Evening with Champions

first_img An Evening with Champions Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Get a leg up All at once Emily Hughes ’11 dips low and aims high. Ice blue An expansive shot of the Bright Hockey Center displays the color, whirlwind, and fun of the night’s event. There is a light Linda Yao ’10, wearing her winter coat, operates the spotlight for skaters. Hey, it’s an ice rink after all! Sisters in arms Dazzling bodices and frilly dresses are just a few pleasures of skating. Here, members of Team Excel Junior, which features skaters from 18 New England regions, manage to be both identically dressed and distinctive. Shadow dancing Paul Wylie ’91 and 1976 Olympic medalist Dorothy Hamill move under the spotlight during the 40th anniversary of the Jimmy Fund benefit “An Evening with Champions,” sponsored by Harvard. With her spotlight purring like an old projector, Linda Yao ’10 used a steady hand to follow the cast of famed figure skaters as they shaved graceful ribbons into the ice during “An Evening with Champions.” “La Vie en Rose,” sung by Louis Armstrong, played over the loudspeakers, and a kaleidoscope of light bathed the ice.Over 40 years, the skating event has raised $2.4 million for the Jimmy Fund of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Brett Michael Giblin ’11, who co-chaired the event, said, “I truly believe that the reason this weekend was such a rousing success, from the incredible skating to the nearly perfect execution, was due to the fact that our volunteers were able to keep the objective that they were working toward — helping children with cancer — in the forefront of their minds.”The event struck a personal chord with 2006 Olympics skater Emily Hughes ’11, who first visited Harvard to participate in the event in 2006 to pay tribute to her mother, a cancer survivor. Hughes said, “I’m happy and excited that I can do this every year, and that it can go to a worthy cause. Cancer research has a more personal feel for me.” A shoulder to drape on Kimberly Navarro rides the back of partner Brent Bommentre. last_img read more

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US Embassy Barbados Provides PPE Funding For COVID-19 Response in the Eastern Caribbean

first_imgBy Steven McLoud/Diálogo June 03, 2020 With the high demand in the Eastern Caribbean for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies due to COVID-19, the United States stepped up to assist their partner nations during this crisis.More than $100,000 worth of PPE and other medical supplies were donated to seven Eastern Caribbean countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.Through the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s (CDEMA) Regional Response Mechanism, these PPEs could be distributed to the countries. The supplies included 1,000 surgical masks, 500 face shields, 250 protective goggles, 1,200 latex gloves, 1,000 shoe covers, 10 gallons of hand sanitizers, and 87 hazmat suits.The supplies were packaged for each country and issued to their respective national disaster offices for distribution targeting those who are on the front line and are highly exposed, including essential services personnel and security forces.“This donation is one of several programs and initiatives the U.S. has provided to support our neighbors in the Eastern Caribbean”, said U.S. Coast Guard Commander Steve Charnon, senior Defense official at the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, which also oversees the U.S. Security Cooperation Offices (SCO) in the Eastern Caribbean. “Coordinating these donations to help combat COVID-19 was a true team effort and reflects the enduring partnership between the U.S. and the Eastern Caribbean, as well as regional organizations such as CDEMA and the Regional Security System.”These packages were made possible by the SCO and are part of the larger U.S. Southern Command’s Humanitarian Assistance Program, which conducts activities in conjunction with partner nations to alleviate human suffering, disease, hunger and privation, particularly in regions where those needs may pose major challenges to the civilian population.“The unprecedented nature of this pandemic requires collaborative efforts between our region and its partners to respond effectively to the needs of our participating states”, said Elizabeth Riley, CDEMA executive director. “I would like to express our thanks to the SCO and U.S. Embassy Barbados for its support to the region’s ongoing management of the COVID-19 impact,” she added.last_img read more

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PREMIUMKPK dumps cases as credibility slumps

first_imgGoogle Forgot Password ? The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has revealed a plan to drop 36 investigations for lack of evidence in a move that is unlikely to shore up its already battered public image.The KPK has not publicly disclosed the list of cases for which investigations will be terminated, but they are likely to include some high-profile cases that the agency has sat on for months or even years without any sign they would be brought to court. By definition, the KPK only deals with high-level corruption scandals.The KPK has suffered huge credibility problems following a hastily enacted law governing its operation that effectively removed its independence and many of its tools, including wiretapping, to catch corruption convicts. To top it all, the House of Representatives, no friend of the KPK, named new commissioners in December who had already said they were not interested so much in per… Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Linkedin Topics : KPK Jokowi-second-term Firli-Bahuri weakening-KPKlast_img read more

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1928 Queenslander sold for $510K

first_imgThere’s even a claw foot bath.Located on a 478sq m block, the home is jam-packed with features including the classic entertainment deck — at the rear of the home — separate dining and living rooms, claw foot bath and original fixtures and fittings.“We had multiple offers on it. All locals. We don’t get too many Queenslanders on the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Smith said.The home sold for about $90,000 higher than the median price for four bedders in Nambour. This restored Queenslander has changed hands for $510,000.THIS may well be the prettiest house you see today — a four bedroom 1928 Queenslander that’s been restored and sold for $510,000.Original VJ walls, character timber flooring, fretwork, high ceilings and original casement windows make this home the quintessential Queenslander and that’s what drew buyers in, according to agent Grant Smith of Century 21 Sunshine Coast.The property at 11 George Street, Nambour, sold with two weeks of he and colleague Jacqui Dell listing it. It came on the market at $525,000 on January 10 and by the 24th it was under contract. This spot and a glass of lemonade on a balmy afternoon would be bliss.“The charm and character of the property got it up and it’s a small low maintenance block,” Mr Smith said. “We are seeing strong growth in past 12 months, seeing prices go up.”The home was “rumoured to have belonged to the mayor of the 1940s” and marketed as having “rich charm and history, if only walls could talk”. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoThe home has four bedrooms. It looks quite stately in those colours. Spacious and airy kitchen. Loads of room for separate dining.last_img read more

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