Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 16 Poachers

first_img Sri Lanka Navy’s craft attached to the Northern Naval Command arrested 16 Indian fishermen and 3 Indian fishing trawlers engaged in poaching in the Sri Lankan waters on August 31.Nine Indian fishermen and an Indian trawler were taken into custody in the seas off Veththalaikerni and seven Indian fishermen and two Indian fishing trawlers were taken into custody in the seas west of Nainativu.The arrested fishermen and the trawlers were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Jaffna for legal action.[mappress mapid=”16818″]Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: Poachers View post tag: Sri Lanka View post tag: asia View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Naval Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 16 Poachers Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 16 Poachers September 2, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more

Shelley Memorial all washed up?

first_imgOn 25 March 1811, Percy Bysshe Shelley and his close friend, Thomas Jefferson Hogg, walked up and down the quadrangle in University College awaiting the verdict of the college authorities after their publication and circulation of The Necessity of Atheism. If they had been told at this moment that Shelley would be immortalised not only by his literary works but also in the College with his own memorial, both would have surely dismissed the possibility as strongly as they had denied that of God’s existence.Known as ‘Mad Shelley’ from his time at Eton, he was not liked by his fellow students at University College, nor did he interact with them in the six months that he was there. Instead he remained reclusive, reputedly reading for up to sixteen hours a day, and seems to have regularly associated only with (the also unpopular) Hogg. A contemporary, CJ Ridley, describes the widespread fear of his ‘strange and fantastic pranks’. Among these was the grabbing of an infant that was just a few weeks old from a mother on Magdalen Bridge and repeatedly asking the startled parent, “Will your baby tell us anything about pre-existence, madam?”Both Shelley and Hogg (who came forward and implicated himself ) were expelled “for contumaciously refusing to answer questions proposed to them, and for also repeatedly declining to disavow” the pamphlet which concluded, ‘Every reflecting mind must allow there is no proof of the existence of a Deity.’ It is doubtful that anyone in Univ missed either of them.In spite of all this a statue was unveiled in the poet’s memory eightytwo years later in the College that had rejected him. The statue itself, carved by Onslow Ford, is a cause of some controversy in its own right. It was commissioned by Lady Shelley, Percy Shelley’s daughter in law, and was originally destined for the Protestant cemetery in Rome at the request of Shelley’s friend, the author Edward John Trelawney. Having witnessed Shelley’s drowning, Trelawney desired to have a monument of the poet next to his own so that they would be forever connected. Trelawney’s descendants however felt that Ford’s statue was too big and therefore did not fulfil the request. Eventually the memorial found its way to Shelley’s College in Oxford where it is enclosed in a pantheon designed by Basil Champneys.In the past it has been ridiculed and described as resembling “a slice of turbot laid out on a fisherman’s scale.” Its depiction of Shelley’s drowned and naked body, as he was discovered, has been criticised for being too feminine and too realistic. In 1901 the historian of Univ asserted that while “exquisite in execution… in conception [it is] almost too true to life for the medium of sculptor’s art.”Francis Haskell has successfully refuted the Victorian point of view and believes it is “the most ambitious and most successful Victorian sculpture in Oxford”. The monument represents a more realistic approach to sculpture than other neo-classical works of the time. Haskell has pointed out that efforts by previous artists provided the inspiration and precedents for such a project and in this sense Ford’s work is not especially novel. There is however originality in the use of different materials. The bronze base is in contrast to the marble statue of Shelley himself. These breaks with artistic tradition are appropriate for a man who broke with the most sacred traditions of his time.The monument has over the years been worn down by the drunken antics of students who can easily slip through the bars intended to protect the sculpture. While Onslow Ford’s work certainly deserves more respect than to be the victim of pranks, Shelley, as one of Oxford’s most prolific pranksters, would perhaps have endorsed such destructive acts.last_img read more

Jersey City Medical Center Welcomes World-Class Cardiothoracic Surgeon At Hudson…

first_imgTyrone Krause, MD, , MD, Esq, Chief of Cardiothoracic and Chair of Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center, Iosif Gulkarov, MD, Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Jersey City Medical Center Tyrone Krause, MD, Esq, Chief of Cardiothoracic and Chair of Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, recently welcomed Iosif Gulkarov, MD, as the new Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery, to the expanding cardiothoracic program. Both Dr. Krause and Dr. Gulkarov are also members of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group.“With RWJBarnabas Health’s support, Jersey City Medical Center continues to reinforce its leading position as the provider of choice for excellent advanced health care.  We are enhancing our comprehensive cardiovascular center, the only one with open heart surgery in Hudson County,” said Michael Prilutsky, President and Chief Executive Officer at JCMC.  “Under the leadership of Dr. Krause and with the addition of Dr. Gulkarov, our hospital continues to invest in our community, providing access to highly-skilled, nationally recognized cardiovascular specialists.” ×Tyrone Krause, MD, , MD, Esq, Chief of Cardiothoracic and Chair of Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center, Iosif Gulkarov, MD, Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Jersey City Medical Centercenter_img Dr. Gulkarov joins Dr. Krause in leading the expanded cardiac program at JCMC.  Dr. Gulkarov earned his medical degree at NYU Langone Medical Center where he continued his general surgery training and completed a cardiothoracic research fellowship. He has received multiple awards including NYU CAS Honors Scholar, the Wortis Biological Prize, and the Resident Research Award. He received his cardiothoracic surgery training at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.Dr. Gulkarov performs various adult cardiac surgery procedures, with a particular specialization in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), multiple arterial bypass grafting, use of bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA), use of radial artery conduits, valve repairs/replacements, atrial fibrillation surgery (MAZE and hybrid convergent procedure), transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR), aortic aneurysm repairs, aortic root replacement (Bentall procedure), thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR), aortic dissections, cardiac tumors, pulmonary embolectomies, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and minimally invasive cardiac surgery.Dr. Krause has served as the Chief of Cardiothoracic and Chair of Surgery since 2012. He graduated Alpha Omega Alpha (top ten percent) from New York Medical School and completed his surgical internship at Lincoln Hospital in South Bronx before transferring to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He received cardiothoracic surgery training at Cornell New York Hospital and is board-certified in both general and cardiothoracic surgery.Additionally, Dr. Krause received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study religiosity and spirituality in cardiac surgery patients and trained more than ten residents in cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include complex coronary bypass, aortic and mitral valve repair/replacement, coronary artery disease, aortic aneurysms, off-pump bypass and minimally invasive techniques.      “The combined clinical expertise of Dr. Krause and Dr. Gulkarov further contributes to the already vastly talented and expanding RWJBarnabas Health cardiothoracic services, strengthening a program that leads the state in both innovation and clinical excellence,” says Arash Salemi, MD, FACS, Clinical System Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery at RWJBarnabas Health, and Professor of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.As RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group providers, Dr. Krause and Dr. Gulkarov are designated Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Omnia Tier-1 providers and accept most major insurances.  For more information or to schedule an appointment in the office located at 377 Jersey Avenue Suite 450 in Jersey City, call 201-915-2525 or visit read more

7-Hour Dance ‘Raider-Thon’ Helps Charities

first_imgOcean City High School Raider-thon on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.About 150 Ocean City High School students started dancing at 5 p.m. Friday, and hours later they were still rocking.But they had still hours more to dance in the first annual “Raider-thon” — a seven-hour dance marathon to raise money for charity.The event required students to dance and move from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.All participants raised a $50 entrance fee, but many contributed more, according to Mary Beth Snow of the Ocean City Education Foundation. Organizers were still counting proceeds on Friday night.All the money raised goes to the nonprofit Ocean City Education Foundation and The Sunshine Foundation, which benefits children in the local community suffering from chronic health conditions.Representatives of both organizations were on hand Friday to volunteer or the event.Organizers hope it will become a growing annual event.last_img read more

North End Neighborhood Drainage Project Update

first_imgDetours continue on Bay Avenue at the intersection of Sixth Street for construction work on the drainage project.  Work to be completed in the week of Dec. 10-14:Feriozzi Concrete will finish work on Pleasure Avenue between 7th Street and 8th Street. The contractor will then continue work down Pleasure Avenue toward 6th Street.Pipe crews will be installing 24-inch pipe between 5th Street and 6th Street on Bay Avenue.Due to the snowy weather this week, South State has been delayed and will begin paving work by the end of next week. Crews will be topping 3rd Street, then milling and paving 7th Street from West to Bay, as well as Moore and Haven between 7th and 8th.Project Design:See Design Presentation for Detaillast_img

Lost Lake Music Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

first_imgFor the second year in a row, Lost Lake Music Festival will return to Phoenix, Arizona at Steele Indian School Park from October 19 – 21, 2018. Hosted by the co-creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, Lost Lake Music Festival will see headlining performances from Imagine Dragons, Future, The Chainsmokers, and SZA.The festival’s lineup will also feature performances by Janelle Monáe, Nas, Jimmy Eat World, Café Tacvba, Young Thug, Grizzly Bear, A$AP Ferg, Third Eye Blind, Louis The Child, Lil Dicky, T-Pain, Kamasi Washington, and many more. The full artist lineup, listed below, is a diverse mix that also highlights local and regional musical acts. Additionally, Lost Lake will bring to life an all-new SuperJam featuring a curated group of artists and musicians who will perform together for a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration. Details of the Lost Lake Music Festival SuperJam are TBD.Tickets to Lost Lake Music Festival go on sale Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. PDT on the festival’s website. 2018 Lost Lake Music Festival LineupImagine DragonsFutureThe ChainsmokersSZAJanelle MonáeNasJimmy Eat WorldCafé TacvbaYoung ThugGrizzly BearA$AP FergThird Eye BlindLouis the ChildLil DickyT-PainKamasi WashingtonQuinn XCIIMaggie RogersSOB X RBEHippie SabotageSt. LuciaChicano BatmanCashmere CatWhitneyMijaRa Ra RiotPhoebe BridgersRavyn LenaeCucoInjury ReserveColony HouseSasha SloanDurand Jones & The IndicationsLydiaThe MaríasJared & the MillThe TechnicolorsPhoenix Afrobeat OrchestraPlayboy ManbabyDonna MissalThe ChamanasUpsahlNanami OzoneView Full Lineuplast_img read more

National Humanities Center names fellows for 2010-11

first_imgThe National Humanities Center (NHC) recently named Harvard’s Suzannah Clark, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of Music, and James Engell, Gurney Professor of English Literature and professor of comparative literature, among the 2010-11 class of 36 distinguished scholars.The fellows, from institutions across the United States and countries around the world, will work on a wide array of projects and represent more than 20 fields of humanistic scholarship, including history, literature, philosophy, anthropology, art history, Asian studies, classics, Islamic studies, Judaic studies, and musicology.Clark and Engell were chosen from a pool of 442 applicants, and will be the 18th and 19th scholars from Harvard to be named NHC Fellows. For 2010-11, the NHC is awarding nearly $1.3 million in individual fellowship grants to enable scholars to take leave from their normal academic duties and pursue research at the center, located at the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina.During the year fellows will work on an individual research project and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the NHC.The newly appointed fellows will constitute the 33rd class of resident scholars to be admitted since the center opened in 1978.last_img read more

“Cabaret” weekend at the Brattle Theatre

first_img Read Full Story The American Repertory Theater’s upcoming production of Cabaret has inspired The Brattle Theatre to present a film series this weekend that are connected to the Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret based on the stories by Christopher Isherwood.  The A.R.T. production (featuring Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer) opens on August 31st and runs through October 29.The films shown at the Brattle between Friday, August 27 and Sunday, August 29 include Kander and Ebb’s musicals Chicago and New York New York, Bob Fosse’s All that Jazz, The Threepenny Opera with the legendary Lotte Lenya, Christopher Isherwood’s adaptation The Loved One, and his novel A Single Man, made into a recent film by Tom Ford; and Chris & Don: A Love Story – a film about Isherwood himself. For tickets and further information, contact read more

Finding meaning in loss

first_imgFor many Americans, Sept. 11, 2001, evokes memories of confusion and sadness, a stunned sense of the world not being what it once was. For Jennifer Page Hughes, those feelings were all too familiar, from an earlier time in 1996.Hughes was preparing to graduate from high school on Boston’s North Shore the year her father died. While walking the family dog on a cold spring Saturday, he fell through the ice on a local pond and drowned.“It’s not something you ever imagine will happen,” said Hughes, now a counselor at Harvard’s Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC). Her father was simply there that morning — as she headed out the door to meet friends at the mall — and then he wasn’t. A loss of that nature, she said, “feels chaotic.”Since then, she has found meaning in her own senseless tragedy by working to mitigate and confront the pain of grief on a much broader scale. Her clients include not just Harvard undergraduate and graduate students at the BSC, but the families of some 9/11 victims.“I’ve made meaning of my own tragic loss by helping others going through painful experiences in their own lives,” she said.Hughes began to confront and understand her own grieving process during her sophomore year at Williams College. Her grades had begun to slip, and a running injury sidelined her career on the track team.“Not having that outlet of literally running away forced me to suddenly have to face some overwhelming emotions,” she said.Eventually, she sought out a counselor at Williams and began dealing with her loss. The experience was so rewarding that it persuaded her to pursue counseling. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the State University of New York, Albany.“While I would never have wished it to happen, that experience [of my father’s death] provided me with an increased sensitivity to a kind of pain or loss or experience that I otherwise wouldn’t have,” she said. “It’s forced me to gain a clearer understanding of myself and allowed me to better understand others.”In 2004, while on an interview for her predoctoral internship at the University of Pennsylvania, she met an intern named Rob Fazio. They discussed their shared interest in grief counseling.“He said something like, ‘So, who’d you lose?’ ” Hughes recalled. “It was the kind of direct question that only someone else who’s gone through loss would ask in that way.”It turned out Fazio had lost his father in the World Trade Center attack. He asked Hughes to join his new nonprofit organization, Hold the Door for Others Inc., which he envisioned as a national support network of counselors and survivors interested in working through the psychological trauma brought on by sudden loss.As a consultant for Hold the Door, Hughes now helps to create workbooks and other tools and leads group workshops. The organization also hosts a daylong summit every year, called Hold the Door Day, where roughly 100 participants attend workshops and group counseling sessions. This year’s event will take place Oct. 22 in Fort Lee, N.J.Over time, the annual gathering has become an informal meeting ground for families affected by 9/11. “It’s very much been a community for them,” she said.Now starting her sixth year at the BSC, Hughes relishes the opportunity to work with students. She and the bureau’s 10 other counselors, who operate under the umbrella of Behavioral Health and Academic Counseling, provide individual and group counseling, create and lead workshops on everything from study skills to adjusting to life at Harvard, and serve as liaisons to the undergraduate Houses to provide support to residential life staff.In addition to providing grief counseling and running her own private practice, Hughes works with students struggling with learning and attention disorders and perfectionism. While the latter is much more visible on campus than the former, she said, both problems can be exacerbated by Harvard’s rigorous workload.In a competitive and challenging environment, she said, counseling can give students the space to explore their fears, worries, or goals, just as she was able to do in therapy in the wake of her father’s death.“The college years are such a significant time where there’s so much change and possibility,” she said. “To work with someone and see that change happening — and to have them share that journey with you — is so rewarding.”The upcoming 10th anniversary of 9/11 can serve as a reminder, she said, that even after a decade grief persists.“I hope that the spotlight’s back on [the victims’ families] in a good way,” Hughes said. “I hope people can understand that, for these families, or for anyone who’s experienced loss, it’s not something that goes away.”But grieving can be transformed into a meaningful experience, as it was for her.“It’s a way of keeping my father’s memory alive, and it informs the work I do every day,” she said. “It’s always going to be hard, but it’s made me who I am.”last_img read more

Gasser appointed professor of practice

first_imgHarvard Law School has announced the appointment of Urs Gasser LL.M. ’03, executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, as a professor of practice.The professorships of practice at Harvard Law School are given to outstanding individuals whose teaching is informed by extensive expertise from the worlds of law practice, the judiciary, policy and governance.Gasser’s scholarship and teaching focus on information law and policy, society issues, and the interplay between law and innovation. His projects explore such topics as policy and educational challenges for young Internet users, the regulation of digital technology (currently with focus on cloud computing), ICT interoperability, information quality, the law’s impact on innovation and risk in the ICT space, cybersecurity, and alternative governance systems.Said HLS Dean Martha Minow: “Urs Gasser is an international leader in information law, internet use and governance, youth media, and the relationship between law and innovation. His work exploring how the Internet is promoting significant shifts in the information ecosystem has been pivotal, most recently in helping to launch the global Network of Internet & Society Centers, a collaborative initiative among academic institutions to advance new cross-national, cross-disciplinary research, teaching and engagement on the most pressing policy questions surrounding new technologies and social change. I could not be more delighted that he will take up this appointment as a professor of practice.”Read more on the Harvard Law School website. Read Full Storylast_img read more