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Remember, those of you old enough to remember, when you picked up your purchases at Sears up the hill on Old Airport Rd.?

Well, Sears is no longer with us but the building where everything used to be housed now has new tenants and it will be a real mix of sports.


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Priscilla Kane Hellweg leaves the Enchanted Circle Theater after 40 years of career https://4xcircle.com/priscilla-kane-hellweg-leaves-the-enchanted-circle-theater-after-40-years-of-career/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 01:16:22 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/priscilla-kane-hellweg-leaves-the-enchanted-circle-theater-after-40-years-of-career/ HOLYOKE — After four decades at the helm of Enchanted Circle Theatre, the arts and education organization’s executive director has stepped down. Priscilla Kane Hellweg, who has led the theater almost since its founding in 1976, announced earlier this month that she was stepping down. Under his leadership, Enchanted Circle has grown from a small, […]]]>

HOLYOKE — After four decades at the helm of Enchanted Circle Theatre, the arts and education organization’s executive director has stepped down.

Priscilla Kane Hellweg, who has led the theater almost since its founding in 1976, announced earlier this month that she was stepping down. Under his leadership, Enchanted Circle has grown from a small, traveling educational theater company to an organization that works with public school systems in Western Massachusetts, as well as more than 60 community partner organizations.

“It’s a big deal,” Hellweg said in a phone interview Monday. “It’s bittersweet. It’s also very exciting, I must say. This is a time of growth for all of us. And 40 years is a good long term.

Hellweg, 63, first discovered Enchanted Circle when he was a student at Hampshire College. She was studying arts and education, and one of her teaching projects was a class for members of the Hampshire community. Two members of the newly formed theater company attended her class and then asked her if she wanted to join the company.

“I thought, ‘I’m going to do this for a year or two,'” Hellweg recalled. “It has been my life’s work.”

Enchanted Circle has worked with many different schools and organizations over the years, including launching arts integration initiatives in public schools in Holyoke, Amherst and Northampton.

The organization has also worked to bring arts and education to other places.

In 2018, the Gazette covered National Endowment for the Arts-funded work in theater with women in state custody as part of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps South Hadley Girls Treatment Program. Enchanted Circle has worked with the state’s Department of Youth Services to use the arts to develop self-awareness, positive self-presentation skills, and artistic expression for women experiencing trauma and transition.

One of the women, Zainab, spoke of the impact of the experience after reading a poem she wrote aloud to the group.

“When I was in regular school, I would never go in a million years to talk to everyone and share a poem,” Zainab said after class. “But now I am more confident. I can come up and be like, ‘This is me. I will do it.'”

Hellweg’s work in arts integration earned him the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and the Champions of Arts Education Award from the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts in Education. For her work to make arts education more accessible, she won a Millennium Award from the National Guild of Community Arts Educators.

Diane Daily, program manager at the Mass Cultural Council, said Hellweg was an “incredible partner to work with”.

“His passion for providing a solid arts education to Holyoke students has led to a beautiful partnership between Enchanted Circle and Holyoke Public Schools,” Daily said in a statement. “Because of his leadership, our students were able to explore their artistic abilities, enjoy enrichment opportunities that enhanced their learning, and honored them as individuals and as a community of connected learners.”

‘Circle of friends’

Hellweg said she liked to joke that Enchanted Circle was her firstborn. Her 40 years with the organization brought up many memories when she was asked to reflect on those experiences on Monday.

“They were so relationship-rich,” Hellweg said. “I will remember so many students, so many teachers, so many teaching artists, so many collaborators, different organizations, donors. Delighted — we were a circle of friends… My heart is full. Very full.”

Amy Dopp, chair of the Enchanted Circle board, said the organization’s staff and board are currently overseeing operations while working with an independent consultant to determine what leadership will look like at the time. to come up.

“We are looking at shared governance, management and decision-making models,” Dopp said, adding that the organization wants to understand how to adapt in order to center the voices of black and indigenous people and people of color as ‘it continues to develop. it is work.

This work has been carried out by Hellweg for decades. Dopp said breakups like this can be tough, but this board is excited for what’s to come.

“Priscilla is Enchanted, and Enchanted has been Priscilla for 40 years,” Dopp said. “Priscilla left Enchanted Circle in a strong position as a nationally recognized organization focused on inspiring learning through the arts. many years.

Hellweg has also facilitated professional development workshops throughout the region, including with Northampton’s Collaborative for Educational Services. And as a playwright, she has written and directed plays for cultural tourism sites like the Wistariahurst Museum.

As for what’s next, Hellweg said that over the past decade she’s developed the Institute for Arts Integration — a center for professional development, the arts and advocacy. Designed as a creative hub where teachers and teaching artists can come together and learn, the institute will partner with Mount Holyoke College’s professional and higher education program.

“What became very clear to me – I couldn’t cultivate this while working my 70 hours at Enchanted Circle,” she said.

Stepping away from Enchanted Circle will allow others besides Hellweg to chart a new course for the organization, Hellweg added.

“It’s very exciting for me,” she said. “I kind of led so many iterations and growth, and I feel like it’s really time for other people to lead it.”

Dusty Christensen can be contacted at dchristensen@gazettenet.com.


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Chaim Goodman-Strauss of Mathematical Sciences wins National Award for Innovative Mathematics Education https://4xcircle.com/chaim-goodman-strauss-of-mathematical-sciences-wins-national-award-for-innovative-mathematics-education/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 06:06:11 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/chaim-goodman-strauss-of-mathematical-sciences-wins-national-award-for-innovative-mathematics-education/ Chaim Goodman-Strauss Chaim Goodman-Strauss Chaim Goodman-Strauss, U of A professor of mathematics at the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, was recently awarded first place in the 2021 Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Mathematics Education for his practical exploration of classroom symmetry, titled “Tooti Toiti.” The Rosenthal Prize is awarded by the National […]]]>
Chaim Goodman-Strauss

Chaim Goodman-Strauss

Chaim Goodman-Strauss, U of A professor of mathematics at the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, was recently awarded first place in the 2021 Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Mathematics Education for his practical exploration of classroom symmetry, titled “Tooti Toiti.”

The Rosenthal Prize is awarded by the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) in New York to recognize and promote the practical teaching of mathematics in the upper grades of elementary and middle school, and first place comes with a cash prize of $25,000. The Goodman-Strauss lesson plan will be shared with educators around the world via MoMath’s virtual archive of award-winning activities.

“MoMath is thrilled to award the 2021 Rosenthal Prize to Chaim Goodman-Strauss for his creativity and innovation in crafting a highly engaging lesson plan on symmetry,” said Cindy Lawrence, CEO and Executive Director of MoMath. “Professor Goodman-Strauss is helping inspire the next generation of STEM leaders with activities that allow young people in classrooms around the world to experience the wonder and beauty of math.”

In the Goodman-Strauss lesson, elementary school students cut out an envelope to make handmade paper “tiles.” They then assemble the tiles into patterns that can fill an infinite space symmetrically, with the symmetry of the pattern being related to the shape of the envelope.

Goodman-Strauss developed “Tooti Tooti” over several years and tested the concept at the Thaden School in Bentonville, the Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, and in a local math circle run by the U of AT.

“There’s nothing like getting your hands on something to truly understand an abstract concept plus, it’s great fun!” said Goodman-Strauss. “I’m honored and grateful to the Rosenthals and the National Museum of Mathematics. and appreciates all the help from local students and teachers in refining Tooti Tooti.”

Since its inception in 2012, the Rosenthal Prize at MoMath has awarded cash prizes to 27 individuals, totaling more than $330,000. The award is named after Saul Rosenthal, chairman of Oxford Funds LLC, trustee of the National Museum of Mathematics, and longtime supporter of mathematics education.

Goodman-Strauss attributes his interest in the practical exploration of mathematics to the Montessori system of mathematical manipulations, which he encountered when his mother trained as a Montessori teacher. His own outreach began 30 years ago, when he successfully lured sleepy teenagers onto the University of Texas campus for interactive math shows on Saturday mornings.

Over the years he has developed toys, trading cards, stickers, games and zines that explore topics ranging from the foundations of logic to the shape of the universe. In collaboration with Kyle Kellams, he produced the Math Factor podcast broadcast on KUAF Ozarks in general program from 2004 to 2012. With renowned mathematician John H. Conway and Heidi Burgiel, Goodman-Strauss co-wrote and illustrated The symmetry of things, on the modern orbifold approach to planar symmetry.

Goodman-Strauss has also led a series of participatory public art events that explore mathematical topics. In partnership with local artist Eugene Sargent, he created a series of sculptures that were assembled on location in Atlanta by attendees of the biennial Gathering 4 Gardner, in honor of longtime American scientist columnist Martin Gardner. Goodman-Strauss’ work with Sargent is also part of the permanent collection of the Puzzle Museum in Boca Raton, Florida.

Most recently, he worked with Honors College students and staff to organize Math Circus, the college’s contribution to the Come as You Arkansas celebration last September. Artwork produced at Math Circus that demonstrates the negative curvature of hyperbolic geometry is currently on display in the Honors College wing of Gearhart Hall.


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City of Toledo | The MLK 2022 experience to honor the leader of civil rights … https://4xcircle.com/city-of-toledo-the-mlk-2022-experience-to-honor-the-leader-of-civil-rights/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:53:02 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/city-of-toledo-the-mlk-2022-experience-to-honor-the-leader-of-civil-rights/ The city of Toledo and the University of Toledo are proud to recognize civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. at the 21st annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Unity Day. This year the museum Art of Toledo, Alpha Phi Alpha and the Human Relations Commission of the City of Toledo will join […]]]>

The city of Toledo and the University of Toledo are proud to recognize civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. at the 21st annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Unity Day. This year the museum Art of Toledo, Alpha Phi Alpha and the Human Relations Commission of the City of Toledo will join the festivities to create the MLK Experience, which will be filled with events to honor MLK’s dedication to the non-violent struggle for racial equality in the United States.

On January 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., Mayor Kapszukiewicz, Dr. Gregory Postel, President of the University of Toledo, Erin Baker, President of the Human Relations Commission, and Malaika Bell, Interim Executive Director, Office of Diversity and inclusion, participate in a virtual press conference.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:https://toledo-oh-gov.zoom.us/j/83581611122

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The city of Toledo will have a livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/cityoftoledo

Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will kick off the event by hosting the MLK Scholarship Breakfast on January 15 at The Pinnacle, located at 1772 Indianwood Circle at 8:30 a.m. Jermain Pettis, Head of Community Development and SVP Loans for the Georgia Banking Company, will be the guest speaker.

On January 17, 2022, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Unity Day celebration will be held virtually from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on toledo.oh.gov/MLK and will feature keynote speaker Andre Gaines, renowned producer, director and director. Financial. He will be joined by the speakers, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and Dr Gregory Postel, President of the University of Toledo. The virtual event also includes performances by the MADD Poets Society, the Scott High School Choir and the Toledo Opera.

MLK’s legacy of community engagement will be reflected in the 40-day service of the Northwest Ohio Human Relations Commission and Multi-Faith Council from Jan.15 to Feb.28. Residents are encouraged to call Centraide at 2-1-1, volunteer with one of the 2-1-1 referral organizations, and share your experience by completing a survey reflecting your service.

In addition to the virtual event on January 17, the Toledo Museum of Art will host a special day of in-person activities during special museum hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., including screenings of The One and Only Dick Gregory who was produced by Andre Gaines, and a recorded presentation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech The Family Center will feature crafts for youth and glassblowing demonstrations will be held in the Glass Pavilion.

Masks are required for in-person events.

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“No worries”, “turn back” and “you’re muted” among the list of phrases that should be banned, according to the university https://4xcircle.com/no-worries-turn-back-and-youre-muted-among-the-list-of-phrases-that-should-be-banned-according-to-the-university/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 11:13:46 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/no-worries-turn-back-and-youre-muted-among-the-list-of-phrases-that-should-be-banned-according-to-the-university/ “No problem.” “New normal.” “Circle back.” “You are in mute mode. “ These are among the most overused, misused, and generally whining-causing phrases, according to the judges of a Michigan university’s annual “Banned Words List”. The expression “wait, what? Topped Lake Superior State University’s playful list in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula of 10 recipients chosen from […]]]>

“No problem.” “New normal.” “Circle back.” “You are in mute mode. “

These are among the most overused, misused, and generally whining-causing phrases, according to the judges of a Michigan university’s annual “Banned Words List”.

The expression “wait, what? Topped Lake Superior State University’s playful list in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula of 10 recipients chosen from more than 1,250 nominations. “Wait what?” irritated proponents who felt that the expression intended to show astonishment or disbelief was overused.

“I hate it,” one wrote. Another added: “I don’t want to wait.”

The second slot went to another overused phrase: “No worries”. The proponents said it was dismissive.

“If I’m not worried I don’t want someone telling me not to worry,” said one contributor. “If I’m upset, I want to discuss being upset.”

The 10 “winners” were chosen from over 1,250 submissions to the judges of the cheeky annual exercise. The university began to compile an annual list in 1976. Past nods changed to “amazing”, “relaxing”, “surely”, “epic”, “classic”, “bromance”, “Ok, Boomer” and “COVID-19”.

“In the end,” “that being said” and “ask a friend” were ranked No. 4, 5 and 6 respectively on the new list. One proponent noted that “ask a friend” is “an occasional sitcom joke” and “now a hackneyed label unrelated to his background.”

“Circle back” comes in at # 6 on the list. “The most overused phrase in business, government or any other organization since ‘synergy’,” one of the proponents said. (The school notes that “synergy” was banned in 2002 as “evasive cover terminology and puff of smarty-pants.”)

There are only three entries associated with the pandemic this year after it topped last year’s list.

“One of the takeaways from all of this about the act, art and science of disclosing something is that the more things change, the more things stay the same,” said Peter Szatmary, Executive Director of Marketing and university communications. “At the very least, it’s complicated.

The “new normal” is ranked # 8, and nominators criticized its overuse and questioned the logic behind the phrase.

“After a few years is all of this really ‘new’?” we wrote.

“You’re on mute” and “supply chain” complete the list – a nod to our continued reliance on virtual meetings and widely reported shortages of consumer products ranging from computer chips to furniture.

“Supply chain issues have become the scapegoat for everything that doesn’t happen or doesn’t happen on time and every shortage,” said one proponent.



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“Circle Back” Appears on Influential College Quotes That Should Be Banned https://4xcircle.com/circle-back-appears-on-influential-college-quotes-that-should-be-banned/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 20:42:43 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/circle-back-appears-on-influential-college-quotes-that-should-be-banned/ There should be no more “going back” to an earlier topic in the New Year, according to Lake Superior State University’s influential annual bad words list. The internship, a modern alternative to ‘I’ll get back to you on this,’ has been used frequently by White House press secretary Jen Psaki over the past year, as […]]]>

There should be no more “going back” to an earlier topic in the New Year, according to Lake Superior State University’s influential annual bad words list.

The internship, a modern alternative to ‘I’ll get back to you on this,’ has been used frequently by White House press secretary Jen Psaki over the past year, as she repeatedly dodged questions. journalists.

Her overuse of the term led to several conservative memes and even a rap song compiling all of the times she said the phrase.

But the term “treats the symposium like an ice rink, as if we need to revert to an earlier topic,” University of Michigan researchers said in their most recent listing.

And one grammarian says it’s “the most overused phrase in business, government, or other organizations since” synergy, “which the university also banned in 2002.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki has been mocked for her excessive use of the term ‘back in circle’ during her press conferences. This term is now on Lake Superior State University’s annual forbidden words list.

Many other words on this year’s list were also banned for misuse, including “Wait, what” and “No worries”.

“Say what you think and think what you say,” LSSU President Rodney S. Hanley said in a statement. “I can’t get any easier or harder than that.

“Each year, the authors strive to suggest words and terms to be banned, paying close attention to what humanity says and writes,” he added.

The Michigan-based college has published its list of banned words and phrases every year since 1976, receiving thousands of entries each time. He publishes his new list every year on New Years Eve to “start the New Year off right, uh, tongue.”

Over the past year, people have submitted more than 1,250 suggestions for consideration, nominations not only from the United States, but also from Norway, Belgium, England, Scotland, Australia and the United States. Canada.

“Most people speak through informal speeches,” said Peter Szatmary, executive director of marketing and communications at LSSU. “This is the distinction the nominators made from afar, and our judges agreed with them.”

Although terms related to the COVID pandemic dominated last year’s list, LSSU officials say this year’s programming is more conversational, with just three words on this year’s list applying to the coronavirus.

“A takeaway from all of this about the act and art of disclosing something is that the more things change, the more things stay the same,” Szatmary suggested. “At the very least, it’s complicated.

The Michigan-based college has published its banned word list every year since 1976, receiving thousands of entries each time

The Michigan-based college has published its banned word list every year since 1976, receiving thousands of entries each time

The school received more than 1,250 words for its list of banned this year from countries including the United States, Norway, Belgium, England, Scotland, Australia and Canada

The school received more than 1,250 words for its list of banned this year from countries including the United States, Norway, Belgium, England, Scotland, Australia and Canada

Topping this year’s list of banned words was the phrase “Wait, what”, often used on social media, which those who named the term say is a “failed response to a statement to express astonishment, incomprehension or disbelief “.

Critics say he’s overworked.

The term “No worries” came in second, as it was used as an incorrect and often passive-aggressive substitute for “You’re welcome”. List contributors also said the term may be callous. “If I’m not worried I don’t want someone telling me not to worry,” they wrote. “If I’m upset, I want to discuss being upset. “

Other words on this year’s list related to current events, including the hackneyed phrase “the new normal” to describe living a pandemic, and “You’re on the mute,” with one contributor writing: “We are in two years working and visiting remotely. It’s time for everyone to find out where the mute button is.

‘Supply chain’ was also on this year’s list, which dominated the news cycle at year’s end as COVID-related staff shortages resulted in a backlog of supplies and merchandise. .

But as one proponent wrote, “Supply chain issues have become the scapegoat for everything that doesn’t happen or doesn’t happen on time and every shortage.”

Lake Superior State University 2022 Banned Words List

  1. Wait what? ‘ – Most often found in text or on social media, this ubiquitous imperative question is a “failed response to a statement to express astonishment, misunderstanding or disbelief,” explained one wordsmith. “I hate it,” added another, as the command request is an inaccurate method of conveying uncertainty or surprise to the speaker. “I don’t want to wait either,” continued the passionate second sponsor.
  2. ‘No problem’ – Named by writers nationwide for abuse and abuse, this phrase falsely replaces “You’re welcome” when someone says “Thank you.” Another mess concerns insensitivity. “If I’m not worried, I don’t want someone telling me not to worry,” one contributor explained. “If I’m upset, I want to discuss being upset. Despite its meaninglessness, the term is recommended to email senders by Google Assistant.
  3. ‘At the end of the day’ – More than twenty years after the initial ban of this sentence in 1999, the day is still not over for this misused, overused and useless expression. “A lot of times things don’t end at the end of the day – or even the ramifications of whatever happens,” one sage observed. Others view “day” as an imprecise measure. Today? Time present? Banishment in 1999: Overused synopsis of a conversation or debate, often by politicians and pundits.
  4. ‘That being said’ – The proponents cited this sentence as verbal filler, redundant justification and pompous posture. For example, “however” or “but” – even “that said” – does the job as a transition instead of verbosity. “Go ahead and say what you want already!” Demanded a participant. That being said, its usefulness is certainly in doubt. As the philosopher one commentator: “In the end, if you will, it already has been.
  5. ‘Ask a friend’ – Abuse and abuse by deception – because the friend is a trick. This cutesy phrase, often deployed in social media posts in a half-hearted attempt to deter self-identification, isn’t fooling anyone. Paraphrasing a sage, “Formerly used to avoid embarrassment, as in ‘Do you know a good proctologist? I ask a friend. Sometimes an occasional sitcom joke. Now a hackneyed label that has absolutely nothing to do with its antecedent. ‘
  6. Return circle ‘ – Treat the conference like an ice rink, as if we had to go back to our previous location to go back to an earlier topic. Let’s go back to find out why ban this jargon. It’s a conversation, not the Winter Olympics. According to one grammarian, “the most overused phrase in business, government or any other organization since ‘synergy’ – which we banned in 2002 as elusive and crass terminology of smart pants.
  7. ‘Deep dive’ – “The only time to dive into something is when entering a body of water, without going deeper into a particular subject or book,” chided one petitioner. Another stated that the people who float the phrase are not near a pool, lake, ocean or sea; thus, rather than diving deep, they wade shallow. A publishing ace asked himself, “Do we need” deep? I mean, does anyone dive into the shallow end?
  8. “New normal” – Over-exploited tote for the ways COVID-19 affects humanity – and finalist in ban last year for similar reasons. “Those who claim the old days, around 2019, are using this to unwittingly signal that they haven’t understood what ‘normal’ means,” one monitor explained. “After a few years is all of this really” new? ‘, speculated another. Banned in 2012 for recklessness, defeatism and apathy resulting from the company’s missteps.
  9. “You are muted” – People have gone from face-to-face exchanges to virtual meetings to follow COVID-19’s social distancing protocol, and the involuntary deafening silence is occurring on both sides of the camera. Abuse and uselessness, therefore, due to incompetence. One insightful presenter summed up the problem: “We’re two years away from working and visiting remotely. It’s time for everyone to find out where the mute button is. Or as a summed up joker, “Hello? Hello?’
  10. ‘Supply Chain’ –Wordwatchers noticed the frequent and unfortunate appearance of this phrase towards the end of this year as the coronavirus persisted. “This is automatically included in the reports on consumer goods shortages or perceived shortages. In other words, a buzzword, ”concluded one analyst. “Supply chain issues have become the scapegoat for everything that doesn’t or doesn’t happen on time and every shortage,” remarked another. The negative result: ad nauseam overuse.


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Cryptocurrency chiefs travel to Congress for landmark hearing https://4xcircle.com/cryptocurrency-chiefs-travel-to-congress-for-landmark-hearing/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 21:14:05 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/cryptocurrency-chiefs-travel-to-congress-for-landmark-hearing/ The CEOs of six cryptocurrency companies testified for nearly five hours on Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee on the promises and dangers of cryptocurrency. The hearing was called by Representative Maxine Waters, the California Democrat who heads the committee, as part of an effort to understand fast-growing digital assets – and how to […]]]>

The CEOs of six cryptocurrency companies testified for nearly five hours on Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee on the promises and dangers of cryptocurrency.

The hearing was called by Representative Maxine Waters, the California Democrat who heads the committee, as part of an effort to understand fast-growing digital assets – and how to regulate them. It followed familiar partisan patterns, with Democrats expressing concern about the risks of crypto as Republicans emphasizing innovation and saying tough regulation would keep industry away from the United States.

Ms Waters expressed concern about how quickly crypto is embracing, noting that the “rapid growth” has been fueled in part by celebrity support. These digital assets currently have no “comprehensive regulatory framework” at the federal level, she said.

His Republican counterpart on the committee, Rep. Patrick T. McHenry of North Carolina, said his colleagues may not be as familiar with the technology as they should be in writing new rules: “I ask to my friends on the Hill, do you know enough about this?

In a subsequent exchange, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, expressed doubts over executives’ arguments that crypto represented a radical overhaul in commerce and finance. “What do you say to people who say this doesn’t sound like a new financial system per se, but an expansion of the old one? ”, She asked Jeremy Allaire, CEO of the payment company Circle.

“I truly believe that we are building a new layer of global economic infrastructure,” Allaire replied, adding that crypto needs to be integrated into the traditional financial system, creating “a hybrid model”.

Brian Brooks, acting currency controller under President Donald J. Trump and now chief executive of blockchain technology company Bitfury, has asked lawmakers to look at the decentralization crypto systems can offer and whether Americans want one Internet that puts ownership in hands. users as opposed to a few giant tech companies.

The erosion of the power of tech giants, an issue with bipartisan support in Congress, is a common argument made by crypto enthusiasts to promote the web3 – the industrial term denoting a vision for the next generation of the internet running on blockchain-based tokens. But Ms Waters asked the panel about the role of Big Techs in the crypto economy.

She told Charles Cascarilla, the boss of Paxos, that she was “concerned” about a pilot program in which her company was involved with Novi, a digital wallet created by Meta, the parent company of Facebook. Ms Waters was concerned that billions of social media users around the world would one day conduct crypto transactions using a private stablecoin, a type of cryptocurrency indexed to the value of stable assets such as than the dollar, in which Paxos specializes.

Mr. Cascarilla said the program was new and small. He and his peers sought to assure lawmakers they believe in the need for regulation and stressed that they already have to follow many rules.

Sam Bankman-Fried, the chief of crypto exchange FTX, noted that his company recently submitted a proposal to regulators suggesting a “unified joint regime” on crypto for agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading. Commission. Alesia Haas, head of the Coinbase exchange in the United States and chief financial officer of the company, said Coinbase is not necessarily calling for the creation of a new regulator but is looking for more regulatory clarity on the status of crypto.

Executives have repeatedly criticized Gary Gensler, the chairman of the SEC, who said many crypto tokens fall under the agency’s purview and should be registered as securities, which would require costs of disclosure and registration. additional compliance. Rep. Warren Davidson, Ohio Republican, said crypto law shouldn’t be an “interpretive art” and called for clear new rules.

Experts who attended the hearing said the prospects for swift legislative action were uncertain. Lee Reiners, executive director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke University and formerly of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said there would be no substantial change in the rules until there has a crypto-related financial crisis that hurts “proverbial widows and orphans.

Brett Redfearn, a former SEC director of commerce and markets who briefly worked for Coinbase this year and now advises crypto companies, said that “unlikely as it sounds, Congress should act as quickly as possible.”

Cryptocurrency is back on the congressional agenda next week: Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Democratic chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, has called a hearing on stablecoins. The witness list has not been finalized.

Mr Brown said in an interview that his hearing would be a “step” towards the legislation and that he “worked together” with financial regulators like the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of the Treasury. “I want responsible innovation, and that means rules,” he said.


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The Cercle des Arts de Charlevoix will host the holiday “market” https://4xcircle.com/the-cercle-des-arts-de-charlevoix-will-host-the-holiday-market/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 11:07:12 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/the-cercle-des-arts-de-charlevoix-will-host-the-holiday-market/ CHARLEVOIX – The Cercle des arts de Charlevoix will soon open its annual “MARKÉ” offering buyers the chance to buy local products and support local artists. The market opens this Friday, November 19 and, according to Circle of Arts staff, it has grown to offer even more arts, crafts and holiday gifts from about 20 […]]]>

CHARLEVOIX – The Cercle des arts de Charlevoix will soon open its annual “MARKÉ” offering buyers the chance to buy local products and support local artists.

The market opens this Friday, November 19 and, according to Circle of Arts staff, it has grown to offer even more arts, crafts and holiday gifts from about 20 different artists from the area.

“We are really excited for this year because she has definitely grown and this year we have a lot of new participating artists,” said administrative assistant Erika Kilkenny.

The market features local artists and artisans and their handmade items, original artwork, and special holiday treats.

This year’s market will feature everything from holiday ornaments and traditional jewelry and artwork to various bath and body items or home decor.



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NEW CBC DOCUMENTARY, ANNE MURRAY: FULL CIRCLE, WORLD PREMIERE ACROSS CANADA IN DECEMBER, PRODUCED BY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT IN ASSOCIATION WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA https://4xcircle.com/new-cbc-documentary-anne-murray-full-circle-world-premiere-across-canada-in-december-produced-by-network-entertainment-in-association-with-universal-music-canada/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 21:48:11 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/new-cbc-documentary-anne-murray-full-circle-world-premiere-across-canada-in-december-produced-by-network-entertainment-in-association-with-universal-music-canada/ NEW CBC DOCUMENTARY, ANNE MURRAY: FULL CIRCLE, WORLD PREMIERE ACROSS CANADA IN DECEMBER, PRODUCED BY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT IN ASSOCIATION WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA New feature documentary from CBC Anne Murray: Full circle, produced by Network Entertainment, in association with Universal Music Canada, celebrates the career of Canadian singer Anne Murray. The film will be presented […]]]>

NEW CBC DOCUMENTARY, ANNE MURRAY: FULL CIRCLE, WORLD PREMIERE ACROSS CANADA IN DECEMBER, PRODUCED BY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT IN ASSOCIATION WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA

New feature documentary from CBC Anne Murray: Full circle, produced by Network Entertainment, in association with Universal Music Canada, celebrates the career of Canadian singer Anne Murray. The film will be presented as special one-night film event at select Cineplex theaters across the country on Thursday, December 2, followed by its exclusive broadcast and streaming launch on CBC TV and Gem of Radio-Canada Friday December 17 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT). Watch the trailer here.

Anne Murray: full circle will take audiences on a personal and emotional journey featuring in-depth interviews with Anne exploring her evolution as an innovative and pioneering Canadian artist from the 60s and 70s to a global superstar, having sold over 55 million pop albums , country and contemporary music for adults during his 40-year career.

“It’s a surreal and sometimes confusing feeling to see your life replay on screen, but I’m honored that my story is being told by such a creative team,” says Anne Murray. “Seeing the old images and hearing the words of my dear friends and collaborators brings me back to both the good times and the bad times. Throughout my career, the loyalty and support of my fans has been a constant. They were there with me every step of the way, even when others weren’t. Hope they enjoy this trip down memory lane.

Anne Murray: full circle features never-before-seen footage from Anne Murray’s personal archives, as well as interviews with star-studded artists, collaborators and colleagues including Shania Twain, kd lang, Bonnie Raitt, Jann Arden, Kenny Loggins and Gordon Lightfoot. Anne Murray’s unforgettable music and hit songs are celebrated throughout the film with 19 iconic music tracks spanning Anne’s career including “Snowbird”, “You Needed Me”, “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do, “” Could I Have This Dance, “” Danny’s Song “and more.

The film, a Network Entertainment production, is directed by Morgan Elliott and Adrian Buitenhuis and produced by Lynn Fuhr, John Barbisan and Adrian Buitenhuis of Network; with executive producers Derik Murray, Bruce Allen, Darlene Sawyer, Tim Gamble, Jesse James Miller; and Jeffrey Remedios, Dave Harris and Sam Sutherland of Universal Music Canada. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content; Sandra Kleinfeld is Senior Director, Documentary; and Mike Miner is executive production manager, CBC Docs.

Cineplex will host a special evening of screening of the film at 50 theaters across Canada on Thursday, December 2nd. For tickets and cinema locations, please visit https://www.cineplex.com/Movie/anne-murray-full-circle

Following its theatrical premiere, CBC will offer the film’s exclusive broadcast and streaming debut on Friday, December 17 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC TV and CBC Gem.

About Network Entertainment

Network Entertainment is a creativity-driven film and television production company that creates, finances and produces award-winning programming for television, digital platforms and film audiences around the world. The premium content brand Network offers world-class distributions and features visually cinematic and richly crafted storytelling. The company’s productions are consistently adopted by audiences and critics alike, winning awards, record ratings and unprecedented media coverage for Network and its partners.

Network broadcast and distribution partners include A&E, AHC, AMC, AppleTV +, Discovery Channel, CBC, CMT, Crave, CTV, Entertainment One, EPIX, Fremantle, HBO Canada, History Channel, iTunes, Lionsgate, National Geographic, NBC Peacock, Paramount Network, Sky, Sundance TV, Thunderbird, TMN, Virgil Entertainment, and YouTube Originals.

Network’s offices, production and post-production facilities are located in Vancouver and Los Angeles, and the company is represented by ICM Partners.

About CBC / Radio Canada

CBC / Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted source of information, we offer a unique Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and global affairs. Our uniquely local entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC / Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also offer content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as in both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About Universal Music Canada:

Universal Music Canada is Canada’s premier music company engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content. Home to the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across all musical genres, UMC engages in art, innovation and entrepreneurship by expanding opportunities for our artists on national and global stages as well as by creating new experiences for fans.

Universal Music Canada is part of Universal Music Group, the world leader in music entertainment.

Media contacts:

For: Radio-Canada

Francoise Bedford

frances.bedford@cbc.ca

416-205-7673

For: Universal Music Canada

Tye Worobess

tye.worobess@umusic.com

905-925-8926

For: Network entertainment

Kea barker

kea@networkentertainment.ca

604-616-3808


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Fort Monmouth Barker Circle to become 75 apartments, restaurant https://4xcircle.com/fort-monmouth-barker-circle-to-become-75-apartments-restaurant/ https://4xcircle.com/fort-monmouth-barker-circle-to-become-75-apartments-restaurant/#respond Thu, 04 Nov 2021 09:02:06 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/fort-monmouth-barker-circle-to-become-75-apartments-restaurant/ OCEANPORT – A local developer has closed the historic Barker Circle property in Fort Monmouth for $ 4.85 million and will create a mixed-use site in the former army barracks that includes flat-style rental units, a restaurant , offices and spaces linked to art. Asbury Park-based Barker Circle Partnership LLC, which signed a contract to […]]]>

OCEANPORT – A local developer has closed the historic Barker Circle property in Fort Monmouth for $ 4.85 million and will create a mixed-use site in the former army barracks that includes flat-style rental units, a restaurant , offices and spaces linked to art.

Asbury Park-based Barker Circle Partnership LLC, which signed a contract to buy the 20-acre property two years ago, made the deal on Tuesday, the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority said.

The group will invest around $ 22 million to reuse the historic property located at the Oceanport entrance to the fort.

While the Barker Circle redevelopment will generate tax revenue, jobs and new housing for Oceanport, FMERA Executive Director Bruce Steadman said “it will also activate one of the premium sites that once served as the destination. for visitors and those stationed at Fort Monmouth ”.

An aerial view of Barker Circle on the Oceanport side of Fort Monmouth.  A developer has purchased the site and will redevelop it by creating new residences, a restaurant, offices and an art space.

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Barker Circle currently has five barracks buildings, the fire station and Kaplan Hall, which was built in 1933 and was once the theater of the station with 574 seats. It was last used as a museum of communications and electronics. The buildings total 200,000 square feet of space.

The site is in the Historic District of the Fort Monmouth National Register and all seven buildings will be adaptively reused and are subject to New Jersey state historic preservation clauses, FMERA said.

The group’s plan provides for 75 residential units in four of the fire station buildings, an office building and restaurant, and arts-related uses in the fire station and Kaplan Hall. The development is expected to create 70 temporary construction jobs and 40 permanent jobs when completed.

A concept design for new residences at Barker Circle, a historic site on the Oceanport side of Fort Monmouth.  A developer has purchased the site and will redevelop it by creating new residences, a restaurant, offices and an art space.

The development group partners have already made a significant investment in the fort with The Loft project, where they are transforming the fort’s former dance hall into an event space with a small micro-brewery.

The property is located at the main entrance on the easternmost side of the fort and close to other completed projects such as the marina, the Fort Athletic Club, the former headquarters of the Russel Hall Garrison, which is now used by IT companies, and the recently refurbished former officer building housing the East Gate and Liberty Walk.

When Dan Radel, from Jersey Shore, doesn’t report the news, you can find him in a classroom where he is a history teacher. Join him @danielradelapp; 732-643-4072; dradel@gannettnj.com.


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