Harvard faculty receive Guggenheim Fellowships

first_img Read Full Story In its ninetieth annual competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 177 fellowships, including five to Harvard faculty members. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.Recipients of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship are:Ann Blair, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, “Hidden Hands: Amanuenses and Authorship in Early Modern Europe.”Matthew Harris, assistant professor of genetics and orthopedic surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School: “Phylomapping — Expanding our Means to Understand Nature’s Experiments.”Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, “Dickens in America.”Meira Levinson, associate professor of education, “Dilemmas of Educational Justice.”Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies, “Andean Knotted-Cord Records: Analysis and Write-up of Two Decades of Research on Pre-Inka, Inka and Colonial Khipus.”last_img read more

Modern renovation transforms Gold Coast home

first_imgThe kitchen was dated. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe garden was overgrown.The once tired and dated house at 13 Salerno St, Isle of Capri, is now a modern home.“I’d say it took about eight months,” Mrs Lavender said.“In saying that, I was living in the property, which made it go slower.”She retained some of the original materials and made them standout features of the home, including slate that is now part of the fireplace and outdoor privacy wall.“I tried to utilise the elements that were already in the home,” Mrs Lavender said.“I love that retro, mid-century feel of stone and wooden floors. The backyard with entertainment deck and pool is much more inviting. What the front of 13 Salerno St looks like now. The home at 13 Salerno St before the renovation.center_img The kitchen is much more versatile after the renovation. Mrs Lavender said the bedroom was her “sanctuary”.“I knocked walls out in the kitchen and what was the carport is now part of the house.“I added onto the back of the house a bedroom, ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.”She also relandscaped the entire yard, replacing most of the grass and overgrown trees with low maintenance plants.Her favourite part of the home is her “sanctuary” bedroom, which overlooks the pool and a water feature.“The thing I’m most excited about is I had a vision and it turned out better than I thought,” Mrs Lavender said.The property will go under the hammer on Sunday, May 20, at 11am. It’s amazing how big a difference a renovation makes.THIS 1970s Surfers Paradise home was in desperate need of some tender love and care when Anthea Lavender bought it.She had grand plans for its transformation from the moment she walked in.Three years later, the interior decorator and artist says it has turned out better than she envisioned.last_img read more

Petra Organisation supports WDFA U-17 Tournament

first_imgPETRA Organisation, as part of its stated mission to assist in the development of football within communities, listed the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) as the latest recipient of its goodwill when member Mark Alleyne made a presentation of balls and the winning trophy, during a simple ceremony that was conducted at the Ministry of Education ground on Wednesday.The items were presented to WDFA secretary Adrian Giddings in the presence of Petra Organisation co-Director Troy Mendonca and Women’s Football Association president Charmine Wade, during the staging of the semifinals of this year’s Milo 18-and-Under Schools football tournament.Mendonca, speaking at the occasion, said that the gesture represents what the organisation stands for: which is to help further the development of the sport and to foster better camaraderie among the various communities.Giddings, in his response, thanked the organisation for its support which, according to him, will be used for the staging of the Association’s Under-17 tournament, due to commence shortly.last_img read more

Stars Group revises 2019 guidance citing enlargement responsibilities

first_img Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has revised its full-year guidance after citing a number of market headwinds.Publishing its interim H1 2019 trading update (period ending 30 June), the Stars Group has adjusted its 2019 revenue guidance to $2.5-2.58 billion mark (previous form $2.6-2.76 billion) and reduced its EBITDA guidance to $905-930 million, having previously held a 2019 earnings target of $960-to-$1 billion.The company details that its revised guidance reflects a number of realities facing market incumbents, with the firm’s H1 2019 trading impacted by negative exchange rate currency fluctuations, a ‘historical low betting win margin’ affecting its UK business division and slower than expected recoveries within certain disrupted markets.It also revealed that trading to date has been impacted by circa $15 million in negative foreign exchange fluctuations, while further 2019 earnings factors include setting aside $40 million funding for its US joint-venture FOX Bet – a proposition seeking to dominate the digital wagering services for the US market.Despite its guidance revision, the Stars Group governance maintains that the company has progressed well in its enlargement and diversification strategy.Absorbing the UK assets of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet), the Stars Group details H1 2019 consolidated revenues of $1.2 billion (H1 2018: $804m), helping the firm secure a period group adjusted EBITDA of $430 million (H1 2018: $343m).Nevertheless, a breakdown of performance sees the Stars Group’s flagship PokerStars brand record period declines across the board with revenues down to $662 million (H1 2018: $732m) and EBITDA of $300 million (H1 2018: $350 million).In its trading statement, the Stars Group governance discloses that Sky Betting and Gaming assets have contributed a period adjusted EBITDA of $142 million, against no comparative record.Closing its H1 2019 accounts, the group declares operating profits of $155 million (H1 2018: $115m).“2019 has been and remains a year of integration, execution and debt reduction,” said Chief Executive Rafi Ashkenazi. “We are committed to those key strategic priorities for the rest of the year while we also build our foundation and momentum to become a market leader in the U.S.“We are confident that the actions we have taken over the last year, and are pursuing now, including to reassess our fixed cost base, put us in a strong position to deliver our mid-term growth targets from the end of 2019.”The Stars Group – H1 2019 Performance Overview Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Related Articles PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 BlueRibbon signs strategic partnership with The Stars Group August 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Sharelast_img read more

SWISS again named best short and mediumhaul airline

first_imgSource = Swiss International Air Lines SWISS has again picked up the top honours as Best Network Airline (Short & Medium Haul) in the annual Travel Star Awards, retaining the title it earned last year. Once again, SWISS also scored the maximum 300 points available in the category. Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines occupied the further podium places. SWISS also earned the Bronze Travel Star in the Best Non-Stop Long-Haul Airline section, the first time it has featured among the top three in this category. The Travel Star Awards are bestowed annually by Travel Inside, the trade magazine of the Swiss tourist travel sector. The awards are based on a telephone poll of travel agencies all over Switzerland which is conducted by the Publitest market research institute. This year’s poll extended to more than 700 travel agencies. As well as the number of nominations received, the results in the airline categories are also based on the quality of the product offered to travellers and the service provided by the airlines to the travel agencies concerned. Maximum points for Edelweiss Air, too Edelweiss Air also earned a Gold Travel Star in this year’s awards in the coveted Best Regional & Leisure Airline (Short & Medium Haul) category, also with a maximum 300 points. So with Lufthansa being named Best Gateway Long-Haul Airline, SWISS’s sister and parent companies both confirmed last year’s favourable standings in the latest Travel Star Awards.last_img read more