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  • Midyear graduates recognized

    first_imgFor a small gathering of Harvard College students, their graduation celebration would be different from the norm. But for the 114 students who followed a different path through their undergraduate years at Harvard, “different” was just fine.The students, along with their families and friends, gathered in the Radcliffe Gymnasium on Dec. 6 to celebrate the 2012-13 Midyear Graduates Recognition Ceremony. The event recognized students who graduate in November or March, off the usual Commencement cycle.Students become midyear graduates for a variety of reasons. Some take time off for family or health reasons, others choose to explore an entrepreneurial dream or travel, and some industrious souls simply graduate early. For these students, the ceremony is of great significance because some are not able to return for Harvard’s annual Commencement in May.“I’m extremely proud to be a member of the 2012-2013 midyear class,” said ceremony emcee Yi Han ’12-’13. “Later this month, 114 of us will walk into a tumultuous world facing unprecedented challenges, a world that demands leaders who can exercise autonomy, change makers who do not bow to conformity, and visionaries who are not afraid to be in the minority.”“I’m extremely proud to be a member of the 2012-2013 midyear class,” said ceremony emcee Yi Han ’12-’13. “Later this month, 114 of us will walk into a tumultuous world facing unprecedented challenges, a world that demands leaders who can exercise autonomy, change makers who do not bow to conformity, and visionaries who are not afraid to be in the minority.”Evelynn M. Hammonds, dean of Harvard College, addressed the audience of graduating students, their friends, and family members.“I have special confidence in the group before me today because each of you has, for your own individual and wildly varied reasons, cut an unconventional path through the dense and sometimes stodgy woods of this venerable institution,” she said. “In the famous words of Harvard graduate Robert Frost, you are the ones who have taken ‘the road less traveled.’ ”“Once in a while, the media focuses on people who decided they didn’t really need to finish at Harvard to realize their dreams — Mark Zuckerberg, Matt Damon, Bonnie Raitt,” Hammonds continued. “But then there are those who used Harvard to their own unconventional, individual, and often brilliant ends, clearing their own way through difficulty, or even opposition. Like W.E.B. Du Bois, Harvard’s first African-American Ph.D., who observed that while he had been ‘at Harvard,’ he was not ‘of Harvard.’ But he used the intellectual skills he honed here to reshape the intellectual and social landscape of this country.”Hammonds also mentioned Helen Keller, author Michael Crichton, and basketball player Jeremy Lin as examples of Harvard graduates who forged unconventional paths to success.“Their paths may have been less obvious, but their influence has still been great — and you, too, have the ability to influence the broader world by cutting new paths,” Hammonds said.In the event’s prospective faculty address, Andrew Berry, lecturer and assistant head tutor in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, drew upon the life of Charles Darwin to encourage graduates to maintain the academic connections and friendships that they had made at Harvard, and to continue to learn from those networking relationships as they left the institution.“Darwin’s ‘Eureka!’ moment didn’t come when he was standing, spray-flecked, on the prow of the Beagle,” Berry said. “It was as a young man six months after the return of the voyage of the Beagle, sitting in the office of Mr. John Gould, curator and preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London, who not only took Darwin to task for not labeling his collections correctly, but first noted that the specimens of birds from the Galapagos Islands were all very closely related. That’s when the penny dropped.”Berry pointed out that it wasn’t Darwin the individual who made the great discovery, but “Darwin the networker.”“Darwin was smart enough to seek the guidance of others,” Berry said. “The same applies to your every endeavor. Every enterprise is a collaborative enterprise, and you should remember that.”Speaking as one of the graduating seniors, Han expressed his thanks to the Senior Class Committee and the Harvard Alumni Association for coordinating the ceremony, and affirmed that taking “the road less traveled” had prepared the midyear graduates for success.“I have the conviction that, precisely because of the initiatives we have taken in structuring our education, the challenges and doubts we’ve had to deal with along the way, and the lessons that we learned in ultimately overcoming diverse circumstances, we midyear graduates are uniquely prepared to embark upon the journey that many of our dear friends began just a few months ago. We’re ready to take what we’ve learned from these ivy acres, and move some mountains.”last_img read more

  • Wenger fumes at Sidwell challenge

    first_img Press Association Sidwell will miss Fulham’s last four games of the season after he saw red for the second time in two appearances. The former Arsenal midfielder, who was given a straight red for a dangerous tackle on QPR defender Armand Traore three weeks ago, caught Mikel Arteta on his standing foot with a two-footed lunge just 12 minutes in the London derby. “I think the referee could only give a red card (to Sidwell),” the Arsenal manager said. “We will see (if Arteta is Okay). He played the second-half. I don’t know how much damage is done. It is a kick, a bad kick.” Arsene Wenger hit out at Fulham’s Steve Sidwell for the reckless tackle which earned him a red card in Arsenal’s vital 1-0 victory at Craven Cottage.center_img He added: “I don’t know if he has twisted his ankle or not. In these kind of things it is a question of a fraction of a second. If you are fully on your foot at the moment you get it you break your leg. If you ease a bit off maybe that is why he got away with it.” Wenger also ended the game with 10 men after Olivier Giroud caught Stanislav Manolev with a last-minute lunge. Sidwell’s tackle on Traore – a long sliding lunge while the Frenchman was at full pace – drew widespread condemnation, and the former Chelsea man can have no complaints about his dismissal here. Fulham boss Martin Jol admitted the 30-year-old, who has also been booked eight times this season, deserved to go. “I can’t defend him because that would only sound ridiculous,” Jol said. “I was annoyed with him, but he says it is not intentional. He will regret that tackle. It was the first foul that spoilt the game “I know it was not intentional because he wanted to play. He has just come back from a three-match suspension and now he is out for another four matches again so it was not only disappointing him, but also for us because we had to play with 10 men for a long time so that was more disappointing.” Despite the setback of losing Sidwell so early in the game, Fulham coped admirably, continuing to probe the Arsenal back four thanks to impressive performances from Urby Emanuelson, Eyong Enoh and Alex Kacaniklic. They were left exposed at the back, however, and Per Mertesacker took advantage of some slack defending from a free-kick to lash home just before half-time. last_img read more

  • Estwick warns Windies to prepare to ‘fight and scrap’

    first_imgMANCHESTER, England, (CMC) – Assistant coach Roddy Estwick said Monday West Indies had put last year’s Wisden Trophy triumph behind them and were cognisant of the new challenges which lay before them when they faced England in next month’s three-Test series.The Caribbean side thrashed England on home soil to claim their first series win in a decade but Estwick said with England in home conditions, and with the tour overshadowed by COVID-19 playing protocols, West Indies were facing a “very difficult series”.Stressing the need for thorough preparation and discipline, Estwick said West Indies had to be prepared to “fight and scrap”, if they were to successfully defend the Wisden.“It (last year’s series win) should give us some confidence but remember we won the Wisden Trophy back in the West Indies,” Estwick cautioned.“We’re in England now where England are very, very strong and where they very seldom lose Test series, so we’ve got to be up and running, we’ve got to be well prepared – that’s the key thing.“We can’t become complacent thinking we’ve won the series in the West Indies. It’s a new series, it’s completely different now, it’s being played behind closed doors, there are no spectators so there are a lot of changes since we last played in the Caribbean so we’ve got to be ready.”He continued: “We’ve got to make sure that our preparation is spot on, our discipline is spot on and we cannot underestimate the English. They’ll be hardworking, we’ve got to be disciplined.“They’re under a new coach, they’ve come off a good series win in South Africa so they will be ready and we’ve got to be ready to match them stride for stride and be prepared to fight and scrap because this is going to be a very, very difficult series and we know that and we’ve got to be well prepared. “The key thing is how well we prepare and then trust the process, and go and execute properly.”West Indies will be also fighting the weight of history, having not won a series in England in 32 years. In their last series here three years ago, they produced a remarkable win at Leeds to level the three-match rubber but then lost heavily at Lord’s.Estwick, who was part of the coaching unit for the 2017 series here, said the Headingley victory had proven West Indies had the ability to compete with the best Test sides.“If you remember we got beaten badly at Edgbaston and we regrouped and had a famous win at Headingley,” the Barbadian recalled.“What that tells us is that we can compete and if you look over the two series. For me, you would say the series is three-all right now – England won two Test matches over here in 2017 and we won one; we won two in the Caribbean and they won one so the series for us is all square.“We need now to win this series just to get ahead because we won on home soil, they won on home soil so it’s all up for grabs so we’ve got to make sure we find that extra motivation and if we find that extra motivation, then we can spring a surprise.”West Indies arrived here last Tuesday for the historic tour which will take place in a bio-secure environment amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.They are currently training while under quarantine at Old Trafford here and will remain isolated from the public for the duration of the seven-week tour, which will see Tests at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton and at the storied venue here.Estwick said the most important part of the preparation now was practice matches, especially with players coming out of lockdown situations in the Caribbean and unable to get match practice under their belts.“I don’t think motivation is a problem. I think once we can get them up to speed, that’s going to be the most difficult thing,” he pointed out.“Obviously they were in lockdown for two months but we (Barbadian contingent) were fortunate enough in the last two weeks in Barbados before we came over, we were able to get some work done. “The weather has been kind to us here since we arrived in England so we’ve had five days of practice so we’re getting there – we’re not fully there.“We had a meeting last night to discuss how people are feeling in their body and how ready they think they are. Most people think they are about 80 per cent at the moment so we just need to keep building up and the key thing for us is to arrive in the first Test fully ready.”He added: “We’ve got three practice matches and once people can get some more miles in their legs because as you know match practice is very, very important. You can prepare all you want in the nets but you need to go in and try and get some match readiness so once we can get match hardened then we should be fine.”last_img read more

  • Inter held by Fiorentina in Serie A

    first_imgElsewhere, Bruno Peres bagged a hat-trick as Roma surged to a 6-1 win over already-relegated SPAL.SPAL’s Alberto Cerri wiped out Nikola Kalinic’s 9th minute opener, but Peres’s curler put the Giallorossi in charge of the first half.Roma started the second half with Aleksandar Kolarov’s blockbuster, before Peres completed his hat-trick with strikes in the 51st and 75th minutes.Substitute Nicolo Zaniolo completed the scoring in the dying minutes after a solo run.Parma ended their seven-game winless run by defeating Napoli 2-1, with all three goals coming from the penalty spot.In Wednesday’s other Serie A matches, Lecce condemned Brescia to Serie B next season with a 3-1 victory, Sampdoria suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Genoa, and Torino shared the spoils with Hellas Verona after a 1-1 draw.****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApp inter milan drawsKampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Inter were utterly dominant at the San Siro on Wednesday but were unable to break down a stubborn Fiorentina defense, and the resulting 0-0 draw meant Juventus moved a step closer to their ninth consecutive Scudetto.With Romelu Lukaku back from injury, Inter coach Antonio Conte preferred Alexis Sanchez over Lautaro Martinez to partner the Belgian, while Christian Eriksen returned to the starting line-up.The Nerazzuri used their aggression and tempo to press high from the beginning.Fiorentina risked an own goal just five minutes into the game, before keeper Pietro Terracciano performed a double save to deny Inter.Lukaku almost found the net in the 18th minute, but saw his header smack the woodwork.The home side were then forced to make change as Stefan de Vrij limped off and was replaced by Andrea Ranocchia.Antonio Candreva volleyed in from Ashley Young’s cross straight after the break, but it was correctly flagged offside.Sanchez went closer in the 52nd minute, but his low strike was denied by the upright.The draw dropped Inter to third place with 73 points, with second-placed Atalanta sitting six points behind Juventus who have a game in hand, meaning the Old Lady just need one more win to secure the Serie A title with three matches remaining.last_img read more

  • Summer Camp Offers Glimpse Into a Public Safety Career

    first_img“It’s really, really great to see what they are doing, so I know what I’m going to be doing in the future,” she said. “This is a week of opportunity for our young adults to come in (and) have an experience about law and public safety through our Monmouth County Police Academy,” Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden said. “They take a week out of their summer. They could be on the beach, they could be doing some recreation, doing something else. But they’re here dedicated to learning about law enforcement and public safety.” July 8 to 12 marked Sheriff’s Youth Week, a program the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office started in 1992 with 16 students. The program is more than just a week of summer camp for children. Rather, it is aimed at young men and women with an interest in a career in law enforcement. While many students were returning participants in the program, others, like Dori Valentine, were there for the first time. “They are not allowed to have their cellphones,” said John Cuccia, the assistant director of youth week and a supervisor at the sheriff’s 911 center. “It’s funny, because I told them that on the first day. We took their cellphones and told them to put them in the bags that we gave them. And every few hours, I would sit there and go, ‘My God, you guys have made it four hours without a cellphone. Are you alive?’ ” As he spoke, a group of teens marched past, all wearing matching T-shirts, baseball caps and black pants on a hot morning. “If you need water, fill up your water bottle now,” an instructor called out to them. “Who’s first?” he asked. A young woman raised her hand and got into the seat. “We want them to understand it’s a tough job, it’s a great job,” said executive undersheriff Ted Freeman, the director of youth week. “It’s a rewarding experience.” By Philip Sean Curran Their days began at 7:45 a.m. and ended at 4 p.m. – days filled with work and sweat. As a rising junior at Red Bank Regional High School, she aspires to attend college at either the U.S. Military Academy at West Point or the Coast Guard Academy. She said she would like to work for the FBI one day. “Most people go to work and they make a living,” said Freeman, who got into law enforcement in 1966 in Spring Lake. “We make a difference in law enforcement. Every day, any police officer, any corrections officer, goes to work (and) they have an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. And that is worth more than the pay and it’s worth more than the benefits.” “Her longest successful track is 5.9 miles, eight hours after the guy crashed his car and fled on foot,” Kroeper said.center_img On the grounds of Monmouth County’s Situational Training and Response Simulator facility in Freehold, more than 100 teenagers from the county got a first-hand taste of what it’s like to be in law enforcement – from flying drones to getting up close and personal with a bloodhound that’s been used to hunt down murderers. Youth Week has a high return rate, with about 45 percent of students having previously attended. Through the years, some alumni of the program have gone into law enforcement, including one who decided to forgo becoming a nun and instead became a police officer in Alexandria, Virginia, Freeman said. Mya Ostermiller was a first-time attendee of youth week as well. At 18, she graduated this year from Middletown South High School and, bound for Kutztown University in Pennsylvania later this summer, she said she wants to do something in law enforcement as a career. “We have drill instruction every morning, every afternoon we have an hour of (physical training),” Freeman said. “It’s just like the academy.” At the facility in Freehold, Sheriff’s Officer Kurt Kroeper, a member of the K-9 unit, was holding forth with Skye, a 5 1⁄2-year-old bloodhound. The students stood in front listening as he talked about the dog and some of the work she has done around the state. “We want them aware that, if you’re vaping or if you’re thinking about it, these are the health hazards and health hazards affect a police officer’s ability to perform,” Freeman said. Through the week the teens also had a chance to hear from guest speakers from various law enforcement agencies. One included Doug Collier, a retired agent with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration who is now a Monmouth University professor. He spoke about vaping, the practice of using electronic cigarettes. And there wasn’t a smartphone in sight. FREEHOLD – Inside a darkened room normally used for law enforcement training, Tracey Tift set up a driving simulator that gave a bunch of teenagers a sense of what it’s like to be on the road behind the wheel of a police car. “It definitely opens up my eyes and I totally get a new perspective on what people in police specifically really do out in the real world,” said Valentine, 16. This article was first published in the July 18 – 24, 2019 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

  • Former PNC supporter accuses Govt official of assault

    first_img…victim sought protection, escort homeA former supporter of the People’s National Congress who switched to the People’s Progressive Party is accusing Government official Aubrey Norton of verbally assaulting and harassing her on Friday which resulted in her seeking Police protection and an escort to safety.Alicia Adams told this publication on Saturday that the incident occurred on Friday evening in the vicinity of Orange Walk, Bourda.According to Adams, Norton and herself were at the same location and as she ventured to her car to collect an item, he followed her. She claimed that it was while she was at the car that he began making offensive remarks; threatening her life. She added that she moved away and approached a group of friends but Norton, who was allegedly in a drunken state, went over to her friends and continued to verbally assault her about her decision to leave the PNC.“He left and he come towards me and he started verbally assaulting me. He said ‘if you know what I would do you and nothing wouldn’t come out of it’. To avoid him, I sat down. He came and pulled the chair away from me,” said Adams.She claimed that he positioned himself as though he was armed with a weapon or firearm which prompted persons who were present to intervene.“I left and went over to my car and Aubrey Norton kept walking behind me. He put his hands by his waist and that’s when one of the girls there said to go in my car while the other one was holding him back before he get to me,” she explained.The police were summoned and upon arriving, officers detected the seriousness of the matter and both persons were taken to the Albouystown Police Station.“I went to the station and from the time Aubrey walk in, he start barging and start again…When I was giving my statement, he start interrupting again. He had a boy with him and he barge past the counter towards me.”Fearing for her life, the woman said that she sought an escort to a secure location. She claimed that she made a decision not to go home on Friday evening since Norton had reportedly threatened to have her family removed from their Campbellville, Georgetown home.The woman is contending that it is not the first time such an encounter has occurred. She said that it has escalated now.Threats were made by the accused ever since she pulled support from the PNC and joined the People’s Progressive Party. However, if she is harmed in any way, Adams pointed out that Norton would be responsible.Efforts by Guyana Times to contact Norton for a comment proved futile.last_img read more

  • Wednesday’s QPR quiz

    first_imgTest your Rangers knowledge by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly…[wp-simple-survey-16]Video: QPR fans react to dramatic victory against StokeFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

  • Taking Control of the Sales Process

    first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Sometimes it takes a massive change to produce better sales results. It might take a major overhaul of what you do and how you’re doing it. But sometimes small changes can have a major impact on your sales results. You might be doing most everything right, but something relatively minor causes serious problems, like losing control of the sales process and extending your sales cycle time.Here are two small changes that can give you back control over your sales process, shorten your sales cycle time, and allow you to create more value throughout the process.Linking Commitments to CommitmentsSales managers and sales leaders complain about persistently long sales cycles. They have a sales process—even if isn’t given the attention it deserves. Reducing the cycle time would help them produce better results, and it would help their clients to realize the value that they create sooner too.One simple change can make all the difference in the world. Here it is: never leave a sales interaction without scheduling the next sales interaction.By never leaving a sales call without another commitment for some activity that advances the sales, you link commitment to commitment and more the sales process along. This little change alone can squeeze weeks out of the sales process, normally those weeks that you spend trying to get your dream client to return your calls, respond to your voicemail message, or return your email messages.Choosing the Right MediumSome people insist on emailing pricing to their dream clients. But by emailing their pricing, they lose control of the sales process. Once your prospect has your emailed pricing and proposal, they can make their decision without you. If they have concerns, they can resolve them to their satisfaction—but not to yours.Email is a poor medium for delivering pricing and proposals, unless your business is seriously transactional, and even then you’d gain an advantage by choosing a more effective medium. Email is also a poor medium for negotiations. It’s more effective to speak face-to-face or by telephone to talk through issues than it is to send revision after revision back and forth with no real dialogue.The nature and outcome of the interaction drives the choice of medium, not what’s easiest. Maintaining control of the sales process means choosing what’s most effective, not what seems to be most efficient. In fact, the effective choice is the most efficient choice—it’s the one that most quickly gets you the outcome you want.QuestionsHave you ever made small changes to realize a dramatic improvement?Can one seemingly minor mistake have outsized repercussions?How do you recognize the blind spots or mistakes you might be making?Do you ever leave a sales interaction without scheduling your next sales interaction?Do you ever choose a medium that might not be the very best choice for the outcome you want?last_img read more

  • 10 months agoWest Ham players hail 2-goal Anderson after victory at Southampton

    first_imgWest Ham players hail 2-goal Anderson after victory at Southamptonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham ace Felipe Anderson struck twice as they came from behind to beat Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.After a quiet first half, the hosts took the lead in scrappy fashion via an own goal by West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna, who was under pressure from Nathan Redmond after Lukasz Fabianski had parried Redmond’s initial effort.But West Ham were only behind for three minutes before Anderson’s 20-yard low strike beat Alex McCarthy.The third goal – all in nine minutes – came again from Anderson, who powerfully shot home after being released by Michail Antonio to put the Hammers ahead.Afterwards, Hammers midfielder Declan Rice said: “You could see in the first half we were getting chances, getting the ball out wide. The manager said to keep going and Felipe has popped up with two superb goals.”The first half of the season is out of the way. We are setting ourselves up for a good second half.”Aaron Cresswell said of teammate Anderson: “He’s been fantastic and hopefully that continues.”It was a tough start, losing the first four games, but he’s been our in-form man and is our top goalscorer.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 10 months agoWest Ham plan to outbid Arsenal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez

    West Ham plan to outbid Arsenal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarezby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal face a threat from West Ham over their move for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez.Unai Emery is desperate to sign the 25-year-old Barcelona winger who spent a season with him at Sevilla.But the cash-strapped Gunners’ are struggling to meet Barcelona’s demands and fear they could miss out on the former Manchester City man, says The Sun.But Barcelona are only willing to let him leave with the guarantee of a £20million permanent deal at the end of the season.The fact that West Ham are prepared to offer that money immediately has strengthened their resolve to secure a fee. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say read more

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