Barbara Lindsay Norton, 20-year staffer, dies

first_imgBarbara Lindsay Norton, a longtime Harvard employee, died on Feb. 17 in North Andover, Mass., after illness.Born in Douglas, Ariz., Norton grew up in Medford, Mass., and graduated from Radcliffe College in 1938. During World War II, Norton worked for the Office of War Information in New York City. She continued her professional career after the war working for the YWCA in Boston and in New York City as a public relations director. She moved to Radcliffe College to become a publicity director and then the executive director of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association. She ended her 20-year career at Harvard as the director of the Cronkhite Graduate Center. Throughout her life, she enjoyed traveling widely, volunteering for numerous causes, and making many friends by whom she is remembered fondly. Nephew Ross FitzGerald, great-nephew Aidan FitzGerald, and great-niece Rebecca FitzGerald survive her. A memorial service will be held at the Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover, Mass., on Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.last_img read more

Giants hitting coach embraces evolving job in modern baseball

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–The hours are grueling, the attention to detail is exhausting and the potential for long-term stability is lacking.A hitting coach’s schedule doesn’t end when the season concludes, either. It may not be a 365-day per year job, but thanks to the advent of new technology and ever-increasing stakes, it is close to a daily, year-round endeavor.“I think probably in the last eight years, it’s become more of a full-time thing,” Giants hitting coach Alonzo Powell said of his job. …last_img read more

Activation Gallery – Cape Town

first_imgBrand South Africa, in conjunction with the NGO Sporting Chance, hosted the Play Your Part Rugby Activation at the Khayelitsha Rugby Stadium, in Cape Town, on Friday, 2 October. And with the Rugby World Cup currently under way, there was no better time to get the learners enthusiastic about the game.A former professional rugby player and Sporting Chance coaches taught dozens of children from the area rugby techniques and rules. Furthermore, the children learned about the health benefits of an active lifestyle.         Read more: http://www.playyourpart.co.za/our-news/1469-kids-learn-that-sport-is-the-mba-of-lifelast_img read more

‘Playoff mode’ Ginebra ready for anything, says Tenorio

first_img“We’ll just take it one game at a time,” he said. “The most important thing is we know how to play in the playoffs. We just have to be in the right frame of mind and to really keep our focus every game from start to finish. We can’t afford to commit mistakes right now.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Tenorio poured in a game-high 27 points and had five rebounds and 11 assists and the Batangueño playmaker believes that wins like this one helps in building the team’s confidence moving forward.“It doesn’t matter who we face as long as we’re in playoff mode. It doesn’t matter if it’s the number one team or the last team. We really have to be playing our game, playing it the right away, and playing it on how we’re supposed to play the game as a team,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAt 5-4, the Gin Kings are tied in fifth place with NLEX and will face Meralco and Rain or Shine in their remaining games in the elimination round.Tenorio, though, doesn’t want Ginebra to get too ahead of itself with the team still has a lot of work to do. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Read Next Lyceum, San Beda top groups as PCCL Final Four is set LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLA Tenorio said that getting the twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals is already the least of Ginebra’s concerns going into the homestretch of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“We no longer think about that. Our target is to really win these last two games,” he said coming off its 93-78 victory over TNT on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Star Treks Nichelle Nichols Becomes Founding Celebrity For STARPOWER

first_imgNichelle Nichols – best known as ‘Uhura’ in Gene Roddenberry’s iconic television show ‘Star Trek’ – has announced her role as a founding celebrity and launch partner of STARPOWER, the largest philanthropic endeavor in social media history, to benefit and support her favorite charities.Video: Nichelle Nichols – Welcome to StarPowerNichols, who volunteered with NASA to promote recruitment of women and minorities into the space agency, is joining forces with STARPOWER to harness the power of her fans online to raise funds and awareness for deserving charities that continue those missions she cares so much about. Effective immediately Nichelle Nichols will be hosting fan events, offering giveaways, signings, competitions, and more to fans that follow her through her STARPOWER account.Fans of Nichelle and of Star Trek can JOIN here.“Nichelle Nichols is a woman of many historic firsts,” said Terri Hitchcock, CEO of STARPOWER. “She has broken boundaries throughout her entire career. From her role as the first African-American woman to play a non-stereotypical television lead, to her pioneering work in the space program, Nichelle has chosen to take on a new historic undertaking with the launch of STARPOWER. We’re truly honored that she’s chosen to join us.”“StarPower makes it possible to share with my fans in ways I’ve always wished I could do, said Nichols, speaking from her Los Angeles home. “I’m excited to not only have a closer relationship with my fans than ever before, but to be doing it for my favorite causes.”Nichols is noted for her dedication to her fans whom she calls ‘many of her best supporters, her cheerleaders, and her very close friends’.Nichols continues to tour the world, attending conventions and performing on stage for both her own work, and for Star Trek. “I wish I could spend more time with each and every one of them,” says Nichols, “and now, thanks to StarPower, I can.”Nichols’ charitable recipients include The Technology Access Foundation which works to aid and equip minority students for success in college and life through an education in the sciences and engineering, and the Planetary Society which sponsors projects that will seed innovative space technologies, nurtures creative young minds, and is a vital advocate for our future in space.last_img read more

Couple killed 5 injured including baby in separate road accidents

first_imgKolkata: A couple died in a road accident while their 4-year-old son sustained serious injuries in the same. Four others have also been injured in two separate accidents in the city.The first accident took place in Nadia’s Ranaghat where the bike, which the victims were riding, was hit by a truck on Sunday morning. Police said one Rajesh Mondal, a resident of Begopara area of Nadia was going with his wife and his 4-year-old son to Ranaghat along the National Highway 34. When they were passing Doyabari area, a speeding truck coming from the opposite direction hit them. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe truck driver and the helper fled the spot immediately after the accident leaving the vehicle at the spot. According to the locals, the truck was running at a high speed as a result of which the driver failed to control the vehicle. The locals rushed the injured victims to a nearby hospital where the couple declared brought dead while the boy has been fighting for his life in the hospital.Police have seized the vehicle and are conducting raids to nab the truck driver who has been absconding since the incident took place. The accident caused traffic congestion on the National Highway 34 after the accident. Normalcy was restored after an hour following the intervention of the district police officers. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIn another incident, a speeding car lost control and overturned on Mahim Haldar Street in Kalighat injuring the driver. The locals rescued the driver and sent him to MR Bangur Hospital at around 12.30 am on Saturday midnight. According to the hospital sources, the victim’s condition is serious. Police later reached the spot and seized the vehicle. Police suspect that the victim might have been driving the vehicle in a drunken state. CCTV footages are being looked into. They have started a probe in this regard.The third accident took place in Bidhannagar where two persons travelling in a car received injuries after the vehicle dashed against the road divider. The accident took place near Baguiati in the wee hours of Sunday. The victims have been identified as Md Tarif (27) , Kaushar Ali (24) and Md Samsul (26). They were taken to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital.last_img read more

Corporate tourists from abroad avoid eating meat

first_imgKolkata: As the carcass meat case came to light, corporate tourists from abroad are avoiding consuming meat during their stay in the city.According to Prabir Singha Roy, general secretary of the Travel Agents Association of Bengal, said majority of foreign tourists in the city are corporate ones.”The corporate tourists from abroad are now preferring to vegetables or fish at the most as the carcass meat row have come to light. They are avoiding meat,” said Roy. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe further said that in many cases attempts were taken to convince the tourists by making them feel that the quality of food is not the same everywhere. However, some are getting convinced and having meat while some are not.It may be recalled that the case of carcass meat sale came to light for the first time with the arrest of two youth who were caught chopping off meat from dead animals found at a dump yard at Budge Budge in South 24-Parganas. Subsequently, Police have arrested more than 10 people in this connection and the case has been finally taken up by the state’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedChief Minister Mamata Banerjee also set up a nine member committee headed by Chief Secretary Malay De to completely uproot the menace.The developments have resulted in a considerable drop in the sale of meat and chicken at eateries. Preliminary investigation revealed that the carcass meat was supplied to a section of eateries and some departmental stores as well.The matter related to the sale of dead chicken also came to light with police recovering a huge quantity of fungal-infected chicken at a farm in Rajarhat. In a bid to gain faith of the people, hotels and restaurants are taking all necessary steps.In such a situation, the Hilsa festival is going to take place in Sunderbans in August and the tour operators are expecting more footfall in the festival this time compared to that of the last year. However, according to the operators, the increase in number of turn out in Sunderbans doesn’t have any connection with the carcass meat case.last_img read more

Beyond Novelty Architects in Amsterdam Are 3D Printing an Entire House

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Sure, you can 3-D print key chains, belt buckles, smartphone cases and any number of other consumer goods. But why stop there? If you had a printer large enough, why not 3-D print something really awesome? Say, a house?Sound outrageous? To a group of architects in Amsterdam, it’s a vision of the future. And that future might become a reality sooner than you think.Hedwig Heinsman, an architect with the Dutch firm Dus, is heading up an experiment called Canal House. As you might imagine, the goal is to 3-D print an entire house.Heinsman and her team have created a massive 3-D printer called the Kamermaker, or “room-builder.” Essentially, it is a scaled-up version of the popular Ultimaker open-source 3-D printer, the team says. It takes the contraption about a week to print each honeycomb-like block — each weighing about 400 pounds.”We can recycle waste materials into printable materials, eliminate large transport costs and make unique and personalized architecture,” Heinsman says. “You can print buildings, and then just [tear them down], and then print them anew.” Once each block is printed, they are fitted together, sort of like Legos, then filled with a foam-like material that hardens and fastens the blocks together. Pretty neat.In a city known for its luxurious canal houses and charming gabled facades, a plastic, 3-D-printed house is sure to stand out. The construction site has already been transformed into an exhibit that’s open to the public.Could this be the future of housing construction? Turns out, the brilliant minds in Amsterdam aren’t the only ones dreaming up ways to 3-D print an entire house. A team at the University of Southern California has built a giant 3-D printer of its own — except this one comes equipped with a nozzle that spits out concrete. Its creators say it might be able to create a 2,500-square-foot home in about 24 hours.This process is called “contour crafting.” This video shows a bit more about how it works: Register Now » March 18, 2014 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more