first_imgHarvard President Drew Faust opened the academic year on Wednesday during the time-honored tradition of Morning Prayers in Appleton Chapel, explaining the importance of Harvard’s 375 years of history through the words of one of America’s most beloved everyman philosophers: catcher Yogi Berra.“The future, Yogi Berra is said to have observed, isn’t what it used to be,” said Faust, a longtime baseball fan. “That is because we are living in a future our predecessors in this remarkable institution worked to create for us.”As Harvard prepares to mark its 375th anniversary with a yearlong celebration highlighting its rich history and its dedication to teaching, learning, innovation, and research, Faust encouraged listeners to call to mind the University’s distinguished past as a way to envision its bright future.Faust said history is a great teacher that imparts vital lessons about change and continuity, perspective and opportunity, and “offers us the foundation for imagining a different world and understanding what it takes to build it.”The daily ritual of Morning Prayers dates back to Harvard’s founding in 1636. During the academic year, members of the Harvard and Cambridge communities gather daily for a brief service of reflection and song in the serenity of the chapel in Memorial Church. As is customary, the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir performed, led by Edward Elwyn Jones, the Gund University Organist and Choirmaster.The daily ritual of Morning Prayers dates back to Harvard’s founding in 1636. During the academic year, members of the Harvard and Cambridge communities gather daily for a brief service of reflection and song in the serenity of the chapel in the Memorial Church.Faust said Harvard’s history calls to mind the great responsibility that comes with a great education, “the privilege to contribute to purposes larger than ourselves.”Citing such noted Harvard alumni as John Adams, John F. Kennedy, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Atwood, Adrienne Rich, Charles Sumner, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Helen Keller, Faust reminded listeners of their predecessors and their important contributions to the arts and to creativity, equality, human rights, public service, and intellectual discovery. She also mentioned those whose names are listed on the walls of the Memorial Church and Memorial Hall, who gave their lives in wartime service to the nation.She urged the audience to consider the art of the possible by remembering the dedication of those past and present.“To have a history,” Faust said, “is to have a context — for both insight and action. It is to know that we, and those who have preceded us, have been dedicated to using knowledge to invent a future.”“History,” said Faust, “is where the future begins.”To read the full text of President Drew Faust’s Morning Prayers.last_img read more

first_img Read Full Story The $25,000 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from the Shorenstein Center has been awarded to Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza, and Esther Htusan of The Associated Press for their investigative report “Seafood from Slaves.”The Associated Press uncovered extensive use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry, which supplies major U.S. supermarkets, restaurants, and food suppliers, such as Wal-Mart, Kroger, Sysco, Nestle, Whole Foods, and Red Lobster. The investigation led to the freeing of more than 2,000 enslaved fishermen from Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, the jailing of perpetrators, congressional hearings, and the proposal of new laws. The U.S. State Department used the series as part of its decision to give Thailand the lowest rating for human trafficking and has discussed the findings during diplomatic talks.“‘Seafood from Slaves’ is investigative journalism at its best,” said Thomas E. Patterson, the Shorenstein Center’s interim director. “The story was extraordinarily difficult to uncover and its impact on people’s lives and public policy will last far into the future.”Additionally, the Shorenstein Center awarded the Career Award for Excellence in Journalism to Walter Isaacson. The Goldsmith Book Prizes were awarded to Harold Holzer for “Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion” and to Erik Albæk, Arjen van Dalen, Nael Jebril and Claes H. de Vreese for “Political Journalism in Comparative Perspective.”last_img read more

first_img Love and Information Show Closed This production ended its run on April 6, 2014 Related Shows The cast includes Phillip James Brannon, Randy Danson, Susannah Flood, Noah Galvin, Jennifer Ikeda, Karen Kandel, Irene Sofia Lucio, Nate Miller, Kellie Overbey, Adante Power, John Procaccino, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Maria Tucci, James Waterston and Zoë Winters. View Comments Love and Information marks Churchill’s seventh American premiere at New York Theatre Workshop. The play is a theatrical kaleidoscope exploring more than a hundred characters using wit, candor and nimble use of language as they try to make sense of what they find out. Caryl Churchill’s acclaimed Love and Information will now run through April 6 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Directed by James Macdonald, the off-Broadway show, which was first produced at London’s Royal Court, opened February 19 and had previously been scheduled to play its final performance March 23.last_img read more

first_imgColchester, VT: Summer is growing season for food, and this year, it’s the same for MyWebGrocer, the online world’s leading services provider to grocery retailers. MyWebGrocer is expanding in two ways by adding additional staff to their home office in Colchester, Vermont, and by opening a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina.In describing the new hires, MyWebGrocer CEO Rich Tarrant said, “Pardon the pun, but you could say we had a shopping list of the types of people we wanted to hire, and we not only got everything on it, we got more. I always say that even though we employ and rely on the latest technologies, it’s top-notch people who drive our success.”The Operations Department has added two new employees. As Operations Analysts, Jessica Bilodeau and Clare Walker are in charge of customer support, product maintenance, and store setup. “We pride ourselves on our customer service,” said Director of Operations Heather Drake, “and Jessica and Clare are people our customers already love working with.”Sarah Masuzzo has joined the MyWebLink team as Marketing Coordinator upon her graduation from Worcester State College in Worcester, Massachusetts, with her Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Sarah will handle public relations and ad operations, as well as marketing and sales support for MyWebLink, a division of MyWebGrocer.In addition, Laura Sutherland has joined MyWebGrocer as Vice President of Strategic Accounts after a very successful career at News America, and will also be in charge of opening the company’s new office in Charlotte, NC. Sutherland will work with the sales team to provide MyWebGrocer’s new and existing customers with the latest on-line technology, tools and services. Curt Alpeter, Senior Vice President of Sales said, “In our business, continual innovation is what gives us an edge. Laura will help us maintain that edge in providing the best and most current web solutions to our clients.”Tarrant expressed excitement about MyWebGrocer’s steady expansion, “The growth we have seen over the last few years is exciting. When we started this company in 1999, we were a small business with a single idea: to bring e-commerce to the grocery vertical. As I look at us today, we have become the leading provider of internet solutions to the grocery vertical and we continue to expand our offerings with new applications- most recently social networking tools and video applications. It gives me great pride that through it all we have kept the same core values in place; providing our customers with the latest technology and services available.”About MyWebGrocer:Founded in 1999 by Rich Tarrant, MyWebGrocer is a privately held company based in Burlington, Vermont, and is the industry leader in e-commerce and Internet marketing solutions to grocery retailers nationwide. “We Make Online Shopping Work,” by providing web site design and hosting, email, online circular, recipe, personalization and e-commerce services to more than 80 major retail grocery chains nationwide. With close to a decade’s worth of experience, MyWebGrocer has the tools and resources to make your web site and e-commerce initiatives efficient, effective and profitable. For more information please visit is external).About MyWebLink:MyWebLink builds the convergence of convenience and commerce, providing the tools on which a progressive business is built. Leading retail organizations like Kraft Foods, Campbell’s, NetGrocer, and Newman’s Own rely on MyWebLink to power business-critical applications that increase revenue, reduce costs and streamline operations. For more information please visit is external).last_img read more

first_imgFraud is a complex and insidious crime that is growing harder to detect by the day. In the age of social media, fraudsters have access to unprecedented volumes of personal information online – and they are putting this information to work.“If you look at Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIn and other social media avenues, you can see how easy it is to understand people at a level that was never possible before,” said Karen Postma, SVP, product-fraud and contact center, CO-OP Financial Services. “Breaches involving insurance companies, social media sites and email servers send even more detailed information into the hands of fraudsters – and this type of information benefits them tremendously.”According to Postma, there are several common strategies fraudsters use to access account data – here are five of the most challenging for credit unions to address:Phishing Like a ProSocial engineering is on the rise, says Postma, and fraudsters are getting better at it. “Phishing has been out there for years, but the way it looks and feels is different today,” she said. “Whether by email, text messaging or phone, in the past fraudsters could be very pushy, tipping people off to their intent.” continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgHundreds of credit union industry leaders and stakeholders are in Washington for NAFCU’s 2017 Congressional Caucus, which kicks off today with an address by association President and CEO Dan Berger and will focus attendees, lawmakers, regulators and more on issues of top concern to credit unions nationwide.Drawing one of the largest audiences since 2007, the Congressional Caucus is NAFCU’s credit union lobbying event of the year. More than two dozen lawmakers from the House and Senate are slated to speak this week, along with top regulators from the NCUA, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Small Business Administration and more.Caucus is an opportunity for credit union representatives to meet face-to-face with lawmakers and regulators to discuss top credit union issues; more than 200 meetings on Capitol Hill are scheduled. Key issues this week are data security, preservation of credit unions’ tax exemption, regulatory relief, repeal of the Durbin interchange amendment and housing finance reform. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img The Saints may feel aggrieved they did not leave south Wales with all three points after Adam Lallana had an effort ruled out for handball following an error by Michel Vorm just before half-time. Nathan Dyer went closest for the hosts as Maya Yoshida cleared his effort off the line, but in truth neither side showed sufficient quality in the final third to craft a winner in what was, for large parts, a tepid game. Press Association Southampton edged closer to Premier League survival as they ground out a goalless draw in a lacklustre encounter at Swansea.center_img Not that Southampton will mind too much. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are now eight points clear of the drop zone, and are well-placed to secure survival having been written off in some quarters at the start of the season. Swansea made a promising start, with their movement causing the visitors problems without creating any clear-cut opportunities. The best early chance fell to Jonathan de Guzman. Pablo Hernandez’s pull-back fell behind Michu to the Dutch international, but several Southampton defenders were out quickly to block. Luke Moore then narrowly failed to get on the end of Dyer’s cross as Saints struggled for a foothold in the early going. But Pochettino’s men grew into the game, with the industrious Jack Cork forcing Vorm into the game’s first save with a hopeful effort from the edge of the box. Vorm made an excellent stop to deny Jay Rodriguez after 25 minutes, getting down low to hold the volley after Rickie Lambert had teed up his colleague. Vorm continued to be the busier goalkeeper and had to be at full stretch to deny Lambert his 15th goal of the season, the Dutchman tipping over a free-kick that was arrowing into the top corner. But the keeper blotted his copybook seconds later, failing to hold a simple Rodriguez cross for Lallana to bundle in, only for the whistle to go for handball against the Saints midfielder. Hernandez engineered another promising situation on the hour as he skipped past Nathaniel Clyne and put a teasing ball across the six-yard box, but there were no white shirts lurking to tap in. Swansea went closer still six minutes later. Lallana let the ball run loose inside his own area and Michu pounced to set up Dyer, but Yoshida got himself in the right place to clear off the line. Southampton dropped ever deeper and packed the midfield as the pressure increased and Daniel Fox survived an ambitious handball appeal as he blocked substitute Ki Sung-yueng’s volley. Artur Boruc then made two excellent saves as he denied De Guzman and Dyer when the pair were in on goal. And with time running out the visitors almost snatched a winner. Ki was muscled off the ball by Steven Davis, but Vorm sharply held Emmanuel Mayuka’s effort. last_img read more

first_imgBurnley have announced the permanent signing of winger Michael Kightly from Stoke, subject to approval. The 28-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Turf Moor, has secured a three-year deal with the Barclays Premier League newcomers after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee. Kightly is manager Sean Dyche’s first signing since the Clarets secured promotion to the top flight. He told the club’s website, “As soon as we secured promotion to the Premier League last season, I wanted to make sure that I signed. “Coming in on loan is usually difficult but it only took a few weeks here to get settled and it is great to be a permanent Burnley player now, as opposed to a loanee. “It took a while to get it over the line but now it is all secured I’m really pleased.” Kightly played a key role in Burnley’s successful 2013-14 campaign and scored five goals in 38 appearances. The Basildon-born player began his career in non-League football before joining Wolves and later having a loan spell at Watford. He joined Stoke in the summer of 2012 but was allowed to move to Burnley a year later. Kightly said: “At the tail end of last season I felt like I was getting back to my best and if I can carry that into next season then I will have a good campaign. “It’ll be a tough start to the campaign with Chelsea at home but you can look at that in two ways and we’ll certainly start with a positive mindset. “People might write us off, but we’re certainly not here to make up the numbers and hopefully we can surprise a few people again.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgA woman who authorities say was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies in Central Florida this week after a confrontation with a neighbor, was a veteran of the U.S. Army.Orange County Sheriff John Mina says his deputies shot Tracy Drowne on Tuesday afternoon, when she pointed a gun at them.They were investigating a battery call involving an incident with her neighbor.At 4:39 pm, OCSO received a 911 call about a battery, and when deputies arrived the 42-year-old suspect came out holding this gun. When she raised the gun toward the deputies, they fired. They immediately rendered aid and she later died at the hospital.— Orange County Sheriff’s Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) May 27, 2020 The unidentified man told investigators Drowne hit him during an argument about his teenage daughter.Drowne’s ex-husband told the Orlando Sentinel that she was struggling recently. Mina adds that the two deputies are on leave pending an investigation.last_img read more

first_imgWIVES and family members of Pakistan’s players at the World Cup will not be permitted to stay with them for the duration of the tournament in England. According to a new Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) policy, any cricketer’s family members who wish to travel along with the player will have to make their own arrangements throughout the event.ESPNcricinfo understands that the decision is intended to keep players focussed on the task at hand, without the distraction of families around them. Only Haris Sohail has been allowed special dispensation on personal grounds.The players’ wives and families were allowed to stay with them during the bilateral series against England, but the team manager has since informed the players about the new policy.This is a departure from standard operating procedure (SOP). Previously, Pakistan’s players insisted on having their wives during series abroad, and they were allowed to share hotel rooms.Pakistan are set to begin their campaign against West Indies in Nottingham on May 31 to kick off a World Cup that will see them play nine games across seven venues before the semi-finals.last_img read more