NWSL sets schedule for tournament in Utah

first_img Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailThe National Women’s Soccer league has announced the schedule for the opening round of its tournament set to start later this month in Utah.The league’s nine teams will play four preliminary round games, with eight teams advancing to the quarterfinals.The Portland Thorns will play the defending champion North Carolina Courage on the opening day, along with a match between the Chicago Red Stars and the Orlando Pride. One of those games will be broadcast nationally on CBS, the league’s new television partner this season.The Utah Royals FC will play the Washington Spirit on Tuesday, June 30. Tags: Coronavirus/COVID-19/NWSL/Utah Royals FC Written by June 1, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local NWSL sets schedule for tournament in Utahlast_img read more

SDL doubles its B2R output

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » SDL doubles its B2R output previous nextLand & New HomesSDL doubles its B2R outputThe Negotiator13th April 20170544 Views SDL Group is set to double its Build to Rent (B2R) business over the next 18 months thanks to a new deal with Sigma Capital Group plc, the residential and urban regeneration specialist.Sigma’s new Simple Life brand, aims to bring 10,000 new purpose-built rental homes to the market. SDL Bigwood is appointed as the partner for all Lettings and Property Management of this portfolio.With 50 units already let, SDL Bigwood will handle the letting of a further 295 units currently under construction and will start to be released for occupation in March, with another 1,900 homes in the pipeline.Paul Staley, Director of PRS at SDL Group, says, “In 2016, we set out plans to secure 20 per cent of the UK’s new B2R specific stock by 2020, so this is a major step towards that, We have a long- standing relationship with Sigma Capital and are delighted to be working with the team on this new venture. With Simple Life now on board, we’re forecasting that SDL Bigwood is set to let over 100 B2R properties per month for the next year, with a run rate of more than 150 per month by 2018.”Sigma Capital Group plc B2R build-to-rent SDL Group April 13, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Portico launches new Rental Yield Map

first_imgLettingsPortico, a top London agency, has launched an Interactive Rental Yield Map, which they say, is “a really cool tool to give landlords an idea of potential income at the click of a button!”The map uncovers the top 10 postcodes for buy-to-let, and the yields are updated daily, helping landlords to have the latest advice on where their investment will be best placed. The highest yielding locations are interesting for those who know London – especially as Beckton (behind the sewage works) is one of the highest yields, and, surprisingly, one of the lowest yields can be found behind Buckingham Palace.Though the majority of London yields a relatively low yield of around 3-4 per cent, there are still some pockets offering very healthy rental yields:Barking 6.4%Erith 6.4%Ilford 6.1%Dagenham 5.9%Edmonton 5.8%Canning Town 5.7%Beckton 5.7%Romford 5.6%Ponders End 5.6%Freezywater 5.6%The mapping discovers that Barking, in Zone 4, offers the highest potential rental yield at 6.4 per cent. An average two-bedroom house costs around £270,000. Portico says, “Barking has been enjoying the spotlight since it was named host borough for the London 2012 Olympics. Since then, renovation projects have been transforming the east London town, most notably the Barking Riverside regeneration project which is creating a new neighbourhood with 10,800 homes on the former power station site.”The lowest potential yield is reported to be in the cozily named Freezywater in Zone 6, where the highest potential rental yield is listed as 5.6 per cent. With the average two-bedroom house price at £329,995, says Portico, Freezywater is another area in Enfield that offers a very healthy yield. There’s a high proportion of renters living in the area and a one-bedroom property goes for around £900 per month.The area lacks great transport connections, but residents are just a 15-minute walk from Enfield Lock station with direct trains into central London. There’s also a mix of houses and flats, making it an attractive area for professional couples and people looking to start a family.”www.portico.com/yieldsInteractive Rental Yield Map Portico proptech lettings September 29, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Portico launches new Rental Yield Map previous nextProducts & ServicesPortico launches new Rental Yield MapThe Negotiator29th September 201701,581 Viewslast_img read more


first_imgJONATHAN  WEAVER OUSTED FROM LEADERSHIP ROLE BY NEW COMER JUSTIN ELPERSJUST IN:  At tonights City Council 2017 reorganization meeting a political bombshell was presented to Jonathan Weaver (D) Councilman at Large.Firth Ward City Councilman Justin Elpers (R) outed former Vice President Weaver by a 6 to 3 vote  Prior to the vote 3rd Ward and newly re-elected City Council President Missy Mosby (D) and Finance Chairman and 6th Ward Councilman Dan McGinn gave a passionate plea to persuade Council members to vote to re-elect Mr. Weaver Vice President of City Council.  Their plea failed on deaf ears.Newly elected City Council Vice President Justin Elpers has established himself as the leading conservative voice on City Council.  He is also known as an independent thinker.This is a developing story.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Naked Baker moves into second outlet

first_imgThe Naked Baker has officially opened its second shop and café in Hedge End, Southampton, as part of a wider expansion plan, which has seen the firm relocate its bakery production site.The bakery, previously based in Botley Mills, has relocated production to a larger premises in Shamblehurst Lane, Hedge End, but has retained its existing shop. “We needed a bigger bakery in the first place,” explained director and owner Andy Churcher. “The site used to be a greengrocer’s so we renovated it and turned it into a bakery.”The new shop and café has created seven new part-time jobs and has been trading since the beginning of February. It will continue to sell the bakery’s French-style breads, while the café offers paninis, sandwiches, and freshly made cakes. The firm also has a wholesale, catering and sandwich delivery business.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Casey Russell Talks Prince, Jazz Fest, & The Magic Beans

first_imgThe New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been a staple the final week of April since 1970. Since its inception, the festival has expanded, with fans now treated to two jam-packed weekends of non-stop music and plenty of shows during the week between. The fun doesn’t stop when Jazz Fest’s main stages shut down at 7 pm; rather, Jazz Fest late-night parties serve as the main attraction for some people’s entire journeys down to New Orleans.Jazz Fest late nights are not just for the fans, instead, giving musicians a chance to collaborate and honor our most beloved heroes, both past and present. Almost exactly two years ago, America lost one of its greatest musical figures, Prince, the man in purple. It’s no easy feat to bring together a noteworthy cast of musicians to commemorate such a larger than life human, but Casey Russell from Magic Beans has done just that.To close out the final night of Jazz Fest, keyboardist Casey Russell has brought together an all-star band of funky players, including members of Prince’s band, Turkuaz, The Main Squeeze, The Motet, Snarky Puppy, Thievery Corporation, Allen Stone, The Magic Beans, and Mama Magnolia, to present a stacked tribute set to Prince dubbed the Purple Party. The late-night dance party on Sunday, May 6th, at the Maison on Frenchmen Street will immediately follow Joey Porter‘s tribute to Herbie Hancock. Fans are encouraged to come clad in purple.Live for Live Music’s Sam Berenson got a chance to sit down with musical director of the Purple Party, Casey Russell, for a chat about all things Prince, Jazz Fest, his musical roots, and more.Live for Live Music: The Purple Party is an extra-fitting event for you to be leading. Tell us a little bit about where you grew up.Casey Russell: I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, land of the purple funk, which also happens to be the home of Bob Dylan. Prince and Bob are two of the most influential musicians of all time. I grew up about five minutes from Loring Park, where Prince recorded the infamous Loring Park Sessions at the age of 19, and 15 minutes from his famous Paisley Park Studios. In Minneapolis, we show unconditional love for Prince. It’s an honor for me to be able to pay tribute to his music in such a capacity.L4LM: What significance has Prince played in your musical career?CR: His music has always been a huge inspiration. If you know me, you know I love funk. Prince’s inspirations were all the old school funk cats, like Sly and the Family Stone, Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown, etc. He was able to expand upon their music, creating a sound of his own that would influence generations to follow. I’m a part of one of those generations. Prince has played a huge part in informing my decision on what’s funky or dope.Also, shout out to my dad, Jimmy Russell, who had the incredible opportunity to play with Prince in 1999 (and on the song “1999”) on New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis alongside George Clinton, Morris Day, and The New Power Generation. I was just a kid, but Prince has been on my radar ever since that night.The Magic Beans – Prince Tribute – Pittsburgh, PA – 9/20/2016[Video: Artpua]L4LM: What’s your favorite Prince album or era of Prince?CR: I’m all about the old-school funky records. A few of my favorite albums are For You, Dirty Mind, and the self-titled Prince album. We’ll be playing a bunch of tunes from those records. The Loring Park Sessions is right up there too, so we’ll be playing a few of those tunes as well. We’re even playing a hit by 94 East, one of Prince’s older bands in the late 70’s, named after an interstate that passes through Minneapolis.L4LM: Do you share any history with these fellow musicians partaking in the Purple Party?CR: I have played with Ryan Jalbert, Lyle Divinsky, Jeff Franca, Corey Frye, and Steve Watkins in Colorado a few times in the past. Megan Letts and Will Trask are my good friends and musical comrades. This will be my first time gigging with Sput, MonoNeon, Shira [Elias], Sammi [Garett], and the Snarky Horns. I’m very lucky to be a  part of such an incredible lineup!L4LM: What’s your favorite memory of New Orleans?CR: The first time I went to Jazz Fest. Magic Beans had a 10 p.m. gig at the Dragon’s Den just off Frenchman street. We finished the gig, and Joey Porter had put us all on the Motet guest list for the Motet show at the Maison at midnight. We had the best time ever! This was our first time at Jazz Fest and also our first time in New Orleans. We didn’t quite realize how late the party kept going. We were pleasantly surprised when our good friend who was going to Tulane at the time took us to the House of Blues at 2 a.m. to catch the New Mastersounds and then to the Maple Leaf to end the night with Johnny Vidacovich and company. We were getting very loose that night, but I will never forget it.L4LM: What does adding Mononeon of Prince’s live band add to this show?CR: Beyond having a member of the band who actually played with Prince for a time, it adds the funkiest bass-playing imaginable.L4LM: Changing gears, Magic Beans just released a new album, Casino Cabaret. How have things been going since your latest studio release?CR: Things in Magic Bean land have been great! We are very pumped on the album, and we’re gearing up for an East Coast tour right now, which will conclude with a date at the Fillmore in Philly supporting the Disco Biscuits on 4/20. Heady.L4LM: The current Magic Beans lineup has solidified over the past few years with the addition of bassist Chris Duffy, formerly of Dirty Paris. What are your goals as a band for 2018?Casey Russell: The same goal as every year: Try to take over the world!… Or at least play Red Rocks. We couldn’t be happier with Chris Duffy holding down the low-end!L4LM: Beanstalk Music Festival has a very special lineup this year. Are there any acts that you’re particularly excited to see?CR: Beanstalk is the best. I’m personally looking forward to Cory Wong. I just had the chance to see his band at Cervantes, and I also played with him the next night at the Dance Party Time Machine. He is one seriously talented individual. I think it will be a crowd favorite.L4LM: Who are three artists you’re listening to in your free time right now?CR: PHO from Minneapolis, Mama Magnolia, and The Runnikine, both from Colorado. Also, lots of Prince.If you’ll be in New Orleans For Jazz Fest, don’t miss Purple Party: A Tribute To Prince featuring members of The Main Squeeze, Turkuaz, The Motet, Snarky Puppy, Thievery Corporation, Allen Stone, and more at the Maison in New Orleans on Sunday, May 6th. For more info, click here; to purchase tickets, click here. For more info, click here; to purchase tickets, click here. For our full guide to Jazz Fest late nights, click here.last_img read more

Biometric Study At St. Vincent Concert Shows Live Music Increases Emotional Brain Activity

first_imgOn Friday, Live Nation revealed the results of a biometric study they conducted at a recent St. Vincent concert, and the results show that going to live shows cause an overall positive shift in brain activity, including spikes in attention, engagement, and emotional intensity.The findings showed a sizeable increase in oxytocin, the hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain contributing to a number of warm-and-fuzzy human emotions—from personal relationships to sexual attraction to generosity to trust—likely catalyzed by increased synchronized movement during the concert. A similar acute increase in oxytocin has previously been observed as a result of petting puppies.The results were presented by Live Nation at this past weekend’s Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity in the south of France. Notes Pollstar:To perform the experiment, Live Nation arranged for each attendee to don an EEG wearable headband to measure brain-wave activity, and skin sensors to measure galvanic skin response and sweat during a St. Vincent show.The results showed 90 percent of respondents had increased attention and engagement and a mood increase of 500 percent after attending the show. Also, within minutes of starting the gig, participants had a 53 percent increase in emotional intensity. … After the show ended, 57 percent of respondents said “live music helps me form real connections with people,” which may have been related to the 300 percent increase in synchronized movement, which related to an increase in oxytocin. It also showed 90 percent of participants had a favorable shift in brain activity.As Live Nation’s global president of sponsorships, Russell Wallach, explained in a statement:The genesis for conducting the biometric study stemmed from recent findings from Live Nation’s Global Research, which surveyed over 22,000 live music fans, revealing that across the world – we are feeling isolated and overloaded with information. … 70 percent of respondents – across generations – expressed that live music is a powerful antidote to this trend. We wanted to further prove that point and correlate the link between how we think we feel and how we actually feel.Of course, the findings aren’t entirely conclusive. There was no control subject or varied approaches (like, say, a bad band’s concert, different types of venues/crowds, etc) and only one show’s worth of data (maybe this show was particularly good/bad). It’s also tough to attribute any of the findings to “live music” as a whole without accounting for St. Vincent’s, a.k.a. Annie Clark‘s, particular talent and ability. After all, she is widely considered one of the more exciting and interesting acts on the road today. Plus, there’s the bias inherent in the fact that the study was conducted by Live Nation, one of the world’s biggest concert promoters.However, the test does attach some scientific data to a notion we’ve long suspected: Concerts make you feel good.You can catch St. Vincent and Panorama NYC this summer, set to take place at Randall’s Island on July 27th, 28th, and 29th. Watch a recent St. Vincent in-studio performance below via KEXP:[H/T Pollstar]last_img read more

Phish Hits Their Stride In Quality Tahoe Closer [Videos]

first_imgPhish returned to Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s last night for their second show at the venue and of their 2018 Summer Tour. They wasted no time getting down to business in Lake Tahoe, turning in a high-octane night of music that was peppered with thoughtful improvisation. With the cobwebs officially shaken off after the first show of the summer, Phish is decidedly back after Wednesday night’s performance at Harvey’s.Phish got the show on the road with a stellar take on Gamehendge-era fan-favorite “AC/DC Bag”. The standard version came and went quickly, but set the tone for the second solid first set in as many days. Next up was “Martian Monster”, which invited keyboardist Page McConnell to cue up some of his spooky Halloween samples from 2014’s full-album reimagination of Disney‘s Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House. Drummer Jon Fishman then addressed the crowd, inviting them to learn the lyrics to and sing along with the next song; of course, that song was “Ass Handed”. Fishman slowly enunciated the song’s repetitive lyrics for the audience, before kicking into the song’s instrumental fiery ending. The band followed “Ass Handed” with “Everything Right”, which provided a platform for the evening’s first extended improvisation. Led by Fishman and bassist Mike Gordon‘s locked-in groove, McConnell turned to his spacey synth pads, eventually allowing for a patient Trey Anastasio to fill in the blanks with guitar stabs and squeals, finally connecting with the band for some power-rock exploration. Fishman was in fine form, guiding the band into this first-set jam, which clearly encouraged Anastasio to take it further and further. The band re-grouped around Fishman’s beat, with Anastasio adding some vocal vamps before they dissolved into an aggressive version of “555”.After an energetic run through “The Wedge”, the band delivered their first attempt at “Lawn Boy” since the famed Baker’s Dozen version. While this version wasn’t stretched to forty-three-minutes, it did receive a generous response from the crowd, acknowledging the song’s new place in Phish’s pantheon. The infectious shuffle of “Back On The Train” picked things back up, with Anastasio shifting things into second-gear for a short-but-sweet type I jam. After swiftly running through the main portion of “Ocelot”, the band once again settled on a dark, power-rock vibe during the song’s jam section, and they built that vibe towards a cacophonous peak.After using power-rock as a tool throughout the first set, the band brought things full-circle with perhaps their best power-rock song: “Theme From The Bottom”. The triumphant version seemed to put an exclamation mark on an exciting first set when the band surprised the crowd and started up “Bathtub Gin”. The reliable jam vehicle was as potent as ever, with the band quickly moving into a type II territory, as the rhythm section once again locked in to allow Anastasio’s exploratory guitar playing to truly shine. This “Gin” jam was pushed to multiple peaks before the song was completed, finishing off the set in fine fashion. The dissonant bass of “Down With Disease” ushered in the beginning of set two. The band came out firing on all cylinders, confidently improvising before settling into a more melodic and meditative space. After settling there for a few minutes, suddenly, Anastasio’s guitar pierced through, announcing the arrival of the delicate Siket Disc favorite “What’s The Use?”. After finishing the ambient favorite, The band changed gears with a buoyant “Blaze On”, coalescing around the song’s groove for a strong jam that found Fishman utilizing some of his auxiliary percussion instruments while McConnell and Anastasio both soloed wildly. Moving into a spacier territory, Anastasio started making excellent use of his effects pedals and Gordon included a bass bomb or two, adding to the jam’s ominous feel before it slowly faded out.Big Boat standout “I Always Wanted It This Way” then faded in, taking the excited crowd on a synth-based journey. McConnell added lots of out-there sounds and samples as he led the band into a decidedly weird territory, with Fishman providing a pressing, persistent drumbeat. Anastasio cued up “Joy”, cutting short the electronic freak-out for an admittedly-solid version of a questionably-placed second set ballad.“Limb By Limb”, on the other hand, provided the ultimate shot of adrenaline late in the show. After a good sing-a-long from the crowd during the song’s anthemic chorus, McConnell slid over to his Hammond B3 organ and offered up an ominous chord progression that the band centered around for a short and interesting piece of improvisation. The crowd erupted as Fishman started playing the familiar drumbeat of “2001”, and the classic cover was as funky and powerful as ever.Finally, Phish finished things off with a tight version of “You Enjoy Myself”. The iconic song was played to perfection. Fishman continued to shine brightly throughout, laying the foundation for the song’s punchy jam that saw Anastasio offer up some guitar fireworks. Following Gordon’s typical bass solo and the mysterious vocal jam, Phish brought the energetic second set to a close.“Limb By Limb > 2001 > You Enjoy Myself”[Video: Dr. Randy’s Channel]With scarce time before the relatively early 10:30 PM curfew, Phish turned to the one and only “Suzy Greenberg” for their lone encore, offering up one more dose of energy to the crowd before they took their bows and called it a night.Only two shows into their summer tour and Phish is already in fine form. The band is clearly on the same page and you can hear it in their playing, particularly as they lean into improvisation. With the band set to hit The Gorge this weekend, fans making the pilgrimage for the band’s first three-night run at the storied venue should be excited for things to come.Setlist: Phish | Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s | Lake Tahoe, NV | 7/18/2018Set One: AC/DC Bag, Martian Monster, Ass Handed, Everything’s Right > 555, The Wedge, Lawn Boy, Back On The Train, Ocelot, My Sweet One, Theme From The Bottom, Bathtub GinSet Two: Down With Disease > What’s The Use? > Blaze On > I Always Wanted It This Way > Joy, Limb By Limb > 2001 > You Enjoy MyselfEncore: Suzy Greenberglast_img read more

Illuminating the Dark Ages: NEH grant will help display and digitize Boston-area medieval manuscripts

first_img Read Full Story If a single illuminated manuscript can give a glimpse of the art, literature, religion and history of Western culture during the Middle Ages, imagine what nearly 4,000 – the number of such manuscripts held in the Boston area – might do.Those 4,000 manuscripts are the focus of an exhibit being prepared by Kuno Francke Professor of German Art & Culture Jeffrey Hamburger and Houghton Library Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts William Stoneman. Hamburger and Stoneman are the recipients of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to fund planning for an exhibition, catalog, website, international conference and special collections consortium of schools, museums and libraries on illuminated manuscripts dating from the 9th to the 16th century.“The motivation for doing this exhibition is the very simple fact that there’s a larger concentration of medieval and renaissance painting tucked away at libraries and other collections in the Boston area that remains little known or entirely unknown than anywhere in North America,” said Hamburger.The exhibit, “Pages from the Past: Illuminated Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Boston-area Collections,” will open in the fall of 2016 in three Boston venues: Harvard’s Houghton Library, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art. In the upcoming months, Hamburger and Stoneman will work with partners at those institutions and at the Boston Athenaeum, the Boston Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, Brandeis, MIT, Tufts, Northeastern and Wellesley to finalize a list of ca. 200 manuscripts to display.last_img read more

Above and beyond

first_imgThey do everything from serving guests in the Harvard Faculty Club with grace to caring for a colony of 200 marmosets used in research. They help ensure that at-risk high school students follow through on their college goals, and they turn an office courtyard into a vibrant garden of medicinal herbs. They oversee vital resources like major gifts that provide financial aid for hundreds of Harvard College students each year, and they also watch over that most coveted asset, parking.They are the 64 unsung staffers from across the University who were named the “2014 Harvard Heroes” for their special expertise, leadership, and dedication to keeping Harvard humming. President Drew Faust, along with senior leaders from various Schools and departments, led a raucous celebration of these exemplary employees and their accomplishments at Sanders Theatre Thursday afternoon. Faust called it one of her favorite days of the year.“Thank you, Harvard Heroes, for your unflagging support of the University’s mission of teaching and research. Our success depends on your creativity and commitment,” Faust told the audience packed with families, friends, co-workers, and members of the Harvard community. “You manage complex projects, help others navigate big changes, and add a human touch to the day-to-day workings of the University. But your diligent work is just the start. Your nominators say you are the ones who are quick to offer help, the ones who never shy away from challenges, the ones who inspire others, and the ones who keep things running smoothly with a smile.”Marilyn Hausammann, Harvard’s vice president for human resources, introduced the festivities by noting that the honorees — each nominated by colleagues and peers — were truly an elite group, representing just half of 1 percent of the University staff. Broad criteria for selection include promoting teamwork, embodying Harvard’s mission and values, supporting sustainability, and contributing in innovative ways.Some of the heroes are campus legends, like Jack P. Reardon ’60, who in the last 50 years has been everything from a freshman proctor and senior tutor at Kirkland House to director of Harvard College admissions and athletics, advisor to University presidents and the Board of Overseers, and who will retire next month as executive director of the Harvard Alumni Association. Others, like Mariana Lincoln Quinn, have been here just a short while. Quinn, who started as a temp in 2007, was singled out for her “meticulous care” of more than 200 pianos across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, tracking their tuning, repairs, and pitch levels as part of Harvard’s Piano Technical Services.“My job is incredibly rewarding when an artist expresses satisfaction, sometimes elation, as a result of my work on a piano. I also have a magnificent team and a wonderful boss [Robert Doyle],” said Quinn.“Everyone involved throughout the process … really went all-out to make us feel personally recognized and part of something special,” said Ashley Snowdon, senior coordinator for alumni relations at Harvard Graduate School of Education, whose work on the Strategic Data Project at the Center for Educational Policy Research identified the “summer melt” phenomenon among some high school seniors who get into college but then fail to enroll. “I feel especially lucky because I loved getting to work on the project I was nominated for, so getting recognized for it in such a way was really above and beyond anything I could have imagined!”Following a fun video tribute in which happy nominees were informed by colleagues that they had been chosen as heroes while being surprised with cake, balloons, and flowers, the honorees were treated to a reception in Annenberg Hall.“Being named a Harvard Hero is a tremendous honor, and it speaks just as much to the terrific group of dedicated colleagues whom I partner with every day as it does to any individual contribution,” said Jonathan Beasley, assistant director of communications at Harvard Divinity School.David Havelick, a program manager in epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health who successfully promoted sustainability on campus, such as bicycling to work and instituting greener dining practices, said being recognized onstage by Faust was “so meaningful and validating” and “felt like a dream.”“Perhaps even more touching was knowing that the people I work with every day and my fellow green team friends had taken the time out of their day to write such beautiful words about me and my impact, especially since they are all people who inspire me,” he said. “Sometimes we get lost in our day-to-day work lives and forget that we’re doing something important and meaningful. The Harvard Heroes celebration helped to remind me that we’re a pretty impressive team of staff here at Harvard!”last_img read more