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Bird’s-eye view of spring

first_imgThe calendar of events at Harvard this semester is packed with activities to carry you through the spring.A trio of iconic filmmakers and a Pulitzer-winning author are giving free talks. The science museums are rolling out a fresh slate of innovative exhibits.If you’re looking for a fun Valentine’s Day-themed outing, hit Oberon and test your pop-culture acumen at the “Old School Game Show.”Those determined to stick to their New Year’s resolutions may find Daniel H. Pink’s talk on the science of perfect timing helpful. And when cabin fever sets in around spring break, plenty of events are on tap to keep minds active and dispel the winter doldrums. — Compiled by Rebecca Coleman* * *Good news for cinephiles,* * *Health and happiness,* * * Science and technology,* * *Valentine’s Day,* * *For book lovers,* * *Family-friendly,* * *Dance, visual arts, musiclast_img read more

Tips for building lasting financial relationships with millennials

first_img 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The words “lasting” and “Millennial Generation” don’t typically seem to go together. Most people’s false stereotypes of the Millennials include they are over-praised whiners, kids who jump from fad to fad, and a group that is more concerned about technology connection than personal interaction.However, according to a recent e-book from Credit Union Student Choice, financial institutions can successfully connect and build relationships with Gen. Y. Offering more than just theory and a bunch of statistics most people already know, Millennials: How Credit Unions Can Build, Strengthen and Maintain Lasting Relationships provides practical tips and suggestions for reaching this key demographic. And at 38 pages in e-book format you can quickly review the pertinent points.In all honesty, it is one of the best resources I’ve read in many years on a topic (reaching the Millennial Generation) near and dear to almost every financial institution. It has many answers to questions credit unions and banks are asking when it comes to reaching Gen. Y. Like, “who are these people,” “how do they really like to be treated,” and “what changes should financial institutions make to connect with them?” continue reading »last_img read more

Ian Wright singles out Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin for praise after Sheffield United victory

first_img Arteta speaks after Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Sheff Utd, praises SakaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 14:00FullscreenArteta speaks after Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Sheff Utd, praises Saka is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.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 City‘He’s very difficult to stop in these situations so it’s up to Arsenal to get the ball to him quicker. That’s where he’s at his best.’On Arsenal’s season so far, Wright said: ‘It’s very early days.‘They’ve got some tough fixtures coming up which will be a test but, at the moment, keep on winning and keeping that momentum is important.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mikel Arteta backs Arsenal board after missing out on Houssem Aouar transferMORE: Patrice Evra hails ‘amazing’ Arsenal star after Sheffield United victory Advertisement Hector Bellerin helped Arsenal clinch a deserved win in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)‘Hector Bellerin deserves a lot of credit. He’s had a hand in both goals there. I’m pleased with the way it’s going for him because there was a period when the fans were getting a little frustrated with him.‘But since lockdown he’s been really, really good for us.’Wright added: ‘This is where you want Nicolas Pepe playing. There’s been times where he’s been covered and he can’t open his legs or get going. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Oct 2020 6:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.6kShares Ian Wright has reacted to Arsenal’s victory over Sheffield United (Picture: Premier League)Ian Wright singled out Hector Bellerin for praise after Arsenal’s victory over Sheffield United in the Premier League.Sheffield United kept the Gunners at bay for 60 minutes at the Emirates on Sunday before Bukayo Saka headed home from Bellerin’s inviting cross.Just four minutes later, Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe made a superb run down the right wing and slotted home to double the Gunners’ lead.David McGoldrick curled home Sheffield United’s first goal of the season late on but Arsenal held on for a deserved victory in north London.ADVERTISEMENTWright was pleased with his former club’s performance and singled out Bellerin for praise after Arsenal moved to fourth in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe told Premier League productions: ‘They needed to up their game in the second half and they did that. They showed their quality.center_img Advertisement Comment Ian Wright singles out Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin for praise after Sheffield United victorylast_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement in Support of All Pennsylvania Workers as Supreme Court Hears JANUS Case

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter February 26, 2018 Governor Wolf Statement in Support of All Pennsylvania Workers as Supreme Court Hears JANUS Casecenter_img Jobs That Pay,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – As the Supreme Court of the United States hears opening arguments on Janus v. AFSCME, Governor Wolf offered the following statement in support of Pennsylvania workers and the collective bargaining that has helped workers inside and outside of unions:“As this case attempts to take us backwards, we must charge in the opposite direction and make the economy work for all Pennsylvanians. If the Janus case is decided against workers, they could lose the right to have their voices heard in their workplace. As a former business owner, I know that it is great workers that make companies successful and when workers are well-treated, their success is even greater.“Unfortunately, for special interests that are driven by profits, Janus v. AFSCME is part of decades-long effort to destroy unions. Special interest groups have formed throughout the country with the goal of weakening unions, and making it easier for their donors to make money at the expense of working families.“Here in Pennsylvania we are going to fight for working families. A living wage and strong unions for workers will allow our economy to grow and strengthen Pennsylvania’s middle class. As the Supreme Court hears this case, we will do everything in our power to make sure Pennsylvanians can join together to fight for the good, union jobs our communities need.”Read Governor Wolf’s joint op-ed with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto here.last_img read more

This Beachmere property is a dream home for the new buyers

first_img33 Coronation Avenue, BeachmereA WATERFRONT home at Beachmere has sold for $1.3 million after more than three years on the market.Premium Realty principal Gayle Cox said a couple living in Dubai bought the property at 33 Coronation Ave.“They’re going to move back in about three years time, they’re just going to rent it out in the meantime,” Mrs Cox said.She said the home had many attractive features but its premium beachfront position and privacy was the selling point.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 201933 Coronation Avenue, Beachmere“More than anything, it was the location,” Mrs Cox said.“When you’re sitting on the front lawn, people on the beach can’t see you because it’s elevated.“It’s a small street too, it doesn’t have a lot of traffic going through it.”It marked the top sale in the Morton region to the week ending February 26.Mrs Cox added that it was one of the top sales ever achieved in Beachmere. She said the market in the area was strong at the moment, especially being the closest suburb to the city with beachfront properties for sale around the $1 million mark.“It’s good buying and it’s only going to go up in value,” she said.last_img read more

Mum of newborn twins sells house in 10 days

first_imgThe pool nestles in to the bush setting at 73 Woolshed St, Ferny Hills.“Don’t put a price on it, let the market speak and see where the interest is,’’ Belle Property agent Georgie Haug said.“We had 58 buyers look at the house and three open homes. The seller had newborn twins so I didn’t want to muck around.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019 Open-plan living at 131 Kylie Ave, Ferny Hills.And a three-bedroom house at 14 Eromba Cr, Ferny Hills sold for $605,000. The kitchen of 73 Woolshed St, Ferny Hills.Earlier this year, Ms Haug sold a three-bedroom house at 45 Archdale Rd, Ferny Hills for $618,000 with a $120,000 difference in offers.“All the people bidding thought their offers were good, it’s about matching the right buyer to the property.”She said local interest from Samford was driving demand in Ferny Hills. This property at 73 Woolshed St, Ferny Hills sold for $877,500.THREE offers separated by $87,500 and all made within the first 10 days on the market, made 73 Woolshed St, Ferny Hills a record sale for Belle Property Samford. FIND MORE HOUSES FOR SALE IN FERNY HILLS <<>> Five contracts were issued and three were returned. The first two offers were $790,000 and $835,000 and the four-bedroom, two- bathroom property was sold with the third offer of $877,500. Also in Ferny Hills, a three-bedroom, two bathroom house at 131 Kylie Ave sold for $575,000. The pool and rear aspect of 14 Eromba Cr, Ferny Hills.last_img read more

UN organizes Nile celebration to raise awareness on sustainable development

first_imgThe celebration was organized by the UN Information Center in Cairo, the Arab League and the Foreign Ministry.The sailboats, which were located by the Sawy Culture Wheel, raised flags with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on them, including eradicating poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and tackling climate change by 2030, according to the UN official website.Egypt’s plan for 2030 is harmonious with the goals of sustainable development, said Anita Neroda, Resident Representative of the United Nations in Egypt during the celebration.Haifa Abu Ghazala, Assistant Secretary General of the Arab League, stressed the importance of dialogue with young people to define the goals of sustainable development and spread awareness of the campaign through social networking websites.The sustainable development plan aims as well to complete the unaccomplished goals of the UN development plan set between 2000 and 2015. The United Nations organized a celebration on the Nile under the slogan Sailing the Nile for Sustainable Development Saturday evening, in Cairo, to raise awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that have been adopted by 193 member states of the United Nations in New York during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly last September.The celebration included the sailing of five sailboats on the Nile and aimed to raise awareness of the UN’s latest plan, The Road to Dignity 2030.last_img read more

Millions without essential health services in the C’bean – WHO

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! 106 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet NEW YORK, United States (CMC) – A new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Bank shows that millions of people in the Caribbean and the Americas do not have access to essential health services.The report says six per cent of 400 million people, who do not have access to these services, are “tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending.”“This report is a wakeup call: It shows that we’re a long way from achieving universal health coverage. We must expand access to health and protect the poorest from health expenses that are causing them severe financial hardship,” said Dr Tim Evans, Senior Director of Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank Group.The report, “Tracking Universal Health Coverage,” is the first of its kind to measure health service coverage and financial protection to assess countries’ progress towards universal health coverage, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).The report looks at global access to essential health services – including family planning, antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, child immunization, antiretroviral therapy, tuberculosis treatment, and access to clean water and sanitation – in 2013, and found that at least 400 million people lacked access to at least one of these services.“The world’s most disadvantaged people are missing out on even the most basic services,” said Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation, at the WHO.“A commitment to equity is at the heart of universal health coverage,” she added. “Health policies and programmes should focus on providing quality health services for the poorest people, women and children, people living in rural areas and those from minority groups.”The report also finds that, across 37 countries, six per cent of the population was tipped or pushed further into extreme poverty (US$1.25/day) because they had to pay for health services out of their own pockets.When the study factors in a poverty measure of US$2/day, 17 per cent of people in these countries were impoverished, or further impoverished, by health expenses, according to PAHO.WHO and the World Bank Group recommend that countries pursuing universal health coverage should aim to achieve a minimum of 80 per cent population coverage of essential health services, and that everyone everywhere should be protected from catastrophic and impoverishing health payments.This is the first in a series of annual reports that WHO and the World Bank Group will produce on tracking progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) across countries.The New York-based Rockefeller Foundation and the Japanese Ministry of Health supported the report, which was released six months before the second annual Universal Health Coverage Day on December 12. HealthInternationalLifestyleNewsPrintRegional Millions without essential health services in the C’bean – WHO by: Caribbean Media Corporation – June 16, 2015last_img read more

Ferguson describes Klopp ‘fantastic coach’

first_img “I know it’s not 100 per cent appropriate as a Liverpool manager but I admire him,” he said. “I remember he was the first British manager I met. “We had breakfast. I’m not sure how much he remembers but I remember because for me this moment was like meeting the Pope. It was absolutely great and from that first season we clicked.“I didn’t think at this moment I would have a trophy in my hands named after him.” Last year’s winner Chris Wilder had to settle for the runner-up spot this time around after narrowly missing out on Europe in a remarkable return to the Premier League for Sheffield United. Also short-listed were Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth and Leeds’ Marcelo Bielsa, who was named Championship manager of the year after earning the title. Coventry boss Mark Robins took the League One award and Crewe’s David Artell was named League Two manager of the year. Emma Hayes was named Barclays FA Women’s Super League manager of the year after leading Chelsea to a league and Continental Tyres League Cup double, while Aston Villa’s Gemma Davies took the FA Women’s Championship award after a curtailed campaign. The Premier League manager of the year will be awarded separately next month. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In CinemaWhich Celebrity Endorsement Deals Were Worth The Most?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemSan Francisco Runner Makes Art With GPS-Tracking8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… center_img Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, has described Jurgen Klopp as a ‘fantastic manager’ after he was  named the League Managers’ Association manager of the year. The Reds ended a 30-year wait for top-flight glory in a season that also saw them crowned world champions following on from last year’s Champions League success. The award was announced by ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, after whom the trophy is now named. “Jurgen, fantastic,” Ferguson said on Sky Sports. “We speak about Leeds spending 16 years in the Championship, but Liverpool 30 years since winning that league, incredible. “You thoroughly deserved it. The performance level of your team was outstanding. Your personality runs right throughout the whole club. It was a marvellous performance. “I’ll forgive you for waking me up at 3.30am to tell me you have won the league! Thank you, but anyway, you thoroughly deserved it. Well done.” Klopp declared himself “absolutely delighted” to get the award, which he dedicated to his staff. And the 53-year-old said he was honoured to be handed a trophy named in honour of Ferguson.Advertisementlast_img read more

Interstate 74 work set to begin for 2019

first_imgBatesville, In. — Construction activity is set to ramp up as INDOT continues a $61 million project to rebuild a 13-mile section of I-74 in northern Ripley County, southeast Franklin County, and southwest Decatur County.Work includes pavement replacement between interchanges at New Point (mile marker 143) and State Road 101 (mile marker 156) and new bridge superstructures at Little Laughery Creek and Western Creek.In 2019, the project enters its third and final major phase.Scheduled operations for 2019 include shifting all I-74 traffic to the rebuilt eastbound lanes, with one lane in each direction separated by a concrete barrier wall, while westbound lanes are reconstructed. Westbound bridge superstructures will be replaced at Little Laughery Creek and Western Creek. The traffic shift is anticipated to begin on or after Tuesday, March 26.During reconstruction of westbound I-74, the Batesville Welcome Center at milemarker 151 will be closed.All traffic is scheduled to return to normal eastbound/westbound configuration and the westbound welcome center to reopen by mid to late fall.Ancillary tasks, such as final clean-up and seeding, may continue into Spring 2020.last_img read more

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