Wright-Phillips, Rossi strike quickly, LAFC beats RSL 3-1

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips and  Diego Rossi scored in a five-minute span midway through the first half to help Los Angeles FC beat Real Salt Lake 3-1 on Sunday night.Tied for seventh with Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference entering the game, Los Angeles jumped ahead of Colorado into a tie for fifth with FC Dallas with 21 points.Wright-Phillips scored off a rebound in the 22nd minute, and Rossi connected in the 27th from close range after a long run down the left side. Brian Rodríguez made it 3-0 in the 59th, splitting defenders and firing a shot between goalkeeper Andrew Putna and the right post.Real Salt Lake got on the board in the 64th on Eduard Atuesta’s own goal. October 4, 2020 /Sports News – Local Wright-Phillips, Rossi strike quickly, LAFC beats RSL 3-1 Associated Press Tags: Bradley Wright-Phillips/Diego Rossi/Los Angeles FC/MLS/Real Salt Lake Written bylast_img read more

Weave your way out

first_imgAre you a plant baker with a green conscience? Do you ever worry about what happens to all those plastic bread bags used to sell your loaves in the supermarkets? Are yours recyclable, for example? Or do they go straight to landfill?Well, Stop the Week has come across a nifty idea from Malaysia, that might just catch on: why not recycle used plastic bread bags by weaving yourself a basket! And not only that… bread bags make the basket nice and soft – ideal for delicate shopping items such as eggs. Okay, so you do need a couple of other items, such as a few stakes and possibly a base to weave the bags around, but just look at the colourful result you can achieve. Hey, when it come to linking recycling with bread bags and shopping, you can rely on STW to come up with a snappy solution!last_img read more

Elkhart County issues new rental, utility assistance program

first_imgIndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/Elkhart County Indiana) Elkhart County has rolled out a new program designed to help with rent and utility payments.The program is specifically meant for families who have experienced COVID-related financial hardship in their homes.Households eligible for assistance must meet the following criteria:Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19.Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.Has a household income at or below 80% of the area median.The program, designed to provide financial assistance for 12 months, can also cover past due bills from up to six months prior.To apply, visit elkhartcounty.com/rentalassistance or call (317) 452-8363. By Brooklyne Beatty – March 9, 2021 0 381 Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Google+ Facebook TAGSassistancecoronavirusCOVID-19Elkhart CountyfinancialIndianarentalutility Elkhart County issues new rental, utility assistance program Previous articleElkhart County no longer issuing mask order finesNext articleIndiana’s winter utility disconnection moratorium ends next week Brooklyne Beatty WhatsApplast_img read more

Green Team scores

first_imgIn the three years since its inception, the volunteer Green Team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education — 15 students, faculty, and staff — has made significant strides. Beyond the Larsen classroom project, the Green Team has:Launched a recycling program that includes clearly labeled and conveniently located recycling bins throughout the campus. Additional efforts focus on improving recycling in the café, common areas, and offices.Started a sustainable food-service program, using materials that are compostable as well as reusable. One highlight: The exclusive use of organic coffee.Diverted more than 200 gallons of food scraps and paperware to composting bins during Commencement 2010.Overseen sustainable facility improvements. The installation of low-flow restroom fixtures saved 800,000 gallons of water last year (2009). The conversion of the Longfellow Hall boiler from oil to natural gas reduced the campus carbon footprint. (The conversion was a coordinated effort with the adjacent Radcliffe campus and University Operations Services.) The School won a Harvard University Green Carpet Team Award for this project.Installed solar panels on the roof of the Gutman Library. This is the School’s first renewable energy project, and will help reduce the School’s annual electricity use.Started Green Team campaigns. Included are an annual freecycle event; zero-waste events; composting programs; and a “Green Your Scene” campaign — public service announcements to encourage students, faculty, and staff to make environmentally conscious decisions.Recorded the highest percent participation in the Sustainability Pledge administered by Harvard’s Office for Sustainability.— Harvard Graduate School of Educationlast_img read more

HKS alumni and student named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30

first_imgSeveral Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) alumni and one current student have been named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list, celebrating “the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers” in fields ranging from education to law and policy.Among this year’s honorees are Kate Aitken, M.P.P. ’16, M.B.A. ’16, chief of staff for federal policy and federal affairs at Airbnb, lauded for her efforts to develop “policies and products to combat discrimination in the on-demand housing service’s host network.” Prarthna Desai, M.P.P. ’19, M.B.A. ’19 was cited for her work at Zipline, using drones to deliver medication in developing countries.Sara Minkara, M.P.P. ’14, who is the founder of Empowerment through Integration, makes the list of 30 Under 30 social entrepreneurs for her work with blind children in Lebanon. Becoming legally blind as a child due to macular degeneration, Minkara has dedicated her life to providing a voice for blind youth, helping to provide them with the sort of support she had growing up in the United States. Among the programs she has founded are a summer camp for both sighted and blind children.The 600 “change-makers and innovators” –  30 from 20 industries, all under 30 years old – were chosen from a list of 15,000 nominations.last_img read more

Date Set for 71st Annual Tony Awards

first_imgTony Award Save the date! The 71st Annual Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2017. The ceremony, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, will once again air on CBS. The ceremony has been broadcast on the network since 1978.The official eligibility cut-off date will be April 27, 2017 for all Broadway productions opening in the 2016-2017 season. Productions which meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before the eligibility date are considered eligible for 2017 Tony Award nominations. The nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards will be announced live on May 2 from New York City.No word yet on where the Great White Way’s biggest night will be held; its usual locale, Radio City Music Hall, was occupied this year, so Hamilton ended up sweeping the board at the Beacon Theatre. We also don’t know who will host, but after his performance this past year, Tony winner James Corden has to be in the running once again.The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. View Commentslast_img read more

Westmoreland Gets New Financing, but Problems Remain

first_imgWestmoreland Gets New Financing, but Problems Remain FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Casper Star-Tribune:The coal firm that operates the Kemmerer mine in western Wyoming has secured $110 million from a majority of its existing creditors to help ease financial pressure. The cash injection will buy Westmoreland Coal Co. time to plan for long-term viability ahead of a likely bankruptcy filing, some experts said Tuesday.“To me, this looks like the last step before a major debt write-off and/or bankruptcy filing,” said Clark Williams-Derry, director of energy finance for the Sightline Institute, a think tank promoting a transition away from fossil fuels.The Colorado–based firm has coal mines across five states, including Wyoming. Coal watchers have been anticipating a bankruptcy given Westmoreland’s financial straits. Westmoreland faces many of the same pressures irritating the coal sector nationwide, including competition from cheap natural gas and environmental regulations that made some older coal units too expensive to keep running. Kemmerer, for example, is facing uncertainty given that Rocky Mountain Power plans to close one of its coal-fired units at the Naughton power plant – the sole buyer of Kemmerer coal.Westmoreland put out a statement Tuesday saying the new financing would simplify its capital structure and pay off the San Juan loan – about $120 million in debt picked up in 2016 to buy the San Juan coal mine in Arizona. Westmoreland also acquired the idle Haystack Mine outside Evanston in 2016.Williams-Derry, of Sightline, said it would be interesting how the company’s restructuring plays out. A portion of existing lenders did not go along with the new financing, he noted. Those who did will likely receive something significant out of a debt write-off or restructuring should Westmoreland file for Chapter 11. Those sitting on the sidelines are likely holding out for a better deal, he said.More: Indebted Coal Firm that Operates Kemmerer Mine Finds new Financing, still Faces Uncertaintylast_img read more

Book Review: A Dual Inheritance – By Joanna Hershon

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Dual Inheritance – A novel by Joanna HershonBrooklyn author Joanna Hershon’s father attended Harvard in the late 1950s. She was in middle school when she saw what’s known as Harvard’s Red Book, in which graduates write about what they’d done since graduation. “As a seventh grader, I read it cover to cover; and what always stayed with me was how wildly different all their lives had turned out,” she says. “The Red Book, in all its mystery, inserted itself into my imagination and I suppose it never left.”Inspired by these real-life stories spanning decades, Hershon creates an intriguing tale in A Dual Inheritance, which follows two very different Harvard students from their undergrad years to the present. Ed and Hugh have nothing in common. One is upper class, the other working class, and their unlikely lifelong bond launches this saga of passion and betrayal. One becomes a big shot on Wall Street, the other a global humanitarian, but their friendship ends abruptly, with only one of them understanding why.Spanning from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the present-day stock market collapse, this novel not only follows these two men, but the complicated women in their vastly different lives. The reader gets to see how the characters’ choices mold their futures while joining them on a global journey that takes them from New York to Haiti.This thought-provoking generational tale is a heartfelt and beautiful story of an unlikely friendship that fades at times, but never seems to go away.Joanna Hershon will appear at Book Revue in Huntington on May 9 at 7 p.m. for a book signing.last_img read more

4 strategies to build a culture that works

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Meridith Elliott Powell Named One Of The Top 15 Business Growth Experts To Watch, Meridith Elliott Powell, is a leadership and sales expert, who helps her clients learn the strategies they need to … Web: https://www.meridithelliottpowell.com Details Culture is a buzz word, and a term that everyone seems to be talking about these days. But have you ever stopped to think, really think, what culture is, why it is important and why it matters? Well, culture is that important. In essence it is the personality of your company, who you are, what you stand for, what you value, and how you act. It matters because it’s how employees, customers, partners, vendors decide if your company is a good fit for them, if they can succeed with your company, and if they believe in who you are and what you stand for. Your culture is what differentiates you from your competition. It impacts productivity, efficiency, revenue and so much more.  Putting the time and energy into developing and communicating your culture will bring a strong return on investment.  Because the truth is you have a culture whether you know it or not. Whether you define your culture or not, you are sending some sort of message to your customers, your employees, your partners and your vendors. And if you want your culture to reflect the right message, then you need to decide what your culture is, and create the structure to ensure it sends the right message.4 Strategies To Build A Culture That WorksVision, Mission, Value – first you need to know who you are and what you stand for. In other words, define your vision, your mission and your values. Your vision is your dream for your company, what you hope to accomplish one day; you mission is how you choose to accomplish it, the products and services you offer; and your values are the guiding principles you use to deliver on your vision mission, in essence the how. By defining your vision, mission and values you clearly communicate what your company believes in.Ownership – once you define the culture you need to ensure you have created an environment that invites everyone to participate in it. In other words, take ownership of your culture. People support what they help create, their ideas and their opinions. So, you have to make sure you create an environment that invites people to share their voices, and to be heard.Opportunities – once people buy into your culture, and they believe in your vision, they want to help you grow your company and you have to create the opportunity. You need to provide ways for people to learn and develop, both formal and informal. Everything from traditional training, to mentoring, to coaching. If you invest in your people, they will invest in you. Transparency – the more you share with your team, the more they will understand. The more they understand, the better decisions they will make, the more productive they will be. Think about what your team needs to know, what information would be helpful for them to have, and what details about the company you can share. Knowing the company history, the goals, the financials etc. will give employees a sense of belonging to the company which will transfer into increased performance.Culture is critical to success. In fact, 95% of today’s Fortune 500 CEOs believe that culture is crucial in their ability to grow, yet less than fifteen percent of them feel they have a strong enough culture to deliver results. If you follow these steps, if you put these strategies in place, you will build a culture that delivers results.last_img read more

Australian state to send in the army to check on COVID-19 cases

first_imgTopics : Two cases were detected among Aboriginal people in the regional Victorian city of Ballarat, a cause of concern for officials given a high degree of health issues among Indigenous Australians.”No-one should be moving towards trying to provide definitive commentary that we have turned a corner,” Andrews added.NSW tightens restrictionsAustralia has so far escaped the high COVID-19 casualty numbers of other nations, with just over 13,300 infections and 139 deaths from the virus as of Friday.In the most populous state of New South Wales, restrictions were reintroduced on Friday after several clusters emerged, including dozens of cases stemming from a Thai restaurant. New cases in the state fell to seven overnight, from several days in the teens.Group bookings at restaurants, cafes and clubs will be limited to 10 people and patrons inside a venue will be capped to 300.Wedding and corporate events will be limited to 150 people with strict social distancing rules including a ban on singing, dancing and mingling, while only 100 can attend funerals and places of worship.Australia’s National Cabinet met on Friday and laid out new measures to combat the virus including tougher restrictions on truck drivers transporting goods between states, some of which have not seen any cases of community transmission for months.Prime Minister Scott Morrison reaffirmed the country’s aggressive suppression strategy to stamp out all community transmission, even as it looks to soften the economic blow.Australia’s budget is set to plunge into its biggest deficit since World War Two this year as the coronavirus crisis knocks the country into its first recession in three decades and forces policymakers to roll out hundreds of billions of dollars in stimulus.  Australia’s Victoria state will send in the army to question people who have tested positive for COVID-19 as it battles to control an outbreak that claimed a record number of lives on Friday.Australia’s second most populous state will deploy Australian Defense Force personnel to the homes of people who have tested positive and who have not answered telephone calls, in order to kick start the contact tracing process, state premier Daniel Andrews said.A flare-up of infections in Melbourne, the state’s largest city, prompted the government to enforce a six-week partial lockdown and make face masks mandatory for its residents or risk a A$200 ($143) fine.center_img “This is about going that extra step to make sure that we cannot just call but we can connect… get that interview done and then begin the process of tracing contacts,” Andrews told a regular press conference.”If you were door knocked and you were not found at home…that would almost certainly lead to you being fined.”The state recorded six deaths overnight, the highest daily toll for the nation since the pandemic began.All the deaths were linked to aged care homes, of which more than 40 have recorded outbreaks. Statewide, 300 new infections were found, dropping from a record of 484 on Wednesday.last_img read more