Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgUmeme Limited (UMEME.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileUmeme Limited supplies and distributes electricity in Uganda. It is the main electricity distribution company in the region; operating and maintaining a distribution network of some 31 790 kilometres of medium and low voltage electricity lines as well as providing after-sales services to its customers. Umeme Limited supplies electricity for domestic, commercial, industrial and public works usage, and is responsible for the purchase of electricity for Independent Power Producers. Umeme Limited is a subsidiary of Umeme Holdings; which is a subsidiary of Actis Infrastructure 2LP. Umeme Limited took over the supply and distribution of electricity in Uganda from UEDCL under a 20-year concession period. Umeme Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

New Euro comps proposed by Premiership Rugby

first_imgDo the other clubs have a proposal in their back-pocket? At this stage it seams unlikely.This will run and run over the coming months. Bullish: Mark McCafferty of Premiership Rugby Ltd. has been forceful in his calls for a different system in EuropeBy Alan DymockPOLITICAL WAR is upon us now, and it is all thanks to the decision of Premiership Rugby to finally decide how they will propose an alternative to the Heineken Cup.In a press release issued yesterday their statement read: “The English and French clubs have proposed the formation of two new, stronger competitions of 20 teams each, based on the principles of qualification on merit from each league, the inclusion of teams from all six existing countries and the expansion into new markets. These proposals could form the basis of future competitions.”All at once there were questions. How would the Celtic nations react? What did ‘emerging markets’ mean? Had they ensured sponsorship already?PRL’s assurance is that the French clubs want this, tooIt is a bullish move and one months in the making. They know that the current Heineken Cup contract expires at the end of this season and so now was the time to act. Now ‘other nations’ have six weeks to join the bus. This is clarified in the second half of the statement: “However, given the importance and urgency of the current position, and the reconfirmation that the French clubs will not participate in any competition unless it includes the English clubs, the clubs have now asked Premiership Rugby to take immediate action to put in place a competition for 2014/15 to include the French and English clubs but which will also be open to teams from other countries.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Castres team President Michel Dhomps (Front Center L) and team president Pierre-Yves Revol (Front Center R) carry the Top 14 championship “Bouclier de Brennus” trophy on June 2, 2013, at the Soult square in Castres, during a celebration of Castres’ victory over Toulon in the Top 14 rugby final at the Stade de France in Paris the previous day. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDA (Photo credit should read REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images) The timing is interesting. With news swirling of a Super Rugby, SANZAR shake-up it will have been both a relief and a nuisance to learn of plans for another South African franchise and a dedication to continue competing in the south. This is also why ‘new markets’ is so intriguing.There are plans afoot to secure finances, certainly, and any new competitions must offer English sides versus French sides, for the obvious financial and commercial pull.With battle lines drawn we must wait for Celtic Rugby to react. “Despite numerous meetings between the stakeholders over the last year, the last of which was in May, discussions have been unsuccessful and the clubs can only conclude that negotiations on any new European agreement have now ended,” it is said by Premiership Rugby.last_img read more

Declaración de la Cámara de Obispos: ‘Comunión frente a la…

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Nosotros, la Cámara de Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal, deseamos expresarles nuestro amor y aprecio a nuestros colegas que se identifican como Asociados de la Comunión y a esos obispos que tienen afinidad con la posición de los Asociados de la Comunión, tal como dieron a conocer en la Declaración de Salt Lake City de Asociados de la Comunión. El tiempo pasado juntos en Salt Lake City, en diálogo y en oración, ha demostrado cuan profundamente el amor de Dios en Jesús nos vincula y nos faculta para el servicio de la misión de Dios. Mientras esperábamos la dirección del Espíritu Santo en nuestras deliberaciones, nos han recordado que la Cámara de Obispos está ricamente dotada de muchas voces y perspectivas sobre asuntos de significación teológica, litúrgica y pastoral. Esto se ha demostrado en nuestro discernimiento respecto a asuntos doctrinales relativos al matrimonio cristiano. Le damos gracias a Dios por la abundante variedad de voces en nuestra Cámara, en nuestras diócesis, en la Iglesia Episcopal y en la Comunión Anglicana, que refleja la amplitud de la misericordia y la presencia de Dios en la Iglesia y en el mundo.Damos particulares gracias por el resuelto testimonio de nuestros colegas de Asociados de la Comunión. Valoramos su compromiso con la Iglesia Episcopal y con la Comunión Anglicana y confiamos en él. Reconocemos que la suya es una voz minoritaria en la Cámara de Obispos en nuestras deliberaciones respecto al matrimonio cristiano; y afirmamos que, pese a nuestras diferencias, ellos constituyen una parte indispensable de quienes somos como la Cámara de Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal. Nuestra Iglesia necesita de su testimonio. Además, apreciamos que cada uno de nosotros regresará a las diócesis donde habrá una variedad de respuestas a las resoluciones A054 y A036. La ecuanimidad, generosidad y amabilidad con las que los Asociados de la Comunión han compartido sus puntos de vista sobre el matrimonio cristiano y han permanecido en relación es un modelo a seguir para nosotros y para los líderes laicos y ordenados de nuestras diócesis. Le damos gracias a Dios que en la plenitud de la Santa Trinidad podemos y debemos permanecer unidos como el Cuerpo de Cristo en nuestras diócesis, en la Iglesia Episcopal y en nuestras relaciones con nuestras hermanas y nuestros hermanos en Cristo en la Comunión Anglicana. Los vínculos creados en el bautismo son ciertamente indisolubles y oramos que tengamos la confianza para depender del Espíritu Santo que continuará manteniéndonos juntos como asociados en la comunión mediante el amor de Dios en Jesús. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Jul 4, 2015 Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Declaración de la Cámara de Obispos: ‘Comunión frente a la diferencia’ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC General Convention 2015 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS General Convention, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

Peixoto House / Erbalunga estudio

first_img Peixoto House / Erbalunga estudio Projects Year:  Architects: Erbalunga estudio Area Area of this architecture project Peixoto House / Erbalunga estudioSave this projectSavePeixoto House / Erbalunga estudio Manufacturers: Ikea, AGM Ebanistas, FaroSave this picture!© Iván Casal NietoRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsText description provided by the architects. The owners of this house were not identified with the layout of their old apartment. Small consecutive spaces, arranged longitudinally along a corridor that provided access to multiple rooms and uses. A simple  and inefficient distribution for a contemporary dwelling.Save this picture!© Iván Casal NietoFrom the beginning, multifunctional spaces were created allowing future possibilities. It was necessary to move away from the restrictive layout that was preventing new habits, hobbies, activities or new ways of thinking.Save this picture!Existing PlanSave this picture!Proposed PlanKitchen, dining room, living room or work area were connected in a open plan layout keeping this uses away from the most private areas of the house.Save this picture!© Iván Casal NietoA simple, clean and unconventional designed space acts as a proper living room and it hosts different activities. This main space can be adapted to meet the requirements of the clients.Save this picture!© Iván Casal NietoFurthermore, the layout generates a meander through the space that leads the guest from the most public to the most private part of the flat relating the different uses of the dwelling.Save this picture!© Iván Casal NietoThe proposal retrieves the dwelling’s values and efficiency, providing space and light, a rare luxury in an urban context.Save this picture!© Iván Casal NietoProject gallerySee allShow lessNanning Planning Exhibition Hall / Z-STUDIO + ZHUBO DESIGNSelected ProjectsHerzog & de Meuron Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Finally Celebrates Grand OpeningArchitecture News Share Spain Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802637/peixoto-house-erbalunga-estudio Clipboard ArchDaily Houses CopyAbout this officeErbalunga estudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpainPublished on January 11, 2017Cite: “Peixoto House / Erbalunga estudio” 11 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Peixoto 住宅 / Erbalunga estudio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  70 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2016 “COPY” CopyHouses•Spain Save this picture!© Iván Casal Nieto+ 15 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802637/peixoto-house-erbalunga-estudio Clipboardlast_img read more

Bogus charity collectors warning for north Wales

first_img Bogus charity collectors are reported to be active in north Wales, according to the BBC.Bogus charity collectors claiming to be raising funds for Cancer Research have already visited almost 300 homes in Dwyfor and Meirionydd, Gwynedd. In the past week they are reported to have raised £500.Despite three arrests, police say their inquiries are continuing. Advertisement  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bogus charity collectors warning for north Wales About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 September 2002 | Newslast_img read more

[Breaking] ‘Regulate Digital Media First Since It Has Wider Reach Than TV And Electronic Media’: Centre tells SC In Plea Against Sudarshan TV’s “UPSC Jihad’ Show [Read Affidavit]

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] ‘Regulate Digital Media First Since It Has Wider Reach Than TV And Electronic Media’: Centre tells SC In Plea Against Sudarshan TV’s “UPSC Jihad’ Show [Read Affidavit] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Sep 2020 7:08 PMShare This – xThe Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has submitted before the Supreme Court that the Supreme Court Court may not undertake the exercise of laying down any further guidelines with respect to regulation of hate speech in media without the appointment of an Amicus or a Committee of persons as Amicus.The Ministry also submitted that if the Court decides to undertake the exercise, it…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has submitted before the Supreme Court that the Supreme Court Court may not undertake the exercise of laying down any further guidelines with respect to regulation of hate speech in media without the appointment of an Amicus or a Committee of persons as Amicus.The Ministry also submitted that if the Court decides to undertake the exercise, it should first be undertaken with regard to digital media as there already exists sufficient framework and judicial pronouncements with regard to electronic/print media.”..while in a mainstream media [whether electronic or print], the publication / telecast is a one-time act, the digital media has faster reach from wider range of viewership / readership and has the potential to become viral because of several electronic applications like whatsapp, tweeter, facebook. Considering the serious impact and the potential, it is desirable that if this Hon’ble Court decides to undertake the exercise, it should first be undertaken with regard to digital media as there already exists sufficient framework and judicial pronouncements with regard to electronic media and print media/”. states the affidavit submitted by Vijay Kaushik, Under-secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.The Ministry submitted that in view of the issue having already received attention of the Parliament, as well as, the Supreme Court, the present petition be confined to only one channel namely Sudarshan T.V. and this Hon’ble Court may not undertake the exercise of laying down any further guidelines with or without appointment of an Amicus or a Committee of persons as Amicus. The Ministry submitted that the fact situation in each case shall have to be decided on a case to case basis and a broader exercise which is too general in nature is neither warranted nor permissible. “Even if this Hon’ble Court considers it appropriate to undertake the said exercise, there is no justification to confine this exercise only to mainstream electronic media. The media includes mainstream electronic media, mainstream print media as well as a parallel media namely digital print media and digital web-based news portal and you tube channels as well as ‘Over The Top’ platforms [OTTs]”.The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained the Sudarshan TV News from telecasting the remaining episodes of the ‘Bindas Bol’ show about Muslims clearing the UPSC exam until further orders, after prima facie observing that the object of the show was to vilify Muslims.A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra & KM Joseph was hearing a petition filed against the telecast of the show hosted by the channel’s Chief Editor Mr. Suresh Chavhanke on the ground that it was communalizing the entry of Muslims into UPSC.Click Here To Download Affidavit[Read Affidavit]Next Storylast_img read more

Donegal organisations announced as finalists in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards

first_img Facebook By News Highland – February 15, 2021 Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Donegal organisations announced as finalists in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards Facebook Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Google+center_img Two Donegal organisations have been announced as finalists in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards.Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter will contest in the Heritage category of the Good Causes Awards while the Raphoe Community Sports Development, are finalists in the Sport category of the Awards.The Awards honour the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals from all over Ireland who, with the help of National Lottery Good Causes funding, have had an extraordinary impact on their local communities.The judging will take place virtually this year on tomorrow and Wednesday. WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleDanny Cullen named Nickey Rackard Player of the YearNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday February 15th News Highland Twitterlast_img read more

Data on the adult marine and migratory phases in the life cycle of the southern hemisphere lamprey, Geotria australis Gray

first_imgLarge numbers of the Southern Hemisphere lamprey, Geotria australis, have been found in the regurgitated food of albatrosses breeding on South Georgia. This finding suggests that this lamprey is found in large groups at sea, presumably associated with its host, and can travel very large distances from its natal streams. The length and morphology of the individuals from South Georgia, which almost certainly represent a South American stock, were compared with those of representatives of the immediately pre- and post-marine trophic stages of G. australis caught in Western Australia. No significant differences could be detected either in the number of trunk myomeres or in the number and arrangement of the teeth. The mean length of the animals (± 95% confidence limits) from South Georgia was 45.9 ± 0.90 cm compared with 10.0 ± 0.23 cm and 62.5 ± 0.85 cm in G. australis collected from Western Australia just before they had entered and returned from the sea respectively.last_img read more

Faith No More’s Mike Patton: 3 Heavy Live Performances You May Not Have Heard [Videos]

first_imgThroughout his 37-year musical career, Mike Patton has been involved in numerous collaborations with bands and artists who prefer to create and play the unusual music. Mike is well known primarily for his work in Faith No More, but his resume also features such notable acts as Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Dead Cross, Peeping Tom, Fantômas, Lovage, and many others. Whether Patton plays jazz, Italian pop, experimental rock, or experimental anything, he always holds the reputation of the unforgettable live singer—especially when the music pushes him to deliver expressive and heavy performance. You can listen to some of Mike Patton’s heavier live performances below:1. Faith No More – “Surprise! You’re Dead”Album: The Real Thing (1989)Year of Performance: 1995Level of Heaviness: 8It is extremely hard to describe the distinguishable sound of Faith No More and other San Francisco bands of their ilk without using the adjective “heavy.” Despite the fact that they have never been a metal band, Faith No More’s peculiar melodies and rhythms contain a certain dose of heaviness on pretty much every album—especially the ones made with Patton. After stepping in for the vocalist Chuck Mosley in 1988, Mike would gradually start to impress the fans with distortion in his 6-octave voice, even while singing the songs that originally contained no screams in studio versions. A great example of this difference was filmed during the tour for promoting Faith No More’s arguably the best album King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime.Faith No More – “Surprise! You’re Dead!” – Monsters Of Rock ’95’ – Santiago, Chile [Video: FNM4EVER]2. Mr. Bungle – “Goodbye Sober Day”Album: California (1999)Year of Performance: 2000Level of Heaviness: 6It is not a secret that Mike Patton’s first band was Mr. Bungle. The group was formed in Northern California in 1985. According to Mike, he had been part of this bizarre project since his high school years. When Mike was interviewed in Brazil in 1991, the reporter asked what kind of music he was playing at that time. Mike replied, “death metal [laughs].” Mr. Bungle’s heavy sound went on to influence a number of artists. Recently, Brian “Head” Welch, guitarist of nu-metal band Korn, spoke about how much Mr. Bungle influenced the sound of the his own band.The darkest “death metal” days for Mr. Bungle were almost over when Mike gained popularity with Faith No More and went back and forth to his previous band. Nevertheless, premises of heaviness in their songs remained. A live version of “Goodbye Sober Day” is one of themMr. Bungle – “Goodbye Sober Day” – Astoria 2000[Video: arstyfairie08]3. Dead Cross – “Church of Motherfuckers”Album: Dead Cross (2017)Year of Performance: 2018Level of Heaviness: 10The most recent Mike Patton project is a hardcore band from Southern California, Dead Cross. During an interview with Henry Rollins, Mike explained how he got involved in this quartet with Dave Lombardo.He recalled,Lombardo told me ‘hey man, I got this new band’. I was like ‘Okay, wait, I want to put this out on my label!’. Months and months and months later, [Dave asked] ‘hey, would you might want to sing?’ I’m almost 50-year-old man and I was like ‘do I want to do a hardcore record? At this age? Can I do it?’ And 15 seconds later I said ‘Yes!’Back in 2008-2009, Patton was part of the production for video game Left 4 Dead, voicing a number of the game’s infected characters. After comparing these hysterical and creepy sounds with the vocal parts of Dead Cross, it is easy to notice the similarity. On the whole album, Mike manages to cope with screaming in both low and high registers.This live performance of “Church of Motherfuckers” is undeniable proof that even after 37 years of making music, Mike still has the ability to deliver expressive heaviness in his very distinctive style of singing, shouting and screaming.Dead Cross – “Church of the Motherfuckers” – PBR Halftime Show[Video: vithovenstyle][About the Author: Zack Hargrove is a professional editor who is always willing to assist anyone with writing help. Most of his topics are dedicated to music, the rock scene, and unusual ways of strengthening your scientific curiosity. You can always find him on Twitter @zackhargrovejr]last_img read more

Harvard women, front and center

first_imgWomen have come a long way at Harvard and in society since a University president questioned whether they had the “originality and pioneering spirit” needed to be leaders.Speaking Friday at the formal kickoff of the inaugural Harvard Women’s Weekend, Harvard President Drew Faust cited the succession of milestones that have marked the growth of opportunities for women at Harvard — down to the right to sit at a table at the Widener Library — and the trailblazing students and faculty who helped achieve them.“Here you are, and here I am, because of the women and men who stood up for a woman’s right to sit down — people who made themselves into an answer, no matter who questioned a woman’s brainpower, or doubted a woman’s stamina, or denied a woman’s capacity to lead,” Faust told the mostly female audience at Harvard Business School.Yet Faust cautioned that the advancement of women remains unfinished, citing the continued struggle for “equal work for equal pay, an end to sexual violence, and education for girls and women around the globe.”“We keep reimagining the promise that those once excluded by an accident of birth will be able to claim their rightful place, to emerge from a room of their own into a boardroom, or a family room, or a situation room — to be a part, in the words of the Broadway musical ‘Hamilton,’ of ‘the room where it happens,’ wherever that may be,” Faust said.Acey Welch, Radcliffe ’53, greets President Drew Faust after introducing her to the gathering. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerAbout 500 alumnae and students took part in three days of talks and discussions on topics ranging from balancing work and family to expanding global education of girls, women’s health and entrepreneurship, and challenges facing women of color.The aim of the weekend, which also included such varied activities as a wine tasting and a Global Women’s Empowerment Expo, was to energize the alumnae community and broaden discussion at Harvard and beyond of issues important to women.“We want to keep the dynamics that were initiated this weekend ongoing, including potentially through similar weekends,” said advisory board member Acey Welch ’53. In 2013, Welch co-founded the Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women as a shared interest group. The idea for the weekend grew out of discussions she had then with Philip W. Lovejoy, executive director of the Alumni Association.“We felt it would benefit Harvard to have its alumnae feel more connected to the University and with one another, and that having a Harvard Women’s Weekend would help achieve this,” she said.The Radcliffe Pitches serenade the inaugural Women’s Weekend attendees. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerFaust recalled that more than a century ago, Harvard’s leaders considered women’s education, “as the University treasurer put it, a ‘risky experiment,’ because in the words of my predecessor, President Charles William Eliot … ‘We know nothing of the mental capacities of the female sex.’” Eliot was Harvard’s president from 1869 to 1909.“At a Radcliffe Commencement, President Eliot questioned whether, as he put it, ‘women have the originality and pioneering spirit which will fit them to be leaders,’” Faust said. At a later inauguration of a Wellesley College president, “He chose to wonder aloud about whether the higher education of women … was as profitable to society as the higher education of men. …“Your presence here tonight — this uplifting force of nearly 150,000 Harvard and Radcliffe alumnae across the globe — was once just unimaginable,” Faust told the participants.She said it is hard for today’s students to believe that when she was in college, “I was not allowed to wear pants to class. I would not have been able to apply to Princeton or Yale, or get a credit card without a male co-signer … It was a world where no one here would have been allowed into Lamont Library, an all-male space until 1967.”President Drew Faust speaks with Rebecca Woo ’89 (center) and Theresa Loong ’94 before making welcoming remarks at the inaugural Harvard Women’s Weekend. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerFaust said pioneers who helped pave the way for women to become full participants on campus and in society included Radcliffe graduates Helen Keller and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman, as well as Helen Maud Cam, who became Harvard’s first female full professor.She also recalled the “three women fresh from the business certificate program in the Radcliffe basement, who crossed the bridge in 1959 to become the first female students here at Harvard Business School.”“Looking out through this room tonight, I see a lot to tell President Eliot. Even he admitted, after nearly 40 years as president, that his fears about educating women had been without merit. Women today, across all racial groups, receive a higher percentage of bachelor’s degrees than men in the United States,” Faust said.Faust noted that across the University, Harvard’s percentage of female faculty is at an all-time high.“But we have a distance to go,” she said. “And as I look at this room tonight, I know that your time here together will be an energizing force for the University as we take on the future and take on the work that still remains.”Harvard’s inaugural Women’s Weekend was developed in close partnership with HAA Shared Interest Groups (SIGs). SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSavelast_img read more