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first_imgPeter Boyce ’13 wants you to be an entrepreneur. Well, maybe not you specifically, but certainly his Harvard College classmates.  A co-founder of Harvard College Venture Partners, Boyce works to advance the group’s mission to create “a more venture-friendly culture on the Harvard campus and to form a community of entrepreneurs whose collection of skills and interests would help maximize the chance of launching successful ventures.”“It’s been my passion to help students organize around entrepreneurship and pursue careers in startups,” said the Mather House resident. “So I’ve been helping as much as I can to run events, to connect students with entrepreneurs and resources here at Harvard and in the Boston community, to work more closely with the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab), and to bring undergrads into that space to attend startup info sessions and talks. It’s what I do.”Boyce’s vision of an entrepreneur-friendly campus took a big step forward on Friday, when he and hundreds of his classmates filed into the i-lab’s bright, open spaces for the second annual Start-Up Career Fair. An initiative of Harvard’s Office of Career Services (OCS), the fair was an opportunity for undergraduates to meet with representatives from some of the country’s most innovative and fast-growing firms, and to learn about jobs and internships.“We understand that a startup job search can be difficult for students without the infrastructure in place for hiring as with other industries,” said the i-lab’s Jodi Goldstein, who helped organize the event. “We want to assist students with their search, and to make it easier for them to identify companies they might want to work with.”Representatives of nearly 100 businesses, many of them technology firms, filled the i-lab’s first floor, offering pizza, chocolate, T-shirts, and other tchotchkes to grab the attention of undergraduates. Representatives from Tumblr, a blogging platform that allows creators to share content easily, said that they came to Harvard to recruit “technical hires.”“We wanted to come in and make our presence felt,” said Tumblr’s Ari Shahdadi, a 2008 Harvard Law School graduate. “We’re at MIT this week too, so we wanted to come here and talk to people. We’re looking for engineers and designers.”Many of the company representatives were Harvard alums themselves. Yoseph Ayele ’11 connected with Silicon Valley’s Inflection, a firm that aggregates public records and puts them online, at an OCS event last year. This year he was back on campus to sing his company’s praises and to help recruit future graduates.“Last year, we recruited 11 students from the Class of 2011,” he said. “It’s really been fun to work here. It’s a very results-driven company. Very fast-growing. We have smart people in engineering, design, marketing, business development, and operations.”OCS officials say that student interest in entrepreneurship soared in the past year. Director Robin Mount credited the new energy and enthusiasm to the opening of the i-lab and the visit of Facebook founder and former undergrad Mark Zuckerberg in the fall.“Having Mark come to campus and having the i-lab as a physical presence has inspired a lot of students to pursue a path that’s innovative,” Mount said. “Undergraduates also love to cross boundaries and work with people from Harvard Business School and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. We saw students’ energy and enthusiasm and tried to capitalize on it.”Mount could easily have been speaking about Ashtynn Baltimore ’13. The Mather House resident, who already comes to the i-lab once a week for a social entrepreneurship class, said she loved being around new businesses and the people who start them.“When you’re around these people, the creative energy flows,” she said. “It gives me an opportunity to think about how I can make my idea better and add value to my teams in my different classes. There are so many different ideas flowing around here. It’s a great opportunity.”Many of Baltimore’s classmates seemed to agree, since nearly 600 undergraduates attended this year’s fair — almost three times the 2011 number. Annie Baldwin ’13 said that the startup fair and the i-lab make the College an exciting place to be for young entrepreneurs.“You get the sense that there’s a place for entrepreneurship to happen at Harvard. It’s great that they brought companies in to talk to students. It’s definitely a step in the right direction.” <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVzfC_uZkTw” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/zVzfC_uZkTw/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a>last_img read more

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Appeals court allows US to expel children alone at border

first_imgHOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. government could resume expelling immigrant children who cross the southern border unaccompanied by a parent. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s stay of a lower court ruling allows President Joe Biden’s administration to resume expulsions begun by former President Donald Trump under a public health policy citing the COVID-19 pandemic. The appeals court issued a stay on Friday that had been requested by the Trump administration shortly after a federal judge in November barred the practice.last_img read more

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The construction of the Zelina Aquapark is starting in Zelina

first_imgA special formal step before the construction of the Zelina Aquapark has been successfully completed.The city of Sveti Ivan Zelina has received a building permit for the Aquapark Zelina project, issued by the County Administrative Department for Physical Planning, Construction and Environmental Protection, and the construction of Aquapark Zelina, an investment worth 6 million euros, can finally begin.”Aquapark Zelina is a key project for the development of our city, which is confirmed by the fact that we have been working on it for several years. Our long tradition of swimming in Sveti Ivan Zelina speaks of how we are located in an ideal location and as a destination we have many elements to attract tourists through numerous facilities, events and happenings, as well as wine roads.Said Mayor Hrvoje Košćec.The aquapark project will be realized in the area of ​​the former Zelina pools, which in the second half of the last century were one of the most beautiful tourist centers in continental Croatia and a favorite picnic spot for thousands of Zagreb residents and others who came to swim in Sveti Ivan Zelina. For the last fifteen years, they are no longer in operation, and in 2013, the City of Sveti Ivan Zelina began preparing the space and documentation to revitalize this area again. In the first phase, water surfaces intended for swimming, bathing and relaxation, as well as water slides will be built, which can be used by adults and children.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”The first phase will already contain a large “castle”, which will have seven slides, and later a tall mega slide with other facilities will be added to it. There are locker rooms, toilets and other mandatory facilities for managing the aquapark, but most of the space will be intended for catering and entertainment facilities that can operate throughout the year – club space in the basement, restaurant on the ground floor with terrace, large hall on the first floor which will serve for a larger number of guests and various ceremonies, exercise halls, wellness, spa or beauty facilities and the like.RELATED NEWS:Aquapark Istralandia is bravely vying for the best aquapark in Europe with a new investment cyclelast_img read more

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Hong Kong to ban all tourist arrivals, weighs halt of alcohol in bars

first_imgTopics : Hong Kong said on Monday it was stopping all tourist arrivals and transit passengers at its airport and was considering suspending the sale of alcohol in some venues, joining cities around the world in the battle to halt the coronavirus.Announcing tough new travel restrictions, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said the government was planning to curb the sale of alcohol at more than 8,000 bars and restaurants, an extraordinary move in a city that never sleeps.An emotional Lam said many people took off their masks in bars and “even have intimate acts when they are tipsy”, increasing the risk of cross-infection. “So, we are going to suggest, as it requires legislative work, around 8,600 restaurants, bars and clubs with liquor licenses to temporarily suspend the sale of alcohol by amending the law,” Lam, who was wearing a face mask, told a news conference.”We are investigating any further measures we can do rather than a complete closure of restaurants as we know many Hong Kong residents do not cook at home and often dine out.”Alcohol will be available in supermarkets and convenience stores across the city.The city government announced 39 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, 30 of which had a recent travel history, bringing its total to 357. Four people have died of the disease in Hong Kong.center_img The measures come two days after the government warned a spike in the number of people returning to the region infected with coronavirus could lead to a large community outbreak.The ban on tourist arrivals would last for 14 days from Wednesday, with visitors from mainland China, Macau and Taiwan who had travelled elsewhere recently, also subject to the restriction.Late on Sunday, Hong Kong said it was investigating 41 instances of people violating quarantine, including five people who could face prosecution. Two had removed or cut off electronic wristbands used to track people, the government said.Hong Kong last week began using the electronic wristbands linked to an app as part of its effort to enforce quarantine. last_img read more

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Cairns house hunters becoming active after federal election

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat does property demand mean?01:38Buyers and sellers have been active in Cairns since May’s federal election result fuelled an increase of offers and settlements in the real estate market.LJ Hooker Cairns principal Ross Moller said buyers who were uncertain last year with an election looming were more active this year – especially in Edge Hill and Whitfield. “We have an offer on something every day … whether it’s put to bed or not is another issue,” Mr Moller said. LJ Hooker Edge Hill Real Estate Sales Director Nadine Edwards in front of a house in Hutchinson St that she recently sold. PICTURE: ANNA ROGERS“But the salespeople are negotiating every day.”CoreLogic data showed 50 houses were sold in Edge Hill in the past year to June and 63 in Whitfield.Both suburbs proved profitable with the median sales price of the 50 Edge Hill homes $480,000 and $547,000 for the 63 in Whitfield. Both are considerably higher than the overall Cairns median sales price which was $415,000.Of the combined 113 houses sold in these two suburbs over the past year, 22 went through LJ Hooker between January and June this year. “There were three houses in Whitfield that sold for more than $1 million,” Mr Moller said. “The most expensive was $1.225 million – a four-bedroom, four-bathroom home on a 2814sq m block.” More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoMeanwhile, the least expensive property sold by LJ Hooker in this inner-city area was a three-bedroom home for $390,000. “It’s on a good 777sq m block of land with open-plan living and close the Edge Hill State School,” Mr Moller said. “About 70 per cent of the sales in Edge Hill are owner-occupier. It’s very popular for families and professionals.”Check out the real estate liftout in Saturday’s Weekend Postlast_img read more

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Bombo Radyo set to expand terrestrial, digital dominance

first_imgDr. Rogelio M. Florete and Ms. Margaret Ruth C. Florete The Bombo Music Festival is theNetwork’s wide-ranging contribution to music and forms a third of itstri-offering of Corporate Socio-Cultural Responsibility Projects. All Area Managers, Station Managers,News Directors and Chief Technicians are assembling in just one roof to begiven their marching orders to use strong Bombo Radyo content and conquerdigital platforms to reach a worldwide audience. A prestigious Board of Judges willselect this year’s Bombo Music Festival Champion and other top winners who willbring home bigger prizes and whose musical compositions are played in all BomboRadyo and Star FM stations and available for listening or download in alldigital platforms – Spotify, i-Tunes, YouTube Music, and Google-Music. These will bring Bombo Radyo’scoverage to at least 30 key cities nationwide, he said. Also, Ms. Florete invites allmusic-loving Ilonggos not to miss the 3rd National Bombo Music Festival withlive performances from 12 finalists on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the newlyrenovated West Visayas State University Cultural Center in La Paz, Iloilo City. A 31-piece Bombo Symphony Orchestrawill provide beautiful live accompaniment to each of the interpreters of thefinalists for an unforgettable evening.  BOMBO Radyo Philippines, a provincialbrand with big dreams, is posed to further expand its power and reach this2020. From its dominant presence in 24 key cities nationwide, it is set toconquer more areas. As the media mogul clears the way fora leadership transition on to Ms. Margaret Ruth C. Florete who is the network’sPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Bombo Radyo dictates the pace among itscompetitors by keeping “In Step with Digital Technology”,this year’s conference theme to highlight its disruptive presence on FacebookLive. This year’s heavyweight jury iscomposed of Ryan Cayabyab, National Artist for Music and a Ramon MagsaysayAwardee; Vehnee Saturno, certified gold record producer and renowned  composer; young hit makers and artists BituinEscalante and Myrus Ramirez, as well as Jesuit composer Father Peter Pojol./PN Holding the traditional Bombo RadyoTop Level Management Conference in Iloilo City this week from Jan. 6 to 11, Dr.Rogelio M. Florete, the Chairman Emeritus of the 31-strong AM and FM radiostations, disclosed that in Bombo Radyo’s front burner is the setting up ofmore stations in several more cities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.  last_img read more

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Di Maria ‘close’ to PSG move

first_img United’s tour of the United States ended on a disappointing note in the early hours of Thursday morning as they lost 2-0 to PSG in Chicago. Despite being named in United’s party for the final stage of United’s tour, Di Maria was not in the matchday squad. “Manchester United and PSG are two big clubs and negotiations can be difficult but we are close to the end,” Blanc said. Reports in France claim PSG will pay around 65 million euros (£46million) for the Argentina international, who failed to settle at United last year. The midfielder’s form dipped alarmingly after a strong start and he had to move out of his Cheshire home after an attempted burglary in February. Di Maria is not the only problem Van Gaal has at present. Goalkeeper David De Gea has also been the subject of intense transfer speculation this summer. Real Madrid want to sign De Gea this summer following the departure of their long-standing captain Iker Casillas. United are adamant they will only do a deal with the 10-time European champions if they get defender Sergio Ramos in return. With Ramos said to be close to signing a new deal with Madrid, De Gea’s move looks further away than ever before. Van Gaal only played the Spaniard for the opening 45 minutes of United’s defeat in the Windy City and he put in a poor performance, hesitating when coming off his line for Blaise Matuidi’s opener and being easily beaten from close range by Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the second goal. Van Gaal has praised De Gea’s attitude on two occasions this summer, but the Dutchman appeared to hint that all was not well with the goalkeeper after the defeat to PSG. “We have a situation that is not favourable for David De Gea, neither for us and neither for the club that, maybe, he wants to go,” Van Gaal said. When asked what the best solution was for all parties, Van Gaal added: “We have to wait and see. It is the same question as your predecessor.” Van Gaal admitted at the weekend he had signed Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero because he feared De Gea could still leave. He said on Sunday: ”I think that in our circumstances, with the threat that David De Gea is going to Real Madrid, we have to prepare our season and I think Sergio Romero can fulfil that because you have to handle it very quickly when it may happen with David de Gea.” Van Gaal refused to chastise his players for their weak defensive showing in Illinois. “It’s better when you win but I was rather satisfied,” said the 63-year-old, who guided United to victory in their first three tour matches. The Dutchman and his squad flew back to Manchester directly after the game in Chicago. United’s next match is their first game of the Barclays Premier League season against Tottenham at Old Trafford on August 8. In fact, the 27-year-old’s whereabouts remain a mystery to his manager Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman claimed he had no idea why Di Maria did not report for duty in the States as expected last Saturday and his stance had not changed when asked about the £59.7million midfielder on Thursday. “I don’t know where he is,” the United boss said after a blunt exchange in his post-match press conference at the Soldier Field. “You can ask that every week but I don’t answer that question.” The only other comment Van Gaal made was when he was asked by a reporter from Kurdistan where Di Maria’s next club would be. “He is not going to Kurdistan,” Van Gaal said. Blanc was slightly more forthcoming on the matter. The PSG boss believes the protracted transfer saga surrounding the former Real Madrid player is finally coming to an end. Laurent Blanc claims Paris St Germain are close to completing the signing of Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Guyana confirmed for South American Juniors

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), Aubrey Hutson, has confirmed that Guyana will be hosting this year’s South American Junior Championships, after the event was pushed back from May and will now be held in early June.Hutson yesterday confirmed that Guyana was successful in the proposal submitted at the South American Athletics Confederation (CONSUDATLE) congress which ended yesterday in Sao Paulo, Brazil.It was earlier this month that Chronicle Sport reported that Guyana was approached to host the event after original host of the event, Bolivia, had pulled out of the hosting due to reasons beyond their control.With the event confirmed the next step is for the AAG to hunt down funding to cover the expected US$58 000 (Approx. G$11,600,000) price tag that the event is expected to carry.Over half of the cost will be covered by the International Association of Athletics Federation, which will be pumping US$30 000 into the event.The AAG has already reached out to the government, through the National Sports Commission, as well as the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA).Following a meeting with NSC earlier this month, Director of Sport Christopher Jones did advise that the Commission would be in a better position to help if the event was pushed back.“Of course the government will have to come on board. We started discussions with them and we did indicate to them that ideally we would appreciate it if we had more time.The time, it’s cutting it very close. If the time is pushed back it will give the AAG time to get corporate Guyana on board, (but) the NSC will lend support in whatever way we can to ensure the successful hosting,” Jones told Chronicle Sport.Jones also hoped that the AAG could perhaps even seek a little more funding from the IAAF given that Guyana has so little time to garner sponsorship for the event.With athletes from over 10 countries expected to take part in the Championships, this will be the first time that an international event of such magnitude would be held in Guyana – something Guyana has been talking about ever since the completion of the National Track and Field Centre, Guyana’s first and only synthetic track facility.The South American Junior Championships is a biennial event at which junior athletes (Under-20) from all across South America participate in athletic events. The last Championships, held in Ecuador involved 245 athletes from 11 nations.last_img read more

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Records tumble as Australia crush India by 10 wickets

first_img… Warner 128 not out, Finch 110 unbeatenDAVID Warner and Aaron Finch have powered Australia to their biggest-ever ODI win in India, thrashing the hosts by 10 wickets in the series opener in Mumbai.Warner and Finch both scored centuries in the largest partnership against India in one-day cricket, for any wicket anywhere in the world, as they easily chased down their target of 255 with 12.2 overs to spare.Warner finished on 128 from 112 balls, while Finch was unbeaten on 110 from 114.The result kept Australia’s unbeaten summer alive, after they cruised through six Twenty20s and five Tests at home without losing a match.But in a summer of maulings, this was close to the biggest.After Mitchell Starc took three wickets and Pat Cummins bowled superbly for 2-44, Warner and Finch put on a show in the first of the three ODIs.It marked just the fifth time in history that two Australian openers have both scored centuries in the same game, and it’s the team’s first-ever 10-wicket win in India.Finch started the faster of the pair, as he put any width away through the off-side early, before his opening partner launched a brutal attack on India’s bowlers.Warner hit 17 fours and three sixes in his knock, bringing up his hundred in just 88 balls.The left-hander was powerful all around the ground, drastically upping the scoring rate from a World Cup last year where he also hit three centuries.It was his fifth triple-figure score of the summer, with his record across all formats now 1 193 runs at an average of 170.42Meanwhile, it marked the fourth century opening stand between the pair in the past year, after they also tore apart the World Cup.Finch brought up his century off 107 balls, with 12 of his 13 boundaries coming through the off-side, while he also whacked Kuldeep Yadav for a massive six back over his head.Starc had earlier taken 3-56 for the Aussies with the ball, while Cummins was arguably their best bowler as he took the key wicket of Shikhar Dhawan for 75.Dhawan had lived a charmed life – with chances missed on one, 31 and 55 – before he fell caught at cover as part of a collapse that derailed India’s innings.Adam Zampa (1-53) also got Virat Kohli caught and bowled for 16, as India lost 4-30 after being in a dominant position at 1-132 after 27 overs.It marked the sixth time in Zampa’s international career that he has removed the Indian superstar, by far his best record against any batsman.Kane Richardson also finished with 2-43 from 9.1 overs after being picked ahead of Josh Hazlewood.Marnus Labuschagne had the quietest possible debut, not required to bat or bowl in the win. (AAP)INDIA inningsRohit Sharma c David Warner b Mitchell Starc 10Shikhar Dhawan c Ashton Agar b Pat Cummins 74Lokesh Rahul c Steven Smith b Ashton Agar 47Virat Kohli c & b Adam Zampa 16Shreyas Iyer c Alex Carey b Mitchell Starc 4Rishabh Pant c Ashton Turner b Pat Cummins 28Ravindra Jadeja c Alex Carey b Kane Richardson 25Shardul Thakur b Mitchell Starc 13Mohammed Shami c Alex Carey b Kane Richardson 10Kuldeep Yadav run-out Steven Smith 17Extras: (lb-3, w-8) 11Total: (all out, 49.1 overs) 255Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-134, 3-140 4-156, 5-164, 6-213, 7-217, 8-229, 9-255.Bowling: Mitchell Starc 10-0-56-3 (w-2), Pat Cummins 10-1-44-2 (w-2), Kane Richardson 9.1-0-43-2 (w-2), Adam Zampa 10-0-53-1, (w-1), Ashton Agar 10-1-56-1 (w-1).AUSTRALIA inningsDavid Warner not out 128Aaron Finch not out 110Extras: (b-4, lb-7, w-9) 20Total: (no loss, 37.4 overs) 258Bowling: Mohammed Shami 7.4-0-58-0 (w-2), Jasprit Bumrah 7-0-50-0 (w-1), Shardul Thakur 5-0-43-0 (w-4), Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-55-0 (w-2), Ravindra Jadeja 8-0-41- 0 (w-1)last_img read more

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