1 Mar
2021

Moore than alright

first_imgThe Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard University has chosen Julianne Moore as its 2011 Woman of the Year.The award festivities will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 27, when the award-winning actress will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge. Afterward, the president of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Michael Barron ’11, and the vice president of the cast, Kyle Dancewicz ’11, will roast the actress and present her with her Pudding Pot at 3:15 p.m. at the New College Theatre, the Hasty Pudding’s home in the heart of Harvard Square since 1889. After the roast, several numbers from the Hasty Pudding Theatrical’s 163rd production “Kashmir If You Can” will be performed at approximately 3:40 p.m., and a press conference will be held at approximately 4:10 p.m.Moore, an actress of great range, has delivered outstanding work in both box office hits and independent features. Moore is the ninth person in Academy history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for her performances in “Far From Heaven” (best actress nomination) and “The Hours” (best supporting actress nomination). While lauded for her performances in dramatic films, such as “Boogie Nights,” “The End of the Affair,” and “A Single Man,” Moore has also received praise for her roles in comedic films such as “The Big Lebowski.”She made her Broadway debut in 2006 in the Sam Mendes production “The Vertical Hour,” and has a recurring role as Alec Baldwin’s love interest on NBC’s hit comedy “30 Rock.” She also has a children’s book series, “Freckleface Strawberry” and “Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully.”Moore most recently starred opposite Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo in the acclaimed film “The Kids Are Alright,” for which she has earned a Golden Globe nomination. She will next be seen in “Crazy Stupid Love” opposite Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, and in “Shelter,” also starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.The bookend Man of the Year event will take place Feb. 4. The recipient of this year’s award will be announced next week.For more information on the events, contact Learah Lockhart ’12 at 917.399.4627, or by email at [email protected] awards are presented annually to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to entertainment. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year award has been granted to such talented entertainers as Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Taylor, and, most recently, Anne Hathaway. The Man of the Year award was established in 1963, and past recipients have included Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Willis, and, last year, Justin Timberlake.To purchase tickets to “Kashmir If You Can,” which will be performed at the New College Theatre, contact the Hasty Pudding Box Office at 617.495.5205. The show opens on Feb. 4 following the Man of the Year ceremony and continues in Cambridge until March 6. The show performs Wednesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. The company then travels to New York to perform at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse on March 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. (Call 212.772.4448 for tickets.) The tour continues to the Hamilton City Hall in Bermuda for performances March 17-19 at 8 p.m.last_img read more

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26 Jan
2021

Lecture features Irish secret society

first_imgThe Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies hosted graduate student Jessica Lumsden for the Shamrocks and Secrets lecture series, which focused on early 19th century Ireland and the growth of a secret and frequently violent society known as the Ribbonmen.Although many rumors concerning the Ribbonmen still circulate, Lumsden said there are only a few established facts on the society and consequently little historical investigation into the subject.“What we do have is we have many, many police reports; we have letters of gentlemen who were actively investigating the Ribbonmen; we have newspaper coverage of Ribbon crimes; we have a collection of captured passwords and oaths and signs,” she said. “So you have all these things that indicate what Ribbonmen were up to or at least what they thought they were up to.”Lumsden said much of what we know about Ribbonism comes from the personal testimonies of informers claiming to be part of the society, as well as scattered references to Ribbonmen in Irish literature.The sources reveal Ribbonmen operated on both a local and national level, she said. On the local level, Ribbonism was primarily agrarian and the Ribbonmen were involved in “trying to control local trade, local land, local politics and do some local policing of the community.”On the national level, Lumsden said Ribbonism supported the nationalist movement and worked to repeal the Act of Union that both declared Ireland a part of Great Britain and merged the British and Irish parliaments.“Ribbonmen are actually critically important to Irish history, and they’re forgotten for a number of reasons,” she said.Emerging from the remains of a previous secret society known as the Defenders, the exclusively Catholic Ribbonmen became active around 1810 and gained traction between 1816 and 1824, Lumsden said.Violence was a key component of Ribbonism, and Lumsden said members often left “coffin notices” containing death threats. The 1816 murders at Wildgoose Lodge, in which the Ribbonmen burned alive an informant and his family, cemented Ribbonism’s status as a powerful secret society characterized by violence.“It caused uproar in Ireland,” she said. “This was violence that was not unknown, but it was violence that was attached to this secret society that was a new secret society, so that gave it some weight.”Lumsden said following a schism which divided the Ribbonmen into two factions – the Dublin Ribbonmen and the Ulster Ribbonmen – the capture and trial of the secretary of the Dublin Ribbonmen resulted in the collapse of Dublin Ribbonism.The Ulster Ribbonmen disintegrated soon after, she said, and by the mid-19th century, Ribbonism no longer occupied the position of power it once held.“The specter of Ribbonism really gets broken after the 1840s,” she said.The Ribbonmen’s legacy lies in their intricate national network, which Lumsden said enabled the persistence of Irish nationalism.“These Ribbonmen built this diasporic network of Irish nationalism and fed that fire and kept that network alive so that it could be used by later nationalist groups,” she said. “The Ribbonmen keep alive this nationalism, and then they spread it.”Tags: Ireland, Jessica Lumsden, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, Ribbonmen, Shamrocks and Secrets lecture serieslast_img read more

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31 Dec
2020

Global energy storage boom to Increase 122-fold by 2040

first_imgGlobal energy storage boom to Increase 122-fold by 2040 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:Global energy storage deployment is expected to increase 122-fold over the next two decades to 1,095 GW/2,850 GWh by 2040, according to a new BloombergNEF (BNEF) report, published Wednesday.BNEF estimates this storage boom will require $662 billion of investment, even though the cost of lithium-ion batteries is expected to fall by 50% over the next decade.The research company also forecasts that renewables will account for almost 40% of the world’s electricity by 2040, up from 7% today, due to falling prices.The global transformation of the power grid toward renewable energy sources is expected to catapult the deployment of energy storage systems to new heights, while the anticipated electrification of the transportation sector and the power demand from that will help further reduce costs.BNEF pointed to the stationary storage and electric vehicle markets as the main drivers of the upcoming battery boom. “Two big changes this year are that we have raised our estimate of the investment that will go into energy storage by 2040 by more than $40 billion, and that we now think the majority of new capacity will be utility-scale, rather than behind-the-meter at homes and businesses,” Yayoi Sekine, energy storage analyst for BNEF and co-author of the report, said in a news release. Despite this positive outlook for the storage industry, S&P Global Platts Analytics identified raw material prices, fire protection and potential import tariffs as potential risks to future price reductions.More: Global storage deployments to hit 2,850 GWh by 2040, increasing 122-foldlast_img read more

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20 Sep
2020

Alderweireld calls for calm

first_img “We can be happy but from tomorrow we have to be focused on Saturday because it is a big day again. It can change very quickly in the Premier League.” The start to the season has seen Koeman and his players defy the odds after it was suggested they would struggle having lost the likes of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers over the summer. But in players like Alderweireld, as well as Pelle and Tadic who both impressed once again on Saturday, Koeman has remodelled his squad into a side who look capable of continuing such form. Mauricio Pochettino led Saints to a best-ever eighth place Premier League finish last year before departing for Tottenham but Alderweireld feels that can be beaten this year. “I think better than last season,” the Belgium international answered when asked what Southampton should aim for this campaign. “If we can make that step and finish in a better position that last season we can be happy. “I knew a lot of players that Koeman brought and knew we had a good team. I signed here for a year to play good football and play with good players. Wes Brown was replaced at half-time by Bridcutt but had already seen enough to know that Sunderland were nowhere near good enough. Although the 35-year-old felt that Fletcher should have been awarded at 2-0, the former Manchester United man confessed it would not have papered over the cracks. “We didn’t manage to get the penalty and we are disappointed with that decision,” he said. “Had that been given it might have changed the game, he could have been sent off too, especially if we had put the ball in the net from it. “It would have been 2-1 at the time. But it was not good enough today. There were not enough of us alive. To concede eight says it all really. “There were too many of us off our game. we might have had 10 minutes, but then they got a goal, got a second goal and a third. We needed to come out and show some fight and we didn’t do that. “It has to be a one-off, you can’t do that in the Premier League. You get punished like that if you do. We have to put this behind us as quickly as possible.” The Black Cats did little to help their own cause as Santiago Vergini hammered in an own goal that will live long in the memory to put Southampton on their way to their biggest ever Premier League win. Player of the month Graziano Pelle continued his impressive start to the campaign by tapping in a second before Jack Cork added a third before half-time. A second own goal from substitute Liam Bridcutt made it four, then Pelle completed a brace before Dusan Tadic, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane also got on the scoresheet. Sunderland were unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty at 2-0 when Fraser Forster came off his line and appeared to bring down Steven Fletcher – although referee Andre Marriner was unmoved. The rout means Southampton hold on to third spot in the Barclays Premier League table with manager of the month Ronald Koeman continuing his impressive start to life in English football. Stoke are the next visitors to St Mary’s next weekend but Alderweireld, who lifted the Primera Division title with Atletico last season, knows the players need to remain grounded as they look to build on such a memorable result. “Of course we can be very satisfied with the result,” he said. “The second half was much better than the first but we have to keep calm. It is only three points and next week will be tough. The 25-year-old is currently on loan at St Mary’s from Atletico Madrid and is now an integral part of the most miserly defence in English football. It was in attack where Southampton made the headlines on Saturday as they dished out a mauling to a Sunderland side who were simply blown away by the forward players on show for the hosts. Toby Alderweireld insists Southampton must not get carried away following their 8-0 thrashing of Sunderland. Press Associationlast_img read more

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13 Aug
2020

Mason City drive-by shooting suspects plead not guilty

first_imgMASON CITY — Not guilty pleas have been entered by two men accused of a drive-by shooting in Mason City last year. Police accused 27-year-old Jacob Wilson of Gold Hill Oregon of driving a car in the 200 block of South Ohio on June 21st 2018, with 28-year-old Robert Buckner Junior firing shots at another occupied vehicle. A Cerro Gordo County deputy stopped the vehicle, interviewed the occupants and seized a firearm. Charges were not filed at the time pending further investigation, including examining the firearm and DNA testing. Wilson was arrested in Oregon and extradited back to Iowa while Buckner was arrested in late November. Both men have been charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure or provoke fear. Buckner and Wilson recently filed written pleas of not guilty, with their trials scheduled to start on January 28th.last_img read more

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