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By the numbers

first_imgKeeping Harvard fed is a mammoth logistical effort, almost a military operation. The 12 University-owned restaurants, 13 dining halls, and many catered events now serve about 26,000 meals a day — about 5 million a year. University cooks make 40,000 gallons of soup. Students consume 40,000 pounds of regional squash annually, and nearly as much in local tomatoes.Here’s how it breaks downMeals served per day: 25,000Menu items: more than 5,000Options at every meal: about 100Recipes in Harvard database: 4,000Gallons of soup made each year: 40,000Most popular soup: clam chowderMost popular entrée: Korean BBQ beef — 1,500 pounds per weekPlaces to eat on campus: 13 dining halls, 12 restaurants, one kosher kitchen, one faculty club, and a catering service for many event venuesPercentage of food budget for local ingredients: 25Percentage of local produce: 35-70 percent, depending on the seasonNumber of local farms supplying Harvard: 250Number of local food processors supplying Harvard: 29Sample of foods processed locally: breads, granola, cider, bagels, dried fruit, pasta, salsa, spices, cheese, salad dressing, pita chips, peanut butter, tofu, soy milk, sushiPercentage of Harvard meals that are vegetarian: 33Pounds of regional squash grown annually for Harvard: 40,000Pounds of regional tomatoes used annually at Harvard: 35,150Average daily dining hall trash: 4,360 poundsAverage daily dining hall compost and recycling: 4,700 poundsAnnual tonnage of compost: 583Percentage of recyclable waste diverted from dining operations trash: 59Number of undergraduate dining halls that compost: 12 of 13Number of Houses offering trayless-optional dining: 3Percentage of students for whom sustainable food is “extremely important”: 14Percentage for whom it is “not so important”: 15Number of Food Literacy Program undergraduate representatives: 15Source: Harvard University Hospitality and Dining Serviceslast_img read more

Tunisians defy police to mark killings of left-wing leaders

first_imgTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands of Tunisians pushed through a heavy security cordon and marched down the main avenue in their country’s capital to mark the eighth anniversary of the killing of a left-wing political leader. The Feb. 6, 2013 killing of Chokri Belaid outside his home and the slaying six months later of another left-wing leader plunged Tunisia into chaos. No one has been convicted in either case. Participants in the anniversary event in Tunis on Saturday chanted “No more fear, no more terror. The street belongs to the people” and defied police while marching to Avenue Bourguiba from a square renamed after Belaid,last_img read more

Bay Shore Woman Killed in LIE Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 22-year-old Bay Shore woman was killed when she crashed her SUV into a vehicle while veering across all three lanes of traffic on the Long Island Expressway on Wednesday, authorities said.Andrea Acosta was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer eastbound in the HOV lane when she crossed over the HOV lane buffer and drove across an additional three lanes, hitting a vehicle in the right lane near exit 57 at 4:10 p.m., Suffolk County police said.Acosta was pronounced dead at the scene.Two teenagers who were riding with her were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, one for treatment of serious injuries and the other for non-life-threatening injuries.The other driver, a 50-year-old Patchogue man, was not injured.The eastbound lanes of the LIE were closed for nearly four hours during the rush hour commute while investigators were on the scene.Fourth Squad detectives impounded both vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8452.last_img read more

Valamar additionally rewards its employees for a successful half-season

first_imgValamar is the first employer in tourism in Croatia to pay its employees with an indefinite contract at the time of payment and all employees who will be employed for a definite period of time in 2019 for at least 10 months, the 13th salary in the net amount of HRK 5.000 in December. Valamar also provides its employees with a guarantee of a minimum net income in the amount of HRK 5.000 to 7.500 net for a full monthly fund of hours worked. In order to additionally reward its employees, Valamar Riviera will pay a special reward for the successful completion of the first part of the tourist season.  Cover photo: Valamar Riviera “We did a successful first part of the season, and our employees are doing a great job for which we decided to reward them further. We are proud to be recognized as a top employer in tourism and as one of the best employers in Croatia. “, said Ines Damjanić Šturman, director of the human resources department at Valamar Riviera, adding that the awards will be paid in August with a salary / compensation for July.center_img The award in the net amount of HRK 500 will be paid to all employees for an indefinite and definite period of time, who will be employed on 31 July and will work for at least half a month throughout July. Pupils and students who will also work for at least two weeks during the month of July will be paid a reward in the net amount of HRK 300. This year, Valamar will pay all employees for an indefinite period of time at the time of payment in the net amount of HRK 2.000, and reward employees with a fixed-term contract with a reward for seasonal work in the net amount of HRK 700 to 1.500, depending on the work done. number of hours. last_img read more

CBS: Domestic tourists in the first nine months of 2019 realized 6,2 million overnight stays

first_imgTourists in the age group of 55 to 64 realized the most overnight stays In the group Resorts and similar facilities for short vacations, 192 thousand rooms and suites were available to tourists (which is 53,8% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with 510 thousand permanent beds (which is 54,7% of the total number of available permanent beds). In Continental Croatia, in the first nine months, most tourist nights were realized in the City of Zagreb (almost 2,0 million overnight stays) and in Rakovica (285 thousand overnight stays). In Continental Croatia, most tourist nights are in the City of Zagreb and Rakovica In September, fewer arrivals, but more tourist nights than in September 2018. RELATED NEWS: In September 2019, tourists in the age group from 55 to 64 realized the most overnight stays, 2,2 million, which is 20,8% of the total overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group of 65 and over with almost 2,0 million overnight stays, which is 18,9% of the total overnight stays. In the first nine months of 2019, foreign tourists realized almost 16,0 million arrivals and 80,4 million overnight stays, which is 3,8% more arrivals and 0,9% more overnight stays compared to the first nine months of 2018. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists realized tourists from Germany (23,7%), Slovenia (9,0%), Austria (8,4%) and Poland (7,2%). In the first nine months of 2019, domestic tourists realized 1,8 million arrivals and 6,2 million overnight stays, which is 9,8% more arrivals and 9,6% more overnight stays than in the same period in 2018. Most tourist nights in rooms, apartments and holiday homes In September 2019, 2,2 million tourist arrivals and 10,4 million tourist nights were realized in commercial accommodation facilities, which is a decrease in tourist arrivals by 0,9%, but an increase in overnight stays by 1,8% compared to September 2018. In Adriatic Croatia, domestic tourists spent most nights in Crikvenica, and foreign tourists in Dubrovnik Domestic tourists realized 176 thousand arrivals and 505 thousand overnight stays, which is an increase of arrivals by 3,3% and an increase of overnight stays by 5,7% compared to September 2018. Foreign tourists realized almost 2,0 million arrivals and 9,9 million overnight stays, which is a decrease in arrivals by 1,3% but an increase in overnight stays by 1,6% compared to September 2018. In September 2019, the highest number of tourist nights was realized in rooms, apartments and holiday homes, 4,3 million overnight stays, which is 41,8% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to September 2018, the number of tourist arrivals in rooms, apartments and holiday homes decreased by 0,2% and the number of overnight stays by 3,9%. The highest number of overnight stays of foreign tourists in September 2019 was realized by tourists from Germany, 3,1 million overnight stays (31,0% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists), and tourists from Austria, with 970 thousand overnight stays (9,8% of the total) realized overnight stays of foreign tourists). Compared to September 2018, tourists from Germany increased their overnight stays by 0,8%, while tourists from Austria decreased their overnight stays by 0,2%. Cover photo: Maistracenter_img Dubrovnik has the highest number of tourist nights In the first nine months of 2019, foreign tourists spent the most nights in Dubrovnik, Rovinj – Rovigno, Poreč – Parenzo, Medulin and Split, which is 19,3% of the total number of nights spent by foreign tourists in Adriatic Croatia. In the first nine months of 2019, tourists realized 17,7 million arrivals and 86,6 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase in tourist arrivals by 4,4% and an increase in overnight stays by 1,5% compared to the same period in 2018. , according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). In September 2019, the highest number of tourist nights was realized in Dubrovnik, 584 thousand, of which foreign tourists realized 98,3% and domestic 1,7%. Compared to September 2018, Dubrovnik had 2,5% more arrivals and 1,6% more tourist nights. Tourists from the United Kingdom realized the highest number of overnight stays in Dubrovnik, 144 thousand, which is 25,1% of the total number of overnight stays of foreign tourists in Dubrovnik. It is followed by Rovinj, where tourists realized 490 thousand overnight stays, of which foreign tourists realized 96,3% of overnight stays and domestic 3,7%. Compared to September 2018, Rovinj – Rovigno had 2,7% fewer arrivals and 1,5% fewer tourist nights. Tourists from Germany realized the most overnight stays, 198 thousand, which is 41,9% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists in Rovinj – Rovigno. Source: CBS Source: CBS In September 2019, there were 358 thousand rooms, suites and camping places with 933 thousand permanent beds available to tourists. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists in the City of Zagreb were realized by tourists from the USA, 145 thousand overnight stays, which is 8,6% of the total number of overnight stays of foreign tourists. In Rakovica, most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany, 52 thousand overnight stays, which is 18,9% of the total overnight stays of foreign tourists. In the group Resorts and similar facilities for short breaks available the most accommodation units This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from the United Kingdom (7,4%), Poland (6,2%), the Czech Republic (5,7%), Slovenia (5,4%) and Italy (3,4%). TOURIST ACTIVITY OF THE POPULATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA IN 2018 Domestic tourists spent the most nights in the first nine months of 2019 in Crikvenica, Mali Lošinj, Vodice, Zadar and Šibenik, which is 19,5% of the total number of nights spent by domestic tourists in Adriatic Croatia. In the group Hotels and similar accommodation, there were 81 thousand rooms and suites available to tourists (which is 22,7% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with 170 thousand permanent beds (which is 18,2% of the total number of available permanent beds) . The average occupancy of rooms was 75,6%, and permanent beds 71,5%. Most overnight stays of tourists from Germany and Austrialast_img read more

This Brisbane penthouse would suit even the great Harvey Specter

first_imgDine in style. Picture: Realestate.com.au Looking towards Milton and the edge of the CBD. Picture: Realestate.com.auAt the front of the apartment, five bedrooms are joined by a laundry and two modern bathrooms with rain showers and floor-to-ceiling tiles, including one with a separate bath tub. Four of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, ceiling fans and sliding windows, while the main bedroom has floor-to ceiling windows, four built-in wardrobes, a recessed ceiling and an ensuite with a double stone vanity and a steam room.Near the kitchen, a spiral staircase ascends to the upper level which features a second living room, powder room and dining room with kitchenette. From the dining room, sliding glass doors lead out to the rooftop terrace. Great place for many laps in the morning. Picture: Realestate.com.auMr Harrigan called the Vida development penthouse a one-of-a-kind property allowing no compromise on space, with a breathtaking backdrop to be enjoyed from every angle of the apartment. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoOn entry, a hallway separates the main living areas from the bedrooms.At the rear of the floor, a kitchen with Gaggenau appliances, a stone benchtop, breakfast bar and butler’s pantry adjoins partially-separated living and dining rooms. Engineered timber floors in the space complement neutral tones and contemporary lighting, while natural light and breezes flow throughout. Beside the kitchen is an office with custom desks and ample storage, while sliding glass doors in the living and dining spaces open to a balcony with Brisbane River views. Party at your place then? Picture: Realestate.com.au The penthouse has a large entertainment space with a void into the veranda of the apartment’s first level. A kitchen that ticks every box.Along with its enviable top-floor position, the apartment enjoys a state-of-the-art sound system and ducted airconditioning. The property has four side-by-side parking spaces.Residents’ amenities at Vida include a rooftop infinity pool, barbecue area and gym, on-site management and direct access to the riverfront boardwalk which links to South Bank restaurants, parklands and boutiques within minutes. West End’s Boundary St entertainment precinct is a short stroll away. Oh and there’s also a kitchenette upstairs. Picture: Realestate.com.au Looking towards Toowong downriver and Coronation Drive across the river. Picture: Realestate.com.au What a spot to hold court. Picture: Realestate.com.au His and hers? Picture: Realestate.com.au The penthouse at Vida is sophisticated luxury.IF you can picture yourself in Suits without batting an eyelid, this penthouse is definitely the home for you. The five bedroom, four bathroom, quadruple car garage penthouse at 105/21 Buchanan St, West End would suit even the great Harvey Specter (Suits lead character).The property is, of course, open for private inspections by appointment, with agent Phillip Harrigan of Ray White New Farm open to negotiation on the pricetag. Located in the newly-completed riverside complex Vida, this penthouse apartment has a split-level design that boasts an opulent interior and a rooftop terrace with river, city and mountain vistas. Wherever I lay my head… Picture: Realestate.com.au Time to plan a brunch. Picture: Realestate.com.aulast_img read more

Natural disasters

first_imgSERIOUS flooding has damaged railways in both Europe and North America this summer, resulting in at least two passenger train derailments because of bridge collapses. One was Amtrak’s Southwest Chief, which left the track at around 145 km/h while traversing a damaged bridge over a desert gully in northwestern Arizona in early August. The line had been inspected shortly before the train passed, and no problems had been spotted. After the derailment Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials ordered that passenger train speeds should be limited to 30 km/h and freight to 65 km/h when flash-flood warnings had been issued.Another derailment saw 10 serious and 54 minor injuries to passengers on the seven-coach Wien – Warzsawa Eurocity Sobieski on July 7 near Suchdol nad Odru. This was just one of many flood incidents paralysing rail traffic in the Czech Republic, where the worst affected regions were in Moravia and northeastern Bohemia. CD was forced to close its main east-west Praha – Ostrava – Zilina corridor and the north – south main line from Petrovice to Ostrava, Prerov and Breclav. On the east-west route nearly 265 km were declared unusable between Chocen and Trinec, the worst affected section being from Uti nad Orlici to Moravicany, where floodwaters tore down six bridges and ruined signalling and other equipment.CD said that 946 route-km, 13 stations, 23 bridges and nine substations have been damaged or destroyed, with power lines and communications cut for hundreds of kilometres. The cost of the damage is put at KC1·8bn, which does not do much to enhance CD’s wobbly finances. There are suggestions that 14 local lines damaged in the floods will not be restored to traffic. olast_img read more

Cuba’s youngest cultural ambassadors make rare US appearance

first_img Share 16 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Image via:juventudrebelde.cuSAN FRANCISCO, USA — La Colmenita, an internationally acclaimed Cuban children’s theater group and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, is bringing its high-energy mix of theatrics and song to Washington, New York and San Francisco, with a private performance at the United Nations on October 24 The October 15-29 tour, which is sponsored by the New York-based Brownstone Foundation, will give American audiences a unique opportunity to meet some of Cuba’s most talented young people, a generation that has been raised in the shadow of a decades-long US embargo. Since its formation in 1990, La Colmenita, which translates to “The Little Beehive,” has charmed audiences in more than 25 countries. Fans of the group include actors Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover and Mike Farrell and singers Jackson Browne and Harry Belafonte. British actress Vanessa Redgrave called them “The Soul of Cuba.”During its two-week visit, the cast of La Colmenita looks forward to forging friendships with young Americans. Their visit comes at an important moment in US-Cuba relations, with leaders in both countries acknowledging the importance of cultural diplomacy. La Colmenita productions are often based on familiar fairy tales and music, but with a creative Cuban twist. La Cucarachita Martina tells the story of Martina, a beautiful cockroach in search of a suitor who can capture her heart with his music. Abracadabra, which was written by children, touches on the US-Cuba relationship. In the play, a teacher takes her students on a journey in search of truth and justice. This is La Colmenita’s second visit to the United States. Plays will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles.For show times and ticket information visit: www.lacolmenitacuba.com Caribbean News Nowcenter_img Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Cuba’s youngest cultural ambassadors make rare US appearance by: – October 1, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

EPL: Guardiola insists Mourinho deserves respect

first_img “I know we get judged for the last game, the ideas we have or something we do. “But as a professional I try to judge my colleagues not for one season, but 10 or 15 years, a long career. That, for me, gives more value. “Periods for managers are up and down, everyone has it. You have seasons with good and bad periods, you have to change teams and build things. “For 15 or 20 years, Jose has been there all the time and that must be respected, because it’s the most difficult thing – to be there all the time.” City winger Leroy Sane, out since the start of the season through injury, is back raining with the first-team squad but needs more time to recover. Read Also:EFL Cup: Guardiola wary of Man United threat before second leg clash Sane has rejected City’s offer of a new contract, with Guardiola admitting the winger – wanted by Bayern Munich – is no nearer to signing a new deal. “We made him an offer a long time ago and all the time he rejected it,” said Guardiola. “So after that I don’t have any news.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Guardiola said his  arch rival  Mourinho deserves respect – despite being sacked from his last two jobs. Guardiola and Mourinho endured an intense and toxic rivalry when the pair were in charge of Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively. But the anticipated battle between the pair never materialised in Manchester, with Guardiola’s City proving too good for Mourinho’s United. The pair come face to face again when City face Tottenham, the first time they have met since Mourinho was sacked by United. Guardiola said Mourinho does not deserve to be judged on his last two jobs and rejected the notion his methods are outdated up against his and those of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. “The value of Jose, a manager with a lot of experience with a lot of success, is not to be judged on one season, or one-and-a-half seasons,” said Guardiola. “The guys who judge his career, not on 15 or 20 years, it’s because people don’t understand anything. Manchester City take on Tottenham this weekend as Pep Guardiola faces off against arch-rival Jose Mourinho Loading… Promoted Content7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Best Geek Movies Of All TimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

Vicki J. Smith, 55

first_imgVicki J. (Solgere) Smith, 55, Ft. Worth, Texas, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Ft. Worth.Born May 16, 1961 in Memphis, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Neil E. and Greta (Fisher) Solgere.Vicki grew up in Greensburg and graduated in 1979 from Greensburg High School. She attended Purdue University where she received a Bachelors’ Degree. She had worked as a convention coordinator in Texas.Vicki is survived by her mother, Greta Solgere, Greensburg; three daughters, Sydney, Shay, and Sadie Smith all of Ft. Worth; two brothers, Gary (Trina) Solgere, Greensburg and Scott (Cindy) Solgere, Houston, TX.She was preceded in death by her father, Neil E. Solgere.A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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