March 1

From Visitas participant to chronicler

first_imgI arrived at Visitas 2017 in a trance. I nearly hadn’t applied to Harvard, and I’d been shocked to see “Congratulations, Malia!” in my email inbox on admissions day.When I set foot on campus for Visitas, my acceptance still didn’t feel fully real. Walking through the Yard, everyone seemed so at ease; students were wandering through the Yard casually, and pre-frosh were eagerly exchanging phone numbers and sharing their College aspirations. At the time, I couldn’t believe how relaxed everyone on campus seemed. It hadn’t sunk in that I had been admitted, let alone that I was interacting with incredible, intelligent future classmates from all over the world.Fast-forward a year, and as an intern in the Admissions Office I was responsible for documenting Visitas 2018 on Snapchat. As I navigated events like the research symposium, the activities fair, and brunch in Annenberg, I was transported back to my own Visitas experience.At that time, I was overwhelmed, excited, and eager to begin my time at Harvard — I didn’t know what to expect. When I arrived, my host and her roommates were anxious to share their experiences as freshmen. I came with the misconception that it might be challenging to meet people I connected with, as a first-gen, low-income student. I was worried that my public education in Idaho would not match the intensity of the courses at Harvard. At the time, as my host listed off her classes, “LS1b,” “Expos 20,” and “Ec 10” may as well have been a different language. Now, I am well acquainted with these courses, and happy to report that I was completely wrong about the difficulty of finding friends.Re-experiencing Visitas allowed me to reflect on how much I have grown in just one year. During my own Visitas, I attended a cupcake-making event for a Phillips Brooks House Association program called “Strong Women, Strong Girls,” a mentoring program for girls in underserved Boston neighborhoods. I now serve on its board, and it has been the most rewarding part of my time here thus far. The mentors are a diverse, inspiring group of women whom I am proud to call my friends.I came to College thinking that I wanted to study psychology and neuroscience. While these are definitely still areas of interest, I am also fascinated by the study of history and literature and sociology, thanks to some general education courses I’m taking this semester. Harvard’s liberal arts education has allowed me to explore a wide range of interests, from introductory biology/chemistry to an in-depth survey of the history of capitalism. This structure has not only allowed but encouraged me to study topics that I might otherwise not.As a pre-frosh, I was worried that Harvard would be full of competitive, isolated students. To my pleasant surprise, I have found that the people here are incredibly friendly and open to conversation. Last weekend, I filmed the activities fair for Snapchat, and instead of being overwhelmed by the many clubs available at Harvard, I was happily greeted with smiles and waves from familiar faces, close friends, and strangers alike. As club members handed out candy and blasted music in the Student Organization Center at Hilles, I couldn’t help but smile, thinking about the support that members of the Harvard community have for one another.Malia (far right) and her blockmates will live in Kirkland House next year. Some group members met at Visitas, and the rest met during Opening Days, Harvard’s freshman orientation week. Courtesy of Malia K. Clark ’21On the way back to the Yard, I met a pre-frosh who was looking for a place to work. I reflected on the late nights I have spent this year laboring on a problem set in Cabot Science Library or finishing an essay in Lamont Cafe with friends. When we arrived in the Yard, my entire blocking group happened to be sitting on the chairs outside, listening to music and working together. They directed the pre-frosh to Lamont, playfully calling out, “We’ve created a Lamonster already!”When I talked with some pre-frosh later that night about their Visitas experiences, every one of them said that the best part had been the amazing people they met. I found myself echoing their statements, realizing that the best part of my Harvard experience has been the late-night library sessions and “family dinners” with friends, and (loudly) supporting each other’s art, theater, and dance performances throughout the year. As this year’s pre-frosh shared the events they had been to, and their excitement for College, I was reminded of being in their position just a year ago. I feel a renewed sense of excitement to see how I will change in another short year.As Visitas 2018 came to a close, I am filled with inspiration from the Class of 2022, and I can’t wait to welcome its members to the Harvard community.last_img read more

January 18

No New Emojis In 2021 Due To COVID

first_imgJAMESTOWN – Smart phone users won’t have new emojis to select in 2021.It’s yet another result of the Coronavirus Pandemic.A non-profit group called the ‘Unicode Constortium’ oversees the creation of emojis.They usually get approved in January for release in September. But, the group relies on volunteers. It says people have too much to deal with right now, so it’s pushing back the release date.Some new emojis will come out this year. Those are from this past January’s batch. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 1

AT&T completes Unicel transition, plans 3G in Vermont for late 2009

first_imgAT&T Mobility,As part of its commitment to provide a smooth transition for former Unicel customers in Vermont, AT&T today announced it has integrated all cell sites in the legacy Unicel network AT&T acquired in Vermont, with AT&T’s existing nationwide wireless network. AT&T is moving forward with plans to launch its third generation (3G) mobile broadband network in Vermont later this year. AT&T acquired Unicel in December 2008.This development represents nearly six months of intense labor during which AT&T optimized cell signals in an effort to create the kind of high-quality wireless experience AT&T customers have come to expect across the country, and paves the way for future network enhancements across the state. AT&T’s wireless network in Vermont is monitored twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at AT&T’s state-of-the-art Global Network Operations Center. This facility manages all of AT&T’s voice and data traffic and provides visibility into network performance in Vermont, allowing the company to better maintain its infrastructure, analyze network performance, and ensure network capacity to meet customer demand. AT&T also has a dedicated network team in place locally, who can be rapidly dispatched to individual cell sites or switching centers, including a newly built AT&T network facility in White River Junction, should the need arise.Since AT&T closed its acquisition of Unicel’s Vermont assets in December 2008, it has added ten new cell sites, bringing new or expanded coverage to customers in Rochester, Wilmington, Lincoln, Williston, Cuttingsville, Essex Junction, Springfield, Westfield, Fairfield and Enosburg Falls. Three additional cell sites are planned for later this year in Plainfield, Poultney and Eden.”The integration and expansion of AT&T’s wireless network is another important step towards our goal of having the assets that will bring mobility and broadband connectivity to every corner of Vermont,” said Governor Jim Douglas. “This is an important economic development tool. If we are to attract good paying companies to locate in Vermont, we must provide broadband connectivity. The State will continue to work closely with AT&T and other service providers who are making critical infrastructure investments in Vermont to help make ubiquitous broadband and wireless access a reality as soon as possible.””While this investment represents a significant milestone, we are committed to bringing expanded wireless coverage and advanced services to our Vermont customers,” said Joseph Divis, vice president of external affairs, for AT&T in the Northeast region. “In fact, with integration complete, we can now begin the task of expanding the nation’s fastest 3G network in to the state.”AT&T is moving forward with plans to launch its third generation (3G) mobile broadband network in Vermont later this year, bringing faster wireless speeds to communities including Burlington, Montpelier, Rutland, St. Albans, Hartford, Ludlow, Brownsville, Windsor, Vernon, White River Junction, West Wardsboro, Jamaica, Brattleboro, West Townshend, West Dover, Jeffersonville, Barre, Waitsfield, Essex Junction, South Burlington, Colchester, Williston, Winooski, Warren, Stowe, Killington, Northfield, Montgomery Center, Bennington, Middlebury and Pownal.AT&T’s 3G wireless network is available in nearly 350 major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and is ranked as the nation’s fastest according to data compiled by leading independent research firms.In response to growing demand for its highly desirable wireless products and services in Vermont, AT&T has added more than 75 new jobs, predominantly sales and customer support positions, across the state. In addition, AT&T is bringing “the store to your door” with a mobile retail store in a retro-fitted RV traveling throughout areas where AT&T has limited brick-and-mortar locations. The RV, a 31-foot AT&T-branded vehicle equipped with the latest wireless devices, has already made several stops this summer in Stowe, Ferrisburgh, Randolph and Thetford. AT&T plans to announce additional RV retail tour locations in the coming weeks.”Our sales team is available to assist customers, especially those transitioning from Unicel, to help them find the right wireless solution to meet their individual needs. Whether they are checking e-mail, uploading video or using award-winning applications like AT&T Navigator, AT&T lets today’s wireless customers make the most of their mobile experience,” added Steve Krom, vice president and general manager for AT&T New England. “From road warriors to texting teens, twice as many Smartphone users in the U.S. have chosen AT&T over any other wireless carrier. We have something for everyone.”There are ten AT&T-owned retail locations in Vermont. AT&T’s products and services are also available at a number of authorized dealer and national retail locations.To find out more details about AT&T’s wireless coverage in Vermont or anywhere in the United States, consumers can go to is external). The online tool provides up-to-date wireless coverage information for specific locations. The tool can measure the quality of coverage based on a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.About AT&TAT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(SM) and AT&T | DIRECTV(SM) brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T’s Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE(R) magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at is external). This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at is external) and as part of an RSS feed at is external). Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATTNews. Find us on Facebook at is external) to discover more about our consumer and wireless services.(C) 2009 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking StatementsInformation set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.Source: AT&T. BURLINGTON, Vt., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —last_img read more

December 31

Wood Mackenzie: Global wind turbine supply chain could hit $600 billion annually by 2028

first_imgWood Mackenzie: Global wind turbine supply chain could hit $600 billion annually by 2028 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Smart Energy:The global wind turbine supply chain is expected to generate up to $600 billion per annum between 2020 and 2028, according to a new study released by Wood Mackenzie.Despite the COVID-19 pandemic which is pressing near-term hurdles for the wind energy industry, the market is expected to record 8% growth during the forecast period compared to 2019.The study states that U.S. PTC phaseout post-2020 will spur demand for nearly 5,000 wind towers in 2020, compelling turbine OEMs to increase tower imports into the U.S. despite anti-dumping duties.Wood Mackenzie says higher average turbine prices and a 20% growth in offshore demand reflect a 37% uptick in supply chain potential, representing a cumulative value of $222 billion by 2028. Strategic capital components, such as blades and towers, present a $25 billion cumulative opportunity by themselves.Shashi Barla, a principal analyst with Wood Mackenzie, said: “A rush in installation activity has caused a shortage of blades and bearings. The coronavirus has jeopardised approximately 10-15% of production volumes in China, Spain and Italy. However, Chinese companies resumed production in early March, resulting in a downgrade of only 3GW for 2020 installations.More: Annual revenue for global wind turbine supply chain to hit $600bnlast_img read more

December 18

Interested in loyalty? Make it easy

first_img 116SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Cynthia Campbell Cynthia is a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE), she holds a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from Elmhurst College in Illinois, and a master’s degree in Adult … Web: Details We are a busy society. When you ask people how they are doing, you can be sure that you will hear, “I’m busy” early on in the course of the conversation. Managing career, school, kids, exercise, housework, charity, and community involvement takes a lot of energy. It is no surprise that we are drawn to companies that make our lives easier by saving us time. Think about the companies that make doing business with them super easy, whether that be Amazon with one click ordering and or Domino’s with their online order tracker. Smart companies are figuring out how to give people the gift of time.Companies that save me time and make it easy to do business with them gain my loyalty. I am on airplanes a lot these days visiting credit unions and I am loyal to Delta Airlines. Their website and mobile app mirror each other (no need to learn two platforms) and are easy to use. They have all of the information needed to make my life more pleasant while traveling. I can get boarding passes, receipts, book flights, track my Sky Miles, and interact with a Delta rep. When I call them from my cell phone they answer with “Hello, Ms. Campbell, how can we help you?” I have even re-booked a Delta flight via Twitter! I will not use another airline because they have earned my loyalty.So what can credit unions learn from Amazon, Domino’s, and Delta? We can learn that while member satisfaction and net promoter scores are very important and something that credit unions do well with especially compared to banks, ease of use may be even a bigger driver of loyalty. Harvard Business Review first addressed this in a 2010 article called, “Stop Trying to Delight Your Customers.” We want our members to be satisfied and we want them to tell their friends how satisfied they are, that will never change. However, the credit union should be so easy to do business with that it causes them to want to do all of their banking with us, this is what will grow our share of wallet.How can you determine how easy it to do business with your credit union?An effort audit: With your top three member experiences, where are the pain points?Journey Mapping: Work with your subject matter experts to chart out the entire member experience with your top three member experiences. Include your strategists and map your dream state. The gaps drive your strategic initiatives.Live Observational Research: Watch your members and potential members use your website and mobile application. What you think they will do and what they actually do may be very different and help you to improve your omni-channel experience.Filene Research Institute will be releasing research on the Member Effort Score in November 2015. Want to put our research into action and make your member experience easier? Contact Cynthia Campbell / CynthiaC@Filene.Org / @CynCampbelllast_img read more

September 24

Man Utd to release James for loan – with new contract

first_img Loading… But the door may be left open for the ex-Swansea attacker to play away from Old Trafford if they make star summer signings. read also:Newcastle hero spying a return move to James’ Park United are pushing for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and he is earmarked for the right-wing slot, so James may not get many regular starts. He only joined United a year ago from Championship outfit Swansea for £15million. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Sun says United could offer James a bumper new deal — then loan him out next season. The Welsh winger, 22, has made 37 appearances this term and will be rewarded with a pay hike.Advertisement Manchester United are weighing up releasing Daniel James for loan next season. Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney Movies7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

September 20

Fenton banned for three years

first_img Fenton was called before officials after being found guilty of possessing anabolic steroids and other banned substances at a district court hearing last month. A cardboard box packed with 25 bottles and containers of animal remedies was found hidden in the horse spa in his yard in County Tipperary during a search by officials from the Department of Agriculture in January 2012. The Tullow Tank was another flag-bearer for the yard, but he has already been transferred from Fenton’s stables by owner Barry Connell. Powerful owners Gigginstown House Stud also removed the three horses they had in training with Fenton, including the Grade Two-winning Real Steel. Fenton had a runner at Gowran on Saturday when Ange D’Or Javilex finished third in a two-mile novice hurdle. Philip Fenton has been disqualified from holding a trainer’s licence for three years following an Irish Turf Club hearing. Press Association Among them was one kilo of the anabolic steroid Nitrotain in a paste form in a black tub – enough for 250 doses – and a 20ml bottle of a second performance-enhancing drug Ilium Stanabolic. Fenton was fined 6,000 euro as well as being ordered to pay a further 4,200 euro in costs following the case. The Cheltenham Festival-winning trainer did not give evidence in the one-day hearing in Carrick-on-Suir District Court and refused to explain afterwards why he had the steroids in his yard. Fenton’s disqualification period from training horses will begin from midnight on Friday, November 28. On March 1 next year he will be disqualified entirely from any horseracing environment. Fenton’s solicitor pleaded for a financial punishment, rather than disqualification, but a Turf Club panel felt the severity of the offence was of sufficient gravity to hand out a three-year suspension. Head of the panel Tony Hunt said Fenton would still have the right to appeal. The 49-year-old trainer enjoyed great success with Dunguib, who won the 2009 Champion Bumper at Cheltenham, and Last Instalment, but those two horses have since been retired. last_img read more

September 20

PBC Supervisor of Elections says Mail-in Ballots are Safe to use for Presidential Election

first_img2020 Primary Election Deadline to register or change party: Monday, July 20, 2020Early Voting: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2020 – Sunday, August 16, 2020Vote By Mail: Due by 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020Election Day: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020During the Primary Election, electors will vote for representatives within their party affiliations. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________2020 General Election Deadline to register: Monday, October 5, 2020Early Voting: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2020 – Sunday, November 1, 2020Vote By Mail: Due by 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2020Election Day: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2020The General Election ballot will list the candidates for the Presidency and the winning candidates of the August Primary Election.During this election, voters will have the opportunity to vote for a candidate regardless of their party affiliation. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________The deadline to request that a Vote-by-Mail ballot be mailed to you for the August 18, 2020 Primary Election is no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 8, 2020. If you miss the deadline, you can visit one of the SOE offices and they will print a mail ballot for you. Or you can vote in person during Early Voting or on Election Day. Vote-by-mail refers to a ballot received by mail or picked up by or for a voter instead of going to the polls to vote during early voting or election day. any registered voter can vote by mail. you can request a vote-by-mail ballot for a specific election or for all elections through the next two general elections. after two general elections, you’ll need to make the request again.___________________________________________________________________________________________________________REQUESTING YOUR VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTA request for a Vote-by-Mail ballot may be made in one of the following ways:Online: Mail Ballot Request ServiceBy Phone: (561) 656-6208By Fax: (561) 656-6230Your Vote-by-Mail ballot may be sent to your legal residence address, permanent mailing address, or a temporary address. When sending a Vote-by-Mail ballot to an address not on file with the Florida Voter Registration System, the request must be in writing and signed by the voter. The online mail ballot request service system will notify you if the address is not already on file and you will be prompted to print, sign and submit your request to our office. Written signed requests may be made by mail, fax (561) 656-6230, or as an attachment to email votebymail@pbcelections.orgListen to the full interview with PBC SOE Wendy Link here. The 2020 Presidential elections are fast approaching with the Florida primary on August 18th. Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, Wendy Sartory Link told 850WFTL that voting by mail in ballot is simple and safe. She says that you must request the mail-in ballot, which used to be called an absentee ballot, 10 days before the election. You are required to sign the outside envelop and your signature will be compared with your signature on file to prevent voter fraud. Also, as with absentee ballots, you don’t need a reason or excuse to request a mail-in ballot.″One man pleaded guilty after forging 1,200 mail-in ballot applications, resulting in 700 suspected fraudulent votes in a 2017 Dallas election. He was identified after a voter, whose ballot he harvested, snapped a photo of him on her cellphone.” #FoxNews— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) May 28, 2020last_img read more

September 20

Deputies attempting to secure shooting situation in Delray Beach

first_imgAuthorities in Delray are reporting that they are currently attempting to diffuse a shooting situation within the Kings Point community.The SWAT team was called to the retirement community on Monday due to the report of a man firing a gun from inside of his house on Normandy Lane.Deputies are reporting that they have made contact with the man and that they believe he is alone in the house.Authorities are asking residents to remain inside their homes and to avoid the area as they attempt to secure the situation.last_img read more

September 18

Spurs Welcome United Amidst Title Chase

first_imgFor the Leicester side that plunged to the foot of the table last season, four wins in six games might have seemed like a daunting task. Yet such has been the collective sense of calm that seems to encircle Claudio Ranieri’s side this year that few are now expecting a collapse in the home straight.The slip-ups and the wobbles have been reserved for the so-called bigger teams, who have all fallen off the pace while Leicester have sailed smoothly through the supposed choppy waters of the title run-in.Four successive 1-0 victories have propelled Leicester to the verge of success and been testament to the organisational abilities of their Italian coach.Leicester have never kept five consecutive clean sheets in the top flight, but, in a season when past records have counted for little, it would be a brave man, or perhaps a foolish one, to bet against another shut-out against Sunderland, whose relegation woes are intensifying.Allardyce’s side are four points adrift of Norwich City in 17th and entering the now-or-never part of the season when they will have to start winning or become resigned to their fate.City, buoyed by a gritty 2-2 draw at Paris St Germain in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday, host West Bromwich Albion, who are comfortably placed in mid-table.Third place Arsenal, whose hopes of taking anything from the campaign look forlorn as they trail Leicester by 11 points, albeit with a game in hand, travel to West Ham United on Saturday.Newcastle United, who are battling local rivals Sunderland to avoid relegation, visit Southampton, while Norwich play at Crystal Palace.Alan Pardew’s Palace are three points above Norwich, but seemingly in free fall after failing to win a league game since December.Photo CaptionClaudio Ranieri and his players warming for the Premiership titleShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Return fixture on Sunday, some of those supporters are now pre-emptively buying scarves emblazoned with the words ‘Premier League Champions’.While many are no doubt steering clear to avoid tempting fate, four victories from the remaining six games of the season will hand Leicester a maiden top flight title and complete one of the most remarkable fairytales in English soccer history.Leicester lead second place Tottenham Hotspur by seven points heading intoSunday’s game and need 12 more to put themselves out of sight.last_img read more