The Korea Institute at Harvard University promotes the study of Korea and brings together faculty, students, distinguished scholars, and visitors to create a leading Korean studies community at Harvard.Harvard University is one of the world’s leading centers for the study of Korea, and through the Korea Institute, Harvard offers exceptional resources for undergraduate students to study Korea. On campus in Cambridge, students take courses on Korea and choose from a wide array of Korea-related activities through student groups, seminars, and programs. Students may also participate in study and work abroad opportunities in Korea through programs such as the Harvard Summer School — Korea, study abroad at Korean universities, and the Korea Institute Internship Program.This year Harvard College students will:• Undertake study abroad programs in Korea• Hold internships in Seoul• Conduct senior thesis research in Korea• Learn the Korean language• Attend student conferences• Develop independent study programs and pursue related activities in KoreaFor more information on the Korea Institute and a full list of this year’s Korea program awardees and participants.
Orsted completes construction on 752MW Borssele offshore wind farm, largest in the Netherlands FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Danish energy firm Orsted said on Friday it had finished building the largest offshore wind farm of the Netherlands, the first in a range that should boost the country’s share of sustainable energy in the coming decade.The 752 megawatt (MW) wind farm is currently the second largest in the world, Orsted said, and will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of around a million Dutch households.The ‘Borssele’ wind farm consists of 94 turbines spread over 112 square kilometres (43.2 square miles) in the North Sea, some 23 kilometres (14 miles) off the Dutch coast.Orsted won the right to build the wind farm in an auction in 2016, at what was a record low subsidy on the electricity delivered at the time. Since then, the Dutch government has granted the right to build wind farms with a total capacity of 2800 MW at four other sites in the North Sea, offering no subsidy on electricity prices at the last three auctions.It aims to grant permits for another 6100 MW of wind power through four tenders in the next five years.The Dutch aim to get 40% of all their electricity from wind farms by 2030, with solar panels delivering another 30% of all power needed by then.[Bart Meijer]More: Orsted says largest Dutch offshore wind farm ready to deliver
Speaking to the Peruvian press, Peruvian Interior Minister Óscar Valdés Dancuart affirmed that the defense and interior ministries will move to closely coordinate the fight against drug trafficking in the Valley of the Apurímac and Ene Rivers, and El Huallaga. The Peruvian judicial branch will also be included, with the aim of speeding up the procedures for declaring loss of ownership of assets seized from drug traffickers, so that the state can quickly have them available and direct their proceeds, whether from sale or from direct exploitation, to the fight against the trafficking of illicit drugs. According to Minister Valdés, the president has very clear ideas with regard to drug trafficking and terrorism and indicated to his military commanders that he may in the future give them a deadline for putting an end to the terrorist remnants, and as a consequence, their association with gangs of drug traffickers. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the area planted with coca increased in Peru for the fifth consecutive year in 2010 and reached 61,200 hectares, an increase of two percent with respect to 2009, indicating a stable general situation. By Dialogo August 09, 2011
By Dialogo September 06, 2012 The Sept. 4 operation was the second major bust in less than a week for Dominican authorities. On Sept. 2, DNCD agents discovered 777.6 kilograms (1,714.3 pounds) stashed in a shipping container in a port in Boca Chica, a beach town east of the capital of Santo Domingo. Rosado said the 25 packages of drugs were found hidden in electronic security equipment on a container to be shipped to the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Some were marked with the picture of a tiger and the word “tigre,” according to the DNCD. At least four suspects were detained, although authorities had not revealed their identities because the investigation was ongoing. Rosado said some of those detained worked at the port, which is the busiest in the Dominican Republic. “This seizure came after about a month of investigation carried out by the DNCD, together with other security agencies,” Rosado said. Agents from the Dominican Navy, Port Security Office and Military Intelligence Agency assisted in the investigation. Rosado said they had identified other suspects, who’d come from South America. “We guarantee that all involved in this case will be arrested and brought to justice,” he said. Dominican authorities have voiced concern about the prevalence of narco-trafficking off its southern coast. In the past year, it has scored several major victories against the trade. Between February and March, officials announced three major successful operations, seizing nearly three metric tons (6,614 pounds) of cocaine in total. SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The Dominican Republic tallied one of its biggest drug busts of the year on Sept. 4, seizing 1.5 metric tons (3,307 pounds) of cocaine during a joint operation with U.S. counter-narcotics agencies in the Caribbean Sea, officials said. The seizure came after authorities detected two speedboats traveling north toward the Dominican coast from Colombia. The Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) coordinated with the Dominican Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard in what it called ‘Operation Safe Coast.’ With assistance from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) office in Santo Domingo, Dominican authorities boarded a Super Tucano aircraft and sent Coast Guard cutters toward the speedboats. They found 60 bales of cocaine floating in the Caribbean roughly 50 miles south of Saona Island, a small Dominican territory off the southeast coast of the mainland. A U.S. Coast Guard boat collected another 37 bales, authorities said. Authorities added each bale contained at least 25 brick-sized packets of cocaine. Drug traffickers had dumped the cache in the water and escaped. No arrests were made. The overnight operation, which began at 10 p.m. on Sept. 3 and ended noon the following day, was the latest example of the close collaboration between Dominican and U.S. authorities, DNCD President Maj. Gen. Rolando Rosado Mateo said at a press conference attended by the chief of the DEA office in the country. “It has become a custom that these institutions coordinate to deal with organized crime,” Rosado said in the press conference. The significant seizure “is the result of the work we’ve been doing. We’re talking facts.” In size, the bust matched a seizure made in March by the DNCD. In that operation, authorities discovered 1.5 metric tons of cocaine aboard a 40-foot speedboat that had also sailed from the Colombian coast.
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Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Big Brother will be watching—or more accurately, millions will be watching Big Brother, as movie theaters across the country and world, including the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, collectively host a National Event Day screening of the dystopian thriller, 1984.Based on George Orwell’s presciently terrifying novel, the movie by writer-director Michael Radford stars Richard Burton as a villain, Suzanna Hamilton as a romantic, and John Hurt as Winston Smith, a dutiful drone in a totalitarian state, who begins to fathom the depth of his oppression by a government that he always took for granted.The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on April 4 at nearly 200 independent art-house movie theatres across the country and several internationally, with a post-film discussion at the Cinema Arts moderated by Prof. Marty Haas, who teaches American history at Adelphi University. The date of the screening is especially relevant because it was on this day that Smith began his rebellion by making his first entry in his forbidden diary. It’s what Big Brother’s Thought Police would call a “thought crime” because they don’t want anyone thinking independently. Smith’s job at the government’s Ministry of Truth had been to rewrite history, eliminating inconvenient truths and erasing incongruent facts. For some reason, he suddenly woke up.The timing of the mass screening is also pertinent because many American theater owners strongly believe in supporting the National Endowment for the Arts, which would be eliminated in the federal budget proposed by President Trump. This coordinated screening is intended to serve as a forum and protest for those who see any attempt to curtail the NEA as an attack on free speech and creative expression through entertainment. The synchronized global screening is a joint effort by the United State of Cinema and Art House Convergence. Cinema Arts Centre is also an organizer of the event.“A lot of us have felt that [with] the current administration, a lot of our most essential values are sort of under assault,” Dylan Skolnick, Cinema Arts Centre’s co-director, recently explained to the L.A. Times. “In particular, things like the existence of actual facts. And 1984 has had this sudden uptick in popularity because it really explores a lot of those issues.”Here at the Cinema Arts, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.Since Trump became president and the conservative Republicans cemented their control of both houses of Congress and soon the Supreme Court, sales of Orwell’s dystopian novel have soared, propelling the book first published in 1949 to the best-seller lists. The central theme is the heroic struggle of one individual against tyranny. Orwell prophetically saw the planet divided into three superpowers: Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. He also predicted nuclear missiles, microprocessors and “Newspeak,” which we know today as alternative facts, thanks to Trump’s spokesperson Kellyanne Conway.Radford won the rights to the novel from Orwell’s widow Sonia by promising to adhere closely to Orwell’s vision. Working against the clock with his producer Simon Perry, he was actually able to finish the film so it could premiere in the same year of its title. It’s haunting, disturbing and inspiring. And it couldn’t be more relevant to what’s going on today in our beleaguered republic.The National Event Day Screening of 1984 will be at 7:30 p.m. on April 4th at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org .
As the holiday season continues to pack the roads, aisles, and airwaves, the retail mayhem will eventually subside and thoughts will be directed towards 2016. Whether 2015 treated you with kind hands or a slap in the face, the winter solstice has passed, and for we here in North America that means each day forward has a little more sunshine. We can’t change the past, but we can learn from it. So what did we see in 2015 and what can we expect in 2016?Some of the predictions in 2015 were:-Big Data will get bigger: capturing, storing, and leveraging data collected from interactions and transactions can be sliced and diced in various analytical models to predict tactical and strategic directions.-Cloud architecture gains transaction: software as a service (SAAS) accelerates time to market, streamlines costs, and makes operational budgets more predictable.-Computing everywhere: communicating and transacting on-the-go has grown beyond convenience and is now necessary. Users demand the ability to connect safely and securely in both their public and private lives.The above statements may not have been the product of a soothsayer or even that bold. Regardless, they were accurate and will continue to play a role in the upcoming year.What we can expect in 2016:Data overproduction and entanglement: every application and device will continue to gather data on the transactions at hand. Data storage will not be the problem, but rather access and use. Organizations that can successfully store and make ready their data in a fashion that empowers sales and marketing efforts will rise above the competition.Big brick and mortar under threat: costly large scale retail buildings and operations will suffer with more consumers turning to ecommerce destinations, local discount stores, and broad service grocery stores. Time is tight for all, and if one can’t find what she seeks online, special trips to massive malls won’t be of interest if the frequently visited supermarket is well stocked.Online information gains tremendous trust: the first destination of Millennials is not the mall, but the Internet. More importantly, customers will scream online if service is remotely underwhelming, and will do just the same when they are given white glove treatment. As such, one can find a shopper just like himself in the comments section of a particular retailer and will take that testimonial as gospel.With all that in mind, one might likely ask how does this peek into the past and glimpse into the future affect me and my credit union. The answer is quite simple, and one you’ve probably already figured out:Your ‘Big Data’ is your customer data: who they are, where they are, what they like and dislike, and how to contact them. If you don’t have that data, then start gathering it. If you do but you can’t get to it, find someone who can. If you are using it, just continue to add to the pile and employ analysts to determine trends and make predictions to keep your business growing.Be on the ground and in the sky: your brick and mortar branch locations are key to connecting with the public, and likely your traditional member base. That said, without a substantive online presence, you will alienate the inevitable majority of customers who demand the same services online as they would in branch. Millennials are the future members, so the faster you can connect to them, the more likely you will not be retired to the big box graveyard.Build trust by giving a voice to your customers: ask your membership what they think, listen to what they say, and let them sing your praises. Consumers have a growing trust in other consumers, and not the ads with which they are constantly bombarded on TV and in print. Share your organizations goals online in social media. Be everywhere they are. Become the trusted source of knowledge and expertise. Engage in conversation both in branch and online to empower those that have already chosen your credit union as their partner. In turn, reward your membership for their loyalty and incentivize them to find like-minded friends and family with referral and recommendation programs. 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Conal Campbell Over 18 years experience in public and private software sector in Canada, US, UK, continental Europe, and Asia Pacific.Specific skills in business development, alliance management, corporate and product marketing, … Web: rewardstream.com Details
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A local stable is giving equestrians the opportunity to ride no matter the weather. Kurty says she tries to open the arena up to riders every weekend as long as she is available. “It gives us an opportunity to ride with our friends inside so that it’s not so cold and the ground is better and it also gives us the opportunity to share ideas and share equipment,” she said. Oakwood Manor in Binghamton provides riders with a covered arena complete with barrels, poles and timers. Owner Niki Kurty says it’s important to be able to keep horses in shape over the winter and provide riders with a convenient and comfortable way to get out and ride together.
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The Gadget Flow Daily Digest highlights and explores the latest intech trends to keep you informed. Want it straight to your inbox?Subscribe ➜ Glassblower Ben Slanted Bar GlassesThe Glassblower Ben Slanted Bar Glasses have an angled base that gives these glasses a cool look. They hold 6 ounces when they sit on a bar or table and 8 ounces when they are held upright.Glassblower Ben Slanted Bar Glasses on a surfaceApple MagSafe Charger Fast Wireless Charging GadgetAnother cool gadget that will impress your friends is the Apple MagSafe Charger Fast Wireless Charging Gadget. It snaps directly onto an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro via magnets to speed up the wireless charging experience.Apple MagSafe Charger fast wireless charging gadget on an orange backgroundMarshall Major IV Iconic HeadphonesThe Marshall Major IV Iconic Headphones provide over 80 hours of wireless playtime along with quick-charging. Users get 15 hours of listening after just 15 minutes of charging.Marshall Major IV iconic headphones in a person’s handsNative Union Maison Kitsuné Belt CableThe Native Union Maison Kitsuné Belt Cable avoids a tangled mess with its leather strap that keeps this cord in great condition. It also has a unique zebra pattern that stands up to wear and tear. Razer Cynosa V2 RGB Gaming KeyboardThe Razer Cynosa V2 RGB Gaming Keyboard is one durable keyboard. In fact, it repels minor spills. Avid gamers will appreciate the customizable lighting in every key.Libratone BIRD Small Bluetooth SpeakerThe Libratone BIRD Small Bluetooth Speaker is another of our gadget gifts that will impress your friends. It lasts for ten hours and connects to two speakers for louder volume. Just turn its head to switch it on. mophie 4-in-1 Wireless Charging Mat on a desk Satechi Aluminum Wireless Multimedia Remote ControlThe Satechi Aluminum Wireless Multimedia Remote Control works with just about any Bluetooth device. This gadget keeps appliances just a button touch away and provides total playback control.Satechi Aluminum Wireless Multimedia Remote control in useBose Sport Earbuds Workout EarphonesThe Bose Sport Earbuds Workout Earphones is another of our best gadget gifts that will impress your friends. They offer big sound in a tiny device along with an IPX 4 water-resistance rating. Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters. 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It’s made from a single piece of leather and has room for six credit cards. BEVVO Portable Blender Compact Smoothie Maker- Advertisement – Suyo Table Light utilitarian lamp on a desk Satechi USB-C Apple Watch Magnetic Charging DockThe Satechi USB-C Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock doesn’t have the hassle of a cord. It plugs directly into a USB-C port to charge without any wires at all. No matter which gadget you choose, these gifts are sure to show your friends just how much you care this holiday season. So go ahead and check out this list. Your tech and gadget-obsessed friends will be dazzled by the items on this list.Polaroid Hi-Print 2×3 Pocket Photo PrinterFirst up on our list of gadget gifts that will impress your friends is the Polaroid Hi-Print 2×3 Pocket Photo Printer. This photo printer brings your phone’s photos to life on self-sticking paper.Polaroid Hi-Print 2×3 pocket photo printer on a deskHelios Touch Evolution Touch-Sensitive Wall Lighting- Advertisement – Native Union Maison Kitsuné belt cable on a table EQUA Smart Water BottleThe EQUA Smart Water Bottle has motion sensor tech that lets users know when they should drink more water. In fact, it creates a personalized hydration plan to help anyone reach their optimal daily water intake. Libratone BIRD small Bluetooth speaker on a yellow background We think you’ll agree with us that there are some pretty impressive gadgets on this list. What about those slanted bar glasses? Let us know which of these gadgets you’re planning on giving this December in the comments :).Want more tech news, reviews, and guides from Gadget Flow? Follow us on Google News, Feedly, and Flipboard. If you’re using Flipboard, you should definitely check out our Curated Stories. We publish three new stories every day, so make sure to follow us to stay updated! UPPERCASE Designs ZERO Aluminum Headphone StandThe UPPERCASE Designs ZERO Aluminum Headphone Stand keeps your headphones lifted and protected. The aerospace-grade aluminum has an anodized matte black finish for an elegant touch.UPPERCASE Designs ZERO aluminum headphone stand on an orange backgroundSteelSeries QcK Prism Cloth Medium Gaming Mouse PadThe SteelSeries QcK Prism Cloth Medium Gaming Mouse Pad immerses players in the gaming environment with its in-game lighting notifications in 16 million color options.SteelSeries QcK Prism Cloth medium gaming mouse pad on a deskēdn SmallGarden Indoor Connected GardenThe ēdn SmallGarden Indoor Connected Garden lets your friends enjoy fresh herbs year-round. 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If your friend has the iPhone 12, you could gift him the Apple MagSafe Charger. Or what about a gaming mouse pad that lights up in 16 million different color options? That’s sure to give anyone something to play with. These are the gadget gifts that will impress your friends this holiday season.Related: 15 Best holiday gifts for your techie friends- Advertisement – Grovemade Wool Felt Desk PadThe Grovemade Wool Felt Desk Pad is an impressive addition to any workspace. It features Merino Wool Felt and protects your desk from scratches.Grovemade Wool Felt Desk Pad on a deskSuyo Table Light Utilitarian LampThe Suyo Table Light Utilitarian Lamp is a gorgeous workspace accessory. A 3D-print creation, it emits a soft, dimmable light and has space to store pencils, pens, and other office necessities.
On Wednesday, the United States reported over 140,000 new cases of COVID-19. That’s more than 30,000 cases above where it was a week ago. Unfortunately, as far as the virus is concerned, that rate of growth—and more—is perfectly sustainable. No matter what retired radiologist Scott Atlas may claim, the United States is nowhere near reaching the likely impossible “herd immunity.” For the virus, Trump has built a Disneyland filled with people who believe masks are a political statement and science is just an opinion.He’s set the country up to fail. And we are. As CNBC reports, that wasn’t the end of the growing White House hotspot. White House Political Director Brian Jack has also tested positive. So has former White House aide Healy Baumgardner, who apparently attended Trump’s “victory party” as a guest of Rudy Giuliani. All of which shows that, following the wide ranging effects of the Rose Garden superspreader event at the start of October, the White House learned … not a damn thing.It was no surprise at all that Mike Pence, the supposed head of Trump’s coronavirus task force, responded to the spike of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths by announcing that … he was going on vacation. Which may be the best symbol of the genuine disdain that the entire Republican Party holds for the populace. It’s only improved by the fact that Pence has now cancelled his vacation, not out of concern over the 1,000+ Americans dying every day, but because he thought it was a bad look to run off while Trump was still complaining about the election.Pence may have decided to put off dipping his pale toes in the Gulf (the fact that Tropical Storm Eta is currently blasting his designated vacation spot may have also played a role), but he hasn’t stepped up on stage to announce any new actions, plans, or good housekeeping tips. Just about the only thing that has come out of the White House concerning COVID-19 in the past week has been complaints that Pfizer released good news about a vaccine four days after the election, which apparently means that Big Pharma is also part of the Deep State.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – When White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said “We’re not going to control the pandemic” during an October interview, he wasn’t saying anything that wasn’t already obvious. It’s been months since Donald Trump has even made a pretense of trying to address the crisis. It’s clear that Trump long ago signed out of any concern over the virus—other than bragging about his own survival thanks to a timely dose of a medication unavailable to 99.9% of those infected. The day after the election, Meadows himself tested positive for COVID-19 … then went on to work for two days before admitting the fact to a few of his aids on Friday. Over that same period, at least five other White House officials tested positive. That includes one of Meadows’ aides, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, and attorney David Bossie. Bossie spent a hot second in charge of Trump’s campaign of election denial before discovering that the heat was actually a COVID-19 fever. Also testing positive was Charlton Boyd, an aide to Jared Kushner … please remember that what you’re thinking right now is wrong.- Advertisement –