Professor Donald Loewen, department chair and associate professor of Russian at Binghamton University in New York, spoke Thursday night about the politically-charged and controversial history of Soviet poetry in the 1960s. Annette Sayre “Let’s just take a minute to remind ourselves to some of the things that was going on in those years,” Loewen said. “In the Soviet Union, it was a time of unsettled change in many ways. Joseph Stalin had died a few years earlier and after his death many of the anchors of Soviet reality really started to come loose.”Loewen said those changes affected the realm of Soviet lyrical poetry.“So, tens of thousands of people who have been locked up in Soviet prison camps for anti-Soviet behavior were suddenly released, and the author, Ilya Ehrenberg, provided a name for this changing world when his novel, ‘The Thaw,’ was published [in 1954],” Loewen said.Loewen said “The Thaw” inspired creativity and expression in an era of Soviet history when the government was set on instituting censorship and propaganda.“‘The Thaw’ also found its way into literature and in a particular way into lyric poetry,” he said. “For years, Soviet lyric poetry has been dominated by really an intense pressure to focus on the state and state priorities.“In 1946, the Central Committee … decided to reinstitute a policy that laid out fundamental principles that poets and prose-writers were expected to support. The decree stated fairly unequivocally that Soviet poets should not concern themselves with private or personal interests. … It was only in 1953 that open and explicit resistance to this decree started to attract notice.”Loewen said that resistance manifested years later into a movement of impassioned, live performances with intense rhetoric, which Loewen demonstrated by showing his own performances and video recordings of poetic live performances from the 1950’s.“It’s an incredibly powerful story when told in the context of the 1950’s and the early 1960’s when all around [the performer] people were trying to rethink, ‘What if history could be different?’” Loewen said, “One of the really amazing things that these clips show was how important these poetry readings were and the importance of these live performances, because live performances allowed [poets] a special opportunity to engage their listeners.”
A bipartisan group of senators has released draft legislation to reform aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), specifically targeted at anti-money laundering (AML)-combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) requirements. The draft comes as the House Financial Services Committee is set to markup a bill related to beneficial owners.The draft from Senate Banking Committee members Mark Warner, D-Va., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Mike Rounds, R-S.D., and Doug Jones, D-Ala., aims to modernize the AML-CFT regime and create a more transparent cooperate ownership system.According to a release from the senators, the draft legislation would, among other things:establish federal reporting requirements mandating that all beneficial ownership information be maintained in a comprehensive federal database, accessible by federal and local law enforcement; ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
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April 19, 2018 Governor Wolf Celebrates Revitalization at Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Highline in Pittsburgh Economy, Infrastructure, Press Release Pittsburgh, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Representative Jake Wheatley, Senator Jay Costa, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and other state and local leaders for the official groundbreaking ceremony of “The Highline,” a historic riverfront terminal building in Pittsburgh’s South Side that will be renovated into modern retail and office space.“My administration is proud to celebrate our partnership in the development and revitalization of the terminal into the new Highline,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This transformational community development will remake a historic building and create a new retail and office complex in the heart of this neighborhood while creating a new icon in the city of Pittsburgh.”This project, developed by Pittsburgh’s McKnight Realty Partners, involves the adaptive reuse of the nearly 1 million square foot Pittsburgh Terminal Warehouse and Transfer Company building into a creative, modern office and retail complex to fit today’s work environment and Pittsburgh’s growing economic vitality. The rehabilitated complex will be made available to a wide range of tenants, including new economy innovators, businesses, and artists seeking affordable creative space, and will include office and light industrial space, creating new public spaces and riverfront connectivity.“We are extremely honored to bring these historic buildings into the next phase of Pittsburgh’s growing economy,” said McKnight Realty Partners CEO William Rudolph. “What was once considered the largest, most efficient cargo warehouse between New York City and Chicago, will now become one of Pittsburgh’s most desired business locations.”The public space improvements along the river will include a public walkway and river overlook, a bicycle hub, and new connectivity from East Carson Street to the Monongahela River below. Additionally, outdoor public space will be created for use in a number of novel ways, such as by food trucks, a farmers’ market, and various public gatherings.“I thank the governor for his support, which will not only allow us to continue to preserve such a historic structure but create and maintain quality jobs on what will be a critical gateway on the South Side riverfront,” said Rep. Wheatley.“This is an exciting project for our community, and I’m happy to be here today,” said Sen. Costa. “Creating and preserving green spaces is a worthy investment, and the addition of a bike trail will make this area enjoyable for local families for many years to come.”The project is supported by $15 million in New Markets Tax Credits through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.This project is expected to generate at least 242 temporary construction jobs. Another 254 indirect jobs and 674 induced jobs will be supported through construction spending. It’s estimated that 717 new, full-time positions will be created at the Highline. These 717 new jobs are expected to pay an average wage of more than $20/hour. The project will also be retaining existing tenants that are estimated to employ 667 people directly and indirectly.*Project rendering by Indovina Associates Architects. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Loading… Headmasters Cup and Principals Cup, both championed for revival by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, have been scheduled for August and December 2020 respectively. Following an MoU signed by HideaPlus to deliver both competitions, the Headmasters Cup is billed for 12 August to 21 August while the Principals Cup will be held from 7 December to 12 December, 2020. Read Also:Sports Ministry , Hideaplus Revive Principal’s, Headmasters Cups Other events that are expected to throw up talents in the year are the National Youth Games from 7 September to 17 September and the One Service One Medal Game that will run from 22 November to 28 November.— FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe 9 Best Robots In Movie History8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndCelebrities Showing Support For George Floyd Protests5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Gorgeous Bollywood Divas Who Earn A Lot14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’Here Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet! Both tournaments, anchored by the Department of Grassroots Sports Development of the Ministry, are part of the minister’s drive to revive grassroots sports while simultaneously spotting fresh talents.Advertisement
Bonnie Jo Wright, 69 of Dillsboro, passed away Wednesday February 1, 2017 peacefully among family after losing the battle of cancer at Kings Daughters’ Health at Madison. Bonnie was born Wednesday December 3, 1947 in Milan, IN; the daughter of Charles “Buck” and Frances (Cunningham) Stopher. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Dillsboro.Bonnie liked cooking, listening to Elvis music, playing the piano and the organ, visiting the mountains with her family, having her cats around the house, but mostly she loved spending time with her family and friends.Bonnie is survived by daughter: Anya Jo Ritter of Dillsboro; brother: George “Buddy” Stopher of Dillsboro; son-in-law: Chris Clift of Dillsboro; Lifelong friend: Nene Watson of Dillsboro; 2 Grandchildren: Renda Clift and Christopher Clift; 6 Great-Grandchildren: Kalyb, Karygan, Keltyn, Skyanne, Makiah, Aiden. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter: Rhonda Clift, sister: Ruth Koons, brother: Charles “Sonny” Stopher.Funeral service will be 12 PM Monday February 6, 2017 at Filter-DeVries Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Burial will follow in Rising Sun Cemetery. Visitation will be 10AM-12PM Monday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, 12887 Lenover Street Dillsboro, IN 47018. (812)432-5480.
The Batesville Bulldogs finished 3rd in a 4 way match at Hillcrest Golf Course.South Dearborn won with a score of 157. Oldenburg 2nd with 194. Batesville shot 200 and Lawrenceburg 242.Batesville was led by Joe Cerniglia with a 47.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.
RelatedPosts EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Leeds host first Premier League game after 16 years Manchester City’s David Silva says his trophy-laden career with the English Premier League club has exceeded his wildest dreams.The 34-year-old Spaniard said this on Saturday as he was preparing for his final league game against Norwich City on Sunday. He has won 11 trophies in 10 seasons with Manchester City, including four Premier League titles, since arriving from Valencia in 2010.Silva, who has scored 60 goals in 308 league appearances, will depart the Etihad Stadium when his contract expires at the end of the season.“When I look back at everything, I can never in my wildest dreams have imagined what I will achieve,” he said. “When you are young, you don’t dream about all of this,”“You dream about becoming a footballer, a professional footballer, and you dream of playing in the top flight, but you never think about all the things that you can possibly achieve.”Silva has won the Premier League’s Player of the Month award just once in spite of being one of Manchester City’s most consistent players. But he is unconcerned with the lack of personal accolades.“I will like to be remembered as a good guy, who enjoys football. I hope the people enjoyed my football as well. It’s simple,” the Spaniard said.Reuters/NAN.Tags: David SilvaDream CareerEnglish Premier LeagueManchester City
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Out of favour India batsman Suresh Raina on Friday underwent knee surgery in Amsterdam which effectively rules him out of the better part of India’s domestic season which starts later this month.The 32-year-old left-hander had a niggling knee problem since last season and will require at least six weeks of intense rehabilitation for recovery.”Mr Suresh Raina went through a surgery for his knee where he is been facing discomfort for last few months. The surgery is been successful and it will require him 4-6 weeks of rehab for recovery,” Raina’s Dutch surgeon Dr H Van der Hoeven was quoted as saying.READ | Suresh Raina admits that Chennai Super Kings cannot afford to lose MS DhoniIndian cricketer Suresh Raina undergoes knee surgery (Photo Source: BCCI Twitter – @BCCI)Being touted as one of the best fielders in world cricket, Raina made his ODI debut in July 2005 against Sri Lanka at the age of 19. However, his Test debut came about five years later, in July 2010, where he stole the show with a magnificient century. He was a part of the Indian squad that won the 2011 World Cup.READ | Virat Kohli overtakes Suresh Raina to become highest run scorer in IPLSo far, Raina, the occasional off-spin bowler, has played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20 Internationals. He last represented India in July 2018 in an ODI against England at the Leeds.
NEEDING to win the match to stay alive in the three-match series, Pakistan successfully overcame the inertia in its ranks and put together a fine performance to demolish West Indies by 74 runs and restore parity in the three-match One Day International (ODI) series at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday.Mohammed Hafeez stumped off the bowling of Ashley Nurse (not in picture)The result was a big disappointment for the home crowd, which had turned out in their thousands, expecting a West Indies win but the visitors spoiled the party with a better show of discipline and all-round efficiency.The tourists recovered from a shaky start to post a healthy total of 282, largely due to a composed innings from man-of-the-match Babar Azam and a late flourish at the back end of the innings.In the chase, West Indies folded up for 208 in 44.5 overs despite Jason Holder’s 87-ball 68 and Ashley Nurse’s 44, making a resolute bid to salvage the match.Pakistan’s bowling was led by a career-best (5-38) from medium pacer Hasan Ali,and supported by Mohammed Hafeez (2-23) and a wicket apiece from Mohammed Amir, Junaid Khan and Shadad Khan.Jason Holder made a valiant half century © AFPDuring Pakistan’s innings Imad Wasim supported Azam during the late onslaught with an unbeaten 35-ball 43, as the duo shared 99 runs in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand in 11.2 overs,but most of the damage was done during the last seven overs in which 84 runs were scored.The 22-year-old Azam enhanced his promising reputation with his fifth ODI hundred and fourth against West Indies in five innings; he ended unbeaten on a career-best 125 off 132 balls with seven fours and three sixes.Azam was technically correct in defense and there was a display of solid strokes coupled with risk-free cricket. He was definitely the mainstay in Pakistan’s innings as batsmen around him struggled to build on starts after they slipped to 46-2 at the end of the tenth over.The hosts played with the same side that won the first ODI in dramatic fashion, while Pakistan made one change, replacing Wahab Riaz with Junaid Khan.After West Indies decided to bowl, seamers Shannon Gabriel and Jason Holder were able to generate movement through the air with the new ball and hardly allowed the Pakistani openers any attacking options .To make matters worse, the visitors lost Ahmed Shehzad(5) at the end of the fifth over, caught down the leg side off Gabriel who ended with 2-50.Shai Hope continued an impressive day behind the stumps when Shoaib Malik edged behind for 9 ©AFPThree balls later,Chadwick Walton floored a simple catch off Kamran Akmal.However, the reprieve allowed only a few boundaries from Azam and Akmal before Alzarri Joseph struck in his first over when he had the latter taken in identical fashion to Shehzad, for a 27-ball 21.Azam and Hafeez were then forced to stabilize the innings with singles and a few boundaries as the third-wicket stand climbed up to 69 runs and kept the bowlers at bay.However, in a crucial juncture of play, the hosts snatched two quick wickets through spinners Ashley Nurse and Devendra Bishoo,who both managed to get prodigious turn out of a surface that had only provided fleeting assistance to the spinners two days earlier.Nurse had Hafeez stumped down the leg-side for a laboured 32 off 50 deliveries, while Bishoo claimed the wicket of Shoaib Malik.Hasan Ali was sure he had trapped Kieran Powell lbw and the DRS proved him right © AFPCaptain Sarfraz Ahmed joined Azam and shared a stand of 55 from 59 balls to revitalize Pakistan’s innings. However, Gabriel had good reason to celebrate when he removed Ahmed for 26. That dismissal seem to have had no impact on Azam at the other end as, in company with Wasim,he went on to raise his ton off 123 balls.He reached three figures with a single off Joseph at the start of the 48th over and celebrated the landmark by kissing the turf.Thereafter, five of Pakistan’s six sixes came off the last three overs – two off the hapless Jonathan Carter in a 50th over that cost 19.West Indies run chase started in dramatic fashion with a dropped catch off Evin Lewis and four boundaries in the first three overs,but poor strokeplay proved their downfall thereafter.Jason Mohammed, West Indies’ hero of the first ODI, fell for 1 this time, to Hafeez … courtesy of an excellent catch from Sarfraz Ahmed ©AFPPakistan took full advantage of those lapses, tightening the screws and from being 22 without loss, West Indies slipped to 75-6 in the 18th over.Junaid Khan removed Walton (10), Amir trapped Lewis (13) in front, Ali claimed the wicket of Shai Hope (15) and Kieran Powell (11), while Hafeez removed Jason Mohammed (1) and Carter (12).However, Holder and Nurse provided the crowd with an entertaining seventh-wicket stand of 58 runs before Ali returned to claim the final three wickets.Pakistan celebrates a fall of West Indies wicketWith the series tied 1-1, the focus now shifts to Tuesday’s decider.SCOREBAORDPakistan inningsA Shehzad c †Hope b Gabriel 5K Akmal c †Hope b Joseph 21B Azam not out 125M Hafeez st †Hope b Nurse 32S Malik c †Hope b Bishoo 9S Ahmed*† c Walton b Gabriel 26I Wasim not out 43Extras: (b 1, lb 9, w 9, nb 2) 21Total: (5 wickets; 50 overs) 282Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-44, 3-113, 4-128, 5-183Bowling: S Gabriel 10-1-50-2, J Holder 9-0-48-0, A Joseph 9-0-69-1, D Bishoo 10-0-40-1, A Nurse 10-0-42-1, J Carter 2-0-23-0West Indies inningsE Lewis lbw b Amir 13C Walton c Hasan Ali b Junaid Khan 10S Hope† c Shadab Khan b Hasan Ali 15K Powell lbw b Hasan Ali 11J Carter lbw b Hafeez 12J Mohammed c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Hafeez 1JO Holder c Babar Azam b Hasan Ali 68A Nurse lbw b Hasan Ali 44D Bishoo lbw b Shadab Khan 16A Joseph c Azam b Hasan Ali 15S Gabriel not out 0Extras: (lb 1, w 2) 3Total: (all out; 44.5 overs) 208Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-27, 3-46, 4-51, 5-56, 6-75, 7-133, 8-156, 9-208, 10-208Bowling: M Amir 7-1-36-1, J Khan 6-0-41-1, H Ali 8.5-1-38-5, M Hafeez 6-0-23-2, I Wasim 7-0-29-0, S Khan 10-1-40-1