Professional authors – Za4etka Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:14:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Professional authors – Za4etka 32 32 Retroactive name changes in astronomical publications Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:05:22 +0000

If you’re active on Twitter astronomy, you’ve probably seen a lot of discussion lately about academic journal policies regarding retroactive change of publication names. The work and obstacles of the process can add a lot of difficulty to the academic life of transgender and non-binary researchers *. Many transgender people replace their birth name with a name that better matches their gender, but if they do so after posting a job, they can find themselves in a difficult situation. In some journals, publications may be retroactively corrected to show their chosen real / name. For other journals, people have the choice of revealing their death name and get out, or no longer claim some past work on their CV. Additionally, some Cisgender astronomers may change their names for reasons such as marriage or religion.

There are two parts to resolving the disconnection between posts with different names. First, it can be difficult to find all of a person’s past work by searching for their current name, if some publications still use their old name. But, even with this issue resolved, the issue of trans people leaving remains when their old name is visible. So the second part of the solution is to change the instances of their old name on old paper.

Some recent discussions were sparked by a series of tweets from Dr Elspeth Lee. His experiences caught the attention of many friends and allies, who have since pushed for change (more on that later).

Publication policies

the Publication ethics committee (COPE) is currently development of guidelines for author name changes after the article has been published. They have, however, already published an article edited by Professor Tess Tanenbaum on five guiding principles and best practices for the process:

  1. Accessibility: Name changes should not require legal documents or unnecessary work on the part of the requesting author.
  2. Completeness: The edit should remove all instances of the author’s previous name from the publisher’s records.
  3. Invisibility: The change should not draw attention to the change in the author’s name or gender identity.
  4. Timeliness and simplicity: The process should be quick and unbureaucratic.
  5. Recurrence and maintenance: Publishers should regularly check their documents to ensure that changed names are kept.

Professor Tanenbaum also wrote a item in Nature why it matters to her and other transgender astronomers.

Here are the policies of some major astronomy publishers and article hosts (as of June 10, 2021):

  • American Astronomical Society (AAS) Journals (Astrophysical Journal, Astronomical Journal, Letters from the Astrophysical Journal, Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Planetary Scientific Journal, Research Notes) [IOP Publishing]: An author can fill out a form to request a name change, which does not require legal documentation or reason for the request (more info here).
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics (A&A) [EDP Sciences]: Currently, no post-publication name changes are allowed. Note: On June 4, 2021, A&A tweeted that its editors were in contact with the EDP board to change this.
  • Monthly notices from the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) [Oxford University Press]: Currently, at the request of an author, he will update his name on the HTML version but not on the PDF. Note: They said on Twitter that they are working on a solution with OUP.
  • [Cornell University]: An author can request a name change through the User Support Portal or their help email. They will incorporate the name changes into the original LaTeX file and recompile the PDFs.
  • Astrophysical Data System (ADS) [Harvard]: An author can email them all of the names they’ve posted under, and ADS will store the names as synonyms, showing results for all names listed during a search. They also plan to follow COPE policies and change the names of authors whether or not the original publisher does.

For more information on other journals / editors, see this spreadsheet compiled by Dr Jost Migenda with help from the community to follow COPE principles.

Experiences of trans authors

At the 238 meeting of the AAS, the Committee for Sexual and Gender Minorities in Astronomy (SGMA) met and discussed this issue. Jessica Mink from the Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics presented the history and state of the problem, as well as her personal experiences. She admitted that it has been largely easier for her, as a senior developer of astronomical software, than for those just starting out in their careers and those in the workforce. She was able to update ADS very easily as she knew it personally and worked alongside the responsible person. All of his ADS work can now be found by searching for his current or previous name. ORCiD is another way to help bring the posts together, as each person is assigned a number that won’t need to change when the names do, but names are still used in quotes so it’s not a complete solution.

Jessica has made the personal decision not to change her name in previous posts because she is an activist and wants people to know that she is trans. Dr Anne Archibald made the transition to entering graduate school, but posted an article under her old name, limiting how secretive she can be about being transgender. She decided early on to assume that everyone knew she was transgender, and now that she has a teaching position, she decided to be a little more open, as it could make a difference for young astronomers. trans. Professor Jan Eldridge also changed his current name, but not that of older publications. She has been posting under her initials for some time (JJ), but plans to go back and update older journals, especially those with her old full name.

A common theme among my conversations with transgender astronomers is that they’ve been able to make strides in replacing their old name in a professional manner, but they haven’t been able to thoroughly update all the old papers. Adding the synonyms on ADS seems to be one of the earliest / easiest steps for them, but some posts do not change the names of earlier articles in any way. These policies need to be changed so that transgender people are safe and comfortable with collecting their past work.

What is being done to solve this problem?

In early June 2021, a community of astronomers came together to push for change in these outdated policies. One personal action that many astronomers have taken is of a kind of boycott, where they refuse to review or submit work to Astronomy & Astrophysics until they authorize the name changes. Coincidentally, one of those astronomers, Professor Caroline Morley, received a request for a review right at the start of these conversations and shared his response:

PhD student Emily Hunt led a group of astronomers in writing a open letter to the A&A Board of Directors, which anyone can to log in at. They had more than 700 signatures as of Wednesday morning June 9. At the SGMA meeting, members also shared that the editors of AAS journals and the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CWSA) working on letters to editors A&A and MNRAS. CWSA also shared a declaration on their Women In Astronomy blog.

Many astronomers who have brought their experiences to this work have pointed out how much it took a great allied and collaborative effort to work on improving policies. One easy thing allies can do to help is have conversations with editors and colleagues to help them understand the problem and why it is important. In addition to the professional concerns of papers under multiple names, Professor Jan Eldridge pointed out that “just by recognizing a new name of a person that changes it, it reaffirms its identity. Beyond all other things, this is a really easy way to accept and support a trans person.

* I have used the word ‘transgender’ throughout the article to describe people who have changed their names due to their gender identity, but it’s important to note that not all non-binary people identify with themselves not as transgender, and that not all transgender and non-binary people change. their names.

Edited by Alex Gough, Lili Alderson, Luna Zagorac

Cover image credit: Laurie Raye

About Macy Huston

I am a third year student at Pennsylvania State University studying astronomy and astrophysics. My current work focuses on technosignatures, also known as Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). I am generally interested in research on exoplanets and adjacent exoplanets. In the past, I have researched the planetary microlens and the formation of low mass stars and brown dwarfs.

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Andrew Ryan, a man from Cork in Constantinople Fri, 11 Jun 2021 05:21:11 +0000

Until the beginning of the 19th century, few Muslims in the Ottoman Empire knew languages ​​other than Ottoman, Persian and Arabic. The Ottomans communicated with Europe through dragomaniacs, whose work – like that of translators and interpreters today – involved much more than delivering ready-made messages.

They translated, orally and in writing, but also wrote notes and negotiated deals, ran errands and sold secrets. During the translation, they intervened, adding and cutting, sometimes modifying the meaning, often reframing the source, masking the cultural aspects or contextualizing the political claims, reformulating the words of the author or rewriting their introduction. They are intermediaries who cross the cultural, religious, ethnic, political and, of course, linguistic borders between East and West. This freedom has given some of them real power.

Alexander Mavrocordato was once described as “one of the best actors in Europe”. Born in Constantinople in 1641, a descendant of wealthy Greeks (a class known as the Phanariotes), he studied medicine in Italy, writing a thesis on blood circulation. What circulated in his life, professional, political and private, was a rapid flow of information.

Back home, in 1673 he became the great dragoman; a post combining the functions of chief government interpreter and deputy foreign minister. His career was interrupted by the Great Turkish War and in 1683, following the Ottoman defeat in Vienna, he was imprisoned in chains and sentenced to a huge fine. However, his knowledge of European languages ​​and customs made him indispensable, and he was soon reinstated.

The Dragoman works as a translator, interpreter and guide.  Photograph: Carl Simon / United Archives / Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The Dragoman works as a translator, interpreter and guide. Photograph: Carl Simon / United Archives / Universal Images Group via Getty Images

In 1699, Mavrocordato helped negotiate the Carlowitz Peace between the Ottomans and the Habsburgs, making each side believe that the initiative came from the other. For his success in this mission, he was appointed “Minister of Secrets”; his associates, meanwhile, awarded him various epithets, from “a handsome, very discreet and civil man” to “instrument in everything and wise and practical” to “Judas”.

A tall and scheming, a wealthy man whose private library was famous throughout Europe, a polyglot who knew Ottoman, Persian, Arabic, Greek, Latin, French, Italian and probably also German and Romanian, a prominent figure in eastern and western politics, Alexander Mavrocordato was also the founder of a dynasty of dragomans. Their history reflects in many ways the history of the Greeks in the Ottoman Empire. Christians in the midst of Islamic civilization, they have retained their religious and ethnic identity while being part of that culture, a feat achieved in part thanks to the language.

The Phanariots continued to benefit from their loyalty to the Ottoman Empire until the 19th century, when they were suspected of supporting the Greek War of Independence. In 1821, Stavrachi Aristarchi, the last Phanariot dragoman, was accused of high treason, exiled and killed. Over the following decades, a different type of translator emerged in the newly independent Greece.

On April 11, 1870, a group of seven British and two Italians set out from Athens to visit the historic battlefield of Marathon. They were accompanied by a Greek guide named Alexander Anemoyannis. On the way back, the tourists meet a detachment sent to escort them, but advance without the guards. A band of brigands captured them; the women were released, the men detained. Anemoyannis tried to escape but the kidnappers caught up with him shouting: “The dragoman too!”

Negotiations ensued, led in part by Anemoyannis. The thieves demanded ransom and amnesty for themselves and their imprisoned associates. The British, suspecting the Greek government of being in cahoots with the klephts, were ready to pay the requested sum, but instead a rescue expedition was organized. It didn’t go as planned. Pursued by the military, the bandits sent the guide to speak to their commander, who told the messenger to inform the criminals that “they could receive the money and leave the state under conditions of safety.” Anemoyannis did not transmit this response to the brigands. As they fled, the four remaining captives could not follow the gang and were killed.

Anemoyannis has been accused of general complicity with the bandits, including willful negligence throughout the negotiations. During the investigation, one of the guards testified that he warned tourists on several occasions, urging them not to proceed alone, but they ignored it. Anemoyannis’ claim that he translated the warning has been disputed. Nevertheless, he was cleared of all blame and managed to return to his profession, accompanying foreign tourists on trips to the countryside for years.

Word must have spread about his dubious background, but then, like much later, many travelers expected their guides to be cheaters, casting their worst suspicions on the locals on the profession.

Seen through the prism of language, Anglo-Greek relations of this period reflect broader policies. Some 19th century British sources linked Ireland and Greece. Ireland’s “unruly districts” were often referred to as “Greek”; the Telegraph called the brigands “the Continental Fenians”; the Standard suggested that “Greek” was colonial slang for “Irish”. Politicians frequently referred to Greek robbers as banditti, a word that also applied to the Ribbonmen, a secret society that operated in rural Ireland. British imperial attitudes crossed borders easily, even if that meant traveling in the company of unreliable guides.

Andre Ryan

Andre Ryan

Native Near Eastern linguists were often – sometimes unfairly – criticized for their disloyalty or incompetence, and so in 1877 Britain created the Levant Consular Service to fill the posts. diplomatic with its own framework. Andrew Ryan’s decision to apply for a performance student job was a safe career option. “My fondness would have been for the bar,” he wrote in his memoir, The Last of the Dragomans, “but it seemed too hazardous a profession to me. “

Born in Cork in 1876, Ryan chose the civil service, “which then attracted a lot of guys to Ireland”, and graduated from Cambridge with “a good knowledge of Turkish, a little Arabic, hardly any Persian, the basics soon. forgotten Russian and a tincture of law ”. This is the baggage he brought with him to Constantinople in 1899.

As a young embassy dragoman, Ryan attended court hearings on British matters, acting as an interpreter lawyer. When the judges question the defendants, he must “reduce their answers to the appropriate language specific to a report”. Sometimes the language of her fellow Britons proved irreducible: for example, when “a most disreputable old woman” shouted “Honey!” to the blushing young man, or when he did his best “to tone down the treatment of a very ordinary and disorderly drunkard, who in his cups had not only assaulted the police, but had impartially vilified the Prophet, the Sultan and the queen Victoria ”. There was nothing Ryan could do about the Gazette, for such abuses were too serious to deal with immediately. “I suggested that maybe I be allowed to take care of Queen Victoria, but the man was nine months old.”

Ryan’s responsibilities also included processing customs declarations (imported goods ranged from toy guns and cubs to New Testaments, prompting an official to ask, “Who is writing this to the people of Galata?” conversions to Islam, slaves take refuge in the embassy, ​​and much more. When a production of The Merchant of Venice was banned in Constantinople, Ryan’s protest that “the play was the work of a British subject named Shakespeare, whom we had never regarded as undesirable, but on the contrary as an honor to the country “was not work: the authorities replied that” Shylock’s treatment was calculated to create the discord among the subjects of the Sultan ”.

A seasoned word game player, Ryan approached translation as an exact art. In 1924, when the fledgling Republic of Turkey abolished the caliphate, he translated the constitution, making it appear “subtle enough to perhaps suggest to pious thinkers that the old caliphate was somehow preserved in the personality of the Republic ”, although the new government had rejected such suggestions.

Like many translators today, Ryan often had to choose between taking sides and staying neutral. In another familiar scenario, there was a degree of uncertainty associated with his work. Back in the days when it was safer to be a dragoman than to be a lawyer, Ryan already had reservations about the prospects of his profession: “We are doomed to disappear sooner or later, because no civilized European government would tolerate a class. foreign officials whose business it was. interfere directly with all their public functions.

Indeed, the Treaty of Lausanne, signed in 1923, puts an end to the title. Dragomans had to go – to make way for progress.

Anna Aslanyan is a journalist and translator. His popular history of translation, Dancing on Ropes: Translators and the Balance of History, is published by Profile Book

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Books by Jim Rogers, Kelly McGonigal and other popular foreign authors from Nikkei BP Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0000

Nikkei BP has published Japanese books originally edited by Jim Rogers, Kelly McGonigal, and other influential foreign figures. Contact us for more information.

TOKYO, JAPAN, June 10, 2021 / – Taking advantage of the expertise and networks of its correspondents abroad in New York, Silicon Valley, London, Shanghai and Bangkok as well as reporters specializing in business, technology and lifestyle, Nikkei BP has published Japanese books originally edited by Jim Rogers, Kelly McGonigal and other influential foreign figures. We are seeking licensing partners for the translation and publication of these Nikkei BP books from Japanese to other languages, in order to convey to readers around the world new aspects of the attractiveness of world-famous personalities that have been discovered by Japanese journalists.

The Age of Crisis, by Jim Rogers, was released in 2020. It is a compilation of a ten-hour first interview and follow-up interviews with the legendary investor, edited by Ayako Hirono, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Nikkei. BP Nikkei Business’s business magazine. Jim Rogers is an extremely popular and iconic figure in Japan and other Asian countries, and this book, originally published in Japanese, has sold 60,000 copies in total. As soon as the book was released in Japan, translation requests poured in from South Korea, China and Taiwan, and the book has since been published in the languages ​​of each of those countries.

Ms. Hirono, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Nikkei Business, is one of our reporters who interviewed Jim Rogers for the book. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University in the United States. Through her experience and personal relationships with many economists and academics in business management, she was also involved in the publication of The World’s Best Lessons on Management (Sekai Saikohono Keiei Kyoshitsu) in 2020. This work compiled interviews exclusive with 17 of the world’s leading researchers. , including Michael Porter, Philip Kotler and Henry Mintzberg. With its interdisciplinary approach of bringing together cutting-edge business and management knowledge from the world’s best academics, the book is highly recommended as one of a kind by leading Japanese scholars.

In 2016, Nikkei BP also published a Japanese book called Simple Rules for Successful Life: Based on a Widely Popular Psychology Course at Stanford University, compiling essays written by Dr Kelly McGonigal. She is the author of the worldwide bestseller The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It, which has sold 600,000 copies.

Simple Rules for Successful Life has re-edited its series of articles published in Nikkei Business Associate, a magazine for young professionals published by Nikkei BP. The book focuses on 25 topics covering various challenges and concerns facing Japanese businessmen. These range from business skills including “time management” and “how to set goals” and communication skills including “effective conversation” and “perfect excuses” to stress management skills. It has proven popular with Japanese readers, as the author, Dr Kelly McGonigal, provides clues to solutions from a scientific perspective based on the results of studies conducted by Stanford University, l ‘Harvard University and other leading research institutions, rather than relying solely on strong will. Already published in China, South Korea and Taiwan, the book enjoys strong support from readers in these countries.

Additionally, Nikkei BP has published two books by Garr Reynolds originally in Japanese: Simple Presentation (2011) and The World’s Best Lessons on Presentation (2016). Reynolds is the bestselling author of Presentation Zen, which has been published in over 20 countries around the world and sold 500,000 copies. Simple Presentation teaches readers the secrets of a concise presentation, and The World’s Best Presentation Lessons provides readers with helpful tips on how to incorporate a “story” into their presentations to grab the attention of the audience. The content is structured with easy to understand explanations and lots of informative slides. It allows readers to deepen their understanding even further with an 80-minute commentary video (in DVD format) included with each title.

The books featured here are just a few examples of unique and high quality publications offered by Nikkei BP. We cover a wide range of areas ranging from business skills useful for career opportunities and professional areas of technology to lifestyle categories such as health and culture. We look forward to seeing our books published in other languages ​​and welcome inquiries from publishers, agents and businesses interested in translation licensing. contact us please for more information on the foreign rights of our particularly well placed and essential books.

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The vaccine conversation is now a sports conversation Wed, 09 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0000

Recently I was talking with a friend and colleague whom I have known for many years. The conversation continued in our careers. I wanted feedback on mine.

Never one to hold back, he spoke about my reputation in the industry, what others had said about me and what he had observed firsthand. Most were positive, some were painful, but these were all things I needed to hear.

This conversation is the genesis of my column this week.

I think one of the most important parts of personal and professional growth is to never stop learning and growing. While I’ve been fortunate enough to lead many teams to success over the years, there are things I should have done better.

I hope if you are in a leadership position you can be careful and not make the same mistakes as me.


There were a lot of times, usually early in my career, when I was just too hard on people. Anyone who has worked with me has likely seen or (in some cases) been the victim of verbal assault.

Why? Two reasons.

First, many of the managers that I emulated in the company operated this way. They reigned with an iron fist and through intimidation. Hey, that was working for them… so that’s how I should be, right?

Second, I’ve always been a perfectionist … which means you lead others to perfection instead of forcing them to strive for it.

So, young Ryan Maguire was more of the Gordon Ramsey type.

Courtesy: Kitchen Nightmares

I remember a stop early in my PD career, I heard an outdated promo tune on the station. After a quick investigation, I discovered that one of our producers forgot to change it.

It couldn’t hold up.

I walked into the production studio and absolutely tore up this poor kid, berating him in front of several other hosts who were in the room. After making my point, I stormed off.

Soon after, one of the hosts who had witnessed the tirade walked into my office and wanted to talk about it.

“You know, I think you’re a good guy,” he said. “But listen man, you just said things to that kid that I wouldn’t even say to my dog.” I just don’t understand. You don’t need to do things like that.

I didn’t get much feedback on what he had to say. I still don’t.

Management by intimation does not work. Besides the obvious problems you are likely to have with the HR office, your coworkers are going to either ignore you or avoid you altogether.

Success comes from gaining the trust and respect of someone, without giving them their ears.


I remember once going to an annual manager’s summit for a company I had worked for. One item on the agenda was entitled: Remember… you are a suit!

The managerial philosophy that was hammered out that day was to always remember that you work for the company and never to be too close to your subordinates.

Unfortunately, I bought into this.

There have been many times the hosts or producers have tried to get to know me personally. Instead of taking the opportunity to open up to them, I was too often cold and distant. I kept them at bay.

I was their boss, not their boyfriend. It’s part of being a costume. It was all business, not personal.

Courtesy: Edit Suit Company

Although I had good relations with many of my former colleagues, I have always been considered “the boss”.

The reality is that employees KNOW that you are the boss. You don’t need to play the role.

Cultivating a family atmosphere would have been a much better decision. When you know your hosts personally and they know you, it has so many benefits.

Achievements are a lot more fun, and failures are easier to deal with.

Most importantly, I missed out on what could have been some very rewarding relationships I could have had with some incredibly talented people.


Often, doing what you know is right is not always popular. Several times I had to walk into the CEO’s office and lay out a plan that would be pushed back.

“I’ve never heard of this guy, why do you want to hire him?” “

“I don’t agree with that. Instead, we should put that person on the air.

“It will cost us too much. “

“We can never sell this.”

I have heard these phrases and many others.

The safest thing is to nod and do what makes everyone happy and safe.

There were several occasions when I would have liked to put my foot down and defend my decisions more.

I remember a time when I had to decide if we should renew a show. I had already known in my heart and in my mind what I wanted to do. I had looked at the situation from all angles, talked to the people I knew important, and felt good about my plan.

When I explained things to the General Manager, they pushed back. They wanted to collect more opinions. We had meeting after meeting with colleagues, executives and consultants. I remember at one point being in a room with seventeen different people, who were asked to comment on the matter. Everyone should have a say in the process. When we finally made our decision, my original plan had been altered so many times that it was unrecognizable.

The reality is I just had to blame myself… because I LET IT happen. Instead of defending my plan, I allowed myself to sink into group thinking.

As a manager, and especially as a program / content director, if a show fails or the station tank ratings fail, you will be responsible. It doesn’t matter how many people approved the decisions or whose ideas were used. Win or lose, you have to stick to your ideas.

Gut Feelings | Tanya Keam | Acupuncture | Chinese Medicine | Sunshine Coast
Courtesy of: Tanya Keam Wellness

I am not naive. I realize that even if I had put my foot down in some cases, I might not have succeeded yet.

However, at the very least, I could have looked back and known that I did all I could.

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Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and D-Nice will receive the ASCAP Voice of the Culture award at the Virtual 2021 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 22 Tue, 08 Jun 2021 16:58:00 +0000

NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announced that the award-winning songwriter-producers Swizz beatz, Timbaland and D-Nice will receive the prestigious ASCAP Prize for the Voice of Culture to launch the 2021 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at June 22. The award, given to ASCAP members who have had a major influence on music and culture, will recognize their success as creators of Verzuz and Club Quarantine, two virtual events that have become touchstones of the empowerment through music during the pandemic.

Immediately after, the trio of music creators will participate in a special evening ASCAP experience 2021 conversation, Voices of Culture: How Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and D-Nice United the world through music, at 12 p.m. ET/ 9:00 a.m. PST. The virtual conversation will explore how Timbaland’s Verzuz and Swizz Beatz and D-Nice’s Club Quarantine have become uplifting and empowering tools within the black music community, and urban music legends will reflect on their massive impact. on hip-hop, R&B and the entertainment industry. in general. To join the ASCAP Experience community for the Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and D-Nice conversation on June 22 and other upcoming events, attendees can RSVP at hourly, where they can also ask the three creators a question before June 10.

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s virtual musical battle series Verzuz features clashes with legendary artists like Gladys Chevalier vs. Patti La Belle, Erykah Badu vs. Jill scott, Earth, Wind & Fire vs. Isley Brothers, Snoop Dogg vs. DMX and more. The D-Nice club quarantine drew a virtual community of millions on Instagram Live with everyone from Will smith to Oprah, Michelle obama and Diddy for perfectly organized funk, disco, hip-hop and R&B sets.

In addition to launching these very popular events, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and D-Nice are each accomplished music creators in their own right.

Grammy-winning songwriter-producer and global entrepreneur Swizz Beatz has been in the music and business world since the age of 16. He started DJing and working in his uncle’s company, Ruff Ryder Records, while still in high school. In no time, Swizz produced the company’s first hit, in DMX. More success followed as a producer and artist. At 23, Swizz founded his own label, Full Surface Records, with Clive davis and won a Grammy Award at the age of 33. As a producer, Swizz has worked with a wide range of artists and some of the biggest names in the world including Jay-Z, Madonna, Kanye west, Lil wayne and Metallica, contributing to the sale of more than 350 million records sold worldwide. Swizz is also a fashion designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Grammy-winning multi-platinum super-producer Timbaland is considered one of the top five music producers of all time. Timbaland has created career defining successes for artists such as Jodeci, Aaliyah, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye west, Justin timberlake, Nelly Furtado, A republic, Keri hilson, Bryson Tiller, Ginuwine, Missy Elliott, Destiny’s Child, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Drake, Katy Perry, Madonna, Alicia Keys and more. As CEO, he founded Mosley Music Group, one of the industry’s most successful independent record labels, selling more than 25 million albums and 40 million singles and the disruptive One Republic artists, Nelly Furtado, Bubba sparks and more, including his solo projects. Mosley also co-founded the globally successful Verzuz platform with his partner Swizz Beatz and co-founded the music technology start-up BeatClub which launches 2021.

Legendary DJ, rapper, beatboxer, producer, photographer and philanthropist Derrick “D-Nice” Jones has moved millions of people on wax with timeless records, on stage at unforgettable concerts and online with his groundbreaking Club Quarantine series Instagram Live. The BET Awards named him honorary recipient of the “Shine a Light” award and he won the Webby Artist of the Year 2020 award in the “Special Achievement” category. Team up with Issa Rae Raedio, D-Nice co-hosted the official Biden + Harris inauguration playlist. Shortly thereafter, he performed at the official Super Bowl LV pre-show at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. D-Nice President’s timeless blend of hip-hop, soul and R&B that of Barack Obama 2012 inaugural ball, Academy® Awards evenings and BET’s “Love and Happiness” concert at the White House in 2016. It will deliver a full album in 2021.

The ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards 2021 is a virtual celebration that takes place on the social networks of the June 22June 24. The event recognizes the best songwriters, songwriters and publishers behind the most performed R & B / hip-hop, rap and gospel songs of the past year. Friends and fans can join in the festivities online as ASCAP shares exclusive photos, videos, acceptance speeches and more from some of its top songwriters and publishers, posted with the hashtag #ASCAPAwards at @ASCAPurban on Instagram and @ASCAP on Twitter and Instagram.

the ASCAP experience, ASCAP’s signature event created to inspire, educate and connect aspiring songwriters and songwriters around the world, takes place twice a month on Wednesdays through the end of 2021. Songwriters, composers and music professionals can join the ASCAP Experience Community to access one-to-one conversations with leading songwriters and producers from pop, hip-hop, R&B, country and across the musical spectrum, as well as panels with top executives in the industry , song commentaries, networking opportunities and more. Virtual sessions are free and take place on various platforms including YouTube, Instagram and on the ASCAP experience website.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional organization made up of songwriters, composers, and music publishers of all types of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and its foreign subsidiaries, to obtain fair remuneration for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties it collects on the basis of these executions. ASCAP members write the world’s most loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of this music to hundreds of thousands of companies who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail to radio, television and cable, to the Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license provides an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters to be paid fairly. With over 800,000 members representing more than 16 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the world leader in performing royalties, services and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the the only US performing rights organization (PRO) owned and operated by its member writers and publishers. Learn more and stay in touch at, at Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.


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Thunder Bay has ‘nothing to fear,’ says NOSM dean Mon, 07 Jun 2021 20:26:19 +0000 Sarita Verma says the University of NOSM wants to work closely with Lakehead.

THUNDER BAY – The Dean, President and CEO of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine assures us that the institution will maintain a strong presence in Thunder Bay.

In an interview on Monday, Sarita Verma berated but did not name the perpetrators of what she described as a significant and inappropriate “communication campaign” over the past two months which she said had upset staff at NOSM as well as students.

Criticism of the province’s plan to make NOSM a stand-alone university and how that could affect Thunder Bay and Lakehead University began immediately after the announcement was made in April.

“It was dangerous and painful for people. Students received direct emails and phone calls … staff and professors learned that their jobs were in danger.”

Verma said the rumors were “just plain stupid and” we had alumni being told their degrees would be useless… it’s just plain wrong.

She added that Thunder Bay has “nothing to fear. We don’t know why this went to this escalation, especially the city council, to the provincial deputies. There is nothing scary that is going to happen to Thunder Bay, in fact we expect to build the health and well being of Thunder Bay.

Lakehead University President Moira McPherson strongly objected to the failure to consult with Lakehead and other stakeholders affected by NOSM independence.

However, McPherson said in a statement Friday “we must now turn our attention to the future. There are still many important details to explore” related to the separation of the Lakehead NOSM and Laurentian University.

Verma said NOSM wants to help Lakehead continue to be successful, and Laurentian – who is insolvent – is “reincarnating”.

She noted that 15 years remained at the medical school for the leases of its facilities at the two universities.

“We have connections there. These are our flagship campuses, so we’re not going to do drastic things.”

Verma said she sees post-secondary institutions in Northern Ontario, including Lakehead, Laurentian, Algoma University, Nipissing University and community colleges, working together “with NOSM being the primary integrator” to improve the health and well-being of the whole region.

Lakehead, however, now faces the prospect of competition for scarce donor money.

“We will be looking to raise funds for NOSM University,” Verma said.

Colleges and Universities Minister Ross Romano also announced on Twitter Friday that NOSM University will be able to offer “new opportunities to offer more degrees and programs.”

When asked about these prospects, Verma predicted that graduate programs “will certainly increase,” but will have to go through a government approval process.

In partnership with other universities, NOSM currently offers a Physician Assistant Program, a Dietetic Internship Program, and other programs for health professionals such as radiation therapy and physiotherapy / occupational therapy.

Verma said she sees an opportunity “to develop many other health professional programs,” but “if we expand into one of the arts and humanities, that’s not our skills. But we would like to collaborate with other universities like Laurentian and Lakehead. “

She raised the possibility of an arrangement with Lakehead to offer a joint MD / Doctor of Laws degree.

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TopologyEdu Continues Global Expansion with InstitutePro by Mudit Gupta and Vanita Gupta Mon, 07 Jun 2021 03:00:08 +0000

(ProNewsReport Editorial): – Jaipur, Rajasthan, June 6, 2021 ( – Since the creation of this digital world, many industries have joined the new sector with technology so that they also thrive in education ! Well-known software company TopologyPro’s activated InstitutPro ( in the same way TopologyEdu ( Administrative software and complete management of institutes through their platform of great value beneficial and advised to educational institutions such as schools and colleges, coaching institutes, skills development companies, training centers.

According to the founder of TopologyPro, Mr. Mudit Gupta and the Senior Director, Ms. Vanita Gupta, confirmed the improved technology to meet the changing needs of today’s environment. InstitutePro highly recommended for education, training and skills development. Ms. Gupta has many experiences as an educator and certainly Mr. Gupta has 18 years of experience as an IT professional. TopologyPro colleague remembers educational needs when developing software. Mr. and Mrs. Gupta took up to 3 years and more, surveyed more than 133 schools and colleges, met more than 1107 whole people involved somewhere in the education system, after much research, they decided to develop a software, accordingly, they provided the InstitutePro module.

InstitutPro Users are provided with high attention features according to institute management roles such as administrator, principal, teacher, receptionist, student, parent, manager, cashier, accountant and others supporting staff as required.

Why InstitutePro Monitoring and What Are Its Main Benefits?

  • Cloud-hosted system– This ERP is entirely cloud-based, so it can be accessed at any time
  • from anywhere, with a secure internet connection.
  • Dedicated online support– a problem with the ERP software? TopologyPro at your fingertips! management can easily connect to the InstitutePro support team who are always there to help you with justified solutions to each of your queries.
  • Mobile and desktop application– InstitutePro available on Windows Android and iOS, this ERP works on trendy platforms without any bug.
  • Zoom integration– This ERP has zoom integration, full support for video calls, direct meetings, online courses, online training goals.
  • Easy to use– The user interface (UI) of ERP software is dynamically easy to understand and offers different users the ability to manage and run various features without any problem.
  • Employee management– Being a comprehensive tool, the InstitutePro system provides employee management such as attendance, salary, leave management and other support modules.
  • Cost management– InstitutePro software is a completely transparent solution for the automatic management of expense accounts, leaving no room for any manipulation.
  • Multi-user functionality: All modules of our InstitutePro ERP come with different functionality according to user roles, therefore each user in a single module can use and access their data without any tribulation.
  • Transport management– Our school ERP software can accurately track and provide transparent information to students / children / wards at school / college.
  • Library managementThe pupil or his parent, the principal, the teachers, etc. can easily browse the Institute’s database and check whether or not a specific book is available by simply entering the name of the book or the name of its author.
  • Hostel management– Being an advanced school management software, it also has hostel management function, accurately students or their parents can check room availability and accommodation.

About InstitutPro

Instituto’s tool offers some of the best operations in institute management, generating automated and insightful reports for faster decision-making. You can request a demo or order a setup for the tool by visiting their website at

About TopologyPro

TopologyPro Business Solutions has grown from a global software company to an innovator and provider of multinational business solutions. With its acclaimed in-house products and services, a dynamic focus on IT and R&D, and a rich professional and experienced workforce and connections.

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New book reveals how bad assertiveness gospel among mental health therapists is for kids who think they are trans – rt op-ed Sun, 06 Jun 2021 09:16:00 +0000 Many young people who present themselves as gender dysphoric have mental health problems or have suffered abuse or trauma. Yet instead of probing for these causes of distress, therapists are expected to accept their patient’s self-diagnosis.

The transgender craze shows no signs of loosening its grip on society. The impact on children and adolescents has been empathetically discussed by journalist Abigail Shrier in her superb book, “Irreversible Damage”. But what support is there for therapists who work with these young people, especially professionals who can see the dangers?

These are scary times. In the UK, a protocol of agreement (PE) against “conversion therapy”Prevents counselors from probing their client’s self-diagnosis of transsexualism. Rather, professionals who should help their clients explore and understand their psychological distress are expected to affirm whatever their client tells them. Worst, law Project could lead to criminal proceedings against them.

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In an often feverish environment, a new delivered by Susan and Marcus Evans examines the situation from a professional perspective – the perspective of therapists facing young clients who have been convinced they are somehow in the wrong body. “Gender dysphoria: a therapeutic model for working with children, adolescents and young adults” is neither “for” or “against” the transition. The authors – both experienced practitioners in their field – are cautious, especially with regard to young people. They are eager to understand what is going on, rather than just reacting to circumstances,

We understand that transition is, for some adults, the best way to lead their life and present themselves to the world,” they write. “Instead, this model focuses on the individual concerned, to explore and understand what motivates and motivates them.. “

It’s a refreshing approach for gender dysphoric patients like me. But that’s what I experienced 10 years ago; Before the MOU got in the way of advisers, I switched to the affirmation model. My own counselor forced me to consider alternative responses to my transsexualism. At the time, I hated it – wanted to transition and at all costs – but at least I had an idea of ​​why I could do it, beyond what I had found on the internet.

At least I was an adult and able to make informed decisions. The Evans mainly deal with young people. Having spent their professional lives in the UK NHS, first as mental health nurses, then as psychoanalytic psychotherapists and clinical professors, they speak with expertise and experience,

The accuracy of diagnosing mental health in children is notoriously prognostically unreliable, as children change during their development,“, they warn.”Children who are diagnosed with something at a particular age can look very different when they reach maturity.. “

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When the affirmation gospel opens the door to puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgery – irreversibly delaying and disrupting this development – it’s a sobering comment. The book exposes the emptiness of this approach: “There can be an excitement around “getting on with hormones” and a lack of serious discussion that would usually accompany any medical treatment program that negatively affects the body.. “

These authors are experts in their field but they plead their case simply and clearly: “What is so often missing is exploring why the person doesn’t love themselves so much in the first place and locate their discomfort in the sex of their native body.

After setting out the theory, the authors then move on to a series of case studies. These are fascinating real-life glimpses of real people. The analysis that follows each is clearly explained and would be accessible to a wide audience.

Jane, for example, was a fifteen-year-old girl who was referred for an assessment for her gender dysphoria. At the gender clinic, his body language and manners were overly masculine: rolled up sleeves, denim jacket, Dr. Martens boots. She was sitting in her chair with her thighs wide apart and a defiant look on her face. She said she knew she was male and wanted to make the transition by taking hormones.

Who told her she was a man isn’t clear from the book, but maybe it wasn’t clear to Jane? The theory that we all have an innate gender identity that determines whether we’re male or female – or maybe something else? – is as empty as it is ubiquitous. There is no evidence that anyone has a gender identity but, worse than that, it is a lazy label that masks the underlying and distressing psychological issues.

Evans and Evans carefully reconstruct the clinical approach taken with Jane. They tell of the difficulties she encountered in elementary school, where undiagnosed hearing difficulties led to social isolation; how it affected his speech and his studies. How she became more isolated and spent time surfing the internet instead. There, she stumbled upon ideas about transgender identities, which she said helped explain why she had experienced all of these hardships.

The therapist neither confirmed nor denied Jane’s ideas but continued to think more broadly with her. Jane was not impressed, saying: “What we are doing is a total waste of time, I know what I need. I just need some hormones. “

However, as Jane wanted to cut and run, the therapist was tenacious, telling her, “It’s like you’ve decided that what you are now is intolerable, and there’s no point in talking to me or exploring things. But I think it’s important that we keep trying to figure out what’s going on for you.

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Because no one can cut and run away from these kinds of issues, they come with us because they are us. The lie that it is different has been told so many times that children believe it. Worse, adults who should know better believe it too. Evans and Evans painstakingly analyzed Jane’s response to therapy and – with professional expertise – made it clear.

There is no simple solution to Jane’s difficulties in life, but human psychology is not straightforward. We are all complex individuals and each of us has a unique experience of what it means to be human. But with the other case studies in the book, a picture develops of young people who need to be understood, without being told that they were somehow born in the wrong body.

This book must be read.

Obviously, it should be of interest to professionals working in the field. Whether their professional order – or even the law – allows them to follow the principles suggested in this book is debatable, but they owe it to their patients to push back the restrictions on their practice. As Evans and Evans state, “patients with gender dysphoria need services protected from political activism; the professionals involved must be able to work in an environment free from political intrusions.

Parents and teachers of children with gender dysphoria will recognize the behaviors the authors describe and explain. If we are to help young people in distress, we need to know why they may be in distress. But this book is accessible to a lay readership and should be read by a lay readership. Society has a responsibility to children, and we all need to understand what happens to young people who have been captured by this infatuation.

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Book offers advice on virtual meetings – Twin Cities Sat, 05 Jun 2021 14:01:59 +0000

It’s been a year and it has changed since Zoom became a verb and we have all learned to use the cameras on our laptops. Meanwhile, books, websites, consulting firms, and everyone’s Aunt Edna have offered tips on how to behave in virtual meetings.

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And thank god for that. Without the help of just about everyone, we might never have gotten this far, so quickly. Let’s take a moment and count our successes: we now know that we can run the school on virtual platforms, that choirs can rehearse without being in the same room, that medical appointments can be conducted at home, that services religious can be held without getting together, that families can share milestones around the world and, yes, that work can be done without being in the same building.

Even after recognizing the gaps in connectivity, equipment and digital literacy that still exist, one would have to say: this is incredible. People who may never have imagined hosting or even attending a virtual meeting know the technology as well as seasoned veterans.

And after? I have an idea: let’s move from familiarity to mastery. If virtual meetings are to stay in our lives – and it’s hard to argue otherwise – then it’s time to improve our game. At least, that is, in our professional life. Go ahead and let it all unfold in your weekly reunion with your friends or family. But when it comes to work, why not be the one who always looks prepared and professional?

Authors Karin Reed and Joseph Allen want to contribute to this goal. Their book, “Suddenly Virtual: Making remote meetings work” (Wiley 2021), covers virtual meetings in two areas of expertise. Reed (CEO, Speaker Dynamics) brings his background in teaching on-camera communication skills to professionals, while Allen (Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Utah) offers a more academic discussion of the science. meetings.

The result is a book that provides specific tips for using virtual media effectively while also providing the research behind what makes meetings work – and what not. After all, it’s not like meetings are so great when they only happen in person. It makes sense that a combination of good planning and execution is necessary, regardless of the format.

That said, when it comes to virtual meetings, the format is definitely part of the challenge. Here are three things I learned from Suddenly Virtual.

1. Turn on the camera. Well, isn’t it? It’s a video conference, after all. It turns out that a surprising number of participants keep the camera turned off during video sessions. The reasons are likely to range from personal (bad hair day) to professional (my personal history will distract from others), but the results can be unintentionally harmful to the “absent” participant.

For example, Allen cites instances where invisible workers became invisible to the meeting host, who no longer acknowledged their presence. Can this be something you can afford when you attend a community meeting, but your boss forgets that you exist? Not so smart.

2. Frame the photo. Now we all know how to remove dirty dishes and bottles of wine from the counter behind us. But what do you know about getting in the game? It’s good to have guidelines on the height of the ceiling (none) and where the camera should be pointed (at your eye level).

Reed also provides advice on lighting, audio, external and internal cameras, large-scale monitors, and other equipment issues that you might not have considered when you first started out. in this media a year ago.

3. Determine if the meeting is really necessary. Apparently, it will take more than a pandemic to kill “meeting creep” – the default concept that every problem needs a team to come together about it before anything can happen. Indeed, the flow of meetings could in fact feed on virtual processes. Without the logistical barriers of travel and, to some extent, time zone differences, people are “free” to meet remotely for any reason. But that doesn’t mean they should. Substituting emails or phone calls for certain topics will make remote and in-person meetings more meaningful.

However you improve your virtual meeting skills, now is the right time to make that commitment. I have a feeling we’re about to expect a higher level of professional presence from our remote workers, now that we’ve mostly learned how (and when) to use the mute button.