USA: Ingalls Newest, Technologically Advanced Warship William P. Lawrence Sets Sail View post tag: Naval View post tag: sail View post tag: News by topic American Flags blew in the wind and crowds of Ingalls shipbuilders lined the banks in Pascagoula Thursday. They gathered to watch the Willia…By Patrice Clark (wlox)[mappress]Source: wlox, May 20, 2011; View post tag: technologically View post tag: Ingalls Industry news May 20, 2011 View post tag: newest View post tag: Navy View post tag: usa View post tag: sets View post tag: Lawrence Share this article View post tag: Advanced View post tag: P. View post tag: William Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Ingalls Newest, Technologically Advanced Warship William P. Lawrence Sets Sail View post tag: Warship
Northeast-bred funk outfit Kung Fu has announced a nationwide spring tour, which will see the band hit the majority of the eastern seaboard before heading west.Kung Fu will open up their tour with a performance at Roanoke, VA’s 5 Points Music Sanctuary on February 28th, followed by stops at Baltimore, MD’s 8×10 (3/1); Washington, D.C.’s Gypsy Sally’s (3/2); Burlington, VT’s Nectar’s (3/29); Mount Snow, VT’s Snowbarn (3/30); Providence, RI’s The Met (4/5); and a special show at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on April 6th. Kung Fu will be joined by longtime friends and collaborators Deep Banana Blackout for their “Family Funk Blowout” at The Cap. Each band will play a set and then both bands will join forces for a third set finale of classic funk, dance, and rock mashups dubbed “Mashup Smashup”. Kung Fu will then head west with a two-night run at Denver, CO’s Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple on April 12th and 13th, followed by shows at Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre (4/14); Iowa City, IA’s Gabe’s (4/16); Minneapolis, MN’s The Cabooze (4/17); Milwaukee WI’s Miramar Theater (4/18); Chicago IL’s Marty’s (4/19); Lexington KY’s Cosmic Charlies (4/20); Asbury Park, NJ’s Wonder Bar (5/10); and a tour-closing festival appearance at Greenfield, MA’s StrangeCreek Campout.Kung Fu 2019 Tour Dates:2/28: Roanoke VA – 5 Points Music Sanctuary3/01: Baltimore MD – The 8×103/02: Washington DC – Gypsy Sally’s3/29: Burlington VT – Nectars3/30: Mount Snow VT – The Snowbarn4/05: Providence RI – The Met4/06: Port Chester NY – The Capitol Theatre4/12-13: Denver CO – Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple4/14: Boulder CO – The Fox Theatre4/16: Iowa City IA – Gabe’s4/17:Minneapolis MN – The Cabooze4/18: Milwaukee WI – The Miramar Theater4/19: Chicago IL – Marty’s4/20: Lexington KY – Cosmic Charlies5/10: Asbury Park NY – Wonder Bar5/24-26: Greenfield MA – StrangeCreek CampoutView All Tour Dates
Mary Maples Dunn, a historian and advocate for women’s education who presided over Radcliffe during its merger with Harvard, died on March 19. She was 85.“Mary always believed firmly in what women could do,” Harvard President Drew Faust said. “She made that clear both in what she said and in the model she represented.”An educator for more than four decades, Dunn arrived at Harvard in 1995, after serving a decade as president of Smith College. She had intended to retire from Smith, but her devotion to libraries and to building access for women led her to accept a position as head of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.That again was a likely last stop, but when Radcliffe tapped her to serve as interim president, Dunn rose to the occasion, steering the women’s college through its merger with Harvard and its transformation into an institute for advanced study that built on Radcliffe’s twin missions of academic excellence and commitment to women.“She was so widely liked and respected that she was kind of an emollient in the midst of the controversy surrounding the transition,” Faust said. “She was also hugely competent and a real leader who brought the institution forward.”Dunn was at the table as Radcliffe and Harvard ironed out a merger deal, taking on one of the most contentious issues of the negotiation: what to do with faculty appointments.“When news of the ‘merger’ between Radcliffe and Harvard was announced, I was excited and relieved to learn that Mary would be serving as acting dean,” Radcliffe Institute Dean Lizabeth Cohen said. “Mary was extremely well suited to take on this delicate role … She was smart as a whip and had intellectual and administrative gravitas as the former president of Smith College. But she also wore those qualities lightly and mixed them with a delicious sense of humor that disarmed potentially angry alums and endeared her to many of us.”Speaking to incoming freshmen in 1999, Dunn noted that the merger with Harvard was but one increment in Radcliffe’s history.“Metamorphosis is a useful metaphor for the transformation of Radcliffe,” she said. “A step that seems sudden … is actually part of an ongoing process.”The second of four children, Dunn was born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., in 1931. She studied history in the early 1950s at the College of William and Mary, her sense of justice developing as the Civil Rights Movement spread across the South. Later, as a graduate student at Bryn Mawr, she was awakened to the possibilities of gender equality.“At first it seemed like an unreal kind of world … [but] I began to see how important it was,” Dunn told The Harvard Crimson in 1999. “I was in a place that was pretty much run by women and for women.”She earned her master’s and doctorate in history from Bryn Mawr, and then stayed on to teach, specializing in colonial America and the history of women, contributing to the transformation of women’s history into a field of scholarly importance.Dunn was president of the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women in 1974 when the group organized a session at Harvard that drew more than 2,000 historians and garnered a New York Times story headlined “The Woman in History Becomes Explosive Issue in the Present.”“She will be remembered for her stalwart, unfailing commitment to the educational needs of women, not just affluent daughters, but daughters of the not affluent,” said Patricia Albjerg Graham, who was dean of the Radcliffe Institute in the 1970s, and then became Harvard’s first female dean, overseeing the Graduate School of Education from 1982 to 1991. “That characterized her work at Bryn Mawr, at Smith, and ultimately at Radcliffe.”Among Dunn’s students at Bryn Mawr was a young Faust, whom Dunn once described as an outstanding pupil, “the type of student you shape your teaching to.” The admiration was mutual; Faust says Dunn was “one of my absolute favorite teachers.”“She was just a great teacher,” Faust said. “She was jolly, energetic, smart, interesting, open. She was just great.”It was the beginning of what would turn into a decades-long friendship. Dunn and her husband, Richard, socialized often with Faust and her husband, Charles Rosenberg. Dunn was thrilled when Faust had a daughter, knitting her a baby blanket and telling Faust, “You’ll make her sane and Charles will make her interesting.”Faust believes it was Dunn who recommended her to then-Harvard President Neil L. Rudenstine to lead the new Radcliffe Institute, and it was Dunn who urged Faust to come to Harvard. When Faust asked to delay assuming her responsibilities at Radcliffe for several months so that she could fulfill writing and teaching commitments, Dunn stayed on in an interim capacity without hesitation.“She just wanted to set it up in the best possible way to make me succeed,” Faust said. “I had my leadership tutorials watching her.”Dunn was an authority on William Penn, collaborating with her husband, a fellow historian, on scholarly projects, including editing the four-volume “Papers of William Penn.” After she departed Radcliffe, she and Richard served as co-executive officers of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia until 2007.“They enjoyed a long and very collaborative marriage,” Albjerg Graham said.Dunn was appointed dean of Bryn Mawr’s undergraduate college in 1978. In 1985 she was named Smith College’s eighth president, presiding over the school during a time of budgetary and racial turmoil.Upon her retirement in 1995, she said she hoped to be remembered more for the latter era; her administration created programs to promote inclusion and diversity, increasing the hiring of underrepresented minority faculty and the enrollment of minority students.“I would like to think that I had something to do with preparing the organization and the institution to live in a more diverse world than the one we used to inhabit,” she told the Smith Alumnae Quarterly.An enthusiastic cook, Dunn was entertaining friends at her home right up until the end of her life.“She loved being a hostess,” Rosenberg said. “And in some ways that skill served her well as an executive.”Dunn was named a Radcliffe Fellow in 2000. In 2001, the Radcliffe Association surprised her with the Radcliffe Medal.Expressing her gratitude for the honor, Dunn said, “I’m more grateful for the opportunity to build the bridges between Radcliffe and Harvard.”A memorial service will be held at Radcliffe Institute, Knafel Center, 10 Garden St., April 8 at 4 p.m.
Brandon Victor Dixon & Audra McDonald(Photo: Julieta Cervantes) Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed has hung up the tap shoes for the final time, having played its final performance at the Music Box Theatre on July 24. While its closing announcement last month was abrupt, the house was not short of enthusiasts to send it off. The new musical conceptualized by George C. Wolfe and starring Audra McDonald played to Standing Room Only in its final week, reaching 101.25% capacity. The show took in a slightly higher gross than in recent weeks ($865,912), but with a small house and a lower average ticket price compared to other big musicals, it did not appear in the front runners by gross. Instead, usual suspects The Lion King, Hamilton, Wicked, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon filled the top five spots.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending July 24:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($2,310,911)2. Hamilton ($2,046,711)3. Wicked ($1,896,987)4. Aladdin ($1,737,722)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,347,238)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Motown the Musical ($484,333)4. Fully Committed ($471,574)3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ($433,660)2. Fun Home ($368,324)1. An Act of God ($285,827)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.52%)*2. Hamilton (101.76%)*3. Shuffle Along (101.25%)4. Waitress (99.67%)5. The Humans(99.37%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. An Act of God (68.43%)*4. Jersey Boys (64.98%)3. On Your Feet! (63.51%)2. Kinky Boots (62.77%)1. An American in Paris (62.27%)* Number based on seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway League View Comments
18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Miriam De Dios Woodward Miriam De Dios Woodward is the CEO of PolicyWorks, LLC. She also serves as Senior Vice President of AMC, the holding company of the Iowa Credit Union League and parent … Web: https://www.policyworksllc.com Details A new set of proposed rules from the CFPB may put payday lenders out of business. For credit unions, particularly those working to build relationships with consumers who use non-traditional financial services, this could be an exciting door opener.An important segment of the population relies on small-dollar loans for emergencies, making the exit of these businesses from the marketplace somewhat precarious. A sizable portion of the fast-growing and influential Hispanic segment, for instance, turns to payday loans even for non-emergencies.If those lenders disappear, can credit unions fill the void? Should they?If approved, the rules will require lenders to measure a borrower’s ability to pay back the loan, a competency for most credit unions. Payday-loan operations, on the other hand, would need to establish entirely new policies and procedures for compliance with such a rule. This could prove too burdensome for the mom-and-pop (and even some of the national and regional) payday loan businesses.According to Cindy Williams, vice president of regulatory compliance for PolicyWorks, there may be other unintended consequences should the CFPB adopt its proposed rules.“Ability-to-repay requirements will likely extend the amount of time it will take to get money into the hands of borrowers,” said Williams. “This could have a sizable impact on individuals with urgent funding needs.” In addition, Williams says, the CFPB’s proposed requirements could also exclude some borrowers altogether, leaving these individuals without an option for credit.When asked if credit unions should attempt to become that option, Williams advised credit union lenders to investigate the opportunity thoroughly, thinking through the sustainability of such a strategy. “The new, additional requirements of the CFPB’s proposal could make small-dollar or payday loans less attractive even to traditional financial institutions simply because the margins on small-dollar loans are already so low.”Although many credit unions are competent, compliant lenders accustomed to adapting to new regulatory standards, management must first determine if the returns of a payday lending alternative are worth the investment.What are the potential returns? For starters, a payday loan alternative or small-dollar loan has the potential to introduce the credit union to an entirely new segment of consumers looking for financial help. This meets two core objectives for credit unions: it fulfills the “people helping people” mission and provides fair, dignified services to more members of the Hispanic community and beyond.When thinking through potential products, brainstorm beyond payday loans. Introducing different small-dollar loans, such as credit builder products, may provide better margins for the credit union. These types of loans can also help individuals escape the payday lending cycle that has caught the attention of regulators and other consumer protection groups. Importantly, they have the potential to get people started on a path to a long-term financial relationship with a responsible partner.Because credit unions value relationships over transactions, borrowers who transition from a payday lender to a cooperative have a real chance to reduce their dependence on emergency funds. With an intentional strategy to migrate emergency-loan borrowers into life-long savers, credit union staff can have a significant impact on the lives of more neighbors.If part of your growth plan includes developing more long-term financial relationships with those individuals who need them the most, do as PolicyWorks’ Williams suggests. Sit down with your teams today and evaluate the potential for payday alternatives. The time to act is now. A sizable gap in the availability of credit is coming. If there’s anything we’ve learned in the last few years, it’s that startups and fintech innovators are masters at filling gaps.
By Elroy StephneyDESPITE unfavourable weather conditions, Region 2 successfully hosted its day of sports and interaction last Saturday, at Lake Mainstay on the Essequibo Coast.Among the disciplines which formed part of the day’s activities were 10/10 softball cricket, 5-a-side football and a king dominoes competition involving sister Regions 3 and 4.The day began with a formal opening ceremony which was addressed by the Regional Executive Officer Derrick Persaud who welcomed the participants as he expressed the Region’s commitment and pride in promoting good working relationships, sharing of ideas, building friendships among the regions and fostering unity as a whole.The 10/10 softball cricket competition then took centre stage as Region 2 and 3 played for a trophy in the final. Earlier Region 3 defeated a Masters XI from Region 2 by three wickets.Batting first, Masters XI scored 67-5 from 10 overs with Boodram Laldass striking 31 including 3x4s and 1×6.In reply, Region 3 despite an early setback rallied to 68-3, thanks to an unbeaten 37 (5×4, 1×6) from Graham Miggins who hammered 21 in the last over to gain a thrilling victory by 7 wickets for the visitors.In the final which was reduced to 6 overs because of time, Region 2 secured 65-5 with Anthony Persaud top-scoring with 27, laced with 2x6s and Gopaul Deen 16. Region 3 in response lost wickets regularly and were eventually reduced to 47-7 when the overs expired.Graham Miggins was again among the runs hitting 15. Leg-spinner Hemand Sonina was exceptional claiming a hat-trick to end with figures of 3-6 from his single over while Gopaul Deen took 2-8 from his one over as well, to cap a fine all-round display.In the other disciplines, Regional Accounting Unit, Region 2 won the 5-a-side football against their Drainage and Irrigation counterparts, 4-0.The 30-minute affair saw a hat-trick from captain Jermain Springer who scored in the 4th, 9th, and 17th minutes of the game. Completing the score line was Yattesh Wickham who found the net in the 28th minute to seal victory for the office boys.Meanwhile the king dominoes was won by Jason Fredericks who marked 12 games to be crowned King. At the presentation, trophies were presented to Region 2 as the winners of the cricket competition while Region 3 received the prize for the runners-up.Gopaul Deen of Region 2 was adjudged man-of-the-match in the final while Graham Wiggins of Region 3 collected the trophy for the batsman scoring the most runs in the final. Leg-spinner Hemant Sonina from Region 2 copped the prize for the bowler with the most wickets including a hat-trick.Trophies were also given to the RAU football team for winning the title while Jason Fredericks collected the trophies for winning the king dominoes competition and scoring the most sixes.Gracing the occasion were the Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt, Regional Vice-Chairman Nandranie Coonjah, Deputy Regional Executive Officer Roopkumar Persaud, Principal Personnel Officer Bibi Rameeza Mullah, Member of Parliament Hemraj Rajkumar, RDC Councillors, staff of the various participating regions and special invitees.The organisers have undertaken to make the event an annual one with Region 2 expected to pay a return visit to Regions 3 and 4 next year. The Regional Administration, Region 2 sponsored the day of activities.