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Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill named Radcliffe medalists

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first_imgOn Radcliffe Day 2017, May 26, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study will honor the excellence, integrity, and impact made by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff by awarding them the Radcliffe medal.Ifill, who died on Nov. 14, 2016, and Woodruff were co-anchors and managing editors for PBS’s “NewsHour.” The medals recognize “one historic partnership and the immeasurable importance of great journalism.”The Radcliffe Day lunch will include remembrances of Ifill, whose medal will be accepted by journalist and author Michele Norris; a conversation between Woodruff and Walter Isaacson ’74; and personal commentary from New York Times columnist David Brooks.Participants are invited to join the event in Radcliffe Yard or via the live webcast. The morning panel, “(Un)Truths and Their Consequences,” features moderator Ann Marie Lipinski and panelists Danielle Allen, Ph.D. ’01, A’Lelia Bundles ’74, E. J. Dionne ’73, and Peggy Noonan.To learn more about the speakers, watch the live webcast in May, or for information about tickets, visit the website.last_img read more

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Astronomy Lab sees the light — and wants everyone else to, too

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first_img Space to learn Seeing the light of independence “I have been here for 11 years, and introducing students to the telescope doesn’t get old,” says Allyson Bieryla, manager of the Astronomy Lab and Clay Telescope. “When someone sees Saturn for the first time through the telescope and shouts, ‘No way. That’s a cartoon. That’s not real. That’s so cool!’ — that instant excitement is contagious. That shouldn’t be denied to anyone.”Bieryla has, in fact, made the mission of accessibility and inclusivity a top priority, pioneering tools and redesigning space to help people with physical disabilities experience the wonders of astronomy. For instance, the lab uses a tactile printer to create a sort of topographical map of star systems that people can explore with their hands.“Think of it like Braille,” Bieryla said. “The printer produces heat and, using special heat-sensitive paper, creates images that are raised so a student who can’t see the images can feel them and understand what other students are seeing.”The printer represented the beginning of bigger efforts. With design help from Harvard science demonstrator Daniel Davis, Bieryla and Sóley Hyman ’19 built and distributed a device they created called LightSound. The devices use simple circuit board technology with sensors that convert light into sound — brighter light translates to higher pitch — to allow those with visual impairments to experience solar eclipses. The efforts of the Harvard team have been an extension of the work of the blind astronomer Wanda Diaz Merced, who pioneered “sonification” to turn data into sound. Much of Merced’s work took place at the Center for Astrophysics in 2014‒15.The first version of the device, LightSound 1.0, was used for the Great American Eclipse in 2017. For the South American eclipse last month, Hyman and Bieryla redesigned the device as LightSound 2.0, with improved sensitivity and a wider variety of sounds. The lab received a grant from the International Astronomical Union to build and distribute about two dozen LightSounds. Bieryla and Hyman shipped the devices, which cost about $60 each to build, to Chile and Argentina so the visually impaired could experience the July 2 solar eclipse in the Southern Hemisphere.,“The reception of it was very, very positive,” said Hyman, who graduated with a joint concentration in astrophysics and physics and a secondary in music. “It was really moving to hear some of the comments people had, people who were blind from birth describing how profound it was to use the device as the [eclipse] came into totality. It was exciting to see how powerful sonification can be and reminds me of how a symphony can move people emotionally.”The lab developed a second device called Orchestar that uses a different sensor to translate colored light into sound. It improves on the first by turning different colored lights into different pitches of sound. Blue light, for example, is a higher pitch, and red is a lower one. This is important because the color of a star relates to its temperature, so the Orchestar can be used to help the visually impaired understand the differences between stars. Both devices can interface with computers to collect and analyze data, and the lab has put assembly instructions for both devices, including computer code, online so anyone can build one.“Data is data, whether you plot the numbers visually or plot the numbers with sound. You are tracking the same information,” Bieryla said. “We also know that your ears can be more sensitive than your eyes, so sometimes you can pick out subtleties in the data with your ears that you might miss with your eyes.”“Sonification isn’t just a tool for the visually impaired, but for anyone to analyze data,’’ Hyman added. Making sense of how the blind ‘see’ color Relatedcenter_img Perkins School for the Blind and Harvard Extension School team up to help college-bound blind students learn academic and life skills Study suggests that blind and sighted experience visual phenomena differently, but share a common understanding of them CfA program shows teens the sky isn’t the limitlast_img read more

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1,000 IT Practitioners Answer: Where Are We With IT Transformation?

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first_imgWhen compared against Legacy, Transformed organizations are seven times as likely to have IT viewed by the business as a competitive differentiator and profit center. In addition, Transformed organizations are six times as likely to report progress in leveraging IT resources to speed product innovation and time to market. Evolving or Transformed IT organizations are more agile and responsive in several critical areas: Infrastructure provisioning, on-time and on-budget project delivery, and on-time application development. For example, Transformed organizations complete three times as many IT projects ahead of schedule vs. Legacy. IT Transformation is strongly correlated with improved business results. Ninety-six percent of Transformed organizations exceeded revenue targets in FY2016, more than twice the rate of Legacy organizations. By now it’s no surprise that most every business must become a digital business – a sentiment reflected in the Digital Transformation Index we released last year. It’s long been my view that in leading businesses, IT will move from supporting the business to becoming the business – which means there is no digital transformation without an underlying IT Transformation. This begs the question: where do IT shops around the world stand in making progress on this front?The ESG 2017 IT Transformation Maturity Curve Study commissioned by Dell EMC answers this question and more. What does the study of 1,000 IT practitioners tell us? Let me just highlight some of the most salient results here:Across all surveyed companies, four stages of IT maturity were uncovered: Legacy (the least mature), Emerging, Evolving, and Transformed (the most mature). The level of a company’s IT maturity influences their ability to innovate and contribute to the business’s bottom line. Organizations that have achieved greater IT Transformation maturity spend a significantly higher share of budget on innovation: For example, Transformed organizations allocate an incremental 12 percent of their annual IT spend to new projects and initiatives compared to Legacy organizations.I’d encourage you to review the full report to get a sense for all of the findings. If you want to know where your organization sits on the curve, take the benchmarking survey and find out. If you find yourself at an early stage of maturity, recognize that IT Transformation can be accelerated by breaking it down into practical steps – something we’re committed to helping our customers with, and something we’ll be highlighting at Dell EMC World in May.last_img read more

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Former Kosovo PM excluded from running in Feb. 14 election

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first_imgPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Election authorities in Kosovo have excluded a former prime minister from running in the country’s early parliamentary election next month due to his sentencing for a crime in the last three years. The Central Election Commission and the Election Complaints and Appeals Panel said Tuesday that the conviction made former Prime Minister Albin Kurti ineligible as a candidate under Kosovo law. The commission and panel also ruled against other potential candidates who received criminal sentences within the last three years. Kurti and other lawmakers from his party were sentenced in 2018 for using tear gas and other violent acts to disrupt parliamentary votes. The party says it plans to appeal the election decision.last_img

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Meow-velous! Ask Cats’ Leona Lewis Anything!

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first_img Star Files Cat got your tongue, Broadway fans? Well, that’s a shame because Cats’ Leona Lewis is taking your questions! The Great White Way newcomer and “Bleeding Love” chart-topper is next on tap to play a round of Ask a Star. Want to know which celebrity crush she would take to the Jellicle Ball or ask about what it’s like to belt “Memory” onstage in her Broadway debut? What’s the most glamorous thing about her? Or, let’s be real here: how is her Instagram game always so on point? Submit your questions below and be sure to tune in later when Lewis reveals the answers!<a data-cke-saved-href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/m1pipkvf1fcfc2u/" href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/m1pipkvf1fcfc2u/">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> View Comments Leona Lewis Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 30, 2017center_img Leona Lewis as Grizabella in ‘Cats'(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Related Shows Catslast_img read more

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NYPD Officer Brian Moore’s Funeral Arrangements Set

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Funeral arrangements have been set for the slain NYPD officer from Massapequa who died Monday after he was shot in the head by an alleged gunman in Queens Village.A wake will be held at Chapey & Sons Funeral Home in Bethpage for Officer Brian Moore on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The fallen officer’s funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Seaford on Friday.Police said Moore, 25, a member of the 105th Precinct’s anti-crime team, was shot in the head Saturday allegedly by 35-year-old Demetrius Blackwell while on patrol in the vicinity of 212th Street and 104th Ave.Blackwell, an ex-con who previously spent five years in prison for attempted murder, was initially charged with first-degree attempted murder, but the charges are likely to be upgraded to first-degree murder after Moore succumbed to his injuries Monday.Officer Moore and his partner were both in plainclothes and sitting inside an unmarked patrol car when they spotted Blackwell “adjusting an object in his waistband,” in the Queens Village section of South Queens at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said.Moore, the driver, pulled up behind Blackwell and inquired about his actions, Bratton said. That’s when police said Blackwell allegedly turned toward the officers and fired several shots, striking Officer Moore in the head.“Both officers were still seated in the vehicle and did not have an opportunity to get out or return fire,” Bratton said. Moore has been described as a dedicated officer born into a police family. Both his father and uncle are retired NYPD sergeants and he has a cousin who is also a police officer, officials said.“Officer Moore did God’s work, like his father and his uncle before him,” Bratton said Monday. “He was doing God’s work when he confronted a felon. He was doing it when he was struck down. He did it to prevent crime and disorder, and to keep the community free from fear. He did it to make New York City safer and fairer.”Nassau County police released a statement late Monday expressing “its deepest regret and sadness” over Moore’s death.Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday ordered flags on all state government buildings to be flown at half-staff in memory of the slain officer and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano ordered flags at half-staff on county buildings through June 2.“Like so many of his brothers and sisters in uniform, Officer Moore served with selflessness and courage, and he will be greatly missed,” Cuomo said.last_img read more

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NCUA proposes $315M in spending for 2021

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first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This post is currently collecting data…center_img The NCUA Friday released its proposed budget for 2021 and 2022, which estimates $315.6 million and $341.7 million, respectively, for its operating budget. The agency is set to hold a budget update during its November board meeting this Thursday.Of note, the proposed 2021 capital budget is $18.8 million, a 24.8 percent decrease from 2020. The agency indicated that this is due to a surplus of travel funds from this year and a lower estimated travel budget for 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.“NAFCU appreciates the NCUA’s continued commitment to an open and transparent budgeting process, and we thank NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood for making prudent year-over-year budget reductions, ” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “Given the challenges credit unions face as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it is as important as ever that we ensure the agency’s budget remains strong, yet cost-effective. ”“We look forward to providing the agency with our thoughtful feedback after we fully review the proposal,” added Berger.last_img read more

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With uncertain final year for high school seniors, Greene student shares emotional journey

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first_img“I’m kind of one that wanted to hurry out of high school, I have a lot of awesome plans that I want to do…but it’s kind of made me realize you don’t know when you’re last something is, you only live once and you don’t want to wish away your life.” With these special moments now hanging in the balance, Smith said it’s not just the events she’s worried about, but also the people she may never see again. “That’s the day every senior looks forward to…we get to walk across that gym floor for the last time with our friends and our family gets to watch us and it would just kind of be heartbreaking not to be able to do that.” GREENE (WBNG) — Thousands of high school seniors in New York are left wondering what’s in store for the rest of their final K-12 year due to coronavirus complications. Smith plans to go to SUNY Broome for her first year and then eventually become a veterinarian. And yet in all this difficulty, came a new take on life for Smith.center_img “It’d definitely be heartbreaking, to say the least, we didn’t really get to say goodbye, we thought we were coming back.” She’s looking forward to prom, her senior trip, and of course, high school graduation. Greene High School Senior Emma Smith is one of those students facing an uncertain future. “I was really excited to kind of have my last hoorah of high school,” said Smith on Monday.last_img read more

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Apple Releases Updates for iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch, HomePod, tvOS, and Macbooks

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first_img– Advertisement – The watchOS 7.1 update adds support for ECG on Apple Watch Series 4 or later in the Republic of Korea and Russia. These regions also get support for irregular heart rhythm notifications. It fixes an issue with the Apple Watch not being able to unlock the Mac. watchOS 7.1 also brings the notification for when the audio level may be getting too high.With HomePod and tvOS software update 14.2, users can now pair two HomePods on an Apple TV to get stereo and surround sound with Dolby Atmos. There are several bug fixes as well.Lastly, macOS Catalina 10.15.7 supplemental update has been released. It brings a host of security updates including a memory corruption issue (CVE-2020-27930), a type confusion issue (CVE-2020-27932), and a memory initialization issue (CVE-2020-27950).- Advertisement – iOS 12.4.9 brings important security updates to older iPhone models. This is for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2 and 3, and iPod touch (6th generation)iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation), and iPad Pro 11-inch’s (2nd generation) magnifier can now detect people nearby and the LiDAR sensor can show their distance. Support for iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe has been added as well.Additionally, iPadOS 14.2 brings Auto FPS and Scene Detection in the Camera app for better video and photo quality. There are several bug fixes as well including a Camera viewfinder bug which made it appear black when launched, Lock Screen keyboard missing touches, issues with Photos widget, and many more.- Advertisement – Apple has released software updates for its iPhones and iPads, smartwatch, HomePod, tvOS, and laptops. iPhones get iOS 14.2 and older models have received iOS 12.4.9. Apple Watch models have got watchOS 7.1, HomePod and tvOS get software version 14.2, and macOS gets Catalina 10.15.7 supplemental update. There are a lot of improvements and big fixes in the iOS updates while watchOS 7.1 brings ECG functionality to additional regions, along with other features. The HomePod update brings enhanced home theatre support along with various bug fixes.The iOS and iPadOS updates are available for iPhone 6s and later, iPod touch 7th generation, iPad Air 2 and later, and iPad mini 4 and later. iOS 14.2 brings more than 100 new emoji, eight new wallpapers in both light and dark versions, notifications for headphone audio level that shows alerts when the volume could impact hearing. Additionally, there are new AirPlay controls, intercom support with HomePod and HomePod mini, and users can now connect HomePod to Apple TV 4K to get stereo, Dolby Atmos audio, and surround sound.- Advertisement – Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

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Casino issues worse than we thought

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first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion My initial knee-jerk opposition to ruining hundreds of acres of farmland near Amsterdam for something as useless as a casino was mainly out of environmental consideration. The arguments put forth by this venture’s proponents seemed to smack of pie-in-the-sky, while its opponents advanced a more convincing case, citing the socio-economic track records of existing casinos.As we know, Schenectady landed this boondoggle and we have about a year’s track record to examine.The Jan. 14 Gazette featured opinion pieces by Dr. Roger H. Hull and columnist Sara Foss.In short, the Rivers casino’s first year has been marked by economic underperformance and alarming increases in social costs that can’t be measured solely by dollars. Sara cites statistics from Philip Rainer, chief clinical officer at Capital Counseling, the non-profit agency that runs the Center for Problem Gambling in Albany. “In February 2017, there were 24 people enrolled in the center’s gambling treatment problem. By December, that number has risen to 54 — a 60 percent increase.” So as not to weaken the argument against casinos, these figures need correction. Fifty-four is a 125 percent increase over 24. This mathematical miscalculation may have led Sara to comment: “These numbers may not sound huge.”A problem growing at this rate is alarming to say the least.What’s become very clear is the pile of BS peddled in promoting casinos. That’s huuuge.Gordon F. SchaufelbergAmsterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Three seniors who started as seventh-graders providing veteran experience for Amsterdam golfEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

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