HKS community takes action during fall Public Service Week

first_imgThe students, faculty, and staff of Harvard Kennedy School will amplify John F. Kennedy’s call to “ask what you can do” during the School’s Fall Public Service Week (Oct. 12-17). During a year in which HKS is celebrating the 50th anniversary of JFK’s presidency, public service week will include a panel with current and former Peace Corps leaders, a student-organized Special Olympics event on Oct. 17, and numerous activities and talks on topics ranging from corporate social responsibility to education to development.“Public service is not only our mission, but the driver behind all that we do,” says HKS Dean David T. Ellwood. “While we at HKS undertake public service all year, Public Service Week gives us a chance to focus on and to celebrate what inspires us.”The Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. is sponsored by the Institute of Politics and will include three former Peace Corps directors:  Elaine Chao, Mark Gearan, and Gaddi Vasquez, as well as the current director, Aaron Williams. The event will be moderated by HKS Academic Dean Mary Jo Bane, who was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia in the 1960s.The student-organized Special Olympics event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, at Harvard Soccer Field. Dean Ellwood and the Harvard football team will be among volunteers who will check in athletes, support the awards ceremony, and cheer on the participants.“Public Service Week is more than a chance to work face-to-face in the community,” says Rachel O’Leary, co-chair of the HKS Student Public Service Collaborative. “It’s an opportunity to transform our good words into good deeds.”last_img read more

‘Gardening in Georgia’

first_imgHow do you get five apple varieties on one tree? On the Aug. 24 “Gardening in Georgia,” host Walter Reeves explores the answer: budding and grafting.’Gardening in Georgia’ airs twice on Saturdays, at noon and 7 p.m., on Georgia Public Television. It’s co-produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV.On the Aug. 24 show, UGA horticulturist Mark Reiger teaches how to bud a tree. “It’s not as hard as it sounds,” Reeves says.Later, Reeves shows how he prepares perfect soil in his nurse beds. When plants need extra care or you need a place to hold them, a nurse bed may be the answer. Your plants will prosper there while you decide what to do with them.Finally, Reeves shows how to trap whiteflies on tomatoes, gardenias and other plants. Just drive a stake into the ground near an infested plant and tack a yellow plastic cup upside down on the end of the stake. Then paint the cup with STP motor oil treatment. Adult whiteflies will be attracted to the yellow and trapped in the goo.last_img read more

Southern Command Announces Continued Humanitarian Assistance to Haiti

first_imgBy Dialogo April 26, 2010 U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) announced today a New Horizons humanitarian assistance exercise in Haiti that will provide much needed medical and engineering services to several communities outside of Port au Prince, including Gonaives, beginning 1 June through September. The New Horizons projects and medical assistance sites are at locations selected in coordination with the Government of Haiti and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to fit within post-earthquake requirements. Engineering projects include: renovation of a school roof; new construction at three schools; water well improvements; and a sports recreation area. Free medical care will be provided at five different sites. U.S. military medical staff will be at each site for 10 days and will provide general medical, dental and optometry care for up to 700 patients daily. Veterinary care will also be available. The New Horizon team continues the Department of Defense commitment to helping the people of Haiti and supporting USAID, which is leading the overall U.S. assistance effort in Haiti. The assistance from New Horizons is in addition to the over $1.03 billion dollars in emergency humanitarian assistance already provided to the Haitian people by the U.S. Government in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake. New Horizons began in the mid-1980s as an annual series of joint and combined humanitarian assistance exercises that U.S. Southern Command conducts with Latin American and Caribbean nations. Typically, New Horizons exercises last several months, providing medical services and infrastructure projects, while giving deployed U.S. military forces invaluable opportunities to work with Partner Nations.last_img read more


first_imgA late foul on Paddy McGrath earned Ardara the crucial free they needed to level their Donegal SFC match with Naomh Conaill at Tir Chonaill Park this afternoon.Naomh Conaill and Ardara couldn’t be separated after sixty minutes of an hugely intense and highly exciting Donegal SFC quarter-final.The two sides will have to meet again in a replay on Wednesday night at Mac Cumhaill Park.Naomh Conaill did trail by five points at one stage in the second-half, but showed fantastic character to power back and lead with just two minutes of normal time left to play. However, a great move involving the inspirational Kenneth Doherty, Stephen McHugh and CJ Molloy ended with a foul on Donegal star Paddy McGrath.Brendan McNelis duly dispatched the free to level the match and take the game to a replay.Naomh Conaill had a late chance to win it, but Anthony Thompson’s effort drifted wide.Anthony Thompson had a great game for Paddy Campbell’s side and he was ably assisted by Dermot ‘The Brick’ Molloy who kicked six points. Points from Dermot Molloy, Leon Thompson, Leo McLoone and Brendan McDyer ensured Naomh Conaill led by two points at half-time, in what was an incredibly defensive opening period.Scores were at premium and Ardara struggled to penetrate the Naomh Conaill rear-guard, Brendan McNelis, Gareth Concarr and Tomas Boyle all posted scores for Ardara.Half-time score Naomh Conaill 0-05 Ardara 0-03However, a goal from Ryan Melly swung the game in Ardara’s favour in complete and when Melly and Kieran Breslin pointed for Ardara they lead by five points.Naomh Conaill powered back though, and scores from Brendan McDyer, Dermot Molloy (3) and Marty Boyle levelled matters. When Anthony Thompson pointed with two minutes to go, it looked like he had snatched victory for Naomh Conaill.However, Ardara had different ideas, and a fast flowing move ended in the concession of a free after a foul was committed on Paddy McGrath.Up stepped McNelis to ensure the two old foes do it all over again mid-week.Final score Naomh Conaill 0-12 Ardara 1-09. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter later for coverage on the second Donegal SFC quarter-final today between St Eunan’s and Four Masters.DONEGAL SFC REPORT: OLD RIVALS NAOMH CONAILL AND ARDARA CAN’T BE SEPARATED IN CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIC was last modified: October 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:ArdaraDonegal SFCDonegal SFC ReportdrawGAANaomh ConaillnewsReplaySportlast_img read more

BENS BLOG Next on the Stick List The Middletons

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat are the Middletons doing, on repeated beanos, at Wimbledon, in the complimentary Royal area?What do they bring to the party (in any capacity, anywhere)?Why are their seats not being used by decorated servicemen, achievers, public-servants and those who have gone beyond the call of duty for others?I went to Wimbledon myself, this week. The entire place is a class act.People want to say it’s snobby. It isn’t. They just do things in a proper fashion and never rip people off: Strawberries & Cream £2.50. Coronation Chicken Salad £6. Neither is it smothered by endless ‘VIP’ corporate hospitality. Tickets are purchased via a ballot, and everybody enjoys the day together. I particularly like, that when people leave, they resell seated tickets, and give ALL of the proceeds to charity.The Middletons, in their extreme social-climbing, are in fact lowering what is a very pleasant tone. WHY IS THE QUEEN SUFFERING THEM?In other news:Food Vlog 23: Halepi, 18 Leinster Terrace, Bayswater, W2 3ET. WEB SITE The best Greek in London. Check out my Vlog…Over and out, B xlast_img read more