Small is beautiful. Small may also be powerful. Judging from a copy on display at Harvard’s Houghton Library, the book that changed the world is only 8 inches high and 5 1/2 inches wide.The first edition of what is now known as “The Origin of Species” appeared in 1859, dressed in a deep green cloth binding and printed on pulp paper. But its London publisher issued only 1,250 copies, little knowing that Charles Darwin’s book would go on to reshape science, challenge organized religion, and set off worldwide cultural tremors still being felt today.If human evolution had included tortoise-type old age, Darwin would turn 200 years old this month, on Feb. 12. And 150 years ago this year appeared what Darwin called his “big book.” (His first few were on geological formations and his last on earthworms.)The first five editions of “The Origin of Species” bore a more euphonious and revealing title: “On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.”With both a Darwin bicentennial and sesquicentennial at hand in 2009, there is double reason to celebrate the English naturalist whose idea of natural selection provided a unifying explanation for the diversity of life.Events are planned worldwide throughout the year, including a British fundraiser to replicate the H.M.S. Beagle, on which the young Darwin served — formatively — as a naturalist from 1831 to 1836. On Feb. 12 Harvard will do its part in celebrating Darwin, with a symposium, lecture, party, and a read-a-thon of all 502 pages of “The Origin of Species.”In the meantime, Harvard ID holders are invited to peruse two exhibits celebrating Darwin the writer, scientist, and cultural icon.In the Houghton’s second-floor Amy Lowell Room through March 28 is “‘There is grandeur in this view of life’: The Origin of Species at 150.” The display of 10 items — books, pamphlets, and letters — shows the evolution of the big book’s first six editions, and includes documents hinting at how Darwin’s ideas resonated at a 19th century Harvard.On the first floor of the Cabot Science Library through May 22 is “Rethinking the Darwinian Revolution,” a wall of themed displays illustrating how the idea of Darwin has changed in the past 50 years.The Cabot exhibit, organized by graduate students in the history of science, contains not only scholarly books, a looped movie, skulls, and somber bird specimens, but a Charles Darwin bobblehead. Next to it is an original bubble-wrapped Evolving Darwin Play Set — “From Fish-Man to ‘Genius’ in only 380 million years!”Earlier this week, Janet Browne, Harvard’s Aramont Professor of the History of Science, dropped in at Cabot looking for a prized artifact she had lent the exhibit: a baseball cap with the legend “Voyage of the Beagle.”Scouring archival nooks at Harvard for evidence is not the easiest assignment, she said of her students from a seminar last fall. “It’s been a steep learning experience for them.”Browne, a biographer of the young Darwin and a world authority on 19th century biology, will deliver a Feb. 12 lecture looking back at Darwin commemorations in 1909 and 1959. It will show, in part, she said, “how Darwin became a celebrity.”At Houghton’s Darwin exhibit, scholarly sobriety is the rule of the day. Yet the printed documents on view are a briefly intimate look at the shy Englishman whose “Origin of Species” remains a model of explanatory science and memorable literary style.“There is grandeur in this view of life,” the book’s final passage begins. Darwin evokes the natural world as “an entangled bank” teeming with bird, plant, and insect life — all interconnected, interdependent, and gloriously varietal. In the book’s last words, he marvels that “from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”At Houghton, viewers can see an original manuscript page from “The Origin of Species,” in Darwin’s small, feathery, wide-spaced script. The page is nearly clear of editing, a sign of his confidence in material he had been working on for over a decade.The exhibit also displays evidence of Darwin’s connection to Harvard thinkers. An 1859 letter to naturalist Louis Agassiz, presumably accompanying a copy of the new book, tries to appease this famous opponent of the idea of natural selection. An 1861 treatise written by Harvard professor of natural science Asa Gray argues that natural selection is compatible with Christian theology.Exhibit curator Heather G. Cole, Houghton’s assistant curator of modern books and manuscripts, began investigating the library’s Darwin material last year. She chose to display copies of four of the six editions of “The Origin of Species” that appeared in Darwin’s lifetime. The fifth edition, published in 1869, is the last to use the original long title and the first to include the resonant and durable phrase “survival of the fittest.”In poring through Houghton’s Darwin-related letters, pictures, pamphlets, and books, Cole came to appreciate “the evolution of his ideas,” beginning with an 1842 essay, as well as the cultural furor that Darwin set in motion 150 years ago. “Everyone,” she said, “was reading this book.”
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A presentation of the prestigious guide to extra virgin olive oils was held in Savudrija, Flos Olei 2017, which for the second time in a row declared Istria the best olive growing region in the world.Flos Olei, a bilingual Italian-English guide to the world’s top extra virgin olive oils, is highly regarded in the world of gastronomy, and in the 2017 edition, Istria won the top of the world rankings with its oils, for the second time in a row. The gastronomic and tourist guide Flos Olei for 2017 presents 50 countries from 5 continents, and the introductory text for each of them offers a general overview of history, culture and production. Producers and their best oils, including 60 Istrian ones, are presented on 864 pages of a guide that highlights their specialties.This year, for the first time, 12 new Istrian olive growers were included in the guide, and those who were included in this catalog last year, this year have better grades than before, which testifies to a good olive year in Istria, but also to improving the technological production process. and olive processing. “In this year’s edition, over two thousand samples from all over the world, ie 5 continents, arrived for evaluation, and 500 samples were shortlisted, of which as many as 60 samples from Istria, ie 12 percent – which is a really fascinating fact for Istria. night is already the result of the dedicated work of Istrian olive growers. Extra virgin olive oil, along with truffles, is one of the most competitive products in Istria, which for the second year in a row ranks our region first in the world, ahead of the famous Italian region of Tuscany and Spanish Andalusia. ” pointed out the director of the Istria County Tourist Board Denis IvoševićOut of a possible 100, the highest number of points in this year’s guide has the Italian agricultural trade Pruneti from Greve in Chianti (Tuscany) with a grade 98, and a very high grade 97 from Istria won the family Ipša from Oprtalj te Olea BB from Rabac. Also great 96 points were won by Vodnjan OPG Matteo Belci, then Stancija Meneghetti from Bale, Vodnjan oilman Tonin te Enio Zubin from Umag, while grade 95 won franc Basiaco from Buje, Chiavalon from Vodnjan and Giancarlo Zigante from Livada.In addition to the overall excellent placement of Istrian oils, in this year’s evaluation Istria also has two champions, ie world champions: olive oil of the frantoio variety Claudia Ipshe from Livade shared the title of the best extra virgin single-variety olive oil with an intense fruit aroma, while Mate transparenza marina oil, a company Agrofin from Savudrija, declared the best extra virgin olive oil of moderate fruit aroma.One of the prominent olive growers on the Flos Olei guide list for years is the olive oil of olive grower Sandi Chiavalon from Vodnjan, one of the fifteen best olive oils in the world, and the most awarded olive oil in Croatia, which points out that this is a great recognition for Istria and excellent branding of Istria as a region of quality olive oil. „To is a great recognition for Istria as a region, as well as for us olive growers. When one region is profiled as a region of quality oil then oil becomes the motive of arrival and guests come only because of the oil. It is much better and better when an entire region is declared the best than individual olive growers’ awards. “Chiavalon pointed out.We have everything without even being aware of it, and often foreigners have to open our eyes to understand what wealth we have. However, Istria has been investing for years and strategically developing its tourism story, including rural tourism. Guests are increasingly discovering the beauty of the interior of Istria, the real estate market in the interior of Istria is expanding, there are more and more family farms and rural estates, and towns in the interior are beginning to live their new youth. read more
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The stop zones will be located between Zeanuri and Bedia and will be able to accommodate specialised vehicles, said the port.The widths of the lay-bys will range between 5.5 m and 13 m, while the lengths will be between 107 m and 243 m.The local county council will handle construction and will be responsible for tendering the contracts. The port authority will take charge of financing. Works are expected to begin in February 2021, with a construction lasting for 19 months.According to the port of Bilbao, the N-240 is widely used by special transport vehicles and is the main route between companies that manufacture heavy components, such as wind energy equipment.www.bilbaoport.euswww.uniportbilbao.es
Click here for a short video of how to cast your vote for Theresa Rich.A group of employees from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B in Southfield, recently spent the day volunteering with the City of Farmington Hills Meals on Wheels program.The primary funding source and main administrator for the local Meals on Wheels program wanted employees to see the program in action as they packed meals, received a briefing on 16 different route assignments, and delivered 185 meals throughout the City of Farmington Hills.Deliveries included hot packaged meals as well as cold bagged meals and beverages. Each delivery included specific instructions with details ranging from the number of cats at the home to the emergency contact information in case no one answered.“We serve six counties, including Oakland County, and our mission is to enhance the lives of older adults and those with disabilities,” said Chief Communications and Strategy Officer Jenny Jarvis. “For some homebound seniors, receiving their delivery from Meals on Wheels may be the only social contact in their day.”Area Agency on Aging Volunteers (left to right) – Heather DeVos, Philanthropy Specialist; John Kruger, CFO; Jenny Jarvis, Chief Communications & Strategy Officer; Katie Brennan, Director of Philanthropy; and Teresa Bryant, Farmington Hills Nutrition Services Coordinator (City of Farmington Hills)From October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019, the Farmington Hills Meals on Wheels program served 85,897 home-delivered meals. The program is not income-based and is supported through State and Federal funding; recipients may make optional donations which are then returned back to the program.Meal Packaging (left to right) – Christine Johnston, Kitchen Programmer, Farmington Hills Senior Division; Janet Belsky, Supports Coordinator; Zachery Ellsworth, Supports Coordinator; Melissa Timm, MI Choice Quality & Training Manager (City of Farmington Hills)At the center of the City’s Meals on Wheels program is Teresa Bryant, Nutrition Services Coordinator for the Department of Special Services Senior Division. Bryant manages the initial needs assessments, supervises the meal packing, and helps navigators and drivers coordinate their delivery assignments.Sealing Meal Packages (left to right) – Christine Johnston, Kitchen Programmer, Farmington Hills Senior Division; Cynthia Saunders, Supports Coordinator; and Amy Frawley, Supports Coordinator (City of Farmington Hills)The operation runs Monday through Friday, with a frozen “heat and eat” meal packet available for delivery on Friday to be used for Saturday and Sunday meals. Meals are delivered on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, with a frozen meal packet delivered prior to other holiday closures.Teresa Bryant, Farmington Hills Nutrition Services Coordinator, gives directions to volunteers. (City of Farmington Hills)“People who are eligible include those who are unable to get out on a regular basis and those who aren’t able to drive or shop on their own,” said Bryant. “The program truly makes a difference in these people’s lives.”If you or a family member is in need of help with daily nutrition, or if you’d like to volunteer with Meals on Wheels, contact Bryant at 248-473-1825 or [email protected] Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) read more
LSU running back Derrius Guice (5) carries in the second half against Eastern Michigan.BATON ROUGE – Other than tailback Leonard Fournette, LSU looked very ordinary in an underachieving victory against a large underdog for the second straight week.The Tigers defeated 45-point underdog Eastern Michigan by just 44-22 Saturday night at Tiger Stadium after beating 24-point underdog Syracuse by 34-24 last week at Syracuse.“I think at times no matter what the coach says, it’s just not the name that rings that competitive fever in you,” LSU coach Les Miles said after seeing his team lead Eastern Michigan by just 30-22 early in the fourth quarter. “Playing a team that’s not a conference opponent, I think they take for granted the snaps. So that’ll be my message to them. Don’t do that.”Miles looks forward to a return to Southeastern Conference play when his Tigers (4-0, 2-0 SEC) play at struggling South Carolina (2-3, 0-3 SEC) at 11 a.m. Saturday on ESPN. The Gamecocks lost, 24-10, at Missouri on Saturday. LSU jumped from No. 8 to No. 5 in the nation in the USA Today poll on Sunday and from No. 9 to No. 7 in the Associated Press poll despite a lackluster performance against Eastern Michigan (1-4, 0-1 Mid-American Conference), which went 2-10 in its previous three seasons.“Really looking forward to sinking our teeth into a SEC opponent – an opponent that we’ll have to play well against on the road,” Miles said. LSU’s best game this season was its 45-21 win over Auburn (3-2, 0-2 SEC) on Sept. 19 when the Tigers outgained their opponent, 485 yards to 260, had no turnovers and drew a season-low five penalties.LSU suffered its first turnover of the season against Eastern Michigan — an interception by quarterback Brandon Harris on a play that resembled a fumble as the ball fluttered out of his hands as he was in the act of throwing just after being hit. That later turned into a touchdown. And the Tigers were penalized seven times after drawing 14 at Syracuse.Fournette admitted the Tigers did not take Eastern Michigan seriously. “We were joking and playing around at practice,” he said Saturday night. “I think we can do better. I know we can do better. We’ve got to pick it up.”The result was just a 20-14 lead at halftime.Fournette saves LSU from upstart Eastern Michigan“I pretty much got on them, and Vadal Alexander (LSU right tackle) got on them too about not playing physical and not playing smart,” said Fournette, who was easily the best part of LSU’s game as he gained 233 yards on 26 carries with three touchdowns and became the first back in SEC history to gain 200 or more yards in three straight games. Fournette put LSU up 27-14 on the first play of the third quarter with a 75-yard touchdown run.“He’s liable to do that at any time,” Miles said. “I mean, there’s not a time where you hand him a ball that he doesn’t have an opportunity to hit a home run. Nice to have a back that sets an all-time SEC record. That’s Leonard Fournette.”Fournette, a sophomore from New Orleans who remains the nation’s top candidate for the Heisman Trophy, has 864 rushing yards on the season, which is the most in school history through four games and the most anywhere in the nation after just four games since the 2000 season. His 11 touchdowns in four games is also the most in LSU history and leads the nation. Fournette also leads the nation in overall rushing with his 864 yards despite playing one fewer game than the first 13 players behind him. He also leads the nation in rushing yards per game with 216.LSU had little else other than Fournette, though, on this night.“We didn’t necessarily do everything we needed to do offensively and defensively,” LSU tight end Colin Jeter said.LSU’s passing game featured several drops, including two by usually sure-handed wide receiver Travin Dural, and Harris finished just 4-of-15 passing for 80 yards with the interception. Harris was also sacked twice and nearly a third time, which was when he was credited with the interception in the second quarter when Eastern Michigan cut LSU’s lead to 17-14.“There wasn’t many completed balls,” Eastern Michigan coach Chris Creighton said.“The sacks and pass protections to me were real issues,” Miles said. “But I don’t think it’s anything that we can’t fix. Wish we had not dropped balls, but we’ll work on that desire to throw and catch. We’d have thrown for 200 or 150 yards had we just caught balls.”Dural dropped a third-and-10 pass right in his hands while in the clear inside the Eastern Michigan 10-yard line for what would have been a 20-yard gain, and he would have had enough room to possibly score after the would-be catch. LSU then got a field goal with 10 seconds to go in the second quarter for a 20-14 halftime lead.LSU gets first-half scare from EMU“There’s nothing he (Harris) can do to correct when he hits a guy dead in the hands, and he doesn’t bring it in,” Miles said. “I didn’t say much to him negative at all. I thought he did exactly what we needed him to do. I’d like for him to take care of that ball and have a pocket presence that allows him to take a sack and not take a turnover. We’re going to catch it. It’s that simple. It’s not something that we’re going to take. I think that they (the receivers) will play big at South Carolina.”LSU’s defense intercepted three passes, including one by outside linebacker Deion Jones who returned it 26 yards for a touchdown and the 44-22 lead with 12:37 to play. But its overall pass defense still struggled as it allowed Eastern Michigan quarterback Brogan Roback to complete 17 of 24 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown.“Do I wish the defense was more dominant? Sure,” Miles said. “I’m glad that we responded the way we did. Certainly, we were not perfect. The things that bother me are very fixable. The good news is we came off of the game very healthy. I still don’t like the penalties. I’m more threatening than I’ve been.”Middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith and defensive end Arden Key were each called for offside penalties.“Can’t have those,” Miles said. “You’ve got to have a smart defense otherwise we’ll be drawn offside at the key points in the big SEC games.”NOTES: LSU starting tight end Dillon Gordon (Achilles) and starting free safety Jalen Mills (ankle) did not dress out. … True freshman defensive end Isaiah Washington played for the first time this season after missing the first three games with an arm injury. … LSU went to 59-0 under Miles when rushing for more than 100 yards and holding its opponent to less than 100 yards.Coverage of LSU and Glenn Guilbeau commentary supported by Hebert’s Town and Country Auto Dealer in Shreveport located at 1155 E. Bert Kouns. Research your next Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM at http://www.hebertstandc.com/ read more
…Kylian Mbappe wins Young Player AawardENGLAND captain Harry Kane has won the Golden Boot after finishing as the World Cup’s top scorer with Croatia’s Luka Modric winning the Golden Ball for being the player of the tournament.Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard was the second-best player, with France forward Antoine Griezmann third.His French team-mate Kylian Mbappe won the Young Player Award.Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois was awarded the Golden Glove for being the leading goalkeeper.Modric ‘did the lion share of our play’Former Tottenham midfielder Modric scored in Croatia’s opening two matches – a 2-0 win over against Nigeria and then the 3-0 victory against Argentina – and also made one assist as he guided his country to their first World Cup final, which they lost 4-2 against France.Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said: “He played a terrific tournament which is another commendation for the team which helped to bring about Luka’s success. He did the lion share of our play and he was a deserved winner of the Golden Ball.”Chelsea’s Hazard got two goals in the 5-2 win over Tunisia and also scored in his side’s 2-0 win versus England in the third-fourth play-off on Saturday.Atletico Madrid striker Griezmann won the Golden Boot at the 2016 European Championships with six goals and scored four and made a further two at this World Cup.Paris St-Germain forward Mbappe, 19, enhanced his growing reputation with a series of fine performances that saw him awarded with a silver ball for winning the Young Player Award.He scored the only goal in France’s 1-0 group win against Peru, netted twice in the 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 and grabbed France’s fourth goal in the final.Chelsea’s Courtois helped Belgium finish third with a number of fine performances in goal to earn the Golden Glove Award. He kept clean sheets in the group win over Panama and the two matches against England and made a number of vital saves in the wins over Japan and Brazil.A trophy for EnglandKane is the second Englishman to end as the top scorer in a World Cup after Gary Lineker scored six goals in 1986.Mbappe and Griezmann, who both scored in France’s 4-2 final win over Croatia, ended on four goals apiece, two behind Kane.Russia’s Denis Cheryshev, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku also scored four times.Kane, the Premier League top scorer in two of the past three seasons, also became the first Englishman since Tommy Lawton in 1939 to score in six consecutive internationals, although he did not net in England’s last three matches in Russia.Kane’s goals all came in England’s first four games, with three from the penalty spot.(BBC Sport) read more