Courtroom 600 Education Project to Host Wine & War, a Virtual Benefit…

first_imgFacebook Home Industry News Releases Courtroom 600 Education Project to Host Wine & War, a Virtual Benefit in…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessCourtroom 600 Education Project to Host Wine & War, a Virtual Benefit in Honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Nuremberg TrialsBy Press Release – November 12, 2020 211 0 TAGSCourtroom 600 Education Project AdvertisementJoin us November 19th for an Evening of Stories, Wine, and History Featuring Best-Selling Authors Don and Petie Kladstrup and Master Sommelier Joseph SpellmanNovember 11, 2020, Chicago, IL – – The Courtroom 600 Education Project announced it will be hosting its first virtual benefit on November 19 at 7:30 pm CST, to provide teaching resources explicitly designed to engage today’s learners about the history of the Nuremberg Trials.“Demand is soaring for remote learning resources that address today’s issues within a historical context that students can relate to in a digital environment,” said David Fript, a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow and Educational Advisor for Courtroom 600. “We’re here to tell the story behind the story of the Nuremberg Trials by using primary educational resources.”The evening features authors Don and Petie Kladstrup who will share stories from Wine and War, their best-selling book about how French winemakers secretly yet boldly planned their defiance to the Nazis during WWII.  Master Sommelier Joseph Spellman will lead French wine tastings aligned with stories told, and Napa Valley Chef Brendan Byer will illustrate food pairings.“We’re the only organization developing learning resources about the Nuremberg Trials designed for high school students,” noted Laurie Pasler who formed Courtroom 600 in 2016 after discovering a treasure trove of Nuremberg Army documents left by her father, who kept his involvement in the Trials a complete secret from the family.Global business speaker and branding expert Sima Dahl will emcee the evening to include tasting Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut Champagne, Joseph Drouhin Chorey-Les Beaune Burgundy, and Barton & Guestier Chateau Magnol wines.  People interested in attending can register here.PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT HIGH SCHOOL REMOTE LEARNING PODCAST SERIESAll proceeds from the Wine and War event will support the ongoing development of four podcast educational modules for high school social studies classes.  This series provides teachers the ability to effectively cover WWII and the Holocaust using the four indictments at Nuremberg: Conspiracy, War Crimes, Crimes Against Peace, and Crimes Against Humanity.ABOUT COURTROOM 600 AND DESCENDANTS MEDIA GROUPNamed after the room where the Trials took place in, Courtroom 600 is a Descendants Media Group initiative. Courtroom 600 was formed in 2016 by Laurie Pasler, after discovering a treasure trove of smuggled Nuremberg documents left by her father, who kept his involvement in the Trials a complete secret from the family. As an award-winning multimedia producer, designer and storyteller, Laurie was inspired to bring history forward by developing new, relevant learning resources about the Nuremberg Trials for younger and general audiences.The mission of Descendants Media Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to connect communities, foster empathy and to help create a culture of peace, understanding, and tolerance through shared knowledge. Our goal is to make these resources free of charge to all teachers. To learn more, please visit ReddIt Share Email Previous articleFrontera® Celebrates Release of New Format with Latin GRAMMY® Acoustic SessionNext articlePiper-Heidsieck and Rare Champagne Join Folio Fine Wine Partners Press Release Twitter Pinterest Linkedinlast_img read more

Convergence key to TD-LTE growth

first_img Blog Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more NEW BLOG: So far, TD-LTE has been something of a ‘niche’ technology, as its sibling FDD LTE has been more widely deployed by operators moving to 4G. But the list of backers of TD-LTE – China Mobile, SoftBank, Vodafone Group, Bharti Airtel and others were involved at the formation of the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) – indicates this isn’t going to be another WiMAX.With the Chinese authorities commercially licensing 4G services late last year, and operators worldwide keeping up the pace of new network launches, 2014 has the potential to be the year that TD-LTE makes it to the big time.From the outset, GTI has talked-up the importance of TD-LTE interoperability with FDD LTE, to avoid a similar situation to WiMAX, where a technology – regardless of its capabilities – ended up being something of an evolutionary dead-end. Indeed, TD-LTE is being seen as the path forward for many WiMAX players, who are looking to make the most of the spectrum they own while rejoining a more mainstream technology path.Deploying TD-LTE does offer a number of advantages for an operator. In many cases, they already own suitable spectrum which is lying fallow. And spectrum suitable for TD-LTE is often less expensive than the paired spectrum needed for FDD LTE services, making it a much more attractive proposition from a cost viewpoint.It seems likely that with the technology already at a state where it is enough of a proven concept to attract new players, many new TD-LTE rollouts will come from operators which already have an FDD LTE presence or, as in China, where FDD has yet to be licensed, but where operators are looking to support both technologies (as China Unicom and China Telecom have pledged).Indeed, China Telecom has already said that it will be looking for much of its network investments in the near future to support both technologies. The company became the 100th operator member of GTI when it joined earlier this year.But so far, there has been little evidence of operators supporting both TD-LTE and FDD LTE, and where a company has both, these have often not been fully integrated – for example with a mobile operation focusing on FDD, while a separate wireless business has shifted from WiMAX to TD-LTE.In many cases, FDD LTE is being used in bands such as 800MHz and 1800MHz which, while offering a number of advantages for first movers (primarily in terms of coverage characteristics and device availability), also have constraints in terms of capacity.Supplementing this with TD-LTE using higher-frequencies in high-traffic areas will enable operators to take the best from both worlds.Carrier aggregation across TD-LTE and FDD LTE networks is set to follow in the not-too distant future, giving operators the potential to offer seamless, high-speed services across the network flavours. At Mobile World Congress this year, Huawei and Vodafone Group demonstrated an LTE-Advanced network using 3 FDD carriers and 1 TDD carrier, delivering potential download speeds of 500 Mb/s.And last month, Huawei said it had worked with China Mobile to verify “multiple core TD-LTE-Advanced technologies”, including TD-LTE and FDD LTE carrier aggregation, offering theoretical peak rates of 250 Mb/s.Beyond China, there is also the potential for TD-LTE and FDD LTE convergence. In Japan, for example, the regulator is expected to issue the country’s mobile operators with 3.5GHz spectrum, which will be well suited to TD-LTE. While Japan has been one of the bellwhethers for TD-LTE through SoftBank, the new spectrum will further open the market for this technology.And while China Mobile is widely perceived as being one of the lynchpins of TD-LTE, the company also has some experience of FDD through its Hong Kong arm, which has deployed both technologies. This will stand it in good stead should it decide to support both in its home market.Next month, in line with Mobile Asia Expo, GTI will hold GTI Asia Conference. While it will be good to hear about the progress of the technology in China, it would also be nice to hear some new voices providing an update on their plans for the technology.The editorial views expressed in this article are solely those of the author(s) and will not necessarily reflect the views of the GSMA, its Members or Associate Members. Steve Costello Blog: Driving through a Covid-proof event Blog: The great big tower debate Related Authorcenter_img Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 MAY 2014 HomeBlog Convergence key to TD-LTE growth Previous ArticleLINE reports revenue hike, hits 420M usersNext ArticleAlcatel-Lucent narrows Q1 loss Tags Bharti-AirtelChina MobileChina TelecomChina UnicomGlobal TD-LTE InitiativeGTIHuaweiSoftBankTD-LTETechnologyVodafonelast_img read more

Dominica off to Windward Island Men Football Tournament

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNewsSports Dominica off to Windward Island Men Football Tournament by: By: Gerald George – May 8, 2015center_img A twenty (20) member squad has been selected by the technical staff of the Dominica Football Association (DFA) to represent Dominica in the Windward Island Men Tournament carded for 12- 16 May 2015, in St Lucia. Overseas based players Julian Wade and Anferney Frederick have been included in the team which is captained by Glenson Prince, with Chad Bertrand as vice-captain. The rest of the squad reads, Hubert Prince, Malcolm joseph, Kervin Lawrence, Dalton Bannis, Joselyn Prince, Aldrin Lawrence, Scottie Phillip, Bert Casimir, Glenworth Elizee, Naielle Lee, Randolph Peltier, Briel Thomas, Travis joseph, Sydney Lockhart, Egbert Walsh and Raleighson Pascal. Egbert Walsh, who was not on the world cup squad which went pass the BVI to qualify for the second round against Canada in June, has been drafted in, while Raleighson Pascal one of three goalkeepers in the world cup team has retained his place. Missing from the twenty three man world cup squad are Mitchel Joseph, who is nursing an injury, Courtney McKenzie and Owen Oscar. The coaching staff is Shane Marshall- head coach, Ellington Sabin – assistant coach, Heinrich Anselm – manager, Courtney Challenger – goalkeeper coach, Keith Prosper – trainer and Albert Noel – medical personnel.Meantime, two local FIFA officials; referee Rommie Blanc and assistant referee Caesar Gabriel, will also leave island on Monday to officiate in the tournament in St Lucia. Dominica will play its first match on Tuesday 12 May against host country St Lucia at 7:30 pm, while its second match will be on Thursday 14 May vs Grenada at 5pm. The Nature Boyz will play their final match on Saturday 16 May when they take on St Vincent & the Grenadines at 5pm. Share 234 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

16 days agoHearts manager Levein delighted with Man City winger Ryotaro Meshino

first_imgHearts manager Levein delighted with Man City winger Ryotaro Meshinoby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City winger Ryotaro Meshino is impressing on-loan at Hearts.Jambos boss Craig Levein says Meshino has been influential in the dressing room despite the many learning curves he is undertaking.“He isn’t fluent in English but he is taking lessons three times a week and that has improved,” Levein told The Scotsman.“The boys are teaching him a few words in the dressing room that maybe they shouldn’t be teaching him but he is a bubbly wee character. I think that will help him.“This is a fair change in culture, it’s a fair distance away from his home, it’s a different language. “Most foreign players who come to the UK, particularly from Japan, are very unlikely to be speaking fluent English. He’s got that to contend with, plus the football and the weather. He has been more to forefront in the dressing room that I would have thought.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Toronto Polar Bear Clubs New Years Day dip cancelled for 1st time

first_imgTORONTO – The cold snap gripping much of Canada is even keeping the polar bear dippers out of the water.The Toronto Polar Bear Club has cancelled its New Year’s Day polar bear dip for the first time in 13 years.The club says participant safety and ice conditions at Toronto’s Sunnyside Beach led to the decision to cancel.The club says it’s looking into running the event on a later date, but is encouraging anyone doing their own “mini polar bear dip” on New Year’s Day to post video to Facebook or Twitter.For alternatives to a dip, it suggests jumping in a snowbank or making snow angels while wearing a bathing suit.“If we can’t be together tomorrow, let’s be together in spirit!” the club said Sunday in tweets and a Facebook posting.last_img read more

Become friends in Fort St John with a day at Peace Island

first_imgOrganizer Seleena Ney shares’, if anyone requires a ride to the event to contact her through the FB group and a convoy spot can also be set up too.There is an option to spend the night by tent or camper for $20 per unit with no limit to occupants in a unit.‘Become Friends – Fort St. John’ FB Page creator Seleena Ney shared the creation of the Page came when she had gotten out of a relationship. She tried an app that advertised a way to make new girlfriends yet the majority of the girls lived in Grande Prairie.Ney said, ” As an adult in FSJ, it’s really hard to meet new people unless you work somewhere with others with similar interests and around your age.”Ney goes on to share another reason she was inspired to create the group was after thinking about a coworker that recently moved to FSJ with her family and working in a small office, Ney considered there might not be a lot of resources to meet new people in town.” I’m really enjoying so far how considerate and involved people have been with this page,” said Ney and she hopes everyone who has wanted to has been able to make a new friend or two. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A recent FB Group called ‘Become Friends – Fort St. John’ has been actively facilitating ways for people to network and make friends.A day at Peace Island Park is the second group gathering which is a family-friendly potluck style event this Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at the Peace Island Park in Taylor. Anyone can join the group to play games, meet new people and socialize.Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, and any other food items to compliment the potluck and poop bags if you bring your pet along. Ney runs the page with Kirby Johnnie, who reached out to Ney right after she started the page. Recently moving to the area, Ney shares Johnnie is a great partner to work with.To keep to speed on the conversation and events of the day, follow the links posted below.To view the FB Event Page, CLICK HERETo view the FB Group, CLICK HERElast_img read more

Council wants to create a Community Foundation to help fund the community

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City Council directed city staff to request a proposal to engage a consultant for a community foundation for Fort St. John.The foundation, a philanthropic organization would be focused on building permanent endowments to tackle long-term community challenges, shares Ryan Harvey Communications Coordinator for the City of Fort St. John.Harvey goes on to share, that as part of the Site C dam, there is the Regional Legacy Benefits agreement (found as part of the BC Hydro Community Measures Agreement; CLICK HERE ) that will provide funding of approximately $58 million over 70 years following completion. Mayor Lori Ackerman shared, right now the city spends a significant amount on ‘Grants in Aid’ and permissive tax exemptions.  When the community foundation (CF) is established, the funding could come from the CF rather than our operating budget.As the community grows, so too are the requests for assistance.  A CF can determine its ability to fund based on its revenues from the fund’s investments and accommodate the decisions year round rather than a once a year budget, shared Mayor AckermanTo view more; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Social media and elections

first_img“Is this India’s first social media election?” asked BBC on its website in April 2014, during India’s last general elections. That time the country had just 20 crore (200 million) people with access to the internet. Such was the engagement of the then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on social media platforms that everybody feted him as a moderniser and a powerful campaigner who could only be compared to Barack Obama. The former president of the United States of America was considered as the most social-media friendly candidate who reaped the benefit of interacting on these platforms. India is once again in the process of its general elections. In the last five years, the novelty of social media has not wavered. Rather, it has become a natural part of election campaigns with all political parties and leaders marking their presence. Also Read – A special kind of bondIndia now has 560 million people with access to the internet. It is also the largest market for Facebook and WhatsApp in the world, while Twitter treats the country as one of its crucial and expanding markets. News reports indicate huge advertising budgets being earmarked by political parties for social media.But there are cautions this time. The threat of fake news looms large. Starting from the Election Commission of India (ECI) to the respective companies, there is a seemingly deliberate effort to curb misuse of these platforms. But, the social media platforms have also been used by civil society and advocacy groups for disseminating development news. Also Read – Insider threat managementA casual Google search with the keywords “social media”, “impact” and “development news” shows up close to 215 million results. It is not humanly possible to verify all the results, but it gives a peep into how big the virtual world is and how vigorously people are sharing content. We are certainly making a transition from a “searching” to a “dissemination” mode in the virtual world. And the social media has emerged as the clear driver of this transition. This is particularly true for development news. The pertinent question is whether development news influence voters this election season? This question takes credence because polarisation on communal lines, through social media, is turning out to be effective. To change the narrative of elections, can social media be effective in replacing this with development news? Or, to simply put, can a development agenda be brought into focus using social media? The social media is unique as it is highly informal, yet, is the most organised congregation of people. Users are immediately organised based on their choices, trends they are following, and also by their geographical locations. This is what is fuelling the rise of social media as a powerful platform for dissemination as well as the organisation of opinion around social issues. Whether it is about a small movement to save a patch of forest in Peru or a jalsamadhi campaign against a big dam project in a remote district in India, social media is not only the first place to break news but is also a powerful platform to build a campaign. For a journalist like me, it has become almost a necessity to refer to Facebook as frequently as to television channels that supposedly break news first! It is the new common pool resource that is being aggressively pursued. The flipside The social media has its share of problems that may impact the very cause it is promoting. First, it has emerged as the biggest strategic decision that has yielded results in terms of achieving fast dissemination and seeking immediate reactions for a social cause. This means that even before an issue emerges in its entirety, it is open for public opinions. Second, many campaigns around development issues are exclusively targeted at social media. There may be logical reasons for this but the strategy seems to be dominantly focused on certain sections of the society that utilise it. The threat is that by default, social media has become a polarising factor, even though most debates are not well-informed. It has become a free space to throw personal biases and park opinions without any restraint. Therefore, any cause disseminated on social media immediately polarises the debate. This is particularly true for campaigns having political overtones. Social media played a decisive role in generating the perception that the government is “anti-farmer” or “pro-business”. But in the passionate debates that colonised the virtual world, the debate simply got polarised into “pro and anti-government rhetoric”. Such situations have forced political parties to deploy substantial resources to intervene in such debates. The third threat is from the social media itself: Will it disconnect the people and the groups from those self-mandated to fight the battle on their behalf? If there is a disconnect, then the strategic leadership of a campaign shifts to the latter. This is not an ideal situation for public advocacy where the subject concerned doesn’t get active participation. Development campaigns in India involve people who are very poor and the least advantaged in terms of access to communication. A mobile phone might have become a bigger necessity than a toilet in rural areas, but this doesn’t mean that the instrument is being used to directly involve them in campaigns that talk about them. Researchers are currently studying the impact of social media on social causes. Though the trends are positive in terms of garnering attention for such causes, we are not sure whether it has impacted positively on the outcome of the campaigns. In the meantime, we should continue to “reset” the virtual world but with caution. (The author is Managing Editor, Down To Earth and writes on rural affairs and development matters. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

China Is Splurging On BigName Soccer Talent

In the past few weeks, the Chinese Football Association Super League — the country’s premier professional soccer league — has been on a shopping spree. By the close of the January transfer window, the Chinese Super League had outspent England’s Premier League in the transfer market; the CSL made five of the six largest transfer signings in the 2015-16 window.The biggest splash came when the Jiangsu Suning shelled out $55 million to acquire Alex Teixeira, a star Brazilian midfielder playing in Ukraine, who was hotly pursued by Liverpool. Teixeira’s signing gives the CSL the 70th most valuable player in the world.By attracting big-name talent, CSL clubs are signaling the rise of Chinese soccer power — at least financially. (The value of the signings to club owners likely has as much to do with marketability of the players for product endorsement purposes as it does with improving the team.) This power has grown in lockstep with the league’s attendance and revenue. Since the league was founded in 2004, total CSL attendance has surged from 1.4 million to more than 5 million in 2015; per-game attendance has more than doubled as the league has grown from 12 to 16 teams.As Chinese soccer has grown domestically, the league has begun to throw around its financial weight in the international transfer market, thus boosting the total market value of CSL players. The league’s total value, according to Transfermarkt estimates of its players’ transfer market values (as opposed to aggregate transfer buys) has risen to about $380 million. Teixeira’s transfer fee alone accounts for 15 percent of that. That’s humongous. Gareth Bale’s record-breaking (unless you ask Ronaldo) transfer fee to Real Madrid in 2013 came in north of $100 million, yet represented a mere 3 percent of the more than $3.4 billion estimated market value of La Liga’s players in 2013.Although the CSL is making international news with a few big-ticket signings, as a whole, the league is still small. The league’s total estimated market value is still half as big as even Portugal’s national league, and it pales in comparison to England’s Premier League, which is valued at $4.7 billion. In fact, the total market value of all 16 CSL teams is still less than that of just Liverpool. Thus, a transfer fee comparable to the one between the CSL and Teixeira would be about $700 million (!).(As CSL teams make it rain, it’s worth noting that this cash isn’t being evenly distributed. Foreign players make far more than Chinese players. CSL teams must abide by a strict cap of no more than four overseas players, plus one from another country in the Asian Football Confederation. And according to 2012 data, these foreign players pulled in earnings more than five times larger than those of their Chinese teammates. The disparity has probably only grown as the CSL hunts for pricier international stars.)In some ways, the CSL has taken Major League Soccer’s model and supercharged it. MLS has tried — with debatable success — to gin up fan interest by splurging on a few big-name, often well-aged, international players. David Beckham joining the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007 on a (comically inaccurate) “$250 million” deal comes to mind. By the 2008 season, the entire MLS had an estimated market value of about $157 million; with more than $10 million of that being Beckham. Today, that number has crept up to $314 million — exponential growth, but well behind the pace being set in China. So the CSL is following the MLS script, to a degree, only with players in their primes instead of broken-down warhorses like Frank Lampard.Some macroeconomic context helps, too. Although there are signs that China’s economy is slowing, and its stock market has been a disaster over the past year, the appetite of Chinese sports fans doesn’t seem to be lagging. The slowdown within the Chinese economy seems to be focused on real estate, state-owned enterprises and the stock market. Although growing indebtedness is an issue, Chinese consumers are better positioned than other parts of the Chinese economy. So expect demand for — and spending from — Chinese Super League teams to keep growing. China has a very long way to go before it’s a top player in international club soccer, but if consumer interest grows at the pace it’s set, the CSL might just continue to draw stars anyway.CORRECTION (Feb. 19, 2 p.m.): An earlier version of this article incorrectly described the basis for determining the monetary valuation of players in soccer teams and leagues. That valuation is measured by a Transfermarkt calculation of overall player market values, not just salaries. Transfermarkt makes the calculation based on the estimated value of the player in the transfer market. References in the article to how much teams and leagues have spent on salaries have been changed to the market values of their players. read more

Mens soccer splits weekend matches in Tulsa Okla

Shelby Lum / Photo editorJunior midfielder Ryan Ivancic races his opponent to the ball during a game against IPFW Aug. 20, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.The Ohio State men’s soccer team defeated the Southern Methodist University Mustangs, 1-0, Sunday in the second day of the Holiday Inn City Center Golden Hurricane Classic in Tulsa, Okla.Both teams were coming off a Friday loss, and were trying to end the weekend with some momentum. OSU was outshot by the Mustangs 10-2 Sunday, but Buckeye senior forward Denio Leone scored the game’s only goal late in the second half to secure the 1-0 victory for his team.Coach John Bluem said his team escaped from the match after facing heavy pressure from the Mustangs.“We were under a lot of pressure, especially in the second half,” Bluem said in a phone interview after the game. “We had a really nice goal from a senior and got away with a win.”SMU outshot the Buckeyes in the first half 2-1, but neither team found a way to put the ball in the net. Buckeye junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov, who was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week last week, kept the Buckeyes alive throughout the first half by saving both shots SMU took.OSU’s only shot of the first half came when senior forward Alex Harrison took a header towards the goal but hit it high.SMU opened up the second half playing aggressive on offense, taking four shots and three corners within the first 10 minutes. Ivanov saved two more shots, and he finished the match with six saves on the way to securing his second career shutout.Bluem praised the play of the younger players on the team, and their ability to comeback from a tough start to the weekend.“We are a young team and we talked about bouncing back like we did last weekend,” Bluem said. “The guys answered well.”Although OSU was outshot 8-1, that one shot proved to be all that it needed. Leone received a cross from the right side of the field from freshman defender Tyler Kidwell, one-touching it into the goal from about eight yards to tally his first career goal.OSU fell to No. 22 ranked Tulsa, 4-1, Friday in its first game of the Classic. The team’s lone goal came from freshman midfielder Christian Soldat, and it was the first in his career. Tulsa coach Tom McIntosh earned his 200th career win in the process.Bluem was not pleased with his teams performance, but said that Tulsa deserved to win.“It was a hard weekend — it was almost 100 degrees,” Bluem said. “The Friday game against Tulsa was not a good game. They are a really good team.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to continue regular season play when they take on Bowling Green next Friday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Bowling Green, Ohio. read more