Inside Dumbarton Oaks Related Priya Menon ’16 is getting an education on giving.The 21-year-old earned one of Dumbarton Oaks’ new humanities fellowships, which partner young scholars with nonprofit cultural institutions in the Washington, D.C. area to explore the interworking of art, cultural life, and diplomacy.“It’s a fascinating environment because of the urgency of the work,” said Menon, who spends most of her time at the Folger Shakespeare Library. “It’s not that the resources are scarce, but I am thinking about how to do things in the most effective way possible.”An offshoot from a 2015 Wintersession course called “Culture and Power: Art, Philanthropy, and Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century,” the fellowship works this way: Young Harvard College graduates spend a large part of the fall and winter at a partner cultural organization, then work on research projects at Dumbarton Oaks in the spring.“We’ve had a number of highly talented people who have been very committed to the humanities, but didn’t want to pursue another degree directly after college,” said Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin and director of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. “We saw a niche for enabling such individuals to broaden themselves by working rather than immediately proceeding to more formal studies, while adding new strings to their bows. Frankly, anything you can do right now that is creative to help the humanities has a built-in multiplier effect.”Dumbarton’s first three fellows are getting a wealth of behind-the-scenes experience, working on projects for the museums and libraries to which they have been assigned. Rebecca Rosen, who graduated Harvard in 2015 with a degree in neurobiology and planned a career in science research, is spending the first half of her fellowship at the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, where she is marrying her love of science and culture.“In the curatorial department, I’ve been working on an upcoming exhibition, editing object lists, editing floor plans, and helping out however else I can. I’ve also had the chance to work with textiles. On my first day, I went to the Avenir Foundation Conservation and Collections Resource Center for training on a new microscope camera. I have a pretty extensive background in microscopy, which has already proven useful in my work at the museum,” said the 23-year-old. “I applied for this because of my interests in the museum world, specifically in conservation. Now I’m seeing all the work that goes into bringing these pieces to viewers and connecting audiences with art, and I find I’m interested in everything,” Sumru Belger Krody, senior curator at the George Washington Museum and the Textile Museum, said Rosen’s unique combination of intellectual skills has been critical in helping plan an exhibition on late Byzantine and early Islamic textiles (scheduled for spring 2019).“It may sound strange coming from an art historian, but I appreciate her scientific approach to various aspects of preparing the exhibition or creating object lists to organizing information for dissemination to various stakeholders,” Krody said. “There is a science to planning and implementing exhibitions, and her strength in science there brings out the best in exhibition organization. She is in a good place to move to the next step.”In her fellowship work at the Folger, Menon has found that her seemingly disparate passions — math and the humanities — aren’t mutually exclusive. The Michigan native, who graduated Harvard last spring, studies museum audiences who don’t have traditionally strong relationships with the institution.“I’m looking at minority and low socioeconomic communities,” she said. “Some of the work is looking at survey data and crunching numbers; some is talking to people and reading about accessibility and really drilling down on what universal access looks like in practice.”Ziolkowski has no preconceived model of what Dumbarton Oaks expects of its humanities fellows, but he has been delighted by the program’s results so far. He hopes to double the size of the cohort next year.“We want them working hard, being good ambassadors for Harvard, bringing back knowledge and experience, and then — whatever they do ultimately in their careers — having a caring and knowing commitment to the humanities. I suspect if the fellowship succeeds, we will have people who will go into all sorts of different work,” he said.Fellow John Wang, who graduated from Harvard last spring, is working at the National Gallery of Art, helping the museum research upcoming exhibitions for documentary filmmakers.“Just because it’s free doesn’t mean people want to come. There are other barriers — time or they don’t know where to start,” said Wang, who worked as a student guide at the Harvard Art Museums during his junior and senior years. “A very particular audience comes here, and the museum is thinking about how to branch out and diversify.”Last spring, Wang won Radcliffe Institute’s public art competition to design a garden in Radcliffe Yard, and he will spend the upcoming spring semester working with Dumbarton Oaks’ garden and landscape program on an exhibition on pre-modern urban landscapes.Wang has been struck by the public service aspect of the work. He recalled a poignant anecdote a colleague shared about a young adult who first visited the museum as an elementary school student, then returned after more than a decade.“He wasn’t studying art history and didn’t plan to be an artist. But because of the program, he had learned to enjoy being curious about the world and had applied to college. That was powerful,” he said. Gardens, collections gaining wider exposure
Advertisement Liverpool and Manchester United leading plans to scrap League Cup and reduce Premier League to 18 teams in major shake-up Domestic football in England could be unrecognisable if the plans are approved (Picture: Getty)The two most successful clubs in English football, Manchester United and Liverpool, are driving plans to overhaul the Premier League in a shake-up that would dramatically alter the domestic game.A new report from The Daily Telegraph has revealed that Liverpool have authored a set of proposals entitled ‘Project Big Picture’ which will reshape English football, with United already giving their support to the planned changes.In return for bailing out the Football League with a £250million rescue package, the two clubs – who anticipate the support of the rest of the big six – reportedly want to change a host of rules. Comment Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group authored the document and have the support of Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Chief among them will be the very makeup of the Premier League, with the ‘Revitalisation’ document proposing that the top-flight be reduced to just 18 teams.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThere would still be two automatic promotion places for Championship clubs, but the third, fourth and fifth placed teams would enter a play-off tournament with the side who finishes 16th in the Premier League – something which already happens in Germany.Both United and Liverpool – and the rest of the big six: Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea – are growing increasingly concerned by the number of games they are being asked to play.With an expanded Champions League coming in a few years, they want to reduce their domestic workload, shaving off four Premier League matches and also plotting to scrap the League Cup.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThe Community Shield will also be abolished, though discussions have taken place to continue the League Cup but only with clubs who are not participating in Europe.As part of the plans, parachute payments for relegated teams would be scrapped with 25% of Premier League revenue being shared across the entire EFL – something the Football League clubs are open to, particularly with the promise of an up-front £250m bail-out package. The bail-out proposal would be welcomed by struggling EFL clubs (Picture: Getty)Premier League voting would also be changed as part of the plans, with nine ‘long-term shareholder status’ clubs – which is the big six plus Everton, Southampton and West Ham – given more power; the votes of just six of these clubs would be needed to make rule changes, rather than the current 14 out of 20 sides.The plans could come unstuck over this particular issue, with the 11 Premier League sides who do not qualify as having ‘long-term shareholder status’ expected to push back against the proposals.Another part of the plans would see the introduction of a ‘fan charter’ whereby away tickets would be capped at £20, with travel subsidised, and a push to allow safe standing at stadiums, while there would also be dramatic changes to the loan system.MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responds to Monchi telling Manchester United to get a Director of FootballMORE: Paul Scholes urges Manchester United to ditch Jadon Sancho pursuit and sign Erling Haaland or Harry KaneFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 11 Oct 2020 12:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6kShares
William Blair Investment Management – Johnny Chen has joined the firm’s emerging markets debt (EMD) team as a portfolio manager. He joins from NN Investment Partners, where he was a portfolio manager responsible for Asian rates and currencies for the company’s pan-Asian and global emerging market debt portfolios. He previously worked at ING Investment Management.In his new role, Chen will focus on Asian sovereign debt markets. The appointment further strengthens William Blair’s emerging markets debt investment capabilities, and follows the appointment of a specialist EMD team, led by Marcelo Assalin and Marco Ruijer in January 2020, from NN IP.Hymans Robertson – The pensions and financial services consultancy has promoted William Chan to lead its DC investment consulting. He joined Hymans Robertson in 2015 after more than 10 years as an investment consultant at JANA Investment Advisers and MLC Implemented Consulting in Australia.In his new role, he will lead Hymans Robertson’s DC investment proposition, portfolio construction and implementation for a broad range of DC clients and under a diverse range of governance models.Over the past three years, Chan has led the DC research area at Hymans Robertson where he has focused his time on researching DGFs, multi-factor equities, ESG funds and pre and post-retirement solutions in the DC marketplace.Chan has also joined the newly formed Pension Advice Taskforce set up by the Personal Finance Society.Danish FSA (Finanstilsynet) — Sean Hove, currently an assistant director of the Danish FSA (Finanstilsynet) has been appointed as the new head of the regulator’s office for investor protection. The FSA said Hove had been in charge of its office for the supervision of medium-sized banks since 2012 and is now taking on this change in responsibilities.Hove has previously worked as a special consultant for Danmarks Nationalbank, the Danish central bank, and the Ministry of Finance. The FSA said he will start work in the new role in mid-March.CEM Benchmarking (CEM) – The company has expanded its UK team with the appointment of Rhijuta Dahal and Joao Barata as investment analysts and David Jennings as a client relationship manager. Dahal and Barata will deliver high quality cost and performance benchmarking analysis, while Jennings will manage an ever expanding portfolio of CEM’s UK and European clients.John Simmonds, principal, said: “The growing need for UK trustees to better understand their costs and generate value for money for their members has significantly increased demand for our peer group analysis and insight. To support this and our continued growth in the UK and Europe, we have moved into a new UK office and bolstered the existing UK-based team with more experts.”Dahal joins from Mercer’s manager research team and Barata was previously an investment analyst at LCP and Mercer. Jennings spent the last 12 years at Lazard Asset Management, managing a range of UK and European pension scheme clients.Achmea – Katharina Maass has been named as fund manager of Achmea’s Innovation Fund as of 1 March. She joins from ING Group, where she worked since 2008. She started as principal investment manager and leaves as senior program manager and lead partnerships global advanced analyst.Prior to ING, Maass worked as investment manager at NIBC Bank. She started her career as strategy consultant at McKinsey.The Achmea Innovation Fund started on 1 October and focuses on fast growing startups in fintech and insurtech aimed at health, mobility, living, undertaking and financial wellbeing.Tabula Investment Management – The fixed income ETF provider has appointed Jason Smith to the newly created role of chief investment officer. He was most recently a senior portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he was focused on a variety of fixed income portfolios including rates, inflation, LDI and secured finance. Previously, he was head of portfolio management for the absolute return funds at Barclays Capital.Ahold Pensioenfonds – Sylvia van de Kamp has been appointed as a member of the investment committee of the €5.8bn Ahold Pensioenfonds. Van de Kamp is head of external strategy management at APG Asset Management. She is also a member of the investment committees of the €18.8bn Dutch railways scheme SPF and SPOV, the €4.5bn pension fund for public transport.BNP Paribas AM – Hessel van Beijma has started as senior manager for client relations at BNP Paribas Asset Management. He has more than 20 years of experience in asset management, accrued by several employers including BlackRock. Van Beijma started his career as account manager and risk consultant at Sedgwick (Marsh McLennan) in 1994. Border to Coast, William Blair, Hymans Robertson, Finanstilsynet, CEM Benchmarking, Achmea, Tabula, Ahold, BNP ParibasBorder to Coast Pensions Partnership – The partnership has appointed three new members of its board – Andrew November, John Holtby and Jeffrey Watson. Two existing non-executive directors, Enid Rowlands and Sue Ellis, have also announced their decision to retire from the board.Doug McMurdo, chair of the Border to Coast joint committee and of Bedfordshire Pension Fund, said, “These appointments demonstrate the ongoing close connection between Border to Coast and its 12 local government owners as it delivers on its purpose to deliver sustainable investment returns.”The board will be comprised of three women and four men, with one vacancy left to fill.
His girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez shared images on Instagram to give fans a peek inside.Ronaldo and Rodriguez set sail for the first time this week after the yacht caught the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s eye at the Azimut-Benetti shipyards in Viareggio. Loading… Manager Maurizio Sarri has vented his frustrations post-match and has threatened to play an under-23’s team this weekend.“Conceding 40 goals this season might be a concern, but tonight’s game was not,” he explained per Goal.“We had we injured players and we came off a championship win 68 hours ago, so it was an atypical game that should be taken for what it is. Cristiano Ronaldo has celebrated winning yet another league title by splashing £5.5 million on a new luxury yacht.Juventus were confirmed Serie A champions after a 2-0 victory over Sampdoria on Sunday and it’s the seventh league title of Ronaldo’s career.The 35-year-old has decided to commemorate the victory by splashing out on the vessel which boasts five cabins, six bathrooms, a large lounge as well as a kitchen. The Portuguese international picked out the yacht himself and also took his four children along.On the pitch, it’s been another scintillating season and Ronaldo has scored 31 goals in 33 league games this season.He is four goals behind Lazio’s Ciro Immobile in the Capocannoniere race with one game remaining.Juventus fell to a 2-0 defeat against Cagliari and they face Roma on Saturday in what will be their fifth game in 12 days. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Read Also: FA Cup Final: How Chelsea will lineup vs Arsenal after latest injuries“We must become more solid. But we are the only ones in Europe who have played five games in 12 days, the league has created huge problems for us.“Let’s see how we are tomorrow and if it is appropriate to deploy the Under-23s on Saturday against Roma to make the best recovery.” Promoted Content11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sWhat Our Favorite Celebs Look Like With Their Natural Hair ColorFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More
“He’s been on a heater right now,” Williams said of Beal, who has assumed the scoring lead for the Wizards with fellow guard John Wall sidelined by a knee injury. “It is a little different. I’ve watched these guys on TV and now I’ve got to guard them, but this is what I was raised to do.”Beal is averaging a team-leading 23.8 points.TEODOSIC UPDATEThe Clippers listed Teodosic as “doubtful” to play against the Wizards, which was an upgrade from his status as “out” since he was injured in the closing minutes of the first half of the team’s Oct. 21 victory over the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center.Teodosic has rejoined his teammates for practice this week and has been cleared for contact in drills and scrimmages. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he believed Teodosic was “ready” to play again, adding, “he’s close,” when pressed for a return date for the 30-year-old rookie from Serbia.FINDING A RHYTHMDanilo Gallinari said he felt “very good” during his return to the starting lineup Wednesday after a 13-game layoff because of a strained left glute. He said his conditioning is “very good,” adding it was not the reason for his lackluster 2-for-13 shooting in the Clippers’ loss to Minnesota.“You can practice as much as you want, but the game is different,” Gallinari said. “I’ve got to get back my rhythm. I didn’t help the team the way I wanted. That was the frustrating part. I have to be aggressive and go to the basket. I have to find a way to get baskets.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “We’re riddled with injuries and that’s allowed me a chance to have an opportunity,” said Williams, who signed a free-agent contract with the Clippers in September, so late in the offseason that the only mention of him in the team’s media guide is on the career transactions page.Williams is averaging 2.7 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 11 games.He’s also averaged 14.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in six G League contests.“To be a 3-star recruit in high school to being an NBA starter, it’s a dream come true,” said the 6-foot-5 Williams, who made the leap from his Fayetteville, North Carolina high school to N.C. State to Europe and several NBA summer league squads, and then finally to the Clippers.Williams’ next assignment could be his most difficult; he’ll be matched against the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal for Saturday’s matinee at Staples Center. Beal scored 34 points in the Wizards’ victory Thursday over the Phoenix, which was two nights after he had 51 against Portland. PLAYA VISTA — Point guard Milos Teodosic is expected to return to the Clippers lineup sooner rather than later, which means C.J. Williams will return to a reserve role sooner rather than later, which is still a “dream come true” for the 27-year-old rookie shooting guard.Williams was ticketed for the Clippers’ G League team when the regular season began Oct. 19, a victim of a numbers game with the NBA club. There just wasn’t a spot for him in the Clippers’ rotation, or on the bench, for that matter.Matters changed dramatically after injuries to Teodosic and Patrick Beverley meant the Clippers needed backcourt help. Teodosic was sidelined indefinitely after a plantar fascia injury to his left foot Oct. 21. Beverley underwent season-ending right knee surgery Nov. 22.Williams went from Reno to Charlotte to Ontario to New York, from the G League to the NBA back to the G League and back to the NBA in one grueling week of cross-country travel. Then he went from the Clippers’ bench to their starting lineup for the past two games, a pair of losses to Minnesota.
Pittsburgh Pirates Travis Ishikawa hits an RBI-triple against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning of the MLB National League baseball game on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated catcher Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list and cut first baseman Travis Ishikawa.The Pirates also optioned catcher Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis and cleared roster space for first baseman Ike Davis.Davis was acquired from the New York Mets in a trade Friday night and joined the Pirates for Saturday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.Stewart had surgery on his right knee on March 19. He played six rehab games in the minors. The Pirates got him in a November trade with the New York Yankees to serve as Russell Martin’s backup.Sanchez hit .333 with four RBIs in six games, going 6 for 18.The 30-year-old Ishikawa hit .206 with one home run and three RBIs in 15 games.
The Giants may not be able to save their season but they’re doing all they can to save their season ticket holders, taking the unprecedented step of slashing ticket prices for 2020.Dwindling attendance over the past four seasons prompted the Giants to cut costs for 80 percent of their season tickets next season. It’s the first time since moving to Oracle Park that season ticket prices will go down, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. In a letter to season ticket holders on Wednesday, …
In a little town in the middle of nowhere, the sisters, Sanet Stander and Marietjie Smit, opened a small sewing shop, NetMar. In this creative space, their lives changed forever. They started serving coffee to customers, which led to tea; and now they’re charging into the modern tourism market. NetMar is no longer just a sewing shop – it is South Africa’s only Rooibos Tea House. It is also home to the country’s first online rooibos tea tourism hub. (Image: Rooibos Route) • Sanet & Marietjie Founders Rooibos Route +27 27 482 1007 [email protected] • Research says rooibos beats stress • The business of making tea • Rooibos tea is good for you • Honeybush industry set for growth • Tea with MeleaMelissa Jane CookModern tourists don’t want to lounge around and read books when they’re on holiday; they want experiences. With this in mind, a pair of sisters has come up with a tool that helps tourists to plan and create individual and unique experiences that are relaxing and educational – all based on a plant discovered by the Khoi hundreds of years ago.Some three centuries ago, the Khoi people of southern Africa began using wild grown rooibos as a herbal tea. Today, this delicious cuppa has been elevated to a liquid luxury enjoyed around the world – and it now even has its own route. The Rooibos Route was launched by two creative sisters, a team of hardworking people, a website and the tourism industry.In a little town in the middle of nowhere, the sisters, Sanet Stander and Marietjie Smit, opened a small sewing shop, NetMar. In this creative space, their lives changed forever. They started serving coffee to customers, which led to tea; and now they’re charging into the modern tourism market. NetMar is no longer just a sewing shop – it is South Africa’s only Rooibos Tea House. It is also home to the country’s first online rooibos tea tourism hub.The Rooibos Route was officially launched in Clanwilliam, 200 kilometres north of Cape Town in Western Cape, on 14 August. It is a tourism website that acts as a one-stop-shop for planning a breath-taking holiday based on experiential offerings in the local rooibos industry.“What we realised with the Rooibos Tea House was that tourists don’t want to simply buy tea. They want to see and feel the tea plants in their natural state; they want to learn about the harvesting and curing of the final product, and they want to know everything about how the green plant becomes red tea in a bag,” says Stander. “We just wanted to make it easier for tourists who have an interest in the rooibos industry to plan a trip during which they can learn about the industry while still being pampered and relaxed in beautiful surroundings.”Rooibosroete bekend gestel / Rooibos route launchedTourist offeringInitially, the sisters approached their 10 main rooibos suppliers to get the website started. “All of our suppliers have something they could offer tourists – be it educational or experiential. We’ve created a website with an interactive map that shows you where the specific company or farm is, what they have to offer and how to get in touch with them,” says Smit. “Essentially we take out the legwork of planning your rooibos-based trip by giving you the available options and contact details.”The website has seven categories – cultivation, history, activities, restaurants, tea house, accommodation, and treats – so potential visitors have full control of where they stay and what they experience. “You simply click on one of the categories and all of the available options [is] shown to you – you can just pick from there,” explains Stander. For instance, cultivation options include large-scale farms with on-site processing plants so that tourists can see how a rooibos plant is harvested and turned into bagged or loose-leaf red tea. The history category includes destinations where tourists can learn how the rooibos industry has been shaped over the last three centuries.The Rooibos Route is centred on an interactive Google Maps system that is easy to use and is quite handy when planning a road trip. The website includes the history of rooibos, rooibos recipes, rooibos health facts and a tea of the month. “These will change monthly, so be sure to keep visiting the site,” says Stander.There is a special rooibos experience with a Seven Clan option: visitors can either visit a rooibos farm or production plant, and for the more adventurous, there are outdoor activities such as 4×4 tracks, jogging, walking or bird watching on rooibos farms. The more relaxed tourist can visit a historical building or the local museum, where there is an upgraded exhibition on the plant. Not to be missed is the rooibos baking or tea tasting at the Rooibos Tea House, where there are more than 100 flavoured and blended rooibos teas.The route covers a wide area in and around Clanwilliam, and the tourist can visit the different points in their own time and at their own pace. With the world renowned Cederberg Mountains, the Clanwilliam Dam and beautiful scenery, it is a wonderful experience for rooibos tea lovers and nature and outdoor enthusiasts. Clanwilliam is the heart of rooibos country and is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world.For peace and quiet, try the Suid Bokkeveld and the Cederberg Mountains on a route that links Nieuwoudtville and Wupperthal via Moedverloor – it is also sometimes called the Moedverloor Route. Along the way is a group of authentic small-scale farmers that you can visit, guided hikes, rock art, medicinal plants, and courses on baking traditional bread and how to harvest your own rooibos tea.Environmentally friendlyRooibos Route is an environmentally friendly tourist route between Wupperthal and Nieuwoudtville. It encourages visitors to use local accommodation and enjoy the hospitality of rooibos farmers and their families, who can share their local knowledge and environment with them.In time gone by, the Khoi and San people cut the Aspalathus linearis bush (rooibos) high up in the mountains with axes, bundled it and carried the branches home. At home they chopped the branches and used stones to bruise the leaves. The foliage would be heaped up and left to ferment in the sun. After this oxidation process they would spread it open to let it dry, until it was ready to brew as a tasty herbal and aromatic tea.The Khoi also used rooibos tea to relieve allergies and help heal damaged skin.