The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Related Caroline Coolidge was stunned.The rising second-year was digging at the archaeology field school in San José de Moro, Peru, and there in the dusty dirt a small face stared up at her. She thought her eyes were playing tricks on her.“I honestly at first just thought I was imagining it because I just wanted to find something so bad,” said Coolidge, a Leverett House resident who is taking part in the summer archaeology program run by Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú in collaboration with the Harvard Summer School Study Abroad Program. “I thought, ‘This can’t be this intact piece of pottery.’ But I just kept brushing away. I was honestly speechless when I saw what it was.”What it was, was truly special.Earlier in the week students had unearthed fragments of ceramic vessels, a typical find at one of the oldest ceremonial burial grounds for the Moche, a pre-Columbian civilization that flourished along Peru’s northern coast between the first and eighth century A.D. But Coolidge had come up empty. “I hadn’t really found anything where I had been working,” she said. “I was excited but feeling a little bit discouraged because I wondered if I was doing this wrong.”Determined, she kept at it, using her trowel to methodically clear away dirt in the site’s northwest corner. Then, as she brushed the dried soil from what she thought was a rock, she slowly uncovered a fully intact figurine, likely from the transitional period between the Moche and Lambayeque cultures and approximately 1,000 years old. In addition to its pristine condition, what made Coolidge’s discovery so unusual was the absence of other objects nearby. “Typically, this type of artifact would be included in a burial,” she said, “but there were no burials found near it.”,Studying the cultural heritage of some of Peru’s earliest civilizations is at the heart of the field school run by Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, a visiting professor at Harvard in 2016 and professor of archaeology at Pontifícia Universidad Católica, who was recently named Peru’s minister of culture, and by Gary Urton, Harvard’s Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies. During the five-week program participants visit Peruvian archaeological sites and museums and learn the fundamentals of archaeological documentation and analysis. They also learn how to excavate, uncovering funerary relics and other items that point to how groups such as the Moche celebrated life and death, and how and why they flourished or failed.“We are trying to understand another culture by looking at their material remains,” said Urton, whose research focuses on pre-Columbian and early colonial Andean cultural and intellectual history. “All of these Peruvian civilizations did not have writing so we don’t have their own words … what we do have is what they lived with, what they made, what they used in their day-to-day lives. So what we try to do then with the students is have this balance between the real physical excitement of working in the field and the intellectual challenge of thinking about what it all means.”Coolidge is eager to find out more about what her figurine might mean — archaeologists at the site suspect it may have been used as a fertility offering. Urton called it “an extraordinary piece” and “one of the most complete and beautiful figurines we have brought up from here in several years.” Coolidge plans to write about the artifact for her final class project and will study its composition and compare it with similar finds at the site in recent years, she said, to determine “its cultural significance and where it fits within the region’s chronology.”On a Skype call after a long day of digging, Coolidge said the experience had helped her hone her academic focus. She said she intends to either concentrate in archaeology or make it a secondary field of study during her time at Harvard.“I knew it was going to be amazing,” she said. “But I didn’t realize it was going to be this amazing.” In interview, archaeologist who uncovered ancient site outlines what has been learned; he’ll speak at Harvard April 10 Radcliffe fellow heads a team helping preserve the ancient city of Nicomedia in modern-day Turkey Unearthing the secrets of the Aztecs Uncovering an ancient world
“I am very appreciative of the Board of County Commissioners for sponsoring Vice Chair Sosa’s Resolution and for promoting an awareness campaign to fight domestic violence,” said State Attorney Fernandez Rundle. “Our victims need to know they are not alone.” “We need an awareness campaign to ensure potential victims in our community know the courts are open and issuing protective orders, and police are available to respond to abusive and violent calls. Shelter and services are available”, she said in a release. State Attorney Fernandez Rundle appeared before the Commission to make an important presentation regarding domestic violence, delivering the message that staying home does not mean staying trapped in a situation of domestic violence. For those who have been living in an abusive relationship, domestic violence is a great concern especially during this time. Being in self-isolation due to this COVID-19 crisis and staying at home with someone who is an abuser could be a matter of life or death. The SAO MOVES (Mobile Operations Victim Emergency Services) program staff are providing community outreach services throughout the community for domestic violence victims, contacting victims to assess their immediate needs, offer safety planning and services, and attempting video pre-file conferences in effort to protect the victims and ensure a stronger case when the matter goes to court. As of May 4th, shelters in the community are available and all are CDC compliant. The State Attorney’s Office prosecutors and support staff, both misdemeanor and felony, are working remotely to file criminal cases and assist victims. Miami – At the Miami-Dade County Commission meeting held on May 5th, 2020, Vice Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa advanced legislation supporting the creation of an outreach campaign with State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle to inform domestic violence victims that shelters, domestic violence courts and service providers are available and have taken steps to keep families together and safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. Miami-Dade State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle Victims can call the State Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence Unit at 305-547-0140. For services, victims can call Miami-Dade County’s Coordinated Victims Assistance Center (CVAC) Helpline at 305-285-5900.
SAN FRANCISCO — Since arriving here for a three-game set against the Giants, Joe Maddon has shared his contrasting outlooks on a pair of Cubs relievers who have gone from bullpen anchors to liabilities over the past few months.For one of the struggling pitchers, the manager offered sharp criticism. For the other, he expressed optimism of an immediate turnaround. So while president of baseball operations Theo Epstein is reportedly prepared to enter the trade market for bullpen help, the team’s best avenue to bolstering its late-inning group may be from within. On that front, patience is all the club can try to exchange for results.Strop is still in the big leagues working through his struggles, which the Cubs are anxious to see subside. Edwards, too, could re-emerge if he regains his organization’s trust.”He’s a guy I felt really good about giving the ball to in the seventh (game) of the (2016) World Series,” Maddon said. “That actually happened, it’s not imagination. … But you’ve got to be brutally honest sometimes to get where you want to go.” Carl Edwards Jr. did not pass Maddon’s feel test one outing after returning from the IL on Friday. Edwards hit a batter, walked another and surrendered an RBI single in a third of an inning Sunday, prompting his demotion to Triple-A. “There’s something missing there, and he’s got to find it,” Maddon said. “He can still be a (top reliever), no question. But again, when we talk about feel and what we’re seeing right here … it doesn’t appear that’s on the horizon. For us to get where we want to go, we can’t have that right now.”Pedro Stop, meanwhile, has held onto his manager’s late-inning trust despite giving up three runs to the Giants in the eighth frame of Monday’s 5-4 defeat. Maddon told reporters afterward he expects Strop “to be normal” soon and that the right-hander has been unlucky of late.”I really believe in Pedro,” Maddon said.The Cubs (54-46) hope at least one of Edwards or Strop can return to form soon to help them weather a tough playoff chase and potential October appearance.MORE: Watch live MLB games all season long on fuboTV (7-day free trial)Edwards has a 5.87 ERA this season and a 2.63 mark in 13 2/3 innings since May 6, when he was called up following an April demotion. Strop has a 5.47 ERA this season and a 7.47 mark in 15 2/3 innings since that date. Strop’s positive track record in Chicago runs deeper, though: He has been a top relief arm since midseason in 2013, whereas Edwards broke through in 2016.Maddon noted Strop’s history with the Cubs in his explanation of how he has approached the two.”The difference is the body of work,” Maddon said. “Don’t underestimate the body of work and the presence and everything else.”Edwards has not commented publicly since being sent back to Triple-A, where he spent a month earlier in the year. Strop, on the other hand, said “it’s really good to hear” his manager hasn’t given up on him yet amid his continued shakiness on the mound.Edwards and Strop aren’t Chicago’s only bullpen concerns, of course. Brad Brach has a 6.05 ERA and midseason signing Craig Kimbrel has been slow to find a groove. Brach gave up the walk-off home run to Pablo Sandoval on Tuesday night.But the contributions of Edwards and Strop to the Cubs’ recent success have made their downturns particularly jarring. Neither pitcher has finished a full season in the organization with an ERA above 3.75. Most years, they’ve been much better than that.
Advertisement Serbian side Red Star Belgrade’s fans have welcomed a real battle tank which was used during the bloody war of Yugoslavia in the 90s at their home-ground. The club unveiled the decommissioned Soviet-made T-55 Yugoslav army tank on the eve of their Champions League playoffs against Swiss side Young Boys on Tuesday. The club website says that the tank symbolizes their slogan “Machine Has Started.” and the vehicle was parked near the northern stand at the stadium near which is reserved for the club’s ultras, called Delije, or roughly translated the tough boys.Advertisement While the fans refer to themselves as the Northern Army, have often used a tank symbol to show their support for their club during home games, but this daring stunt has triggered a strong reaction from neighbouring Croatia, which fought a war for independence from the Serb-led Yugoslavia. The Croatian media said the tank is “a clear provocation”, “a scandal,” and suggested that the European governing body of football, UEFA, must react. Various liberal Serbian organisations have called on authorities to remove the army vehicle and condemned the display as “glorification of war symbols.”Advertisement Watch the Red Star fans celebrate their victory over Young Boys riding the tank:Typically discreet celebration from the Red Star Belgrade players as they toasted qualification to the Champions League last night by riding through the streets on a tank. pic.twitter.com/4hCEOtZbC8Advertisement — MUNDIAL (@MundialMag) August 28, 2019The armored vehicle which has been painted in red and white the official color of the club, was purchased from a military waste site, club officials confirmed. But this could prove to be a “stupid decision” and could lead to serious UEFA punishments, some reports claim.The tank was put out in public, just a week after some masked assailants attacked two bars in Croatia as few ethnic Serbs in that country were watching Red Star’s first leg-match against Young Boys on television. The horrific incident which left at least five people injured and damages to the bar, has also triggered heated discussions among Croatian and Serbian politicians.[Video by TW/@MundialMag] Advertisement
Story and photo by John BurtonRED BANK – “It wasn’t easy. We didn’t have much,” said Sgt. Juan Sardo, with the Red Bank Police Department, remembering back when he and his family arrived in the U.S. and settled in the borough.Those who come from other countries, just like anyone else, travel different paths in life. Some take on the challenge of starting and operating a business. Some continue to work for others. Sardo helps others as a police officer. And with his background, language skill and sensibilities stemming from his background, he serves as a voice for many in the increasingly diverse community that Red Bank has become.Sardo, who is assigned to the patrol division, is among a number of the 42-member department who are fluent in Spanish, assisting the large Latino population that has been growing for the last approximately 20 years.Sardo serves as the department’s liaison to the Latino community, often taking on the responsibility of communicating with the community putting forth department information that would benefit those residents. That mission is often done in cooperation with St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 121 Bridge Ave., which is responsible for a considerable amount of outreach to the Hispanic community.It’s Sardo’s own life story that provides an added layer of insight into the plight of the recently arrived.“With my background I can communicate better with the community,” he offered. “Not only communicate,” he continued, “I can relate to them.”Sardo was just 6, and didn’t speak a word of English, when he and his family left Venezuela for the U.S. His father, an Italian national, was a soldier in the Italian Army during World War II, who immigrated to the South American country following Italy’s surrender and married and started a family.In 1979 the family moved and settled in Red Bank. However, Sardo’s parents divorced and his father moved away and is no longer in the family picture.“It was really hard,” for him, his mother, Dianora and his three siblings, Sardo remembered. “You had to adjust to a different language,” and culture. Sardo acknowledged the language barrier led him to having to repeat a primary school grade at a time when there weren’t many Latinos in the community.“She raised the four of us cleaning houses in Rumson,” with the money not going far enough, Sardo said. “There was a lot of sacrifice.” School shopping meant visiting the former Monarc thrift shop on Monmouth Street.Growing up, though, “My mom instilled in us really good values.” And that included an appreciation of hard work, he said. “We learned responsibility quick.”At 12 he got his first job learning to make pizzas at Luigi’s Pizzeria and went on to working in just about everywhere in town where pizza was made, including Mr. Pizza Slice and The Brothers, still operating today.Today he continues that work ethic, by using his off time from the department working as a real estate agent. In the early 2000s he and another officer opened a hair salon, Que Bonita, on Shrewsbury Avenue, with Spanish speaking stylists, catering to the Hispanic community. They sold the salon a few years later.Sardo has been with the department for 19 years, working in various bureaus. “There’s no better work than police work, for this,” he said, where he can offer help and protection for the entire community.He mentors every other week at Lunch Break soup kitchen and food pantry, helping community members having difficulty making their way. “This is what I’m all about,” noting his strong religious faith, instilled in him by his mother, has been a grounding influence for much of his life. He is a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Shrewsbury, where Sardo transports some children to Bible study.In 2005 he received the Law Enforcement Award from the NAACP of Greater Red Bank; and in 2015 he was inducted into the Red Bank Regional High School’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.The Hispanic community can be victims of crime, taken advantage of by the unscrupulous and dangerous. However, “They have a fear coming forward reporting a crime,” especially those whose who may not be here undocumented.That’s not an issue for local law enforcement, he tries to make clear to the community. “Policy is we don’t ask,” about immigration status in that context, he explained. If it’s not exactly a law enforcement issue, he explains, what can people do to address it.“For me there’s only one race – the human race,” he said.Sardo has been married for 20 years to his wife Nohemi, has two children, Juan Jr., 13, and Javier, 10, and lives in Ocean Township.He may not have been born here, but Sardo has come to appreciate his home. “This is the best country in the world. My country.“I thank God every day that my old man decided to come here.”
When your dream client signed on for a presentation, they weren’t expecting that their commitment would include all 4,201 slides in your deck. They were hoping that you would address their needs, share your ideas, and engage them in a dialogue.If you have to present everything and the kitchen sink, you are really making the decision to present nothing.Your slide deck needs to create the value your dream client needs and expects. It needs to provide enough value that it gains you the right to ask for the next commitment you need. It needs to open a conversation about how you can move your dream client’s business forward.Here is how you can eliminate most of the slides in your deck and accomplish these goals.Eliminate Who We AreThere are times when you need to share your company’s background with your dream client. But those occasions are more rare than you might believe, and there are other methods to provide that information, should your dream client need it.The slides that show your company’s major milestones from the beginning of time to the present don’t add anything to your value proposition. The organizational chart that starts with your C-level executives doesn’t add any value either (although there may be a good reason to show them the members of the team that will work directly on their account). And unless the list of your locations is part of what’s being considered, it’s not going to do much to rev anybody up.If you want to provide this information, it’s best provided as a supplemental handouts. If it isn’t necessary, cut it.Eliminate Most of Your OfferingsSlide decks tend to get cluttered because one dream client asked a question, a slide gets built and added to the deck, and that slide lives in the deck for all eternity—even though it’s irrelevant to most of your dream clients.The slide deck that you use to present to your dream client doesn’t have to include all of your service offerings, all of your processes and methodologies, or all of the details around your offerings or methodologies.Here is the rule: Cut the slides that don’t add anything to the value proposition you are presenting now.Anything That Doesn’t FitHave you ever seen a report embedded in a PowerPoint slide? It’s a thing of beauty, isn’t it?There is content that just doesn’t belong in a slide. It doesn’t fit on a slide. It wasn’t designed for a slide. There really isn’t an effective way to use the information on a slide.If it wasn’t made for a slide, it isn’t a slide. Cut it. It’s a handout.Eleven SlidesCut your slide deck to exactly eleven slides. Start by defining the value proposition of your sales call and your solution. If you had to choose only eleven slides to tell the story you need to tell, which eleven slides would you choose?To cut slides, you have to ruthlessly determine what is essential to making your presentation valuable to your client, as well as what is essential to you being able to ask for and gain the commitment you need. The more slides you need to create this value, the less likely you have honed in on what is vitally important.With so few slides (plenty!) you eliminate the opportunity to monologue and you ensure dialogue.What To Do If You Need More SlidesI know. You’re frightened. What if you need slides that aren’t in your deck? No problem.One way to ensure you have the slides that you need when you need them is to build a menu of supplemental material and bury your slides after your closing. If you need a few slides to support a point you are making, you have them available and can get to them quickly. But if you don’t need them, they don’t distract you—or your dream client—from your main points.Go ahead and chop away.QuestionsHow much of your presentation is truly necessary to achieving the outcome of your presentation?Look at each slide. Does it create value for your dream client? Could you make your meaning without that slide?Which slides in your deck should really be written handouts? What information might be presented in some other way?
Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netReigning NCAA champion Arellano and former titlist National University headline the upcoming Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference that is set to start on Sept. 2 at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Bulldogs, who won the collegiate conference title in the 13th season of the Shakey’s V-League, banner Group A that includes Ateneo, San Sebastian, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Far Eastern University, and Jose Rizal University.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next The Lady Chiefs, meanwhile, join University of the Philippines, Technological Institute of the Philippines, San Beda, Adamson, and College of St. Benilde.FEU is on its first campaign in a major tournament under the tutelage of head coach George Pascua, who replaced Shaq Delos Santos for the position.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe top four teams from Group A compete with the best four from Group B in the cross-over quarterfinals.The four winners then advance to the best-of-three semifinals with the best two teams advancing to the final round that has the same format. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Ray Allen visits Lyceum, tells unbeaten Pirates: ‘You have to work harder’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments
India’s five-time world champion M C Mary Kom (48kg) clinched her first gold medal of the year by finishing on top in the Asian Cup Women’s Boxing tournament in Haikou, China.Mary Kom beat Kim Myong Sim of North Korea 4-3 in the final of the Asian Cup Women’s Boxing tournament.The mother-of-two from Manipur claimed the gold after beating Asian champion Kim Myong Sim of North Korea 4-3 in the final.Playing her first tournament since her bronze medal at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, Mary Kom had made a place in the last two of her weight division after drubbing Kate Appari of Philippines.In the title clash she had to work hard as her North Korean opponent put up a stiff challenge.In the end though, it was the skill and agility of the world champion that came through as she went on to clinch the yellow metal, the Indian Boxing Federation said in a statement.However, he other Indian in fray, Pavitra (57kg) had to face defeat in the finals as she lost 6-11 to Tossamalee Thonalan of Thailand.Earlier in the tournament Neetu (60kg), Kavita Goyat (75kg), Laxmi Padiya (81kg) and Kavita Chahal (+81kg) earned bronze medals for their performance.With PTI inputs
Liverpool boss Klopp tells players to ignore Man Cityby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told his players to focus on themselves and not to worry about rivals Manchester City.Mo Salah’s 50th-minute penalty sank Brighton, again moving the Reds seven points clear of Manchester City — who don’t play until Monday’s home game against Wolves. Klopp said: “Our situation is we are completely focused on us. Nothing that happens around us is important.“After the City game [Liverpool’s first league loss all season, 10 days ago at the Etihad] it was just a case of, ‘Stay in the situation, completely focused, and obviously we can win football games.’“The boys proved that this season already a lot and that is what we have to do until the end of the season. That’s all.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say