Career forum, June 12

first_imgEmployment Services, collaborating with a University-wide organizing committee, will host its ninth annual career forum on June 12. The event will be held at the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Gund Hall, 48 Quincy St. and will be open to the public from 4 to 6:30 p.m.The career forum will open to internal candidates only at 3 p.m. Individuals must present a Harvard ID to gain admission during this period. Employees and recently laid-off employees will be able to receive individual attention from hiring areas at this time.This year’s forum will also feature the job search workshop “Standing Out to an Outstanding Employer,” as well as “Express Resume Review” and a variety of other job search resources. For more information about this event, visithttp://www.employment.harvard.edu.last_img read more

Read More »

Bar takes aim at solicitors in family court advocacy

first_imgThe two principal branches of the profession clashed last week after the bar called for a review of advocacy in family law in response to a ‘growing concern’ that an increase in the number of solicitors in hearings has caused standards to decline.Law Society president Jonathan Smithers accused the bar of ‘self-interest’ and suggested the concerns were more about building workload in the face of civil legal aid cuts.In a letter to justice minister Shailesh Vara, the Family Law Bar Association and Bar Council said the risk of injustice is now so great that an independent review is ‘absolutely necessary’ in the public interest.The bar’s letter said that, due to cuts in legal aid fees, solicitors who previously would not have contemplated conducting advocacy at a contested hearing are making appearances without the right skills.  ‘The standard of representation being provided in many cases is so poor that unjust outcomes have occurred,’ it said.The letter says that ‘solicitors require no advocacy training to appear in either the county court… or in the High Court’.Both Smithers and Jo Edwards (pictured), chair of the family solicitors group Resolution, expressed ‘disappointment’ at the letter and have written to Vara in response.Smithers said: ‘The reality is that those in need of advice often prefer solicitor-advocates to barristers. Solicitor-advocates provide consistency and can be relied on to know their client’s case inside out from the start through to representation in court.’Edwards said that previously the family bar’s concerns were about the declining market in advocacy work, and whether this work will fall to solicitors or barristers. ‘For this now to be expressed as a concern about quality changes the nature of that debate,’ she said.last_img read more

Read More »

Jay Jacobs comfortable giving Gus Malzahn blank check

first_imgAUBURN — Gus Malzahn targeted Will Muschamp as his new defensive coordinator and Jay Jacobs wasn’t going to put financial constraints on the process.“What do you need to be successful?” Jacobs said he asks all his coaches. “And I go out and get it for them.”Jacobs had to get in excess of $1.5 million per year over the three-year deal for Muschamp, nearly doubling Auburn’s expenditure on its defensive coordinator position – Ellis Johnson made $850,000 – to make Muschamp the highest-paid assistant coach in the country.“As he should be,” Jacobs said of the salary for Muschamp, who is owed $6.3 million from Florida over the next four years. “We don’t have any barriers that we can’t overcome. … We’re going to continue to do business this way. We’re going to get the best coaches we possibly can because our expectations are high.”Malzahn was grateful for Jacobs’ leadership, which he called “second to none,” and for receiving what was essentially a blank check to secure the top coach on the market.“He’s one of the best if not the best athletic director in college,” Malzahn said. “I’m blessed to be working under him.”Muschamp, who referred to himself as “just a ball coach,” will have to decide on a staff, which could lead to turnover resulting in a potential increase in the money Auburn owes in buyouts to the current staff, which stands at $2.2 million to Johnson, less any income he earns over the remainder of his contract term.“It’s part of the business we’re in,” Jacobs said of buyouts, which Auburn is still paying to past football and men’s basketball staffs as well. “The way this business works is it’s high demand and high expectation and if you don’t (deliver), you don’t get to play in this game very long as this level.“You look around the country and what different schools are doing, Florida and others, it’s a high price tag. But our fans expect the best and we’re going to continue to do whatever’s necessary to provide the best in every area.”Jacobs said he is “very comfortable” committing the increasingly exorbitant funds to coaches, citing money Auburn has built in reserves over the past decade.“I’m real comfortable with it because we’re one of the few schools in the nation this past year that sold out every game and this team played in front of a sellout audience every game,” Jacobs said. “Football’s important, it’s important to our season ticket holders and me having played here, and coached here and grown up and Auburn guy. It’s important to me for us to win the right way and that’s why I’m going to make doggone sure that Gus has what he needs to compete at the highest level because that’s what we all expect.”last_img read more

Read More »

Borussia Dortmund tease Madrid on Twitter ahead of Champions League clash

first_imgReal Madrid have dropped points in their last two games and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by Borussia Dortmund, the club’s opponents in the Champions League this week.  26/09/2016 Upd. at 12:45 Curiously, Sporting Club also got involved, suggesting Madrid also struggle against teams in green. They must have been referring to themselves, although Madrid came from a goal down to beat the Portuguese side over a week ago.  Once again, the German club’s community manager was keen to try and show off their humorous side: “You’re having a hard time playing teams that wear yellow, do you @realmadriden?”  CEST It’s not the first time Dortmund’s Twitter account has tried to be funny.  Dortmund are referring to the two sides who have drawn with Madrid in LaLiga since last Wednesday: Villarreal and Las Palmas. Both clubs wear yellow as their home kit, the same as the Bundesliga side.  Sport EN Remember that when SPORT revealed Ilkay Gundogan was going to follow Pep Guardiola to Manchester City they tweeted to this newspaper mocking the story.  However, the German midfielder did end up moving to the Premier League with the former Barcelona manager this summer.last_img read more

Read More »

James Rodriguez’s excuse for Real Madrid’s draw with Villarreal

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez admitted his team didn’t go out with the right mentality in the first half against Villarreal, as Zinedine Zidane had complained, although he also criticised the referee for not adding on more time.  Sport EN 22/09/2016 CEST Upd. at 11:55 center_img “Villarreal wasted a lot of time and did what they wanted in that respect. At the end the referee only added three minutes, but there should have been at least five or six minutes,” the Colombian international moaned.  “I think we were against a side that plays good football, but we produced a really good second half performance and I think we deserved more than the draw we ended up with.  “We have to go into games with much more intensity, more motivation. But we produced a strong second half and we deserved a second goal during those 56 minutes.”last_img read more

Read More »

Gutted over chopped trees

first_imgBy DANIELLE GALVIN “OFFICER has had its guts totally ripped out.” Long-time Officer residents have told of their dismay as…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Read More »

Cougars capture Cyclone bronze with 3-0 shutout of host Nelson Leafs

first_imgMaybe it was the big, larger-than-life, red goalie pads.Whatever, the reason the Nelson Leafs will be glad not to have to face Victoria goalie Connor Beauchamp again for some time after the 6’1”, 195-pound netminder stymied the Green and White for the second time in four days.The Nanton, Alta., native made 23 saves to lead the Vancouver Island Champion Cougars to a 3-0 shutout over the Leafs in Bronze Medal Round action Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.Beauchamp was in goal during the first meeting between the two teams Thursday, also a 6-1 Victoria victory.The contest concludes the season for the Leafs, finishing the four-team Cyclone Taylor Tournament with a 0-3-1 record.Nelson entered the Junior B Provincial Championship as the host club and had to deal with a long layoff after being eliminated from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs by Beaver Valley in the second round of the Murdoch Division playoffs.“Our play in the first game, I think that was due to the (month) layoff factor we dealt with but we came out a lot harder the second game and maybe if we don’t hit a post or catch a break in some of the other games maybe we’re playing in the final,” Leaf Captain Darnel St. Pierre said following consolation round loss which came less than 12 hours after Nelson was eliminated from playing for the Cyclone Taylor Cup.The Saturday night loss to Aldergrove, in a game that if Nelson wins the hosts advance to the final, emotionally drained the Leaf players, and it showed Sunday as Victoria took the play to Nelson from the opening puck drop. The Cougars outshot Nelson 17-8 in the opening frame, and if it not for the stellar play of netminder Brad Rebagliati in the Nelson nets, the score could have been a lot worse than 1-0 for Victoria on an unassisted Jake Stolz marker.In the second, Victoria continued to pressure Nelson and was rewarded in the final minute of the frame when Sam McMullen converted a centering pass, picking the top corner on Rebagliati to send the Island club into the intermission up 2-0.Victoria completed the scoring in the third on a weird goal.Killing a penalty, Robert Zadra was simply clearing the puck down the ice when this attempt deflected off the glass right toward the Leaf net.Unfortunately for Nelson, Rebagliati thought the puck was coming round the boards and during his attempt to get back into the net, slipped and watched the puck glide into the vacant cage.Despite not seeing this ending scripted at the start of the tournament for the Leafs, the captain praised his teammates for the effort throughout the season.“I can’t say enough about these guys,” St. Pierre explained. “I’ve grown to love them all like family.”“We came out this weekend and battled hard,” he added. “We came in as the underdog and kind of ended up that way but we gave everything we had . . . we did the best we could.”Victoria out shot Nelson 43-23 in the contest.The two netminders — Beauchamp in the Victoria nets and Rebagliati for Nelson — were named the two MVP’s for the game.CYCLONE NOTES: It appears Nelson/Creston MLA Michelle Mungall is off the hook. Or is she? The provincal MLA had a friendly wager with Esquimalt-Royal Roads MLA Maurine Karagiani. The best had whichever teams wins, the losing MLA, with the Speaker’s approval, will sport the opposing team’s jersey in the Legislature and do a two-minute statement admitting defeat and praising the winning team. The only concern with this bet even though Victoria won both games against Nelson, the Island squad didn’t win the Cyclone Taylor Cup. I’m sure the two MLA’s can agree on if there is any reason for the Nelson/Creston to size up a Cougar’s jersey.last_img read more

Read More »

Galway United reveal kit for 2016 season

first_imgGalway United are delighted to present their brand new home kit for the 2016 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season!The kit, manufactured by our supplier Uhlsport, draws its inspiration from Galway United’s 1991 FAI Cup triumph at Lansdowne Road, with 2016 marking the 25th anniversary of the victory against Shamrock Rovers.The iconic 1991 Wrangler sponsored jerseys were synonymous with Galway United, and in 2016 the club will pay homage to the heroes of the 1991 season.Galway United captain Ryan Connolly, sporting our 2016 kit, is flanked by two of the heroes of the 1991 squad, midfielder Peter Carpenter and scorer of the winning goal, Johnny Glynn.Uhlsport are working alongside Teamsport.ie, operated by Peter Carpenter, to provide jerseys and merchandise for Galway United in 2016 and 2017.Carpenter is proud to be involved with his club once again: “It’s truly an honour and I’m very excited about the future with Galway United and Uhlsport.“We have some ideas that will catch the interest of United fans and the launch of our home jersey is just the tip of the iceberg.“To be involved with the club again, as well as being part of the 1991 Cup winning squad, I feel a great sense of pride when I see our new jersey and I’m sure our supporters will too.”Galway United Chairman Jonathan Corbett is enthusiastic about the future with Uhlsport as Galway United’s kit supplier.“It’s an exciting time to be a Galway United fan,” he said.“We’re really pleased with the team that Tommy Dunne has assembled and off the pitch, Uhlsport and Team Sport have been working diligently on the clubs branding, merchandising and jersey design.“The 1991 team is ingrained in Galway United’s history and we feel our 2016 jersey provides a classy, styled representation of that iconic kit.” print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Read More »

Dele Alli may be hit on the pitch, but he needed extra help on the road

first_imgHE helps drive Tottenham forward on the pitch but life in the fast lane has not always been as straight forward off it for Dele Alli.The England and Spurs midfield maestro was seen cruising around town in a Bentley Continental GT Supersports prior to this Summer’s World Cup.6 Alli put his driving license to good use this summer when he drove around LA in a Bentley Continental GT SupersportsBut matters behind the wheel started off on a much bumpier road as the young trickster, then still a MK Dons player, failed his driving test first up.Thankfully, Dele was able to turn to driveJohnson’s, the Milton Keynes’ based driving school, to help him get back on track.And the added bonus was that we were all given access to not one, but two videos of a nervous, young Dele preparing to take his test.It’s a far cry from the confident player of 2018 who has us all bamboozled by his goal celebrations.6 Alli failed his first test before going to driveJohnson’s in Milton KeynesCredit: YoutubeCELE ALLI Tottenham star Dele Alli is back with yet another contorted hand celebration… and it’s even harder than the last one6 Videos from the driving school show Alli going through all his pre-test checksCredit: YoutubeAccording to the driveJohnson’s website, ‘fast passes are a speciality of ours.’ Crystal Palace midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp also came through their ranks and passed in under 20 hours, while a number of MK Don’s academy use their services.Nippy Dele took things to another level though, needing just six hours across two days – and doing things with an injured foot.He had already had previous lessons elsewhere prior his first test, although that didn’t seem to help matters as he failed with ten minors and one serious.6 Alli has invested in a whole fleet of fast cars since passing his driving testCredit: Getty – Contributor6 It’s a far cry from November 2013 when the then MK Dons needed a little help passing his testCredit: Getty Images – GettyAnd it appeared that his characteristic self-belief was what had held him back.Anthony Johnson, instructor and owner of driveJohnson’s, said: “Every pupil is different, so as an instructor you have to be tactful and bear in mind whatever you say before the driving test could affect the pupil’s mental approach going into the test. “Dele wasn’t short of confidence, so being direct and straight to the point about his weaknesses was the best way of getting him to produce an excellent drive.”6 Alli left MK Dons for Tottenham 18 months after passing his testCredit: Getty Images – GettyPassed my driving test 🚙🚗🚘 @driveJohnsons is unbelievable! Deffo advise them for anyone!— Dele (@dele_official) November 21, 2013 Taking him under his wing – and out in the car for six hours, Anthony ran through both practical and theory matters with Dele.That included getting him to flip open the bonnet to run through matters with the engine and also practise the dreaded manoeuvres such as reverse around the corner.And then it was a case of waving Dele off and keeping everything crossed the promising young MK Dons man would come back with a pass.That he did, impressively notching up just one minor to well as he got to throw away those learners plates.more fantastic football featuresExclusiveCURSE FEARStrictly curse sees plans for stars and celebs to isolate together scrappedSAM SO SUMPTUOUSVictoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio wows as she poses in racy lingerieExclusiveWAYNE’S AWAYWayne Bridge is selling his mansion — after John Terry moved in nearbyExclusiveRISKY BUSINESSRyan Thomas stops van on dual carriageway to treat himself to a Mr WhippyExclusiveBED GRIME STORYStormzy in talks to write series of children’s books about diversityTUNED INWhat the stars of Chris Moyles’ R1 show are doing now – from marriages to big jobsLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordAnd in return, Dele was not short of praise for the driving school that had helped get him out on the road.In his testimonial he wrote: “Anthony’s teaching was next level to anything I experienced before. Thanks.”last_img read more

Read More »

Plaisance Market chaotic

first_imgDear Editor,By this letter, I am hoping that Commissioner of Police and the Traffic Chief will be provoked to look into the matter herein.I had an occasion to be driving through Plaisance on the Embankment Road at about 22:00h on January 5, 2017.The area by the Plaisance Market was chaotic. Vehicles were in the middle of the road and on the bridge itself, revellers were sitting on chairs on the thoroughfare, the smell of marijuana was thick in the air. Vehicles passing through had to stop and ask drivers who were virtually “parked” on the roadway to pull a bit to the corner. It took six minutes for me to pass the market area. Other drivers going both ways were similarly affected. Were some off-duty Police Officers among the revellers?That was a Thursday night. What is it like on weekends?I would prefer to entertain doubt that neither the Commissioner, nor the Traffic Chief has been briefed about the state of affairs as described above. They couldn’t and still have the lawlessness prevailing. My recollection is that a similar situation raised its head about five years ago at Buxton, Haslington Public Road and Plaisance, which necessitated regular Police interventions. The ugliness is rearing its head again. I am hopeful that this matter will be addressed by the relevant authorities sooner than later.Sincerely,Taajnauth Jadunauthlast_img read more

Read More »