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first_imgAdmission to the exhibit is free and open to the public. Sponsorships and tickets are available for a special Opening Reception on Thursday, May 10 at Two International Place. For more information on this event, visit The North Bennet Street School (NBSS) Annual Celebration of Craft will be on display for nearly two months, taking place at two venues: Two International Place in the Financial District from May 7 – 23, and then at the Windgate Gallery in the North End from June 4 – 30.As part of this celebration, the Student & Alumni Exhibit features hand-carved chairs and cabinetry, jewelry in silver and gold, leather-bound books, handmade violins, and more. Over 50 artisans hailing from regions around the globe are represented in the show. Notably, select artisan pieces from the Trustees of Reservations’ recent Conversations in Craft exhibit will be included among the masterful work.This is first time in the 19-year history of the celebration that the exhibit will travel between two locations, offering broader access to the community.*Advertisement*last_img read more

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first_imgA family of true love is the foundation of world peace Okinawa kicks off a new peace movementDr. Sun Jin Moon appealed APTF convention attended by 1,700 peopleFFWPU Japan (September 27): Under the main theme ‘ True Family Movement and Realization of World Peace’, on September 27th in the morning, about 1,700 people assembled in the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan city for ’Commemorative Rally of the 21st anniversary of True Parents’ visit to Okinawa’ organized by the Association to Promote True Family (APTF).This Okinawa rally followed the 10,000-youth convention earlier in Tokyo, both with Dr. Sun Jin Moon, Director General of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification International, as the keynote speaker on behalf of Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon. This rally was made possible thanks to the 21-year-long aspiration of Okinawa members to ‘receive True Parents to Okinawa’. It was in fact full of grace and benefits.Still the summer temperature of nearly 30 degrees centigrade as well as the beautiful sea, once described by Nobel Prize winning novelist, Yasunari Kawabata, as ‘the seven-colored sea’ welcomed Dr. Sun Jin Moon in her first official visit to Okinawa. One of the most popular sightseeing spots in Japan, Okinawa was also the deadly battleground between Japanese and American armies in the Battle of Okinawa, in which 190,000 Japanese people lost their lives with over 120,000 being local Okinawa people.Because of this history, upon arriving in Okinawa, Dr. Sun Jin Moon and her husband In Sup Park went to the Peace Memorial Park in the south. They offered flowers and prayed at the monument called ‘Cornerstone of Peace’, on which inscribed are a total of 240,000 names of military personnel and civilians who had died in the battle including Japanese, American, Korean, British and Taiwanese nationals.Referring to that history in her keynote address, Dr. Sun Jin Moon urged the audience this way: “I felt re-committed to eliminating conflicts and violence in the world. Let us work together to turn the painful history into a new era of true love and sustainable peace!”Referring to Dr. Han’s Okinawa visit 21 years before, Sun Jin Nim introduced True Mother’s words of encouragement:“A typhoon is formed in the south and moves northbound. Likewise, why not the flame of faith may be transmitted from Okinawa to other parts of Japan?” Sun Jin nim also stressed:“Okinawa has always been in Dr. Han’s prayer and heart. Likewise, I, too, would like to affectionately love the land and people of Okinawa. I am truly grateful to spend such a precious moment together with you.” Then, she read out True Mother’s speech “The path to the future world of peace’ on behalf of Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.Sometimes, trying to contain her excitement and emotion, Dr. Sun Jin Moon read the message text through, to the repeated applause and cheers from the audience.True Mother said in the keynote address: “Our Heavenly Parent, who is the embodiment of true love, stands ever ready to help us. However, it is all up to us now. We must awaken, listen to and obey our conscience. The conscience is our second God, our second Heavenly Parent. If we are always spiritually awake, with Truth and the Holy Spirit dwelling within us, and we pray and live with gratitude for each circumstance of our lives, we will be able to hear our Heavenly Parent’s voice and experience the Love that can quake your whole body.”Furthermore, True Mother said: “People, who have brought mind and body into unity and who practice true love by serving, volunteering and contributing to society in accordance with the conscience can truly be called good men and women. If these people meet True Parents, receive the Holy Blessing based on true love, and form exemplary families, these families will become the cornerstone of peace. A true family is the nucleus of a peaceful world. When a true family is expanded, a new era of true nations and a true world opens up.”She thus urged that the True Family Movement is really necessary to open a new future. Prior to the keynote address, APTF President Dr. Eiji Tokuno said: “It is most vital for peace and security of Japan and East Asia to strengthen solidarity among Japan, South Korea and the USA, which share the similar values of democracy and freedom based on theism. Another important factor is to enhance True Family Movement on to a national dimension.” He then proclaimed: “The base of generating peace in Asia at large and the kick-off point of True Family Movement should be found in your beloved Okinawa!”In a welcome remark, Dr. Yeon Chong Song, Honorary President of APTF, pointed out that the declining birthrate and aging population are caused “not just because of young people’s economic circumstances and child-rearing environment, but also, more essentially, their value systems and consciousness which do not appreciate family values.” He urged this way: “The True Family Movement advocated by Dr. Hak Ja Han will be a national salvation which is indispensable for revitalizing Japan and its sustainable prosperity.”In the finale, as if to inherit the heaven’s fortune brought by Dr. Sun Jin Moon, the whole audience sang a chorus of ‘Heavenly Fortune Kachashi’ in tune with the Ryukyu Band. As some VIP guests got excited and went on stage, many people stood up and dance the Okinawa’s traditional Kachashi.Finally, led by Mr. Chongho Chon, APTF Okinawa’s Senior Advisor, all the audience said four cheers of Mansei. Then, centering on Dr. Sun Jin Moon’s couple, the whole participants had the commemorative photo taken together, before closing the rally.last_img read more

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first_imgSamara Lynn is a tech editor at Black Enterprise magazine. She has over a decade’s experience in technology journalism, covering smart home and wireless technology; startups; business tech and more. She has also written for PC Magazine, The Wirecutter, CRN Tech and has appeared as a technology commentator on Fox Business News, National Business Report, and Reuters TV. She is the author of “Windows Server 2012: Up and Running.” “Tech 100” is her column focusing on technology and its relation to politics, social issues, and more. What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videos By now, most of the world has heard about WikiLeaks’ massive data dump, “drama-queeningly” referred to as “Vault 7.” WikiLeaks’ latest antic is another chapter in the shady saga starring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the Russian government, and possibly President Donald Trump. This is a dangerous game these actors may be playing out and everyone in this nation should be concerned.Vault 7 seems almost perfectly timed. The accusations and revelations about the Trump administration’s ties to Russia were at a fever pitch up until about a day ago. Newly appointed Trump cabinet members and advisers, including Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, and Jeff Sessions weren’t able to recall or outright lied about meetings with Russian officials. Seventeen intelligence agencies say that Russia was involved in the hacking scandal that helped wrench the election away from Hillary Clinton.And Trump, the master of deflection, tweets the outrageous allegation that Obama, himself, had wiretapped his phones at the Trump Tower building in New York City. Right after that lunacy, Vault7 hits. The WikiLeaks released documents revealed not much more than the Snowden/NSA scandal in 2013–that the government is capable of hacking into internet-connected devices.Hey, guess what? They can also find out your location via your smartphone’s GPS!The most interesting part of all this crazy is that whenever Trump seems about to finally go down in flames, WikiLeaks is right there. Like his damn State Farm agent.I’ll never forget in summer of 2016, watching all the polls and analysts assured of a Clinton victory. I remember close to Election Day, a reporter asked Trump, who was trailing in almost all polls, something about him losing the election.“Oh, I’m gonna win,” Trump declared and gave this hideous Cheshire cat grin. And then barely a week later, WikiLeaks published the hacked emails of the Democratic National Committee, and it started a frenzy of speculation about the Democrats and corruption and Clinton’s emails; much of the criticism unsubstantiated, but enough to cause the woman who was so close to becoming the first female POTUS to lose her significant lead in the polls, and ultimately, the election.Here we go again. On the brink of what was shaping up to be the biggest political scandal since Watergate, WikiLeaks pulls out another massive data dump. The timing is suspect. The chumminess between Trump, Assange, and Putin is suspect.The collusion between the triumvirate is more suspicious considering cybersecurity experts confirmed that Russia was behind the DNC hacks.Think about how momentous and dangerous this all is. The American president, Vladimir Putin, and Julian Assange (who maintains asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy avoiding rape charges in Sweden) may be conspiring to undermine our democracy by telling the public that the legislative branch and the media are the enemies. Both are tasked with questioning the executive branch so that we never end up with a dictator as president.And half the country believes that indeed the media, and agencies including the FBI and CIA, are the enemy of the average person. This is really scary stuff that would be so over-the-top it wouldn’t work as a screenplay for a movie. WikiLeaks originally positioned itself as a purveyor of the truth–if instead, it is in collusion to undermine democracy, it’s playing a very dangerous game with horrible consequences for us all.center_img be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 read more


first_img More: Bellator MMA Jake Hager (0-0) — known in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as Jack Swagger — will take his first-ever MMA fight against J.W. Kiser (0-1). The 41-year-old Kiser’s only fight to date was a 24-second technical knockout loss to Antonio Martinez in May of this year. Hager, meanwhile, is no spring chicken himself at 36 years old; however, his University of Oklahoma wrestling credentials are not “sports entertainment” material.It’s clear Hager is looking forward to the fight as he’s already begun promoting it online. Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? ProMax 440 BJJ GI Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight To check out the latest Bellator MMA-related news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive news archive right here. Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Jack Swagger Accessories Sale On Jan. 26 in Los Angeles, the “All-American American” @RealJackSwagger makes his MMA debut.— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) December 3, 2018 Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Good Night Tee Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Cam Here comes The Rooster.. @bellatormma @joshraff_ @awesome_joeyb @robsboxing4fitness #bellator #mma #fight #training #jujitsu #kickboxing #boxing #wrestling #prowrestling #wwe #wethepeople #fitness #fitspo— You Dont Know Jack (@RealJackSwagger) December 4, 2018 King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Lockdown duffle bag Latest From Our Partners More From Bellator 214: “Fedor vs. Bader” takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Jan. 26, 2019, featuring the conclusion of the promotion’s Heavyweight Grand Prix as “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko (38-5, 1 NC) takes on reigning Light Heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (26-5) to crown Bellator’s new Heavyweight champion.Speaking of Heavyweights, an “All-American American” is poised to step into the mixed martial arts (MMA) fray for the first time ever that same night, too. And Bellator President Scott Coker has given the fight the green light. Latest From MMA Warehouse Standard BJJ Gi Lights. Out. Gloves Standard Ranked Rashguard Apparel There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq last_img read more