For a full list of artists, head to the event’s website. Two-day GA and VIP tickets are available now.,If you dug the DJ Premier & The Badder Band‘s Tiny Desk set, or are a fan of old-school hip hop in general, don’t miss their highly awaited set at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 23rd – 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.,The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico (moe.), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Joel Cummins and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and so many more!,For a full list of artists, head to the event’s website. Two-day GA and VIP tickets are available now. The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico (moe.), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Joel Cummins and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and so many more! If you dug the DJ Premier & The Badder Band‘s Tiny Desk set, or are a fan of old-school hip hop in general, don’t miss their highly awaited set at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 23rd – 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old. SETLIST: DJ Premier Live Band | NPR Tiny Desk Medley KRS-One – “KRS-One Attacks”KRS-One – “MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know”Das Efx – “Real Hip-Hop”Nas – “Nas Is Like”Jeru The Damaja – “Da Bichez”Gang Starr – “Step In The Arena”Gang Starr feat. M.O.P. – “1/2 & 1/2”Royce Da 5’9 – “Boom”Gang Starr – “Moment Of Truth”[via NPR] You may not know DJ Premier (born Christopher Martin) by name, but you’ve without a doubt heard his music. Cited as one of the “definitive architects of New York hip hop” by NPR, the acclaimed DJ/producer has worked with some of the world’s biggest artists, earned himself three GRAMMYs, and helped crystalize the sound of his predecessors into a cohesive musical aesthetic.These days, Premo has been touring with a new live outfit under the moniker DJ Premier & The Badder Band, which breathes a new, veral energy into his expansive body of work. Recently, Premo and his band (featuring bassist Braden Watt, trombonist Mark Williams, drummer Frank Reece, and trumpet player Jonathan Powell) stopped by NPR’s offices for a brief performance as part of their ongoing Tiny Desk Concert series, marking the first time one of the acclaimed sets has been led by a DJ. You can watch DJ Premier & The Badder Band‘s NPR Tiny Desk concert below:In addition to his work as one-half of Gang Starr (along with rapper Guru), Premo’s resume includes DJ and production work for a veritable who’s-who of high profile hip hop artists, including Big L, Big Daddy Kane, The Notorious B.I.G., Common, KRS One, Jay-Z, and countless others. Premier’s work extends beyond the realm of hip hop as well: He has dipped his toe in the waters of nu-metal (on Limp Bizkit‘s “N 2 Gether Now” with Method Man), pop (as the main producer on Christina Aguilera‘s 2006 album Back To Basics), and even classical (on his RE:GENERATION project with Nas that samples Mozart‘s 36th Symphony).
As the autumnal weather commandeered the future weather reports, a chilly ocean breeze swept through the crowd waiting patiently for Modest Mouse to play the final show of the infamous Stone Pony’s outdoor “Summerstage”. Only a block from Asbury Park’s beach, hundreds came out and filled in the venue’s standing room–only space as the opening band Tropical Fuck Storm took the stage. Vendors dished out sausage and peppers on a fresh rolls as well as cold beers to the awaiting crowd.Just after 8 p.m., Modest Mouse took the stage to play one elongated set and returned to play a lengthy encore of five songs. The lineup had undergone many changes through the years, and the stage was packed with many multi-instrumentalists including founding member Isaac Brock on lead vocals, guitars, and banjo; Jeremiah Green on drums and percussion; Tom Peloso on upright bass, horns, keyboards, bass, and fiddle; Jim Fairchild on guitars, pump organ, banjo, and ukulele; Russell Higbee on bass guitar and pump organ; Lisa Molinaro on viola, bass, and keyboards; Ben Massarella on percussive effects; and Davey Brozowski on keyboard and percussion. Nearly all musicians on stage contributed toward the unique vocal blend, with Isaac Brock and Lisa Molinaro standing out vocally. Brock presented his witty lyrics in his casual, non-traditional vocal style, which kept the audience mesmerized.To open the long first set, Isaac led the band through “3rd Planet” from The Moon & Antartica, which featured isolated guitar riffs picking up steam into a percussive breakdown. The rare “Night on the Sun” from 2001’s Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks preceded “Sugar Boats” from their most recent release Strangers to Ourselves. Building off the momentum, Modest Mouse dusted off their first single from We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank with “Dashboard” before returning to their latest album with an electrifying cut of “The Tortoise and the Tourist” with distortion, reverb effects, and quick-spitted lyrics.The tempo cooled off for a nasty version of “Grey Ice Water” from the band’s 2000 album, Building Nothing Out of Something, which stood out with its extended, jammed-out, and psychedelic closing riff. Isaac Brock traded his guitar for a banjo for “Satin in a Coffin” from Good News for People Who Love Bad News and “King Rat” from No One’s First and You’re Next. Modest Mouse remained on the same album for the following bass-heavy groove of “Whale Song”. A solid performance of “Float On” came next, which was the track that broke them through to commercial success and garnered time on radio stations across the globe. Returning to Building Nothing out of Something, the band aced the slow and ponderous track “Broke” before finishing the set with “Ocean Breathes Salty”, another single from Good News for People Who Love Bad News.“Float On”[Video: javier alvizar]“Broke”[Video: Kyle54106]A lengthy encore consisting of five songs ended the night as well as the season for the Stone Pony’s Summerstage. Beginning with tracks from their latest album Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse played “Shit in Your Cut” and “Pups to Dust”. Returning to The Moon & Antartica (taken from the newspaper headline in the opening scene of Blade Runner), Modest Mouse danced through a frantic “Paper Thin Walls” before touching upon a brutally honest “The Good Times are Killing Me”. To end the entire evening, Modest Mouse destroyed an explosive version of the rarely played “Shit Luck”, also the only track from Lonesome, Crowded West played.Encore[Video: rdeal1999]With that performance, the outside stage began to be dissembled until the warm weather rolls in for 2019. Modest Mouse plays shows at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA, tonight followed by a show at the Palace Theater in Albany, NY, on Sunday. To see the full tour, head to the group’s website here.Setlist: Modest Mouse | Stone Pony Summerstage | Asbury Park, NJ | 10/13/2018Set: 3rd Planet, Night on the Sun, Sugar Boats, Dashboard, The Tortoise and the Tourist, Grey Ice Water, Satin in a Coffin, King Rat, The Whale Song, Float On, Broke, Ocean Breathes SaltyEncore: Shit in Your Cut, Pups to Dust, Paper Thin Walls, The Good Times Are Killing Me, Shit Luck
This year, the partnership between the Office for Sustainability, the Office of Career Services, and Green Building Services will expand sustainability-focused offerings for students during Wintersession to include a full day of sustainable tours, and three days of shadowing experience. Students interested in Harvard’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction goal, energy auditing, green building, and other green efforts across the University will have opportunities throughout the week to join meetings, experience sustainable work first-hand, and meet members of the community who have turned sustainability into a career path.Sustainable Tour: Harvard’s GHG CommitmentTuesday, January 22, 9 am–1:30 pmGet an insider’s scoop into Harvard’s GHG reduction and sustainability program. Meet key University players, from engineers and deans to sustainability professionals and student leaders who will share their business, operational, financial, and environmental perspective on Harvard’s efficiency efforts.Shadowing Experience: Harvard’s Sustainability ProgramsTuesday–Thursday, January 22–24, 9 am–2 pmExperience first-hand the daily work of people behind Harvard’s GHG reduction program, the Resource Efficiency Program (REP), green labs program, and green building projects, to name just a few of the flagship sustainability programs at Harvard.
Related Shows Heathers also currently stars Dave Thomas Brown as J.D. and Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Kristolyn Lloyd as the Heathers. Additional cast members include Katie Ladner, Jon Eidson, Evan Todd, Tony winner Anthony Crivello, Dan Cooney, Michelle Duffy, Dan Domenech, Rachel Flynn, Molly Hager, AJ Meijer, Matthew Schatz and Dustin Sullivan. Maybe she’d just had enough of croquet, pâté and slushies? Broadway.com has confirmed that Barrett Wilbert Weed, who was starring as Veronica in Heathers, the musical based on the 1988 cult classic film, has suddenly departed the off-Broadway production. No word yet on why she left the tuner or who her replacement is. Charissa Hogeland and Cait Fairbanks understudy the role of Veronica. Heathers: The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2014 View Comments Directed by Andy Fickman, the show features music, lyrics and a book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy. In Heathers, Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But outsider Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under.
For the past 100 years, Georgia gardeners have relied on their local University of Georgia Extension agents for advice on everything from how to treat for Japanese beetles to which tomato variety makes for the best ‘mater sandwich. But answering all of those gardening questions could be a little overwhelming if it weren’t for a group of dedicated trained volunteers.Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers have helped UGA Extension agents answer calls and deliver educational programs for the past 35 years. 2,321 gardening experts volunteer their timeLast year 435 new Master Gardener Extension Volunteers joined Georgia’s 2,321 veteran volunteers. In 2013, this dedicated group donated 196,663 hours in Extension offices across the state. They answered 457,190 phone calls, gave 9,055 gardening presentations to civic clubs, made 2,538 home garden visits, wrote 741 newspaper articles and presented 4,959 plant clinics.“The Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers have been especially vital over the past few years of drastic budget cuts in Georgia Extension,” said UGA Extension Associate Dean Beverly Sparks. “Last year alone, they worked the equivalent of 100 full-time employees.”It started at Washington StateThe idea of training gardening experts to volunteer in Extension offices was the brainchild of Extension agents from Washington State University. In exchange for specialized training in horticulture, the gardeners promised to do volunteer outreach work. That was more than 40 years ago, and the program has since spread across the U.S. and into Canada and South Korea. In Georgia, the program began in Atlanta in 1979. Becky Blades of Cobb County was in that first class of volunteers, and she’s still an active Master Gardener. She found out about the Master Gardener program by reading the “Market Bulletin,” a state-wide agriculture publication produced by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.“Obviously things were different way back then: we didn’t have a textbook; or name tags, or mentors, or ongoing county projects to plug into. I have been volunteering (and learning) ever since,” said Blades, who along with her husband, Jerry, has led a Junior Master Gardener class at Midway School since 2006.Teaching children to appreciate horticultureCollectively, Georgia’s volunteers presented 5,724 children’s programs, like the Junior Master Gardener program, last year. Gardening with youth is one of five initiatives the program has identified as focus areas. The other four are environmental stewardship, home food production, the value of landscapes and the health benefits of gardening. Before becoming a volunteer, Blades relied on her UGA Extension agent for gardening advice. “I loved being able to call and have gardening questions answered and receive publications in the mail on the subject,” she said.Blades enjoys expanding her gardening knowledge so she can help Cobb County residents who call on the Extension office. “In fact, what I enjoy most about gardening is that there is always more to learn. If you get tired of growing annuals and perennials, you can move on to flowering trees and shrubs or herbs and vegetables. You can never know it all. I love being able to help others get started,” she said.To find out more about the Georgia Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program, go to www.gamastergardener.org or call your Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.
Georgia experienced many different weather and climate patterns in 2018. Five stand out for their impacts on the state.Snowy JanuaryTwo snowstorms affected parts of Georgia in January 2018. Early in the month, snow fell in a swath across south Georgia, bringing 3.0 inches to Alma (the first snow ever on that date, and the second-highest daily snowfall on any date) and 1.2 inches to Savannah on Jan. 3. This was Savannah’s highest snow since 3.2 inches fell on Dec. 23, 1989. On Jan. 17, another storm brought snow to northern parts of the state, with Athens receiving 1.1 inches, Atlanta receiving 2.4 inches, Columbus receiving 2.0 inches and Macon receiving 1.0 inches, all record snowfalls in those areas for that date.Record-setting warmth in February setting up for March frostThe month of February set new records for heat around the state with every National Weather Service station reporting a temperature at least nine degrees warmer than normal. Numerous daily high-temperature records were set during the month. The warm temperatures caused an early break in dormancy in flowering trees and shrubs, including some fruit trees and early blueberries. When colder temperatures returned in March, frost-nipped blooming plants, resulting in reduced yields in some blueberry plants and peach trees for a second straight year.Near-record wet yearAbove-normal precipitation fell in most months of the year, resulting in annual totals which are expected to be in the top-five wettest years on record for most weather stations in Georgia. The associated wet soils, cloudy conditions and high humidity caused nighttime temperatures to be much warmer than normal and contributed to record-setting strings of days with high dew-point temperatures. Athens set a record for 19 consecutive days of measurable precipitation from May 15 to June 2. The wet conditions delayed spring planting and also delayed fall harvest in many locations across the state.Hot early fallA strong high-pressure system centered over the Southeast from late August to mid-October caused record-setting high temperatures, as well as a string of dry days across the region. The dryness and heat led to moderate drought conditions across eastern parts of Georgia by mid-September. The dry conditions, which were experienced over about 9 percent of the state, lasted until early December and interfered with the establishment of winter grains and pastures, but provided some temporary relief from the wet soil caused by excessive rain earlier in the year.Hurricane Michael and the tropical seasonGeorgia was slightly impacted by the indirect effects of Subtropical Storm Alberto in June, Tropical Storm Gordon in early September and Hurricane Florence in mid-September, as each of these storms grazed the state, bringing moderate rainfall to some area of the state. By far the biggest impact during the tropical season came from Hurricane Michael, which traversed from the southwest corner of the state northeast to Augusta on Oct. 10-11. A wind gust of 115 mph was recorded at Donalsonville by a University of Georgia weather station and the storm was still at hurricane force south of Macon. While several inches of rain fell in some locations, extreme winds caused a 25-mile-wide swath of tornado-force damage from Georgia’s southwest corner all the way to Albany. The impact on agriculture was severe since the storm hit just as cotton and pecan harvests were underway. Estimated losses to agricultural crops and timber topped $3.4 billion.
Saint Michael’s College,Principal Investigator, Professor Ellis-Monaghan of Grand Isle, and co-principal investigator Dr. Greta Pangborn, SMC assistant professor of computer science, of Winooski, have been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant of $200,000 for the period from September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2013.‘With this support, we’ll be able to explore math questions that have never been raised before,’ said Dr. Joanna Ellis-Monaghan, Saint Michael’s College associate professor of mathematics, ‘and those are the interesting questions.’‘This NSF grant allows us to continue the collaborative work between math and computer science of designing nanoconstructs, with student assistants, that has the potential for wide practical application,’ Dr. Ellis-Monaghan said.The professors, who have been collaborating for several years now, will involve four, funded, research assistants, who are Saint Michael’s students: Mary Spuches, a junior math major from North Syracuse, N.Y., Thomas Dickerson, a sophomore computer science major from Bristol, Vt., Christopher Lessard, a sophomore mathematics major from Stoneham, Mass., and Kelsey King, a sophomore mathematics and education double major from Lyndonville, Vt. These, and other students, will work on the project over the course of the three-year project.Awarding of this grant was enhanced by the strong track record these professors and others at Saint Michael’s have in propelling their students into post-graduate studies. Professors Ellis-Monaghan and Pangborn have co-authored a number of journal articles with students, and they have now or have had former students pursuing advanced math- and CS-related degrees at RPI, UNH, Colorado State, UVM, Notre Dame, NC State, Dartmouth, WPI, Johns Hopkins, the University of Chicago and elsewhere.The NSF funded project titled, ‘Collaborative Research: New Graph Theory from and for Nanoconstruct Design Strategies,’ focuses on using mathematics and computers to design nanoconstructs to carry out practical jobs in the future. These could be applied to such tasks as directing medicines within the body to precisely the right location for effective drug delivery, or any number of other challenges in chemistry, biology and other areas.Nano (tiny) technology has great promise for biosensors, nanoelectronics (inside high tech equipment), biomolecular computer activity, as well as drug delivery.DNA self-assembly of nanostructures‘Recent research has focused on DNA self-assembly of nanoscale geometric constructs,’Professor Ellis-Monaghan said, because DNA replicates itself. Working with biologists, the mathematicians and computer scientists have developed a variety of three-D structures from self-assembling DNA, including cubes, octahedrals, buckyballs, and even tiny boxes with opening lids.One essential element in the process is designing the molecules needed for the nanostructure, the fewer needed the better the design. The NSF grant specifically supports the professors and their students in developing the tools needed to minimize the number of molecules to be created for a given nanoconstruct. Professor Ellis-Monaghan says the potential for putting these constructs to practical use are boundless. In the meantime, she and Professor Pangborn and their student assistants will forge ahead in developing the necessary tools.Source: Saint Michael’s College. 9.8.2010Photo: Saint Michael’s College Professors Joanna Ellis-Monaghan and Greta Pangborn. Photo credit: Andy Duback Learn What Matters at Saint Michael’s College, The Edmundite Catholic liberal arts college, www.smcvt.edu(link is external) . Saint Michael’s provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates with the intellectual tools to lead successful, purposeful lives that will contribute to peace and justice in our world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael’s College is located three miles from Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns. It is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nations Best 371 Colleges, and is included in the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Saint Michael’s is one of only 280 colleges and universities nationwide, one of only 20 Catholic colleges, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Saint Michael’s has 1,900 undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 100 international students. Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The college is one of the nation’s top-100, Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings.-30-
By Marcos Ommati/Diálogo May 22, 2017 In early 2016, Nicaraguan Army General Julio César Avilés, commander-in-chief of the Army, and Honduran Army Major General Francisco Isaías Álvarez Urbina, chief of the Joint Staff of the Honduran Armed Forces, signed a working protocol creating the Sandino-Morazán Joint Task Force. This represented one more step in the fight against transnational organized crime by Central American countries. To discuss this and other matters, Diálogo spoke with Maj. Gen. Álvarez during the 2017 Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC) in Cozumel, Mexico, last April.Diálogo: What is your main challenge as chief of the Joint Staff of the Honduran Armed Forces?Major General Francisco Isaías Álvarez Urbina: One of the main challenges faced by any chief of staff is having a force that is capable of confronting threats. It’s having a force that is capable of efficiently completing its missions. That’s what we’re working on – guiding our forces so that they can confront threats. Of course, you have to study and understand the threat in order to develop forces and capabilities to be able to operate.Diálogo: Are you referring to transnational organized crime?Maj. Gen. Álvarez: Yes, and I think it’s not just in Honduras. It’s a very big threat, especially drug trafficking. Looking at drug trafficking in and of itself, it’s the head of the beast, very powerful, with lots of financial resources. It transcends the territory of any single state; it has no borders. Its financial resources enable it to influence the authorities, to buy people’s wills… So I think we’re facing a very strong opponent. It’s a force that must be fought with resolve. Soldiers confronting the drug-trafficking threat have to know what they are facing. They must also reject any temptation that might come from this monstrosity.Diálogo: And do you agree with Admiral Kurt Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, and with other CENTSEC participants that this is a common challenge that all nations have and that they must work together to fight this scourge?Maj. Gen. Álvarez: Yes. I believe that we all share the same view, and we are also glad that there are nations interested in this joint struggle. The Northern Triangle, comprising Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, presented an initiative at the highest level, with our shared responsibility to face any threats. It is our people who are suffering. So they have a responsibility. So a concern was aroused at the highest level. We assume that concern, which is then conveyed to our institutions. We train ourselves to confront it, and indeed we are confronting it. We have mounted a united front, not only in Central America but there are also other countries with shared responsibilities on this issue of drug trafficking that are working with us. Colombia is a great help to Central America. The United States is a great help to Central America. Canada is a great help. Brazil is a great help to us. That’s why I think that it is precisely these meetings that allow us to see how big the threat we are facing is. [We must] be aware of the global perspective. It’s larger than what we can perceive as a state or as a country. And we can draw lessons from that to confront it in the best way possible.Diálogo: How is this struggle going in Honduras?Maj. Gen. Álvarez: In Honduras, we are doing this as a joint operation. We created an interagency task force in which we in the Armed Forces are just cooperating with those forces, with our soldiers, and with our resources. That’s where we are. But in reality, it’s not exactly the Armed Forces running this in Honduras. The struggle is being fought by a national interagency security force in which all state institutions associated with our justice officials are involved. What’s happening, I think, is that people see a visible and highly credible face in the Armed Forces. But we cannot underestimate the hard work that is being done by our justice officials, such as public prosecutors at the Office of the Attorney General, judges, the investigative bodies of the state, and the National Police.Diálogo: In 2016 you held bilateral meetings with Nicaraguan Army General Julio César Avilés Castillo, chief of the Army, in which you formalized compliance with the agreements for conducting coordinated operations in border zones. Can you talk a little about that?Maj. Gen. Álvarez: We have agreements with all of the nations with which we share a border, in order to confront that threat in all spheres, from the political sphere to the economic sphere and the national security sphere. Military forces are operating at the border, on the international frontier, in order to keep not-so-nice people from crossing over from one country to another. So that is the agreement that we have with these countries. With Nicaragua, we have reached some similar agreements within the framework of the Central American Armed Forces Conference (CFAC, per its Spanish acronym), which Nicaragua is also a party to so that we can conduct certain operations. We carried out Operation Sandino-Morazán in the first, second, third, and fourth phases. As needed, we exchange information. That’s something that we do within the framework of CFAC, not only with Nicaragua. We do it with Guatemala and El Salvador as well. I mean, that’s part of the trust-building effort –patrolling and conducting operations in border zones. Each on their own side, so that the people in the area can also feel that they are being supported by the security and defense agencies.Diálogo: What is the importance of Mexico co-hosting this security conference for the first time?Maj. Gen. Álvarez: Look, we see it as a very good thing. Just today Minister Díaz Celaya, the Honduran minister of defense, was saying that “we hope that Mexico will be an integral part of CFAC.” It’s extremely important when the government and the armed forces can join these regional bodies to fight these threats. So Mexico is always welcomed. We have always looked at Mexico, and also Brazil, as having tremendous potential for cooperation. We already have that in the area of education. Here, as I was saying, we must join forces to confront this common threat.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An ex-attorney from Baldwin was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $1 million from a disabled client whose property was condemned to make way for a community center in Westbury, authorities said.Janice Jessup pleaded not guilty Thursday at Nassau County to court to felony charges of grand larceny and scheme to defraud.“This former attorney has been arrested and charged with a high-dollar, elaborate larceny that targeted a severely disabled woman and defrauded the court system and taxpayers of Nassau County,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Prosecutors said the 67-year-old suspect represented a mentally and physically disabled woman in an eminent domain proceeding in which her client was awarded $1.2 million for her property in 2008 to clear the way for construction of the Yes We Can Community Center.Instead of giving her client the money, Jessup allegedly spent it on personal, business and other expenses that included direct payments to herself and members of her family as well as payments to her other clients, authorities said.Jessup allegedly had arranged for another person to impersonate her client when a court-appointed referee twice visited her client’s home to verify the client’s physical and mental capacities while the client was actually living in a care facility, according to investigators.Jessup was disbarred in 2010 while facing unrelated allegations of professional misconduct. The alleged scheme came to light three years later. Jessup, who is also known by the married name Janice Jones, has since moved to North Carolina.Judge Jerald Carter set bail for Jessup at $150,000 bond or $100,000 cash. If convicted, she faces up to 8-1/3 to 25 years in prison. She is due back in court on Wednesday.
“Seek Out the Curious and the Fastidious,” says Soledad O’Brien in a recent article in The New York Times. This is her prescription for identifying promising talent.“There are two qualities you can’t teach people,” she notes. “I don’t think you can teach people to be curious… And I’m obsessed with attention to detail. I don’t know that you can teach that.”O’Brien’s article is part reflection on her own career path and part suggestion for new bosses who seek success in hiring and management. It is clear that her experiences in subordinate roles influence her supervisory approach.Hard work wins, she learned early on—through example of her parents. Know what you do well and ensure everything you do is “good and solid” are basics from her early employment years. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr