A look inside: Currier House

first_img Love you Jim Cavallaro signs to his daughter Mara as she’s lifted to school and he departs on a business trip. Five staff photographers will offer close-ups of the interests, activities, and personalities inside five Harvard Houses in installments over the course of the academic year. In the second of the series, Rose Lincoln visits Currier House, home of 10-year-old Mara. When Mara Cavallaro started fifth grade last month, she titled her introductory essay, “Me as a House Master’s Daughter.” The first sentence said, ”I live in a Harvard residence in the middle of a quad which is already blooming with white and yellow flowers.”Ten-year-old Mara, who has a pile of Mad Lib magazines and a blue beta fish named “Bloofey,” lives in Currier House in the Radcliffe Quad with her parents, Nadejda Marques, a research coordinator at the Harvard School of Public Health, and James Cavallaro, a clinical professor of law. Her parents are the interim Currier House masters.Asked what she likes about living at Currier, Mara fires off a list: “I like the soft-serve machine, I like the quad, I like the Cabot House master’s daughter … I like the pool table, the ping pong table, the air hockey table, and the dining hall.”Mara has two jobs at Currier. “I am the official Currier House event-poster-flier maker. I hang them too. I am also Patricia C. Machado’s assistant in I.D. swiping for … dining services. I get paid in brownies. They owe me six.” Rose Lincoln/Staff Photographer Hangin’ at Harvard This is the life! Air hockey right in your front yard. Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack Mara (middle) jumps rope outside her Currier House home with her mother, House master Nadejda Marques (right), and pal Autumn Galindo (left). Trick, or treat? Mara models her Wednesday Adams costume, which she is planning to wear on Halloween. Currier kid Mara Cavallaro’s parents, Nadejda Marques and Jim Cavallaro, are the Currier House masters. A few extra inches Oh, to be tall! Mara (right) and Autumn put on a show with homemade stilts. Sad goodbye Harvard Law School Clinical Professor of Law Jim Cavallaro, a House master at Currier House, walks Mara to the bus stop. On this morning, she’s unhappy because her father is leaving on a work-related trip. Storytime Mara and her mother read Portuguese books to each other every night. They lived in Brazil until Mara was three. Currier kid Babysitter’s club Harvard student and Currier House resident Lindsey Brinton ’12 teaches Mara piano while babysitting her. Dance, Mara, dance! If you can dance, dance! Mara has the dance studio all to herself. Open house Mara (right) and Autumn hang fliers announcing the Currier House open house. Play date Mara (on right, in stockinged feet) and Mara’s mother (left) wait for Autumn’s mom to arrive. last_img read more

What’s the Greatest Stephen Sondheim Musical?

first_imgThe Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Every day is a great day to celebrate the work of Stephen Sondheim! The Broadway legend’s Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, officially opened at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre on February 23, and audiences are currently devouring Sweeney Todd whole at off-Broadway’s Barrow Street Theatre. In honor of this major Sondheim moment, we’re asking fans which of his beloved works (not including his lyrics-only projects) is truly the greatest of all. We know—it’s about as daunting as a shave from Sweeney himself. But you are not alone. No one is alone. Broadway.com Editorial Assistant Lindsey Sullivan started this journey off with her top 10. You decide what’s right you decide what’s good. It’s your time, breathe it in. All right, you get the idea. Your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! View Commentslast_img read more

5 Kerala cricketers suspended, 8 others fined for dissent

first_imgThiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) on Friday suspended five Kerala team members and fined another eight for dissent against captain Sachin Baby.India cricketer Sanju Samson is one among the eight who have been fined.In a statement issued here by the secretary of KCA, Sreejith V.Nair, said that on the basis of individual hearing with all the players it was clearly evident that the players were involved in endangering the harmony, stability and interest of the Association and also engaged in the signature campaign against the captain.“There was a deliberate intention to defame the captain as well as KCA. Hence, it was unanimously decided to impose suspension on five and fine eight others for their misconduct,” said Nair.Those who have been suspended for the next three one day matches and a penalty equivalent to three days BCCI match fee for one day matches are Raiphi Vincent Gomez, Sandeep S. Warrier, Rohan Prem, Asif K and Mohammed Azharuddeen.Those who have been fined equivalent to three days BCCI match fee for one day matches are Abhishek Mohan, Akshay K C, Fabid Farook Ahmed, Nidheesh M D, Sanju Viswanadh (Samson), Salman Nizar, Sijomon Joseph and V.A. Jagadeesh.The players were instructed to remit the penalty amount to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund on or before September 15 and to submit a proof of remittance.KCA has also decided to warn the players to refrain from such activities in future and any repetition of such offence by them will invite severe action. IANSlast_img read more

Top target will NOT make West Ham or Newcastle move this summer

first_imgFrank de Boer will not be heading to West Ham or Newcastle this summer, according to his brother Ronald.The Ajax boss has been linked with a switch to the Premier League, with the Hammers and Magpies currently looking for new managers.Some reports earlier in the week claimed the 45-year-old had held talks with the east London side but, speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show, Ronald insisted Frank will remain at the Dutch giants.“Frank has decided to stay at Ajax for at least another year,” he told talkSPORT. “He’s said to his manager he doesn’t want to take any calls for another year.“After that, everyone can call him. He will stay at Ajax for another season for sure.”last_img

County Council urge motorists to drive with caution as temperatures drop

first_imgDonegal County Council have today announced that gritters will not be on the roads tonight, however this may change if temperatures fall even more.They urge motorists to drive with care and assume that “no road is ice-free”.Donegal County Council have created an interactive map for motorists to see which roads may be icy. You can view this map by clicking here.To keep up to date with Donegal County Council’s road news you can follow them on Twitter.County Council urge motorists to drive with caution as temperatures drop was last modified: November 12th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

America Needs More Entrepreneurs

first_imgRead this article called How Capitalism Dies.There are a bunch of interesting statistics here, like how many people now receive aid from the federal government. But more interesting is the long trend of businesses closing without a greater number opening to replace these businesses.I do believe that business is more difficult than it has ever been. I also believe it is more competitive than ever. I also believe that in this Disruptive Age, there are tons of systemic challenges. But it isn’t so difficult that anyone with a good idea and the intestinal fortitude can’t start and run a business. How can it be that there are more classes on entrepreneurship and fewer entrepreneurs?We need more entrepreneurs.Why Entrepreneurs FailI haven’t seen too many serious entrepreneurs with really bad business ideas (with the exception of some technology entrepreneurs who get excited about counting things). Most of the time, the entrepreneurs I have seen have good, valuable ideas. Their hearts in the right place, and they really want to create something. But the one question I routinely ask tells me everything I need to know about whether or not they will succeed. That question is this:“What is your client acquisition strategy?”Entrepreneur after entrepreneur crumbles when faced with this question. They believe that success comes from acquiring investors. The worst belief they have is that they can take enough investor money and sell the company for some amount of money that stretches credulity. That isn’t entrepreneurship. Get rich quick schemes don’t make you an entrepreneur either.There is no successful entrepreneur anywhere that didn’t create customers.How Entrepreneurs SucceedIf you want to start and build your own business, you need a few things. You need a great way to create value for other people, value that they are willing to pay for. And then you need people who will agree to pay you for that value.I’ve seen entrepreneurs start multimillion dollar business with nothing more than a laptop and the gumption to offer their services (I mean literally. They had nothing else.). I’ve seen entrepreneurs fail after investors poured millions of dollars into their business. The invested money wasn’t as valuable to their survival as the ability to gain paying customers would have been.Capitalism isn’t going to die anytime soon. If you have it in your heart to start something, there is no better time than now. But only if you have the ability and the willingness to go and acquire customers. Without that, you’re a statistic. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

Laziness Repels Success

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now There are a lot of things that repel success. Your poor mindset and a bad attitude will certainly drive success away, and so will things like a lack of integrity and character. But perhaps nothing will drive success away from you like laziness.There a lot of forms of laziness that you may not recognize, but success knows them well and actively avoids them.Procrastination is a form of laziness. It’s an avoidance of the work that you need to do in order to produce the results you want. Your real priorities are visible in your actions, not you intentions, and intending to do your work isn’t the same as doing that work. Only one of these two things produces results, and only one of them generates success.Fake work is also a form of laziness. There are countless things that you can do—and that may even be necessary—that aren’t your real work. It’s the fake work you use as an excuse to avoid doing your real work, like replying to the unsolicited RFP instead of doing real prospecting work. Work that does not move the needle on the results you want isn’t going to draw success towards you.Distractions are another form of laziness. Choosing entertainment over producing work is really laziness. It’s a lazy mental focus, and a lazy habit. In a time of infinite distractions, focus is a defining differentiator, especially where success is concerned. If you aren’t focused on the things that build success, then success will pay you no heed.Success despises laziness. If you are not willing to do the work to generate the success you want, that success will not be forthcoming. Success demands that you put forth the effort to have what you want. If you believe that the secret to success is simply putting your intentions into the Universe, you will discover that the Universe can’t hear you unless you are making a lot of noise, and that noise is effort.last_img read more

‘Boots to the Street’ Goes to St. Thomas

first_imgThe Ministry of Finance and the Public Service continues its ‘Boots to the Street’ community sensitisation sessions on Friday (July 20) at the Paul Bogle High School Resource Centre in St Thomas, beginning at 9:00 a.m.The islandwide initiative was developed by the Ministry’s Communication and Public Relations branch in an effort to raise greater awareness about the work of the entity.Director of Communication and Public Relations in the Ministry, Elaine Oxamendi Vicet, told JIS News that this round of the initiative is targeted at youth aged 19 to 35.She informed that the Scholarship Unit will be joining the team in St. Thomas.“The representatives will be talking to persons about scholarship opportunities available at the Ministry and how to access them,” she said.The team will also be providing information regarding business and financial matters, while highlighting the role of each citizen in helping the country to achieve its economic goals.The ‘Boots to the Street’ programme, which began in 2015, takes the form of a ‘corner-side chat’ with citizens on the street or a town hall meeting.last_img read more

IMF reports back to TCI on findings after ten days in country

first_img Epoc Expects Positive Review From Imf Related Items:British Atlantic Financial Services, depositors insurance scheme, financial sector assessment program. tci bank, IMF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 May 2015 – No Central Bank for the Turks and Caicos has created a void that the recent International Monetary Fund team believes needs to be filled. In fact, the team explained that the lack of a DIS or Depositors’ Insurance Scheme leaves small depositors and policy holders dangerously exposed. The Financial Sector Assessment Program and the six experts on the ground a few weeks back said in their report issued Sunday that: “At this moment, the Turks and Caicos Islands authorities are not ready to introduce a DIS. A DIS can function properly when its two preconditions are met: a strong supervisory framework and a special resolution regime for banks that are not viable. While progress has been made in the first area, more needs to be done in the second area.” It is no secret that losses after the TCI Bank fiasco and the British Atlantic Financial Services Ltd debacle there were significant losses. The report from the team recommends that government enhance regulation and supervision, introduce a special bank resolution regime, create a preference for smaller depositors and policyholders or have institutions establish a fund for depositor or policyholder payout. Another Successful review for Grenada from IMF Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp IMF prompts new legislation for Financial Services in TCIlast_img read more