On Nov. 1, a group of incarcerated youth and staff from the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) visited different Harvard University centers and Schools. “We wanted DYS youth and staff to know that a university education is accessible, and within their reach.” said Pedro De Abreu, a fellow at Harvard University’s Phillips Brooks House, who organized the visit.The youth first visited the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, where they met with the center’s faculty, staff, and students. Executive Director Abby Wolf commented, “We were delighted to welcome the young men from DYS to the Hutchins Center. Our hope is that the youth left more curious than they were when they came in, and that that curiosity will help them as they forge their future paths. Most importantly, we hope they left feeling that there are many paths to take to exploring what interests them.”DYS youth and staff along with Abby Wolf, Executive Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. Photo courtesy of Pedro De Abreu.The visit to the Hutchins Center was followed by a visit to the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School where Managing Director David Harris, Legal Fellow Katy Naples-Mitchell, and two Juris Doctorate Harvard Law School students welcomed the DYS youth and staff. Harris said “We were glad to spend some time with the young men from DYS, who reminded us of why we do the work we do. They were thoughtful, articulate, and full of promise — despite the obstacles they have faced and continue to face. We were just as pleased to have the DYS staff with us, whose interest in the young men’s future was truly encouraging. We look forward to being able to welcome them and others back to campus, and thank Phillips Brooks House for creating the opportunity. It is the kind of connection between the University and the community at large we seek to expand.”Harvard Graduate School of Design’s John J. Aslanian took the DYS youth and staff on a tour of the GSD and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences/Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Ph.D. student Kaitlyn P. Becker, showed the DYS youth and staff the cutting-edge underwater robotics work from her laboratory.“I wish I had someone there to guide me when I was younger; I am studying sociology so I can one day become a counselor in my community and help others,” shared one of the DYS youth.“This visit was about access, vision, and inspiration. We tailored the visit around their interests; we wanted the youth to feel that they belong in an environment such as this. We were so happy to see the youth engage in critical discussions on race and the justice system, as we were so happy to see them being offered opportunities to stay involved,” said De Abreu, who also plans to start a foundation that serves incarcerated youth’s educational and professional needs. Read Full Story
By Voice of America October 15, 2019 Colombia and the United States agreed to speed up the exchange of legal evidence to prosecute former leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, in Spanish) Jesús Santrich, Iván Márquez, and other guerrillas who announced the creation of a new armed group, believed to be receiving protection from the Nicolás Maduro regime. Colombian Minister of Justice Margarita Cabello made the announcement in an interview with Voice of America.Colombia hopes to access the testimony of Marlon Marín, a protected witness of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who appears in a video with Santrich, allegedly negotiating a cocaine shipment to the United States, which occurred after the signing of the peace process.“The government respects judicial independence but believes that there are elements, especially now that Santrich has fled the country and appears in a video announcing his return to criminal life. Now with the video, there is more evidence that Santrich was not respecting and abiding by the peace accord nor leading a law-abiding life in our country,” Cabello said.The Colombian minister of Justice added that: “The government of Colombia is concerned that the Venezuelan government might have given them safe haven, as seems to be the case. Those who have respected the agreement and abide by the law will be protected, and all steps in that peace accord will be respected. But those who leave the accord, as in the case of these criminals, will be punished with the full force of the law.”In the interview with Voice of America, Cabello said that the proof the United States has and Marín’s testimony are important so that red notices can be enforced against FARC dissidents who, according to the Colombian government, are hiding in Venezuela.The minister also claims that Cuba isn’t cooperating, and says that FARC and National Liberation Army (ELN, in Spanish) leaders might be moving between Venezuela and Cuba.“We have problems with Cuba,” she added. “In fact, we have requested the extradition of some ELN members who are in Cuba, but we haven’t received any response in that regard. We haven’t had enough collaboration from them, which is worrisome.”
Forever and always! Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick bonded over a shared love of musical theater in the ‘90s and nearly 30 years after meeting, they are keeping the music and their love alive.In November 1991, shortly after Parker split from longtime boyfriend Robert Downey Jr., the couple met through the world of Broadway.- Advertisement – After tying the knot in 1997, the couple welcomed their first child, son James in 2002. Seven years later they became parents to twin girls, Marion and Tabitha, via surrogate.Throughout their 20-plus year romance, the two stars have kept their relationship as private as possible, which Parker attributed in 2013 to their background in the theater.- Advertisement – “Matthew and I come from a different time and place,” the Divorce alum told Harper’s Bazaar in 2013. “When we were young people, all we ever wanted was to be good working actors. [My dream] was to work in theater, to be around those people whose work I was in total awe of. Nobody talked about being a celebrity.”She continued: “So, when our marriage came up in conversation, it wouldn’t occur to us that we were obligated to respond to allegations or gossip. You have to be a bit circumspect, but you also have to take up a position, and you have to stick to it.”The Sex and the City alum, did, however, gush about her husband and explain why her marriage works.“I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him,” she told the outlet. “We can only be in the marriage we are. We’re very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he’s the father of my children, and it’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love.”The duo have maintained a professional distance from one another for the most part, but in 2020 they prepared to take the Broadway stage together for Plaza Suite. “I feel I’ve waited a lifetime,” Parker wrote via Instagram in September 2019, announcing her stage comeback with her husband.Their show was put on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic, but Parker told Rosie O’Donnell in an interview in March that they were “optimistic about the opportunity to do it in the future when it’s safer to gather again.” It’s now scheduled to run from March 19, 2021, through July 18.Scroll down to see Parker and Broderick’s relationship over the years. Broderick was introduced to his future wife thanks to two of Parker’s brothers, Pippin and Toby, who helped start the Naked Angels Theater Company in New York City. It wasn’t until a few months after they first crossed paths, however, that the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star asked Parker on a date.In 1996, the pair starred alongside one another for the first time in Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Ahead of the show’s debut, Parker opened up to the Los Angeles Times about her budding romance with the Inspector Gadget star, calling him “the funniest fellow I’ve met in my whole life.”“He’s so bright, so handsome, I think he’s the most handsome man I’ve seen in my life,” she told the publication. “And he inspires me. I’m mad for him, totally.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Kuwait Oil Company has signed an offshore drilling services contract with U.S. oilfield services major Halliburton.Pictured left to right: Halliburton Eastern Hemisphere President Joe Rainey, KOC CEO Emad Mahmoud Sultan, KOC Deputy CEO Drilling and Technology Nayef Al-Enezi and KOC CEO Exploration and Gas Ahmed Al-Eidan. (Photo: Business Wire)The contract is for six high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) exploration wells on two jack-up rigs in the Arabian Gulf within Kuwait territorial water. While the parties did not share the financial details of the deal, Bloomberg has reported that the value is around $597 million.Halliburton will provide and manage drilling, fluids, wireline and perforating, well testing, coring, cementing, coiled tubing, and all offshore logistical services. Additionally, Halliburton said it would provide the offshore rigs and supply vessels for the project.KOC CEO Emad Mahmoud Sultan: “As part of KOC’s plan to increase production capacity by charting new territory in Kuwait’s offshore reserves, our Company is pleased to announce that we will be working on this ambitious project alongside one of our closest business partners, Halliburton, who will be assisting us through the provision of their many years of experience in the field of offshore exploration and production.”“We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with KOC and implement our integrated services and innovative technologies to accelerate offshore development, reduce drilling and completions costs and increase recovery,” said Halliburton Eastern Hemisphere President Joe Rainey.The contract includes a 3-year term with a 6-month extension option. Work will begin in mid-2020. The expected start date for the first rig is July 2020 and the second rig is January 2021.KOC’s Sultan said the offshore drilling project is one of the most important projects to be implemented within KOC’s 2040 strategy.Offshore Energy Today Staff Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
In its first friendly match within the preparations for the Mundobasket, the U17 national basketball team of BiH defeated Egypt in Kakanj with 40 points of advantage (80:40).Current champions of Europe held a real basketball lecture to the Egyptians.The golden generation of young BiH basketball players was controlling the match since the very beginning and it was never questionable who the winner will be.At the end of the third quarter, the BiH team was in the lead with 57:30 with the amazing performance of Džanan Musa, the most useful player from the past Eurobasket.The young player of Cedevita scored 21 points until the fourth quarter. The Egyptians could not avoid a difficult defeat, after the BiH guys continued playing amazingly in the last ten minutes.In two days, the BiH national team is to play a friendly match with Turkey, a lot more serious rival than Egypt.(Source: faktor.ba/photo: avaz.ba)
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