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Warm welcome for Washington

first_img Rubbernecking members of Harvard’s Finals Club watch the parade from their perch. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer A Hasty affair An onlooker tries for the perfect Snapchat. Photo by Shraddha Gupta Daniel Hughes ’18 and Kerry Washington attempted to eat a barrel of popcorn, a favorite food of Olivia Pope, the character played by Washington on the hit show “Scandal.” Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer The Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year parade kicks off. Photo by Shraddha Guptacenter_img The parade draws a big crowd on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer No stranger to “Scandal,” Woman of the Year Kerry Washington beholds the spectacle. Photo by Shraddha Gupta Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 66th Woman of the Year brought a touch of scandal to Harvard Square on Thursday. Kerry Washington, known to many as Olivia Pope from Shonda Rhimes’ hit TV show “Scandal,” came to campus for a day of celebration and to receive the Pudding Pot, Hasty’s highest honor.Washington, who arrived in a spirited mood from the L.A. set of “Scandal,” first embarked on a tour of the historic Hasty Pudding Clubhouse, led by group historians Dan Milaschewski ’17 and Betty Lema ’17. Emerging from an initiation ceremony in the basement, she said, “I actually feel closer to all of you.”Next came a stop to sign the guest book, and then she was given her medal and ceremonial scarf.“This is beautiful,” Washington said.“Do you promise to wear it every day?” a Hasty Pudding member joked.Raising her hands in the air, Washington exclaimed, “Best day ever!”For millions of Americans, watching “Scandal” on Thursday nights is like gathering around an electronic campfire. At Harvard, the Black Students Association hosts screenings at different locations around campus.Washington, whose performance in the show has made her a star, took some time during her visit to talk about her work, saying she was initially hesitant about getting into television.“It was a little bit of a leap into the unknown,” she said. “It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life to pursue that character [Olivia Pope], then to get it was such a gift.”Per tradition, Hasty Pudding members dressed in drag paraded Washington down Massachusetts Ave. On either side of the car, fans yelled “Kerry!” in hopes of getting a wave. One spectator remarked, “I think we really connected,” after a return wave from Washington.,Among the crowd was a group of friends whose bond developed when they started live-Tweeting one another five years ago during “Scandal” watch nights. They finally connected in person after all choosing Boston colleges, and reunited again for the parade.After the parade comes the roast, where Washington revised her “best day ever” to “best worst day ever.” The guest of honor was subjected to a number of harsh challenges to earn her Pudding Pot, smashing everything from a piñata to a series of balloons emblazoned with her face.“That’s, like, against my Neutrogena contract!” Washington joked in response.When presented with a laptop, Washington turned to the audience in shock. “Someone needs that!” she said. After Hasty members assured her it was already broken, she reluctantly agreed to the task.In her acceptance speech, Washington offered some words of advice. “Don’t stop stepping into other people’s shoes,” she said, perhaps a reference to the elaborate costumes of her Hasty hosts. “Repeat after me,” she implored the crowd, “I will never forget how lucky I am to be here.” And just as no one says no to Olivia Pope, the crowd obliged.last_img read more

Two OA Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

first_imgSeniors Brian Ulrich (left) and Luke Wukusick (right) have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.OLDENBURG, Ind. – Two Oldenburg Academy seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.Seniors Brian Ulrich, of Sunman, and Luke Wukusick, of Batesville, are among 16,000 nationally recognized students. The nomination allows the students to continue in the competition for scholarships and advancement to the final level next semester.Oldenburg Academy is a Franciscan Catholic co-ed college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg.last_img

Wenger on the brink ahead of Milan crunch

first_imgGreeted by sneering newspaper headlines that asked “Arsene Who?” when he was hired as a relative unknown in 1996, Wenger blazed a trail through the Premier League with his commitment to sports science and a world-wide scouting network that far eclipsed those of Arsenal’s rivals at the time.– Powerbase eroded –He led Arsenal to three Premier League titles, including the incredible ‘Invincibles’ campaign in 2003-04, while also reaching the 2006 Champions League final and winning seven FA Cups.But once Wenger’s competitors caught up with his ground-breaking methods, he was unable to adapt.While Alex Ferguson built several great teams over his Manchester United reign, Wenger’s second act was less edifying once iconic players like Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp moved on.Ironically, Henry hardly helped Wenger last week when he made it clear he would be interested in succeeding his old boss.“If you love a place and they ask – I repeat, they ask – for help, you are always going to say yes,” Henry said.Wenger has already seen his powerbase eroded by the recruitment of Raul Sanllehi from Barcelona as head of football operations and a new chief scout in Sven Mislintat from Borussia Dortmund.Yet he is said to have told his coaching staff he will resist any attempts to get him to agree to a dignified exit this summer, potentially forcing American owner Stan Kroenke to sack him.Wenger has one year left on his contract, but it is hard to believe he will be allowed to depart on his terms if Arsenal miss out on Champions League qualification again.The only remaining hope for silverware, and a return to the Champions League, is to win the Europa League, with Arsenal’s first leg of their last 16 clash against Milan at the San Siro on Thursday.Wenger will have noted that, despite their status as one of the giants of European football, Milan — seventh in Serie A — are faring as badly as Arsenal this season.Given Wenger’s failures in Europe — he has never won a continental competition with Arsenal — it would be bleakly appropriate if a loss to Milan proved the beginning of the end.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger has one last chance to salvage the worst year of his Arsenal reign and potentially save his job when the beleaguered Gunners boss faces AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday.Wenger has presided over a miserable campaign that threatens to bring a painful end to the Frenchman’s near 22-year spell in north London.Battered by a wretched run of eight defeats in 13 games, Arsenal were outclassed by Manchester City in the League Cup final and saw their FA Cup defence ruined with a shock defeat at second-tier Nottingham Forest.A 2-1 loss at Brighton on Sunday was Arsenal’s fourth successive defeat in all competitions and left Wenger’s side 13 points adrift of the Premier League’s top four and 33 points behind runaway leaders City.Furious Arsenal fans chanted “we want Wenger out” during the Brighton debacle.And, although criticism for the 68-year-old is nothing new, the opprobrium has risen to unprecedented levels this term as Arsenal’s decline has become ever more apparent.Wenger suffered foul-mouthed abuse while boarding a train home from a defeat at Stoke back in 2014 and was subjected to sustained calls for his sacking before signing a new contract at the end of last season.But even those torrid times seem tame in comparison to the current tidal wave of angst engulfing Wenger.Support for Wenger has waned so dramatically that 88 per cent of the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust’s 1,000 members on Monday voted in favour of his contract being terminated at the end of the season.“The responses to our survey showed huge affection and respect for Arsene but also the view that he is no longer taking Arsenal forward,” said an AST spokesman.“Our message to the club is that they must be proactive and take the decision sooner rather than later.”That would be a bitter conclusion for Wenger, who for so long was heralded as the club’s greatest ever manager but is now in danger of leaving with a severely tarnished legacy.last_img read more

MCSA Eagles poised to contend for league crown

first_imgOnly two weekends of play remain for the Under-19 Mendocino Soccer Academy Eagles who, after eight games this season, sit in third place in the NorCal Premier League-North Conference standings. The Eagles will play four games between today and Sunday, Nov. 11, including a pair of contests against the two teams ahead of them in their league. Should the Eagles win out, they would capture and outright conference title and receive a large bump up in their state and national rankings.The Eagles …last_img

Zuma calls for more SA, India trade

first_img4 October 2010Speaking at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Africa India Diaspora Conference in Durban on Saturday, South African President Jacob Zuma invited Indian companies to do more business with South Africa.“South Africa is the gateway to the one billion-strong African market,” Zuma told delegates at the conference, held to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in South Africa, and to acknowledge the Indian community’s contribution to the fight against apartheid.“Our trade and investment opportunities for the Indian business sector lie in environmental technologies, ICT, transport equipment, capital equipments, creative industries and financial services,” Zuma said.Investment from India into South Africa is roughly R45-billion, while trade from South Africa to India is an estimated R21-billion. Bilateral trade is said to have surpassed R53.9-billion, and is expected to reach R70-billion by 2012.Zuma noted the robustness with which both India and South Africa’s economies had weathered the recent financial crisis.Developing countries on the rise: GordhanFinance Minister Pravin Gordhan, addressign a business session at Saturday’s conference, said South Africa and India should brace for more business activity as investors took note of the human capital and currencies of developing nations.He urged the two countries to investigate the potential that existed for further investment and business opportunities.Gordhan said the global economy was projected to grow by 4 to 6.7 percent in the next few years, and that developing countries like India, China and Brazil would be largely responsible for the growth.However, he cautioned that fair trade conditions were needed in order to avoid a repeat of the recent global recession, adding that the right balance had to be struck between global and national interests.Common visionThe President said the political, social and economic ties between India and South Africa had grown from strength to strength, with much bonding the two countries, including their shared vision of peace, impartiality and prosperity.“We also share a common approach on a number of global issues, including reform of the United Nations, the future of multilateralism, climate change and South-South Cooperation,” Zuma said.He highlighted the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, prominent politician and medical doctor Monty Naicker, and political activist Dr Yusuf Dadoo for the crucial roles they played in helping to build a free South Africa.Noting that both India and South Africa had large youthful populations, he urged both countries to invest in youth development, saying it was key to continued economic growth.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

They Say Your First Million is the Hardest

first_imgWe’re not talking money. Get this. There are more than a million (pronounced: milllllllllion) geocaches hidden around world waiting for you to discover. It’s a big deal.Right now there are 1,057,398 caches out there somewhere. Remember, just short of a decade ago there were only 75. You’re now truly within minutes of a geocache almost anywhere on earth (and beyond).Find yourself in Libya for a conference on shoe-repair? Enjoy finding all ten geocaches there. Traveling around the Indian Ocean collecting bacteria spores and you’re sitting out a long layover in Seychelles: 17 geocaches. Christmas Island? The International Space Station? Kyrgyzstan? The moon?Yes. Oh Yeah. Yep. Errr… No (not quite yet).The first million geocaches took about a decade to accumulate. The second million will be outside your door before you know it. Some geocachers are really racking up the numbers. It takes more than all your fingers and toes to count the people who found more than 15,000 geocaches.  And more than 100 people have 10,000 finds or more.However, the best of anything (geocaching included) can’t be measured by numbers, but in moments. You might want to cue the violin music. Cough. Cough. “…Right now, Catch a magic moment, do it right here and now. It means everything …” Did I say violin music? Maybe I meant the rock ‘n roll stylings of 80’s super group sensation Van Halen.You get the idea. Still… I’m sure there were plenty of “moments” while you’re logging more than 15,000 geocaches.A Promise NOT to be “N 45° 25.9 W 122° 22.4”Not many people can make the promise not to be “N 45° 25.8 W 122° 22.4.” But I do. However, I won’t promise to not make you work. Sure you could click this, and find the answer. Not you though. Your voyage of discovery is true… wait… you’ve already clicked the link. Okay, the link goes to Boring, OR, USA. Okay. So I won’t be “boring.” I might take away hyperlinks in clues though.Here’s something you can do to keep “boring” far far away and the adventure of geocaching close at hand. Stay in touch. Look to your right. “Like” our Geocaching.com page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. Share your geocaching world of discovery through Tweets, pictures on Facebook and Flickr and video on YouTube and maybe I’ll keep posting the hyperlinks (just maybe).Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedMother of Father’s Day: Investigating The 3 Parts of Every GeocacheJune 21, 2015In “Community”Geocaching.com Turns 14 – Rare Fun Facts RevealedSeptember 2, 2014In “Community”What is Geocaching?March 5, 2018In “Geocaching Info”last_img read more

Mayweather, McGregor get ready for business

first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. APLas Vegas, United States — Conor McGregor vowed to destroy Floyd Mayweather here Wednesday as the two fighters faced off ahead of their money-spinning boxing duel that could become the richest fight in history.In stark contrast to their lurid, trash-talking global press tour last month, a subdued McGregor and a stern-looking Mayweather spoke respectfully as they looked ahead to Saturday’s 12-round boxing contest at the T-Mobile Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather, 40, looked relaxed throughout, even taking time to quietly admonish members of his entourage shouting at McGregor.And rather than the abuse of last month, Mayweather praised McGregor as a “helluva fighter, a stand-up guy and a tough competitor.”“It’s not going to be an easy fight,” Mayweather said. “It’s going to be blood sweat and tears. “He’s the best at what he do, I’m the best at what I do. It comes down to the two competitors going out there and displaying our skills.”But Mayweather’s words came with a warning for McGregor.“After 21 years I’ve been hit with everything and I’m still right here,” Mayweather said.“And if you give it, you must be able to take it.“Anything and everything in boxing that can be done, I’ve done it. I was born a fighter, I will die a fighter. He’s going to bring his best. But it’s not going to be easy, Conor.”McGregor is hoping his punching power can catch Mayweather out on Saturday. But the American veteran warned he had faced plenty of hard hitters before.“Manny Pacquiao got bombs, Canelo (Alvarez) got bombs, Shane Mosley got bombs. But remember this — I got a great chin. And the same way you give it, you’ve got to be able to take it.”The showdown between Mayweather and McGregor was confirmed in June after a protracted guessing game about whether the two fighters from different sports would meet. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Saturday’s bout could become the most lucrative fight in history according to Showtime Sports television executive Stephen Espinoza.Mayweather could add another $200 million to his career earnings depending on pay-per-view sales while McGregor, who only four years ago was a struggling former plumber’s apprentice living on welfare, could collect $100 million.This will be the most widely distributed pay per view in history,” Espinoza said.“That’s not hyperbole that’s fact. We are well on the way to a record-setting event.” LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Who’s the best puncher? Mayweather says it could surprise LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Been to a lot of these crazy press conferences,” said McGregor, a two-time UFC world champion. “This is a lot more subdued. More business-like, the way I like it.“We are prepared for 12 three-minute rounds of non-stop pace. We are prepared, I will put pressure on him and break this old man. Trust me on that.“I don’t see him lasting two rounds. I feel I have the decision to end it inside one.“Keep your hands up, keep your hands down, I don’t care, I’m going to break through whatever’s in front of me.”‘I’ll die a fighter’ ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Mayweather, who bombarded McGregor with expletives and homophobic slurs during last month’s frenzied publicity blitz, did not swear once during Wednesday’s news conference.McGregor, the massive underdog for this weekend’s bout, restricted himself to verbally abusing a heckler in the audience who predicted he would be knocked out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMcGregor faces his first ever professional boxing contest against Mayweather, the undefeated former welterweight king who has come out of a two-year retirement to take on the Irish mixed martial arts star.However McGregor, the 29-year-old from Dublin, insisted he was ready to stun the world of combat sports by upsetting Mayweather, who would improve his record to a perfect 50-0 with a win. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Streaking Ginebra deals Alaska another loss

first_imgThis is a continuation of the Aces’ historic losing streak with their last win coming almost four months ago at the start of the Commissioner’s Cup.Justin Brownlee led Ginebra with 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks while Joe DeVance added 19 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCalvin Abueva had 22 points, on 9-of-24 shooting, and 13 rebounds to lead Alaska. LATEST STORIES PH secures bronze in women’s pairs lawn bowls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra kept Alaska’s struggles going after coming away with a 94-80 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.As the Gin Kings improve to 4-1, and a fourth consecutive win, the Aces dropped to 0-6 and continued their downward spiral losing their 14th straight game overall.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View commentslast_img read more


first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter Adriana Maggs: My pleasure! I’ve actually really noticed a difference in the industry, particularly with directing, so I wanted to do this series. With writing in the past, I know I’ve been on shows where I made less than men, but it’s also so subjective with ‘what is this person bringing? They’ve done so many other shows in higher credited positions.’ Because of that subjectiveness, you can suspect that women get paid lower, but there really are so many variables. However, with directing I’ve noticed a big difference in Canada, and since CBC mandated that they wanted 50 per cent of their shows directed by women, it has made a huge difference. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Writing certainly runs in the Maggs family. Father Randall is a Canadian poet and both of his daughters are writers. In fact, both of Randall’s daughters have seen their writing careers begin in Newfoundland and find great successes in the Canadian television industry. Jane, most recently co-created CBC’s Bellevue, while her sister Adriana Maggs, has written on some of Canadian TV’s most popular series including Rookie Blue, Saving Hope, Frontier and the upcoming CBC drama Caught. Adriana also directed the feature film Grown Up Movie Star starring Tatiana Maslany and Shawn Doyle.Maggs recently spoke with The TV Junkies as part of our Women Behind Canadian TV series to discuss making her way from Newfoundland to Toronto while working in the industry. She talked about the advantages of having family in the business, as well as how she found her creative start locally. Maggs also shared her views on the changes she’s seen regarding women directors, and why she desperately wants to see more diverse voices in writing rooms telling authentic stories on screen.The TV Junkies: You’re pretty busy and have a few projects with Caught and Little Dogcoming out later this spring. I’m really glad you were able to join us for this. Advertisementlast_img read more

Rogers names Brent Johnston to be new wireless president starting Monday

first_imgTORONTO – Rogers Communications has named a former Telus executive to be president for its wireless division starting Monday.Brent Johnston was most recently at Apple Canada from early 2016 until this year and, before that, he worked for 11 years at the wireless division of Telus Corp., which competes with Rogers.At Apple, his responsibilities included all product lines including smartphones sold through network carriers, national retail channels and enterprise clients.At Telus, he held several positions including senior vice-president for consumer marketing.The wireless business — which includes the Rogers, Fido and Chatr brands — accounts for more than half of all revenue at Rogers, which also owns a major cable and internet business in addition to various media holdings.Last year, wireless revenue totalled $8.3 billion out of a total of $14.1 billion.Looking ahead, Rogers, Bell, Telus and Shaw are upgrading their networks so they can deliver vastly more data at a new level of speed through fifth-generation wireless technology that’s expected to become commercially available by 2020.Companies in this story: (TSX:RCI.B, TSX:T, TSX:BCE, TSX:SJR.B)last_img read more