New app connects alums

first_imgHarvard and Radcliffe College alumni/ae returning to campus for this spring’s reunions will be able to connect in more ways than ever, thanks to the new Harvard/Radcliffe Reunion app for smartphones.The app allows reunion-goers to browse reunion events, add them to their calendars, see who else is attending, and view their own location on the campus map. Alumni will also be able to check in at events on Foursquare, monitor reunion-related activity via Twitter, and share photos and video with classmates via Facebook.“Our alumni are accustomed to a mobile-first culture of information consumption and social connection in their daily lives, and their experience on campus should be no different,” said Philip Lovejoy, deputy executive director of the Harvard Alumni Association “The Harvard/Radcliffe Reunion App will facilitate and enhance the way they engage with their returning College classmates at reunion as well as the University.”The app is a collaborative effort between Harvard Public Affairs and Communications, the Harvard Alumni Association, and Alumni Affairs and Development Communications and is available both as a mobile web application, accessible by browser on any smartphone, as well as native iPhone and iPad applications.The mobile web application is available here. The free iPhone and iPad applications are available in the iTunes app store, and can be used with the iPhone 4, 3GS, and 3G hardware.For more informationlast_img read more

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See Meryl Streep Rock Out in Ricki & the Flash, Co-Starring Audra McDonald

first_img Star Files View Comments Meryl. Audra. Ben Platt. Kevin Kline. Mamie Gummer. Are you excited for Ricki and the Flash yet?! The film, directed by Jonathan Demme, follows Ricki Rendazzo (Streep), who returns home after getting a small taste of fame as a rock star. Her ex-husband (Kline) has a new wife (McDonald), and her daughter (real-life daughter Gummer) is dealing with a tumultuous breakup of her own. Through tense dinner, naughty salon talk and rocking out, Ricki fights for one more chance to have it all. Take a look at the trailer below; the film is set to premiere on August 7.center_img Ben Plattlast_img read more

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The voice of the entrepreneur: What’s going on? Where and what does the CNTB do?

first_imgAlso, they reiterate the UGP’s appeal for the formation of an economic headquarters in which the representatives of the Government would navigate together with independent experts through the increasingly probable cold winter and ask the CNTB for regular reports. As of yesterday, the Netherlands has painted us orange. It all happened overnight. Without explanation, we are included in the risk zone. Arrangements of all kinds are being canceled en masse, from hotels, small renters, transport and transfers to table reservations in restaurants. And it doesn’t just stay in the Netherlands, it starts a chain reaction in other countries as well. And in the very peak of the season, they emphasize from UGP in their statement and add: However, these days the worst-case scenarios are happening to us, our reservations are canceled, buses full of guests at the border turn around and return to their home countries, foreign travel agencies cancel arrangements, EU countries put us in orange without notice and no specific reason. because Croatia is currently not one of the risk countries for travel in terms of the number of infected people. Especially not the coast and islands. “We ask for regular reports from the CNTB and Mr. Staničić, the leaders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and our diplomatic representatives abroad, what exactly are the ongoing activities, with what intensity and how can the public, UGP and tourism workers help?” And not to be confused. Today it is the Netherlands, tomorrow Austria, the day after tomorrow a third country. A negative image is created very quickly, an image of an unsafe destination. This needs to be stopped decisively and quickly! Go! You are already late because there is no time! Forget about vacations, working hours, weekends. We must all work together and try to save what is left of the tourist season, and thus thousands of jobs! Billions from the European Union cannot help us in this! ”They conclude in their statement. Croatian tourism has entered the “peak” of the season. For today’s notions of tourism, at the time of COVIDA-19, this means only one thing: we only have a month left to save our companies, crafts, apartments, jobs, our salaries, yours, theirs and our common budget.  The UGP is asking the Civil Protection Headquarters to divide Croatia into zones because tourist destinations are safe. It is necessary to separate heavily infected areas from parts that can live normally, of course with all the prescribed precautions. Slovenia has already done it for us. What are we waiting for? They also point out that Croatian tourist areas are still safe, there are no hotspots, local reactions are quick, and instructions have been issued for guests in case of infection. This situation can be worked on as before. So what happens at the height of the season for our guests to cancel our reservations? “The Committee for Tourism and Hospitality of UGP has already warned several times about this situation and the absence of urgent and concrete action of the CNTB. We have previously published articles in foreign media stating that Croatian tourism is safe, that the zones on the Adriatic are safe, that there are no hotspots and that Croatian tourism workers are very aware of the situation and do everything to protect all guests. It was announced by us, UGP, and not by those whose job it is. They still just count guests at the border, talk about percentages and number of nights, and pay for expensive, missed commercials!”He said Vedran Jakominić from the Committee for Tourism and Hospitality of UGP. Today the Dutch are leaving, tomorrow the Austrians, what are the CNTB and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism doing? – they ask loudly from the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association. What is happening? – they ask themselves in UGP and add: “We ask ourselves again, where is the CNTB, headed by director Kristijan Staničić? What are they doing? Do they react promptly or just follow the situation? Did they know about this before or did this information and this situation affect them as well as the entire tourism sector on the Adriatic? Are they negotiating, are they working on solving the problem together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia? ”last_img read more

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Offshore Wind Consultants settling in Japan

first_img“The Japanese government has announced big ambitions when it comes to renewables in general and offshore wind specifically. We want to be part of that vision and be available for offshore wind developers here, while also contributing towards local job and value creation,” said Will Cleverly, OWC Managing Director. “Setting up an office in Japan is an obvious next step for us.” OWC stated that it had previously worked in Japan’s offshore wind sector from its office in Taipei, Taiwan. According to OWC, Terasawa was involved in several offshore wind projects in Japan, including the Akita, Kashima and Hibikinada offshore wind farms. To head up the new office, OWC appointed Isao Terasawa as its first country manager, coming from Mott MacDonald’s Japan office where he held the role of general manager. Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is setting up an office in Tokyo to support the Japanese offshore wind market.last_img read more

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