WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) — Regular use of ibuprofen, a common anti-inflammatory drug, significantly lowers the risk for developing Parkinson’s disease, Harvard researchers report.People who took three or more tablets a week showed a 40 percent lower risk than those who didn’t take the common pain reliever, their study found.Study author Dr. Xiang Gao, an instructor and epidemiologist at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, said the findings are important for anyone at increased risk for Parkinson’s because most people with the disease eventually become severely disabled…Read more here
President Drew Faust has announced the names of the first 10 individuals who will serve on the new Harvard Library Board. Composed of faculty members and administrators from across the University, the board will oversee the transition of the University’s vast library system to a coordinated management structure.“The creation of the Harvard Library Board is an integral step in positioning the Harvard Library for 21st century excellence,” Faust said. “These individuals will provide critical input into the design of the new management structure to ensure that it is closely aligned with the University’s scholarly mission.”Last week, acting on the recommendation of a working group that had spent more than a year studying the libraries, Provost Steven E. Hyman announced that the University would shift to a system that provides a harmonized approach to the global strategic, administrative, and business processes of the libraries.“At a time when scholars regularly cross disciplinary boundaries and rely on increasingly diverse media, it is critical that we develop a nimble infrastructure to respond to the changing expectations of our students and faculty,” Hyman said. “The new Harvard Library structure will allow us to greatly improve delivery of service to patrons by allowing the University to reallocate resources and ultimately invest more in collections, improve access, and enhance digital infrastructure.”The board will be composed of six permanent members and five rotating members who serve three years each, with their initial terms staggered. The permanent members will be the provost, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor, and the deans or designees from the following schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), Harvard Law School (HLS), Harvard Business School (HBS), and Harvard Medical School (HMS).Serving in these positions will be:Provost Steven E. Hyman (chair)Robert Darnton, Pforzheimer ProfessorLeslie Kirwan, dean of administration and finance at FASMary Lee Kennedy, executive director of Knowledge and Library Services at HBSRichard Mills, executive dean for administration at HMSJohn Palfrey, vice dean, Library and Information Resources at HLSThe rotating members will consist of three at-large, tenured faculty members, as well as deans or designees from the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard Divinity School, the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the Radcliffe Institute.Serving in these positions will be:Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of GSDStuart Shieber, professor of computer science at SEASNancy Cott, at-large faculty member representing the humanitiesIsaac Kohane, at-large faculty member representing the sciencesWilliam Fisher, at-large faculty member representing the social sciencesThe board is charged with reviewing the strategic plans of the Harvard Library and assessing its progress in meeting those plans, reviewing system-wide policies and standards, establishing and making changes to the funding model for the Harvard Library, reviewing and adopting budgets, and exercising oversight of the work undertaken by the Harvard Library executive director, whose appointment will be one of the board’s first orders of business.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 38-year-old Bay Shore man was shot and wounded following an altercation in Islip Terrace early Friday morning, Suffolk County police said.The victim was shot after he got into an argument with an unknown man at a gas station near where he was hit by the gunfire on Irving Place in Islip Terrace at 12:15 a.m., police saidThe victim was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Third Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the shooting to call them at 631-854-8352 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randy Pennington Randy Pennington is an award-winning author, speaker, and leading authority on helping organizations achieve positive results in a world of accelerating change. He is author of the award-winning books Make … Web: www.armstrongspeakers.com Details This article almost didn’t make it to publication. I strongly considered asking the wonderful people at CUInsight if the piece they expected in mid-November could be pushed to a more convenient time.It’s not like you would miss me … right? There are so many excellent content contributors on this site that one late or missed post would certainly go unnoticed. My “reasons” were all solid. My clients are keeping me as busy as ever. Living and working in the COVID environment continues to take more time than expected. To top it off, my wife and I are in the final stages of a massive renovation of what will eventually be our new over budget and 3 weeks late home.Truthfully, I sometimes feel like the plate spinner on old variety television shows. I’m running from plate to plate to plate just to prevent any one of them from falling to the floor. All of this has left me feeling a little tired and ready to pull back from my day-to-day commitments and responsibilities. My guess is that the CUInsight team would have said yes to my request.That brings us to you.Are you like me? Have the seemingly unending challenges left you feeling tired on at least an occasional basis? Do you sometimes rationalize that pushing or missing the occasional commitment or leadership responsibility is to be expected considering the challenging times in which we live? Have you wondered if anyone would even notice if an obligation is missed?If the answer was “yes” to any of these questions, here’s a reminder: Leaders communicate importance with their attention. Absence is an act of leadership. What you don’t say and do sends a message that is equal in importance to the actions you take and words you say.What keeps us going?This article made it in on time. It would have been nice to spend Sunday afternoon watching sports, spending time with my family, or even taking a nap. I am at the computer instead.You would do the same. But why? What drives us to give our full attention to things when that little voice inside us is saying, “I need a break”?Motivational gurus point to passion. Passion for your work intensifies focus, provides the drive to persist when challenges arise, and enables creativity.Passion is sexy and hot. Lovers in the passion stage of a relationship are completely consumed by the object of their desire.People who are passionate about their jobs exhibit the same zeal. They are, as Peter Drucker described, “monomaniacs with a mission.”Steve Jobs said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”It’s difficult to argue with that much conventional wisdom. If you are fortunate to work every day at a career or job about which you are passionate, consider yourself lucky. The not-so-obvious truth is that passion might not be enough to keep you motivated and engaged through the COVID-19 disruption. Passion can fade. Relationships with an unrealistic focus on passion are more likely to result in disillusionment. You see this at work when a formerly “passionate” employee becomes jaded and cynical because things just aren’t as they used to be in the past. The alternative is another “P” word – PRIDE.A positive sense of pride is grounded in humility. It establishes and maintains a reputation for excellence. Pride doesn’t take shortcuts, and most important, it maintains high standards when passion has diminished.Pride speaks to character, and character is an essential element of effective leaders. It is also an excellent indicator of commitment to doing the job the way it is supposed to be done.Now is the time for leaders to show their pride.My father was an auto and truck mechanic who spent much of his life as a shop manager. He always required potential new hires to bring their personal tools into the interview. His reasoning was simple: he was more interested in the pride a mechanic took in the use and care of his tools than the person’s passion for working on vehicles. Someone who uses a crescent wrench as a hammer will take short cuts that can affect quality or cause an injury. A leader who pursues what is easy rather than what is best will do the same.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”Most assume that Dr. King was talking about the importance of passion regardless of the status of your position. Perhaps, however, we missed the real message about having personal pride in your performance.Leadership—the act of influencing the actions and outcomes of others— is more important than ever. There are challenges, problems, and opportunities everywhere. All of them require leaders to be fully present and active because all of them are impossible without bringing people together to achieve something great.Passion pushes you toward success. Pride refuses to let you deliver less than your best. Your team and members need you to dig deep to show your pride in the times when your passion fades and falters.
The TV ad market is on the mend after getting hit by a broader pandemic ad slowdown. But with Covid-19 cases on the rise, some networks are cautious about the coming quarters, even with a big boost from political ads this quarter. In recent days and weeks, media companies including ABC and ESPN parent Disney, Fox, AMC Networks, NBCUniversal parent Comcast, WarnerMedia parent AT&T, ViacomCBS, and Discovery reported earnings that showed the TV ad market warming up after hitting a pandemic-related trough in the second quarter. The record-breaking year for political advertising will give companies a boost in the fourth quarter, some companies warned that macroeconomic factors as the pandemic rages on could impact ad spend again. And it’s all happening as TV is enduring a long-term overall slowdown. – Advertisement – David ZaslavAnjali Sundaram | CNBC “In terms of commercial success, behind the firming advertising marketplace around the globe, we have posted healthy sequential improvement, again, in our advertising revenue growth, which, while still negative year-over-year, is showing demonstrable improvement around the world,” Discovery president and CEO David Zaslav said on its earnings call. “We have seen advertising partners resurface around the globe.”At Comcast, ad revenue increased 12% year-over-year because of political ad revenue, which was up 70% over what it generated during the 2016 election. But the company said core advertising, excluding political, was down 6.8% year-over-year. That’s still a “significant improvement” relative to last quarter. Fox Corp also saw advertising momentum, attributed to strong ratings at Fox News and political advertising. The company’s leadership said that in the quarter ended June 30, which is its fiscal fourth quarter, its local stations were experiencing a year-over-year decrease of about 40% in its base ad market (that is, minus political ads and other non-recurring events). CEO Lachlan Murdoch said on Fox’s call that the equivalent drop in the quarter ended Sept. 30 was only 20%. “Including the benefit of political and station acquisitions, we are now pacing ahead of the same time last year. Looking at it slightly differently, at the beginning of Covid our stations were pacing down nearly 50% compared to the prior year. Today, they are pacing ahead.”ViacomCBS said its advertising revenue also improved dramatically, declining only 6% from a year ago, versus the 27% decline it saw in the second quarter.“We’ve also seen certain COVID impacted industries like auto and retail gradually return, which reflects improvement in the economy and the significant value our portfolio brings to advertisers to drive their own business recovery,” ViacomCBS’ president and CEO Bob Bakish said on its earnings call. “Overall, we’re encouraged by what we’re seeing and big picture advertising is certainly moving in the right direction.” Disney said for its broadcasting unit, ad revenue was comparable year-over-year as lower average network viewership was offset by the benefit of an additional week in the current quarter, higher network rates, and an increase in political advertising at its owned TV stations.Uncertain times ahead after political ad boomDiscovery noted visibility is low following the U.S. election, which helped business in the third quarter, and because of rising Covid cases. The company said its U.S. advertising was flat in October year-over-year, while international advertising was down slightly. “This may not be a trend we would necessarily extrapolate, however, for the full quarter, given, number one, some tailwinds from political advertising in the U.S. in October; and number two, risks from rising Covid case numbers globally and beginning government countermeasures, especially in Europe, which pose risks at the back end of the current quarter,” Discovery CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels said on its call. “That said, we are confident to see sequential improvement in the fourth quarter versus Q3 again.” At AT&T, CEO John Stankey said the sports calendar ahead still has a lot of questions. “Clearly, we’ve seen the leagues demonstrate that they can, in fact, put games on, and they can carry them through. The timing of those and how many there are and exactly what transpires in ’21 and where it falls in the calendar is still a little bit uncertain,” he said on the company’s October call. “And until we have a little better visibility on that, it’s hard to, you know, give you exact views of what first, second, third, fourth quarter looks like next year.”ViacomCBS’ leadership said the return of a stable fall schedule at CBS, along with sports, a “successful” upfront and “hot political category” should help in the fourth quarter. AMC Networks said though the ad market is improving sequentially, results in the fourth quarter will be impacted by timing of its shows, including a delay in the airing of “The Walking Dead.” It said its year-over-year decrease in the fourth quarter ad revenue should be in-line with the third quarter.Content production is ramping upMedia companies largely said they had ramped up production again, after pandemic-related restrictions caused severe disruptions earlier this year. Discovery said its content production was nearly back to normal, with only 10% of the company’s production still paused mostly because of travel and local restrictions. Over at AT&T, Stankey said the company had 180 productions underway in February before the pandemic started. As of October, he said the company had about 130 productions up and running. Meanwhile at Viacom, the company said it estimates production levels are at about 95% of last year’s levels at Viacom Media Network, while CBS “essentially has all of the full network series currently in production” and Showtime is producing “almost all” of its series. At AMC Networks, executives said the company is resuming production activity on a number of its shows, including “The Walking Dead” at its studio in Georgia, “Fear the Walking Dead” in Texas, and a new series called “Kevin Can F*** Himself” in Boston. Fox said all of its Fox Entertainment returning shows are back in production, with scheduled return dates in early January.Disney CEO Bob Chapek said although many of its production teams needed to shut down because of Covid in the beginning of March, its animation teams were able to work remotely and continue production “uninterrupted during the pandemic.” He said on the TV side the company has more than 100 live-action scripted and unscripted projects in active production, with dozens more in other stages of pre- or post-production. Disclosure: Comcast owns NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Here are some of the big-picture trends the networks shared in their earnings: Better than when the pandemic startedTV advertising last quarter showed the market is in a better place than the earlier days of the pandemic.At Discovery, third-quarter ad revenue still declined 7.7% from the previous year, but that was an improvement from the 14% decline in the second quarter.- Advertisement –
Sid Gordan The security has to be accepted and licensed to do that kind of work. We can no longer take any changes of harm to our concert-goers.There must also be a cap on how many people are allowed to attend that concert. Along with this, there should be no smoking or drinking, etc. at the concert. Signs should be posted stating that there would be no tolerance for drugs. If for some reason someone is found with drugs or selling drugs, there should be a big-time sentence and fine. Saratoga We must take this kind of action now, as we are losing the war on drugs, etc. It’s past time for a turnaround and we all know it. Our leaders must take action now. Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe time has come for any concert of any size that’s held anywhere and opened to the public in the United States to have complete approval from a legal authority in that area. More from The Daily Gazette:Police: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census
“Indonesia can absolutely surpass Singapore’s funding,” Venture Capital and Startup Indonesia Association (Amvesindo) chairman Jefri Rudyanto Sirait told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. He added, however, that the start-up investment ecosystem in Indonesia was not as favorable as in Singapore.He went on to say that Singapore had a stronger investment ecosystem with better legal clarity and ease of establishing a VC, which made the city-state more attractive for investors.Jefri added that Indonesia had the potential to become the fourth-biggest economy in the world given its large population. The country also ranked fifth in global start-up rankings with around 2,100 start-ups, just behind the United States, India, the United Kingdom and Canada.“Indonesia has a bigger market than Singapore, the challenge is making that market attractive for all stakeholders,” he said. Even though Singapore still leads the ranking, its funding share in the region has dropped 77 percent since 2018 as other SEA markets expanded.Thailand’s share, for example, more than doubled to 7 percent in 2019 from 3 percent in the previous year led by KASIKORN Vision (KVision), the investment arm of lender KASIKORNBANK, which announced a $245 million fund allocation.Meanwhile VCs in Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam also started to invest in SE Asian start-ups last year.Deal Street Asia predicted that Indonesia would retain its place as the second-largest market in 2020 as local VCs have announced ambitious plans. BRI ventures, for example, has set a target of raising $250 million funding while MDI Ventures plans to launch a new fund of up to $500 million.The report also showed that Indonesia-based VC East Ventures was the most active in investing in start-ups. According to its cofounder and managing partner Wilson Cuaca, East Ventures has invested in around 300 start-ups globally, with around 170 in Indonesia.“I cannot say how much East Ventures’ target funding is or how many start-ups we’re going to invest in because we don’t know what entrepreneurs are going to make,” he said over the phone on Thursday. “What we do see is potential and we have always invested in the people behind the idea.”Willson said that the VC had prepared $75 million in fund VI for seed funding, and another $250 million in a growth fund, totaling $325 million last year. This sum is less than the around $375 million prepared in 2018, according to the report.When asked about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on East Ventures’ plan, he said that the VC would halt investments in new start-ups while helping their portfolio companies with capital efficiency.“All of our portfolio companies’ revenue is down along with the economy, so we are not going to be aggressive in new investments,” he said, adding that East Ventures would also start crowdfunding for the development of coronavirus test-kits by one of its portfolio companies, Nusantics.Meanwhile, Jefri said that the pandemic could become an opportunity for start-ups to stress test their business and to create a mitigation plan if similar situations were to occur in the future.He went on to say that some start-ups such as those in e-commerce, food delivery and telemedicine services might even see an increase in their client base and revenue since people are staying indoors to avoid the coronavirus infection.However, some start-ups such as those in travel and hotel aggregation were seeing drastic changes that required them to make efficiency savings, even going as far as reducing staff wages by up to 80 percent, Jefri said. “I think all start-ups must still seek transactions and try to maintain or grow their business even if it’s slow to ensure that the economy still functions,” he added.Topics : Indonesia retained its position as the second-largest venture capital market in Southeast Asia as Malaysia remained in third position and Singapore continued to lead the rankings.A recent report by Deal Street Asia showed that Indonesia-based venture capital companies (VCs) raised a total of US$582 million last year, a 79 percent increase from $325 million in 2018.Meanwhile, Singapore-based VCs were still leading with around $2 billion in funds raised, 58 percent of the total $3.6 billion in fresh funding in the region last year. Meanwhile, Malaysian VCs were in third position with $484 million, more than five times the $90 million raised in the previous year.
Share Sharing is caring! 19 Views no discussions NewsRegional Human rights activist dies by: – December 5, 2011 Share Share Tweet Sonia Pierre who fought discrimination against poor Dominicans of Haitian descent passed away yesterday.SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Monday December 5, 2011- Award-winning human rights activist Sonia Pierre has died at the age of 48.She passed away yesterday after complaining of chest pains.Pierre was best known for standing up to discrimination against Dominicans of Haitian descent, which pitted her in an ongoing battle with the Dominican authorities.She was recognized internationally for her struggles and received the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for her work, an award from Amnesty International in 2003 and the International Women of Courage Award in 2010 from the US State Department.Late Senator Edward Kennedy stated: “With certitude, I can affirm that Sonia is one of the most selfless, courageous and compassionate human beings of my generation. Sonia is very near the top of my list of heroines.”Edwin Paraison, Executive Director of the Zile Foundation, a Haitian group that seeks to improve relations between Haiti and the Dominican Republic described Pierre as a “sister”.“The Haitian community has lost someone who was a huge advocate in the fight for Haitian rights,” Paraison told the Associated Press.Pierre started organizing demonstrations at the age of 13 for workers on sugar cane fields and was subsequently arrested, and threatened with deportation to Haiti.In 1981, she founded the organization, Women’s Movement Dominicano-Haitian (MUDHA), which is dedicated to helping children of Haitians who live and suffer of discrimination in the country.Caribbean 360 News
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WRBI Area Softball Sectional Scores. Friday (5-30)Sectional 29 @ South Dearborn.Championship-South Dearborn 3 Rushville 1Sectional 14 @ Columbus North.Championship-Bloomington South 4 Columbus North 0Courtesy of The IHSAA.