A summer of helping

first_img Summer explorers Harvard Ed Portal program offers fun, skill-building activities for local students Plan an art show with no budget. As a summer volunteer. In less than six weeks.That was Ezra Feder’s assignment when he started in July at Artists For Humanity (AFH) in Boston, a nonprofit that provides paid employment in art and design to lower-income teens in the city.Working 80 hours over five weeks, Feder ’23, an incoming first-year Harvard student, single-handedly organized and promoted AFH’s Summer Exhibition, slated for Aug. 22 at the AFH EpiCenter in South Boston. He found event sponsors, solicited donations for refreshments, and exercised community outreach across the city to spread the word about the exhibition, which is an opportunity for AFH’s artists to display and sell their work to gallery visitors.,“It was really terrific meeting and working with the artists because they’re such an exuberant and creative group,” said Feder, a native of Sharon, Mass. “This kind of work requires a lot of teamwork from the artists and the administrative staff, and that’s something that’s really impressive to see in action. I hope to keep that impression with me as I move forward.”Feder came by this venture into public service as a participant in Harvard’s new Service Starts with Summer Program (3SP) for incoming first-year students. The program calls for participants to commit to giving at least 100 hours to a community project in or near their hometowns during the summer before starting school. Feder devoted 80 hours to direct service and 20 to professional development activities, including webinars, cohort meetings, and a day of service on campus. Typically, participants work with nonprofits and are unpaid, so they are eligible to receive a $1,500 stipend from 3SP.,Feder reached out to AFH for a volunteer placement on the recommendation of a sibling who had volunteered there in the past, and was quickly drawn to the organization’s mission to help young artists gain self-sufficiency skills, career training, and educational assistance.The AFH artists work in a variety of media, including video, animation, photography, painting, and graphic design. They get support from mentors in their chosen fields to learn technical and business skills specific to their interests. AFH has sold or leased pieces to big clients including John Hancock, Nixon Peabody, Champion, and the Massachusetts Port Authority.“There is a term in Hebrew, tikkun olam, which means to ‘repair the world,’ not just to help yourself but to help others,” said Feder. “That’s always been a significant value in my life, and it’s a natural extension of that value to participate in 3SP and to continue doing community service at Harvard.”,Relatedlast_img read more

Super six for Taylor

first_img The Wicklow fighter saw off the Bulgarian – the last woman to beat her back in 2011 – 3-0 as she qualified for a 16th career final. It was a clinical performance from the odds-on favourite, who will now meet Estelle Mossely for the 60kg medal on Saturday. Katie Taylor made it six European finals in a row as she got the better of Denitsa Eliseeva on Friday. “Honoured to be representing Ireland in another European final,” the Olympic champion wrote on Twitter. “Thanks for all the support, it’s incredible.” Taylor will not be joined on finals day by compatriot Clare Grace, though. She was outpointed by England’s Stacey Copeland in the 69kg category. The Stockport woman will face Elena Vystropova, who saw off Cristiana Mihaela. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Vandals attack cars outside Letterkenny Hospital

first_imgWitnesses are being sought following a shocking act of vandalism at Letterkenny University Hospital last week.Cars belonging to hospital staff and those visiting sick patients were struck by rocks on the evening of Wednesday, 24th April. Substantial damage was caused to the cars, including smashed windscreens, damaged panels and damaged bumpers. Rocks were found on the ground lying beside all of the vehicles. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the area who may have witnessed the criminal damage or noticed anything suspicious to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or call the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111Vandals attack cars outside Letterkenny Hospital was last modified: April 30th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dirty dozen: Nadal beats Thiem for 12th French Open title

first_imgFrom the get-go, it was such a physical grind that Nadal was soaked with sweat and changed neon yellow shirts after seven games and 45 minutes, eliciting some whistles and catcalls from the crowd.Early on, there were no signs of fatigue for Thiem, even though he was competing for a fourth straight day, because of rain that jumbled the schedule. Nadal, meanwhile, entered Sunday having played just once in the previous four days.Not only that, but while Nadal dismissed Federer with relative ease in a straight-set semifinal that concluded Friday, Thiem was forced to work overtime, eliminating Djokovic in a five-setter that wrapped up less than 24 hours before the final began.Thiem showed he can play defense. Showed he can flip to offense in a blink. Showed power off both sides. Showed precision, too, making only three of the match’s first 12 unforced errors.Indeed, it was Thiem who nosed ahead first, closing a 12-stroke exchange by ripping a forehand winner to earn the first break point of the final, then converting it with an overhead to cap a 20-stroke point for a 3-2 edge. He turned with a clenched right hand to face his guest box, where all of his supporters were on their feet, yelling and shaking fists, too, including his girlfriend, French tennis player Kristina Mladenovic, who won the women’s doubles championship earlier in the day on the same court.Not so fast.Nadal snapped to, immediately. He grabbed 13 of the set’s last 18 points, and its final four games, doing so with elan, using a drop shot to help him break Thiem for a 5-3 lead, then a serve-and-volley to help hold for the set.That must have been demoralizing for Thiem. How couldn’t it be?To play as well as he did, for as long as he did, going toe-to-toe with — by any measure, objective or subjective — the greatest clay-court performer ever, and even taking the lead, yet end up with absolutely zero to show for it?At the ensuing changeover, Thiem didn’t whack a ball toward the stands, as Roger Federer memorably did during his semifinal loss to Nadal. He didn’t spike a racket or kick a tennis ball. He casually sat in his gray sideline seat, bounced his legs and chewed on an energy bar, furtively glancing to his left at Nadal. Denzel Bowles flashes ‘vintage’ form in Rain or Shine win over Phoenix Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thiem, a 25-year-old Austrian who was seeded No. 4 and upset No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, was eyeing his first major title in this rematch of the 2018 final in Paris. But again, he couldn’t solve Nadal.“First thing that I want to say is congrats to Dominic. I feel sorry, because he deserves it here, too,” Nadal said during the trophy ceremony. “He has an unbelievable intensity.”This one began on a cloudy afternoon, with the temperature in the low 60s (mid-teens Celsius) and only a slight breeze. In the initial game — interrupted briefly by a baby wailing in the stands, drawing a laugh from other spectators and prompting Nadal to back away from the baseline between serves — three of the five points lasted at least 11 strokes.And, thereby, a pattern was established: By the end of the 3-hour, 1-minute match, a total of 46 points went 10 strokes or more. Each man claimed half.Both men would station themselves along the baseline and sprint, scramble, slide, stretch to somehow reach just about each and every ball that came their way, not merely putting a racket on it but responding with a booming reply. It was an impressive display of athleticism, skill and will, with Thiem managing to give just as good as he got, particularly with his ferocious backhand.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment PLAY LIST 04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toocenter_img View comments ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP That the questions were raised at all was significant. The answers, perhaps not surprisingly, arrived swiftly. Nadal reasserted himself, as he usually does at Roland Garros, by grabbing 16 of the next 17 points and 12 of the remaining 14 games, pulling away to beat Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 for his record-extending 12th championship at the French Open.“I gave everything I had,” Thiem said. “It’s amazing: 12 times here. It’s unreal.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNo one in tennis ever has won any major tournament that many times. Then again, no one ever has been as suited for success on any of the sport’s surfaces as this 33-year-old Spaniard is on red clay: Nadal is 93-2 for his career at Roland Garros, winning four in a row from 2005-08, five in a row from 2010-14, and now three in a row.Looking at the bigger picture, Nadal is now up to 18 Grand Slam trophies, moving within two of Roger Federer’s men’s record of 20. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Spain’s Rafael Nadal clenches his fist after scoring a point against Austria’s Dominic Thiem during the men’s final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 9, 2019. APPARIS — For a few, fleeting moments Sunday, Rafael Nadal found his French Open supremacy seemingly threatened by Dominic Thiem, a younger, talented opponent challenging him in the final for the second consecutive year.A poor game from Nadal allowed Thiem to break him and even things at a set apiece. That development brought fans to their feet in Court Philippe Chatrier, roaring and clapping and, above all, wondering: Was this, now, a real contest? Could Thiem push Nadal more? Could he make this surge last? Would Nadal falter?ADVERTISEMENT Perhaps Thiem was thinking: Is there anything I can do?The answer, it turned out, was “Yes.” But only briefly.They appeared headed for a tiebreaker in the second set when Thiem broke to take it. Talk about a stunning shift: Nadal had a run in which he took 25 of 26 points on his serve, before a loss of focus, perhaps, did him in. With spectators trading between-point chants of nicknames — “Ra-fa!” and “Do-mi!” — Nadal pushed a backhand long. That gave Thiem the first set he’d managed to steal from Nadal in four career meetings at Roland Garros.But Thiem, put simply, wilted a bit. He made three unforced errors in the fourth set’s first game to get broken at love. Thiem created an opening and Nadal barged through. By now, Nadal was creating magic at the net, and he won the point on 23 of 27 times he went forward. One drop volley was spun so marvelously that it landed on Thiem’s side, then bounced back toward the net. All Thiem could do was watch — and offer an appreciative thumbs-up.last_img read more

Virat Kohli one of the batting greats of our generation: Alastair Cook

first_imgAs England crashed to an innings and 36-run defeat in the fourth Test, giving India the series victory, captain Alastair Cook was left ruing the missed chances by his team. (Match Highlights | Scorecard)India won the series 3-0 with one Test remaining, and have beaten England in a Test series for the first time since 2008.On what has been a dismal tour for England, they also picked up an unwelcome statistic of becoming just the third side in Test history to compile 400 in the first innings and still lose by an innings. (The world will be at Virat Kohli’s feet in a few years’ time: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)”Historically on this ground, 400 is a good score in the first innings and in the second innings, we had our chances. We’ve just not taken those chances,” rued Cook.”They were 300/6 and obviously Virat Kohli played an extraordinary innings. We dropped him on 60 odd and Jayant Yadav played well too. We gave him a couple of chances as well. We were in the game for three days, but weren’t good enough to take those opportunities and that’s what cost us. Full credit to India,” he said. (Virat Kohli joins Bradman, Ponting in elite list after third double hundred in 2016)India skipper Virat Kohli, who hit 235 in the hosts’ massive first innings total of 631 for his third double century of the year, was adjudged the Man of the Match.Kohli is also the leading run-scorer in the series with 640 runs at an average of 128. (Kohli made batting a lot easier, says Jayant Yadav)advertisementCook praised Kohli for his heroics and termed his Indian counterpart as “one of the great batsmen of our generation”. (Virat Kohli gives Wankhede, that Tendulkar experience)”Kohli is in incredible form. He is having one of those years you dream of as a player and as a captain. He leads from the front, he scores a hell a lot of runs. That’s a huge amount of credit to him and clearly one of the great batsmen of our generation. Certainly it’s very hard to bowl to him in these kind of conditions when he’s in this form,” he said.last_img read more

Mercy Committee ends near two year dormancy new procedures coming to streamline

first_img Foreign relations to be enhanced between TCI, Haiti, Dominican Republic Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidencial 07 Jul 2015 – Finally, the Mercy Committee has had a subsequent meeting after being legally in existence in the TCI since September 2013 and meeting initially then. The Governor’s Office not only shared names of the members of the group but that there are 15 cases up for review by the Committee which has the power to grant pardons for convicted offenders, exoneration from punishment for crime; to substitute a lesser penalty for crime and to delay or reverse penalty for any crime. There are people who are seemingly prime for pardons from the Mercy Committee, but are held up by the infrequent meetings and continue to have criminal records which prevent them from getting a job for example. But the Committee in that meeting July 2nd, found that the applicants are not clear, there is pertinent information missing and so it is decided the TCI will create a standard application which will be modeled after some already in existence. The Governor also said some appeals need to be passed on to the Commissioner of Police who has the power to wipe eligible candidates’ police records clean. Constant questions in the House of Assembly on when the Mercy Committee would convene likely moved things along for the group which is led by the Governor, Attorney General and includes Fr. Bernard Been, Oral Selver, Emily Saunders and Mervyn Cox. The new applications will be available soon and according to HE, Peter Beckingham, the Mercy Committee will again meet in the third quarter of the year and it is hoped the Committee will be able to make decisions on the applications in time for the holidays. Related Items:Attorney General and includes Fr. Bernard Been, Emily Saunders, governor, meeting, mercy committee, Mervyn Cox, Oral Selver, pardons, peter beckingham Clement Howell High meeting at 5pm today Premier to showcase TCI’s financial rebound at London meetings Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Serie A needs young talent like Andrea Pinamonti – Moreno Longo

first_imgFrosinone boss Moreno Longo has maintained that Serie A ‘needs young talent like Andrea Pinamonti’ following his greatly needed equaliser against Fiorentina last Friday.Frosinone and Fiorentina played a 1-1 draw yesterday and Pinamonti who couldn’t impress in two seasons at Inter, scored the second goal of his loan spell at Frosinone yesterday to give his side ‘a very important point’ for his side.“It’s a very important point for us because it’s our fourth consecutive result that’s useful,” the Coach said after the game via Football Italia.“It moves us up the table and for a team who must survive, it’s a very important result.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I’m happy with how the team managed to stay in the game. Against a team like Fiorentina, you have to be good at staying in the game because they might not be clinical.“Therefore, you have the chance of equalising like we did tonight. I must congratulate Pinamonti because he’s very humble and he works very hard in training.“He has the quality to be an important player, not only for us but in a League that needs young talent like him.”last_img read more