So what are you doing this summer? A rickshaw run across Mongolia? Spraying Moet over sun-kissed buttocks in Monaco? Ridding yourself of sins by meditating in a mountain-hidden Nepalese monastery? Possibly, but for most of Oxford’s little dynamos, the curricula vitae are being beefed up with three to ten week corporate whore internships. Whether you’re banking, journo-ing, law-ing, advertising, politicking or accounting, the Fleet Street Mafia and Canary Wharf Glitterati have well and truly contract-bound us.Great, we all think. We get the dosh, the brownie career points, and the persistent cold from seventeen air-conditioned hours every day; they (the Goldman Sachs, News Internationals, Saatchis and PwCs) get your blood, sweat, tears and twenty-one years’ worth of well-crafted brain for summer (and, they hope, for life). But is that it? Are we simply going to build up CV points, work our ways up the ladder and then retire happily ever after? I’d say three quarters of Oxford’s population are actively socially conscious. More of us than ever are creating sophisticated networks dedicated to social good, preparing for Masters and PhDs in social policy and human rights law and are actively pursuing careers in social enterprises (for-profit businesses whose main aims are for socially benefiting causes). A prime example of Oxford Social Enterprise is Batiq – where Oxford students get paid to mentor Korean children over internet webcams to encourage cultural exchange and English language usage. Then there’s AIESEC, which co-ordinates community-building work experiences in different countries. Last term the Idea Idol competition held by the Oxford Entrepreneurs gave first prize to a group which assisted the blind with a revolutionary sensory glove and stick. And let’s not forget the whole plethora of fundraising activities which are taking place across Oxford to raise awareness and funds, from the Hands up for Darfur Ball to the RED fashion show. Plans are also underway to build the “Oxford Hub”, a centre for all charities and NGOs to meet, share knowledge and expertise. Oxford is certainly moving in leaps and bounds, all in the spirit of “the golden age of philanthropy.”Don’t get me wrong – I think it’s great to go into the corporate world – a world whose vitality revolves around its aims of efficiency and waste-cutting. Indeed, what better opportunity is there to practise these ideas? But after embellishing our skills portfolio in the City, perhaps we should give something back by sharing our expertise with charities.Smruti SriramSmruti Sriram is Treasurer of the Oxford Union.
Genius has announced that its white and brown gluten-free loaves will be on the supermarket shelves of retail chain Carrefour, in Spain, from the end of March.The gluten-free bakery brand said it will become “a key supplier to Carrefour”, as part of the supermarket’s plans to revamp its gluten-free offerings in-store.The products will be available in 350 stores across Spain, with the brand also available in the Republic of Ireland, the USA and Canada.Genius said it was also looking to increase its distribution overseas.Last month, the firm announced that all three of its sliced breads – white, brown and multi-seeded – were now available from online grocery retailer Ocado.>>Gluten-free brands outstrip own-label items>>Tesco listing for Genius as it moves into pies
Anderson .Paak‘s rise to the national spotlight has been incredibly fast, but the road he walked to prepare himself for this moment was long and dark indeed. From heartbreaking family struggles to sold out performances at festivals like Suwannee Hulaween, appearances on tracks with Jay-Z and chart hits Paak has survived it all. Amazingly, Paak and his band The Free Nationals have used the strength built from that adversity to share a message of hope, inclusiveness and joy, packaged with a sexy swagger and a funky beat.Paak has spent time behind the drum kit, as he often does at live shows including the high energy set during the recent Halloween themed event at The Spirit Of the Suwannee Music Park. After setting the tone by coming out to a piped in tape of Guns n’ Roses “Welcome To The Jungle” the band launched straight into his most recent hit, “Come Down.” The crowd went into a frenzy, waving arms and getting down as one to the rock steady beats and sparking flow of Paak. Leaving the crowd no chance to catch their breath he then reeled off wild renditions of “Milk n’ Honey” and “Drugs,” each driving the audience further and further into the red zone of party madness.Easily one of the best received performances of the entire weekend, by the end of their allotted time they left to a chorus of pleas for more from a thoroughly excited crowd. Our own videographer Rex Thomson was on hand, capturing the experience as the park’s beloved Amphitheater went into a literal frenzy surrounding him.Check out the footage of the mayhem, below.“Come Down”“Milk n’ Honey”“Drugs”
Last weekend, rising guitar phenom Marcus King brought his soulful band to Atlanta’s Terminal West last Saturday, January 7th, for an all out celebration! King and his band worked a mixture of their rocking originals with classic covers, treating the Atlanta audience to a top notch show from cover to cover. The band even worked in a rendition of “Hot ‘Lanta” by the Allman Brothers Band for the Atlanta crowd, as well as tunes by Allen Toussaint and Blind Faith during the sold out show.Check out a full audio recording from the night, as provided by Jam Buzz.You can see the setlist, as well as a full gallery of images from EMily Butler Photography, below. Load remaining images
LITFest, Harvard’s celebration of the written word, returns this weekend with readings, panels, and workshops featuring literary voices in fiction, nonfiction, oral storytelling, poetry, and television. The festival begins Friday and ends Saturday in a conversation with novelist Tom Perrotta, author of “The Leftovers,” and Nick Cuse ’13, who writes for the adapted version of the work for HBO television with Perrotta. The talk will begin at 7 p.m. in Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall.The two authors, along with Bret Johnston, head of Harvard’s Creative Writing program, spoke with the Gazette about what goes on in a writers’ room, why writing isn’t a special-occasion activity, and what about the television show improves on the book.GAZETTE: How did you learn to write?PERROTTA: I’ve had much more of an old-school writing education. I took a lot of undergrad classes, and then got my M.F.A. at Syracuse in the mid-1980s with Tobias Wolff. I came out expecting to be a fiction writer full time, which I did for a number of years. I also taught creative writing at Yale and at Harvard Extension School for a number of years. My challenge was figuring out how to balance my life as a writer with life as teacher. About 15 years ago, I stopped teaching and switched to screenwriting, in addition to my work as a novelist.CUSE: My experience was different. I grew up making movies with my friends right when you could first get a cheap video camera and edit a movie on your computer. That was my hobby. We would conceptualize and write stuff down and film and edit all together. There was something appealing to me about going to school and studying that wasn’t directly continuing from that. I studied English, which was reading and analytical, but I also took fiction with Bret Johnston. A lot had been in my mind, telling stories through little videos that I had never thought of in a more academic way. I’ve been able to apply the way we discussed prose to what I do now, which is again making videos, although they’re a little more expensive now if they’re for HBO. It came full circle.JOHNSTON: When you’re watching a show like “The Leftovers,” you feel like you’re getting as much from literature as what you get from television because these writers have a background in fiction. It converges in a way that feels like where we are in the culture at large. TV is in such a great place because it has so many sophisticated writers making it. When I think back to Nick in class, I remember how incredibly astute he was in the way he read other people’s stories and offered suggestions on how things could be fixed. Week by week, I watched him inhabiting himself as a writer more and more fully.PERROTTA: That happened at the show as well. He started as the assistant in the writers’ room. It’s an entry-level and mostly silent position. In three years, he became a very important colleague in the room and changed the course of the show in very crucial ways. I was the oldest person in the room, and Nick was the youngest. In the end, I don’t think it mattered to either of us.GAZETTE: Tom, what was it like to take your novel from the solitary experience of author to a room full of writers who would define it as a TV show?PERROTTA: When I wrote the book, I knew I wanted to turn it into a TV series. It felt like the natural place where I didn’t have to shove my novel into a feature film format. I was coming from a realistic literary tradition, and Damon Lindelof (co-creator of the TV adaptation) is a very much pop-culture guy. It was such an act of faith on both our parts to find a voice that could include all of the influences we were bringing. It wasn’t always easy to do. There were moments of frustration — that’s what collaboration is. “The Leftovers” the show is very different from the book. Yet parts of the book remain strong throughout. Nick knows there were rocky moments along the way, but all the struggles were ultimately for the benefit of the show.The writers were such a revelation to me. Everyone had to explain his/her choices in real time. We’d reach a fork in the road [where] you could go this way or that way, and then someone might come in with a third way. I would be interested in making a class out of a writers’ room. People could learn a lot over watching other writers think and argue over choices.CUSE: People tend to leave out of their imagination one aspect of what a writers’ room is like — which is the time spent laughing and joking with each other. You feel very close to these people, which allows you to share and take risks with your ideas. I didn’t think of Tom as the writer of the book, which, I think, is a huge compliment. It requires a tremendous amount of generosity to not let people think of you as author of this book. It was a level playing field, which is why it was such a successful collaboration.PERROTTA: I did feel like I had to argue for my ideas the same way everyone else did. There were times people had great ideas that made me wish I could go back to the novel. I’ll give you one example: In season one, there were these “Loved One” dolls people use to grieve. They’re very accurate computer-assisted replicas of people who disappeared. In any case, they originated as a world-building exercise where we tried to imagine all sorts of social changes caused by the “sudden departure.” The “Loved Ones” were such a cool idea that we went back to them again and again over the course of the season, and used them prominently in the finale.GAZETTE: Where do you find emotional gravitas in a story?PERROTTA: Some writers live in their private worlds, but I am somebody who does try to react in real time to current events. The book “Election” emerged from the 1992 election, and “Little Children” was inspired by a national debate about sex offenders and their place in the community. “The Leftovers” had its roots in both public and private events. I was reacting to 9/11 and the economic collapse of 2008, while also dealing with the emotional fallout from my father’s sudden death in a car accident. I also write from obsession, things I can’t stop thinking about.CUSE: I’m a little more looking outward to inward. I’m a fairly curious guy, and I read and watch a lot of stuff, looking for things that are interesting and stick in my head. If they stick in my head, then I know they are personal to me in some way. The idea of them lingering compels me to put them in a story.GAZETTE: We are only days into the Trump administration, and these seem like surreal times. How are you thinking about events in terms of your art?PERROTTA: “The Leftovers” is, in one way, a critique of apocalyptic thinking. We have been obsessed that something terrible was about to happen, that there was a collective loss — of faith, of art, of climate, of viruses, all these artistic expressions — and our future was no longer guaranteed. Everybody feels the apocalypse is on the way, but the world looks the same. I feel the world has caught up with us.CUSE: I think about the Eden collapse myth — that there was a garden where everything was perfect, and we messed it up. There’s something so attractive about that story. The good times are over, and now it’s bad times. That story has always been a successful story to tell. And its magnetic pull is particularly strong now. But any version of the future is a story because we don’t know what it is going to be yet.PERROTTA: [President] Trump was telling it from another standpoint. Let’s go back to that perfect time. We’re all looking at the same narrative but from different places on the timeline. For Trump voters, that was their paradise. It was their mythical time that allowed you to take care of your family. Any story about a glorified past has deep roots.GAZETTE: What is your advice for young writers, especially when they are struggling with writing?PERROTTA: You can see it in the different paths we took. I would encourage young writers to not get too hung up on one format over another. There are all sorts of ways to be a writer right now, so jump around. Learn to treat writing as a job. Separate it from something you do on special occasions when you feel inspired. It’s work. It’s wonderful work, but the sooner you treat it as work, the faster you’ll become a real writer.CUSE: Schedule your writing in advance. If it’s in your schedule and you follow your schedule, it solves a lot of your problems, [including] writer’s block, which maybe wasn’t really there in the first place. It helps me to ask myself, “What do I really like?” or “What book or movie am I excited about when it’s coming out?” It gets me excited to think about what makes me more productive.
February has arrived. Cue the hearts, flowers and Valentine’s Day festivities. While we have love on the brain, I would like to challenge you to change your perception of love by caring for your heart. February is American Heart Month.Noncontrollable factors, like having a family history of heart disease, being of African-American descent, and growing older or postmenopausal, can contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). The good news is that most chronic diseases, including CVD, are caused by modifiable behaviors. The three most common risk behaviors for CVD are lack of physical activity, poor nutrition and inadequate weight management.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension encourages you to love yourself by making changes to decrease your risk for heart disease.Change your diet. Most of us do not get the appropriate number of servings of fruit and vegetables every day. A small change, like ensuring that you have a serving of fruit or vegetables at every meal, can do wonders for your heart.Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and low in calories, which aids in weight management. Try incorporating a variety of vegetables and fruits into your diet, like kale, asparagus, blueberries and cherries. I have found that drinking fruit and vegetable smoothies also increases fruit and vegetable intake. Spice it up. Food preparation is just as important as the food itself. Reducing the amount of sodium in foods is essential to good heart health. We may be a society of foodies, and no one likes bland food, but there are ways to make foods taste great without adding sodium.Spices and herbs add flavor without adding extra fat and calories. If you’re aiming for an Italian-inspired meal, for instance, try using garlic powder, thyme, oregano and basil. Switching from garlic and onion salts to garlic and onion powders is a small step that could bring big returns. Make the effort. Physical activity takes effort on our part. Again, small changes can make huge differences.Walking is a cost-effective, easy way to get moving. Walk the entire grocery store, to the mailbox or to the corner.I took my own advice and began walking. I am ashamed to say that, at first, it was rather difficult. I could not walk around the block. Yikes! I kept at it and now I can walk around the block twice. I had to build up to it. I started with a small goal of walking to the end of my block. I added a pedometer app to my phone that lets me know the number of steps I take daily. It serves as a reminder to get up and get moving. My family also joined in and my children and my husband join me on my evening walks.Consider these Extension tips and make heart health a priority this Valentine’s Day.
RPPTL Section takes a number of legislative positions RPPTL Section takes a number of legislative positions January 15, 2003 Notices Gearing up for the 2003 regular session of the Florida Legislature, the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section has gotten more than a score of legislative position authorized by the Bar Board of Governors.The board acted at its December meeting, following Legislation Committee review of positions ranging from education requirements for guardians to handling military wills.The positions are:• General power of personal representative – Homestead reimbursement – F.S. §733.608. Supports legislation to amend F. S. §733.608 to insert guidance for the personal representative in deciding whether to expend money or effort to maintain or preserve the homestead during an estate administration, with additional protections for the personal representative such as a lien on the homestead in certain instances, and further guidance re lien enforcement, reimbursement of expenses, termination of collection efforts, and protection for not taking control of the homestead in the first instance.• Notice to Decedent’s Creditors – Filing of Claims – F.S. §733.2121( 1). Supports legislation to amend F.S. §733.2121(1) to delete the requirement that any notice to creditors state that claims must be filed against the estate within the two-year time period set forth in F.S. §733.710.• Probate code revision of 2001 – Glitch fix – F.S. §732.101(29) & F.S. §735.2063(2). Supports legislation to amend F.S. §§732.101(29) & 735.2063(2) to fix typographical errors in the Probate Code Revision of 2001, respectively relating to the definition of “protected homestead” and regarding proof of publication of the notice to creditors.• Elective share of surviving spouse – community property – application – Glitch fix – F.S. §732.217(2). Supports legislation to amend F. S. §732.217(2) to strike the exception of homestead property from the application of the Florida Uniform Disposition of Community Property Rights at Death Act.• Antilapse; deceased devisee; class gifts – F.S. §732.603. Supports legislation to amend F.S. §732.603(1) & (2) to address gaps in coverage concerning beneficiaries deemed to predecease a decedent by operation of law.• Conflict of Interest – Trustees vs. Beneficiaries – Pour-Over / Testamentary Trusts – F.S. §§731.201(2),(9) & (21), 731.212(1), 731.303. Supports legislation to amend F.S. §§731.201(2),(9) & (21), 731.212(1) & 731.303 for clarification in determining when a trustee of a trust in a pour-over or testamentary trust arrangement is the beneficiary of the estate or, in the alternative, the beneficiaries of the trust are the beneficiaries of the estate.• Probate of notarial will – F.S. §732.205. Supports legislation to amend F.S. §732.205(1) to allow the probate of a foreign notarial will authenticated according to the requirements of the Hague Convention of 1961.• Disaster – Proof of Death – F.S. §731.103(3). Supports legislation to amend F.S. §731.103(3) to add evidence of exposure to a “specific peril” as a basis for presuming death, with particular venue provisions for petitioning for such a determination.• Guardian’s and attorney’s fees and expenses – F.S. §744.108(8). Supports legislation to amend F.S. §744.108(8) to achieve greater consistency among state law relating to guardian’s and attorney’s fees and expenses, changing the phrase “request for fees” to “ requested compensation.”• Power of guardian without court approval – F.S. §744.444(16). Supports legislation to amend §744.444(16) to allow a guardian, without court approval, to pay from the assets of the guardianship estate the costs and fees of persons — including attorneys, auditors, investment advisers or agents — employed by the guardian to advise or assist the guardian in the performance of his/her duties.• Involuntary placement – F.S. §394.467. Supports legislation to amend §394.467 to add as criteria for involuntary placement the substantial and imminent likelihood of inflicting serious emotional or psychological harm on another person, and the causation of significant damage to property in the recent past with substantial and imminent likelihood of doing so again.• Guardian education requirements – F.S. §744.3145. Supports legislation to amend F.S. §744.3145 to streamline the educational requirements for parents appointed as guardians of the property of their minor children.• Costs & Attorneys’s Fees & Improper Exercise of Power/Breach of Fiduciary Duty – F.S. §§737.627 & 733.609. Supports legislation to amend §§737.627 & 733.609 to clarify that taxable costs and attorneys’ fees for breach of a personal representative’s fiduciary duty or failure of a trustee to properly exercise powers may come from direct payment from a party’s interest in the trust or estate, or from other property of the party, or both. • Exemption of Assets – Educational Savings Accounts & Prepaid Tuition Programs – F.S. §222.22. Supports legislation to amend F.S. §222.22 to exempt from legal process all qualified tuition programs authorized by §529 of the Internal Revenue Code and all Coverdell Education Savings Accounts.• Roads presumed to be dedicated – F.S. §95.361. Supports legislation to amend F.S. §95.361 so that, when any road has been maintained or repaired for 7 years by a state or local government, it shall be deemed to be dedicated to the public.• Meetings of homeowners’ associations; voting & elections procedures – F.S. §720.306. Supports legislation to amend F.S. §720.306 and confirm that members of residential homeowners’ association communities may amend their covenants, by specifying the process for changes in voting rights or increases in assessment proportions without a member’s approval.• Construction contracts; limitation on indemnification – F.S. §725.06. Supports legislation to amend F.S. §725.06 to make contracts for indemnity for acts of omissions of an indemnitee unenforceable except in certain limited situations and/or to the extent of insurance coverage.• Domestication of foreign not for profit corporations – F.S. §617.1801. Supports legislation to amend §617.1801 to amend the Florida Not For Profit Corporations act to permit domestication of a foreign not-for-profit corporation. • Antilapse; deceased trust beneficiary; class gifts – F.S. §737.603. Supports legislation to create F.S. §737.603 -Trust Antilapse – to prevent a lapse of beneficial interests in an inter vivos trust under certain circumstances, consistent with similar protections in F.S. §732.603 with regard to testamentary trusts.• Application of Civil Rules to Trust Proceedings – F.S. §§737.204,. 404, &. 627. Supports legislation to amend F.S.§§737.204,. 404, &. 627 to clarify that the rules of civil procedure apply to trust proceedings.• Execution of wills – military testamentary instruments – F.S. §732.502. Supports legislation to amend F.S. §732.502 so that a military testamentary instrument in accordance with 10 U.S.C. §1044b by a person who is eligible for military legal assistance is valid as a will in this state.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The tomb of East Hampton resident Lion Gardiner lies in the South End Cemetery overlooking Town PondIt’s hard to enter East Hampton without passing its founding members. The oldest burial ground in East Hampton, the South End Cemetery has tombstones that date back to the 17th century. Here, only three steps down off Main Street, you’ll find shipwreck victims, socialites, artists, soldiers, an accused witch and East Hampton’s most prominent resident, Lion Gardiner, who now lies in a sarcophagus surrounded by pillars nearly four feet high.Gardiner was born in England in 1599 and died in East Hampton in 1663. A military engineer, he was hired to oversee construction of fortifications in the new colony in 1635. By 1639, he was the owner of what is known today as Gardiners Island. His is one of the oldest graves, but his tombstone is relatively new, erected in 1886 and designed by James Renwick, Jr., the architect behind St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan and the Smithsonian Institution Building in Washington, D.C.An above-ground casket with a representation of the deceased carved in stone, sarcophagi are mostly associated with Ancient Egypt, used to protect royal mummies. Gardiner’s sarcophagus, a knight in complete armor, is the only one in the South End Cemetery.The inscription reads, “In memory of Lion Gardiner, an officer of the English army, and an engineer and master of Works of Fortification in ye Leaguers of ye Prince of Orange in ye Low Countries in 1635. He came to New England in ye service of ye Company of Lords and Gentlemen. He builded and commanded ye Saybrook Forte. After accomplishing his term of service he removed in 1663, to his island of which he was sole owner and ruler. Born in 1599, he died in this town in 1663 venerated and honored.”The tomb of East Hampton resident Lion Gardiner lies in the South End Cemetery overlooking Town PondGenerations of Long Islanders going back to the 1600s rest here, some of their headstones unreadable, cracked and covered with moss. An obelisk, a stone pillar with a pyramidal top, marks the graves of those who died in the 1858 John Milton shipwreck off Montauk.The grave of wealthy couple Sara and Gerald Murphy also sits at South End. The Murphys were the subject of Calvin Tomkins’ biography Living Well is the Best Revenge and they were F. Scott Fitzgerald’s inspiration for Nicole and Dick Driver in Tender Is the Night.Many believe Goody Elizabeth Garlick, accused and acquitted of witchcraft in 1658, is also buried here in an unmarked grave.Garlick, then in her 50s, was accused of bewitching and killing the daughter of her employer, who just happened to be Lion Gardiner, as well causing the deaths of several infants in the neighborhood, according to village records. The case, including depositions, takes up several pages in the printed records of East Hampton. Like the Salem Witch Trials, the trial was based on hearsay and lies.Garlick was sent to the General Court of Connecticut, since East Hampton was then within the jurisdiction of that colony. The jury found Garlick not guilty on account of lack of evidence. Her date of death has not been found, and her burial place remains a mystery.Generations of Long Islanders going back to the 1600s rest here, some of their headstones unreadable, cracked and covered with mossOne of the oldest original headstones in South End is that of Pastor Thomas James, who died in 1696. His dying request was that his headstone would face the opposite direction of those around him so he could confront his accusers on Resurrection Day. It remains backward three centuries later.These are just a handful of colorful residents who reside in South End, just steps away from the art galleries and high-end shops of Main Street. So next time you pass Town Pond, pull over for a glimpse into the past.For more tales of East Hampton residents who are interred at the South End Cemetery, read “In olde New York,” written by Charles Burr Todd in 1907. Hugh King, East Hampton historian and “Town Crier,” gives tours of the cemetery for the East Hampton Historical Society. For details visit www.easthamptonhistory.org.
For a salary of $13 an hour, she worked from a high-school cafeteria in Ann Arbor, Mich., sorting ballots and delivering them to the next station. She said election officials at her center wore masks, but it was not always possible to maintain social distancing.“It’s a risky thing to do, but it’s essential work,” she said.Phil Armstrong, the county executive in Lehigh County, Pa., said it was impossible to respect social-distancing rules at the vote-counting center, given all of the ballot counters, lawyers and election observers from both parties who were present.“It was pretty crowded,” he said. Still, the vibe was upbeat, and different tables of ballot counters had friendly competitions about how many ballots they had counted in a certain period of time. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – The process could be tedious but no detail was too small for a citizenry hungry for information. Local media in Pennsylvania was filled on Saturday morning with descriptions of how ballot counters would load envelopes into machines twice: first to slice them open and then a second time to open the smaller, inner “secrecy” envelopes. Ballot counters then unfold the ballots by hand and feed them into high-speed scanners. From there, the results are saved onto memory sticks, WHYY-FM, a public radio station in Philadelphia, told its listeners.Evelyn Smith, a graduate student in economics at the University of Michigan who counted ballots for 13 hours on Election Day, said she found the monotony of the process tedious, but meditative. Beyond the tedium and the exhaustion, they were facing the added stress of trying to keep themselves safe as coronavirus cases in the United States hit record highs. Still, with masks covering their faces and gloves guarding their hands, they soldiered on into Saturday.In some election offices, safety measures including social distancing, meant that fewer ballot counters could work at the same time than in previous elections, slowing the process.One election official in the Westmoreland County, Pa., tested positive for the coronavirus in the last few days, according to Douglas W. Chew, a county elections commissioner, who said that no other employees had tested positive as of Saturday. Perhaps no one wants the election to end more than the vote counters themselves.With tens of thousands of ballots still to be counted in states where President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. were separated by slim margins — and an anxious nation riveted by every change in the count — a small army of workers continued to tally votes four days after the polls closed.- Advertisement – And, while many polling stations use scanners to process thousands of ballots rapidly, at this point in the count they were also processing ballots that could not be read by machines for a variety of reasons.While each state has its own rules and methods, the scene in West Chester, Pa., was a familiar one. Election workers, seated under fluorescent lights, sorting and feeding ballots by hand into high-speed scanners. At this station, weary workers were given the weekend off and will resume counting inside the university gym Monday morning.But others worked through the night and into the morning on Saturday. While they counted, independent observers watched over their shoulders and some places offered livestreaming feeds online for members of the public to watch scenes like the one at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. It was not exactly packed with action, but more like suspended animation as workers in neon yellow and orange jackets sat at opposite ends of tables methodically tabulating ballots.- Advertisement –
The management of Eurowings introduced a regular winter route connecting Kvarner with Cologne in early July, and through it Kvarner is connected with numerous destinations around the world throughout the year.The introduction of this year-round route represents a significant positive step for the entire county, its economy, residents and especially all entities related to tourism, as it is the first time in history that Rijeka is directly connected to a major European capital during the winter, said the director of the airport. Rijeka Tomislav Palalić.Linija se odvija dva puta tjedno: nedjeljom i srijedom do kraja ožujka, a zatim se nastavlja u travnju svake subote. No kako ističu iz Zračne luke Rijeka, glavni problem je slaba popunjenost aviona, koja je ispod 30 posto, što znači da je na ukupno 144 mjesta u avionu u prosijeku ih je prodano manje od 40. Slaba popunjenosti linije nije pokrivena komercijalna isplativost linije, što će ukoliko tako i ostane, sigurno negativno se odraziti na buduće smanjenje ili otkazivanje navedene linije.Rijeka Airport invites business entities as well as the general public to help them in the promotion and filling of the mentioned line through their channels, as well as when exhibiting at fairs. However, in order for the line to be well enough filled and commercially viable, the motive of coming to Rijeka, ie the entire Kvarner, is needed. So, we have an excellent airline, ie transport connections, which is the first prerequisite for the development of tourism, especially in the pre- and post-season, and now it is up to us to create good enough motives for arrival, and the motive for coming out of season is not sun and sea, but quality, diverse and authentic content.It is all up to us and surely how we can encourage positive changes through synergy. Ultimately, we can all share information, both private and business, on our channels to further promote it. Surely we are in a much better position than before, because the line is active, we have the confidence of the airline, and now it is up to us to keep it. As Mr. Palalić points out, the line is of great importance for the entire Kvarner because it is connected with the whole world throughout the year.The summer flight season beginsSoon, more precisely on March 26.03.2018, XNUMX. The summer flight season begins at Rijeka Airport, and flight schedules have been announced. This is how flights to other European destinations start, Berlin on Saturdays, Hannover on Thursdays, Frankfurt on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and Stockholm on Mondays and Fridays.This year, new airlines were introduced, such as to Hanover via Eurowings, Eindhoven via Transavia, Katowice via Small Planet Airlines and to Frankfurt via Condor. More on reduleting on the official web siteBy the way, Eurowings currently has almost 100 flights a week (one way) to Croatia, and in addition to Rijeka, the airline is flying this summer to other Croatian cities such as Dubrovnik, Osijek, Pula, Split, Zadar and Zagreb.Side dish: Ljetni red letenja – Zračna luka RijekaARRIVALS 2018 DEPARTURES 2018 Related news:JANUARY 15 PERCENT MORE PASSENGERS AT AIRPORTS