Herzl re-imagined

first_imgDerek Penslar, William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History at Harvard University, has long studied modern Jewish history from a global perspective. In his new biography of  Theodor Herzl, Penslar examined how the founder of modern Zionism’s personal life influenced his political impact. He discussed “Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader” with the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.Q&ADerek PenslarCenter for European Studies: Your new biography,  “Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader,” focuses on how Herzl’s personal crises as much as broader anti-Semitism propelled him into a leadership role. Do you believe this is particular to Herzl and Zionism, or do you see this as a larger pattern, particularly for charismatic leaders?Penslar: I think this is true for great political leaders across the board, in particular leaders of nationalist movements or anti-colonial movements.One of the main arguments in the book is that charisma is dialogic. What made Herzl a great leader was a combination of his own internal drives and the fact that he was the right man in the right place at the right time. Charisma means nothing if there’s no one to be charismatic for — the charismatic is defined by their audience. At the fin de siècle, there was a certain type of European Jew who was looking for a great leader, someone to inspire them. There was a Jewish national idea in the air. And then along came Herzl. He very much was the right man in the right place at the right time, who also had qualities of genius and leadership. And it didn’t hurt that he was a strikingly handsome man with a nice beard.CES: Although Herzl was raised in comfortable circumstances in Budapest, he fabricated a more dramatic family history to his first biographer, giving his Eastern European family a higher-status history as converts under the Spanish Inquisition. Would you discuss this in terms of his capacity for re-invention and elaborate on how this shaped the leader he became?Penslar: It certainly is typical of Herzl to invent a more colorful past, but it was not uncommon in his era for Jews of Ashkenazi [Eastern European] origin to try to tie themselves to the Sephardic [Spanish or Portuguese] past because it was associated with distinction, with a kind of Jewish royalty. Ashkanazim often believed in Sephardic superiority. There are, even to this day, Jews with quintessentially Ashkenazic backgrounds who insist that a certain branch of their family is Sephardic. It’s seen as exotic and ennobling.CES: Herzl identified with the Prussian nobility and tried several times to join the military. Would you discuss how this failure to assimilate as he’d hoped led to his search for an alternative?William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History Derek Penslar’s new book is about the life and times of Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism. Photo courtesy Minda de Gunzburg Center for European StudiesPenslar: There is a critique of Zionism that Zionism is the ultimate form of assimilation because it presents Jews as a nation, like other nations, and claims Jews must have a homeland as other nations have a homeland and have a national language as other people have national languages. This goal of turning Jews into “normal” people is a form of assimilation. There are ultra-Orthodox Jews who to this day say that the state of Israel is essentially a carbon copy of a gentile state. Herzl’s Zionism does reflect, in a way, the desire to be a good European. He envisions a state where people will speak European languages and consume European culture. Even when he becomes a Zionist, there’s a part of him that is still connected with the goal of assimilation.CES: You detail Herzl’s neuroses, drawing a picture of a needy and immature man. Would you talk about how he displaced these needs from his marriage and family to a larger stage?Penslar: Herzl was very needy, overly attached to his parents, and rather narcissistic, and he could not find satisfaction in the role of husband. To be a good husband, to be a good spouse, you have to give of yourself, and you have to really be there for the other person. Also, Herzl couldn’t really be comfortable in the role of parent because, as we all know, parents sacrifice for their children. He was willing to sacrifice himself – but to a cause of his own making. He created the political Zionist movement. He was its center, and he felt empowered and adored. That’s very different from the humdrum pleasures of being a husband or a father.CES: Herzl found himself — and his voice ­— as a journalist in Paris. Would you elaborate on how this period shaped him or shaped his writing of his seminal work, The Jewish State?Penslar: Herzl was a journalist through and through. Even as a teenager, when he started writing his first journalistic pieces, he was a master of description and quick analysis. He knows how to get his point across quickly, and he knows how to conjure up effective imagery. He was also very good at evoking emotion when he wrote about the working classes and the suffering of the poor. He wrote in a way that evoked feelings of compassion and pity. In the same way, in his Zionist writings, he eloquently expressed the needs of the Jewish people. His journalism trained him how to write an effective political manifesto. “[Herzl] very much was the right man in the right place at the right time, who also had qualities of genius and leadership.” CES: Herzl’s conflicting feelings about Jewishness ­— vacillating on whether it was a religion or a race — seems to have led to his embrace of Zionism. Would you talk about this conflict and how Zionism resolved it?Penslar: Even though he himself was not religiously observant and he knew that many Jews in his day were not religiously observant, Herzl still saw the Jewish religion as a unifying force. He wrote that what unites Jews might ultimately be a sense of ethnicity, but that it is often defined through religion. The religion is ultimately a bond, even if we’re not religious people. Herzl believed that Jews shared a common sense of relationship with the God of Israel. Herzl’s novel Altneuland about an ideal future Jewish homeland is peppered with references to God, although the homeland he envisions is entirely secular.The story of Moses mattered a great deal to Herzl, largely because he thought he was a second Moses. He did not believe that Jews could be defined in racial terms because Jews from different parts of the world look so different. I think he was actually on to something about modern Jewish identity, which often flees from religion yet still relies on it.CES: How do you view the role of charismatic leaders like Herzl in our current crisis? Are they useful in rallying support or mass action, or do they distract from necessary actions or experts? Do you see any Herzl-like leaders emerging in this current crisis?Penslar: You need charismatic leaders to get things started. An anti-colonial movement that’s trying to throw off colonial oppression needs a charismatic leader like Gandhi or, if you’re starting a national movement from scratch, like Herzl. Once you have a well-established state, you want competence. You want people like Angela Merkel or, with all due respect, Justin Trudeau, who has turned out to be a much better leader than I would’ve given him credit for.last_img read more

SMC gift campaign begins

first_imgThe Class Gift Campaign (CGC), a student effort led in conjunction with the Office of Annual Giving, organized the Week. Shelby Herms, Class of 2013 CGC representative, said students’ donations to the Annual Fund go to their class’s CCG account and immediately impact the lives of Saint Mary’s women. “Your gifts accumulate over four years so that you can make a lasting and memorable gift to Saint Mary’s at graduation,” Herms said. “The Class of 2012 donated to the renovation of Angela Athletic facilities, which is one of the options for this year’s gift, as well as a scholarship in our class’s name.” CGC will host a table in the Spes Unica Atrium to collect gifts every morning this week from 9 a.m. to noon, Herms said. The group will sell mugs that say ‘Once a Belle, Always a Belle’ at the CGC table in the Student Center Atrium today through Friday. Tag Week BINGO will be in the West Wing of the Noble Family Dining Hall on Thursday at dinner. While gifts of all amounts are welcomed, Herms said the CGC is pushing for Tribute Gifts of $20.13 in honor of the graduating class. A Tribute Gift is a donation from a student that honors someone who helped with her Saint Mary’s education. Each tribute will be published in the Commencement edition of The Observer and the honoree will be notified by email, Herms said. “I think that [the] Class Gift Campaign is great because it allows us to recognize the gifts of past Belles by giving back to the College like they did,” Herms said. “I never realized just how much it takes to make the Saint Mary’s experience possible.” Junior Maddy Martin, Class of 2014 CGC representative, said she knows how important Tag Week is this year because of the College’s recent Capital Campaign launch to raise funds. “We are really pushing each class to give to their class gift in order to reach our goal dollar amount,” Martin said. “In regards to actual class gifts, the senior class votes at the end of their senior year where they want the gift to go to,” Martin said past classes have donated to the Spes Unica building and the restoration of the Sister Madeleva painting. The Class of 2012’s gift of more than  $20,000 was the largest class gift to date, she said. “I don’t think students realize how much it costs to keep this school running,” Martin said.  “We take for granted electricity and water bills because they are always taken care of for us. It is important for students to have this realization of just how much the College spends to keep us on campus because they are more likely to give back to the school.” Junior Lauren Bruner, Class of 2014 CGC co-chair, said although asking students for money is difficult, it is important to give back to the College. “Many students, including myself, would not be here without scholarships, which shows how vital donations are,” Bruner said. “It’s rewarding to be able to give back to the College and see your gift on campus.” Junior Jillian Fata said it is important for students to recognize the changes the College can make through the campaign.  Past gifts have gone to big project, but they have also gone directly to scholarships, meaning that a future Belle can have the same opportunities that we are fortunate enough to have every day,” Fata said. Class giving is a  important part of being a student as well as an alumna, Herms said. Last year, 7,450 alumnae and friends of the College made a gift to help with the College’s expenses. Twenty percent of the College’s budget is a result of this support, Herms said. “They contributed $10.5 million in gifts to support all aspects of our education – touching every corner of campus, from building new building), to installing wireless internet, to providing toilet paper and hand soap in our bathrooms,” Herms said. We need the help to continue providing the Saint Mary’s experience, and making a gift is a way to say thank you to all of the alumnae who have made your education possible!”,Monday marked the beginning of Saint Mary’s annual Tag Week, which aims to inform students about the costs of running the College and the importance of donations to the school. The Class Gift Campaign (CGC), a student effort led in conjunction with the Office of Annual Giving, organized the Week. Shelby Herms, Class of 2013 CGC representative, said students’ donations to the Annual Fund go to their class’s CCG account and immediately impact the lives of Saint Mary’s women. “Your gifts accumulate over four years so that you can make a lasting and memorable gift to Saint Mary’s at graduation,” Herms said. “The Class of 2012 donated to the renovation of Angela Athletic facilities, which is one of the options for this year’s gift, as well as a scholarship in our class’s name.” CGC will host a table in the Spes Unica Atrium to collect gifts every morning this week from 9 a.m. to noon, Herms said. The group will sell mugs that say ‘Once a Belle, Always a Belle’ at the CGC table in the Student Center Atrium today through Friday. Tag Week BINGO will be in the West Wing of the Noble Family Dining Hall on Thursday at dinner. While gifts of all amounts are welcomed, Herms said the CGC is pushing for Tribute Gifts of $20.13 in honor of the graduating class. A Tribute Gift is a donation from a student that honors someone who helped with her Saint Mary’s education. Each tribute will be published in the Commencement edition of The Observer and the honoree will be notified by email, Herms said. “I think that [the] Class Gift Campaign is great because it allows us to recognize the gifts of past Belles by giving back to the College like they did,” Herms said. “I never realized just how much it takes to make the Saint Mary’s experience possible.” Junior Maddy Martin, Class of 2014 CGC representative, said she knows how important Tag Week is this year because of the College’s recent Capital Campaign launch to raise funds. “We are really pushing each class to give to their class gift in order to reach our goal dollar amount,” Martin said. “In regards to actual class gifts, the senior class votes at the end of their senior year where they want the gift to go to,” Martin said past classes have donated to the Spes Unica building and the restoration of the Sister Madeleva painting. The Class of 2012’s gift of more than  $20,000 was the largest class gift to date, she said. “I don’t think students realize how much it costs to keep this school running,” Martin said.  “We take for granted electricity and water bills because they are always taken care of for us. It is important for students to have this realization of just how much the College spends to keep us on campus because they are more likely to give back to the school.” Junior Lauren Bruner, Class of 2014 CGC co-chair, said although asking students for money is difficult, it is important to give back to the College. “Many students, including myself, would not be here without scholarships, which shows how vital donations are,” Bruner said. “It’s rewarding to be able to give back to the College and see your gift on campus.” Junior Jillian Fata said it is important for students to recognize the changes the College can make through the campaign.  Past gifts have gone to big project, but they have also gone directly to scholarships, meaning that a future Belle can have the same opportunities that we are fortunate enough to have every day,” Fata said. Class giving is a  important part of being a student as well as an alumna, Herms said. Last year, 7,450 alumnae and friends of the College made a gift to help with the College’s expenses. Twenty percent of the College’s budget is a result of this support, Herms said. “They contributed $10.5 million in gifts to support all aspects of our education – touching every corner of campus, from building new building), to installing wireless internet, to providing toilet paper and hand soap in our bathrooms,” Herms said. We need the help to continue providing the Saint Mary’s experience, and making a gift is a way to say thank you to all of the alumnae who have made your education possible!”last_img read more

Broadway’s Violet to Record Cast Album

first_img Violet View Comments Kelli O’Hara Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 10, 2014 Derek Klena Cross-country road trip essentials: snacks, a map and Sutton Foster’s voice. PS Classics will record the cast album of the Roundabout production of Violet on April 7. The two-disk set will be released on June 3 and is currently available for pre-order on the PS Classics website. Two-time Tony winner Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry lead the cast in the Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley musical. Leigh Silverman directs the Broadway production.Violet follows a young woman’s Greyhound bus trip from North Carolina to Oklahoma. She travels in the hopes that a televangelist can heal her disfigured face. The musical follows her quest for beauty amidst the race and image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s.Violet begins preview performances on March 28 prior to an April 20 official opening at the American Airlines Theatre. Additional cast members include Annie Golden, Ben Davis, Austin Lesch, Anastacia McCleskey, Charlie Pollock, Emerson Steele and Rema Webb. Sutton Foster View All (4) Steven Pasquale Related Showslast_img read more

Spanish Judge Releases Alleged FARC Member

first_img On 16 February, a Spanish judge decided to release an alleged FARC member detained two days earlier in Madrid on suspicion of being a “liaison” for the Colombian guerrilla group in Europe, judicial sources reported. Judge Santiago Pedraz of the National High Court, Spain’s chief criminal court, decided to release Leyla Yolita O.M., 39, believing that she is not a flight risk, contrary to the opinion of the public prosecutor’s office, and taking into account the fact that she has refugee status. “There are no grounds for granting the precautionary measure of pretrial detention; the flight risk may be characterized as non-existent, given that she has refugee status in Spain and not in a third country to which she might flee,” the judge affirmed in his ruling, to which AFP had access. Nevertheless, Pedraz prohibited the detainee from leaving Spain and ordered her to keep the authorities informed of her whereabouts. On the day of the ruling, Leyla Yolita appeared before the judge, where she denied belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and affirmed that she only belongs to the Communist Party and that she is “politically persecuted by her country,” the sources added. Leyla Yolita was detained in Madrid as part of “Operation Cali,” on suspicion of being a “member of the FARC-EP terrorist organization,” according to a police statement. According to Spanish law-enforcement authorities, the detainee “was responsible for specific liaison, support, and intermediary functions in Europe,” for which she was “in contact with members of this terrorist organization” and facilitated “their intervention in international forums.” “She was sought by Colombian judicial authorities for membership in that terrorist gang and for carrying out activities on behalf of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia,” an organization included on the European Union (EU) lists of terrorist groups. By Dialogo February 17, 2011last_img read more

CIS-13: What Peru did when Continuing Promise 2013 was cancelled and how the U.S. supported

first_img Engineers from the Peruvian Peace Keeping and Disaster Response Engineering Company inaugurated a science laboratory for an elementary school servicing 2,500 students ages 6-16, culminating four weeks of training in preparation for an upcoming milestone deployment in 2014. The science laboratory in Talara, Peru represents the final chapter of the Peruvian Government’s “Campaña Inclusión Social Talara 2013” (CIS-13), a mission that replaced the U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) scheduled deployment the USNS COMFORT, a humanitarian civic assistance mission known as Continuing Promise 2013 (CP-13), in which free medical services were offered aboard the hospital ship as well as in local medical centers in the towns along its route. For several months the northern coast of Peru eagerly prepared to host the USNS COMFORT, a familiar visitor to Central and South American shores that last visited Peru in 2010. After months of careful preparation to include meetings and medical patient screening, news of CP-13’s cancellation in late April due to the U.S. Government’s sequestration disappointed many Peruvians. The cancellation was particularly troubling for Talara, a province known for its sharp contrast of wealthy petroleum companies and the poor living next to them. Continuing Promise, for many Peruvians became known as “Promesa Incumplida” or Broken Promise. As the Peruvian government scrambled to find an alternative, SOUTHCOM prepared to support Peru through the Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), which actively supports the Peruvian government with assistance in building disaster response capability and delivering carefully targeted humanitarian assistance to troublesome emergency zones and regions in-country. Although the mission the Peruvians eventually crafted for Talara did not come bundled on a hospital ship anchored a mile out to sea, the Peruvian version delivered valuable assistance with similar CP-13-type elements: Disaster Response Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEEs), a disaster response field exercise, a five-day medical capability mission (MEDCAP), and an engineering capability development mission (ENCAP). When the dust settled, over 600 Peruvian personnel from the local, regional and nation levels participated in various SMEEs and 5,000 patients received medical care. In addition, the Peruvian government delivered two small construction projects and a myriad donations ranging from small kitchens to scholarships for the under-privileged. SOUTHCOM supported the effort with $350,000 towards the purchase of construction materials, medical supplies, personnel deployment and logistics support. Navy Forces South sent ten medical personnel and five engineers. Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) sent eight medical professionals and six students. Twelve additional personnel participated in the Disaster Response SMEEs from Army Southern Command, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Southern Command. Other U.S. agencies also collaborated; USAID/OFDA sent four observers and a guest lecturer, and the Peace Corps volunteered six translators. In all, the U.S. foot print at any given moment included around 50 personnel while the Peruvians numbered around 300 – a much more favorable optic for the Peruvian government than CP-13’s 1,000 U.S. and 200 Peruvian. CIS-13 was a trailblazing and unique mission for Peru and likewise for the U.S. in its evolving supportive role. It was the first time the Peruvian Ministry of Defense organized and executed a humanitarian aid mission of this complexity and magnitude, doing so in less than 90 days. From the U.S. perspective, CIS 13 made a lot of sense not only from a geo-political standpoint, but also a financial one. Although Peru is a country accustomed to receiving foreign aid instead of providing it, it is also a country attempting to forge a new identity after two decades of continued economic growth. Peru desires to become a partner nation instead of an aid recipient, which is exactly the bilateral relationship the U.S wants to foster. Peru has consolidated its democratic rule and is looking to play a greater role in the region. For Peru’s leadership, delivering governance to areas outside of Lima is not only a priority for national sovereignty but also for prestige. Despite its many challenges, CIS-13 was a better fit for Peru than CP-13 for the following reasons: The Peruvians took ownership of the mission, it was tailored to Peruvian requirements, and most importantly, it was less costly to support. A key lesson to take away is that a small, yet consistent, U.S. footprint throughout the planning process gave the Peruvians confidence to take ownership of the plan and execute it. A larger U.S. contingent would have overshadowed the Peruvian efforts and made them turn to the U.S. when things became difficult. This sensation of control and comfort provided by a small U.S. foot print gave the Peruvians the flexibility to plan to the level of their resources instead of trying to meet a particular U.S. standard. One of the most valuable takeaways was the subject matter engagements between the U.S. doctors and the Peruvian medical students. Representing the younger generation of doctors, the Peruvian medical students were eager to learn best practices whereas an older Peruvian doctor, with his own practice in Lima and accustomed to doing things a certain way, may not. That young Peruvian medical student could become a future surgeon in a Peruvian hospital or choose to come to the U.S. to continue his/her education. It’s worth contrasting the price of this type of targeted engagement with engagements that emphasize sheer volume of surgical procedures, especially in the context of developing a long-term Peruvian medical capability. The Peruvian medical students who were initially invited to participate and act as translators ended up being the most valuable part of the medical exchange. COL John E. Atwood, a U.S. Army cardiologist, was so enthused about his engagement with the medical students that he took the time to write the Security Cooperation Office a letter in which he would recount, “Angel David Cueva Parra (Peruvian medical student) functioned as both an interpreter and diagnostician at the level of a physician…he made a great contribution to my ability to work effectively and efficiently.” Exchanges such as these further highlight that some of the highest impact activities of any humanitarian mission (CIS-13 included) are not expensive at all. Missions like CIS-13 are a good fit for countries like Peru: a country attempting to forge a new identity and now capable of providing aid. CIS-13 was a Peruvian-led and tailored mission that delivered a tremendous impact at a fraction of the cost of CP-13. The National University of Piura is a true cauldron of future professionals. It’s Medical School is accredited, from which Angel David Cueva Parra is graduating, who is currently focusing on his specialty studies. By Dialogo November 15, 2013last_img read more

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Contact information regarding the shutdown of Thomas Cook

first_imgNORWAY Contact regarding financial guarantees  www.gfg.beThomas Cook Call Center in Belgium (www.thomascook.be) tel: +32 70 750 243. Federal Public Service for Foreign Affairs of Belgium, emergency line: +32 2 501 40 00 HUNGARY PAD THOMAS COOKA OPENS PANDORA’S BOX mob: + 385914924532 BELGIUM Bankruptcy of Thomas Cook created confusion in the European airspace, opened a Pandora’s box and created problems for clients / tourists who used the services of Thomas Cook Thomas Cook France So today, the Ministry of Tourism published additional information regarding the registration and deregistration of tourists, reservations and payment for services provided in your facility. Below you can find contacts you can contact with inquiries. DENMARK RELATED NEWS: Consular Section of the Embassy of Hungary in Zagreb tel .: + 358-9-160 55555 For tourists stuck in Croatia and other countries, the English aviation authorities, in agreement with the British government, organize their return back to the UK. FINLAND query link: https://thomascook.caa.co.uk/ NETHERLANDScenter_img e-mail address: jaskov@um.dk contact person: Jasmina Kovačević UNITED KINGDOM MVEP AND MINT: NO THOMAS COOK GUEST IN CROATIA WILL BE DAMAGED OR UNCERTAINTED  THE DESTRUCTION OF THOMAS COOK: 190 BRITISH TOURISTS STUCK IN DUBROVNIK tel .: +385 1 4890 918, +385 1 4890 906 Photo: Pixabay.com FRANCE U zajedničkom priopćenju Ministarstva vanjskih i europskih poslova i Ministarstva turizma vezano uz propast Thomas Cook-a, istaknuli su kako  niti jedan njihov gost koji se nalazi trenutno u Hrvatskoj neće biti oštećen ili nezbrinut. Ministarstvo turizma u komunikaciji je s hotelskim kućama kako bi svi gosti bili na vrijeme informirani o trenutnoj situaciji te kako bi osigurali da nesmetano mogu nastaviti svoj boravak u Hrvatskoj. Britanska Vlada će se pobrinuti za letove kojima će sve turiste vratiti kućama, dok će osiguravajuća agencija britanske Vlade pokriti troškove smještaja turista. tel: + 38514924532 e-mail address: consulate.zgb@mfa.gov.hu TUI Netherlands – contact email address: TCsupplier@tui.nl        tel: +33 1 41 05 40 81 CONTACT INFORMATION REGARDING THE CLOSURE OF THE TOURIST COMPANY THOMAS COOK e-mail address: kroatia@ving.no tel: + 385 95 48 37 019 tel: + 47 594 15 520last_img read more

Planning for Albany wave energy center gets underway

first_imgA meeting between Western Australia’s government officials and renewable energy industry stakeholders has been held in Albany to chart the course for the establishment of Wave Energy Centre of Excellence.The meeting marks a major step forward for the ruling party’s Au$19.5 million commitment to develop the center and invest in renewable energy for Albany, including a wave energy project to be developed by Carnegie Clean Energy.Western Australia’s Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan met with representatives from the University of Western Australia and key industry stakeholders, such as Carnegie Clean Energy and Protean Energy, to being the planning process for the Wave Energy Centre of Excellence.Alannah MacTiernan said: “We are committed to transforming Albany into a renewable energy city; today’s meeting will get that process under way. Western Australia has world-leading capability in the wave energy space – and we want that to flourish on our own shores.“We have government, universities and industry working together to get the Wave Energy Centre of Excellence off the ground in Albany and help put WA at the forefront of this new field of renewables.”The Albany wave energy project would be delivered in stages, involving an initial 1MW unit followed by a 20MW wave farm off the city’s coastline, Carnegie informed earlier. The project could be later expanded to 100MW should the initial wave farm prove successful.The Western Australia’s government said that by bringing together universities and industry will help secure Albany’s place as a global hub for renewable energy and create sustainable jobs for local residents.last_img read more

CMIT Becomes 1st Terminal in Vietnam to Join TradeLens

first_imgVietnam’s Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), a joint venture between Vinalines, Saigon Port and APM Terminals, has joined the TradeLens digital platform in support of the blockchain technology.CMIT is one of the largest terminals in Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water gateway port complex, which currently accommodates mainline vessels with a capacity of up to 194,000= dwt/21,500 TEU connecting Vietnam directly with main markets in Europe, North America and Asia.The terminal has already been applying e-solutions such as e-invoice and e-cargo to its daily operations. CMIT is now joining Tradelens with the purpose of adding a new digital platform to deliver better service.“In the context of constantly increasing demand for high quality online services by our customers, along with the robust development of global digitalization, joining Tradelens enables immediate updates on cargo data, hence directly supporting our customers’ supply chain planning efficiency,” Jan Bandstra, General Director, CMIT, explained.“By way of illustration, a seafood container export from Vietnam to the US has more than 30 shipping milestones and shipment data at more than 10 relevant entities with the requirement of close tracking,” Nguyen Xuan Ky, CMIT Deputy General Director, said.Xuan Ky added that real-time information sharing at different stages in the global supply chain will increase efficiency for global trade flows.TradeLens is a solution jointly developed by Maersk and IBM to apply blockchain to the global supply chain. It provides end-to-end supply chain information, facilitating data sharing, collaboration and improved trade flows. It is now supported by more than 100 industry players such as CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, APM Terminals, PSA and others.last_img read more

4 benefits of a relationship break.

first_img 69 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! LifestyleRelationships 4 benefits of a relationship break. by: – August 24, 2011center_img Share Tweet Dating Couple. Credit: Public Domain, Wikimedia CommonsRelationships end for a variety of reasons including fighting, mixed emotions, career choices and a loss of attraction for the other person. A relationship break occurs when the relationship has reached its climax, or when both parties feel the need for some alone time. Relationship breaks are not a true breakup, but a great way to find out what you are looking for in the relationship within a given amount of time.Find yourselfWhen we think of a relationship break, we often associate it with dating other people. However, unless you have had almost no previous dating experience, this method leads to jealousy and feelings of regret if you decide to get back with your partner. Taking a break to have “me” time gives you the space you need to rediscover your goals and ambitions that may have been lost in the relationship. If you decide to get back into the relationship after the break, you will have a clear set of goals for yourself and the relationship as a whole.Do you really want to be with your partner?Have you been with the same person for years and discover that you may not want to be with them? Taking a break from the relationship offers two benefits in terms of whom you want to be with. You may decide that you miss your partner and you want them back, or you may find out that dating someone new is a healthier relationship option for you. Either way, you benefit by knowing what you want in your current relationship or with a new partner.What are your career goals?In hard economic times, it may be hard to find your dream job. However, often times we settle when we are in a relationship in order to stay with our partner, whether that is taking a job you don’t want in order to stay in the same area as your partner, or sacrificing going back to school to land a higher paying job because of the stress it would cause to the relationship. When you take a break from your relationship, it gives you time to understand what you want for your career if you were not with your partner.Is your partner the “one”?Another reason that we take breaks from our relationship is to determine if the partner we are with is the one we want to spend the rest of our lives with. I’ve met many people who took time off from the relationship to date other people, only to come back to their partner and get married. However, this approach only works if both people want to try this. Otherwise, it can cause mixed emotions, including jealousy knowing that the person we have feelings for is dating someone else. However, it can strengthen a relationship if you and your partner realize that the relationship is what you are both really looking for.By Josh Tulianolast_img read more