This month in Harvard history

first_imgApril 25, 1674 — The Harvard Corporation orders that “freshmen of the Colledg shall not at any time be compelled by any Senior students to goe on errands or doe any servile work for them. And if any shall præsume to send them in times injoyned for study both the sender and the goer shall be punished.”April 19, 1775 — Six Harvard students march off with the Minutemen.April 17, 1928 — In Emerson Hall, Pierre Roland-Marcel, Director of the National Library of France (Bibliothèque Nationale), gives an illustrated public talk in French on the library he runs. The event is sponsored by the University Library and the Romance Languages & Literatures Department.— From the Harvard Historical Calendar, a database compiled by Marvin Hightowerlast_img

FDNY EMT on ‘Coffee Break’ Accused of Failure to Act in Bagel Shop Death

first_imgNEW YORK – A New York City emergency medical technician accused of failing to help a dying pregnant woman has turned herself in.The Brooklyn district attorney’s office says Melisa Jackson was awaiting arraignment Tuesday.Jackson is charged with misdemeanor official misconduct. If convicted, she faces up to one year in jail.Jackson and another EMT have been accused of failing to help 25-year-old Eutisha Revee Rennix on Dec. 9. Rennix became ill while working at a Brooklyn restaurant. The EMTs were on a coffee break and waiting in line. They told workers to call 911, but witnesses say they otherwise didn’t intervene.Defense lawyer Benjamin Heinrich didn’t immediately return a message left by The Associated Press.Jackson remains on administrative duty. The other EMT has since died.last_img read more

Former Indians pitcher Brandon Petix named to all-star game

first_img The players from each conference have selected the top players to face off in the All-Star Weekend. “I am honored to represent Alvin Community College in this All-Star game,” Petix said. “This is an excellent opportunity for me to play some really good baseball players from all around Texas. I look forward to meeting and competing with players from other teams that we will be playing in the upcoming season.”The All-Star Weekend gives players a chance to compete in front of four-year university coaches and major-league scouts from coast to coast. Four conferences from the NJCAA will be represented. Former Port Neches-Groves and current Alvin Community College pitcher Brandon Petix will join the top junior college players from Texas and New Mexico for the Texas-New Mexico Junior College Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Weekend.Activities will take place at Abilene Christian University on Friday and Saturday. The showcase game has been held since the 1980s.center_img — Special to the Newslast_img read more

Beanie Feldstein on Her Sondheim Birthday Celebration Performance with Ben Platt: ‘It Felt Like We Were Together’

first_img View Comments Beanie Feldstein Star Files Beanie Feldsteincenter_img In addition to tending to her Ozark obsession, planning elaborate costumes for themed Zoom trivia nights with friends and dusting off her autographed picture of Barbra Streisand (Babs heard all about Feldstein’s Funny Girl-themed birthday party when she was three), Beanie Feldstein recently delivered a memorable performance while in quarantine. She was among the many stars to perform in Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration. Feldstein performed “It Takes Two” from Into the Woods with her bestie Ben Platt. “Ben and I did Into the Woods in high school together in tenth grade. He was The Baker, and I was Little Red,” she explained. “[Into the Woods is] such a meaningful piece to us. It was really special to see how even when we’re in different places, we can somehow be together. We were in our own homes, but it felt like we were together.” Enjoy the full interview below, and catch Feldstein and Platt’s performance here around 32:54! Ben Plattlast_img read more

Vermont: 2018’s 4th worst state to start a business

first_img‘Business Costs’ Rank1Texas64.40112162Utah63.4131333Georgia60.21715174Montana58.9081485Oklahoma58.67112516Florida58.09521257North Dakota57.94420318California57.6126479Arizona55.5810192310Colorado55.436243211Nevada53.449302912North Carolina53.2620171413Washington52.551524114Idaho52.191446715Michigan51.862836316South Dakota51.593229617Wyoming51.3917262618Louisiana50.9127231519Massachusetts50.841654420Nebraska50.6126321021Mississippi50.474428222Kentucky49.673842523Oregon49.6013273624Missouri49.5424332025South Carolina49.4931391326Arkansas49.4737351127Minnesota49.2921103928Illinois49.043473829New Mexico48.7943181930Tennessee48.3135451231Maine48.1930402232New York48.021834933Indiana47.8725471834Virginia47.6319313435Kansas47.5441372136Alaska47.2612164837Delaware47.1722134238Ohio46.6339432439Iowa46.3833343040Wisconsin46.1736442841Alabama45.904841942Maryland45.852984543Connecticut45.054244644New Jersey44.002395045West Virginia43.605038446Pennsylvania42.8147223747Vermont42.5346492748Rhode Island41.8849113549New Hampshire38.1145484050Hawaii37.16405043 Source: Jul 2, 2018 WalletHub Overall Rank(1=Best) Total Score ‘Business Environment’ Rank ‘Access to Resources’ Rank State Vermont Business Magazine A national data firm has determined that Vermont is the fourth worst place in the nation to start a business. Even worse than Vermont are Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Hawaii. Texas finished first. Vermont has a relatively high cost of living and low availability of human capital. Surprisingly, Vermont was thrid highest in business incentives as percentage of GDP. But at the end of the day, Vermont was 49th in the average growth in number of small businesses.The firm, WalletHub, reports that according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics data(link is external), about a fifth of all startups typically don’t survive past year one of operation, and nearly half never make it to their fifth anniversary. For the full report, click HERE(link is external).Starting a Business in Vermont (1=Best; 25=Avg.):49th – Avg. Growth in Number of Small Businesses17th – Office-Space Affordability31st – Labor Costs44th – Availability of Human Capital45th – Avg. Length of Work Week (in Hours)40th – Cost of Living38th – Industry VarietyBut startups fail for different reasons, a “bad location” among the most common(link is external). Choosing the right state for a business is therefore crucial to its success. A state that provides the ideal conditions for business creation — access to cash, skilled workers and affordable office space, for instance — can help new ventures not only take off but also thrive. In this study, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 25 key indicators of startup success to determine the most fertile grounds in which to launch and grow an enterprise. Read on for our findings, business insight from a panel of experts and a full description of our methodology.Best States to Start a Businesslast_img read more

Frances Harling Blaisdell, 98

first_imgFrances Harling Blaisdell (98) passed away Dec. 7, 2015. Fran was born Oct. 22, 1917 in Needham, MA; the daughter of Joseph and Ann (Keefe) Harling. She lived in Springfield MA and graduated from Technical High School in 1934. She worked as a dental assistant prior to her marriage to Louis M. Blaisdell, Jr., the love of her life, August 18, 1941. They lived in several locations and settled in Newnan GA. Fran had been an active member of the Catholic Church. She was a very caring and compassionate woman volunteering her time throughout her life. She was a loving caregiver for both her Mother and husband. Fran was an avid gardener, and seamstress, and loved to dance. She has lived in Overland Park, KS, near family, the past 11 years. Fran was a loving wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great grandmother, sister-in-law, and friend. Her husband of almost 50 years preceded her in death March 9, 1991. She is survived by her children: Patricia B. Scheibel (Robert), James H. Blaisdell (Marty), Susan B. Wagner; six Grandchildren: Robert C. Scheibel Jr (Megan), Jeffrey L. Scheibel (Katie), Kathleen S. Wolff (Bill), Christopher Wagner (Faith), Matthew Wagner (Meme), Kathryn S. Wilhite (Joel); 13 great grandchildren: Emma, Maggie, Abby, Chris, Allison, Sara, John, Molly, Anna, Clara, Jane, Ben, and Alma; brother-in-law: Kenneth R. Blaisdell. The legacy she leaves her family is love of her Catholic faith, and love of her Family.Register to continuelast_img read more

Capitol Update: Stogsdill says bill to stagger Senate terms would improve accountability

first_imgEach legislative session, we provide the Shawnee Mission area’s elected officials with the chance to share their thoughts about what’s happening in the state capitol. Rep. Jerry Stogsdill, Rep. Linda Gallagher and Sen. Jim Denning are scheduled to send updates this week. Here’s Rep. Stogsdill’s filing:The first two weeks of the 2018 session of the Kansas House of Representatives has been very slow on the floor of the House with little activity, no bills to discuss or vote on and mostly quick adjournments. This is not particularly unusual as this is the time of the year that the committees are meeting and most of the activity is happening in those committee meetings, in informal discussions between legislators and in discussions with individual constituents and constituent groups. Activity on the floor of the House should pick up this week.Some topics that we will be considering as early as this week include school finance, the school finance formula, political transparency, Medicaid expansion, tax policy, due process for all teachers and public employees, statewide water usage, judicial salaries, prison construction, criminal justice reform, child protection services, infrastructure needs, voter rights and programs aimed at encouraging economic development. As you can see we have plenty to do and I will keep you up to date as issues make their way to the floor of the House. This is definitely going to be an interesting and very important session heading into the statewide elections this fall.I want to bring you up to date on a bill (HCR 5017) that I have submitted aimed at changing the Kansas Constitution. This change to the Constitution would require that half of the Senate be elected to four year terms every TWO years instead of the entire Senate being elected to four year terms every FOUR years. Kansas is one of only nine states that elect all of its Senators to four year terms all at once.In a year when we are looking to address the long overdue issue of political transparency we must combine that with ways to make the legislature more accountable to their constituents. My bill addresses the accountability issue and this change will have a very positive and profound impact on the political process in Topeka.By requiring that half the Senate stand for election every two years it will do three things.Create more accountability. Under this election process the electorate will be able to have a referendum on how the Senate is doing every two years instead of every four. Just like the House if the Senate has not been doing its job the voters have a means of correcting that situation every TWO years.Encourage moderation. Since half the Senate would be up for election every two years those up for election are going to be much more inclined to support the moderate positions favored by most Kansans. That shift toward more moderate views should increase their willingness to work with the House whose members are all up for election by the voters every TWO years.Create continuity. Under the current electoral process the Senate is much more susceptible to be taken over by extremists in a single election. Under the staggered plan it would be much harder for extremists to take over the Senate as only half the seats would be up for election at any one time. This also allows for more continuity in that at least half of the Senate would have experienced members.This plan is getting a lot of discussion in Topeka and the response to this idea has been extremely positive. This bill is currently in the House Elections Committee. If you support this idea or any other idea going through the Legislature I encourage you to let your Representative, your Senator and the leadership in the House and the Senate know your opinion. You can always find information about your Senator, your Representative, those in leadership positions and a wealth of other information about the Legislature at kslegislature.org.I will continue to keep you informed on the myriad of issues we have coming up as they progress through the system. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions for me please don’t hesitate to get in touch at Jerry.Stogsdill@house.ks.gov , on Facebook at Rep. Jerry Stogsdill for Kansas, at 785-296-7692 or at jws4414@aol.com.last_img read more

Weekly Fishing Report: July 3

first_imgThe Rio de los Pinos near the Colorado border has been running high and there have been no reports from here. It has already been stocked several times and was stocked again June 27 with 1,790 rainbow trout. The fishing should be good here for stocked rainbow trout and wild brown trout. New Mexico anglers like to travel to Southern Colorado to fish some of the admittedly great rivers, lakes and streams there. Unfortunately, they are in for an unpleasant surprise this year. The 2018 Colorado legislature passed a bill (Senate Bill 18-143) that increases the cost of all fishing licenses, with particularly big increases to nonresident fees. In past seasons, the cost of a season, nonresident fishing license with a second-rod stamp was $61. This year, that same license would cost $104. In addition, the cost of a one-day nonresident license increased from $8 to $15. The cost of a five-day nonresident fishing license went from $20 to $30. The fishing has been good at Monastery Lake near the town of Pecos. It was stocked June 26 with 901 catchable-size rainbow trout and with 95 rainbow trout averaging 14.9 inches in size. Although the State Fishing Report says the Shuree Ponds on the Valle Vidal are closed for the season, this may be wrong because they should have opened to fishing July 1 and have been stocked. They are well-stocked with good-sized rainbow trout. The fishing is with artificial flies and lures with a single, barbless hook. The fishing in the Cimarron River below Eagle Nest Dam in Cimarron Canyon State Park has been good. This stream is heavily-stocked with rainbow trout and has wild brown trout. It was stocked june 26 with 2,426 rainbow trout. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass has been slow-to-fair. The fishing for catfish has been good at the north end of the lake. On the bright side, fishing here in New Mexico is good at a number of spots and you don’t need to go to Colorado to find good fishing. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish continues to keep popular fishing spots well-stocked. It’s tough to figure out just what is going on at Abiquiu Lake. The water level fluctuates and currently is still low despite the heavy spring runoff. They are moving water through Abiquiu rather than holding it. A four-wheel drive vehicle is still being recommended for the launching of boats. Consequently, the fishing has been inconsistent and slow for walleye, smallmouth bass and crappie. The fishing at Heron Lake has been slow. The fishing is better on the Chama River below El Vado Dam, where the streamflow is a more manageable 924 cubic-feet-per-second. The fishing has been fair-to-good for brown trout and rainbow trout. The Jemez River, the East Fork of the Jemez River, the Rio Cebolla near Fenton Lake and the Rio San Antonio near La Cueva are all fishing well. They have stocked rainbow trout and wild brown trout. The Rio de las Vacas and the Rio Guadeloupe should also be fishing well. However, Section 6, sub-section 1.8, which would have had moneys related to the fee increase for fishing licenses allocated for use in the fisheries and hatcheries operated by the division was deleted from the final bill. Money realized from the fee increases for fishing licenses would not necessarily go to improving the fisheries or hatcheries. The Charette Lakes were stocked June 24 with 2,401 rainbow trout. No reports on the fishing, but it should be at least fair. The Rio Grande is still blasting away with spring runoff. Great for river rafters and kayakers, but not for fishing. If you do fish the Rio Grande, concentrate on fishing the edges of the current rather than the main current. Sumner Lake between Santa Rosa and Fort Sumner has been fair-to-good for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, catfish and white bass. The fishing has been good at Lake Maloya in Sugarite canyon State Park near Raton. There were no reports from Lake Alice. No reports from the Cowles Ponds. They should be at least fair for stocked trout. Fly anglers have been doing particularly well in the evenings. Over in the Jemez Mountains are, the fishing in the small streams has been good now that spring runoff has subsided. By GEORGE MORSESports And OutdoorsLos Alamos Daily Post Eagle Rock Lake near Questa has been good for stocked rainbow trout. In past fishing reports, some fishing spots in Colorado were mentioned and recommended. This will not happen now in order to avoid sticker shock by New Mexico anglers when they go to purchase Colorado nonresident fishing licenses. These increases seem excessive if not downright punitive. The Cimarron Gravel Pit lakes at Maverick Campground were stocked June 26 with 356 catchable-size rainbow trout and with 45 rainbow trout averaging 16.5 inches in size.. The fishing has been good. The trout fishing at Storrie Lake near Las Vegas has been good thanks to a recent stocking. The best fishing is found in the smaller lakes. The Canjilon Lakes were stocked June 24 with 1,155 catchable-size rainbow trout and with 185 rainbow trout averaging 16.8 inches in size. They were stocked again June 26 with 585 catchable size rainbow trout. The fishing has been fair-to-good. The fishing at Fenton Lake has been good and it is being heavily stocked. It was stocked June 25 with 4,137 rainbow trout. The Rio Pueblo near Penasco has been fishing well, especially in the Sipapu area where a lot of stocking takes place. It has been heavily stocked and also has wild brown trout. It was stocked June 25 with 1,201 rainbow trout. Santa Cruz Lake near Chimayo has been good. The fishing here should be slowing down soon as it tends to get warm here and the trout retreat to deeper water. Grindstone Reservoir near Ruidoso has been good for bluegill. Fishing was fair for trout, bass and catfish. The fishing in El Vado Lake has been good for bass, with no report on other species. It’s interesting how El Vado has transitioned from a trout lake to a bass lake. Coyote Creek at Guadalupita State Park has been good with bait and flies. The Coyote Creek Pond is also worth a try. Eagle Nest Lake has been good for rainbow trout. The fishing for perch has been fair. The fishing was slow for northern pike and kokanee salmon. It was stocked June 26 with 7,715 small rainbow trout. The Red River Hatchery Pond was stocked June 25 with 399 rainbow trout. The fishing here is for anglers 14 years-of-age or younger and for anglers 65 years-of-age or older. It has been good for stocked rainbow trout. Conchas Lake on the Canadian River has been very good for bluegill. The fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye and white bass has been good. There were no reports on the fishing at Stubblefield Lake and the fishing was slow at Maxwell Lake 13. Stubblefield Lake has walleye, largemouth bass and catfish. Maxwell Lake 13 has the same species and is also stocked with rainbow trout. The fishing at Cochiti Lake has been slow, with the best fishing likely for catfish. The fishing at Santa Rosa Lake near Santa Rosa has been fair for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and walleye. It has been fair-to-good for catfish. The fishing at the Seven Springs Brood Pond north of Fenton Lake near the Seven Springs Fish Hatchery has been very good. The fishing here is for anglers under 12 years-of-age. The Creek was stocked June 24 with 801 rainbow trout and the Pond was stocked with 599 rainbow trout. Keep an eye on the streamflow in the upper Chama River above El Vado Lake. Currently it is 924 cubic-feet-per-second and has been dropping. Once it drops to about half of what it is now, the fishing should be very good. The fishing at Tingley Beach in Albuquerque has been fair for bluegill and slow-to-fair for catfish. San Gregorio Lake was stocked June 27 with 3,942 rainbow trout. The fishing should pick up here with this recent stocking. Navajo Lake has been slow-to-fair for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and northern pike. The fishing has been slow for crappie and kokanee salmon. A few trout have been caught while trolling. The Red River has been fishing well below the Red River Fish Hatchery. The Red River above Questa was stocked June 25 with 1,800 rainbow trout. The Trout Lakes near Cebolla were stocked June 25 with 885 rainbow trout, but the fishing has been slow. No reports from Jackson Lake or Lake Farmington. Lake Roberts near Silver City has been good for catfish and trout. Laguna del Campo near Los Ojos has been good for stocked rainbow trout. The fishing here is for anglers 14 years-of-age or younger and for anglers 65 years-of-age or older. An adult in direct supervision of younger anglers may also fish. There were no reports from the Gallinas River near Las Vegas. It was stocked June 25 with 1,101 rainbow trout. The Gallinas Ice Pond was stocked with 200 rainbow trout. They should be worth a try. The fishing in the Pecos River between the towns of Pecos and Cowles has been fair-to-good for brown trout and rainbow trout. The streamflow is currently at 156 cubic-feet-per-second. It was stocked twice last week with a total of 2,999 rainbow trout. Over in the Four Corners, the streamflow in the San Juan River below Navajo Dam was 609 cubic-feet-per-second. The fishing has been fair-to-good with a variety of fly patterns in the Quality Waters. Smaller fly patterns are working best in the stretch of the San Juan above the Texas Hole, while bigger fly patterns seem to be more effective below the Texas Hole. The fishing in the Bait Water below the Quality Water has been fair-to-good. The Bait Water was stocked June 26 with 1,650 rainbow trout. The fishing at Clayton Lake is good on cloudy days for trout. The water here is getting warm and the trout fishing should soon slow down. A few walleye are also being caught. The fishing for catfish is fair. The boat ramp is closed. The water at Maxwell Lake 13 is likely getting warm and the trout are moving to deeper water. The fishing for white bass is picking up at Elephant Butte Lake. The fishing for walleye and crappie has been fair-to-good. The streamflow in the Chama River below Abiquiu Dam remains heavy at 1,390 cubic-feet-per-second and the fishing is slow. In section 2c-I, one of the goals of the increase is to increase the number of anglers. Raising the cost of something does not sound like a particularly effective method of increasing participation. The fishing in the Rio Grande below Elephant Butte Dam has been good for walleye. Caballo Lake below Elephant Butte has been good for white bass, walleye and crappie. In section 2c-VIII, another goal of the fee increase is to increase the number of fish stocked to 90 million by renovating the hatchery system. Hopewell Lake between Tierra Amarilla and Tres Piedras has been good for stocked rainbow trout and wild brook trout.last_img read more

Mesa: An Ode To Xochimilco

first_img Share On Monday, June 3, Coche Comedor in Amagansett held a reception for “Mesa: An Ode to Xochimilco,” curated by Coche Comedor co-owner and artist Toni Ross. Artists who contributed their talents to create the unique table tops, indoor and outdoor, gathered to celebrate the completion of the installation. Participating artists included Don Christensen, Sabra Moon Elliott, Christopher French, Steve Miller, J. Oscar Molina, Bastienne Schmidt, Almond Zigmund, and Hayground school students. Wall Graffiti is by Host18.last_img

McPhy Energy admitted to the CAC® Mid & Small index

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