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first_imgLux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more


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first_imgSave this picture!© Ivan Minjarez+ 24 Share “COPY” MG-Ch House / Tmv Arquitectura + Francisco Montes Villa Mexico MG-Ch House / Tmv Arquitectura + Francisco Montes VillaSave this projectSaveMG-Ch House / Tmv Arquitectura + Francisco Montes Villa Year:  “COPY” Year:  Houses CopyHouses•Chihuahua, Mexico Architects: Francisco Montes Villa, Tmv Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/430149/mg-ch-house-tmv-arquitectura-francisco-montes-villa Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/430149/mg-ch-house-tmv-arquitectura-francisco-montes-villa Clipboard 2012 Area:  280 m² Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2012 photographs:  Ivan MinjarezPhotographs:  Ivan MinjarezSave this picture!© Ivan MinjarezRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMRailing / BalustradesC.R. LaurenceGRS TAPER-LOC Glass Railing SystemText description provided by the architects. West from the urban sprawl, far from downtown, we may find this house, on top of a high ground and overlooking the city. Save this picture!© Ivan MinjarezThe land’s steep topography and blueprints, as well as a proper orientation, along with a city view and the street, led to the project’s final conclusion.Save this picture!© Ivan MinjarezIn order to find a strong relationship between the object and its surroundings, a choice to face the Street was made, as well as in order to find the right orientation through openings controlling both ventilation and sunlight. Save this picture!© Ivan MinjarezVertically grouping the program’s elements, the garage and a small studio are street level, which works as a base, on top of which the main body is adapted to the topography through a base-originated mid-level schemata and the land’s natural planting. This leads to an indirect relationship between the street and our house. A third access containment level and circulations are laterally added, working as formal features as well as a spatial articulation device.Save this picture!© Ivan MinjarezThe two-story main volume with the above mentioned schemata ,  includes a family room, hall, dining room, kitchen and first-story utilities, along with an “L” shaped space creating a side backyard,  to which a family room and hall are led to through sliding doors, softening the inner-outer relationship. This is the stage of the main family’s meetings and is to be enhanced by a high ceiling which articulates the first and the second story  and where the bedrooms are found, 2 of them overlooking the city and a third one overlooking the backyard.  Save this picture!© Ivan MinjarezThe project’s materialization has to do with the area’s typical construction trend, structured by light concrete slabs, brick walls with mortar coverings along with a steel structure and some phony concrete walls confirming the project’s volumetric intention.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFried Pavillion / Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel TheissenSelected ProjectsGertopan House / Laboratorio de ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share Projects CopyAbout this officeTmv ArquitecturaOfficeFollowFrancisco Montes VillaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChihuahuaHousesMexicoPublished on September 24, 2013Cite: “MG-Ch House / Tmv Arquitectura + Francisco Montes Villa” 24 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more


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first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  201 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Melanie May | 29 August 2017 | News  200 total views,  1 views today This year’s Cancer Research UK Flame of Hope Awards saw TK Maxx, Bridgewater Friends of Cancer Research UK, and Maesteg Local Community Committee rewarded for their fundraising for the charity, along with a number of individual fundraisers and volunteers.This year’s 54 Flame of Hope winners were presented with their awards by the Chairman of Cancer Research UK, Sir Leszek Borysiewicz on 30th June at Merchant Taylor’s Hall in London.The Corporate Responsibility Team at TK Maxx won the Corporate Fundraising Team of the Year Award, with Bridgewater Friends of Cancer Research UK and Maesteg Local Community both winning Fundraising in the Community Awards.Ann Walsh won Fundraising Volunteer of the Year, while Young Volunteer of the Year was Liam Craddock, 18, who is the co-chair of the Relay for Life event in Yate. Thomas George Smith, 96, was also honoured for his work volunteering at the charity’s Enfield shop for more than 27 years.A number of fundraisers also received Honorary Fellowships for their work, including Gill Murray, who has raised over £100,000 for the charity over the years.Sir Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK Chief Executive, said:“Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in the fight against cancer and has set ambitious plans and aspirations for the future. However, progress is only made possible thanks to the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and supporters, without whom we would not be able to fund outstanding scientists, doctors and nurses.“Our Flame of Hope Awards give us the opportunity to celebrate and say thank you to these enormously generous volunteers and supporters for the fantastic work they do.”Since 2003 the charity has presented over 900 Flame of Hope awards. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Fundraisers recognised in 2017 CRUK Flame of Hope Awards Tagged with: Awards Cancer Fundraising Cancer Research UK Volunteerslast_img read more


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first_imgABC News(JERSEY CITY) — As bullets whizzed by within inches of him, David Lax said he dove to the floor of a Jewish deli in Jersey City, New Jersey, and when two suspected killers dressed in black barged through the door with guns blazing, he thought his life was about to end.“I’m just thankful that I lived to see another day,” Lax told ABC News on Thursday, two days after a man and a woman committed what authorities described as an act of domestic terrorism at the Jersey City Kosher Supermarket, killing three people before police gunned them down in a hail of gunfire.New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said that the suspects were apparently motivated by sentiments of “anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement” and targeted the market shortly after killing a Jersey City police detective, Joseph Seals, 39, the married father of five children, in a nearby cemetery.Lax said he was at the market about 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, picking up some lunch when he suddenly heard “a lot of big bangs.”He said it took him a moment to realize the noise was gunfire.Lax said that when the attack commenced, he was standing near the front door of the store near the salad bar.“I thought it’s over,” he said of his life. “I mean, bullets flying all over.”Investigators identified the shooters as David Anderson, 47, and Francine Graham, 50.“They came to kill, and they didn’t come to spare anyone,” Lax said.Lax and three other people, including two workers and another customer, were inside the store when the attack began. He was the only one to make it out alive.He said he dove to the floor as the male gunman, Anderson, wielding what authorities described as an AR-15 style rifle, stormed in firing.“Like everyone, I jumped on the floor,” Lax said.As he tried to hide, one of the shooters dressed in a black raincoat walked by him.He said that as the gunman passed, he stood up only to come face-to-face with the second assailant, Graham, who authorities said was holding a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun.Lax said that as Graham swung the barrel of the gun toward him, he managed to push the weapon away and made a beeline for the front door.“I thank God I had the courage, I had the right mind,” Lax said. “I just re-directed her arm and ran out of the store.”He said he ran as fast as he could in a zigzag pattern, dodging the shots being fired at his back.Lax said that once he made it outside to the street, he encountered a child near a neighboring synagogue.“He’s very brave, very smart,” he said of the child, who appeared to be alone. “We met like on the corner of the street. I was running faster than him, so I passed by him and then I was turning around and I saw him. He started talking to me, so I said, ‘You know what, you’re coming with me. So that’s basically it.”Killed inside the store were 33-year-old Mindy Ferencz, the wife of the kosher supermarket owner and mother of five, and 24-year-old Moshe Deutsch, a Yeshiva student. Also shot dead was Douglas Miguel Rodriguez, 49, who worked at the store.Lax said that when the shooting started, Ferencz was sitting near the cash register, while Rodriguez was in the back of the store. Authorities described Deutsch as a customer.Lax said that after he and the child were out of harm’s way, police arrived on scene and a massive gunbattle erupted.Grewal said Thursday that “several hundred” shell casings were found at the scene.Anderson and Graham were both shot to death in an hourslong gunfight with police.“Obviously, it’s just a miracle … because as far as I know, it’s hard to miss with a shotgun at such a close range,” Lax said of surviving the attack. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


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first_img Written by February 14, 2019 /Sports News – National Alexis Ohanian reveals what makes his marriage to Serena Williams work FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian are an extremely high profile couple.Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner, regularly dominates on the court, and Ohanian is a successful business magnate who co-founded Reddit and Initialized Capital, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm. The two married in 2017 and have a 1-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.Ohanian recently spoke to Glamour about his relationship with his wife, how the two manage to stay connected despite their wild careers and how baby Olympia has changed their relationship.He explained that the many grand gestures he’s done for Williams aren’t the most important of their marriage.“But I think if you were to ask my wife, or many other people in relationships, it’s often the simpler things that are the most important,” he wrote. “You have to show up. You have to be supportive. These are the things that matter.”I know I’ve been successful in my career, but I’m not the one racking up the trophies.He shared that the two have to work extremely hard to organize their schedules so they don’t spend more than a week apart.“When you’re married to the GOAT, the logistics alone can make the act of physically “showing up” a challenge,” he described. “Serena’s tennis schedule takes her all over the world, and my career also requires being on the road, whether it’s traveling to meet with founders, speaking at industry events, or spending time at my venture capital firm, Initialized’s home office in San Francisco.”Google calendar plays a major role in helping connect their schedules, he admits.However, the birth of their daughter brought about changes that he fully embraced. “My understanding of showing up and being present for my wife was taken to a whole new level when Olympia was born,” he wrote.He describes that he was afforded the luxury of 16 weeks of paid leave from Reddit, also admitting his founder status helped a bit.“It was incredible to be able to spend quality time with Olympia,” he shares. “And it was perhaps even more meaningful to be there for my wife and to adjust to this new life we created together—especially after all the complications she had during and after the birth.”He also acknowledges how fortunate he is to have had this opportunity and admits that many men do not have the same luxury.Ohanian, who has spoken out before about championing his wife’s success rather than feeling threatened, also touched on the gender roles attached to parenting and marriage.My understanding of showing up and being present for my wife was taken to a whole new level when Olympia was born.“I’ve seen the tweets and comments about how being less successful (or doing what is traditionally considered “women’s work” and caring for your kids) can be “emasculating,”” he wrote. “To me, that says more about the guy than anything else.”“If you need to make more money than your partner to have confidence, then I think there’s something more going on under the hood,” he added. “If that’s where your swagger’s gotta come from, then it’s probably not real.” Ohanian explains that he is willing to make sacrifices in his marriage.“I know I’ve been successful in my career, but I’m not the one racking up the trophies,” he shared. “It helps that my wife and I both know what it takes to be successful and bring that mutual understanding, drive and relentlessness to the table. But at the end of the day sometimes her career really does have to come first.”“I try to be the most supportive partner I can be and to have conversations with her about her career goals and what she can do to reach them,” he added. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more


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first_imgOxford’s only community radio station is back on air for a month by popular demand.OX4 fm will broadcast 24 hours a day until 28th March after it was granted a restricted service license (RSL) by radio regulator Ofcom. The RSL cost £8,000 but OX4FM’s long-term goal is a 5 year community licence.The station, popular with many Oxford University students, is entirely by volunteers from Cowley, Rose Hill and Blackbird Leys. It features shows such as Ultra Culture” (jungle, break-beat, liquid-funk) and “Cowleyfornia dreaming” (dance, house, rave reggae, soul, and funk rock roll ballads). The station focuses on local artists and producers, especially drum and bass, which has a big following in Oxford.OX4 FM is available on 87.9FM or through the website www.ox4fm.net.Cherwell24 is not responsible for the content of outside links.last_img read more


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first_img Justices Hear Challenge To Lethal Injection Formulation; State Says It’s ShelvedDave Stafford for www.theindianalawyer.comSeveral Indiana Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical Thursday of a death row inmate’s challenge of the Department of Correction’s untried lethal injection drug cocktail formulation.Meanwhile, a state attorney told the court that the DOC would not be using the method of lethal injection that’s at the center of this dispute. “What was or was not done in this particular protocol is largely beside the point,” Indiana Attorney General Chief Counsel Stephen Creason told the court. “The question is going forward, what will the department need to do whenever it identifies a new execution procedure.”Justices heard arguments Thursday morning in Roy Ward v. Robert Carter, Jr., et al., 46S03-1709-PL-00569. An Indiana Court of Appeals ruling temporary halted any future executions in the state when it reversed a trial court and held that the DOC’s revised lethal injection formula “is void and without effect” because it was enacted without rulemaking.The Court of Appeals ruled the DOC was required to enact new lethal injection protocols under the Administrative Rules and Procedures Act, subject to public comment, which it did not do. Several justices noted methods of execution have never been subject to that requirement. But the DOC lethal injection protocol announced in May 2014 also included a never-before-tried drug called methohexital (known by the brand name Brevital), along with pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride. Creason told justices, “The Department is not going to use Brevital.”Nevertheless, several justices questioned the merits of Ward’s case and its motivations.“You’re really finding another opportunity to throw more sand in the wheels, are you not?” Justice Mark Massa asked Fort Wayne attorney David Frank, who represents Ward. Frank said that wasn’t the case.“We’re arguing that the physical application of the three-drug lethal injection cocktail has the effect of law,” Frank said, and is therefore subject to administrative rulemaking procedures that require hearings and public input.Justices Steven David and Geoffrey Slaughter also aggressively questioned Frank. Slaughter, for instance, suggested the primary impact of the DOC’s execution protocol was on those carrying out the death sentence — not those on death row.“It’s not regulating (condemned prisoners’) conduct in any way. Sure, it has an effect on them,” Slaughter said. “Simply having an effect might well confer standing on your client, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it has the effect of law to your client, does it? … It unquestionably has an impact on your client, but that doesn’t mean it’s regulating your client’s conduct.”“Respectfully, your honor, it’s the ultimate regulation of conduct,” Frank replied. “After this rule is applied, there will be no more conduct on Mr. Ward’s behalf. And he will have been unlawfully executed.”Some justices also suggested that applying ARPA to the method of lethal injection would subject the DOC to any number of rulemaking requirements, such as how often bed sheets are washed, for example.The Ward case turns on whether the method of execution is a rule subject to ARPA, as Ward argues, or whether it is an internal Department of Correction policy or “facility directive,” as the state insists, and may be done without formal proceedings.Creason repeatedly stressed to the court the plain language of Indiana Code 35-38-6-1(d), which says the DOC “may adopt rules (using ARPA) necessary to implement” execution by lethal injection.“It’s a discretionary grant of authority” that lawmakers wrote into the code, Creason said. The lethal injection protocol “applies to the staff and how they’re going to carry out a specific execution.” He noted that the Legislature clearly chose when to require rulemaking by crafting the law to say it “shall” do so in certain instances, such as regulating visitation. Likewise, he said the General Assembly wrote language saying ARPA must not be used, for instance, in drafting inmate discipline rules.The Court of Appeals, however, ruled that the lethal injection statute must be read in conjunction with ARPA, which specifically excludes two state agencies, neither of which is the DOC.Chief Justice Loretta Rush noted the DOC does, in fact, require rulemaking on bedding to regulate conditions for inmates, along with a host of other mundane facets of prison operations. She asked why the same should not be true for the method of lethal injection. She also pointed to Supreme Court decisions in Kentucky and Maryland that have found the method of execution in those states has the effect of law and therefore should be subject to rulemaking. “Why is that not precedent that should be followed in Indiana?” she asked.Creason said the protocol doesn’t regulate the conduct of anyone outside DOC.Those other states also lacked Indiana’s statutory language conferring a grant of discretion to the DOC that it “may” use rulemaking, Creason said. He also told the court that the test for whether a method of execution can be carried out is whether it comports with Eighth Amendment protections against cruel and unusual punishment. As to directives given to the DOC staff on how an execution should be carried out, he argued, “It’s irrelevant whether public comment is received on those.“… The question in this case should be, and is, what has the General Assembly required the Department of Correction to do,” Creason said.Frank, under questioning from David, disputed the state’s argument that most states have ruled against Ward’s position. “A majority of courts, and courts period, have agreed with our position,” Frank said. He said rulemaking concerning the manner of carrying out a death penalty is needed “especially when we have a new manner of execution.”Ward was sentenced to death in 2007 for the 2001 rape and murder of 15-year-old Stacy Payne in Spencer County. He is one of 12 people on Indiana’s death row at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.There currently are no scheduled executions in Indiana, leading Slaughter to raise the issue of whether Ward’s case was ripe for a decision on the merits. Creason said the state didn’t raise that challenge. He noted that because executions are typically set by Supreme Court orders 30 to 45 days in advance and rulemaking could take six to 10 months, requiring the application of ARPA “would make no sense” and “only cause frustration.”Thursday’s oral arguments in the case may be viewed here.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


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first_imgWhen the global recession hit in 2008, few nations were spared the devastating impact or lingering aftershocks, including the United States and China, the world’s top economic superpowers. Looking to better understand the crisis and help the Chinese government navigate its challenges, Liu He, M.P.A. ’95, a leading Beijing economist and policy adviser who now serves as minister of the Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs, assembled a research team in 2010 to study the circumstances surrounding the Great Depression of the 1930s and the 2008 recession in the hope that the comparison might provide some guideposts.The resulting analysis, published jointly this month by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center, identifies a number of instructive similarities between the two crises, including large, nearly-identical income gaps between the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans and everyone else in 1928 and 2007; populist, nationalist, and economic problems that led to poor decision-making by policymakers; and a broadly-felt redistribution of wealth and power on a global scale.The analysis offers a number of important insights for policymakers and investors around the world, say Lawrence Summers and Graham Allison in the paper’s foreword. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and Weil Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center. Allison is the Douglas Dillon Professor and the Belfer Center’s director.The Gazette asked Summers and Allison about the study’s key observations and policy recommendations and how those might inform U.S. economic and foreign policy strategies. GAZETTE: Which “lessons from China” would you advise U.S. leaders to implement today, and why? Could they work in this political system?SUMMERS: We should be cautious about extrapolating lessons from China to the United States. China has a very different political system, and an economy at a different stage of development. Certainly, the way China responded very strongly and boldly to the financial crisis with a major program of fiscal expansion — and got very good results — is an instructive lesson for economies around the world.“It is easier to prevent a crisis, or at least prepare to combat one, than to recover from one that has already occurred,” said Graham Allison. File photos by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerALLISON: Liu He recommends China focus on “putting our domestic affairs in order as the foundation for tackling external impacts and realizing our peaceful rise in the world.” This advice resonates with many in the United States who, remembering costly American commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan, are wary about engaging in new adventures abroad.In Minister Liu’s view, during the financial crisis, politicians were too often “hijacked by short-term public opinion and mired in political gridlock, afraid of breaking ideological constraints.” This also rings true in the U.S., where politics has grown increasingly partisan, often at the expense of wise policymaking. In contrast to the U.S. and Europe, China executed policy decisions rather smoothly and was more able to weather the crisis. He also stresses the importance of “making long-term preparations for structural changes resulting from the crisis,” but this will be difficult in the U.S.GAZETTE: While the U.S. economy continues to stagnate, China has sustained about three-quarters of its pre-crisis annual growth rate of 10 percent and accounts for a staggering 40 percent of the world’s economic growth since 2008. Is that attributable strictly to China’s post-2008 policy decisions, or are there other forces at work? And could this kind of growth be duplicated in the West?SUMMERS: No. The largest reason why China is growing so rapidly is that it has substantial opportunities to catch up. The average Chinese standard of living is less than a quarter of the American standard of living. In fact, China’s living standards are now about equal with America’s living standards around 1930. There’s much to admire in what the Chinese have done, but extrapolating their experience to industrialized economies would be a serious mistake.GAZETTE: While the world seems to be waiting for a new theory or solution to break out of the current economic crisis, Liu’s analysis concludes that whether it returns to form will “largely depend on external luck.” Do you agree and if so, what does that mean going forward?ALLISON: This is another way of pointing out how difficult it is for economists to predict the future. But as Minister Liu points out, prevention is often the best medicine. It is easier to prevent a crisis, or at least prepare to combat one, than to recover from one that has already occurred. So going forward, it would be wise to focus not just on recovering from the current crisis, but on putting in place measures that will make it easier to mitigate the next crisis.“The average Chinese standard of living is less than a quarter of the American standard of living. In fact, China’s living standards are now about equal with America’s living standards around 1930.” said Lawrence Summers.GAZETTE: China’s strategic realignment since the 2008 crisis — focusing on domestic issues while avoiding major international conflicts, acquiring new technologies from developed countries, investing in infrastructure — are driving an intense political debate right now in the U.S. Under what circumstances, if any, could you envision the U.S. making long-range economic policy decisions free from the constraints of short-term political calculation?SUMMERS: In a democracy, no decisions are made free from politics. All of the relevant decision-makers are part of a political system. That is as it should be. The U.S. does make long-run decisions — whether it’s our patent system that protects intellectual property, our leading biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health, or long-term investments that support international development, American democracy is capable of making investments that are farsighted and visionary. Certainly it’s true that we need more of that going forward. That’s a challenge for political leaders, but I don’t subscribe to the view that moving away from democracy is the way to get more emphasis on the long run.ALLISON: I don’t see the U.S. Congress tying its economic policy-making hands any time soon, even if it would be for the greater good.GAZETTE: The global economic crisis appears to be accelerating a shift in the balance of wealth and power from the U.S. to the Asia-Pacific region. What will that mean politically and economically for the U.S. and for Europe in the coming decade?SUMMERS: There’s no question that the world is going to be more multipolar and there’s going to be more income and wealth in emerging economies. With less absolute strength, we are going to have to be smarter in the strategies we pursue. It would be a mistake if we responded to these trends by becoming more isolationist. We have to be smarter in our engagement with the rest of the world.ALLISON: Speaking just about China, it is already the world’s largest energy consumer, top exporter, and top trading country overall. It will soon overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest economy, and according to some estimates, it will overtake the U.S. as the world’s top defense spender before the middle of the century. The question for both China and the U.S. is how to manage this transition peacefully, and how to uphold the current international order that provided the Asian security and economic environment in which China has emerged.last_img read more


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first_imgPhoto courtesy of Les McCarthy Members of the Notre Dame community participate in an ALS awareness walk on campus. The walk is sponsored by the Neuroscience Club and the Notre Dame Club of the Mid-Hudson Valley.Sophomore Michelle Lee, Neuroscience Club member, is commissioner for the ALS walk this year.Registration for the event starts at 8:45 a.m. inside the Jordan Hall of Science. After registration, coffee, bagels and muffins will be available prior to a short speech by Kronenberger and co-president of the Mid-Hudson Valley Club Les McCarthy. The group will head out for the walk a little before 9:45 a.m. McCarthy and Kronenberger said registration for the event is $10 and can be completed online prior to the walk or at the event. Event t-shirts were donated by local company CN PATEL and family, and the College of Science is providing refreshments, so the whole $10 will go towards ALS patient support in St. Joseph County. The purpose of the walk is to raise money for local PALS (patients with ALS) and caregivers, McCarthy said. Starting at Jordan, the walk will go “through South Quad, around the lakes and then stop at the grotto for a prayer service where we will read a list of alumni and Notre Dame community members who have had ALS,” Kronenberger said. Holy Cross priest Fr. Robert “Bob” Dowd will lead the prayer service.“We will pray specifically for them, their families and in general for ALS patients and their caregivers,” Kronenberger said.McCarthy and Linda Legault Quinn, class of 1984, co-presidents of the Mid-Hudson Valley Club, have acted as advisors to the Neuroscience Club for the 2018 walk as well as previous ALS walks on campus in 2015 and 2016. The Notre Dame Club of the Mid-Hudson Valley has held a walk, located on the picturesque walkway over the Hudson each year every third Sunday of October since 2009. The walk on Notre Dame’s campus complements the annual walk across the Hudson River. The first walk across the Hudson drew 55 participants. Almost 10 years later, the recent walk on Oct. 21 drew 2,000 participants and a large sum of donations that went towards the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, McCarthy said. McCarthy was inspired to start the walk after losing three friends to the disease. “When my first friend died twenty-five years ago, I knew nothing about ALS, as many people still don’t know today,” McCarthy said. “I was moved because I saw the effects, but I really didn’t do anything about [it]. I didn’t have the time then that I do today. “Then my former classmate at Cornell died in 2006 of ALS in the prime of his life. And then, in the spring of 2009, Gus Raspitha, ‘70 Ph.D., a club member, died of ALS. And with three strikes, you have to do something. I felt it was a sign that [the walk was] exactly what we should do.”McCarthy said others must understand “the fierce headwinds” PALS and their caregivers go through every day. But ALS still has no cure. Kronenberger, who does cancer research, provided insight into why he believes students should come out to the walk. “One of the things that is unique about our university is the undergraduate research component,” he said. “ALS research is something that some students might be really interested in getting involved in but just have no idea what ALS is or don’t know how to find involvement opportunities.”McCarthy said he was hopeful the walk would be successful. “The real dream would be that we inspire one of these young brilliant minds to run with the ball after finding out firsthand just how devastating this disease is,” he said. The donations page will remain open the week following the walk.Tags: ALS, ALS Walk, Mid-Hudson Valley Club, neuroscience club Notre Dame students, faculty, alumni and community members from the surrounding area will walk to raise awareness and monetary support for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in St. Joseph County on Saturday. The walk is sponsored by the Neuroscience Club and the Notre Dame Club of the Mid-Hudson Valley. “ALS is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes the neurons in the central nervous system to break down, and the Neuroscience Club focuses on anything from the brain to all the neurons in your body,”  Neuroscience Club co-president and junior David Kronenberger said.last_img read more


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first_imgToday’s trailer is for a feature film called Deep Powder, set in the early 80’s. The trailer starts off with the age old tale of well-off, good looking girl falling for the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, or in this case the wrong side of the ski lift. Obviously, this story has been played to death and we can see the ending coming a mile away. But then the trailer takes a sharp right turn into the land of double entendre at the :45 mark, when cocaine comes onto the scene. Like I said, set in the early 80’s.It seems our two heroes head for the greener pastures of financial independence via a backpacking/ski trip down to South America to bring back drugs. The trailer’s information section reveals a little more of the backstory:“Privileged and reckless boarding school senior Natasha Tabor (Haley Bennett) is tapped by her secret society to make its annual drug run to Ecuador. She in turn chooses a working-class local boy (Shiloh Fernandez) as her partner in crime, launching a journey with devastating outcomes for everyone involved. Inspired by true events from the early ’80s, Deep Powder is an intense and sexy drama that speaks to the character that is revealed when you find yourself trapped.”From there it’s jump cuts between danger and ecstasy with some drug dogs, scooter shots, DEA agents, and machetes thrown in for good measure. Will they get away with it? Will they stay together? Will they shred deep powder? Will the secret society be revealed?Guess we’ll have to see the movie to find out, but since it’s based on true events you can probably just Google it.last_img read more


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