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Imagine if everyone gave

first_imgLast year, Harvard Community Gifts, an annual drive to encourage giving in the holiday season, raised more than half a million dollars in support of more than 450 nonprofit organizations. This year, the campaign’s organizers have adopted an even-more-ambitious goal: “Imagine what we could do if everyone gave?”The Harvard Community Gifts campaign launches today. Faculty and staff can choose to donate by payroll deduction by Dec. 7, or may elect to give by check or credit card through Jan. 15. Harvard has established a user-friendly website where individuals can select their charity and donation amount.On Tuesday morning, roughly 100 volunteers — Harvard employees, who, in a revived concept from years past, will serve as ambassadors to their units and departments — met at the Barker Center for a kickoff event with Marilyn Hausammann, vice president for human resources. At most Schools, a faculty member and a staff member will serve as campaign co-chairs, in an effort to broaden outreach and boost participation across the University.The Community Gifts fundraiser is a decades-long tradition dating to Harvard’s efforts in providing food and clothing to soldiers and to support hospitals during World War II.In recent years, Harvard faculty and staff have given generously to Harvard-sponsored relief efforts for people affected by the Pacific tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan. Closer to home, Harvard employees contributed $25,000 to a relief fund for their Haitian-American co-workers in 2010, and more than $10,000 to the Jimmy Fund’s Rally Against Cancer Campaign in 2011.For more information, visit the HARVie website using your Harvard ID to log in.last_img read more

Despite getting good looks, Syracuse’s shooters go cold from outside

first_imgPROVIDENCE, R.I. — Time and again James Southerland rose up and let loose a jump shot, just as he has all season, just as he has throughout his entire career. The 6-foot-8-inch forward with a silky smooth release saw plenty of open looks against a much smaller Providence lineup, easily drifting around the 3-point line for uncontested or barely contested shots.Yet time and again he misfired. Short, long, in and out.It was the same story for Brandon Triche, Syracuse’s senior guard who entered Wednesday’s game as the reigning Big East Player of the Week following a recent scoring outburst. But he too found all of the iron and none of the net.“That’s probably the worst shooting night we’ve had,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I’ve never seen James and Brandon get the kind of looks they got all night and just couldn’t make anything. But I think to their credit they hung in there. They tightened up on defense, got back in the game with their defense and rebounding.”Southerland and Triche combined to score 17 points in Wednesday’s 72-66 win over the Friars, but they needed 26 shots to do so. The duo made just one of 12 attempts from 3-point range.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut as Boeheim indicated, their presence was still crucial in escaping the Dunkin’ Donuts Center with a win. They chipped in a combined 11 rebounds and eight assists while each playing at least 38 minutes in a game where Syracuse relied heavily on its veteran presence.“I think as a group this was a great team win,” Triche said. “We couldn’t look for one player tonight, just because of the way they were playing defense. A lot of guys were open, and we just made plays when we needed to.”For Southerland, those plays came in the form of 11 second-half points, every one of which the Orange needed. He finally got a mid-range jumper to fall in the opening minutes of the second half, which seemed to revive a bit of confidence. And his only 3-pointer of the game with 11:23 remaining gave Syracuse a one-point lead.Southerland nailed the shot from the top of the key and threw up his arms in a celebration that was equal parts joy and relief.“It’s either one or the other (that misses shots),” C.J. Fair said. “It’s not both James and Brandon. We stuck with it. I think James still did a good job doing other things. Brandon, he made some nice assists down the stretch.”With Syracuse’s two best shooters struggling (the team went 3-for-21 from downtown as a whole), Fair and sophomore forward Rakeem Christmas picked up the slack inside. Those two combined for 38 points, and Michael Carter-Williams chipped in with 17.It was just enough to edge the Friars in front of a lively near-sellout crowd. And SU fans can take solace in the fact that someone else stepped up on a night where its shooters were an anomaly. Comments Published on January 10, 2013 at 11:04 am Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wellington Middle School auxiliary gymnasium looks great; projects elsewhere are lagging as school start looms

first_imgThe new gym will have 48 double stacked lockers in each of two locker rooms, giving students a chance to change and store their belongings. There will also be two restrooms, one being handicapped accessible, available.“Now we have the capacity we need for seventh and eighth grade games, and can accommodate practices and host teams as we need to,” Ybarra said.The new parking lot will feature north and south parking spots, and students will be able to get to class safely, as the cones will be gone, replaced by small pillars.“I’m excited due to the fact that we will be capable of hosting other games,” Ybarra said.Next week, workers will paint the markers in the new gym, which has a freshly varnished floor, and complete touch-ups and the locker rooms. The construction at Wellington Middle School should be completely finished by the first day of school.Assistant Superintendent Brad Morris said that the construction at Kennedy, Roosevelt and Eisenhower schools is progressing, but not as fast as school officials had hoped. All three schools are receiving new FEMA, or safe rooms. Walz, Harman, Huffman Construction Company, in Wichita is taking care of the construction and remodel projects on these schools.“There is beginning to be some concerns if they are going to be ready by the Aug. 12 date,” Morris said. “We were told the projects would be completed.Due to electrical issues on the units inside, Morris stated, there were setbacks.“Hopefully they have the problem solved so they continue to move forward with everything else,” Morris said.He said that just this week the old rooftop air conditioning system was removed from Roosevelt, and a new roof is being added.“There are still things at Kennedy and Eisenhower that need to be done in the existing buildings, lots of finish work, but one project has to be completed before another one is started,” Morris said.With the new air units, Morris said, they need to be installed before painting and carpeting is done to remove the humidity.“When the units went down, they didn’t want to start those projects until the new ones were in place, so they were put on the back burner for a bit,” Morris said.The offices at Kennedy and Eisenhower are also still under construction.“Hopefully they have it figured out and we can see a lot of progress in the next four weeks,” Morris said.The additions will not be ready when school starts, Morris said, but the existing structures should be ready to go when school starts.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — With the new school year fast approaching, and construction still continuing at some of the schools, Wellington Middle School Principal Jamie Ybarra anticipates that his buildings will be ready by the first day of school, Aug. 23 – including the final touches of the new auxiliary gymnasium.“In the next two weeks, they will install a new safe entrance to the building, and the new auxiliary gym should be finished,” Ybarra said.The new auxiliary gym is getting rave reviews including from the new Superintendent Mark Whitener who said, “the gymnasium floor is as beautiful that any homeowner in Wellington would want it in their house.”New LED lighting was installed in both the new and existing gymnasiums to make it brighter inside the buildings. The new gym will have seating available for up to 400 visitors on one side, and space for the teams and scoreboard on the other side.Sauerwein Contruction Company out of Wichita is handling the construction and remodel job at the middle school.“They have been working on it since about November, but they have been very diligent about keeping with it and getting it done on time,” Ybarra said. “They have been a pleasure to work with.” Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +8 Vote up Vote down WestSide · 212 weeks ago There appears to be very little regard for safety at the Eisenhower Elementary. Metal duct work sitting around for several weeks with sharp edges, where someone (children play) could easily get cut from, before they were removed. Wires hanging down from the power pole since the roofers were there. Broken sidewalks, with metal wire sticking up, for several weeks before being removed. None of these safety hazards were fenced off. And the actual fencing around the new addition, several sections laying down, allowing children into an area that should be secure due to even more hazards. Is there not a project manager there or someone monitoring the activities going on? If this was my property I would have been suited or issued a summons for something by the city. Report Reply 4 replies · active 212 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 212 weeks ago “can accommodate practices and host teams” This was obviously a higher priority. The floor is beautiful, and other schools will see that. And that’s waaay more important than the younger students’ facilities being finished. Report Reply +8 Vote up Vote down CJC · 212 weeks ago It was a completely different construction company that built the gym than what is working on the elementary schools. Its not the school districts fault one company is faster or has a better planned out project. Not sure if you didnt catch that or just looking for something to gripe about. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 212 weeks ago “Its not the school districts fault ” Things can be done to be sure a job gets finished quickly. Ask any contractor. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Pat Zeka · 212 weeks ago That is not true. As it was mentioned in the article, two different companies have been doing the work and it’s obvious one has done a better job staying on schedule. I personally take offense that sports would be more important than the younger students in our district. There is no bigger sports fan than myself, but I have 7 grandchildren attending those schools that are lagging behind some and elementary schools are as important as anything else in this district, Report Reply +5 Vote up Vote down SuCo Pride · 212 weeks ago Two different companies, two different projects. Report Reply 0 replies · active 212 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down james day · 212 weeks ago So have them work longer hours to get in done, and why would u build a gym with bleachers just on one side, seems kinda stupid to me. Report Reply 0 replies · active 212 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Mourinho avoids FA punishment

first_imgManchester United Mourinho avoids FA punishment after being sent off at Southampton Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 19:47 25/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) HD Mourinho Getty Manchester United José Mourinho Southampton v Manchester United Premier League The Man United boss will take to the touchline against Crystal Palace after the FA opted against action over his row on Saturday Jose Mourinho will face no further action from the Football Association after being sent to the stands during Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Southampton.Mourinho was asked to leave the touchline by Craig Pawson during second-half injury time at St Mary’s on Saturday, after fourth official Mike Jones pulled him back for encroaching on to the edge of the pitch.Man Utd 14/5 to beat CSKA to nil Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Speaking after the game, Mourinho was none the wiser over the referee’s decision.Jose Mourinho sent off, Southampton v Man Utd, 17/18“I don’t know [what happened],” he said. “Craig told me to leave, and I left.”The FA have confirmed that, whatever Mourinho’s offence, it did not warrant further punishment and he will be free to take his place in the Old Trafford dugout when United host struggling Crystal Palace next weekend.No stranger to disciplinary controversies during his time in England, the former Chelsea manager was given a one-match ban and fined £50,000 last November on the back of two separate incidents.Mourinho was sent to the stands by Mark Clattenburg during a 0-0 home draw with Burnley, having already been charged with misconduct with regards to comments made about referee Anthony Taylor before United’s trip to Anfield to face Liverpool.last_img read more

9 months agoINSIDER: Arteta in Isco contact about Man City move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Arteta in Isco contact about Man City moveby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola is in contact with Real Madrid midfielder Isco, it has been revealed.Isco has found himself frozen out at Real by coach Santiago Solari and could be on the move this month.Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, speaking on El Chiringuito, has revealed Guardiola in now in talks with the midfielder – via a very close third party.He said, “Everyone knows that Guardiola loves Isco and 10 days ago, maybe less, a person of absolute confidence of the coach called Isco and asked if at this time he would be willing to take the step to go to the City. “The person who called him was Mikel Arteta.”However, despite his problems with Solari, Real are reluctant to sacrifice Isco midseason. last_img read more

Stephen A. Smith Bashes Curt Schilling, Challenges Him To A Debate

first_imgStephen A. Smith and Curt Schilling. Stephen A Smith ESPNESPN/SmithFormer Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN last month after a series of controversial social media posts – and he’s made it clear that he isn’t exactly impressed with the network’s decision. One of his former coworkers isn’t exactly impressed with Schilling’s take on the whole matter.Stephen A. Smith, who is a lightning rod for controversy himself, took some shots at Schilling on the SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio show. He also challenged him to a debate regarding Schilling’s firing – noting that he’d need ESPN’s permission. Smith repeatedly mentions that Schilling’s unwillingness to listen to his employer is what lost him his job.“You (Schilling) want to sit here and have a debate about what really went on?” an indignant SAS asked. “Name the time and place and I’ll show up, with the permission of ESPN — of course. I guess listening to my boss makes me a bad guy. Well guess what? I’d rather be bad than stupid.”“I can’t stand people who worked for ESPN that depart from ESPN clearly harboring whatever bitterness they harbor and try to throw talent under the bus — like talent has something to do with them being gone,” Smith said on SXM. “I have nothing to do with it.”“Let me speak up on behalf of ESPN when I say this to Curt Schilling: …You are gone not because you have conservative views instead of liberal views. Your ass is gone because you did not want to listen,” Smith said on SXM. “ESPN tells me to shut-up, they’re my employer whether I like it or not. If I want to keep my job, I’ve got to shut the hell up.”Smith is clearly playing the company man card, for whatever it’s worth. It’s an interesting take from someone who has gotten himself in trouble with his employer before.Either way, we’d love to see this debate. We doubt it’ll ever come to fruition, however.[NY Daily News]last_img read more

16yearold girl crashes stolen SUV into yard and gets arrested in Grande

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – A 16-year-old girl is facing at least one charge after allegedly crashing a stolen SUV into a yard over the weekend.On Sunday at approximately 2:30 a.m., Mounties in Grande Prairie responded to a report of an SUV driving erratically in the area of Landing Drive.Upon arrival, officers discovered the vehicle had crashed into a residential yard, and that the home’s residents had taken the vehicle’s keys away from the female driver before police arrived. Police uncovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the week, and the driver was arrested without incident.The 16-year-old, whose identity cannot be revealed under the terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is facing a charge of possession of property obtained by crime and will appear in court in Grande Prairie on September 24th.last_img read more

NEATs Learn to Can Series

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northern Environmental Action Team has brought back their canning and preserving sessions they share are designed for beginner and novice canners.With three different hands-on workshops, there is something to learn about canning, fermenting and pressure canning. Learn to CanCovers the basics of water bath canning and provides a broad overview of safe methods perfect for beginner or novice canners. $40 Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the Calvary Baptist ChurchLearn to FermentCovers the basics of the fermenting process including science and safety. This class is perfect for those that have never fermented or have been experimenting and would like to learn more. $35Thursday, September 12th, 2019 and Tuesday, September 17th, 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the Calvary Baptist ChurchLearn to Pressure CanThis class builds on the Learn to Can and specifically focuses on pressure canning. You will learn how to safely and confidently can low acid items like soup stock and meat. While Learn to Can is not a prerequisite, it is recommended that participants have a basic knowledge/experience of canning. Thursday, September 26th, 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the Calvary Baptist Church To view the FB event page to select the session you would like to attend and purchase tickets; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Jan Dhan deposits near magic Rs 1 lakh crore

first_imgNew Delhi: The total deposits in bank accounts opened under the Jan Dhan scheme, which was launched about five years ago by the Modi-government, are set to cross Rs 1 lakh crore soon. The total balance in the Jan Dhan accounts, which has been steadily rising, was at Rs 97,665.66 crore as on April 3, as per the latest government data.The total number of Jan Dhan accounts have crossed 35.39 crore. The deposits stood at Rs 96,107.35 crore on March 27 and Rs 95,382.14 crore in the week before. More than 27.89 crore account holders have been issued the Rupay debit cards. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) was launched on August 28, 2014 with an aim to provide universal access to banking facilities to all households. Enthused by the success of the scheme, the government enhanced the accident insurance cover to Rs 2 lakh from Rs 1 lakh for new accounts opened after August 28, 2018. The overdraft limit was also doubled to Rs 10,000. The government also shifted the focus on accounts from ‘every household’ to ‘every unbanked adult’. Over 50 per cent of the Jan Dhan account holders are women, while nearly 59 per cent accounts are in rural and semi-urban areas. The objective of PMJDY is to ensure access to various financial services like availability of basic savings bank account, access to need based credit, remittances facility, insurance and pension to weaker sections and low income groups.last_img read more

Hundreds of students miss NEET exam in K’taka due to train delay

first_imgNew Delhi: Hundreds of students from Karnataka missed the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday as their train reached Bengaluru an hour after the scheduled reporting time for the exam, officials said.Over 13 lakh students had registered for the exam for admission to MBBS and BDS courses which was conducted by the HRD Ministry’s National Testing Agency (NTA) for the first time. The exam was conducted successfully in rest part of the country, officials said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe 16591- Hampi Express en route Bengaluru reached the city at 2.30 pm due to which hundreds of candidates could not appear in the exam, they said. Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah took to twitter saying, “Mr. @narendramodi, You pat your own back for others’ achievements but will you also take the responsibility for your cabinet min’ incapabilities. Hundreds of students in Karnataka may not be able to take up NEET because of delay in the train services”. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadOn Saturday, the HRD Ministry had announced the postponement of the NEET exam in Odisha in view of the Cyclone Fani. The NTA had on Friday announced changes in some centres owing to the Lok Sabha elections and advised students to download fresh admit cards. As per the official guidelines, students appearing for NEET were supposed to be dressed in light clothes with short sleeves worn with salwar/trouser. The NEET dress code barred students from wearing any outfit having big buttons, brooch/badge and flower. The NTA had notified candidates will be subjected to extensive and compulsory frisking before entering the examination centre using metal detectors. The answer keys for the entrance examination will be available by the night giving students an opportunity to evaluate their performance.last_img read more