On the go

first_imgBetween schoolwork and classes, a typical day in the life of a Harvard student is undoubtedly busy — but throw in playing on two sports teams and you’ve got a schedule rivaling that of Harvard President Drew Faust.Freshmen Morgan Powell and Mariah Pewarski are among a small group of Harvard students balancing life and school with two sports — in their case, lacrosse and field hockey.Though they admit it’s difficult to have a social life, and that practices and games consume most of their days, they wouldn’t have it any other way.“I did a couple of sports in high school, so I learned how to balance schoolwork and the practices, and not having weekends, really,” said Powell, a native of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.Same with Pewarski. She played field hockey and lacrosse throughout middle and high school in Garden City, N.Y., and said that she’s used to balancing the demands of school with the rigors and time commitment of sports.“I was prepared for the sacrifices that come with playing sports on a high level and getting my schoolwork done,” she said.Both women devoted spring break to practices. They attend morning classes to accommodate practices, too, which typically run from 3:30 p.m. to around 7 — every day. And they’re mindful of getting enough rest, with bedtimes before midnight, depending on workload.Because field hockey is a fall sport, and lacrosse is in spring, Powell and Pewarski are always in season. But they consider themselves lucky. After all, they’re never bored, and they even make time for volunteer work.Powell, who is considering fashioning a nutrition concentration, fell in love with the subject after doing community service with underprivileged children. “I love working with children and getting them off on the right foot in life with nutrition. I saw how much they looked up to me and how much of an impact I’ve had on their life.”The sometimes baker and self-confessed “band geek” (she plays trumpet!) will head home this summer in hopes of a nutrition and exercise physiology internship at a local college, and she’ll also take up her old waitressing job at Lillian’s, a popular restaurant for Saratoga Springs’ horse-racing set.“I volunteer at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and I am also participating in Relay For Life,” said Pewarski, who’s undecided about her concentration. “I recently have been leaning toward economics, but I haven’t abandoned the idea of going into science or math.”And unlike other freshmen who arrive at Harvard, settle in, and make friends on their own time, Powell and Pewarski arrived to a built-in support group and a pack of best friends for life — their teammates.“You find most of your friends in the athletic world,” said Powell. “It’s definitely difficult having a social life outside of sports, but for the most part it’s a good balance. Sports keep me grounded.”Said Pewarski: “A large portion of my schedule that I can’t fail to mention is the time I spend with other people I have met at Harvard not through sports. I have four roommates from all over the country, who all have many diverse interests. I spend a lot of time with them, whether it is on study breaks with my entryway, meals, BerryLine runs, or just time spent in our room.”The intensity and discipline of athletics in no way diminishes the fun these young women are having.“What I love about sports is the time I get to spend with my teammates and the experiences I receive from traveling with a team,” said Pewarski. A memorable experience from her field hockey season was visiting California for a few games and meeting a Harvard field hockey alumna who now works at Facebook, and who gave the team a tour of its headquarters.“Sports helped me to become a driven person in life,” said Powell. “A lot of what you do in sports translates into real life. You learn a lot of things you wouldn’t learn in a book.”last_img read more

Lea Michele in Funny Girl on Broadway! No, Really!

View Comments The TV starlet told Broadway BFF Jonathan Groff in the new issue of Teen Vogue that Glee creator Ryan Murphy has now officially obtained the rights to the show and that “we’re hoping to do that at some point.” Hey, did you know that Lea Michele wants to play Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on Broadway? Yeah, we thought so. The Glee star has definitely been vocal about her love of Barbra Streisand and the role that made her a star. She’s sang the show’s songs on the Tony Awards, on her hit Fox show and, well, anywhere she can. And her Glee character, Rachel Berry, is now actually STARRING as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on TV. So what is all of this building up to? You guessed it: Lea Michele is Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on BROADWAY! OK, so it’s not exactly happening tomorrow. But it looks like it’s happening! Congrats, Lea! Dreams do come true. Is this the most perfect thing ever? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below! read more

Brazilian Federal Police Seizes 650 Kilograms of Cocaine in Pernambuco

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati/Diálogo May 21, 2020 On April 22, the Brazilian Federal Police (PF, in Portuguese), with the support of Pernambuco’s Military Police Battalion, seized 650 kilograms of cocaine concealed in the cargo compartment of an airplane. The drug was divided into several packages and bags. The operation resulted in the seizure of the aircraft, eight vehicles, a 380-caliber pistol, 12 cell phones, and many documents, according to information from PF’s Office of Public Affairs.The operation was launched at Igarassu Airfield, in the municipality of the same name located 27 kilometers from Recife, capital of Pernambuco state, in Northeast Brazil. Authorities arrested nine people during the operation, including the airplane pilot and a woman who, according to PF, was the leader of the group. The detainees were charged with international narcotrafficking and sent before the Federal Court.According to PF, the drug could have been sent in ship containers to Africa to be distributed in Europe. “When this drug reaches Europe, the value is three times higher than here, so this was very valuable cargo, equivalent to millions of dollars,” said Passos.last_img read more

All-time high for property lending

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Riverfront sanctuary hits market in suburb favoured by richlisters

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoTonnes of space in the kitchen.The passageway then passes a powder room, laundry and staircase to the upper level, before reaching a timber-floored dining room and kitchen at the rear of the floor.Taking the limelight, the elegant white kitchen has stone benchtops, ample storage space, modern appliances and a long window behind the stove area.The kitchen also has a large walk-in pantry, along with a waterfall edge island bench with pendant lighting.From the cooking and dining spaces, glass and timber bi-fold doors open to a deck with a built-in barbecue and ceiling fan hanging from its dark polished timber roof.This outdoor area takes advantage of the spectacular river views, while also bordering an infinity edge pool.Floating stepping stones in the pool then lead across to another covered timber deck that sits to the far right of the level. 74 Botticelli St, Fig Tree PocketA STUNNING five bedroom riverfront home in the same Brisbane suburb that richlister Clive Palmer has just bought into has just hit the market.The home at 74 Botticelli St,Fig Tree Pocket, is situated along the banks of the Brisbane River on an elevated 1,573sq m block.cIt combines contemporary design, ample space and practicality for comfortable family living.A rendered front gate gives the property plenty of appeal, with a timber walkway then passing lovely established gardens to the main entrance.Inside, a wide timber passageway sits between a living room and an office, both of which are carpeted with the office having a feature green wall. Glass expanses frame river views. The home is tastefully done. Wonderful spot to entertain friends and family.Moving inside from this deck is a carpeted family room, which then connects to the dining room, as well as a media room.Upstairs, three bedrooms sit to the front of the house. All have built-in wardrobes while one has a private front balcony.Also upstairs are another central bedroom and a family bathroom, along with the main bedroom, which sits to the rear of the level.Spanning the width of the floor, the opulent main bedroom offers a relaxing space to retreat and includes a walk-in wardrobe, a luxurious open ensuite with twin vanities and a spa bath, and bi-fold doors to a spacious parents’ retreat with timber floors, a stone fireplace, ceiling fan and views to the river and backyard through expansive walls of glass.last_img read more

Strathclyde awards £750m in mandates with ‘enhanced yield’ strategy

first_imgStrathclyde Pension Fund is to award £750m (€969m) worth of multi-asset credit mandates as part of the local authority fund’s overhaul of its strategic asset allocation.The decision to award four mandates comes after the £15.6bn Strathclyde decided to double its allocation to short-term enhanced yield (STEY) strategies to 15%The new STEY mandates, which will be funded through a 10-percentage-point cut in the fund’s equity allocation, were tendered late last year.Following the tender, the fund’s pensions committee this week decided to appoint Babson Capital and Oak Hill Capital to oversee two multi-asset credit mandates worth £300m and £150m, respectively. Both mandates will focus on high-yield debt and syndicated loans, the report to the pensions committee said, adding that it hoped to seed both mandates within two months of the contracts being finalised.The committee also decided to split a further £300m private debt award between the Alcentra Clareant European Direct Lending Fund II and the Babson Global Private Loan Fund, with the latter beating Partners Group to its share of the mandate.Strathclyde said the Alcentra allocation would be funded “over time”, and that the Babson allocation would be split between the Babson Global Private Loan Fund, due to close at the end of March, and its successor fund, set to launch before the end of June.As part of the new STEY strategy, Strathclyde also signed off a new investment approach for a £1bn mandate managed by PIMCO.The current PIMCO Absolute Return Strategy (PARS) targeted returns of 1.75% above the three-month LIBOR rate over a three-year period, below the minimum 4% cash outperformance desired by the local authority fund as part of the new strategy.The fund’s pensions committee decided to shift the portfolio to the PARS III strategy, which targeted an outperformance of bonds of up to 5%.As part of a parallel deployment of capital to long-term enhanced yield strategies, Strathclyde has also boosted its commitment to a local property fund and allocated £50m to the first in-house fund launched by the Pensions Infrastructure Platform.last_img read more

Family sanctuary feels like a tropical getaway

first_imgThe kitchen is part of the open-plan living area. Picture: supplied.Upstairs, there is another living space with built-in study area while the main bedroom has an ensuite and all four bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. There is also a family bathroom on this level.The kitchen and bathrooms have recently been renovated and the home has been repainted. Mr Edmondson said his favourite thing about the home was the outdoor areas, including the resort-style pool, back deck and landscaped front and back yards. 8 Margaret Crescent, WakerleyTHIS family home was built to be a parkside sanctuary with a tropical resort feel. Owners Paul and Karen Edmondson fought to get the block at 8 Margaret Cres, Wakerley as it was the only one in Mossvale estate with direct front door access to the park. They built their dream four-bedroom home in 2008. “We’ve loved it. We’ve invested quite a lot in creating a sanctuary that we can come home to after a tiring week,” Mr Edmondson said. The poolside area has been created to be a sanctuary. Picture: supplied.“It feels like we’re on holidays every weekend. And the kids can get in the park, access the swings and ride their bikes without crossing a single road. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“For us, it’s the best blend of urban home with a tropical resort feel while still having that sense of space and community.”Set across two levels, the home has a separate lounge room on the ground floor along with an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, laundry and powder room. The kitchen has two pack cabinetry, stone benchtops and an island bench. center_img The separate living area looks out over the landscaped yard. Picture: supplied.“We like to sit out the front in the afternoon and evening looking out to the park, enjoying a glass of wine and that acreage feel as the sun sets,” he said. “On the weekend, and in summer in particular, we like being in the backyard with music on and the cricket on the outdoor TV.”The property is on the market through Todd Gerhardt of Remax Advantage.last_img read more

Michael C. Shane

first_imgMichael C. Shane, age 73 of Connersville, died Monday, July 29, 2019 at University Hospital in Cincinnati.  Born October 9, 1945 in Batesville, he is the son of Delores (Nee: Bruns) and Carl Shane.  He never got to know his natural father who was killed in World War II prior to Michael’s birth.  His mother would remarry and he was raised by his stepfather Cletus (Poppy) Kellerman.  He worked at the Ford factory in Connersville 32 years before retiring in 1999.He was very proud of his daughters.  They spoke of how he liked sharing stories with them about his life adventures, had a wonderful sense of humor and was a bit of jokester.  He was an exceptional athlete who prided himself in excelling on and off the ball field and liked sharing those accomplishments with them as well.  A life well lived, he developed many enduring friendships that lasted a lifetime.Michael is survived by his daughters Danielle Shane of Oldenburg, Chantel (Bob Jr.) Weiler of Batesville, Mandy Shane of Metamora; sister Becky (Lloyd) Schutte of Batesville; brothers Ronnie (Ginger) Kellerman of Milhousen, Dave (Brenda) Kellerman of Texas and 11 grandchildren.  At Michael’s request, services and burial will be private.  The family requests memorials be made to the Oldenburg Baseball Field. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.last_img read more

Michael Schumacher to undergo another surgery

first_imgRelatedPosts Hamilton wins Tuscan Grand Prix Uzoho undergoes successful surgery Schumacher regains consciousness in Paris hospital Seven-time Formula 1 Champion, Michael Schumacher will soon undergo another surgery as part of his treatment with heart stem cells.The family of the former Formula 1 world champion, who maintained absolute secrecy about the state of health of the driver, victim of a serious skiing accident in December 2013 in Méribel (Savoie), did not comment on this information. The French professor and cardiologist Philippe Menasché would be in charge of the intervention, which is part of the experimental treatment with cardiac stem cells that the German has been undergoing for the past year.“The aim is to regenerate Michael’s nervous system,” neurosurgeon Dr. Nicola Acciari told the Italian press, noting that the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver was suffering from muscle atrophy and osteoporosis.Last December, Schumacher was admitted to the continuous monitoring unit of the Cardiovascular Surgery Department of the Georges Pompidou European Hospital (Paris).He had consulted Philippe Menasché, a surgeon specialising in cell therapy for heart failure.Since the German champion’s accident, information has been very scarce. In June 2019, Jean Todt, a great friend of “Schumi”, especially since their joint stint with Ferrari, had mentioned Michael.“Michael is very well surrounded, he lives with his family in his house between Geneva and Lausanne. He continues to fight.”At the end of 2018, the former Scuderia Ferrari boss had already told Auto Bild Motorsport that he had watched an F1 Grand Prix (the one in Brazil) alongside “Schumi”.On December 29, 2013, his head hit a rock after a fall during a ski descent.He was in an artificial coma for four weeks and then returned to his home in Switzerland to be with his family. —Tags: MeribelMichael SchumacherPhilippe MenascheSurgerylast_img read more