Outgoing Fletcher School Dean Bosworth joins Belfer Center as senior fellow

first_img Read Full Story Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth, who transformed Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy during his 12 years as dean, is joining Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as a senior fellow.Belfer Center Director Graham Allison said Bosworth would bring to the Kennedy School a wealth of experience as a career diplomat, with a long focus on Asia and the Korean peninsula, areas of intense interest for the Belfer Center. Allison said: “We are delighted that one of the most influential experts in the world on Korean policy will now help the Belfer Center develop new initiatives on security and diplomacy involving the Korean Peninsula.”Harvard Kennedy School Dean David T. Ellwood recognized Bosworth for his national service, and welcomed him to HKS. “Stephen Bosworth brings to the School a broad range of international affairs expertise, and will provide our students with a valuable opportunity to engage with and learn from one of our country’s leading diplomats.”Bosworth joined The Fletcher School as dean in 2001, immediately after serving as U.S. ambassador to South Korea. While at The Fletcher School he continued to serve his country, as U.S. special representative for North Korea policy from March 2009 to October 2011, concentrating on the issue of North Korea’s nuclear weapons.As a diplomat, he served as ambassador to Tunisia from 1979-81, and ambassador to the Philippines from 1984-87, when he played a key role in the delicate negotiations that led to the transition from dictatorship to democracy.last_img read more

Apple to Launch M1-Powered 14-Inch, 16-Inch MacBook Pro Laptops in 2021 and New Mac Pro: Report

first_imgApple could reportedly be launching new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops, all powered by its new in-house M1 chip, in 2021. According to a report, the Cupertino company could also be looking at launching a 24-inch iMac as well as a smaller Mac Pro workstation in the coming year. Unveiling the M1 SoC at the ‘One More Thing’ event on November 10, Apple introduced refreshed versions of MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13-inch, and Mac mini powered by its new silicon.According to a report by IT Home, Apple could launch two MacBook Pro laptops powered by its new M1 chip. The new lineup is expected to comprise a new 14-inch MacBook Pro and a refreshed 16-inch MacBook Pro. Presently, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is listed on Apple Store with Intel processors. The 13-inch MacBook Pro, on the other hand, is listed with both M1 chip and Intel processor options. The new M1-powered entry-level MacBook Pro was announced alongside Apple silicon-based MacBook Air and Mac mini. The report also suggests that the purported 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro could come with Mini-LED display. The two laptops are expected to launch sometime around the third quarter of 2021.- Advertisement – The publication also hinted at the possible launch of a 24-inch iMac, expected to be made official by the end of this year or in the first quarter of 2021. At present, iMac is listed on Apple Store in two sizes – 21.5-inch and 27-inch. If the new iMac releases, it will place in the middle of the two existing machines. The report also suggested the launch of a smaller Mac Pro. Expected to be about half the size of the regular Mac Pro but with a similar design, it isn’t known yet if the new workstation will replace the original or be an additional variant. No release date is known for the rumoured new Mac Pro either.The newly announced M1-powered MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13-inch, and Mac mini are set to start shipping from November 17.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Steph Curry’s Tahoe Q&A: He’s excited about Warriors’ post-overhaul challenge

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/07/12/bang_ab49df51-e483-46a7-a0b0-40908c185bd7″]STATELINE, Nev. — Once Steph Curry rolled in a 15-foot eagle putt to cap Thursday’s practice round at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament, it was time to talk at length for the first time about the Warriors’ offseason overhaul.And there was a lot to cover about the state of the Warriors a month after falling in the NBA Finals.The Warriors have bid farewell to Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets), …last_img read more

The 3 Most Important Tasks For A Director During Pre-Production

first_imgMost directors believe the majority of their work is done on set or in the editing room. In reality, just as much of the director’s job is performed during pre-production.Top Image from LucasfilmOn-set work is the bread and butter of most directors. While it can be stressful, there’s no substitute for the energy gained working on set with a great team and talented actors. That said, in order to get the best possible results on set (and in post), adequate pre-production work must be done.So before you jump into your next film, make sure that you’re focusing enough on these three critical tasks that all directors are responsible for:1. Refine the ScriptImage from ShutterstockWhether you’ve written the script yourself or are working with a writer, it’s ultimately your responsibility to ensure it’s shootable by the time you step on set. There will always be other cooks in the kitchen (namely producers) giving you valuable notes and feedback, but it’s up to you to know what else your script needs. Your producers are going to give you notes that come from an important — but different — angle than you’re coming from. They’ll likely focus on logistical elements, commercial viability, and other factors that don’t necessarily pertain to the overall creative vision. No one is going to do that part for you, so if you drop the ball, then any undesired results ultimately fall on you.2. Rehearse Your ActorsImage from F.I.G.H.T.C.L.U.B.Most productions are run on very tight schedules, and with your story hinging on the quality of your actor’s performances, it’s crucial that you set aside enough time to rehearse with them. If you fail to do so, you’ll end up spending too much time on set working through the scenes with your actors, and may risk losing important shots or coverage due to a lack of time.On the same note, you also need to know when you’re over-rehearsing your actors. The worst thing for a performer is for the material to become stale to them, so always be sure to find a good balance in the prep work that you do with your talent.Maintain Your Shot ListImage from Georgia’s BlogProbably your most important tool on set as a director is your shot list. It’s the blueprint for your shoot and the ‘to-do’ list that you can continually reference as things inevitably become chaotic throughout the day. Directors often neglect to create a detailed shot list and ultimately pay the price when they get to the editing room.The last thing you want is to start cutting your footage only to realize you missed an important insert, cutaway, transition, or reaction shot and can’t complete your scene. That will mean you either need to cut around it (which will likely yield poor results), or reshoot it — which won’t be an easy conversation to have with your producer.Hopefully this post offered you some good direction. Here are a few more PremiumBeat articles that touch on various aspects of working as a filmmaker.4 Mistakes Nearly Every Director Makes on Set7 Reasons Why Your Creative Vision Isn’t Translating to the Screen4 Tips for Being an Awesome Assistant DirectorGot any other pre-production tips that can help a shoot go smoothly? Share them in the comments below!last_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton goalkeeper McCarthy: Hasenhuttl all about…

first_imgSouthampton goalkeeper McCarthy: Hasenhuttl all about…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has revealed manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has emphasised their work off the ball.Saints face Arsenal later today.”He’s gone through the way they press, what they do when they have got the ball, without the ball, everything. Everything’s clear and we all understand what we are doing and reading off the same page,” McCarthy said.”Everyone’s just pressing, pressing, pressing, once you lose the ball. And when we regain the ball, instead of turning round and playing it back, having that confidence to play forward and bring everyone up the pitch so we’re a lot more attacking.”The thing with the boys pressing a lot higher and with more intensity, hopefully I’ll have a little bit less work to do!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoLiverpool legend Dalglish: Rangers boss Gerrard embarrassed by Klopp words

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Dalglish: Rangers boss Gerrard embarrassed by Klopp wordsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Kenny Dalglish believes Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will be “embarrassed” by the words of Jurgen Klopp.The Liverpool boss tipped the Rangers manager to be his successor whenever he finally leaves Anfield.Writing in the Sunday Post, Dalglish said: “For me, the way Jurgen answered the question put to him once again reiterated just how much he ‘gets’ Liverpool, from the way some people are regarded by everyone at the club to the mood and feelings of the supporters.”Perhaps Steven might have been a wee bit embarrassed by with Jurgen’s comments, but they would have been said with the best of intentions.”Deep down inside, I’m sure, Steven would have been very, very proud of Jurgen’s comments.”But right now he has a job at Rangers to be getting on with, just as Jurgen will be fully focused on matters at Anfield.” last_img read more

Jane Goodall Inspires Laurel Springs School Students

first_imgTo kick off the school year, students at Laurel Springs School – an accredited online private school – received an inspirational presentation from Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace.Jane Goodall presenting to Laurel Springs studentsCredit/Copyright: Jane Goodall InstituteThe world-renowned conservationist spoke with students about her life’s work, including her global environmental and humanitarian youth program, Roots & Shoots, which comprises hundreds of thousands of young people inspired to help Dr. Goodall make the world a better place for all living things. This presentation is a part of an online symposia for Laurel Springs School students called “Meetings with Remarkable Men and Women.”“Dr. Jane Goodall is an inspiration to people across the globe, and we are so very grateful to have had her discuss her life’s work and demonstrate how our students can be instrumental – no matter how small a role they play – in working to improve the environment and our world,” commented Head of School, Darby Carr. “Our symposia aims to inspire, enlighten and educate our students by hearing from great leaders in a wide range of industries. Dr. Goodall’s global activism and work to inspire and empower youth across the world was the perfect fit for our symposia and had a tremendous impact on our student body.”Laurel Springs School’s “Meetings with Remarkable Men and Women” is an exclusive offering for students featuring inspiring stories from celebrated leaders in their respective fields. Previous speakers have included Ted Turner, philanthropist and businessman; Dr. Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, who served as the first Romanian astronaut; and Marion Stoddart, a community leader committed to positive social and environmental change.last_img read more

Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandal

Cambridge Analytica spokesperson Clarence Mitchell speaks during a press conference in London, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The press conference was held Tuesday afternoon to follow Cambridge University academic Aleksandr Kogan speaking at a hearing held by Britain’s Parliament media committee. Kogan’s company, Global Science Research, developed a Facebook app that vacuumed up information from users as well as additional data from their Facebook friends. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Citation: Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandal (2018, April 24) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-cambridge-analytica-scandal.html Cambridge Analytica unleashed its counterattack against claims that it misused data from millions of Facebook accounts, saying Tuesday it is the victim of misunderstandings and inaccurate reporting that portrays the company as the evil villain in a James Bond movie. Cambridge Analytica spokesperson Clarence Mitchell speaks during a press conference in London, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The press conference was held Tuesday afternoon to follow Cambridge University academic Aleksandr Kogan speaking at a hearing held by Britain’s Parliament media committee. Kogan’s company, Global Science Research, developed a Facebook app that vacuumed up information from users as well as additional data from their Facebook friends. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Clarence Mitchell, a high-profile publicist recently hired to represent the company, held Cambridge Analytica’s first news conference since allegations surfaced that the Facebook data helped Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Christopher Wylie, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica’s parent, also claims that the company has links to the successful campaign to take Britain out of the European Union.”The company has been portrayed in some quarters as almost some Bond villain,” Mitchell said. “Cambridge Analytica is no Bond villain.”Cambridge Analytica didn’t use any of the Facebook data in the work it did for Trump’s campaign and it never did any work on the Brexit campaign, Mitchell said. Furthermore, he said, the data was collected by another company that was contractually obligated to follow data protection rules and the information was deleted as soon as Facebook raised concerns. Mitchell insists the company has not broken any laws, but acknowledged it had commissioned an independent investigation is being conducted. He insisted that the company had been victimized by “wild speculation based on misinformation, misunderstanding, or in some cases, frankly, an overtly political position.” The comments come weeks after the scandal engulfed both the consultancy and Facebook, which has been embroiled in scandal since revelations that Cambridge Analytica misused personal information from as many as 87 million Facebook accounts. Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the U.S. congressional committees and at one point the company lost some $50 billion in value for its shareholders.Details on the scandal continued to trickle out. On Tuesday, a Cambridge University academic said the suspended CEO of Cambridge Analytica lied to British lawmakers investigating fake news.Academic Aleksandr Kogan’s company, Global Science Research, developed a Facebook app that vacuumed up data from people who signed up to use the app as well as information from their Facebook friends, even if those friends hadn’t agreed to share their data. Cambridge Analytica spokesperson Clarence Mitchell speaks during a press conference in London, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The press conference was held Tuesday afternoon to follow Cambridge University academic Aleksandr Kogan speaking at a hearing held by Britain’s Parliament media committee. Kogan’s company, Global Science Research, developed a Facebook app that vacuumed up information from users as well as additional data from their Facebook friends. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Researcher in Facebook data scandal apologizes Explore further © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. “That’s a fabrication,” Kogan told committee Chairman Damian Collins. Nix could not immediately be reached for comment.Kogan also cast doubt on many of Wylie’s allegations, which have triggered a global debate about internet privacy protections. Wylie repeated his claims in a series of media interviews as well as an appearance before the committee.Wylie worked for SCL Group Ltd. in 2013 and 2014.”Mr. Wylie has invented many things,” Kogan said, calling him “duplicitous.”No matter what, though, Kogan insisted in his testimony that the data would not be that useful to election consultants. The idea was seized upon by Mitchell, who also denied that the company had worked on the effort to have Britain leave the EU.Mitchell said that the idea that political consultancies can use data alone to sway votes is “frankly insulting to the electorates. Data science in modern campaigning helps those campaigns, but it is still and always will be the candidates who win the races.” Cambridge Analytica allegedly used the data to profile U.S. voters and target them with ads during the 2016 election to help elect Donald Trump. It denies the charge.Kogan appeared before the House of Commons’ media committee Tuesday and was asked whether Cambridge Analytica’s suspended CEO, Alexander Nix, told the truth when he testified that none of the company’s data came from Global Science Research. read more