HAA to open April 1 election

first_imgThis spring, alumni can vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and elected directors for the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) board.Ballots will be mailed no later than April 1 and must be received back in Cambridge by noon on May 18 to be counted. Results of the election will be announced at the HAA’s annual meeting on May 24, on the afternoon of Commencement day.  All holders of Harvard degrees, except Corporation members and officers of instruction and government, are entitled to vote for Overseer candidates. The election for HAA directors is open to all Harvard degree holders.Candidates for Overseer may also be nominated by petition, that is, by obtaining a prescribed number of signatures from eligible degree holders. The deadline for all petitions is Feb. 1.The HAA’s nominating committee has proposed the following candidates in 2012:For OverseerScott A. Abell ’72 Retired Chair & CEO, Abell & Associates Inc.BostonJames E. Johnson ’83, J.D. ’86 Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLPMontclair, N.J.Michael M. Lynton ’82, M.B.A. ’87 Chairman & CEO, Sony Pictures EntertainmentLos AngelesTracy P. Palandjian ’93, M.B.A. ’97 CEO & Co-Founder, Social Finance Inc.Belmont, Mass.Swati A. Piramal, M.P.H. ’92 Director, Piramal Healthcare Ltd.Mumbai, IndiaStephen R. Quazzo ’82, M.B.A. ’86 CEO & Co-Founder, Pearlmark Real Estate PartnersChicagoWilliam H. Rastetter, A.M. ’72, Ph.D. ’75 Partner, VenrockRancho Santa Fe, Calif.Kathryn A. Taylor ’80 Co-Chair, One PacificCoast Bank, Co-Chair, Board of DirectorsSan FranciscoFor Elected DirectorJohn F. Bowman ’80, M.B.A. ’85 Executive Producer, Disney CompanySanta Monica, Calif.Yvonne E. Campos, J.D. ’88 Superior Court Judge, State of CaliforniaSan Diego, Calif.John H. Jackson, Ed.M. ’98, Ed.D. ’01 President & CEO, Schott Foundation for Public EducationCambridge, Mass.Michael T. Kerr ’81, M.B.A. ’85 Portfolio Counselor & Senior Vice President, Capital Research CompanyCanyon Country, Calif.Sabrina Lam ’93Executive Director, TrinityHong KongSusanna Shore Le Boutillier ’86 Director, Corporate Communications, Colgate-Palmolive Co.Larchmont, N.Y.E. Scott Mead ’77 Fine Art Photographer and Financial AdviserLondonBrian Melendez ’86, J.D. ’90, M.T.S. ’91 Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLPMinneapolis, Minn.Loulan J. Pitre Jr. ’83, J.D. ’86 Attorney, Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan LLCNew Orleanslast_img read more

Fridays on the Fly: Abbi Bagwell Confronts Her Streamer Addiction Head-on

first_imgPhotos by Alan BroyhillStreamers. What an intoxicating word. For those of you who don’t know what a streamer is, let me fill you in. Streamers are large flies made to imitate large baits such as baitfish, crayfish, hellgrammites, leeches, and other large aquatic insects. Streamers are the closest fly fishing gets to imitating conventional lures.I didn’t start streamer fishing, but I have come to find this style of fishing a true addiction. Don’t get me wrong, I love floating an indicator with two flies dangling from the bottom and watching the “thingamabobber” get sucked into the water, but it’s just not the same as feeling a giant fish whack a streamer or watching a fish inhale a delicious-looking fly as you’re stripping for dear life.“Stripping” – come on, it’s not what you think. Stripping your line gives your streamer life, making the fly dance in the water and mimic exactly what your “bait” should look like as it swims along. This is part of what makes streamer fishing so awesome – the thrill of the chase. You are watching a fish physically hunt down your streamer.What is truly the most exciting thing about streamer fishing? Bigger flies catch bigger fish. Period. You can drift a nymph or float a dry fly all day long, but tossing a fly the size of a chicken to a fish the size of a 10-year-old is unbeatable. I’m not saying the rush of catching a 22” brown trout on a size 24 midge (a super tiny fly) is not exhilarating. By all means- it’s freakin’ wild. But the work, effort, finesse, and dedication of streamer fishing is why I enjoy it so much. You are constantly moving, constantly covering large amounts of water, and constantly on your toes, awaiting a river monster to annihilate your fly.I’ve thrown streamers all morning, all afternoon, and all evening and have walked away empty-handed. But that’s the beauty of it. That’s why it’s called fishing, not catching. For me, it’s about the journey. It’s about the experience, and it’s about learning.So the next time you load up to go on a fly fishing adventure, take an 8wt, bring some 3x tippet, grab some Skulpin Bunnies, and get ready. You will be hooked; literally hooked if you’re standing behind, in front of, or near me as I chuck chickens to my dream fish.Abbi Bagwell is the business operations manager for the Brevard, North Carolina-based Flymen Fishing Company. Follow her fly fishing adventures on Instagram and Youtube. last_img read more

Police: Security Guard Killed Man at Fort Lauderdale Condo Complex

first_imgA security guard shot and killed a man who allegedly assaulted another guard at a Fort Lauderdale condo high-rise this week, police say.The shooting occurred just before 4 a.m. Wednesday at Playa Del Mar, which is at 3900 Galt Ocean Drive, according to Detective Tracy Figone.Broward Medical Examiner Craig Mallak identified the dead man as 65-year-old Fort Lauderdale resident Lawrence Ascione.Pio Ieraci, president of the Galt Mile Community Association, explains the suspect had attacked a female guard at a security station in the condo’s garage.That is when another guard, who was on a roving patrol, appeared and shot him.Ieraci is unsure whether the guard who shot Ascione heard the assault taking place, or if had been on his regular rounds.The guards are employees of a security company called Elite Guard.Ascione was arrested on October 15 for an incident in Lauderdale Lakes, in which police say that he fired a BB gun six times at a woman but missed.He was also arrested last August on a charge of breaking into the back door of a store on Las Olas Boulevard, and a month later in Lauderdale Lakes, on a charge of unlawful consumption of an alcoholic beverage.Court records show that he had been wearing an ankle monitor since December 24.Figone says the investigation remains open.last_img read more

Syracuse’s inconsistency erases momentum in 89-79 loss to rival Georgetown

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. — After the ball fell through the net, Elijah Hughes hopped towards the backcourt, where he came to a screeching halt. Over the past few games, the intended go-to player for SU found his rhythm. But Hughes, by himself, can’t always dictate an outcome. A whistle filled the silence which the crowd soon erased. Marek Dolezaj’s illegal screen nixed the shot attempt, and Hughes collapsed onto his knees.“I really don’t know what happened there,” Dolezaj said. “He told me I moved.”The shot would have put Syracuse (5-5, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) up by one, but in the Orange’s 89-79 loss to Georgetown (7-3), a failure to make plays come together on both ends undid Syracuse as they sunk further into an already historically bad season. Against a Georgetown team that dismissed three players and lost another two to transfer in the week leading up to the matchup, the Orange not only lost but were dominated. The Orange wasted another strong game from Hughes and inched closer to possible postseason doom just a third of the way through the season.Coming into Saturday, with the Hoyas’ roster turnover, it seemed Georgetown might be easily handled, as SU has done with lesser opponents so far on their young schedule. After a dominant win over Georgia Tech, the Orange’s next four games offered a chance at momentum entering the conference slate. This Syracuse season was once filled with optimism, but after another slide, ten games into the year and a .500 record, the constant stream of inconsistencies provide a new concern nearly every game. Will it be the shooting? The defense? The fouls? Each game is a question as to what will hurt the Orange.Syracuse matched the Hoyas early intensity in front of the Hoyas’ home crowd and Hughes shot well out of the gate. On Omer Yurtseven’s first attempt at the rim, he rose to dunk the ball but rimmed out due to the outstretched arms of Dolezaj. But, in a play indicative of the future of the Orange’s inconsistency, the ball bounced back to Yurtseven and several passes led to a quick open 3-pointer in the corner. The first of many breakdowns for SU’s 2-3 zone.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They were spacing us out early,” Buddy Boeheim said.Saturday, the problems arose in many areas. Boeheim said the Hoyas are a completely different team when they commit themselves to an inside approach. The Orange came into the game with a clear focus on stopping GU’s points leader Omer Yurtseven. And, they did. The big man was held to just three points in the first half. His ferocious dunk attempt over Dolezaj produced a fear-mongering affect despite the misfire, but several attempts thereafter SU’s thinner bigs went right at him. He forced shots, was blocked and misfired on layups that typically contribute to his standing among the top scoring bigs in the Big East.“If we would have played them the way they were playing earlier in the year,” Boeheim said, “we would have won the game.”But as Yurtseven disappeared, Mac McClung and Georgetown’s perimeter game awoke. After Hughes hit a 3-pointer with seven seconds left in the half, McClung led a charge up the court for a buzzer-beating 3-pointer of his own. He turned, roared and pointed repeatedly to the Block “G” at mid-court while SU players sauntered toward the locker room. The Hoyas, behind McClung’s 26 points, shot 11-of-25 from 3-point range. Syracuse looked unprepared for the way in which Georgetown played, and it contributed to their worst defensive performance of the year – a game after their best.On offense, Hughes stayed hot all game, Dolezaj paced SU by “(making) plays” like Jim Boeheim wished during the NIT Season Tip-Off he would and Joe Girard III found his shot for the first time in almost five games. But, the hot-shooting of Buddy Boeheim that pulled the Orange away against Georgia Tech vanished in the first half of Saturday’s matchup, and by the second half, his resurgence had come too late.But for Syracuse, the biggest failures and inconsistencies arose in the little things: Free throws, foul calls, shots that hit every part of the basket but the net. Syracuse hit more shots and shot better from the field but the loss was lopsided. The Hoyas converted on 18-of-26 free throws, a place where the Orange found just five points of their own. “We need to just chill out and make (free throws),” Dolezaj said.Down by twelve with three minutes remaining in the game, Syracuse picked up its pressure at half court in hopes to swing the tempo their way. As the Orange pranced back for another offensive set, blinking lights held by the jumping fans produced an epileptic effect from the Georgetown student section as Syracuse’s offense again buffered and never fully returned. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 14, 2019 at 3:20 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more

Coach Jahra optimistic of a semi final place

first_imgHead coach of the National Amputee Football Ali Jahra remains hopeful of making it to the semi-finals of the ongoing World Cup despite settling for a 2-2 draw with Iran in their penultimate Group A match on Wednesday.The Black challenge scored what could end up as the fastest goal of the tournament when skipper Richard Arthur Opentil struck on target under one minute.Ghana was leading in the first half but unfortunately lost control in the second and gave away the two goal lead to draw level with Iran.The Black Challenge now have their destiny in their own hands in the last group match if they want to qualify to the semi finals of the tournament.And according to Coach Ali Jahra, his side can win their last group game to book a semi final berth.“We still have a great chance of qualifying although is not going to be easy”. He told JOY Sports“We just need a draw to qualify but we will rather focus on winning the game to prevent any uncertainties”. Ghana are still second with seven points behind Russia who have a maximum 12 points from four matches. The Black Challenge will play Argentina in their last group A game on Thursday.last_img read more