Even with the changeable New England temperatures going up and down like a seesaw, few can forget the recent climb to a smoldering 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Frozen treats were one form of relief from the omnipresent heat, and the Harvard community sought them out wherever they could be found.In the summer, Annenberg Hall is the only place on campus where students can indulge in soft-serve frozen yogurt from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. (During the academic year, all the dining halls serve it up.)“Students really love it,” says Martin Breslin, director for Culinary Operations at Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS), noting that vanilla is the most popular flavor, although the selection can range from graham cracker pie to cookies and cream to red velvet cake. Frozen yogurt makes way for the real thing on Sundays, when an ice cream sundae bar serves up Richardson’s ice cream with a full complement of toppings. And for those with delicate constitutions, frozen lactose-, dairy-, or soy-free alternatives are available upon request.But since none of the campus retail locations sell ice cream, many Harvard folk venture into the Square to satisfy their cravings. J.P. Licks, Pinkberry, BerryLine, and Yogurtland are all just steps away, as are Ben & Jerry’s and Lizzy’s. And while a lot of ice cream and frozen yogurt is consumed on the hot, sunny days of summer, according to Breslin, consumption on campus is high year-round, with an increase during exam time.Bob Florio has worked at J.P. Licks for six years, and said it’s busiest in May, at the end of July, and August. Oreo cake batter is the store’s most popular flavor, and fudge the most popular topping. “We have the best fudge topping,” Florio said. He added that it’s busy all year, and people still order ice cream when it’s 10 degrees below zero outside.As July — National Ice Cream Month — winds down, the National Weather Service shows Cambridge’s temperatures going back up, so chances are you’ll find someone from the Harvard community dipping into a frozen delight. For Harvard University Information Technology’s Jaime Bermudez it will be frozen yogurt, because it’s “healthier than ice cream,” he said as he topped off a cup with Cap’n Crunch at Yogurtland.Taylor Reiter ’15, who visits Yogurtland (or BerryLine, and sometimes Pinkberry) two to three times a week, said she loves a plain flavor with chocolate chips, or cookies and cream.Ali Almossawi, a former research associate at Harvard Business School who was back in town for a conference, had already been to J.P. Licks twice during his stay. “I miss it,” he said over a cup of chocolate brownie ice cream, confessing that he’d probably be back a few more times before he returns to San Francisco on Monday.
Ghana would play for one of the five places allocated to Africa at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after FIFA made no changes in the number of qualification slots.The Black Stars have participated in the last two competitions as they were the best side from the continent after reaching the quarter-finals at the 2010 edition hosted by South Africa.FIFA said on Thursday there would be no change in the number of qualification slots allocated to each continent when the South American nation hosts the 32-team tournament.The decision means that Asia keeps 4.5 places, Oceania half a place, Africa five, Concacaf 3.5 and Europe 13.South America remain with 4.5 while Brazil will qualify automatically as host.Source: Ghanafa.org
Trading has resumed on Wall Street after a third freeze to prevent a crash. Circuit breakers were tripped after the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both fell by more than 8% seconds after the opening bell.This is the third time in the last week that trading was halted.Trading was halted today for the third time in six sessions as the S&P 500 fell more than 7%, despite the Fed’s earlier attempt to counter the impact of coronavirus by cutting interest rates to near zero. Here’s what we’re watching in the markets today. #WSJWhatsNow pic.twitter.com/sHTpq3aOZo— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 16, 2020 Trading on Wall Street was halted seconds after the opening bell.The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 22-hundred points lower at the opening bell on Wall Street.The slide continues despite the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates to zero over the weekend.The Federal Reserve made the emergency move to stop the economic bloodshed fueled by the coronavirus.The new federal funds rate is zero to one-quarter percent. It’s also launching a massive $700-billion quantitative easing program is also going into effect.
WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — The Wynne School Board has expelled two junior varsity football players who were accused of placing a noose around the neck of a Black student.. The board met in executive session Wednesday and decided to expel the two students for the rest of the semester. The Jonesboro Sun reports that it’s a lesser punishment that the one recommended by Superintendent Carl Easley, who supported expulsion for the rest of the school year. Easley says five students were originally suspended. He declined further comment.Few details have been released about the alleged incident. Family members have said the White students placed a noose around the 14-year-old Black student’s neck, but authorities have not confirmed that account.Police in Wynne say no one was injured and that an investigation shows no criminal activity took place.More than 150 people attended the hearing. Many were angered by the board’s decision, and Wynne police were called in to calm the crowd.Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, http://www.jonesborosun.com.
The government has introduced a new tax incentive programme to raise the productivity of South Africa’s manufacturing sector by supporting investments in assets and subsidising training for employees. The applications will be assessed by an adjudication committee, which will present applications to the minister of trade and industry for approval within a six-week timeframe. Davies said the government was well aware of the need to improve capital investment in South African manufacturing. “It is a problem which is rightly important. Investment and training is vital in upgrading the manufacturing sector. 9 November 2010 The new incentive programme replaces the Strategic Industrial Projects (SIP) programme, which resulted in the creation of around 6 600 jobs while promoting private sector investment. Companies will also be able to deduct R36 000 per employee as part of a training allowance, with the maximum training allowance for a single company ranging from R20-million to R30-million. Improving capital investment According to Engineering News, investors in “greenfield” projects (projects that use new and unused manufacturing assets) and “brownfield” projects (expansions or upgrades of existing projects) that involve capital of more than R200-million but less than R1.6-billion, can apply for a tax allowance equal to between 35% and 55% of a project’s value. The incentive, which will run until 31 December 2015, offers a maximum of R900-million in tax breaks for greenfield projects, and a maximum of R550-million in tax breaks for brownfield projects. The qualifying criteria for the tax incentives include companies “going green” by saving energy, and projects creating direct employment in the country. The incentive, which falls under the Income Tax Act, will see the government foregoing R5.6-billion in revenue while extending R20-billion in tax incentives. “The decline of credit extension to support investment in manufacturing was another reason for the creation of the incentive,” Davies added. “The restructuring of the Industrial Development Corporation will also be looked at.” “What we’re doing today is providing allowances which will be measured in terms of the maximum, which will be deductable from the tax obligations of companies that qualify, which will be about R20-billion,” Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said in Pretoria on Monday. Davies said that while these were “quite significant results”, more needed to be done, and on a larger scale. “We’re seeking to have diversification and employment growth,” he said. According to Moeketsi Marumo of the Enterprise Organisation, a division of the Department of Trade and Industry, the tobacco, alcoholic beverages and arms and ammunition sectors are excluded from the incentive. Qualifying criteria SAinfo reporter and BuaNews
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli president De Laurentiis open to re-signing Higuainby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says he’d be prepared to re-sign Gonzalo Higuain.Back with Juventus after a six month loan spell with Chelsea, Higuain has hit the ground running under former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri.De Laurentiis said: “Sarri has many positive sides and some that are negative. In England he has improved, Juve has different dressing room dynamics from ours. “Higuain? If (Carlo) Ancelotti asked me, I would say why not…?” He added: “Against Liverpool, I saw the real Napoli.”
BLOOMINGTON, IN – AUGUST 31: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a passl during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Big Ten Media Days are currently taking place in Chicago this week, meaning the offseason is finally over, the preseason is here and the season is soon to come. In anticipation of the start of the 2016 season, the Big Ten Network has ranked the top 100 players in the conference. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, Michigan State has the most players in the top 100. There are 15 Spartans in BTN’s top 100, one more than Ohio State. Here are the teams with the most players in the top 100:Michigan State – 15Ohio State – 14Michigan, Nebraska – 10 Penn State, Iowa – 9The top 10 players in the conference:10. TE Jake Butt, Michigan. Arguably the best tight end in the nation, Butt hauled in 51 passes for 654 yards and three scores last season, and should be even better for an exceptional Wolverine offense. 9. OL Dan Feeney, Indiana. This guy is a powerful force at the point of attack, he plays with a defensive mentality, and he’s a flat-out nasty. 8. LB Anthony Walker, Northwestern. Only three players in the nation had more tackles for loss (20.5) a season ago, and only two players in the Big Ten registered more tackles (122). 7. LB Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State. A likely future All-American and first-round selection, McMillan is a classic linebacker who can play with power and speed. 6. RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State. A freakish athlete, Barkley set the Penn State freshman rushing record (1,076 yards), all while missing two games and receiving one carry in the season opener. 5. DB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan. He defended 20 passes last season to emerge as one of the nation’s premier shutdown corners. 4. DT Malik McDowell, Michigan State. A dominant interior lineman with a knack for making huge plays, McDowell will anchor what should be an outstanding Michigan State defense in 2016. 3. DB/LBJabrill Peppers, Michigan. Cornerback. Safety. Linebacker. Even receiver. It doesn’t matter where No. 5 lines up, he’s a supreme talent who’s as “much-watch” as anyone in the nation. 2. DB Desmond King, Iowa. The reigning Jim Thorpe winner set a school record with eight interceptions last season, and enters the season as the nation’s top defensive back. 1. QB J.T. Barrett, Ohio State. He will be looking to recapture his 2014 form, when he was the top signal-caller in the Big Ten as a redshirt freshman. Barrett is a deadly combination of athletic ability and savvy who is the perfect fit for this offense. And he’s a great leader. You can view the full rankings here.[BTN]
Facebook/Leah PaskeTravis Rudolph, a wide receiver for the Florida State Seminoles, made the day of a young fan and his mother.During a visit to a local middle school, Rudolph sat down to eat lunch with a student with autism, so that he wouldn’t have to eat alone.Leah Paske, the boy’s mother, received a picture of the gesture, and penned an amazingly heartwarming Facebook post thanking him. It is absolutely worth a read. The full text of the post:Several times lately I have tried to remember my time in middle school, did I like all my teachers, do I even remember them? Did I have many friends? Did I sit with anyone at lunch? Just how mean were kids really? I remember one kid on the bus called me “Tammy Fay Baker” bc I started awkwardly wearing eye liner in the sixth grade, I remember being tough and calling him a silly name back, but when he couldn’t see me anymore I cried. I do remember middle school being scary, and hard. Now that I have a child starting middle school, I have feelings of anxiety for him, and they can be overwhelming if I let them. Sometimes I’m grateful for his autism. That may sound like a terrible thing to say, but in some ways I think, I hope, it shields him. He doesn’t seem to notice when people stare at him when he flaps his hands. He doesn’t seem to notice that he doesn’t get invited to birthday parties anymore. And he doesn’t seem to mind if he eats lunch alone. It’s one of my daily questions for him. Was there a time today you felt sad? Who did you eat lunch with today? Sometimes the answer is a classmate, but most days it’s nobody. Those are the days I feel sad for him, but he doesn’t seem to mind. He is a super sweet child, who always has a smile and hug for everyone he meets. A friend of mine sent this beautiful picture to me today and when I saw it with the caption “Travis Rudolph is eating lunch with your son” I replied “who is that?” He said “FSU football player”, then I had tears streaming down my face. Travis Rudolph, a wide receiver at Florida State, and several other FSU players visited my sons school today. I’m not sure what exactly made this incredibly kind man share a lunch table with my son, but I’m happy to say that it will not soon be forgotten. This is one day I didn’t have to worry if my sweet boy ate lunch alone, because he sat across from someone who is a hero in many eyes. Travis Rudolph thank you so much, you made this momma exceedingly happy, and have made us fans for life! #travisrudolph #gonoles#FSU #autismmom #fansforlifeRudolph was showed the post before practice, and his reaction was fantastic as well.Just spoke with #FSU WR Travis Rudolph. He told me he read the mother’s post before practice and that it nearly brought tears to his eyes.— Kenny Morales (@KennyMoralesTV) August 30, 2016Travis Rudolph: “He’s a cool person, I’ll hang out with him any day. And for the mom, if he needs my (cell) number, he can get it.” #FSU— Kenny Morales (@KennyMoralesTV) August 30, 2016Unfortunately, we have to deal with a lot of horrible issues in covering college football, often on a daily basis. It makes it far easier to know that the vast majority of players, like Travis Rudolph, are legitimately good people, and prove it with their actions off the field.[CBS Sports]
APTN National NewsIn the March of 2014, Sturgeon Lake RCMP received a complaint of a historical sexual assault alleged to have occurred in September 1974.Sturgeon Lake Chief Henry Felix was charged with sex assault five months later in August.The embattled chief is now breaking his silence and claims the allegations are politically motivated.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf has the story.