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01Mar/21

Scroll through Colonial life

first_img 2This diagram of how “to make a portable moon dial” is found in a mathematics notebook compiled by Harvard undergraduate Joshua Green in 1782. Collection of Houghton Library. In a few weeks, the Harvard Library will release a new website for its ongoing, multiyear digitization “Colonial North American Project at Harvard University.” Approximately 450,000 digitized pages of all the known archival and manuscript materials in the Library relating to 17th- and 18th-century North America will be available to the public.Launched in November 2015 with 150,000 images, the online collection documents life in the European colonies of the Americas and Caribbean, as well as in Great Britain, continental Europe, and Africa. These extraordinary materials enable viewers to see through the eyes of the influencers and common folk of the era, providing insights not only about revolution and politics but also economics, science, society, and much more. 12Faculty meeting minutes of Oct. 2, 1761, noting that Harvard College students were granted permission for “firing off their squibs and crackers & at night for a Bonfire & illuminating the College” in honor of King George III’s coronation during a day of rejoicing and displays of liberty. Harvard University Archives. 7Beginning in 1799, clients signed this beautifully inscribed subscription book for the Massachusetts Mutual Fire Insurance Co., agreeing to pay an assessment “in case losses should happen so as to consume the absolute funds.” Massachusetts Mutual Fire Insurance Co. records, Baker Library, Harvard Business School. 6This sketch for a tavern sign was included in an account entry for Dec. 31, 1797. Daniel Rea Jr., a house painter, was paid $10 to make the sign for Richard Hayman. Daniel Rea & Son account books, Baker Library, Harvard Business School. 10In 1743, Samuel Adams answered affirmatively to the question “Is it lawful to resist the supreme magistrate, if the commonwealth cannot otherwise be preserved?” in this Commencement Quaestiones for master’s degree candidates. Harvard University Archives. 4Phebe Folger Coleman made this copy of a printed image of a couple enjoying each other’s company in her notebook. Coleman wrote these lines to her husband, Samuel Coleman, a whaling vessel captain: “Why should so much of our time be spent apart, why do we refuse the happiness that is within our reach? Is the acquisition of wealth an adequate compensation for the tedious hours of absence?” Collection of Houghton Library. 11Harvard undergraduate Fisher Ames owned this embroidered pocketbook from 1774. Harvard University Archives. 14This vellum document, dated 1702, is an official record of the transfer of land on Dock Street, near the East River in New York City, to Hendrick Van der Heul. The document was “Sealed and delivered” with several signatures on one side. Harvard Law School Historical & Special Collections, Small Manuscript Collection, Small Manuscript Collection. 18A manuscript containing recipes for medical disorders compiled by London physician Edward W. Stafford for Gov. John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Province, dated May 6, 1643. Stafford’s prescriptions include hypericon (St. John’s wort) for madness; a mixture of toad oil and powder with yellow wax for “King’s evil” (scrofula); and a drink of sweet milk, saffron, and bay salt for jaundice. Boston Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. 5Rules and Articles of the Massachusetts Mutual Fire Insurance Co., incorporated in 1798, to provide insurance against fire “whether the same should happen by accident, lightning, civil commotion or foreign invasion” were ornately written in the company’s records. Baker Library, Harvard Business School. center_img 8Paul Revere, one of the founders and earliest subscribers of the Massachusetts Mutual Fire Insurance Co., was among the first to sign its subscription book in February 1799. Massachusetts Mutual Fire Insurance Co. records, Baker Library, Harvard Business School. 13This printed Massachusetts probate form from 1712 was attached to a manuscript copy of the last will and testament of Ebenezer Clapp of Milton. Clapp was declared “infirm in body … yet … of memory and understanding competent.” Harvard Law School Historical & Special Collections, Small Manuscript Collection. 3Elizabeth Lincoln sent this lock of hair to Samuel Norton, ca. 1780, with the final lines of “The Friend” by Anne Steele: “Oh may I make my friend’s distress my own — Nor let my heart unhappy grieve alone — In sorrow let me never want a friend — Nor when the wretched mourn a tear to lend.” Collection of Houghton Library. 9Official seals and calligraphy decorate Richard Saltonstall’s commission as a lieutenant colonel in the Provincial Army of Massachusetts. The commission was issued by Gov. Thomas Pownall on March 5, 1760. Harvard University Archives. 17A 1659 hand-drawn portolan chart depicts the coasts of North and South America for sailors to use for navigation. Collection of Houghton Library. 16Bills of lading detail the contents of shipments bound for Boston on the “good ship Lydia” that sailed from London in the spring of 1766. Harvard Law School Historical & Special Collections, Small Manuscript Collection. 1This copy of printed images in a notebook made by Phebe Folger Coleman (1771–1857) features a cameo portrait of John Hamilton Moore (center), whose research developed the theory and practice of finding the latitude, longitude, and variation of the compass. Collection of Houghton Library. 15A detail of the transfer of land on Dock Street. The first of eight wax seals attached is shown on the lower left. Harvard Law School Historical & Special Collections, Small Manuscript Collection. 19This detail shows the wax seal on the M.B. diploma conferred in 1797 on New Hampshire physician Lyman Spalding. Harvard Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.last_img read more

19Oct/20

Maria’s extradition ‘cover up’ for failure to arrest other fugitives, experts say

first_imgMaria was named a suspect for fraudulent gains she made from loans from state-owned lender Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) issued to her company PT Gramarindo Group, which she co-owned with Adrian Waworuntu. She allegedly used a fictitious letter of credit to obtain US$136 million and 56 million euro ($118,846) in bank loans between 2002 and 2003.Read also: Jakarta ‘welcomes home’ BNI loan fraud fugitive from BelgradeBNI grew suspicious about the company and reported the case in June 2003 to the National Police, which opened a fraud investigation.However, Maria reportedly fled to Singapore in September 2003, just a month before the police investigation team named her a suspect in the case. Interpol issued a red notice in December 2003 for Maria, who had by then been on the run for three months. Meanwhile, the South Jakarta District Court tried and sentenced Adrian in 2005 to life imprisonment for corruption.Yasonna said in a statement that authorities later discovered that Maria – who was born in Paleloan, North Sulawesi in 1958 – had obtained Dutch citizenship in 1979 and was hiding in the Netherlands, from where she reportedly made several trips to Singapore.He added that the ministry had sent requests for her extradition to the Dutch government in 2010 and 2014, but they were rejected.The Interpol National Central Bureau (NCB) in Belgrade apprehended Maria on July 16, 2019, as she was entering the country through Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport and alerted the Indonesian NCB in Jakarta.The Law and Human Rights Ministry then issued a request for Maria’s temporary detention and extradition from Serbia.“We, along with law enforcers, will work to recover from abroad assets obtained by Maria [from her crimes]. We will take all legal measures to freeze her assets, including by blocking her bank accounts,” Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly said in a statement on Thursday.While many lauded the government for the extradition, experts have called on the authorities to capture other high-profile suspects and fugitives that have fled overseas.The fugitive list includes Djoko Tjandra, who was convicted in 2009 for embezzling billions of rupiah from the state bailout fund during the 1998 Asian financial crisis. He escaped to Papua New Guinea (PNG), a day before a court announced the verdict and he reportedly obtained PNG citizenship later that year.Read also: Indonesia will be ‘ashamed’ if it is ‘made a fool of’ by fugitive Djoko Tjandra: MahfudAfter being at large for more than a decade, Djoko has reportedly returned to Indonesia to file a review of his case, although his whereabouts remain unclear. He was absent from the first hearing in his case review on Monday.Attorney General ST Burhanuddin previously criticized the immigration authorities for their failure to notify his office of Djoko’s arrival in the country. However, the immigration office claimed it had found no trace of Djoko in its system.Zaenur Rohman, a researcher at Gadjah Mada University’s Center for Anticorruption Studies (PUKAT UGM), said the government had managed to capture Maria in Serbia but failed to bring home Djoko from PNG, despite the fact that Indonesia does not have an extradition treaty with either country.“Such a failure is caused by the lack of a government program to repatriate them to Indonesia. There is no measurable target and single well-planned effort to bring them back home,” Zaenur said on Thursday.He added that the fugitives’ immense wealth might have hindered efforts to capture and extradite them because they had brought economic benefits to the countries to which they had fled.Indonesian Anti-Corruption Community (MAKI) coordinator Boyamin Saiman called Maria’s arrest a cover up of the ministry’s “shame” for letting Djoko slip through undetected.”Maria’s extradition case has proven that if the government is serious, it can catch fugitives, including Djoko Tjandra and other high-profile ones,” Boyamin said in a statement.Read also: Airport CCTV footage shows PDI-P politician Harun Masiku returning to Indonesia, despite official claimsHe highlighted other major fugitives, including Eddy Tansil who was found guilty of having embezzled $565 million in state funds in a loan scam channeled by the Bank Pembangunan Indonesia (Bapindo) to his Golden Key GroupEddy escaped from prison in 1996 while serving his 20-year prison sentence, and has reportedly hidden in China since at least 2011.The Law and Human Rights Ministry was not immediately available to comment on the experts’ calls to arrest other fugitives.BNI corporate secretary Melly Meiliana said in a statement that the bank appreciated the government’s efforts to extradite Maria and would support the ongoing legal proceedings, which could become an opportunity to recover some of the losses endured by the lender.Topics : Indonesia succeeded in finally repatriating fugitive Maria Pauline Lumowa, who had been wanted for 17 years for allegedly stealing billions of rupiah from a state-owned bank, from the Republic of Serbia on Thursday.The successful extradition, however, should inspire the authorities to catch other high-profile suspects and convicts who have fled the country, experts have insisted.On Thursday morning, the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s extradition team escorted Maria as the group arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport from Belgrade, where the Serbian government had formally handed her over to Indonesian authorities.last_img read more

18Sep/20

The Latest: USA Luge to look for recruits only in New York

first_imgThe decision comes despite an uptick in in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country. Daily infections have jumped to more than 1,000 since Aug. 4 to reach levels previously recorded in June.___The Minnesota Vikings will play at least their first two home games without fans in attendance.With current Minnesota Department of Health guidelines specifying an indoor venue capacity of 250 people, officials from the Vikings, the state, U.S. Bank Stadium, the NFL and the city of Minneapolis were unable to establish a prudent way to open the gates to the public for now.The Vikings will host Green Bay on Sept. 13 and Tennessee on Sept. 27 with the 66,000 seats empty. Over the ensuing five weeks, Minnesota plays at home only once, on Oct. 18 against Atlanta. August 25, 2020 In a statement, the Vikings said: “We have sought to balance the opportunity to provide fan access with the responsibility to adhere to public health and medical guidance in order to maintain the health and safety of fans, players, staff members and the broader community. Ultimately, public health is our top priority.”NFC North rivals Green Bay and Detroit have announced their first two home games will be played without fans. Chicago also will start the season without spectators but has not specified for how many games.___Tennessee will be selling tickets for approximately 25% of the seats at Neyland Stadium for this season.The stadium has a capacity of 102,455, counting everybody in the building, which could mean around 25,000 fans ___The Buffalo Bills will play their first two home games without fans present, while not ruling out the possibility of allowing some into the stadium before season’s end.The Bills announced the decision on their Twitter account Tuesday following discussions with state and county health officials. The team said it is still attempting to establish policies and procedures “that hopefully permit fans later this season.”State guidelines remain unchanged since June, when New York approved the resumption of pro sports but without spectators present.The Bills have offered season ticket holders the option of refunds or pushing that money to next year. Those who keep money in their account would be eligible to be included in a lottery should fans be allowed. ___Vanderbilt is getting its top tackler back after Dimitri Moore changed his mind about opting out of this season.Moore posted on Instagram on Tuesday that he decided to opt out of the upcoming season after his grandfather died of COVID-19. The senior from Cedar Hill, Texas, wrote that he has done more research and talked with doctors and medical personnel since that decision. Moore says he is returning to the Vanderbilt football program, a decision he made on his own.The linebacker says he trusts and has confidence in Vanderbilt’s testing abilities and safety protocols.Vanderbilt canceled football practice last Friday and has yet to return after what the university called “a small number” of positive COVID-19 test results in the program. The football players who tested positive were put in isolation. ___Masks will be required on Oklahoma’s campus on football game days and tailgating will be prohibited during the football season in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.The school made the announcements in a news release on Tuesday.The mask requirement includes all campus buildings and outdoor areas, athletics facilities, parking areas, outside the stadium, gate entry, concourse, stadium seating bowl and the club/loge areas. The masks may be removed temporarily for eating and drinking while in the stadium seating bowl, or in common areas of clubs, suites and loges.Although the school has no authority over off-campus tailgates, it encourages people to wear face masks in public and to avoid congregating in large groups that impede social distancing. ___USA Diving has announced it will hold next year’s Olympic Team Trial s from June 6-13 in Indianapolis.The trials were initially set for June 14-21, 2020 in Indy but were rescheduled when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic.The Indiana University Natatorium has hosted the Olympic Trials six times since 1984, most recently in 2016. USA Diving headquarters also are located in Indy.A full competition schedule can be found on USA Diving’s website. The Latest: USA Luge to look for recruits only in New York This year’s schedule featuring sleds on wheels started later than usual as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The next clinic is on tap for this Sunday in Lake Placid for boys and girls ages 9 to 13. Sessions are limited to 10 youngsters to accommodate social distancing rules and face masks are mandatory. All sleds, helmets and registration items will be disinfected after each use.Other stops are set for Sept. 12 in Utica, Sept. 13 in Glens Falls, Sept. 26-27 in metro New York City, and Oct. 4 back in Lake Placid. At all locations the organization will deploy new cleaning and sanitizing protocols to keep participants safe. The original schedule had clinics scheduled in Duluth, Minnesota, and Columbus, Ohio.___ ___North Carolina says the rest of its winter and spring sports teams may resume activities Wednesday after a recent pause amid the coronavirus pandemic.The school announced over the weekend that football, men’s and women’s basketball, and other fall sports were cleared to resume workouts as of Sunday. But they said all other sports remained on hold for the time being.The school lifted that hold Tuesday afternoon.Last week the school had paused activities amid rising numbers of coronavirus cases on campus, including in student housing and a fraternity. Those cases had led the school to cancel in-person undergraduate classes in favor of remote instruction. The Volunteers’ first home game is Oct. 3 against Missouri and university officials say restrictions could change during the season based on statewide virus data and recommendations from public health officials. Tennessee asked fans statewide to wear masks in public.Athletic director Phillip Fulmer says he empathizes with the thousands of fans who won’t get to go to games in Neyland this fall. Fulmer says the circumstances are beyond the control of Tennessee officials and they will do their best to create the safest environment both inside and outside the stadium.Current students and active donors to the Tennessee Fund with season tickets get top priority for tickets and season tickets will be offered based on annual amount given and the order to the Tennessee Fund.The original prices for season tickets will not change with Tennessee set to host five Southeastern Conference opponents for the first time since 1959.Students can start requesting tickets issued on a game-by-game basis Sept. 23. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___USA Luge has changed plans and is restricting its slider search strictly to New York state. Buffalo opens the season on Sept. 13 hosting the New York Jets, and then hosts the Los Angeles Rams two weeks later.The announcement comes a day after Bills coach Sean McDermott described the lack of league-wide uniformity regarding the presence of spectators at NFL games as being “ridiculous” after AFC East rival Miami announced it would allow up to 13,000 fans into its stadium.___The San Francisco 49ers will play their season opener without fans in attendance because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The team said Tuesday after consulting with local officials that the Sept. 13 game against Arizona at Levi’s Stadium will be played without spectators. Associated Press The team said it would work with state and county officials to determine whether it will be safe to allow fans to attend games later this season.___The Turkish soccer federation says a limited number of spectators will be allowed into stadiums to watch games as of October as it relaxes coronavirus restrictions.The federation says stadiums around the country would operate at a maximum of 30% capacity.The spectators would have their temperatures taken before being admitted. They would be required to wear masks and keep to social distancing rules. Purdue has announced football coach Jeff Brhom, basketball coaches Matt Painter and Sharon Versyp and athletic director Mike Bobinski have voluntarily taken a 20% pay cut and agreed to give up money from incentives, effective Sept. 1.Athletic department officials are projecting they could face a budget shortfall in excess of $50 million.As a result, the Boilermakers other head coaches and assistant coaches will voluntarily take 15% pay cuts, while other staff members are facing reductions in force, reduced work schedules, furloughs or salary cuts ranging from 5% to 50%.In addition to the salary cuts, Brohm, Painter, Versyp and Bobinski have agreed to donate $1 million to the school’s More Than A Game on Sept. 9 as part of the school’s day of giving campaign.Purdue is one of the few in the Football Bowl Subdivision that does not receive money from taxpayers, the school’s general fund or student fees and it is trying to make up at least some of the projected losses through donations. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

26Aug/20

Clippers suffer fourth-quarter breakdowns in loss to Pistons

first_img“I don’t know what the reason was, and we’re going to be a really good basketball team, but we are never going to be a good team if we play and act like that. We deserved to lose. I hate losing, but I was fine with losing tonight. Either it’s a good lesson or not. It’s up to them.”The Clippers shot only 33.3 percent (28 of 84). They committed 19 turnovers, which led to 22 points for the Pistons. They had only two assists in the fourth quarter and didn’t shoot a single free throw in the final 12 minutes of what was a physical game.How and why the Clippers suffered so many breakdowns was a matter of opinion.Rivers stated his, but the players had their own views.“I feel like our defense wasn’t as good as it should have been,” center DeAndre Jordan said. “We scored the ball well and we shot the ball OK, but I felt like we gave up a lot of offensive rebounds and second-chance points and our defense wasn’t connected tonight.” PreviousDetroit Pistons center Andre Drummond dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Detroit Pistons forward Reggie Bullock, left, loses control of the ball while going up for a shot as Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Detroit Pistons guard Ish Smith, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, shoots as Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, left, and forward Tobias Harris defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin yells after being hit in the face by Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond on a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, shoots as Detroit Pistons forward Anthony Tolliver defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson, of Italy,, left, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Detroit Pistons forward Henry Ellenson, left, and Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed reach for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, right, shoots as Detroit Pistons guard Avery Bradley defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson, right, grabs a rebound away from Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, right, shoots as Detroit Pistons forward Jon Leuer defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Detroit Pistons forward Reggie Bullock, left, loses control of the ball while going up for a shot as Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 11Detroit Pistons forward Reggie Bullock, left, loses control of the ball while going up for a shot as Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers wasn’t happy late Saturday night. Losing for the first time in 2017-18 didn’t upset the Clippers’ coach as much as the way they dropped a 95-87 decision to the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. After all, he didn’t expect them to go 82-0 this season.“I didn’t think we had the right spirit tonight,” Rivers said. “I didn’t think we played together. We’ve been great, but today was a step backwards. We played the blame game, pointed fingers at each other. That’s something we have not done at all.”Rivers didn’t cite specific incidents after the Clippers squandered a 13-point lead in the third quarter en route to their first loss in five games to start the season. He did make it clear the Clippers had work to do before facing the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Monday.“I have seen winning, and that’s not winning,” Rivers said. “To me, every once in a while, the basketball gods take over, and we deserved to lose. We tried to rally. It’s easy to do that when you get down, but we lost the lead because our heads weren’t right tonight. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Power forward Blake Griffin didn’t agree with Rivers that the Clippers played the blame game.“No, I didn’t see that, to be honest,” Griffin said. “I thought we missed shots. I thought we made small, stupid mistakes here and there, just as a team. I didn’t really see anybody pointing fingers. But that’s a perspective thing. He saw it from his perspective.”As disjointed as the Clippers played, they still led 55-45 at halftime and 70-57 after Danilo Gallinari hit a 3-pointer with 4 minutes, 54 seconds left in the third quarter. The Pistons rallied to within 72-67 to start the fourth, then surged into the lead 77-76 on Stanley Johnson’s 3-pointer.Detroit outscored the Clippers 28-15 in the fourth quarter.Austin Rivers scored 17 of his team-high 20 points in the first half. Griffin added 19 points and 11 rebounds, but failed to lead the Clippers in scoring for the first time in five games. Gallinari added 13 points, but missed 12 of 16 shots.Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson each had 15 points for the Pistons, who ended a six-game losing streak to the Clippers at Staples Center. Langston Galloway scored 13 points in a reserve role, including 11 on 3-for-5 shooting from 3-point range in the final quarter.The Clippers were the last undefeated team in the NBA. They hadn’t been 5-0 to start a season since 1985-86, their second season in Los Angeles after moving from San Diego. After that five-game winning streak, they promptly lost eight in a row and 17 of their next 20 overall.Those Clippers finished with a 32-50 record.These Clippers seem destined for something far better, Saturday’s clunker not withstanding.“I think we got stagnant at times,” Griffin said of losing to the Pistons. “Obviously, you want to come out and play a perfect 48-minute game, but that’s not very realistic. You’ve got to stay position throughout the ups and downs of the game.”last_img read more