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The Pennsylvania Society – Wikipedia

The Pennsylvania Society
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Date(s) Second weekend in December
Frequency annual
Location(s) New York City
Inaugurated 1899

The Pennsylvania Society is an annual weekend retreat for Pennsylvania’s politicians and business leaders held in New York City. It began during the late 19th century as a meeting of Pennsylvanians living in New York City who gathered annually beginning in 1899 to discuss events in their home state. As the first few meetings developed into an annual event, it morphed into weekend-long retreat where political networking and fundraising took place in New York’s finest clubs, restaurants, and hotels. The main event of the weekend is the “Pennsylvania Society Dinner,” which is sponsored by “The Pennsylvania Society,” a nonprofit corporation. In recent years the receptions hosted by lobbyists, political committees, and corporations have taken on increased importance.

It has been criticized because of its image as a stereotypical “smoke-filled room” where lobby groups gain

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Scientists In Arctic Prepare To Return To Society On Lockdown : NPR

The Mosaic expedition is an international project to study the warming Arctic. For a year, scientists are taking turns living in an icebreaker, frozen alongside an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean.



NOEL KING, HOST:

Believe it or not, there is a place in this world where no one is thinking about social distancing at all. Here’s Molly Samuel of member station WABE.

MOLLY SAMUEL, BYLINE: The Mosaic expedition is an international project to study the warming Arctic. For a year, scientists from all over the world are taking turns living in an icebreaker frozen alongside an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean.

CHRIS MARSAY: So looking around me from the ship’s bridge, I can see the sea ice stretching away to the horizon in every direction.

SAMUEL: Chris Marsay is a research associate at the University of Georgia. He studies trace elements that get deposited on the ocean’s surface.

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Gamer Joker / Gamers Rise Up / We Live in a Society

About

Gamer Joker, also known as Gamers Rise Up and We Live in a Society, is an image macro series featuring depictions of the DC Comics supervillain Joker accompanied by intentionally edgy or cringeworthy captions. The memes typically praise video game enthusiasts and criticize women named Veronica who friendzone them in favor of dating “jocks”. Examples of the meme are frequently submitted to the Gang Weed Facebook page.

Origin

In early April 2015, an image macro of the Joker with the caption “When the nice guy loses his patiance (sic) / the devil shivers” was submitted to 9gag, where it gathered upwards of 38,600 points and 520 comments over the next three years.


WHEN THE NICE GUY LOSES HIS PATIANCE THE DEVIL SHIVERS Joker fictional character supervillain joker

The earliest known image macro associating Joker with gamers was submitted to a “cringe thread” 4chan’s /lit/ board on May 2nd, 2017. The image featured a screencap of Joker (played by Jared Leto) from the

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The New Society of Organizations

Every few hundred years throughout Western history, a sharp transformation has occurred. In a matter of decades, society altogether rearranges itself—its world view, its basic values, its social and political structures, its arts, its key institutions. Fifty years later a new world exists. And the people born into that world cannot even imagine the world in which their grandparents lived and into which their own parents were born.

Our age is such a period of transformation. Only this time the transformation is not confined to Western society and Western history. Indeed, one of the fundamental changes is that there is no longer a “Western” history or a “Western” civilization. There is only world history and world civilization.

Whether this transformation began with the emergence of the first non-Western country, Japan, as a great economic power or with the first computer—that is, with information—is moot. My own candidate would be the

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American Society for Ethnohistory

As ASE president and one of the conference organizers for the upcoming conference in Durham, I am writing to let you know that, due to COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the conference until Fall of 2021. While the specific dates are still to be determined, the conference will take place in the same hotel and will once again be sponsored by Duke University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Those who have submitted proposed papers and panels for this year’s conference will receive a separate e-mail with more information. We look forward to welcoming you here for a great conference and to showcase for you the work that we are doing at our universities and in the community at large. But we must do so at a time of less uncertainty—when it is safe for everybody to travel and when you have travel funds to do so.

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International Society of Hypertension release global practice guidelines

(Boston)–High blood pressure (hypertension) is the leading cause of death in the world affecting more than 1.4 billion people and accounting for more than 28,000 deaths each day. Today, the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) has released the “ISH 2020 Global Hypertension Practice Guidelines” to help reduce the burden of this significant health threat affecting people from every country and socio-economic group.

Developed by a world-wide panel of leading hypertension specialists from across the world, including Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researcher Richard Wainford, PhD, the guidelines outline the best approaches to the management of hypertension and provide simple, clear recommendations for health professionals and those affected by the condition.

According to the ISH these are the first guidelines developed specifically for the management of hypertension regardless of population or resources. This is particularly important because approximately 72 percent of the global hypertensive population reside in low and middle

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Paul Harris Society | Rotary International

Rotary started with the vision of one man —  Paul Harris

After setting up his law practice in Chicago, Harris gathered several business associates to discuss the idea of forming an organization for local professionals. He envisioned a place where professionals of diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.

On 23 February 1905, Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram Shorey gathered at Loehr’s office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago. This was the first Rotary club meeting.

“I was sure that there must be many other young men who had come from farms and small villages to establish themselves in Chicago … Why not bring them together? If others were longing for fellowship as I was, something would come of it.”

In February 1907, Harris was elected the third president of the Rotary Club of Chicago, a position he held until the

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Contemporary Japan: Society and Culture

The Japanese archipelago — with more than one thousand islands in all — spans diverse living environments: snowy mountains in the northern island of Hokkaido; bustling cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka; tropical rice paddies in southern Kyushu. In the video segments below, Harvard University professors Theodore Bestor (anthropology) and Helen Hardacre (Japanese society and religion) describe the character of both urban and rural life in Japan.  
 
Click to view video segments on the following topics, or click here to read a transcript of all five segments.
· Tokyo · Volunteer Fire Departments · Neighborhood Associations
· Neighborhoods, Crime, and Police · Rural Life  
Although Japanese family roles have changed considerably in the 20th century, aspects of the traditional ie, or “continuing family,” still remain. The Japanese have a saying that even if an extended family does not live together, parents and grandparents should live near enough to
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7 Things That Are Wrong With Society

Humans are such a complex species. We could not figure out the mind of a human, no matter how hard we tried. Psychology touches on some of the behavioral and thought processes that are experienced by a human, but Psychology will never be completely factual because the human brain is far too complicated. We want the world to be a happy and just place, but unfortunately, it will never be so. Here are some things that are wrong with the world today, and why.

1. Social Media

People can argue that social media has had a positive impact on society economically, and maybe even socially in some cases. Truth is, social media is the worst thing that could have ever happened to us. It is so easy to express our darkest thoughts when we are behind a screen. It is so easy to manipulate people when we put certain stimuli

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Northwest Fuchsia Society


 






         







Our mission is

     to inform and educate the
public in fuchsia culture,

     to promote the growing and showing of fuchsias,
and

     to provide the communication link to our member
societies.








American cultivar photos:   L to R


Top- ‘Princessita’- (Niederholzer, 1940); ‘Royal Mosaic’- 
(Garrett, 1991); ‘Golden Anniversary’-  (Stubbs, 1980);  ‘Ada
Perry’  (Stubbs, 1983); ‘Mrs. Lovell Swisher’-


         (Evans &
Reeves, 1942)


Middle-  ‘Roy Walker’-  (Walker, R, 1975);
‘Baby Ann’- (Unknown & Westover, 1976)


Bottom-  ‘Ovation’- (Stubbs, 1981);  ‘Clashing
Beauty’- Monnier, ~2013; ‘Astoria’- Unknown, 1960; ‘Voodoo’- (Tiret,
1953); ‘Bouffant’- (Tiret, 1949)
 

 


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