Advance screenings set for ‘Two for the Road’

first_img Previous articleSouthWest Bank named among ‘Best Companies’Next articleStory of Easter relayed to students admin Twitter By admin – March 29, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsEntertainment Basin PBS.center_img Basin PBS logo 2016 Basin PBS has scheduled an advance screening in Odessa of their Big Bend episode of ‘Two for the Road,’ with hosts and stars of the program Nikki and Dusty Green.The screening will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 13 at the Ellen Noel Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd. The event is free to the public, but those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by visiting HERE.In 2007, the Greens escaped the nine-to-five routine, leaving the ordinary behind them to live a life of wonder and adventure, a Basin PBS news release stated. Their series, ‘Two for the Road,’ takes viewers on a journey around the globe in search of remarkable experiences, spectacular sights and fascinating people through the eyes of a modern, married couple.Season two of the program was picked up by Create TV and brings 13 full, half-hour episodes shot in HD.A second advance screening of the Big Bend episode will take place in Alpine from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 14 at Big Bend Brewing, 3401 W. Highway 90. To RSVP to this event, visit HERE.More Information WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Advance screenings set for ‘Two for the Road’ Facebooklast_img read more

Ihor Ševčenko

first_imgThe news of Ihor Ševčenko’s death, on the day after Christmas 2009, elicited a spontaneous international reaction that befitted his stature as a towering intellect and hugely admired scholar in the fields of Byzantine and pre-modern Slavic studies.  Within a few weeks of his passing, the family website had received messages of condolence and recollections from more than eighty colleagues, former students, and research assistants, written in seven different languages.  These remembrances paint a picture of a figure larger than life in every sense, standing over six feet tall and commanding huge vistas of learning; an inspiring teacher dedicated to excellence; and a man of infinite curiosity, profound humanity, deep generosity, boundless wit, and tremendous charm.  He could also be intimidating—a colleague once felt compelled to tell him to his face that he was suffering from a superiority complex.  True to character, he took the remark in good part.  His sense of humor and irony never did fail him.  Ten days before his death he sent a message to a journal editor who had asked him to evaluate a work on religious healing in Byzantium.  The note simply said, “Regrets that I won’t be able to review it, because I myself am about to die.” He was a shrewd player in the game of life; he didn’t need to be told when time was up.Ihor Ševčenko, Dumbarton Oaks Professor Emeritus of Byzantine History and Literature, was born to Ukrainian parents on February 10, 1922, in a village in east-central Poland not far from Warsaw.  In the Polish capital the young Ihor attended a lyceum where he acquired a classical education and also began the study of a string of Slavic and Western languages that would eventually reach a remarkable number.  He was still a teenager when he translated a short work of Voltaire into Polish for his school’s journal.  Later, at university, he published a Ukrainian version of Orwell’s Animal Farm, and even persuaded the English author to contribute an account of his personal history and of the background to the novel.Ihor’s early university studies were at the Deutsche Karlsuniversität in Prague where he mastered Czech and German, and in 1945 acquired his first doctorate in the subject areas of Classical Philology, Ancient History, and Comparative Linguistics.  A second doctorate followed some four years later from the Université Catholique de Louvain.  More important than the degree, perhaps, Belgium accorded him the opportunity to become a member of the seminar in Byzantine History in Brussels presided over by Henri Grégoire, the prodigiously productive and charismatic leader of Byzantine studies in that country.  The encounter was to have a lasting impact on Ševčenko the scholar, and years later he remarked that Grégoire’s seminars remained among the most exciting of his intellectual experiences.Ihor arrived in America in 1949 aboard one of those “Liberty” ships that usually carried a cargo of grain and twelve passengers, and he was soon installed as a fellow at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., where he rubbed shoulders with some eminent Byzantinists, including Francis Dvornik, Alexander Vasiliev, and André Grabar.  It was there too, as he boldly recalled in an interview, that he made his first pun in English.  “My first pun was ‘I scream for ice cream.’  I thought it was such a wonderful invention!”  From Washington and pure research he moved to teaching positions at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Michigan, Columbia University and, finally, following an eight -year stint at Dumbarton Oaks, at Harvard University, where he held the Dumbarton Oaks professorship from 1973 until his retirement in 1992.His primary appointment was in the Department of the Classics, where he set up a Ph.D. program in Byzantine Greek and a course of study that reflected his firm belief in a comprehensive understanding of Byzantine culture and history.  Candidates for the degree were expected, in their course work and preparation for qualifying exams, to inform themselves about the Hellenistic and Roman background of medieval Greek civilization, to master the language and literature in all levels of style, to be familiar with the ancient literary models from Homer to Plutarch, and to explore in depth an individual author to the extent of knowing both the historical context and the manuscript tradition of that author.  It was a demanding program that attracted a select few students, each of whom went on to produce distinguished research work.  He was also a founding member of the Ukrainian Research Institute, of which he was associate director for more than fifteen years, and a co-editor of Harvard Ukrainian Studies.The range of Ševčenko’s scholarship was amazing, from nuts-and-bolts philology based on minute examination of original documents to large sweeping essays on big topics, such as the literary genre of saints’ lives.  His writing style was consistently elegant and imaginative.  In a famous article of 1969, “Two Varieties of Historical Writing,” he compared two kinds of historian, the “vivid” and the “technical,” or in his more colorful terms, the “butterfly” and the “caterpillar.”  Ihor himself was clearly both of those creatures.  In 1971 he published a stunning piece of “caterpillar” detective work, “The Date and Author of the So-Called Fragments of Toparcha Gothicus,” which surgically unmasked historical fraud perpetrated by the nineteenth-century Franco-German scholar Karl Benedikt Hase.Ševčenko’s bibliography easily cleared the 200 mark. His collected Byzantine papers were issued in two volumes, while his contributions over a lifetime to Byzantino-Slavic and Ukrainian cultural and historical matters were also published in a pair of volumes.  A major intellectual force in Byzantine and Slavic studies on both sides of the Atlantic, he was for ten years President of the Association Internationale des Études Byzantines, holder of two honorary doctorates, member of several learned societies, and recipient of two Festschriften.Ihor Ševčenko is survived by two daughters, Catherine and Elisabeth, three grandchildren, and former wives Oksana Draj-Xmara Asher and Nancy Patterson Šеvčenko.Respectfully submitted,Michael S. FlierIoli KalavrezouJan M. ZiolkowskiJohn Duffy, Chairlast_img read more

Arsene Wenger shocked by Virgil van Dijk mistake in Barcelona’s victory over Liverpool

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 May 2019 6:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link302Shares Luis Suarez fired Barca in front against his former side (Picture: Getty)Liverpool wasted a number of promising openings at the Nou Camp, most notably when Mohamed Salah hit the bar after Roberto Firmino’s initial shot was cleared off the line.Following the defeat, Reds boss Klopp said: ‘Football is like this. It’s about scoring goals, and they scored three and we scored none.‘Our performance was really good, the boys played a super game. But against Barcelona just a few opportunities can be enough [for them].‘I was happy with the performance, not too happy with the result. That’s football. It was a hard result but we have to accept it.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves ‘But when they get into the final third Barca have that quality. One chance, one goal.‘It is very interesting because Virgil van Dijk [usually] covers, but he should go with Suarez to cover that goal.‘Especially from a centre-back with that quality… he lets him go. At the start his position is not bad, but he refuses to respond.‘It’s a great goal because the cross is fantastic. For a goalscorer it is ideal. It is marvellous football.’ Arsene Wenger shocked by Virgil van Dijk mistake in Barcelona’s victory over Liverpool Arsene Wenger criticised Virgil van Dijk’s defending for Barcelona’s opener (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger pointed the finger at Virgil van Dijk for Barcelona’s opening goal against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final.Former Red Luis Suarez lost Van Dijk in the box and deflected Jordi Alba’s cross past Alisson to give Barca the lead at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.A spirited Liverpool performance was stifled by two late Lionel Messi goals as the Argentine legend reached 600 goals for Barcelona.Jurgen Klopp’s side now need a miracle to reach a successive Champions League final, trailing by three goals ahead of next week’s return leg at Anfield.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking at half-time, Wenger assessed the opening 45 minutes of the match and highlighted Van Dijk’s error which led to Barcelona’s opener.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe former Arsenal manager told beIN Sports: ‘It was a half of top-quality.‘We saw a really high intensity from Liverpool. I feel they are unlucky to be 1-0 down because they are dangerous.‘Physically they are stronger than Barcelona, especially pace-wise. Barcelona made two or three yellow cards because they could not even run with Liverpool’s players.”van Dijk covers but he should go with Suarez to cover that goal!”Arsene Wenger critical of the Liverpool defender for Barcelona’s opener.#beINUCL #beINWenger #BARLIVWatch live ⬇️ updates ⬇️— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) May 1, 2019center_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Manuel suggested for top IMF job

first_imgProfessor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and former IMF chief economist, Simon Johnson, told Fin24 Manuel was hotly-tipped as a possible successor. He said if the Brics group of emerging countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA) agreed on a candidate, that person could become a front-runner to head the IMF. On Tuesday, Fin24 reported that National Planning Commission head Trevor Manuel could emerge as a candidate to replace International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Although Strauss-Kahn had not formally stepped down, he was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel cleaner in New York. The only way that could happen, was if it reflected the interests of “all countries”. He said there were candidates from several developing countries who were “credible” and “eminently suitable” to run the organisation.center_img “South Africa calls for a candidate from a developing country to be given the opportunity to be the managing director of the IMF. Such a candidate will bring a new perspective that will ensure that the interests of all countries, both developed and developing, are fully reflected in the operations and policies of the IMF.” “Institutions such as the IMF must reform so that they can become credible,” Gordhan said in a statement. 20 May 2011The International Monetary Fund’s new managing director should come from a developing country, South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.last_img read more

OpenFlow: The NoSQL of Network Protocols

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now In the early 1960s, Paul Baran invented packet switching. Packet switching became the foundation ARPANET, which later gave way to the Internet. Baran died at the age of 84 last Saturday. But packet switching lives on after all these years as the primary foundation of computer networking.But just as chips, databases and programming languages have entered a period of increased specialization, we may be seeing the beginnings of specialized network topologies. Last week several Internet giants, including Facebook, Google and Yahoo formed the Open Network Foundation, a group dedicated to promoting Software-Defined Networking (SDN). The group’s first priority is a protocol called OpenFlow. The key idea is to give network engineers more control over switches by giving them customizable firmware, supplanting the one size fits all paradigm of modern networking equipment.Just as NoSQL databases like BigTable, Cassandra and HBase have enabled these companies to create new database architectures, the OpenFlow could enable them to build highly customized network topologies that combine the packet switching and circuit switching paradigms.“We believe that OpenFlow is a pragmatic compromise: on one hand, it allows researchers to run experiments on heterogeneous switches in a uniform way at line-rate and with high port-density,” reads the abstract of the OpenFlow white paper. “While on the other hand, vendors do not need to expose the internal workings of their switches.”Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo sit on the board of the Open Network Foundation. Several other major technology companies are members as well, including equipment vendors like Netgear.See also: 5 Ways Networking is Being Reinvented.Photo by lco. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finley Related Posts center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#networking Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Coach Gurbax wants parting gift from his wards

first_imgA bearded man, in his late 50s, shouting at the top of his voice and instructing his wards to follow their daily training regime is a common sight at the national boxing camp in NIS, Patiala.The man with a never-say-die attitude is national coach Gurbux Singh Sandhu, who helped India open their account at the Olympics and the World Championships. Scheduled to retire in July 2013, Sandhu wants a parting gift from his wards – to improve on their Beijing Olympics performance of a bronze medal.Sandhu said that he wants to end his career on a high and there could not be a better thing than to win more than one medal in London.”A coach wants to see his wards scaling new heights. When Vijender won bronze in Beijing, it was a high point for the entire coaching staff. Since boxers are more eager to win now, I want them to clinch more medals than they did in Beijing. I can’t say whether it will be a gold or silver but we are capable of winning them,” he told Mail Today.Sandhu, who has been the national coach since 1993, added: “I have seen the best and the worst days of Indian boxing in my coaching career. The current spell is the best and with little time left in my tenure, I want the boxers to do even better in London,” said Sandhu.The coach said his seven wards going to the London Olympics have the potential to improve on India’s Beijing show.advertisement”Boxing is such a sport where a lot depends on luck, draw and the boxer’s form on that particular day. But I feel the current lot is very motivated and talented and if they play to their potential, they can win more than one medal in London,” said Sandhu.From India, Laishram Devendro (49kg), Shiva Thapa (56kg), Jai Bhagwan (60kg), Manoj Kumar (64kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Vijender Kumar (75kg) and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) are the Olympics-bound boxers.Sandhu’s association with the sport goes back to his childhood days at Sainik School, Jamnagar, where boxing was a compulsory discipline.He was a state champion but as he says, his inclination was more towards studies. However, destiny willed otherwise and after finishing school, Sandhu joined Government Sports College, Jalandhar, and later studied to acquire a diploma in boxing coaching from the NIS in 1975. He went to Germany to pursue Masters in Sports and on his return, joined NIS in 1977-78.”Boxing has given me a lot of honour and coaching is my passion. But the extension of my tenure after July 2013 will be on the discretion of the Sports Authority of India,” said Sandhu.”But boxing is a team game for coaches also. Had I not had a good support staff, our boxers wouldn’t have had such wonderful results in major events. I hope the same support will take more than one boxer to the podium in London,” he signed off.last_img read more

There is no room for bad content Arjun Kapoor

first_imgMumbai: Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor, who has come out with a digital property called “Arjun Recommends”, said there is no room for bad content and for mediocrity as people are exposed to the best of cinema and also documentaries on OTT platforms. “I’m extremely excited to be an actor living and working in today’s time. We are in the middle of a drastic change for the better and we should celebrate that. There is no room for bad content and definitely no room for mediocrity as people are exposed to the best of cinema, best of documentaries on the OTT,” Arjun said. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka The “India’s Most Wanted” star said that the ride of OTT platforms has changed the game. “If you see in the last couple of years, the quality of theatricals has become better. I do feel that we are witnessing the best period of disruption where each medium is pushing the other to do better, to produce content that stands out and are clutter-breaking. Today, truly content is king and it is the only thing that matters,” he said. Arjun said that he would anyway prefer to sit at home and discover great shows and movies and binge on them than going out for a party. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna “Watching disruptive, innovative content can expand one’s thinking about the kind of stuff audiences are watching in their homes. It can prepare us with information on what kind of films to make so that people feel the urge to come to the theatres,” he added He also shared his vision for his social media property. “‘Arjun Recommends’ is my attempt to bring together like-minded people who love to watch something good and clutter-breaking. This digital property is allowing me to engage with people from across India and understand from them what works,” he said.last_img read more

Economist to discuss ways to reduce poverty at Baker Institute lecture

first_imgShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775E-MAIL: [email protected] Economist to discuss ways to reduce poverty at Baker Institute lectureM. Sophia Aguirre, associate professor of economics at The Catholic University of America, will speak on “Family Well-being and Poverty Eradication” March 17 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.Aguirre is a specialist in international finance and economic development in the areas of exchange rates and economic integration, as well as theories of population, resources and family. Her lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Baker Hall’s Kelly International Conference Facility on the Rice University campus, 6100 Main St. For directions, go to There will be a reception afterward.A presidential appointee to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, Aguirre has also held appointments at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University and has visited the Instituto de Altos Estudios Empresariales at the University of Austral in Argentina. She earned her undergraduate degrees, CPA and MBA in Argentina and her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame. She has testified on issues related to population, family, women’s education and health before lawmakers in the United States and abroad. The event is co-sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, with support from the Herzstein Foundation.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Franz Brotzen at [email protected] or 713-348-6775. AddThislast_img read more