Sandra Naddaff, director of the College’s Freshman Seminar Program and director of studies in literature, will become dean of the Harvard Summer School, Huntington D. Lambert, dean of the Division of Continuing Education, announced today.Naddaff will succeed Donald H. Pfister, Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany, who left as Summer School dean to become interim dean of Harvard College in July.In addition to her directors’ positions, Naddaff ’75, A.M. ’78, Ph.D. ’83, is also a senior lecturer in literature. Her long history at Harvard includes serving as Mather House master (1993-2010) and membership on numerous faculty committees.“Sandra Naddaff has a true love of our students and the Harvard experience, as well as a wealth of teaching and administrative experience here at Harvard, which will be tremendous assets as we continue to strengthen and grow the Summer School,” said Lambert. “Across the Division of Continuing Education, we are committed to our goal of preserving the core while stimulating progress by being leaders in learning and pedagogy through innovation, access, and sustainability. Our goal every day is to extend the high quality Harvard is known for to students from around the world. Having Sandra lead the Summer School and our existing amazing team assures that we will achieve those goals for the students who come here to live the Harvard experience in the summer months.”Naddaff first came to Harvard as an undergraduate and began teaching in the Department of Comparative Literature soon after receiving her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She has been an instructor in both undergraduate and graduate courses. As director of studies in literature, Naddaff oversees the undergraduate program in comparative literature, which includes advising students, developing curriculum and pedagogy, and formulating policy related to the program. She also oversees the development and management of more than 130 seminars designed for first-year students as director of the Freshman Seminar Program. Her appointment as Summer School dean is effective immediately.“I am delighted to be joining the Harvard Summer School, and am especially excited by the opportunity to work with such a broad range of programs and students, both here on our Cambridge campus and abroad,” Naddaff said. “The connection between the Summer School and the College is a strong and important one. I look forward to working with my colleagues to support the work of the Harvard Summer School in this exciting moment of pedagogical and curricular innovation.”The Summer School is a credit-granting academic program that provides opportunities for students to experience Harvard and utilize its resources. Founded in 1871, it is the oldest academic summer session in the nation. The School enrolls about 6,000 students in more than 300 courses on Harvard’s Cambridge campus and abroad. It boasts a diverse student body that ranged in age from 14 to 81 last summer, from every state and 103 countries. In addition to bringing students to Harvard, the Summer School sends about 550 students — led by Harvard faculty — to 25 international sites.About 20 percent of Summer School attendees are Harvard College students taking courses for credit to fulfill academic requirements. Other participants include high school students, students from other colleges seeking course credits, and adults and professionals looking to bolster their knowledge and skills. Most students live on campus with Harvard proctors, gaining a taste of the Harvard College experience.All Summer School students have access to distinguished faculty from Harvard and to visiting scholars, well-equipped labs, exceptional museums, and the largest university library system in the world.
Employment Report AwaitedThe claims report will have no impact on the Labor Department’s comprehensive employment report for April, which is scheduled to be released on Friday, as it falls outside the period during which the government surveyed establishments and households for its monthly report.Still, jobless claims totaled 26.5 million through the week of April 12. Economists, however, cautioned that this would not necessarily translate into a similar number of job losses in the government’s closely watched employment report.”We have to remember that there is evidence to suggest there were delays for people registering, with discussion of jammed phone lines and websites crashing under the traffic,” said James Knightly, chief international economist at ING in New York.”Offsetting this there may have been people who filed more than one claim in confusion while other people may have found work in the grocery and parcel delivery sectors.”Some companies like Walmart and Amazon are hiring workers to meet huge demand in online shopping. There is also demand for truck drivers as well as workers at pharmacies, supermarkets and courier companies.According to a Reuters survey of economists, nonfarm payrolls are forecast to have plunged by a historic 22 million in April, which would blow away the record 800,000 dive seen during the 2007-2009 recession. Employment dropped by 701,000 jobs in March, ending a record streak of gains dating to September 2010.The unemployment rate is seen jumping to 16% in April, which would shatter the post-World War Two record of 10.8 percent touched in November 1982. In March the jobless rate shot up 0.9 percentage point, the largest monthly change since January 1975, to 4.4 percent.April could, however, mark the trough in job losses as more small businesses access their portion of an almost $3 trillion fiscal package, which made provisions for them to get loans that could be partially forgiven if they were used for employee salaries. At least 30 states are partially reopening, which could see some of the unemployed going back to work.Thursday’s claims report is also expected to show the number of people receiving benefits after an initial week of aid raced to a record 19.905 million in the week ended April 25 from 17.992 million in the week. The so-called continuing claims data is reported with a one-week lag.”Continuing claims should remain elevated for longer, only peaking once hiring starts to resume more substantially,” said Veronica Clark, an economist at Citigroup in New York. “This will likely occur sometime in June as reopenings slowly start through May. More substantial increases in employment in monthly job figures could occur into July and August, but some more-permanent job losses are likely to remain.”Topics : Millions more Americans likely sought unemployment benefits last week, suggesting a broadening of layoffs from consumer facing industries to other segments of the economy and could remain elevated even as many parts of the country start to reopen.The Labor Department’s weekly jobless claims report on Thursday will probably reinforce economists’ views of a protracted recovery of the economy, which is reeling from nationwide lockdowns to slow the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus.The economy shrank in the first quarter at the steepest pace since the Great Recession from 2007-2009. The weekly claims report would follow news on Wednesday that private payrolls fell by a record 20.2 million in April, which set up the overall labor market for historic job losses last month. “Even with the economy slowly starting to reopen, the number of unemployed should continue to rise sharply as governments, as well as businesses that have tried but not succeeded at holding the line, are now laying off workers,” said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economics in Holland, Pennsylvania.”The pace of new claims for unemployment is slowing, but remains at levels unimaginable just a few months ago.”Initial claims for state unemployment benefits likely totaled a seasonally adjusted 3.0 million for the week ended May 2, according to a Reuters survey of economists. That would be down from 3.839 million in the prior week and mark the fifth straight weekly decrease in applications since hitting a record 6.867 million in the week ended March 28.Last week’s filings would lift the number of people who filed claims for unemployment benefits to about 33.3 million since March 21, roughly 22 percent of the working age population.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, (CMC) – Manager of the West Indies team Rawl Lewis says the Caribbean men will not be underestimating Sri Lanka in their three-match One-Day International (ODI) series starting here Saturday, but will be focused on winning the series and regaining the support of fans across the region.Five years after a 3-0 whitewash in their last tour there, a “fit” West Indies team will be trying to secure their first ever ODI series win in Sri Lanka.West Indies lost their opening warm-up match in Colombo on Tuesday, going down by two wickets to a Sri Lanka Cricket XI. And they will take on a Sri Lanka Board President’s XI Thursday in their last tour match before facing a strong Sri Lanka side in the opening ODI.Speaking on the Mason & Guest radio show, Lewis said he is satisfied with the preparation ahead of this weekend’s game and believes the 15-man squad is ready for the task ahead.“All personnel have been working hard to prepare the team. We have no concern at this time. I really think that everything is in place. We have a few days to continue our preparation leading up to the first match. Everyone seems to be in high spirits, everyone is fit and ready,” the former West Indies leg-spinner said.He added that it was important for the Keiron Pollard-led team to end the series on a winning note, particularly to get people rallying around the West Indies again.“We have been playing very good cricket lately. We went to India and we didn’t win every match…but we competed well with India which is a very powerful team. We are never going to underestimate Sri Lanka. We played Ireland in the Caribbean; we won.We want to continue to win cricket. We need to develop this habit of winning matches and winning series. We would want to win every match that we play, and we understand that winning would bring back the fans to cricket, would encourage the people of the Caribbean to play more cricket.“So we need to continue to win as the senior team and just make sure that we get people back supporting West Indies cricket. As long as we keep winning, they keep supporting,” he said.The Grenadian, who first managed the team during their successful ICC T20 World Cup run in India in 2016 before returning to the position in February 2018, stressed that the management of the Caribbean side would keep fighting to get West Indies cricket back to where it needs to be.“We will never give up hope on West Indies cricket. We are here, we are working every day, we do whatever we need to do to ensure the players are well prepared to represent West Indies at the highest level. So we want to win every match, no doubt about it,” he assured.
Citing the recent death of 10-month-old puppy at the Carson animal shelter, the national No Kill Advocacy Center has sued Los Angeles County, alleging unlawful and abusive treatment of thousands of dogs and cats at its six shelters, officials said Friday. The lawsuit alleges that the county Department of Animal Care and Control kills thousands of healthy and treatable animals before their state-mandated holding period expires, misclassifies animals as “ill” or “injured” in order to kill them before the holding period ends, and kills lost animals without making reasonable attempts to find the animals’ owners. It also alleges that the county fails to provide adequate veterinary care, nutrition, water, shelter and exercise to animals and refuses to release animals to rescue groups. The lawsuit follows the Dec. 5 death of a puppy at the Carson shelter. Animal advocates allege that the puppy died as a result of exposure to cold weather and was found frozen to the ground. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“We’ve received ongoing complaints that Los Angeles County animal control has failed to follow California law as it relates to the care and release of dogs and cats impounded in their facilities, and specifically killing thousands of animals before their state-mandated holding period expires,” said Nathan Winograd, director of the San Clemente-based center, a national nonprofit organization. The center’s Los Angeles attorney, Sheldon Eisenberg, of Eisenberg, Raizman, Thurston & Wong, said he filed the lawsuit on behalf of the center to address “what we perceive to be the massive and systemic violations of state law that are taking place in the county shelter system.” The Department of Animal Care and Control was closed Friday and Director Marcia Mayeda could not be reached for comment. Officials in the County Counsel’s Office did not return calls for comment. James Bolden, spokesman for Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, said he couldn’t comment on the lawsuit. But he said the supervisors on Tuesday ordered Mayeda to report in January on the puppy’s death and steps to improve conditions. The supervisors recently gave Mayeda’s department $5 million for new medical treatment and surgery wards at the Lancaster, Carson and Baldwin Park shelters. Other shelters are in Agoura Hills, Castaic and Downey. “There is a lot of money going toward these shelters and she wants to make sure the money is going toward the right improvements,” Bolden said. “The problem isn’t just focused on Carson. It’s a countywide problem. She wants to make sure everybody is coming to the table to agree on what needs to be done.” The lawsuit, which was joined by Rebecca Arvizu, an animal rescuer, is based on violations of the 1998 Animal Shelter Law, which sought to reform state shelters that were unnecessarily killing animals in the face of lifesaving alternatives, Winograd said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Trevon GrimesOhio State is the football program five-star wide receiver Trevon Grimes should commit to, according to his Twitter followers. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound prospect out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. has a final six of: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami and Ohio State. The No. 5 WR in the 2017 class took to Twitter late Wednesday evening to ask his followers which of the schools he should commit to. The results:— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) June 16, 2016 pt 2— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) June 16, 2016Grimes, the No. 29 player in the class, will be committing in August. Ohio State is believed to be the favorite to land the St. Thomas Aquinas product.
Noida: The Noida authority has started using plastic waste for resurfacing road between sector 14A and film city in Noida. Officials said that this technique has been used for the first time in Noida.The authority is performing resurfacing of nearly a stretch of four kilometer road on both sides between Noida entry gate and film city with a mixture of bitumen and plastic. Officials claim that these roads will be durable and it will create a plastic coating over the road and not allow water to penetrate. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDetailing over the newly adopted process of road surfacing, a senior officer of Noida authority said that nearly 8 percent of the plastic is used in the mixture which also contribute towards the durability of road. “The plastic waste including wrappers to plastic bags are shredded and heated at a particular temperature. It is them mixed with bitumen and the mixture is finally heated before being used for the construction purpose. The roads made from waste plastic are more durable against extreme weather conditions like floods and heat as compared to the conventional roads,” a senior Noida authority officer said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe authority has also planned to set up a plant for the use of shredded plastic in construction soon and will also sign an MoU for collection of plastic waste which will also benefit ragpickers. Meanwhile, the authority will also organise a prize distribution ceremony to encourage all the hotels, RWAs, hospitals, schools, government offices and other market associations for cleanliness. The authority will give away prize to the best performer in these categories which will maintain cleanliness.
Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas (73) blocks the San Diego Chargers’ Joey Bosa during the second quarter on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Credit: Courtesy of TNSThe Ohio State 2016 NFL Draft class will likely go down in history as one of the best there ever was. Its highest draft pick earned a major achievement on Saturday.Former OSU and current San Diego Charger defensive end Joey Bosa was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year. Bosa played just 12 games and had the most sacks (10.5) for a rookie since Aldon Smith (14) in 2011. Along with his 10.5 sacks, Bosa had 41 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 15 quarterback hits.The game-altering defensive end gained notoriety in his first game wearing No. 99 for the Chargers. He was just the fifth rookie in NFL history to have two sacks in his first NFL game. After a rather lengthy contract holdout, Bosa injured his hamstring which kept him out until Week 4. Even with that, he had arguably the most dominant defensive rookie in a decade.Bosa was the No. 3 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.The fourth-overall pick, former Buckeye and current Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott finished behind teammate quarterback Dak Prescott for the league’s offensive rookie of the year. Elliott led the NFL in rushing in his rookie season with 1,631 yards and had 15 touchdowns.
This is it for the Ohio State seniors. On Saturday, they’ll walk into Ohio Stadium gladiators – warriors at the top of their form – ready for perhaps their biggest battle against their most hated enemy. But when they walk out, their careers will be over. There will be no lingering in the sunset of a career, no choice to return for one more season, no resurrection from retirement. They will exit stage right – most of them never to play a meaningful down again – and take their place in history. This senior class has already had most of their history written for them, though. It’s filled with the trials of a turbulent program, a deep-cutting scandal that rocked the team and its supporters to the core and a revolving door of three head coaches in four years. Ten or 20 years from now, those looking back at this period will remember the program’s troubles more than its triumphs. Saturday is an opportunity for the troubled group though. It’s an opportunity for them to control part of their legacy and carve out their own place in the OSU history books instead of having it defined for them. Only nine Buckeye football teams have gone undefeated in the program’s history. Michigan – and only Michigan – stands in the way of this team becoming the 10th. It’s remarkable when you think about it. In 2011 the then-juniors contributed to a team that went 6-7 and lost to Michigan for the first time since 2003. When a postseason ban robbed the group of a bright-lights bowl game in their final year, it would have been easy to throw in the towel. Yet again, factors beyond their control were dictating their future and their place in OSU history. A new coach, who undoubtedly had his gaze transfixed on the future more than the present, had no reason to hold any loyalty for them. The bowl ban meant that the most important aspect of 2012 season quickly became how it would set up the 2013 team. The 2012 team – and its seniors – would be lost in the transition. But somehow, this team became something. It’s on the brink of something great. Sure, the Big Ten is weak this year and sure the out-of-conference schedule was even weaker, but as Kansas State and Oregon proved last Saturday, going undefeated is no picnic, regardless of the opponent. This Buckeye team isn’t dominating. It doesn’t overpower many opponents and the defense (though it has improved lately) is one of the weakest in recent memory. But they keep winning. Often ugly. Often barely. But winning nonetheless. A win Saturday completes the job. It makes the team that everyone was ready to forget memorable. It will spark an endless wonder of “What could have been if they were eligible?” The stakes are high. Lose Saturday and most of it goes down the drain. For the first time in a long time, it all really does comes down to Michigan and that’s what makes this Saturday’s game special. It’s been a long time since there was so much on the line for a Michigan game. The Rich Rodriquez era at Michigan was not kind to the rivalry and neither was a 6-6 Buckeye team last year. Even in years where both teams came into The Game highly ranked, there was always bowl positioning and conference championships at stake. During the years of the legendary Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler, there was still the Rose Bowl. For the Buckeyes this year, there’s none of it. Only Michigan. “This is what it all comes down to – playing Michigan,” said little-known senior wide receiver Taylor Rice, whose career will surely end after this game. “Winning or losing. This is what determines the outcome of our season … It’s been a great season but this is what really counts. This is what our season comes down to. This is our Super Bowl.” The Game carries the prize of remembrance and the spoil of irrelevance – especially for the seniors. “We’re forever indebted to (the seniors) because they didn’t have to do what they did,” said coach Urban Meyer. That’s true. Their leadership helped put a broken program back together and leave it in a position to compete at the highest level of college football for years to come. But The Game Saturday is a chance to leave something for themselves – a history that’s worth remembering.
Liverpool have announced the completion of the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City on a “long-term contract”.For a long time, Liverpool has had the Switzerland international as their target and after medical he signed a five-year deal which will keep him at Anfield until 2023 for a fee that is around £13m.“I’m very happy to be here. It’s a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach. So I’m really glad and happy to be here,” Shaqiri told the club’s official website.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“As a player, you always want to be on the biggest stage in football. A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn’t happen. I’m really happy that now I’m finally here. I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles. That’s what I’m here for.”The 26-year-old was among Stoke side that went through relegation from the Premier League last season and made 92 appearances for the Potters during his three-year stay.Shaqiri now becomes Liverpool’s third summer signing, after Naby Keita and Fabinho.
24May House votes for Farrington plan to protect children from child pornography Categories: Diana Farrington News,News Bipartisan legislation approved, sets reform to stop sexual assaultsThe state House today overwhelmingly approved Rep. Diana Farrington’s plan to increase penalties for possession of child pornography.Under her legislation, the criminal penalty for possession of over 100 images will be up to 10 years in prison and a $50,000 fine, while also setting longer sentences for the distribution and production of child pornography. Repeat offenders face a mandatory minimum five-year prison sentence.“Child pornography is the lowest of the low, subjecting children to abusive and disgusting acts,” said Farrington, of Utica. “Children are the victims from this filth. We must do better in Michigan to not only protect children from physical- and sexual-based abuse, but also material that depicts it. This bill takes a stronger stand against any possession, distribution and even financing of images or video involving this abuse.”Farrington’s legislation is part of a 28-bill bipartisan package approved by the House to increase protections to Michigan’s residents in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.“This plan will make it virtually impossible for sexual predators to exist in Michigan,” Farrington said. “The legislation went through six weeks of hearings, with testimony from dozens of professionals, parents and organizations and not one individual spoke against my bill. We are setting a higher standard of protecting our children, from K-12 through college, while strengthening punishments against anyone who victimizes children.”House Bill 5661 advances to the Senate for its consideration.#####
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