Think only students fret at the start of a new school year? Think again.By the time September rolls around, Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty members have already spent months preparing their courses.“Students show up on the first day not expected to do anything, but faculty are expected to have an entire course planned out,” says Professor Judith Singer, senior vice provost for faculty development and diversity at Harvard University. “An enormous amount of the work of teaching takes place before you set foot in class.”In fact, before the previous year’s class has even graduated, faculty members are busy planning and meeting deadlines for fall courses. After months of prep, it is only natural that many faculty members get a case of first day jitters.“Of course I get nervous before the school year and excited as well for any class, but especially for those first few class sessions,” says Professor Monica Higgins. “I am a big believer in the importance of beginnings, so I try and pay close attention to my first interactions with students, especially in the classroom.”Prepping for the upcoming school year takes a lot of forethought. Typically, there is no prescribed curriculum for undergraduate or graduate teaching. Considering that the average course at HGSE meets 25 times in four months with the same group of students — that is a lot of time to fill, and fill wisely and well. Read Full Story
And Skorupa says, she hopes that feeling lingers even after the curtain falls. One of those new actors is Christine Skorupa who plays multiple characters in the show. “Being able to take on a role that has been taken on by so many actors before is really an honor,” Skorupa said. Holley said he’s also learned what it means to mentor new actors and welcome them into the fold. The cast performed their final two shows of the weekend on Sunday. “I first did the show in 2002 and I played Scrooge’s nephew Fred and I’ve sort of grown into Bob Cratchit,” Holley said. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Seeing a Christmas Carol at the Cider Mill Stage has been a Christmas tradition in the Southern Tier for forty years. “They ask at the beginning of the show how many people have seen it ten times or twenty times or even thirty times and you’d be surprised how many hands come up,” said actor Adam Holley “I hope they leave here singing all of the Christmas Carols all of the songs we sing, I hope it’s just a joy to be here,” Skorupa said. Holley has been a part of The Cider Mill’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for 17 years. “For me it’s a privilege to be in it year after year because I find I’m a part of people’s family tradition I see people throughout the year who will be like ‘hey you’re in a Christmas Carol’,” Holley said. In seventeen years, Holley has come to learn what this play means to the community. “The people who have been around long enough help pick up the people who haven’t been around that long and you kind of work together and create a really cool story,” said Holley “It’s a feeling of familiarity,” Holley said. “You associate it with that warmth around Christmas around the holiday around family and this play has become that for a lot of people,” said Holley All coming together to be a part of a tradition that continues to be an important part of Christmas for so many.
The Domain Kangaroo PointIt is the second of seven upcoming residential projects for R & F Properties in Australia. The first, Brisbane One, commenced construction on Cordelia Street, near South Bank earlier this year. R & F Property Australia CEO Thomas Chiu praised the contemporary design of the project, welcoming its significant offering to residents keen to join the exclusive, tightly held northeast peninsular of Kangaroo Point. The Domain Kangaroo PointThe project offers a range of versatile living options, with the townhomes set on leafy Lambert Street offering immediate connection to the suburb’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. In The Domain tower, 20 floors of apartments will provide the amenity of city living, coupled with stunning views. Further skyward, exclusive penthouses rule the top floors, all crowned by a residents’ rooftop. Residents have exclusive access to the rooftop amenities, which would rival any high-level hotel experience. The Domain Kangaroo Point.Kangaroo Point offers an enviable river lifestyles, centrally located with the amenity of a CBD address but secluded from the hustle of CBD life.The meandering river boardwalk will link The Domain to South Bank and the CBD via CityCat or to Dockside via the free City Glider service. The development will also be within walking distance of the best of the suburb’s dining and entertainment surrounding the Story Bridge. The Domain Kangaroo PointThe rooftop includes a pool, sundeck and lounge set among tropical gardens, as well as a gym, sauna, media room, kids playing area, private dining area and a golf simulator. Designed by Elenberg Fraser, The Domain will feature the highest quality in natural materials to create warm tones with sleek lines and all accentuated with bold metal finishes. The Domain Kangaroo Point is offering apartments, residences, townhomes and penthouses in a mixed residential development in the inner-city.THE BASICSTHE DOMAIN KANGAROO POINTDeveloper: R & F PropertiesPrice: From $482,307Location: Lambert Street, Kangaroo PointDisplay Apartment: 20 Hockings Street, West EndThe Domain Kangaroo Point is a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments; two and three bedroom townhouses; and three bedroom penthouses in the inner-cityA NEW inner-city mixed residential development has launched to the public offering a range of living options and with resort-like facilities.The Domain Kangaroo Point is the latest residential development to hit the market, offering 120 apartments, 63 premium residences, 12 townhomes and five penthouses. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe Domain Kangaroo Point“At R & F, our long-term business development plan has a strong commitment and determination to create communities through sustainable developments. Our connection to the local market has always been the key to our success. The Domain will be a magnificent example of this,” Mr Chiu said. “The Domain collection offers residents the chance to lead unique cosmopolitan lives, whether from apartments, penthouses and townhouses.“What we value most about this site are its sweeping views of both the Brisbane CBD and River, and how well it embraces the urban life of Brisbane in an exclusive location.”
The Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund delivered a return of 0.5% for the year to 31 March compared with 10.2% for the previous year, according to its recently published accounts.This takes its annualised return to 4.8% over the past three years, from 8.7% for each of the three years to 31 March 2015.However, the fund said its investment return in real terms was -0.1% over the year to the end of March 2016 and 4% over the three years to that date, meeting its medium-term 4% real return target.The size of its portfolio, at £1.7bn (€2bn), was barely changed from its value the year before. The vast majority of assets are held via funds.Berkshire said the main underperformers during 2015-16 were emerging market equities and commodities managers, while absolute return strategies run by Grosvenor Capital Management also fell short of their absolute return target.During 2015-16, Berkshire redeemed its holding in a global developed markets equity fund run by IPM with a fundamental indexation strategy, which failed to meet objectives over the medium term.The pension fund also reduced exposure to commodities and absolute return holdings.Meanwhile, it increased exposure to other private debt and private equity funds – for example, in new emerging market infrastructure, UK middle-market infrastructure, hedge fund secondaries opportunities and other private market investments in the UK, such as the private rented sector, private debt and technology.As of the end of March, 44.6% of the fund was invested in global equities, 14.3% in bonds, 17.4% in absolute return funds and 11.1% in property.Infrastructure made up 4.7% of the portfolio.Over the longer term, Berkshire is planning to increase this allocation to a maximum 15% of its portfolio and is joining the £1bn infrastructure platform to be set up by the Local Pensions Partnership and the Northern Pool.It also wishes to retain certain locally focused investments, such as housing schemes, permanently outside the pool.
CHEAPEST RENTS New data shows the median weekly rent on the Gold Coast is going up.TENANTS are facing rental rate hikes despite having more properties available to them on the Gold Coast in almost a decade.New data revealed in CoreLogic’s Quarterly Regional Market Update, released today, shows advertised median weekly rents have jumped 5.7 per cent for a house and 3.7 per cent for a unit in the past year.“Rental growth across the region has increased over the past year, with the advertised median weekly rental rate up $30 per week for houses and $15 per week for units,” the report said.The Gold Coast’s median weekly rental rate in the December quarter was $560 for a house and $425 for a unit. MOST EXPENSIVE RENTS Migration and recent completition of several developments is believed to be responsible for rent going up.It comes a week after Real Estate Institute of Queensland figures showed the number of rental properties available on the Coast was at a seven-year high.CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said migration to the Gold Coast was behind the increase as many people rented before buying to determine where they liked to live.“They’re coming up and renting first so they’re creating rental market pressure,” he said.“I don’t think it’s a particularly affordable market at this point.“The rent (tenants) are paying on the Gold Coast are higher than those in Brisbane.”MORE NEWS: Would you live in a display home? “There’s been a lot of new development that’s finished in the last quarter,” he said.“That would be part of it.”However, he did not think the rental market was unaffordable.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We did see an increase in vacancies last quarter so I think we’re heading more towards a balanced market,” Mr Henderson said.Latest data from the Residential Tenancies Authority shows suburbs in the 4217 postcode, including Benowa, Bundall, Main Beach, Sorrento and Surfers Paradise, were the most expensive areas to rent, with $880 the median price per week for a four-bedroom house.The cheapest place to rent was the 4211 postcode, which included Carrara, Gaven and Nerang, with a $220 median price per week for a one-bedroom unit. Mr Kusher expected rental rates to drop in the next 12 months as a result of the Coast’s increased number of properties available to tenants.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said new developments were also responsible for the rate hikes.He said not only had they added more properties to the rent pool but they bumped up the median prices as many of them were prestige offerings. $880: Four-bedroom house in 4217.$660: Three-bedroom houses in 4218.$625: Three-bedroom units in 4223/4224.$500: Two-bedroom houses in 4221/4223.$465: Two-bedroom units in 4227.$390: One-bedroom units in 4226 postcode. $445: Four-bedroom house in 4208.$400: Three-bedroom house in 4209.$355: Two-bedroom house in 4209.$380: Three-bedroom units in 4208.$325: Two-bedroom units in 4210.$220: One-bedrooms units in 4211. (Source: Residential Tenancies Authority) MORE NEWS: Tree house snapped up for almost $2m
LocalNews Morne Trois Piton Geo-Tourism Stewardship Council officially launched by: – June 24, 2011 Share Share 16 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Five member council at launching ceremony.A five-member council has been officially set up and launched to provide special support to increase the importance of the World Heritage Site (WHS) accreditation to the local communities and by extension, Dominica.The Morne Trois Piton National Park Geo-Tourism Stewardship Council was officially launched at a ceremony on June 22nd, at Camp JTAS in Gommier.Chair of the council, Mr Atherton Martin says one of their primary objectives is to conduct community consultations with communities around the Morne Trois Piton National Park and World Heritage Site.The council will be partnering with stakeholders to care and manage various sites with special importance to its protection, richness and true economic value.A total of fifteen sites have already been identified by the council.‘In the South East we have sites in Grand Fond, Riviere Cyrique, Laplaine, Boetica and Delices. In the South, they are located in Geneva, Bagatelle and Petite Savanne. In the Roseau catchment, we have areas in Bellevue Chopin, Giraudel, Eggleston, Wotten Waven, Laudat and Cockrane. In the Central Forest they are located at Pond Casse and Belles’, said Martin.Mr Athie Martin has been named as the Chair, Mr Marcus Francis; Vice Chair, Carol Rabbess; Treasurer, Francis Antoine; Secretary and Michael Eugene; Public Relations Officer.The council will operate at an office housed at the Flower House at Giraudel.Dominica Vibes News
Galloway Wins Amateur Championship June 25, 2007PALM HARBOR, Fla. – With a two-stroke lead heading into the final round of the 90th Florida State Amateur Championships on Sunday, senior Matthew Galloway held on to claim the championship title. Galloway finished with a four-under par 280 to win the title by two strokes at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club.”This win means a lot,” said Galloway. “There are a lot of good names on that trophy and it’s awesome to see mine added to it.”Galloway had posted scores of 69, 70 and 70 over the first three rounds to claim a two-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round. He shot even par (71) on Sunday, including consecutive birdies on the third and fourth holes.”After the first round, I was surprised to break par,” said Galloway. “I spoke with my coach (Steve Fell) who gave me some good advice and the confidence that I needed.”Galloway received a crystal vase with his name inscribed on the Clarence Camp Championship Trophy. He will also receive an exemption to next year’s Florida State Amateur Championship.Galloway will have the opportunity to win additional awards over the next two weeks. He is in the running for the Gulf South Conference Commissioner’s Trophy which will be announced on Thursday. Galloway will also participate in the 107th North & South Amateur Championship from July 2-8 at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.CPrint Friendly Version Share
RelatedPosts Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Spurs sign right-back Doherty from Wolves Wolves need more players next season, says manager Nuno Three Premier League clubs are battling to sign Chelsea’s Nigerian goalkeeper, Prince Adegoke, allnigeriasoccer.com is exclusively reporting.Chelsea have yet to decide on their new intake of Academy scholars for the 2020-2021 season, but are expected to do so by the end of November.With uncertainty surrounding the future of Adegoke at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal, Bournemouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers are ready to swoop for the highly-rated young goalkeeper if he is not offered a scholarship.It is understood that his priority is to remain at Chelsea beyond the end of the 2019-2020 season.Signed from Langley FC in April 2016, Adegoke first made the matchday squad for an U18 Premier League match against Arsenal at the age of 14 but was a non-playing substitute.He is highly regarded by the youth team coaches at Chelsea and started in goal when the U16 team won the Premier League International Tournament on October 20.Fellow goalkeeper Kelechi Chibueze, right-back Derrick Abu and winger Adrian Akande are the other players of Nigerian descent eligible to sign scholarship forms at Chelsea ahead of next season. Tags: Prince AdegokeWolverhampton Wanderers
Press Association Luiten and Bourdy took their perfect record to four points from four in the competition as they saw off the challenge of Scott Jamieson and Chris Wood on the final hole and give Continental Europe the lead once more. And they had reason to be confident in the final match as Casey and Tommy Fleetwood were defeated on Saturday morning by Jimenez and Manassero. The English pair had threatened to halve the match when Casey drained a 12-footer on the 17th to ensure they went up the last. But Fleetwood’s tee shot was wayward, the 22-year-old taking one hand off the club after his follow through, and when Manassero drove down the middle another point for Continental Europe was all but assured. Fleetwood dropped out for Lynn to partner Casey after lunch, although the result looked to be the same when Jimenez and Manassero took a two-hole advantage at the turn. But Casey and Lynn turned the tide and it was all square heading into the last. Jimenez put the pressure on Lynn by holing from 12 feet, although the 39-year-old Englishman was equal to the challenge to hole his putt and ensure Great Britian and Ireland took the session 3-1. Continental Europe Captain Jose Maria Olazabal said on www.europeantour.com: “We lost the session and we played three days of golf, and looks like we start from scratch tomorrow. “What I have kept on saying all week long, is that we have to play the best we can. We have a very strong team facing us, and that we have to play good tomorrow. “Obviously I want to win it badly, it’s as simple as that. I don’t like that record at all and hopefully this group of 10 people will be able to achieve that tomorrow.” “It’s been so close all week; it could have gone either way,” said Casey on www.europeantour.com. “For Lynnie to make that putt on the last and to be level going into singles is massive. I think we are looking forward to tomorrow – it’s tough playing foursomes.” Stephen Gallacher and Paul Lawrie took a point and a half off previously unbeaten pair Nicolas Colsaerts and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano on Saturday. After halving the morning contest, the Scottish duo opened up a three-shot lead after five holes despite bogeying the second and fifth. That increased to a four-shot lead after the 11th hole and although Colsaerts and Fernandez-Castano won at the 13th and 15th, the comeback proved too little, too late. A 2&1 win in the opening afternoon encounter gave Britain the ideal start. Jamie Donaldson and Marc Warren atoned for their morning loss to Joost Luiten and Gregory Bourdy with a 2&1 victory over Thomas Bjorn and Mikko Ilonen. Donaldson and Warren trailed by one hole entering the back nine but immediately levelled before winning at the 15th and 16th holes to seal the win. David Lynn held his nerve to complete Great Britain and Ireland’s comeback as they drew level with Continental Europe at 9-9 at the end of day three of the Seve Trophy at St Nom La Breteche. Lynn holed a 10-foot putt on the 18th hole in his foursomes match with Paul Casey against Miguel Angel Jimenez and Matteo Manassero to ensure they claimed the point which ensured the sides would not be separated heading into the final day’s singles. It completed a fine turnaround for Great Britain and Ireland, who trailed 8-6 following the morning foursomes.
James Milner’s second-half penalty secured a first home league win for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as they edged past Swansea 1-0. Press Association Milner, who scored from the spot in the midweek Europa League win over Bordeaux, fired home in the 62nd-minute to end the wait for an Anfield Premier League victory which stretched back to September 26. It was certainly not achieved via the “heavy metal” football Klopp has said he favours but sometimes just getting over the line brings its own rewards and occasionally winning ugly is no bad thing – especially when such occurrences have been so rare at home this season. Henderson’s first appearance since mid-August, having been sidelined by a heel problem and then a broken foot, raised almost as loud a cheer as the goal when he replaced the ineffective Roberto Firmino. And Sturridge’s arrival with 20 minutes to go for his first action under Klopp was equally well received. Milner’s low angled drive almost doubled the lead before Swansea sent on Bafetimbi Gomis and Jefferson Montero in an attempt to salvage something. Had their under-pressure manager Garry Monk been bolder and introduced them with the score still goalless they may have had more joy but with a goal behind them Liverpool had just enough to hang on. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Here’s a welcome sight – @JHenderson takes to the field for the first time since August. He replaces Roberto Firmino #LFC” – Liverpool FC @LFC PLAYER RATINGS Liverpool SIMON MIGNOLET: 5 NATHANIEL CLYNE: 6 MARTIN SKRTEL: 6 DEJAN LOVREN: 6 ALBERTO MORENO: 6 EMRE CAN: 7 JAMES MILNER: 7 JORDON IBE: 7 ROBERTO FIRMINO: 5 ADAM LALLANA: 6 CHRISTIAN BENTEKE: 6 Substitutes JORDAN HENDERSON (on for Firmino, 64): 6 DANIEL STURRIDGE (on for Benteke, 71): 6 KOLO TOURE (on for Ibe, 90): 4 Swansea LUCASZ FABIANSKI: 6 KYLE NAUGHTON: 6 ASHLEY WILLIAMS: 6 KYLE BARTLEY: 5 NEIL TAYLOR: 6 LEON BRITTON: 6 KI SUNG-YEUNG: 7 WAYNE ROUTLEDGE: 5 GYLFI SIGURDSSON: 5 ANDRE AYEW: 5 EDER: 5 Substitutes: BAFETIMBI GOMIS (on for Eder, 69): 6 JEFFERSON MONTERO (on for Routledge, 72): 6 JACK CORK (on for Britton, 65) 6 STAR MAN Jordon Ibe – Offered Liverpool a pacy outlet from wide positions and his driving runs produced their best moments, with his cross creating the match-winning penalty. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Neil Taylor’s handball, given by the linesman after referee Antony Taylor had hesitated when Jordon Ibe’s cross hit the defender. VIEW FROM THE BENCH So uneventful was the match in the opening hour Jurgen Klopp and Garry Monk spent quite a long time in conversation at the start of the second half. Monk should probably have gambled with his substitutions while Liverpool were still labouring at 0-0 but he introduced his attackers too late. MOAN OF THE MATCH Referee Anthony Taylor seemed over-lenient with some particularly robust challenges. WHO’S UP NEXT: Southampton v Liverpool (Capital One Cup – Wednesday, December 2) Swansea v Leicester (Premier League – Saturday, December 5) Victory took the Reds to within four points of a Champions League spot and six behind leaders Manchester City, whom they beat last weekend. They have a favourable run of matches up until the visit of Arsenal in mid-January and if more good news were needed the returns of midfielder Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge after long absences will add more strength in depth at a particularly busy time. An attritional first half saw Swansea – who have beaten only bottom side Aston Villa away from home this season – work hard to flood midfield as Liverpool failed to establish any cohesion in the final two-thirds. The only real opportunity came after six minutes when Jordon Ibe’s heavy touch after breaking clear on the right gave Kyle Bartley enough of a chance to put in a sliding challenge – although the centre-back could only watch and thank his lucky stars as his tackle diverted the ball onto a post and not past the stranded Lukasz Fabianski. Bartley, who had a running battle with Christian Benteke all afternoon, also produced a good block to stop Adam Lallana’s goalbound shot. Things improved slightly after the break with Ibe forcing Fabianski into low save – the first of the match by either goalkeeper – at his near post. The breakthrough came just past the hour when Ibe’s cross hit Neil Taylor’s arm, raised above his head, and despite an initial delay from referee Anthony Taylor the linesman flagged for the infringement. Milner dispatched the penalty high into the roof of the Kop end goal and Anfield let out a collective sigh of relief.