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Scoreboard roundup — 10/14/20

first_img Beau Lund October 15, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/14/20 Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFSHouston 4, Tampa Bay 3 (Houston leads 3-1)NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFSLA Dodgers 15, Atlanta 3 (Atlanta leads 2-1)TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALLCoastal Carolina 30, Louisiana-Lafayette 27MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERCincinnati 2, Columbus 1New England 3, Montreal 2New York City FC 1, Orlando City 1 (Tie)New York 1, Toronto FC 1 (Tie)Philadelphia 2, D.C. United 2 (Tie)Nashville 3, Houston 1Atlanta 1, Miami 1 (Tie)FC Dallas 1, Sporting Kansas City 0Chicago at Minnesota (Postponed)Real Salt Lake 2, Portland 1Colorado at Seattle (Postponed)Vancouver 2, Los Angeles FC 1San Jose 4, LA Galaxy 0Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Boeing gets $862m to build 18 Super Hornets for US Navy

first_img Share this article View post tag: Boeing View post tag: US Navy The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Boeing an $862.2 million contract to build 18 Super Hornet strike fighter aircraft.According to a Pentagon announcement, Boeing is to deliver 15 single-seat F/A-18/E variants and 3 two-seat F/A-18/F variants.Boeing is expected to complete the work under the contract in June 2020.The F/A-18E/F are the US Navy’s multi-role attack and fighter aircraft which achieved first flight in November 1995. They were declared operational in September 2001 and saw initial combat action in November 2002.The Block III Super Hornets form the backbone of the US Navy carrier air wing and can perform a range of missions including air superiority, day/night strike with precision-guided weapons, fighter escort, close air support, suppression of enemy air defenses, maritime strike, reconnaissance, forward air control and tanker missions.Boeing is currently also working on the modernization of the navy’s existing Super Hornet fleet under a contract from March this year. The company will extend the service life of Super Hornet aircraft from the original 6,000 to 9,000 flight hours. View post tag: Super Hornet Photo: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22 flies above the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Photo: US Navy View post tag: F/A-18E/Flast_img read more

Knowing and seeing

first_imgAt twenty, stalking has become a past time of mine. Though it started out as inadvertent; a mere raised eyebrow at seeing the name, Mario Vargas Llosa, in the Edinburgh Literary Festival guide, in the later stages there was no question that I was on a more than casual mission to meet the man. It wasn’t only for the sake of his illustrious bio-data: Vargas is an internationally acclaimed author of more than nineteen books, part of a Latin American ‘holy trinity’ of fiction alongside Borges and Marquez. Neither was it just because of his intriguing stand as a conservative candidate for the Peruvian presidency in the 1990 elections (which he lost to Alberto Fujimori). The reason was more personal. What drew me to Llosa was certainly his talent, but also my memory. At an age when I could hardly make out what the black characters on a page stood for, I remember my father shaking The War of the End of the Worldat me saying, ‘Read it! It’s the most powerful book you’ll ever read’. When I did, a few years later, I emerged dazed, from within a haze of elemental emotions – power, violence and lust., hunger and idealism. I couldn’t forget the Counselor, Llosa’s apocalyptic prophet: “The man was tall and so thin he seemed to be always in profile. He was dark-skinned and rawboned, and his eyes burned with perpetual fire”. So a distant memory drove me to action. I bought a ticket to hear Llosa read from his new book, The Feast of the Goatin Edinburgh. And after witnessing the warmth and passion with which he spoke, the combined charm of a neatly groomed shock of silver and a thick Spanish accent embellishing carefully chosen words, I decided that it might be interesting to talk to him at greater length about the whole vocation of writing. What were his motivations? What advice would he give to aspiring novelists? But getting answers was difficult from an author who spent so much time travelling. And so, like Mohammed, I waited for the mountain. It came, more than six months later, in the form of the Weidenfeld Chair of Comparative Literature. With this position, as I found out, Llosa would be spending Trinity term in Oxford, giving a series of eight lectures on Hugo’s Les Miserables. The stalking had come to an end. When I met him, Llosa seemed to fit in perfectly against a backdrop of dreaming spires. He had the look of a college professor and from the nature of the conversation, we could almost have been in a tutorial. I asked him how he reconciled his role in Oxford, that of the literary critic, with that of a writer; did he see an opposition there? Critics are seen as the bane of writers’ lives, torturing their intuitively wrought texts by dissection with a sharp set of surgical knives. But Llosa is more accommodating; he is quick to point out that the kind of literary criticism he practices doesn’t pretend to be ‘scientific, impersonal and objective’ but on the contrary, he sees criticism as a point of departure, imbued with imagination: “My purpose is not to describe or interpret but to build something new…to use the work of others as raw material”. He continues, “ I am very present in the critical work I do. I use my own experience as a writer to try and understand the work of others.” In his opinion, the opposition between a creative and critical frame of mind comes in the sense that “when you write, personality intervenes” and “instincts, passions, emotions” take over from rationality. But the critic and the writer are not two separate, irreconcilable beings; he says, with a spark in his eye: “I try not to influence my critics, only they can tell me objectively, what I have done.” Llosa’s liberality doesn’t just extend to critics but to writers who are engaging in the ‘globalization’ of literature. Like ‘Doctors without Borders’, a new creed has been evolving of ‘Writers without Borders’. I wondered how a person who had written consistently about Latin America and its problems through out his career would react to the break down of national borders – for example, to South Asians writing in English about Europeans (as Michael Ondaatje does in The English Patient). Should writers, for the sake of authenticity, only write about what they know? Citing the examples of Conrad, Beckett, Borges and Nabokov, all multilingual authors, Llosa passionately disagrees: “literature is not geography, not history, not an accurate description of a reality. Because then it becomes a social science.” Would he write a novel that wasn’t based in Latin America? “Not as a moral obligation, no…but maybe, if it is stimulating to me at that point”. In fact, The Way to Paradise, his most recent novel, is a step in that direction. The novel depicts the lives of two stalwart figures in Peruvian history – Flora Tristan, a feminist agitator for social change in the nineteenth century and her grandson, the famous artist Gauguin. The novel oscillates between France, Peru and Tahiti. But the changing settings of the novel are not as important to the story as the similarity between the characters of Gauguin and his grand mother: “What I admire about them…is that they pursued their utopias and sacrificed their lives to their utopias.” Llosa said he was primarily drawn to Flora Tristan, the idea of writing about Gauguin only struck later in the process. The notion of writing about her accompanied him for nearly 30 years. “I admired her courage, how she dared to tell everything about her life in her memoirs, her ideals especially, in a time where there were so many prejudices.” Her zealous commitment to politics is clearly something that Llosa sees as a special quality. Something that he chose to emulate in his own life, perhaps? A knowing look comes into his eyes at this point. It’s unavoidable, we cannot skirt past the topic of his presidential campaign. It’s a topic that I’m confused about, unable to reconcile the Llosa who drew sympathetic portraits of revolutionaries (as in The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta) to Llosa, the conservative presidential candidate who proposed a kind of Andean Thatcherism for his country. Yet Llosa defends his position by saying that at the end of the 80’s Peru was in the process of disintegration – ‘democracy was close to collapse’. There was hyperinflation. In those circumstances it was necessary to get involved. Writer had to metamorphose into politician. Had he ceased to believe in Shelley’s words that, “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”? Llosa shakes his head; it was simply a case where more direct action was required. “My vocation is literature”, he says, “I realised that you have to have a real appetite to be a politician. An appetite for power which I didn’t have”. His appetite for writing took over. Still, the experience of political life was not wasted; it gave him enough material to write a book, A Fish in the Water(1993), and subsequently informed his descriptions of the world of the Dominican tyrant Trujillo, in The Feast of the Goat.. I am tempted to ask a beginner’s question at this point. Is it better for an aspiring novelist to livefirst and then write? To add to a bank of ‘meaningful experiences’ before taking up the pen in order to say something truly profound or original? Llosa squashes the idea in one fell sweep – “You always write from experience, what else do you have? All that’s important is the will to write, the discipline”. The centrepiece of his theory about writing is simple. “Read; read all the classic writers. You’ll learn much more from reading than listening – from classes and lectures.” He grins wryly. Llosa advocates the world of visualization, rather than knowledge. “I loved Dickens, Balzac, Tolstoy, Hemmingway…and Faulkner; I read Faulkner with a pen and paper to explore all the possibilities of literary form he provided.” Read and daydream and the rest will take care of itself he seems to say. Is there a lot of day-dreaming in Oxford? Llosa pauses to consider. “There are all kinds of people here, some curious and interesting, some who know a lot but they haven’t seen the world too much.“ARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004last_img read more

PARIL, THOMAS

first_img55, of Bayonne, passed away on May 5, 2017. He was born and raised in Staten Island, NY. Tom was an electrician by trade and most recently a general handyman in the Bayonne area. Tom is survived by siblings Peter, George (Georgiana), Jerry, and Michele (Tom) and aunt, Sr. Jane McKenna SSJ. He was predeceased by parents Mary Jane and Peter Paril. Funeral arrangements by SWEENEY Funeral Home, 857 Kennedy Blvd.last_img

VIDEO: How to make a chocolate beer cake for Father’s Day

first_imgFor the sponge (makes four mugs)Ingredients250ml stout 250g unsalted butter 75g caster sugar 142ml sour cream 2 large eggs 1 tbsp vanilla extract 275g plain flour 2½ tsp bicarbonate of sodaMethod This makes one flat rectangular sponge approx. 30cm by 20cm in size.Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180°C/350°F, and butter and line the tins.Pour the stout into a large wide saucepan, add the butter – in spoons or slices – and heat until the butter has melted. Then immediately whisk in the cocoa and sugar.Beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla and then pour into the brown, buttery, beery mixture and finally whisk in the flour and bicarb.Pour the cake batter into the greased and lined tins and bake for 30-35 minutes. Leave to cool completely in the tin on a cooling rack, as it is quite a moist cake.Chill the sponge in the fridge for 30 minutes before cutting out discs with a circle cutter. To make each mug you will need three discs (12 in total).For the chocolate swiss meringue buttercreamIngredients4 egg whites (125g) 225g sugar 175g unsalted butter (room temperature) 150g melted dark chocolateMethod To make the meringue, place the egg whites and sugar in the stainless steel bowl of your food mixer and stir over a pan of water (making sure the base of the bowl does not touch the water).Warm at a moderate heat until the mixture is hot and the sugar has dissolved (around 65°C if you have a thermometer). The sugar and heat kill off any bacteria and effectively sterilise the mixture.Re-attach the stainless steel bowl to your food mixer and whisk for 5 minutes until the meringue is thick, holding its shape and cooled. If you don’t have a food mixer you can use a metal or Pyrex bowl and an electric whisk.Melt the chocolate (either in the microwave or over a pan of water) and allow it to cool a little. Add this to the meringue and beat it in, until fully mixed. Beat the butter into the meringue in small cubes. Stop whisking when the butter is thoroughly mixed through and the mixture has thickened.For the fondant decorationIngredientsYellow fondant Cake Angels mini marshmallowsTo assemble Use the chocolate buttercream to stack the discs in threes to create little pillars. Then cover all around the outside with buttercream and smooth the sides and top. Chill for at least an hour while you create the fondant decoration.Roll four sausage shapes and form into handles with flat ends ready to attach to the mug. Leave to harden.Roll the remaining fondant flat and cut out four rectangles slightly bigger than the cake pillars. Make imprints with a spoon handle to create the shape of a pint glass. Carefully wrap the fondant rectangles around the cake pillars, trim to fit and seal with water.Use water to attach the handle and prop up to allow it to stick while it dries overnight.Fill the space between the top of the cake and the top edge of the fondant with white marshmallows. Banbury-based baking decorations supplier Cake Angels has come up with a way to offer dads a treat combining cake and beer. Cake Angels has put together the video to celebrate Father’s Day. And if you want to recreate the magic yourself, the recipe is below.last_img read more

Camp Bisco: A Predictor And Measure Of Success For Some Of Our Favorite Performers

first_imgSince its inception back in 1999, Camp Bisco has been one of the Northeast’s premiere summer music festivals. Since day one, the festival has been securing the freshest talent for its lineups, tapping some of our favorite acts from the jam, funk, hip-hop, livetronica, and greater EDM scenes. From July 13th-15th this year, Bisco will be returning to Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA, bringing with them a stacked lineup featuring six sets of The Disco Biscuits in addition to performances by Bassnectar, Pretty Lights Live, GRiZ, Lotus, Gramatik, and many more (purchase tickets here).The namesake of the festival, the Philly-born Disco Biscuits are true pioneers of “trance-fusion,” as the band’s sound seamlessly melds jam and electronic. Thus, Camp Bisco became one of the first music festivals in North America to feature big names in both the jam and electronic scenes. In fact, some could argue that the Biscuits and Camp Bisco have always been ahead of the times, consistently drawing huge crowds with their diverse lineups for years by including EDM in a modern festival setting before it was standard.Look at some of the artists on the early lineups, and then consider where they are now in their careers. Take Bassnectar, for example. When he played on the third stage at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY in 2007, despite an incredible set, nobody in the crowd would have been able to predict the immense success that Lorin would go on to have. After his debut at the festival, year after year, Bassnectar sets at Camp Bisco got bigger and bigger, coinciding with his meteoric rise to one of the most well-known names in the electronic music world. This year, Bassnectar will be returning once again to Camp Bisco for what is sure to one of his most powerful performances yet.[courtesy of Good Wolf Session]Acts like STS9, Lotus, Umphrey’s McGee, the New Deal, and even Thievery Corporation (both DJ and live band sets) are all acts that were initially featured on the festival’s early line-ups and that have grown alongside Camp Bisco. Now, these artists are playing sold-out venues across the country to huge crowds, and there is something to be said about Camp Bisco ability to identify highly successful acts before they’ve taken off.Camp Bisco has always had its finger on the pulse of the next big thing in the music scene. Amon Tobin has performed multiple times, including a mind-blowing performance for his ISAM set, which completely changed what can be accomplished visually in the live music scene. Simon Posford and his various psy-trance and dub projects including Hallucinogen, Younger Brother, and first-ever U.S. performance of the Shpongle Live Band have all made appearances at Camp over the years. The Shpongle Live Band set was about as special as it gets, with Raja Ram flying in special for the performance.Outside of the bands or artists that have grown on a parallel trajectory with Camp Bisco, the lineup has always featured massive international acts every year. LCD Soundsystem, Cut Copy, The Roots, Wolfgang Gartner, Skrillex, Crystal Castles, Odesza, Dillon Francis, Snoop Dogg, members of Wu-Tang Clan, and so many more have performed there, making the festival more-or-less a right of passage. It’s a major feat to present such a diverse lineup year after year the way Camp Bisco has consistently been able to do.The Biscuits deserve recognition for putting together and sustaining their own music festival. Fans frequently don’t recognize the degree of difficulty for any band or artist, regardless of genre, to put on an annual event of this scale while also touring nationally, especially during the early years of Camp. These guys curated the lineup for many years as the festival grew from its first year as a tiny independent festival with a few hundred in attendance to one of the biggest music festivals in North America, hosting over 20,000 attendees in recent years. Not a lot of bands out there that can say that at all.[courtesy of Calder Wilson]Now, the question begs to be asked: Who are the “up and coming” acts on this year’s Camp Bisco lineup who are poised to take their careers to the next level? Bands like Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, and The Floozies are undeniably already on their way. But what about artist’s such as The Russ Liquid Test, Maddy O’Neal, Swift Technique, or a Jaw Gems? Those are just a couple of the younger acts that everyone should be on the lookout for this year at Camp Bisco. Guaranteed, those performers will also be seeing plenty of success as their careers move upwards and onwards in future years.Tickets for Camp Bisco are currently on sale and can be purchased here. For event details and updates, check out the festival website, and join the Facebook Event page.last_img read more

Power, personified

first_imgLong before the Arab republics in the Middle East and North Africa grabbed the world’s attention with inspiring democratic protests, they shared another curious political reality: leaders who, despite having been “elected,” claimed power like kings.By the end of 2010, Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, thought he was almost finished with his book on the phenomenon of these “presidents for life.”He soon learned how wrong he was. What began as a single fruit vendor’s act of self-immolation in Tunisia in December 2010 soon turned into a nationwide protest that spread like wildfire to neighboring Arab nations. At the same time, the website WikiLeaks’ release of a trove of diplomatic cables — including many from the American ambassador in Libya — provided insights into the region’s notoriously secretive regimes.“Suddenly, my book looked as though it was hideously out of date,” Owen said in a talk at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies on Thursday. He delayed publication to add an analysis of the political uprisings, which thus far have successfully overthrown rulers in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya.What Owen found was that the dictators’ strength — their ability to share strategies for remaining in power over the decades — had been turned against them, bringing them under the same pressure to resign in their long-suffering countries.“There’s a clubbiness about these dictators,” Owen said in discussing “The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life,” which was released this month. “They learned from each other, and they egged each other on, and now it’s going the other way. The anti-dictatorial forces have learned something” from them.“I think we can say, in light of the Arab Spring, that these monarchical regimes brought on their own destruction,” he said.Still, Owen’s book, and his lecture, focused more on the rise of such presidents than their fall — and for good reason. These leaders, from the bureaucratic Hosni Mubarak in Egypt to the brutal Moammar Gadhafi in Libya, provided fascinating insight into the ways that entire governments came to be embodied in individuals.Post-colonial countries like those in the Middle East and North Africa, which have both “a desire to protect sovereignty and a desire to have security,” are particularly susceptible to dictatorial rule, Owen said.“The newly independent states place an enormous premium on unity,” he said. “They thought division had led to problems before. …You had to pretend that everybody was on the same page, and that the only people who were making trouble were agents of foreign powers.”That strategy required keeping up appearances of absolute authority, even as some presidents grew old and frail. Mubarak’s health became a state secret; at least one journalist was put in prison for suggesting that the Egyptian president underwent an operation for cancer. In researching the book, Owen and his students became “briefly obsessed” with Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s hair, which looked like “it had been imported from [Silvio] Berlusconi’s hairdresser,” Owen joked, referencing the slick former Italian prime minister’s ’do.“The one thing they could not reveal was that they were getting old,” Owen said, because the presidents feared any inkling of their future death would agitate the population.Over time, Owen said, Arab dictators created “mirror states,” systems that mirrored their beliefs and served to reinforce their centrality and authority.Gadhafi’s sons, for example, had an interest in keeping him calm to prevent him from ordering a dangerous attack, Owen said. Up until the day he was captured by rebels and killed, Gadhafi believed that his people loved him. Recently, Bashar al-Assad, who remains in power in Syria, claimed he has faced no real domestic opposition to his rule despite more than a year of unrest.“It was not in their worldview that there could be real citizens, not just foreign agitators or Zionist agents or terrorists,” who would want them to step down, Owen said.Even without protests spurred by widespread poverty, unemployment, and inequality, such presidents faced a natural deadline on their rule. Many have wrestled with the idea of succession, Owen said. But why would those countries allow their presidents to adopt the airs of a monarch — from grooming their sons for power to abandoning their modest presidential estates for sumptuous palaces?“Everybody knows the rules of the game in a monarchy,” Owen said. “That’s probably one reason why the monarchs have survived as well as they have [in other parts of the Middle East]. I think monarchy is much easier to understand.”Indeed, he said, the constitutional drafting process currently under way in some of the Arab nations is proving just how difficult it is to express the voice of the people without falling into chaos — or back into a pattern of heavy-handed rule. Even two centuries later, America’s example is hardly as enlightening as we’d like to believe, Owen said.“How do you get to a stage where 25 white men produce a document that says, ‘We the people’?” he wondered. “There’s a trick involved in how we do that.”last_img read more

New senior adviser appointed to Schlesinger Library

first_img Read Full Story The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced that historian Susan Ware, A.M. ’73, Ph.D. ’78 will become a senior adviser to the library. Ware, a Schlesinger Library Council member, will serve during the academic year while the Radcliffe Institute conducts a search for a new director of the library.“The Schlesinger Library has been my professional home for my entire career as a historian,” said Ware of her deep and broad connections. “I am honored to be asked to serve as its senior adviser for the coming year — and an added bonus is the chance to be part of the vibrant Radcliffe Institute community.”last_img read more

SMC club studies immigration

first_imgLa Fuerza, a Saint Mary’s club representing Latina culture on campus, is holding a Week of Action titled “Education Without Barriers” explore the intersection of immigration issues and education. This year’s events will “to expose the community to the issue of immigration and its relationship with education in the U.S”, sophomore club president Dara Marquez said. The first event, a panel titled “What Does it Mean to be Undocumented?” will be held tonight in the Student Center Lounge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “We want to improve how students on campus see immigration and Latino students in general,” Marquez said. “Discussion panels, lectures and a featured art gallery are some of the events we have planned for the week and these events will work to expose the issue to our community here at Saint Mary’s.” La Fuerza’s Week of Action began in 2006. Marquez said its creators wanted it to be an annual event focused on different issues tied in with immigration. “This year we chose to look at how immigration affects education within the Latino community,” Marquez said. “We wanted to look at it from both a national and local level.” To bring the issue closer to home, Marquez said the group decided to collaborate with La Casa de Amistad, a non-profit community center with several programs serving the Latino community in the South Bend area. “When we first contacted La Casa de Amistad about collaborating with them this year we wanted to know what the center thought was important to focus in on,” Marquez said. “They said application fees for the ACT, SAT or even college applications can be very burdensome on families.” After learning of this burden, Marquez said the group decided to focus on raising donations to help local Latino students cover these fees and “help take these monetary strains off some of the families.” “We will be hosting a table in the student center atrium all week asking for donations to help cover these fees,” Marquez said. Growing up in Elkhart, Indiana, Marquez said this week of action means a great deal to her personally. “I grew up listening to stories of undocumented family members and friends,” Marquez said. “If you are undocumented it is difficult to find financial aid and other resources.” This week is about changing the face of immigration on campus, she said. “I believe there is a misconception of immigration on our campus,” Marquez said. “Catholic Social Thought says human dignity is directly tied in with immigration and I think that is often forgotten. I want students to attend this week’s events and next time they hear of a student being deported or someone talking about immigration they can put a face to the issue.”last_img read more

Lecture links water privatization and protest

first_imgTuesday afternoon at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant professor of political science Erica Simmons analyzed the social dynamics of protests over water privatization in a lecture entitled “Water, Community and Privatization in Cochabamba, Bolivia.”Emily McConville | The Observer “Starting in January of 2000, thousands of protesters from every class, occupation, age and ethnicity spoke out against the privatization of water in Cochabamba,” Simmons said. “This includes people not directly hurt by rising water bills.”Simmons quoted a commander of a Cochabamba army unit assigned to monitor the protestors who noted the diversity of the demonstrators: “My wife, my child, my empleada [employee] — they were all in the streets.””Water is not just a biophysical commodity, but a material and ideational resource,” Simmons said. “… Water’s ideational meaning is seen in both imagined and quotidian communities.”Simmons said imagined communities refer to the invisible groups people form based on “regional, national and ethnic identifications,” while quotidian communities form as a result of “face-to-face interactions and everyday relationships.” The imagined communities demonstrated heightened patriotism and allegiance to the country, she said.“Flags were everywhere at the protests representing patira or ‘the homeland,’” Simmons said.Simmons said many locals she interviewed emphasized the importance of uso y costumbres, or customs and traditions that relate to indigenous customary law in Latin America. She said interviewees also stressed the need to maintain a “connection to the past.”“This helps to explain the puzzle of middle and upper class participation in the protests,” Simmons said.Simmons said within quotidian communities, water access was a vital part of daily society and order.“Water structured social interactions in local communities,” she said. “… Water councils formed by local governments and regular meetings at water wells formed a sense of community.”Simmons said the city of Cochabamba was significant to the water protests across Brazil because of its presence as a large, well-known city.“Cochabamba is the breadbasket of the country and gained economic importance from silver and tin mining booms,” Simmons said. “It has also been a hotbed for mobilization … People [in Cochabamba] valued independence from federal state intervention in local government.”Ultimately, the water protests became a uniting factor for residents of Cochabamba, Simmons said.“Water serves as a connection to community,” she said.Tags: Brazil, Kellogg Institue, lecture, water privatizationlast_img read more