Make Your January Plan

first_imgWe’ve got over 70 events on offer to help you learn essential research skills, prepare for your career, make new connections, or just relax and have some fun.GSAS students never really take a “break” from their research, of course, but with teaching and grading responsibilities on hiatus, [email protected] creates good opportunities for skill-building and professional activities — as well as some necessary downtime.Here are some of the events on offer this January:Personal Money ManagementPerformance Techniques for TeachersFellowship Proposals BootcampComputational Science VenturesReal-Life Stories from the Academic Job SearchRe-Tooling: The Nonacademic Job SearchOvercoming the Imposter SyndromeThe Winter GIS InstituteHoughton Seminars:WinterFest for Kids!Counteracting StressFrom Dissertation to Booklast_img read more

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Nassau Cops Warn of Man Trying to Lure Kids

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are warning the public about a suspicious man who tried to lure children into his truck five times over the past four weeks, twice by offering them candy.The children were all between the ages of eight and 16, three of whom were walking either to or from school at the time. Investigators described the suspect as a black man, 20 to 30 years old, driving either a van or an SUV that may have a dented right read door and tinted windows, authorities said.“If a stranger stops their car and asks the child questions, run the opposite direction and tell authorities,” police said in an advisory. “Always walk in groups and stay close to the curb, away from shrubbery and doorways. Do not take shortcuts through alleys, vacant lots or parks.”Police said the confrontations occurred at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 13 on Melvin Avenue Lakeview, at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 22 at the corner of Woodfield Road and Janos Lane Lakeview, at 2:35 p.m. Thursday, April 23 on Lakeview Avenue in Lynbrook, at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 5 at the corner of Grove Street and Jamaica Avenue in Valley Stream and at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7 at the corner of Orlando Avenue and Champlain Avenue in Lakeview.Detectives ask anyone who spots the suspect to call 911 and anyone with information regarding any of these incidents to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

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Dutch monarchs interested in assisting in Lake Toba tourism development, minister says

first_imgThey also visited Siambat Dalan hamlet — a traditional Batak village — where the Dutch royals were welcomed with the gondang batak traditional dance and clothed in ulos, a type of traditional fabric that is the pride of North Sumatra, by the local cultural head.In the village, the king and queen also entered hundreds-years-old wooden traditional houses that are still used by the locals, and witnessed the process of manual ulos weaving. They also enjoyed the traditional Batak tor-tor dance and engaged with local cultural figures as well as residents.From Siambat, the Dutch monarchs visited the DEL Technology Institute in Balige and later took a speedboat to visit Ecovillage Silima Lombu at Onan Runggu, Samosir Island.Read also: North Sumatra gears up to welcome Dutch royals at Lake Toba Samosir regent Rapidin Simbolon welcomed the king and queen by presenting them with ulos clothes and a traditional lute.“We hope that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima are happy to visit Samosir, although we could only give ulos and a lute. These are sincere gifts from the Samosir citizens,” Rapidin said, adding that he hoped the royals’ visit could help attract more European tourists to visit the area.North Sumatra Governor Edy Rahmayadi concurred with Rapidin, saying that the province was honored with the Dutch monarchs’ visit to Lake Toba.“With the Dutch king and queen’s visit, we hope Lake Toba will become more known to the world as a tourist destination,” Edy said, “We hope more foreign tourists are attracted and will pay a visit to Lake Toba, which subsequently will boost the local economy.” (gis)Topics : Dutch King Willem-Alexander has expressed interest in assisting in the development of Lake Toba in North Sumatra, which is among the Indonesian government’s top five destinations prioritized to boost tourism, a minister has said.The king and Queen Maxima visited the world’s largest volcanic lake and the surrounding area on Thursday as part of their itinerary during the four-day state visit to Indonesia.Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said the royal couple were very pleased to visit Lake Toba and that they had indicated an interest in helping Indonesia to develop the tourist magnet. “We will speak about the details with [Dutch] ministers. In general, the king and queen are amazed by the beauty of Lake Toba,” Wishnutama told journalists after accompanying the Dutch royals in visiting Lake Toba and its surroundings on Thursday.The minister went on to say that his office was ready to collaborate with its Dutch counterpart in various aspects, including for joint promotion to lure more tourist visits from the Netherlands, as he believed that the Dutch monarchs’ visit would have a positive impact on North Sumatra’s tourism.Read also: Indonesia, Netherlands sign US$1b worth of deals during Dutch king visitThe king and queen started their journey on Thursday by briefly visiting Singgolom Hill at Lintong Ni Huta village in Tampahan district, Toba regency, during which they took photos with Lake Toba in the background.last_img read more

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