Harvard rolls out discounted Hubway membership

first_imgCycling around campus has never been easier or cheaper.  CommuterChoice and Hubway, Metro-Boston’s regional bike share, are happy to announce a new, discounted annual membership rate of just $50 for students, faculty and staff.  That’s 40% less than the previous cost of membership. Harvard now supports 12 stations, plus there are dozens of locations throughout the region, meaning there are plenty of convenient pick-up and drop-off points.To sign up for an annual membership, simply visit thehubway.com, select Harvard University and then follow the instructions. “The number of people in the Harvard community who are bicycling to work or for fun is growing fast,” said Associate Director of CommuterChoice Kris Locke.  “We want to keep the momentum going because bike sharing is clearly fulfilling a large need.” In fact, the number of bike share stations across the region has nearly doubled since last summer.Click here to watch a brief video about how easy it is to use Hubway. Also, follow them on Twitter and Facebook to learn about the latest Hubway news and information.last_img read more

Organs-on-chips win ‘Design of the Year’

first_img Read Full Story The Wyss Institute’s human organs-on-chips, represented by the human lung, gut, and liver chips, have won the overall Design of the Year 2015 Award, which is the United Kingdom’s most prestigious design award. The honor was revealed during the annual Design of the Year awards ceremony, held on the evening of June 22 at the Design Museum of London, which marked the culmination of the 8th annual awards and museum exhibition.Wyss Institute Senior Staff Scientist Anthony Bahinski, who has been instrumental to the development and translation of the technology, attended the awards ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of Wyss Founding Director Donald E. Ingber and former Wyss Technology Development Fellow Dan Dongeun Huh, who collaborated and first designed the initial human organ-on-a-chip in 2010.“This is an extremely meaningful moment, as the intersection of science and design has been a constant source of inspiration throughout my career,” said Ingber. “To have the microscopic elegance and function of human organs-on-chips recognized in an international design forum is a powerful testament to the breadth and depth at which design principles contribute to biological function as well as technological advancement, and it is a recognition for which I am deeply honored to receive on behalf of the Wyss Institute.”last_img read more

Once Again, #DellGeeksOut for Dell Enterprise Innovation Days 2016

first_imgWe recently had the pleasure of hosting another “Dell Enterprise Innovation Days” across different Dell locations in Round Rock and Austin. These events are an opportunity for small groups of journalists, analysts and bloggers to meet with Dell subject matter experts, executives and customers, as well as to visit select Dell labs to learn about the company’s technology investments and innovations.This year, we kicked things off at TopGolf with a welcome reception and discussion on the pending merger with EMC and a preview of Dell’s 2016 Annual Report to Customers. Attendees were then provided an overview of Dell’s Digital Transformation strategy along with a customer video highlighting “the future of golf.”The following morning, we treated guests to a tour of the Thermal and Futuresville labs at Parmer South for a glimpse into technology futures which included a briefing on ‘Triton,’ a liquid cooling solution for hyperscale, and a lively CTO panel discussion on new ways to innovate. The day also included pre-briefings of Dell’s four-socket server leadership and high performance computing (HPC) news that will be announced at the International Supercomputing show this week, as well as a visit to Dell customer Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), home of the very impressive Stampede cluster.On day two, attendees visited the Dell Global Support & Deployment (GSD) Command Center and the Design Lab in Round Rock. Discussions addressed solving customer problems with solutions including perspectives on Dell Blueprints, cloud, hyperconverged, GSD and Dell Financial Services.  It also included new ways to look at innovation regarding our ESG product teams’ work with the Design Lab to bring conceptual data center futures to product roadmaps.As always, it was great having all of our guests here to tour the campus and meet with Dell engineers and executives, and we’re already talking about future events.last_img read more

Lilla Crawford & Jenna Ortega Join New York Spectacular

first_img NY Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes View Comments Two young stars of stage and screen will head to Radio City Music Hall for New York Spectacular, featuring the Rockettes. Broadway alum Lilla Crawford and Disney Channel star Jenna Ortega will share the role of the teenage lead Emily, joining a cast that also includes the previously announced Euan Morton. Performances will run from June 15 through August 7.Crawford headlined the 2012 Broadway revival of Annie and also appeared on the Great White Way in Billy Elliot. She played the role of Red Riding Hood in the film adaptation of Into the Woods. In addition to the Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle, Ortega can be seen on the CW’s Jane the Virgin. Her additional credits include Richie Rich and the upcoming series Elena of Avalor.The new show, penned by Douglas Carter Beane and directed and choreographed by Mia Michaels, follows two kids, who while on a vacation in New York, are separated from their parents. With the help of the Rockettes, the city comes to life to show them its many wonders and reunite the family.In addition to Crawford, Ortega and Morton, the cast will include Jacob Ben Widmar, Vincent Crocilla, Danny Gardner, Blaine Alden Krauss, Kecia Lewis, Jeff Pew and Kacie Sheik. Related Showscenter_img Lilla Crawford(Photo: Iva Kozeli) Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016last_img read more

Gas, carbon prices putting the squeeze on European coal generation

first_imgGas, carbon prices putting the squeeze on European coal generation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Policymakers across Europe have been scratching their heads about how to speed up coal plant retirements to slow global warming while not wrecking their power grids. But if the economics for electricity generation so far this year are any indicator, they need not worry.Many of the region’s largest coal plant operators have been throttling their coal-fired power stations as a combination of surging prices for carbon emissions and ample supplies of cheap gas have made running them less profitable than rival generation sources. Gas plants have seen a surge in production instead, while renewables such as wind and solar photovoltaics are also growing their share.“The much-touted fuel switch is actually happening,” Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of German power producer Uniper SE, said on a recent earnings call. Schierenbeck, who took over the top post at Uniper in June, said the utility produced more power from gas than from coal for the first time during the first half of 2019. “Even with less-sufficient gas-fired power plants, we’re able to compete with more coal-fired power plants on the market in terms of short-term operating costs, and for the first time, even with lignite power plants,” Schierenbeck told analysts.The fact that even lignite plants are being squeezed out is significant because they have historically produced among the cheapest power, pushing them to the front of the so-called merit order alongside nuclear stations.In a sign of the times, German utility EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG decided to shut down a 900-MW lignite plant in mid-June, saying current market conditions “do not permit economic operation.” The unit is supplied externally, meaning it has less control over fuel costs compared with some operators that run their own mines, including rival RWE AG.The changing economics are partly driven by cheap natural gas as U.S. exports keep flowing to Europe amid a global oversupply and partly by the recent mild winter that has kept European storage facilities full. On top of this, rising costs for allowances under the EU’s Emissions Trading System, the bloc’s cap-and-trade carbon market, are adding costs for high-polluting fuels.More ($): Coal plant profits slide in Europe as tide continues to turnlast_img read more

In Memoriam

first_img May 15, 2005 In Memoriam In Memoriam In Memoriam Brian Howard Blacher, Milwaukee, WI Admitted 1979; Died February 1, 2003 James J. Boyle, Miami Admitted 1949; Died June 25, 2004 Thomas Adelbert Bustin, Lutz Admitted 1966; Died January 17, 2005 Ollie Ben Butler, Jr., Tampa Admitted 1956; December 14, 2004 Harrison K. Chauncey, Jr., Palm Beach Admitted 1961; Died December 24, 2004 W. A. Drury, Jasper Admitted 1963; Died December 2, 2004 Morton Jay Earley, Indiana, PA Admitted 1978; Died December 3, 2004 Robert B. Ely, Miami Admitted 1955; Died December 7, 2004 J. David Francis, Boynton Beach Admitted 1963; Died November 21, 2004 Joseph Ginsberg, Daytona Beach Admitted 1928; Died October 15, 2004 James C. Hauser, Tallahassee Admitted 1979; Died January 6, 2005 Glenn C. Henderson, Davie Admitted 1973; Died July 24, 2004 Stephen Lee Hipps, Deland Admitted 1999; Died July 4, 2004 Henry Latimer, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1973; Died January 24, 2005 J. David Liebman, Miami Admitted 1949; Died January 16, 2005 Gary Earl Massey, Altamonte Springs Admitted 1971; Died January 4, 2005 William Shane Meador, Pensacola Admitted 2000; Died January 24, 2005 Pierce H. Mullally III, Miami Shores Admitted 1985; Died April 1, 2004 Richard D. Oehler, Tampa Admitted 1968; Died December 7, 2004 Michael Scott Schwartzberg, St Petersburg Admitted 1984; Died January 5, 2005 Elton H. Schwarz, Jensen Beach Admitted 1954; Died January 20, 2005 Steven Marc Tazbin, Rye Brook, NY Admitted 1982; Died September 30, 2000 A.J. Thomas, Jr., Ft Lauderdale Admitted 1948; Died December 21, 2004 Dale A. Thorn, Miami Admitted 1973; Died September 30, 2004 William Jackson Turbeville II, Delray Beach Admitted 1984; Died January 2, 2005 Preston Craig Widoff, Tampa Admitted 1977; Died January 4, 2005 Edwin L. Williamson, Jr., Orlando Admitted 1972; Died December 20, 2004last_img read more

How Stylish Stars Are Making Their Outfits Pop

first_imgThat missing element, especially around this time of year? There’s a high chance it’s a beanie! A cute beanie can totally change the entire vibe of an outfit. It can dress down something that’s a little too fancy, it can add some warmth and personality to an otherwise dull look and it can be used to bring out another color in your outfit, whether it’s matching or contrasting. Of course, it’s also a must for the cold!kristin-cavallari-beanieKristin Cavallari Courtesy of Kristin Cavallari/InstagramSee it!Get the KBETHOS Soft Slouchy Beanie for just $10 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement – If you’re looking for some beanie inspiration, you don’t need to look far at all. Just check your fave celebrities’ Instagrams or paparazzi shots and you’ll find a goldmine. In recent memory, we know we’ve seen Nikki Bella matching with her son in black beanies, Tayshia Adams rocking one while kicking back in her car and Zoe Kravitz wearing one while posing with her ballot. Two celebs whose beanie looks have really stuck with us though are Kristin Cavallari and Heidi Klum!This fall alone, we’ve seen Cavallari wear a black beanie on a trip with friends, along with a mustard crew neck and leggings, in a selfie snuggling her son and in an Instagram Story video with a matching black top. Klum hasn’t held back either, wearing a camel-colored beanie while exploring Germany, posing with a blue beanie in the car and showing off yet another one to tease a collaboration with Disney Villains!heidi-klum-beanieHeidi Klum Courtesy of Heidi Klum/InstagramSee it!- Advertisement – Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Sometimes we’re so focused on the bigger elements of our outfits — the dresses, the coats, the pants, the sweaters — that we forget to shop for the small. You think you’re all set to create the chicest outfit ever, but when you finally put it all together in front of a mirror, something is off. Everything is cute, and yet there’s a missing element.- Advertisement – Get the KBETHOS Soft Slouchy Beanie for just $10 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.Now that the inspiration is taken care of, we can get to the beanie itself. We found a $10 option on Amazon available in over 50 different colors and styles so you can recreate basically any celeb look. There are different fits and different knits. Go for slouchy or snug, go for the sherpa lining, go for a ribbed or patch design — go for all of the above! This beanie is one-size-fits-most and unisex, so don’t hold back!Whether you’re using it as a cute outfit accessory, to cover up a bad hair day or to warm up in the cold, a good beanie is indispensable to a fall and winter wardrobe, so pick up yours today! See it!Get the KBETHOS Soft Slouchy Beanie for just $10 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 5, 2020, but are subject to change.Not your style? Check out more from KBETHOS here and shop more beanies here! Don’t forget to browse all of Amazon’s Daily Deals for more great finds!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at ShopWithUs@usmagazine.com. Happy shopping! – Advertisement –last_img read more

Dawson impressed by Townsend

first_img Townsend ended last term on loan at relegated QPR but his rise to prominence since has been dramatic and he continued his fine form with a starring role in Spurs’ 2-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday. All eyes were on the new national hero at Villa Park, but he was not fazed by the attention, opening the scoring and then running Villa ragged with a devastating and inspirational attacking display. Dawson said: “He has not changed, he is still the same player he was two weeks ago. “He has just been in the media spotlight and he has taken it well. “It was a top performance. He was man of the match and scored a goal. He is playing well and is full of confidence. “He’s carried on where he left off for England.” The win, capped by a breakaway second goal finished by Roberto Soldado, lifted Spurs to fifth in the Barclays Premier League. It was a good response after excitement over their promising start to the season was tempered by a 3-0 defeat to West Ham a fortnight ago. Central defender Dawson said: “We’re glad to leave with three points and bounce back from the defeat against West Ham a couple of weeks ago. “It was a long two weeks. It is always in the back of your mind.” Townsend’s 31st-minute strike was actually fortuitous as it was intended as a cross but neither Lewis Holtby nor Soldado could get a touch and it bounced past Brad Guzan. Yet for the display that followed, Townsend arguably deserved to get a goal next to his name – his first for the club in the Premier League. Townsend tested Guzan with a fine low strike just before half-time and later sent another fierce drive inches over. He ran at the Villa defence throughout and was unfortunate nobody could turn in any of his deliveries. Villa had their moments, not least after fit-again Christian Benteke came off the bench on the hour and immediately threatened an equaliser, but Spurs held the upper hand. Soldado made victory secure when he finished a swift counter-attack in the 69th minute, rewarding the visitors for a performance full of verve. But Dawson said: “People weren’t saying that a few weeks ago when we got beat at home. Football can change. “We need to keep working hard. Let’s not get carried away, but it was a great performance and we’ll enjoy the day.” Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor felt the result was harsh on the hosts. Agbonlahor had the first half-chance of the game with a shot on the turn that flew over, while Ashley Westwood, Andreas Weimann and Leandro Bacuna went close before Townsend struck. Benteke’s introduction also threatened to change the game and the Belgian had two good opportunities – one a header that went narrowly over – before Soldado’s goal ended any hopes of a fightback. Agbonlahor said: “We are disappointed as a team. We were just getting on top in the game, pushing for an equaliser, when we conceded a sloppy goal. It settled the game. “It was tight. We had to defend at times but we played well and had our chances throughout the game. “It is one of those things. We just conceded at the wrong time. “We are disappointed with the game but whatever had happened – it is gone. We are back in on Tuesday to start preparing for Everton.” Benteke had missed the two previous games with a hip injury but the key forward’s return to fitness is a boost for Villa. Agbonlahor said: “It was good to see him come on. Having him coming back is good for the team.” Spurs winger Townsend catapulted himself to stardom this month with stunning performances in England’s climactic World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland. The 22-year-old had been a surprise selection by England boss Roy Hodgson after only breaking into the Spurs side this season. Tottenham captain Michael Dawson is impressed by how team-mate Andros Townsend has taken his whirlwind past fortnight in his stride. Press Associationlast_img read more

Guinness street phenomenon returns to East Coast April 12

first_imgLAST year saw fan attendance exceed previous years and this trend is anticipated to continue when play in this year’s East Coast zone of the highly-exciting Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Competition’ commences on April 12, at the Haslington Market Tarmac.Once again, the Organisers have planned a programme that is certain to make the fan experience a memorable one for fans along the East Coast corridor and those hoping to get a glimpse of what has become the most electrifying outdoor event in the sport.The early word emanating out of the respective communities that will be competing in the three-day competition is that defending champions, Uprising, will not have it easy this time around since teams have already begun preparations to challenge for the title.However, the reigning champs who had to qualify last year and subsequently became the only team to do so and win the title outright, have vowed to successfully defend their crown.This time around they will join seven other automatic qualifiers, while eight teams will have to enter the qualification process which will be conducted on Sunday, April 7, at the Haslington Tarmac.The full list of automatic qualifiers is Uprising, Paradise-A, BV-A, Melanie-B, Buxton Diamond, Mahaica Determinators, Victoria Church Yard and Belfield Warriors.last_img read more

Monika Salkute records career-high 24 kills in 5-set win over GT

first_imgAfter dropping two straight games on the road last weekend against Florida State and Miami, Syracuse bounced back against Georgia Tech Friday at the SU Women’s Building, winning three sets to two behind Monika Salkute’s career-high 24 kills.The Orange came out slow, losing the first set 27-25, but a strong showing from Salkute helped SU to the five-set win. Her previous career high of 19 kills against Notre Dame came on Oct. 4.Salkute mentioned after the game that she isn’t used to playing as much as she did Friday night — she usually rotates in less and gets less hits.With a .396 hitting percentage Friday, she was consistent for the SU offense. Even so, she still has room to grow.“She plays well,” Orange head coach Leonid Yelin said, “And I know that she wants to play (professionally), and she’s going to have to be a big girl.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAside from Salkute, the Syracuse offense kept to its usual numbers. Averaging almost three kills per set, SU senior outside hitter Nicolette Serratore followed Salkute with 13 kills.Orange senior setter Gosia Wlaszczuk tallied 50 assists, many going toward Salkute.“Basically every ball I set her in the first three or four sets, it was a kill,” Wlaszczuk said.Senior Silvi Uattara, one of SU’s top hitters so far this season, played just one set for the Orange, spending the other three on the sidelines in her warmup jacket.According to Yelin, the hitter has been suffering from an ailing back and her statistics “just weren’t there.”The Orange was able to capitalize on a number of unforced errors by the Yellow Jackets. More than once, the Georgia Tech hitters launched serves out of the back of the court, warranting no return from the Orange.GT came from behind in the fourth set, coming back from a three-point deficit late in the set to take it 26-24.Georgia Tech head coach Michelle Collier kept calling timeouts in an attempt to calm her side and slow the Orange, but Yelin and his high-powered offense didn’t falter.“After you score the point, there’s a crazy celebration, so that builds confidence every point,” Wlaszczuk said, “It builds up, that brings the energy up around us.”The fifth and final set was as close as the previous four, seeing the sides evenly matched for its entirety. With the game tightly contested at 15-14 in favor of the Orange, one final block from Santita Ebangwese sealed the game.After Friday’s victory over the Yellow Jackets, the Orange is starting to get back where Yelin wants. He stressed the importance of Friday’s win and the importance of continuing the forward progress. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 30, 2015 at 10:33 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edulast_img read more