The legacy of the late Mason Hammond (1903-2002), Pope Professor of Latin Languages and Literature in the department of the Classics, will be honored at a ceremony In Palermo, Sicily, on Saturday, March 24, by the Superintendent’s Office for Cultural and Environmental Patrimony of Palermo. Professor Hammond, a Lt. Col in the U.S. military from 1942–46, was an original member and officer in the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Office, and was instrumental in the reconstruction of the historic monuments damaged in the bombings during World War II. An exhibition on view now at the restored Basilica Real Magione in Palermo, one of the buildings heavily damaged during the war, was organized by Attilio Albergoni, chairman of the Associazione Culturale Mediterraniae and a military historian with a special interest in the Italian/American joint recovery efforts at the end of World War II. The exhibition displays photographs, maps, pamphlets, and other documents illustrating the destruction of the city from Allied bombing and its recovery. Also included is correspondence between Lt. Col Hammond and his Italian counterpart Mario Guiotto, superintendent for monuments in western Sicily. In addition, civilian and military artifacts are on view and help characterize what life was like in the last years of the war and the immediate aftermath. A publication accompanies the exhibition: “La Guerra dell’Arte” by Attilio Albergoni, Navarre Editore, 2018.Students from Classical Studies 112 traveled to Sicily during spring break and were able to view the exhibition and visit with Mr. Albergoni.Professor Hammond graduated from Harvard College in 1925. He earned a second B.A. and a B.Litt. from Balliol College, Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He returned to Harvard in 1928 where he taught, interspersed with stints at the American Academy in Rome and The Villa I Tatti in Florence, until his retirement as Pope Professor of Latin Language and Literature in 1973. His critical role during World War II as one of the Monuments Men earned him a Bronze Star and he was decorated by the governments of France, Holland, and Italy. On Saturday, officials from the Office of the Superintendents in Palermo will present a plague and citation to Professor Hammond’s daughter, Elizabeth Hammond Llewellyn, recognizing the significant contributions Hammond made to the rebirth of the city after the war.
CLEAR LAKE — A boat collision early Thursday morning on Clear Lake resulted in one person being arrested.The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says a deputy responded shortly before 1:55 AM to the report of a collision at 5644 South Shore Drive. A boat operated by 23-year-old Edward Eades of Grand Forks North Dakota struck a dock and a docked boat, causing structural damage to the dock and minimal damage to the boat. Eades and two others, 23-year-old Alexander Stoley of Moorhead Minnesota and 23-year-old Joseph Burgmeier of Clear Lake, were uninjured in the collision.Eades was charged with boating while intoxicated first offense, a serious misdemeanor.
By John Burton |MONMOUTH BEACH – The reorganization of the municipal government on Tuesday saw a new member come on board for the governing body and a call from one resident for a change at the top.David F. Stickle, the newest member, was sworn in at the meeting for a four-year term on the three-member commission, the municipality’s governing body.Stickle, 58, was the top vote-getter by a wide margin in the May 9 election in the four-way race for the three spots. Based upon vote tallies, Stickle’s 528 votes, according to the county clerk’s office, led to the ouster of incumbent Jeffrey W. Mitchell, Jr.Mitchell had campaigned with fellow incumbents James F. Cunniff and Susan Howard, with the three running on the same ticket under the banner “Proven Leadership Putting You First,” for the non-partisan election.The mayor’s position is selected by the majority vote of the commission members. Howard, who has been on the commission for 12 years and has served as mayor for those 12 years, was again selected for the post. But the vote was 2-1 for Howard, with Stickle voting no.The renaming of Howard as mayor rankled Bayonne Street resident Tom “Tugger” Degnan. Degnan commended Howard’s service and credited her with turning the municipal-operated bathing pavilion, its pool and beach club, into a “cash cow” for the borough. Afterward Stickle explained his vote. “Mayor Howard has done a great job and I believe she will continue to do a great job,” as mayor, he said. But, he continued, “it was expressed to me they wanted me as mayor,” referring to his supporters.Stickle, 58, is married with three young adult sons and owns and operates a warehouse business equipment company. “I just wanted to help the town,” he said of his reason for running for office, his first attempt at public office, believing his business experience would be beneficial.The concerns for the community remain the same, he explained, as it continues to address Super Storm Sandy recovery issues and flood mitigation. “And, of course, keeping taxes low,” he added.This article was first published in the May 11-18, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times But Degnan asked that Howard step aside and “listen to the voters,” to let Stickle take on the mayor’s role. Stickle’s election, according to Degnan “represents a new direction for Monmouth Beach,” given he received nearly twice as many votes as the next candidate.David F. Stickle, with his wife, Lisa, takes the oath of office this week as the newest member of the Monmouth Beach Commission.Howard said she wouldn’t resign.“One more question to you, Mayor Howard,” Degnan asked. “Do you believe what you’re doing is morally right?”“I don’t think there’s any question about my dedication to this town or Jim’s dedication,” Howard concluded, referring to her running mate. Cunniff has been a commissioner for 20 years.Borough attorney Dennis Collins explained to Degnan that with Monmouth Beach’s form of government, the designated mayor is just one of three voting members, with no additional authority, other than probably just being able to officiate marriages and oversee commission meetings.
Justin Peters, Doan Smith and Derek Georgopoulos scored three times in first period to power the Riders to its second victory of the season over the Leafs.The three goals chased Leaf starting goalie Adam Maida from the net after one period.Fernie dumped Nelson 5-1 January 17 in the East Kootenay City.Darnel St. Pierre scored in the second to cut the margin to 3-1. But Calvin Tisley added an insurance goal in the third period as the riders rebounded from a 13-1 shot domination by Nelson to out shoot the home side 12-5 in the third.Nelson out shot the Ghostriders 25-21.The Leafs return to action Saturday when the Murdoch Division club hosts Grand Forks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.LEAGUE NOTES: Former Nelson Leafs and Fernie Ghostriders Connor McLaughlin was named the ACAC Hockey Online player of the week after accumulating seven points during a weekend series. McLaughlin played two seasons for Selkirk College before moving on to the Alberta College League. . . .The Leafs welcomed forward Matt MacDonald and defenceman Patrick Croome back to the lineup for Friday’s game against Fernie. MacDonald returned from the injured list while Croome completed serving a suspension picked up in Fernie January 17. . . . Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan served his second game of a suspension that will end at the end of the regular season for using an ineligibile player. The Nelson Leafs saw some light at the end of the tunnel with the return of a few injured players from sickbay.The good news, however, didn’t pay off on the ice as Fernie Ghostriders skated into the NDCC Arena and made off with a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Friday.The result saw Nelson lose for the 14th straight time — the long losing streak is partly due to the KIJHL stripping the Leafs of eight points, and a handful of wins, after the Heritage City franchise was found guilty of using an ineligible player.
Terry Donahue, a Hall of Fame coach at UCLA who later succeeded Bill Walsh as 49ers general manager, was released from a Southern California hospital Tuesday after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed form of cancer.The UCLA athletics department released a statement that the 74-year-old Donahue will undergo chemotherapy once he recovers from surgery performed Friday at UC San Diego’s Jacobs Medical Center.No further details on Donahue’s condition were immediately known, and Donahue’s family …
It’s anticipated that the deal will take Microsoft from a Level 4 to a Level 2 BEE contributor, subject to the relevant audits. “We want to create a new model for entrepreneurship and set a new benchmark for developing talent in the local software industry.” Rigorous vetting process Participants will be chosen from responses to a nationwide request for proposals, slated for issue in early May, and it is expected that between five and 10 companies will be part of the initial programme. After a rigorous vetting process by external consultants KPMG, the shortlist will be identified, interviewed and selected. Microsoft then hopes to select the finalists and start working with them as soon as July. Enterprise development, job creation Nyati said Microsoft would focus “significant time, energy and resources” on growing the fledgling companies, which would build partners in new, potential high-growth areas and hopefully generate greater competition in the South African technology industry overall. The selection process kicks off on 28 April with the issuing of the nationwide requests for proposals, inviting black-owned software development companies to apply. “The country can only be transformed if empowerment plays its rightful role in business,” Ntuli said. “We need to ensure it is linked more effectively to the development of skills, and to growth of local businesses. The Microsoft programme covers both aspects well.” “The best way to do this was to ask the right questions within unique context of South Africa. So we asked: what does the market need? What are the government’s priorities? And what is the greatest impact we can make? The result is the significant investment being made for economic development seen here today.” ‘Highest levels of support’ Financial muscle, expertise “We’re looking to take existing software development companies and transform them into companies that compete in South Africa and around the world in areas like cloud computing,” he said. “In the conversations with our global leadership team in Seattle, they made it clear that this was South Africa’s moment, and this was the time to step up our commitment to the country,” said Faramawy. “This is the first time a major multinational is willing to put both financial muscle and expertise behind the growth of the SME sector, as opposed to a generic offering of money that is not applied to a specific outcome,” said Goldstuck. Arthur Goldstuck, the MD of technology research house World Wide Worx, welcomed the deal as a significant step for BEE in the technology industry. “We anticipate these small companies will learn and collaborate with our existing partners, and in doing so create new software solutions and approaches for the unique challenges we have in South Africa – and for those of international markets,” said Nyati. “Research from our annual SME survey points clearly to the fact that small businesses that think like big businesses, and use so-called big business tools, are far more likely to be highly competitive in their given field. If this deal is able to give the chosen companies that business approach and tools, it has a good chance of achieving something different in the BEE environment.” Nyati said the investment would directly address some of the key challenges facing the government and South Africa as a whole – namely creating jobs, developing enterprises, building the local software economy and developing scarce technology skills. Microsoft Middle East and Africa President Ali Faramawy said at the launch that there was overwhelming support for the move from the highest levels of the company, with global CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft International president Jean-Philippe Courtois and other senior leaders completely behind the move. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material In one of the biggest equity-equivalent deals seen in South Africa to date, Microsoft is to invest almost half-a-billion rand in the local software industry over the next seven years as part of the company’s broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) programme. The deal, announced by Microsoft South Africa MD Mteto Nyati and Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Maria Ntuli in Sandton this week, will see the multinational software giant spending R472-million to help small, black-owned software development companies to grow into global businesses by 2017. 26 April 2010
Brand South Africa encourages citizens to Play their Part towards alleviation of crime in the country
Brand South Africa welcomes Minister of Police Mr Bheki Cele’s announcement to host a National Summit On Crime and Violence Prevention on the 13-14 September 2018. This following the South African Police Service and Stats South Africa releasing the country’s crime statistics for the year 2017/2018.The Summit will be held under the theme “Building safer communities through an integrated, developmental approach to crime and violence prevention”. The summit is hoping to achieve a joint vision on safety as a collective responsibility, and to provide a platform for key stakeholders and experts to engage on the effective implementation of the 2016 White Paper on Safety and Security across all sectors.The White Paper on Safety and Security was adopted by Cabinet in April 2016 and seeks to address crime and violence in a proactive manner, to promote an integrated approach to safety.Brand South Africa echoes the importance of building safer communities and thus encourages citizens to play their part in taking a stand against crime.“Citizens can play their part by reporting criminal activities towards alleviating crime in the country. We all have a role to play in ensuring safer communities and call on community members with any information of abuse of women and children or human trafficking to report perpetrators to the police” said Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Linda Magapatona- Sangaret.Useful link to make use of various platforms to report crimes on Crime Stop or call 0860 1011 or SMS line 32211“The Nation needs to work together with police, the justice system and courts to guarantee the arrest and conviction of perpetrators”, adds Ms Magapatona- Sangaret.Follow the link for more on the Crime Statistics 2017/2018
VANCOUVER – Marijuana producer Aphria Inc. announced it has entered a five-year agreement to supply pharmacy chain Shoppers Drug Mart with medical cannabis.The company said Monday that it will provide the pharmacy with four strains of dried marijuana flower in two different sizes and four cannabis oils. All 12 products will carry the Aphria brand name.The deal comes after many months of discussions and is subject to Health Canada approving the application of the chain’s parent company, Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L), to dispense medical marijuana. Loblaw applied for a licence in October 2016, but neither company can say if or when that application will be approved.If granted, Aphria (TSX:APH) said it expects Shoppers Drug Mart will sell Aphria-branded cannabis products online. Current federal regulations allow licensed producers to distribute medical marijuana direct to consumers by mail.The agreement is expected to have a positive material impact on Aphria’s medical sales revenue, said Aphria CEO Vic Neufeld during a conference call with analysts shortly after the news was announced.“We have an opportunity to grow as Shoppers Drug Mart grows,” he said, adding Aphria’s committed to not entering discussions or making any business transactions with other national pharmacy banners in excess of a certain size.If the federal government changes the rules to allow pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana in stores, Neufeld said, “the home run turns into a grand slam.”The company’s stock closed nearly two per cent higher on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday. It gained 22 cents to $11.62.Aphria is one of several voices advocating for pharmacies to be permitted to distribute medical cannabis.Loblaw has previously said it believes pharmacists and pharmacies should play a role in medical marijuana distribution, and posted a job ad for a medical marijuana brand manager as Shoppers Drug Mart last month.“We have been very transparent in our view,” said Catherine Thomas, a spokeswoman, in an email.“As the federal and provincial governments finalize their respective cannabis frameworks, we remain optimistic that they will allow pharmacists in stores, in communities to apply their professional care to medical cannabis patients.”The Aphria deal is one of several recent agreements between marijuana producers and pharmacies.Maricann Group Inc. announced last month it entered into a letter of intent with Lovell Drugs Ltd. to be its primary and exclusive provider of medical cannabis. Lovell Drugs has a dozen pharmacies across Ontario.Earlier this year, CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. signed a letter of intent with member-owned co-operative PharmaChoice to be its exclusive medical cannabis distributor and to train its pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The deal is on hold until the first legislation change that allows pharmacies to distribute medical cannabis and will be completed within 60 days of that change.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.
WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says increasing regional tensions and economic uncertainty over the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline project should be defused as quickly as possible.Pallister’s comment comes one day after the Alberta government announced it’s banning wine from British Columbia because of B.C.’s plans to limit how much diluted bitumen can be shipped from its coast.Pallister says in a statement that he has promoted open trade among the provinces and he’s concerned about the controversy in the energy sector and the resulting provocation and threats at the provincial level.He notes that both the National Energy Board and the federal cabinet approved Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in 2016 after determining it was in Canada’s national interest.Notley conceded on Tuesday that the ban on B.C. wine may violate interprovincial free-trade rules, but said Alberta is moving ahead anyway.B.C. Premier John Horgan has said the issue is about his government’s responsibility to keep the coastline and inland waterways safe.“This uncertainty is decidedly unhelpful to economic development in Western Canada and for the general well-being of the Canadian federation,” said Pallister’s statement Wednesday.“Whether it’s a pipeline or a transmission line, markets and investors need certainty. They don’t react well to either overlapping processes or backward steps.”(Companies in this story: TSX:KML)
Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,169.28, up 9.78 points).RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Up nine cents, or 12.2 per cent, to 83 cents on 46.1 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 58 cents, or 4.54 per cent, to $12.19 on 36.4 million shares.Wallbridge Mining Co. Ltd. (TSX:WM). Metals. Down seven cents, or 21.9 per cent, to 25 cents on 7.6 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Down 54 cents, or 2.76 per cent, to $19 on 7.6 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down 74 cents, or 1.7 per cent, to $42.17 on 4.9 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Metals. Down three cents, or 3.95 per cent, to 73 cents on 4.67 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Chorus Aviation Inc. (TSX:CHR). Down four cents, or 0.5 per cent, to $7.61. Chorus Aviation says it has signed a deal to perform heavy maintenance work for Latvia’s airBaltic. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available. Under the deal, Jazz Technical Services will provide airframe maintenance for airBaltic’s 12 Q400 NextGen aircraft. The work will be done at its facility at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.