On the lighter side

first_img 6Grimacing faces are immortalized in the entranceway to Austin Hall at Harvard Law School. 16Floors constructed of concrete, as seen in the Sert Gallery lobby, are featured throughout the Carpenter Center. 4Graphic details decorate the walls of Memorial Hall. 2The architectural model titled “Real and Imaginary Variables” by Arthur Liu, Nicholas Croft, and William Quattlebaum is on display in an exhibit at Harvard Graduate School of Design. 12Elegant forms are carved into the walls of the grand entranceway to Robinson Hall. Impressions of the Cambridge campus are rich with red brick and twining ivy. But a lighter side of Harvard exists, too. Marble, concrete, and dappled canopies give the University subtle shades and nuance, while columns, grandstands, and arches in pale tints offset the traditional greenery of the Yard. Harvard’s true color might be crimson — but beauty can be found in the neutral palette of the campus. 10Columns of Widener Library face out onto Tercentenary Theatre. 7A domed ceiling hovers above the tunnel connecting Wigglesworth House to Harvard Yard. 17The modernist William James Hall designed by Minoru Yamasaki stretches 15 stories high. 9The arches of Harvard Stadium form a repeating pattern. 18Spindles beautify the balcony of Memorial Church.center_img 13Inside Robinson Hall, the swirling mane of a lion made of marble decorates the stairs leading to the History Department. 1The stands of Harvard Stadium are beautifully weathered. 11The trees of Harvard Yard form a canopy casting shadows onto the president, deans, dignitaries, and honorary degree recipients in Tercentenary Theatre on Commencement Day. 14A warm, soft light illuminates the ceiling of Memorial Church. 15Concrete pillars shape a covered pathway under the Laboratory for Integrated Science and Engineering. 3Elements on an exterior wall of Gund Hall at the Harvard Graduate School of Design form a face. 5Charlie Chaplin tips his hat from a mural along Church Street. 8Over 30 inches in length and 200 pounds in weight, this giant clamshell is on view at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 19The Veritas shield adorns the fallen soldier in the Memorial Church sculpture titled “The Sacrifice.”last_img read more

Dodd-Frank continues to polarize 5 years later

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Elizabeth PeaceIt turned five years old today, but not everyone is singing “Happy Birthday” to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.Republicans are turning to op-eds and social media to express their distaste for the law that, at least for now, isn’t going away. continue reading »last_img

Indonesia claims wide support for virus-sharing stance

first_imgMay 27, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia’s health minister asserted yesterday that 112 other nations at a meeting in Geneva last week expressed support for her country’s position on avian influenza virus sharing, according to an Indonesian newspaper.At a press conference in Jakarta yesterday, Siti Fadilah Supari said support for Indonesia’s sample-sharing proposals came on May 21 at a Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) health ministers meeting, which was held alongside the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual meeting in Geneva, the Jakarta Post reported today. The NAM, founded in 1955, is an organization of countries that consider themselves not aligned with or against any superpower. Supari said representatives of 112 countries at the NAM health ministers meeting supported Indonesia’s demands.”We received moral and political support from health ministers from England, Russia, Iran, and Australia,” Supari said, according to the Post report. The NAM Web site does not list England or Australia among its 118 member countries.In early 2007, Indonesia announced it had stopped sharing H5N1 influenza virus samples with the WHO out of concern that developing countries that share such samples will not have access to vaccines that drug companies in rich countries may produce from the samples. The country has shared only a few samples since then. It has pushed for new virus-sharing policies that it considers more transparent and fair to it and other developing nations.Supari continues talks with USDuring the WHO’s annual World Health Assembly, Supari urged world health officials to replace the WHO’s virus-sharing system, saying it favors developed nations, the Post reported. Also during the meeting, she met with US Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt to discuss possible solutions to the virus-sharing impasse, in a continuation of talks that had begun in April.Leavitt mentioned the latest talks at a May 19 press conference in Geneva. “Actually, not a great deal changed as a result of our meeting today,” he told reporters, according to a transcript published on the US State Department Web site.He emphasized that the United States wants to help forge needed improvements in the sample-sharing system. “What we aren’t willing, of course, to do is engage in any system that would involve compensation for virus samples,” he said. “This is a 60-year-old tradition. That’s one of the greatest public health successes in history.”A progress report on multilateral efforts to settle the sample-sharing issue, including ideas raised at the World Health Assembly, is expected in July, Leavitt said. A WHO working group dedicated to solving the problem, which has met several times, will meet again in November. “And we’re hopeful that by November of this year we’ll have a protocol under which that [virus sharing] can be done,” Leavitt said.In a recent book, Supari accused the United States of planning to make a biological weapon out of the H5N1 virus and charged that the United States and the WHO have conspired to profit from H5N1 vaccines.Genetic data to be shared Indonesia recently announced it would begin sharing H5N1 viral sequences with a new public database, the Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data (GISAID), which was formed by a group of 70 scientists and health officials to promote greater sharing of H5N1 sequences.GISAID has said the public can freely access the database, which includes both human and animal H5N1 sequences, after they register and agree to share and credit the use of others’ data, analyze findings jointly, publish results collaboratively, and refrain from pressing intellectual property rights issues that relate to diagnostic, drug, and vaccine developments.Experts have praised the new development, but some have said that having actual H5N1 isolates is more useful because they are needed to make seed strains for vaccines and are critical for determining antigenicity, transmissibility, and pathogenicity.See also:Apr 17 CIDRAP News story “HHS secretary blogs on impasse with Indonesia”May 19 CIDRAP News story “Experts welcome Indonesia’s vow to share H5N1 data”last_img read more

WarriorsHQ: Kevin Durant, Pascal Siakam, DeMarcus Cousins and Dubs injuries

first_imgThe Warriors’ labored loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals offered the latest evidence to a topic that should have been irrefutable even during Golden State’s recent success without him.The Warriors are worse without Kevin Durant, who missed his sixth consecutive playoff game because of a strained right calf.Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for a 16-of-35 clip from the field. Draymond Green’s fifth triple-double of the postseason — he had 10 points, 10 rebounds …last_img

Ladies 3/4 Wig Fall Clip In Hair Piece Extensions Ombre Dip dye : Amazing product! First time buying

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Nissan turns over a new self-driving Leaf with ProPilot

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Gopinath Munde most likely to join Congress

first_imgBJP leader Gopinath Munde appears to be all set to join the Congress. He met Congress leaders Ahmed Patel and Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan late on Tuesday night and was expected to meet party chief Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday.Union Minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has been playing a major role in bringing Munde to the Congress.Headlines Today accessed a video of April 2011 wherein Munde and Deshmukh are seen offering puja at the Sai Baba’s temple in Shirdi. They are seen walking into the temple and then having a darshan of Sai Baba’s mausoleum.The BJP has been trying to placate Munde, who is unhappy about being sidelined by party president Nitin Gadkari, his rival in Maharashtra politics.Gadkari was junior to Munde in state politics. After he took over as BJP president, Munde’s clout went down in the party.Munde arrived in Delhi from Mumbai on Tuesday night but has not met any of the BJP’s central leaders, including L.K. Advani. There is a feeling in the BJP camp that Munde appears to have come to the conclusion that his grievances were unlikely to be resolved.”Munde appears to have made up his mind to go to the Congress,” PTI quoted a senior BJP leader as saying.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more