Canadian World War II destroyer becomes ceremonial flagship

first_imgA 75-year-old destroyer and World War II and Korean War veteran officially became the Royal Canadian Navy’s flagship in a ceremony on May 26 in Ontario.  The ceremony was part of a two-day community event co-hosted by the Royal Canadian Navy and Parks Canada, in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Oshawa Military and Industrial Museum, and the City of Hamilton.Through this ceremonial designation, HMCS Haida will fly the Canadian Naval Ensign and observe traditional sunrise and sunset ceremonies during its operating season from May to October. There will also be a Honourary Commanding Officer appointed to the vessel.In the evening of May 26th, a traditional sunset ceremony was held followed by HMCS Haida’s transformation into an illuminated living memorial in remembrance of the fallen of the battles of the Atlantic and the St. Lawrence.During the Second World War, HMCS Haida joined the Arctic convoys, escorting merchant ships on the Murmansk Run to Russia. The vessel patrolled the English Channel as part of preparations for D-Day and played an active role in the Allied invasion of Normandy. HMCS Haida subsequently served in the Korean War and the Cold War before being retired from active service in 1963, earning the moniker “fightingest ship” of the Royal Canadian Navy.This year marks HMCS Haida’s 75th anniversary of first entering into service. The last remaining Second World War Tribal-class destroyer in the world, the vessel was among the fastest and most powerful of its kind at that time.“This is a tremendous day for both the Royal Canadian Navy and for Parks Canada. HMCS Haida exemplifies the values of our naval personnel in uniform – service above self; courage in the face of immense danger; indomitable spirit; and the relentless pursuit of excellence,” Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander Royal Canadian Navy, said. “As flagship of the RCN, Haida now stands as a permanent reminder of the sacrifice and courage of Canada’s sailors, so that future generations of Canadians and sailors can be inspired by its story and the proud traditions of our Royal Canadian Navy.” View post tag: HMCS Haida Share this article Photo: HMCS Haida at the National Historic Site in Hamilton, Ontario. Photo: Parks Canada View post tag: Royal Canadian Navylast_img read more

ABDOMINAL IMAGING FELLOW

first_imgLicense or Certificate: Degree and Area of Specialization: Job Number: Principal Duties: MD or DO degree Terminal, 12 month appointment.This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to anongoing appointment based on need and/or funding NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) 4 years residency Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Employment Class: Official Title: Job no: 100271-ASWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/RADIOLOGY/RADIOLOGYLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services Wisconsin medical license. Applicant must be board certified orboard eligible. Full or Part Time: 50% – 100% Contact: Instructions to Applicants: Department(s): JULY 01, 2021 Andrew [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. )center_img Anticipated Begin Date: The Department of Radiology is recruiting for radiologistsinterested in pursuing a clinical fellowship in Abdominal Imagingbeginning on July 1, 2021.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. A539300-MEDICAL SCHOOL/RADIOLOGY/RADIOLOGY Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: 100271-AS The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Academic Staff-Terminal This appointment has two components, including 1) advanced trainingin Abdominal Imaging, and 2) providing independent clinicalservices for the Department of Radiology at the University ofWisconsin Hospital and Clinics.This position will always function as a trainee when performingtumor ablation procedures (microwave ablation and cryoablation inboth an intraoperative and percutaneous setting), selectivesalpingography and intraoperative/laparoscopic ultrasound. Theclinical activities for which this position can functionindependently include: general radiology duties such as plainradiography, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, ultrasound and overall radiologyservices.This individual will perform the duties of a general diagnosticradiologist. These duties will include, but are not limited to,general radiology interpretation (including teleradiology),supervising and interpreting fluoroscopic examinations andultrasound, CT, MR and VC. In addition, specific responsibilitieswill be tailored to the subspecialty in which the individual willwork.The individual will often supervise and teach residents and medicalstudents. Work may be carried out at the University of WisconsinHospital and Clinics, UW Medical Foundation Clinics, MeriterHospital and/or other radiology outpatient or outreach sites andextended coverage areas as necessary.There is the possibility that this position could be extended forone additional year. To apply, please go to Jobs At UW, www.jobs.wisc.edu, search forPosition Vacancy Listing # 100271 and select . You will be asked toupload a CV and a Statement of Interest including your career goalsand professional plans. You will also need to follow this linkhttps://www.radiology.wisc.edu/education/fellowships/abdominalbody-imaging/abdominal-imaging-fellowship-application/to complete the other application requirements.The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 1, 2019,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the positions are filled. Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Institutional Statement on Diversity: Appointment Type, Duration: Salary: Position Summary: Work Type: CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR(D54NN) Applications Open: Sep 16 2019 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close:last_img read more

Speech: Non-proliferation and International Stability

first_imgThank you, Mr President.As we embark on another review cycle for the Non-proliferation treaty, it is important that we as the Security Council, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security, take a step back and consider the contribution made by the NPT to international stability. For the past 50 years, the NPT has minimised the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and provided the framework for significant nuclear disarmament. To take the United Kingdom’s own example, we have more than halved the number of warheads since the height of the Cold War.Of course, the NPT has not been about prohibition. It has also provided the framework to develop secure, safe, peaceful uses for nuclear energy globally. This ensures the international community can have confidence in the safety of civilian nuclear energy.But where proliferation does occur, the NPT also provides the framework for this Council’s action to contain it. Under the JCPOA, Iran is subjected to a rigorous programme of inspections made possible by the architecture underpinning the NPT. While this Council continues to demand that North Korea dismantle its nuclear programme, the verification of that will ultimately need to be conducted consistent with the NPT.As we approach another Review Conference, we should keep in mind that there is more that unites us than our differences, and that we all agree we should strengthen the NPT going forward. The United Kingdom is committed to working with all partners to securing a positive outcome to the Review Conferences. This this means resolving the Chairmanship, as well as agreeing an agenda for the RevCon in 2020, at the Third PrepCom.Mr President, despite these challenges, it is important that we continue to demonstrate progress on disarmament in a way that strengthens all of our security. This is why the United Kingdom is working on developing disarmament verification solutions, particularly with the United States, Sweden and Norway in the Quad. Establishing an effective verification regime will be vital if we are to realise our long-term goal of multilateral nuclear disarmament. States will need to have confidence that a nuclear-armed state has dismantled its warheads and that, crucially, this is done in a way that makes us safer, rather than spreading nuclear knowledge.This work has demonstrated that Non-Nuclear Weapon States can play an important role in the development of nuclear disarmament verification while preventing proliferation. We encourage all states to fully participate in this process to continue to grow capacity for verification worldwide – and very much welcome France and Germany’s joint verification exercise scheduled for later this year.Mr President, we must all continue to promote the step-by-step approach, and work for universalisation of the Non-proliferation treaty; early entry into force of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty; and promote the early commencement and conclusions of negotiations on a Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty in the Conference on Disarmament.Let me set out some of the steps the United Kingdom is taking to help support a successful Review Conference outcome:We will be submitting a draft Implementation Report to the PrepCom, setting out how we have implemented the NPT this review cycle, and we encourage all states to do the same.We intend to use our coordinator role of the P5 process to continue the excellent work that has taken place under Chinese leadership, including continuing the P5’s dialogue with all signatories.We will remain a strong supporter of the IAEA and all the work it does, including efforts related to Technical Cooperation. The UK has made significant extra-budgetary contributions to support the refurbishment of the Seibersdorf laboratories (including just over 1 million euros between 2016 and 2018)We are pleased to have signed a new Voluntary Offer Agreement and Additional Protocol with the IAEA in June 2018 and the Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018 which enables the UK to establish a domestic nuclear safeguards regime.We continue to regard the Additional Protocol as the gold standard of safeguards and urge those states who are yet to have done so to agree and ratify these agreements with the IAEA. We strongly support the State Level Concept.Mr President, I would also note the echoing silence on compliance issues from some of the states which are most eager to promote the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, a treaty that lacks any concrete provisions for verifying compliance. The UK will not support, sign or ratify this treaty.Mr President, We should not underestimate the challenges facing the Non-proliferation treaty – themselves an indication of the challenges facing international security. Any meaningful discussion on disarmament must take into account the wider security environment. We all have a responsibility to work towards a safer, more stable world, in which those states with nuclear weapons feel able to relinquish them, and this is where the United Nations Security Council must make its own contribution to the NPT. That must involve remaining resolute in our determination to fully disarm North Korea, and to prevent the escalation of conflicts. And we must give our full political support to the continuation of the NPT process and an agreed, consensus-based outcome to the upcoming review conference.Thank you Mr President.last_img read more

Dover Sprint Cup qualifying order

first_imgFind out where your favorite driver rolls off for Coors Light Pole qualifying at the Monster Mile READ: Post-Coca-Cola 600 Driver Reports READ: Pit crew key as Hamlin claws back READ: Kenseth, Johnson hopes wrecked in 600 Track Qualifying Record:Driver            Date    Time    SpeedJeremy Mayfield 6/06/04    22.288    161.522#    Car    Driver    Team    Time    Speed    Time    Speed1    13    Casey Mears    GEICO Ford                2    39    Ryan Newman    Haas Automation Chevrolet                3    51    Austin Dillon(i)    Phoenix Construction Chevrolet                4    35    Josh Wise(i)    MDS Transport Ford                5    14    Tony Stewart    Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Chevrolet                6    83    David Reutimann    Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota                7    29    Kevin Harvick    Jimmy John’s Chevrolet                8    22    Joey Logano    Shell Pennzoil Ford                9    44    Scott Riggs    No Label Ford                10    34    David Ragan    Front Row Motorsports Ford                11    87    Joe Nemechek(i)    Royal Teak Toyota                12    7    Dave Blaney    SANY Chevrolet                13    99    Carl Edwards    Subway Ford                14    78    Kurt Busch    Furniture Row/Sealy Chevrolet                15    32    Timmy Hill #    OXY Water Ford                16    30    David Stremme    Widow Wax Toyota                17    98    Michael McDowell    Phil Parsons Racing Ford                18    33    Landon Cassill(i)    Bicycle NASCAR Playing Cards Chevrolet                19    11    Denny Hamlin    FedEx Freight/Autism Speaks Toyota                20    9    Marcos Ambrose    DeWalt/Ace/CMN Ford                21    88    Dale Earnhardt Jr.    National Guard Chevrolet                22    27    Paul Menard    Menards/Libman Chevrolet                23    15    Clint Bowyer    5-hour Energy Toyota                24    2    Brad Keselowski    Miller Lite Ford                25    93    Travis Kvapil    Burger King/Dr.Pepper Toyota                26    55    Mark Martin    Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota                27    16    Greg Biffle    RiteAid/Ace Ford                28    42    Juan Pablo Montoya    Energizer Chevrolet                29    48    Jimmie Johnson    Lowe’s/Monsters University Chevrolet                30    19    Mike Bliss(i)    Plinker Tactical Toyota                31    1    Jamie McMurray    Parade Media Group Chevrolet                32    20    Matt Kenseth    Dollar General Toyota                33    17    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #    Best Buy Ford                34    24    Jeff Gordon    AARP Credit Cards from Chase Chevrolet                35    10    Danica Patrick #    GoDaddy Chevrolet                36    31    Jeff Burton    Cheerios Chevrolet                37    38    David Gilliland    Long John Silver’s Ford                38    56    Martin Truex Jr.    NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                39    47    Bobby Labonte    Scott Products Toyota                40    36    JJ Yeley    DOHS Click it or Ticket Chevrolet                41    43    Aric Almirola    Smithfield Ford                42    5    Kasey Kahne    Farmers Insurance Chevrolet                43    18    Kyle Busch    M&M’s Toyota                * Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this seriesREAD MORE: READ: Harvick’s late charge leads to 600 win ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned.last_img read more

Sandra Boynton shares her story

first_img <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryFto0IEhBk” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/ryFto0IEhBk/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Popular cartoonist, children’s book writer, and songwriter Sandra Boynton will present a fast-paced audiovisual retrospective of her work on Tuesday. This talk, titled “The Pursuit of Hipponess,” is part of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) Askwith Forum series.Originally known for her offbeat greeting cards — one of which (“Hippo Birdie Two Ewes”) may be the best-selling birthday card of all time — Boynton has gone on to create more than 50 best-selling books, many of them for young children. She is also a Grammy-nominated record producer, with three of her albums certified gold and “Philadelphia Chickens” recently certified platinum.Boynton grew up in Philadelphia, and attended kindergarten through 12th grade at Germantown Friends School, a Quaker school where her father, educational publisher Robert W. Boynton, M.A.T. ’47, taught English. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Yale in 1974, and went on to study drama at the University of California at Berkeley and the Yale School of Drama. Boynton has four children with her late husband, writer Jamie McEwan.Her talk will take place at Longfellow Hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The event is open to the public, and will also be live-streamed.Boynton spoke with the Gazette about her career and the upcoming talk.GAZETTE: Could you summarize what you’ll be speaking about at HGSE?BOYNTON: I’ll try! It will be a somewhat free-form slideshow of my work over the past 40 years. I’m also going to preview two tracks (“Rat Race” and “Tyrannosaurus Funk”) from “Hog Wild,” the new record album I’m working on. No one anywhere has heard these songs yet, so this will be a sort-of world premiere. And I’m going to also show a musical short film that I wrote and directed in 2009: “One Shoe Blues,” starring B.B. King, and attitudinal sock puppets. After my talk, I’ll be sitting down with HGSE senior lecturer Pamela Mason, and we’ll talk more directly about questions of education and pedagogy. And then I’ll take hostile questions from people in the audience who are angrily opposed to cartoon hippos.GAZETTE: How did a Quaker upbringing influence your art?BOYNTON: It can’t really be quantified. It’s just how I grew up. The things that I think of being at the heart of Quaker education are non-violence, and a sincere valuing of the individual. I hope these are also at the center of the upbeat and kind of offbeat work I do. I’m certainly grateful — beyond grateful — for the school I went to, and for the wonderful family I grew up in.GAZETTE: Why do you think your work is so popular?BOYNTON: I don’t really know. I just make things that I like making, and that have value and interest to me. I’m delighted that what I create resonates with other people. I’m so lucky to be able to do this for a living. I’m pretty much a professional kindergartner.A poster Sandra Boynton designed and illustrated for the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Askwith Forum, where she will speak on Tuesday. Courtesy of the artistGAZETTE: Your breadth of work hits all the marks — writing, illustration, music, video director/creator. Was this a planned path, or one that simply evolved as your interests grew?BOYNTON: Much to my parents’ dismay, I was never much of a “planned path” sort of person. I pretty much go where my curiosity and my cheerfully contrarian nature lead me.GAZETTE: Your music projects have featured such varied artists as Meryl Streep, Brian Wilson, Darius Rucker, Kevin Kline, Blues Traveler, Alison Krauss, Ryan Adams, B.B. King, Brad Paisley, Kacey Musgraves, Neil Sedaka, and Dwight Yoakam. You even wrote and produced a duet with “Weird Al” Yankovic and Kate Winslet. How did you first approach all these artists, and what made them agree to be part of a children’s album?BOYNTON: I tend to write each song with a particular performer in mind. With my music production partner, Mike Ford, I create a tight demo, and then I send it off to the artist’s manager. When artists like a song, they say yes. Admittedly, though, it can take a long time to get an answer at all!GAZETTE: With your many talents, what would you consider your current passion?BOYNTON: Absurdly dark chocolate.Askwith Forum: The Pursuit of Hipponess Cartoonist Sandra Boynton presents an up-tempo visual retrospective of her work, starting in 1973 with the quirky greeting cards she began designing in college, and then on through her many children’s books, five record albums of what she calls “renegade children’s music,” and her seven film shorts. In the subsequent conversation with Senior Lecturer Pamela Mason, Boynton will consider her work and offbeat career in the context of her own education (from Kindergarten through 12th Grade) at Germantown Friends School, a Quaker school in Philadelphia.last_img read more

Giving Huntington’s disease the one-two punch

first_imgA major, multi-institutional study based at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has identified a promising treatment strategy for Huntington’s disease (HD).The team’s identification of a novel compound, MIND4, appears to protect against neurodegeneration in cellular and animal models of HD by means of two separate mechanisms — inhibiting a regulatory enzyme of the nervous system (SIRT2), and stimulating activity of the NRF2 pathway, which regulates the expression of protective, antioxidant proteins. The report will be published online in the journal Cell Chemical Biology.“Based on numerous studies, it has become evident that the pathologies of neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington’s disease, are very complex, so targeting multiple pathways may help us achieve maximum therapeutic benefit,” said Aleksey Kazantsev, who led the study as an investigator at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND). “The lead compound identified in the current study has two distinct mechanisms, both of which are shown to be potentially neuroprotective and which we expect will have synergistic benefits.”Previous work from Kazantsev’s MIND team identified SIRT2 as a promising treatment target for Huntington’s as well as for Parkinson’s disease. Building on those findings, he and his collaborators from 12 research institutions in five countries began searching for a scaffold — a group of molecules with similar chemical structures — that could be the basis of more potent and selective SIRT2 inhibitors. Starting with the most powerful SIRT2-inhibiting compound they identified, which they called MIND4, they assembled a group of structurally similar compounds with varying levels of effectiveness.In investigating how MIND4 acted to inhibit SIRT2, the researchers were surprised to find that the top seven pathways activated by treatment with MIND4 were related to the oxidative stress response mediated by NRF2. Additional experiments indicated that activation of NRF2-mediated pathways did not depend on SIRT2 inhibition.“Finding that MIND4’s SIRT2 and NRF2 activities are independent of each other is a critical step for further drug development, which indicates that work to improve the potency of each activity should proceed separately,” said Kazantsev. “We still don’t know whether the neuroprotective results we observed in this study depend more on one activity or the other, but since MIND4, which produces both activities, was a better protectant than [a MIND4 derivative] which only activates NRF2, I speculate that both activities will be necessary.”He added, “MIND4 is a great starting template for drug development, and we have promising preliminary results in two mouse models. We also need to optimize the pharmacology to meet FDA requirements for a version we can test in human patients. Right now, we expect to have results regarding the mechanism behind NRF2 activation ready for submission soon.” Kazantsev recently joined the Cambridge, Mass.-based startup company Effective Therapeutics, LLC, but continues to collaborate with his colleagues at MGH and other institutions.Anne B. Young, former MGH chief of neurology and founder of MIND as well as Effective Therapeutics, said, “These multidisciplinary studies highlight new pathways that can be targeted for HD therapy but also very likely for other neurodegenerative diseases, too.”A pdf of the study is available here.last_img read more

Forty Years of Books and Magazines from Spanish Artists on Exhibit in Bogotá

first_imgBy Dialogo June 05, 2009 Bogotá, 03 June (EFE).-Forty years of publications by Spanish authors, assembled for the exhibit “Browsing …. Four decades of books and magazines by artists in Spain”, which will be exhibited starting today in the Luis Ángel Arango Library in Bogotá. The exhibit includes a collection of publications of Spanish artists, painters and photographers who have compiled their works in a volume, they have designed the catalogue of their exhibitions as a supplement and they intended their creation more as an artistic magazine or as an open support to any type of format. The art curator, José Arturo Rodríguez, explained to Efe that “this exhibit is intended to disassociate the concept of what is art and what is expensive, and it attempts to eliminate the confusion between value and price”, as he defined the volume of artists as “the trade off to traditional art. Expensive, made with technical traditions in offset”. Rodríguez explained that the two hundred copies exhibited, that belong to the Spain’s Corporation for Overseas Cultural Action (SEACEX), are inexpensive and unlimited editions, and they were compiled by bridging together works from museums, expositions and galleries”. The curator asserted that “really some of these works become expensive over time, but at the time when they are published they are not a limited edition, and many times they have the price of a normal book that is re-edited because it is very successful”, The order and availability of the exhibit modules tend to follow the progression of these publications since the sixties; therefore they show the different identities which exist between the environment in Catalonia and in Madrid, and they group the themes according to the supports employed by the use of video or photography. From publications presented as an item inside a green bag to sample copies of “objectual poetry” that do not conceive the magazine as a mere compilation of pages but as a “container” for works, stand out in the exhibit for their originality. From this last type, the curator showcases the annual numbers of “The most beautiful”, which present their content in a tool case or in a gardener’s apron. Rodríguez asserted that the works of the artist Joan Fontcuberta protagonize several of the modules for the interest of their “recreations of reality”, patents in the catalogue from the “supposed doctor Ameisenhaufen and his impossible animals” and in the book entitled “Deconstructing Bin Laden”. Also a photo book from the filmmaker Carlos Saura is exhibited which illustrates a project by Ramón Gómez de la Serna and the picturesque interpretation of the “Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri on the paintbrush of the internationally renowned Miquel Barceló, as well as the photographs taken by the photographers Alberto García-Alix, Chema Madoz and Juan Muñoz. For the exhibit’s curator, the volume of artists is now experiencing its golden age, since never before has there been a production that is so extensive and with so much variety.last_img read more

The best way to gain a member

first_imgI came across a quote on Twitter recently that really resonated with me. “The best way to gain a customer is to not lose one you already have.”Let that sink in for just a minute. “The best way to gain a customer is to not lose one you already have.”Financial institutions (and most other businesses for that matter) often spend countless hours and a lot of money courting new customers, but very little time and money keeping the customers they already have.My internet company is notorious for doing this. They lure new customers with massive discounts on bundled products for the first year or six months of the relationship. Then they jack up the price to almost double – sometimes more – when that contract expires. In our market, they frequently lose those customers to the next big deal from another internet provider. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

The social cost of ambition for women

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When I was little, my mom always told me I could be anything I wanted to be, just as I’m sure your parents told you. I remember her saying to me over and over again that I needed to be a strong, independent, ambitious woman—basically, her way of saying “take no sh*t” to a 7-year-old. (Oh, wait … she said that, too.) If I worked hard and always stayed true to myself, I really thought I could accomplish anything and get anywhere. However, this ambition and tenacity we instill in our daughters can be a double-edged sword once they leave the nest and flock into a professional setting.Unfortunately, an ambitious woman in the workplace is rarely described as just that. Instead, a strong female presence is often degraded, viewed as “bossy,” “intimidating,” or “aggressive,” instead of being celebrated. Too often women are expected to be submissive, gentle, and are told they should be grateful to have a seat at the table. This same tenacity in men is instead interpreted as a positive and necessary leadership trait, something other men should aspire to. There seems to be a tightrope women have to walk between ambition and aggression. It’s a fine line; one misstep can push you off the rope and derail your career trajectory.The social cost of being ambitious in the workplace can be high for women. Too frequently, when women choose to think big, they are shut out, viewed as difficult to work with, interrupted and suddenly no longer considered a “team player.” The effects of this on women’s confidence and success is huge. Women may lose connections, opportunities and even their aspirations towards a senior management position. According to a study by Bain & Co., 43% of women aspired to be in top management during their first two years in a new job, but after that, only 16% were still shooting for those C-suite positions.last_img read more

PREMIUM75 years on, Indonesia grapples with entrenched corruption

first_imgFacebook Linkedin “Documenting 75 years of resilience” is a series of special reports by The Jakarta Post to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day, August 17, 1945.Corruption remains an intractable issue to resolve in Indonesia 75 years after the country became independent.The present-day antigraft campaign has been largely spearheaded by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), which was established in late 2003 because of low public trust in the police and the Attorney General’s Office.The KPK was quick to uncover two corruption cases throughout its first year of operation. In 2018, it uncovered 199 corruption cases, the highest yearly number of cases the commission has investigated.Yet corruption persists. Many modern-day scholars believed that it has become an inseparable part of Indonesia’s culture. A similar view was shared by the country’s first … LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Google KPK corruption #corruption #KPK 75th-indonesian-independence-day #IndependenceDay #Indonesia75 Topics : Log in with your social accountlast_img read more