Haws has career-high 35 to lead BYU over USD, 88-82

first_imgFebruary 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Haws has career-high 35 to lead BYU over USD, 88-82 The Cougars tied it at 67 on Haws’ 3-pointer with 6:26 to go and got their first lead of the game, 70-69, on Cannon’s 3-pointer from the corner with 4:23 left. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN DIEGO (AP) — Junior guard TJ Haws scored eight of his career-high 35 points in overtime while Yoeli Childs had five of his 27 in the extra period to lead BYU to an 88-82 victory against San Diego on Thursday night. After Wright made two free throws early in overtime, BYU took over behind Haws and Childs. Haws made a layup and Childs then had a slam dunk, made one of two free throws and then had a bank shot for an 82-77 lead with 2:36 left. McKay Cannon added 10 points for BYU. Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/TJ Haws/WCC San Diego hosts No. 3 Gonzaga on Saturday night. The Zags beat the Toreros 85-69 in Spokane on Feb. 2. Isaiah Pineiro had 20 points and 12 rebounds for USD (16-10, 5-6), while Olin Carter III had 20 points and Yauhen Massalski 13. San Diego: Carter made four 3-pointers in the first eight minutes to help the Toreros to a 24-10 lead. Haws’ previous career-high was 34 against Pepperdine on Jan. 17. San Diego twice pulled within two points but Haws had a layup and then sealed it with four free throws in the final 27.4 seconds. Associated Press USD had its second 14-point lead of the game, 53-39, four minutes into the second half, before BYU went on a 20-7 run to close to 60-59. The Cougars got 3-pointers from Cannon and Zac Seljaas, and three free throws by Haws after he was fouled by Pineiro while taking a shot from behind the arc. BYU is at Loyola Marymount on Saturday. The Cougars beat the Lions 67-49 in Provo on Feb. 2. UP NEXT Childs also had 12 rebounds for BYU (17-10, 9-3 West Coast) made up a 14-point deficit in the second half and had a 75-73 lead with 6.4 seconds left, but USD’s Isaiah Wright drove down the floor for an easy layup with 1.7 seconds left to send it into overtime at 75-75. BYU: The Cougars are 13-5 against USD since joining the WCC in 2011-12. Written by BIG PICTURElast_img read more

Influential thinktank calls for Stamp Duty to be reformed or abolished

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Influential thinktank calls for Stamp Duty to be reformed or abolished previous nextHousing MarketInfluential thinktank calls for Stamp Duty to be reformed or abolishedCentre for Policy studies was set up by Margaret Thatcher and now says Stamp Duty is restricting mobility and aspiration for millions of people.Nigel Lewis28th October 201901,061 Views A political think tank founded by Margaret Thatcher has called on Boris Johnson to follow up on his promise to scrap Stamp Duty on all purchases below £500,000 and labelled the levy a ‘tax on mobility and aspiration’.The comments are made within a report published over the weekend by the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) written by Alex Morton, a former advisor to David Cameron.Called ‘Stamping Down’, it claims that the duty acts as a barrier to people living in the kinds of homes they need and ‘having a serious impact across the economy’.The report highlights the slow rise in Stamp Duty since 2005. Then it was £1,585 per transaction but has subsequently risen to a median figure of £2,400. London has been hit the hardest, where it has risen from £2,324 to £13,500 over the same period.Morton’s report suggests abolishing Stamp Duty outright or raising the zero-rate barrier from £125,000 to £500,000, as Boris Johnson suggested during his Premiership campaign.Transactions riseAbolishing the tax would see transactions rise by 25% to 990,875 while raising the threshold would see them increase by 22.3% to 968,000, the report claims.As well as raising the threshold to £500,000, the report also suggests levying a 4% duty on homes between £500,000 and £1 million and 5% on those over £1 million.“While the Treasury is right to be fiscally focused, they need to take into account the fact that stamp duty on homes has an impact on transactions, which means cutting this tax is cheaper than expected,” says Alex Morton (pictured, top).Read more about Stamp Duty.Alex Morton Centre for Policy Studies Margaret Thatcher sdlt stamp duty October 28, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Town Hall to Address Effects of Opioid Crisis on Cape May County

first_imgCape May County residents are encouraged to join the conversation on the statewide opioid epidemic when the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey bring the Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series to the county this spring.The town hall, organized in collaboration with Cape Assist, will be held from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, April 19 at the Dennis Township Senior Center, 571 Petersburg Road, Dennisville, NJ 08214. Doors will open at 8 a.m. for breakfast and registration.“It is vital that residents join the conversation and participate in their local Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall to better understand the disease of addiction, develop strategies to help protect their families and identify resources to address individuals struggling with substance use,” said Angelo Valente, Executive Director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. “This epidemic affects everyone, and only by coming together can we effectively explore solutions to address the opioid crisis.”The series, which began in 2017 and has been hosted in 13 New Jersey counties thus far, focuses on the link between prescription opioid dependency and heroin use and examines the causes and possible solutions of the opioid crisis from several perspectives, including law enforcement, the medical community, prevention, recovery and government.“We’d like to encourage anyone who wants to help end opioid use in Cape May County to attend.” said Temerity Berry, Cape Assist Director of Prevention Services, “When you come together as a group, you can truly make a difference.”In 2016, the most recent year in which complete data is available, 32 people in Cape May County died of drug overdoses — a majority of which were opioid-related — according to the New Jersey Office of the State Medical Examiner. The rate of 3.39 overdose deaths per 1,000 persons represented the sixth highest among New Jersey’s 21 counties.Speakers will include:State Senator Jeff Van DrewCape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. SutherlandDr. Domenic Coletta, Chief Doctor of the Emergency Room – Cape Regional Medical CenterTemerity Berry, Director of Prevention Services – Cape AssistKathryn Gibson, Substance Use Navigator – Cape AssistTonia Ahern, Family Advocate – Mental Health Association in New Jersey and Parent-To-ParentTo register for the event, contact Temerity Berry with Cape Assist at 609-522-5960 or [email protected]  A dedicated website, knockoutopioidabuse.drugfreenj.org, includes the full schedule of countywide town hall meetings and registration information.Knockoutopioidabuse.drugfreenj.org also provides local, county and state substance abuse prevention and treatment resources available.Best known for its statewide anti-drug advertising campaign, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is a private not-for-profit coalition of professionals from the communications, corporate and government communities whose collective mission is to reduce demand for illicit drugs in New Jersey through media communication.  To date, more than $100 million in broadcast time and print space has been donated to the Partnership’s New Jersey campaign, making it the largest public service advertising campaign in New Jersey’s history. Since its inception, the Partnership has garnered 166 advertising and public relations awards from national, regional and statewide media organizations.last_img read more

Rathbone Kear reveals new bakery plan

first_imgPlant bakery Rathbone Kear is looking at sites to build a new bakery in the next year, following a £1 million investment in its existing estate over the last 10 months.Chief executive Harry Kear said he would like to build the site from scratch if the supermarket Morrisions (the majority shareholder in the company) gives the go-ahead. He told British Baker: “We have the team here that can do it.” Mr Kear said the bakery would be expected to produce 6,000 loaves an hour, and is likely to be located in the south of the country. He commented: “It’s whether we can build another bakery that will give us long-term lower cost and consistent quality of product. There are plenty of opportunities. We are doing some appraisals, but we haven’t yet made a decision. Once we have agreed plans with Morrisons we will go ahead.”The three existing Rathbone Kear bakeries, in Wakefield, Wigan and Middlesbrough, are trading comfortably, Mr Kear said. Annualised turnover is now £35m.The sites were purchased from admininistrators of New Rathbones in May 2005, following New Rathbones’ collapse in April last year. Rathbone Kear spent over £1m in upgrading the sites and around 100 tertiary brands were discontinued in a focus on the Rathbones brand. There are no further plans for major capital spend in the existing bakeries. Mr Kear said: “I have increased specification, with higher grist to the flour, gone to one tin size and made sure all the bread contains soya and fat, which had previously been removed.”He said he decided against bidding for any parts of the Harvestime (2005) estate when the other former Rathbones bakeries went into administration this year. Harvestime’s trade depended on another major multiple, which might not have wished to continue with Rathbone Kear, Mr Kear said.last_img read more

In Short

first_imgFifteen backs learningTo mark National Apprenticeship Week (1-5 February), the head baker at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in London has teamed up with the Real Bread Campaign (RBC) to highlight the importance of bakery apprenticeships. Kenny Rankin shared his knowledge of artisan bakery with RBC’s project officer Chris Young. He learned about the art of baking bread using the same techniques and developing the same skills as Fifteen’s trainees.Monies returnedA major contract, landed by a Leicester company with bakery chain Greggs, has meant a £57,000 thank you for its 39 workers. Label Apeel a food label manufacturer put its staff on a four-day week last year and stopped contributing to workers’ pension pots, due to the recession. But now, boss Stuart Kellock has told staff that because of the Greggs contract, for an undisclosed amount, he will pay the £7,000 they lost out on with the short working week, and put £50,000 back into their pensions.Omega 3 claimsWhich? has revealed its concerns that manufacturers may be able to make “misleading health claims over foods containing Omega 3”, under new European legislation. According to Which? the new rules look set to allow products containing plant Omega 3 oils to bear the claim ’high in’ or ’a source of’ Omega 3s. However, it said evidence has shown that only oils from fish sources are benefical to people’s hearts.CorrectionIn the feature ’What we need for 2010’ in BB’s 15 January 2010 issue, we referred to Unifine Food & Drink Ingredients. This was incorrect. It should have read Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients.last_img read more

Press release: Glasgow medical firm showcases the best of UK life sciences sector

first_imgThis British Science Week, Glasgow-based company, Tissue Solutions Ltd, demonstrates why the UK is a world leader in life sciences and medical research.Founded in 2007, Tissue Solutions is a global virtual biobank providing fully consented human tissue and biomaterials to pharmaceutical and biotech companies across Europe, Asia and the U.S to develop new drugs and diagnostics.The company has since gained international reputation as a high-quality ethical provider of human tissue, working to support scientific discoveries and improve clinical success for oncological diseases, autoimmune diseases and more.Dr Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for International Trade, said: Companies like Tissue Solutions ensure that the UK remains a world leader in medical research and innovation. In 2018, the UK exported nearly £25 billion in medicinal and pharmaceutical products alone, showing the global demand for British scientific excellence. In 2017, the UK Government launched the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy which demonstrates our commitment to the sector. Therefore, I would encourage companies to get in touch with DIT through great.gov.uk if they need support to enter new markets overseas. Ethically sourced human biomaterials lead to new treatments and are increasingly important for scientific breakthroughs. We are committed to providing human tissues to researchers worldwide and exporting has always been central to our business. We have grown a lot since 2007, with support from DIT, and now provide a range of tissue related services to the global research community.center_img The UK has one of the strongest and most vibrant health and life sciences industries in the world, which supports 240,000 jobs and generates a turnover of around £70 billion per year.British Science Week is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) across the UK. The event encourages organisations, professionals, and science communicators to get involved in STEM events and activities.The UK is the number one destination for life sciences inward investment in Europe, and is home to the top 25 global pharmaceutical companies and top 30 medical technology companies.With 20 employees based in its Glasgow office, Tissue Solutions operates a virtual tissue bank with a client base that includes over 80% of pharmaceutical and life sciences companies in the Fortune 1000.Dr Morag McFarlane, Chief Executive Officer at Tissue Solutions, said:last_img read more

Spring spruce-up

first_imgOn the morning of the royal wedding April 29, the sky was wide and blue, the sun was bright, and crews were scurrying about raking leaves, painting benches and lamp posts, mulching flowerbeds, and making the everyday beautiful.But it wasn’t England. This was Allston.Harvard turned out 80 people that day to lend many helping hands to the Allston-Brighton community during Boston Shines, the citywide cleanup effort. Staffers from Harvard Campus Services, the University Planning Office, Harvard Public Affairs and Communications, Harvard Capital Planning and Project Management, Harvard Business School, and employees with businesses in Harvard-owned property spent a half-day sprucing up 10 area sites.“We’re here in Barry’s Corner to help Allston-Brighton shine today,” said Christine Heenan, vice president of public affairs and communications, welcoming the volunteers to the ninth annual cleanup before the work duties began. “When we come together for the 10th Boston Shines next year, you will see Stone Hearth Pizza across the street, Swiss Bakers café and the Innovation Lab down Western Avenue. This is more than sprucing up. Harvard is working with businesses and the community to enliven Western Avenue,” she said.Dozens were on the job at Smith Field and along Western Avenue to paint the roller hockey rink, pick up broken glass, mulch the playground, repair and paint the benches, remove graffiti from lamp posts and transformers, and clean the dugouts on the baseball field.“This is a great way for Harvard to give back to the community … we’ll get it done,” said Kate O’Connell, Allston resident and Harvard Real Estate employee who has participated in the spruce-up for the past five years.Giving back was the sentiment expressed by Boston Shines workers from Smith Field and Hooker-Sorrento Park to Barry’s Corner, the Honan-Allston Branch Library, and the Gardner Pilot Academy.Samantha Joaquim-Eno of Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association (MACIPA), a business in Harvard-owned property at 1380 Soldiers Field Road, rolled up her sleeves alongside Harvard staffers and a handful of fifth-grade students to clean and mulch the Gardner Pilot Academy’s playground and learning gardens, work that the academy didn’t have staffing or resources to complete, according to school administrators.Pausing for water and a break from raking, Joaquim-Eno said she enjoyed being a part of the effort to give back and saw how it fit into a broader context.“Harvard is helping to rebuild the neighborhood, making it safer and bringing in more businesses, and it’s great,” Joaquim-Eno said. Three years ago, MACIPA was one of two tenants at 1380 Soldiers Field Road, she said. Today the building is close to being filled with mostly health care-related businesses. Mahoney’s, another Harvard tenant, now has an expanded presence next door that has brought more activity to the area.At the Honan-Allston Branch Library, Harvard staffers and lifelong Allston resident Bob Alexander and his wife Paula joined forces to rake the last signs of winter from the library’s grounds.For Alexander, who has volunteered each year, his focus was the library because it is a focal point for the community.After a half-day of gardening, Alexander got a sneak peak at the new Library Park that Harvard is constructing nearby. Standing atop the park’s new hill, he remembered standing at the top of the McNamara concrete factory, which occupied that site more than 30 years ago.“I never envisioned this library and beautiful park would be the place where the cement factory once was,” he said of the place where he worked for 13 years.“We love this community, and we want it to be beautiful. Thank God Harvard is helping,” he said.“You know,” he added, “people were mad at Harvard for things done in the past, but Harvard is becoming a wonderful neighbor.”“Harvard really stepped up this year and did a fantastic job,” agreed his wife.Harvard Public Affairs and Communications Vice President Christine Heenan (right) and staff member Vinay Devadanam put a fresh coat of paint on playground poles as part of their Boston Shines volunteer work.last_img read more

‘In our common spaces lie uncommon opportunities’

first_imgIn her early years as president of Harvard University, Drew Faust began to imagine how a more inclusive Harvard — a more connected Harvard — might be developed. Each individual School was distinct and best in class. But how could the University as a collective benefit from the talents and specialties of each individual School? How could the whole be greater than the sum of its diverse and distinctive parts? The answer, it seemed to Faust, was both simple and visionary.The University, she said, should create new spaces across campus in order to generate greater discussion, collaboration, partnership, learning, and sense of belonging.  These spaces could allow the many social, academic, and cultural communities of the University to come together across disciplines to create exciting, meaningful, and profound work.“We learn again and again that spaces shape our intellectual and social interactions with each other and with the many visitors who come to Harvard and Cambridge to share in the life of this University. … It’s important that we take a focused look at our historic spaces … to ensure that we are taking full advantage of the ways in which our physical environment can support the kinds of engagement that enhance and sustain the vitality of the Harvard community,” Faust wrote in 2008, when she convened the Committee on Common Spaces at Harvard.It was chaired by Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, and Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of the Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design, who spent a year listening and gathering thoughts and suggestions from students, faculty, and staff — 18 focus groups, including more than 150 individuals and more than 6,000 survey respondents.The message was “loud, clear and strikingly consistent”: Harvard was short of common spaces. The University community longed for spaces where students could work informally in groups; where faculty, students, and staff from all Schools and disciplines could come together and cross paths. They wanted spaces that “nourished a sense of place.” Spaces for them to unwind, to study, to gather and celebrate with friends.,“As a university committed to interdisciplinary collaboration, we need spaces that can serve as the intellectual and academic crossroads for the campus, inviting the real-time and in-person transactions that support daring and border-crossing work,” the committee said.Ten years later many of the committee’s early recommendations have been achieved with a series of renovated and new spaces, and by programming and experiments with the goal of enhancing both community and that desired core sense of place.From the scattering of brightly colored chairs throughout the Yard to the activation of outdoor spaces like the lively plaza outside the Science Center to the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center opening in the fall, Faust’s Common Spaces initiative is thriving.“Early in Drew Faust’s presidency, in January 2008, she asked Mohsen and me to co-chair an ambitious effort to create more spaces on campus where students, faculty, and staff could interact,” said Cohen. “Now, a decade later, Drew is nearing the end of her presidency and I am delighted that we can look forward next fall to opening the final stage of our ambitious plans for more common spaces at Harvard: a much-needed campus center that will encourage greater contact and communication across our community’s diverse constituencies and schools. I anticipate that the Smith Center will have a transformative impact on our centuries-old Harvard campus.”“Throughout her presidency, Drew Faust has encouraged all of us to think and act as one organic Harvard community and to cross disciplinary boundaries in the pursuit of new knowledge,” said Mostafavi. “Fundamental to such forms of collaboration is the spatial dimension that frames and shapes new opportunities for reimagining our physical environment. In this regard, the Smith Campus Center is both a manifestation of Drew’s vision of One Harvard and the site of innumerable productive encounters, dialogues, and ideas that are yet to come.” From the scattering of brightly colored chairs throughout the Yard to the activation of outdoor spaces like the lively plaza outside the Science Center, Faust’s Common Spaces initiative is thriving.,When the initiative began to pick up steam, Faust made it formal, creating the Common Spaces Program in 2013. It hired its first director in 2016, and the group has continued to thoughtfully identify, develop, program, and maintain spaces across the University.“The Common Spaces program is fortunate in that it has been guided by the visionary work of deans Cohen and Mostafavi and the Committee on Common Spaces developed nearly 10 years ago. Today, we’re building upon that foundation,” said Julie Crites, the program’s director, “working across the campus to foster welcoming and inclusive campus spaces. We are particularly excited by the countless possibilities for the University community within the new Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, which will be the first space of its kind at Harvard.”As planning began in earnest for the center, Cohen and Mostafavi were joined by Danoff Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana. Together they joined forces to explore how a large, centrally located campus community space could continue to deliver on the promise and potential of University common spaces.“In addition to the College’s providing resources to support students’ social opportunities on campus, we had an opportunity to build an amazing and central space to support their connecting with peers,” said Khurana. “Our focus is on identifying fun and inclusive social venues for our undergraduates — in the Houses, the Yard, and in our plazas. The Smith Center will be a unique space for our students, and I think it will be a gravitational force for many students and student organizations. I am looking forward to its opening.”The Smith Campus Center was designed by London-based Hopkins Architects, with Cambridge-based Bruner/Cott as executive architect and the Cambridge office of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates serving as landscape architect. Made to shade Related The building and adjoining plazas will be home to double the number of chess tables as were available before, half of them indoors for year-round play. Members of both the Harvard and Cambridge communities provided input into the design of the plaza overlooking Massachusetts Avenue and of the other areas around the building’s exterior.The first floor will strengthen the historical arcade space designed by the building’s original architect and Dean of the Graduate School of Design from 1953 to 1969 Josep Lluís Sert, replete with six large-scale 18-foot-tall vertical gardens and home to three distinct food venues (Bon Me, Swiss Bakers, and Whole Heart Provisions), along with an enclosed vitrine garden featuring seasonal plantings surrounded by benches and cafe seating. With its significantly increased exposure to nature and natural light, the space promotes healthy and more sustainable lifestyles.The main floor of the Campus Center is complete with a hallmark new space, Harvard Commons, by day a large community living room home to lunchtime concerts and conversation and by evening transformed into a program space that will feature talks, lectures, and performances by Harvard students, faculty, and staff. The center also will house flexible meeting and multipurpose spaces for students, faculty, and staff meetings, events, and University activities. The Undergraduate and Graduate councils will have offices in the center. The main floor of the Campus Center is complete with a hallmark new space, Harvard Commons, home to lunchtime concerts and conversation and evening talks, lectures, and performances. “I am unbelievably excited for the opening of the Smith Campus Center in the fall, and the opportunities it presents for all students. The Undergraduate Council got the opportunity to tour the space recently, and I was blown away by the thought put in, especially from the students who had dreamed of this several years ago. … I really believe the center will have a huge positive effect on campus,” said Catherine Zhang ’19, Undergraduate Council president.“After seeing the sketches and taking part in city zoning board meetings, it was exciting and inspiring to finally see the new Smith Campus Center renovations,” said Kevin Tian, Graduate Council president. “It is refreshing to imagine, in this place uniquely made for the Harvard community, how students could come together to make spaces for inclusion and belonging. The Harvard Graduate Council hopes to use some of this space as a cornerstone for University-wide events.”The 10th (and top) floor will offer sweeping views of the Charles River, the Allston campus, and Harvard Yard. It will feature another food venue, and additional common lounges for Harvard affiliates and their guests, in addition to a conference and private event space for up to 400 people overlooking Massachusetts Avenue with a beautiful view across historic Harvard Yard.In Faust’s recent letter to the Harvard community concerning the findings of the Report of the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging, she wrote that the new Campus Center will offer a unique opportunity “to embody a number of the task force recommendations in its identity from the outset.” Convening spaces in the Smith Campus Center have been designated as locations for various programs related to issues of inclusion and belonging, including sessions on “civil disagreement” to be convened by Professor Danielle Allen, task force co-chair and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.  The Smith Center will also serve as an information hub that will help students, faculty, and staff experience different areas of campus.“The Smith Campus Center is going to be a brilliant centerpiece for our campus and an exciting crossroads for our entire community. I am looking forward to seeing the finished spaces when the ribbon is cut this fall. So many people have worked to make the project possible, and I am especially grateful to Richard Smith and the late Susan Smith for their vision and generosity. They understood that they were helping to create a place of extraordinary possibility for students, faculty, and staff — and we will see it come to life in just a few short months,” said Faust.“While Harvard is to some degree a set of productive discrete domains, its communal characteristics, including shared purposes, cross-disciplinary endeavors, and common physical spaces make it one university,” the Committee on Common Spaces report said 10 years ago. “By developing its common spaces, Harvard will lose none of its traditional character. It will become more essentially itself.”As her tenure as Harvard’s 28th president ends, Faust leaves a campus more connected than ever. And with the proliferation of so many common spaces, more possibilities for even greater connections. Outgoing president reflects on her favorite spaces on campus When it’s complete, the center will be a striking embodiment of Faust’s original vision: a crossroads for members of the community to gather in a space that belongs to all the Harvard community. A range of comfortable and relaxing gathering spaces and amenities including eight different local and unique food venues, Wi-Fi, and spaces to plug in or unplug, will attract faculty, students, staff, and community members to an abundant and thriving indoor University common space. The first and second floors of the building will include the Moise Y. Safra Welcome Pavilion and Plaza along Massachusetts Avenue, with space for the Harvard community and visitors to mingle, buy tickets to University events, join tours of campus, and take in the views onto Harvard Square with a coffee from locally owned Pavement Coffee. Interactive screens will highlight upcoming events across the University’s Schools, museums, libraries, theaters, institutes, and centers, so that both the Harvard community and campus visitors can see what is happening on or coming to campus. Harvard through Drew Faust’s eyes A canopy of red banners creates a cool comfort zone at Science Center Plaza last_img read more

Portugal vaccine rollout gets new chief after unsteady start

first_imgLISBON, Portugal (AP) — The new head of Portugal’s COVID-19 vaccination task force is due to start work Thursday. He takes charge a day after his predecessor resigned amid scandals over vaccine queue-jumping and frustration over a sluggish rollout similar to that seen in other European Union countries. At the current rate of vaccination, Portugal will reach its target of 70% of vaccinated adults only in 2023. Its goal was to reach that milestone in late summer this year. Portuguese officials note that they have received fewer vaccines than promised from manufacturers and say EU authorization of more vaccines will help accelerate the program.last_img

Legendary Broadway Photographer Martha Swope Is Dead at 88

first_img View Comments Martha Swope(Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images) Martha Swope is dead at the age of 88, The New York Times reports. Her photos captured decades worth of Broadway history. Swope’s longtime friend Jeanne Fuchs told The Times she had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease.Originally setting her sights on pursuing dance, Swope’s passion for the art form never strayed from her calling as a photographer; she went on to serve as the official photographer for the New York City Ballet. Swope shot dozens of Great White Way classics, including Gypsy, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Wiz, A Chorus Line, Romeo and Juliet, Annie, The Importance of Being Earnest, Tartuffe, On the Twentieth Century, Runaways, Peter Pan, Evita, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Cats, Into the Woods, Grand Hotel, City of Angels, Guys and Dolls, Falsettos, Candide and Damn Yankees. She snapped photos of greats like Jerome Robbins, Patti LuPone, Meryl Streep, Frank Langella, Liza Minnelli and many more.In 2004, Swope garnered a Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre for her work behind the lens.Swope is survived by two nieces, a nephew and a great-niece.last_img read more