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Here is future Red Sox’ ace Jim Lonborg, fresh off his rookie 1965 season where he went a disappointing 9-17 in 31 starts. No matter, after a 10-10 season in ’66, Jim had his career year in 1967.

He posted a 22-9 record (leading the AL in wins), also led the league with 246 strikeouts (interrupting Sam McDowell’s 5-year dominance in that department), won the Cy Young Award, and led the Sox to the World Series. Against the Cardinals in the Series, Lonborg was 2-1 in 3 starts with 1 shutout.


Lonborg tore knee ligaments while skiing in the off-season, and was never the same with Boston. After the 1971 season he was traded to the Brewers (with 1st baseman George Scott, pitcher Ken Brett, catcher Don Pavletich, and outfielders Billy Conigliaro and Joe Lahoud) for Tommy Harper and pitchers Lew Krausse and Marty Pattin.

After only 1 season with the Brew Crew, he and Brett were forwarded to the Phillies in exchange for 3rd basemen Don Money and John Vukovich, and pitcher Billy Champion.

After the Phillies’ shambles of a 1972 season (where Steve Carlton had 27 of the team’s 59 wins), the Phillies began assembling a REAL pitching staff to help Carlton, adding Lonborg and Brett in ’73, Tug McGraw in ’75, and Jim Kaat and Ron Reed in ’76.

Jim pitched for the Phillies from 1973 to 1979, highlighted by winning 17 games in 1974 and 18 in 1976.

I recall Lonnie running out of gas in his later seasons with the Phillies and was released in June 1979, ending his 15-year career.

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Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:34 pm

The people I knew who had problem breeds got creative in terms of identifying the mix. For example, a friend's Rottweiler became a Lab mix.

Yes, always list "mixed breed" on the application and always specify "mixed breed" when going to the veterinarian (shots, etc.).

In some states/municipalities a letter from a doctor or therapist qualifying the dog as an emotional support animal might help.


This thread is nearly as fascinating as the recent "dog bite" thread.



Unfortunately, I'm not surprised that people are suggesting the OP lie about their dog in order to get preferential treatment.


It isn't the same though as say if people suggest that other people put a false number or put a number in the wrong category on a tax return rather than the true number or category. That usually gets the comment removed or thread shut down here, which IMO it should.



Here the basic phenomenon we are dealing with is not factual, fear of 'pit bulls' over other similar large/strong dogs, it's public hysteria sometimes justified by pseudo-science from people without credentials. There is no demonstrated scientific basis for the concept of 'dangerous dog breed'. And even if it had any scientific validity, the fact that a mixed breed dog looks a certain way is no indicator of its underlying DNA. Two dogs which are the same % mix of A and B might have very different appearances, very much like A, like B or neither. Appearance of mixed breed dogs is of zero value in predicting behavior.



In the extreme there could be a case where a dog was purchased as a certified pure breed and then it's untruthful to say it's a mixed breed. Even though again breed alone is essentially irrelevant to predicting a dog's temperament or behavior according to any peer reviewed science. However in the overwhelming majority of actual cases dogs called 'pit bulls' *are* mixed breeds, therefore it's not a lie to say so.



Though as I said, with landlord hat on one must consider the liability potential of big strong dogs, and the fact that the legal system and juries, and insurance co's, aren't gteed to be rational. Also the whole 'therapy animal' thing is a different story, there are problems with that concept I agree. But in vast majority of cases of 'pit bulls', the owner would be the one under a mistaken impression if they thought their dog *wasn't* a mixed breed.
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  • The US Food and Drug Administration barely regulates the cosmetics industry: just 11 ingredients are forbidden in cosmetic products in the US. In Europe, more than 1,300 compounds are barred. 
  • The retail chain Claire's came under fire last week after asbestos, a known cancer causer, was found in eye shadow and foundation sold there. 
  • But experts say the Claire's discovery is part a larger issue: the US beauty industry is not subject to many rules, and some of the ingredients makeup-makers use could make people sick. 

Dr. Shruthi Mahalingaiah used to love shopping at Sephora. She bought so much makeup, she said, that she even got "little random gifts" with her purchases.

"I had drawers full of makeup, all sorts of makeup," Mahalingaiah told Business Insider.

But today, she no longer sets foot in the store. Ever since she started studying the health effects that chemicals in cosmetics can have on people, Mahalingaiah — a gynecologist at Boston Medical Center — has paired her former beauty routine way down. 

"Cosmetic molecules used in the shine or luminescence are often derivatives of PFAS and PFOAs," Mahalingaiah said. 

These chemicals are endocrine disruptors, which mans they can subtly change how our bodies work by shifting the way our hormones operate. Such hormone disruptors have been linked to metabolism issues, low sperm counts in men, and early menopause in women. They can also do long-term damage to a developing fetus, subtly reducing a baby's brain power and upping the odds of a premature birth.

PFAS chemicals are not the only problematic ingredients in makeup: Asbestos, a known cancer-causer, was found in Claire's eye shadows and face powder last week.

"It wasn't surprising to me, because there's no regulation," Mahalingaiah said. 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to use the three Claire's products that tested positive for asbestos, but the agency has said it "does not have authority to mandate a recall."

On Tuesday, however, outgoing FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced that Claire's is complying with the FDA's voluntary recall request.

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But Leo Trasande, a public-health expert from NYU's Langone Health network, thinks the FDA could do a lot more to communicate the health risks of cosmetics to the public and test for dangerous compounds in makeup products.

"This is quite late in the game for FDA to rush out and insist that this is a problem," Trasande, who recently wrote a book on endocrine-disrupting chemicals, told Business Insider.  "They've known that this is a problem for some time. There is no level of asbestos that is safe." 

The US hasn't enacted new cosmetics regulation in over 80 years

The US law that regulates cosmetics — the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act — hasn't changed since it was enacted in 1938. While Europe has banned over 1,300 chemicals from the products for sale there, the US forbids just 11. Congress wrote drafts of new cosmetic rules in 2011 and 2018, but neither set was enacted.

Today, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are once again discussing the potential health risks from products we're putting on our lips, eyes, and bodies. 

"Cosmetics have largely fallen into a regulatory black hole," Scott Faber, the senior vice president of government affairs at the Environmental Working Group, said in sworn testimony before the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy on Tuesday. "Cosmetics manufacturers do not have to register with FDA, do not have to report ingredients, do not have to report adverse events."

This is different from how the FDA treats drugs, medical devices, and food. 

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The lack of regulation essentially means that manufacturers of makeup, shampoo, lotion, and other personal-care products in the US can put almost anything they want into those items, including compounds known to raise cancer risk, like coal tar, formaldehyde, and lead

To make matters murkier, producers are permitted to label their products with ingredients like "fragrance" or "parfum" instead of disclosing the specific chemicals that make up those elements of a product, since those formulations are considered trade secrets. So fragranced beauty products could easily contain a toxic compound without consumers ever knowing. 

How much toxin is too much?

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Because cosmetics are designed to make people attractive to others, they often mimic one of nature's best-known phenomena: the glow women get when pregnant.

"Thick eyelashes, thick eyebrows, flushed cheeks, big lips, all of this happens under the effects of estrogen," Mahalingaiah said, adding, "it might be the effect a person putting on the makeup might want, but through a pathway that's maybe not the healthiest." 

Scientists know that exposure to asbestos raises a person's cancer risk, but the effects of the hormone-disrupting chemicals that can be found in makeup aren't as clear. Researchers are still trying to figure out, for example, how compounds in anti-aging products bind to the estrogen receptors in our bodies. But there are signs that women who use more cosmetics may see health consequences like early menopause, more hot flashes, painful cases of endometriosis, and long-term damage to their DNA, which can lead to cancer

"Why do we always need to look fertile and pregnant?" Mahalingaiah asked. 

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Research on endocrine disruptors also suggests that the chemicals could subtly slow down people's metabolisms and contribute to chronic health issues like obesity and infertility, even in small doses. This is true for people of all ages and sexes, including unborn babies.

Take phthalates, for example: the ingredients that keep products like shampoo fresh.

"Phthalates disrupt the function of the male sex hormone," Mahalingaiah said.

Studies show that men exposed to high concentrations of those chemicals in the womb can have lower testicular volume, less semen, and lower semen quality than other men. 

The best solution may be to simply use fewer products

Mahalingaiah said she recently performed an at-home urine test on herself, and found elevated concentrations of parabens (one of the most common estrogen-influencing ingredients in beauty products) in her body. She also found the sunscreen ingredient benzophenone-3 (BP-3), which can mess with the way hormones typically function.  

To the dismay of her three young daughters, Mahalingaiah said she threw away her 100-shade eyeshadow palettes, since PFAS chemicals are often used to make those cosmetics shimmer.

Mahalingaiah now recommends that any step in a person's beauty routine that isn't obviously beneficial to their health (like putting on sunscreen) should probably be re-examined. 

"My piece of advice would be thinking about why [people] think they need a lot of makeup," she said. "People are using makeup primers, and then base coats, and then these other coats, and then the spray that locks it all in."

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Each additional product a person uses could raise the risk that their endocrine system gets disrupted, she said. Even so-called "natural" beauty products, which purport to have fewer fragrances and plasticizers than others, can still masquerade as a healthier alternative with largely the same ingredients.

"How much science do you need, when there are known carcinogens or toxicants, to make a choice to reduce exposure?" Mahalingaiah asked. "How much data do you need?" 

Still, she admits that she still falls for the shimmering, radiant formulations chemists have come up with on occasion.

"I haven't thrown everything out," Mahalingaiah said. "I just reduce the frequency of use." 

Trasande said he, too, has made changes in his home because of his research findings — he has thrown out etched and scratched kitchen plastics, and he tries to circulate more fresh air through his home to clear out toxins.

Trasande suggests consumers vet their own personal care products through a database like EWG's Skin Deep

Once you stop using endocrine-disrupting chemicals, studies suggest concentrations of them in your body can diminish quickly. A 2016 study of 100 14- to 18-year-old girls showed that when they stopped using personal-care products with ingredients like phthalates, parabens, triclosan, and BP-3, their urine concentrations of those chemicals dropped 27–45% in just three days.

Mahalingaiah said it's important for consumers to think about how to reduce their exposure: "What do you really need? Can you do with less?" she asked.

Making do with fewer products, of course, will also save you some cash.

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  • Mark Bertolini served as the CEO of Aetna from 2010 to 2018, stepping down after selling the healthcare company to CVS.
  • In a new memoir, he reflects on how both his and his son's near-death experiences made him a more empathetic leader focused on team-building.
  • At Aetna, Bertolini increased the minimum wage to $16 an hour, increased health benefits, paid off student loans, and instituted mindfulness training.
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Mark Bertolini wears a large, black skull ring on his right hand. It's a memento mori for the former Aetna CEO, a symbol of his mortality. He bought it after waking up from a six-day coma in 2004, when a skiing accident broke his neck in five places and resulted in his left arm being permanently disabled. It happened just a year after his teenage son Eric managed to beat lymphoma. When he looks at the skull, he's reminded that "who you spend your time with and how you spend it every day are the two most important decisions you will make," he told Business Insider.

We spoke with Bertolini in late February, at the CECP's CEO Investor Forum, and ahead of the release of his new memoir, "Mission-Driven Leadership."

The exec, who grew up in Detroit, says he was the first member of his blue-collar family to attend college. He worked his way through the healthcare industry before making it to the top job at Aetna in 2010.

Bertolini's last act as CEO was closing the $69 billion sale of Aetna to CVS Health in a deal that made CVS CEO Larry Merlo the chief executive of both companies and left Aetna president Karen Lynch as Bertolini's successor.

His time at the health-insurance provider was marked by an average of 20% annual growth of earnings per share, and a revamping of employee benefits that included a minimum wage increase to $16 an hour and the widespread implementation of yoga and meditation classes. He developed a passion for the latter after kicking a painkiller habit that arose in the wake of his accident. These healthier habits also led to the adoption of Buddhism and the abandonment of a ruthless executive persona employees once characterized as "Darth Vader."

"I often say to people that I've been uniquely prepared to do the work I do given the personal experiences I've had and the things I've had to live with," he said. "And while I wouldn't change a bit of it if I had the chance, I would not recommend it as a developmental pathway!"

We talked about some of these experiences, and how writing his book gave him a chance to reflect on them.

The following interview was edited for clarity and length.

Letting go of Darth Vader

Mark Bertolini: It was 2001 when Eric got sick. I'd sold my first company in '94, and my second company in 1998. I got paid a lot of money, and I was living in this mansion on the mountain in Avon, Connecticut. I was just back from Italy, and all of a sudden my son got sick and my money didn't matter, my position didn't matter. What I realized over a period of three or four months is that I had to personally engage. What I realized in that personal engagement is how little time I had spent with him. So I literally lived in his hospital room with him — I even moved a bed in there.

He was in the hospital about a year, and then in and out for a few months after that. But I just left work.

I had PubMed on the laptop, "Harrison's [Principles of] Internal Medicine" text with a bunch of little sticky notes, and I grilled the medical team every morning: "What are we doing today? Why does it matter? Where do I read about it?" And it was through that process that we got two drugs approved for him and ultimately, it saved his life and then it was five years later, I gave him my left kidney because his kidneys were damaged by the cure. But all of that was so humbling.

And then my injury happened. I was the guy that, at 184 pounds, 8% body fat, ran four miles every morning, worked out at the gym. I was in tip-top shape. I was 47 years old and all of a sudden, I hit a tree and none of that worked anymore, and I was like, "Oh my God, what a disaster." After my son's illness and then that, it was like, "OK, this isn't about me."

Richard Feloni: Are you referring to life in general?

Bertolini: Yes, life in general. In the middle of all that, I left the Catholic church over the whole Boston abuse revelations. And so I was all of a sudden non-religious. I was in incredible pain. I was on seven different narcotics, and to come out of that, you have to reinvent who you are. I first tried to get it all back and realized that wasn't going to work if I had my motorcycles, if I had my bicycle.

I had to reinvent everything, and in that reinvention come face-to-face with the narcissism, the lack of humility, all those other sorts of things.

Feloni: Weren't you known as "Darth Vader" before this?

Bertolini: Yes, yes I was, [because] I was not afraid to make decisions. If you're willing to make [a decision] and you're willing to monitor the progress of the decision you made, you'll make it better as you go along. But most people won't make a decision because they're afraid of being wrong, which most decisions are until you get into it.

Feloni: Did thinking about things that were bigger than yourself help you become a more empathetic leader?

Bertolini: It did. I went through an evolution of having all the answers to realizing I had very few answers, and I started engaging the group and learning from them. I had some brain injury from the accident, so I had to go through all of that realizing who I was and what my role was going to be. Not working was not an option for me — although I could've done that.

Investing in employees before it was cool

Feloni: How long from this point did it take you to get to this idea of being (as you've put it) a "radical capitalist"?

Bertolini: I did things before anybody else was talking about doing them: Raising minimum wage, waiving out-of-pocket costs, paying back student loans, paying people to sleep, investing in the employees. I had come up with the notion that talent was more scarce than capital, and I was asking, "What is it we need to believe in order to take this set of risks and be successful?"

It was actually the yoga and mindfulness that opened the whole door for the rest of it. I was doing that to deal with my pain. I wasn't taking opioids — I still don't — and I came to work and said to the senior team, "I think we should have everybody learn yoga mindfulness." And they all nodded politely because I was the president at the time, and then about an hour later, the chief medical officer came in and said, "Mark, this is voodoo medicine. You're crazy. We all think you're crazy. Just because you do it doesn't mean everybody else has to do it." And I said, "OK, well what do you need to do to believe it?" And he said, "We need to do a double-blind study."

So we did, and two months after the double-blind study with Duke was done, he came and said, "You're not going to believe this: It actually works."

It took a long time, way longer than I wanted to, but it was about a year where I finally said to the team, OK, I'm tired of talking about spreadsheets. We're gonna raise minimum wage from $12 to $16 an hour, and we're going to wipe out healthcare costs for everybody under 300% of the poverty level.

And when we did that and watched the results, it was amazing. Our employee engagement went up 1,200% not only in those employees, but in the whole company. What happened next was the most profound piece: Everybody started coming back to me with ways we could take care of each other.

I talk about the four levels of leadership. The first level is your employees hate you. The second level is your employees fear you. The third level is your employees praise you. The fourth level, you're invisible because your organization takes care of itself and that's what happened the last three, four years.

That's the legacy I want to leave: An organization of people that get it, they make it better, they keep it going. I don't need to tell people what to do.

How to know when it's time to move on

Feloni: With the book, you took time to look back on your career. What's next for you, and what do you want to accomplish?

Bertolini: I don't live the lifestyle of the traditional CEO — I come from a pretty humble background. When the deal closed, I had almost three million shares of stock, and I never used it because I didn't need it. So the vast majority of that has gone into taxes, my family foundation (called Anahata), and then trusts for grandchildren and children. My wife and I kept a little bit of it, but the majority of it is in the foundation.

The idea there is to use that foundation to create community, and to focus on three things. First, in education. My wife works in the Harlem schools with kids on literacy. Second is the environment, and we've invested heavily in preserving carbon sinks, so buying forest land that will never be built on or chopped down. And then sustainability, how do we create sustainable communities. That will be the work, and I'll be engaged in that because it's interesting to me and exciting for me. I'm on a number of boards of directors.

So that's sort of occupying my time. I probably won't jump into a full-time job unless I'm dragged back into it. I want a portfolio of interesting things to do. I've been working since I was 13, so it would be kind of nice at 62 not to have to work anymore and make decisions tougher than what kind of coffee do I grind this morning.

Feloni: What's your best leadership advice?

Bertolini: Setting goals only establishes disappointment. The deeper understanding one should have is what is it that you do really well, that you love to do, and look for work that supports that. And if you do that, you'll have an incredible career.

My proclivities are to fix broken things and build new things. I hate just making sure the trains run on time. I always hire people that can do that part really well, and I've been surrounded by people like that for the last 20 years. I've been able to look at what's next, what can we fix, what can we make better. Because if things are running really well, I'll tinker with them just to see if they can be better than they are.

I've never looked for a job other than my first job. The phone's always rang to offer me something. People will call me and say [they've] got this issue or that issue. If it's something I like, I'll offer to help. That's how I've gotten every job I've had — and because it's work I love to do and I do it well, I have a lot of fun doing it.

Probably the hardest part [of retiring] is you should be prepared when you're done to have things you need to do that are just as interesting, otherwise you'll regret the fact that you don't have a job anymore. I think that's where a lot of CEOs in particular fail.

Feloni: Did you leave Karen Lynch with strategic insights before departing your role?

Bertolini: Oh yeah, Karen worked with me for a long time. It was a very purposeful development process for her, and I think she's going to be in a great place. She has every opportunity to run that company [CVS] one day and I think she can do it, and I'm going to support her in trying to achieve that.

When I handed her the president's job, I said to her, "At some point you will realize you've been doing the president's job too long because you'll see an issue and you'll go, ‘I know how to do that. I did that [back then],' and that's when you make mistakes."

The leading cause of failure is success. When it became too rote for me, I knew I needed to have somebody else do it. She's taken it to a whole different level. Again, the legacy is that she took things I had figured out and she made them better, and she has built her own things that she'll pass on to somebody else. And that's what [former Aetna CEO] Ron Williams did with me. That's what real legacies are, the work they leave behind. She's got a big job to do. I think she'll do fine.

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          OB GYN needed for Locums in Boston, MA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Celebrities among several charged in 'largest college admissions scam' in US      Cache   Translate Page      

Washington, March 13 (IANS) US federal prosecutors have charged nearly 50 people in a scam where the wealthy paid to have their children admitted to elite schools.

US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling told a press conference in Boston on Tuesday that the case was "largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted," saying those charged collaborated to send students to top tier US universities with bribe, Xinhua news agency reported.

The scam, which started in 2011, saw a total of USD 25 million paid as bribe. Lelling said among those charged are three scam organisers, 33 parents, nine coaches, two SAT and ACT administrators, one exam proctor and one college administrator.

Those charged included Hollywood actresses, wealthy business people and a Lawyer, a list of those charged provided by Lelling's office showed.

A company named the Edge College and Career Network acted as a conduit for parents to bribe to test administrators or school sports coaches, who would assist their children in gaining undeserved admission to prestigious universities, including Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, the University of Texas and University of Southern California, according to a statement released by Lelling's office.

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          Career Litigation Associate Attorney - Connecticut-Stamford      Cache   Translate Page      
Stamford office of an AmLaw firm seeks career associate attorney with 1-3 years of litigation experience. The candidate will be serving in legal research, drafting pleadings and motions, conducting discovery and appearing in court as needed on behalf of banks, special servicers and other corporate clients involved in commercial foreclosure actions and other complex civil litigation. Must preferably have experience representing lenders in foreclosure actions and be familiar with Connecticut and New York rules of practice. CT and NY Bar Admissions are required.The candidate must have a superior academic record, excellent writing and communication skills, and the ability to work independently.This law firm was established over a century ago to provide a broad range of legal services. Their areas of practice include antitrust, immigration, real estate, healthcare, family law, business litigation, technology, energy, crisis management, and more. Their offices are located in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Stamford, and Wilmington.
          food service supervisor - Whitehorse Restaurant Limited Partnership o/a Boston Pizza - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
Food service counter attendants and food preparers; Salary$$13.92HOUR hourly for 8 to 29 hours per week.... $13.92 an hour
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          Orion the Beautiful - Black and White Cat Love      Cache   Translate Page      
*Blows dust off blog*  Whew!  *Cough cough*  Where HAVE I been?  I've nearly updated a hundred times and utterly failed.  I'm thinking of switching over to a Facebook page instead since they are so much easier to update and more connected. 

So, enough with lame excuses.  I'm going to post a few updates since I have a backlog of ideas, pictures and items to show off.  I just wanted to crack the ice and maybe show a few pictures of my cat.  I know, a terrible stereotype to show cat pictures, but I wanted to show just a few very pretty pictures of Orion to show how he's grown - he's a year and a half old now.



 
I named him Orion because he was such a good little hunter and played fetch with a sock as a little kitten and most of all as he had dark gray hair that made a little belt at his middle before turning to black.  Now it is all black and white fur - no belt at all.  And all that fuzzy kitten hair turned sleek and super soft fine fur.

 

 

Orion and the Giant Lobster:

 
 
 
I bought this big stuffed lobster from the Boston Aquarium ages ago and I put it on my bed in the summers sometimes - Orion took an instant liking to it - he cuddles with it all the time.  Guess it isn't going anywhere.



This is Orion's kitten - a little black and white stuffed animal my Aunt sent last Christmas - he luvs it.
  He kicks it and bites it and then licks it all over like a real kitten  It's hilarious and sweet to watch.  But sometimes he just cuddles with it.  Aww.



And because Halloween will be soon - apparently he's going as a Vampire this year...


 
I love this pic, just happened to catch him mid yawn and it's amazing.
 
Next post will be un-cat related.  Promise. 
 
 

          The Latest: 4 free on $500K bail in college admission scheme      Cache   Translate Page      
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Four people arrested in New York City in the college…
          Rant: The Seafood Expo: Why Aren't You Going?       Cache   Translate Page      
This upcoming Sunday, thousands of fascinating and tasty creatures from the sea, a deluge of seafood, will descend on Boston. This epic event is one of the top food events of the year, but it seems to be ignored by most local writers and bloggers. Why aren't you planning on attending the Seafood Expo North America (SENA)?

Starting on Sunday, March 17, and ending on Tuesday, March 19, SENA returns to Boston, and it is probably the largest seafood event in the country. If you are a writer, from freelancer to a blogger, and cover any topics related to seafood, from recipes to sustainability, then I strongly encourage you to attend. As I have said repeatedly before, "the seafood show is fertile soil for a myriad of story ideas as each exhibit booth has its own unique and interesting story." Any writer who attends this show should easily find the seeds for at least a dozen stories, and likely many more.

SENA is a huge trade show, and last year there were about 1341 exhibitors, representing 57 different countries, showcasing a wide diversity of products and services. The total exhibit space is about 258,630 square feet, broken down into 30+ aisles of the Expo, so just walking through the show makes for great cardio exercise. With the vast number of exhibitors, you're sure to find plenty of fascinating stories. Even if you attended all three days, you still wouldn't have enough time to visit all of the booths.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about a myriad of seafood issues, to talk to numerous seafood businesses, to explore the seafood industry. You can discover more about different countries, such as by visiting the pavilions for Japan or Iceland. In addition, the show is fun, with plenty of delicious seafood samples, from lobster to oysters. Ever had salmon bacon? Fried alligator? You never know what might be available to sample at SENA. SENA presents a range of interesting conference panels too, and this year you can attend ones such as  "Seafood Trends & Preferences at Home & Away from Home" or "Changing the Narrative on Sustainable Aquaculture in the Culinary Community." You can also attend the annual Oyster Shucking Competition.

We all know that seafood is at the crux of some of the most important food issues in the world. The range of seafood topics touches on so many crucial matters, from sustainability to health, climate change to slavery. Seafood is integral to the economic health of many local businesses, from fishermen to restaurants. The potential extinction of certain fish species is a major concern that needs to be addressed. These are all issues which need much more coverage by the media, and which you can make your own contributions.

Why do I care? First, I view our local writers and bloggers as a community and I believe we all benefit by helping each other, giving recommendations for excellent events. Second, I feel that seafood is a vital topic which more people need to write about so that we raise attention to all of its urgent issues. That will benefit all of us in many ways. It is with greater exposure and cooperative efforts that we can cause change in the seafood industry. Third, it is a sad fact that there are four times as many negative articles about seafood than positive ones, and we need to change that ratio.

So I hope to see you next weekend at the Seafood Expo North America.
          Knox Financial Bags $1.4M Seed Funding      Cache   Translate Page      
BOSTON, MA, Fintech company that is making investment property ownership accessible and frictionless, has raised $1.4 million in seed funding.
          Factbox - Coaches implicated in U.S. college admissions fraud scheme      Cache   Translate Page      
Nine current or former college coaches, as well as an associate athletic director, were charged by federal prosecutors in Boston on Tuesday in the biggest admissions fraud scheme uncovered in the United States.

          Bar Owners Meet With Police To Discuss Safety After Kidnappings      Cache   Translate Page      
Boston Police brought together roughly 200 bar and restaurant owners and managers Tuesday afternoon for a closed door safety meeting.
          99-Year-Old Girl Scout Continues To Volunteer, Inspire      Cache   Translate Page      
Dot Macaione of Lynn has been involved with scouting for more than six decades.
          Keller @ Large: What Would A Joe Biden Candidacy Mean For Democrats?      Cache   Translate Page      
Former Vice President Joe Biden told the International Association of Fire Fighters Legislative Conference he might soon be needing their support.
          Dick’s To Halt Sales Of Rifles, Ammo At 125 Of Its Stores      Cache   Translate Page      
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. said on Tuesday that it will stop selling hunting rifles and ammunition at 125 of its stores.
          Ny antibiotika kan hittas i vanlig jord      Cache   Translate Page      

Forskare i Boston har hittat molekyler i jorden som biter på resistenta bakterier. I jorden kan vi alltså kanske hitta en lösning på det växande hotet med antibiotikaresistens.

Den allra första antibiotikan hittade vi av misstag. Sedan dess har vi aktivt tagit bakterier från bland annat jorden. De har fått växa upp i labb för på så sätt hitta bakterier som har förmågan att döda andra bakterier. Men källan har … läs mer


          Day 20 Statistics      Cache   Translate Page      

Day 20 of the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge is now over. I was able to get 3 hubs published today. Today I am pretty depressed over personal matters. I wish I could change things that have happened in my life sometimes. I feel like I am in a rut.

My stats for today -
posted 3 hubs
hubscore is 90
226 hits

Hubs for Today:

#71 of 100 - http://hubpages.com/hub/Earthfest-Boston-2009
#72 of 100 - http://hubpages.com/hub/Nick-Simmons
#73 of 100 - http://hubpages.com/hub/Diversity


          City Officials And Bar Owners Discuss Boston Nightlife Safety Measures      Cache   Translate Page      
Boston City officials and bar owners discussed new safety measures for the city’s nightlife on Tuesday following the gruesome killing of a 32-year-old woman who was last scene leaving a South Boston nightclub.
          Borderlands 3 dovrebbe essere svelato al PAX East di quest’anno      Cache   Translate Page      
Dopo la conferma della sua partecipazione al PAX East che si terrà a Boston nelle prossime settimane, appare ormai chiaro a tutti che Gearbox Software sembra essere pronta a fare un annuncio importantissimo, che per molti potrebbe essere quello di Borderlands 3. A gettare ulteriore benzina sul fuoco ci ha pensato la stessa Gearbox, con […]

L'articolo Borderlands 3 dovrebbe essere svelato al PAX East di quest’anno proviene da GamesVillage.it.


          Fanoušci Plzně hodili láhev po rozhodčím i po soupeři. Teď musí klub platit 170 tisíc      Cache   Translate Page      
Disciplinární komise hokejové extraligy potrestala Plzeň pokutami v souhrnné výši 170 tisíc korun za chování fanoušků v zápase 50. kola proti Třinci.
          Tufts Medical Center takes on life-threatening superbug infections      Cache   Translate Page      

Two million Americans are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year.

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          Factbox: Coaches implicated in U.S. college admissions fraud scheme      Cache   Translate Page      
Nine current or former college coaches, as well as an associate athletic director, were charged by federal prosecutors in Boston on Tuesday in the biggest admissions fraud scheme uncovered in the United States.

          Spring Training Report: Injury Update As Season Nears      Cache   Translate Page      
Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers the pitch during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and New York Yankees ace Luis Severino are both nursing injuries heading into the 2019 MLB season.
          Borderlands 3 Possibly Getting Announced at PAX East Later This Month      Cache   Translate Page      

Gearbox Software has been teasing Borderlands 3 for well over a year and it appears it has been teased once more.

The official Twitter account for Gearbox has posted an image that has an art style similar to the Borderlands franchise. The image features a highway exit sign with "Exit 3" as the exit number and "March 28 Boston MA" as the name of the exit.

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PAX East 2019 takes place in Boston, MA from March 28 to 31.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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          Junior Traffic Engineer - City of Boston - Boston, MA      Cache   Translate Page      
Boston Water and Sewer Commission, NSTAR, etc.). This is a provisional appointment....
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          Manager, Electric Field Operations (Metro Boston Area) - EVERSOURCE - Dorchester, MA      Cache   Translate Page      
Works proactively with Community Relations to influence district, city and town leaders and civic groups to provide a local point of contact and to enhance...
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          Bet Smart: Atlantic Coast Conference      Cache   Translate Page      

 

Major conference tournament action tips off Tuesday when the Atlantic Coast Conference hits the floor in Charlotte with three first round games. All the other power conference tournaments begin Wednesday.

Media, fans, and bettors will be watching the Duke Blue Devils very closely. Zion Williamson will reportedly return from his knee injury for the ACC tourney. If he’s anywhere near 100%, the Blue Devils are serious championship threats this week and in the Big Dance. If not, Duke remains on the short list of elite teams…but only “a name in the hat.”

Last week, VSiN introduced you to the concept of using conference margin averages to visualize quality from top to bottom in any league. Numbers aren’t perfectly clean in this 15-team grouping because the schedule doesn’t permit a full double round robin (that would be 28 games!) ACC teams did play 18 games against each other, which is at least enough to get a good sense of point differentials up and down the scale.

ACC Regular Season Margins in Conference Play: Virginia +13.7, North Carolina +11.0, Duke +8.6, Florida State +5.2, Louisville +4.7, Virginia Tech +3.8, Clemson +2.6, NC State +0.4, Syracuse -0.1, Miami -5.1, Boston College -7.1, Notre Dame -7.2, Pittsburgh -8.6, Georgia Tech -8.6, Wake Forest -13.6

Duke was only +1.8 in the six games Zion missed (counting both games against North Carolina because he was injured so early in the first meeting). Think of them as about +12 with him, +2 without in ACC action.

With three elite teams in this event, earning the #1 seed was very important. Virginia has a relatively friendly pathway to the semifinals…only needing to beat the winner of Wednesday’s NC State/Clemson game. North Carolina and Duke will probably have tougher quarterfinal opponents, then have to face each other if they sweep through to the semi’s.

Here’s a quick look at seedings by bracket section…

*Virginia’s Quarter: #1 Virginia, #8 NC State, #9 Clemson.

*Florida State’s Quarter: #4 FSU, #5 Virginia Tech, #12 Miami, #13 Wake Forest.

*North Carolina’s Quarter: #2 UNC, #7 Louisville, #10 Georgia Tech, #15 Notre Dame.

*Duke’s Quarter: #3 Duke, #6 Syracuse, #11 Boston College, #14 Pittsburgh.

Remember that it’s best to avoid betting “futures” prices to win any conference tournament. You’ll typically earn a better return with a “rolling parlay” approach. Invest whatever you were thinking about for a futures bet on your chosen team to win its first game on the money line. Roll over your return round by round, with the option of stopping if a key player is seriously injured in a victory.

VSiN will quickly run through conference margin averages Wednesday for the Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, and Pac 12…all of which begin during a very busy basketball bonanza. That will include a special look at the first postseason game for St. John’s. The Red Storm plummeted all the way to a #7 seed in the Big East because other teams closed so well, and will host #10 seed DePaul (FS1, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday).


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          Mar 28: Our Space from the UMBC Flute Studio      Cache   Translate Page      

The flute studios of Lisa Cella and Lori Kesner present Our Space, a newly created series centered on pedagogical issues of performance and style and the work of young rising stars in the flute world. This series culminates with a concert given by the Angora Ensemble. Their program will feature:

• Piano Trio in D minor, Op.49 — Felix Mendelssohn
• Assobio A Jato (The Jet Whistle) — Heitor Villa-Lobos
• Deux poèmes de Ronsard, Op. 26 — Albert Roussel
• Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) — George Crumb

Flutist Eric Maul is quickly establishing himself as a champion of chamber music, both new and old. He has performed works such as the Debussy Trio, the Bach Coffee Cantata, Barber Summer Music, and many other. In addition to performing the classics, Eric has been apart of commissioning and/or premiering a wide variety of new music pieces. As a member of Ensemble Encanto, he was apart of the ‘Voces de Lorca’, a project setting the children’s poem of Fredrico Lorca to the music of composers such as Douglass Buchanan, Stephen Yip, and Sean Brennan. He was part of the world premiere Frances Pollock ‘God As She Makes This Earth’, a piece for Soprano and chamber orchestra. A Citizen Artist, Eric believes music can and should be used to help the local community. Eric holds a Bachelors of Music from the Peabody Institute and a Masters of Music from the New England Conservatory. His teachers include Laurie Sokoloff, famed international virtuoso Marina Piccinini, and ‘American Treasure’ Paula Robison. He currently lives in Boston, MA. 

Jacques-Pierre Malan is a professional cellist from South Africa who started playing the cello at the age of 7. He is now living and performing in the United States of America. Jacques-Pierre is a prize winner of several music competitions in his home country as well as in the USA while completing his Masters of Music degree at the John Hopkins Peabody Institute in Baltimore. He has been privileged to be a student of the acclaimed cellist and pedagogue Amit Peled from the John Hopkins Peabody Institute. Jacques-Pierre was also mentored by another previous student of Maestro Peled, Ms. Heleen du Plessis, now senior lecturer for cello at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Mezzo soprano Delaney Rosen, who has been praised in The Baltimore Sun for her “tender tone”and “sensitive phrasing” is quickly establishing herself as an adept singer of both opera and art song. Her repertoire includes Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible, Mallika in Lakme, Adalgisa in Norma, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the title role in Carmen, the alto solo in The Verdi Requiem, Ravel’s Chansons Madecasses and Sheherazade and Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn. She has performed with Washington National Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, Lyric Opera Baltimore, The Art Song Preservation Society of New York, Opera AACC, and Peabody Opera Theater. She is a graduate of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with acclaimed divas Marianna Busching and Phyllis Bryn-Julson. She currently studies with mezzo soprano Theodora Hanslowe, and lives in Baltimore with her cat, Misty. 

Pianist Hui-Chuan Chen leads a diverse career as a chamber musician and educator. She was the awards winner of the Wonderlic piano competition in Baltimore, The International Music festival in Siena, Italy, Kaohsiung City Competition, Taiwan, National Taiwan Normal University Piano Competition and Kawai Piano competition, Taiwan. After finishing her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Hui-Chuan devoted herself as a teacher. She taught at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and Peabody Preparatory. She also served as board member for JoyStar, a Baltimore-based education center as board member and faculty. She is currently faculty at University of Maryland Baltimore County and Washington Conservatory of Music, Washington D.C. 


Admission is free.


Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where Linehan Concert Hall is located — please click here for additional information.


          Louis Coleman is arraigned in Boston federal court for the charge of kidnapping resulting in the death of Jassy Correia      Cache   Translate Page      

The Providence man accused of kidnapping, murdering, and stuffing a young Dorchester mother's body in the trunk of a car was arraigned in federal court in Boston on Monday. 

Louis D. Coleman III, 32, was apprehended on I-95 in Delaware just hours after authorities identified him as the suspect connected to Correia’s disappearance four days earlier, when she disapeared from a downtown Boston bar on the night of her birthday celebration. 

Coleman reportedly told Delaware police that the missing Massachusetts mother of a 2-year-old daughter was “in the trunk.”

Police reportedly found her body wrapped up with a sofa cushion, stuffed inside of a suitcase in the trunk of Coleman’s car. Correia, 23, reportedly died from blunt-force-trauma and strangulation. Authorities said Coreia’s body was also bound with duct tape and covered with baking soda. 

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said that officials do not believe that Coleman and Correia knew each other prior, and that she did not appear to have been sexually assaulted. 

Correia was laid to rest at the Saint Peter Parish in Dorchester on March 11.

In his first appearance in a Massachusetts court, Coleman waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will remain in federal custody after being charged with one count of federal kidnapping charges, which addresses transporting a victim over state lines.

According to the Boston Herald, Coleman “is requesting court-appointed counsel” in Massachusetts, per a signed order issued by U.S. District Court of Delaware Judge Sherry Fallon before Coleman was handed over to U.S. Marshals and brought him back to Massachusetts.

Coleman also faces kidnapping, refusal to report a death with intent to conceal a crime, and mutilation of a dead human body charges from the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office.


          Campus Anti-Semitism Comes to Congress      Cache   Translate Page      

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar both graduated from college in 2011.  In less than a decade, campus anti-Semitism had made the great leap from campus to Congress.

2011 was a banner year for campus anti-Semitism in alliance with its progressive leftist allies.

Last year, the Trump administration reopened an investigation into campus anti-Semitism at Rutgers University in 2011 that had been shut down by Obama officials back in 2014. The shutdown of the investigation, like the similar shutdowns of terrorism investigations, were part of a pattern.  

The investigation was reopened by Kenneth Marcus, the new Assistant Education Secretary for Civil Rights, a Jewish civil rights leader whose appointment Senate Democrats had stalled for 8 months, and whose confirmation every single Senate Democrat voted against.  

“We don't care about anti-Semitism in this office." The Marcus confirmation battle had become infamous for a senior aide to Senator Patty Murray declaring. "We care about transgenders, we care about blacks, we care about Hispanics, we care about gays, we care about lesbians.”

The intersectional values of campus politics were being used to block the fight against anti-Semitism.

Murray and Senator Elizabeth Warren took the lead in attacking Marcus. Warren would make her own headlines, defending Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism by accusing Jews of faking anti-Semitism.

"Branding criticism of Israel as automatically anti-Semitic has a chilling effect on our public discourse," Warren ranted.

Even as the Democrats tried to change the topic, Marcus’ nomination was a referendum on campus anti-Semitism. Reopening the Rutgers investigation was exactly what Senate Dems had tried to block.

The years in which Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar were on campus saw the mass normalization of campus anti-Semitism led by hate groups like the Muslim Students Association.

Omar served as MSA president at North Dakota State University.

Boston University, Cortez’s alma mater, had become notorious for its anti-Israel campus activism.

Omar’s congressional anti-Semitism mirrors traditional MSA and other campus hate group tactics of provoking Jewish students with anti-Semitic harassment and then riding the backlash by claiming to be “people of color” who have fallen victim to a pro-Israel lobby trying to silence criticism of Israel.

Omar’s anti-Semitism brought campus politics to congress.

The House debate mirrored previous campus debates about anti-Semitism with a coalition of leftist and identity politics groups, the Congressional Black Caucus and the Progressive Caucus, defending anti-Semitism, and leaving Speaker Pelosi cast in the role of the hapless college administrator. Like so many college administrators, Pelosi inevitably dismissed Jewish complaints and bowed to the radicals.

The precedent for these tactics had been set on college campuses. Cortez and Omar just exported campus pressure tactics to congress. And, from her very first protest against Pelosi, a sit-in at the Speaker’s office, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez made it abundantly clear that her playbook came from the college campus, not the adult world of politics. And Pelosi had the same vulnerability as college administrators, a fear that radical protests would cut her off from her billionaire leftist backers.

Speaker Pelosi, like college administrators, has chosen to pick her battles with the socialist selfie club. That means defending her priorities, her office and the agendas of her special interests, not Jews. The average college administrator won’t pick a fight that might force him out of his cushy job over anti-Semitism. Neither will Speaker Pelosi who wants to move on to the big issues. Not anti-Semitism.

Faced with a coordinated assault by the Congressional Black Caucus, the Progressive Caucus, and anti-Israel leftists across the media, she did what so many administrators have done, offer a generic condemnation of bigotry without focusing on the specific anti-Semitism or naming names.

The 2020 candidates, at best split the difference, and at worst, like Warren, attacked the Jews.

In less than a decade, campus anti-Semitism had made the great leap from congress to campus. In a year, it might make the leap from campus BDS groups all the way to the White House.

Why did Senator Elizabeth Warren turn to anti-Semitism? 2020 Democrat primary demographics break down into three groups: minorities, elderly lefties, young lefties. Warren performs decently with elderly lefties, abysmally with minorities and poorly with young lefties. Her main competition is Bernie Sanders who had formerly been the most anti-Israel voice in the 2020 race. And he had quickly defended Omar.

Warren doesn’t seriously expect to make any headway with minorities. Black people don’t like either Bernie or Warren. There are already African-American candidates in the race. And the only white candidate who might make inroads with the minority vote is Joe Biden. Warren’s only play was going after the campus radicals who love Bernie. And she did it by allying with anti-Semites.

Campus politics are not only transforming the House, but they’re paving the way to the White House.

No Democrat candidate for the White House has been willing to express clear support for Israel. They, like Pelosi, have become subservient to an anti-Semitic campus lobby whose backing they want.

Conservatives and pro-Israel activists have been concerned about campus anti-Semitism, but they have spent too long thinking of it as a campus problem. The campus is the incubator for tomorrow’s leaders. And, for anyone who dismissed campus crybullies and their narcissistic safe space tantrums, Cortez and Omar are warning signs that campus politics is well on its way to defining our national politics.

 If we lose the battle for the college campus, we will be fighting the same battles in Washington D.C.

The college campus is where most of tomorrow’s elected officials get their first taste of politics. It’s where they learn what works and what doesn’t. Previous generations had leaders who were forged in the molten crucible of war. The closest thing that most of today’s Democrats have to a conflict is student politics. It sets the pattern of their views and their tactics as they climb the ranks of our political system.

Jewish Democrats who failed to confront campus anti-Semitism in the previous decade now find that they are losing to it in the Senate, the House of Representatives, and, eventually, the White House.

The same organizations that spoke out against the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s aggressive campaigns against campus anti-Semitism now wring their hands helplessly over Rep. Omar. Their statements indicate that they have absolutely failed to understand the lessons of the last decade.

The alliance of the Muslim Students Association and Students for Justice in Palestine, the coalition of Islamists and leftists that defined so much of campus life for Jewish students, is defining national politics. Jewish organizations that failed to stand up to either one are now losing out to both.

The SJP-MSA coalition had claimed that its anti-Semitic tactics, everything from disrupting Holocaust memorials to harassing Jewish students and spreading anti-Semitic materials, was just criticism of Israel. And that any effort to oppose it was really a conspiracy to muzzle any criticism of Israel.

Rep. Omar and her political allies have deployed that same argument nationally. And the Jewish Democrats did in the House exactly what they had done on campus, they offered some token protests. And then they folded, accepted a meaningless gesture from the boss, and learned their lesson.

Rep. Omar was able to get away with the anti-Semitic bullying of other House members in the same way that Jewish representatives and candidates were bullied out of student government. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s next target will be Rep. Elliot Engel and assorted other Jewish elected officials.

When Rep. Ilhan Omar ran for office, her donors included Hatem Bazian, the co-founder of Students for Justice in Palestine. Bazian, who has a long history of anti-Semitism, had started out allegedly harassing Jewish students at San Francisco State University: including blocking a Jewish student from a spot on the Student Judicial Council. Bazian’s hateful politics have now gone national via Omar’s anti-Semitism.

The launch of Jexodus has occasioned sneers and smears from establishment organizations. But Jewish Democrats may want to consider what their future in a party defined by BDS supporters and anti-Semites who play the identity politics card while trafficking in anti-Semitism, looks like.

We are all on campus now.


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A few months back I went to see Steven Spielberg's film "Lincoln". I know I'm going to write some things that sound contrary to this, but I had a great time and really enjoyed the film. I loved the feel, the look, and the tone of it.


None of the historical inaccuracies throughout are particularly important to the central theme of the film. My biggest complaint about the movie is not important to that theme of determination and justice either. My complaint is simply that of a "homer" who doesn't want to see any of Somerset County, PA's native sons shown in an unflattering light.

The day after I watched the film, in a fit of righteous indignation, I wrote a short essay defending US Rep. Alexander H. Coffroth from what I considered to be an incorrect attack on his reputation. I clicked "save" and said, "There, I feel better now." Realizing that no one else would read it, I filed it and went on with my life. I found it today cleaning off my desktop, and decided that even though Alexander Coffroth was not a member of the 142nd PA Infantry, three companies in that regiment shared the same county home with him, and that I would post it here.

Thanks for reading!


Alexander Hamilton Coffroth (May 18, 1828 – September 2, 1906)

Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site estimates that as of 2012, over 15,000 different books have been written about Abraham Lincoln. That is an average of almost 150 books a year written about our 16th President. Since his death in 1865, President Lincoln has been portrayed in book, film, and stage; by reenactor, and  as a wax figurine. Despite this market saturation, a book entitled “Team of Rivals” by renowned historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin has recently captured the minds and  imagination of America. Published in 2006, Steven Spielberg has recently brought the book to life in the movie “Lincoln”.
The book and movie both focus a lot of time and attention on the arduous task Lincoln had in creating the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. The world of 1865 was much more nuanced than many popular historians would like us to believe. Just because someone would fight for the preservation of their country did not always translate into that person being an abolitionist. This made the task at hand far more difficult than it would originally seem.
The journey to ratify the 13th Amendment would take the work of the President, his advisors, and both houses of Congress. It would take political gamesmanship as well as some soul-searching for politicians. “Lincoln” has its own take on this process, and one of the politicians the movie portrays that would be absolutely essential in making slavery illegal was Somerset, PA native Alexander Hamilton Coffroth.
Jeremiah S. Black
Alexander Coffroth was a Somerset Democrat who was born there in 1828. The son of John and Mary Coffroth, Alexander went to the Somerset public schools, as well as the Somerset Academy. After he was finished with school, Coffroth was the editor of the Somerset Visitor, the Democratic newspaper of the town, before turning his attention to law. He was admitted to the bar in 1851, having studied in the offices of another famous Somerset County native, Jeremiah S. Black. Black became the Attorney-General, and then Secretary of State, under President James Buchanan. 

Alexander lived and practiced law in Somerset, and in 1854 married Nora Kimmel, with whom he would have four children.
It was during the trying times of civil war that Coffroth decided to get into politics. He was a delegate to the famous 1860 Democratic National Convention in Charleston, SC that saw the Party split in two along slave and free state lines. The split caused both sides to nominate different Presidential candidates, which made it easier for Abraham Lincoln to be elected.
In 1862, Somerset County was part of Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District, which also included Bedford, Franklin, Fulton, and Adams Counties. Coffroth squeaked out a victory by defeating incumbent Edward McPherson to become the youngest member of the House of Representatives. 

US Capitol Building under construction in 1861
President Lincoln began lobbying for a Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery during the first half of 1864. The Senate passed the bill, but it lost momentum in the House. Alexander Coffroth was one of the many Democrats opposed to this bill. In a speech to the House of Representatives on June 14, 1864, Coffroth stated:
“If slavery is to be abolished, allow it to be done according to the principles of common justice. Allow the people in each State the inalienable right through their legally constituted authorities to control their own domestic institutions in their own way.”
A few months later, President Lincoln was reelected and he again pushed ahead for a Constitutional amendment to abolish slavery. But it was also during this election cycle that Coffroth found his political life in limbo.
When the votes were tallied in October of 1864, Coffroth had beaten his opponent, William H. Koontz by a few votes. Koontz thought that it was a little too close and contested it. The race was in fact so close that Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin would not certify the results. Finally, in July 1866, Koontz won the recount and took his seat in Congress. 

[I recently ran across a blog called "Battlefield Back Stories" that digs in way deeper and does much more justice to the issue of Coffroth vs. Koontz than I did here. Please check those articles out HERE and HERE ]

This period of uncertainty was when Alexander Coffroth changed his mind on the question of amending the Constitution to outlaw slavery. During the January 31, 1865 debate on the subject, Coffroth told the House:
“Mr. Speaker, I desire above all things that the Democratic party be again placed in power. The condition of the country needs the wise counsel of the Democracy. The peace and prosperity of this once powerful and happy nation require it to be placed under Democratic rule. The history of the past demonstrates this. The question of slavery has been a fruitful theme for the opponents of the Democracy. It has breathed into existence fanaticism, and feeds it with such meat as to make it ponderous in growth. It must soon be strangled or the nation is lost. I propose to do this by removing from the political arena that which has given it life and strength.”
The movie Lincoln tells the story (incorrectly, I believe) that Alexander Coffroth was bullied into changing his position and that he felt compelled to change parties to save his political life, but there is absolutely no evidence that this ever happened. He was a Democrat before he took office. He was a Democrat in Congress. He was Democrat when he was finished in office.
It does seem, though, that he was prepared for his Democratic colleagues and his constituents to be unhappy with his decision.
“Many of the honorable gentlemen of this House with whom I am politically associated may condemn me for my action to-day. I assure them I do that only which my conscience sanctions and my sense of duty to my country demands…If by my actions to-day I dig my political grave, I will descend into it without a murmur, knowing that I am justified in my action by a conscientious belief I am doing what will ultimately prove to be a service to my country…”
Coffroth’s vote, along with the few other Democrats that crossed party lines, helped pass the 13th Amendment by a count of 119-56, a mere seven votes above the necessary two-thirds majority. His vote garnered the attention of many. After the assassination of President Lincoln in April 1865, Coffroth was chosen from among all the Pennsylvania Congressmen to be the President’s honorary pallbearer.
After his removal from office in 1866, Alexander Coffrorth moved back to Somerset and returned to practice law until he was again elected to Congress for one term in 1878, still as a Democrat.
His most famous post-political job was as defense for the Nicely Brothers in their 1889 murder trial. This trial gathered national attention and had such a monopoly on the local newspapers that the great Johnstown Flood of that same year played second fiddle to it. The Nicely brothers, David and Joseph, were later hanged in Somerset for the murder of Herman Umberger. Coffroth teamed up with his 1864 political rival, William H. Koontz for this high profile job.
At the time of his death at the Markleton Sanitarium on September 2, 1906, Alexander Coffroth was the last living pallbearer from Abraham Lincoln’s funeral. His is a uniquely American story. From his birth in the mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania, to studying law under the Attorney General, to amending the United States Constitution so that no one in America again suffered the indignity of slavery, Alexander Coffroth took advantage of his opportunities and lived life with a purpose greater than himself. But he always remembered his home.  His burial in Somerset’s Union Cemetery ended the story of one of the most interesting, important, and forgotten public servants in Somerset County’s rich history. 







 Works Cited:
Ancestry.com. The Indiana Democrat (Indiana, Pennsylvania) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.
Original data: The Indiana Democrat. Indiana, PA, USA. Database created from microfilm copies of the newspaper.
Biographical Review, Vol. XXXII, Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania. Boston, Biographical Review Publishing Company: 1899, pp. 17-21
Blackburn, E. Howard and Wefley, William H. History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 3. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company: 1906, pp. 1-7.
Coffroth, A.H. Speech of Hon. A.H. Coffroth, of Penna., Delivered in the House of Representatives, June 14, 1864. Digitized by Friends of The Lincoln Collection of Indiana, Inc.
Congressional Globe, 38th Congress, 2nd session (January 31, 1865), 524.
Doncaster, Jr, William Trall. Legends from the Frosty Sons of Thunder. White Stone, VA, Brandylane Publishers, Inc: 1999, pp. 63, 65-67.


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Newly uncovered audio has US political media personality Tucker Carlson defending a man who received a felony conviction for arranging child marriages in the US. The audio was recorded more than a decade ago, during appearances by Carlson on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show. In subsequent audio recordings, Carlson uses racist and homophobic slurs.

Carlson is heard on the audio backing the accused, saying: “He’s in prison because he is weird and unpopular and he has a different lifestyle that other people find creepy.” He then went on to say that rape of a child within the context of marriage is somehow different from other types of rape. “The rapist, in this case, has made a lifelong commitment to live and take care of this person. So it is a little different,” he says. In the audio, Carlson also says that arranging a marriage between a 16-year-old and a 27-year-old isn’t the same as pulling a stranger off the street and raping her.

Protesters from Unchained at Last speak in front of the Massachusetts State House in Boston to end child marriage in Massachusetts, May 2017. 

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Carlson isn’t backing down from his comments. Instead, he says he was caught “saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago.” He then challenges “[a]nyone who disagrees with [his] views” to come on to his show and explain why.

Here’s why: Human Rights Watch has documented the devastating impact child marriage has on girls around the world. Compared to women who marry after the age of 18, married girls are more likely to drop out of school, live in poverty, and be victims of domestic violence. Child marriage also often results in serious health risks due to early pregnancy, which threaten the lives of both girls and their babies.

Each year around the world, 12 million girls marry before the age of 18, and the US is no exception. With child marriage comes lifelong harmful effects for girls.

Carlson’s comments are deeply troubling. They make light of a practice that threatens the rights and health of girls.

At a time when there is growing recognition that child marriage is a severe human rights violation, Carlson’s comments are indefensible.


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in southern Baghdad, caused by U.S forces. The war in Iraq went on for an unnecessary amount of time and costed an unnecessary amount of money and resources. In this image you can see the locals of Baghdad carrying out a victim of the bombing. The war was getting out of hand when civilians were being killed because they were either in the way or they were potential threats. Also, many soldiers were killed in the line of duty. This war was only the start of what will become multiple terrorist attacks around the globe that will cost the lives of many innocent people that had no part in the events of the wars.

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      This is a photo taken at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Mostly everyone will remember this cause of the terrorist bombing that occurred at the finish line costing the lives of a few people and the injury of many more (In the hundreds). Two terrorists whom had some ties to middle eastern terror organizations set off the attack with 2 pressure cooker bombs. After a 4 day manhunt one suspect was shot and killed while the other was captured in Watertown, Massachusetts. The United States was under attack because of the war against terror. It traumatized everyone that a person would hurt so many innocent people.



This screen grab taken on 25 September 2013 from a video distributed through an intermediary to local reporters and seen by AFP, shows a man claiming to be the leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau, flanked by armed men.
      Last year the world found out who Boko Haram was. This terrorist group was responsible for kidnapping hundreds of school girls because of the fact they were girls and they were in school, The terror organization is a group with Islamic beliefs. It took months before the United States and Canada decided to go into the country officially. There was word of Special Forces in the country within the first week of the kidnapping but that was never confirmed. The girls were eventually either sold or killed by the terrorist group. Many people have lost their lives to this terrorist group and no one has done anything about it. Our country as well as the U.S but still hardly anything has been done.


      This photo was taken in Paris during the terrorist attack a short while ago. The attack on the newspaper cost the lives of 12 people and 11 others were injures. The suspect have known ties to Al-Qaeda. The two suspects split up after the attack and 2 days later, both at different locations, took hostages. French special forces raided both locations and deescalated the situation. some of the hostages lost their lives because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time, Because of the war on terror and the back and forth fighting, the Terrorists are starting to fight back hard all around the world and the fighting is just escalating to a point where so many people forget why they're fighting. So many people died of the past decade to the point where people realize that no one will win, many more will just die and the war will always go on.
          Escapism from Reality      Cache   Translate Page      


People come across challenges on a daily basis, due to the decisions one makes, or the effect of decisions made by others. In order for people to cope with these challenges, different tools have been created or used in order for one to escape reality. The tools that I will be discussing today are: the invention of the CBC radio, Jake Sully's avatar linking process from the movie Avatar, and alcohol.


CBC Radio:


























A family gathered around a radio. Boston Live Theater Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.
<https://bostonlivetheaterproject.wordpress.com/>.

The first example of a distraction tool is invention of the CBC radio in Canada, during the 1930’s, or in other words the great depression. The great depression began shortly after the “roaring 20’s”, in 1929, during the crash of the Wall street market, leaving many Canadians unemployed and miserable. There was a need for occupying citizens time, thus the birth of the CBC radio occurred, serving a purpose of distraction and hope during a time of desperation. The image of a family gathered around a radio displays this message, as the composition of the way each family member is sitting closely together, both father and mother holding young children close, on their laps. This shows how listening to the radio is sacred family time, as the radio is a force that brings the family together. The family is also huddled around to what seems to be the corner of the room, staring at the radio, eagerly awaiting to hear of a saving grace to end another grueling day. 
Another detail that sticks out is the man who appears to be the father, holding his two sons. The father is covered in dirt on his hands and face, as he may have just come home from work, to come and spend this sacred family time together, sitting around the radio. Because along with the depression came job loss, the father looks as if he is working hard at keeping his job in a coal mine, so that he would be able to somewhat support his family. The radio serves a purpose of helping the man become distracted from the difficult work lifestyle he faces everyday. Through the seating composition of the family, and the hard working father, this demonstrates how he uses the radio as a tool to escape the challenging realities of the depression.


Avatar:


“Hell’s Gate.” Avatar Wiki. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2015. <http://james-camerons-avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Hell’s_Gate>.


Secondly, the character Jake Sully from the movie Avatar, demonstrates how he feels the need to live outside a body of his own. As he is in a wheelchair, he is paralyzed from the hip below, due to being hit by a grenade on his mission while serving as a marine. In the first image, Jake is surrounded by other members in the army, heavy machinery, vehicles etc… By him being restricted to a wheelchair, he cannot do much compared to his other team members. In this scene, Jake is looking around through all the busyness, to search for something he could help with or be a part of.

















“Best moments of 2009.” mtv. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2015. <http://www.mtv.com/photos/best-movie-moments-of-2009/1628937/4490540/photo/>.

After Jake's identical twin brother (Tom) dies, he finds a purpose in his new work as two RDA (Resource Development Administration) agents ask him to work on an expensive project his brother was working on before he died. Since they had the same DNA, Jake accepted this fate, as he was required to take control of a new, fully functional, avatar in another world. In the second picture, Jake has woken up from from the linking process to his avatar, his face shocked and amazed at the sight of working, healthy legs and feet. This is shown through the overall expression of his face, as his mouth hangs open, eyes fixated on his new feet, and how he spreads his legs far apart. When the linking process is done and Jake returns to his human body, he craves for more time with working legs and feet, so he, makes multiple trips hooking up to his avatar, until he makes the decision one day to stay as an avatar for the rest of his life. Through this process of Jake hooking up to his avatar, it shows how he uses the avatar to escape the challenging life of a handicapped person, knowing that he will never return as a fully functioning human again.



















Alcoholism:



“Haymitch Abernathy.” The Hunger Games Wiki. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2015. <http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/Haymitch_Abernathy>.


Lastly, the character Haymitch Abernathy demonstrates how alcohol is another escapism tool, as his character is identified by his severe drinking problem. Haymitch was crowned victor of the 50th Hunger Games, and is now Katniss and Peeta’s mentor, two individuals chosen to fight in the Games. As Haymitch, Katniss, and Peeta leave their home (in District 12) by train, for training in the Capitol city of Panem,  Haymitch is found drinking several times throughout the day. This scene is during the train ride where he is describing the Games to Katniss and Peeta. Haymitch has a blank, expressionless face when looking at his drink, holding his glass up in the air, showing an implicit message of the alcoholic drink having a greater, controlling power over him. He is surrendering to the alcohol, as it became a coping mechanism for him over the years. Since facing the deathtrap arena at the Games, he now lives with the traumatic nightmares and thoughts of killing others, and watching others brutally attacked and killed, in order for him to spare his own life. As he is provoking this patch in his mind that he does not want to enter, he stares at his glass and awaits for the moment when he can drown his sorrows again. You might all be asking, why is he still so upset after he won the Games?  Well, as the winner of the Hunger Games, you DO become untouchable. It is like winning the lottery, as you're  given a new house in the higher end of town, an endless food supply, money etc… Yet despite this new luxurious lifestyle, the trauma it not far trailing behind, as Haymitch tells Katniss before she faces her own battles in the arena: “ you never really win”, as life after the games only puts you in misery, as you're constantly haunted for the rest of your life. Thus, alcohol helps mute the pain and trauma Haymitch has been dealing with over the years,  a tool of escaping the reality he wished he never lived, just like the working father in the first image. Haymitch relies on the tool of drinking because he knows he will never be the same, also like Jake Sully from the previous image.


























































In conclusion, challenges approach people everyday, whether 80 years ago, or today. The way that people cope with these challenges vary to how different ones circumstance is, and to what tools they are available to them. Escaping from reality can be either good or bad, depending on whether or not the tool you use is for a “quick fix” like Haymitch’s alcoholism, or a tool that will help benefit a person for a lifetime, like the Jake Sully’s new body, or family bonding moments of the working father’s family.
















          Getting married? This local event gives you access to some of the country's top wedding planners - Boston.com      Cache   Translate Page      
Getting married? This local event gives you access to some of the country's top wedding planners  Boston.com

WED's lineup includes planners who have been deemed the best of the best by the likes of Brides Magazine and Vogue. Read more on Boston.com.


          Gute Idee für Projektarbeit und Medienkompetenz in der Schule: “b@s videochallenge”      Cache   Translate Page      
MÜNCHEN. Um eine Brücke zwischen Wirtschafts- und Digitalkenntnissen zu bauen, hat die Bildungsinitiative der Boston Consulting Group “business@school” den Videowettbewerb “b@s videochallenge” ins Leben gerufen. Dieses Jahr können Schülerinnen und Schüler aller Schulformen zwischen 14 und 20 Jahren wieder eines von vier Unternehmen auswählen und es genauer unter die Lupe nehmen. Die Anmeldung läuft noch […]
          Paintball Sports Network - NXL Coaches Poll, coverage and more!      Cache   Translate Page      
In the promised follow-up to my previous NXL math post, I'd like to announce my new project Paintball Sports Network (https://www.paintballsportsnetwork.com). With the support of BKi, Boston Paintball and Team USA Paintball PBSN is my new project that'll be the home of independent coverage of...
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Nine current or former college coaches are among the 50 people indicted in a nationwide college admissions scandal, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday in Boston.

          NBA roundup: Clippers' Williams makes history off bench      Cache   Translate Page      
Lou Williams scored 34 points to become the most prolific bench scorer in NBA history as the Los Angeles Clippers blew out the visiting Boston Celtics 140-115 on Monday.

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Professor Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (January 2019), joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1981. One of the first tenured women at the school, she was the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration. Her career has been devoted to the study of the rise of the digital, its individual, organizational, and social consequences, and its relationship to the history and future of capitalism.

What is the problem? Not technology… not a corporation… The problem is surveillance capitalism, a new logic of capital accumulation that founds a burgeoning surveillance-based economic order. Surveillance capitalism originates in the unilateral claim to human experience as the source of free raw material for its hidden commercial practices, including the extraction of behavioral data, the fabrication of those data into predictions of human behavior, and the sale of those prediction products in new behavioral futures markets. Surveillance capitalism is a born-digital market form governed by novel and even startling economic imperatives that produce unprecedented asymmetries of knowledge and power. The stark new social inequalities that characterize this market project enable new forms of economic and social domination, while challenging human autonomy, elemental and established human rights, including the right to privacy, and the most basic precepts of a democratic society....

What is to be done? Surveillance capitalism and its discontents must be named in order to be tamed. This is our new collective challenge. Ultimately our fate and that of generations to follow depend upon asserting democratic control over the essential questions of the division of learning in society. Who knows? Who decides? Who decides who decides? How will we answer?

Commentary by:

Professor Maria Brincker, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Maria Brincker is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has published on a range of topics having to do with concrete aspects of our sensorimotor embodiment and our social and technological embeddedness and how these dynamically shape our minds and agency. She holds a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center and was previously an Arts and Neuroscience Fellow at the Italian Academy at Columbia University.

Professor Brett Frischmann, Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics, Villanova University Law School
Professor Frischmann is a renowned scholar in intellectual property and internet law. Before coming to Villanova, he was director of the Cardozo Intellectual Property and Information Law Program (2011-2016) and the Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information and Technology Policy at Princeton University. Professor Frischmann’s work has appeared in leading scholarly publications, including Columbia Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Review of Law and Economics. He recently published Re-Engineering Humanity (Cambridge University Press 2018) with philosopher Evan Selinger.
          The United City-States Of America, Mapped - An Experiment In Redividing The Country      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Nolan Gray via Medium.com,

From ancient Greece to Renaissance Italy to the Four Asian Tigers, city-states have always punched above their weight. They’ve driven culture forward, facilitated global commerce, and charged ahead of their nation-bound peers.

Indeed, cities  - and the metropolitan regions that orbit around them  -  make sense as a political and economic unit. The key services we depend on government to do, from building infrastructure to ensuring public safety, are mostly handled by cities. And contrary to earlier predictions, the forces of globalization and the rise of the information economy have only made cities more important as economic engines and innovation hubs. It’s no surprise, then, that cities — and their mayors — are increasingly finding their voices in a world previously dominated by nations and international entities.

Unfortunately, the way the United States is structured today undermines this trend by privileging states as the key political entity. State boundaries in these modern times are typically arbitrary and often no longer reflect any meaningful political, cultural, or economic reality. Some U.S. cities, both big and small, manage to straddle state borders (think Texarkana or Bristol) while others run right up to the state edge but sharply hug the border (think Cincinnati or St. Louis). And a number of states are inexplicably fragmented because their seat of government is very different from their most populous town (think New York City/Albany and Chicago/Springfield). This often results in excessive fragmentationunproductive competition, and a near total lack of regional land-use and transportation planning. We all suffer as a result.

Both to satisfy my own curiosity and set out a vision for what a city-oriented United States might look like, I decided to make a map that dispensed with the continental 48 states and instead divvied up the land into 100 city-states.

As a process-obsessed city planner, I started by listing the top 150 metropolitan statistical areas in the continental United States. This seemed like the natural base for any potential city-states as MSAs reflect economic integration. Next, I mixed in combined statistical areas, which factor together adjacent metro- and micropolitan areas. I cut the list to the top 100 units by population. (Congratulations to Lancaster, Pennsylvania — the smallest unit to make the cut!)

Then came the mapping. I used shapefiles provided by the Census to make “city-state cores” on a single map using GIS, a tool used for map making and spatial analysis. By using more data and selecting certain attributes, I assigned each county to a city-state core. To finish it up, I cleaned up awkward and nonsensical boundaries with some manual adjustment.

The final product was this map, and it led me to several takeaways:

The eastern United States is like medieval Europe.

As of 2010, the population center of the United States is somewhere in the middle of Missouri. It’s been moving westward, needless to say, but also south over time. This mostly jives with this map: The United States east of the Kansas-Missouri line is a dynamic hodgepodge of small, densely populated city-states. The economies and cultures of places like New York and Philadelphia, Charlotte and Greensboro, and Fort Wayne and South Bend will likely always be intimately intermingled. West of this line, excluding California and Texas, the United States is largely underpopulated, with cities like Denver, Omaha, and Boise playing an outsized role — economically and culturally — in their respective regions.

My home state of Kentucky is shattered.

Let’s face it: Kentucky is incoherent as a cultural-political entity. The Louisville metropolitan area and the northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati are essentially southern reaches of the Rust Belt. The state’s east and southeast have more in common with West Virginia, including a shared Appalachian heritage. Western and southwestern Kentucky feel much more conventionally Southern. All of this is largely captured by how the state is divided up. Not accidentally, the only purely Kentucky city-state produced — Lexington — captures most of what Kentucky is best known for: University of Kentucky basketball, the first Kentucky Fried Chicken, most of the major bourbon distilleries, the Daniel Boone National Forest, and the state’s famous Bluegrass horse farm region.

Maine and Minnesota are basically already city-states.

Only two city-states capture the entirety of a current U.S. state: Portland, which captures Maine and parts of New Hampshire, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, which captures Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin, South Dakota, and three-quarters of North Dakota. Portland barely made the cut; in an actual fragmentation scenario, I could see most of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine falling under a Boston city-state. Minneapolis-St. Paul, however, makes sense. Its influence sweeps across the northern Midwest, as evidenced in films like Fargo. Some western metro areas in New Mexico and Utah nearly made the cut, but their southern regions were nipped by El Paso and Las Vegas, respectively.

Some states would disappear entirely.

A handful of states in this new map are completely covered by the city-states of their former neighboring states. Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Vermont would all basically be gone. Delaware and Rhode Island both have great cities — Wilmington and Providence — but both would be unambiguously absorbed by their monolithic neighbors — Philadelphia and Boston, respectively. The upper Mountain West as well as New Hampshire and Vermont simply lack large cities.

City-states of tomorrow may boom at any time.

As states like Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota continue to experience explosive population growth, they will inevitably give rise to their own great cities. For all we know, Billings, Fargo, and Sioux Falls could emerge as urban powerhouses in the 21st century, not unlike nearby Minneapolis, Denver, and Salt Lake City did in the 20th century.

An odd oversight in our federal system is that it’s basically impossible for states to split, join, or shift around their borders. Outside of a few weird cases — such as West Virginia — basically all new states have come from newly settled land. As new city-states emerge in places like the Mountain West, how would they be incorporated into this system? Would the arrangement be capped at 100 city-states? Alternatively, could states combine as their economies and development slowly blends, as could very well happen with small city-states like Lancaster, Toledo, and Fresno? It’s a fun thought experiment.

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In a time when we aren’t often drawing up new borders for established countries like the U.S., it’s interesting to think “what if.” What might be the political implications of a system like this? At the outset, a system of city-states could help to achieve economies of scale in providing local services like libraries and parks, saving taxpayers money while improving service quality.

But they could also overcome some of the prisoner’s dilemma problems associated with policies like housing, schools, and subsidies. In our current system of municipal fragmentation, it’s easy for NIMBYs (“Not in My Back Yard” campaigns) to block the construction of new housing in prospering areas and keep low- and moderate-income students out of high-quality schools districts. A unified city-state could overcome some of these issues, taking the broader perspective and equitably distributing the burdens and benefits of growth.

A city-state restructuring could also have deep implications for national politics. One of the key takeaways of the 2016 presidential election is the mounting urban-rural political divide, with voters in cities and the countryside growing increasingly disconnected and antagonistic toward one another. (At the bottom of this piece is a map of how the city-states likely would have voted.) Insomuch as a city-state scenario would bundle Americans based on broadly similar economic, social, cultural backgrounds, it could encourage both sides to seriously contend with with the needs and preferences of their neighbors.

Of course, at this stage, it’s all speculation. How would you have drawn city-state boundaries differently? What do you think would be the political implications?


          J/111 Wins Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race & Lincoln Race Week Regatta      Cache   Translate Page      
J/111 sailing off Australia
(Adelaide, South Australia)- Rob Date and crew from the J/111 SCARLET RUNNER 11 recently sailed in the 160.0nm Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race, followed by the Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta.

Rob’s J/111 home port is near Melbourne in Victoria, so the crew sailed the 550+nm trip to Adelaide against the predominant westerly “roaring 40s” winds to compete in the regatta!  The SCARLET RUNNER crew was, for the most part, inexperienced offshore ocean racers. The team included Rob’s daughter, his future son-in-law, his best mate for more than 40 years, and the balance being the usual inshore race crew; there was seven crew in total.

The Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race started in the blue waters of the Gulf of St Vincent off Adelaide.  FOrty boats left the Outer Harbour/ North Haven Marina in Adelaide on Friday about 3.00pm to compete in the 160 nautical mile race.  It is “South Australia’s Premier Ocean Race” and, now in its 69th year, it has proven that it provides all the challenges of a Category 3 offshore race.

The route takes the fleet southwest from Adelaide to Marion Reef at the foot of York Peninsula along the foot to the spectacular Cape Spencer.  Then, the fleet heads northwest past Wedge and Thistle Islands and Dangerous Reef to Port Lincoln, nestled snugly in Boston Bay.

The race started with a port tack beat for 35.0nm. After passing Marion Reef, the course freed up. SCARLET RUNNER 11 put up the code zero and was doing 14 kts with the occasional knock down. Unfortunately, the zero did not last the distance. After passing the bottom of the York Peninsula, the J/111 went into downwind VMG running mode as the wind pressure dropped.  The final 20.0nm had them running downwind under A1 spinnaker.  SCARLET RUNNER 11 achieved the fastest time for this section of the race.

The distance race was then followed by the Teakle Classic Lincoln Regatta with a mix of inshore and coastal courses over four days.  The fleet sailed six races, making the most of the fantastic sailing in Boston Bay and among some of the surrounding Islands. One race finishing at an isolated beach for a BBQ, drinks and beach cricket.  Then, the second race of the day was a downhill sleigh ride back to the marina!  It was a cracker of day, that one!

At the conclusion of the regatta, after all points scored for the Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race and the Lincoln Race Week, it was SCARLET RUNNER 11 that topped the Division 1 leaderboard- scoring 1st on AMS (9 points), 1st on PHS, and 2nd by just two points on IRC. That was a very impressive result considering the competition, which included a Farr 40, First 45, First 47.7, Melges 32, Sydney 38’s, and a Sydney 47. Congratulations to Rob and the crew and we hope for fair winds for their homeward journey to Melbourne.  Sailing Photo Credit- Alex McKinnon PhotographyAdd to Flipboard Magazine.

          The Meaning of Space in Sign Language: Reference, Specificity and Structure in Catalan Sign Language Discourse. By Gemma Barberà Altimira. Boston/Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton and Ishara Press.      Cache   Translate Page      
Obra ressenyada: Gemma BARBERÀ ALTIMIRA, The Meaning of Space in Sign Language: Reference, Specificity and Structure in Catalan Sign Language Discourse. Boston/Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton and Ishara Press, 2015.
          Masters Students Workshop Series – 3/19, 4/17, 5/2      Cache   Translate Page      
Boston University is pleased to announce the Master’s Student Workshop Series, co-sponsored by the Educational Resource Center (ERC) and the Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs. The workshops are designed to help master’s students thrive during their time at BU.  All workshops will take place at the Yawkey Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Road, […]
           Acoustic metamaterial silences sound without blocking airflow       Cache   Translate Page      

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In our increasingly noisy world, it can be hard to find some quiet time. Now, a team of mechanical engineers at Boston University has developed a new device that is specially designed to block up to 94 percent of incoming sound waves, while still letting air pass through.

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          What college cheating scandal says about us      Cache   Translate Page      
In a case that reveals the dark side of our hypercompetitive, brand-driven approach to higher education, the criminal charges just unsealed in Boston, code named by the FBI as "Operation Varsity Blues," allege wealthy parents bribed test administrators, college coaches and possibly college administrators in return for admitting students into prestigious colleges like Yale, Stanford and the University of Southern California.

          Senior Director of R&D Data Science Strategy and Innovation - Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies - Spring House, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
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Four of Scotland’s top aquaculture producers are en route to Boston this week to exhibit at Seafood Expo North America (SENA).
          Michele Geraci: "La firma non è scontata"      Cache   Translate Page      
Michele Geraci

Sottosegretario, come è possibile, dice Stefano Buffagni, che lei sulla Cina non ha informato i vertici del suo partito?

Non so di cosa stia parlando. Il MoU è stato discusso con i vertici del partito e con vari ministeri. Comunque, è il Ministero degli Esteri competente per questo dossier.

Sta parlando della Cina. Lei si impegna su un accordo, poi Salvini cambia opinione.

Con il Ministro Salvini c'è totale sintonia d'intenti: stiamo lavorando su come sostenere il nostro export e, contemporaneamente proteggerci da possibili acquisizioni predatorie. Io stesso, da anni predico prudenza ed attenzione nei confronti di operazioni di M&A dall'estero, proprio a protezione del nostro tessuto industriale, della nostra forza lavoro e della tutela degli asset strategici.

Michele Geraci, sottosegretario al Mise, è colui che, più di tutti, ha lavorato alla firma del memorandum di accordo con la Cina: "Non c'è nulla di controverso". Lo disse anche al Financial Times. Poi c'è stato il viaggio di Giorgetti in America. E la posizione di Salvini, letta in primo luogo dagli alleati come un rallentamento. I maliziosi, dentro i Cinque Stelle, dicono che si voglia accreditare con gli americani, pensando a Palazzo Chigi.

Salvini ha detto: "Non ci faremo colonizzare".

Giustissimo, ci mancherebbe altro.

Quindi firmate o no?

La firma è tutt'altro che scontata.

Da che dipende?

Il documento è al Mise e siamo sicuri che vogliamo fare gli interessi dell'Italia. Valuteremo se questi sono compatibili con quelli del memorandum che è un documento non vincolante.

Parliamo del tema delle telecomunicazioni, forse il più delicato.

Le confermo che all'interno del Memorandum non esiste nessun riferimento al 5G. Cosa anche questa non di mia competenza.

Questo memorandum è il progetto di un nuovo ordine mondiale che guarda ai prossimi cinquant'anni, capace di mettere in sicurezza gli interessi cinesi e contrastare l'egemonia americana.

Questa nostra possibile firma non cambia in nessun modo la politica, la geopolitica, la nostra alleanza europea e con gli Stati Uniti. Questo è un MoU, non un trattato. L'Italia è interessata a sviluppare le infrastrutture per la connettività euroasiatica quale volano per la crescita economica e lo sviluppo sostenibile. In questo quadro l'Italia è disponibile alla collaborazione nella Belt and Road cosi come alla collaborazione con altre iniziative tra Asia e Europa, sfruttando il nostro potenziale commerciale.

Però lei votò contro il rafforzamento della golden power per bloccare le scalate cinesi sulle aziende tecnologiche.

Mai fatto una cosa del genere. Il Golden Power è competenza della Presidenza del Consiglio che non è mai stata messa in discussione. Anzi, mi batto e continuerò a farlo per rafforzare il meccanismo di protezione.

L'ex ministro Giulio Tremonti sostiene che questo accordo farà del nostro paese la porta d'ingresso dell'espansionismo commerciale della Cina in Europa.

Non credo. Anzi, noi stiamo portando avanti questa iniziativa esattamente per il motivo opposto: espandere il nostro export con la Cina e con il resto dell'Asia, come pure cogliere le opportunità che la BRI presenta in tutti i paesi che vi aderiscono.

Però avete rotto il criterio che della "One China policy" secondo cui con la Cina l'Europa tratti assieme sulle cose cruciali. Non sarà "tecnicamente" un trattato ma questo è un fatto che ha una rilevanza politica. O no?

La Ue è competente per la definizione delle politiche commerciali. Questo MoU cade invece tra le competenze degli stati membri, come dimostrato dal fatto che almeno una decina di paesi Ue hanno già firmato accordi simili e, attenzione, fatto spesso trascurato in questi giorni, tutti i paesi Ue hanno aderito alla AIIB (Banca Asiatica per Investimenti in Infrastrutture), mettendo mano al portafoglio e contribuendo quote di parecchi miliardi allo sviluppo proprio della via della seta, perché la BRI senza la Banca d'Investimento resta, come suggerisce la lettera "I" soltanto un'iniziativa, mentre è la banca il vero motore della Belt & Road, ma se ne parla poco. Ripeto, tutti e 28 i paesi Europei hanno firmato l'accordo con la AIIB.

Torniamo alle aziende. E ai vantaggi. Mi dà qualche numero?

In Italia 220mila aziende esportano. Dobbiamo far aumentare sia il numero di aziende esportatrici che il valore medio per aziende. Nel 2018, il nostro export e' cresciuto del 3%, equivalente ad un punto di Pil. Stiamo parlando del pilastro dell'economia economia italiana, un terzo circa. L'Italia, ad oggi, è un po' fanalino di coda dei paesi europei a fare affari con la Cina. Le do altri numeri.

Prego.

L'Italia esporta 13, il Canada 16, Regno Unito e Francia 20, Svizzera 24, parliamo di miliardi di euro. La Germani 5 volte di piu', la Svizzera il doppio. Francia e Inghilterra 40 per cento in più.

Quale è la differenza tra l'approccio dei governi di centrosinistra e il suo con la Cina?

L'Italia ha cercato di fare un processo di riavvicinamento, ma non sono stati portati risultati, perché non ci siamo mai mossi bene come sistema. La Merkel è stata in Cina 11 volte, i ministri e sottosegretari tedeschi neanche si contano le volte che ci sono stati. La Francia, nel 2018, ha fatto quattro visite di Stato. Capisce?

Lei quante volte è andato, da quando è in carica?

Due volte come capo missione e due volte al seguito del ministro Di Maio. Contiamo di farne per promuovere il sistema paese, cosi come fanno altri paesi.

Però, dei paesi del G7 che lei ha nominato, nessuno ha firmato il memorandum.

Nemmeno noi lo abbiamo firmato.

Come spiega la contrarietà amministrazione americana?

Sono preoccupati che questi accordi siano un modo di aprirsi alla Cina, e invece il contenuto del memorandum porta la Cina più verso i nostri standard commerciali. Può essere un primo esempio, anche altri paesi possono seguire. E' un documento che appoggeremo solo se farà i nostri interessi.

Cosa c'è di sbagliato nella posizione americana? È evidente che la Cina non viene in Italia per il nostro mercato domestico, ma per quello europeo, o no?

Le do altri numeri: la Germania ha un surplus commerciale con la Cina, mentre noi un deficit che in passato non siamo riusciti a colmare.

Secondo lei, di fronte a una questione di tale rilevanza geopolitica, non ci saranno conseguenza nei rapporti politici con gli Stati Uniti?

Siamo in stretto contatto a vari livelli riaffermando la nostra alleanza agli Stati Uniti. Importante è stato dialogare e spiegare gli obbiettivi della nostra scelta.

Scusi la malizia: ci saranno, ma non li vuole prendere in considerazione.

Io credo fortemente nell'amicizia con gli USA, un paese dove ho lavorato, studiato per tanti anni e che è, non dimentichiamolo, uno dei paesi target del nostro piano promozionale. Sono già stato in tre città degli USA e torneremo a breve. Proprio in questi giorni, abbiamo lanciato un progetto di scambio tra startup italiane e americane per consentire ai nostri giovani di fare un'esperienza di qualche mese a Boston o New York per cominciare a meglio comprendere i mercati internazionali, sviluppo di prodotti adatti a quel mercato e per aver miglior accesso a canali di finanziamento. Tra qualche settimana vedremo una ventina di nostri giovani innovativi partire per un breve stage in America.


          Mazzette per fare entrare i figli nelle università Usa più prestigiose: Felicity Huffman arrestata      Cache   Translate Page      

Felicity Huffman, l'attrice resa famosa dalla serie tv 'Casalinghe disperate' è stata arrestata nell'ambito dell'inchiesta sulle mazzette per l'ammissione di studenti figli di vip in alcuni dei college Usa più prestigiosi. L'attrice è accusata di aver pagato 15 mila dollari per agevolare l'ingresso della figlia. In manette anche un'altra star di Hollywood, Lori Loughlin, nota per la sua partecipazione alla sitcom 'Full House'.

La procura di Boston ha incriminato 50 persone, tra cui coach e counselor privati accusati di aver ricevuto milioni di dollari per aiutare gli studenti ad essere ammessi come atleti a prescindere dalle loro abilità accademiche o sportive.

Al centro del giro di corruzione, secondo l'accusa, una società di lucro per l'ammissione ai college fondata nel 2007 e basata a Newport Beach, California: The Edge College & Career Network, nota semplicemente anche come 'The Key' (La chiave, ndr), che veniva pagata da genitori ricchi e potenti per aiutare i loro figli a superare con la frode gli esami di ammissione e per confezionare credenziali sportive. William Rick Singer, il proprietario della società, è stato incriminato per crimine organizzato, riciclaggio, ostruzione della giustizia e cospirazione per frodare gli Stati Uniti.

Tra gli accusati anche un designer di moda e un avvocato di fama. Il procuratore del distretto del Massachusetts, Andrew E. Lelling, ha definito il caso lo scandalo il più grande del genere mai perseguito dal dipartimento di giustizia.


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          Utah Teacher Apologizes for Making Student Scrub Ash-Cross from his Forehead      Cache   Translate Page      

The new narrative in the case of a Utah public school teacher who asked a student to scrub his Ash-Wednesday cross from his forehead is that it looked like dirt. A smudge. Just being thoughtful, No harm intended. The student’s grandmother isn’t buying it. Boston.com reports that, Karen Fisher, William’s grandmother, said she’s not quite ready …

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          Huntington Theatre Company Announces 2019 Breaking Ground Festival      Cache   Translate Page      

The Huntington Theatre Company's 2019 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held April 12 - 14, 2019 at the Huntington's home for new work, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The festival is a vital part of the Huntington's new play development efforts and highlights the work of locally-based Huntington Playwriting Fellows and national writers in partnership with the Huntington. Over the last decade, Breaking Ground plays have gone on to appear at the Huntington as well as theatres in Boston, across the country, and internationally.

Readings are free and open to the public, though not to reviewing members of the press. Advance reservation is required. RSVP at https://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/new-work/breaking-ground/

The three-day festival will include:

Saturday, April 13 at 8pm; South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

  • Deal Me Out written by MJ Halberstadt, directed by Rebecca Bradshaw
    Sunday, April 14 at 7pm; South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Of this year's festival, Huntington Theatre Company's Director of New Work, Charles Haugland says, "The new plays in this year's Breaking Ground festival each highlight their playwright's distinct voice - from Brenda Withers' riotous and insightful send-up, to MJ Halberstadt's clever and surprising comedy, to Maurice Parent and Melinda Lopez's arresting look at education and identity. We look forward to showcasing these brilliant writers from the Boston community and to spending an evening in the company of each of their plays."

Breaking Ground is supported by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Harry Kondoleon Playwriting Fund, and the Stanford Calderwood Fund for New American Plays.

MORE ABOUT THE PLAYS AND PLAYWRIGHTS

The Kritik

Written by Brenda Withers

Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Friday, April 12 at 8pm

South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

RSVP at https://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/new-work/breaking-ground/

In an imagined corner of 19th century Russia, a provincial theatre critic struggles to write his first honest review. A send-up and celebration of the theatre, the truth, and all things Chekhovian, The Kritik joyfully examines how candor, corruption, and community affect the creative process.

Brenda Withers is a playwright, actor, and founding member of the Harbor Stage Company on Cape Cod. Her plays include The Deer and the Antelope, Northside Hollow (with Jonathan Fielding), The Ding Dongs, and String Around My Finger, and have been developed and presented at places such as Portland Stage, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Urbanite Theatre, Amphibian Stage, and Gloucester Stage. Onstage she has appeared at theatres including Actors Theatre of Louisville, McCarter Theater Center, PS122, the Folger, and Hartford Stage. Her work has been awarded an Edgerton Award and the Clauder Prize, and she's enjoyed playwriting residencies with New Georges and the Camargo Foundation. She studied drama and religion at Dartmouth College.

Mr. Parent

Written by Melinda Lopez & Maurice E. Parent

Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

Saturday, April 13 at 8pm

South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

RSVP at https://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/new-work/breaking-ground/

When an actor turns to teaching for a steady paycheck, he learns that it's less of a job and more of a constant, visceral reminder of one's own success and/or failure. Mr. Parent is a hilarious, joyful, and heartbreakingly honest peek into the kids, adults, and systems of the Boston Public Schools. Based on the real-life adventures of favorite Boston actor Maurice Parent, Mr. Parent asks, "What does it mean to show up for our kids - and ourselves?"

Melinda Lopez is the playwright-in-residence at the Huntington Theatre Company, a Huntington Playwriting Fellow, and is currently working on a new translation of Yerma to be produced by the Huntington May 31 - June 30, 2019. She is also developing a radio drama, Mariel, set in 2018 and 1980, during the Mariel Boatlift. She is the author of Mala, (ArtsEmerson, Guthrie Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Elliot Norton Award for Best New Play, Arts Impulse Award for Best Solo Performance: Emerson Stage) now available on Audible; Back the NIght (Boston Playwrights Theatre); Becoming Cuba (Huntington Theatre Company, North Coast Rep); and Sonia Flew (Elliot Norton Award, Huntington Theatre Company, and many others). Ser Cuba and Sonia Se Fue are available in Spanish translation and were presented at the 2018 National Theatre Festival in Camaguey, Cuba.

Ms. Lopez is one of the Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residents (at the Huntington) and a Mass Cultural Council Fellow in Dramatic Writing (2019), and is also an actress. She is active in providing humanitarian aid for the people of Cuba and was mentioned by President Obama in his speech to the Cuban and American people in 2016. Mayor Martin J. Walsh declared October 29, 2016 "Melinda Lopez Day in the city of Boston" in her honor.

Maurice Emmanuel Parent is a Boston-based actor, director, educator, and arts administrator with nearly 20 years of experience. He is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Front Porch Arts Collective, a professional, black-led theatre company committed to advancing racial equity in Boston through theatre. As an actor, Mr. Parent has performed across the nation and overseas, working with artists such as Leslie Uggams, Jonathan Groff, and director Liesl Tommy. In Boston he's performed on nearly every professional theatrical stage, winning two Elliot Norton Awards, three Independent Reviewers of New England Awards (IRNE), and one Arts Impulse Award. Mr. Parent's directorial debut Breath and Imagination was recently nominated for a 2019 IRNE Award. He has been an educator for 14 years, having spent nearly six years as a performing arts specialist in the Boston Public School system. Mr. Parent is currently a professor at Tufts University and Boston University, and is the 2018-2019 Monan Professor in Theatre Arts for Boston College.

Deal Me Out

Written by MJ Halberstadt

Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw

Sunday, April 14 at 7pm

South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

RSVP at https://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/new-work/breaking-ground/

Before beginning their longstanding weekly board game night, a group of social outcasts sets out to kick out the friend who has been grating on their nerves. A play about what happens when friendships are at odds with firmly held beliefs, Deal Me Out has the risky conversations people are afraid of having.

MJ Halberstadt is a playwright and teacher, and can usually be found knitting geometric patterns on his couch in Brookline, MA. His work seeks humor within social commentary, often as it relates to LGBTQ stories and privilege. He is a 2017-19 Huntington Playwriting Fellow, recipient of the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script (The Launch Prize), commissioned playwright at SpeakEasy Stage, and adjunct professor of screenwriting at Emerson College. His work has been produced by Arctic Group, Bridge Repertory Theater, Fresh Ink Theater, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Pingree School, and others. He has received support from Assets 4 Artists, BU's Creative Writing Global Fellowship, Company One's PlayLab, Flat Earth Theatre, KCACTF, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Museum of Science Boston, and NOMTI. He is a Playmaker Emeritus of Bridge Repertory Theater, alumnus of Emerson College (BA) and Boston University (MFA), and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. Learn more at mjhalberstadt.com.

ABOUT THE Huntington Theatre Company'S NEW PLAY INITIATIVES AND PLAYWRITING FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Huntington Theatre Company is a national leader in the development of new plays and has produced 120 world, American, or New England premieres. The cornerstone of activity is the Huntington Playwriting Fellows (HPF) program, a two-year fellowship for selected local writers. A three-year, $245,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation adds local playwright Melinda Lopez to the Huntington's full-time staff as playwright-in-residence. The annual two-week Summer Workshop and Breaking Ground Festival of new plays allows selected HPFs and national writers to develop their plays in two and three dimensions.

The Huntington Playwriting Fellows (HPF) program creates relationships between a local community of writers and a nationally prominent producing theatre, forges those bonds through authentic conversation and artistic collaboration, and encourages dialogue between local artists. Huntington productions of plays by HPFs include Sonia Flew, Becoming Cuba, and Mala by Melinda Lopez; Milk Like Sugar and Luck of the Irish by Kirsten Greenidge; A Guide for the Homesick by Ken Urban; The Atheist, Brendan, and The Second Girl by Ronan Noone; Stick Fly and Smart People by Lydia R. Diamond; Ryan Landry's "M" and Psyched by Ryan Landry; Before I Leave You by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro; The Cry of the Reed by Sinan Ünel; and Shakespeare's Actresses in America by Rebekah Maggor.

Since 2003, the HPF program has invited writers to participate in two-year residencies, during which playwrights receive a modest honorarium, join in a biweekly writers' collective with artistic staff, attend Huntington productions and events, and are eligible for readings and support through the annual Summer Workshop and Breaking Ground festival of new plays.

The primary focus of the program is creating relationships with writers at all stages of their careers, from emerging talent to established professionals. The program provides a framework for an in-depth, two-year artistic conversation and a long-term professional relationship. The Summer Workshop, which began in 2012, was developed from conversations at convenings with HPFs past and present to solicit ideas about how to improve and expand the program.

Since 2009, the Huntington has instituted an open application process with submissions from any writer primarily based within commuting distance of Boston; applications are currently solicited every 18 months. The theatre selects two to three writers whose terms overlap with adjacent cohorts.

The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston's leading professional theatre and one of the region's premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington brings together superb local and national talent and produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions. The Huntington runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis with plans to convert the Huntington Avenue Theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form.

For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org.


          Apollinaire Theatre Company Presents THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART      Cache   Translate Page      

An evening of anarchic theatre, live music and strange goings-on...

One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her there. Inspired by the border ballads, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets and devilish encounters.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart stars actors Becca A. Lewis in the role of Prudencia and Brooks Reeves as Colin Syme, Prudencia's academic arch nemesis who is hoping for more than an academic relationship with her, with Music Direction by David Reiffel.

Becca A. Lewis has appeared in numerous Apollinaire productions including Three Sisters, Informed Consent, The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise, and Detroit. Other recent roles include The Women Who Mapped the Stars (Central Square Theater with the Nora), Revolt. She said. Revolt again (CompanyOne- Dig Boston's Best Performance), Splendor (CompanyOne), GRIMM (CompanyOne- IRNE Supporting Actress), The Big Meal (Zeitgeist Stage- Elliot Norton nomination Outstanding Actress, Ensemble), Tigers Be Still (Zeitgeist Stage- Elliot Norton nomination Outstanding Actress, Production), A Behanding in Spokane (Theatre on Fire), Far Away, Vinegar Tom, Fen (Whistler in the Dark). Becca co-created and performs in The Pineapple Project with Queer Soup, an original piece for kids celebrating gender diversity.

Brooks Reeves recently played Bottom in our Midsummer Night's Dream, his ninth show with Apollinaire, having previously appeared in Three Sisters, The Visit, Hamlet, Brilliant Adventures, Midsummer, From White Plains, Blood Wedding, and the Norton winning Stupid Fucking Bird. Winner of the 2015 IRNE Award for best supporting actor (small company), Brooks has worked with the Golddust Orphans (Legally Blind: The Hellen Keller musical), with Bridge Rep (Julius Caesar, The Libertine), Stoneham Theater (Neville's Island), Company One (An Octaroon, Shockheaded Peter), Central Square Theater (Arabian Nights), Zeitgeist Stage (Love! Valour! Compassion!, Bent, Boys in the Band), Hub Theatre of Boston, Brown Box, Happy Medium, and Bad Habit Productions. Last spring he made his Boston area directing debut at Apollinaire with Winter Solstice and returned this season to direct The Christians.
David Reiffel recently created the sound scape for salt piano for our summer production of Midsummer Night's Dream, David's 17th show with Apollinaire. Recent national credits include Shakespeare in Love (US premiere) Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and Cymbeline (Shakespeare & Co.). Most recently he musical directed The Cradle Will Rock at BoCo@Berklee and Man of La Mancha at New Rep, for which he received the 2018 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Musical Direction. David designs sound and creates original music regularly at New Rep, SpeakEasy, Actors Shakespeare Project, Gloucester Stage, Stoneham/Greater Boston, Israeli Stage, and many others. He teaches Musical Theatre Songwriting at Berklee, and his musical Glory is in development at NOMTI.

Performances of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart are April 5-May 4, 2019Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sun April 14 & 28 at 3:00
Press Night: Sat. April 6, 8:00
Performances are at the Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.

Tickets are $30, $25 seniors, $15 students
Tickets can be purchased by calling (617) 887-2336 or on-line at www.apollinairetheatre.com
Information and directions at www.apollinairetheatre.com

Performances will be followed by a Reception with the actors.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart by David GreigApril 5-May 4, 2019

Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.
(617) 887-2336 • www.apollinairetheatre.com


          MEAN GIRLS, THE BAND'S VISIT, and More Head to Broadway In Boston      Cache   Translate Page      

Broadway In Boston, Boston's mainstage for Broadway, has unveiled the upcoming 2019-2020 Lexus Broadway Season during its annual announcement event at the Citizens Bank Opera House. Ten theatrical productions will take center stage at the Citizens Bank Opera House and the Emerson Colonial Theatre, an Ambassador Theatre Group venue, in the upcoming Season. Approximately 1000 people from around the city gathered for the annual celebration including Broadway In Boston's Season Ticket holders, group leaders, arts and business leaders, city officials, partners, sponsors and the Boston media. Highlights from the day included live performances from cast members of THE BAND'S VISIT, MEAN GIRLS, ANASTASIA and SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical.

Broadway In Boston is proud to be Boston's leading theatrical presenter and producer of Broadway since 1984 and celebrates the more than six million theatergoers who have experienced over 300 Broadway In Boston productions in many of the city's historic theatres including the Citizens Bank Opera House, Emerson Colonial Theatre and The Wilbur Theatre. Over on Warrenton Street, at the Charles Playhouse, a Broadway In Boston venue, Blue Man Group and Shear Madness continue their impressive, long-standing Boston residencies.

"Our commitment to present programming that excites and entertains continues in the 2019/2020 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season as 10 of the most highly anticipated Broadway productions come to our historic stages," said Tivon Marcus, Vice President of Broadway In Boston. "This year we will see productions straight from Broadway, Best Musical Tony Award winners, blockbusters and other titles that hit close to home. We can't wait for New England audiences to experience another Broadway Season as we celebrate our 35th anniversary."

The Citizens Bank Opera House will play host to seven of Broadway's biggest productions, direct from Broadway, in the upcoming Season, which will mark the 15th Anniversary of the restoration and reopening of the theatre. Fittingly so, Disney's THE LION KING, the inaugural production that welcomed New England audiences back to the Citizens Bank Opera House in 2004, will kick off the 2019-2020 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. Coming to Boston this fall, COME FROM AWAY will take you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Kicking off the New Year is CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages and is now on tour across North America. It tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. We're making fetch happen in 2020! In MEAN GIRLS, Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey ("30 Rock"), composer Jeff Richmond ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). Spend an evening in the company of unforgettable strangers at THE BAND'S VISIT-now one of the most celebrated musicals ever. It rejoices in the way music brings us to life, brings us to laughter, brings us to tears, and ultimately, brings us together. Inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA is the dazzling show that transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. Closing out the 2019-2020 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season is SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, the story of Boston's own, Donna Summer. She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn't know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed.

L'Chaim! Over on Boylston Street, Broadway In Boston's long and storied history at the Emerson Colonial Theatre continues with the new production ofFIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter, introducing a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life! JERSEY BOYS is making its way back to Boston. It's the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard... and the radio just couldn't get enough. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story - a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. CHICAGO, now in its 23rd year, is set amidst the razzle dazzle decadence of the 1920s. It's the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on the side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.

Broadway In Boston is also pleased to announce that Lexus will continue as the official name-in-title sponsor of the Broadway In Boston Season for the sixteenth year in a row. Lexus' passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 241 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers eight F SPORT models and two F performance models. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus


          Gearbox Seemingly Teases Borderlands Appearance For PAX East      Cache   Translate Page      

A few weeks ago, we found out through PAX East's panel descriptions that game developer Gearbox would have some surprise reveals for the show, which we speculated might be Borderlands 3. Now, judging by a tweet from the studio, it appears something Borderlands will be there.

The tweet posted today shows a picture of a street sign presumably on Borderlands primarily-desert planet Pandora showing a date of March 28 and location of Boston, Massachusetts, the time and location of Gearbox's PAX East panel. The environment is stylized like Borderlands' cel-shaded style, as well.

It is always possible this isn't Borderlands, but that feels like asking for people to be incredibly mad at some pretty heavily misleading teasing. Another possibility is the oft-rumored Borderlands Remaster, which has been making the rounds of the rating boards for a little while now. This would be a definite possibility for a PAX East panel that isn't exactly an E3 stage show.

We'll know in only a few weeks what the final reveal will be, but I'm personally crossing my fingers more for a new game than a remaster.


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MA-Boston, We have an immediate need for a Business Development Leader to join a well-established Engineering firm with multiple offices nationwide. Requirements for this position include: Minimum 15 years of experience in Business Development and Client Management in the Industrial market Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, or Business Management with strong Engineering related management experience required
          Girls' Night In Boston Book Club: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry      Cache   Translate Page      
For our March meet-up, we will be reading The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa
           Michael Chavis: Sent to Triple-A       Cache   Translate Page      
Michael Chavis: The Red Sox optioned Chavis to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
          William Cooper Nell-An African-American Abolitionist, Journalist, Publisher, Author, and Civil Servant(1816-1874)      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Barneys New York to open flagship at New Jersey’s American Dream      Cache   Translate Page      
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Barneys New York has announced a new flagship store inside American Dream, the shopping mall to be opened later this year in Bergen County, New Jersey, at the intersection of highways I-05, Route 3 and Route 120, which serve over 100 million vehicles annually. This will be Barneys’ only flagship in New Jersey, spanning two floors and about 50,000 square feet dedicated to womenswear, menswear, beauty, home and kids sections.

“We are thrilled to open our newest Barneys New York location at American Dream, a truly one-of-a-kind experiential retail environment”, said Barneys New York’s CEO and President Daniella Vitale in a statement. Owned by Triple Five Group, the same company behind Mall of America and West Edmonton Mall, American Dream will span 3 million square feet and feature 450 retail, food and specialty shops, including a dedicated luxury space called ‘The Collections’. Triple Five Group expects the new shopping mall to attract 40 million visitors each year.

Founded in 1923 in downtown Manhattan, Barneys New York currently operates two additional stores in New York, as well as in Beverly Hills, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Picture: courtesy of Barneys New York and American Dream


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Italian womenswear label Giada, owned by Chinese group Redstone Haute Couture, has opened its first flagship in the US at Boston’s The Heritage on the Garden, a mixed-use complex comprising retail, residential and office spaces. Giada's expansion plans for the North American market also include a store in New York City, set to open in 2021.

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“We selected Boston as the first US home for the brand for many reasons. The urban, sophisticated women of Boston vibe perfectly with the DNA of the brand and there is an enormous excitement, growth, energy and international appeal to the city in general", said Redstone’s CEO Zhao Yizheng in a statement. Spanning over 4,300 square feet, the Boston boutique was designed by Italian architect and designer Claudio Silvestrin.

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Founded by Rosanna Daolio in 2000, Giada was acquired five years later by Redstone, the company responsible for introducing luxury brands like Salvatore Ferragamo, YSL and Valentino to the Chinese market. Currently, Giada operates 59 stores in Italy and China, including a global flagship at Via Montenapoleone, in Milan.

Pictures: courtesy of Giada


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Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among more than four dozen people charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal that involved wealthy individuals paying up to $6.5 million to place their children into elite universities, according to court records revealed Tuesday.
The alleged scam -- which placed students into top colleges such as Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, University of Southern California, UCLA and the University of Texas -- was run by William Rick Singer, from California, who helped parents get their children admission through bribes, court documents unsealed in Boston showed. Officials have been investigating the case for more than a year.

From CNN:


"This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud," Lelling said. "There can be no separate college admission system for the wealthy, and I'll add that there will not be a separate criminal justice system either."
He added, "For every student admitted through fraud, an honest, genuinely talented student was rejected."
Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, the University of Southern California, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated in the case. The extensive case involved arrests in six states across the country, and accused the defendants of committing crimes between 2011 and 2019.
"The charges brought forth today are troubling and should be a concern for all of higher education," the NCAA said in a statement. "We are looking into these allegations to determine the extent to which NCAA rules may have been violated."

That really is disgusting.  As a parent, you can understand the temptation.  But we all know wrong from right and Loughlin and Huffman should be ashamed.  Think of the people who earned those spots but didn't get in.  It's so unfair. 

Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"


Tuesday, March 12, 2019.  The Iraq War continues -- and Tulsi Gabbard brings some reality to late night TV.


NEW: Speaker Pelosi on impeachment: "They wanted me to impeach President Bush for the Iraq War. I didn’t believe in it then, I don’t believe in it now. It divides the country. Unless there is some conclusive evidence that takes us to that place."
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Nancy Pelosi didn't end the Iraq War.  She didn't impeach Bully Boy Bush,  She didn't do much of anything.  She spoke a lot in front of the media.  Most of the time, the media covered for her.  Even in 2007, she had huge cognitive problems (we covered the time Rahm Emanuel had to rescue her publicly).  Adam Schiff and others are wasting time with investigations and wasting tax payer monies.  Impeachment will not happen under Nancy.

She didn't want accountability for the Iraq War and if something that monumental goes unanswered for, nothing else will be.

Part of Nancy's reasoning, as we've explained before, is the timeline issue.  Impeachment attempts will take you right into an election cycle at this point.  And an impeachment attempt, she fears, will energize the Republicans (not just the base) where as it will alienate swing voters and some Democrats.


War is never questioned, apparently, just used to turn out votes for both of the two major political parties.  Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) reports:

 As had been previously reported late last week, President Trump has unveiled a budget plan which, in addition to cutting social spending across the board, would seek a huge increase in military spending, centered almost entirely on war funding.

US military spending is always by far the largest on the planet, several times the amount of the next highest spending, China. But while other nations like China and Russia are scaling back their budgets, the Pentagon’s budget, as ever, continues to rise.

Trump’s proposal would bring the overall defense budget for 2020 to $750 billion. This includes a $544 billion base-line defense budget, which is not in and of itself a huge increase. But on top of that will be a nearly $100 billion in the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) Fund, and a $9 billion “emergency” funding request meant to make up for the money already taken from the military to build the border wall.




And it goes beyond just the US.

What Wikileaks reveals about the Blair and Brown governments – next 3 tweets.
 
 
1/ Wikileaks file show how the UK govt made promises to the US to “protect your interests” in the Chilcot enquiry into the Iraq war.
 
 
2/ Wikileaks file shows how US and UK rigged the International Criminal Court to stop it being able to hold Blair and Bush accountable for the crime of aggression over Iraq
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Barry Lopez won the National Book Award for Arctic Dreams, a "rich, abundant, vigorously composed" (Boston Globe) meditation on his travels in the barren but beautiful far North. His other work includes Of Wolves and Men, Crow and Weasel, and Resistance. Texas Tech University's Visiting Distinguished Scholar, he has earned Guggenheim, Lannan, and National Science Foundation fellowships. In Horizon, Lopez immerses readers in six far-flung regions of the world as he ponders man's explorations and exploitations of nature amidst a very personal search for purpose in a fractured world.

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смотритель лестерской пересыльной тюрьмы и знаток спортивных животных, прославившийся необычайной тучностью. В апреле 1806 года, полностью утратив трудоспособность и не имея иных средств к существованию, снял жильё в Лондоне и начал брать входную плату с посетителей, желавших посмотреть на него в его квартире. В 1806—1809 годах предпринял ещё несколько коммерчески успешных самопоказов в Бирмингеме, Ковентри, Йорке и других британских городах, в свободное от поездок время занимаясь охотой и разведением беговых собак. В июне 1809 года скоропостижно умер в Стамфорде. Похоронен на кладбище стамфордской церкви Святого Мартина. К моменту смерти масса тела Ламберта составлял 52 стоуна 11 фунтов (335 кг). На изготовление его гроба ушло 112 квадратных футов (10,4 м²) леса. За время, истёкшее после смерти Ламберта, его рекорд тучности был многократно побит, но сам Ламберт приобрёл в Лестере статус своеобразной культовой фигуры. В 2009 году газета Leicester Mercury («Лестерский Меркурий») охарактеризовала Ламберта как «одного из наиболее лелеемых городских кумиров». Дэниел Ламберт появился на свет в родительском доме на Блу-боур-лейн в Лестере. Его отец, также по имени Дэниел Ламберт, одно время служивший егерем у Гарри Грея, 4-го графа Стамфорда, ко времени рождения сына занимал должность смотрителя лестерской пересыльной тюрьмы Брайдуэлл. После Дэниела в семье Ламберта-старшего родились ещё трое детей — две дочери и сын, умерший в младенчестве. Дэниел с детства усердно занимался спортом, к восьмилетнему возрасту стал отличным пловцом и впоследствии бо́льшую часть своей жизни сам учил лестерских детей плаванию. Дядя Ламберта по отцовской линии, как и отец, служил егерем; дед по материнской линии выращивал призовых бойцовых петухов. Сам Ламберт, с юности пристрастившийся к «полевым видам спорта» — охоте на выдр, рыбалке, стрельбе и скачкам, — к девятнадцати годам снискал репутацию эксперта по разведению и содержанию охотничьих собак. В 1784 году Дэниел был отдан в обучение в гравировально-литейную мастерскую при фабрике «Messrs Taylor & Co», принадлежавшей бирмингемскому предпринимателю Бенджамину Патрику. Несколько лет спустя гравированные пряжки и пуговицы, на которых специализировалась фабрика, вышли из моды, и предприятие Патрика пришло в упадок. В 1788 году, вернувшись в Лестер, Ламберт устроился на работу в городскую пересыльную тюрьму помощником отца (по некоторым источникам, Ламберт вернулся в Лестер тремя годами позже — после того как фабричное здание «Messrs Taylor & Co» было разрушено во время бирмингемских беспорядков в июле 1791 года). Когда отец вышел на пенсию, Дэниел унаследовал его должность главного смотрителя тюрьмы. Ламберт-младший был чрезвычайно уважаемым тюремщиком, поддерживал добрые отношения со многими заключёнными и делал всё возможное, чтобы облегчить их пребывание в тюрьме. По собственным словам, Ламберт избегал излишеств в еде, однако по возвращении в Лестер вес его тела начал неуклонно расти, к 1793 году достигнув 32 стоунов (≈200 кг). Обеспокоенный утратой спортивной формы, Ламберт стал посвящать всё свободное время физическим упражнениям, увеличив мышечную силу до такой степени, что мог без труда переносить пять хандредвейтов (английских центнеров) — 250 кг. Однажды, когда Ламберт наблюдал за выступлением группы савояров на Блу-боур-лейн, один из его кобелей бросился на танцевавшую посреди улицы ручную медведицу и несколько раз укусил её. Медведица подмяла под себя кобеля и стала душить; Ламберт потребовал, чтобы хозяин придержал её, позволив оттащить раненого пса. Савояр, однако, начал снимать с медведицы намордник, давая ей возможность прикончить собаку, — после чего Ламберт, по свидетельствам очевидцев, ударил медведицу палкой, затем сбил с ног ударом левой руки по голове. Кобелю удалось вырваться и убежать. Несмотря на быстро увеличивавшийся вес, Ламберт не терял бодрости духа и вёл чрезвычайно подвижный образ жизни. В 1793 году он прошагал семь миль (≈11 км) от Вулиджа до лондонского Сити, при этом «очевидно утомившись гораздо менее, нежели несколько его компаньонов средних размеров». В целом не бывший особенно проворным, Ламберт, однако, по-прежнему мог, стоя на одной ноге, вскинуть другую на высоту до 7 футов (≈2,1 м). Он продолжал давать уроки плавания в Лестере и был в состоянии остаться на плаву, удерживая на спине двух взрослых мужчин. Не любивший переменять одежду, Ламберт каждое утро обычно надевал то же, что носил накануне — независимо от того, успела ли одежда просохнуть после стирки. По его словам, эта привычка не стоила ему ни простуд, ни иных вредных последствий. К 1801 году вес Ламберта достиг около 40 стоунов (≈250 кг). Его лошадь больше не могла носить на себе столь тяжёлого седока, и Ламберту пришлось оставить охоту, ограничившись содержанием своры из тридцати терьеров. Тогда же, несмотря на отличную послужную репутацию Ламберта, тюремное начальство впервые поставило вопрос о его профессиональной пригодности. В начале XIX века на смену старым британским исправительным заведениям повсеместно приходили каторжные тюрьмы, и в 1805 году лестерская тюрьма Брайдуэлл закрылась. Ламберт остался без работы, но по решению магистрата, принявшего во внимание его безупречную службу на посту тюремного смотрителя, стал получать ежегодную пенсию в 50 фунтов стерлингов. Обхват тела Ламберта был столь велик, что в его жилете могли поместиться шесть взрослых мужчин обычных пропорций; каждый из его чулок был размером с мешок. Ежегодная пенсия в 50 фунтов стерлингов не покрывала расходы Ламберта на жизнь, а его тучность не позволяла ему найти новую работу. Тяжело переживавший свою болезнь, Ламберт оставил все прежние занятия и окончательно перестал выходить из дому. Между тем слухи о его тучности распространялись всё шире, и путешественники, приезжавшие в Лестер, стали стремиться под всевозможными предлогами побывать в доме Ламберта. Один из посетителей заявил слуге Ламберта, что желает спросить совета его хозяина о бойцовых петухах. Услышавший это Ламберт, отклонившись от окна, велел слуге: «Скажи джентльмену, что я — пугливый петух». В другой раз он принял у себя в доме приезжего из Ноттингема, якобы искавшего его консультации относительно родословной дорогой кобылы. Убедившись, что гость на самом деле пришёл к нему только затем, чтобы на него посмотреть, Ламберт раздражённо заметил, что кобыла, о которой идёт речь, зовётся «Наглостью из Любопытства». Ламберт не позволял себя взвешивать, но однажды (около 1805 года) несколько приятелей убедили его отправиться с ними на петушиный бой в Лафборо — после чего, дождавшись, пока Ламберт усядется в карету, завели её на большие наземные весы и выпрыгнули из неё. Вычтя из полученной цифры вес заранее взвешенной пустой кареты, приятели установили, что вес Ламберта достиг 50 стоунов (≈320 кг) и что Ламберт, таким образом, побил рекорд знаменитого 280-килограммового «Молдонского толстяка» Эдуарда Брайта, став самым тяжёлым человеком в документально засвидетельствованной к тому времени медицинской истории. Несмотря на стеснительность, Ламберт отчаянно нуждался в деньгах и не видел другого способа заработать их, кроме как выставить самого себя на платное публичное обозрение. 4 апреля 1806 года, сев в карету, построенную для него по специальному заказу, он направился из Лестера в свой новый лондонский дом на улице Пиккадилли, 53 (в то время — на западной окраине Лондона). Ежедневно в течение пяти часов Ламберт принимал у себя в доме посетителей, взимая с каждого за вход по одному шиллингу. Профессиональные интересы Ламберта — спорт, разведение собак и племенных животных — оказались близки многим представителям среднего класса и столичной аристократии, и вскоре визиты к Ламберту и сведение с ним знакомства стали своеобразной лондонской модой. Многие приходили повторно; один банкир посетил Ламберта двадцать раз, аккуратно расплачиваясь за каждый визит. В начале XIX века тучность не воспринималась как социально третируемый недостаток: к Ламберту относились не как к уроду или предмету для насмешек, а как к небывалому чуду природы. Предприятие Ламберта немедленно увенчалось коммерческим успехом: его лондонскую квартиру ежедневно посещали до 400 человек. О доме Ламберта отзывались не как о зале кунсткамеры, а как о своего рода фешенебельном курорте; к удовольствию хозяина, большинство гостей не глазело на него как на живой экспонат, но вело себя с ним вполне учтиво. Ламберт настаивал на том, чтобы его посетители были друг с другом вежливы и обходительны: входя в его апартаменты, все мужчины были обязаны снять свои головные уборы. Когда один посетитель заявил, что не снимет шляпу «даже в присутствии короля», Ламберт ответил: «В таком случае, сэр, вы должны немедленно покинуть эту комнату, ибо я считаю это знаком уважения не ко мне, но к леди и джентльменам, оказывающим мне честь своим обществом». Популярность самого толстого человека в мире вскоре породила подражателя — «Мастера Уайбрантса, м-ра Ламберта в миниатюре», выставленного на публичное обозрение на Сэквилл-стрит, неподалёку от лондонского адреса самого Ламберта. На рекламной листовке, описывающей «м-ра Ламберта в миниатюре», сообщается о том, что «Мастера Уайбрантса, Современного Геркулеса, в возрасте 4 месяцев весившего 39 фунтов (≈17,7 кг), имевшего обхват тела 2 фута (≈61 см), обхват бедра 15 дюймов (≈38 см) и обхват руки 8 дюймов (≈20,3 см), можно видеть на углу Сэквилл-стрит и Пиккадилли». Чтобы увидеть Ламберта, некоторые из его гостей преодолевали значительные расстояния: однажды его посетила группа из четырнадцати визитёров, приехавших специально с этой целью с острова Гернси. Многие проводили с Ламбертом обстоятельные беседы о разведении животных. Большую популярность приобрела выставленная в Лондоне восковая фигура Ламберта в натуральную величину. Сам Ламберт стал излюбленным персонажем карикатуристов, часто изображавших его в образе Джона Булля. Легко находивший общий язык с лондонской аристократией, Ламберт неоднократно встречался с представителями высшего света — до короля Великобритании Георга III включительно. Какое впечатление произвели друг на друга Ламберт и король, неизвестно. Ламберт сразу привлёк к себе внимание лондонских медиков, и вскоре после его приезда в столицу о нём появилась статья в британском «Медико-физическом журнале» (Medical and Physical Journal). Врачи засвидетельствовали истинный вес (50 стоунов / ≈320 кг) и рост (5 футов 11 дюймов / ≈180 см) «величайшего курьёза в мире». Тщательный медицинский осмотр показал, что все отправления организма Ламберта совершались исправно; при этом огромный избыточный вес нисколько не затруднял его дыхание. Бывший тюремный смотритель любил петь; при разговоре его голос также звучал не сдавленно, но вполне свободно. За исключением опухлости ступней, ног и бёдер, жировых отложений на животе и огрубевшей шелушащейся — вероятно, вследствие рожистого воспаления — кожи на ногах, у исследуемого не наблюдалось никаких болезненных симптомов. Отмечались бодрость, живой ум, обширная начитанность, отличная память Ламберта. По собственному утверждению, он всегда избегал излишеств в еде, примерно с 1795 года пил только воду и даже в
молодости, будучи завсегдатаем дружеских кутежей, неизменно уклонялся от участия в попойках, затеваемых приятелями.
Daniel_Lambert (643x700, 334Kb)
Дэниел Ламберт во время первого приезда в Лондон. 1806. Неизвестный художник.
По приблизительной оценке Ламберта, он по-прежнему мог без труда пройти пешком до четверти мили (≈400 м). Ламберт всегда укладывался спать вечером, в одно и то же время, при открытом окне, и спал не более восьми часов; во сне дышал ровно, без храпа. Проснувшись, он полностью приходил в себя в течение пяти минут, оставался бодрым в течение всего дня и никогда не испытывал потребности в дневном сне. Выявление достоверной этиологии патологического ожирения Ламберта через двести с лишним лет после его смерти проблематично. Общая симптоматика не позволяет заключить об эндокринном заболевании — например, нарушении деятельности щитовидной железы. Синдромы Барде — Бидля и Прадера — Вилли — генетические расстройства, приводящие к патологическому ожирению, — сопровождаются мышечной дистрофией и замедлением умственного развития, но все, близко знавшие Ламберта, сходились на том, что он был очень умён, чрезвычайно силён физически и — за исключением рожистого воспаления кожи и варикозного расширения вен на ногах — никогда ничем не болел (по замечанию современника, «мистер Ламберт едва ли вообще знает, что значит хворать или недомогать». Единственным психологическим расстройством Ламберта был «упадок духа», периодически настигавший его в Лондоне. Тётя и дядя Ламберта, как и он, страдали от избыточного веса, однако родители и сёстры до конца жизни сохраняли обычную комплекцию. Таким образом, наиболее правдоподобная причина болезни Ламберта — не эндокринное или генетическое расстройство, но переедание в сочетании с недостатком двигательной активности. С юности склонный к полноте, Ламберт начал быстро набирать вес после того, как устроился на относительно малоподвижную работу тюремного надзирателя. В биографии Ламберта, изданной при его жизни, сообщается, что «за год службы по сему назначению обхват его тела претерпел величайший и скорейший прирост». Вопреки утверждениям Ламберта об умеренности в еде и воздержании от алкоголя, крайне сомнительно, что он не употреблял в пищу больших количеств мяса и не пил пива во время многочисленных светских раутов, неизбежных для человека его образа жизни и положения в обществе. После нескольких месяцев пребывания Ламберта в столице ему нанёс визит шестидесятисемилетний Юзеф Борувлаский — «последний европейский придворный карлик»: знаменитый лилипут ростом 3 фута 3 дюйма (≈99 см), родившийся в 1739 году в семье обедневших мелкопоместных дворян на Покутье. В 1754 году Борувлаский был представлен австрийской эрцгерцогине Марии Терезии, затем недолгое время жил при польском короле-изгнаннике Станиславе Лещинском, после чего отправился в многолетнее путешествие по Европе, принёсшее ему славу и богатство. Уйдя на покой в возрасте шестидесяти лет, Борувлаский поселился в английском Дареме, где приобрёл такую популярность, что магистрат платил ему только за то, чтобы он не уезжал из города. Ко времени встречи с Ламбертом Борувлаский пользовался славой одного из виднейших граждан Дарема — своеобразной городской достопримечательности. Обладавший исключительной зрительной памятью (и до конца жизни говоривший с сильным славянским акцентом), Борувлаский вспомнил, что Ламберт, ещё в пору работы подмастерьем на фабрике Патрика, был в числе зрителей, пришедших на его собственное представление в Бирмингеме: «Я уже видел это лицо за двадцать лет до того в Бирмингеме, но тело было совсем другим». До Борувлаского дошли слухи о том, что небывалая тучность «величайшего курьёза в мире» — обман, и он ощупал ногу Ламберта, чтобы убедиться в том, что это не так. Сравнив размеры своих костюмов одежды, оба подсчитали, что ткани, ушедшей на один рукав сюртука Ламберта, хватило бы на полный гардероб для Борувлаского. Когда Ламберт поинтересовался, здорова ли жена Борувлаского Изалина Барбутан (Isalina Barbutan), тот ответил: «Нет, она умерла, и мне не особенно жаль, потому что когда я её обзывал, она сажала меня на ками́нную полку для наказания». Встреча Ламберта и Борувлаского, самого большого и самого маленького человека в Великобритании, вызвала широкий публичный интерес. По замечанию одной из газет, «Это были сэр Джон Фальстаф и Мальчик-с-Пальчик — что, должно быть, доставляло двойное удовольствие любопытным». Вопреки расчёту ростовщика, рассудившего, что карликовость Борувлаского — верный признак болезненности и нежизнеспособности, и согласившегося выплачивать ему пожизненную страховую ренту, Борувлаский дожил до глубокой старости, умер в возрасте девяноста восьми лет и был с почестями похоронен в даремском кафедральном соборе. В целом хорошо принятый лондонским обществом, с течением времени Ламберт всё более тяготился жизнью в столице. От природы застенчивый и малообщительный, он раздражался от бесконечных расспросов о размерах его одежды. В ответ на вопрос некой дамы о стоимости его сюртука Ламберт сказал: «Не стану делать вид, будто способен удержать в памяти его цену, но могу посоветовать вам верный способ получить необходимые вам сведения. Если вы сочтёте нужным подарить мне новый сюртук, вы совершенно точно узнаете, сколько он сто́ит». Другой посетитель заявил, что, поскольку его входная плата пошла на приобретение новой одежды для Ламберта, он, гость, имеет право знать, за что именно заплатил. Ламберт ответил: «Сэр, если бы я знал, какую именно часть моего следующего сюртука оплатит ваш шиллинг, уверяю вас — я тут же вырезал бы этот кусок». По подсчётам самого Ламберта, в 1806 году его гардероб стоил 20 фунтов стерлингов. Отклонив все предложения о деловой протекции и покровительстве со стороны многочисленных импресарио и агентов, в сентябре 1806 года Ламберт вернулся в Лестер состоятельным человеком, после чего вновь отдался любимому времяпрепровождению — разведению охотничьих собак и бойцовых петухов. По свидетельству знатоков, родившаяся в его своре сука терьера, за которую ему предлагали 100 гиней, была «лучшей в Англии». Ламберт отказался продать собаку, позднее ставшую его пожизненным компаньоном. Он снова стал посещать спортивные мероприятия — в газетном репортаже о Лестерских скачках от 19 сентября 1806 года сообщалось, что «Среди выдающихся личностей, присутствовавших на ипподроме, мы были рады видеть нашего старого друга, м-ра Дэниела Ламберта, в очевидно добром здравии и расположении духа». Не в состоянии ездить верхом и участвовать в охоте лично, Ламберт завёл свору борзых и регулярно наблюдал из своей кареты за тем, как они загоняли зайцев «по-зрячему» в лестерширских полях. В декабре 1806 года Ламберт предпринял очередное короткое турне для сбора средств, в ходе которого выставил себя на публичное обозрение в Бирмингеме и Ковентри. В начале следующего года он снова приехал в Лондон и поселился в фешенебельном районе Лестер-сквер. В этот период его здоровье впервые серьёзно пошатнулось; личный врач Ламберта доктор Хевисайд (Heaviside) предположил, что болезнь была вызвана «загрязнённым лондонским воздухом», и Ламберт вернулся в Лестер. На родине самочувствие Ламберта улучшилось, и в том же году он совершил ещё несколько поездок по Англии. Летом 1808 года Ламберт ненадолго вернулся в столицу, где продал пару спаниелей за 75 гиней на аукционе Таттерсолз, после чего отправился на гастроли в Йорк. В июне следующего года он предпринял новое турне по Восточной Англии, которое рассчитывал завершить в Стамфорде, прибыв туда к началу Стамфордских скачек. По некоторым источникам, эта гастрольная поездка должна была стать последней, поскольку Ламберт, к тому времени счёвший себя достаточно обеспеченным, намеревался окончательно оставить публичные самопоказы. Тогда же Ламберта взвесили в Ипсуиче — его вес составил 52 стоуна 11 фунтов (≈335 кг). Более не способный самостоятельно подниматься по лестнице, 20 июня 1809 года Ламберт снял себе номер в первом этаже гостиницы «Повозка и лошади» (Waggon & Horses) в доме № 47 по Стамфорд-хай-стрит, после чего направил в газету Stamford Mercury («Стамфордский Меркурий») заказ на печать рекламных объявлений и листовок, извещавших о его приезде. Через несколько часов, заявив, что «поскольку Гора не смогла дождаться Магомета, Магомет пойдёт к горе», он пригласил типографа к себе в гостиницу для обсуждения технических подробностей заказа. Вечером того же дня Ламберт почувствовал упадок сил и лёг в постель раньше обычного, однако принял типографа, обсудил с ним свои требования к оформлению листовок и выразил обеспокоенность своевременной доставкой отпечатанного тиража. Утром 21 июня Ламберт проснулся в привычное для себя время и, по внешнему виду, в добром здоровье. Начав бриться, он пожаловался на затруднённое дыхание, ещё через десять минут неожиданно рухнул на пол и умер. Вскрытие тела не производилось, и точная причина смерти Ламберта осталась неизвестной. Встречаются утверждения о том, что «величайший курьёз в мире» умер от жирового перерождения сердечной ткани или давления на сердце вследствие его огромного веса, однако поведение Ламберта непосредственно перед смертью не было похоже на поведение человека, страдавшего от сердечной недостаточности: свидетели сходятся на том, что прежде, чем Ламберт стал задыхаться и упал замертво, он выглядел вполне здоровым. По версии британского ревматолога, патографа и историка медицины Джена Боундсона (Jan Bondeson), наиболее вероятная причина скоропостижной смерти Ламберта, с учётом общей симптоматики и истории его болезни, — внезапная тромбоэмболия лёгочной артерии. Тело Ламберта начало быстро разлагаться. Доставить его в Лестер не было никакой возможности, поэтому 22 июня 1809 года оно было помещено в гроб из вяза длиной 6 футов 4 дюйма, шириной 4 фута 4 дюйма и высотой 2 фута 4 дюйма (193 × 132 × 71 см), снабжённый колёсами для удобства перемещения. Гроб был настолько велик, что для того, чтобы выкатить его из гостиницы и доставить на вновь открывшееся кладбище во дворе церкви Святого Мартина, пришлось разобрать окно и стену последнего жилища Ламберта. Несмотря на насыпанный у края могилы земляной пандус, избавлявший от необходимости опускать гроб отвесно, в день похорон Ламберта 23 июня 1809 года двадцати мужчинам понадобилось почти полчаса для того, чтобы втащить огромный гроб в могилу.
Daniel_Lambert_grave (700x525, 475Kb)
Друзья Ламберта установили за свой счёт на его могиле большой надгробный камень с эпитафией:
IN Remembrance of that PRODIGY in NATURE.
DANIEL LAMBERT.
a Native of LEICESTER:
who was possessed of an exalted and convivial Mind
and in personal Greatness had no COMPETITOR
He measured three Feet one Inch round the LEG
nine Feet four Inches round the BODY
and weighed
FIFTY TWO STONE ELEVEN POUNDS!
He departed this Life on the 21st of June 1809
AGED 39 YEARS
As a Testimony of Respect this Stone is erected by his Friends in Leicester

В Память о ЧУДЕ ПРИРОДЫ.
ДЭНИЕЛ ЛАМБЕРТ.
Уроженец ЛЕСТЕРА:
был наделён возвышенным и дружелюбным Нравом
и в своём Величии не имел РАВНОГО
Насчитывал три Фута один Дюйм в обхвате НОГИ
девять Футов четыре Дюйма в обхвате ТЕЛА
и весил
ПЯТЬДЕСЯТ ДВА СТОУНА ОДИННАДЦАТЬ ФУНТОВ!
Ушёл из Жизни июня 21-го года 1809-го
39 ЛЕТ ОТ РОДУ
Как Свидетельство Почтения сей Камень установлен его Друзьями в Лестере
В конце 1809 года некий Дж.Дрэкард (J.Drakard) выпустил книгу под названием «Жизнь замечательного и необыкновенного толстяка, покойного Дэнл. Ламберта, от рождения до мига его кончины, с рассказом о людях, известных своею дородностью, и иных занимательных материях» (англ. The life of that wonderful and extraordinary heavy man, the late Danl. Lambert, from his birth to the moment of his dissolution, with an account of men noted for their corpulency, and other interesting matter) — первую полную биографию Ламберта, изданную после его смерти. Рекорд Ламберта как самого тяжёлого человека в официально задокументированной медицинской истории был вскоре побит американцем Миллзом Дарденом (1799—1857), но к этому времени Ламберт стал в Великобритании своеобразной культовой фигурой, и всякий предмет, связанный с ним, тщательно сохранялся для потомства. Его одежда и имущество были проданы на аукционе коллекционерам; многие из личных вещей Ламберта ныне выставлены в качестве экспонатов в исторических музеях. После смерти Ламберта в его честь было переименовано множество пабов и постоялых дворов по всей Англии (и особенно — в Лестере и Стамфорде). Большой известностью пользовался лондонский паб «Дэниел Ламберт» на Ладгейт-хилл, 12, рядом со входом в собор Святого Павла. В передней паба был вывешен большой портрет Дэниела Ламберта; там же демонстрировалась его трость. Джеймс Диксон (James Dixon), владелец стамфордской гостиницы «Рэм Джэм Инн» (Ram Jam Inn), приобрёл одежду, бывшую на Ламберте в момент его смерти, и выставил её на всеобщее обозрение, переименовав гостиницу в «Дэниел Ламберт». Словосочетание «Дэниел Ламберт» быстро вошло в обиходную английскую устную и письменную речь, став нарицательным именем для обозначения всякого толстяка. Имя Дэниела Ламберта, используемое в этом значении, оставалось в ходу даже после того, как подробности жизни Ламберта были в значительной степени забыты: в 1852 году Чарльз Диккенс заметил, что «имя Ламберта известно лучше, чем его история». Уподобление тучного персонажа Дэниелу Ламберту встречается в нескольких классических произведениях английской литературы XIX века: романе Диккенса «Жизнь и приключения Николаса Никльби» (глава XXXVI), романах Уильяма Мейкписа Теккерея «Записки Барри Линдона, эсквайра, писанные им самим» (глава XIV) и «Ярмарка тщеславия» (глава VI). К концу XIX века имя «Дэниел Ламберт» стало означать вообще всё необычно большое: так, в трактате «Исследование социологии» (англ. The Study of Sociology) Герберта Спенсера встречается выражение «Дэниел Ламберт учёности»; Томас Карлейль саркастически характеризует Оливера Кромвеля как «огромного раздувшегося мошенника и ненасытного несчастного духовного „Дэниела Ламберта“». В 1874 году рецензент The Times в статье об английском переводе комедии Марио Ушара (французское название - Mario Uchard) «Ля Фьяммина» (французское название - La Fiammina), одного из персонажей которой зовут «Даниэль Ламбер» (французское название - Daniel Lambert), отметил, что это имя «всегда ассоциируется в уме англичанина с представлением о тучности». В 1907 году, почти через сто лет после смерти Ламберта, автор статьи в «The Times» назвал французский замок Шамбор «Дэниелом Ламбертом среди замков». В 1910 году Нелли Ламберт Энсолл (Nellie Lambert Ensall), в то время самая толстая женщина в Великобритании, заявила, что приходится правнучкой Дэниелу Ламберту. Заявление едва ли соответствовало истине: Ламберт никогда не был женат и, вероятно, вообще не мог иметь детей. В 1838 году в «Английском ежегоднике» (англ. English Annual) было опубликовано несколько стихотворений, якобы сочинённых Дэниелом Ламбертом и найденных среди бумаг в гостинице «Повозка и лошади» после его смерти; первооткрыватель стихов скрылся под псевдонимом «Омега». Ни один из прижизненных источников не упоминает об интересе Ламберта к поэзии и вообще к какой бы то ни было литературе, за исключением периодических изданий об охоте. Не ясно также, по какой причине бумаги Ламберта должны были находиться с ним в момент его смерти в стамфордском гостиничном номере, а не в его доме в Лестере. Не исключено, что «стихи Дэниела Ламберта» — литературная мистификация. В 1846 году Стамфорд посетили известный американский цирковой антрепренёр Финеас Тейлор Барнум и 64-сантиметровый лилипут из его труппы Чарльз Шервуд Стрэттон по прозвищу Генерал Том-Там (англ. General Tom Thumb — «Генерал Мальчик-с-Пальчик»), пожертвовавшие владельцу гостиницы «Дэниел Ламберт» один из цирковых костюмов Тома-Тама. Диксон выставил костюм рядом с одеждой Ламберта. В 1859 году Генерал Том-Там снова нанёс визит в Стамфорд, где выступил с публичной демонстрацией собственных миниатюрных размеров, целиком спрятавшись в одном из чулок Ламберта. В 1866 году в Стамфорд приехали Генерал Том-Там, его жена-лилипутка Лавиния Уоррен, сестра Лавинии Минни и другой знаменитый лилипут Барнума — Коммодор Натт; все четверо одновременно без труда пролезли через штанину бриджей Ламберта. В том же году одежда Дэниела Ламберта и Генерала Тома-Тама была продана стамфордской таверне «Старый Лондон» (англ. Old London Tavern). Ныне та и другая — экспонаты Стамфордского городского музея. (В июне 2011 года Стамфордский музей закрылся, после чего весь музейный фонд был передан стамфордской городской библиотеке). Восковая фигура Ламберта, изготовленная в Лондоне в 1806 году, была привезена в США. В 1813 году статуя выставлялась в Нью-Хейвене, в 1828 году — в бостонском увеселительном парке «Вашингтон-гарденз» (отмечалось, что платье на фигуре в точности повторяло одежду Ламберта). Позднее статуя была куплена Ф.Т.Барнумом и выставлена в Американском музее Барнума в Нью-Йорке. Во время пожара 1865 года, полностью уничтожившего музей и его экспонаты, рабочие пытались спасти статую, но изваяние погибло, растаяв в огне. Дэниел Ламберт остаётся культовым историческим персонажем в Лестере (по выражению газеты «Лестерский Меркурий» — «одним из наиболее лелеемых городских кумиров»); в его честь названы несколько лестерских пабов и фирм. Призрак Дэниела Ламберта в одноимённой пьесе (The Ghost of Daniel Lambert) Сью Таунсенд, впервые поставленной в лестерском театре «Хэймаркет» в 1981 году, с неодобрением наблюдает за сносом и перестройкой исторического городского центра Лестера в 1960-е годы. Ламберт — не менее популярная фигура в Стамфорде; в его честь игроков местной футбольной команды «Стэмфорд» называют «Дэниелами» (The Daniels). Гардероб Ламберта, а также его кресло, трость, стек и молитвенник — постоянные экспонаты лестерского музея Ньюарк-хаузес. В стамфордском городском музее демонстрируются манекен Дэниела Ламберта, наряженный в одежду, бывшую на нём в момент смерти, и манекен Генерала Тома-Тама в костюме, пожертвованном Барнумом Джеймсу Диксону. Стамфордской гостиницы «Дэниел Ламберт» и одноимённого лондонского паба на Ладгейт-хилл больше не существует; памятные вещи, выставлявшиеся там, ныне находятся в постоянной экспозиции в стамфордской гостинице «Джордж» (George Hotel). В 2009 году Лестер отметил «День Дэниела Ламберта» — двухсотую годовщину со дня его смерти. Гостями торжественных мероприятий в музее Ньюарк-хаузес, приуроченных к годовщине, стали более 800 человек. Литература: Altick, Richard D. The Shows of London. — Boston : Harvard University Press, 1978. — ISBN 0674807316; Anon. Exhibition // The Times. — 1806. — № 6700 (2 апреля). — Col. B; Bondeson, Jan. The Two-Headed Boy and Other Medical Marvels. — Ithaca, N. Y. : Cornell University Press, 2000. — ISBN 080148958X; Bondeson, Jan. Freaks : The Pig-Faced Lady of Manchester Square & Other Medical Marvels. — Stroud : Tempus Publishing, 2006. — ISBN 0752436627; Dickens, Charles. A Great Idea // Household Words. — 1852. — № 5 (21 августа); Dickens, Charles. Fat People // All the Year Round. — 1864. — № 12 (19 ноября); Leroi, Armand Marie. Mutants. — L. : Harper Perennial, 2003. — ISBN 0006531644; Mathews, Anne. The life and correspondence of Charles Mathews, the elder, Comedian. — L. : Routledge, Warne and Routledge, 1860; “Omega”. Some account of the late Daniel Lambert, Esq, with selections from his papers // The English Annual. — L., 1838. — P. 282—300; Seccombe, Thomas. Daniel Lambert // Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. — Oxford University Press, 2004; Timbs, John. English Eccentrics and Eccentricities. — L. : Richard Bentley, 1866. — Vol. 1; Wilson, G. H. The Eccentric Mirror : Reflecting a Faithful and Interesting Delineation of Male and Female Characters, Ancient and Modern, Who Have Been Particularly Distinguished by Extraordinary Qualifications, Talents, and Propensities, Natural or Acquired With a Faithful Narration of Every Instance of Singularity, Manifested in the Lives and Conduct of Characters Who Have Rendered Themselves Eminenty Conspicuous by Their Eccentricities : in 4 vols. — L. : James Cundee, 1806. — Vol. 1; Wilson, G. H. Wonderful Characters : Comprising Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Most Remarkable Persons of Every Age and Nation. — L. : J. Barr and Co., 1842.

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1774
Евгений Иванович Оленин
российский военачальник эпохи наполеоновских войн, генерал-майор Русской императорской армии. Евгений Оленин родился в дворянской семье. В 1778 году был записан на воинскую службу в Конный лейб-гвардии полк, откуда 1 января 1793 года Оленин был выпущен ротмистром в Харьковский 4-й уланский полк. Принимал участие в польских событиях 1794 года. С 1797 года продолжал службу в Смоленском мушкетерском полку, где 18 декабря 1800 года получил погоны полковника. В ходе Войны второй коалиции принимал участие в Итальянском походе Александра Суворова, брал крепости Пиццигеттоне и Милана. Переходя Сен-Готардский перевал Оленин получил ранение в ногу. 20 декабря 1802 года вновь получил назначение Конный лейб-гвардии полк. Сражаясь с французами в ходе война третьей антинаполеоновской коалиции более всего проявил себя в баталии под Аустерлицем, в которой трижды был ранен и захватил вражеское знамя. За этот подвиг 24 февраля 1806 Оленин был отмечен командованием орденом Святого Георгия 4-го класса «в воздаяние отличного мужества и храбрости, оказанных в сражении 20 ноября при Аустерлице против французских войск, где, будучи эскадронным командиром, вместе с полковником графом Ожаровским, взял у неприятеля знамя 4-го пехотного полка, врубившись в два полка.» 13 ноября 1808 года получил почётную отставку по состоянию здоровья с производством в чин генерал-майора. После вторжения Наполеона в пределы Российской империи, Оленин, верный присяге, вернулся в строй и 20 июля 1812 года и был приписан в Смоленский резервный корпус, составленный из резервных батальонов и эскадронов. В ходе Отечественной войны 1812 года в битве под Красным был ранен саблей в голову, а освобождая город Смоленск от врага вновь получил ранение. После изгнания французов принял участие в заграничном походе русской армии 1813 года, в ходе которого принял участие в битве при Люцене. 24 февраля 1816 года Оленин вновь испросил у командования отставку по болезни. Евгений Иванович Оленин умер 30 октября 1827 года и был похоронен в деревне Иловка Смоленской губернии. Был женат на богатой наследнице Варваре Петровне Хитрово (1772—1839), дочери сенатора Петра Васильевича Хитрово (1727—1793) и его второй жены Екатерины Гавриловны Ермолаевой, ур. Белкиной. Старшая сестра Варвары Петровны по матери была замужем за генералом П.Х.Обольяниновым. В браке имели одну дочь Екатерину Евгеньевну (1810—1872) в замужестве за генерал-лейтенантом Петром Александровичем Грёссером. Ей от матери досталась усадьба Воскресенское, ныне «Дом Отдыха „Воскресенское“ Управления Делами Президента Российской Федерации». Его сестра Наталья Ивановна была замужем за генерал-майором П.П.Пассеком.
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В 2011 году генералу Оленину в Сквере Памяти Героев в Смоленске был установлен бюст (автор Фишман П.А.).

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1775
Генри Крабб Робинсон (Henry Crabb Robinson)
мемуарист, автор известных дневников и воспоминаний. Родился в городе Бери-Сент-Эдмундс, получил юридическое образование в Колчестере. Между 1800 и 1805 обучался в различных городах Германии и познакомился там со многими выдающимися людьми: Гёте, Шиллером, Гердером, Виландом, и др. Был корреспондентом газеты Таймс. С 1813 года работал в коллегии адвокатов и через 15 лет ушёл в отставку; благодаря дару красноречия и прочим качествам стал видным общественным деятелем. Он умер 5 февраля 1867 года. Через 2 года после его смерти его дневники и воспоминания были изданы в двух томах: Diary, Reminiscences and Correspondence of Henry Crabb Robinson. Selected and Edited by Thomas Sadler, Ph. D. Two Volumes. Boston; Fields, Orgood & Co. 1869.

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1779
Василий Иванович Демут-Малиновский
русский скульптор. Родился в Санкт-Петербурге. Отец Малиновского работал резчиком по дереву, и маленький Василий с детства учился пластике, наблюдая за работой отца. В 1785 году, будучи ещё ребёнком, в возрасте шести лет он начал обучение в Академии художеств. Василий Иванович учился в Академии художеств с 1785 по 1800 год. Он являлся учеником знаменитого скульптора М.И.Козловского, за время обучения он был четырежды отмечен наградами Академии. Он получил две серебряные медали за успехи в леплении с натуры — малую в 1798 году, и большую в 1799 году. После этого он стал обладателем золотой медали второй степени, которую он получил в 1799 году за барельеф «Ангел выводит апостола Петра из темницы». Золотой медалью первой степени он был награждён в 1800 году в составе группы скульпторов за коллективную работу — барельефы к памятнику Петру I у Михайловского замка работы Бартоломео Растрелли. За это он получил Первую золотую медаль. В 1802 году умирает М.И.Козловский. Для создания надгробия на его могиле тогдашним президентом Академии графом А.С.Строгановым был объявлен конкурс. Малиновский участвовал в этом конкурсе и выиграл его, получив вторично большую золотую медаль. В 1803 году Демут-Малиновский вместе с другими воспитанниками Академии художеств был отправлен в заграничную командировку в Италию. В программу командировки входило изучение памятников западноевропейского искусства и знакомство с архитектурой древнего Рима. В это время он сочетал с активно работал в пластике. Демут-Малиновский создавал зарисовки нов
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A composite photo shows Lori Loughlin (left) and Felicity Huffman — two actresses charged in what the Justice Department says is a massive cheating scheme that rigged admissions to elite universities.

A composite photo shows Lori Loughlin (left) and Felicity Huffman — two actresses charged in what the Justice Department says is a massive cheating scheme that rigged admissions to elite universities.; Credit: /AP

Bill Chappell and Merrit Kennedy | NPR

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Federal officials have charged dozens of well-heeled parents, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, in what the Justice Department says was a multimillion-dollar scheme to cheat college admissions standards. The parents allegedly paid a consultant who then fabricated academic and athletic credentials and arranged bribes to help get their children into prestigious universities.

"We're talking about deception and fraud — fake test scores, fake credentials, fake photographs, bribed college officials," said Andrew Lelling, the U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

Lelling says 33 parents "paid enormous sums" to ensure their children got into schools such as Stanford and Yale, sending money to entities controlled by a man named William Rick Singer in return for falsifying records and obtaining false scores on important tests such as the SAT and ACT.

Describing how Singer worked to present his clients' children as elite athletes, Lelling said, "In many instances, Singer helped parents take staged photographs of their children engaged in particular sports. Other times, Singer and his associates used stock photos that they pulled off the Internet — sometimes Photoshopping the face of the child onto the picture of the athlete" and submitting it to desirable schools.

"Singer's clients paid him anywhere between $200,000 and $6.5 million for this service," Lelling said.

The scope of the case is massive — total of 50 people have been charged in the admissions scheme. The Justice Department said in a statement that dozens of people in multiple states have been arrested but gave no further details.

The scheme operated from 2011 through February 2019, Lelling said, adding that in most cases, parents paid Singer between $250,000 and $450,000 per student.

"These parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege," Lelling said. "They include, for example, CEOs of private and public companies, successful securities and real estate investors, two well-known actresses, a famous fashion designer and the co-chairman of a global law firm."

The parents were already able to give their children "every legitimate advantage," Lelling said, added that they "instead chose to corrupt and illegally manipulate the system for their benefit."

Other defendants in the case include university athletic coaches and college exam administrators — some of whom are accused of accepting bribes. Court documents state that the scheme targeted these schools as part of a "student-athlete recruitment scam": Yale University, the University of Southern California, Georgetown University, UCLA, Wake Forest University, Stanford University, University of San Diego and the University of Texas, Austin.

"There will not be a separate admissions system for the wealthy," Lelling said. "And there will not be a separate criminal justice system either."

The charges are part of a complex case that has been kept under seal. Documents related to the case were revealed Tuesday, as Singer pleaded guilty to a number of federal crimes from conspiracy to commit racketeering and money laundering to obstruction of justice, Lelling said.

The parents were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

"Singer owned and operated the Edge College & Career Network LLC ('The Key') – a for-profit college counseling and preparation business – and served as the CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF) – a non-profit corporation that he established as a purported charity," the Justice Department said in a statement.

On its website, The Key promises to "unlock the door to academic, social, personal and career success." The foundation says it "has touched the lives of hundreds of students that would never have been exposed to what higher education could do for them."

The court documents detail numerous examples of how the scheme worked. For example, Lelling said former Yale women's soccer coach Rudy Meredith took $400,000 to designate a potential student as a recruit for the team — boosting the student's admission prospects — despite knowing that the student didn't play the sport competitively.

Once the student was accepted to Yale, her relatives paid Singer approximately $1.2 million, including a $900,000 to one of KWF's charitable accounts, according to court documents.

Last April, Meredith allegedly met with the father of a second prospective student in a hotel room in Boston — a meeting that was secretly recorded by the FBI. In it, Meredith offered to designate the man's daughter as a soccer recruit in exchange for $450,000, court documents state.

Meredith resigned his long-held post in November. In a statement to NPR, a Yale representative said:

"As the indictment makes clear, the Department of Justice believes that Yale has been the victim of a crime perpetrated by its former women's soccer coach. The university has cooperated fully in the investigation and will continue to cooperate as the case moves forward."

On its website, KWF described many of the students it helped as having "only known life on the streets, surrounded by the gang violence of the inner-city."

The foundation says it has worked with a number of groups, from Los Angeles-based Ladylike to the Houston Hoops Youth Basketball Program.

In addition to the 33 parents, a dozen people were indicted for conspiracy to commit racketeering. This is how they were identified in court documents:

Igor Dvorskiy: He worked as a "compensated standardized test administrator."

Gordon Ernst: Former head of men's and women's tennis at Georgetown University — left that role in January 2018.

William Ferguson: He "was employed as the women's volleyball coach at Wake Forest University."

Martin Fox: He was the "president of a private tennis academy and camp in Houston."

Donna Heinel: She "was employed as the senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California."

Laura Janke: Former assistant coach of women's soccer at the University of Southern California — left role in January 2014.

Ali Khosroshahin: Former head coach of women's soccer at the University of Southern California — left that role in November 2013.

Steven Masera: Accountant and financial officer for the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation until Dec. 2017.

Jorge Salcedo: Salcedo "was employed as the head coach of men's soccer at the University of California at Los Angeles."

Mikaela Sanford: She was "employed in various capacities" with the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation.

Jovan Vavic: Vavic "was employed as the water polo coach at the University of Southern California."

Niki Williams: Williams worked as a "compensated standardized test administrator."

Court documents also name the following defendants as being charged with mail fraud:

Gregory Abbott

Marcia Abbott

Gamal Abdelaziz

Diane Blake

Todd Blake

Jane Buckingham

Gordon Caplan

I-Hsin Chen

Amy Colburn

Gregory Colburn

Robert Flaxman

Mossimo Giannulli

Elizabeth Henriquez

Manuel Henriquez

Douglas Hodge

Felicity Huffman

Agustin Huneeus Jr.

Bruce Isackson

Davina Isackson

Michelle Janavs

Elisabeth Kimmel

Marjorie Klapper

Lori Loughlin

Toby MacFarlane

William McGlashan Jr.

Marci Palatella

Peter Jan Sartorio

Stephen Semprevivo

Devin Sloane

John Wilson

Homayoun Zadeh

Robert Zangrillo

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

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          A III Guerra Mundial      Cache   Translate Page      
Cerveja: Dog in the Fog
Cervejeira: Kompania Piwowarska, Poznań, Polónia
Webpage: http://www.doginthefog.pl/



A Dog in the Fog, apesar do nome inglês que ostenta, é uma cerveja polaca, criada pela Kompania Piwowarska em 2005. Com cerca de 15 milhões de hectolitros de cerveja produzidos em 2009 este gigante polaco, detido pela SABMiller, é o maior grupo cervejeiro nacional, detendo no seu portfolio as duas marcas mais vendidas no país (Tyskie e Zubr), bem como as habituais cervejas "internacionais" do grupo: Pilsner Urquell, Peroni, Grolsch e Miller.


Esta foi, no entanto, uma cerveja de fugaz presença na Polónia. Lançada em 2005 e tendo como alvo os consumidores mais jovens tinha como características um sabor frutado e uma graduação de 5,1% ABV. Em 2007, tendo em conta os resultados pouco animadores nas vendas, a cerveja foi completamente reformulada trazendo um maior amargor e um reforço na graduação alcoólica para 5,5%. Aparentemente, este esforço não foi suficiente e a cerveja desapareceu em 2009.

É, no entanto, curioso verificar uma estratégia que muitos fabricantes de cerveja utilizam para melhor escoar o seu produto: o aumento do nível alcoólico. Existem vários casos clássicos que vão da Tuborg Royal Danish Strong Beer da minha juventude (que se bebia porque tinha 7,2%) ou à Belzebuth que, graças ao seus 13º, vendia-se mais do que uma Orval ou uma Triple Karmeliet numa casa da especialidade ali para os lados de Benfica.

É certo que uma boa cerveja não se mede pelo teor de álcool mas, olhando para o top 10 das melhores cervejas do Ratebeer, certamente podemos tirar algumas ilações: a média de graduação é de 11,7% tendo a menos alcoólica uns "meros" 9,5% ABV. Em resumo, desde que haja uma base sólida (malte e lúpulo) e bicharada adequada para a transformar, tipicamente mais álcool poderá querer dizer maior complexidade, melhor cerveja.

Isto não serve, no entanto, de explicação para a guerra em curso para o título de "cerveja mais forte do mundo". Em 1999, Jim Koch criou a Samuel Adams Millennium Ale e foi transposta a "barreira psicológica" dos 20º. Desde a Millenium que a Boston Beer Company, tem-nos dado a conhecer, através das Utopias, novos patamares na exploração do teor alcoólico possível de ser atingido, cifrando-se a versão de 2007 em 27% ABV.

Mas eis que em 2009, algures na Baviera, uma pequena cervejeira artesanal, a Schorschbräu, decide pôr em prática a velha fórmula da Eisbock de uma forma extrema. Este estilo de cerveja, reza a lenda, deve o seu nascimento ao acaso. Dois barris de Bock a fermentar passaram, por engano, o Inverno à mercê do gelo. Quando os cervejeiros provaram o seu conteúdo chegaram à conclusão que a cerveja que estava no centro do gelo era mais saborosa e forte. A explicação é simples, como a água congela mais rapidamente do que o álcool aquela parte concentrou a maioria do sabor e do álcool. Assim, graças à múltipla exposição da cerveja a este processo, a Schorschbräu Schorschbock, nasceu com 31% ABV.

Mais para o Norte, em terras normalmente mais conhecidas por outras bebidas de malte, a BrewDog, uma cervejeira artesanal muito pouco convencional em todos os aspectos, estava a ter a vida dificultada pelo governo escocês. Um dos pomos da discórdia foi a BrewDog Tokyo* uma cerveja que, com os seus 18,2º não agradou a vários iniciativas anti-álcool em curso. A resposta da BrewDog não se fez esperar e veio em duas partes: a criação da Nanny State (uma "Imperial Mild" com 1,1%) e da Tactical Nuclear Penguin, a cerveja mais forte do mundo à altura com 32º. E foi aqui que começou a guerra…

Uma pequena cervejeira italiana, a Revelation Cat, conhecida pelas suas ligações com nomes insuspeitos como a Mikkeller, De Molen ou De Proef, entra em campo com a Revelation Cat Freeze the Penguin, um "Ice Roasted Barley Wine" com 35º, decidido a congelar o pinguim escocês.

Entretanto, na Alemanha, a Schorschbräu contra-atacou com uma nova versão da Schorschbock. Resultado: a fasquia subiu para 40% ABV.

Tocados no seu orgulho, a BrewDog retaliou com a Sink the Bismarck, uma referência nada subtil ao afundamento do cruzador alemão Bismarck na 2ª Guerra Mundial. Para ajudar ao politicamente incorrecto ainda fizeram um vídeo promocional que pode ser visto em http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blxE8SEkqwM

No meio disto tudo sobrou uma Imperial IPA com 41º e alguns alemães irados que não esperam muito tempo para se desforrar. Passados 3 meses, em Maio de 2010, a 3ª versão da Schorschbock está novamente no topo. 43º é a marca a bater e desta vez com dedicatória para a Escócia: " Schorschbock 43% Vol, porque os homens da Franconia não se vestem como raparigas".

Resta-nos aguardar pelos próximos episódios desta guerra, sendo que já há boatos que apontam para o envolvimento de outra grande potência, a Bélgica. Eu, pelo meu lado, só estranho os Estados Unidos estarem tão quietos. Mais dia, menos dia, aparece aí o Tio Sam a meter ordem na Europa.

Editado originalmente em 15/06/2010 em http://www.cervejasdomundo.com/Barbas4.htm
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New York City, N.Y., Mar 11, 2019 / 08:21 pm (CNA).- A new law in New York that extended the statute of limitations for the reporting of childhood sexual abuse has allowed a Florida man to reopen a $20 million suit against the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, for claims of sexual abuse of a minor against a former employee of the diocese.

James Carlino, 55, formerly of Queens, recently re-filed a suit in which he alleges that he suffered continual sexual abuse from his former basketball coach, Robert Oliva, previously employed by the Diocese of Brooklyn.

According to the New York Post, the suit alleges that the abuse occurred continuously between the years of 1974 and 1978, beginning when Carlino was 12 years old, and while Oliva was a “legendary” basketball coach at St. Teresa school in Queens. According to the suit, the abuse continued even after Oliva transferred to a new position at a different school.

Carlino, who now lives in Florida, had previously attempted to file the suit against the Diocese of Brooklyn in 2011, but it was dismissed due to the statute of limitations at the time, the Post added. However, the recently-passed Child Victims Act has extended the statute of limitations on civil cases involving childhood sexual abuse, allowing Carlino to re-file.

The act extended the age at which victims of child sexual abuse may bring civil charges against their abuser - extending it from from the age of 23 to the age of 55. Criminal prosecution cases can be brought forward until the accuser is the age of 28.

The act, signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in February, also created a one-year window for victims of any age to come forward.

Prior to Carlino’s first attempted suit, Oliva pled guilty to two counts of child rape and one count of disseminating pornography to a minor in a Boston court for a charge of sexual abuse against Carlino, who was 14 at the time of the charge of abuse. Oliva was sentenced to five years’ probation, the New York Post reported.

The new lawsuit from Carlino alleges that “Oliva developed an inappropriate relationship with Carlino, inducing Carlino, as a very young child, to look up to Oliva, and to place absolute trust and confidence in Oliva. Oliva then abused that trust and confidence by sexually molesting Carlino.” It seeks damages for charges of assault, battery, negligence and emotional distress.

The suit comes just weeks after a Vatican summit on the global issue of the sex abuse crisis in the Church.


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En inglés: BlogActiv: “The Root of the BDS Boycotts of Israel“ The Times of Israel: “The Root of the BDS Boycotts of Israel” “Anti-Semitism in Mainstream American Politics” “A Month of Jew-Hatred” “Spacecraft to the moon – check. Oscar – check. Anti-Semitism – check.“ Newsmax: “Anti-Semitism an Ominous Presence in US Politics“ JewishBoston: “The Root […]
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Olá, Rafael! Tudo bem? Chegarei no Panamá às 08:00 HS do dia 25/04 e meu vôo pra Boston sairá no dia seguinte as 07:00 HS. Então terei praticamente 24 horas. Li suas dicas, e achei muito top. Mas gostaria muito de conhecer alguma praia do Panamá. Será que dá tempo? Você sabe se lá tem algum hostel ou hotel com preço mais barato? Que seja seguro, irei sozinha. Desde já agradeço, abraços
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Céad tulips san Earrach
Tá céad bheos an Earraigh i sa ghairdín.  The beginning of Márta has been typical in that we've had unseasonably warm weather followed by snow, freezing gaoth mhór agus fliuch.  The last two weeks d'Fheabhra were so warm it was nearly a shame to go to Málaga during the mid-term break and miss the fine weather anseo.

I've been keen to explore Andalucia, namely for the Moorish architecture and influence still tangible in this part of Spain. Málaga does not disappoint. My daughter and I had great fun walking around the Alcazaba - a (medieval) Moorish palace with brilliant views of the city and sea. We also spent a few hours in a Hammam spa (Arabic baths) which includes various hot, tepid, cold plunge pools, a steam room and massage.  Honestly, the interior was the most gorgeous I've ever seen in a spa. Every community should have one.
Málaga

The detail on this building *swoons*

Proper paella

Looking up at the Alcazaba
We returned to a very mild Dublin drenched in sun.  The weather has turned, since, but that hasn't stopped Spring's presence in the garden.  The narcissi have been up and are nearly gone, now.  It wasn't a bad year for the hyacinths although they're definitely not as great in subsequent years, unlike the narcissi and tulips.  The first round of tulips started to bloom this week.  I have three waves of tulips in the garden which should carry us through to meán Bealtaine.

Narcissi

Hyacinths

Miniature Hyacinths
I think I've sussed the trick to cultivating thriving verbena bonariensis - I have definitely been cutting it back too far and too soon.  This winter I just left the old growth and now the new growth on that is impressive.  Also starting to come up is the new peony growth.  Its amazing that these plants will basically go from nothing to a full bush within two months.  The cherry blossom trees are nearly ready to bloom.
Cherry blossom buds
The roses look good so far.  I've noticed some green fly on new growth which I hope the cold weather has discouraged. The wisteria is starting to bud which is excellent, I'm really excited about training it over the next few years.  The bleeding hearts are starting to come up and the allium growth is in good leaf.  There are still some over-wintered leeks, cabbage and beetroot which is fantastic.  I'm harvesting some today for soup and stir fry.
Leeks and cabbage amongst the tulips
I've been weeding the garden through the winter which is a great time to do it as everything's died back and even the weeds aren't growing very quickly.  So I'm going to keep that up, my big jobs at the moment are mainly structural - adding trellising and possibly painting the garden walls.  I'm also putting an order into the Johnstown Garden Centre (they deliver!) for organic chicken poo pellets to fertilise the veg beds, more clematis and perhaps some Boston Ivy.  The garden shines through an t-Earrach agus an tSamhraidh ach I need to add some variety and colour for an Fhómhair.

In addition to keeping an eye on the garden I was also lucky this past week to attend a medieval Irish manuscript conference at the Royal Irish Academy, which was fantastically impressive.  My post-graduate degree is in Medieval History, I try to keep a toe in the bath even though I do not work in the field professionally.



Sin é.  This weekend I'm finishing week 4 of DCU's Irish 102 and starting Irish 103.  I can only highly recommend this online course.  Its free, easy to use and perhaps most importantly, explains concepts and particulars in a manner that WORKS.  I'm also focusing on a self-imposed challenge via Goodreads to read 40 books this year.  I'm 4 1/2 in so I need to really pull the finger out and finish another 5 before the end of this month.  Gah!

Here's sending good thoughts that everyone has enough space in their schedule to be able to cultivate peace and love in your life. Maireann croí éadrom i bhfad.






          Meet the alleged ringleader of the massive college-admissions scandal, William 'Rick' Singer, the owner of Edge College & Career Network      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • William "Rick" Singer is the alleged ringleader of the massive college-admissions scandal unveiled Tuesday.
  • The US Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts accused Singer of paying off college coaches, administrators, and standardized-test proctors to get kids into elite universities.
  • Singer appears to have a long history in the college-admissions business.
  • He pleaded guilty to charges in Boston on Tuesday afternoon.

William "Rick" Singer, 58, is the founder of Edge College & Career Network, LLC and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation, the companies at the center of the 2019 college-admissions scandal that has resulted in the prosecution of 33 parents, including celebrity Felicity Huffman, and 13 college coaches and other business associates.

Singer is the alleged mastermind of the scheme that brought in millions of dollars by creating fraudulent college applications for prospective college students by fudging test scores, creating fake identities, and editing photos by putting kids' faces onto athletes bodies to portray them as having athletic abilities they do not have.

Here's what we know about Singer and his businesses.

In 1992, Singer reportedly started his first counseling business, Future Stars College & Career Counseling.

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Following his experience with coaching, Singer reportedly started his first college counseling business, Future Stars College & Career Counseling, in Sacramento, California, in 1992.

Singer reportedly sold the business to Scott Hamilton, who still runs it, according to its website, and left to work for The Money Store, where he worked in recruitment and training.

In 2004, Singer reportedly started The CollegeSource with private investment money and board backing from an impressive higher-education network, including "the president emeritus of Stanford and the director of the Carnegie Foundation."

Ted Mitchell, the president of Occidental College at the time, told The Sacramento Business Journal that "Rick has an encyclopedic knowledge of colleges and universities in America."

Singer started The Key three years late in 2007, according to court filings.



Singer owned The Key, a college-counseling and -preparation business and nonprofit.

Facebook/RickSingerGettingIn

Singer owned and ran two organizations related to the alleged college-admissions scheme.

The Edge College & Career Network LLC was Singer's for-profit college advising and preparation business, which was primarily known as The Key Worldwide.

On its face, the business provided typical college admissions counseling and services beginning in 9th grade, according to the brochure on its website, including test preparation, developing "a student's Personal Brand, admissions essay coaching, college selection advice, and application preparation."

The Key also offered a "special talent program," the prepared applications based on specific academic, athletic, or other scholarships.



He also ran a nonprofit, The Key Worldwide Foundation, designed to disguised payments made for Singer's illicit services, according to authorities.

Facebook/Rick Singer

Singer's nonprofit, The Key Worldwide Foundation, was created in 2012, according to court documents, and was approved to be tax-exempt.

On paper, the foundation was set up "to provide guidance, encouragement, and opportunity to disadvantaged students around the world," according to its site. The foundation said it donated to other nonprofits and ran its own scholarship programs.

But according to the Department of Justice, the nonprofit was used by Singer to take payments for his illicit services that looked like donations and issue payments to coaches and other parties.




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          Senior Software Development Engineer - LogMeIn - Québec City, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Aide cuisinier, - Boston Pizza - Québec City, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Boston Pizza Ancienne-Lorette 91345 rte de l'aéroport recherche 1 cuisinier a temps plein t 1 cuisinier a temps partielle.... $13 - $16 an hour
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          Senior Product Owner - LogMeIn - Québec City, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Johnson, McGowens lead Pitt over Boston College 80-70      Cache   Translate Page      

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel gave his freshmen backcourt simple instructions Tuesday night: Attack the hole. The strategy worked as Trey McGowens scored 26 points, Xavier Johnson added 23 and Pittsburgh defeated Boston College 80-70 in the first round of the ACC Tournament. The explosive freshmen combined to shoot 14 of 28 […]
          Plongeur - Boston Pizza - Québec City, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Cook cuisinier - Boston Pizza - Québec City, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Boston pizza ancienne-lorette 1345 rte de laeroport recherche 1 cuisiniers a temps plein , 1 a temps partielle et 1 plongeur a temps plein.... $13 - $16 an hour
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          Front-End Developer - LogMeIn - Québec City, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Java Back-end Developer (ONBRD) - LogMeIn - Québec City, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          List of College Coaches Implicated in Admissions Fraud Scheme      Cache   Translate Page      

Nine current or former college coaches, as well as an associate athletic director, were charged by federal prosecutors in Boston on Tuesday in the biggest admissions fraud scheme uncovered in the United States. According to court documents, they are accused of accepting bribes in exchange for designating admissions candidates as recruited athletes to increase their…

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          Actresses Huffman, Loughlin Among 50 Charged in College Fraud Scheme      Cache   Translate Page      

Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among 50 people charged by U.S. federal prosecutors on Tuesday in a $25 million scheme to help wealthy Americans cheat their children’s way into elite universities, such as Yale and Stanford. Federal prosecutors in Boston charged William “Rick” Singer, 58, with running the racketeering scheme through his…

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          Junior Traffic Engineer - City of Boston - Boston, MA      Cache   Translate Page      
Boston Water and Sewer Commission, NSTAR, etc.). This is a provisional appointment....
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          Manager, Electric Field Operations (Metro Boston Area) - EVERSOURCE - Dorchester, MA      Cache   Translate Page      
Works proactively with Community Relations to influence district, city and town leaders and civic groups to provide a local point of contact and to enhance...
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          PMWeb opens London office, targeting Europe      Cache   Translate Page      

Already a busy market with numerous cloud-based information technology suppliers, Europe construction and real estate sector is now being marketed by another US-based business, PMWeb. Founded by Marc Jaude (now president of the company) in 2006 and based in Wakefield, Massachusetts (just north of Boston), PMWeb describes itself as provider of “the world’s leading Construction …

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          BioShock PS3 DLC Surfaces Tomorrow      Cache   Translate Page      
Hey there! What’s that you say? You love challenging gameplay…and failed underwater utopias? Then prepare to experience the world of Rapture like never before with the BioShock PS3 Challenge Rooms Add-On Content pack available tomorrow, November 20, for $9.99 only on the PlayStation Network. I’m Keith Shetler, Assistant Producer at 2K Boston, and I’m very […]
          Varias actrices de Hollywood involucradas en un escándalo de admisión universitaria      Cache   Translate Page      

Decenas de padres adinerados, incluidas dos actrices de Hollywood, han sido inculpados este martes en un esquema de pago de millonarios sobornos para que sus hijos ingresaran a prestigiosas universidades de Estados Unidos.

Las actrices Felicity Huffman (Mujeres desesperadas), de 56 años, y Lori Loughlin (Full House), de 54, así como varios empresarios son parte de los 50 acusados y "fueron arrestados por agentes federales en múltiples estados", tal y como informó la fiscalía federal de Massachusetts, que lidera el caso.

El esquema, de alcance nacional, "facilitó trampas en exámenes de admisión universitaria y la admisión de estudiantes a universidades de élite como supuestos atletas".

Entrenadores deportivos de Yale, Stanford, la Universidad del Sur de California (USC), la Universidad de Texas y Georgetown están también implicados en el escándalo, por aceptar estudiantes en sus equipos por sobornos y no en base a sus méritos deportivos, añadió la fiscalía en un comunicado.

"No puede haber un sistema de admisión diferente para las personas adineradas", comentó el fiscal federal de Massachusetts, Andrew Lelling, en una conferencia de prensa en Boston. "No puede haber tampoco un sistema judicial diferente para ellos".

La acusación indica que el esquema comenzó en 2011 y aceptó sobornos por un total de 25 millones de dólares.

Un acusado que colabora con la fiscalía y coordinaba el esquema contó que ofreció a Huffman mediar para corregir las respuestas del examen de admisión universitaria (SAT) de su hija. Huffman está acusada de pagar 15.000 dólares por el test modificado de su hija mayor, y comenzó el mismo proceso para su hija menor, pero luego abandonó la idea.

Loughlin y su esposo, el diseñador de moda Mossimo Giannulli, también acusado, habrían acordado pagar medio millón de dólares para que sus hijas estuvieran incluidas en el equipo de remo de USC, aunque no son remadoras. Las dos hijas de la pareja fueron aceptadas en USC.

El testigo contó a la fiscalía cómo con ayuda de otras personas conseguía corregir el resultado de los exámenes de admisión de los hijos de sus clientes, que luego fueron usados para sus admisiones a universidades de todo el país.


          (USA-MA-Boston) Entry Level HW Computer Tech System Services Rep - Cherry Hill, NJ      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** IBM seeks to hire an entry-level hardware computer technician; System Services Representative (SSR) for the Cherry Hill, NJ area. This role is an entry level position for an individual contributor responsible for on-site installation, maintenance, and repair of IBM and multi-vendor systems and components, including hardware, networking products, software, and operating systems. They are the primary technical interface to clients for the coordination of hardware and/or software support and delivery of operational services as required by the client. They advise clients of preventive maintenance, configuration, operation and environmental factors which may impact product performance or impair the client's IT operation. They may also perform services activities such as systems assurance, systems-level problem determination, discontinuance and relocation of IBM and non-IBM systems and products. They are accountable to ensure a high level of client satisfaction with service delivery, technical support, and operational services for the client account(s). When critical situations occur, they are the IBM technical interface to clients and manage the situation until the problem is fixed. Can work in both consumer homes or enterprise environments in the Cherry Hill, NJ area. This position will be a mobility role, where the SSR will travel to customer locations within a defined radius of Cherry Hill, NJ area. **A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are required.** **GTSTSSREP** **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Valid driver’s license + Reliable vehicle + High school diploma **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Technical School degree - Computer technician **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-MA-Boston) Associate Partner, Cloud Application Innovation Services Telecommunica      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** IBM is on the forefront of helping clients accelerate their enterprise cloud journeys, with industry leading approaches and technology around open, secure, Hybrid and Multi-Cloud solutions. Cloud Application Innovation (CAI) is part of IBM’s Global Business Services organization, focused on helping clients accelerate their journey to the cloud to achieve their Business and Digital Transformation objectives. With IBM’s industry leading end-to-end capabilities, we partner with clients to advise them on their journey to migrate, modernize, innovate and manage their businesses on high performing, open, multi-cloud and hybrid cloud solutions **The Role** Our Associate Partners drive sales and revenue to meet targets and helps create solutions, organize project approaches and teams for client delivery. You will be responsible for: + Developing winning cloud strategies and transformation solutions to meet client business challenges + Using strong business acumen and knowledge of applications development and maintenance, cloud migration, modernization and managed services requirements to develop effective partnerships with the client's executive management and key individuals who influence client decision making + Driving business development focused on application and cloud innovation services + Developing pursuit strategies and integrating products and services required to meet client needs + Developing compelling client value propositions and client deliverables and responses, including request for proposal response (RFP), statements of work (SOWs), and oral presentations + Leading client engagements, mobilizing and directing engagement teams. Defining deliverable structure and content and facilitating consensus of proposed solutions from top management levels at the client. + Directing on-time, quality delivery of work products while managing engagement economics and risks **BENEFITS** Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population. + http://www-01.ibm.com/employment/us/benefits/ + _https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/50744.wss_ **CAREER GROWTH** Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through: + Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills + Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations + Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation. **CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP** With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in! + http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/initiatives.html + http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/corporateservicecorps **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** The following is required: + A minimum of 12 years of application services experience, with at least 5 years spent selling solutions and managing medium to high value application development or transformation programs. + A minimum of 5 years leading applications services or transformation projects in or associated with the Telecommunications Industry. + Knowledge and practical experience with modern ADM methodologies, cloud migration, application modernization, cloud-native application development, data analytics, automation and automated testing, outsourcing and managed services + Project delivery experience in complex enterprise environments + Strong expertise in developing client driven technology and services solutions + Be an accomplished communicator and influencer, able to work with clients, users, senior level management, sales, and peers **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + None **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-MA-Boston) Technical Support Representative      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** + Customer Service in customer facing role providing deskside support for commercial clients + Resolving customer hardware/software workstation problem tickets + Technical knowledge of the supported platform + Working knowledge of the hardware + Resolving tickets within the customer SLA **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + At least 2 years experience in deskside support + Excellent verbal and written communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Windows 10, Service Now, Remote tools support, VIP support and Apple mac support. **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-MA-Boston) Delivery Project Executive      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** Employees in this role have the experience and knowledge to support both the sales of new business opportunities and the delivery of services to clients. They must understand large and complex services engagements in Cloud and Application related IT services, including the appropriate methods and skills needed to solve business problems in the client's industry. Highly experienced with the Solutioning processes. The employee identifies new business opportunities, creatively participate in the development and sales of solutions, and assist IBM in winning the business. When not participating in sales activities such as new business development or bid and proposal activity, employee provide support and lead billable client activities within their area of Cloud and Application related IT services for clients in the Energy and Utility Industry, and solution activities. Employee is accountable for the financial success of engagements directly managed, as well as the generation of services revenue with the sales of new business. Employee is expected to have PMP certification along with experience with people management. Employee in this role is expected to work in geographically dispersed delivery environment and develop effective professional relationship with the client. Employee must have sound knowledge on Oracle with OCP certification will be preferred. Employee needs to have the proficiency in advising IBM Cloud along with Red Hat as well as advise and advocate on the multi cloud and Hybrid strategies. Employee must have Indepth understanding of the Energy and Utility industry and advise Directors, 'CXO' suits on the business strategies. Possible Work Location: 201 W North River Dr #420, Spokane, WA 99201 **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** Project/Program Management, delivery management (10 years) Contract management, P&L account management, project financials (5 years) Project management methodology (10 years) Cloud Sales and services (3 years) **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Communication skills - oral, written, presentation (5 years) Oracle Customer Care & Billing (1 year) Maximo Work and Asset Management (1 year) Account growth and sales (4 years) **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-MA-Boston) Project Manager-Custom Development      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** Project Financial Management Procative management Focus on deliverables Good communication Motivated and maintain high Morale within team Team player (cross border teams) Good management **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** Project Financial Management Procative management Focus on deliverables Good communication Motivated and maintain high Morale within team Team player (cross border teams) Good management **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Project Financial Management - 2 yrs Procative management - 3 yrs Focus on deliverables - 4 yrs Motivated and maintain high Morale within team - 3 yrs Team player (cross border teams) - 3 yrs Good management - 3 yrs **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-MA-Boston) Research Staff Member      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. We are seeking Research Staff Member candidates with demonstrated publication records in one or more of our focus areas and technical leadership potential. As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions, and publish in top-tier conferences and journals. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the commercialization of the resulting assets. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team, are highly desired traits. You should have one or more of the following skills: -Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices -Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) -Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software -Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services -Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash -Quantum Computing You must be willing to work in any of the following locations: Albany, NY; Almaden, CA; Austin, TX; Cambridge, MA; Yorktown Heights, NY. Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a related area is required. The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently + Demonstrated communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: + Cloud computing infrastructure, including cloud platform and programming models; cloud infrastructure services; APIs; containers; DevOps techniques; microservices + Computing and data services, including emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain) + Artificial intelligence computing infrastructure, including deep learning platform and services, accelerated cognitive systems, accelerators interface architecture, compilers and programming models, co-designed hardware/software + Distributed computing theory and application, systems; services technology, including service management, analytics, automation and orchestration, cognitive services + Memory controller architecture, memory performance modeling, memory standards and interfaces, cache design, non-volatile memory, NAND flash + Quantum Computing **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-MA-Boston) Entry Level HW Computer Technician/System Services Rep - Smyrna, DE      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** IBM seeks to hire an entry-level hardware computer technician; System Services Representative (SSR) for the Smyrna, DE area. This role is an entry level position for an individual contributor responsible for on-site installation, maintenance, and repair of IBM and multi-vendor systems and components, including hardware, electronic equipment, networking products, software, and operating systems. They are the primary technical interface to clients for the coordination of hardware and/or software support and delivery of operational services as required by the client. They advise clients of preventive maintenance, configuration, operation and environmental factors which may impact product performance or impair the client's IT operation. They may also perform services activities such as systems assurance, systems-level problem determination, discontinuance and relocation of IBM and non-IBM systems and products. They are accountable to ensure a high level of client satisfaction with service delivery, technical support, and operational services for the client account(s). When critical situations occur, they are the IBM technical interface to clients and manage the situation until the problem is fixed. Can work in both consumer homes or enterprise environments in the Smyrna, DE area. **Job Responsibilities:** + Performs maintenance on equipment applying basic repair techniques and relying on service manual instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform repairs. + Responds to request for emergency repairs and follows through with timely service. + Ensures the completion of associated paperwork and records, including trouble tickets, mileage logs and time logs. + Initiates requests for required equipment, parts and supplies. + Maintains care and appearance of Company vehicles and equipment as applicable. + Develops good working relationships with repair team employees. This position will be a mobility role, where the SSR will travel to customer locations within a defined radius of Smyrna, DE. **A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are required.** GTSTSSREP **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Valid driver’s license + Reliable vehicle + High school diploma or equivalent + Available to work rotating weekends, after hours, and holidays to accommodate on-call responsibilities **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Associates degree in electronic repair **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          (USA-MA-Boston) Technical Support Representative      Cache   Translate Page      
**Job Description** + Customer Service in customer facing role providing deskside support for commercial clients + Resolving customer hardware/software workstation problem tickets + Technical knowledge of the supported platform + Working knowledge of the hardware + Resolving tickets within the customer SLA **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + At least 2 years experience in deskside support + Excellent verbal and written communication skills **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + Windows 10, Service Now, Remote tools support, VIP support and Apple mac support. **EO Statement** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
          American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) CEO Wallace Boston on Q4 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Wicked Queer Preview Party: Saturday, March 16      Cache   Translate Page      
Boston’s annual LGBTQ film festival – better known as the Wicked Queer Film Festival – is hosting a preview party this Saturday, March 16th at Post 390 in the Back Bay. If you’re a fan of independent film you should … Continue reading
          Borderlands 3 reveal likely to happen at PAX East      Cache   Translate Page      

A new tweet by Gearbox Software seems to tease a Borderlands 3 reveal at PAX East. The tweet, in full below, shows a highway sign detailing Boston, spraypainted with the words “MA” and “March 28”. The former is “Massachusetts”, the state Boston is in, and the date corresponds with PAX East and a panel Gearbox […]

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          [Freelancer] Face First Milady      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Cheat. Bribe. Lie. Here's how the college admissions scam allegedly worked - CNN      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Cheat. Bribe. Lie. Here's how the college admissions scam allegedly worked  CNN
  2. Who is William Rick Singer, the college admissions cheating scandal's alleged ringleader?  Fox News
  3. 'So that's what he was up to': Rick Singer, architect of scam, peddled a 'side door' to college admissions  USA TODAY
  4. College admissions plot’s alleged ringleader will forfeit millions of dollars in plea deal  The Boston Globe
  5. Who is William Rick Singer, Sacramento man accused in college admissions scam?  Sacramento Bee
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          New Patriot Wants to Talk to Brady and Belichick About Trump Connections - RealClearLife      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. New Patriot Wants to Talk to Brady and Belichick About Trump Connections  RealClearLife
  2. Patriots' newest player confirms he'll be skipping the national anthem during the 2019 season  CBS Sports
  3. New Patriot Michael Bennett will remain in locker room during anthem  Yahoo Sports
  4. DE Bennett calls Belichick the 'Yoda of football'  ESPN
  5. Michael Bennett says Bill Belichick is the ‘Yoda of football’ — but wants to talk to him about Trump  Boston.com
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          Jenner's hat trick powers Blue Jackets over Bruins 7-4      Cache   Translate Page      
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Boone Jenner got his first career hat trick, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Boston Bruins 7-4 on Tuesday night. The Blue Jackets scored five unanswered goals to go up 5-1 before the Bru
          Lou Williams leads Clippers vs. Blazers      Cache   Translate Page      
The Clippers have won five straight games and eight of their past 10. The win over Boston moved Los Angeles into sixth place in the Western Conference, two games behind the fifth-place Trail Blazers.
          Newport Beach is at the center of nationwide bribery for admissions scandal      Cache   Translate Page      
“I am absolutely responsible for it,” William Rick Singer of Newport Beach said in federal court in Boston Tuesday. “I put everything in place."
          Senior Information Security Engineer - Rubicon Project - Boston, MA      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience with AMD SeaMicro and/or HPE Moonshot high-density hardware solutions. As part of the Information security team, you must be able to ask the right...
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          Intern- Product Development- VM Monitor Group - VMware - Boston, MA      Cache   Translate Page      
VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Excellent knowledge of OS kernel internals, including memory management, resource...
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          NBA roundup: Clippers' Williams makes history off bench      Cache   Translate Page      
Lou Williams scored 34 points to become the most prolific bench scorer in NBA history as the Los Angeles Clippers blew out the visiting Boston Celtics 140-115 on Monday. Danilo Gallinari scored 13 of his 25 points in the opening quarter, and Montrezl Harrell added 20 points as the Clippers won their
          Newport Beach is at the center of nationwide bribery for admissions scandal      Cache   Translate Page      
“I am absolutely responsible for it,” William Rick Singer of Newport Beach said in federal court in Boston Tuesday. “I put everything in place."
          Adopt Mr Nibbles a Boston Terrier (Mr Nibbles (Petfinder.com))      Cache   Translate Page      
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Just a Healthy Puppy.... I have a Male Boston with Documents I would be willing to trade Stud service for a Puppy also Images and contact details on Advertigo website.

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          Adopt SEYMOUR a Boston Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier (SEYMOUR (Petfinder.com))      Cache   Translate Page      
Meet Seymour! This senior guy is looking for a new home to relax in for his golden years. Seymour is a 9 yr old pittie mixture. He is already neutered, micro chipped & UTD on his vaccinations. Think you could be the 1 to give Seymour a loving furever ... see more at Petfinder.com

          Cute litter of Boston Terrier puppies Brindles available (Advertigo)      Cache   Translate Page      
Hey everyWe have gorgeous Boston Terrier Pups for saleThey were born on September nd .They are . weeks old We have females and male They vary in sizes from lbs - lbs and will be about -lbs fullgrown.1st IMAGES - FEMALESSECOND LAST PHOTOS - MALESThey all have very stunning markings and brindles available as well They are all very friendly and nice with other pups sometimes they are rough when playing with each other but they are very wonderful and all they want is your affection lt They are almost pee pad trained still getting the hang of it We will provide the following for your new pup - Year Good health guarantee- Certified Veterinarian check Health Certificate- st Set of Vaccines Deworming- Sample bag of his food Puppy pee pads. Images and contact details on Advertigo website.

          Boston Terrier (Advertigo)      Cache   Translate Page      
Male Boston Terrier for sale he is months old we are asking for him please call at -- or )- Images and contact info on Advertigo website.

          Stunning Boston Terrier Puppies (Advertigo)      Cache   Translate Page      
We have a lovely litter of lovely Boston Terrier pups looking for their new families.The pups are all black amp white amp blue amp White girl they are sired by a Blue amp White dog so all carry the blue gene. All have excellent markings amp there are girls amp boys available. Please do not hesitate to by email ph or message -- Photos and contact info on Advertigo website.

          Boston terrier Beagle (Advertigo)      Cache   Translate Page      
males. Brindle and white. Health certificate. Up to date on shots and worming. Parents are around to lbs. Mom is Beagle. Dad is boston terrier. If interested please call --. Photos and contact information on Advertigo website.

          MR B Boston Terrier Adult Male (American Listed) $400      Cache   Translate Page      
THEY DESERVE BETTER DOG RESCUE Mr B is a five year old Boston Terrier. He is a friendly little guy. He will be neutered, micro chipped, heart worm tested, teeth cleaned, and UTD on rabies, kennel cough, and distemper vaccines. Approved application does apply. Email XXXX@hotmail.com APPLICATIONS CAN BE FOUND BY EMAILING: XXXX@hotmail.com They Deserve Better Dog Rescue is a 501c nonprofit organization. A group of foster homes joining together to help dogs find forever homes where they can be family member. WE ARE NOT A SHELTER. Some of our dogs are rescues from puppy mills who have had to endure having multiple litters of pups and deplorable living conditions. Some dogs are taken from kill shelters to prevent euthanasia and give them a 2nd chance ortaken in on owner relinquishments or owner abuse cases. ALL pets are spayed/neutered, micro chipped, vaccinated and recieve any other medical needs.

          Johnson, McGowens Lead Pitt Over Boston College In ACC Tourney      Cache   Translate Page      
Trey McGowens scored 26 points, Xavier Johnson added 23 points and Pittsburgh defeated Boston College 80-70 on Tuesday night in the first round of the ACC Tournament.
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This is the biggest scandal in higher education since the fake Indian Elizabeth Warren got two tenured Ivy League professorships as a “woman of color.” What makes yesterday’s federal indictments in Boston so wonderful is that they confirm every single one of your prejudices about the Beautiful People — they are complete and utter frauds, […]
          'So that's what he was up to': Rick Singer, architect of scam, peddled a 'side door' to college admissions - USA TODAY      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. 'So that's what he was up to': Rick Singer, architect of scam, peddled a 'side door' to college admissions  USA TODAY
  2. Who is William Rick Singer, the college admissions cheating scandal's alleged ringleader?  Fox News
  3. William Rick Singer, admitted mastermind of college cheating scandal, wore wire to expose it  NBC News
  4. College admissions plot’s alleged ringleader will forfeit millions of dollars in plea deal  The Boston Globe
  5. Who is William Rick Singer, Sacramento man accused in college admissions scam?  Sacramento Bee
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          ‘A catalog of wealth and privilege’: Feds allege college bribery scam - The Boston Globe      Cache   Translate Page      
‘A catalog of wealth and privilege’: Feds allege college bribery scam  The Boston Globe

Dozens of people have been arrested nationwide in what authorities are calling the largest college admissions scam ever, including 33 parents and a California ...

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BOSTON – Down nine points with just 1:18 to play on the fabled parquet, Abington pulled off the kind of improbable comeback that would make even Larry Bird blush. Will Klein’s corner 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left was the exclamation point as the Green Wave pulled off a miraculous comeback to defeat Pope John, 72-71, […]
          College-admissions scheme ringleader pleads guilty in Boston court      Cache   Translate Page      
The ringleader of a nationwide pay-to-play scheme to get rich kids into elite colleges pleaded guilty in court today, signing an agreement that could send him to prison for decades. “
          Packers Need Free Agent Wins      Cache   Translate Page      

By now, many NFL free agent rumors are likely floating around.  There may even be some deals that have been agreed to.  Hopefully, the Green Bay Packers are early in the conversations.

The Packers, since general manager Brian Gutekunst took on his role over a year ago, have been much more active in trying to acquire outside talent than they were in the many years prior.

That's a welcome change to many, but Gute has also come up empty on a few of those attempts.  This offseason needs to be different.

That's not to say the Packers should sign every free agent and irresponsibly use their cap space this season and beyond.  But hopefully the team has done its due diligence on what it will reasonably take to land their top targets.

Terms can change in an instant and the Packers should have earned our trust, by now, that they'll make fiscally good decisions.  But this year may be the time for the Packers to turn it up a notch, both in free agency and trade scenarios.

Who those top targets are aren't entirely known. 

There were reports that turned out to be erroneous (at least as far as those close to the team are saying) that the Packers were in on the Antonio Brown trade talks. That was a good reminder that until a deal is done, it's not done and what we think we know, may not be true.

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford was given the team's franchise tag and the team is listening to offers for Ford.  The Packers have reported interest.  They would have to both sign Ford and send compensation to the Chiefs for his services.  Green Bay's second round pick (44th overall) seems to be the sweet spot and Ford is a lot safer than an unknown second-round rookie.

If the Packers decide to pursue that avenue and give themselves an experienced pass rusher, they need to come in with the right compensation versus trying to get a steal.  It would help them outbid other suitors and get a solid, known entity to rush the passer.  It would also help protect any intention the Packers may have to pick a linebacker early in the draft.

Our Brandon Carwile recently wrote about acquiring Ford.

While the approach for Ford needs to be with the expectation that they are going to need to pay for him, the safety position is a different matter.

Last week, several veteran safeties were released by their teams.  The position is changing fast and the days of needing two solid safeties on the field every snap are dwindling.  The value of those players has dropped.

Top veterans Earl Thomas and Landon Collins are still going to be looking for near top dollar but there are a lot of options out there right now.  Tre Boston, Tashaun Gipson and Adrian Amos are a few others who might end up a better value for a team in need.

It would make a splash to see either come to Green Bay, but the Packers can likely find suitable help for less than they're likely to command.  

Then there's the running back position.  On Sunday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that the Packers were a "team to watch" with regards to free agent running back Mark Ingram. 

At a position where Green Bay already has good young talent in place, spending the type of money that Ingram will be seeking is not advisable.  Some will point to Aaron Jones's injury history as a reason to fortify the position, but is the likely cost for a 29-year-old back the best use of the Packers' cap space?

Major team needs are best addressed via free agency.  Playing heavily in the first few days has proven not to be the best investment for those teams who have dipped in.  But the right mix of top and mid-tier players should net the Packers, who have just over $30 million in cap space, a nice haul.

Buckle up for a week of crazy rumors, surprise teams landing players and fan bases claiming victory in March.  Of course, we'll have all Packers-related news for you right here.

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Jason is a freelance writer on staff since 2012 and also co-hosts Pulse of the Pack podcast.  You can follow him on Twitter here

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          MIKE TRAMP On His 2008 Attempt To Resurrect WHITE LION Without VITO BRATTA: 'It Was Just A Moment Of Weakness'      Cache   Translate Page      
Ex-WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp says that he has apologized to Vito Bratta for trying to resurrect his former band without his onetime songwriting partner and bandmate. The Danish-born singer hasn't played with Bratta since WHITE LION performed its last concert in Boston in September 1991. In the 28 years since WHITE LION broke up, Bratta's public profile has been virtually nonexistent, while Tramp has remained active, recording and touring as a solo artist and with the bands FREAK OF NATURE, THE ROCK 'N' ROLL CIRCUZ and, more recently, BAND OF BROTHERS. Tramp also attempted to revive WHITE LION with the 2008 album "Return Of The Pride", featuring new members. Two years later, Tramp ceded ownership of the name WHITE LION to Bratta in an out-of-court settlement. Speaking to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation", Tramp said that he and Vito are once again on speaking terms following his ill-fated attempt to bring back WHITE LION more than a decade ago. "I have, over the past couple of years, been the one out there basically both admitting and apologizing that the only thing that I never planned to do in my career and wanted to do was go back and rehash a version of WHITE LION that had nothing to do with WHITE LION, nothing to do with the guys that played in the band," Mike said. "Mike Tramp's heart was not in it. It was just a moment of weakness, not believing enough in my solo albums. [You listen to] some guys saying, 'Hey, if you put a new WHITE LION together, you can play festivals and get much more money.' And then you fall for that and you engage in it and you go out there, and then you realize it's not what you wanna do. And then, of course, Vito did not want the name WHITE LION to be used without him being in the band. And it actually took a couple of years for me to really understand how much it meant to Vito. And when Vito one day told me in one of these conversations… First of all, he told me, 'Mike, I'm not against you. I just don't wanna turn YouTube on and see the title 'WHITE LION live in so and so,' and somebody doing 'When The Children Cry' solo and it's not me. WHITE LION was you and me, it was our band, we wrote the songs. That is the memories I want for the rest of my life.' And when he told me that, I had tears in my eyes and I totally understood it, because I had also gotten to that point that when we closed WHITE LION, we felt that this is where we wanted to stop it. There was something, going into the '90s, that didn't agree with the things we were looking at, and we wanted to somehow end it on a higher level than something that would not represent us in the future. But it just took many years to really understand it." Asked if he understands why Vito doesn't want to play music professionally anymore, Mike said: "Yes, I do, because there are actually times when I also don't feel like doing it anymore. When all the magic around us, the stuff that made us fall in love with rock and roll — first of all, our heroes, then the industry, then the touring stuff — when all of that was really exposed that it was a two-faced kind of thing, that the people we thought loved us — and I'm not talking about the fans; I'm talking about the people that made money from us, and stuff like that — turned their back on us and stabbed us in the back, it really ripped us apart. And maybe it's just that I came from a different background than Vito, that I maybe was a little bit stronger or just of a different nature that I just fought back, but Vito just said, 'I just don't wanna deal with this.' And I understand now — I understand it from every conversation that I have with him." Tramp also once again closed the door on a possible WHITE LION reunion, saying: "I can't be Mike Tramp 1988. I can't sing like that, and I'm not going up on stage and doing a half-assed job, which most of the bands out there are doing." Mainly active in the 1980s and early 1990s, WHITE LION released its debut album, "Fight To Survive", in 1985. The band had its breakthrough with the double-platinum-selling "Pride" album, which produced two Top 10 hits: "Wait" and "When The Children Cry". The band continued its success with the third album, "Big Game", which achieved gold status. By the time WHITE LION released its final album, 1991's "Mane Attraction", alternative rock was in the ascendancy, leading to a swift decline of the so-called "hair metal" scene in terms of sales, popularity, radio play, and most importantly, relevance.
          cook - Whitehorse Restaurant Limited Partnership o/a Boston Pizza - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Director of Legal Projects Boston - Boston, MA 02133      Cache   Translate Page      
**JOB REQUISITION** Director of Legal Projects Boston **LOCATION** MA BOSTON **JOB DESCRIPTION** **Job Summary** Robert Half is seeking a **Director of Legal Projects** ....
          M&A Rewards Restructuring Senior Manager - Boston, MA 02133      Cache   Translate Page      
Deloitte Consulting s Human Capital practice is a leading global advisor and implementation partner working with companies, governments, and organizations around the...
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**JOB REQUISITION** Boston Robert Half Finance and Accounting Account Operations Division Director **LOCATION** MA BOSTON **JOB DESCRIPTION** **Job Summary** The primary...
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**Overview** The VP of Human Resources (VP HR), reporting to the CPO, is responsible for the strategic support of the Data Center Business. This business is a high growth...
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          Cyber IT Risk Management Manager - Boston, MA 02133      Cache   Translate Page      
Are you interested in working in a dynamic environment that offers opportunities for professional growth and new responsibilities? If so, Deloitte's Financial Risk...
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At *Wells Fargo*, we want to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. We're looking for talented people who will put our customers at the...
          Michael Bennett says Bill Belichick is the 'Yoda of football' — but wants to talk to him about Trump - Boston.com      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Michael Bennett says Bill Belichick is the 'Yoda of football' — but wants to talk to him about Trump  Boston.com
  2. New Patriot Michael Bennett will remain in locker room during anthem  Yahoo Sports
  3. DE Bennett calls Belichick the 'Yoda of football'  ESPN
  4. New Patriot Wants to Talk to Brady and Belichick About Trump Connections  RealClearLife
  5. Michael Bennett Hilariously Sums Up Bill Belichick’s Football Knowledge  NESN
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          Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Arrests Made in Nationwide College Admissions Scam: Alleged Exam Cheating & Athletic Recruitment Scheme      Cache   Translate Page      
Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Arrests Made in Nationwide College Admissions Scam: Alleged Exam Cheating & Athletic Recruitment Scheme

Defendants include CEOs, actresses, university athletic coaches, and college exam administrators

BOSTON, Ms. – Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states this morning and charged in federal court in Boston. Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated, as well as parents and exam administrators.

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          Get out of Your Head: A Workshop to Bust Fear, Release Stress, and Feel Free      Cache   Translate Page      
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Harvard Innovation Labs
125 Western Ave
Lobby
Boston, MA 02134

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Harvard Innovation Labs

 

The Harvard Innovation Labs consist of a vibrant, cross-disciplinary ecosystem for the Harvard community to explore innovation and entrepreneurship while building deeper connections. It is an excellent example of the One Harvard vision and a leading catalyst for the Allston Science and Enterprise District. The Innovation Labs fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.

The Harvard i-lab is the central component of the Harvard Innovation Labs. It is an educational collaborative for all current Harvard students from any Harvard school to explore innovation and entrepreneurship at any stage. It provides open co-working space, a vibrant community of peer and mentor support, experiential programming, and a 12-week Venture Incubation Program, helping student teams take their ideas further, faster.

 

The Launch Lab is a critical extension of the growing Harvard Innovation Labs. It provides eligible Harvard alumni leading high-potential early-stage startups with a curated community including collaborative co-working space, business building programming, and access to i-lab advisors and mentors. It fosters continued connection between alumni, current students, and the Harvard community as a whole.

 

The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab is a curated community, providing eligible Harvard alumni, faculty and students leading high-potential early-stage life sciences startups with a fully equipped wet lab, collaborative co-working space, business building programming, and access to the entire Harvard Innovation Labs ecosystem.

 

 



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Overview:

Join the Harvard Innovation Labs' Meditation Advisor, Kassi Underwood, for a one-of-a-kind stress-busting event: part fear-facing meditation experience, part lecture, part interactive coaching – all with a high-energy vibe.

We’ll have some fun and learn practical tools you can pull out of your pocket any time you want to feel peaceful. This workshop is not for the faint of heart—but it's highly effective if you're willing to walk through the fire and it's very freeing if you're willing to cut loose.

Attendees will also gain special access to a guided audio meditation.

You'll learn:

  • how to form a consistent meditation practice
  • an original exercise that you can apply to any source of anxiety or fear in your life
  • the #1 most surprising thing you should be doing to relieve stress or tension​

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          Bestechungsskandal: Felicity Huffman hinterlegt Kaution      Cache   Translate Page      
Boston (dpa) - Die US-Schauspielerin Felicity Huffman, die zusammen mit anderen wohlhabenden Eltern in einen Bestechungsskandal um die Aufnahme ihrer Kinder in Elite-Universitäten verwickelt ist, hat nach ihrer Festnahme eine Kaution hinterlegt. Nach US-Medienberichten kam die aus der TV-Serie ...
          Newport Beach is at the center of nationwide bribery for admissions scandal      Cache   Translate Page      
“I am absolutely responsible for it,” William Rick Singer of Newport Beach said in federal court in Boston Tuesday. “I put everything in place."
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MA-Boston, By clicking the “Apply” button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that I agree with Takeda’s Privacy Notice, Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Job Description BACKGROUND: NINLARO is a Proteasome Inhibitor (PI) for the treatment of patients with Multiple Myeloma. It is currently approved by the in more than 60 countries including the US FDA, EMA and Ja
          Alicia Witt      Cache   Translate Page      
Thursday / May 2, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
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Alicia Witt
Alicia Witt
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Years before kicking off her career as an indie-pop songwriter, 7-year-old Alicia Witt took her first classical piano lesson. She landed her debut movie role that same year, appearing in David Lynch’s science fiction epic, Dune. Decades later, Witt has built both passions into a thriving business, balancing an acclaimed string of movie, television, and stage appearances with solo records such as last year’s 15,000 Days.

Her fourth release as an independent songwriter, 15,000 Days is a sweeping, big-hearted record, its songs rooted in modern arrangements and timeless melodies. Witt wrote the material during a busy period that found her starring in the television series Nashville, stealing the spotlight with an appearance on The Walking Dead, and playing shows—including a performance on the Grand Ole Opry—in the wake of her previous album, Revisionary History. She had recorded Revisionary History with producer, songwriter, and fellow piano-pounder Ben Folds, resulting in a collection of vintage-inspired songs that looked to the past for inspiration.

The five songs that comprise 15,000 Days are rooted in the lessons learned during a life spent onstage, behind the piano, in front of the camera, in love, out of love, and en route from one destination to another. Combined, those songs tell the story of a journey—one that’s both personal and musical, ultimately leading to a more mature perspective and fully developed sound. With songs whose personal lyrics help shine a light on universal themes, 15,000 Days is Witt’s most poignant material to date.

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$20 in advance / $25 general admission (standing room only) / $45 VIP

          Shortly / Small Talks      Cache   Translate Page      
Wednesday / May 29, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
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Shortly
Small Talks
Shortly
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Shortly is a solo musical project from Alexandria Maniak, a native of Detroit, Michigan. Her haunting debut single, “Matthew,” produced by Mat Kerekes, is threaded by vulnerability and consequence, enlightened by circumstance, and curated by honest and earnest reflection. Maniak has shared stages with artists such as Mitski, Title Fight, Jeff Rosenstock, Tiny Moving Parts, and Half Waif, among others. 

Small Talks is a pop band created to give a voice to the intangible experiences and emotions that come with being human.

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$10 in advance / $12 general admission (standing room only)

          Berklee EDM Showcase      Cache   Translate Page      
Wednesday / March 27, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
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The Berklee EDM Showcase is a night of electronic dance music produced and performed by premier DJs and electronic performers at Berklee College of Music. The evening includes performances by MERLYN, Nicolás Ejchenbaun, Zachary Dowd, Maddy Kong, and Matthew James Hemmer.

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          Made in Korea      Cache   Translate Page      
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Made in Korea is an official showcase presented by Berklee KSCA. It is the first performance event by the KSCA since the merger of KSA and K-pop Club this semester.

Multiple bands will perform their takes on K-pop songs. Bands will present Korean songs in their unique styles and with their own arrangements.

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          CoyotL Records      Cache   Translate Page      
Tuesday / November 12, 2019 / 10:00 p.m.
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MarkL
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Mixing Spanish warmth with American hip-hop and pop production techniques, MarkL and his band express themselves through melodic lines that resemble R&B with a flamenco flavor—a unique sound rarely heard at Berklee College of Music.

Watch MarkL’s video for “Puñalada Trapera”:

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          Matt Daspit’s Senior Recital      Cache   Translate Page      
Monday / March 25, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
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For his senior recital, Matt Daspit will feature many of his favorite R&B and soul tunes arranged in neo-soul, jazz, and hip-hop styles.

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          Alexandra Grace: I Am Human      Cache   Translate Page      
Monday / October 14, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
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Alexandra Grace
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Singer-songwriter Alexandra Grace performs songs from her new EP, I AM HUMAN, which focuses on dehumanization, homelessness, racism, gun violence, and LGBTQ equality, among many other issues.

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          Percussion Days 2019: CHANTaSONIC      Cache   Translate Page      
Thursday / March 28, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
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Wes Wirth (left) is on bass, guitar, loops, and vocals; Sergio Bellotti is on drums and vocals.
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CHANTaSONIC is a groove-centered duo—featuring Wes Wirth on bass, guitar, loops, and vocals, and Sergio Bellotti on drums and vocals—that explores the art of chanting through uncensored grooves, soulful melodies, and hip-provisations.

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          Percussion Days 2019: Berklee Marimba Showcase      Cache   Translate Page      
Friday / March 29, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berklee College of Music marimba players perform an interesting variety of classical contemporary pieces.

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          TV celebrities and coaches charged in college bribery scheme      Cache   Translate Page      

TV celebrities and coaches charged in college bribery schemeBOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools.



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MI-New Boston, Cashier Chapp & Bushey Oil Company is currently seeking an experienced Cashier to join our team in New Boston, MI. Who we are: Chapp & Bushey Oil Co, family owned and operated for over 70 years. Our family was raised to know that anyone can sell, distribute, and transport fuel, but a company with character does more. We believe that the reason Chapp Oil has been a thriving fueling company for the
          Comment on Liberty Media CEO Maffei Discusses Braves Outlook by braveshomer      Cache   Translate Page      
'if you build it they will come' (ghost voice)... yes I just went field of dreams but it rings true. Remember the sea of Red foam tomahawks filling the stadium at Fulton or early Turner?!? Heck the only reason they were even 12th was partly because of the battery, be a contender and watch the waves come out. Atlanta is not full of die hard fans like Boston, Philly, Green Bay etc. because of all the transplants and that will never change
           Blue Jackets offense erupts in wild 7-4 win over Bruins       Cache   Translate Page      
Columbus chased Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask in the second period.
          cook - Whitehorse Restaurant Limited Partnership o/a Boston Pizza - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
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Supervise and co-ordinate activities of staff who prepare and portion food; Maintain records of stock, repairs, sales and wastage;... $13.92 an hour
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          Commenti su Risultati NBA, i Cavs affondano Toronto, i Clippers umiliano Boston di Giorgio      Cache   Translate Page      
Boston non ha attaccato male, ha straperso in difesa per via delle percentuali offensive esagerate dei Clippers e del loro dominio nel pitturato. Quando prendi 18 rimbalzi in meno degli avversari, non puoi vincere.. Una sconfitta ora dopo tre vittorie in trasferta ci sta, i Sixers e i Pacers restano vicini. Altra ottima partita del Gallo..
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Effettivamente qualcosa è cambiato. Irving gioca di più sul lato debole e si vede. In questo modo lui è più pericoloso, perchè si trova più facilmente in situazione di 1 contro 1, dove nessuno può tenerlo e con Smart e Hayward da play la squadra gioca decisamente meglio. Limitando i pick and roll tra Irving e Horford e le situazioni in cui Kyre fa i giochi di prestigio col palleggio dalla linea del tiro libero, con tutti i compagni fermi a non saper che fare, i Celtics sono molto più dinamici e pericolosi in attacco. Anche Lebron lo diceva sempre, che Kyre non era un play e che giocando da guardia era immarcabile, motivo per cui Cleveland faceva giocare play Chalmers, Dellavedova, Calderon, Deron Williams, (non certo il top della lega), prima che Lebron decise definitivamente di pensarci lui. Tra l'altro è uno dei motivi per cui Irving ha chiesto la cessione ai Cavs.. Quindi se ora è disposto a giocare nel modo più ottimale per Boston, per il bene della squadra e per provare a vincere, è merito di Brad Stevens ma soprattutto è merito suo!
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BOSTON (AP) | Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing legislation to ban so-called “gay conversion therapy” for minors. The legislature’s Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities moved two bills March 6 that would make Massachusetts the 16th state to outlaw the practice — which aims to alter a person’s sexual orientation. Supporters of a ban say […]

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          Red Sox pitcher David Price has moved on from 2018 moment that haunted him all winter      Cache   Translate Page      
Red Sox pitcher David Price has moved on from 2018 moment that haunted him all winter originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com David Price took the mound on Tuesday for the first time this spring and finally got the monkey off his back. Yes, even coming off a World Series title, Price still had a chip on his shoulder as he toed the rubber for a meaningless spring training matchup vs. the Detroit Tigers. After his outing, Price wrote in a tweet that walking the final Dodgers batter he faced in October had haunted him ever since.
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Home-Improvement With their services, one can expect nothing but the most professional locksmith service bar-none. Boston may be a nice place to live but one cant trust everyone. Especially today with the economy. Many are desperate for money and may resort to thievery or robbery. One doesnt need to be the victim. Protecting ones self […]
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MA-Boston, International and well recognized Investment Firm in Downtown Boston seeks Human Resources Talent Coordinator immediately! This is a 3+ month consulting/temporary role. Hourly Pay Rate is $30-33 based on relevant work experience. RESPONSIBILITIES The HR Coordinator will work with the Talent Management & Development Senior Analyst to ensure the efficient implementation of all workshops and developm
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          Gearbox sugiere que mostrará un nuevo Borderlands en el PAX de Boston      Cache   Translate Page      

Un tweet de Gearbox parece apuntar a que la franquicia Borderlands estará presente en su panel para el PAX 2019 en Boston.

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          Feds: BU, BC, Northeastern Were Sent Fraudulent SAT Scores      Cache   Translate Page      

What can a couple hundred thousand dollars and a willingness to defraud colleges get you? According to federal investigators, wealthy parents thought it’d get their kids into […]

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Reigning local kings of Japanese udon noodles and Italian pasta will soon unite for a special dinner party. On Sunday, March 31, Yume Ga Arukara chef-owner Tomohiro Shinoda and Pammy’s […]

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If you think you’ve been dining on famed Kobe beef in Boston–well, we wouldn’t bet on it. According to the Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution […]

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Mitt Romney, the Utah Senator, former Massachusetts governor, and 100 percent regular guy, celebrated his 72nd birthday on Tuesday. We know this because video of him receiving […]

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We’re always making sure we get enough protein during meals, in our snacks, and always after a workout. But at the end of a long […]

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After a series of Elizabeth Warren’s Facebook ads calling for the breakup of big tech companies were pulled from Facebook, the social media service has […]

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On the afternoon of September 13, 2018, Leonel Rondon’s father picked him up from school and proudly drove him to the Lawrence RMV. An hour […]

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Welcome to “One Last Question,” a series where research editor Matthew Reed Baker tackles your most Bostonian conundrums. Have a question? Email him at onelastquestion@bostonmagazine.com. […]

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When Matthew Kenney first planted the seeds for a vegan-­dining empire many years ago, skeptics called the chef crazy. After all, who would pay for […]

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Boston will host civil rights leaders from around the country next year as host of the NAACP’s 2020 convention, the national organization said Monday. In a release, the National […]

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          TV celebrities and coaches charged in college bribery scheme      Cache   Translate Page      
BOSTON – Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation’s most selective schools.

Federal authorities called it the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department, with the parents accused of paying an estimated $25 million in bribes.

At least nine athletic coaches and 33 parents, many of them prominent in law, finance, fashion, the food and beverage industry and other fields, were charged. Dozens, including Huffman, the Emmy-winning star of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” were arrested by midday.

“These parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said in announcing the results of a fraud and conspiracy investigation code-named Operation Varsity Blues.

The coaches worked at such schools as Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, Wake Forest, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California and the University of California at Los Angeles. A former Yale soccer coach pleaded guilty and helped build the case against others.

Two more of those charged – Stanford’s sailing coach and the college-admissions consultant at the very center of the scheme – pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston. Others appeared in court and were released on bail.

Huffman appeared in a Los Angeles courthouse where a magistrate judge said she could be released on a $250,000 bond. The actress looked repeatedly at her husband, actor William H. Macy, who was sitting in the audience during the proceedings.

Her attorney cited her community ties in asking that the actress be released on her own recognizance, which the judge refused to grant.

“She’s simply not the kind of person who is going to become an international fugitive,” Huffman’s attorney, Evan A. Jeaness said in court.

Huffman is scheduled to appear in court March 29 in Boston.

No students were charged, with authorities saying that in many cases the teenagers were unaware of what was going on. Several of the colleges involved made no mention of taking any action against the students.

The scandal is certain to inflame longstanding complaints that children of the wealthy and well-connected have the inside track in college admissions – sometimes through big, timely donations from their parents – and that privilege begets privilege.

College consultants were not exactly shocked by the allegations.

“This story is the proof that there will always be a market for parents who have the resources and are desperate to get their kid one more success,” said Mark Sklarow, CEO of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. “This was shopping for name-brand product and being willing to spend whatever it took.”

The central figure in the scheme was identified as admissions consultant William “Rick” Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network of Newport Beach, California. He pleaded guilty, as did Stanford’s John Vandemoer.

Singer’s lawyer, Donald Heller, said his client intends to cooperate fully with prosecutors and is “remorseful and contrite and wants to move on with his life.”

Prosecutors said that parents paid Singer big money from 2011 through last month to bribe coaches and administrators to falsely make their children look like star athletes to boost their chances of getting accepted. The consultant also hired ringers to take college entrance exams for students, and paid off insiders at testing centers to correct students’ answers.

Some parents spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and some as much as $6.5 million to guarantee their children’s admission, officials said.

“For every student admitted through fraud, an honest and genuinely talented student was rejected,” Lelling said.

Several defendants, including Huffman, were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Lelling said the investigation is continuing and authorities believe other parents were involved. The IRS is also investigating, since some parents allegedly disguised the bribes as charitable donations. The colleges themselves are not targets, the prosecutor said.

The investigation began when authorities received a tip about the scheme from someone they were interviewing in a separate case, Lelling said. He did not elaborate.

Authorities said coaches in such sports as soccer, sailing, tennis, water polo and volleyball took payoffs to put students on lists of recruited athletes, regardless of their ability or experience. Once they were accepted, many of these students didn’t play the sports in which they supposedly excelled.

The applicants’ athletic credentials were falsified with the help of staged photographs of them playing sports, or doctored photos in which their faces were pasted onto the bodies of genuine athletes, authorities said.

Prosecutors said parents were also instructed to claim their children had learning disabilities so that they could take the ACT or SAT by themselves and get extra time. That made it easier to pull off the tampering, prosecutors said.

Among the parents charged was Gordon Caplan of Greenwich, Connecticut, co-chairman of the international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, based in New York. He and other parents did not immediately return telephone or email messages for comment.

Caplan was accused of paying $75,000 to get a test supervisor to correct the answers on his daughter’s ACT exam after she took it. In a conversation last June with a cooperating witness, he was told his daughter needed to “be stupid” when a psychologist evaluated her for learning disabilities that would entitle her to more time to take the test, according to court papers.

The witness described the scheme as “the home run of home runs.”

“And it works?” Caplan asked.

“Every time,” the witness responded, prompting laughter from both.

A number of colleges moved quickly to fire or suspend the coaches and distance themselves from the scandal, portraying themselves as victims. Stanford fired the sailing coach, and USC dropped of its water polo coach and an athletic administrator. UCLA suspended its soccer coach, and Wake Forest did the same with its volleyball coach.

Loughlin, who was charged along with her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, appeared in the ABC sitcom “Full House” in the 1980s and ‘90s. Huffman was nominated for an Oscar for playing a transgender woman in the 2005 movie “Transamerica.” She also starred in the TV show “Sports Night” and appeared in such films as “Reversal of Fortune,” ‘’Magnolia” and “The Spanish Prisoner.”

A magistrate judge in Los Angeles set a $1 million bond for Giannulli. He and Huffman both were told to surrender their passports. Prosecutors in the case said they have agreed to let Loughlin travel to Vancouver for work, but her whereabouts were not clear.

Loughlin and her husband allegedly gave $500,000 to have their two daughters labeled as recruits to the USC crew team, even though neither participated in the sport. Their 19-year-old daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, a social media star with a popular YouTube channel, is now at USC.

Court documents said Huffman paid $15,000 that she disguised as a charitable donation so that her daughter could take part in the entrance-exam cheating scam.

Court papers said a cooperating witness met with Huffman and her husband at their Los Angeles home and explained to them that he “controlled” a testing center and could have somebody secretly change her daughter’s answers. The person told investigators the couple agreed to the plan.

Macy was not charged; authorities did not say why.

The couple’s daughter, Sofia, is an aspiring actress who attends Los Angeles High School of the Arts.

A spokeswoman for Loughlin had no comment.

In another case, a young woman got into Yale in exchange for $1.2 million from the family, prosecutors said. A false athletic profile created for the student said she had been on China’s junior national development soccer team.

Prosecutors said Yale coach Rudolph Meredith received $400,000, even though he knew the student did not play competitive soccer. He did not return messages seeking comment.

Sklarow, the independent education consultant unconnected to the case, said the scandal “certainly speaks to the fact that the admissions process is broken.”

“It’s so fraught with anxiety, especially at the elite schools,” he said, “that I think it can’t be surprising that millionaires who have probably never said no to their kids are trying to play the system in order to get their child accepted.”


          Feds say area man spent $1.2 million on bribes to get his kids into elite colleges      Cache   Translate Page      

Felicity Huffman is getting the most attention, but an admissions-bribery ring detailed in a federal indictment released today has some direct Boston-area ties as well.

Among those named in the indictment, charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud: John B. Wilson, 59, with homes both in Lynnfield and on the Cape, who allegedly paid $1.2 million in bribes to get his children accepted to USC, Stanford and Harvard, based in part on athletic skills they didn't really have.

Also named and charged with the same crime: Manuel Henriquez, an Atherton, CA financial advisor who allegedly used his connections at Northeastern University - from which he graduated and formerly served on the University Corporation, one of the school's governing bodies - to help get somebody else's kid into school as a way of reducing his bribery payment to get his daughters into elite schools.

According to the indictment, Wilson started out by paying $220,000 in bribe money to secure his son a seat at USC, in part by paying off the school water-polo coach to name his son as a recruit for the team, which would rank him higher in admissions-office decisions. The only problem, as Wilson was allegedly caught confessing in e-mail: His son wasn't all that good at water polo.

The indictment quotes e-mail between Wilson and ringleader William “Rick” Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, CA, identified as Cooperating Witness-1, because at some point, Singer began cooperating with the feds:

On or about March 26, 2013, WILSON e-mailed CW-1 and asked, "Would the other kids know [my son] was a bench warmer side door person?" In a follow-up e-mail the next day, WILSON added: "So it sounds like even if [my son] practices all the time etc it will be known that he is a bench warming candidate? Obviously his skill level may be below the other freshmen. In your view will he be so weak as to be a clear misfit at practice etc?"

CW-1 advised WILSON that his son would not actually be expected to play water polo for USC. On or about March 27, 2013, in response to an e-mail from WILSON about his son's commitment to the team "if he did the side door at USC," CW-1 replied: "Travel is only if he is playing so No- the commitment is to be on the roster not attend all practices but he will have to attend drug tests and other mandatory functions for 1 year then walk away/frankly after the 1st semester he can move on."

In an e-mail to CW-1 on or about August 24, 2013, WILSON inquired about the timing of his payments to Vavic to secure his son's admission as a purported water polo recruit. WILSON wrote: "What does Jovan need by [S]ept 20? Do u have what we need? Do I make the first payment to u then?" CW-1 responded, in substance, that he had everything he needed to send to Vavic "so he can add [your son] to his recruit list and present him to admissions in October." WILSON replied: "Great - let me know when u have verified u have it all completed and into Jovan. Also when and where to wire money."xxx In an e-mail exchange on or about October 3, 2013, Vavic advised CW-1 that he needed an athletic profile for WILSON's son and that it "needs to be a good resume." CW-1 subsequently provided Vavic with a falsified profile that included fabricated swimming times and awards.

In an e-mail exchange on or about January 21, 2014, Vavic asked CW-1 to confirm that WILSON's son was still interested in attending USC. CW-1 confirmed that WILSON's son was still interested and that the "family is ready to help." Vavic replied that he would present WILSON's son to the USC subcommittee for athletic admissions with his "top walkons."

On or about February 26, 2014, Vavic e-mailed a USC athletics administrator that WILSON's son "would be the fastest player on our team, he swims 50 y in 20 [seconds], my fastest players are around 22 [seconds], this kid can fly." CW-1 has advised that this purported performance figure, which was derived from the falsified athletic profile CW-1 provided Vavic, was fabricated.

WILSON's son was granted admission to USC as water polo recruit on or about February 28, 2014. USC mailed him a formal offer letter on or about March 26, 2014.

On or about March 1, 2014 - one day after the admissions decision - WILSON emailed CW-1 under the subject line "USC fees." WILSON wrote: Thanks again for making this happen! Pls give me the invoice. What are the options for the payment? Can we make it for consulting or whatever from the [K]ey [the alleged charity set up by the man the feds say was the ringleader of the whole scandal] so that I can pay it from the corporate account?

Wilson, the indictment continues, then paid even more - $500,000 - to get one daughter into Stanford and one into Harvard, this time by portraying them as seasoned sailors or crew rowers, even though neither were.

Based on the promise from the informant that the ruse would work just as well for his daughters, Wilson wired the $500,000 to an account set up in Massachusetts - by Singer, at the direction of federal agents - last October. The indictment then quotes a phone conversation the two had, in which the informant said:

So I had a conversation with the Stanford sailing coach and, so I just gave the Stanford sailing coach [$]160,000 for his program and while we were having that conversation I said, "Hey, I'm hoping that this 160 that I'm helping you with helps secure a spot for next year. Can I be guaranteed a spot for next year?” And he said, "Yes."

Wilson then paid another $500,000 to get his other daughter into Harvard. But at this point, Singer was just making stuff up - he claimed to have spoken to "the senior women’s administrator at Harvard," who would guarantee her a seat in exchange for a bribe.

The indictment does not say if the daughters actually got into Stanford and Harvard.

Henriquez and his wife are both charged with trying to get their two daughters into prestige schools. According to the indictment, though, Henriquez was able to waive some of the bribery payments by working his Northeastern connections to get somebody else's kid into Northeastern's College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

According to the indictment, Henriquez agreed to use his influence at Northeastern to win the student admission. Unfortunately for him, the person who was acting as bagman for the bribes was actually working for the feds as an informant in their investigation.

On or about October 26, 2016, in an e-mail to a senior development officer at Northeastern University, MANUEL HENRIQUEZ described the Northeastern applicant as an "excellent candidate for the College of Social Sciences and Humanities." MANUEL HENRIQUEZ then e-mailed CW-1 [Singer]: "Just confirmed with the university, have [the applicant] file [early decision] normal channels to get into the systems and make sure his application is complete. Then the folks I connected will flag it."

On or about November 1, 2016, MANUEL HENRIQUEZ met with the applicant in Atherton, California, and thereafter relayed details about the meeting to his contact at Northeastern. MANUEL HENRIQUEZ then followed up with CW-1: "I liked him very much, and just informed the school according[ly]. It is now in their hands, and they understand he is looking for [early decision], and I will reinforce early next week."

MANUEL HENRIQUEZ repeatedly followed up with Northeastern officials in Boston about the applicant's candidacy. The student was ultimately admitted to Northeastern. The applicant's parents paid CW-1 $250,000 after he was admitted.

Innocent, etc.


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Architect's rendering

A developer has proposed replacing a nondescript, gray building that now houses a glass company with a 19-unit, six-story apartment building that would sit between Old Colony Avenue and West 9th Street, near their intersections with D Street.

The apartments would be split between one- and two-bedroom units, with three rented as affordable, according to developer Adam Burns's proposal, filed this week with the BPDA.

The building would have ten parking spaces - with one set aside for the car Burns said he would purchase for the building for residents to use.

Burns wrote that he hopes to begin construction of the $5.7-million project in early 2020, with units ready for occupancy by the middle of 2021.

142-144 Old Colony Ave. small-project review application (13.5M PDF).


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A 44-year-old man was subdued by employees at a Worcester pizza parlor Monday night after police say he threatened them with what turned out to be a BB gun.
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          These are the 50 people indicted in college testing, admissions scandal      Cache   Translate Page      

Dozens of people were named in a federal indictment of a nationwide conspiracy of cheating on college entrance exams and bribery for admission into elite universities, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.

Fifty people were indicted, including parents, exam administrators and athletic coaches.

Click here to read more details about the scandal.

Below is a list of those facing charges:

1. William Rick Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., owner of the Edge College & Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of justice. He is scheduled to plead guilty in Boston before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on March 12, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.;
2. Mark Riddell, 36, of Palmetto, Fla., was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering;
3. Rudolph "Rudy" Meredith, 51, of Madison, Conn., the former head women's soccer coach at Yale University, was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud as well as honest services wire fraud;
4. John Vandemoer, 41, of Stanford, Calif., the former sailing coach at Stanford University, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy and is expected to plead guilty in Boston before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on March 12, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.;
5. David Sidoo, 59, of Vancouver, Canada, was charged in an indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Sidoo was arrested on Friday, March 8th in San Jose, Calif., and appeared in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California yesterday. A date for his initial appearance in federal court in Boston has not yet been scheduled.

The following defendants were charged in an indictment with racketeering conspiracy:

6. Igor Dvorskiy, 52, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., director of a private elementary and high school in Los Angeles and a test administrator for the College Board and ACT;
7. Gordon Ernst, 52, of Chevy Chase, Md., former head coach of men and women's tennis at Georgetown University;
8. William Ferguson, 48, of Winston-Salem, N.C., former women's volleyball coach at Wake Forest University;
9. Martin Fox, 62, of Houston, Texas, president of a private tennis academy in Houston;
10. Donna Heinel, 57, of Long Beach, Calif., the senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California;
11. Laura Janke, 36, of North Hollywood, Calif., former assistant coach of women's soccer at the University of Southern California;
12. Ali Khoroshahin, 49, of Fountain Valley, Calif., former head coach of women's soccer at the University of Southern California;
13. Steven Masera, 69, of Folsom, Calif., accountant and financial officer for the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;
14. Jorge Salcedo, 46, of Los Angeles, Calif., former head coach of men's soccer at the University of California at Los Angeles;
15. Mikaela Sanford, 32, of Folsom, Calif., employee of the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;
16. Jovan Vavic, 57, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., former water polo coach at the University of Southern California; and
17. Niki Williams, 44, of Houston, Texas, assistant teacher at a Houston high school and test administrator for the College Board and ACT.

The following defendant was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud:

18. Michael Center, 54, of Austin Texas, head coach of men's tennis at the University of Texas at Austin

The following defendants were charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud:

19. Gregory Abbott, 68, of New York, N.Y., the founder and chairman of a food and beverage packaging company;
20. Marcia Abbott, 59, of New York, N.Y.;
21. Gamal Abdelaziz, 62, of Las Vegas, Nev., the former senior executive of a resort and casino operator in Macau, China;
22. Diane Blake, 55, of San Francisco, Calif., an executive at a retail merchandising firm;
23. Todd Blake, 53, of San Francisco, Calif., an entrepreneur and investor;
24. Jane Buckingham, 50, of Beverly Hills, Calif., the CEO of a boutique marketing company;
25. Gordon Caplan, 52, of Greenwich, Conn., co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York City;
26. I-Hin "Joey" Chen, 64, of Newport Beach, Calif., operates a provider of warehousing and related services for the shipping industry;
27. Amy Colburn, 59, of Palo Alto, Calif.;
28. Gregory Colburn, 61, of Palo Alto, Calif.;
29. Robert Flaxman, 62, of Laguna Beach, Calif., founder and CEO of real estate development firm;
30. Mossimo Giannulli, 55, of Los Angeles, Calif., fashion designer;
31. Elizabeth Henriquez, 56, of Atherton, Calif.;
32. Manuel Henriquez, 55, of Atherton, Calif., founder, chairman and CEO of a publicly traded specialty finance company;
33. Douglas Hodge, 61, of Laguna Beach, Calif., former CEO of investment management company;
34. Felicity Huffman, 56, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress;
35. Agustin Huneeus Jr., 53, of San Francisco, Calif., owner of wine vineyards;
36. Bruce Isackson, 61, of Hillsborough, Calif., president of a real estate development firm;
37. Davina Isackson, 55, of Hillsborough, Calif.;
38. Michelle Janavs, 48, of Newport Coast, Calif., former executive of a large food manufacturer;
39. Elisabeth Kimmel, 54, of Las Vegas, Nev., owner and president of a media company;
40. Marjorie Klapper, 50, of Menlo Park, Calif., co-owner of jewelry business;
41. Lori Loughlin, 54, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress;
42. Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, Calif., former senior executive at a title insurance company;
43. William McGlashan Jr., 55, of Mill Valley, Calif., senior executive at a global equity firm;
44. Marci Palatella, 63, of Healdsburg, Calif., CEO of a liquor distribution company;
45. Peter Jan Sartorio, 53, of Menlo Park, Calif., packaged food entrepreneur;
46. Stephen Semprevivo, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., executive at privately held provider of outsourced sales teams;
47. Devin Sloane, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., founder and CEO of provider of drinking and wastewater systems;
48. John Wilson, 59, of Hyannis Port, Mass., founder and CEO of private equity and real estate development firm;
49. Homayoun Zadeh, 57, of Calabasas, Calif., an associate professor of dentistry; and
50. Robert Zangrillo, 52, of Miami, Fla., founder and CEO of private investment firm.


          The Death Penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is Unlikely      Cache   Translate Page      
The Boston Marathon bombings bring back memories of the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. The attack was planned to coincide with the anniversary of the Waco Siege and the 220th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord.


The Oklahoma blast killed 168 people, including 19 children and injured 680.  As a result of the bombing, the U.S. government passed the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 which tightened the standards for habeas corpus in the United States.  The above photo taken by Charles H. Porter, is of firefighter Chris Fields removing infant Baylee Almon (who later died in a nearby hospital) from the destruction of the Oklahoma City bombing.
On June 11, 2001, Timothy McVeigh was executed at the United States Prison-Terre Haute.  I had the opportunity to interview the warden at the time-- Harley Lappin-- about his experiences coordinating the execution team called "Operation Elm Tree," named after the large Elm that remained undamaged at the Murrah Building.  What is little remembered, is that eight days later, convicted Mexican drug cartel member, Juan Raul Garza was also executed.  His death attracted only 75 reporters and very few protestors compared to the international attention from hundreds of reporters that McVeigh's execution generated. Since then no other federal executions have occurred.  Before McVeigh and Garza, there had not been a federal execution since 1963 when Victor Feguer was hung at the Iowa State Penitentiary.
The U.S. government's bereft record of capital punishment makes it unlikely that 19-year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  will meet an untimely end at the hands of federal executors.  If the survivors and the families of victims are seeking retribution, it will not be through the death penalty.  
Some would argue that spending the rest of your life in solitary confinement is a certain kind of hell that few would wish on anyone, particularly a bright, impressionable teenager who blindly followed in the footsteps of a big brother bent on killing his innocent neighbors.

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          Factbox: Coaches implicated in U.S. college admissions fraud scheme      Cache   Translate Page      
Nine current or former college coaches, as well as an associate athletic director, were charged by federal prosecutors in Boston on Tuesday in the biggest admissions fraud scheme uncovered in the United States.