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March 1, 2021 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_imgMany of the items might not even be maps, strictly speaking. As an example, research librarian Joseph Garver points to an early 18th century chart depicting the rise and fall of various empires as streams in a “river of time.”“Certainly, this is not a geographical map,” Garver said. “It’s a chronological map. For cartographers, it was an interesting challenge to portray the passage of time, because, in a way, it’s representing space as well. By tracing the various empires, they were illustrating how long it lasted, and the territorial expanse it covered as well.”The exhibition was inspired, Garver said, by requests for unusual items.“From time to time, patrons come in asking for items that don’t fit into the old Badger system,” he said. “That prompts me to take out one of the folders to see what is in it, and it’s always fascinating material.”“Rev. Badger’s Misfits: Deviations and Diversions” will be on display in the Harvard Map Collection in Pusey Library through Jan. 5. When he set out to develop the first classification system for maps, the Rev. Henry Clay Badger, Harvard Map Collection curator from 1889 to 1892, used geographical categories — continents, nations, regions, cities, and so on.  Though the system worked well, challenges remained. How would maps of fictional or imaginary places be classified? Where would maps of timelines and genealogical tables fit?A new exhibition, “Rev. Badger’s Misfits: Deviations and Diversions,” opening today (Sept. 8) at the Harvard Map Collection, asks viewers to consider some of these “cartographic curiosities.” Among the exhibition highlights is a 1730 German map portraying human vices as separate kingdoms, with Latin names such as Magni Stomachi Imperium, or the Empire of the Big Stomachs, and Litigonia, or Land of the Litigious. Town names are in idiomatic German. The land of the drunkards contains towns such as Stolpen (Stumble), Schlampen (Guzzle), Hundsrausch (Dog Drunk), and Schickihnheim (Send Him Home).Other items in the exhibition include a facsimile of Sebastian Adams’ “chronological chart of ancient, modern and biblical history” — a 24-foot-long timeline running from 4004 B.C. to 1881 — and an 1834 map satirizing Dutch university life, in which students must pass through the Mountains of Mathematics before entering nations representing scholarly disciplines such as philosophy, medicine, and literature.last_img read more

first_imgLENOIR, N.C. (AP) — A temporary field hospital in North Carolina is easing the burden on medical facilities overwhelmed by coronavirus patients. The tents were erected earlier this month in the parking lot of Caldwell Memorial Hospital in the city of Lenoir. The 30-bed field hospital comprises four medical wards and a pharmacy for patients who have been discharged from the hospital’s intensive care unit and do not need ventilators. Four other hospitals besides Caldwell are sending patients here so they can use their regular beds for more serious cases. The tents and medical care givers have been provided by the international Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse, which is based in North Carolina.last_img

first_imgWUHAN, China (AP) — World Health Organization investigators have visited a research center in the central Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about the origins of the coronavirus. The Wuhan Institute of Virology has extensive virus samples, leading to unproven allegations that it may have caused the original outbreak by leaking the virus into the surrounding community. China has strongly denied that possibility and has promoted unproven theories that the virus may have originated elsewhere. Over six days, the WHO team that includes experts from 10 nations has visited hospitals, research institutes and a traditional market tied to the original outbreak.last_img

first_imgSUNY Cortland Grad, Jeff Brooks, is starring as Sonny in the musical. “Also, taught me all the skills I needed to excel. They have a beautiful program over there and they really teach some great actors,” he says. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – Broadway in Binghamton is presenting A Bronx Tale at the Broome County Forum Theatre on February 4 and 5, as part of the 2020 M&T Bank Broadway Season. If you can’t make it to the shows in Binghamton, Brooks and the cast of A Bronx Tale will be at the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater in Syracuse on Feb. 18 – 20. Brooks is from Marathon, N.Y. and started his career in school plays. His mother was one of his musical theater directors. This is the sixth national tour for Brooks. Other national tours he has performed in includes Disney’s Beauty in the Beast, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof and Bullets over Broadway. center_img “Performing in this part of the country. It’s still my favorite part of the country,” Brooks says. “[SUNY Cortland Performing Arts Department] taught me everything I know about performance and everything I know about the business of this occupation,” Brooks says. Wednesday night’s show starts at 7:30 pm. You can purchase tickets by clicking here. “These people that raised me, they are some of the most wholesome, loving and supportive people and having them all come out to the show is inspiring,” he says.last_img read more

first_img184 D’Arcy Rd, Seven Hills.Most of the second floor is adorned in soft carpet, including four bedrooms, two of which have built-in wardrobes and share a bathroom. Another bedroom across the hallway comes with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. The main bedroom occupies one end of this level and has a deep walk-in wardrobe, hanging bedside lamps and VJ feature wall. Its ensuite has a double vanity and freestanding bath. This house ensures year-round comfort, thanks to ducted airconditioning with smartphone controls. 184 D’Arcy Rd, Seven Hills.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoA wide hallway passes a powder room and laundry with external access, before reaching open-plan dining and living rooms with polished timber floors and down lighting. Both connect seamlessly with a wood-finished kitchen featuring a butler’s pantry, stylish cabinetry, mirrored splashback, island benchtop and Miele appliances, including dual ovens. Sliding glass doors open onto a tiled back deck with timber ceiling, dual ceiling fans and outdoor kitchen boasting a built-in oven barbecue, wet bar and generous cabinetry. It overlooks a grassy yard and glass-enclosed pool. 184 D’Arcy Rd, Seven Hills.Seven Hills is one of Brisbane’s most sought-after emerging suburbs, minutes from forested walking trails at Seven Hills Bushland Reserve. It is also less than 7km from the Brisbane CBD and a seven-minute drive from Westfield Carindale. Listing agent Linda Bywater called this three-storey residence a truly impressive family home in a happening locale. “A new standard of living awaits at this home, which combines architectural ingenuity with separated living and bold features,” she said. BSInspections: Today, noon-12.30pm; Tuesday, 5.30-6pm; Wednesday, noon-12.30pmAuction: On site, Sept 9, noonAgent: Linda Bywater, Place Ascot 184 D’Arcy Rd, Seven Hills.This new residence at 184 D’Arcy Rd, Seven Hills, is a spacious property with seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor living areas. Its opulent inclusions and natural materials complement a thoughtful layout that includes various areas for socialising and privacy. 184 D’Arcy Rd, Seven Hills.The ground-floor entry leads into a tiled foyer also accessible through a two-car garage with additional storage area. Timber stairs flow up to the first floor, where an office with a separate study nook sits beside a carpeted multipurpose room with a balcony overlooking the city.last_img read more

Guyana cocaine worth $21 million seized in Canada

September 26, 2020 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tip from Trinidad reveals drug hidden in containers used to transport food products.ONTARIO, Canada, Wednesday June 27, 2012 – Acting on a tip from Trinidad, a total of 170 kilograms of cocaine from Guyana was seized in two separate drug busts by officials at the Port of Saint John, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced.The drugs, which have an estimated street value of more than $21million, were discovered in shipments arriving at the port on May 29 and June 5.The cocaine was hidden in hollowed-out wood pallets used to transport food products from Guyana, said Don Collins, CBSA director of the southern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island district.“These were grooved out on both sides,” he said, holding up one of the boards for reporters during a news conference.Slim, plastic packages, each containing about one third of a kilogram of cocaine, were then glued inside the boards, Collins explained.While the cocaine came from Guyana — where cocaine-stuffed pineapples seized at the port last year also originated from — officials don’t believe it was manufactured there.It’s unclear where the drugs came from, but the shipping containers were destined for the Toronto area, they said.A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer stationed in Trinidad got a tip about the drugs from Guyana, and border officials were advised to be on the lookout, said RCMP Superintendant Rick Penny, drug enforcement commander for the greater Toronto area.On May 29, while conducting a secondary examination of a marine container, CBSA officers using X-ray technology detected anomalies with the wooden pallets in a shipment of sauces, seasonings and noodles from Guyana destined for Mississauga, officials said.The pallet boards had been hollowed out and filled with bags of cocaine, totalling about 121 kilograms.Five men have been charged in connection with that seizure and are scheduled to appear in court on July 9.On June 5, CBSA officers discovered similar concealment methods in another shipment of food products destined for a business area in North York and 49 kilograms of cocaine was seized.Three men have been charged in that case.New Brunswick RCMP Federal Operations West, CBSA, the RCMP in the Greater Toronto Area and Saint John police participated in the seizures.Last year, RCMP and border officials intercepted cocaine-stuffed pineapples from Guyana at the Saint John port in two seizures between August and October, totalling 28 kilograms.“It exits through Guyana and it enters into Canada. It’s not that Guyana is a problem; it’s part of the route,” said Penny.Caribbean 360 News Share Tweetcenter_img 42 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Guyana cocaine worth $21 million seized in Canada by: – June 27, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Senior citizen nabbed for ‘bookies’

September 25, 2020 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_imgRecoveredfrom the suspect’s possession were P405 bet money, gambling paraphernalia andRed Subay Gaming Corporation identification card, it added. Sumbo wasdetained in the lockup facility of the Zarraga municipal police station./PN The74-year-old resident Consolacion Sumbo was caught soliciting bets for the illegalnumbers game bookies around 11:40a.m. on Sept. 17, a police report showed. center_img ILOILO City –A senior citizen was arrested for illegal gambling in Barangay Gines, Zarraga,Iloilo.  last_img

‘Bookies’ collector nabbed

September 25, 2020 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_imgThe 54-year-old Narly Demoni wasdetained in the lockup facility of the municipal police station. ILOILO City – He was caught collecting bets for an illegalnumbers game in Barangay Carmelo, Banate, Iloilo. Police caught him around 4 p.m. onMonday while he was gathering bets from local for the illegal game bookies.center_img Recovered from Gestalao’s possessionwere cash amounting to P140, papers and other gambling paraphernalia./PNlast_img

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is making it easier to obtain a license for people that do not speak English.Don Snemis, Commissioner of the Indiana BMV announced Wednesday that Operator Knowledge Tests will be offered in 11 foreign languages:Arabic, Burmese, Chin, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.The choice of translations was primarily based on an Indiana Department of Education list of languages, via an Indiana Youth Institute study, spoken as the primary language in Indiana households other than English.Snemis said, “Consistent with the vision of Governor Pence and Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellsperman to bring international jobs to Indiana, and their trade missions around the world, Indiana has become an attractive option for foreign business.”“Additionally, Indiana has one of the largest foreign student populations in the country thanks to our outstanding institutions of higher learning. As a result, Indiana is a proud partner in the global business community. We welcome business leaders and students from all nations, and we hope that our efforts will play a small part in welcoming more investment in Indiana.”last_img read more

first_imgThe filing calls for all the charges to be dropped by the time of Thao’s next court hearing on Sept. 11. He is currently out on a $750,000 bond.Thao and fellow officers, 27-year-old J Alexander Kueng, and 36-year-old Thomas Lane, were all charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter over Floyd’s death.Meanwhile, 44-year-old Chauvin, is charged with murder.All four were fired as Minneapolis officers, after video emerged of Floyd’s arrest as he repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe,” sparking weeks of nationwide protests and social unrest. One of the ex-Minneapolis police officers who is charged over George Floyd’s fatal arrest is fighting to have his case dropped, arguing that he had no way of knowing his colleagues were going to “commit a crime,” court documents reveal.Tou Thao, who appears on the video of the incident as the officer who was keeping back spectators as Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, filed papers on Wednesday arguing that the charges were “not supported by probable cause.”His attorney, Robert Paule, believes that prosecutors have failed to show that 34-year-old Thao, “knew former officer Derek Chauvin and others were going to commit a crime and intended his presence or actions to further the commission of that crime.”The complaint against him also “fails to establish by probable cause that Mr. Thao had the requisite mental state for aiding and abetting,” Wednesday’s filing adds.While we are talking about police brutality, let us all DEMAND the arrest of Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J Alexander Kueng – the 4 officers responsible for the MURDER of George Floyd. ⁠#humanrights #activecitizens #europeanunion #councilofeurope pic.twitter.com/IQXk62sGzg— Young Educators (@YoungEducatorsE) July 23, 2020last_img read more