All Good Records continues to share great new jams from their ongoing All Good Radio program on SoundCloud. The latest episode features something unique, venturing outside the label’s talented artist base to bring something from the other side of the world.All Good Radio recruited Funk Bast*rd, the head of Singapore-based label Darker Than Wax, to curate the latest episode. Take a listen to what he put down for the new All Good Radio episode, streaming below. The tracklist follows thereafter.All Good Radio Episode 9 TracklistGRiZ — IntroRKM Library — Moody DiscoMoo Latte x Roux Spana — James in HeavenStimulator Jones — Soon Never ComesLido Pimienta — Camellando (Kraut edit)Bahamadia — Uknowhowwedu (Ben Hedibit remix)Astronauts — Shake it looseNicholas Payton — Junie’s boogieKaazi — AirTOUCHSOUL — TRACK IDIssa Bagayogo — Ciew Mawele (Kraut edit)Latrelle — House party (Kaytra edit)Yung Bae & Flamingosis — Get up!Tux — Lost loverDUDLEY WATTS — TRACK IDSteely D. — Jack of speed (Air ZaÏre edit)RGL — S U G ANeguim. — ReasonTokyo Megaplex — fyutch psychicMoon Boots — Tear my heart ft. Lulu JamesSonia Calico — Sawa Dee KaFZPZ – TRACK ID
Shao-Liang Zheng can manipulate the tiniest of molecules, but he has a harder time manipulating words.Zheng, who manages the Center for Crystallographic Studies in the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department, is by his own admission “a little shy.” And his pronounced Chinese accent often makes for unwieldy conversation with Americans. The communication problems Zheng could frequently avoid as an isolated postdoctoral researcher came to the fore when he began teaching others how to use the center’s complex X-ray machinery.“The first time I ran the workshop here, students complained they couldn’t understand me,” he said.Determined to work on his public speaking skills, Zheng sought the help of the masters — specifically, the Crimson Toastmasters. The four-year-old chapter meets every other Tuesday afternoon with the goal of helping Harvard faculty and staff to overcome the nerves, tics, and other barriers to communication that can plague even seasoned public speakers.“It’s given me the confidence, and it helps me with organization of my thoughts,” Zheng said.Most people have heard of Toastmasters International, the nonprofit public-speaking organization founded in 1924. With its 10-step path to “competent communication” and its members-only mystique, Toastmasters has acquired a reputation as a cross between Alcoholics Anonymous and Six Sigma, the popular business methodology.“I actually thought it was a cult,” admitted Sarah Liberman, a coordinator in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s academic affairs office. Despite her skepticism, she attended the club’s inaugural meeting, sponsored by the Center for Workplace Development, and is now its vice president for membership. “It’s a really good opportunity to network,” Liberman said.For some, Toastmasters conjures an image of a fusty old man in a dinner jacket and ascot, raising a coupe of champagne to commandeer the room’s attention.“I thought that it might be more formal than it is, maybe more elitist,” said Christie Gilliland, a newer member of the club and a Harvard Library assistant. “But it was the exact opposite.” Even though Gilliland is naturally outgoing, she said she likes the regular practice that Toastmasters provides.“You have to learn how to work through the racing heart, keep your mind focused even when your hands are shaking,” Gilliland said.The oft-quoted statistic that more Americans fear public speaking than death — the common belief that, as Jerry Seinfeld famously joked, “If you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy” — appears to be the stuff of urban legend. But a 2001 Gallup survey did reveal that public speaking is the second-most-common fear in America, after snakes.And even those who don’t dread the spotlight aren’t necessarily good at handling it.“I come across a lot of people who are professionals at a really high level who can’t give a good presentation,” said Leon Welch, a purchasing assistant at Harvard University Health Services and the club’s president.Toastmasters is everywhere. There are 164 clubs in Massachusetts alone, many affiliated with universities, businesses, or churches. Harvard students have their own Toastmasters club, Harvard Toastmasters, which meets weekly at the Harvard Kennedy School.All Toastmasters clubs follow the same meeting format, where members take turns being master of ceremonies and giving speeches that range from an opening joke to an inspirational thought. Some members are assigned to offer critiques — and yes, one person tallies all the “ums,” “likes,” and “sos.” But any Toastmaster will insist that clubs have their own personalities, from the militant to the relaxed.“What sets our group apart is a tremendous amount of compassion and understanding,” Welch said. “We have one of the most amicable groups I know of.”Welcoming or not, a room full of strangers can seem like a hostile environment to a newcomer, especially one who fears public speaking. Even though no one is required to take a turn in front of the group, “We’ve had people cry,” Welch said.Crimson Toastmasters is small but growing, Welch said. Many members discover the club by word of mouth. “A lot of people are looking to become more proficient in the way they present themselves,” he said. “I think that the Toastmasters approach is attractive, because you move at your own pace.”Jason Pryde, a web and database manager at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, said the group has helped his professional life in unexpected ways. He has gotten better at recognizing people and remembering their names. And he has become attuned to the reciprocal aspect of public speaking: listening.“It’s fairly easy to let your mind wander off when people are speaking,” Pryde said. “But it’s dangerous. I’ve disciplined myself to stay engaged.”In uncertain times, people often look for ways to bolster their public speaking skills to gain a competitive edge in the work force, said Steven Cohen, author of the recently released “Lessons from the Podium: Public Speaking as a Leadership Art.” Cohen, a Harvard Kennedy School graduate who teaches a course on public speaking at the Harvard Extension School, said he has seen a spike in interest in public speaking across the University in recent years. In the five semesters he has taught the class, it has filled up in a matter of days, with a waitlist.“Especially with the economic downturn, people are doing whatever they can to stay on top,” said Cohen. “Public speaking is one of those areas that can make or break you.”It’s certainly had a real impact for Zheng and the Center for Crystallographic Studies. When Zheng arrived at Harvard in 2009, only eight students and postdoctoral researchers knew how to use the X-ray equipment he oversees. Thanks to his training workshops, that number now stands at 22, not counting the 7 new students currently taking a new course Zheng is teaching.“It makes me so happy,” Zheng said with a grin. “It’s very hard to stand up and speak, but it’s important for my job. It’s important for the students.”
In her own little corner, she can be whatever she wants to be! Broadway newcomer Carly Rae Jepsen stopped by Good Morning America to give a backstage tour of her newest job at Roger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The “Call Me Maybe” star takes over the role of Ella from Tony nominee Laura Osnes starting February 4 alongside Emmy nominee Fran Drescher as the wicked stepmother. Check out the video below to see Jepsen with newly appointed prince Joe Caroll practicing their waltz and also get a sneak peek at some inspired wig choices. A finer night you know you’ll never see! Fran Drescher Joe Carroll Related Shows Cinderella Star Files View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Carly Rae Jepsen
GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER CORPORATION (NYSE: GMP) announced the preliminary results of its successful modified “Dutch Auction” self tender offer, which expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on November 19, 2002.Based on the preliminary count by the depositary for the tender offer, approximately 815,779 shares of common stock were properly tendered and not withdrawn at a price at or below $19.75 per share (including those shares tendered by shareholders who indicated in their letters of transmittal that they were willing to accept the price selected by Green Mountain Power in accordance with the terms of the offer). Green Mountain Power expects to accept for purchase 815,779 shares at a purchase price of $19.75 per share in accordance with the terms of the offer. The 815,779 shares that Green Mountain Power expects to purchase are comprised of the 800,000 shares Green Mountain Power offered to purchase and 15,779 shares to be purchased pursuant to Green Mountain Power’s right to purchase up to an additional 2% of its outstanding shares. Due to the exercise of suchright, Green Mountain Power expects that there will be no proration andthat all shares properly tendered and not withdrawn at a price at or below$19.75 per share will be purchased. Immediately following such purchase,and assuming that 815,779 shares are purchased in the offer, GreenMountain Power will have approximately 4,916,331 shares of common stockoutstanding.The determination of the actual number of and specificshares to be purchased and the price per share are preliminary and subjectto verification and final confirmation by Mellon Investor Services LLC(the depositary for the tender offer), the proper delivery of all sharestendered and not properly withdrawn (including shares tendered pursuant toguaranteed delivery procedures) and the impact of “odd lot” andconditional tenders. The final results of the tender offer will beannounced promptly following completion of the verification process.Promptly following this confirmation process, the depositary will issuepayment for the shares accepted under the tender offer and return allshares not accepted. Any questions regarding the tender offer may bedirected to Mellon Investor Services LLC at (800) 858-0985.Green MountainPower is a public utility operating company engaged in supplyingelectrical energy in the State of Vermont in a territory withapproximately one quarter of the State’s population. Green Mountain Powerserves approximately 87,000 customers.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Antonio RiveraA Patchogue man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for luring Central American women into the county and then into prostitution at two bars—fronts for his sex-trafficking ring.Antonio Rivera, 38, was sentenced Wednesday by District Judge Sandra Feuerstein at Central Islip federal court along with his two accomplices, 33-year-old John Whaley of Bellport and 34-year-old Jason Villaman of Brentwood, who got 25 and 30 years behind bars, respectively.“The defendants lured vulnerable young women to the United States with the promise of a better life,” said Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “Once here, the defendants then turned their American dream into a nightmare, subjecting them to unspeakable physical violence and emotional abuse.”The trio had been convicted conspiracy, sex trafficking, forced labor, alien harboring and alien transportation after a four-week trial.Prosecutors said the men recruited the victims—all of whom were undocumented immigrants from Honduras, Guatelmala, Mexico, and El Salvador—to work as waitresses in Rivera’s bars, Sonidos de la Frontera in Lake Ronkonkoma and La Hija del Mariachi in Farmingville.After they were hired, Rivera forced the victims to engage in sex acts with the patrons in exchange for money, which he kept. The victims were beaten, raped, defrauded and threatened with deportation to keep them from calling police.Whaley, who assisted Rivera in hiring waitresses, maintaining the bars and driving the victims around, raped one of the victims whom he was supposed to drive home.Villaman acted as a security guard at the Lake Ronkonkoma bar and helped Rivera dump an unconscious victim on the lawn outside her home after the he and Rivera had assaulted her.Several victims also testified that their wages were often taken from them after the trio told them the money would be saved for them, but the funds were not returned as promised.
Would you bank with Amazon? New research from Fiserv finds consumers are significantly more comfortable with the idea of using technology companies to make financial transactions than ever before. As the potential for disruption grows, financial institutions are evaluating their offerings and go-forward strategies.Expectations & Experiences: Channels and New Entrants, the most recent quarterly consumer trends survey by Fiserv, found more than half (55 percent) of people would be comfortable using a technology company, such as Apple or Google, for various types of financial transactions, compared to 40 percent of respondents in 2017. At the same time, use of traditional financial institutions for bill payments, loans, money management and other financial services remains steady.“Financial institutions are already competing at some level with nontraditional providers and technology companies for mortgages, payments and budget-tracking capabilities,” said Pat Reetz, senior vice president of Product Management for Bank Solutions, Fiserv. “While that disruption can be disconcerting, our advice is to embrace it. Yes, offer innovative products and services but differentiate with personal attention, data-driven recommendations and relationship-building interactions.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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As the COVID-19 crisis amplifies the existing inequalities, with women being impacted more severely by the pandemic, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has said that women can play a central role in the battle against the disease.“The issue of women’s empowerment is always close to my heart. This is not because I am a woman, I see the potential of women being part of the solution,” said Retno as she spoke to The Jakarta Post in the opening session of the webinar series titled “Multilateralism during a pandemic: Indonesia’s Perspective” on Thursday. Read also: Middle powers must step up global role“In Indonesia, women own more than 64 percent of MSMEs [micro, small and medium enterprises]. Many of them have diversified their businesses during the pandemic to produce masks, protective gear and others,” Retno said, referring to the report published by the United Nations Women Asia Pacific.Drilling down to the households where women actively played a role as the main caregiver and educator, Retno added that women could also take a role in educating their communities about COVID-19 preventive measures. She gave an assurance that the Indonesian government was committed to preventing further discrimination against women during the pandemic.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Monday that his administration encouraged the Family Welfare Movement (PKK) – a state-sponsored organization comprising community leaders and officials’ wives – to disseminate information on the importance of complying with health protocols, a move that was praised by the minister.In contrast, however, women’s rights activists have criticized the Indonesian government for putting aside the gender-responsive perspective to address the COVID-19 pandemic and exacerbating gender inequalities in the country.As health care for women becomes less accessible during the pandemic, women have also found themselves vulnerable to domestic violence with reports showing a surge in numbers. Activists have also condemned lawmakers for putting women’s issues on the back burner by stalling deliberation of the sexual violence eradication bill, which its proponents hope will put an end to the systemic violence against women in the country.Topics : According to her, the issue of women’s empowerment had become a very important element in Indonesian foreign policy in recent years. She added that a group of female foreign ministers from around the world regularly discussed the issue of global women’s empowerment through various perspectives.“I always underline the importance of hitting the reset button in our approach,” she said. “Any policy must always consider women from the perspectives of both vulnerability and potential, so we must provide protection but we must also involve women as part of the solution.”In almost all places, women earn less and are more likely to be in precarious jobs in the informal sector with little to no protection at work. Retno admitted that many women, especially in Indonesia, did not have sustainable incomes and they had been deprived of access to social protection schemes, proper health care and many social economic stimulus measures provided by the government.In fact, according to Retno, women played a major role during the pandemic. Citing the International Labour Organization (ILO), globally women make up over 70 percent of health workers, including those working in care institutions.
The Batesville Boys Varsity Tennis Team defated Connersville 5-0 on Thursday.#1 Singles- Beau Brown defeated Nick Mustin 6-0, 6-0#2 Singles- Blake Walsman defeated Ethan Judd 6-0, 6-1#3 Singles- Paul Ritter defeated Cooper McCann 6-0, 6-2#1 Doubles- Matthew Taylor and Harsh Patel defeated Carter Jackson and Cole Jones 6-2, 6-0#2 Doubles- Ben Schwettman and Spencer Rose defeated Tracey Amrhein and Cole Barricklow 6-0, 6-1The JV also beat Connersville 4-0.#1 Singles- Jonathan Kunkel defeated Dakota Davis 8-2#2 Singles- Brandon Laker defeated Ross Ferguson 8-0#3 Singles- Will Harmeyer defeated Jordan Cooley 8-1#1 Doubles- Lane Westerfeld and Mitch Esser defeated Garet Bailey and Jamel Richardson 8-5The Varsity and JV are both 3-0 (2-0 in the EIAC) on the season, and will play Centerville at home on Tuesday (8-26).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.
Denver Kevin Inman, age 57, of Shelbyville, Indiana, passed away on December 3, 2019. Denver was born June 18, 1962 in Hamilton, Ohio the son of Kermit and Rosemary Brock Inman. He was a master carpenter. In 1984, he met his soulmate Sherry Diane Peterson and he married her on March 22, 1992 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Denver was an outdoorsy man he loved hunting ginseng and mushrooms and he was an amazing fisherman. He loved to travel and was very proud about having been to 44 states. He was a gifted athlete in track and loved to watch the Colts play. He also loved to draw.Denver is survived by his: daughter, Nicole (Chris) Baier; son, Dustan Inman; and daughters, Carrie (Ryan) Owens and Natasha (Rob) Dietrich; grandchildren, Austen Owens, Zander Owens, Ashton Owens, Athena Mitchell, Anthony Mitchell, Azaria Dietrich, Savannah Dietrich, Malaki Powers, Ziva Dietrich, Alex Mitchell, Kaydan Marshall, Mackenzie Inman and Kayla Baier; brothers, Kurt (Joyce) Inman, Brian Inman, and Kenneth (Vanessa) Inman; sisters, Latisha (Joel) Moore and Kim (Dudley) Paul. Denver was preceded in death by; wife, Sherry Inman; father, Kermit Inman; mother, Rosemary Inman; grandparents, Alvin and Thelma Brock and Kenneth and Daisy Inman.A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 2:30 pm until the time of the Funeral services at 4:30 pm. Burial will be at a later date at the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point, Indiana.Contributions in Denver’s memory may be made to the family. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.gilliland-howe.com for the Inman family.