Interpol is officially back with a new EP, A Fine Mess, due out May 17th.The follow-up to last year’s Marauder, the band’s first album since 2014, Interpol’s latest collection of music will feature five new songs including the previously released title-track, and today’s offering “The Weekend”. Listen to the new Interpol track below:Interpol – “The Weekend”[Audio: Interpol]A Fine Mess EP Tracklist:01. Fine Mess02. No Big Deal03. Real Life04. The Weekend05. ThronesView TracklistingIn support of their new 2018-2019 music, Interpol will embark on a world tour that includes festival appearances at Lollapalooza‘s Argentina, Brazil, and Chile events, All Points East Festival, Osheaga Festival, and Primavera Sound and a few dates alongside Sunflower Bean, Car Seat Headrest, and Foals. For more information on upcoming concerts and tickets, head to the band’s website.Interpol 2019 Tour Dates03/28 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Teatro Vorterix03/29 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina03/30 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile04/02 – Asuncion, PY @ Asuncionico04/05 – Bogota, CO @ Estereo Picnic04/07 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brasil04/09 – Lima, PE @ Domos Art05/01 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks #*05/02 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre %05/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival05/05 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston PAC05/07 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre05/08 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater05/10 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore05/11 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live05/25 – London, UK @ All Points East Festival05/30 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound06/01 – Kvaerndrup, DK @ Heartland Festival06/02 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret06/04 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium06/05 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof06/07 – Porto, PT @ NOS Primavera Sound06/10 – Moscow, RU @ Adrenaline Stadium06/12 – Kiev, UA @ Green Theatre06/21 – Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Southside Festival06/23 – Scheeßel, DE @ Hurricane Festival06/25 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy06/26 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome06/30 – Marmande, FR @ Garorock07/02 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia07/04 – Belfort, FR @ Les Eurockeennes07/07 – Hérouville-Saint-Clair, FR @ Beauregard Festival08/02 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival* = w/ Sunflower Bean# = w/ Car Seat Headrest% = w/ FoalsView Tour Dates
Related Adviser Wilson reflects on goals of new inclusion and belonging report, and why they matter The task force, co-chaired by James Bryant Conant University Professor Danielle Allen, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics; Harvard Kennedy School Academic Dean Archon Fung, the Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government; and Vice President for Campus Services Meredith Weenick, was made up of 60 student, staff, faculty, and academic personnel from across the University. Members met monthly to go over draft recommendations and reports, while subcommittees focused on specific areas such as outreach, academic resources, and organizational structures. They also met extensively with School leaders and focus groups of students, faculty, and staff to gather data on current campus conditions. They hosted an Afternoon of Engagement last spring and launched an online “Solution Space” to solicit ideas from the community on how to make the campus a more welcoming place for people from all backgrounds.The task force also launched a competition to revise Harvard’s alma mater to make it more inclusive. From more than 100 entries, a judging committee selected a submission from Janet Pascal ’84 to replace the last line of “Fair Harvard” with “Till the stars in the firmament die.”“We are extremely grateful for the enthusiastic participation of so many members of the Harvard community throughout this process,” Weenick said. “From the task force members who spent so many hours formulating these ideas and discussing how to best do this work to the many, many members of the Harvard community who attended the Afternoon of Engagement last spring, shared suggestions via the Solution Space and submissions for the alma mater competition, as well as reviewed drafts, this report and the task force’s work are truly a community product.”The report recommends that the Office of the President and Provost:Revise the symbols and spaces at Harvard to make them more inclusive, including revising the University values statement, adding public art, and increasing the number of maps and signs to help newcomers navigate campus.Develop two interfaculty initiatives, one on identity, politics, and culture, and one on inclusion and belonging in higher education.Continue to focus on ensuring that the University’s mental health services address the needs of the evolving and increasingly diverse community.Ask each School and business unit to identify several priority areas that each regards as most important for inclusive excellence, and articulate how those priorities will be advanced.Reorganize its approach to providing central support for work on diversity, inclusion, belonging, and campus community for students, staff, and faculty, and academic personnel.Focus the University’s human resources increasingly on enabling staff talent and improving organizational culture.Enhance the reliance on institutional research capacities, and make regular reports on key demographic features of students, staff, faculty, and academic personnel in all academic units.Increase resources for faculty renewal and development.“In developing our recommendations, we sought to identify the highest-impact initiatives that could be undertaken by the Office of the President and Provost,” Allen said. “But we also sought to engage Schools, business units, and the entire Harvard community in a set of shared aspirations and concrete strategies for realizing them that were developed organically out of smart thinking from all across campus.”The final report includes a framework of four goals for pursuing excellence on a foundation of inclusion:Implementing practices that promote the recruitment, retention, and development from the widest possible pool of exceptional talent.Achieving forms of academic, professional, and social integration that enable community members to be their authentic selves while supporting their academic and professional growth.Uniting academic freedom with a culture of mutual respect and concern.Conveying, through symbols and spaces, the values of excellence, inclusion, and openness and how those values both grow from and transcend history.“This framework is meant to be a guide to help leaders develop strategies that create inclusive and welcoming teams, organizations, and cultures,” Fung said. “We also seek to leverage and inspire the collective enterprise of the Harvard community in moving this work forward by outlining the core values of the Harvard community, and encouraging individuals to think intentionally about what these values mean and how they might personify them.”The task force also recommended four tools to use to work toward achieving these goals:Leadership ready to partner in this work with all campus constituencies.Institutional capacity for ongoing strategic planning and implementation.Aligning responsibility with authority.Processes of data transparency and dialogue to promote learning and accountability.“All of these tools are already in use by different groups across campus,” Fung said. “However, we recommend that they be used more systematically, with more coordination, in a process of continuous improvement. We also hope that they will prompt dialogue between different Schools and units about best practices and innovative ideas.”Faust convened the University-wide task force in September 2016 to identify ways to help the University ensure that all members of its community find an environment on campus that supports their academic and professional success. With Faust stepping down as president at the end of this academic year, the task force accelerated its work to give her time to consider its recommendations.Faust’s response to the report was immediate. In consultation with her successor, Lawrence S. Bacow, she announced a dozen action items today that will continue the work of diversity and inclusion on campus. Her initiatives include additional funds for innovation, faculty recruitment, and mental health services, further assessment of public art and signage on campus, and tasking various stakeholders with convening working groups to address organizational structures, pedagogy, and additional ways to address inclusion and belonging in higher education.“The responsibility of building community does not alone belong to a task force or to a university president; it is incumbent on all of us to do our part, to reach across difference, to find ways to ensure that every person on this campus has the chance to find intellectual, professional, and social fulfillment,” Faust wrote. “Harvard’s leadership — our boards and senior academic and administrative personnel — is committed to these goals as foundational to all that Harvard is and does, and we anticipate working with you to advance these efforts in the days and years to come.” Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging continues outreach At first Morning Prayers of academic year, Harvard president promotes diversity and its complexity Harvard’s Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging issued its final report today, a compilation of eight recommendations and a framework of “four goals and four tools” meant to serve as a blueprint for advancing Harvard’s practices and culture of inclusion and belonging. In response, Harvard President Drew Faust announced a series of initiatives to advance this work, including development of an innovation fund, resources for faculty renewal, and regular forums in the Smith Campus Center.“Harvard’s commitment to excellence in the advancement and dissemination of knowledge rests upon the foundation of the remarkable people who make up this community,” Faust wrote in a letter to the community.“I am deeply grateful for the extraordinary work of the task force and for the insightful, ambitious, and inspiring approaches reflected in its report,” she said.Faust has also appointed John Silvanus Wilson as senior adviser and strategist. Wilson’s primary responsibility will be “to serve as a point person during the presidential transition in bringing the task force report to life and ensuring its enduring impact.” A former president of Morehouse College, former head of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, former senior administrator at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a member of Harvard’s Board of Overseers, Wilson is intimately familiar with the rhythms and values of higher education, Faust said.“He is distinctively able to ensure that Harvard’s efforts to create a truly inclusive environment for all of its members, guided by the task force report, bear full fruit,” she wrote. A Harvard to make Du Bois nod yes University community can voice recommendations on Solution Space Faust seeks even greater inclusion
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) U.S. House of Representative Stock Image.CORNING — Congressman Tom Reed is raising concerns about a threat made at his family home in Corning after a dead animal with a family member’s name on it was found with a brick on his property.“Today, my family and I were threatened at our home in Corning,” Reed said in a statement. “The cowards used a dead animal and a brick with a family member’s name on it to try to intimidate us. We assure everyone such threats only energize us to stand stronger.”Reed said local police and federal authorities are investigating “this disgusting attack against my family.”This comes on the heals of an attack that smashed a storefront window at Reed’s Corning campaign headquarters. The Corning Police Department declined to comment on the incident or whether they are involved in the investigation.
Star Files Glenn Close View Comments Andy Karl in ‘Groundhog Day'(Photo: Manuel Harlan) Andy Karl and Glenn Close are among the performers on the shortlist for the 2016 London Evening Standard Awards. Karl and Close appear together in the Best Musical Performance category; Karl is confirmed to reprise his role in Groundhog Day on Broadway next year, with talk of Close doing the same in a revival of Sunset Boulevard (although she wouldn’t be eligible for a Tony as she’s already won for Norma Desmond; she’d never previously played her in the U.K.). Rounding out their category is Funny Girl headliner Sheridan Smith. All three of their respective shows are up for Best Musical, along with Guys And Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar and Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour. Additional actors to receive nods include Kenneth Branagh for The Entertainer, Ian McKellen for No Man’s Land and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Noma Dumezwni for her earlier (and last-minute) bow in Linda.Winners will be announced at the November 13 ceremony, co-hosted by Elton John and Evgeny Lebedev. The complete shortlist is as follows:Best ActorSir Kenneth Branagh, The EntertainerO-T Fagbenle, Ma Rainey’s Black BottomRalph Fiennes, The Master Builder/Richard IIIJames McArdle, PlatonovSir Ian McKellen, No Man’s LandNatasha Richardson Award for Best ActressNoma Dumezweni, LindaHelen McCrory, The Deep Blue SeaSophie Melville, Iphigenia In SplottBillie Piper, YermaBest Musical PerformanceGlenn Close, Sunset BoulevardAndy Karl, Groundhog DaySheridan Smith, Funny GirlBest Play Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Suzan-Lori ParksThe Flick by Annie BakerHarry Potter And The Cursed Child by Jack Thorne, J K Rowling and John TiffanyEvening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best MusicalFunny GirlGroundhog DayGuys And DollsJesus Christ SuperstarOur Ladies Of Perpetual SuccourSunset BoulevardMilton Shulman Award for Best DirectorDominic Cooke, Ma Rainey’s Black BottomJohn Malkovich, Good CanaryJohn Tiffany, Harry Potter And The Cursed ChildBest DesignJon Bausor, You For Me For YouGareth Fry with Peter Malkin (sound design), The EncounterRob Howell, The Master Builder/Groundhog DayBest RevivalLes BlancsMa Rainey’s Black BottomNo Man’s LandYoung Chekhov: Platonov, Ivanov and The SeagullCharles Wintour Award for Most Promising PlaywrightCharlene James, Cuttin’ ItJon Brittain, RotterdamDavid Ireland, Cyprus AvenueEmerging Talent AwardJaygann Ayeh, The FlickAnthony Boyle, Harry Potter And The Cursed ChildAoife Duffin, A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing/The Taming Of The ShrewTyrone Huntley, Jesus Christ Superstar Andy Karl
University of GeorgiaFarmers never get to set the price for their livestock. They can have more say in the matter, though, whenever they can stop thinking “livestock” and start thinking “food” for restaurants, grocery stores and other direct markets.To help them do that, two free “Direct Marketing of Livestock Products Workshops” are set for Feb. 28 in Tifton, Ga., and March 14 in Statesboro, Ga.Specialists from three university groups will lead the workshops: the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, the UGA Food Science and Technology Department and the Fort Valley State University Animal Science Department. The event is sponsored by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program at UGA.Direct marketing can make farms more successful in ways that are environmentally friendly and good for rural communities. Consumer demand for direct-marketed livestock products is growing.The workshops are each a full day packed with information on how to be successful at direct marketing of beef, goat, hog, sheep and poultry products. Each program starts at 8 a.m. and ends around 5:15 p.m. Lunch and a resource binder are provided.And it’s free.The only catch is that each location has room only for the first 30 people to register there. The workshop is open to farmer mentors, county agents, agricultural professionals and community leaders.The Tifton workshop will be at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, and the Statesboro program will be at the Bulloch Center for Agriculture. To learn more about either workshop or to register, contact Joy Schomberg at (706) 542-8084 or [email protected] The workshop agenda is online at www.agp2.org/sust_ag/.
By Dialogo March 22, 2012 “There are 24 dead and 10 captured,” Santos said in his message, which was also posted in his official webpage. “A huge blow against the FARC in Arauca where they killed our soldiers,” Santos wrote. Colombian troops killed 24 FARC leftist rebels and captured 10 others during a gun battle in the country’s eastern Arauca province, President Juan Manuel Santos said in a Twitter message on March 21. The violence follows FARC rebel overtures — deemed insufficient by the government — to make peace with the Bogota government. Over the weekend, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebel group ambushed an army unit in Arauca, killing 11 soldiers. The FARC officially renounced abduction of civilians late last month, but still holds 10 members of Colombian security forces, though it has pledged to release them soon. The FARC, believed to have 8,000 members, has been at war with the government since 1964. It began a campaign of kidnappings in the mid-1980s, seizing army hostages to serve as bargaining chips for FARC prisoners. Santos has said he would open a direct dialogue with the FARC only when all hostages are released and the group vows to cease “terrorist” actions. He also wants the FARC to stop recruiting children.
“With the COVID-19 outbreak, we expect that we must have maximum stocks,” Buwas said during an online hearing with House of Representatives Commission IV in Jakarta on Thursday. “We used to import from Thailand and Vietnam; now they have put restrictions on their exports. Thus, we have to maximize our domestic procurement.”The country’s current rice stocks are estimated to exceed consumption until the end of May by 8.3 million tons, according to data from the Agriculture Ministry.Bulog, in addition, plans to procure 950,000 tons of rice from local farmers for this year’s stocks.With Ramadan approaching and no end in sight to the COVID-19 outbreak, Bulog is anticipating a surge in demand for other staple ingredients, such as sugar. But disrupted logistics are hampering the agency’s efforts to ensure enough supplies. The State Logistics Agency (Bulog), the government institution tasked with securing national staple food stocks, is facing trouble importing rice, sugar and buffalo meat, as producing countries have restricted exports in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Bulog, therefore, was planning to procure as much rice as possible from local farmers to ensure supplies during the outbreak as Vietnam, from which the agency occasionally imports hundreds of thousand tons of rice, had limited exports, said the agency’s head, Budi “Buwas” Waseso.Vietnam, the world’s third-largest rice exporter, has capped rice export volumes at 800,000 tons for the April-May period to ensure enough supplies for domestic use. India, another top rice exporter, has restricted its rice exports for the same reason. Sugar has been in short supply since the January, as reflected in rising prices. The average price of sugar in Jakarta rose by 20.62 percent to Rp 15,583 (96 US cents) per kilogram from February to March, according to data released on April 1 by Statistics Indonesia (BPS).To ensure enough supplies, the Trade Ministry gave Bulog a permit on Wednesday to import 50,000 tons of sugar. However, the producing countries, such as Australia, India and Thailand, were in lockdown.“The current situation is difficult because sugar producing countries are under lockdown and container ships are not operating as usual,” said Buwas, who has served as the agency’s head since 2018.In January, Bulog also requested a permit from the ministry to import buffalo meat from India, but by the time the ministry granted the permit, India, a top exporter of buffalo meat, had put the country in a state of lockdown.As of Thursday, Bulog has 113 tons of buffalo meat, according to data from the agency.“It was difficult because the permit came late,” said Buwas. “We initially planned to import the meat from Malaysia, which also bought from India earlier, but failed because they were also under a lockdown already.”“I am reminding the government to facilitate Bulog in obtaining the import permits, both for sugar and other commodities in short supply that the public needs,” Suhardi Duka, a Democratic Party politician from West Sumatera, said during the same online hearing on Thursday.Topics :
Almost two-thirds of asset management chief executives are expecting to increase headcount within firms despite weighing concerns over competition and regulation, research shows.Over 150 asset management chief executives responded to PwC’s annual survey of global CEOs, which showed a significant majority expecting growth in revenues over the next year.Additionally, 28% of respondents said they would be leading their firms into new industries, away from pure asset management, and 18% considering such an expansion in order to protect revenue growth.New tactics saw managers entering markets vacated by banks, providing real estate loans and corporate lending. One-fifth plan to grow business through cross-border mergers, with a further 29% opting for domestic tie-ups, PwC said, a higher proportion than other financial services.Despite short and long-term optimism about business growth, chief executives said fees had come under pressure from cheaper alternatives such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs).Almost half aimed to cut costs this year and 28% plan to outsource segments of their business in order to reduce the cost base.“Anxiety about competition disrupting their business models isn’t surprising at a time when active managers are losing market share,” the report added.Although looking to increase headcount, PwC reported 68% of asset management heads were ‘extremely’ or ‘somewhat’ concerned about the availability of key skills with over three-quarters planning to expand headcount in technology and risk management.“[Chief executives] are adapting to a changing world,” the report said.“They’re optimistic about growth in assets and revenues. Yet with competition mounting and regulatory disruption set to intensify, they’re looking to redefine their businesses, moving into new growth areas and leveraging digital technology.”Mark Pugh, UK asset management leader at PwC, said the market would be volatile over the next three years.“Future success in this sector will depend on attracting not only the most skilled investment professionals, but also talented people,” he added.“Compared with three years ago, asset management chief executives see both greater opportunities (65%) and greater threats (56%).”Optimism about revenue growth could stem from previous PwC research that showed global assets under management to exceed $100trn (€88trn) by 2020.The research said market share between institutional investors, retail and high-net worth individuals would not change dramatically, but growth from emerging and frontier economies would add to assets.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to PwC 2015 annual CEO survey
According to a report at Zion Market Research, global offshore wind energy market size was valued at USD 20.3 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 57.2 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 16.2% between 2017 and 2022. Growing share of renewable energy is expected to drive the global offshore wind energy market share, the report says, with increasing awareness about climate change and technological development expected to further boost the market. On the other hand, factors listed as those that hamper the market growth are high costs, risks, and supply chain bottlenecks related to offshore wind energy projects.Europe dominated the global offshore wind energy market in 2016. Countries such as the UK, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, and Sweden among others are leading players in Europe offshore wind energy market.Asia Pacific came in second, after Europe, in terms of offshore wind energy cumulative installed capacity. China is the leading player in Asia Pacific offshore wind energy market, and that market is expected to grow at the fastest rate across the globe. Japan, South Korea, and India among others are expected to further boost the market during the forecast period, according to the report titled “Offshore Wind Energy Market (By Foundation Type: Monopile, Jacket, Tripod, and Floating; and By Water Depth: Shallow Water and Deep Water): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2016 – 2022”.The U.S. is also expected to witness numerous offshore wind energy projects during the forecast period.Some other countries including Finland, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and Portugal are also expected to boost the global offshore wind energy market during the forecast period.