Historian examines Irish political cartoons

first_imgIn a celebration of the University’s Irish character, Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies sponsored Felix M. Larkin’s lecture on the Shemus political cartoons of Ireland in the 1920s. The talk, titled “Artistic Bombs in Ireland: the Shemas Cartoons in the Freeman’s Journal, 1920-1924,” took place in Flanner Hall on Tuesday afternoon. After spending several decades as a public servant in Ireland for both the Irish Department of Finance and the National Treasury Management Agency, Larkin is now a freelance historian, focusing on the history of the Freeman’s Journal, a prominent Dublin newspaper dating back to the 18th century that published the Shemus cartoons. In his lecture, Larkin detailed the legacy of the political cartoons produced by the English-born cartoonist Ernest Forbes Holgate, who, under the pseudonym of “Shemus,” commented on the strife of the 1920s in Ireland. “Ernest Forbes Holgate dropped his surname and signed some of his work as Ernest Forbes, with each political work carrying the trademark of ‘Shemus,’” Larkin said. “The spelling of Shemus marked it as an unmistakably English rendition of the Irish name ‘Seamus.’” Larkin said the English bearing of Forbes defined much of the content he created, with its hard-hitting criticism of British involvement in this contested period of Irish history. Larkin said this era was marked by the dispute over Irish home rule and the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921. “The cartoons represented a modern style that imitated cartoons found in English journals of the time,” Larkin said. “When deprived of their British content and critiques of British politics in Ireland, the cartoons became less subtle.” Larkin said the primary political interest of the cartoons made them an asset to the Freeman’s Journal, and because they illuminated the increasingly brutal nature of British rule in Ireland, they often proved incendiary. “Artistic Bombs – that’s how the cartoons were described in the Irish Parliament,” Larkin said. Almost universally, Larkin said the cartoons portrayed politicians in exaggerated caricature, most notably the Irish unionist Sir Edward Carson and British Prime Minister David Lloyd George. Larkin said the offensive nature of the cartoons made them powerful, such as in one case in which a politician was assassinated two weeks after his likeness appeared in a pejorative Shemus cartoon. “Press can shape the tone of political discourse. In this case, the tone was particularly nasty, and had dire consequences,” Larkin said. Despite the occasionally inflammatory content portrayed in the Shemus cartoons, Larkin said they are quite valuable for understanding the political landscape of Ireland in the 1920s. He quoted the response of the Freeman’s Journal, which said the cartoons possessed “high political value that we think is properly appreciated by readers of this journal and will not easily fade from public memory.” Larkin closed by returning to a quotation with which he began his talk, from The Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell. “Cartoons can say things that are less easy to say in a more straightforward, journalistic context,” he said.last_img read more

Kelsey Grammer Delays Return to Finding Neverland

first_imgKelsey Grammer, who had been set to resume the role of American producer Charles Frohman in Finding Neverland on September 15, has postponed his return. Anthony Warlow, who stepped in for Grammer in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning tuner on July 10, will now remain with the show at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre through September 27. A production spokesperson told Broadway.com that further information will be announced in the next fortnight.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie (Matthew Morrison) and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Laura Michelle Kelly). Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.Along with Morrison, Kelly and Warlow, the cast also includes Carolee Carmello, Teal Wicks, Alex Dreier, Hayden Signoretti, Noah Hinsdale, Hayden Signoretti, Christopher Paul Richards, Sawyer Nunes, Jackson Demott Hill and Aidan Gemme. Finding Neverland Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

The Howard Center for Human Services Employee Achievements

first_imgSandra Steingard, M.D., Medical Director of The Howard Center for HumanServices, was selected by her peers to be included in Best Doctors in America®2003-2004. Dr. Steingard has specific responsibilities for Howard’s adultdivision serving individuals with mental illness and substance abuse problems.Dr. Steingard was trained at Harvard and Tufts Universities. She is currentlyClinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UVM College of Medicine andMedical Advisor to NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) – VT.The Best Doctors in America database represents the top 5% ofdoctors in over 400 subspecialties of medicine. The database has beenfeatured on CBS “60 Minutes,” and NBC “The Today Show,” as well as inmajor national print media as an important resource to thousands of patients.Paul Landerl, Coordinator of The Howard Center’s Community SupportProgram, was named 2003 “Provider of the Year” by NAMI (NationalAlliance for the Mentally Ill) – Vermont, at their 20th annual meeting. Landerlis responsible for coordinating case management and social rehabilitationservices for individuals with major mental illnesses.Two Howard Center employees, Mike Palombo, Clinical Supervisor of AdultOutpatient services within the Adult Behavioral Health Services division,and Linda Clark, Director of Intensive Family Based Services within theBaird division, were honored by the Vermont Association for Mental Health.They were inducted into the Association’s “20 Year Club,” initiated at itsannual meeting in December 2003.last_img read more

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JTF-Bravo, Honduran Leaders Recognize Strong Bonds at Soto Cano

first_imgBy Maria Pinel / Joint Task Force Bravo March 17, 2020 Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-Bravo) hosted Honduran military and civilian leaders at Soto Cano Air Base in Comayagua, Honduras, February 28, 2020, to strengthen partnerships and recognize the value of continued camaraderie.Among the attendees was retired Honduran Air Force General José Enrique Soto Cano, namesake for the air base, as guest of honor. Additionally, the governors of Gracias a Dios, Francisco Morazán, and other municipalities near Soto Cano, as well as regional health directors of Comayagua and La Paz and senior leaders from the Honduran Army, Air Force, and Navy spent time with members of JTF-Bravo.Joint Task Force Bravo hosted Honduran military and civilian leaders at Soto Cano Air Base, February 28, 2020, to strengthen partnerships and recognize the value of continued camaraderie. (Maria Pinel / Joint Task Force Bravo)“Today is a day we look forward to all year — it’s an opportunity to thank everyone for being exceptional hosts to our mission here in Honduras,” said U.S. Army Colonel Steven Barry, JTF-Bravo commander, during his opening remarks. “The organization has a history that goes back nearly four decades. With time our mission has changed, but our strong relationship with our Honduran hosts has remained constant.”Leaders Day, as the event is known, provides an important opportunity to showcase how JTF-Bravo uses its resources to support partnership engagements, subject matter exchanges, and security cooperation with regional allies to achieve U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) goals of ensuring a safe and prosperous hemisphere.“All four tenant military units — three Honduran and JTF-Bravo — perform operations and duties from this base, thinking about the well-being of our country and the region,” said Honduran Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Leonel Brito, Soto Cano Air Base commander.The event is also a special opportunity to build relationships outside the scope of military operations and is one of many initiatives the task force has developed to integrate with the nearby communities and its host nation.The event was organized by the civil affairs office to strengthen ties and welcome local leadership into JTF-Bravo’s home.“Leaders Day is an example of JTF-Bravo’s 38-year enduring promise to our Honduran partners across all sectors of governance,” said U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Uherka, civil affairs director. “We are Americans living and serving alongside fellow Americans — we are one team.”During the visit, teams from the 1st Battalion, 228 Aviation Regiment, the 352st Combat Support Hospital, the Soto Cano fire department, and SOUTHCOM’s situational assessment team, guided visitors through their capabilities and functions to inform them on the broader scope of day-to-day operations.“[JTF-Bravo] has been an important bastion for our country in emergency situations, as well as for our armed forces and the country’s development. We know of the work you do, but today I’ve had the opportunity to see your capabilities and the strengths that we as Honduran can count on by having you here — and you can count on Honduran brothers to be at your side,” said Brigadier General German Velásquez, deputy Honduran Joint Chiefs of Staff.last_img read more

Pilot Dead After Small Plane Crashes in East Patchogue

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A small single-engine plane crashed in a residential area of East Patchogue minutes after takeoff Tuesday morning, killing the 53-year-ols pilot, who was flying alone, officials said.The Columbia Lancair LC 41 aircraft crashed between two houses on Camille Lane near Knot Street shortly after 9 a.m., officials said. Witnesses said the plane engine was sputtering and banked before landing upside down in the backyard of 51 Camille Lane, which caught fire when the plane exploded. The pilot was identified as Hanan Shoshany, of Jamaica, Queens.“It was very, very fortunate that he traveled in the path that he did,” Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer, commander of the Homicide Squad, told reporters at the scene, noting that three people–including one child–were inside the house that caught fire at the time.The plane took off from Republic Airport in East Farmingdale at 8:50 a.m. and was destined for Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which responded to the scene.It’s currently unclear what caused the crash or why the plane reversed course from eastbound to heading southwest in the final moments before the crash.Officials said building inspectors are checking the impacted houses for structural integrity.“This is going to be a very traumatic experience for someone, even if they survived,” said Craig Cooper, a spokesman for the American Red Cross, which is offering mental health counseling to neighbors–some of whom were evacuated–and assisting first responders.Hagerman Fire Department firefighters extinguished the flames. The National Transportation Safety Board will continue the investigation to determine the cause of the crash. They will have plenty of witness accounts to sort through.“I heard the extremely low flying plane…and not even 10 seconds later I heard a huge explosion,” said Tim Carney, an 18-year-old college student who was awakened when the aircraft buzzed his house. “It sounded like a sonic boom.”last_img read more

Eric Holder to Resign as Attorney General

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York US Attorney General Eric Holder has announced he will step down once a successor is nominated and confirmed. Holder, the nation’s first black Attorney General, has held that post for all six years of President Barack Obama’s time in office. The news of Holder’s resignation was first reported Thursday by NPR. Holder, raised in New York City, became the 82nd Attorney General when he was sworn in on Feb. 3, 2009. He returned to the Department of Justice after previously serving as Deputy Attorney General under President Bill Clinton. Holder’s time as AG has been tumultuous. He came under a deluge of criticism from New York City officials, police and the families of the Sept. 11, 2001 victims after proposing to prosecute those responsible in Manhattan. The uproar forced Holder to drop those plans. Then, in 2012, Congress held Holder in contempt—the first such vote against a Cabinet official in history—for refusing to release documents related to the bungled “Fast and Furious” operation, which was a program involving weapons that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms used to sting Mexican drug cartels. One of the guns that authorities lost track of was later used to kill a Border Patrol agent in 2010. Holder has also had a contentious relationship with journalists. It was Holder’s Department of Justice that secretly obtained phone records from Associated Press journalists as part of a probe into a foiled al-Qaeda plot. And it was under his watch that more people have been charged in Espionage Act cases than under all previous administrations. Still ongoing, and potentially most troubling for journalists, is the Justice Department’s repeated attempts to force New York Times journalist James Risen to testify and reveal the name of his source in one chapter of his 2006 book State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration, which exposed “a failed attempt by the CIA to have a former Russian scientist provide flawed nuclear weapons’ blueprints to Iran,” according to court documents from Risen’s federal appeals court hearing.Holder has said, “As long as I’m attorney general, no reporter will go to jail for doing his job.” Holder has received praised by many in the minority community for his willingness to speak about racial issues—a subject Obama has largely avoided while in office.Recently, Holder was dispatched to Ferguson, Mo., to speak with the family of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer, and to help calm the fears of members of the community who say they’ve been disenfranchised for far too long. Holder’s resume also includes a stint as Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. President Ronald Reagan appointed Holder to that position in 1988. In New York, the Attorney General has lent his support to a lawsuit claiming that public defenders in New York are “overworked and overmatched.”The suit, filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union seven years ago and set for trial in October, names three upstate counties and Suffolk County as defendants. In one case, Eric Witherspoon was held in jail for two years before his trial and went nine months without speaking with his Suffolk County public defender, according to the NYCLU report. He was eventually found guilty on burglary charges and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. “To truly guarantee adequate representation for low-income defendants, we must ensure that public defenders’ caseloads allow them to do an effective job,” Holder said in a statement. “The Department of Justice is committed to addressing the inequalities that unfold every day in America’s courtrooms.” -With Spencer Rumseylast_img read more

Credit union loses laptop with member data

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: David MorrisonThe $301 million Piedmont Advantage Credit Union notified its 46,000 members it has lost a laptop that contained member data.“On Jan. 31, 2015, we discovered that there was a credit union owned laptop that could not be located,” wrote Judy Tharp, CEO of the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based cooperative in an undated latter to members. “While incidents like this are not uncommon, it is a first occurrence for us. Piedmont Advantage has engaged law enforcement and hired a computer forensic firm to investigate the matter. The laptop included password protected authentication designed to prevent unauthorized access, and at this time to the best of our knowledge, no data on the laptop has been accessed.” continue reading »last_img read more

Five ways to localize your credit union’s marketing strategy

first_img 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Melany Maurer Melany Maurer is a marketing professional and content creator based in Austin, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and has spent the last 4 years working … Web: buzzpoints.com Details Sources:1 http://www.millennialdisruptionindex.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MDI_Final.pdf2 https://zephoria.com/top-15-valuable-facebook-statistics/3 https://www.accenture.com/us-en/insight-consumer-banking-survey.aspx Connecting and engaging with cardholders is no easy task. 71% of Gen Y (18-34 year olds) would rather go to the dentist than listen to what their financial institutions are saying1.To help bridge this communication gap, community financial institutions need to bring a more personal touch to their marketing strategies by utilizing their place in the local communities.Here are five tips to help community financial institutions better connect with their cardholders and their local community:Be Present on Social MediaSocial media is a quick, easy way and inexpensive way to engage with cardholders. With over 1.65 billion monthly active Facebook users, and five new profiles created ever second2, don’t underestimate the kind of reach social media can provide your institution.Not only that, but by connecting with your cardholders on social media, you can start effectively promoting your connection to the local community.See how the president and CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond, Jill Castilla, was able to use social media to do this here.Host a Community EventThis one’s a no-brainer. To promote your local connection, start by being where your cardholders are so that they recognize you as an active participant within their community.Host a community movie night. Cheer on the local high school sports teams. Sponsor a booth at a chamber of commerce event. By adding these personal touches to your marketing strategy, you’ll fortify your place in the community while showcasing your superior customer service.VolunteerFinancial institutions should also make it a point to volunteer in the local community. Organize a park cleanup or sponsor a little league team. You can even utilize your team’s financial knowledge to provide a learning seminar at local elementary schools. There’s no wrong way to give back, so don’t be afraid to get creative.Provide Updates on Local OffersDid you know that more than half of all consumers expect their financial institutions to locate discounts for them3, and consumers would rather receive discount notifications than financial advice from their financial institution3?Start promoting local deals and discounts around town on your institution’s social media channels. Not only will you help your cardholders save with the best bargains, you’ll also be supporting locally owned businesses, while opening the door for new commercial business accounts at your institution.Reward Your CardholdersTake #4 a step further by giving your cardholders a rewards program that provides offers from local businesses and also awards points for local spending. You’ll help your institution stand out while easily demonstrating your investment in the local community.By supporting your community with local marketing and rewards, you’ll be helping your members and local business, and the best part is, you’ll be the one that wins in the end.last_img read more

Former Comm Games minister Jann Stuckey to give up coast foothold

first_imgThe full size tennis court is well lit at night.“This slice of paradise has been tightly held for over 30 years, has brought up two lovely children and seen many happy times. Selling this coastal rural oasis is very emotional for the owners.”The property has six bedrooms split into two houses, four in the main home and two in a separate two bedroom residence. The Stuckey family retreat in Currumbin Waters is for sale via auction.QUEENSLAND parliamentarian and former Commonwealth Games minister Jann Stuckey is giving up a foothold on the Gold Coast that she’s had for three decades.Mrs Stuckey and husband Richard, a doctor on the coast, have decided to finally give up their first ever Queensland home, a 5,785sqm property at Currumbin Waters that they’ve held since moving here from Adelaide in 1987. INSIDE EMILY PALMER’S PROPERTY EMPIRE IT’S TIME YOUR KIDS STARTED PAYING RENT PAT RAFTER LOSES MILLIONS IN QLD DEAL Queensland Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoWith their two children now adults, the Stuckeys join thousands of empty nesters across the country making plans for their next stage of life.The Stuckeys last month settled on a $3.1m four-bedroom beachfront home in Bilinga, a southern Gold Coast suburb.Agents Nils Turner and Renee Pannekoek of Coast Creek & Country Realty — Currumbin Waters had listed the home as a “lifestyle opportunity”. FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX center_img The home has “cathedral” ceilings.They also have a full size tennis court, an inground pool, cathedral ceilings, floor to ceiling glass, cedar French doors and windows, and the home backs onto a pony club.The home goes to auction at 11am on Saturday May 26. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more