Music of Horace Tapscott featured at upcoming Dudley House Jazz Band Concert

first_imgThe Dudley House Jazz Band and Harvard GSAS are proud to present the music of Horace Tapscott and the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. The concert will take place on Saturday, December 10 at 8 p.m. in Dudley House on the Harvard campus and is free and open to the public.Born in 1934, pianist and composer Horace Tapscott grew up in the African American community of Los Angeles, performing throughout the city and touring the country in the late 50s. While Tapscott’s prospects for a national career were bright, he returned to L.A. in the early ’60s with the goal of fostering African American music in his hometown. Continuing this mission until his death in 1999, Tapscott founded the Pan African People’s Arkestra in 1961, a group designed to preserve, develop and promote the work of local musicians. Spurred by Tapscott’s powerful compositions, the group pushed the boundaries of the avant garde, and soon became the center of Los Angeles’ creative music scene.Despite Tapscott’s important role in African American music history, his music remains under-recognized outside of Los Angeles. The Dudley House Jazz Band is proud to present a concert of music by Tapscott and members of the Arkestra, including music by saxophonists Jesse Sharps and Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq, two Arkestra alums who have gone on to prominent careers in the U.S. and abroad. The concert will conclude with a new arrangement (by the composer) of Abdul- Khaliq’s Eternal Egypt Suite, an extended composition that has not been performed anywhere since 1976.The Dudley House Jazz Band is an ensemble of graduate students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, as well as Harvard undergraduates and community members. The group specializes in performance of historic repertoire, including a 2010 debut of a new arrangement of Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite. This concert is made possible through the permission of UGMAA Foundation, which continues to advance Horace Tapscott’s musical and community vision. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Professor examines role of social media in hiring process

first_imgThe Student Diversity Board’s Social Media Committee at Saint Mary’s invited the College’s own Business Professor, James Rogers, to speak about the effect social media can have in a company’s hiring process.Rogers introduced his discussion by challenging students to ask themselves a single question before posting anything on their social media: “What could possibly go wrong?”According to Rogers, over 90 percent of employers recruit using info gathered from social media networks.“They care about the person with whom they’re about to associate,” Rogers said.In most states, he said, it is legal for an employer to ask for a prospective employee’s social media passwords. Rogers said employers may do this even if it is not a prospective employee’s first job.“It really is about the rest of your life,” he said.Rogers said in an average company, the cost of hiring an employee can be greater than $100,000. He asked students to put themselves in the employer’s shoes.“If they choose to associate with you, their reputation could be on the line,” he said.Even if a prospective employee were to present themselves well during interviews, Rogers said the final decision may come down to social media. “This could be the make or break point for you,” he said.Rogers said students should avoid three pitfalls with respect to social media.The first is to avoid remaining friends on social media with people who may tag you in questionable posts — unfriending someone on social media is not unfriending them in real life, Rogers said.“You can’t have stuff of theirs tagged with you. It spreads virally,” he said.Another pitfall to avoid is a boring or nonexistent online presence, Rogers said.“The competitive process requires us to stand out in a positive way,” he said. “In the end, you want people to find someone who is hirable.”The final pitfall, according to Rogers, is having a tattoo as one of the first things a potential employer sees on social media.“I know it sounds unfair and prejudicial,” Rogers said. “But maybe the employer world isn’t going to be excited that this is the first thing they see about you.“ … I’m not telling you to pretend to be someone you’re not. They look for honesty. I urge you to be as transparent as one can be without placing yourself under peril.”Rogers said that as negative as social media can be in the hiring process, social media can be positive and provide prospective employees with an advantage.“You have to drown the negative,” he said. “Find the things that you are passionate about and use that to your advantage.”Sophomore business major, Kiersten Lieurance, said Rogers’ lecture changed the way she thought about social media.“I didn’t really think there are positive ways to impact your social media that your job will see or that they would be interested in,” Lieurance said.Rogers recommended his students accomplish this by simply revealing their values and strengths through social media.“Get down to the core of what it means to be a Saint Mary’s College student,” Rogers said. “The values that it represents — understanding education, ability, passion, spirituality — bring those things forward in your social media activities.”Rogers closed his talk with a reminder.“Our expectation of realistic privacy online is none,” he said.Tags: job search, SMC, social medialast_img read more

Tossed tomatoes

first_imgBy Sharon DowdyUniversity of GeorgiaWhen it comes to food, perceived danger can be as harmful as a real one, especially to a farmer’s wallet. Georgia tomato growers learned that lesson firsthand when consumers stopped buying fresh tomatoes during this summer’s Salmonella scare linked to fresh tomatoes.In July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a nationwide warning regarding a Salmonella risk on varieties of raw red plum, red Roma and round red tomatoes.“The disease wasn’t found on Georgia tomatoes, but the general public’s perception was that all tomatoes were affected,” said Archie Flanders, an economist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The scare cost Georgia farmers $13.9 million. Georgia grows about 3,000 acres of tomatoes, worth between $60 million and $80 million annually.As president of the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Bill Brim tried to tell consumers through media interviews that Georgia tomatoes were safe. He ate tomatoes straight from his field on television.“I was interviewed by (all the major Atlanta television media), and I tried my best to persuade people that Georgia tomatoes are safe,” Brim said. “The national news media really put us under by telling people not to eat any tomatoes unless they have the vine attached. What was so sad was that it wasn’t true.”Georgia growers weren’t the only ones. “Growers in Tennessee, north Florida, Louisiana, North and South Carolina, and of course California, were all hit hard, too,” he said.Brim grows 80 acres of tomatoes in Tifton, Ga. The summer scare cost him $1.2 million. “This was a very significant loss for small- and large-scale farmers,” he said.Tomatoes are one of Brim’s most expensive crops to grow. An acre of tomatoes costs him $12,000. Bell pepper costs $8,000 per acre. Squash costs him $2,500 per acre, he said.Georgia tomato growers lost $1.6 million from harvested tomatoes that were picked but not sold. Much of the state’s tomato crop wasn’t harvested because there wasn’t a market for them, Flanders said. “When wholesalers aren’t buying produce, growers know the market is lost,” Flanders said.To determine the total impact of the scare, Flanders led a survey conducted by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. Most Georgia tomatoes are grown in nine southwestern counties and one county in northeast Georgia. Farmers there were surveyed by UGA Cooperative Extension agents. The survey revealed that 32 percent of Georgia’s tomato acreage was left in the field due to decreased demand caused by the scare, Flanders said. Another 9 percent was lost to discarded harvested and packed tomatoes due to decreased demand.Before the scare, Brim’s tomatoes were bringing $19 a box. Three days after the FDA warning, the same tomatoes dropped to $4 a box. A box costs him $8 to grow. That doesn’t include the packing cost.“All the food chains and grocery chains quit taking them,” he said. “I dumped 30 percent of our crop and left 30 percent in the field. It was heartbreaking. … You do an excellent job growing it, and then you don’t have a market to sell it. You just have to leave it to rot.”Each year, Georgia has two tomato crops, one harvested in summer and one in fall.Brim is now harvesting 40 acres. Prices are still low.“I think there are going to be more and more people getting out of the tomato business because the market was just declined,” Brim said. “We just hope the market will turn around and consumers will get the confidence back. I stand behind the fact that Georgia-grown produce is the safest food in the world.”last_img read more

Evolving to connect and stop the sprawl

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michelle Harbinak Shapiro Michelle Shapiro has more than a 15 years of experience in the banking industry to her role as Financial Services Industry Expert at Hyland Software. Her mission is to share … Web: Details Goodbye Elf on the Shelf®, countless family gatherings and leftover New Year’s champagne. Hello, 2016!My mantra for this year is “evolve.” And I’m not just talking about me. I’m talking about the entire financial industry.We need to evolve the way we think. We also need to evolve our old processes and our technology strategies to become better, faster and more efficient.My professional life is filled with financial institutions asking how to strategically leverage technology – not just to solve the short-term, immediate issues they’re facing, but to produce long-term results. My favorite success stories come from members who could see the big picture within their enterprise content management (ECM) solutions and expanded them to benefit every department throughout their credit unions.That kind of big-picture thinking is something more credit unions need to do in 2016. Are your current software applications flexible, scalable and agile enough to stay innovative for long-term success? Or, sadly, were those applications merely “quick fixes” that will need to be updated within the next few years.The Connected Credit Union In today’s consumer-driven world, being connected has taken on a new definition. Mobile devices provide access to all the information you need, how and when you need it, wherever you may be. And, as the number of people using mobile devices to do their banking grows, members want that same level of service and satisfaction from their financial institutions.If your frontline employees can’t access information quickly to address a member question because you’re having issues with an upgrade or your systems can’t communicate, your members are not going to be happy. Worse yet, they might not even be your members for very much longer.Technology such as ECM can serve as the much-needed connection between disparate systems, processes and departments. It plugs into your important line-of-business applications to add more functionality without adding cumbersome training for your users. Most importantly, it includes functionality like scanning, retrieval, workflow management, case management and email archiving that can be leveraged in every department across your organization. Every employee will have immediate access to the important information they need to do their jobs well – helping your institution exceed your members’ expectations and remain competitive.Stopping Software SprawlMany people don’t realize the number of software applications burdening IT departments. Tasked with managing the maintenance (and upgrades) of every last one of them, IT has more than enough on its plate. Help combat software sprawl by expanding an ECM solution throughout your entire credit union. This way, instead of buying more software, your organization could be exploring more efficient ways to integrate existing systems, helping reduce the mounting pressure on IT staff. The best solutions connect your important systems and offer you a single place to securely store your manage information.With this in mind, I propose that more credit unions place the following among their goals for 2016: Connect your organization’s data and information by deploying an independent ECM solution across the entire organization to offer staff in every single department a complete member view.You’ll ease the strain on IT while more fully leveraging your existing technology. That’s what I call a “win-win.”last_img read more

To buy or not to buy in the month of May

first_img 77SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Details Spring is a time for sunshine… and spending! Before you blow your budget read on for tips on the best and worst things to purchase in the month of May.Three things to buyMattressesWarm weather means visitors so your guest room better be in tip-top shape. After you’ve done your spring-cleaning and decluttered your home, research Memorial Day bargains for mattress sales. According to, the newest mattress models hit the market between May and September.Outdoor gearBefore you plan summer getaways, make sure you have all the proper equipment. Whether you’re heading to the campground or the beach, get ahead of the game when it comes to buying those beach chairs. In the midst of summer vacation season when demand is high, things are always marked up so stock up now before it gets expensive.RefrigeratorsAppliance manufacturers typically release new models at the end of May. Therefore, over Memorial Day weekend as new products come in, retailers will mark old models down to make room for the newest items.Three things not to buySwimwearLike outdoor equipment, swimsuits will be a hot commodity come May but also tend to be a bit more expensive. Plan in advance and purchase them during cold weather months, as chances are they will be significantly marked down.Apple laptopsAt their Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple will announce new products and designs for their popular laptop computers. As with their iPhones, once a new Apple laptop drops, the demand is so strong for the latest and greatest that the older models often go by the wayside. If you can hold out and don’t need the newest version, take advantage of expected price drops on older ones.JewelryMother’s Day is around the corner, but so is a spike in jewelry prices. Instead of purchasing something sparkly and not getting the best bang for your buck, opt for a less traditional gift for Mom. Check out Etsy for more thoughtful personalized gifts or treat her to a spa package for some well-deserved pampering.last_img read more

ABA asks full appeals court to void NCUA’s Field of Membership rule

first_imgThe American Bankers Association is asking the full U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to overturn a panel’s decision that the NCUA had the power to expand its Field of Membership rules.A three-judge panel of appeals court judges said, in dismissing much of the ABA’s challenge of the rule, that the agency did not violate federal law when it allowed an expansion of those rules.In that ruling, the judges said that the NCUA has broad authority in issuing rules governing fields of membership.However, the court also ruled that the NCUA must better explain the part of its rule stating that credit unions may serve core-based statistical areas without serving the area’s urban core. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Two potential investors are interested in Croatia Airlines

first_imgCroatia Airlines (CA) is in the process of recapitalizing and looking for a strategic partner. By the way, Croatia Airlines celebrated its 07th anniversary this year (August 30). In the third quarter of 2019, the Croatian national carrier Croatia Airlines recorded an operating profit of HRK 49,3 million and a net profit of HRK 41 million. According to unofficial information, it is about one Greek and one Portuguese airline. Although the profit was realized in the second and third quarters, it is not enough to cover the losses of the winter period of low demand on the Croatian aviation market, and in the period January – September 2019. realized operating loss in the amount of HRK 30,4 million. With a net financing result, the final loss is HRK 48,4 million. Yesterday, through the Zagreb Stock Exchange, the CA Management announced that there is interest from potential investors to participate in increasing the capital of Croatia Airlines and that they have received two non-binding offers, without specifying which companies are involved. Photo: Croatia Airlineslast_img read more

PREMIUMThree Indonesian crew on Japan-moored cruise ship test positive for coronavirus

first_imgTopics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Google Forgot Password ? Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi demanded on Tuesday assurances from the Japanese authorities after it emerged that at least three Indonesian crew members of the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan’s Tokyo Bay had tested positive for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.The ship initially had 3,711 people on board when it was placed under mandatory quarantine at a port in Yokohama, Japan, last week over fears of contamination from a passenger who disembarked in Hong Kong last month and who had contracted the virus. Among those on board were 78 Indonesian nationals who worked as part of the ship’s crew and all of whom had a clean bill of health up until Tuesday.Japan has come under fire for its handling of the situation after the number of confirmed cases rose almost daily among passengers and crew members on board the ship. Japan confirmed on Tuesday tha… Indonesia Japan health virus COVID-19 cruise quarantine Facebook Log in with your social accountlast_img read more

Matteo Guendouzi and Alex Iwobi duck down so Arsenal fans can watch penalty against Manchester United

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled Arsenal’s lead against Manchester United (Picture: Getty)There was a lovely moment on the touchline involving Matteo Guendouzi and Alex Iwobi as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stepped up to take Arsenal’s second-half penalty to seal a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Manchester United.Unai Emery opted to start with Guendouzi and Iwobi on the bench against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s in-form side, but both played their part on a joyous afternoon for a small section of fans at the Emirates.Granit Xhaka broke the deadlock in the 12th minute with a swerving strike which deceived David de Gea and Bernd Leno’s heroics helped maintain the Gunners’ lead.Fred, who was earlier prevented an equaliser by the post, fouled Alexandre Lacazette inside the penalty area and Aubameyang was given the chance to double Arsenal’s advantage with 20 minutes remaining.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityA few supporters feared they were unable to watch the spot-kick, though, as Guendouzi and Iwobi were blocking their view while they warmed up on the touchline.Fortunately, Iwobi heard their calls to duck and both players dropped to the turf to get out of the way – they even began doing press-ups.Cheers for ducking down for us lads. Got a lovley view for that penalty @alexiwobi @MatteoGuendouzi 😂 #ARSMUN #arsenal— Nawaz Alamgir (@8T3) March 10, 2019 Advertisement Matteo Guendouzi and Alex Iwobi duck down so Arsenal fans can watch penalty against Manchester United Comment Emery praises his players after 2-0 win over Man UtdTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:30FullscreenEmery praises his players after 2-0 win over Man Utd is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Unai Emery names the Arsenal star who made him proud after beating Man Utdcenter_img Tom OlverMonday 11 Mar 2019 8:04 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares While Aubameyang failed to convert his penalty at Tottenham last weekend, Emery was confident the striker would not miss his chance for redemption against United.‘Here we have some different players who can shoot the penalty. They decided [Lacazette and Aubameyang],’ the Spaniard said.‘Aubameyang has experience and is a specialist. Today I had the same confidence in both.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesEmery thanked Arsenal fans for their ongoing support as they continue their quest for a top-four finish.‘It’s going to be difficult, we think game by game,’ Emery said.‘I don’t know if it’s the best, I think we’re improving and we are being competitive in different matches.‘We can feel today very proud of every player and I want to say to our supporters thank you because they helped us a lot today. There was big spirit and big commitment.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

How the other half live: Roadtesting one of Brisbane’s most iconic riverfront mansions

first_imgA grand staircase leads to the upper level.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoBack in the main house, I climb the magnificent staircase to discover four bedrooms, including the master suite, which happens to be mine for the next 48 hours.It also happens to be almost as big as my entire house. Padding my way through the bedroom on plush carpet, I make way into the luxurious marble ensuite where a giant spa bath awaits.I should mention I had buyer’s remorse for about six months after we bought our humble worker’s cottage and compromised on the one thing I now miss daily — a bath tub. So, perhaps not surprisingly, I was in that tub in no time. I have to crane my neck to look at the soaring ceilings decorated with intricate roses and a huge French chandelier.To my right is the grandest ‘Gone with the Wind’-style staircase I’ve ever seen and there is nothing but marble beneath my feet. The formal sitting room. Picture: suddenly feel very underdressed. But the view is beckoning, so out to the timber decks I go to take in the cool breeze and stunning vista. The University of Queensland is directly in front of me and to my right and left, the winding river stretches as far as the eye can see.I sit here for a while, captivated by this scene and inspecting the ornate, powder-coated aluminium lattice that adorns the veranda balustrades.It strikes me that although I am only minutes from the city centre, there is nothing but peace and quiet.I could definitely get used to this. Is it too early to open the bottle of bubbles I’ve brought with me? This magnificent house at 50 Dauphin Tce, Highgate Hill, is on the market. Picture: The property is just as impressive in the day time.It’s not yet midday, so I refrain and instead make my way to the other side of the house where there is a much more ‘lived in’ living, dining and kitchen area.It’s clear this is where the owners spend most of their time. The circular, granite kitchen is practical and neat, with a huge island bench and plenty of storage. MORE: Agent puts money where mouth is I warm myself by another fireplace in this large, open-plan area with its polished, hardwood floors (made of timber from the old Brett’s Wharf no less) — all while admiring a glass atrium framing the rainforest outside.It is through this wall that I spot what the owners call ‘the treehouse’ — a separate, self-contained guesthouse spanning two levels joined to the main house by a large deck.A quick look inside takes me back to childhood, playing in a cubby house in the trees; except my cubby house didn’t have its own kitchen, bathroom, balcony and bedroom. The house is imposing when viewed from below.Brisbane really is at its best when seen from the river. As we glide along, we pass the homes of many of the city’s highest profile residents.Among them, former Olympic swimmer Susie O’Neill’s riverfront home and developer Mark Stockwell’s palatial residence.So, this is how the other half live. The river views from the home’s wide verandas.But believe it or not, the house is only two decades old — despite its period features and the fact it looks like it’s straight out of the Great Gatsby era.“It’s the kind of house Walt Disney would have built if you asked him to build a Queenslander,” owner Dr Chris Bradshaw tells me.“It’s like living in a luxury resort every day.”The history of the site weighs on me as I contemplate what to do with my time.I don’t even know where to start, so I turn right and find myself in a ballroom-sized, formal lounge and dining room, complete with a grand piano, marble fireplace, antique furniture and drapes I’m told are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The view from one of the verandas. Picture: hour or so later, it was time to pop that bubbly and watch the sky change colour as dusk turned to dark. What better way to do that than from my very own observatory tower?That’s right, a few steps outside the master suite lead me to an actual, five-storey tower, with a spiral staircase leading to the highest point of the house, from which the domed roof opens up to reveal the night sky and a view that would make even the most avid stargazer jealous.It’s impossible not to feel like a princess up here — or perhaps, Rapunzel. Let your imagination run wild … The view from the observatory tower.Before I know it, we’re back at ‘Nareke’, and alas, my time here is up. I write about a lot of dream homes, but to actually live the dream for a weekend is something else.With the banking royal commission and uncertainty around the federal election outcome behind us, Brisbane’s prestige property market is in a sweet spot.Agents say buyers have a renewed sense of urgency to act now, but top quality properties are few and far between.50 Dauphin Terrace is one of those properties. center_img The home comes with its observatory tower. Surrounded by its own private rainforest, with not a neighbour in sight, the house sits on nearly 4000 sqm of absolute riverfront land, only 2km from the CBD.This site was once the home of General Douglas McArthur, who was a highly decorate soldier of both world wars, during the Pacific Campaign in World War 2. 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The entrance to 50 Dauphin Tce, Highgate Hill. Picture: I walk away from the house, along the paved winding path flanked by manicured gardens, I realise this truly is one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets. Driving out of the regal gates in my humble Honda hatchback — in desperate need of a wash — reality hits and I realise the fairytale is abruptly over.‘Nareke’ at 50 Dauphin Tce, Highgate Hill, is for sale by negotiation through Christine Rudolph and Matt Lancashire of Ray White – New Farm. The property comes with a 23m gas heated pool.When I wake up the next morning, I’m in an unbelievably comfy bed; refreshed and ready to explore some more. Downstairs, I discover a completely separate apartment with a brand new kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, a bathroom, a laundry and a 2000-bottle, temperature-controlled wine cellar. Now I know the owners weren’t joking when they said they needed to call each other on their mobiles to find out where they were because the house was so big!The apartment opens out to a large timber deck and a 23m gas-heated swimming pool, overlooking the river. I’m tempted to take a dip, but it’s such a nice day, why not take the boat out? Courier-Mail journalist Elizabeth Tilley was given the keys to one of Brisbane’s most iconic mansions for a weekend. Picture: Peter Wallis.AS I walk through the front door, I can’t help but detect a certain swagger in my step.So, this is what it’s like to feel a million bucks.I’ve been given the keys to one of Brisbane’s most iconic, riverfront mansions for the weekend — and I plan to make the most of it.What first hits me as I enter the home is the sheer size of the place. RELATED: Inside look at Coast’s $7m homelast_img read more