SMC to host international film festival

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) will host the World Cinema Festival from Jan. 27-Jan. 29 in Vander Vennet Theatre.Associate director of CWIL Mana Derakhshani said the College had offered a film festival to the community for over 10 years, beginning with a French film festival and transitioning to a variety of international films.Derakhshani said the film festival complements the work of the College to internationalize the campus.“[The festival] brings to campus major films from other countries that we don’t usually get to see in the U.S., particularly outside of a large metropolis such as New York or Chicago,” Derakhshani said. “In addition, screening foreign films on campus supports the larger college-wide learning outcomes of intercultural competence and global learning.”The festival will feature three films in their original languages, with English subtitles, over the course of three nights. Each film will start at 7 p.m., beginning with the Arabic-language film “Wadjda”, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour on Tuesday. On Wednesday, “Queen”, a Hindi-language film directed by Vikas Bahl, will be screened. The festival will conclude with “So Young”, a Mandarin-language film directed by Wei Zhao.​Derakhshani said she hopes students will attend and learn something about the perspective of other cultures.“Films are windows into particular cultures and allow us to gain some understanding of certain aspects of these cultures,” she said.Derakhshani said viewing these films is a way to engage with the larger world and prepare oneself to interact with different cultures.She said there would be much in the films that differ from the realities of Saint Mary’s students, though there may be some experiences that are similar.“These three films specifically portray young women or girls’ quest for agency and voice in three different cultures and in three different contexts,” she said. “Noting both differences and similarities will increase the audience’s ability to encounter difference with an ethnorelative perspective rather than a judgmental ethnocentric attitude.“Seeing the world through someone else’s cultural lens helps us understand our own culture and norms better.”Two of the films are in languages taught at the College, Arabic and Mandarin, Derakhshani said.“I hope students learning these languages — or wanting to learn them — will come to hear the language in an authentic context,” she said.Derakhshani said she hopes many students will take advantage of the opportunity to watch the films. The event is free and open to the public.For the complete schedule and more information on the films, visit center for women’s intercultural leadership, Haifaa Al-Mansour, Mana Derakhshani, Saint Mary’s College, Vander Vennet Theatre, Vikas Bahl, Wei Zhao, World Cinema Festivallast_img read more

On the Blogs: New York Grid Update Widens Market for Renewables

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Katherine Tweed for Greentech Media:New York has an ambitious goal of getting 50 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030. To get there, the state will need to expand grid infrastructure to deliver renewable power from rural areas to load centers.But the state won’t always have to build new infrastructure — it can do more with what it has.The New York Power Authority and New York State Electric & Gas have just finished the first project that shows what is possible using existing infrastructure.NYPA completed a $120 million transmission upgrade, called the Marcy South Series Compensation Project, that will move up to 440 megawatts of additional capacity from upstate, where there are abundant wind and hydro resources, to downstate cities.“Marcy South is a prime example of how we can do more with existing assets,” Richard Kauffman, chair of energy and finance for New York, said in a statement.Instead of building new transmission, NYPA and NYSEG collaborated to connect portions of their grids with ABB capacitor banks installed in the middle of the state. The project is a part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s energy highway initiative that was established in 2012. The initiative calls for nearly $6 billion to modernize New York’s transmission system in order to enable more clean energy development.“This is a traditional transmission upgrade that utilities are turning to more and more, when additional capacity is needed or when power needs to travel further to get to load centers,” said Ben Kellison, director of grid research at GTM Research.New York Links Power Lines to Bring Renewables From Upstate to Downstate On the Blogs: New York Grid Update Widens Market for Renewableslast_img read more

Monchi departs Roma ahead of Arsenal move

first_imgMonchi departs Roma ahead of Arsenal move Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Mar 2019 1:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Claudio Ranieri is expected to be installed as Fulham’s next manager (Picture: Getty)Claudio Ranieri, sacked by Fulham last week, is expected to replace Di Francesco and the lack of input Monchi had over that decision is said to have led to the total breakdown in his relationship with the club’s hierarchy.Monchi worked with Unai Emery during their successful period together at the Sanchez Pijuan and is expected to take up the vacant role at the Emriates left as a result of former Borussia Dortmund talent spotter Sven Mislinatat’s departure last month.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked by Roma following Tuesday’s Champions League defeat against Porto (Picture: Getty) Arsenal are expected to employ Monchi as Sven Mislintat’s successor (Picture: Getty)As they arrived at the airport on the way back from the match in Portugal, a group of Roma fans abused several members of the team, including defender Alessandro Florenzi, who was sarcastically clapped for his role in conceding a needless and decisive 117th minute penalty.Reports claimed Monchi confronted the group of disgruntled supporters, offered to fight them and threatened ‘in six months, I’ll take on each of you one on one.’The 50-year-old subsequently issued an apology on Twitter, which read: ‘It’s true that there was a moment when emotions ran high because of the huge disappointment that we all experienced.‘I apologise to all the fans and, in particular, those present at the airport. Forza Roma!!’ Monchi has left Roma by mutual consent (Picture: Getty)Roma’s sporting director Monchi has left Roma by mutual consent ahead of his anticipated move to Arsenal.‘I want to put on record our thanks to Monchi for his dedication during his time at the club and we wish him all the best for his future endeavours in football,’ said AS Roma CEO Guido Fienga.The Spaniard, who spent 17 years as a sporting director at Sevilla, a club he also represented as a player, joined the Giallorossi in 2017.‘I would like to thank President Pallotta, the club’s management, staff, players and fans for their support during my time at the club,’ said Monchi. ‘I wish Roma a lot of success in the future.’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 CityAfter helping turn Sevilla into serial Europa League winners, Monchi was expected to help build a similarly successful side in the Italian capital.Although Roma reached the semi finals of last season’s Champions League, despite the cut-price sale of Mohamed Salah, they have failed to kick-on and lie a staggering 28 points behind Serie A leaders Juventus.A poor run of form culminated in Tuesday’s Champions League defeat at Porto, which proved to be the final straw for head coach Eusebio Di Francesco, who was sacked yesterday. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal preparing incentive-based contract offer to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the Emirates

first_img 1/1 Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Video Settings / Skip Ad Aubameyang scored the winning goal for Arsenal against Burnley on Saturday (Picture: Getty)According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal are unable to offer Aubameyang a basic package that would match top-earner Mesut Ozil’s wages but will include lucrative incentives in any potential deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementAubameyang is reportedly earning £200,000 per week at the Emirates, while Ozil is said to be on an enormous £350,000 per week.Unai Emery admitted that the club have entered into discussions with Aubameyang over a new contract and the Telegraph reports that there is optimism on both sides that an agreement can be reached.More: 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 CityAubameyang has scored 43 times in 67 games for Arsenal and has netted the winning goal in each of their opening two Premier League games of the season against Newcastle United and Burnley.His goal on the opening day of the season took him to 33 goals in 50 Premier League matches making him the joint-fifth most prolific goalscorer after a half-century of games in the competition’s history.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Full Screen Arsenal are hoping to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to remain with the club long-term (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are hoping to persuade Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign a new contract with the club by offering him a deal which includes huge Champions League related bonuses.The 30-year-old has been a huge success in north London since making a £56m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, winning the Premier League Golden Boot in his first full season.Aubameyang was linked with a move to major clubs across Europe as well as cash-rich teams in China during the summer transfer window but elected to stay at Arsenal instead.The Gabonese striker is contracted to Arsenal until 2021 but the club are hoping to get him to commit his future beyond then by offering him a bonus if they finish in the top-four.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal preparing incentive-based contract offer to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the Emirates Comment SPONSORED Skip center_img Coming Next About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 19 Aug 2019 4:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link821Shares Read More Advertisement Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE by Metro 1 min. story Top articles Read More PLAY Read More Advertisementlast_img read more

Dutch roundup: DNB, AFM, APG, Pensions Register

first_imgPensions supervisor DNB and the communications watchdog AFM are to conduct a joint survey into how pension funds inform participants about the prospects of rights cuts or indexation. Bert Boertje, director of pension fund supervision at DNB, said both regulators would also check whether schemes’ communication matched their financial positions.The deteriorating funding ratios at many Dutch schemes, in what has been a “difficult year”, triggered the survey, Boertje said.“Because it is not very easy to improve their weak financial position, pension funds must make clear what their participants should expect,” he added. “Although only a few schemes may need to apply rights cuts in 2021, after they have been underfunded for five years, the situation could be different.“As far as I am concerned, pension funds should already alert their participants to what may happen.”He said information would not have to be too detailed – indicating simply that “the possibility of a rights discount is 40%” or that “the chances of indexation are very limited during the next three years”.Pension funds must also explain that their results often depend heavily on market performance, “as many schemes fully lean on surplus returns”.Boertje said Dutch pension funds had not always communicated clearly about what their participants could expect.“Therefore, they should enable their participants to ready themselves for limited indexation and possible cuts, so they can take this into account for their financial planning,” he said.In other news, Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary for Social Affairs, suggested that the €410bn asset manager APG should offer a lower salary to the successor of departing chief executive Dick Sluimers.In an interview in daily newspaper De Telegraaf, Klijnsma said Sluimers’s salary of €600,000 was “very high”.She refrained, however, from indicating a salary level that would be acceptable.In a response, APG – provider for the €345bn civil service scheme ABP – said the salary was in accordance with rules issued by DNB.Klijnsma also recently confirmed that, for the time being, the Dutch Pensions Register would not be extended with information about accrued third-pillar pension rights.In a letter to Parliament, she said there was no capacity to extend the website, adding that a number of “practical problems” needed solving first.Klijnsma was responding to a motion adopted by the Lower House – and tabled by Helma Lodders, MP for the liberal party VVD – aimed at harmonising the current channels for pension information, as well as providing access to the register for pensioners.last_img read more

Nigerian Entrepreneur Chinedu Echeruo Sells His ‘HopStop’ app to Apple

first_imgNigerian Entrepreneur, Chinedu Echeruo, has sold his “HotStop” app to the technology giant Apple for an undisclosed amount. HotStop is a mobile application that offers more than 100 metropolitan areas across the globe an online transit guide. Apple is attempting to improve on its mapping software and services for their application. To achieve their target, the technology giant has acquired HotStop as well as the Israeli mapping startup Waze.According to Bella Naija, Echeruo nursed the idea of creating HopStop when he came to the US 1995. He did not find it easy moving about the city of New York. It was this problem that led him to develop HotStop a few years later.Nigerian entrepreneur Chinedu Echeruo, creator of HotStopEcheruo who was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria came to the US for further studies. He received a BS and MBA from Syracuse University and Harvard Business School, respectively. He also worked for several investment banks as analyst. However, in 2005, he established HopStop, which was listed among the 100 fastest growing software companies in the US in 2011.However in 2009, the Nigerian-born entrepreneur vacated the post of CEO of the company for another person. Echeruo thinks that his decision to step down for another person who he believes has the potentials to drive the company towards the achievement of its goal and objectives is the right one.Echeruo was able to establish two Internet companies in the US, namely, HopStop and Tripology, but now all these companies have been purchased by other companies. In 2010, Rand McNally, the American travel and navigation information company, acquired and now Apple has acquired the remaining one, HopStop.The contribution of the Nigerian-born entrepreneur has been recognized in some circles. The Black Enterprise Magazine included him in its list of Top 40 Under 40 and named him the magazine’s small business innovator of the year.  Currently, the Nigerian-born entrepreneur is partnering with and heading the Principal Investing Group of West Africa.last_img read more

Marguerite R. Williamson

first_imgMarguerite R. Williamson, age 73 of Morris, died Sunday, December 24, 2017 at her home.  Born October 27, 1944 in Casey County Kentucky, she is the daughter of Hazel (Nee: Davis) and Charles Norman.  She married Dave Williamson April 25, 1975 in Milan, Indiana.  Marguerite worked at the Hill-Rom Company as an assembler 33 years before retiring in 2007.  She also worked in housekeeping at Hillenbrand’s corporate office from 2012 – 2016.The most important things in Marguerite’s life were faith and family.  She regularly read her bible and taught Sunday school at four churches in addition to holding Sunday school for the grandkids in her kitchen.  She cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren.  According to her family, Marguerite was a good cook.  Her fried chicken was especially good and served every Sunday.  Apparently though, she had quite a sweet tooth and often would skip over the meal and go directly for the dessert.She is survived by her husband Dave; daughters Cheryl (Mike) Leach of Bixby, Oklahoma, Lori (Pete) Smoke of Spavinau, Oklahoma; sons Steven (Melissa), Jeffery and Matthew (Susan) Williamson, all of Batesville; mother Hazel Norman of Sunman; sister Hilda Powell of Batesville; brothers Jim Norman of Sunman, John Norman of Batesville, Don Norman of Sunman; eighteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her father.Visitation will be Friday, December 29th, from 5 – 7 p.m. with funeral services 10 a.m. Saturday, December 30th, all at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Craven’s Cemetery in Milan.  The family requests memorials to Riley Children’s Hospital.last_img read more

Hattie Rose Dossman

first_imgHattie Rose Dossman was stillborn November 20, 2019 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.  She is survived by her parents Katelyn Amberger and Tim Dossman; brother Walter Dossman, all of Indianapolis; maternal grandparents Kathy and Doug Amberger of Batesville; paternal grandparents Chris and Jim Dossman of Indianapolis; maternal great grandparents Connie and Paul Deal, Elaine and Bill Amberger, all of Batesville as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Pauline and James Dossman and Agnes and Leo Auberry.  Visitation and services are private.  For online condolences go to read more

Monaco fire Moreno after seven months

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Robert Moreno has been sacked by Monaco after only seven months in charge of the Ligue 1 club.The 42-year-old took over last December when they were seventh in the table – they eventually finished ninth when the season was halted early because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Our paths are separating earlier than expected,” said Monaco vice-president Oleg Petrov.“Robert did everything possible to improve the team.”Reports claimed that former Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac is set to be named as Moreno’s replacement.Tags: AS MonacoBayern MunichLigue 1Oleg PetrovRobert Morenolast_img read more

Mayweather offers to train Wilder for Fury fight

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Floyd Mayweather has offered to train Deontay Wilder for his trilogy bout with Tyson Fury, and is confident that with his guidance, the Bronze Bomber can avenge his pummelling defeat by the Gypsy King.Wilder and Fury are set to do battle for a third time after the Brit convincingly defeated the former WBC heavyweight champion via a seventh-round stoppage in Las Vegas earlier this year. The Bronze Bomber was enraged after the bout was stopped by one of his trainers, Mark Breland, as he threw in the towel to stop his fighter taking a beating from the Gyspy King.Wilder has triggered a rematch clause and the pair must fight before February 2021, with the WBC ordering Fury to defend his belt against countryman Dillian Whyte by that deadline.And Mayweather has thrown his hat in the ring to train Wilder, and believes that with his help, the Bronze Bomber can win back his title against Fury.During a Q&A session on his UK tour, Mayweather, who is now retired, offered to help Wilder prepare for the trilogy, and said: “If I train him. If I train him I can teach him how to win.”Mayweather has been supportive of the former heavyweight champion in the past, and offered his condolences when Wilder suffered his first career defeat back in February. Tags: Deontay WildermayweatherTrilogy boutTyson FuryUK tourlast_img read more

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