Social Justice Spotlight

first_imgKip Tiernan BI ’89, founder of Rosie’s Place and the Greater Boston Food Bank and co-founder of Community Works and the Poor People’s United Fund, gave her papers to the Schlesinger Library in 2006 so that scholars and citizens can learn more about how and why she pursued her passion for social justice. That was just one part of a special connection forged between the social justice pioneer and the Radcliffe Institute library.When she died in 2011, at 85, it was important that her commitment to the downtrodden and disenfranchised live on. One way her legacy continues at Harvard is through the event that took place yesterday hosted by the Schlesinger Library and Community Works, a cooperative of 34 local grassroots organizations devoted to social and economic justice.The executive director of Community Works, Fran Froelich, worked with Tiernan for years to pursue community-based solutions to entrenched challenges, including homelessness, hunger, and violence. She spoke about Tiernan at the event, saying “She told the truth—held it up—and invited us to join her in searching for solutions.”To honor Tiernan’s pursuit of truth and her commitment to improving the quality of life for all people, Froelich presented the organization’s Striving for Justice Award to David Hemenway AB ’66, PhD ’74, professor of health policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. The award was given in recognition of his efforts to understand and prevent injury and violence as director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center and as the author of many books, including While We Were Sleeping: Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention (University of California Press, 2009).Hemenway, who was honored to accept the award, shared some insights into his work collecting data about homicide and suicides, and how he and his colleagues are learning more about violence and its causes as they analyze the information. His remarks—which included insights into soda drinking, accidental poisonings, and gun ownership—illustrated what Froelich said in her introduction: “David’s field of public health has deep moral connections to broader questions of social justice, poverty, and systematic disadvantage.”His remarks were followed by a discussion with young people searching for solutions to youth violence and active in Alternatives for Community and Environment and the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center, two organizations that are part of Community Works.The combination of statistics and the stories was a fitting testament to Kip Tiernan’s commitment to highlighting the power of experts and community groups to raise awareness, tackle difficult issues, make a meaningful difference, and inspire others. The event was also an opportunity to remind people about the mission of Community Works, its participation in the Harvard Community Gifts campaign, and access to Tiernan’s papers at the Schlesinger Library.last_img read more

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Saint Mary’s Biology Club to host trivia night

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Biology Club is hosting a trivia night Thursday to test the community’s knowledge on a variety of topics, from the history of the College to general science questions, in the Science Hall at 7 p.m.The event is open to participation from all majors as an effort to act as a unifying event for students, Biology Club vice president and senior Nicole Nemeth said via email. “We all hope that students will come and enjoy the fellowship of other Belles while having fun and showing off their trivia skills,” Nemeth said. Biology Club member and senior Allison Sweeney said she is most looking forward to seeing the evening’s turnout because of the club’s efforts to make the event feel welcoming to all. “I am most excited to see how many people come to the event and how everyone reacts to the questions that we put so much time into creating,” Sweeney said via email. “We wanted to make it fun for everyone of all majors.” Nemeth, along with the rest of the Biology Club executive board, came up with questions that they felt would both present a challenge to students but also be knowledge accessible to the entire community, not just those studying the sciences, she said. “We all enjoyed creating categories and questions,” Nemeth said. “Some of the questions are challenging and fun and we enjoyed putting them together.”Nemeth said the club sees the event as an opportunity to market themselves to all students, inviting the involvement of students from a variety of backgrounds and a variety of majors. The Biology Club has hosted multiple events this year to draw in students that come from non-science backgrounds. “This event will benefit the [Biology] Club by promoting our club to all students as an organization that is fun and inclusive,” Nemeth said. “We try to create events such as this that are not only science-based so as to reach out to everyone and truly show the campus what our club is about.”Nemeth said the club hopes to continue the trend of including all students. She also said the club plans to offer events with similar goals in the future. “We hope that in the future, the Biology Club will be able to continue to host similar events,” Nemeth said. “As a club, we try to plan a social event once a month, open to anyone that wishes to attend, so in the future other similar events would definitely be a possibility.”Sweeney added that the winner of the trivia night will receive a free graduate school exam preparation course, aiding them in their future application process. “We are also giving away a free Kaplan course at the trivia night, so any [Saint Mary’s] student will be able to win a free course to help them prepare for graduate school applications,” Sweeney said. Tags: Biology Club, Trivia nightlast_img read more

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Welcoming a New Addition to the Winegar

first_imgBountiful, UT December 3, 2007Life for new parents just got a little easier, and customer communication just improved at Winegar’s supermarket. The Utah based chain launched its new web site (www.winegars.com(link is external)) in October, including thousands of recipes, a monthly “Fresh Ideas” circular, weekly ads and specials were added. In addition, Winegar’s has just added Winegars.MyBaby.com to their online family as of December 3, 2007. MyBaby is a grocery social networking site provided by MyWebGrocer, located in Colchester, Vermont. Winegars.MyBaby.com differs from other parenting social networking sites by aggregating a full range of information and networking possibilities. Parents can take advantage of blogging, recipes, personalized homepages, advice and more. Winegars also provides their customers with online specials just for parents. We are excited to offer this new feature to our valued customers. Winegar’s is well aware of the importance children are to our shoppers, says Don Mathews, President of Winegars. “This is another way for our company to support local families and hopefully make their lives a little easier.” Were really excited about Winegars.MyBaby.com because, as anyone whos been a parent knows, information and advice are critical, especially when you have a baby, said Rebecca Roose, Marketing and Account Manager for MyWebLink a division of MyWebGrocer. Winegars.MyBaby.com gives parents the power and support theyre looking for. Plus, its full of awfully cute pictures. According to Rich Tarrant , CEO of MyWebGrocer, MyBaby is a great tool for our retail partners to offer a value ad to their customers. This site allows young mothers, a very important demographic for supermarkets, to connect and share information. In todays world, people connect through the internet and MyBaby provides a medium for that connection that also brings value to the retail brand. For more information about Winegar’s social networking site, please go to Winegars.mybaby.com or contact Jason Sokol, Associated Food Stores Marketing Specialist (phone: 801-978-8564, email: [email protected](link sends e-mail)). About Winegars: Winegar’s has been in the Utah grocery industry since 1917. A member of Associated Food Stores, Winegar’s serves customers throughout Bountiful, Roy and Clearfield, Utah.About MyWebGrocer: MyWebGrocer has been helping grocery retailers find profit in the online shopping world since 1999. Based in Colchester, Vermont, MyWebGrocer is the industry leader in providing web services solutions to 80 grocery chains. “We Make Online Shopping Work. For more information please visit www.mywebgrocer.com(link is external).last_img read more

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Uniline, the leading destination management company in the region, is hiring and looking for new young forces

first_imgUniline doo is a leading destination management company in the region of Southeast Europe, with a business headquarters in Pula and branches throughout Croatia, offices in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, China and South Korea.In order to successfully implement new projects, we are supplementing our team with new members, and we invite all those interested to apply for the competition in order to become part of our team, point out Uniline. The competitions are open until August 16.08.2018, XNUMX, and you can see more details below in the attachment.Key account manager https://goo.gl/3PgTY1Senior programmer C # https://goo.gl/T7rD2LSenior PHP Programmer https://goo.gl/2TsjaESEO / SEM specialist https://goo.gl/VSNCrSBookkeeping specialist https://goo.gl/YHSL7vAssistant for group and FIT travel operations https://goo.gl/tFrvSQGood luck everyone.Related news:UNILINE OPENS NEW BUSINESS HEADQUARTERS AND PRESENTS NEW BUSINESS PHILOSOPHYlast_img read more

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ECCB’s Public Expenditure Review Commission approves management of government finances

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 52 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews ECCB’s Public Expenditure Review Commission approves management of government finances by: – August 19, 2011 Tweet Logo of Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. Photo credit: antiguaobserver.comDominica’s cost of debt is among the lowest in the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States, according to Mario St. Rose, the Head of the Public Expenditure Review Commission of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.The Commission is meeting member territories to sensitize them on public finances and to make recommendations on the way forward.“There are a lot of success stories about Dominica. Amongst the target area we are looking at Dominica has the lowest cost of debt, I think it’s about 2% or 3%. You were not always like that. There were times when your cost of debt when you borrowed on Trinidad and Tobago market was all like 10% and 11% percent but you have done something about it,” he said.Meantime he says the debt level of many of the ECCB member states should be cause for concern.“One of our members has the highest debt levels in the world. St Kitts is 150 percent of GDP,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Cambiasso, Bergomi Slam Osimhen for Changing Agent

first_imgDuro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportEven as Napoli fans are anxiously waiting for the arrival of Nigeria and Lille player, Victor Osimhen, Real Madrid midfielder, Esteban Cambiasso, and Inter Milan legend, Giuseppe Bergomi, have questioned the decision of the Super Eagles forward to switch agent during negotiations with the Naples-based club.Osimhen who visited the Serie A club with his agent in the middle of the negotiation to meet with the club Owner, Aurelio de Laurentiis and Manager Gennaro Gattuso, was reported to have severed relations with his French agent, Jean-Gérard Benoît Czajka, for reasons not too clear. Victor Osimhen Czajka who is the founder of Matching SporInternationalwas alleged to be negotiated bonuses for himself during contract talks with Napoli.This is believed to have prompted Osimhen to switch to controversial agent William D’Avila, who has close ties with several Super Eagles players.In a chat with Sky Calcio Club broadcast (via Area Napoli), Cambiasso was reported to have said : “If I too have changed as many agents as Victor Osimhen did, complicating a negotiation like the one with Napoli?“Honestly not. I had my father, I trusted him; then my brother managed me. These things, in short , I did not do them.“It is also true, however, that football has changed in some respects over the years,” observed the former Madrid Star.Similarly, Italy’s 1982 World Cup-winning defender, Bergomi added : “I have never behaved this way either. I, however, went to talk to the club alone or, at best, with my mother.“That’s right: once my mother came with me and, seeing that I wanted to raise the requests for engagement, she said to me: ‘Beppe, leave it alone: take what they have offered you, it’s good money.”D’Avila, Osimhen’s new agent handles the affairs of players like; Oghenekaro Etebo, Emmanuel Dennis, Henry Onyekuru and Anderson Esiti.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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After sweep by Ohio State, SU aims to sure up fundamentals

first_img Published on November 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Following consecutive losses against Ohio State last weekend, the Syracuse ice hockey team is now faced with its first real adversity of the season and its fair share of work. But on a team with 10 rotating freshmen and 11 new players, adversity is a good thing. It’s a learning experience. And before the schedule begins to creep into conference play, the coaching staff is working to get through that adversity to restore the little things that make the team effective. ‘Not to say that they’re confused,’ associate coach Graham Thomas said. ‘But the game happens so fast, and you have to worry about playing on instincts and making quick decisions. Sometimes I think there’s too much going on in their heads, and they’re not playing on instincts. Thinking too much instead of reacting and playing.’ This week, Syracuse has replaced full-squad practices with individual workouts, stressing fundamentals, skill breakdowns and a reiteration of roles in the team’s system. At 4-4-1, SU has completed just over a quarter of its 34-game season. The Orange had a frustrating weekend against Ohio State, cluttered with unlucky bounces and poor execution against the Buckeyes. While losing 4-2 last Saturday, SU was outshooting OSU by more than 20. Syracuse is doing what it can to take control of future momentum swings, as plainly as possible.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text And that can’t start halfway through its next second period. It has to start in practice. ‘What we’re really focusing on right now is that we don’t want to get too caught up and too carried away with what the other team is doing,’ Thomas said. ”Consistency in preparation’ is a term that we’ve been using with our players. I think that starts with focusing a lot about what we’re going to do to be successful and not worrying too much about them.’ Syracuse will meet Clarkson twice in a home-and-home series over the next two weekends, beginning at the Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion Friday. The Knights, who have been 3-2-1 since mid-October, own a 3-6-1 overall record and are taking a break from their own conference play to meet the Orange. Clarkson has 11 juniors and seniors with a senior goaltender. Syracuse has just eight upperclassmen, with freshman goalies seeing most of the work. Coaches stress preparation because this is a point in which the season can start to move very quickly for a young player. ‘I think together, it’s a good group,’ head coach Paul Flanagan said of his new group. ‘They’re outnumbered, of course. There are just three seniors with so many freshmen and sophomores. If anything, that’s the tough part of it. It’s their first few months away from home, in a strange environment, all these freedoms as individuals and all this work they have to do. There’s a lot going on.’ Early on, Syracuse was hanging with nationally ranked opponents and toppling lesser ones. Perhaps Ohio State was worth all the hype and Syracuse will have to lick its wounds and get up off the deck. But either way, this young Syracuse team and program will have to grow up fast. And for SU’s players, that means getting back to the basic skills that got them to this point. SU players won’t exactly know how good the opponent will be until they go over the game film on Thursday, and maybe even until they hit the ice on Friday. But in a sense, that’s not too important right now. If Syracuse is going to get its work done on Friday, it will be because its players are able to focus on themselves and not their opponents. ‘I wouldn’t say that we’re over-preparing, but what we need to do is simplify our approach. Keep it more streamlined,’ Thomas said. ‘More simple. More about what we have to do to execute to be successful on our end.’ [email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more

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Q&A with sports editor of the Daily Gavel

first_imgDT: If USC head coach Kiffin does decide to open up the playbook this week for the passing game, would Boston College’s defense be up to the task of defending wideouts Marqise Lee and Nelson Agholor?DG: This worries me. BC’s secondary hasn’t faced a wideout tandem like that since Clemson’s Sammy Watkins and Charone Peake in early 2012. If Cody Kessler is on target with his throws, cornerbacks Bryce Jones and Manny Asprilla will be charged with a heavy task. BC doesn’t usually go up against Biletnikoff Award winners — the last being Notre Dame’s Golden Tate in 2009 — so this will be a crucial matchup in Saturday’s game. Daily Trojan sports editor Will Laws and Teddy Kolva, sports editor of the Daily Gavel at Boston College, interviewed each other earlier this week to get a better feel for the opposing teams they cover ahead of Saturday’s showdown at the Coliseum.Below are Laws’ questions and Kolva’s responses about Boston College — you can check out what Kolva asked Laws about the Trojans at bcgavel.com. DT: QB Chase Rettig is entering his fourth season under center for Boston College. Does he have the arm — and the weapons around him — to make plays downfield against the Trojans?DG: Yes—undeniably. BC was down a score to Villanova after a weak start, but Rettig’s deep-ball to Alex Amidon for a 49-yard touchdown jarred the team from whatever slumber they were in. That Rettig-Amidon connection was dangerous last year, and not much has changed. USC’s secondary will be challenged downfield, especially if Williams manages to break some considerable carries early in the first quarter. DT: After a few disappointing seasons in Chestnut Hill, what is the overall campus sentiment about first-year coach Steve Addazio and the Eagles’ 2-0 start?DG: Campus is thrilled that the football team is doing so well: matching the win total of all of last year in the first two games of this season is just what the program needed. We are New England’s college football team, and it shows when we do well (the operative phrase being “when we do well”). But, I wouldn’t say the fan base is wholly energized yet. Road wins against USC and Army next week, though, would definitely attract our entire fan base and fans from the region — not just suburban Boston. DT: Senior running back Andre Williams has been impressive so far for Boston College, but do you think him being ranked third in the nation in rushing yards is more of an indicator of his talent or the weak opponents (Villanova, Wake Forest) the Eagles have faced thus far?DG: In the 2012 campaign, Andre Williams showed flashes of versatility and power, but nothing like his start to the 2013 season. Villanova is a FCS team and Wake Forest’s defense proved its incompetence last Saturday, but Williams’ improvement from last year is remarkable nonetheless. I think BC’s offensive line is exploding off the line and Coach Addazio’s play calling is meshing perfectly with Williams’ skill set. USC will be the true test of Williams’ ability—you can’t hide the fact they are the No. 1 rush defense in college football at the moment — but he really has grown tremendously since last year.center_img DT: Last week, the Eagles had an impressive goal-line stand that prevented Wake Forest from scoring on three consecutive plays from the one-yard line (cue flashbacks of last year’s game versus Notre Dame in the heads of every USC fan). Was that a fluke or could BC’s defense really be up to the task of stopping the Trojans’ deep stable of running backs?DG: BC’s new defensive coordinator is Don Brown, who led Connecticut to a top ten statistical finish in overall defense in 2012. His aggressive, blitz-oriented philosophy has proven risky at times, but valuable in the long run. Coin it as hokey or meat-headed, but there is a mantra at BC called “Be A Dude,” and it has taken form into something special. A “dude,” as preached by Don Brown himself, is a guy who is relentless and unyielding in the face of pressure and adversity. We definitely saw that mantra take its form on the field against Wake Forest last week. I wouldn’t expect much less from the defense against USC either. Follow Will on Twitter @WillLaws DT: What’s your prediction for this weekend?DG: Prediction: Boston College 20, USC 14. BC’s Nate Freese is one accurate kicker (82.5 percent good from all ranges), and he makes two crucial, long-range kicks to pad BC’s lead late in the game. Until then, it’s a fight in the trenches. Kiffin gives Kessler the nod for deep balls, and USC reaps the benefits of fielding Marqise Lee and gets a touchdown or two as a result. Ultimately, the senior leadership and composure of native Californian Chase Rettig shines through, and BC beats USC to advance to its first 3-0 start since 2007.last_img read more

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Odoh Relishes His Nigerian Masters Win in Abuja

first_imgOn the whole, though there were few sparkling moments in the contest, it was special for Odoh as he put a gloss on an outstanding year, coasting to his fifth official victory on the schedule this year.Torgah, the 54-hole joint leader, who played in the last three-ball with Daniel Pam and Kabiru M. Haruna, handed Odoh the momentum after he bogeyed the par 5 16th.The Ghanaian could not reproduce his third round feat of 67 and closed with a 74 for an aggregate of +6 over par 294 to finish in second position.Half-way joint- leader, Haruna, Gboyega Oyebanji and Michael Ubi finished in tied for third position at +9 over par 297. Oyebanji, who has dogged by a hand injury for most of this year, shot a final round 76.First round leader, Pam and Elisha Markus settled for a tied for sixth at +11 over 299, while Yahaya Liman finished eighth, a stroke further back at 300.The Camerounian pair of Nlarep Issa and Desire Ebela finished in ninth and tenth place respectively.Victory helped secure Odoh his third West Africa Golf Tour titles in addition to winning the prize money of $4,000.“I was hitting the fairways quite right but struggled with the pace of the greens. I played a bogey free round to win my fifth title this year. It is a remarkable victory which will improve my ranking in Nigeria as I have been away from the local tour for a while,’’ Odoh said.A field of 44 made up of Nigerian and a few international players made the cut and competed for the prize fee of $25,000.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaOche Odoh produced a clutch of pars en route to a bogey-less round of 71 to win the Nigeria Masters on the West Africa Golf Tour by two shots at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja at the weekend.He made 17 pars and a solitary birdie on Hole 14 for a total of +4 over par 292 to stalk Vincent Torgah, who finished two strokes outside the lead.last_img read more

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Nigerian Sports Gets NSSM Boost

first_imgAmong participants at the conference would include professionals in physical education, health education, recreation, sports and dance in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, as well as states’ sports directors, secretaries of sports associations and federations and the organised private sector.According to the NSSM President, Professor Muhammed Baba Gambari, the conference will be hosted by Vice Chancellor of the Bayero University, Professor Muhammed Yahuza Bello, while Dean, Faculty of Education, Professor Ali Tijani Abdullahi and Head of the Physical and Health Department, Dr. Musa Njida, of the same institution will be co-hosts.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram National Society for Sports Management (NSSM) is set to host its 2017 National Conference which aims to address issues relating to effective implementation of sports policy in Nigeria. The conference, scheduled to hold at the Permanent Campus of the Bayero University, Kano from August 15 and 16 with the theme “Challenges in the implementation of sports policy to power sports development”, also has 22 sub-themes which cover health, economic, ICT, ethics and legal aspects of sports development, among others.Highlights of the two-day conference would have Professor Florence Adeyanju of the Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria present the keynote address while Lead Papers 1 and 2 would be presented by Professor Nabath Tanglang of the National Open University, Abuja and Professor Babatunde Asagba of the University of Ibadan respectively.last_img read more

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