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first_imgWhile many members of the Harvard community were enjoying their summer break, the University’s parking, housing, and ID services were unified into one beautifully renovated Campus Service Center.Located on the eighth floor of Holyoke Center, the new “one-stop shop” helps customers find housing and get parking permits and ID cards. Instead of scrambling among the Blackstone complex and multiple floors of Holyoke, customers can make one visit to the Campus Service Center and be helped by representatives trained to assist with any service. “We deliver more than a product,” says Susan Richelson, the new center’s manager, “we provide resources and one-to-one assistance in person and on the phone to help customers navigate each program and troubleshoot any issue presented. …We want to ensure that our customers get what they need in one stop if possible.”Customers found the center convenient during the busy mid-August to mid-September season; already, the center has processed 330 housing rent payments, responded to 1,180 emails, sold 2,033 parking permits, and made 3,290 ID cards.  Richelson recalls a graduate student from Ireland who came to the center to get an ID card and find housing.  He and his wife were new to Cambridge and didn’t realize how scarce rental housing is in the fall.  Over several days, the center provided guidance on how to use the housing site and encouraged them to use the lobby computers (placed there for customers seeking housing).  The center made sure they had every useful resource and web link to help them find their new home.The center, with a comfortable waiting area and two conference rooms where customers can meet with representatives to discuss confidential transactions, “receives many comments that it looks really great,” Richelson said. “Students and staff also love the beautiful view of the river Houses, MAC, and the Charles that they see when they are standing at the transaction counter. We don’t need artwork anymore as the view is so beautiful!”The Campus Service Center was designed so that new offerings can be brought on over time. The team is already planning for the November addition of the Global Support Services Travel Registry program. For the latest information visit the website.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Many farmers across the Buckeye State are making a lot of progress when it comes to harvesting soybeans. The hot, dry early fall weather is causing the moisture levels of soybeans to be lower than they should be for optimum yield. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Field Agronomist Ryan Terry about the implications of harvesting low moisture soybeans.last_img

first_imgUpper Caste and Other Backward Classes legislators and leaders with an RSS background were favoured as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expanded his Cabinet on on Wednesday, his first since March 2017 when the BJP-led alliance formed a majority government in the State.Twenty-three ministers, including six Cabinet ministers, were administered oath by Governor Anandiben Patel at the Raj Bhavan.Out of the 23, upper castes dominated with 11 Ministers, while the OBCs who form over 40% of the State;s population, had nine representatives.The remaining three were Dalits, who make up 21% of Uttar Pradesh’s electorate.While four Ministers of State (Independent charge) were promoted to the Cabinet rank, two fresh faces were also inducted. These were Kamal Rani Varun, a Dalit (Pasi) MLA from Ghatampur in Kanpur, and Ram Naresh Agnihotri, a Brahmin MLA from Bhogaon in Mainpuri.Ms. Varun, a first-time MLA, is a former councillor and pracharak of Seva Bharti, an RSS affiliate. Mr. Agnihotri was an RSS pracharak during 1980-82.Suresh Rana and Mahendra Singh (both Thakurs), and Anil Rajbhar and Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary (both OBCs) were promoted to the Cabinet.The elevation of Mr. Rajbhar is in line with the BJP’s strategy to project him as the leader of the Rajbhar community, which is politically active in eastern U.P.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Turning over a new leaf in 2018, Calvin Abueva believes that Alaska’s disastrous run last year is already a thing of the past.“We already buried our losing streak in 2017,” Abueva said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “This 2018, it’s a new goal that we’re building this year,” said Abueva.The Aces are currently on a three-game winning run after a 97-83 victory over Ginebra on Sunday in a game where they surged ahead in the second half after trailing by nine in the first two quarters.“We lost our focus on our execution and on our defense in the first half. But in the second half, the coaches allowed us to settle down and think of the things we felt we needed to do with our defense and that’s how we got the victory,” said Abueva in Filipino.Abueva finished with nine points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two blocks to back up Vic Manuel, who had 18 points, five boards, and two assists.“I’m just doing my role as a veteran of this team. I’m just trying to show what I can do and double my efforts,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:29Police 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 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Regular fixtures in the playoffs, the Aces plummeted in the standings in the 2016-17 season.Alaska suffered an early exit in the quarterfinals courtesy of eventual runner-up Ginebra in its bid for a third straight finals appearance in the Philippine Cup last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThings didn’t get better from there as the Aces figured in the bottom half of the standings in the import-laden conferences where they suffered a 13-game slide.But that was then, and after two losses to start the new season, 2018 was nothing but great for Alaska. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Key players’ absence, Tenorio’s struggles too much for Ginebra to hurdle Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Abueva, though, said that the Aces can’t get too ahead of themselves as they seek to keep their roll going.“We’re just thinking of sustaining this and prepare for Blackwater. I hope we can continue this and extend our winning streak,” he said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

first_imgIn the wake of deadly flooding in the Indian state of Kerala, Canadians with ties to the region fear for friends and relatives left stranded by the disaster that’s been called the worst in the country’s history.More than 300 people have died this week in the wake of the flooding, officials said, and more than 800,000 have been displaced by the floods and landslides that are a result of heavy rains that began on Aug. 8.“No one was prepared for this,” said Prasad Nair, president of the Mississauga Kerala Association, located west of Toronto. “Most people have lost everything that they have.”Nair, who came to Canada from Kerala in 2003, said one of his relatives saw his house fully submerged in water and had to stay on the roof for two days before being rescued.“The house that I lived in during my childhood has been fully submerged in water for five days,” said Nair, 47.The international community needs to understand what’s happening in Kerala because the state will need help, he said.“Most of us here are Canadians and we will always be a part of Canada, but a part of us belongs there too.”Nair said the association will continue to fundraise for the disaster, but urged the Canadian government to pledge to donate, especially to rebuild, as officials estimate over 10,000 kilometres of roads have been damaged.“We are working really hard to get an appointment with the PM’s office,” he said. “But we have not heard anything back from him yet.”“Canada has the technology, ability and experience in these kinds of disaster operations,” he said.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter Saturday that he sends his deepest condolences to those affected, and a spokesperson for Global Affairs did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Joe Thottungal, 46, came to Canada 20 years ago from Kerala and in 2004 opened a restaurant in Ottawa that serves Keralan cuisine.He said it’s devastating to see the state he grew up in face such destruction.He regularly returns to the region, and has for the past three years brought Canadians along with him to explore the state’s food scene.Its tea plantations, backwaters and abundance of spices like cardamom are some of the reasons tourists are so keen to visit, he said.Nelson Abraham, who also owns a restaurant in Ottawa, said some of his Canadian friends who travelled to the province are stuck because the airport is closed.“Everyone that we know is safe, but a lot of people are suffering for the food and the drinkable water,” Abraham said, adding that he will return to India later this year to take care of his family.“My mother is alone there, so I must go,” he said. “I think everything will be all right in the next month … at least I hope so.”Global Affairs Canada said in a statement that its thoughts and sympathies are with the families and friends of those killed in the flood.It said 3,748 Canadians in India have officially registered with the department’s emergency notification system, but this is not necessarily a complete picture of how many Canadians are in the country.— With files from The Associated Press.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Her husband, Mario (Souleye) Treadway, shared the same image on his account, saying to his wife, “You will forever be my heroine. Thank you for your warrior strength and ability to so deeply love.”Morissette, 45, and Treadway are parents to eight-year-old son Ever Imre and three-year-old daughter Onyx Solace.Treadway, 39, noted in his hashtags that all three children have been home births.In addition to posting about her growing family, Morissette teased on social media the recording of a new album earlier this year. She’s also involved in a stage version of “Jagged Little Pill,” based on music from her Grammy-winning 1995 album, set to debut on Broadway this fall.By David Friend ~ The Canadian Presscenter_img Artist Alanis Morissette receives her achievement from the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the 2015 Juno Awards in Hamilton, Ont., on Sunday, March 15, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) Twitter Facebook TORONTO — Alanis Morissette has welcomed her third child — a baby boy named Winter Mercy.The Ottawa-born performer announced the birth Monday on her Instagram account with a black-and-white photograph of the sleeping newborn.“He’s here,” her post read, revealing the birth date as Aug. 8.last_img read more

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: San Diego Padres FacebookTwitter MTS increases trolley service for Padres Opening Day March 29, 2018 Posted: March 29, 2018 Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The Metropolitan Transit System plans to boost trolley service Thursday for opening day of the San Diego Padres’ 2018 season.First pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers at downtown East Village’s Petco Park is set for 1:10 p.m., and the trolley’s three lines — green, blue and orange — will run every 15 minutes for most of the day, with direct service to Petco Park. Service will increase on some lines in the hours before and after the game.MTS’ Green Line trolley service will increase to every 7 1/2 minutes starting around 11:20 a.m. After the game, trolleys will run every 15 minutes, with additional trains as needed.MTS is urging riders to park at SDCCU Stadium in Mission Valley, where 5,000 free parking spots will be available, and then to ride the Green Line to the game.The Blue Line, which runs between downtown and the South Bay, will run trolleys every 7 1/2 minutes before the game, starting around 11:45 a.m., and at the same interval after the game.The Orange Line will run trolleys every 15 minutes throughout the day.Passes good for the entire day can be purchased for $5, and MTS urged riders to use its Compass Cloud mobile-ticketing smart phone app to avoid ticket lines and purchase several tickets at one time.MTS also offers 22 bus routes with stops in downtown, including Rapid 215, with service from SDSU to downtown, and Rapid 235, with service from Escondido to downtown. Ed Lenderman, last_img read more