In 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.
chokkicx/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.
ABC 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.
Southern 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 references
We 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. 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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.
At 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, Chair
BETHESDA, Md. – A commuter bus plunged off a highway Wednesday outside the nation’s capital, killing one person and injuring several others, including children, authorities said.
Until he was assassinated on the front porch of his house in 1969.WATCH: 5th Graders Hear Senior Couple’s Story of Racial Injustice and Take Action 60 Years LaterInspired by his career, Sarah wondered how she could properly honor Pratt beyond a little plaque. She then noticed that an early learning center was being built across the street from her school. More importantly, it did not yet have a name.Sarah launched a 15-month campaign to have the facility named after Pratt. She gave presentations in classrooms and churches; she served on committees; she spoke with school board members and officials; and she even went door-to-door so she could collect over 2,000 online and in-person signatures for a petition.RELATED: Adorable Preschool “Twins” Take a Stand Against DiscriminationFinally, the school board unanimously voted last month to name the new school The Edwin T. Pratt Early Learning Center.Though the accomplishment was a dream come true for Sarah, she is still working tirelessly in Pratt’s honor. She has started a GoFundMe campaign to pay for the Pratt family’s travel expenses so they can attend the center’s opening ceremony, and so that she can finance a mural on the building’s exterior.(WATCH the video below or our international viewers can watch the clip on the CBS News website)Share This Sweet Story Of Civil Justice With Your Friends – Photo by CBS NewsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhen Sarah Haycox found a small commemorative plaque dedicated to Edwin T. Pratt, she was curious as to why he lived such a short life. Now upon learning about his life and achievements, there is not a single person in her city who will be ignorant to his identity.In 2016, 10-year-old Sarah, who lives in Shoreline, Washington, had just finished up a soccer game at a local park when she noticed a small memorial dedicated to Pratt. Even though she had never heard of him, she was particularly struck by how the marker indicated that he had died at the age of 39.The youngster did some researching and found that Pratt had been a civil rights activist and the executive director of the Seattle Urban League. During his life, he advocated for desegregation and fair job and housing opportunities. He was even the first black person to move into Shoreline.
Wagram’s Scotland County, is one of the poorest counties in NC with the state’s highest unemployment and food insecurity rate.RELATED: Young Man Rebuilding His Life Receives Guidance and Friendship From the Very Cop Who Arrested HimBecause the incarceration rate in the U.S. is at its lowest level in more than two decades—with imprisonment among black Americans down by 34% since 2006—North Carolina is shuttering prisons and correctional facilities across the state, with dozens of such facilities already closed.Along with offering a collection of buildings to be repurposed into education and art centers, prisons are ideal for conversion into farms because of their sturdy, gopher-and-sheep-proof fences, and large open spaces. With the properties belonging to the state in decay, officials are more than happy to consign the land to such projects.The prison kitchen has been converted into a commercial-grade community kitchen where the county will provide training on preparing and preserving food, while also serving as a classroom for students receiving training in foodservice and culinary arts, and to offer Farm-to-Classroom trips to educate children on nutritious foods.The crops produced by GrowingChange farm are also sold to local restaurants, a business enterprise aspect of the project that allows the program be self-sustaining for years, fertilizing entrepreneurship into the hearts of all who work here.WATCH a video and learn how you can help at GrowingChange.org…GROW Some Positivity By Sharing the Good News on Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Recruiting the discipline and leadership skills of the latter to teach and guide the former, Growing Change creates an environment whereby at-risk youth who need to fulfill long hours of community service can learn life skills, sustainable farming practices, and animal husbandry, with an opportunity to receive clinical therapy in an environment much more suited to young men.“North Carolina is one of the last two states in which youth are adjudicated as adults for all charges at age 16,” explains the founder Noran Sanford. “By the time some 16 year-olds arrive in the courts they are permanently limited in their employment due to their ‘adult’ criminal record.”RELATED: Prisoners Are Finding Purpose–and Rehabilitation–By Caring for Lambs for Drought-Stricken FarmersIn 2016, the farm in Wagram also began admitting young men facing chaos at home, failure at school, trouble with mental health or substance abuse—to salvage lives before the criminal justice cycle begins.Sanford’s model of intensive therapy and “flipping their prisons” has seen a 92% reduction in recidivism rate among youth participants, while the national average of criminal recidivism is 43%.“At the core level, we are instilling hope,” Sanford explains to Civil Eats. “When hope is gone, it creates a pretty vicious void that a lot of other grimmer things can get pulled into. And as low-wealth rural America is left further behind, then that vacuum is stronger. We’re breaking that stream.”Meanwhile, the veterans work toward university degrees in environmental sciences and sustainable agriculture. Together, these individuals young and old who may have been on the fringes of society work to rehabilitate abandoned brownfields (land that might be contaminated and must be cleaned before future use) and the prison property decaying into dysfunction.LOOK: Matches Made in Heaven (and Jail): Troubled Dogs Saved From Euthanasia by Doting InmatesGrowingChange.org / FBBringing hope to all the dark placesThe number of societal areas Growing Change has the capacity to reform is rare among nonprofit work. Along with the boon to the individual participants’ lives, it stands to benefit the North Carolina counties it operates in, many of which experience the consequences of poor health outcomes arising from a diets of mostly processed foods.This is because some of these counties have no locally grown produce, a fact that has produced some startling facts about a part of the country most are not familiar with. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOn the grounds of an abandoned and decommissioned prison in North Carolina, vegetables are being tended by hands that, if not for the opportunity to learn the world’s oldest occupation, might have ended up in a real prison with nowhere to go but down.GrowingChange.org / FacebookBut Growing Change is an organization that believes the best solution to a problem is one that strikes at the root, not at the stem—and they have been tilling that soil since 2011.In converting old prisons to year-round-farming and education centers, Growing Change solves several problems at once. The program synergistically brings together young men on the edge of the criminal justice system, and jobless wounded veterans returning from deployment.
While the game may not be over quite yet, so far, this year’s “Tipoff Bowl” has scored close to $34,000 for Cincinnati’s restaurant workers. When you’ve got a win/win like that, who needs a trophy?RELATED: Customer Raises Huge $12K Tip to Give His Favorite 89-Year-old Pizza Deliveryman –Watch The Tearful SurpriseOn the other hand, with a host of college rivalries percolating nationwide, there’s certainly room for expansion.Maybe it’s time to kick off a new sporting tradition and make the “Tipoff Bowl” an annual sporting event?TIP Your Friends Off to the Good News—Share This Story…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreCollege rivalries can lead to fierce competition on and off the playing field. While excesses of energetic team spirit have historically led to frivolous mascot-napping feuds, this past January fans of two Ohio schools launched a Battle Royale for bragging rights to a much more worthy cause: showing support to restaurant workers financially hamstrung by the COVID-19 pandemic.The first touchdown play after the “tipoff” tipoff was quarterbacked by a Xavier College alum who left a $1,000 tip on a $54 bill at Zip’s Café with a scrawled napkin note that read:“Please share this tip with all your employees as they work so hard and are dealing with COVID. Go, Xavier!” After the score was posted to the Internet, it was the University of Cincinnati’s turn to take the kick return and run with it.The following week, two anonymous UC fans left a $1,001 tip at the nearby Keystone Bar & Grill along with a challenge: “Earlier this week I saw a Xavier fan tip $1,000 at Zip’s… I believe now more than ever we need to support our local restaurants. Let’s see how long we can keep this going … Bearcats up by 1!!”Keystone soon spread the word of the generous gratuity to Facebook, explaining the tippers who preferred to remain nameless weren’t in it for the glory but in hopes of inspiring others to do likewise. They closed the post by throwing a little friendly fuel on the fire. “It’s your turn, Xavier fans! Who will be one-upping the Bearcats by leaving a $1,002 tip at your favorite local bar or restaurant?”Xavier and UC being located a mere three miles apart is the perfect call for intense rivalry. “I think the proximity has definitely helped drive the traction on this very generous, feel-good movement,” Zip’s Café owner Mike Burke told CNN.MORE: Juice Bar Workers Were Shocked By a New Year’s-Themed Tip of $2021 – And Assumed it Was a Mistake“Money aside, I know this has put smiles on faces of everyone impacted and even put smiles on faces of those not directly involved,” Burke added. “I have to say, we could all certainly use some more smiles these days.”
A number of talented divas, including Patti LuPone, Bette Midler and Queen Latifah, have been rumored to play the title role in the forthcoming production. The revival would mark the first mounting of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway since 1995, which was headlined by original star Carol Channing. A 1969 film adaptation starred Barbra Streisand in the titular role. Featuring music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, Hello, Dolly! tells the story of an outspoken matchmaker and her attempts to marry “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder. Chenoweth won a Tony Award for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and received an additional nomination for Wicked. Her other Broadway credits include Promises, Promises, The Apple Tree, Epic Proportions and Steel Pier. Her many TV credits include Glee, The West Wing, GCB and an Emmy-winning turn in Pushing Daisies. Chenoweth will appear on the season premiere of TV’s Say Yes to the Dress on August 16. View Comments Star Files Kristin Chenoweth Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth has been vocal about her future Broadway dream roles, and last year, she revealed on Twitter that she’d love to play the title role in Hello, Dolly! “in about 10 years.” But she may be taking the stage as the meddling matchmaker much sooner than that, according to The New York Post. Chenoweth is reportedly in talks to play Dolly Levi in a new Broadway production, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, within the next two years. No additional casting, dates or theater have been announced.
With the image flying around the Internet of a possible prototype Shimano hydraulic brake system for road bikes, the timing on their patent filing couldn’t have been better for feeding the rumor mill.The photo above is just one of many included in a February 7th US Patent Application describing a “bicycle component control device (that) includes a bracket, a hydraulic brake unit and either a mechanical or electronic shifting unit.” The rest of the initial description reads:“The bracket has a gripping portion. The hydraulic brake unit is operatively mounted on the bracket and configured to operate a hydraulic brake device. The mechanical shifting unit or electric control unit is operatively mounted on the bracket and configured to control a bicycle device.”It’s worth mentioning that all major companies patent all sorts of things that never come to fruition, but what’s really interesting is this isn’t Shimano’s first hydraulic brake patent filing…Back in July 2007, Shimano filed a patent application for a “Multi Position Brake Lever System With a Converter That Converts aCable Actuator to a Hydraulic Actuator”, shown above. It’s described as “a hydraulic assembly for a hydraulic disc brake system that includes a housing defining a cylinder, a piston received in and moveable within the cylinder, a first lever operatively associated with one of the piston or the cylinder, and a second lever operatively associated with the other of the piston or the cylinder.”Here’s a view of the hose and cable entry/exits on the side of the converter. This application was published in January 2009 and would have preceded TRP’s Parabox and the others by a good bit.Shimano also filed a patent application in August 2009 for a “Hydraulic Brake Control Unit” that, to us, looks an awful lot like a TT brake lever. Here’s the internals:Sure beats the Magura RT6TT to the punch, no?And then there’s this hydraulic rim brake design patent filing for a “Hydraulic Connector Arrangement”. At first, I thought this was pre-STI based on the design of the brake lever and the hose exit port, but no: This was filed in December 2009 and published in June 2011! Could this mean a hydraulic rim brake is coming, too?BACK TO THE FUTUREAt the top of this post are the drawings for the Mechanical shifters with integrated hydraulic master cylinder. Above is presumably the Di2 version as the diagram essentially matches the layout and size of the small electronic shifting controls.One interesting bit to point out is the higher position of the brake lever pivot. On the standard (mechanical brake) STI levers, the brake lever’s pivot is about where the piston enters the hood. The lever feel could be quite different as a result, but with all the attention Shimano paid to the current 9000 group’s brakes, our bet is it’ll perform quite well.Where some of the older patents use pretty descriptive names, this one’s simply called “Bicycle Component Control Device”.How does this compare to SRAM’s upcoming hydraulic road brakes? Without that product being officially launched, no one has hard details, but images suggest some or all of the master cylinder may be placed inside the forward knob given it’s pronounced growth over its mechanical counterpart. If that’s the case, it’s likely because SRAM’s shifting mechanics are larger than Shimano’s, which might have forced the design. Or, they could have been avoiding conflict with Shimano, who’s patent describes the master cylinder as “located rearward of the pivot axis of the operating member.” While SRAM announced their hydro units first, Shimano’s patent is a divisional application of an original patent filing from 2011 that may have spelled out some iteration of this prior to SRAM’s designs.Subtle but important details that we look hope to confirmed in the real world soon!JUST FOR FUNShimano Di2 powered dropper post anyone? Thanks to one of our readers (What up, Varaxis!), we got these images of another of Shimano’s patent applications: The “Motorized Bicycle Seatpost Assembly.”The diagrams show the computer control unit under the saddle (26) and the battery inside the top of the post (68) driving a motor attached to a screw-type set of gears to raise or lower the seat via a switch on the handlebars. This one was filed in August 2009!
The Bar on Johnson Drive in Mission.Another set of new rankings from Niche suggests NEJC is a great place to live — especially if you’re just getting started in the world of “adulting.”The top five suburbs for millennials in the Kansas City metro are all in northeast Johnson County, according to the rankings, which looked at more than 75 municipalities in the greater KC area.The rankings took the number of millennials in the area, job opportunities, housing affordability and nightlife into account. The results put the following cities at the top of the list:1.) Mission2.) Roeland Park3.) Westwood4.) Fairway5.) MerriamOverland Park was number seven on the list. Prairie Village came in at 11. You can see the full rankings here.