Law enforcement searching for four escaped prisoners in Adams County

first_img Top Searches Top Searches SeptThatWest Union High School 1963 Graduation Courtesy of The Highland County Press, Hillsboro – Area law enforcement are searching for four inmates who escaped from an Adams County detention facility on Cross Road on Nov. 4.According to Adams County Sheriff K.R. Rogers, four male inmates walked off Sunday night. All were serving time on misdemeanors, Rogers said, including one inmate who had only 11 days left to serve.Rogers said deputies from Adams and Highland counties were currently searching for the escaped inmates.Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera confirmed that his office was assisting, as was the U.S. Marshals Service Southern District of Ohio. A spokesperson from the U.S. Marshals Service could not confirm the agency’s involvement.Anyone with information may call the Adams County Sheriff’s office at (937) 544-2314. Powered By 10 Sec Best Carrot Cake Ever NextStay Best Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGMama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGPrime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No FailNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. HomeNewsLaw enforcement searching for four escaped prisoners in Adams County PreviousLorna Seas Memorial 5K Run/Walk is Nov. 17NextAdams County Election Results – November 6, 2018 Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Law enforcement searching for four escaped prisoners in Adams CountyNovember 6, 2018Peoples DefenderNews, Top Stories1 last_img read more

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Laying out those tobacco beds

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Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Laying out those tobacco bedsApril 2, 2021Mark CarpenterColumns0 PreviousAdams County Sheriff Intake and Release ReportNextPutting Ohio workers at the center of COVID-19 recovery Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Rick HouserRecently I was talking with a couple of men near my age and we began to talk of things past, a topic which seems more frequent these days. Maybe because it was spring weather, the topic turned to how our springs used to begin and we all seemed to have similar responses. In this area, it was not official until you began to see plumes of smoke rising from a field’s edge or saw a long strip of white cloth material fastened to the ground. As they would appear, it was officially tobacco bed-making time.There was a time, not that long ago, that raising tobacco was a standard crop in this area, known as the “cash crop”. I know that in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s burley tobacco was the key to making a profit in a year of farming. When growing this crop, the very first item on the menu was make a seed bed. From here on, I will refer to them as “tobacco beds”. At our farm, the standard sized bed was 100 feet long by 12 feet wide. Creating the bed was done as early in the spring as possible in hopes of having a chance to set your tobacco as early as possible.To create the tobacco bed, we dragged up as much wood as we could possibly find to place on the soil to create as hot a fire as you could, necessary to sterilize the soil and keep the weeds away. This was a very arduous task that would take as much help as you had and as many hours as could be put into it. If wood became scarce then every sawmill in the area was hit up to give away their scrap lumber.My cousin Walt found a man down on Red Bank Road in Cincinnati who had a few acres of pallets he was giving away as the zoning board had informed him they had to go. We hauled many truckloads to the farm and stacked them for storage until we needed them. Of all the wood we ever used this was the hottest and most consistent for burning. We tried to burn 215 feet of bed if possible. starting in the afternoon and finishing by the light of the moon. (I really enjoyed standing by the burning embers under a bright moon.) Getting a steady fire going was not an easy task and what would help was some old worn-out tires. Farmers saved the old tires just for this purpose and even though the black smoke filled the sky, we never saw or heard from the EPA. (One more reason to refer to that as the “good ole days”.)After the burning, it then had to be raked to remove the large ashes and to level the seedbed. I know my Dad would keep his tobacco seed in a file cabinet in the house to keep it safe. Also, he had purchased all of the tobacco bed cottons he would need and stored them out of harm’s way as they were costly. He then would mix the seeds with a bag of fertilizer and cast it on to the seed bed. This always impressed me as he could send the seed and fertilizer sailing into the air and it would land so evenly that when the plants arose they looked perfectly spaced.After the seeds were sown, we would use a lawn roller to run lightly over the seed to pack slightly so they stayed in one place and wouldn’t be blown away. Then came the cottons and they got their name of course because that was the material they were made from. Strong in one way, the cottons were also fragile in another way. Pull too hard or not pay attention and you had just damaged many dollars’worth of material and although my Dad did not yell he surely did frown when this happened. The cotton was fastened on the ground with wire pins to keep it in place for the growing season.All the tasks I have listed took a lot of time to and once the cottons were placed you could stand back and appreciate all of the time and labor that went into the making of the tobacco bed, or beds. As spring moved forward, the farms would begin to show tobacco beds here and there. In fact, if a farm didn’t have cotton able to be seen you would wonder why not or what was wrong. Tobacco beds were a major part of the area’s landscape. The more you could see, the more it looked like the season was off to a positive start.The burning of the bed at our farm signaled the beginning of spring. Mom would bring out a picnic basket that contained hot dogs to cook over the fire along with baked beans and potato salad and a huge pitcher of sweetened iced tea. Here would be our first family picnic and first iced tea for the spring. Also in the basket was a bag of marshmallows because the day would not be complete without burning a couple of them black from the fire.In case you forgot I earlier said that Dad had made the bed 215 feet long for a 200- foot bed. He had a good reason. Since he was always busy with this farming, he would burn off a small place so he could sow his leaf lettuce, radishes. onion sets, and tomato and cabbage seeds. Here would be his early garden. Time was valuable and gardens were too. There was a man who worked for the township doing all the road maintenance. Once he saw Dad was making beds he would stop and ask Dad where he had sown the lettuce. During the spring, he would visit daily for items to go with his lunch. That was about as country fresh as it could be.I took the time to talk about this as even years before tobacco ceased to be raised the procedure of making the tobacco bed had also ceased and was replaced with raising the plants just like plants at the store are raised that you buy to set out. It was another part of the most labor-intensive production of a crop in this area’s farming. Each step had a procedure and with the procedure came a sense of pride in your work. I know I have done it and before me, I had seen it done and yes, I was proud that I knew how. Do I miss it these days? Actually since I do not farm anymore, I must say no I do not miss it, but I will always have my memories of it and those never cause you to be sore.Rick Houser grew up on a farm near Moscow in Clermont County and loves to share stories about his youth and other topics. If you might want to read more of his writings, he had two books for sale. If interested you and contact him at [email protected] Or just write to Rick at P.O. Box 213 Bethel, OH 45106. HomeOpinionColumnsLaying out those tobacco beds Top Searches Top Searches VommoIndiansInter last_img read more

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Trump accuses Cruz of ‘fraud,’ calls for new Iowa election

first_imgHe then put up another tweet minutes later, correcting a typo and removing the word “illegally:” “Ted Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!”He then spit out five more tweets that laid out his case for why Monday’s bruising outcome was a farce and why he should get a re-do.The rant is a reversal from Trump’s somber and gracious concession speech on Monday night, in which he extended his congratulations to Cruz, who beat him 28 percent to 24 percent, despite Trump going into the voting with a roughly 5 point lead.“We finished second, and I want to tell you something, I’m just honored. I’m really honored. And I want to congratulate Ted, and I want to congratulate all of the incredible candidates,” Trump said late Monday, flanked by his wife Melania.But since then, Trump has slowly ramped back up the insults and is now crying foul, just days before New Hampshire voters head to the polls on Tuesday.Cruz’s camp reacted with amusement. “Reality just hit the reality star – he lost Iowa and now nobody is talking about him, so he’s popping off on Twitter,” Cruz communications director Rick Tyler told POLITICO in an email. “There are support groups for Twitter addiction, perhaps he should find his local chapter.” Many people voted for Cruz over Carson because of this Cruz fraud. Also, Cruz sent out a VOTER VIOLATION certificate to thousands of voters.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 3 fevereiro 2016 Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Ted Cruz of committing fraud, and called for a new election in Iowa.Ratcheting up his rhetoric after his loss in the Iowa caucuses on Monday, Trump first tweeted an accusation that the Texas senator had “illegally” stolen the election, before tweaking the message.“Ted Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he illegally stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong any [sic] why he got more votes than anticipated. Bad!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. The tweet disappeared within minutes of posting. “I guess there was a poll that came out that had me winning it by four or five points, a pretty close poll. But I came in second place, and you know, I’m happy with that,” he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” earlier Wednesday.“I mean, you just never know what’s going to happen with the caucus. I mean, you think everything’s fine and it’s not like you walk in and you vote and you walk out — you’re in and out in 10 minutes, or two minutes. The caucus system is a complex system that I was never familiar with. I mean, I was never involved with the caucus system. Don’t forget, Joe: I’m doing this for the first time. I’m like a rookie.”Katie Glueck contributed reporting from Henniker, New Hampshire. Also On POLITICO How Cruz beat Trump By Katie Glueck US ELECTIONS 2016 Ted Cruz wins 2016 Iowa caucuses By Eli Stokols Trump followed up by writing that Cruz had misled Iowans about his stance on the Affordable Care Act.And finally, Cruz strongly told thousands of caucusgoers (voters) that Trump was strongly in favor of ObamaCare and “choice” – a total lie!center_img Trump took a roughly 15-hour break from Twitter after his bruising loss in Iowa, but is now making up for his temporary absence. In his rant on Wednesday morning, he laid out what appeared to be his reasoning for alleging that Cruz “stole” the election.The tweet referred to a report from CNN’s Chris Moody during the caucuses that Ben Carson would take a detour from New Hampshire following Iowa, heading to Florida instead — which some took to mean that Carson was suspending his campaign.The Cruz campaign then alerted its leaders to the tweet from the CNN reporter but, as Cruz explained in an apology on Tuesday, neglected to send the follow-up tweet in which Moody clarified that the Carson campaign had told him that the retired neurosurgeon was not dropping out of the race but rather just picking up fresh clothes. On Monday night, Carson accused the Cruz campaign of “dirty tricks” but accepted its apology.In a subsequent tweet, Trump also referred to the Cruz campaign’s mailers sent to Iowa voters which were designed to look like official documents that accused the recipients of a “VOTER VIOLATION.”Many people voted for Cruz over Carson because of this Cruz fraud. Also, Cruz sent out a VOTER VIOLATION certificate to thousands of voters.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 3 fevereiro 2016 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 3 fevereiro 2016He then called for a new election or the nullification of the results showing Cruz as the winner.Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 3 fevereiro 2016 Trump on Wednesday morning also tried to play up his “rookie” political status in explaining his second-place finish.last_img read more

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Stevie Wonder Stars In Hilarious Carpool Karaoke Segment On The Late, Late Show

first_imgWait… why is Stevie Wonder behind the wheel of a car?All joking aside (the two switched seats shortly thereafter), the renowned musician made an appearance on last night’s The Late Late Show with James Corden, playing along for a Carpool Karaoke segment. The hilarious sketch saw the duo riding around town, belting Stevie Wonder classics at the top of their lungs.Not only that, but Wonder and Corden seemed to get along swimmingly. Wonder poked fun at Corden’s accent, and even called Corden’s wife as proof that the two were hanging out. He even sang to her, changing the titular line of “I Just Called To Say I Love You” to “I just called to say James loves you.” How sweet!You can watch the full clip below:last_img read more

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Highlights of the year that was

first_imgAs Commencement closes another chapter of the Harvard story, here is a brief backward glance at some highlights of the year that was.June 2007Harvard and the city of Cambridge celebrate the Blackstone renovation (completed in 2006), which converted 46 Blackstone South into Harvard office space near Western Avenue and Memorial Drive. Harvard-donated property across the street (a 1922 utility switch house) was transformed into 33 units of affordable housing. By earning the highest rating of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, Blackstone became the first LEED Platinum total-renovation project east of the Mississippi, the first in higher education, and the first in a pre-1900 building.July 2007Drew Faust moves into Massachusetts Hall to take up duties as Harvard’s 28th president.Michael D. Smith, the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, becomes dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.The National Weather Service declares Harvard “StormReady,” certifying that the University is prepared to respond quickly and properly to severe weather. Harvard is the first university in New England and the first Ivy League school to earn the three-year renewable certification.A Harvard delegation visits the Vera Foundry in Russia’s Voronezh region, where Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexey II blesses a set of Russian bells newly replicated from the 17 bells that have graced Lowell House since the early 1930s. After years of negotiation, Harvard earlier agreed to return the original bells (ranging from 22 pounds to 13 tons) to Moscow’s Danilov Monastery, their original home.September 2007Jeffrey S. Flier, the Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, becomes dean of the Faculty of Medicine.The Business School launches the 2+2 Program, which grants college students early acceptance to the two-year M.B.A. program at the beginning of their senior year, provided that they graduate and complete two years of approved work experience with any of about 100 participating organizations. The program seeks to expand the School’s applicant pool to students who might not ordinarily consider a business degree or career.Richard Taylor, the Herchel Smith Professor of Mathematics, shares the Shaw Prize in Mathematics with Robert Langlands “of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.” The award recognizes their work in unifying the fields of prime numbers and symmetry.Quincy House gets new co-masters: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Professor Lee Gehrke and his wife, artist Deborah Gehrke. The couple served as acting co-masters in 2006-07.Bostonians Peter Brooke ’52, M.B.A. ’54 and his wife Anne Brooke announce plans to give their collection of 18 17th century Dutch and Flemish paintings to the University Art Museums.Nine Harvard scientists receive five-year grants totaling $15 million from the National Institutes of Health through the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award and the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award programs. Pioneer Award recipients: Anaesthesia Professor Emery N. Brown, Molecular and Cellular Biology/Neurology Professor Takao Hensch, and Neurology Professor Frances Jensen. New Innovator Award recipients: Immunology and Infectious Diseases Assistant Professor Sarah Fortune; Medicine Instructors Levi Garraway and Konrad Hochedlinger, Medicine Assistant Professor Nir Hacohen, Surgery Assistant Professor Mark Johnson, and Chemistry and Chemical Biology Assistant Professor Alan Saghatelian.Harvard announces an agreement with the state’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to limit greenhouse-gas emissions in the proposed 589,000-square-foot Allston Science Complex to one-half the amount produced by a typical laboratory building already meeting current national standards. The agreement is the first in the nation to legally bind a developer to reducing greenhouse gases beyond existing standards.Sacvan Bercovitch, the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature Emeritus, wins the Bode-Pearson Prize of the American Studies Association.The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations presents its medal to Dominican Republic President Leonel Antonio Fernández Reyna for his creation of the Foundation for Global Democracy and Development.Former U.S. Representative James A. Leach (R-Iowa) becomes director of the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.The Provost’s Office approves a five-year budget and business plan to support the Advanced Leadership Initiative being developed by 13 faculty members. ALI will recruit senior leaders in business, law, the military, banking, education, and other professions who have reached the top of their game and are ready for a life of public service. Plans call for a pilot program of some 20 Senior Leadership Fellows by late 2008.Drew Faust gives her first remarks as president at Morning Prayers in Appleton Chapel.The Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences becomes the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the first new Harvard school since 1936, when the Graduate School of Public Administration (now the Kennedy School of Government) was established. Former DEAS Dean Venkatesh Narayanamurti heads the new school.Before a Stadium crowd of 18,898, Harvard plays and wins its first night football game (24-17, against Brown), thanks to lights installed in October 2006. Plans call for one night game per season.Dee Aker, deputy director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (University of San Diego), arrives as the first Phillips Brooks House Fellow.On the corner of Brattle and Story streets, the Harvard Extension School opens a state-of-the-art distance-education facility that allows online students around the world to take part in Cambridge-based classes.October 2007Drew Faust is formally installed as Harvard’s 28th president.Tamara Elliott Rogers becomes vice president for alumni affairs and development. Rogers previously served as associate dean for advancement and planning at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.The Boston Redevelopment Authority approves Harvard’s plans for the four-building Allston Science Complex, which will house the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and other emerging interdisciplinary scientific projects at Harvard. The complex will create 1 million square feet of new research space.The J.P. Lemann family makes a major gift to endow the Brazil Studies Program.The Harvard Stem Cell Institute holds a two-day Stem Cell Summit drawing some 500 leading international scientists and nonscientists in the field.Supported by a two-year $400,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (Kennedy School of Government) launches its interdisciplinary Initiative on Religion in International Affairs, led by Public Policy Associate Professor Monica Duffy Toft and J. Bryan Hehir, the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life.Philadelphia’s Board of Directors of City Trusts confers the 2007 John Scott Medal upon Joseph P. Vacanti, the John Homans Professor of Surgery and a pioneer in human tissue engineering. Given since 1834, the award salutes those whose inventions have made outstanding contributions to human “comfort, welfare, and happiness.”After a grand renovation and a 30,000-square-foot expansion, the old Hasty Pudding Theatre (12 Holyoke St.) is dedicated as the New College Theatre.The Memorial Church celebrates the publication of the fourth edition of “The Harvard University Hymn Book.”The University announces the creation of a South Asia Initiative designed to enhance Harvard’s scholarly activities related to that part of the world. Chaired by Sugata Bose, the Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, an SAI steering committee will work to expand the number of professors focusing on South Asia, increase the number of scholarships and fellowships for students from the region, facilitate travel to the area for students and faculty, and bring more South Asian speakers to Harvard.For the first time, the University’s recycling rate exceeds 50 percent. In 2002, the monthly record stood at 34 percent.November 2007During the annual Veterans Day Commemoration of Benefactors and of the War Dead, the Memorial Church celebrates the 75th anniversary of its dedication.President Drew Faust creates a University-wide task force to examine the role of the arts (curricular and extracurricular) at Harvard, with an eye toward enhancing and supporting greater integration of the arts into University life. Cogan University Professor Stephen Greenblatt chairs the group.The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative sends medicine instructor Susan Bartels and University of Illinois gynecologist Megan App to the Panzi Hospital in the eastern Congo to help doctors ministering to girls and women brutalized during the long-standing onslaught of large-scale sexual and other physical atrocities there.Rhodes Scholarships go to two seniors and a recent graduate: Clara L. Blättler ’08, Sammy K. Sambu ’08, and Shayak Sarkar ’07.Richard Pipes, the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of History Emeritus, and Ruth R. Wisse, the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature, receive the National Humanities Medal at the White House.Harvard School of Public Health Dean Barry R. Bloom announces his intention to step down at the end of June 2008.The Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society receives $4 million from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. It is the largest gift in the center’s history.The Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, journeys to London’s Southwark Cathedral to help celebrate the 400th anniversary of John Harvard’s birth and baptism.Harvard joins in celebrations for the 200th anniversary of Boston’s Allston-Brighton community.The trust of late media executive Frank Stanton gives $1 million each to the Kennedy School of Government (for an annual lecture on freedom of the press), the Law School (for a postgraduate fellowship on the First Amendment), and the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Health Communication.The Game. Harvard wins, 37-6, taking the Ivy League crown in a perfect season. Both teams enter the Yale Bowl with perfect seasons — the first such matchup since the fabled 29-29 contest of 1968.December 2007Harvard Management Company President Mohamed A. El-Erian steps down to return to his former company, the Pacific Investment Management Co.The Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership receives a $20 million bequest from Alan L. Gleitsman establishing the Gleitsman Program in Leadership for Social Change. The program will train students to become leaders as social entrepreneurs and social activists.The University and Charlesview Inc. sign a purchase-and-sale agreement that will result in the construction of a new apartment complex for Allston residents on Harvard-owned land. As part of the agreement, Charlesview Inc. will exchange its land at Western Avenue and North Harvard Street for 6.9 acres of Harvard land farther west on Western Avenue. The swapped Charlesview land will become part of Harvard’s future Allston campus.President Drew Faust and FAS Dean Michael D. Smith announce a new financial-aid program to make the College more affordable for middle-income families. The new program reduces the expected family contribution from households with incomes below $180,000, replaces student loans (in financial aid packages) with Harvard grants, and eliminates home equity as a factor in determining a family’s ability to pay for college.January 2008Mohsen Mostafavi, former dean of the Cornell College of Architecture, Art and Planning, becomes dean of the Graduate School of Design.Donald Pfister, the Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany, becomes dean of the Harvard Summer School.Allan M. Brandt, the Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, becomes dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.Harvard adopts a coordinated, University-wide academic calendar that takes effect in 2009-10. One long-sought boon to students: midyear exams in December, before winter recess.College applications soar to an all-time high of 27,462 in Harvard’s first year after ending the Early Action program. (The previous record, set in 2007, was 22,955.) The huge pool also produces the lowest admission rate (7.1 percent) in College history.February 2008Hasty Pudding Theatricals picks Charlize Theron as Woman of the Year and Christopher Walken as Man of the Year.The Northeast Asian History Foundation gives a five-year, $1 million grant supporting the Korea Institute’s Early Korea Project.To enhance the distribution of faculty research and scholarship, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences votes to give the University a worldwide license to make each faculty member’s scholarly articles available and to hold the copyright for them, so long as they are not sold for profit. The move seeks in part to overcome the inhibiting effects of (1) scholarly journals that often prevent scholars from using and distributing their own work and (2) journal prices so high that many institutions and individuals cancel their subscriptions.Harvard introduces “H-Link,” an Internet application connecting students’ courses and classmates through the popular Facebook social utility. H-Link allows students to network with Facebook friends in their courses.At the Kennedy School of Government, Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa reviews the accomplishments of his administration.Indiana University (IU) publishes Sound Directions: Best Practices for Audio Preservation, a major set of protocols developed by Loeb Music Library audio engineer Bruce Gordon and IU audio engineer Mike Casey. The report also includes 40 pieces of software designed at Harvard under the supervision of Loeb audio engineer David Ackerman.The University Library’s Open Collections Program (est. 2002) launches a Web site on “Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics.” The online resource includes more than 500,000 pages of digitized books, pamphlets, serials, incunabula, and manuscripts illuminating the multifaceted role of disease in human history.University of Chicago legal scholar Cass R. Sunstein accepts a professorial appointment at the Law School, where he will direct the new Program on Risk Regulation. The new effort will examine issues such as terrorism, climate change, occupational safety, infectious diseases, and natural disasters.University Bands Director Thomas G. Everett receives the 2008 Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award for his exceptional contributions to Harvard’s musical life over more than 36 years.The Visual and Environmental Studies Department announces the creation of a doctoral program in film studies, scheduled to begin in fall 2009.President Drew Faust appoints a task force of students, faculty, and administrators charged with recommending strategies for reducing Harvard’s greenhouse gas emissions. Chairing the group is William C. Clark, the Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science Public Policy and Human Development.March 2008President Drew Faust and the heads of six other major research universities testify before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to advocate increased funding for the National Institutes of Health.The Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital receives a five-year, $20.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand an international program studying how the AIDS virus (HIV) controls the immune system. The International HIV Controllers Study involves scientists from more than a dozen nations.The Law School announces that it will waive tuition for future third-year students who agree to devote at least five years after law school to jobs in public service. Students must prove their commitment by earning credits for public-service activities in appropriate summer jobs and internships.Oxford University Press publishes the African American National Biography, an eight-volume series containing more than 4,000 life histories compiled by Alphonse Fletcher University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies. The series is the most comprehensive work of its kind ever published.RMJM, the British-based international architectural firm, gives $1.5 million to the Graduate School of Design to establish the RMJM Program for Research and Education in Integrated Design Practice. The program seeks to produce architects who can balance aesthetic and budgetary concerns through grounding in management principles and technological know-how.Harvard and the city of Boston sign a cooperation agreement outlining more than $25 million in new community programs and neighborhood improvements. The education portal at 175 North Harvard St. is the planned first step, giving Allston-Brighton residents more direct access to community programs at Harvard, math and science tutoring for all school-age Allston children, and public science lectures. Harvard will also create new parks, public open spaces, and walkways, and will support job-training and housing initiatives in the neighborhood. Construction proceeds on the Allston Science Complex.Endowment manager Jane Mendillo is appointed president and CEO of the Harvard Management Company (HMC) starting July 1, 2008. HMC handles the University’s investment portfolio.The World Economic Forum names Harvard Negotiation Project Associate Director Daniel L. Shapiro as one of its Young Global Leaders for 2008.Medical School Dean Jeffrey Flier announces plans for reducing four-year medical-education costs by up to $50,000 for families with incomes of $120,000 or less. About a third of current Harvard medical students will benefit from the change. The Medical School also plans to make major renovations to the 23-year-old Tosteson Medical Education Center.President Drew Faust leads a University delegation to the People’s Republic of China. In Shanghai, she attends the sixth Harvard Alumni Association Global Series, which focuses on East Asia. More than 630 Harvard graduates from 27 nations attend. In Beijing, Faust receives an honorary degree from Peking University.April 2008Karen Beck ’08 accepts the 11th Women’s Leadership Award from the Harvard College Women’s Center.FAS Dean Michael D. Smith announces plans for a comprehensive 15-year renovation of the 12 undergraduate residential Houses, which were last completely overhauled in the early 1980s when the House system was 50 years old. Strategic and financial plans for the effort are scheduled for submission to President Drew Faust and the Harvard Corporation in December 2008.A gift from Pierre Keller of Geneva establishes a Program on Transatlantic Relations at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Keller was a CFIA fellow in 1979-80.The Arnold Arboretum unveils the first online installment of its Seed Herbarium Image Project (SHIP), a collection of high-resolution digital photographs documenting the morphology of seeds and fruits. SHIP is a unique reference for everyone interested in plants, from horticulturalists to scientists and educators.In the journal Nature, a team led by Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Professor Gonzalo Giribet publishes results of a comprehensive DNA survey of 77 animal species. The findings settle several long-standing evolutionary controversies and support major changes in certain branches of the evolutionary tree of life.During the five-month Environmental Competition 2008 involving 13 buildings of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, William James Hall and Hoffman Laboratory come out on top for factors such as high recycling rates, reduced energy consumption, and the use of green materials and cleaners. In all, the 13 buildings racked up impressive achievements, such as saving 229 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, which translates to removing 42 cars from the road for a year.The Harvard Theological Review, one of the nation’s oldest theological journals, marks its centennial with a day of talks at the Divinity School.Pathology Assistant Professor Charles Lee wins Korea’s 2008 Ho-Am Prize in Medicine for his work in human genomic variation.President Drew Faust announces the appointment of Barbara J. Grosz, the Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences, as dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, effective July 1, 2008. Grosz has served as interim dean since July 2007.Former Overseers President David Rockefeller ’36 pledges $100 million to enhance undergraduate learning through international experience and involvement in the arts. Rockefeller’s is the largest gift from an alumnus in Harvard history.The BASF Advanced Research Initiative at Harvard holds a two-day inaugural symposium on biofilms. BASF, the German-based international chemical company, has committed $20 million over five years to support a University-industry collaboration based in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.The Harvard University Art Museums adopts the new umbrella name of Harvard Art Museum to reflect its unified collections and administration. The museum components (Fogg, Sackler, Busch-Reisinger, and research facilities such as the Straus Center for Conservation) will retain their identities. The Fogg building will close to the public on June 30 to prepare for major renovations starting in 2009. Selected works from the Fogg will be shown at the Sackler.President Drew Faust appoints a University-wide steering committee (chaired by Lizabeth Cohen, the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies; and Design School Dean Mohsen Mostafavi) to explore ways of enhancing Harvard’s public spaces in Cambridge to support the institution’s intellectual and social vitality.The U.S. Fencing Association selects Emily Cross ’08 for the U.S. Olympic team that will compete in the Beijing summer games. Incoming freshman Noam Mills is selected for the Israeli women’s Olympic fencing team (Accepted last year, Mills deferred her entrance until this fall to train for the games). The two women are the first Harvard women fencers to qualify for the Olympics.Chemistry/chemical biology doctoral candidate Luisa Gronenberg and divinity student Patrick Comstock outmuscle 23 other hopefuls in the first Harvard Strength Competition at the Malkin Athletic Center.The Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal (THURJ), created and co-edited by sophomores Shoshana Tell and John Zhou, publishes its inaugural issue.Former Divinity School Dean Krister Stendahl, the Andrew W. Mellon professor of Divinity Emeritus, dies at age 86.May 2008The Asia Center celebrates its first decade with two days of lectures and seminars.Nina Zipser becomes dean for faculty affairs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.Six members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences obtain five-year appointments as Harvard College Professors: Romance languages scholar Virginie Greene, economist David I. Laibson, biomedical researcher Douglas Melton, psychologist Steven Pinker, geologist John H. Shaw, and medieval English-literature scholar James W. Simpson. The positions honor those who have made outstanding contributions to undergraduate teaching, mentoring, and advising.Two FAS junior-faculty members receive the Roslyn Abramson Awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching: History and Literature/Folklore and Mythology Assistant Professor Lisa Brooks and David Parkes, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences.Three head coaching positions in the Athletics Department receive endowments. Former All-Ivy lacrosse midfielder Richard D. Frisbie ’71, J.D. ’74 announces the establishment of the Frisbie Family Endowed Coach for Men’s Lacrosse. The first incumbent is John Tillman. Former All-America swimmer and rower RoAnn Costin ’74 creates the Costin Family Endowed Coach for Women’s Swimming and Diving. Shortly afterwards, C. Kevin Landry ’66 and family establish the Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey.At the annual David Aloian Dinner in Quincy House, the Harvard Foundation presents its 2008 Faculty/Administrator Award to former College Dean Benedict H. Gross, the George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Mathematics. More than 40 students also receive honors for their work in promoting intercultural understanding at Harvard.On Memorial Day in the Memorial Church, the Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization holds a service of remembrance for the University’s more than 1,200 war dead and all the nation’s deceased war veterans. Officiating is U.S. Navy Chaplain Alexander Daley ’57.At a Memorial Church service, friends and colleagues remember former FAS Dean Jeremy R. Knowles, the Amory Houghton Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, who died on April 3.June 2008Evelynn Hammonds, the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies, becomes dean of Harvard College.last_img read more

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Full weekend schedule for Richmond

first_imgThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series will be in action at Richmond Raceway while the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is off. The Monster Energy Series continues the Round of 16 of the NASCAR Playoffs, while the Xfinity Series Playoffs begin. Check out the full schedule below, which is subject to change.Note: All times are ETMORE: How to find NBCSNSATURDAY, Sept. 226:50 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver Introductions7:10 p.m.: Team Fastrax Skydive Team Jumps7:16:45 p.m.: Pledge of Allegiance7:17:15 p.m.: God Bless America: The President’s Own United States Marine Band7:18:25 p.m.: Flyby TOT: Bandit Flight Team (Turn 1 to Turn 4)7:20:30 p.m.: Invocation by: United States Navy Chaplain, Lieutenant James Block7:21:14 p.m.: National Anthem by: The President’s Own United States Marine Band7:22:25 Flyby TOT: (4 F-15’s) 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard (Turn 1 to Turn 4)7:27:30 “Driver’s, Start Your Engines” by: Tim Trudnowski, President, Automotive Jobber Supply in Spokane, WA7:27:45 Flyby TOT: Bandit Flight Team (Backstretch to Frontstretch)7:33 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 (400 laps, 300 miles), NBCSN/NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN2) (Results)PRESS PASS (Watch live)— 3 p.m.: Roush Fenway Racing— 10:45 p.m.: Post-Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raceFRIDAY, Sept. 218:30-9:15 a.m.: Xfinity Series first practice, NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN App) (Results)10:50-11 a.m.: Xfinity Series final practice, NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN App) (Results)11:35 a.m.-12:25 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN2) (Results)1:30-2:20 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN2) (Results)4:35 p.m.: Xfinity Series Pole Qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN App) (Results)6:05 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN2) (Results)7:30 p.m.: Xfinity Series GoBowling 250 (250 laps, 187.5 miles), NBCSN/NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN2) (Results)PRESS PASS (Watch live)10:15 a.m.: Alon Day10:30 a.m.: Brad Keselowski10:45 a.m.: Chase Elliott12:30 p.m.: Justin Allgaier, Christopher Bell, Ross Chastain1 p.m.: Richmond Raceway2:30 p.m.: Elliott Sadler2:45 p.m.: Kyle Busch6:45 p.m.: Post-Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying9:30 p.m.: Post-NASCAR Xfinity Series racelast_img read more

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Grace Potter Announces New Album, ‘Daylight’, Shares “Love Is Love” Single [Watch]

first_imgSinger-songwriter Grace Potter has announced her forthcoming solo studio album, Daylight, which is due out on October 25th. The album is the follow-up to Grace’s 2015 Midnight release.In 2017, Potter got divorced and subsequently remarried, which influenced her songwriting and the new album. Produced by Potter’s husband, Eric Valentine, the forthcoming 11-track album features guest contributions from Benmont Tench, and Lucius vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig.“I’ve always aimed to write songs from a universal perspective; so that anyone who heard my music could relate, but that actually made it harder for me to take ownership of my own perspective,” Potter explained to Rolling Stone. “These songs were written so I could process — and be accountable for — my own life experience. I had just pulled the ripcord on my whole life. It was an incredibly jarring, private experience. When the dust settled a bit, the last thing I wanted to do was tell the whole world about it through song. It was a very gradual process of re-framing music and its purpose in my life.”In addition to the album announcement, Grace Potter has shared a new single, “Love Is Love”, which is accompanied by a music video shot at YouTube Space Los Angeles and directed and produced by Laurence Jacobs. Watch Potter’s new “Love Is Love” video below:Grace Potter – “Love Is Love”[Video: Grace Potter]Head here to pre-order a copy of Grace Potter’s forthcoming Daylight album.See below for Potter’s Daylight tracklist. For a full list of Grace Potter’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information, head to her website.Grace Potter – Daylight – Tracklist:Love Is LoveOn My WayBack To Me (Featuring Lucius)Every HeartbeatReleaseShout It OutRepossession (Featuring Lucius)Desire (Featuring Lucius)Everyday LovePlease (Featuring Lucius)DaylightView Tracklistlast_img read more

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A Dozen Homeless People Have Been Reunited with Their Families Thanks to This Start-Up

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore15 people living on the streets have been positively reunited with their families, thanks to social media and the efforts of this one volunteer organization.Miracle Messages is a startup that records brief videos of homeless people giving loving messages to their long lost family members. Volunteers then put the videos on social media and locate the family based on likes, shares, and messages. According to the organization, 30 of their messages have result in 15 happy reunions. Of the 15 homeless people, 40% were lifted off of the streets.CHECK OUT: 60 Schools Are Installing Washers and Dryers For Homeless and Troubled StudentsKevin Adler, founder and CEO of Miracle Messages, created the project as a means of honoring his late Uncle Mark – a loving family member who lived on and off the streets for 30 years because of his schizophrenia. Adler first put the project in action during the holiday season in 2014; with hot beverages and pastries in hand, he asked homeless people around San Francisco if they had any messages they wanted to send to their families.The startup has expanded to include a team of volunteers who have their own special reasons for supporting the organization’s mission.“I chose to volunteer with Miracle Messages to humanize the homeless, because when my family lived on the streets for ten years, we wished someone might empathize with us,” says volunteer Michael Gaulden. “Maybe if a caring family member of ours could have found us and helped us, we would have been able to get off the streets much sooner.”RELATED: Homeless Piano Player Reunites With Son, Heads to RehabWhile Miracle Messages understands that some people living in poverty prefer not to reconnect with their families, volunteers have found that 90% of their work have had extraordinarily positive results.“Everyone is someone’s somebody, but the majority of homeless people are totally disconnected from their social support systems,” says Adler. “While relational brokenness and mental illness separate some families, many homeless people are disconnected due to digital literacy, access to technology, lost contact information, feeling ashamed, and/or feeling worthless (i.e., technological and emotional barriers).”The organization hopes that by forging connections between homeless people and their family, they will be able to life at least 1% of the country’s homeless population out of poverty over the course of the next four years.(WATCH the video below)Click To Share The Sweet Story With Your Friends – OR, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Welch relocates Vermont office to state-of-the-art energy efficient historic building in Burlington

first_imgRepresentative Peter Welch, the House leader on energy efficiency issues, announced today the relocation of his Vermont office to an historic and energy efficient building in Burlington’s South End.    The Innovation Center of Vermont, built in 1894 as the Queen City Cotton Mill, is the former home of General Dynamics and the current home of Efficiency Vermont, Vermont’s energy efficiency utility.  The building is highly energy efficient, harnessing geothermal energy for cooling and achieving an overall 99 percent Energy Star rating.   ‘We look forward to serving Vermonters from this new location,’ said Welch. ‘The Innovation Center is a model of energy efficiency and a flagship for some of the latest efficiency technology.’ Rep. Welch has introduced a series of bills in the House on energy efficiency modeled after Vermont’s pioneering efficiency programs. He is the founder of both the House Energy Saving Performance Caucus and the House High Performance Building Caucus. Vermonters seeking assistance with federal agencies or to give input on federal issues can visit the new office at: 128 Lakeside AvenueSuite 235Burlington, Vermont 05401 The phone numbers and website are unchanged: 888-605-7270 (toll free)802-652-2450www.welch.house.gov(link is external)Burlington, VT. (September 24th, 2013)’ Rep. Peter Welchlast_img read more

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SVMC’s renal dialysis unit earns five-star rating

first_imgSouthwestern Vermont Health Care,Vermont Business Magazine The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Renal Dialysis unit has joined the hospital as a recipient of the federal government’s highest rating for patient care. “I have an amazing team that works hard every day to ensure patients receive the highest quality care,” said Ruth Rudnick, the director of renal dialysis at SVMC. “To have that care recognized in this way is so gratifying.”The CMS rating system is designed to assist the public in choosing care for themselves and their family members. The agency rates hospitals, nursing homes, home health services, dialysis facilities, and health plans, among other health services. The news of the five-star rating for SVMC’s dialysis unit was made available in a preview to a report that is expected to be released in October.CMS uses patient experience surveys and countless measures of quality patient care to assign ratings for each service or facility type. For dialysis units, for example, the measures include the infection rate, hospital admissions, hospital readmissions, and mortality rate, to name a few. Three stars represents the national average. Four stars, the rating the Dialysis Department at SVMC has received in years past, represents “above average” performance. A five-star rating means a center has quality of care that is considered “much above average” compared to other dialysis facilities.To review ratings from area health services, consumers can visit www.medicare.gov(link is external)About SVHC:Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices. For more information, visit svhealthcare.org(link is external).Source: BENNINGTON, VT—October 23, 2018—The Southwestern Vermont Medical Centerlast_img read more

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