No time to waste

first_imgHarvard recycles, reuses, or composts more than half its waste, but there is room to further reduce the more than 6,300 tons the University sends to landfills each year, according to a recent audit.Rob Gogan, associate manager of recycling services in Harvard’s University Operations Services, presented a snapshot of the University’s progress on Thursday at the Geological Lecture Hall. The lecture was the latest in the “Trash Talk” series sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.For each member of the Harvard community, the University generated 307 pounds of trash and recycled, reused, or otherwise removed from the waste stream another 379 pounds in 2011. Of Harvard’s 14,078 tons of refuse, 25 percent was recycled in 2011, 23 percent was composted, 8 percent was reused or otherwise diverted from the waste stream, and 45 percent was disposed of, most in a landfill in New Hampshire.Harvard has made significant strides in reducing its waste in the past decade. In 2002, the record recycling rate for any month that year was just 34 percent. The University topped 50 percent in a month for the first time in October 2007. Today, Harvard’s recycling and reuse rate stands at about 55 percent annually. A recent audit, however, shows that there’s considerable room for improvement, which will be necessary if the University is to achieve its goal of zero waste by 2020.The audit, during which 50 bags of trash collected in Harvard Yard were torn open and inspected, showed 41 percent could have been recycled, another 38 percent could have been composted, and 4 percent could have been reused. Just 18 percent should have been shipped to the landfill according to current policies.The biggest trend in recycling has been the increase of composting, in which food, landscaping, and other organic waste is gathered, broken down, and trucked to nearby farms to be used as fertilizer, Gogan said. Harvard’s switch in recent years to single-stream recycling has aided the move to composting, Gogan said, by allowing recyclables to be gathered in one barrel instead of two, freeing up room for a composting barrel.Reuse efforts have also been gaining steam. Harvard hosts several events, such as FAS’s freecycle program, which make serviceable items available to those who need them. Similarly, Harvard Business School hosts a clothing swap.Local and global nonprofits have benefited from the reuse movement, Gogan said. One nonprofit sends usable materials — including a surprising number of crutches once used by students — to Haiti, unneeded dormitory beds have gone to an orphanage in El Salvador, and computers that would otherwise be recycled are instead donated to an Allston organization that refurbishes them and sells them at low cost to nonprofits.“We don’t want to waste anything,” Gogan said.last_img read more

Crimson holds off Brown, 72-62, shares Ivy title

first_imgThe Harvard men’s basketball team did its part with a 72-62 win over Brown Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion and Dartmouth returned the favor, upsetting Yale 59-58 to give the Crimson a share of the Ivy League championship and force a one-game playoff to decide the Ancient Eight’s bid to the NCAA tournament.The playoff game will be held at the Palestra in Philadelphia on March 14. Game time has not yet been announced.By clinching a share of its fifth-straight Ivy title, the Crimson becomes the first Ancient Eight team to win that many crowns consecutively since Penn between 1978-82.For the full story, visit the Harvard Athletics website.last_img

Seven rectors begin new roles amid unprecedented residential year

first_imgSix of Notre Dame’s dorms and the Fischer Graduate Community will be under the leadership of new rectors this year. Fr. Robert Lisowski will serve as Baumer Hall’s new rector. He served as an assistant rector for the Dillon community in Baumer Hall last year. Lisowski, originally from Scranton, Pa., earned his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in Queens, New York. He entered the Congregation of Holy Cross at Notre Dame in 2014 and completed his Master of Divinity in May.“I am so excited to begin this new role and chapter as rector of Baumer Hall,” he said in an email. “Serving as an assistant rector for the Dillon community this past year was an incredibly rich experience and I am looking forward to continuing and growing in this ministry.”Michael Rossetti will be taking over the newly refurbished Dillon Hall. Rossetti graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2012. After teaching in Chicago for four years, Rossetti completed a Master of Divinity at Notre Dame in 2019, during which he was an assistant rector in Keough Hall. He then served as visiting chaplain at University College Cork in Ireland. “I wholeheartedly believe we accompany students like no other institution, so I am honored to have been offered the opportunity to return,” he said. Pangborn Hall’s new rector is Daniela De Ciantis, originally from Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Toronto, after which she taught high school religion and English in Ottawa. De Ciantis came to Notre Dame for her Master of Divinity degree, and she was an assistant rector in Flaherty Hall for two years. “I am thrilled to be serving as a rector at the University of Notre Dame,” De Ciantis in an email. “It is a privilege and gift to contribute to the mission of the University cultivating the hearts and minds of students through communal living in the halls.”Across the quad, Fr. Bill Dailey has returned to serve as rector of Zahm House. From 2013 to 2016, Dailey was the rector of Stanford Hall. He then spent four years in Dublin, Ireland, where he was the founding director of the Notre Dame Newman Centre for Faith and Reason at St. John Henry Newman’s University Church. Dailey earned his bachelor degree in 1994 and his Master of Divinity in 2000, both at Notre Dame, and he graduated from Columbia Law School in 2006.Dailey said he is optimistic in regards to the challenges and opportunities residential life will face during the pandemic.“It will take creativity, but our students have never been lacking in that department, so we’ll see how it is that we can make the semester work in terms of keeping the virus at bay while also building the friendships and enjoying the laughter, engagement and camaraderie that make living on this campus the best undergraduate experience in the world,” Dailey said in an email.South Bend native Fr. Chris Brennan is taking over as rector of Stanford Hall. Brennan attended Old College seminary before earning a Masters of Divinity. During his last year of his masters program, Brennan was an assistant rector in Dunne Hall. Ordained as a priest in 2018, Brennan served in Church ministries all around the world and spent time serving as a parish priest in Portland, Ore. “I am excited to now call Stanford Hall home, and learn from and live with the Men of Virtue,” he said in a email. Fr. Eric Schimmel is the new rector of Dunne Hall. He entered the Moreau Seminary after completing his undergraduate degree at Notre Dame. After earning his Masters of Divinity, Schimmel was ordained in 2002. Since then, Schimmel has worked in parishes across the United States, served as Director of the Andre House, Phoenix, and worked at King’s College, Wilkes Barre, Pa., in its campus ministry. “Having been blessed by Notre Dame’s education focusing on both mind and heart, I feel honored to now serve here, keeping that tradition alive,” Schimmel said in an email. Finally, Michigan native Sara Thoms is taking up the new role as rector of undergraduate community in Fischer Graduate Residences and project coordinator for Residential Life. After graduating from Villanova University, Thoms completed her Master of Divinity from Notre Dame. Thoms then taught high school theology in Phoenix, Ariz.“I hope to build community by connecting these students to each other and to their home halls,” Thoms said in an email. “COVID-19 has brought about many disruptions to our students’ lives, and I hope coming home to Notre Dame ushers in a sense of peace and comfort amidst these uneasy circumstances.”Tags: baumer hall, Dillon Hall, dunne hall, fall semester 2020, Fischer Graduate Residences, new rectors, Pangborn Hall, residential life, Stanford Hall, Zahm Houselast_img read more

‘Ilonggos deserve better Dinagyang experience’

first_imgThe highlight of the festival is onJan. 26, 2020 – the tribes competition. * Festive Parade Sponsors Mardi Gras –Jan. 25 Tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyatwho graced the countdown kick-off said Dinagyang would further boost thecampaign to make Iloilo City a preferred MICE (meetings, incentives,conferences and exhibits) destination. ILOILO City – “With our desire tobring Iloilo City to the next level, we also want to level up your DinagyangFestival experience.” For the ati tribes contest, several barges that can hold spectators may beplaced at the Iloilo River facing the new Freedom Grandstand, the main venue ofthe performances. “Your involvement will mean so much,”he stressed. Addressing Ilonggos and guests fromother parts of the country, Mayor Jerry Treñas led the start of the 100-daycountdown to Dinagyang 2020 yesterday at the Festival Walk Mall, IloiloBusiness Park in Mandurriao district. * Dinagyang 360° – Jan. 26 “We deserve a colorful and excitingcelebration of our religion and rich culture,” Treñas said. * fireworks display – Jan. 24 The IFFI bared the following Dinagyang2020 activities: The city government has partnered withthe Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI) for the staging of the 51stedition of Dinagyang. DINAGYANG COUNTDOWN KICKS OFF. Mayor Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City leads the kick-off of the 100-day countdown to the January 2020 edition of the Dinagyang Festival at Festival Walk Mall in Mandurriao district on Oct. 10, 2019. Dinagyang has been voted the “best tourism event” three times in a row – 2006, 2007 and 2008 – by the Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * Ilonggo Food Festival – Jan. 23 to26 * Miss Iloilo 2020 – Jan. 24 “The ati tribes’ performances can be viewed 360 degrees, indi lang siya sa atubang, libot na siya. Itwill be more experiential,” said Sarabia. * Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika – Jan.24 “Dinagyang will be more experiential,(there will be) more people involvement. Indipareho sa una nga gabantay ka lang. I-push ta gid nga experiential Dinagyang,” said former Tourismundersecretary Salvador Sarabia Jr., now the Iloilo City government officerheading the push to make the metropolis the preferred MICE destination. * Iloilo Dinagyang Art Festival – Jan.18 to 25 * Dinagyang sa Calle Real – Jan. 25 Treñas appealed for the cooperation ofall stakeholders to make Dinagyang 2020 better. * fluvial and solemnfoot procession – Jan. 24 Dinagyang has been voted the “besttourism event” three times in a row – 2006, 2007 and 2008 – bythe Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines. * Floats Parade of Lights – Jan. 24 Dinagyang is the Hiligaynon word for revelryor merrymaking. The festival is known for its participants’ impressivechoreography and striking costumes that reflect Ilonggo ingenuity,craftsmanship and artistry. * religious sadsad – Jan. 25 Dinagyang Festival started in 1967. Areplica of the Santo Niño de Cebu was brought from Cebu to the San Jose dePlacer Church. The image was enthusiastically received by the Ilonggos whodanced on the streets of Iloilo City./PNlast_img read more

Jets vs. Ravens odds, prediction, betting trends for ‘Thursday Night Football’

first_imgThe Jets (5-8) are out of AFC playoff contention for the 2019 NFL season. They will be trying to play spoiler against the top-seeded team in the conference, the Ravens (11-2), on “Thursday Night Football” (8:20 p.m. ET, Fox, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Network).Baltimore, coming off a gritty win in Buffalo, needs to keep winning to stay a full game ahead of New England for home-field advantage. It can’t afford to look ahead to rematches with Cleveland and Pittsburgh in the final two weeks. New York, coming off a narrow win over Miami, are staring at losing out with Pittsburgh and Buffalo. Stat that mattersThe Ravens have the No. 5 scoring defense in the NFL, allowing on average 18.2 points per game. They are No. 9 against the pass and No. 6 against the run. The Jets have the No. 29 scoring offense at 17.4 points per game. They are No. 30 in passing and No. 31 in rushing. Nothing has to give here.Jets vs. Ravens predictionThe Jets are overmatched here in most ways. They will do their best defensively to contain Jackson and the Ravens on the ground, but they will get burned plenty by the pass before wearing down. With Le’Veon Bell in a weird returning spot against a tough run defense and Darnold not seeing many open guys, it’s hard to see the Jets moving the ball much offensively.Ravens 30, Jets 10 Will the Jets pull off a major upset? Or will the Ravens take care of business?Here’s everything to know about betting on Jets vs. Ravens in Week 15, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for “Thursday Night Football.”MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends at Sports InsiderJets vs. Ravens odds for ‘Thursday Night Football’Spread: Ravens by 15Point total: 45Odds: Jets -110, Ravens -110The Ravens have been dancing around two-touchdown favorite status all throughout the short week. The Jets have done well of late against a very favorable schedule, but the degree of difficulty is raised considerably here. The point total is tied more to how they might struggle against the Ravens’ defense.Jets vs. Ravens all-time seriesThe Ravens hold a 8-2 all-time edge. They lost the most recent meeting, however, 24-16 in 2016. Before then, the Ravens had won eight in a row after losing the first-ever meeting. When coach John Harbaugh has been around, the Ravens are 4-1.Three trends to know— 54 percent of spread bettors are on the Ravens despite the big number. 61 percent of moneyline bettors are solidly behind the Ravens.— The Jets are also 5-8 against the spread this season. They are 4-1 straight up and 3-2 against the spread in the past five games. They have covered only once as losers, however.— The Ravens have won eight straight games and covered in 7 of them. The total has gone under in three of their past four games.MORE: Lamar Jackson passed Michael Vick as a QB long before recordThree things to watchLamar Jackson and the rushing recordThe Ravens’ NFL MVP-to-be quarterback needs 23 yards to get to 1,040 yards rushing on the season, breaking the 13-year-old single-year mark of Michael Vick, who briefly played for the Jets. Jackson is playing through a quadriceps injury, but that total is low enough for him to make history. The Ravens should do whatever they want with Jackson passing on the Jets’ depleted back seven to grab a big lead, so once Jackson hits the mark by 5 rushing attempts, they might not force the issue with his running.The Jets’ run defenseNew York has moved up to No. 2 against the run, allowing on average 78.8 yards per game. The Ravens are No. 1 offensively at 200.9 yards rushing per game. While that might help the Jets slow down Mark Ingram in the traditional running game, their mess at linebacker and having no Jamal Adams again to clean up at safety doesn’t bode well when Jackson takes off.The Ravens’ secondaryThe Jets have a decent receiving corps with Robby Anderson and slot man Jamison Crowder. But they both will struggle for Sam Darnold against the Ravens’ cornerback combination of Marcus Peters, Jimmy Smith and Marlon Humphrey.last_img read more


first_imgWhat has been a really successful season for the young brigade at the Finn Valley club came to a memorable conclusion at Tullamore at National Childrens Games on Saturday. With eight sets of medals captured in turbo, relay ,60m, 500m, long jump.The present progress is a credit to parents and coaches. This younger group will now take a well earned rest before returning with school opening in September.  PICTURE SPECIAL: FINN VALLEY ATHLETES CAP OFF WONDERFUL SEASON IN TULLAMORE was last modified: June 24th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:athleticsFinn Valley ACNoticesSportlast_img read more

Special Olympics ace makes golf history

first_img27 February 2013South Africa Special Olympics gold medallist Thomas Lugg set a new benchmark for Special Olympians worldwide when he made a historic debut at the 2013 Sanlam South African Amateur Golf Championship at Johannesburg’s Country Club on the weekend.The world’s number one Special Olympian golfer moved one step closer to his long-term goal to compete in the pro ranks when he lined up alongside the country’s top amateurs in the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier of the South African Golf Association’s flagship event on Sunday and Monday.Lugg’s achievement was made more significant by the fact that he qualified for the championship on merit, having shot a 67 at Glenvista to claim one of 25 spots on offer to a 42-man field.Although the 23-year-old Zwartkops golfer failed to qualify for the match play stage, he tied for 119th on 16-over-par 160, bettering the scores of 19 players with rounds of 82 and 78.‘A dream come true’“I’ve dreamed of playing in a real golf tournament against normal golfers and this was a dream come true for me,” Lugg said afterwards.“We should never feel limited, just because we are intellectually challenged. Golf is for everyone, and this experience has made me even more determined to make it to the pro ranks one day.”Lugg added that although the two rounds were tough, he still had a lot of fun. “I enjoyed getting to know some of the amateurs and I had a lot of fun. But it was very tough. I think when Dale Hayes talks about keeping it in the fairways on his television programme, he has to be talking about the Rocklands course, because this course is very long.“If you don’t hit the fairway, you are in trouble. I could have been better, though. I played better in the second round because I was more accurate off the tee, but I missed seven or eight birdie putts.”Three-time gold medallistLugg is South Africa’s only Special Olympian to have represented the country in golf and he has won gold three times. He took first place at the 2007 Special Olympic World Summer Games in Shanghai and again in 2011 in Athens. He also claimed gold at the 2009 Special Olympics Golf Tournament in Taipei.He is currently enrolled on a partial bursary at the Gary Player School for Champions, where he practises alongside the country’s number one amateur, Haydn Porteous, who won the Stroke Play Qualifier on Monday.Danny Baleson from the Gary Player Golf Experience at the World of Golf says that since Lugg enrolled in September, he has made great strides.“His handicap has dropped from three to scratch,” Baleson said. “Tommy has a great short game and is very accurate into the green, but he didn’t have much length. He has been working tirelessly with our head-coach, Adriaan van Pletzen, on moving through the swing and his swing and distance has also improved.”‘Repetitive structure’Baleson said Lugg’s coaching programme was structured around his autistic tendencies. “Tommy thrives in a repetitive structure, so we work on one thing at a time, which helps him to properly assimilate the information,” he said.“Tom was taught to play fairway, green, two-putt golf, so we are working on bringing more depth into his game. But don’t imagine that Tom is slow.“He was playing a round with Sipho Bujela last year, just before Sipho turned professional. Sipho told Tom after the turn that it was time to start firing at the pins and proceeded to show him what that meant.“Tom came off the course and told us that he needed to ‘start firing at the pins’ and we noticed, almost with immediate effect, that his score average started to improve. When something catches on with Tom, he is unstoppable. That’s why his dream of playing in the pro ranks is very probable.”OpportunitiesLugg will be competing in the Northern Amateur Stroke Play and Match Play Championship at Randpark in March. “We definitely want to give Tom more opportunities to play on the local amateur circuit and the chance to get used to the different environment,” Baleson said.“Luckily, he doesn’t go into a depression if he has a bad round; all he cares about is having fun and having the chance to play golf.”As well as representing South Africa at the next Special Olympics, Lugg has a long-term goal to become the first Special Olympics golfer to play in a professional tournament.He also wants to play against a certain professional golfer. “I really want to play against Tiger Woods,” he said. “My motto is ‘Watch out Tiger, I am coming to get you’.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

First Artist In Residence Begins at MakerBot

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts MakerBot, the organization that creates automated home fabrication machines, has announced the launch of its new Artist in Residency program and introduced the first selected participant. Norwegian 3D abstract machine artist Marius Watz (on Twitter) will have free access to all the MakerBot printers and all the plastic he can melt for the next two months. Watz will spend his residency working on art for a forthcoming show in Oslo and says that as part of his work “I will be developing a new Processing library for 3D model building, to be released as Open Source along with a series of models I’ll publish on Thingiverse (see in the MakerBot spirit of openness.” MakerBot says its next Artist in Residence has already been selected and artists interested in applying for subsequent openings should apply now.Above, a photo of the MakerBot Thing-o-Matic, released in December.The MakerBot is exciting because it represents a democratization of physical manufacturing. The Artist in Residency program is exciting because it offers an opportunity to see what an artist, a specialist, dedicated and with unlimited resources, can do with the platform. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

PLDT storms past Sta. Lucia; Wilson shines as Cignal survives major challenge from Foton

first_imgCourtney Felinski led Foton with 23 points, while Elaine Kasilag added 14.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Earlier, Cignal survived a major fight from Foton to score a thrilling 15-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-13, 21-19 victory.Erica Wilson scored 29 points for the HD Spikers, who scored their fourth win in six matches and handed the Tornadoes their fourth straight defeat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We fought together as a team. This is a big victory for us,” Wilson said. “I guess everyone really wanted this win. And hopefully we pick up more wins like this is the coming days.”Ana Artemeva chipped in 16 points, while Rachel Anne Daquis had nine for Cignal. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Ceres leads PPL field; Global inclusion draws protest from ex-stars Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PLDT Home Fibr and Cignal HD took different routes to victory on Saturday night in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Bulacan.PLDT stormed to its third victory after dismantling Sta. Lucia Realty, 25-17, 25-23, 25-18. The Power Hitters improved to 3-2, while inflicting on the Lady Realtors their fifth defeat in six games.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

Oregon Media Relations Staffer Fires Back At Steve Sarkisian After USC Coach Takes Shot At The Ducks

first_imgSteve Sarkisian USC vs. Oregon tweets.Steve Sarkisian USC OregonThe two most successful program in the Pac-12 over the last decade or so have been Oregon and USC. So, it’s only natural for there to be a little bit of a rivalry between the two programs. And there is one, whether or not the players and coaches will actually admit it. The rivalry’s hotness level rose a bit this afternoon, when Trojans’ coach Steve Sarkisian took a low-key shot at the Ducks when discussing USC’s uniform plans. “We’re not going to take the field this year in 13 different uniforms in 13 games this year.” – Sark, taking a low-key shot at Oregon.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) July 31, 2015Oregon media relations staffer Joe Waltasti fired back at the USC coach in awesome fashion. Sark 0-5 vs. Oregon as a head coach…— Joe Waltasti (@GoDucksJoe) July 31, 2015Oregon has outscored Sark coached teams 227-97. #tradition— Joe Waltasti (@GoDucksJoe) July 31, 2015Oregon and USC are set to meet Nov. 21. in Eugene. We can’t wait for that one.last_img read more