Office hours for Dean Hammonds

first_imgHarvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds welcomes students to share their thoughts and concerns about undergraduate life during her office hours.Office hours take place in her University Hall office on the following dates:Friday, Feb. 12, 1-2:30 p.m.Friday, March 5, 1-2:30 p.m.Friday, April 9, 1-2:30 p.m.Friday, May 7, 1-2:30 p.m.Sign-up begins at 11 a.m. in the University Hall reception area on the day the office hours take place. Students must have a valid Harvard ID and are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.last_img read more

Free Counseling Service Live on Facebook

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Sharecenter_img AnnouncementsLifestyleLocalNews Free Counseling Service Live on Facebook by: – April 29, 2020 57 Views   no discussions Stock Farm, Roseau, April 28, 2020- Ms. Frederica James, Mental Health Counselor at the Dominica State College will address the mental health concerns of students, faculty, and staff in the wake of Covid-19 during a live Facebook interview on the topic ‘Mental Health’, on April 29, 2020, at 9:30 am. The interview will be carried live on the Dominica State College Facebook page.This upcoming interview allows students, faculty, staff, and members of the public to interact with an expert on mental health with their concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The interview will address the importance of protecting our mental health; methods for supporting friends and families on the frontline; strategies for dealing with stress and anxiety during the pandemic; and coping strategies for dealing with lockdown and social distancing. At the end of the interview, Ms. James will entertain questions from viewers.Dominica State College is not only interested in graduating individuals with a high grade point average and ensuring that students give back to the community but the institution is equally interested in graduating individuals who are emotionally stable and capable of making right decisions. For this reason, since the suspension of on-campus classes and the unprecedented COVID-19-related challenges, the counselors and clinical phycologist of the Dominica State College have implemented creative ways to communicate with students, faculty, and staff. To date, content has been shared on their Facebook and Instagram pages, on Orbund (student information system) and in their WhatsApp groups.The institution encourages students, staff, faculty, and members of the public to take advantage of this free counseling service and continue to adhere to the guideline of the Ministry of Health.If you wish for more information about this topic, please call Monelle Alexis.last_img read more

Solskjaer smile boosting Man Utd already – Young

first_imgPaul Pogba quickly deleted a controversial social media post of him smiling with the message “caption this” in the hours after Mourinho’s departure.Restored to the starting line-up for the first time in four league games, Pogba was instrumental in setting up four of United’s five goals on Saturday.“No celebration at all. Absolute lies,” Young said at the suggestion players were delighted to see the back of Mourinho.“Obviously it was disappointing for the manager to get sacked.“In his two-and-a-half years he won trophies. We have to take some responsibility for that as we are on the pitch.“But we have to move on from that. As professional players we have to get on with the job in hand, and that is what we did here.”Share on: WhatsApp Cardiff, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United captain Ashley Young admitted the mood around Old Trafford has been instantly lifted by caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s smile, but denied there were any celebrations in the dressing room at news of Jose Mourinho’s sacking.Solskjaer was put in charge until the end of the season after Mourinho was dismissed on Tuesday with United 19 points off the top of the table.That change paid instant dividends as United scored five goals in a Premier League match for the first time since Alex Ferguson’s last game in charge back in May 2013, thrashing Cardiff 5-1 on Saturday.“I don’t think he (Solskjaer) has stopped smiling,” Young said after victory in the Welsh capital.“He was like that as a player. He always has a smile on his face and I think that can reflect down on to the team, which is a good thing.“Ole has come in and we were preparing in the right way for a game, even though it’s been a crazy week.”Mourinho clashed with a number of senior figures in the United dressing room over his two-and-a-half seasons in charge.last_img read more

Rodgers hails ‘ruthless’ Leicester as Saints boss ‘takes responsibility’ for 9-0 rout

first_imgSouthampton, United Kingdom | AFP | Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers hailed his team as “ruthless” for their record-equalling 9-0 rout of Southampton in the Premier League on Friday as besieged Saints coach Ralph Hasenhuttl insisted: ‘Blame me’.Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy both hit hat-tricks as Rodgers’ side moved second in the table.The rout equalled Manchester United’s 9-0 demolition of Ipswich at Old Trafford in March 1995 for the biggest win in Premier League history.“We were ruthless. I’m very proud to stand and be the manager of that team,” said Rodgers after a game played out in driving rain at St Mary’s Stadium.“A mark of the good sides is you don’t let up. We wanted to show we’re a good side and we certainly did that in the second half.“We were ruthlessly simple in our game. When you’re so many goals up you can easily slow but we kept focused. We want to be a top team and to be a top team you must be clinical.”Hasenhuttl saw his team slip into the bottom three and he pulled no punches after a performance which also saw Ryan Bertrand red-carded after 10 minutes.“The performance was a disaster and I have to apologise and take 100 percent responsibility -– I’ve never seen a team act like this, there was no fight for anything,” admitted the Saints’ coach.Southampton midfielder Nathan Redmond added: “It was an embarrassing performance, the stuff of nightmares.” Leicester are just five points behind league leaders Liverpool, who host Tottenham on Sunday, after recording the biggest-ever victory by an away side in an English top-flight match in the 131-year history of the Football League.Ben Chilwell began the destruction in the 10th minute when he tapped in on the rebound, and Ryan Bertrand’s red card — awarded via VAR for a late tackle on Perez in the build-up to the opener — helped the away side open the floodgates.– Raining goals –Quickfire strikes from Youri Tielemans and Perez put Leicester three goals to the good with less than 20 minutes gone amid a downpour on the south coast.Perez struck again seven minutes before the break from a Chilwell cross to make it four before Vardy scored his first of the evening as Leicester racked up five goals in the first half of a league match for the first time since 1984.It was also the first time that a side had crashed home that many goals in the opening period of a Premier League game since Manchester City beat Burnley 6-1 in April 2010.That didn’t stop Leicester from raining down goals on Southampton however, with two coming within a minute just before the hour mark.First Perez completed his treble after collecting Hervey Barnes’ superb lofted through ball in the 57th minute, and Vardy headed home from another precise Chilwell cross seconds later.James Maddison made it a record-breaking away scoreline with five minutes remaining when he swung home a perfect free-kick that zipped past the desperate Angus Gunn.And Vardy sealed Leicester’s place in the record books with his ninth of the season deep into stoppage, firing home a penalty that also took him top of the Premier League scoring charts with nine goals after he was brought down by Jan Bednarek.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Posters Reduce Substance Use, Consequences Among Tumwater Teens

first_imgSubmitted by TOGETHERTUMWATER – A poster campaign at Tumwater High School reduced youth alcohol and tobacco use over four years, and reduced their experience of negative consequences from alcohol or drug use, such as missing school, performing poorly on a test, turning in late work, or feeling depressed.Preliminary results of the Social Norms campaign at Tumwater High School show youth alcohol and tobacco use trended downward over four years. Most encouraging are improvements in academics. Since 2009, 61.4% fewer students report performing poorly on a test because of alcohol or drug use, and 50.4% fewer students miss school as a result of substance use. Over 40% (43.7%) fewer students now report turning in late papers, missing tests, or failing to study due to alcohol or other drug abuse. In addition, the surveys showed fewer students engaging in risky behaviors than they were before the Social Norms campaign. For example, student run-ins with the police, teens driving under the influence, and unwanted sexual contact as a result of alcohol or drugs all saw reductions.“Overall, I think this has been a really positive experience for our school,” said THS Principal Scott Seaman. Before the campaign, students thought it was cool to be a partier, but now, Seaman says more student leaders are making good choices, which can improve academics, as the data show.Social Norms, run by TOGETHER!, is also under way in 7 other high schools in the area. Through annual surveys, students report their use and perceptions. Results are used to create posters unique to each school that correct misperceptions, teaching students the true statistics: Most of their peers do not use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. This increases disapproval and reduces usage. TOGETHER! is a nonprofit in Thurston County that works to promote healthy youth decision-making. Facebook1Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Holidays Aren’t Complete Without ‘The Nutcracker’

first_img“Mymom was a dancer and I started when I was 3,” she said. “I was 6 when I startedat the Academy of Dance Arts. Fortickets for Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, Dec. 7 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. performances:asburyparkhall.com or arballet.org. Oneof the reasons this is the most wonderful time of the year is the abundance ofholiday entertainment for families. “Afterthat,” Jacey said, “you get offered a contract or find a new company.” “Additionally,Jacey has shown to be an eager learner. Her desire to improve every day hasbeen apparent,” he said. “She also brings a positive spirit in a disciplinethat can often be incredibly challenging.” Lookfor her in the corps for “Waltz of the Snowflakes” and “Waltz of the Flowers.” ARB’s new ballet master Ian Hussey, a former principal dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet, plays the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. Adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” the ballet tells the story of a young girl named Clara and how a mysterious gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer brings about enchanted dreams and fantastical scenes. The ARB production includes more than 100 performers from the company and its school. Shesaid her parents, Melissa and Jim Schnappauf, have been verysupportive of her choices, including leaving Shore Regional High School in WestLong Branch after two years to pursue her dream. She is continuing her studiesonline. By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen ARBwas founded in 1963 by Audrée Estey as thePrinceton Regional Ballet Company; the company turned professional in 1978 and wasrenamed Princeton Ballet Company. In 1990 it became the American Repertory Ballet. It also operates the Princeton Ballet School withstudios in Cranbury, New Brunswick and Princeton. “Itwas intense, but that’s where I refined my technique,”she said. “I loved it more and more and decided I wanted to do this full time. “Asmy technique developed I could push myself and more opportunities opened up,”she said. Sheenrolled in ARB’s summer dance intensives, lasting two to five weeks, and thatled to the trainee invitation. “ARB’s‘Nutcracker’ is a timeless family tradition and a wonderful way to celebratethe magic of the season,” said Julie Diana Hench, executive director. “It’s agreat introduction for all ages to professional ballet and a treat for ourdancers, knowing that it brings such joy to audiences year after year.” Alsoin the cast is Jacey Schnappauf, 16, from the SharkRiver section of Neptune. She studied dance for 10 years, training underNicholas and Shayne Mishoe, owners of the Academy of Dance Arts in TintonFalls. Meanwhile,Jacey is really looking forward to Dec. 7. It’s her 17th birthday and she willbe dancing at the Paramount Theatre, just a few miles from her hometown. “Jaceyis a committed and extremely focused student,” said Ian Hussey, ARB’s balletmaster, who also portrays Uncle Drosselmeyer in the ballet. “Physically, she isgifted with rare length and, although being tall can sometimes be difficult foryoung dancers, she is quite technically strong. Thisis her first year with ARB as a trainee, a two-year bridge program, between thestudent phase of training and a professional career. Sixteen-year-old Jacey Schnappauf of Neptune will be part of the cast of American Repertory Ballet’s “Nutcracker.” Scheduledspecial guests for certain performances of the ARB’s “The Nutcracker” includetwo New York City Ballet dancers – soloist Unity Phelan (a former PrincetonBallet School student) as the Sugar Plum Fairy, accompanied by principal dancerAdrian Danchig-Waring – for two performances in Princeton. Also, fiveperformances in New Brunswick feature an orchestra and the Princeton Girlchoir. Shehas been looking into Ballet West, Salt Lake City, Utah, which she said isknown for its tall dancers. Jacey is 5 feet 8 inches tall. American Repertory Ballet’s production of “Nutcracker” will ring in the holiday season with several performances, including Dec. 7 at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Photo courtesy Leighton Chen “Welook for talented dancers that show technical proficiency, artisticsensibilities and a desire to grow and learn in a professional environment,”Hench said. “A positive attitude and strong work ethic are also key for thesestudents.  “Fromthe beginning, we could see that Jacey is a very disciplined, dedicated andtalented young dancer who is deeply invested into her dance education.”  A perennial favorite is “The Nutcracker” and the American Repertory Ballet (ARB) has scheduled 15 performances at theaters around the state through Dec. 21, including two Dec. 7 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Other venues include McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton; the State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick, and the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton. Thisyear, seven out of eight ARB2 dancers came from the trainee program. ARB2is the development company where young dancers work directly with the maincompany.last_img read more

A’s send Mengden to minors after rough outing

first_imgANAHEIM — The collection of moving parts better known as the Oakland A’s pitching staff altered its appearance once again on Thursday.Daniel Mengden was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas before Oakland took on the Los Angeles Angles in the finale of their three-game series, and fellow right-hander Ryan Dull was recalled.A’s manager Bob Melvin said the primary reason for the transaction was to get a fresh arm in the bullpen after Mengden and six relievers were used in a 10-9 loss to the Angels on …last_img read more

Daffy Daffodil Darwinism

first_imgThe daffodil flower has an extra part.  This can only mean it evolved.  That’s what science reporters are saying, leading some readers to wonder how they got there from here.    Most flowers are made of petals, sepals, carpels and stamens, but the distinctive trumpet-shaped corona of the daffodil seems unrelated.  The BBC News began with a tame article that buried the E-word evolution in the text: “It’s the way novelties evolve in nature,” claimed Robert Scotland of the University of Oxford.  His team dissected bulbs looking for the developmental origins of the corona, and found that it develops later and independently of the four other flower parts.  “The evolution of novelty within such a highly conserved but diverse system is interesting,” Scotland continued.  “It’s part of understanding the natural world.  Whether that’s new species, new genera or just what the trumpet of a daffodil is.”  (Note: conserved means unevolved.)    By next day, the BBC News Wales was ready for a Darwin Parade, with Robert Scotland acting as Grand Marshall.  A video clip called the daffodil “an example of evolution in action,” putting the evil-lution in the pronunciation that Brits are wont to do.  After celebrating the daffodil as the national flower of Wales and praising its chemical extracts that help slow the progress of Alzheimer’s Disease, the narrator called the daffodil “a symbol of evolution as well as a symbol of Wales.”Did Robert tie the corona to a mutation?  No.  Did he identify a common ancestor?  No.  Did he explain how the corona produced better fitness?  No.  (No fair saying that it manipulated humans to plant more of them.)  Did he contribute to understanding the natural world?  You decide if this is understanding or evil-illusion.    Happy St. David’s Day anyway.  “Brothers be ye constant.  The yoke which with single mind ye have taken, bear ye to the end; and whatsoever ye have seen with me and heard, keep and fulfil.” – David, patron saint of Wales, March 1, 588.  Yes, brethren, bear the yoke of defeating dumb Darwinism with constancy.  For relief, search on Google or Bing for images of daffodils and resolve to plant some bulbs next fall.(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

17-member Indian athletics squad for IAAF World Championships

first_imgAsian champions Inderjeet Singh and Vikas Gowda were among the most notable names in the 17-member squad announced by the Athletics Federation of India on Tuesday for the IAAF World Championships to be held in Beijing from August 22 to 30.The squad, which comprises 10 women and seven male athletes, will be competing in nine events in the biennial event at the Bird’s Nest stadium.Upcoming shot put star Inderjeet is enjoying some red hot form at the moment, having won gold medals at every event he has taken part in this year. The towering left-hander has won a staggering eight gold medals so far in 2015 and has already qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics.He emerged champion at the Asian Championships and Asian Grand Prix in June before finishing at the top of the podium at the World University Games last month.Gowda, who took silver at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, last year, is also one of India’s best bets for a medal in Beijing. But he needs to do much better than his season’s best of 65.14 metres in order to finish on the podium.On the track, the Indian camp will be hoping for a strong performance from the talented Tintu Luka in the women’s 800 metres.The 26-year-old from Kerala will also be part of the women’s 4×400 metres relay quartet along with Anu Raghavan, M. Poovamma, Debashree Majumdar and Jisna Mathew.The SquadMen: Discus: Vikas Gowda; Shot Put: Inderjeet Singh; 20km walk: Gurmeet Singh, Baljinder Singh, Chandan Singh; 50km walk: Sandeep Kumar, Manish Singh RawatadvertisementWomen: 3000m steeplechase: Lalita Babar; Marathon: Lalita Babar, O.P. Jaisha, Sudha Singh (marathon); 20km walk: Khusbir Kaur, Sapana; 800m: Tintu Luka; 4x400m relay: Tintu Luka, Anu Raghavan, M. Poovamma, Debashree Majumdar, Jisna Mathew.Coaches: Nikolai Snesarev, Andrei Filimonau, Pritam Singh, P.T. Usha, Ranbir Singh Sidhu, Alexander Artsybashev, Ramakrishnan Gandhilast_img read more

25 days agoEmery demands more from Arsenal players after Man Utd draw

first_imgEmery demands more from Arsenal players after Man Utd drawby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveUnai Emery is demanding more from his Arsenal players after Monday’s draw with Manchester United.The Gunners are fourth on the table after seven games, seven points behind leaders Liverpool.He told Sky Sports: “I want more – more in the result and in the performance but we are progressing. We were competitive but we can do better. We can control moments with the ball better and take more chances in the box.”We have young players who can take confidence. Bukayo [Saka] is progressing well but we need other players too. This is not the best in terms of points but one point can be good if we win next Sunday against Bournemouth.”We are very happy with him [Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang] and he is with his goal. We need more players with the ability to score.”I think Bukayo is getting good performances for us. We are having to play on Thursday and then on Sunday. You have seen the players being competitive.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more