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2015 Aloian Scholarship winners announced

2015 Aloian Scholarship winners announced

first_imgThe Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has named Gabriela D. M. “Gaby” Ruiz-Colón ’16 of Quincy House and Jordan Weiers ’16 of Winthrop House this year’s David and Mimi Aloian Memorial Scholars.Each May since 1988, the HAA has selected two undergraduates to receive the Aloian Memorial Scholarships. Recipients each receive a $2,000 grant toward their senior year at Harvard College. The criteria for the award reflect the traits valued and embodied by the late David and Mimi Aloian: thoughtful leadership that makes the College an exciting place in which to live and study, and special contributions to the quality of life in the Houses. David Aloian ’49 was the HAA’s executive director from 1978 to 1986, and he and his wife, Mary “Mimi” Aloian, served as masters of Quincy House from 1981to 1986.This year’s scholarship recipients will be honored at the fall meeting of the HAA’s Board of Directors on Thursday, Oct. 1.Ruiz-Colón, of Woodbury, Minnesota, sees the house system as the place within the College where students are truly able to engage with the diverse student body. Currently serving as co-chair of the Quincy House Committee, she previously held the position of operations chair and was responsible for the institution of the annual Winter Feast and the Cinema Josiah series. Most recently, she worked with the Office of Undergraduate Education to create the Transitions Program. Launched this spring, the program aims to ease the transition out of a highly structured freshman year to best support the sophomore reorientation experience.Weiers, of Savage, Minnesota, served as the Resource Efficiency Program (REP) representative for Winthrop, leading the House to second place in the Recycling Quiz Challenge. In addition, he founded the Worms of Winthrop composting project, which included both a blog and a music video (“Talk Wormy to Me”), using creativity and humor to raise awareness and educate his fellow housemates. Weiers was a co-organizer of the gender-neutral housing campaign that occurred during his tenure as Winthrop’s representative on the Harvard Undergraduate Council. The successful referendum ensures subsequent availability of inclusive housing across all the Houses.Nominations for the 2016 Aloian Memorial Scholarship will be available in March 2016. Any member of the House community—student, faculty, or staff—may submit nominations.last_img read more

Bright Spring.

Bright Spring.

first_imgIt’s a long, long way to spring. But fall’s just around the corner. And on the next”Gardening in Georgia,” host Walter Reeves will show a few things you can dothis fall to make your spring even brighter.On the Sept. 6 and 9 show on Georgia Public Television, Reeves will show how to plantbeautiful perennials properly so they’ll have great blooms next spring.Building BluebirdBoxesHe’ll visit with Season Platt, a naturalist at Callaway Gardens, to find out how tobuild and mount bluebird boxes that will attract these radiant birds to your yard.Reeves will show how growers make so many leaves come from one caladium bulb, too, byremoving the central core to force dormant buds to emerge. He’ll show how to wield anapple peeler.Finally, Reeves will show how to make your garden chores much easier with sharp-bladedtools. He’ll demonstrate the right way to sharpen a shovel and a hoe.Wednesdays, Saturdays on GPTVDon’t miss “Gardening in Georgia” Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at10 a.m. The show is designed especially for Georgia gardeners.”Gardening in Georgia” is produced by the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV. Walter Reeveslast_img read more

Lindenhurst Man, 25, Killed in Brightwaters Crash

Lindenhurst Man, 25, Killed in Brightwaters Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 25-year-old Lindenhurst man was killed and his female passenger was injured early Saturday morning when the man lost control of the car and crashed, Suffolk County police said.The man was driving a 2001 Honda CRV west on Union Boulevard in Brightwaters just before 2 a.m., police said, when the vehicle struck a median, causing it to leave the roadway and slam into a utility pole and a tree. The driver was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The female passenger was taken to the same hospital, but her injuries aren’t life threatening, police said. Police are withholding the driver’s name pending notification of next of kin. The CRV was impounded for a safety check, police said. The investigation is continuing. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information about it is asked to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton community grows stronger in time of hardship

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton community grows stronger in time of hardship

first_imgMOUNT UPTON (WBNG) — This holiday season, one local school district is learning the power of being there for one another. After a staff member was diagnosed with breast cancer at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton, her community delivered a sweet surprise. Susan Sebeck told 12 News she was diagnosed this summer, and at times, it’s been a tough few months for her. “She is one of the most generous and kind people I know, and she always does for others, so I felt like, what could we do to support her and show her we love her as much as she’s shown us support and love,” said Aimee Piedmonte, an English teacher in the district. The teacher who helped organize it said she felt she had to do something for her friend. Hundreds of students, teachers and staff sing a rendition of ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by the Beatles, and there was hardly a dry eye in the room. The longtime cafeteria manager was clearly touched by their display of love and support in a difficult time. Students and staff have also sold t-shirts with the slogans Team Sebeck and Sebeck Strong to help raise money to financially support her as she goes through treatment. However, the surprise she got on Tuesday is something she said she’ll remember forever.last_img read more

EU tries to save virus aid plan as global deaths surge

EU tries to save virus aid plan as global deaths surge

first_imgTopics : Deadly US surge The United States — the worst-hit country in the world — has reported more than 60,000 new daily cases for six days.With close to 3.8 million cases and more than 140,000 deaths, American authorities are struggling to contain the surge and US President Donald Trump has been criticized for his response to the crisis.The devastation has left tens of millions jobless, and the poorest have been hit hardest by the economic downturn.To help the less privileged and the homeless, one charity in Los Angeles has started a “community fridges” program.It involves seven colorful, clean and well-stocked refrigerators for anyone to access.”If you need to empty the fridge, no one will judge you. If you need to take one tomato, or you only put one tomato in there, do it,” said Marina Vergara, an organizer for LA Community Fridges. France has made face masks compulsory in public indoor spaces, Spain asks millions to stay at home again, while the German state of Bavaria said it would soon offer free virus tests at airports.But an anti-mask demonstration in London on Sunday highlighted the challenge still facing authorities and health experts despite the mounting COVID-19 toll.Dozens gathered to protest the face mask requirement in England’s shops and supermarkets,  many of them holding banners with widely discredited conspiracy theories — such as coronavirus prevention measures being used for “mind control”. EU leaders will resume their fractious summit on Monday to save an $860-billion coronavirus aid plan, hoping to offset some of the economic destruction unleashed worldwide by the pandemic.The disease has killed more than 600,000 people globally out of nearly 14.5 million known infections, and with new clusters across the planet, alarm is growing about the virus spreading out of control.Europe remains the worst-hit continent, with more than 200,000 deaths, but there is bitter dispute among European Union leaders on how to help its worst-hit — and most indebted — members such as Italy and Spain.center_img “Are the 27 leaders, responsible for the people of Europe, capable of building European unity and trust?” EU Council President Charles Michel asked the attending leaders, reminding them of the human cost of the crisis.A handful of EU countries led by the Netherlands are reluctant to hand over such vast sums — 750 billion euros — to nations they regard as profligate, particularly Spain and Italy.The summit will resume at 1200 GMT on Monday.Many countries in the continent had largely brought their outbreaks under control and were considering further easing of restrictions before fresh clusters were detected. Mask measures Despite the vocal and stubborn opposition to lockdowns and face masks in some parts of the world, they remain among the few options for authorities to control new outbreaks in the absence of a vaccine.There was grim evidence of how quickly the virus can spread over the weekend, with Iran’s president saying an estimated 25 million people in the country have already been infected.While Hong Kong’s daily case count of 108 on Sunday was far below other parts of the world, city authorities tightened distancing measures further, pointing to the fear of uncontrolled infections.That followed the Australian state of Victoria making face masks mandatory for millions in and around Melbourne last week.But the tightened restrictions have also come with increased frustration over the economy and the inability to interact with others.In the latest illustration of such a situation boiling over, police in Germany — where bars and clubs remain closed — said they were hit by a “hail of bottles” when they tried to break up an open-air party in the city center.”What I find especially abhorrent is that bystanders cheered and clapped when bottles hit my colleagues,” said Frankfurt police chief Gerhard Bereswill.last_img read more

Aker BP makes minor gas discovery near Skarv field

Aker BP makes minor gas discovery near Skarv field

first_imgPreliminary estimates place the size of the discovery between 1.0 and 2.4 billion standard cubic meters (Sm3) of recoverable gas. The licensees will evaluate the discovery together with nearby prospects with regard to further follow-up. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Monday that the well was drilled about 50 kilometers southwest of the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea and 210 kilometers west of Brønnøysund. The well 6506/5-1 S was drilled to a measured depth of 3225 meters and a vertical depth of 3166 meters below sea level, and it was terminated in the Lange Formation in the Lower Cretaceous. This is the first exploration well in production license 1008, which was awarded in APA 2018. The well was not formation tested, but extensive data acquisition and sampling have been carried out. The well 6506/5-1 S encountered a total gas column of about 15 meters in the Lysing Formation, of which 10 meters of sandstones of very good reservoir quality. Deeper in the Lysing Formation, about 25 meters of net water-bearing reservoir rocks were encountered, mainly of moderate reservoir quality. The water depth at the site is 409 meters. The well has been temporarily plugged and abandoned.center_img Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has made a minor gas discovery southwest of the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea.  The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Cretaceous reservoir rocks (the Lysing Formation). The oil company received consent to use the Deepsea Nordkapp rig for this well in November 2019 and a drilling permit in December. Aker BP has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6506/5-1 S located in its operated production license 1008. The prospect was named Nidhogg. The well 6506/5-1 S was drilled by the Deepsea Nordkapp drilling rig, which will now drill observation well 25/4-K-7 H on the Alvheim field in the central part of the North Sea, where Aker BP is also the operator.last_img read more

Unintended pregnancy linked to lower father involvement

Unintended pregnancy linked to lower father involvement

first_imgChild & Family Blog 22 November 2016Family First Comment: This is disturbing – but significant. We must take heed of this warning. “Men who reported a mistimed pregnancy were more likely to be non-resident fathers; and among non-resident fathers, those who reported a mistimed pregnancy visited their children less often (especially their daughters). But even among resident fathers, those who reported a mistimed pregnancy interacted less with their children.”A new study has found that fathers who report that a birth was mistimed or unwanted are likely to be less involved in caring for and playing with their young children.One-third of resident fathers and two thirds of non-resident fathers report having a child from a mistimed or unwanted pregnancy, making this finding a significant factor in assessing children’s wellbeing.Interviews obtained from 2,764 fathers in the US in 2002-10 through the National Survey of Family Growth were analysed by Dr Laura D. Lindberg and colleagues.Men who reported a mistimed pregnancy were more likely to be non-resident fathers; and among non-resident fathers, those who reported a mistimed pregnancy visited their children less often (especially their daughters). But even among resident fathers, those who reported a mistimed pregnancy interacted less with their children.Both resident and non-resident fathers who report a mistimed pregnancy were likely to rate their parenting more negatively.Although the number of fathers in the sample who reported unwanted pregnancies was too small to be able to draw statistically significant conclusions, the associations were similar to the associations with mistimed pregnancies.Lindberg LD, Kost K & Maddow-Zimet I (2016), The role of men’s childbearing intentions in father involvement, Journal of Marriage and FamilySee more information about mistimed and unwanted pregnancies and other related studies on the consequences of unintended childbearing.https://childandfamilyblog.com/unintended-pregnancy/last_img read more

Revisit The 1950’s At Greensburg’s Fall Chautauqua

Revisit The 1950’s At Greensburg’s Fall Chautauqua

first_imgDodie Stevens- A teen pop sensation that sang the hit “Pink Shoelaces”: Gail Halvorsen- Veteran pilot of the Berlin Airlift, he was affectionately known as “The Candy Bomber” for dropping off candy to the children of West Berlin, and providing hope as the Cold War was gearing up. The 93-year-old hero has been the subject of numerous books and documentaries. Carl Erskine- A Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher and teammate of Jackie Robinson. He has the distinction of having thrown two no-hitters. Terry Johnson- The lead singer of The Flamingo’s “I Only Have Eyes for You”. George Wellington- A founding member of The Wellingtons whose hits included “The Ballad of Davy Crocket” and the theme to television show “Gilligan’s Island”. Lauren Chapin- The actress who won 5 junior Emmy’s as Kathy Anderson in the popular ’50’s television show “Father Knows Best”. Ed Asner played Lou Grant in the television sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”GREENSBURG – Greensburg High School’s Fall Chautauqua is set to kick off November 6 and features a legendary actor, baseball player, musicians, war heroes and more.The Greensburg Chautauqua is mirrored after the popular movement a century ago. History’s great lecturers and musicians traveled to small towns across the nation to provide unique enlightenment.Helen Keller and William Jennings Bryan both spoke in Greensburg.That tradition has been revived thanks to Greensburg U.S. History teacher John Pratt.This year’s event will feature television legend Ed Asner. He is best known for his role as Lou Grant in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. Asner has won seven acting Emmy’s, more than any other male performer.The two-term President of the Screen Actors Guild has spent a lifetime on political and social activism.The theme of the this year’s Chautauqua is “The 1950s.” The arsenal of guests that will be speaking throughout the event include:Terrence Roberts- In 1957, nine students in Little Rock, Arkansas, volunteered to break the color barrier by becoming the first African-Americans to attend Capital High School. Dr. Roberts was a member of “The Little Rock Nine” and will share his courageous story which was a key moment in the civil rights movement. Ron Rosser-  A Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War. 1954 Milan Indiana State Championship – Members of the team.Anyone wishing to attend is encouraged to buy tickets early as the cost is only $5.00. Tickets can be purchased at Greensburg High School or the Greensburg Public Library. Questions can be directed to John Pratt at joprett@greensburg.k12.in.us or 812-663-7176 (EXT. 1222).last_img read more

Kay gets first IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour win at Knoxville

Kay gets first IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour win at Knoxville

first_imgKNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21) – Justin Kay has got his Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified figured out.Just ask the rest of the main event field in Thursday’s Hawkeye Dirt Tour at Knoxville Raceway.Kay, best known for his Late Model success, led all but one lap in winning the Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel special. The victory was Kay’s tour career first and third in the sanctioned division this season, and paid $1,500.“It was fun. We unloaded the car and it was great, and that track is so big and fast,” said Kay, who’d had limited success in three previous Late Model starts at Knoxville. “It was really cool to win there, especially since it was my first Hawkeye Dirt Tour win and because of the relationship we have with Dynamic Drivelines. We were one of their very first customers.”Forty-four Modifieds and 52 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods saw action on a muggy night at Knoxville. Curtis VanDerWal topped the $1,000 to win SportMod feature.Kay started from the pole and had the field covered from the start. He caught up with the back of the back just after midway in the 25-lapper and was most of a straightaway ahead before the caution flag came out with six circuits left.That was the opportunity the 10th starting Chris Abelson was looking for. He took over up front on lap 21, but saw Kay speed by on the next circuit and pull away to the finish.Abelson settled for runner-up honors. Jacob Murray ran in second most of the night and ended in third while Kelly Shryock and Richie Gustin rounded out the top five. Kay’s win put him on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.VanDerWal led the last six times around the track in winning a Northern SportMod feature slowed by just a single caution.Brett Lowry and then Tim Plummer showed the way before the eighth starting VanDerWal worked his way to the front.Plummer, Lowry, Jarrett Brown and Matt VanGelder completed the top five.Feature results – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 3. Jacob Murray, Hartford; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 5. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 6. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 7. Kurt Kile, Nichols; 8. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 9. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 10. Mike Van Genderen, Newton; 11. Dakota Hayden, Wilton; 12. Kyle Brown, State Center; 13. Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill; 14. Derrick Stewart, Ainsworth; 15. Chris Zogg, New Liberty; 16. Todd Inman, Altoona; 17. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 18. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 19. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 20. David Brown, Kellogg; 21. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; 22. Jason Murray, Hartford; 23. Nick Roberts, LaCrosse, Wis.; 24. Steve Stewart, Burlington.1st heat (top two) – 1. Derrick Stewart; 2. Abelson; 3. Carter; 4. Hayden; 5. Zogg; 6. Laney; 7. Rust; 8. Van Genderen; 9. Todd Hansen, Elk Horn.2nd heat – 1. Kay; 2. Jacob Murray; 3. Gustin; 4. Dripps; 5. Eric Elliott, Boone; 6. Josh Ruby, Lakota; 7. David Brown; 8. Andrew Schroeder, Keswick; 9. Jimmy Reeves, Hanford, Calif.3rd heat – 1. Kay; 2. Hall; 3. Dotson; 4. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan.; 5. Inman, 6. Matt Waugh, Altoona; 7. Matt Webb, Des Moines; 8. Joey Franklin, Las Vegas, Nev.; 9. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.4th heat – 1. Shute; 2. Shryock; 3. Kile; 4. Jason Murray; 5. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; 6. Shane DeMey, Denison; 7. Shawn Ritter, Keystone; 8. Tyler Gross, Ankeny; 9. Ron VerBeek, Oskaloosa.5th heat – 1. Mari; 2. Steve Stewart; 3. Roberts; 4. 4. Brandon Banks, Washington; 5. Dennis LaVeine, Burlington; 6. Matthew Fulton, Muscatine; 7. Matt Stewart, Columbus City; 8. Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.1st “B” feature (top four) – 1. Carter; 2. Kile; 3. Laney; 4. Inman; 5. Banks; 6. DeMey; 7. David Brown; 8. Dripps; 9. Matt Stewart; 10. Hansen; 11. Franklin; 12. VerBeek.2nd “B” feature – 1. Gustin; 2. Zogg; 3. Van Genderen; 4. Roberts; 5. Ruby; 6. Bowers; 7. Petersilie; 8. Fulton; 9. Webb; 10. Gross; 11. Reeves.3rd “B” feature – 1. Hayden; 2. Jason Murray; 3. Dotson; 4. Rust; 5. Schroeder; 6. Elliott; 7. Waugh; 8. Ritter; 9. Richter; 10. LaVeine; 11. Stone.Northern SportMods – 1. Curtis VanDerWal, 2. Tim Plummer, Norway; 3. Brett Lowry, Montezuma; 4. Jarrett Brown, Ainsworth; 5. Matt Van Gelder, Pella; 6. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 7. Clint Luellen, Minburn; 8. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 9. Jake McBirnie, Boone;10. Dan Drury, Eldora; 11. Kody Havens, Wiota; 12. Johnathon Logue, Boone; 13. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa; 14. Austin Paul, Monroe; 15. Taylor Musselman, Urbandale; 16. Josh Sink, Red Oak; 17. Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk; 18. Casey Lancaster, Glenwood, Mo.; 19. Jack Housley, Runnells; 20. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; 21. Trenton Brink, Bussey; 22. Scott Brau, Brooklyn; 23. Jerod Weston, Red Oak; 24. Bobby Six, Warsaw, Ill.1st heat (top two) – 1. Wieben; 2. Lowry; 3. Sink, 4. Danny Brau, Brooklyn; 5. Jared Nytroe, Brandon, S.D.; 6. Six; 7. Kyle Eller, Long Grove; 8. Kyle Webb, Des Moines; 9. Taylor Inman, Altoona.2nd heat – 1. Weston; 2. Paul; 3. D.J. Robinson, Des Moines; 4. Carter; 5. Schouten; 6. Frank Packer, Madrid; 7. Ed Hamilton, Atlantic; 8. Justin Voeltz, Hartford, S.D.; 9. Chase Rudolf, Norwalk.3rd heat – 1. Austin Luellen; 2. Brown; 3. Gillenwater; 4. Dusty Masolini, Des Moines; 5. Logue; 6. Lynn Brockett, Ogden; 7. Shawn Cooney, Des Moines; 8. Lancaster; 9. Jerry Hinton, Adel.4th heat – 1. McBirnie; 2. VanDerwal; 3. Housley; 4. Jim Buhlman, Cedar Falls; 5. Brink; 6. Buddy Ray Jones, Council Bluffs; 7. Blair Simmons, Des Moines; 8. Dan Swank, Pella; 9. Tony Johnson, Oskaloosa.5th heat – 1. Clint Luellen; 2. Drury; 3. Musselman; 4. Brau; 5. Thomas Egenberger, Des Moines; 6. Brenden Damon, Great Bend, Kan.; 7. Bill Wears, Des Moines; 8. Brandon Bach, Des Moines.6th heat – 1. Plummer; 2. VanGelder; 3. Dan Keltner, Grandview; 4. Havens; 5. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; 6. Cory Rose, Boone; 7. Ryan Walker, Wilton; 8. Tyler Inman, Altoona.1st “B” feature (top four) – 1. Six; 2. Sink; 3. Brink; 4. Housley; 5. Buhlman; 6. Nytroe; 7. Webb; 8. Eller; 9. Brau; 10. Jones; 11. Simmons; 12. Swank; 13. Inman.2nd “B” feature – 1. Musselman; 2. Carter; 3. Schouten; 4. Brau; 5. Robinson; 6. Hamilton; 7. Packer; 8. Hinton; 9. Wears; 10. Voeltz; 11. Egenberger; 12. Bach; 13. Damon.3rd “B” feature – 1. Gillenwater; 2. Logue; 3. Havens; 4. Lancaster; 5. Masolini; 6. Rose; 7. Brockett; 8. Cooney; 9. Keltner; 10. Walker; 11. Johnson; 12. Inman; 13. VanDenBerg.last_img read more

Dubuque Deery date rescheduled for April 28

Dubuque Deery date rescheduled for April 28

first_imgThe 33rd annual Deery Brothers Summer Series will open with a $2,000 to win show this Saturday, April 20 at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton.  Also running at Dubuque will be IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for national, regional, state and track points, along with a local 4-cylinder class. Postponed from April 14, the main event for touring IMCA Late Mod­els pays $2,500 to win and a minimum of $300 to start and headlines the Hershel Roberts/Ray Guss Sr. Memorial program originally scheduled last Saturday at Maquoketa Speedway.  DUBUQUE, Iowa (April 15) – The new date for the Deery Brothers Summer Series show at Dubu­que Speedway is Sunday, April 28. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 2:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 4:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students and free for ages 12 and un­der. Pit passes are $30. center_img Independence Motor Speedway hosts what is now the first night of a weekend doubleheader on Saturday, April 27. That evening’s feature also pays $2,000 to win. The April 13 show lost to low temperatures will not be rescheduled. More information is available by calling promoter Nick McCrady at 563 940-7841 and at the www.tracksidepromotionsia.com website. last_img read more