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first_img 15Alex Kubanek (left), a physics research associate, builds his mouse while Avinash Uttamchandani helps graduate student Alp Sipahigil. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 2Gareth Haslam ’17 (right) learns how to do a “hair pull” during the “Direct, Design, Perform: Reinventing the Stage in One Act” session. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 4Stan Cotreau, machine shop manager in the Lyman Lab, teaches graduate students Paola Mariselli (left) and Mike Popejoy basic welding techniques. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 7Harvard Museums of Science and Culture Executive Director Jane Pickering (center) welcomes students to a behind-the-scenes tour of the world-renowned research museums at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 9Julianne Chu ’15 and Stefan Skalbania ’15 get an up-close look at the world-renowned research museums at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer For 10 days in January, near the end of Winter break but just before classes resumed, students across Harvard took advantage of a wide array of programming that ranged from artistic and creative pursuits to career and professional development opportunities, recreational activities, and practical skills development.Wintersession, the College-led programming initiative, is the time between terms that brings together undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and alumni to experience unique opportunities they may not otherwise pursue during the semester.A lucky handful of students produced a Greek tragedy, while others tried welding for the first time. Students explored the mysteries of the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Blackstone Steam Plant and the system of tunnels that heat the campus. Others built a computer mouse, or worked with alumni who happen to be two of the most successful television writers in Hollywood.“Our writing sessions were peppered with story after story about the ins and outs of the world of television writing. The unique and amazing part of this program was the chance to receive thoughtful critical feedback on our own ideas, pitches, and jokes from one of the best in the business,” said Sam Richman ’15, who participated in the television writers’ workshop.— Colin Manning 1Instructor Bob Walsh (right) watches as Harvard students stage a combat scene at [email protected] Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 6The welding seminar was designed to be a hands-on introduction to safe practices for those with no prior experience. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 16Rachel Stromberg (pictured) sifts through story ideas during “The Writers’ Room: Writing for Television,” a seminar with Greg Daniels ’85 (“The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” “King of the Hill”). Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 11An operator in the control room monitors activity at the Blackstone Steam Plant. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 12Bob Manning, director of engineering and utilities, leads students on a tour of the steam plant. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 3Students watch Bob Walsh (left) and his assistant Ellen Bryan (right) demonstrate fight moves. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 14Avinash Uttamchandani, a preceptor in electrical engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, holds the inner workings of a computer mouse. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 18Greg Daniels ’85 leads students through an intensive writing seminar, giving them a taste of what it is like to work in a television. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 10Students examine energy-efficiency upgrades, boilers, and a steam turbine generator at work, and take a walk through the tunnels during a tour of the steam plant at 46 Blackstone St. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 5Graduate student Paola Mariselli, a computer science concentrator, took advantage of Wintersession to learn about welding. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 8Raquel Alonso-Perez, curator of the Harvard Mineralogical and Geological Museum (right), gives Brielle Bryan (from left), a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Eduardo Cabral ’16, Haley Adams ’15, Julianne Chu ’15, Aurielia Engel, a museum studies student in the Extension School, and Stefan Skalbania ’15 an opportunity to examine the geology collection hands-on. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 17Joseph Siara (left) and Michael Shayan laugh while discussing stories and pitching jokes during “The Writers’ Room” seminar. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 13Avinash Uttamchandani teaches students how to build their own computer mouse. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

Turf field day

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaGolf course managers want their turfgrass postcard perfect. So domany homeowners. The University of Georgia Turfgrass Field Daywill have much to offer both, and anyone else interested inhealthy turf, Aug. 15 in Griffin, Ga.The field day is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UGA Griffincampus. Registration will start at 8 a.m. It will be outdoors,rain or shine, so dress appropriately (bring sunscreen and acap).UGA researchers and extension specialists will give the latest onhow to care for your lawn or golf course. You’ll learn the latestresearch on disease, insect and weed control in Georgia turfgrasses.The field day will include updates on newly released UGA turfgrasses like seashore paspalum, a grass popular along the coastthat can be irrigated with salt water.Displays and demonstrations of the latest turfgrass industryequipment will be on hand, too. And for the growing number ofHispanic turfgrass workers, the morning session, from 9 to 11:30a.m., will be offered in Spanish.For people needing pesticide recertification, the field day hasbeen certified for Georgia Pesticide License Credit hours. Sixhours of credit will be given in categories 24 (ornamentals andturf) and 21 (plant agriculture). Certified Crop Advisor creditwill also be available, too, with credit in pesticide managementand crop production.The $40 registration fee ($55 after July 28) covers the day’spresentations, a detailed program booklet and a barbecue lunch.Four or more people registering as a group qualify for a10-percent discount.Register by credit card by calling the UGA Griffin CampusContinuing Education Office at (770) 229-3477 or faxing yourregistration and credit card payment to (770) 233-6180. Or mailyour fee to the Office of Continuing Education, University ofGeorgia Griffin Campus, 1109 Experiment Street, Griffin, GA30223. For the first time, participants can register through thefield day’s Web site at www.georgiaturf.com.Or just pay the extra $15 and sign up at the field day Aug. 15from 8 to 9 a.m. For a complete schedule, see the Web site.last_img read more

Merroir to Terroir: The Best Fest for Oysters is in Harrisonburg, VA

first_imgPhoto courtesy Ashley Robinson Tickets are on sale now: $30 later bird, $35 in advance, $45 at door. Tickets include wine tasting from each winery. VIP tickets are $75 and include the tasting plus a wine tote bag with a festival shirt, a collectable patch, or pin and a hat. Tickets for children and non-drinking adults are also available. VIP or not, all attendees will get to enjoy the beautiful scenery of On Sunny Slope Farms. The oysters for the festival come from Bruce and Daniel Vogt of Big Island Aquaculture from Hayes, Virginia. Big Island Aquaculture is a small, family run business serving our customers with great tasting oysters, while helping sustain the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and promoting its rich culture.  Their briny oysters are often referred to as the best in the bay–and during the festival–the best in the Shenandoah Valley. Do not miss this culinary expert showcase- Specialty Oyster Dishes paired with these Exquisite Virginia Wines.While you are in the Shenandoah Valley, why not stay the night?  Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center, the newest hotel in Harrisonburg, blends a sophisticated style with relaxing comfort. Featuring well-appointed rooms and suites with mountain and downtown views, as well as fine dining, fitness facilities, Hotel Madison is an elegant and inspiring choice. This upscale hotel provides superior accommodations, event spaces, and staff services.Wineries/VineyardsNorth Mountain Vineyard & Winery, CrossKeys Vineyards, Bluestone Vineyard, Brix and Columns Vineyards, White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Tasting Room, Cave Ridge Vineyard and Winery, Castle Glen Estates Winery, Third Hill at DeMello Vineyards, Narmada Winery, and Hunt’s Vineyard.Culinary PairingsDayton Tavern, Paella Perfecta, Hops Kitchen, Mashita, Taj of India, Smiley’s Ice Cream, and Kraken CakesProceeds from this event go to the Artisans Center of Virginia, the parent organization of Virginia’s Artisan Trail Network and the Virginia Oyster Trail.Sponsored by: Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center, Blue Ridge Insurance Services, Inc., Visit Harrisonburg Virginia, 93-7 NOW, Ruffles & Rust Florals, Another Chance Vintage Rentals, Visit Rockingham County, VA, Virginia is for Lovers Get your Oyster fix while supporting the Artisans Center of Virginia at On Sunny Slope Farm. Their 2nd annual Wine and Oyster Festival, on August 5, 2018, at 11:00 AM, will have fun for the whole family. Enjoy tastings from Virginia wineries, coastal oysters, and an array of craft foods as you explore local artisan booths and are entertained with live music and fun activities. Spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon on the farm with your family and friends. It’s an All Virginia Day! Photo courtesy Ashley Robinsonlast_img read more

4 roadblocks you can overcome for your first million dollars

first_imgLearn and understand how money worksby: Brandon Turner, EntrepreneurRelaxing vacations on the French Riviera, huge donations to your favorite charity and an early retirement. These are the kinds of things people think of when they hear the word “millionaire.”It’s unlikely you’ll ever experience that. Sorry.Unless, of course, you can overcome the following four roadblocks stopping you from achieving millionaire status. Each roadblock below also offers an “immediate action step” to help you overcome the things holding you back. Let’s get started.1. You don’t understand how money works.Money is not a complicated topic, but still, few seem to really understand how it works. Do you? Sure, you can blame the school system or your parents, but the responsibility is still on you to figure out how money is made, how it is held, how it is invested and how it is preserved. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Miller Place, Shirley Armed Home Invasions Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating two armed home invasions four days apart in Shirley and Miller Place last week, one of which resulted in an arrest, authorities said.In the most recent case, two men entered a Canal Road home in Miller Place, where they allegedly robbed a resident at gunpoint before they fled with cash and a rifle at 12:35 a.m. Thursday, April 30, police said.One of the two suspects, 24-year-old David Cruz of Medford, was charged with first-degree burglary, but police said there was no description of the second suspect. Suffolk County Judge Steven Lotto set bail for Cruz at $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond. He is due back in court Tuesday.That case came less than a week after a man armed with a gun entered a Laurel Lane home in Shirley, where he stole cash and two cell phones at 10:15 p.m. Monday, April 27, police said. There was no description of the suspect, who remains at large.Detectives are continuing the investigation into both cases.last_img read more

Rose makes banking return at ABN Amro

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Raul Sanllehi salvaged Arsenal’s move for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney after deal looked dead

first_imgAdvertisement Raul Sanllehi salvaged Arsenal’s move for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney after deal looked dead Raul Sanllehi got the deal over the line (Picture: Getty Images)Tierney is set to complete his medical at the Emirates on Thursday ahead of completing the £25m move agreed between Sanllehi and Lawwell.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe transfer is yet to be confirmed and the Scot has suffered numerous injuries in recent seasons, which will keep Gunners fans sweating, but the club still expects the move to go through.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe 22-year-old looks set to be one of two new defenders for Arsenal on transfer deadline day, with David Luiz also arriving at the club.Unlike for Tierney, there was no build up at all to a deal for the Brazilian, with the centre-back becoming available on Wednesday and an £8m likely to go through on the final day of the window.That is likely to complete the signings that the Gunners make this summer, although there is still the possibility of out-goings, with Shkodran Mustafi available for transfer and Everton pursuing an interest in Alex Iwobi after having an initial bid of £30m turned down.Sanllehi has largely been credited for an unexpectedly successful summer in the transfer market after initial reports suggested the Gunners would struggle to make signings due to a severely limited budget.However, Luiz and Tierney will be added to the deals already done for Nicolas Pepe, Dani Ceballos, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba.MORE: Arsenal pass up chance to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona after new offerMORE: Arsenal taking the ‘lazy option’ with ‘woeful’ David Luiz signing, says Stan Collymore Metro Sport ReporterThursday 8 Aug 2019 1:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement The Kieran Tierney deal is finally going to be completed (Picture: Getty Images)Kieran Tierney’s imminent move from Celtic to Arsenal was rescued by the Gunners’ head of football at the eleventh hour with just one phone call.The Scotland international has been linked with a move to the Emirates for years and there has been much haggling between the clubs over his value this summer.After multiple bids were rejected by the Scottish champions it looked like a deal was dead, before Raul Sanllehi stepped in on Wednesday, just 24 hours before transfer deadline day.The BBC’s David Ornstein reported: ‘Contact re-established this [Wednesday] morning via Raul Sanllehi call to [Celtic chief executive] Peter Lawwell & deal swiftly concluded.’ADVERTISEMENT Commentlast_img read more

DSS defends decision to implement increase retirement age

first_imgLocalNews DSS defends decision to implement increase retirement age by: – September 6, 2011 Dominica Social Security buliding. Photo credit: investdominica.comThe Dominica Social Security is defending a decision to advocate for the implementation of an increase in retirement age and a higher contribution rate.A report has recommended that the retirement age move from 60 to 65 and the Dominica Social Security has been conducting sensitization meetings around Dominica.Deputy Director of the Dominica Social Security Augustus Etienne said the changes are imminent but the public’s impute is essential.“Because of the age of the system and because of the age of the population, we have a lot of people retiring and we are getting to point that the reserves that we have been able to accumulate overtime will be depleted in the future. When that happens we are going to have to charge people the real cost of the benefits that we are paying to them. In other to avid that, we have to make changes on a gradual basis so the system will be in place for future generations,” he said.He said the recommendations have been there for years but sometimes it’s difficult to implement some of those changes.“People are saying that things are looking bleak but every three years we are recommended by law to undertake a review which will indicate what changes will be made to the system. The system is not meant to be static. Overtime changes must be made and where you fail to make changes when you were suppose to make changes, the time will come when you will have to make drastic changes that will be too much for the people will deal at the time,” he explained.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share 14 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Ronaldo: Sex better than my best goal

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed sex with model girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is superior to the best goal of his glittering football career. The Juventus star revealed that his overhead kick for Real Madrid against his current side in April 2018 is his pick for his favourite goal ever, but it does not compare to being with his current partner. Ronaldo connected with a cross from Dani Carvajal to score an incredible goal in the 2017-18 Champions League quarter-final first leg. Upon seeing the goal, the home faithful in Turin gave Ronaldo a standing ovation, despite the Portugal star scoring for the visiting team. That goal would help see Real Madrid past Juventus into the semi-finals, where they would overcome Bayern Munich before then beating Liverpool in the final for their third consecutive Champions League win. Speaking to Piers Morgan in an interview on ITV, the 34-year-old has admitted the goal against the Old Lady was his favourite, but said he didn’t rate it above his experiences with Rodriguez between the sheets. “No, not [when compared] with my Geo, no!” Ronaldo said as he laughed at the question from Morgan. “I tried to score this goal for many, many years,” Ronaldo said. “I had scored 700-odd goals but I hadn’t done this. I thought: ‘Finally I had scored a bicycle, the beautiful jumping.’ “The way I had done against [Gianluigi] Buffon, against Juventus, in the Champions League. It was a beautiful goal.” Ronaldo may not have known it at the time, but just months after scoring that goal he would be joining Juventus following a legendary nine-year run at Real Madrid. The former Manchester United forward has said that the reception he received from Juve fans after scoring that goal helped to convince him to join the Serie A club. “When the people start to applaud me in the stadium I was like: ‘Wow,’” Ronaldo told DAZN last year. “[It] surprised me a lot because this has never happened in my life, so [it] was [an] unbelievable moment.”Tags: Champions LeagueCristiano RonaldoDani CarvajalGeorgina RodriguezLiverpoolReal Madridlast_img read more

Coates: We can be a handful

first_imgCrusaders captain Colin Coates hopes to put their physical advantage to good use in the Champions League qualifier against Levadia Tallinn. The Estonian champions arrive at Seaview for a first-round tie as current leaders of their home Premium Liiga, which is approaching the halfway mark in its season. By contrast the Northern Irish club have had just one friendly for their preparations but Coates believes they can make their mark, particularly at set-pieces. “Our game tends to be slightly more physical than some of the European sides are used to and set-pieces can be a major weapon for us,” Coates is quoted by BBC Sport. “The likes of Jordan Owens and myself can be a handful there and we will be setting up to try and do that again. “They are league champions and are doing well again this year, plus they are in the middle of their season, so we face a difficult task. “They have a relatively good pedigree in Europe and from what I’ve seen on video, they look like a good outfit, but we feel we can give anyone a game at Seaview. “Fitness is obviously a concern as we have only had a week’s training and one friendly under our belts but we will hopefully get through on adrenaline.” Shamrock Rovers travel to Luxembourg’s FC Progres Niederkorn in the Europa League first qualifying round clash. Former Newcastle youth player Brandon Miele admits it is a trip into the unknown but is optimistic about their chances. “It will be a good trip to Luxembourg. To be honest I don’t know much about the team we’re playing but hopefully we can go there and get a win,” he told the Irish Independent. “I think we have good back room staff and they’ll do what they can to find out what they can about the team. I think we’ll approach it like any other game and go and get a win. “Hopefully we’ll be fitter. We’re mid-season so I think that’s probably going to be an advantage to us. But we can’t underestimate them.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more