Athletics director to retire at end of academic year

first_img Athletics for the 21st century Bob Scalise, the John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics, said today that he would retire at the end of the academic year after more than 40 years at Harvard in various roles, the last 19 overseeing the College’s 42 intercollegiate teams through a series of successful seasons, intramurals, club sports, and recreational fitness and wellness programs.“My family and I are tremendously proud and very grateful to have had the opportunity to share our lives with this great institution,” Scalise said in a message to colleagues this afternoon. “I have been so fortunate to have worked with and for great people during my time at Harvard. I am proud of what we have built together and know that Harvard Athletics will continue to thrive in the years ahead.”Scalise’s association with the storied department dates to 1974, when he was appointed head coach of the men’s lacrosse team; he became the first head coach of women’s soccer in 1976. After 13 years of running teams at Harvard, he enrolled in Harvard Business School, and graduated with an M.B.A. in 1989. In 2001, he was appointed the seventh director of the Harvard Athletics Department.Throughout his tenure, Scalise has fostered an environment committed to enriching the student experience at Harvard through athletics. In his email today, he reiterated the important role athletics plays in the education students receive here and in their everyday lives on campus.“Harvard is many things to many different people, but in my mind, the purpose of Harvard has always been to create knowledge and to educate leaders to serve the world,” Scalise said. “I am very proud to have supported this work by leading an Athletics Department whose mission is to educate through athletics and to build community and pride in Harvard.”Scalise has also overseen a period of tremendous achievement for the teams. In his time as director, Harvard has won 22 national championships and 144 Ivy League titles, 46 of which were won by the class of 2017, a new Harvard record for most conference titles by a graduating class. Harvard also won team and/or individual national championships in 11 of the last 13 years, and was victorious in 14 of the last 17 editions of The Game against rival Yale’s football team.This success has been recognized beyond the campus. At last year’s Yale game at Boston’s historic Fenway Park, Scalise was honored with the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s John L. Toner Award, which he shared with Yale University director of athletics Thomas Beckett. The John L. Toner Award is given annually to athletics directors who have demonstrated superior administrative abilities and shown an outstanding dedication to college athletics, especially college football.In a message to the FAS community, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay praised Scalise’s leadership and commitment to students.“For nearly two decades, Bob Scalise has embodied the department’s mission of education through athletics and building community and pride in Harvard,” said Gay. “Whether you are a varsity athlete, a participant in an intramural club sport, or someone like me who just takes a break from work to let off steam on the treadmill, Bob’s thoughtful leadership has touched your life and helped to shape your Harvard experience.”Gay also noted the work Scalise has done to expand services for student athletes and to modernize facilities throughout campus.“On campus, he has led department-wide discussions of culture, enhanced training opportunities for students and staff, and successfully advocated for expanded mental health support for athletes. Under his leadership, athletics has expanded opportunities for female athletes, most recently through the addition of the women’s rugby team. He has encouraged public service among student-athletes through Crimson Cares, has led efforts to enhance the facilities where athletes practice and compete, and has helped to make the campus greener with the installation of solar panels on the Gordon Indoor Track and Tennis building.”Although formally retiring from his post, Scalise will continue to advise Gay on athletics during the 2020‒21 academic year. A national search for his successor will begin soon. Relatedcenter_img New study to look at organization, programs, and student experience to lay groundwork for strategic planninglast_img read more

Countdown begins for staging of the 15th annual World Creole Music Festival in Dominica

first_img Tweet Share 104 Views   no discussions Evens Director Mrs. Natalie Clarke-Meade at this morning’s press conference.With just twenty one days left before the staging of the 15th Annual World Creole Music Festival in Dominica, the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) has embarked on a series of press conferences which they hope will keep the public abreast of developments regarding the festival.The event which is carded for the 28th to the 30th of October, 2011 at the Windsor Park Stadium is said to be on schedule and ready to go.At the first press conference this morning held at the Calypso House in Bath Estate, Events Director of the DFC Mrs Natalie Clarke-Meade noted that there is a heightened awareness for this year’s festival which is reflected in the ticket sales so far.“We have been making waves thanks to Digicel; the bigger better network partnering with us strongly this year with the Friday Dwives every Friday, I know that people have sat up and have taken notice of what we have been doing this year because of the ticket sales which have doubled to date. Last year 2010 at this time we have doubled our ticket sales this year at this time.”She also described the festival as one which has drawn regional and international artists to Dominica while also creating a platform for creole cultures.“The World Creole Music Festival has sought to create a platform where creole cultures and international artists perform in the exotic and secure ambiance of Dominica’s eco-friendly and nature island destination. It has drawn an international, regional audience to her shores and it has created a high end event for not just local people but people internationally,” she said.Mrs Clarke-Meade also highlighted her vision for the festival is to see it maximize the enormous potential it possesses. “It is my vision and my dream along with the officials of the Dominica Festivals Office and the Dominica Festival Board to take this product to a different place within the next fifteen years. We’ve had fifteen great years but it is time for it to go somewhere else and this is my dream as the Events Director of this product in particular which has such huge potential for the island to see that it goes there.”She also noted that the ‘private sector and corporate partnership must become a critical component in making this niche event sustainable.’Mr. Richard Stanton and Mr Sobers Esprit doing the official signing this morning.Meantime Deputy Chairman of the Dominica Festivals Committee Mr Sobers Esprit told this morning’s press conference that there are good signs indicating the readiness of the DFC for the staging of the festival.“I think there are good signs; the fact that the weather system came and gone, I think that is a good sign and we are going to have good weather on the 28th, 29th and 30th so I think that we are ready, we are there. Another great thing this year is that we have had early preparations, we’ve been at it from early, we’ve had very good feedback from the Dominican public and that is indicative of the fact that at this stage we have doubled our ticket sales.”Manager of Digicel Dominica, the platinum sponsor for the seventh consecutive year of the World Creole Music Festival noted that his company has invested over three million dollars into the festival and have lived up to their tagline ‘expect more, get more’.“From 2005 to 2011, Digicel has now invested over three million dollars in the World Creole Music Festival plus another million dollars in kind and activation of our sponsorship. When we launched, we launched with the tagline ‘expect more, get more’ and indeed Dominicans got more through major sponsorships like World Creole Music Festival and the recently launched Jazz Walk held at the Cabrits in the month of May. We also support other activities like ‘Dive Fest, numerous village feasts and of course the success story of the last three years, international cricket at the Windsor Park Stadium,” he said.International stars such as Beenie Man, Machal Montano, Wyclef Jean, Elephant Man, Jah Cure, Morgan Heritage, Sakis, Carimi and Kassav have all graced the stage during the fifteen years of the festival’s existence.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img LocalNewsWCMF 2011 Countdown begins for staging of the 15th annual World Creole Music Festival in Dominica by: – October 6, 2011 Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Bale returns to Real Madrid with knee injury

first_imgKnee injury has prevented Gareth Bale to train with Real Madrid when he returned on Wednesday. The Welshman has returned from international duty with knee discomfort and worked out in the gym instead, reports Marca. The forward played in Wales’ 1-0 win over Bulgaria on Sunday and has returned to his club with an issue, even though he didn’t appear to pick up any injury during the game.Advertisement read also:Hazard under watch at Real Madrid after Belgium decision Bale is awaiting a meeting with Los Blancos to find a solution regarding his future, which is extremely uncertain. Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane prepared a very demanding session, although he was still without some of the club’s internationals, such as Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Raphael Varane and Ferland Mendy. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And Now7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Most Praised Historical MoviesReal Faces Of The Women From World Famous PaintingsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericallast_img read more

Four Bulldogs Advance To The Finals At the Kansas Relays

first_imgLAWRENCE, Kan. – Four members of the Drake University track and field teams advanced to the finals of the Kansas Relays during preliminary action in the hurdles on Friday afternoon.Sophomore Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) was one of the Bulldogs’ top qualifiers on the day with the fastest 100-meter hurdle time of the day at 13.83. Her teammate, Destani Welch (Des Moines, Iowa) also advanced to the finals by finishing sixth in the qualifying heats with a time of a 14.12.In the women’s 400-meter hurdles, Virginia Hill (Haymarket, Va.) won her heat and finished sixth overall in 1:01.10 to also move on to Saturday’s finals.For the men’s team, Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) turned in a season-best time of 52.18 to win his heat of the men’s 400-meter hurdles and advance to the final round on Saturday. His qualifying time was the fourth fastest of the day.In the field events, David Silkman (Leawood, Kan.) finished sixth in the javelin by uncorking a season-best throw of 185-11 on his final throw of the day to move into six. Former Bulldog Philip Beeler won the event with a toss of 203-6.On Thursday, Michael Dolan (Lincolnshire, Ill.) took 10th in the hammer throw with a mark of 166-7.The Bulldogs at the Kansas Relays resume competition in Saturday’s finals starting at 5:30 p.m. With Mary Young in the 100-meter hurdles. The majority of the team will compete on Saturday evening in Iowa City, Iowa, in the Musco Twilight. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgThe well-known Cristeph Studio in Letterkenny.Cristeph Studio in association with Donegal Daily are giving lucky readers an early Christmas present of an unique opportunity to win a Family Portrait every week for the month of November.To enter this competition simply LIKE & SHARE this promotion, and tell us at least one person who would be in your dream portrait!This offer is normally priced at €99. It includes your Portrait Sitting, Viewing and Selecting your Portrait image, and finally a finished Framed Portrait of your family. Our Portrait winner will be selected and posted on Donegal Daily each Monday in November and on the Cristeph Studio Facebook page.The Cristeph Studio has the perfect Christmas present of a gift voucher.You can re-enter this competition each week by simply sharing and liking this great offer.Also check out Cristeph’s Facebook for great framing offers and discounts on photography leading up to Christmas.Are your family members coming home for Christmas? We’re here to capture that special gathering. Call us to avail of our special offers and hear what we have to suit your family… After hours appointments are available on request. Just reserve your place by calling Cristeph on 074 9126411Trying to find the ideal Christmas gift for your loved one? Why not treat yourself and your family to the best gift possible!“A Memory Captured” by Brian Mc Daid at Cristeph Studio.We have great gift idea for you and your family, or for the Grandparents, Godparents, Aunties or Uncles or why not just treat each other to that lovely “Memory”.Cristeph Studio is a family run business and Brian Mc Daid has over 35 years experience behind the camera. WIN AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT WITH DONEGAL DAILY AND THE CRISTEPH STUDIO was last modified: November 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brian McDaidcompetitionCristeph Studiodonegallast_img read more

O’Meara vows to take Toms’ title

first_imgSteve O’Meara has vowed to end Ryan Toms’ unbeaten record when the two West Londoners meet at Bethnal Green’s York Hall on 30 September.Toms, from Northolt, improved his record to 9-0 when he beat Pat McAleese last time out and will defend his southern area light-middleweight title against O’Meara, who has won 13 of his 15 professional fights.And O’Meara insists he will prevail in a fight that many see as effectively an eliminator for a shot at the British title currently held by Manchester’s Prince Arron.O’Meara, 27, said: “I watched Ryan’s last match against McAleese. There’s some good stuff but having watched him I feel like it is my fight to lose.“He’s unbeaten and no fight against an unbeaten fighter is going to be easy, because he doesn’t know how to lose yet. Unfortunately, I’ll be the one to show him.“I’ve tasted defeat and know what it feels like. I’m not scared of losing. Hopefully on 30 September I can show I’m a few levels above southern area title standard.”Toms, 29, has looked impressiveThe fight will be chief support to the Commonwealth super-featherweight clash between Liam Walsh and Paul Appleby and is part of a debut show for Queensberry Promotions, headed by Frank Warren’s sons Francis and George. Tickets are almost sold out.O’Meara, who was born in Shepherd’s Bush and lives in West Drayton, reached the semi-finals of Prizefighter last year, losing on a split decision.Shortly before that he sparred with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather – an experience O’Meara believes has stood him in good stead.“Sparring with him was unbelievable and it is something I will always remember,” he said.“It also had an affect on me mentally, sharing a ring with him. Floyd Mayweather is obviously the biggest name but I’ve sparred a lot of good fighters and I’ve always felt I’ve done well.“Whenever I’m coming up for a fight or I need that mental strength, the sparring with Mayweather, Carl Froch, James DeGale and Darren Barker – spending time in the ring with these types of fighters – makes you mentally strong.”last_img read more

Cover Crop Field Day in Preble County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Preble Soil and Water Conservation District invites local farmers to an upcoming Cover Crop Field Day to be held Tuesday, March 27. The field day will be held at the site of the cover crop demonstration plot at the Leedy Farm, located at 3302 Eaton Lewisburg Rd., Eaton. The field day will begin at 9:00 a.m., conclude around 1:00 p.m., and will include a free lunch provided by La Crosse Seed, Buckeye Soil Solutions, and Peak Agronomy Solutions.Speakers will include Hans Kok of the Soil Health Partnership, Scott Wohltman of La Crosse Seed, Eric Niemeyer of Buckeye Soil Solutions, and Matt Deaton of Deaton Soil Services. This group has a great deal of experience in working with cover crops, and they will discuss topics such as best management practices, pros and cons of different seeding methods, getting started with using covers, economics, and benefits to soil health. During the program, attendees will be able to look at the demonstration plot including seven different cover crop seed mixes and observe root growth in a soil pit.Please join us to learn about how cover crops might fit into your farming operation. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP by March 22 to 456-5159.In addition, the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Preble County has been awarded a special cover crop initiative through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for 2018.  If you are a farmer, and you have cropland in the Sevenmile Creek watershed, you may be eligible.  Applications for the program will be accepted for any of the following: converting tilled cropland to 100% no-till, implementing cover crops, or grid soil sampling with variable rate application of nutrients.  For more information you may contact Jeff Barnes at 937-456-4211 x 3. Deadline to apply is March 16.last_img read more

New Apps “Listen” For the Secrets Behind Political Ads

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The technology and the backstory behind Ad Hawk are interesting in of themselves. To arrive the “Shazam effect,” open government developers at Sunlight Labs adapted open-source “audio fingerprinting” software called Echoprint and connected it the Sunlight Foundation’s centralized database of information about political ads.Ad Hawk is also a rare bird, in terms of its history: the idea originated at a Hacks/Hackers meetup in Philadelphia and initially developed at a Random Hacks of Kindness hackathon in December 2011. Developers at the Sunlight Foundation then brought the project in-house and then to market.While hackathons don’t always hatch sustainable open government apps, in this digitally enhanced political season, Ad Hawk just might have wings. Tags:#politics#web alexander howard Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Today is the day for Shazam-inspired transparency in open government. First came news about a new SuperPAC iPhone app from MIT Media Lab students that uses audio recognition to identify who’s behind online and television political advertisements. A few hours later, a similar app from the Sunlight Foundation called Ad Hawk went live. Ad Hawk enables iPhone and Android owners to identify political ads by sound and uses FEC and FCC data to determine – and display – who spent the money that financed them.Between the two new mobile applications, citizens now have more ability than ever before to learn which political groups are trying to influence their vote. Both are bonafide examples of how open data, thoughtfully integrated into a smart application, can create more transparency in the political system.“Sunlight has long provided open data on political spending, but now we’re excited to make this work even more accessible for voters, not just journalists,” commented Sunlight Foundation spokeswoman Gabriela Schneider, reached via email.Ad Hawk also flies a bit further into the maelstrom of political advertising than that SuperPAC App. “Our app is also for Android, covers ads for Congressional races (including radio) and goes beyond super PAC ads to include candidate and issue ads, too,” commented Schneider.Here’s how Ad Hawk works:last_img read more

Can’t conduct business out of palaces, says Puri

first_imgMoving away from the “imperial ethos” reflected in the British-built buildings of New Delhi, the Centre is set to select a design for its revamp of Central Vista, Parliament and government offices on Wednesday, a design more in tune with “modern India”, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister of State (independent charge) Hardeep Singh Puri told The Hindu on Monday.Reiterating earlier statements, Mr. Puri said buildings built between 1911 and 1930 — the Parliament House, North and South Blocks and Rashtrapati Bhavan — would “remain intact” but their usage could change. Modern needs He added that the existing Parliament building could be used for Lok Sabha alone and another building constructed for Rajya Sabha or a new office building to provide all MPs with offices could be made.“No matter how far-sighted and visionary a building constructed in 1911 may have been, it reflected the cultural and imperial ethos of the time. Modern India, which is a democratic country, the world’s largest democracy, can’t have these huge rooms… You now need buildings that are energy efficient, which lend themselves to a working environment where youngsters and older people can interact with each other seamlessly,” said Mr. Puri.He added that while these buildings are “part of our cultural heritage”, “today, you can’t conduct business out of palaces”.The revamp project, for which the Central Public Works Department invited bids in September, would make “Delhi a world-class capital city using technology and green construction befitting a country like India”, he said. Six design and architecture firms had submitted bids for the project. Mr. Puri said the bids were being evaluated by a jury and there would be public consultations after the consultant is picked.last_img read more