Winter storm update: Adjusted staffing plans

first_imgIn response to the winter storm moving through the area late Wednesday and early Thursday, the University has adjusted its normal staffing plans. For further details, see the Harvard University Emergency Page.last_img

Watch Sierra Boggess Sing The Phantom of the Opera in French

first_img View Comments Sierra Boggess The Phantom of the Opera Sierra Boggess has made The Phantom of the Opera’s Christine Daaé a signature role, having sung for the Angel of Music in Vegas, on Broadway and in London. Now, she’s heading to Paris to headline France’s first production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical in French. Take a look at a recent press preview, with the three-time Audience Choice Award winner and Bastien Jacquemart singing “Mon unique souhait” (a.k.a. “All I Ask of You”), plus a taste of “Mascarade.” Then, check out Boggess discussing her rich history with the role and taking it on en français. Performances begin at the Théâtre Mogador on October 13.center_img Related Shows from $29.00last_img read more

JPD on the MST: Recognizing a Husband’s Sacrifice

first_imgHiking the Mountains to Sea trail has been a gift. I am out here every day living a dream. I say that because hiking a 1,175 mile trail with two kids under the age of five who are tagging along seems more like a fantasy or delusion than an executable plan. Yet I am able to make this hike a reality as a result of my husband’s support.  While I am out walking Brew has the difficult job of watching our kids without a home base, managing the logistics for our hike, and working hard to keep additional work at bay. I have spent my days climbing mountains, passing farmland, and enjoying the serenity that comes with hiking long trails. Brew, meanwhile, has been busy changing diapers, searching for lost pacifiers, and trying to keep mold from overtaking Gus’ sippy cup. He has done an outstanding job of making this trip educational and social for our four-year-old daughter. And as a result he has become an expert on museums, nature centers, and libraries across the state. He has also kept our baby-turned-toddler from destroying himself and everything in his wake. (When we passed through Durham, we stayed with a friend who is a pediatric surgeon and she aptly described caring for a one-year-old as “suicide watch.”)The only problem is that Brew hasn’t enjoyed it. I wanted us ALL to have a great experience going across the state. Or I at least wanted everyone to pretend they were having a good time. It has been hard on me to see the toll that this trip has taken on my husband. At times it has made it difficult for me to fully appreciate my experiences. But despite his discomfort and complaints, Brew has never once wanted to quit. When we started talking about this hike two years ago, he willingly signed on. And even after a rough start that included a trip to the emergency room, Brew has been unwavering in his commitment to his family and this trail. I have asked him a few times throughout the hike if we need to take a break or abort our efforts and his response has stayed resolute: “We are going to finish this trail.”Brew will be the first to tell you that he has had moments of fun this fall. He was thrilled to connect with old friends along the way and there have been concerts and craft breweries that have made the trip better. (He still hasn’t found the best North Carolina barbecue, but he’s committed to keep trying.) It’s true that I wanted my husband to have more fun on this hike, but recently it struck me that the gift he is giving us might not be as valuable or meaningful if it were easy. Sacrifice trumps flowers and chocolate any day.Brew is committed to being out here because he loves me and he realizes the significance of the Mountains to Sea Trail for recreation, conservation, and unity within our state. He wants to be a part of this effort even when it’s hard because it is work worth doing. This week we reached the ocean. I still have over 200 miles to hike to reach the finish, but at this point I have a strong feel for the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and a good idea of what has to happen to help the path reach it’s potential and become a continuous and protected trail. It’s going to take effort, money, and sacrifice but it is work worth doing. We are going to finish this trail.last_img read more

8 thoughts on time management: working more efficiently

first_imgby: Anthony DemangoneLast week, I wrote a few thoughts on how to squeeze a few more moments out of each work day. All of this was in response to a survey you completed that outlined your challenges.Here’s the lovely chart, in case you forgot.  These are your personal challenges in 2015.Now that we’ve discussed how to get more productive time out of the day, how can we work more efficiently?Stop multi-tasking. Research has shown that focusing on one thing at a time unlocks a great deal of productivity. I use FocusBooster – a free work took that helps me focus on tasks for 25 uninterrupted minutes.  The results are impressive.Know when to say when What does success look like? Once you hit it, stop. You’ve heard the 20/80 rule, correct? The first 20 percent of effort usually gets you 80 percent of the way there. Depending on the project, that might be enough. You can group your M&Ms by color before you eat them, but they still taste the same. Don’t do work that doesn’t matter in the end. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Promotion of Slavonia at the Days of Croatian Tourism in Mali Lošinj

first_imgID Riva Tours, led by Mr. Selimir Ognjenović and partners from Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem, organized a presentation of Slavonia for all locals and guests at the Days of Croatian Tourism – a tasting of Slavonian specialties and products, with unavoidable tambourine notes. The guests and journalists were delighted, and the main news and topic of conversation was Slavonia, as well as the initiative to hold the Days of Croatian Tourism in 2018 in Slavonia.With the aim of greater promotion and visibility, ID Riva Tours has included in its brochure on private accommodation for next year the offer of private accommodation in Slavonia and Baranja, which will be found for the first time in the main catalog of the German tour operator for 2018. The presentation for the citizens of Mali Lošinj was held on October 24, 2017 on board the M / Y Vita, which was given by ID Riva Tours as a place of presentation to tourist workers from Slavonia, as well as the day after, October 25, for journalists and all participants of the Croatian Tourism Day .”When if not now? After such a great season, isn’t it the right time to point the tourist spotlight towards Srijem, Baranja, Slavonia? We expect the tourism workers to be the first to respondSaid Ognjenovic. As she points out, the director of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board Romana Vlašić, who also supports the Initiative to hold Days of Croatian Tourism in Slavonia, is already arranging the arrival of about 20 Dubrovnik caterers in Slavonia and Baranja for possible food procurement and other forms of cooperation.The following manufacturers were presented:• Agrotourism “Ivica and Marica” ​​from Karanac• “Zlatni Lug” from Požega and Krauthaker wines• “Bio” from Kopacevo – “I love apples”• Restaurant “Josić” & winemaker Josić from Zmajevac• Hotel Maksimilijan Osijek• Baranja Tourist Board• Tourist Board of the City of Požega and Kutjevo• Žito Osijek• Ivo Brzica – winemaker from Erdut• Branko Ognjenovic – “Association Renato – Chefs without borders• Ilok Castle & Ilok CellarThe experience of the Slavonian spirit was completed by the performance of the tamburitza ensemble “TS Panonika Band”.By the way, ID Riva Tours is a leading expert for travel to Croatia, in German-speaking countries with experience since 1994. It has more than 25 employees based in Munich and more than 100 employees ‘on site’.Related news:last_img read more

China virus death toll soars to 717: Official

first_imgSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a disease in the same family as the new coronavirus, left nearly 650 people dead in mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003.China has struggled to contain the current virus despite having placed some 56 million people under effective lockdown in Hubei and its provincial capital, Wuhan.Other cities far from the epicentre have also taken measures to keep people indoors, limiting the number of individuals who can leave their home.Friday’s death of a 34-year-old Wuhan doctor who was punished for raising the alarm about the virus in December sparked an outpouring of grief and anger over the government’s handling of the crisis.The virus has spread to two dozen countries, prompting several governments to ban arrivals from China and urge their citizens to avoid travelling to the country. Some have recommended their citizens leave China.Major airlines have suspended flights to and from China.At least 61 people on board a cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus, with thousands of passengers and crew facing a two-week quarantine.Topics : The number of deaths from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 717 on Saturday, surpassing the toll from the SARS outbreak on the mainland and Hong Kong almost two decades ago.Another 81 people died from the virus in central Hubei province, where the disease emerged in December, according to the regional health commission.In its daily update, the commission also confirmed another 2,841 new cases. There are now more than 34,000 confirmed infections across the country.last_img read more

Brussels sets out plans to reopen EU borders

first_img“While we will all have to remain careful, the time has come to make concrete preparations for lifting restrictions with countries whose health situation is similar to the EU’s.”Johansson had warned last week that not all countries agreed on the criteria for reopening borders to travellers from the rest of the world.Tourism-dependent countries such as Greece have been pushing for a swift reopening, with Athens already announcing it will welcome travellers from a list of countries including Australia, China and South Korea from June 15. Brussels on Thursday set out plans to fully reopen the EU’s internal borders on June 15 and to allow travellers from Balkan countries to enter the bloc from July 1.The recommendation to the 27 EU member states comes as restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus are eased and national governments seek to restart tourism in time for the peak summer season.Europe accounts for just under half of the 415,000 lives claimed by COVID-19 and now the continent is trying to contain the economic fallout, fearing devastation for its crucial tourism industry. The European Commission, the bloc’s executive, which is trying to coordinate the moves, said it was too early to completely abandon restrictions on travellers coming from outside the EU.Instead it called for a “common coordinated approach”, lifting the ban on non-essential travel for countries where the pandemic is at a similar level to the EU and adequate disease control measures are in place.The commission said restrictions should be lifted from July 1 for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia because “their epidemiological situation is similar or better than that of the EU”.”International travel is key for tourism and business, and for family and friends reconnecting,” European home affairs commissioner Ylva Johansson said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Manchester United should wait before appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager

first_imgSolskjaer and Neville were team-mates at United (Picture: Getty)Paul Pogba highlighted the ‘joy’ that Solskjaer has brought to United following their struggles under Mourinho.Asked how Solskjaer has managed to turn things around, Pogba told BBC Sport: ‘It’s his joy. He’s not playing, he’s not acting. He’s just giving joy to everyone and giving confidence to everyone and you can see on the pitch.‘Playing with the lads, playing all together, defending and attacking all together helps every player to be at their best and that’s what we’re doing.‘It’s from the good atmosphere of the team.’ Comment Gary Neville hopes Manchester United wait until March to make their decision (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville believes Manchester United should hold off until March before deciding whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be appointed on a permanent basis.The Norwegian remains unbeaten as United interim manager following a comfortable 3-0 win away at Fulham on Saturday and reports suggest the club have already concluded that the Solskjaer is the man to take them forward.The 45-year-old, who spent 11 years as a player at Old Trafford, has transformed the atmosphere in the dressing room after a dismal start to the season under Jose Mourinho and United’s board have seen enough.However, Neville has urged his former club to wait a few weeks to make their decision, with matches against Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City on the horizon.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘My personal view is still, wait until March,’ the ex-United right back said on his Sky Sports podcast.‘I don’t think there’s any real reason to rush it and make that announcement today and that’s not because Manchester United have got seven or eight tough games in this next month. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Feb 2019 8:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link546Shares Solskjaer is yet to lose as United interim manager (Picture: Getty)‘I just think it’s sensible to reflect over a three or four month period but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is putting himself in with a major shout of getting the job.‘I’m looking at it from an owner’s point of view and thinking that if Manchester United continue in the vein they are towards the end of the season, playing the way they are, get into the top four…‘The risk of not giving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the job is huge.‘If, next October, they’ve spent £30-40million to get a manager and a new manager and a new coaching set-up into the club, and they’re in fifth, all hell will break loose.’ Manchester United should wait before appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager Pogba scored a brace against Fulham (Picture: Getty)Pogba, who scored two goals at Craven Cottage, hopes United use the victory for momentum ahead of a challenging few weeks for the club.‘It’s always great to score goals but the most important thing is to win games. When you don’t win, it’s not the same feeling,’ the midfielder told Sky Sports.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I feel great, the team feels good, and we just have to carry on like this.‘This game was really important. It’s a good sign, it gives confidence to the team. We have to carry on like that to stay in the top four.’MORE: Anthony Martial can be the new Cristiano Ronaldo, says Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Pirates Participate In Tri-Meet At Connersville

first_imgThe Greensburg Girls Track & Field Team traveled to New Castle for a tri-meet against the Trojans and Connersville. The Lady Pirates (60) beat New Castle (43) and placed 2nd overall, just 4 points shy of the Lady Spartan winners (64).The meet began with Junior Thrower, Lily Grimes, taking 1st in both Shot Put and Discus. Her freshman teammate, Anna West continued to make her mark placing 2nd in Shot and 3rd in discus. The distance crew also dominated by winning and nearly sweeping all their events. The girls 4 x 800 relay team of Cameron Jones, Cathy Newhart, Julia Ankney, and Brenner Hanna won their race by almost a whole minute. Later on during the meet, Brenner Hanna went on to win both the 1600 and the 3200 while Cameron Jones continued the streak and won the 800 with freshman, Emma Wilmer, not far behind to take 2nd. Jones also captured 3rd in 1600 and Cathy Newhart placed 2nd in 3200 which rounded up the near sweep. On the short track, big sprinting points came from Elizabeth Pavy in the 100 and 200 and Mary West in 100 hurdles and 100.Despite the cool windy temps, many of the ladies were able to have PR performances. In the metric 2 mile Ms. Hanna ran a new PR and was just 3 seconds shy of breaking the school record. In addition to Ms. Hanna, Elizabeth Pavy, Koregan Kidd, Emma Wilmer, Emily Rosales, Erika Gauck, and Jordyn Luken all improved from their previous best times on the track.The Lady Pirates will travel to Brown County on Saturday for the Talon Relays.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.The Greensburg Varsity Boys visited New Castle on a chilly evening to participate in a three way meet with Connersville.  Despite the very chilly temperatures, the Pirates finished in second place while having a great overall meet.Hunter Butz was the big point winner with victories in both the 800m and 1600m runs, with times of 2:11.7 and 4:57.7.  He was also part of the second place relay teams in the 4×400 and 4×800 along with Devin Imel, Sage O’Mara and Nick Zapfe, with times of 3:52.08 and 9:11.3.Daimon Austin won the long jump with a measurement of 19′ 2.5″, placed second in the high jump at 5′ 4″, and took fourth in the 100m dash with a time of 11.96.  Tanner Yonts won the discus with a throw of 114′ 6.5″, while Logan Shafer won the shot put with a heave of 40′ 6″.  Yonts also placed third in the shot with a distance of 39′ 10.5″.Colin Springmeyer continued his great work in the 110m High Hurdles with a second place run in 17.04, a personal record.  Nick Zapfe also placed second in the 400m dash, with time of 55.72.  Shawn Partlow, running the 300m hurdles for the first time this season, placed second in 46.97.  Devin Hanna earned third place in the pole vault, clearing 7′ 6″.  Nick Hamilton took fourth in the 200m dash at 25.87, while Kyran Luken placed fourth in the 3200m run at 12:40.2.  Luke Lozier took fourth in the high jump, clearing 5′ 0″. Dallas Crank had a great overall night, and was the fourth place finisher in the 300m hurdles.The boys travel to Nashville on Saturday to participate in the Brown County Talon Relays.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Rich Bryant.last_img read more

La Liga, Spanish FA reach agreement on Monday night football

first_imgLa Liga and the Spanish FA have reached an agreement on playing Monday night football in the top-flight. Loading… According to a report in Cadena Cope, La Liga have reached a deal which will see the Monday night slot utilised for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign in order to help complete the remaining fixtures in a busy schedule. That means that there will be five Monday evenings in which La Liga football will be played, but the Spanish FA – who have been long-term opponents of the time slot – have only accepted the proposal on the condition that day will not host football for the next five years.Advertisement Read Also: Haaland sends Ronaldo, Messi’s goal stats to archives However, La Liga chief Javier Tebas continued to support the idea of playing Monday night matches as he believed that a variety of time slots makes the league more attractive to broadcasters. The two institutions have remained deeply divided on a number of issues including scheduling with both laying claim to holding power in its decision-making, with La Liga retaining the Friday night slot this season in expense of the Monday games. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Earlier this season, Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales was successful in a campaign to make the matchday free of football – a decision popular with fans, who felt the time slot was unsociable for family and work purposes. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends10 Of The Most Powerful Women Across The GlobeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Artlast_img read more