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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named Class Day speaker

first_imgAcclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been selected by the Harvard College Class of 2018 to address the graduating seniors as part of the annual Class Day celebration on May 23, the day before Harvard’s 367th Commencement.“We are honored to welcome Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as our Class Day speaker,” said First Marshal Berkeley Brown ’18, co-chair of the speaker selection committee. “Her eloquence and perspective as a writer and public speaker have inspired audiences to look beyond stereotypes and social norms to recognize our common humanity.”A Nigerian-born writer whose work has been translated into more than 30 languages, Adichie is the author of the novels “Purple Hibiscus,” which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; “Half of a Yellow Sun,” which won the Orange Prize; and “Americanah,” a 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award winner, which she finalized during a fellowship year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her most recent book, “Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions,” was published in March 2017.A compelling storyteller and influential cultural critic, Adichie has delivered two landmark TED talks: “The Danger of a Single Story” in 2009, and her 2012 TEDxEuston talk “We Should All Be Feminists,” which started a worldwide conversation about feminism and was published as a book in 2014.“In her captivating TED talks, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie urges us to better understand one another’s stories and to plan for ‘a world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves.’ This is a powerful message for our class to hear as we reflect on our time at Harvard and prepare to write the next chapter of our stories,” said Jerry Nelluvelil, co-chair of the speaker selection committee.Adichie is also the co-founder of Farafina Trust, a Nigerian nonprofit that promotes reading, writing, social introspection, and engagement with society through the literary arts.The Harvard College Senior Class Committee has invited a guest speaker for Class Day since 1968. Prior to that, the honor was given to University affiliates, such as deans, faculty, or classmates. The first invited guest was Martin Luther King Jr., who accepted the invitation shortly before his assassination. His widow, Coretta Scott King, delivered the speech in his absence and also became the first woman to give a Class Day address at Harvard. Since that time, speakers have spanned fields including politics, social activism, journalism, film, comedy, and more.In addition to Adichie’s address, Class Day includes award presentations and student orations. All of the events will take place in Tercentenary Theatre in Harvard Yard beginning at 2 p.m. and will be streamed live online.last_img read more

iPhone marks commissioning of largest solar array in Vermont, North America

first_imgSOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont . . . July 27, 2011 . . . AllEarth Renewables, Inc.,The touch of an iPhone’ which brought the last of 382 solar trackers into position perpendicular with the sun’ marked the commissioning of the largest solar installation in Vermont and the largest installation of its kind in all of North America.The pole-mounted trackers use innovative GPS and wireless technology to actively follow the sun throughout the day, producing more than 40 percent more energy than fixed solar. The site is off Hinesburg Road in South Burlington on land leased from the Larkin family.Manufactured just four miles from the site of the solar farm, 382 AllSun Trackers produced by Williston-based AllEarth Renewables make up the, $12 million, 2.2 MW farm.The solar project is expected to produce 2.91 million kilowatt hours of energy a year, or enough electricity for over 450 homes. With inverters on each solar tracker to boost energy performance, the project is the largest solar installation to use such a configuration in North America.Attending the commissioning were more than 75 local contractors, engineers, suppliers, developers, parts fabricators, manufacturers, and other workers that had a direct hand in building the project.Pictured: South Burlington City Council Chair Sandra Dooley, Governor Shumlin, Jeanne Morrissey of JAM Construction, Speaker of the House Shap Smith and AllEarth CEO David Blittersdorf. Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott is just outside the picture to the left. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Lt. Governor Phil Scott, and Speaker of the House Shap Smith also spoke at the event. The panel that the governor turned on is laying flat in the middle photo. After being turned on through his iPhone, the panel adjusted to the sun’s location via its GPS device and began producing electricity.‘This project not only produces renewable energy from the sun, it creates a lot of local clean energy jobs,’ said David Blittersdorf, CEO and founder of AllEarth Renewables.  ‘We’ve innovated and refined our AllSun Tracker so it can be affordably used to power homes or businesses, and at the same time make up a utility-sized farm like this project in South Burlington.’Governor Shumlin addresses the gathering.”What we’re doing here,” Blittersdorf said, “is showing the rest of the country how to do renewables.”Blittersdorf said Massachusetts and New Jersey will be his company’s expansion targets. He said those two states have both relatively high electric costs and an interest in renewable energy. States that are burning coal to generate electricity have low cost electricity and less interest in renewables, such as those in the Midwest and South. California, he said, could be a good market in the future, but he said he wants to grow closer to home for now. New England electric rates averaged 15.05 cents per kilowatt hour in 2010 (Vermont 13.09 cents per kwh, Massachusetts 14.63), New Jersey was at 14.84 per kwh and California was at 13.83 per kwh. The US average in 2010 was 9.91 cents per kwh.Part of the state’s Standard Offer program, the farm will sell an estimated 2.91 million annual kWh of power generated by the installation to Vermont’s Sustainably Priced Energy Development (SPEED) Program.  The Standard Offer was established as part of the Vermont Energy Act of 2009.In June, AllEarth Renewables’ CEO was named by Business Week as one of 25 of ‘America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs.’  The company, which employs 26, earlier this month announced a partnership with four solar installers to provide distribution throughout Vermont.  AllEarth noted some of the partners in this project, which includes:VESCOMerchants BankJA MorisseyVermont Works for WomenTimberlineVHB EngineeringLandWorksDunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & HandGreen Mountain PowerEngineers Construction Inc. (ECI)Omega ElectricGrennon’s SolderingNSA IndustriesRennlineMainly MetalsNorth East PrecisionS.D. Ireland ConcreteFoxfire Energy CorporationWillis last_img read more

Hamilton Coach hails Odoffin over first season victory

first_img Robinson took a swipe on his team insisting that it is time to stop blaming loses on bad luck but double effort in search of better results. “All the stats in the world don’t mean anything when you don’t get the result. “The difference between the teams was the desire to go and score a goal. “We didn’t show enough desire to finish the game off or defend in our own box. “We can’t keep saying its bad luck, you make your own luck by being brave and we were not brave enough to finish the game off.” Read Also Obika dashes Odoffin’s hope as Hamilton records third defeat Hamilton and Odoffin’s readiness to extend the victory song will be put to the test when they host table toppers Rangers next Saturday. Since crashing out of the now won and lost Europa league, Rangers have enjoyed impressive victories in the league with three wins and a draw. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Despite slow and unimpressive start of the season, Hakeem Odoffin had every cause to smile after he handed the club the much awaited first season victory on Saturday. Odoffin powered home a header from Reegan Mimnaugh’s corner with just four minutes remaining in the Lanarkshire derby against Motherwell to seal a 1-0 win. Hamilton have lost their opening three games in the league but the scrappy win over local rivals managed to push them off the foot of the table to the ninth position. An elated Hamilton coach Brian Rice was full of praise for Nigerian born defender even as he noted that missed opportunities should have given his side a harvest of goals. Rice said: “Just before the goal went in we had three or four dangerous crosses into the box and Hakeem missed one that was probably easier to score. “But he deserved his goal. Since he came into the club he’s been immense for me. I brought him in as a right-back and moved him into centre-back and I’ve been absolutely delighted with him. “He’s only 22 but he’s a leader in that young team and getting his first goal in a derby match, is sure to be a boost” Motherwell on their part are yet to record a win in their opening five games of the new league campaign and manager Stephen Robinson was frustrated to lose out to a late winner.center_img Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Agolast_img read more

UK High Commissioner backs Ghana to beat England

first_imgThe UK High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Matthew Johnson is upbeat about Ghana’s chances of beating England in Tuesday’s historic clash at the Wembley Stadium in London.He told Joy FM’s Super Morning Show host Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah that he was “very excited” by the international friendly encounter, which he said has been “long awaited”. He was emphatic the game “won’t be a draw”.“Genuinely, I think Ghana is going to come up on top,” Mr Johnson stressed, denying any traces of making diplomatic pronouncements.He said the people of England consider the Black Stars’ match against the Three Lions as very important, saying the venue for the game speaks volumes of its relevance.Matthew Johnson hoped it would have a “tremendous impact” there because football is the “number one sport” in the UK.However, the High Commissioner was not happy about the release of five key players from the England squad that would play Ghana today, which he said may affect the quality of the game which is highly anticipated. Even though the England manager has defended his decision, former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says that was disrespectful, the BBC reported.England coach Fabio Capello has suggested he will change his entire starting XI for Tuesday’s home match, after releasing Captain John Terry and fellow defenders Ashley Cole and Michael Dawson, midfielder Frank Lampard as well as striker Wayne Rooney to their respective clubs.Matthew Johnson hoped the Black Stars would take advantage of the absence of these players to wallop his home country.“I am surprised [at] the release from the England side; so many of the England players. I would rather say they are going to play into Ghana’s hand.”Meanwhile Joy FM’s Sports Editor, speaking from London, said the mood in England is “cool” with little talk about the match. “May be it is a way of saying, ok, let’s take it easy against Ghana,” he remarked.He said generally people, including the Ghanaian players, are not happy about the release lessening the competitiveness of the match.The kick-off is 1900 GMT.Story by Isaac Essel/Myjoyonline.com/Ghanalast_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS incident report: Nov. 4- Nov. 6, 2013

first_imgThe Wellington Fire/EMS incident report for Nov. 4-6, 2013 is as follows:  Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 11/4   12:35 PM                  Vehicle Accident                             2000 block E. 16th11/4   2:34 PM                    Medical Emergency                       2000 block E. 16th11/4   3:14 PM                    Medical Trauma                             300 block W. Harvey11/4   3:57 PM                    Brush Fire                                         50th South & West11/5   11:54 AM                  Medical Trauma                             300 block N. Washington11/5   6:30 PM                    Transfer to Wichita11/6   7:58 AM                    Medical Trauma                             1800 block Madison11/6   9:02 AM                    Medical Emergency                       1000 block College11/6   11:12 PM                  Medical Emergency                       1000 block Collegelast_img read more