The Widener Memorial Room

first_imgThe Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Room houses about 3,300 volumes from the book collection of its namesake, a 1907 Harvard graduate who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic a century ago.His books include first editions by Charles Dickens, Robert Lewis Stevenson, and Charlotte Bronte. There are also original illustrations from novels he loved and costume books that inspired some of his era’s Hasty Pudding Club theatricals. Creating the Memorial Room was a condition of building the library, along with the requirements that Harry’s collection not be moved or mixed into the general collection.In 1916, Eleanor Elkins Widener — by then Eleanor Elkins Rice — wrote to Harvard President A. Lawrence Lowell, requesting that fresh-cut flowers be kept near the portrait of “my dear son Harry” in the Memorial Room.Despite a complete written record relating to the Widener gift, two mythical Widener requirements are still in general circulation: that ice cream (Harry’s favorite dessert) be served in every dining hall, and that all incoming students pass a swim test. Neither is true.— Corydon Irelandlast_img read more Istria, green dot on the European covid map

first_img “Given the fact that we are very close to Italy and that a large number of people from Istria go to work in Italy every day, we have been monitoring the situation in Italy since the beginning of February and preparing in time for the possible spread of the infection. As soon as the situation in Italy worsened, we immediately took appropriate measures that ultimately determined the entire course of the successful fight against Covid-19. Eight days before the national crisis team introduced protective measures, we have already restricted free movement in Istria, reduced the working hours of certain institutions and companies, introduced mandatory wearing of masks indoors and various other measures, thus preventing the full extent of the COVID pandemic. 19 “, The director of the Istrian Tourist Board, Denis Ivošević, told, and reports This is a big step forward, because now the restriction of travel to a country will be transparent and automated, without political “games”, which is a prerequisite for the stability of tourism. After that Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs published on its website that only Istria in the heart of Europe stands out in green, now the same news is reported by the German media. Istria canceled all major events in the summer season, but developed some other concepts according to the epidemiological situation. “We have invested a lot to make the holiday safe for everyone involved. “, Ivosevic told the Süddeutsche Zeitung. As the German market is our main emitting market, and especially Istria, which, among other things, has cooperation with FC Bayern, such news is extremely positive. Regardless of the current situation and the tourist season, the situation in Istria throughout the summer, as now, is a big pledge for 2021 because Istria has justified the trust and proved that they are ready to react quickly, which gives great security to tourists. It is security and timely response to the emergency situation that will be the currency that will be sought in the second year. Just last week, an agreement was reached between the EU member states, which defined them common criteria to mark regions by the number of coronavirus infected. Based on the data provided by the Member States to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, a map of EU countries by different colors or zones (green, orange, red, gray) – and by regions, which is crucial. And that is why it is not surprising that the media focuses on Istria, because while other countries are introducing curfews and increasingly strict epidemiological measures, Istria is the only one of all countries and regions in green. center_img / / / AGREEMENT BETWEEN EU MEMBER STATES: DEFINED COMMON CRITERIA FOR MARKING REGIONS BY NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTED At an early stage, Istria sought a regional approach to the restriction of free movement, ie to map epidemiologically and look at each county individually, both in Croatia and in the EU, and took epidemiological measures that citizens adhered to, both before and today. region with the least number of new cases, both in Croatia and in Europe. Source: When the number of corona infections in Croatia increased in the summer, Istria reacted immediately. Wearing protective masks became mandatory in all stores, and hands had to be disinfected before entering the store. Only 15 customers were allowed to enter the supermarket on 100 square meters of retail space. For weekly outdoor markets, 20 visitors were allowed per 100 square meters of space, also with the obligatory wearing of masks. Likewise, public transport drivers were no longer allowed to transport people without masks. Special precautions were also applied on the beach, such as deckchairs that were widely spaced and regularly disinfected. It seems that tourists and residents of Istria behaved in an exemplary manner in order to preserve their small green oasis in the middle of the red crown pandemic, they conclude in the RTL report. last_img read more

Cuba wants Dominica to continue their support towards two causes

first_img Share Share 44 Views   no discussions LocalNews Cuba wants Dominica to continue their support towards two causes by: – December 13, 2011 Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Cuban Five. Photo credit: internationalist.orgThe release of the Cuban Five and the lifting of the United States trade embargo on Cuba will not be put to rest until these matters are resolved.That is according to an official at the Caribbean Section of the International Relations Department Juan Pozo who paid an official visit to Dominica recently.The “Cuban Five” were jailed in September 1998 for reporting on violent schemes by far-right anti-Cuban groups based in Miami and then convicted in 2001 by a Florida court on alleged espionage charges. The Five were given excessively long sentences, put in separate jails in different parts of the country with periods of solitary confinement, and routinely denied visits by their family members, who are residing in Cuba.Pozo said Dominica should continue to stand in solidarity with Cuba as long as it takes.He says one of the Cuban five members René González, was recently released from jail under probation and must remain in the state of Florida for a period of three years.“For us he is still in jail because the US claims that he is in some supervised freedom. He is at more risk because anything can happen to him now”, he explained.He said Dominican has been supporting Cuba and “we are grateful, we will continue to fight these causes,” he added.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more