Honan Race gains ground

first_imgHundreds of Harvard students, alumni, and staff, along with the Harvard University Band, crossed the Charles River this past weekend to run in the 10th annual Brian J. Honan 5K Road Race.Almost 700 Harvard-affiliated runners — nearly double the number of participants last year — were among the 1,800 runners on Sunday. The race benefits the Brian J. Honan Charitable Fund, with Harvard-affiliated runners sponsored by Harvard Public Affairs & Communications and the Harvard Business School.Kevin G. Honan, state representative for Allston-Brighton, and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino were on hand to start the race and celebrate Brian Honan’s legacy.“Brian was a very special person who cared about his constituents,” said Menino. “He’s remembered by so many young people through the Brian J. Honan Fellowship” — a program that engages youth across Boston, developing leadership skills and stimulating interest in public service — “and I meet with those kids every year. To be here today to support Brian and that next generation of leaders, to give back to the community, is really important.”Menino, who received an honorary degree at Harvard’s 2013 commencement last May, added that the University’s yearly involvement in the race was vital to the community.“Harvard participates in so many events,” ranging from “today’s race to after-school programs in local schools,” he said. “It’s just an integral part of the Allston neighborhood.”For Kevin Honan — brother to Brian, a Boston City Council representative for Allston-Brighton who died in 2002 — the event connects members of the community and honors his brother’s legacy of public service.“The road race has really brought the neighborhood together,” Honan said. “Allston-Brighton residents and local colleges, especially Harvard. Their participation really helps this race, no doubt about it, and Harvard’s really stepped up to help make this race a success.”For Christine Heenan, Harvard’s vice president for public affairs and communications, whose department sponsored more than 500 runners, it was a day to celebrate community.  “As a member of the Allston community, Harvard is proud to join our students, faculty, and staff with Allston-Brighton residents and Boston’s leadership for a day of fitness and fun. We love this race.”Abel Arwaga ’15 of Quincy House said the race was a chance to challenge himself physically and explore the neighborhood.“This is my first time running in this race, and I’ve never been to this area,” said Arwaga, who’s “working his way up” to running in the Boston Marathon. “I thought Boston was a small town, but it’s so big, and there’s so much more to it than just Cambridge and downtown. It’s great to see it and be a part of it. I’ll definitely be back next year.”Craig Rodgers, a counselor at Harvard’s Bureau of Study Counsel, ran the 5K for the seventh time. A leader with Harvard On the Move, he took a team of almost 70 runners on a pre-race run from Weld Boathouse to the Honan race site.“It’s a huge bonding experience for the entire Harvard community,” Rodgers said. “It’s an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty who normally don’t hang out together to get to know each other doing something completely nonacademic, which is why you see so many smiling faces.”Harvard Ph.D. candidate Bo Waggoner was among them.  He emerged the winner, with a race time of 14:58.  And at least half the top 10 finishers were affiliated with Harvard.For Jacques Goupil, the race is a family tradition. Goupil, who lives in the Oak Square neighborhood in Brighton, ran while pushing a stroller holding his sons Sebastian, age 5, and Jonah, 3. His wife, Nicole, also ran, pushing their youngest child in a stroller.“We met Kevin Honan a while back, and we love the community,” said Goupil, adding that he was also there to support the Oak Square YMCA’s Oaktoberfest 5K.Ally Freedy ’14, student manager of the Harvard University Band, was delighted that the band was able to perform at the race, as well as marching in the 30th annual Allston-Brighton Day Parade that immediately followed. A busy football season schedule had prevented the band from playing at the race until this year.“We really wanted to try and make this happen,” Freedy said. “We love participating in community events. We lead the parade for Duckling Day in Boston and play Christmas caroling around the city, so we’re really happy to be here. It was a good time.”Mitchell Dong ’75, who divides his time between Harvard Square and New York City, came to town for The Harvard Campaign launch and decided to join the race as well.“Brian Honan was a great councilor,” he said. “This race is a great opportunity to meet people, hang out with friends, and run. Coming out to local neighborhoods really connects with the community. It’s a beautiful day, and a great event.”last_img read more

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After two transfers, North Texas’ Jalen Guyton matures as offensive threat

first_img Published on September 26, 2017 at 10:24 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez Less than a year later, Guyton was prohibited from attending the Irish’s annual awards dinner and started looking for a new school.His dad, Jeff, likened the transfer process to starting over. No longer a blue-chip recruit, Guyton went to Trinity Valley. The expansive stadiums and sleek locker rooms were left behind and traded for Bruce Field a stadium with a capacity of 4,000, one-fourth of Allen’s stadium. For Guyton, this was like being down late in the fourth quarter with the game, and his career, on the line.“(Playing at Trinity Valley) opened my eyes,” Guyton said. “It makes you want to love football more. I learned at Trinity Valley. I appreciate it, I think I needed that experience.”In 12 games for the Cardinals, Guyton caught 45 passes for 968 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was rated as the third best JUCO wide receiver in the 2017 class, per 247sports.com. Texas was where his career began and leaving for Notre Dame almost ruined it. Returning saved it.Courtesy of North Texas Athletics DepartmentAfter rejecting offers from Marshall, Bowling Green and West Virginia, Guyton opted to stay close to home and chose North Texas — an hour away from his hometown — and became a part of the football team’s leadership council.During the Mean Green’s fourth contest of the season on Sept. 23, Guyton lined up on the right side of the formation and ran a go-route. He battled with the cornerback down the sideline, located the ball and grabbed it over the top of the defender. Twenty yards from the end zone, he juked past the safety and carried another defender over the goal line for a touchdown in an eventual 46-43 win.“You can always battle back,” Guyton said. “It’s not really about what happens to you, it’s about how you react.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Jalen Guyton has dedicated his life to football. He grew up in a town where state champions are the closest thing to royalty and played multiple games in an NFL stadium.“I have a new type of respect for football,” Guyton said. “I kind of look at life in terms of football. Today is a football game that I got to overcome. This week is a football game. It’s a metaphor for life.”Currently at North Texas (2-2, 1-0 Conference USA), his third college in three years, Guyton is trying to hang onto his NFL dream. A four-star recruit out of Allen (Texas) High school, Guyton committed to Notre Dame and redshirted his first season. On Dec. 18, 2015, two weeks before the Irish faced Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl, Guyton was suspended for disciplinary reasons and left the program.After a one-year stint at Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College, Guyton returned to Division I football and enrolled at North Texas. Guyton has started all four games and is second on the team with four touchdowns.“I don’t see (North Texas) as an endgame,” Guyton said. “Right now, I’m focused on being the best football player, student, teammate I can be.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs a child, he spent Sundays either watching the Dallas Cowboys at home or driving an hour south to AT&T Stadium to experience it live.Entering high school, he was greeted with a $60 million, 18,000-seat stadium and the aura of being one of the best players in Texas. The pinnacle of Guyton’s high school career came in 2014, when he led the Allen Eagles to its third-straight Class 6A state title and played in front more than 50,000 people in AT&T Stadium.“When you’re in the stands, it’s great,” Guyton said. “When you’re on the field you’re the apex of everybody’s attention.”On Feb. 4, 2015, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly tweeted a photo with his arm around Guyton with the caption, “Had to pull out all stops to get my man from Texas, including a boat, jet skis and floaties. Haha! Welcome, J!”last_img read more

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Recycling tyres, creating jobs

first_img10 January 2012 A waste tyre management plan to be rolled out later this year will create a “sustainable recycling industry” to deal with a major waste problem, the recycling initiative said on Monday.The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) said the Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan, which had been approved by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, would create jobs and foster small and medium-sized businesses throughout the country.Job creation, business development “The new law is intended not only to support the creation of a sustainable recycling industry to deal with a major and problematic waste product, but also to create jobs and foster small and medium sized businesses in communities throughout the country,” the group said.All involved in the industry have to register by 31 January 2012.Redisa said the income generated from a rand-per-kilo levy charged to tyre manufacturers and importers would be used to help stimulate start-up businesses around the collection, transportation, storage and recycling of the waste.It would also be used for research and development, training, monitoring and overall community upliftment.10-million scrap tyres a year The South African tyre industry produces more than 10-million scrap tyres a year.According to Redisa it is estimated that between 60- and 100-million scrap tyres are stockpiled in South Africa.“Waste tyres pose an environmental problem, both as pollutants and as breeding grounds for mosquitoes and vermin,” the group said.“However, there is as yet no effective technology for disposing of tyres in an environmentally friendly yet economically viable way.“The need for research and development, collection and recycling is therefore imperative. The opportunity for generating jobs and new industry businesses aligned to the recycling of waste tyres is of paramount importance.”The group said the R2.30 per kilometre levy charged to the manufacturer would effectively subsidise the collection and recycling processes.By giving the tyres a value for recycling, entrepreneurs would be able to build a business out of collecting tyres from their community and delivering them to a collection point.Sapalast_img read more

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16″, 20″, 22″, 26″ Medium Brown 04# 100 Strands Indian Premier Remy Loop Micro Ring 100% Human Hair Extensions AAA* UK Seller (22″) – Best seller on amazon!! Top rate customer service!!!

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Must Have Travel Apps: Tested On A Real Trip

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Android#apps#international#iOS 6 What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement On a trip to San Francisco last week, I invited technology to bring me to my knees. Choosing to surrender my formerly sharp analog city instincts for the purposes of an experiment, I mapped even the simplest of routes on my smartphone, dialed nary a hotel front desk and never once so much as lifted a hand to hail a cab the good ol’ fashioned way. That’s not to say that I needed any of the myriad apps that alternately had me walking the toward my destination and walking into traffic at any given time, but I was curious if relying wholly on my mobile devices would actually make my life easier or just add a layer of electronic hassle.Here’s how my starter pack of travel apps stacked up – from the essential to the ones that made me want to sacrifice my phone to the third rail. 1. Getting Around Made Addictively Easy: UberAs a former Manhattanite and all-around urban power-walker, I don’t take cabs often. But in San Francisco, my constant frustration with the public transportation system drove me to it once or twice – and everyone kept telling me I had to try Uber. “You’ll feel like a gangster,” they said. “You have to order the black car just to see how it feels.” So I did. Not only did it subtract every irritating thing that annoys me about getting a cab to begin with (Vying against fellow city-goers! Arguing about using a credit card! Awkward tipping!) but I felt like a mafia wife. Amazing.2. #Epicfail: Apple Maps In iOS 6At the moment, I use both an iPhone 4S and a Nexus 4, so I thought I’d put Apple’s new Maps to the test. I rarely defend Apple’s software choices, but recently I’d even reassured a few friends that iOS 6 maps wasn’t that bad. Well, I’d like to formally apologize to anyone who listened to me – Maps in iOS 6 is godforsakenly bad. In San Francisco – the technology capitol of the United States – most of the time the app didn’t even properly display the Montgomery, Powell, and Civic Center BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) stations in the middle of downtown. Instead, it always showed the Van Ness Muni (local San Francisco mass transit) station… and the Apple Store, of course. Want bus directions? Forget about it. Enjoy the redirect to a third-party app. I imagine Apple execs have quite a few Uber bills showing up on those expense reports.3. A Lifesaver With Limited Options: Hotel TonightIn a weird turn of events that involved geophysicists taking over SoMA, I had to basically had to hotel-hop for my four nights in San Francisco. After last-minute-ish Airbnb propositions consummately failed me, I turned to Hotel Tonight, which yes, books same-day hotels at deep discounts. I’m a comparison shopping junkie, so Hotel Tonight’s simple, sleek interface and small batch of curated bookings was perfect. The app refreshes with new listings at noon (it sends alterts!), and was perfect for all of my last minute “I’m not sleeping in my rental car” needs. 4. The Essentialest Essential Travel App: YelpYelp has been one of my top three essential apps since… forever. It’s almost a nervoud tic at this point – I can’t actually cross the threshold of any kind of establishment without Yelping it, even in my own city. With reliable user ratings, a robust map view and awesome filters, Yelp will never do you wrong.5. Serendipitous But Superfluous: Field Trip for AndroidI’ve been playing around with this one a bit, and it’s pretty neat if you’re not in a hurry. The app, built by Niantic Labs within Google, is a handy little virtual tour guide that surfaces cool stuff nearby with contextual info. You can teach it what you’re interested in and set up geo-triggered alerts for your stroll through a city. In my case I enabled the Architecture and Historic Places categories and disabled all of the deals and shopping stuff. It’s far from essential, but it’s a neat way to learn cool facts that will come up later on Jeopardy – and it ties into Ingress, Google’s crazy new Augmented Reality game.6. The Best Maps App, Still: Google Maps For AndroidAh, sweet, native Google Maps. The app has always been superior on its home turf, and with Jelly Bean and Google Now it’s better than ever. It’s got it all, turn-by-turn directions, support for public transportation (and biking routes!) and starring locations (akin to dropping a pin) is my favorite way to see where I’ve been and where I’m going.7. Reality Gamification With Occasional Social Utility: FoursquareCall me paranoid, but I don’t open Foursquare unless I’m out of town – it just creeps me out. Since most of my travel is to tech events, Foursquare is suddenly transformed from stalker-bait to a bustling real-life mini-game that helps me find friends – and cut the signal-to-noise ratio when there are multiple events going on and you can’t tell which is the cool one and which is the decoy event for losers. Don’t be fooled- there’s always a decoy event.I may have almost walked into traffic more than a few times while triangulating my position when I wasn’t particularly lost, but I did learn a few things. Whipping out a smartphone can be disruptive, but with smart notifications, dead-simple interfaces and cooler data, the best apps are getting even better at seamlessly weaving themselves into our worlds. Just look both ways before you cross the street.Other handy apps that I didn’t end up using on this trip: Kayak, Airbnb, Lyft, TripAdvisor.San Francisco City Center image courtesy of Shutterstock.center_img taylor hatmaker Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Dhoni may face one Test ban for slow over-rate

first_imgIndia cricket captain MS. Dhoni may end up warming the benches when India take on England during the second Test match from July 29 at Nottingham.According to UK daily, the Daily Express, India recorded an over-rate of 13 per hour instead of the required 15 during England’s first innings. And if that is not covered during this innings, Dhoni may have to serve a ban in accordance with the ICC rules.The International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct states that the captain of any team which is found guilty of bowling slow over-rates on three occasions in a 12-month period will face a one-match suspension.Dhoni has already been booked twice by the ICC in this regard after India failed to reach the required over-rate during January’s third Test against South Africa and the recent match against the West Indies in Barbados.Keeping the ICC rule in consideration, even if the India skipper manages to escape punishment on this occasion, the threat is likely to remain throughout the series.last_img read more

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Greece Kicked Around By Colombia, 3-0

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares BRAZIL – Greece struggled in its World Cup opener, losing 3-0  to Colombia at Estadio Mineirao in Brazil, but the team and their fans are still hopeful they will pull themselves together and advance out of Group C. Their next game is Thursday, June 19 against Japan.Goals from Pablo Armero, Teofilo Gutierrez and James Rodriguez secured the three points for the Colombians, who will also play Japan and Ivory Coast in the group.Armero’s shot crept over the line in the fifth minute after he struck goalwards from Juan Cuadrado’s cross from the right, with goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis unable to keep out the effort that deflected off Kostas Manolas’ foot.Colombia’s lead was doubled in the 58th minute when Abel Aguilar helped on a corner into the path of Gutierrez, who tapped into an empty net from inside the six-yard box.And the success was sealed by Rodriguez in injury time as he fired low into the corner following a smart flick by Cuadrado.Ilias from New City watched the game and summed it up for TNH: “Colombia kicked our kolos.”Colombia started its first World Cup campaign in 16 years in dazzling fashion in front of a big, loud pro-Colombian crowd.Colombia’s pace and trickery were too much for Greece to handle in the latter stages and the 57,174 crowd, most dressed in bright yellow shirts, chanted “Ole, ole” after the result at Estadio Mineriao.GGreece had the majority of possession with 54 percent, but whenever Colombia players got hold off the ball, they blazed down the flanks and through the middle of the pitch, disorientating their opponents.The Greeks had a chance to pull a goal back after Gutierrez’s goal, but an unmarked Georgios Samaras rattled the crossbar from two yards out.There were other chances, too. Panagiotis Kone’s shot went just wide in the first half. Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina then made an outstanding reaction save to deny Kone just before halftime.Greece’s defenders started getting frustrated with Colombia’s pace in the second half and began to foul the South Americans, with two players picked up yellow cards within minutes.The result will give Colombia confidence that it can win competitive matches without star striker Radamel Falcao, who was ruled out after failing to recovery from a serious knee injury. The other Group C teams, Ivory Coast and Japan, were playing later on June 14.Greece now have to regroup ahead of its second match against Japan after its notoriously solid defense leaked three goals.(Material from the Associated Press was used in this report)last_img read more

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ExUS Navy Officers Face Criminal Charges over Collisions

first_imgzoom The commanding officers of two US Navy destroyers, which were involved in fatal collisions in 2017, could face courts-martial and military criminal charges, US Navy said in a statement.The charges are a part of the navy’s efforts to address the problems that led to the collisions of USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain with merchant vessels in the Pacific Ocean on June 17 and August 21, respectively, in which 17 sailors lost their lives.As a result, the US Navy dismissed several senior officers, including the commander of the US 7th Fleet. The officials have now informed that investigative hearings would be held to review evidence supporting possible criminal charges against the commanding officers and several lower-ranking officers who served on the two destroyers.The commanding officer and three other officers on the USS Fitzgerald are facing charges including dereliction of duty, hazarding a vessel, and negligent homicide. Additionally, the commanding officer of USS John S. McCain faces charges include dereliction of duty, hazarding a vessel, and negligent homicide. Also, one charge of dereliction of duty was preferred and is pending referral to a forum for a chief petty officer, the US Navy said.“The announcement of an Article 32 hearing and referral to a court-martial is not intended to and does not reflect a determination of guilt or innocence related to any offenses. All individuals alleged to have committed misconduct are entitled to a presumption of innocence,” the statement reads.Additional administrative actions are being conducted for members of both crews including non-judicial punishment for four Fitzgerald and four John S. McCain crewmembers.last_img read more

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