday.Meanwhile for much of the eastern half of the nation, the weather story continues to be summer storms. On Sunday, parts of Massachusetts saw 3 to 5 inches of heavy rain which even prompted a flash flood emergency in Norwood, Massachusetts. On Monday morning, storms are firing in parts of the upper Midwest where 3 to 5 inches of rain has been reported in parts of eastern Minnesota. Flash Flood Watches have also been posted there as well as parts of the Heartland from Missouri to Kentucky. More summer storms, at times with gusty winds, and very heavy rainfall will develop again later Monday afternoon in parts of New England and the Tennessee valley.Elsewhere, air quality is improving in much of the U.S. as the Saharan dust settles and blows north and east out of the country. The main areas Monday morning likely to see any impact from the dust will be parts of Florida and perhaps a couple of spots in the Midwest. There are no active air quality alerts due to Saharan dust Monday morning. Another round of dust is expected to arrive later this week, however, this round is looking less impressive overall and is likely to remain confined to the Gulf Coast. Any slow moving storm will continue to bring the risk of flash flooding over the next 24 to 36 hours. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Animal Science

first_imgSouthern Arkansas University’s College of Science andEngineering is accepting applications for a Visiting AssistantProfessor of Agriculture with an emphasis in Animal Science. Therapidly growing Agriculture department is located in a modern andwell-equipped 33,000 square foot Agriculture Science building. Thesuccessful candidate will teach the introductory animal sciencecourses and labs as well as courses in animal nutrition and beefcattle. Additional teaching responsibilities may include a coursein the candidate’s area of expertise.Duties: Teach upper and lower division animal science andassociated laboratories.Qualifications: Doctorate degree in Animal Science preferred bythe time of employment; ABD candidates will be accepted; ability toteach undergraduate students; excellent communication skills;ability to work well with people; have a strong desire to interactwith students both inside and outside of the classroom. All SAUfaculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion anddiversity of the University community, and excellence ininterpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration withcolleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to ourculture of Continuous Quality Improvement.Interested candidates should send a letter of application,current curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy,transcripts, and contact information of three (3) references [email protected] or the Office ofHuman Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. UniversityMSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. AA/EOE. Non-listed referenceslast_img read more

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Research Assistant

first_imgWe are looking for a highlymotivated, energetic individual with strong focus and attention todetail to join a group of researchers at the Institute for GlobalTobacco Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.TheResearch Assistantwill to provide a range ofresearch support for projects based in low- and middle-incomecountries, aiming to reduce tobacco-caused death anddisease.Specific Dutiesand Responsibilities: Under the supervision of thefaculty and project leads, the Research Assistant’sresponsibilities include but are not limited to:Conduct literature searchesand reviews.Assist with planning fordata collection, entry and management, and protocolstrengthening.Assist with preparing datacollection training materials.Review data for accuracy andcompleteness.Assist with data cleaningand data quality review and control, including databasemanagement.Assist with data coding anddata analysis.Maintain and organize studyfiles.Effectively prioritize andwork on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrateexcellent time management skills and efficiency.Participate in team andone-on-one meetings.Assist with manuscriptsubmission to journals including collating and organizing data;preparing tables, figures, and references; and formattingmanuscripts for submission.Support gatheringinformation for fact sheets, posters, papers, and otherdissemination materials.Provide research teams withoverall administrative and logistical support.Performmiscellaneous related duties asassigned.MinimumQualifications:Bachelor’s degree in relateddiscipline required. Some related experience required.Additional education may substitute for requiredexperience and additional related experience may substitute forrequired education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalencyformulaJHU Equivalency Formula:30 undergraduate degree credits(semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute forone year of experience. Additional related experience maysubstitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs whereequivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related collegecourse work may be applied towards the total minimumeducation/experience required for the respectivejob.PreferredQualifications:Experience using datacollection apps or software.Experience with data entrytools and working with quantitative and/or qualitative datasets.Experience using statisticalsoftware and/or qualitative data analysissoftware.Tobacco control-relatedknowledge and experience.Fluent in Hindi, Bangla,Urdu, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Vietnamese,Tagalog, Russian, or UkrainianAdditional Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities:Exceptional attention todetail.Strong organizationalskillsCreativityStrong oral and writtencommunication skillsAbility to work well in ateam and independentlyWorkingConditions: Potential for domestic and internationaltravel and some alternative hours.Classified Title:Research AssistantRole/Level/Range:ACRO37.5/03/CDStarting Salary Range:$16.26 – $22.35/Hour;Commensurate with experienceEmployee Group:Full TimeSchedule:Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pmExempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation:School of Public Health, East BaltimoreCampusDepartment Name: IGTC-Internat’l Global TobaccoControlPersonnelArea:School of Public HealthThe successful candidate(s)for this position will be subject to a pre-employment backgroundcheck.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employment physicalfor positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working withresearch subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Research Assistant Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Salary Not Specified LinkedIn Share Salary Not Specified Save Research Assistant Research Assistant You need to sign in or create an account to save Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Save Research Assistant Similar jobs Research Assistant You need to sign in or create an account to save Twitter Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States Johns Hopkins University School of PublicHealth – East Baltimore Campus Save Research Assistant Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save More searches like this The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Facebook Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

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Barca’s routine win in Schaffhausen

first_imgRelated Items:FC Barcelona Lassa, Kadetten Schaffhausen 2. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…10802312:275(37)16 3. Telekom Veszprém11524288:285(3)12 Recommended for you Casper Mortensen diagnosed with coronavirus 7. Bjerringbro-Silkeborg10208254:289(-35)4 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. ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsFC Barcelona Lassa came a step closer to the winning the first place at Group A of the VELUX EHF Champions League Preliminary Round after routine win in Schaffhausen against KAdetten – 31:24 (18:10). After win in Veszprem, Xavi Pascual team had much easier task against the team from the bottom of the Group, who couldn’t cope with the rhytm and quality of the rivals.24 – Kadetten Schaffhausen (10+14): Bringolf (Marinovic, m.31 a 60); Delhees (2), Küttel (4), Meister (5), Maros (2), Graubner (-), Muggli (1), Császar (7), Markovic (1), Pendic (-) y Brannberger (2)31 – FC Barcelona Lassa (18+13): Ristovski; Víctor Tomás (-), Lazarov (4), Sorhaindo (3), Andersson (1), N’Guessan (4) Ariño (2), Raúl Entrerríos (-), Syprzak (4), Mem (3), Viran (1), Jicha (1), Valero Rivera (4, 2p) y Saubich (4).STANDINGS: ShareTweetShareShareEmail 5. THW Kiel11515281:283(-2)11 8. Kadetten Schaffhausen10109259:310(-51)2 1. FC Barcelona Lassa111001324:276(48)20 Click to comment 4. SG Flensburg-Handewitt9513241:222(19)11 No winners in Schaffhausen Kadetten Schaffhausen to keep Luka Maros until 2021 6. Orlen Wisla Plock10226261:280(-19)6last_img read more

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Stop calling far-right terrorists ‘crazy’

first_img Also On POLITICO Far-right extremist suspected of being behind Hanau attack By Laurenz Gehrke At least 11 dead in shootings in Germany’s Hanau: police By Zoya Sheftalovich He may well be. But the more we write off terrorists who are motivated by far-right ideologies as “crazy,” the more we are at risk of glossing over the complexity of how people are radicalized.White men who commit mass shootings and extremist attacks are more likely to be described as mentally ill compared with other terrorists, whose extremism is typically seen as purely ideologically motivated. Far too often, the implication is that mental illness is the reason for their radicalization and violence.Radicalization happens when an individual comes to accept an ideology that positions “us” against “them” in a war to the end …This is a critical mistake. Mental illness is just one of many vulnerabilities that can drive people to extremist actions — not its cause.Radicalization happens when an individual comes to accept an ideology that positions “us” against “them” in a war to the end, embraces violence as the moral solution to an imagined existential threat and calls on individuals to join the righteous fight to restore some collective good — whether that is the Caliphate, the nation, white heritage, European-ness, or Western civilization.A mental condition can make people more vulnerable to this kind of rhetoric and increase the appeal of violent solutions to perceived threats. In this sense, the alleged German shooter is a textbook case.A police officer stands guard beside candles and flowers near one of the shooting targets | Thomas Lohnes/AFP via Getty ImagesIn his written manifesto, he expressed paranoid beliefs about secret agencies’ ability to “latch onto” his thoughts and monitor him. He also waxed poetic about the German people and the beauty and superiority of his country, which he described in nationalistic terms, as suffering from “destructive” and criminal racial groups and cultures. He reached the conclusion that these non-German population groups should not exist, and laid out a plan for mass racial and ethnic genocide that would fully eliminate entire national and ethnic groups across more than two dozen predominantly Middle Eastern countries.But vulnerability to extremist rhetoric does not automatically lead to radicalization. Millions of people suffer childhood traumas, isolation, or mental illness, and do not become radicalized.For someone like the Hanau attacker to become radicalized, there has to be intense exposure to radical ideological statements that dehumanize the “other,” legitimize violence, and call on righteous and loyal supporters to take action that leads to radicalization.Repeated encounters with language describing Mexican rapists, immigrant infestations or global conspiracies of Jews orchestrating multicultural societies at the expense of white ones affect vulnerable people differently than everyone else.When paired with language that valorizes and celebrates violence, positions entire groups of people as an existential threat, and calls supporters to take action, violence becomes not only a logical step for radicalized individuals, but a perceived heroic one. As long as people are consistently exposed to extremist rhetoric, we will likely continue to see extremist violence. This is true whether that exposure is in fringe internet forums or in the campaign speeches of mainstream politicians.Radicalization relies on mental illness in the same way that it exploits other vulnerabilitiesThat’s why rhetoric matters. In Germany, where support for the far-right Alternative for Germany has grown significantly in recent elections, and where tens of thousands of ordinary German citizens have regularly marched in the streets to protest the so-called “Islamification” of Europe, the frequency with which ordinary citizens encounter anti-immigrant, nationalistic sentiment has grown tremendously.Violent attacks and plots are increasing too. Last summer, a far-right extremist murdered a German politician he deemed too pro-migration — the first political assassination in Germany since the Nazi era. And just last week, authorities made a dozen arrests in coordinated raids across multiple German states, interrupting an organized terrorist cell that had been plotting mass violent attacks against Muslims.Radicalization relies on mental illness in the same way that it exploits other vulnerabilities — so that individuals will make the leap from rational to irrational action.But mental illness is not the cause. Framing it in this way only makes it harder to hold accountable those who peddle the rhetoric that radicalizes. Cynthia Miller-Idriss is professor of education and sociology at American University, where she directs the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL). Her most recent book, “Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right,” is forthcoming from Princeton University Press.The shooting rampage that took the lives of 10 people in the German city of Hanau on Wednesday had all the hallmarks of a lone actor attack.Early analyses of the manifestos and statements left behind by the alleged perpetrator — a white, middle-aged German man — pointed to a combustive mix of racist and xenophobic ideologies, wild conspiracies and paranoid delusions about surveillance, Satan, organized child abuse and more. Observers quickly began describing the shooter as mentally ill.last_img read more

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John Kenneth Galbraith

first_imgAt a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences December 11, 2007, the following Minute was placed upon the records.John Kenneth Galbraith died on April 29, 2006. His departure did not go unnoticed. Galbraith was the most widely read economist of the twentieth century — 46 books that together sold more than 7 million copies despite none being a textbook — as well as one of America’s most engaged and celebrated public intellectuals. In addition to his teaching and writing, he performed government service under, or advised, every Democratic president from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. He was a major figure in America’s civic and broader intellectual life as well, serving as chairman of Americans for Democratic Action and president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and lending his leadership and his name to countless other organizations. He twice received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (first from President Truman and again from President Clinton), and he held more than four dozen honorary degrees. Unlike most Harvard professors, he used personal stationery headed simply “John Kenneth Galbraith, Cambridge, Massachusetts”; the post office knew where to find him.Ken — as his friends all knew him — was born in 1908, in Iona Station, Ontario, a small Canadian farming community. He received a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry from Ontario Agricultural College, followed by master’s and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from Berkeley. In 1934 he came to Harvard as an Instructor in Economics, also becoming a U.S. citizen in 1937. At Harvard he quickly threw himself into research for the New Deal’s farm programs, and soon thereafter into the broader debates then revolutionizing economics. During 1937–8 he spent a highly formative year in Cambridge, U.K., learning about the then-new Keynesian theory. He next taught for one year at Princeton, and then moved to Washington where he became “America’s price czar” in the wartime Office of Price Administration. In 1943 he became economics editor of Fortune magazine, but he took time off from that post to serve as director of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey (in 1945) and then to head the State Department’s planning for economic recovery in Germany and Japan (1946). In 1948 Ken was called back to Harvard; his appointment as Professor of Economics was one of the most problematic in recent Harvard history, the opposition arising not from among his faculty colleagues but the Board of Overseers. Except for two years of service as Ambassador to India, under President Kennedy, Ken remained at Harvard for the next 58 years.If Walter Bagehot was right that “one of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea,” Ken caused an extraordinary amount of pain. Both in his economic thinking and in his political activities, he was dedicated to resisting, and where possible overturning, what he famously called “conventional wisdom” (one of his many turns of phrase that have since become commonplace locutions). Rejecting the standard economic theory based on small, anonymous households and firms that autonomously engage in perfectly functioning markets, Ken instead saw an economic stage dominated by large, nameable actors: big business, big labor, big government. Sorting out their roles and respective power was central to his analysis, and the continually shifting tensions in the interplay among them—“countervailing power” in another of his deft phrases—was the real story of how an economy behaved.Ken also identified the corporation, not “the market,” as the defining institution of modern economic activity, developing these and related themes both in his teaching and in such widely celebrated books as American Capitalism (1952) and The New Industrial State (1967). But his interest in these ideas persisted throughout his life. The central importance of the corporation, and the fear that government was no longer able to provide an adequate countervailing force against corporate influence exerted both legally and otherwise, was the subject of his last book, The Economics of Innocent Fraud (2004).A further implication of being willing to analyze economic agents not just individually but in their social context was Ken’s attention to the balance between private and public consumption. The Affluent Society (1958), his most widely read book, built on Keynes’s idea that the rich countries were in sight of overcoming scarcity, at least with regard to their citizens’ absolute needs for food, shelter, and the like. The book’s key contribution was to recognize that despite America’s emerging postwar private affluence there was continuing poverty in the nation’s public programs, facilities and institutions. Ken’s analysis also followed other earlier thinkers, like Thorstein Veblen and John R. Commons, in rejecting standard but simplistic notions of rational choice in favor of a more subtle, and more realistic, portrayal of economic decision-making. But his ideas were in large part new, and he advanced them in an especially powerful way that attracted extremely broad attention even if not always acceptance. In 1972 he served as president of the American Economic Association.Along the way, Ken maintained what many would regard as a full career of government advising and broader public engagement. In addition to the presidents whom he served, he actively advised numerous Democratic candidates, most notably Adlai Stevenson, Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern. He was especially close, however, to John F. Kennedy, first during his years in the Senate and then during his presidency. Ken’s two years as Ambassador to India, during which he forged a legendarily effective working relationship with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at a particularly formative time in Indian-American relations (including the 1962 border conflict with China), was a highlight of his career professionally, intellectually and personally. It was also outstandingly successful. For decades thereafter, an entire generation of Indians would often preface skeptical remarks about American understanding of Indian politics by saying “With the exception of John Kenneth Galbraith . . .”Ken retired from the Harvard faculty in 1974, becoming Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics, Emeritus. It was not a quietly ordinary retirement. No doubt uniquely among Harvard professors, on retirement he was presented by the Lampoon with a new Cadillac and a check for $10,000 in recognition of his contributions to humor at the College. In 1977 he wrote, and featured in, The Age of Uncertainly, a 13-part television series, jointly produced by PBS and the BBC, which aired in 38 countries. He also wrote another 21 books, including his memoirs, A Life in Our Times (1981), and his third and most successful novel, A Tenured Professor (1990).But despite all of his outside activities, after India Ken never really left Harvard, and he was, throughout these nearly six decades, intensely dedicated to the university and to the people it comprises. Whether writing to President Bok about the management of Harvard’s endowment (fundamentally conservative in such matters, he worried that the university was taking on too much financial risk) or to Dean Rosovsky about the rules prohibiting romantic liaisons between instructors and their students of the opposite sex (having himself married a Radcliffe graduate student, he favored a more liberal stance), or through his many-year involvement with Radcliffe College and the Radcliffe Institute, Ken found few Harvard matters too large or too small for his engaged concern. He was also generous. From time to time he would quietly hand the chairman of his department an unsolicited check, with the stern instruction that the funds be applied “for a use entirely devoid of academic purpose” (in other words, for social entertainment). But for many years he also funded a $5,000 annual prize, awarded to the department’s outstanding teacher as determined by an elected committee of graduate students, and he assigned part of his royalties from The Affluent Society to establish a scholarship fund for Radcliffe students. Ken’s generosity had a more personal side as well. Opening doors for younger colleagues and friends, and providing personal encouragement, were services in which he engaged often but that he always kept private. He performed these not so random acts of kindness with a quiet grace that belied his often repeated motto that “modesty is a much over-rated virtue.”Both within Harvard and in the broader world, Ken also had a keen sense of the politically possible, and he was normally unwilling to cross a line that he thought would render him politically irrelevant. (His open scorn for Harvard’s President Pusey was another matter. He frequently expressed his admiration for Harvard by saying that a great university is a very robust institution; if Nathan Pusey couldn’t ruin one, nobody could.) His stand on the Vietnam War was the closest he came to breaking with America’s political establishment. He was, as Newsweek put it, “the peace movement’s most famous adult.” Years later, long after Lyndon Johnson’s death, Ken attached great importance to a speech that he gave at the LBJ School in Austin, Texas, in which he expressed his subsequent thoughts in a way that he saw as a long overdue reconciliation.And, as his Harvard colleagues saw at close hand, Ken was devoted to his family. In 1937, during his early stint as a Harvard instructor, he married Catherine Atwater. At his death they had been married for 69 years. Ken and Kitty’s house on Francis Avenue was, for decades, Boston’s most glittering intellectual and political salon, known especially for their commencement afternoon garden parties. Kitty, their three sons, Alan, Peter and James, and nine grandchildren, survive him.Respectfully submitted,Stephen A. MarglinRichard ParkerAmartya SenBenjamin M. Friedman, Chairlast_img read more