Just one month ago, the New York City borough of Brooklyn truly came to life with over 50 musicians performing in unique super groups at three different venues – Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall At MP and Music Hall Of Williamsburg – for one great marathon day of music. The event was Brooklyn Comes Alive, bringing out musicians from Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Disco Biscuits and more for an incredible day of music.Inspired by the super jams of New Orleans, the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive saw musicians come together across the board for over 15 hours of live music. The whole neighborhood of Williamsburg (in Brooklyn) erupted in celebration, as fans traveling between venues turned the city into a downright party. At the center of it all was the music, as groups like the All Brothers Band, [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits, Rhythmatronix, Earth Wind & Power and more delivered great performances.In celebration of Brooklyn Comes Alive, Human Being Media has put together an official recap video that highlights the music, the atmosphere, and the fun! Check it out, streaming below.
In business and personal negotiations, you may hold your own while negotiating dozens of successful deals. Even so, you want to take your game to the next level. What’s the next step?There are plenty of guides that offer tips on negotiation strategies. As useful as these are for a grounding in the fundamentals, they don’t always fit the complex, ever-changing deal situations that occur in today’s business environment. Harvard Business School (HBS) professor Guhan Subramanian is working to fill that gap by examining complex deals where negotiators are fighting on multiple fronts — across the table for sure, but also on the same side of the table with known, unknown, and potential competitors.This winter, Subramanian will publish “Negotiauctions: New Dealmaking Strategies for a Competitive Marketplace” (W.W. Norton), a book that draws on his experience studying and advising on complex corporate transactions and high-stakes personal ones, such as buying a home or car. The first Harvard faculty member to hold tenured appointments at both Harvard Business School, where he is H. Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law, and Harvard Law School, where he is Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business, Subramanian is the faculty chair for the new HBS Executive Education course “Managing Negotiators and the Deal Process,” taking place this week (Nov. 8-13).
Read Full Story Active camouflage has taken a step forward at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), with a new coating that intrinsically conceals its own temperature to thermal cameras.In a laboratory test, a team of applied physicists placed the device on a hot plate and watched it through an infrared camera as the temperature rose. Initially, it behaved as expected, giving off more infrared light as the sample was heated: at 60 degrees Celsius it appeared blue-green to the camera; by 70 degrees it was red and yellow. At 74 degrees it turned a deep red — and then something strange happened. The thermal radiation plummeted. At 80 degrees it looked blue, as if it could be 60 degrees, and at 85 it looked even colder. Moreover, the effect was reversible and repeatable, many times over.These surprising results, published today in the journal Physical Review X (an open-access publication of the American Physical Society), illustrate the potential for a new class of engineered materials to contribute to a range of new military and everyday applications.
…data management centre to be builtAn expansion of the existing network will be necessary, but National Data Management Authority (NDMA) Head Floyd Levi is optimistic that by 2020 citizens will access hundreds of Government services fully over the Internet.NDMA Head Floyd LeviDuring a recent interview with the media, Levi was asked by Guyana Times about the likelihood of Government meeting its self-imposed deadline. At the time, Guyana had just signed a loan agreement with the People’s Republic of China, which would allow for money for the US$37 million National Broadcast Network Expansion.“We do have the network in place. And the network is now being expanded. What is needed for Government services to be online is what we like to call the e-services part of it, where the Government Ministries themselves are providing that service to citizens through online media.”“So you already have a couple of Government agencies that are doing online services, like GRA (Guyana Revenue Authority) and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that a number of educational institutions are doing the same thing.”The Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) was another agency that Levi noted had moved its enrolment online. The benefits of this, according to Levi, was that persons would not have to leave their homes and communities that may have Information Communication Technology (ICT) hubs to access services at a centralised location.Levi also noted that the National Broadcast Network expansion would cater for the building of a data management centre. He explained that the Government’s network used fibre-optic cables as well as microwave technology. All of this, he said, will be improved.“This is purely bandwidth on the Government’s network. But we do use Internet service that we buy from GTT. So, for those components that require Internet service, we’ll get those from GTT.”ServicesAt the Inter-American Development Bank’s annual Caribbean Civil Society meeting in June of this year, Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes had said that ordinary citizens and businesses would, by 2020, be able to access more than 200 public services online.“So imagine your driver’s licence application (or) that application for a TIN number; all these services can be done online, and, therefore, we have to start heading in that direction… And the Private Sector, you are going to be left behind also if you continue to do this the old way,” she related, as she stressed that the Private Sector should avail itself of technological opportunities to improve customer service.Meanwhile, IDB Country Representative Sophie Makonnen had also stressed the need for countries to keep up to date with advancing technologies. With new technology, Makonnen noted, there are new ways to solve old problems, such as inadequate health care.A few days before that meeting, stakeholders were introduced to the concept of exponential technologies (ET) and their importance in developing small economies like Guyana’s. A presentation was made by Dr Nicholas Haan, the Track Chair and Vice President of Impact at Singularity University (SU). SU is a Silicon Valley think-tank that offers educational programmes and serves as a business incubator.During his presentation, Dr Haan pointed out that, in recent years, there have been major technological transformations which have created opportunities for agencies to rethink the way they serve people.“Humanity is currently witnessing, at this very time, a major transformation never ever seen before; a transformation into a digital era where every single one of our social systems – our food system, our energy system, our health system, our government system, etc – every single one of those is being transformed by technology and other global trends.“This creates incredible opportunities if you’re leading a corporation or if you’re an entrepreneur, and it creates incredible opportunities for Governments around the world to rethink the way to best serve the populace,” Dr Haan had posited.He went on to talk about how ET has advanced and developed over recent years to create new concepts such as artificial intelligence programmes that operate in real time with no human control and 3D printing.
The family of on-the-run murder suspect Kieran McLaughlin have appealed to him to hand himself over to police.DCI Ian Harrison appealing to McLaughlin to hand himself in. Photo: Lorcan Doherty PhotographyAt a hastily arranged press conference held this evening in Strand Road police station, the detective leading the investigation, Chief Inspector Ian Harrison, made a personal appeal to McLaughlin to contact him directly.DCI Harrison said the suspect’s family were “in bits” and were supporting the police appeal for him to come forward. He also issued a telephone number – o2871210775 – for McLaughlin to contact police directly.DCI Harrison said: “This whole incident has caused a significant degree of concern within the local community. We are liaising closely with Mr McLaughlin’s family and they wish to see this come to a peaceful conclusion – and that is our wish also. So tonight, Mr McLaughlin, if yo are watching please contact us o2871210775 and help us bring this to a peaceful conclusion.“We don’t want to see any more risk posed to you or the wider community and if you make contact with us we will facilitate your ease of passage into the police station.“We have one grieving family and another that are distressed because we wish to speak to their father. “We are not prejudging you, Mr McLaughlin, and I speak to you now directly, please make contact with us. It is of concern to us that there potentially is a firearm on the streets of Derry tonight and I again ask you to please come forward and give your account of what happened on the 10th of October. Please contact o2871210775 and officers will happily to talk to speak to you tonight.DCI Harrison concluded: “The McLaughlin family are supporting the police appeal. I have spoken to the wider family and, to be honest, they are in bits at the moment. It is causing a great degree of distress to them. They want their family returned safely to them and that is our intention also.”McLaughlin (58), from the Galliagh area, has been on the run following the shooting dead of Barry McCrory (35) in a flat in Shipquay Street on Thursday morning last. Police took the unusual step of naming and releasing a photograph of McLaughlin as the person they wanted to speak to in relation to the killing.BREAKING NEWS: FAMILY APPEAL TO MURDER SUSPECT TO HAND HIMSELF OVER TO POLICE was last modified: October 14th, 2013 by johngerardShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:appealfamilymurdersuspect