On Saturday, David Crosby, founding member of Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Byrds, wrapped up his tour at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre with The Lighthouse Band, which features Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, Becca Stevens, and Michelle Willis. Following the release of their debut album together, Lighthouse, David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band released a second record, Here If You Listen, earlier this fall.David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band worked through many of the tracks off their new album, as well as Crosby’s “Regina”, and a handful of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young favorites, including “Guinnevere,” “Carry Me,” “Déjà Vu” and the encore closer, “Ohio”.You can watch pro-shot video of the entirety of David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band’s tour closer below:David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band – 12/8/2018 [Full-Show Pro-Shot Video][Video:Relix]Setlist: David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 12/8/2018Set One: The Us Below, Things We Do For Love, 1974, Vagrants of Venice, Regina, Laughing, What Are Their Names, Other Half Rule, By the Light of Common DaySet Two: Glory, The City, Look in Their Eyes, Guinnevere, Janet, Carry Me, Déjà VuEncore: Woodstock, Ohio[H/T Jambands.com]
In the past half-century, China has gone from poor and agrarian to wealthy and industrialized, solidifying its position as a global trading power and moving millions of its citizens into the middle class. China and the U.S. are currently locked in a trade war, with little indication that any resolution will come before the U.S. presidential election in November. Reverberations have been felt in both nations and economies around the world. The International Monetary Fund, for instance, estimated in October that global growth dropped to 3 percent, the slowest in a decade. Justin Yifu Lin is one of China’s best-known economists, an expert on that country’s economic rebirth, and former chief economist at the World Bank. Currently a dean at Peking University, Lin spoke to the Gazette on some of the dramatic changes China made to spur its growth and on current U.S.-China trade tensions. Lin will give a talk on China’s economic development on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. at Tsai Auditorium, organized by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.Q&AJustin Yifu LinGAZETTE: You’ve often stated that the success of China’s economy in the past 40 years can be a guide for other countries. What have been some of the reasons for China’s economic progress?LIN: The Chinese economy has been growing continuously for 40 years. One of the main reasons is because 40 years ago, China started to transition from a planned economy to a market economy. The problems China wanted to address were too many government interventions and distortions in the economy, causing misallocation of resources and repression of incentives. The issues and problems in China were similar to those in other socialist countries in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe as well as in many non-socialist countries in Latin America and Africa. With the move, China achieved stability and dynamic growth. Another reason was that in the 1980s and the 1990s, the dominating idea was the neoliberal Washington Consensus. Most countries followed that [free-market] approach, but China adopted a gradual, piecemeal, dual-track approach in which it provided transitional protection and subsidies to old state-owned enterprises in capital-intensive sectors and facilitated the entry to labor-intensive sectors. With that pragmatic approach, China was able to maintain stability while turning sectors such as the garment, textile, and electronics sectors, in which China had comparative advantages, into competitive advantages and export to global markets. “China is becoming a major power, not necessarily a dominating power. The responsibility that comes with that is that when you become more developed you have the obligation to help those left behind.” A key to the future is to avoid the trap of confrontation, Graham Allison says in new book The troubling U.S.-China face-off Simmer nears boil in Hong Kong Harvard China expert examines what’s behind the protests and the deep divisions that darken the likelihood of a peaceful takeover Related GAZETTE: What is it people don’t understand about China’s growing footprint in the world stage?LIN: China is hard to understand. It’s one of the reasons why you always hear about the coming collapse of the Chinese economy and hear many suspicions and accusations about China’s intentions, such as the Belt and Road Initiative [a massive global infrastructure program intended to remake international trade]. Much of it is related to mindset. It was a consensus in the global economic community in the 1990s that China’s gradual dual-track transition, which allowed the state and market to allocate resources side by side, was the worst transition approach because it would give rise to misallocation of resources. Therefore, whenever China’s growth rate slowed down, the prediction about the coming collapse of China surged, as the mindset of the global intellectual community was shaped by the theories generated from the experiences of advanced countries in the past. Ironically, China was the only country in the world which did not encounter a systemic crisis in the last 40 years.Another thing is that in the past, when the West rose to power, it colonized many other countries, so when people see the rise of China, they think China is going to colonize other countries as well. But, I think with China it is very different. China’s history and philosophy are different. Chinese philosophy is always: “I want to be successful, but if I want to be successful, I need to help other countries be successful, as well. I want to become rich, but if I want to be rich, I need to help other people to be rich also.” That’s Confucianism. It’s our philosophy, so from what I see, the rise of China will not only be good for China but provide a great opportunity other countries. For example, the Belt and Road Initiative, with its focus on infrastructure connectivity, is not a debt trap to achieve new colonialism but an opportunity to remove the infrastructure bottlenecks of growth for countries in South Asia, Central Asia, Africa, and many parts of the world.GAZETTE: Is China now the dominant economic power in the world? What is the responsibility that comes with the clout?LIN: China is becoming a major power, not necessarily a dominating power. The responsibility that comes with that is that when you become more developed you have the obligation to help those left behind. For example, in addition to the Belt and Road Initiative, China also initiated the China-Africa Partnership, which provides funds to support industrialization, agricultural mechanization, and infrastructure for modernization in Africa. One issue for China is that most developed countries see things from their own eyes. They see what they think is important in their own countries and assume that they are also important for other developing countries. For example, development cooperation from developed countries focuses on education, health, gender equity, transparency, and democracy. They provide those supports with good intentions but the empirical evidence shows those programs do not generate jobs and growth. As a result, poverty persists. People often use their own past to predict what China will do in the future. However, China has a different philosophy and experiences, so China’s approach and its impacts will be different.GAZETTE: What are your thoughts on the current trade war between the U.S. and China?LIN: Trade is a win-win, and a trade war isn’t a win for anyone. China did not have any intention to have a trade war with the U.S. From many prominent economic theories, we know that protectionism is not good, and globalization would be a better win-win for everyone. Certainly, the U.S has its problems, like the stagnation of wages of blue-collar workers and the declining size of the middle class, but those are not caused by the trade policy of China. Those were caused by some internal, structural problems in the U.S. We know that you cannot use restrictions or trade protectionism to address those kinds of structural problems. So, I think trade war is not good for China; it’s not good for the U.S.; and it’s not good for the world.GAZETTE: The Trump administration has set Dec. 15 as the day when the U.S. will impose tariffs on more than $150 billion of Chinese consumer goods, unless a new trade accord is signed by then. What would be the fallout if those tariffs kick in?LIN: China would have no choice but to bear the burden, but it will also be a burden to the U.S. China will have to look item to item, but overall the impact will not be so large. This is because some of the items are items that China has not begun to export to the U.S., such as some AI products, and for other items the production may shift to Vietnam and other countries with components imported from China. The reason the U.S. says it will implement these tariffs is because it wants to narrow the trade deficit, but the result is just the opposite. The U.S. trade deficit continues to increase in spite of the tariff measures, not just with China, but with European countries, Japan, Canada, and Latin America. Last year, for instance, in spite of tariffs the overall trade deficit in the U.S. increased about 12 percent and with China it increased about 11 percent.GAZETTE: In October, you — along with 37 other economists from the U.S. and China (five of them Nobel winners) — signed onto a statement for the two nations to abandon their trade war and seek an alternative path forward that would give both countries more latitude to both pursue their own domestic economic policies and hit back at those that hurt them. Can you explain what that new path would be?LIN: The statement proposed a “four buckets” framework to handle trade disputes, including prohibition of “beggar thy neighbor” policies [that worsen the economic problems of other nations]. Not all of them are agreeable, of course. In market competition you always have a loser, but if you said in the competition a winner needs to compensate for the loser then it’s not a competition. The statement essentially stressed it’s better to have talks and negotiations than to threat and decouple. It provided a sensible framework to do that, saying we may have differences, but we should improve our understanding of each other’s points to get to the root of the problem and then come up with solutions that are agreeable to both sides. Under the current situation I hope rationality can prevail.GAZETTE: How do you see the current situation resolving?LIN: It is hard to predict because from China’s side no one can predict the next move of this U.S. administration. But like people always say: Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Kathryne Robinson | The Observer Jessica Keating and Brett Robinson discuss the effect of pornography and birth control on sex culture.Robinson began the talk with an explanation of humanity’s relationship with nature.“Plato subscribed to the view that the work of the craftsman when making an artifact is, in fact, to imitate nature’s craftsmanship,” Robinson said. “From this starting point of imitation, human sexuality, in the modern age, has been rendered somewhat broken, fragmented and disconnected from nature.”Keating described how “the pill” — hormonal birth control — represented one such way that our social understanding of sex has been radically changed.“We usually talk about hormonal birth control, not in terms of technology, but in terms of women’s health, social health and environmental effects,” she said. “But we’d like to suggest that the pill is part of our technological ecology. … We might not think the pill is a mind-altering drug like LSD, but it is mind-altering in that it changes social consciousness. It gives us a new consciousness about sex, both on the individual level and socially.“The pill promised this kind of freedom — the freedom to have sex based solely on choice and pleasure without the risk of pregnancy. This is the first time in history that sex is systematically disassociated from human reproduction.”The experience of sex, Keating said, has become increasingly “episodic” in modern culture.“The episodic nature of sex is facilitated by the pill — you can move from partner to partner with ease, without commitment,” she said.Keating shifted her focus to the technological paradigm of our current culture, which, she said, cultivates forgetfulness of the self and fetishization of the body.“Pornography exists within this ecology of depersonalization and fragmentation,” she said. “It’s an immersion or merging of the self into technology. … It’s not just a question of eliminating porn — which we should — but it’s also a question of critiquing the social environment and this virtual ecology that allows pornography to flourish as a billion-dollar industry.”Robinson elaborated on the effects of the technological paradigm we now face. The rise of social media and digital communication, he said, has led to a removal of “all the parts of human communication that make it human.”“This environment that we’ve lived in for now two decades has become increasingly discarnate or disembodied,” Robinson said. “The body in one sense is fetishized, and in another sense forgotten, because we can literally immerse ourselves in environments that don’t actually require our bodies to be there.”Tags: pornography, Students for Child Oriented Policy, White Ribbon Against Pornography Week, WRAP As White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) week wraps up, the Students for Child-Oriented Policy (SCOP) hosted an event exploring modern-day relationship culture. The lecture, delivered by Brett Robinson and Jessica Keating — director of communications and director of the Office of Human Dignity and Life Initiatives, respectively — focused on the ways that porn, birth control pills and changing views on sex have “fragmented” popular notions of relationships, love and identity.
27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Last week in San Francisco, I visited a friend I had met my first year of college. When she expressed concern about aging, I told her that this year I’d found a great way to stay young that had nothing to do with special creams or hair dye: I took a series of three great professional development courses.Now mind you, my hair could very well have turned grayer after completing Northwestern University’s certificate specialization: “Content Strategy for Professionals,” a massive open online course offered through Coursera. It was work, and time-consuming enough to really put me on the run with my regular duties. But instead, taking the course made me feel young again.In fact, when I completed two video- and forum-discussion-based courses and the massive capstone case study project, I felt not unlike I did in 1993 when I had just graduated with my master’s in newspaper administration from Northwestern’s Evanston, Ill., campus. Thanks to having done the work involved in earning the certificate, I have new ideas, better perspective and bolstered confidence in what I can contribute.When’s the last time you took a drink from the “professional fountain of youth” by learning something new? If it’s budget season at your credit union, would it be worthwhile to set aside some funds for professional development for you and your team for the year ahead? My own experience would certainly recommend it. continue reading »
Prosecutors said the 24-year-old police officer had a blood alcohol content of 0.17 percent—more than double the legal limit—more than an hour after he drove his Nissan Pathfinder eastbound in the westbound lanes of Route 27, crashing into a van driven by Brian J. Fusaro in Bay Shore at 4:40 a.m. Sept. 27.“Mr. Fusaro was trapped in his vehicle and he was burned to death,” Spota said.Scheuerer, a Third Precinct officer on force for one year who was off duty at the time, has been suspended without pay, authorities said. He is free on $250,000 bail and due back in court Jan. 18. He faces up to 25 years in prison, if convicted. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Suffolk County police officer was indicted on upgraded charges for allegedly driving drunk the wrong way on Sunrise Highway, crashing head-on into a van and killing its 37-year-old driver three months ago, authorities said.Robert Scheuerer pleaded not guilty Wednesday at Suffolk County court to charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated and other charges.“The defendant had 10 pints of beer and a Margarita,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
The Croatian Camping Association (KUH) has become involved in the development of a cross-border network to encourage the development of accessible natural and cultural tourist destinations. With the approved grants from EU funds, the purchase of two fully equipped and adapted mobile homes for the accommodation of people with special needs is planned, and the houses will serve as a model and model for the education of all interested participants. Through the project implemented by “TOURISM4ALL”, the Croatian Camping Association encourages and creates conditions that will enable people with special needs to stay in Croatian camps, and will encourage the camping sector and intermediaries in the development and encouragement of activities to enable people with disabilities. raising the quality of life and involvement in tourist flows. The project is primarily aimed at people with special needs, but also all other groups with special needs, such as the elderly population, children, people with allergies, people with visual, hearing impairments and the like. Last but not least, the goal of the project is to simultaneously encourage year-round tourism and social inclusion, through the exchange of approaches and technologies and joint promotion towards people with special needs. The project is commendable for its orientation towards the part of the population that unfortunately is not in the main interest of the tourist offer, which the project wants to change. “Bringing tourist destinations closer to people with special needs means raising awareness of existing social inequality and actively solving problems. Also, through cross-border cooperation and networking of project partners, a basis is created for further progress and raising awareness of the Croatian and Italian public with the project and its goals. ” pointed out Adriano Palman, director of KUH. Implementation begins on November 1, 2018, and completion is planned for April 2021. The project is part of the umbrella EU program INTERREG Italy – Croatia and includes cooperation with the leading partner of the project, the Italian region of Molise, and with many other partners on both sides of the Adriatic Sea.
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Sharing is caring! Nationals of Guyana and St Lucia are casting their ballots to elect a new government for the next five years.BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday November 28, 2011 – Stephenson King is for the first time seeking his own mandate to become the prime minister of St Lucia, while in Guyana, the ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) is aiming to extend its 19-year government rule.The historic elections are taking place today in both countries – the first time polls are being held on the same day in two Caricom states, according to reports.King, the United Workers Party (UWP) leader, was appointed in 2007 following the death of former Prime Minister Sir John Compton.He is being challenged by Kenny Anthony of the St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) which was defeated at the 2006 polls.Overall, five political parties are contesting the election in which more than 151,000 people are registered to vote. Only the UWP and the SLP are fielding full slates of candidates.Meanwhile, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said all systems were in place for today’s polls.“We are ready, GECOM is ready to carry out that mandate that was given to us by the state,” GECOM Chairman Dr. Steve Surujbally stated.More than 475, 000 nationals are eligible to vote at 2,075 polling stations across the country.The incumbent PPPC is being challenged by the Alliance for Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU).Observer missions from the Caribbean Community, the Organization of American States and the Commonwealth Secretariat are monitoring the two general elections. Caribbean 360 News /strong> 72 Views no discussions Share Tweet Share Share NewsRegional Historic general elections underway in two Caricom countries by: – November 28, 2011
RelatedPosts Dare promises to pay outstanding athletes allowances, AFN hails him AFN postpones annual general congress IAAF stops Nigeria’s Oduduru from competing at Doha 2019, Okagbare too may be barred Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, embattled President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, has said the federation will work diligently to unravel all corrupt practices. Shehu-Gusau said this on Sunday in a news conference to address the situation of things happening in the federation. He said the measure was in keeping with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to accountability and transparency, He said: “On the inauguration of our Board in July, 2017, I was confronted with an allegation in respect of $150,000 paid to the AFN. “I was accused of mismanaging the funds and in keeping with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to accountability and transparency, I submitted myself to the relevant agencies for investigation. “The individual reports exonerated me from any culpability but raised questions which the agencies are diligently pursuing. “My action in submitting myself to be investigated laid the foundation for the misunderstandings being experienced in the AFN today. “It is common knowledge that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has been doing everything within his powers to attract foreign investments. “He is also irrevocably committed to creating jobs, especially for our teeming youth.” Shehu-Gusau said securing alternative means of funding the activities of the federation would ease the pressure on government. He said: “The sponsorship deal signed with Puma attests to the capacity of this board to attract private funding for sports from within and outside the country. “It will also create jobs for the youth of this country as sports has the capacity to create enormous job opportunities. “This is part of the reasons we seek autonomy to enable us increase the funding base of the Federation. “I am pleased to inform Nigerians that the Puma sponsorship deal, which is in kind, will run from September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022. “It is unique in the sense that Puma will deliver kits worth $2.76 million to the Federation in Abuja. “That way, we do not have to spend scarce resources available to be travelling to Germany to collect the kits. “We are working hard to ease the pressure on government yet some people are bent on frustrating our efforts. “Since the advent of this current leadership, there has been one problem or the other, all geared towards directly administering the Sports Federations. “The AFN is not the first and if something is not done to curtail their excesses, it will definitely not be the last.”Tags: Athletics Federation of Nigeria
Prop Ryan Bevington was named in the Ospreys team after passing concussion protocols following his blow to the head in the 19-16 defeat to Glasgow. There were four changes to the team including Scott Otten, Dmitri Arhip and Joe Bearman, who came in for Wales trio Scott Baldwin, Aaron Jarvis and Justin Tipuric. Leinster coach Matt O’Connor made seven changes from the side which beat Zebre last weekend, including the return of Rhys Ruddock – his first match since December. In a pretty uninspiring first half, that was dominated by an aerial kicking duel, Leinster led by the interval by 6-3 despite not entering Opsreys’ 22 once. Leinster’s dominance came through a strong scrummage, but it was the Ospreys who enjoyed much more territory. After a series of dull kicking exchanges it was Leinster who took the lead with two Gopperth penalties on 15 and 23 minutes. Ospreys went through the phases on a couple of occasions as they entered the Leinster 22, but the Irish team’s defence held firm. That was until the end of the first half, when Ospreys broke their duck with a penalty goal for Davies from inside the 22. Ospreys passed up a golden opportunity to climb back into the Guinness Pro12 play-off places as a final-minute Jimmy Gopperth penalty sealed a 9-9 draw for Leinster at the Liberty Stadium. The hosts were 9-6 up going into the final 90 seconds, when replacement Morgan Allen was penalised in his 22 at a ruck. Gopperth stepped up and put the ball through the posts to claim his third penalty and give the visitors a share of the spoils. The Ospreys’ points came by way of two penalties and a drop goal from outside-half Sam Davies, who was forced from the field midway through the second half for a concussion check. Davies was on target again two minutes into the second half with a drop goal from an encouraging Ospreys attack before following that up with a 55th-minute penalty to take the home side into the lead for the first time. The Ospreys looked like they were heading for a win and fourth place in the table in a game that never really looked like producing a try. But the ever-reliable boot of Gopperth ensured Leinster returned home with something, leaving the Ospreys fans unhappy with their points return. Press Association