First behind the camera: Photojournalist Jessie Tarbox Beals

first_imgBefore Annie Leibovitz and Margaret Bourke-White, there was Jessie Tarbox Beals (1870–1942).A pioneer of photojournalism in the late 1880s and early 1900s, Beals is recognized as the first woman photographer hired on a newspaper staff. In 1902, after she had proven herself as an accomplished freelance photographer (and taught her husband the trade), Beals joined the staff of The Buffalo Inquirer. But she didn’t stay long.She left her post at the paper after 18 months to attend the St. Louis World’s Fair with her husband Alfred. Jessie had to push officials at the fair to give her a photography permit, and once she did she became an accredited photographer for the New York Herald and other papers. During her six months at the fair, she became something of a celebrity herself, taking pictures of luminaries such as President Theodore Roosevelt and his oldest son, Theodore Jr.Following her success in St. Louis, Jessie was ready to take on New York. In 1905, she and her husband moved to Manhattan and eventually set up their own studio; Jessie took pictures, while Alfred managed the business. Hustling for clients, Jessie went so far as to write to prominent people who were listed in the Social Register and offer to take their portraits without charge. Her labor paid off. The business survived, and in 1906, she and other women photographers were featured in a group show sponsored by the Camera Club of Hartford, Conn. In the show’s announcement, Beals was singled out for special recognition.But all was not well on the home front. While Jessie enjoyed the bohemian life in Greenwich Village—where she was friendly with Sinclair Lewis, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Eugene O’Neill, and other artists—her husband was more reclusive. They began to lead separate lives, and by the time Jessie gave birth to her daughter Nanette, in 1911, there was some dispute whether Alfred was the child’s father, though he doted on her throughout his life.In an era when most women chose children or careers, Beals managed both, however imperfectly. Nanette was often cared for by friends or shipped off to boarding school, and mother and daughter didn’t live together until the daughter was 17.Ultimately, though, the daughter was loyal to her mother, publicizing her work and arranging for posthumous exhibitions and publications. Beginning in 1982, Nanette Beals Brainerd gave all of her mother’s papers and pictures to the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe, where they’re available today to scholars and others interested in women’s history.Jenny Gotwals, lead manuscript cataloger at the Schlesinger, who processed Beals’s papers and photographs, points out that—unlike most photographers—Beals didn’t specialize in one area but took news photos, interior portraits, street scenes, and garden and house pictures. In Gotwals’ view, the photographer was indomitable. “She just soldiered on and did what she needed to do. That’s how she was able to accomplish so much.”last_img read more

Tech Time: Lessons from a $130 million core contract renewal

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Recently, our firm assisted a client on the renewal of a core contract that could approach $130 million in total contract value if the financial institution hits its growth targets. Below are a few war stories and major hurdles that the client cleared with its vendor in order to sign this significant renewal. Although most core contracts never approach that size, there is a lesson behind each that may help in your credit union’s next major negotiation.1. Know the motivations of your vendor counterparts.The first question we always ask is: “Who will ultimately approve the final deal at the vendor?”It is very likely that the deal is not being approved by the account rep or sales rep with whom you are negotiating. Is it their boss, the CFO or someone else? If your deal is large enough, meet with all the vendor stakeholders at the beginning of the negotiation and again when you reach major negotiating hurdles. Discuss timeframes and expectations during that meeting as well.The second question we ask our vendor reps is: “How are you paid if this deal goes through?”last_img read more

NEWS SCAN: Egypt’s H5N1 toll grows, new H5N1 recombinant vaccine virus, Vietnam gets avian flu supplies

first_imgMay 28, 2009WHO confirms H5N1 infections in pair of Egyptian 4-year-oldsThe World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed two recently reported H5N1 avian influenza infections in Egyptian children. One of the patients is a 4-year-old boy from Hehia City in Sharkia governorate. He got sick with a fever on May 24. The other case-patient is a 4-year-old girl from Abo Hammad district, also in Sharkia governorate, who became ill with a fever on May 23. Both children were admitted to Zagazig Fever Hospital, where they are receiving oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and are in stable condition. Both had close contact with sick and dead poultry. The cases raise Egypt’s number of WHO-confirmed H5N1 cases to 76, of which 27 have been fatal. The WHO’s global case count now stands at 431 cases and 262 deaths.[May 28 WHO statement]WHO offers new H5N1 recombinant vaccine strainThe WHO today announced that its collaborating center at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a new H5N1 recombinant vaccine virus based on specimens provided by Egypt’s health ministry. The A/Egypt/2321-NAMRU3/2007 (clade 2.2.1) virus is available to institutions, companies, and other pandemic vaccine developers under a material transfer agreement through the WHO’s Global Influenza Program or through the CDC.US donates avian flu gear to VietnamThe US Embassy in Hanoi announced yesterday that it is donating avian influenza preparedness supplies to Vietnam, which includes 4,000 sets of personal protective equipment and 100 boxes of biodegradable powder than can produce more than 20,000 liters of disinfectant to help public health workers respond to new outbreaks of avian or H1N1 influenza. Vietnam’s agriculture ministry requested the supplies, which will be distributed to veterinary departments in 10 provinces that are at high risk for avian flu. The supplies are worth more than $57,000.[May 27 US Embassy statement]last_img read more

Disney calls the toon on Welsh theme park

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LISTEN: Family First on Newstalk ZB re objectionable John Key Rap

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Martinez confident in Toffees depth

first_img Press Association Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes he has a strong enough squad to cope with injuries and suspensions in the coming weeks. “To be able to reach that landmark at that age shows you that he’s never changed, he just embraces challenges. “He wants to get in positions where he can help the team and he’s such a humble footballer and example of how a modern footballer should behave. “Looking at the way he’s been enjoying his football at Everton it’s been a real joy for everyone and he deserves to be an example.” Everton’s hopes of getting Deulofeu back before the end of January appear to have been dashed with his parent club giving a more pessimistic prognosis. On Tuesday Martinez said he thought the 19-year-old would be missing “for the best part of five weeks”. However, Barcelona have increased that timescale to up to two months. “The striker Gerard Deulofeu, who played this season on loan to Everton, will recover from injury in Barcelona in co-ordination with the medical services of the English club,” said a statement from the Catalan club. “The player has this afternoon undergone testing by the medical services of FC Barcelona have confirmed the biceps femoris muscle injury in his right leg. “The downtime is approximately six to eight weeks. The recovery will be in Barcelona in conjunction with the medical services of Everton FC.” However, midfielders Gareth Barry and Ross Barkley and goalkeeper Tim Howard are just one yellow card away from suspension and that is something the squad must cope with according to Martinez. “It’s that time of the season,” said the Toffees boss, whose side sit just one point outside the top four having been beaten just once in the league all season. “We have Kevin Mirallas on three bookings and the three players mentioned (on four). “Having the amount of minutes (they have on the pitch) you are going to get these threats and that is not going to change anything. “All we are doing is taking it game by game and making sure everybody is fully fit for the games they are involved in and nothing else.” McCarthy returns for Sunday’s trip to Martinez’s former club Swansea having made an instant impact since his £13 million move from Wigan along with the manager in the summer. Martinez believes the 23-year-old, who has already played more than 250 matches at club level, is an outstanding example to modern players. “When you’re talking about players who you want to set an example to the youngsters, he’s clearly that,” he told evertontv. Midfielder Darron Gibson and striker Arouna Kone are out with long-term knee injuries while left-back Leighton Baines has been sidelined with a broken toe and on-loan Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu has now been ruled out for several weeks with a hamstring strain. James McCarthy served a one-match ban last weekend but in his absence Leon Osman replaced him and scored the opening goal of a 4-1 win at home to Fulham while Kevin Mirallas came off the bench to also score. last_img read more

Cricket News India likely to win Southampton Test, says Harbhajan

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Nottingham: Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has backed India to win the fourth Test against England in Southampton as he feels the conditions and the pitch are likely to favour the visitors. India bounced back from consecutive losses to clinch a 203-run win in the third Test in Nottingham to stay alive in the five-match series. The fourth Test is scheduled from August 30.“After such a performance I back India to win the next Test in Southampton, and then anything can happen in the Oval Test. At the Oval, we could get a true Indian wicket with lot of bounce and the lateral movement is less there as well,” Harbhajan told PTI in an interview.Also Read | Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan among Forbes’ list of world’s highest paid actors 2018“So, conditions could favour India and we could even play two spinners. I think India have a very good chance (of winning the series 3-2),” he said.Harbhajan blamed India’s first two losses on tough conditions and the time it takes for team to adapt to England.“At the Lord’s, conditions were very bad. England batsmen would have struggled there too, but India had bad luck. The Birmingham match was close. The big difference in this match was that India were able to put runs on the board,” he said.“In such conditions, if you put 350 runs on the board, then India will be in the game. It was about putting your mind into it and how you can put those runs on the board,” he added.Harbhajan said England’s batting line-up looks weak and vulnerable to both pace and spin bowling.“The English batting line-up looks more problematic than the Indian batting at the moment. They are playing as if they are touring India, and not the other way round,” Harbhajan opined.“Their batting line-up is more vulnerable to both pace and spin, and they look weak. Some of their first-choice batsmen have an ordinary record in domestic cricket, averaging 30-35 at best.“In India, you have to average over 50 to be even considered. They have good depth in ODI cricket but in Tests, their batting has not done much,” he added.Harbhajan feels the Indian team copped a lot of unnecessary flak after going down 0-2, but now at 1-2, the series is wide open.“It is not easy to come and play in England. You cannot say that previous Indian teams did better here. Apart from 2007, when did we last win a series in England? We tend to over-react easily and criticise too early,” he said.“It takes time to get used to conditions in England. You can practice as much as you want but match conditions are different from nets. The Birmingham Test was so close, and if India had won there narrowly (instead of losing), we wouldn’t have had so much criticism and the series would currently be 2-1 to India instead.”Harbhajan, who has taken 417 wickets in 103 Tests, feels India were unlucky in Lord’s as their batting faltered in a match affected by rain.Praising the Indian bowling attack, Harbhajan said, “Once you put runs on the board, you can see the difference. In one spell, Hardik Pandya changed the game, which is a great thing from India’s point of view.Also Read | India legend Jhulan Goswami retires from T20-Internationals“India has a great bowling attack now, which they didn’t earlier. We had only Zaheer Khan and someone else trying to chip in, but now we have three good bowlers and now we also have a fourth in Pandya.“In this match, he was matching up in terms of swing and pace to all other three pacers. It’s a blessing to have three-four proper pacers in the playing eleven, which has never happened before in the history of Indian cricket that I have played in, or seen.” last_img read more

Other Sports PV Sindhu thrashed by Nozomi Okuhara in Singapore Open Badminton semi-final

first_imghighlights Singapore City: PV Sindhu looked awfully out of form as she surrendered without a fight to former world champion Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles semifinals to draw curtains on India’s campaign at the Singapore Open in Singapore on Saturday. Sindhu, a Rio Olympics silver medallist, lost 7-21 11-21 to world no. 3 Okuhara in a lop-sided contest. Sindhu had won the last two times they played each other and overall enjoyed a slight 7-6 advantage in the head-to-head record with Okuhara. The duo had played an epic final at 2017 World Championship that had clocked 110 minutes and is considered one of the best women’s singles match in the history of badminton. Since that marathon World Championship final, Sindhu and Okuhara have played each other six times and the Indian won four times.     But Saturday, Sindhu looked completely out of sort as just 15 minutes into the match and she was crestfallen after meekly surrendering the first game following a heap of unforced errors, mainly at the net and sidelines.RELATED    While in-form Okuhara showed great control, Sindhu looked low in confidence and lacked the patience to engage her rival in long rallies.    After the change of sides, Sindhu lagged 1-3 but she recovered to made it 4-4. Okuhara then changed the pace of the rallies and gathered six straight points, which included two precise lifts at the backline and also a prompt net return.    The Japanese reached 11-5 at the interval.     With Sindhu continuing to commit simple errors, which included missing the lines and finding the net too often, Okuhara dominated the proceedings, gathering points at will.     Okuhara kept the pressure on Sindhu and eventually a round-the-head crosscourt return took her to 18-8. Four wide shots delayed the inevitable before Okuhara grabbed nine match points with another superb cross-court smash. Another crosscourt return and she sealed her place in the final.    Okuhara will face world no 1 Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying, who quite incredibly saved five match points to take the match against Akane Yamaguchi to the decider and then came up trumps. She won 15-21 24-22 21-19 in a 57-minute clash with Yamaguchi to enter the finals. PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara have a 7-7 head-to-head record.Nozomi Okuhara will now face Tai Tzu Ying in the final.PV Sindhu had lost to Nozomi Okuhara in the Badminton World Championships in 2017. center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Balogun, Aribo Absent as Glasgow Rangers Miss Chance to Go Eight…

first_imgRangers gaffer Steven Gerrard explained to Glasgow Times before kickoff that Aribo was not named in the squad because he suffered a minor training ground injury ahead of the trip to Livingston.“He has a little knock. We are hoping to have him available next weekend. It was too risky to do it today.”Summer signing Balogun also missed the game as a result of a quad injury he suffered in the win against St. Johnstone last Wednesday.Livingston halted Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers’ 100% record as Steven Gerrard’s side missed the chance to go eight points clear of Celtic.With their city rivals idle, Rangers had the chance to push further clear but were frustrated by an obdurate Livingston performance.Max Stryjek made a stunning save from a Borna Barisic free-kick and Ryan Kent twice came close for the visitors, but the point was enough to return Rangers to the summit ahead of Hibernian on goal difference.Livingston, without striker Lyndon Dykes sidelined after a club-record bid was accepted, claimed an unlikely second point of the season.They even came close to snatching more, when Craig Sibbald almost caught out Rangers keeper Jon McLaughlin with an audacious attempt from his own half.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles duo of Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun were shock omissions from Glasgow Rangers matchday squad against Livingston in a Scottish Premiership game staged at the Tony Macaroni Arena yesterday evening.Both Nigerian players are nursing injuries that kept them away from the clash with Livingston.This is the first time in the new season that Aribo has not been utilised by the Liverpool legend. Joe Aribo last_img read more

FB : SU defense picked apart early by poised Louisville freshman Bridgewater

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on October 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13center_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The contrast between the true freshman quarterback and the senior quarterback was remarkable. One orchestrated a pair of flawless scoring drives in the first quarter that carved up the opposing defense. The other looked flustered in the pocket with rushed, inaccurate throws and zero points to show for it.In just his fifth career start at quarterback, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater outplayed Syracuse’s seasoned veteran Ryan Nassib.‘(Bridgewater) was the sixth-best quarterback coming out of high school,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘He had great poise back there. He’s comfortable with his receivers. … I was very impressed with him.’Bridgewater put forth the best game of his career in Louisville’s 27-10 win over Syracuse at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Saturday, taking control from the opening possession. His two first-quarter touchdown passes took advantage of defensive lapses by the Orange and gave the Cardinals an early — and eventually insurmountable — lead. It was Bridgewater’s first turnover-free performance as Louisville’s starting quarterback, and he looked the opposite of a developing freshman.An illegal block in the back penalty during the opening kick off put Bridgewater in a hole on the Cardinals’ first possession. Faced with a drive that began at his own 8-yard line, Bridgewater moved the ball into SU’s territory within two plays.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe found his former high school teammate, Michaelee Harris, deep down the right sideline for a 44-yard gain after miscommunication between Syracuse cornerbacks Keon Lyn and Ri’Shard Anderson — a common theme in the first quarter for the Orange.Two plays later, Bridgewater connected on a 42-yard touchdown pass to DeVante Parker on a beautiful back-shoulder throw that fooled Lyn, who didn’t have his head turned around. That capped a breathtaking four-play, 92-yard drive that seemed to stun the Orange, and it was Louisville’s first opening-drive touchdown of the season.‘We didn’t communicate well out there and a just couple missed assignments and stuff,’ SU strong safety Shamarko Thomas said. ‘They got the little edge on that particular part.’A fumble derailed Louisville’s second drive, but Bridgewater responded on his team’s third possession with another confident series under center. He converted a third-and-16 with a well-executed throwback screen to Harris; ran for 10 yards to pick up a second first down; and exploited a mismatch by finding tight end Josh Chichester for a 2-yard touchdown.Chichester, a 6-foot-8 red-zone weapon, was being covered by the 5-foot-10 Olando Fisher. Bridgewater lofted a perfect pass to the back of the end zone that allowed Chichester to nimbly pluck it out of the air for the easy score.By the time the first quarter ended, the Cardinals boasted a commanding 14-0 lead. Bridgewater was 7-of-7 for 124 yards and two touchdowns. And the Cardinals outgained the Orange 160-36.‘You just like the rhythm there the first two drives where we were very successful moving the ball, throwing the ball and guys just making plays on offense,’ Louisville head coach Charlie Strong said.Though Bridgewater cooled off in the final three quarters, he continued to play mistake-free football. He finished 17-of-24 for 198 yards and only those two scores, but his zero turnovers made up for his lack of production after the opening 15 minutes.But perhaps most importantly, he burned the Orange one final time on a brilliantly executed option play with just under 11 minutes remaining in the game.On a third-and-8 play from the Louisville 39-yard line, Bridgewater lined up in the shotgun with running back Victor Anderson flanking him. But he saw something in the defense and quickly called an audible into the pistol formation with Anderson behind him.What followed was an unexpected option play — something the Orange hadn’t seen from the Cardinals on film, Marrone and Thomas said. Bridgewater’s perfectly timed pitch allowed Anderson to turn the left corner and race 61 yards for the game-clinching touchdown.‘They had our card,’ Thomas said. ‘They had good checks and adjustments to our defense, and they made plays. They really surprised us on that option.’It was an audible to be expected from a multiyear starter with more than just five games of experience under his belt. And as the youngster left Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on the heels of the best game of his career, Marrone saw a polished quarterback with a bright future.He didn’t see a freshman.‘He’s a good quarterback now,’ Marrone said. ‘I think he’s going to be one of the top quarterbacks as he progresses in their system.’[email protected]last_img read more