Foodbetter: Grow Better, Eat Better, Shop Better, Conserve Better

first_img6:00-7:00 p.m.: Foodbetter Dinner – Following the program, Harvard University Dining Services hosts a Foodbetter dinner, showcasing local, sustainably, plant-forward selections alongside recipes from the panelists.Foodbetter continues on Friday, Oct.13 with a fair, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., showcasing Harvard- and Cambridge-area innovators, programs or groups sharing current practices or ideas for improving the food system. The fair will feature roughly 40 booths/tables from groups on campus and in the surrounding Cambridge community.The Sanders Theatre program on Oct. 12 and fair on Oct. 13 are free and open to the public (though seating is limited and tickets are required for Sanders Theatre). Event and ticket information is available at Harvard is sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President. The two-day program is a signature event of the University-wide Foodbetter Harvard Initiative. First organized in the 2014–2015 academic year, the initiative highlights the power of interdisciplinary knowledge and discovery taking place across the University’s Schools, and explores the complex questions about food that challenge our region and the world. How do you Foodbetter? On Oct. 12 and 13, Harvard will once again engage the community in a conversation about how to grow better, eat better, shop better, conserve better — how to Foodbetter. The public program, hosted at Sanders Theatre and on the Science Center Plaza, supports a dialogue about how we can all contribute to a food system that supports and enhances personal well-being, local communities, and contributes to the long-term health of the environment.Foodbetter kicks off on Oct. 12 with a series of talks and a meal:3:30-4:30 p.m.: Lightning Round: Great Ideas to Foodbetter – These 5-7 minute talks cross the spectrum of food topics, from ethics and the supply chain for cacao (with Carla Martin, Founder and Executive Director of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute and a Lecturer in the Department of African and African American Studies) to the impact of school lunch on academic performance (Juliana Cohen, Adjust Associate Professor of Nutrition) to a system and social platform that encourages indoor edible gardening (Spyridon Ampanavos of Adams4:30-5:45 p.m.: Keynote Panel: Foodies Who Foodbetter — Some of Boston’s best chefs and restauranteurs are using their platform to change the food system as we know it. They are activists and entrepreneurs who aren’t just content with winning rave reviews. In this discussion, these industry leaders share how they are reinventing the food system and their communities from their Boston-area restaurants. Joanne Chang, Chef Owner of Flour Bakery and Meyers & Chang, will moderate a conversation with:Katrina Jazayeri, Co-Owner, Juliet — talking about social justice and its application and opportunity in the restaurant industryJody Adams, Chef Owner, Saloniki, Porto & Trade — talking about moving into the fast-casual space to make it healthier, as well as about advocacy on health issuesIrene Li (pictured at top), Chef Owner, Mei Mei Street Kitchen — talking about Mei Mei’s open-book and profit sharing approachTiffani Faison, Chef Owner, Sweet Cheeks & Tiger Mama — talking about using her platform for community advocacy, especially around LGBT issues Read Full Storylast_img read more

New non-executive chairman joins Jadestone

first_imgSingapore-based oil and gas company Jadestone Energy, formerly known as Mitra Energy, has appointed Dennis McShane as its non-executive chairman, effective December 10, 2017.Jadestone said on Monday that McShane has nearly four decades of senior management and board experience, including corporate finance, strategic, and leadership roles in the banking and upstream sectors.Paul Blakeley, Jadestone CEO, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Dennis to the board. I believe we will benefit enormously from both his experience as well as a great combination of diplomacy and commercial acumen. Dennis has a history of providing level-headed decision-making and building excellent relationships with external stakeholders, and will help reinforce the critical bridge to the investor community.”McShane is a non-executive director of the Advertising Checking Bureau in the United States. Previously, he held directorship roles with Midas Resources in Switzerland, Ophir Energy and Ferrexpo in the UK.He was also the managing director with J.P. Morgan Chase in Australia and the UK, and with Chemical Bank/MHT in the United States and South Africa.Regarding his appointment, the new non-executive director said: “I am delighted to be part of the Jadestone team. I see tremendous opportunity for the company both through delivering value from its existing asset portfolio and through the rich set of organic and inorganic opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.”Jadestone added that Blakeley would continue in his role as president and CEO and would remain on the board as an executive director.last_img read more

Sloppy Munster slip to defeat

first_img While the Irish national team were going down to Scotland at Murrayfield, Munster were going through similar tribulations on the continent as Treviso secured a bonus-point win. It was just the outcome Rob Penney’s side wanted to avoid in the wake of their disappointing 18-10 loss to Scarlets last time out, with Munster sixth in the RaboDirect PRO12 table, half-a-dozen points behind fourth-placed Ospreys. Press Association Treviso sit behind them in the ladder, a fact which makes their performance on Sunday all the more surprising, but it was a thoroughly deserved win for the Italians who were ahead three minutes in when winger Ludovic Nitoglia raced in under the sticks, giving Alberto Di Bernardo a simple conversion. Ian Keatley frittered away a chance to reduce the gap when he dragged a penalty wide before Di Bernardo followed suit, although Filippo Giusti was soon touching down to make that irrelevant. The try had been on the cards and only a fine Johne Murphy tackle stopped Giulio Toniolatti making it three early touchdowns, before Keatley found his range with a three-pointer. Gideon la Grange poured water on any revival hopes, though, scoring a try that was converted by Di Bernardo and, when the fly-half tagged a penalty, it gave Treviso a 22-3 half-time lead. The sin-binning of home hooker Giovanni Maistri at least gave Munster a second-half breather, with a penalty try and Keatley conversion giving them a sniff with 30 minutes left. There was no grandstand finish, however, as Treviso got their bonus point as Fabio Semenzato dotted down on the hour and Toniolatti did the same with two minutes left, Di Bernardo converting one of them. center_img Munster endured a miserable trip to Italy on Sunday afternoon as they were resoundingly beaten 34-10 by Treviso at the Stadio di Monigo.last_img read more

Trojans return home mired in slump

first_imgIn the midst of a disappointing mid-season stretch that has seen the club fall short of title aspirations, the USC men’s volleyball team will alter its approach and simply look to end the season on a positive note.The Trojans return to the Galen Center for their final two home games of the season, as they host Long Beach State tonight before taking on Cal State Northridge on Saturday night.The 2013 season has not been kind to the Trojans, who sport a dismal 5-15 record just one year after notching 26 wins and reaching the NCAA championship final against UC Irvine. After a promising 3-1 win against Pepperdine on March 21, USC has hit another road block, dropping a match 3-2 to Cal Baptist before suffering a sweep at the hands of BYU last Saturday (14-25, 15-25, 24-26).Though the Trojans had to deal with a quick turnaround in travelling to Utah and now face the No. 1 Cougars on Saturday, USC head coach Bill Ferguson was not interested in using the long trip as an excuse for the losses.“It was tough, but that’s why we’re playing,” Ferguson said. “Our job is to have our guys ready to make that trip and perform that task, and we didn’t do as good of a job as we could have done to get ready for it.”The Trojans were led by redshirt junior opposite Tanner Jansen, who contributed nine kills off the bench. Freshman outside hitter Alex Slaught notched eight kills while hitting a sound .462, and sophomore setter Micah Christenson added seven digs.But the Trojan defense proved no match for a powerful Cougar attack. BYU junior outside hitter Taylor Sander recorded 17 kills while hitting a sterling .762, and freshman opposite Ben Patch put together 10 kills and 5 blocks.USC gave BYU a run for its money with a strong, hard-fought third set. Ferguson pointed out that his team played quite well at stretches yet again failed to channel this into any type of match-long consistency.“We had issues passing the ball all through the first set and through the first half of the second set,” Ferguson said. “I thought that our level of play in certain areas was, again, fantastic in the first half of the first set, but once we hit the middle we started to make poor attack decisions. But BYU, to their credit, made some unbelievable defensive stops.”In previewing this week’s matches, Ferguson placed added emphasis on the team’s return to the Galen Center for its final two home games.“I’m hoping our home facility isn’t actually foreign to us,” Ferguson joked, noting the team’s forced move to the Lyon Center following a stretch of other conflicting events at the Galen Center.“I think having played the matches this weekend will prepare us for this week’s matches. BYU runs a varied offense which is similar to what Northridge does,” Ferguson added, “and Cal Baptist is oriented to the outside hitter which is very similar to what Northridge runs, so we’re going to try to tweak some things and build on that.”The Trojans have just one senior on the roster in outside hitter Maddison McKibbin. But McKibbin, a co-captain, will likely redshirt after sitting out the entire season while recovering from a stress fracture in his right shin.Following this week’s games, the Trojans will once again hit the road for the final time this season, squaring off against UC Santa Barbara and UCLA next week.last_img read more

Zimbabwe expelled from 2018 World Cup

first_imgZimbabwe have been expelled from 2018 World Cup qualifying for failing to pay coach Jose Claudinei Georgini.Football’s world governing body Fifa said in a statement  it had taken the action “as a result of the non-payment of an outstanding debt”.Fifa added that Zimbabwe’s Football Association (Zifa) failed to make the payments despite a grace period.It ends Zimbabwe’s chances of reaching the finals in Russia before the Warriors have even kicked a ball.Brazilian former national coach Georgini has been owed money since 2008 and Zifa was first ordered by Fifa in 2012 to pay the money.Zifa is in dire financial trouble, with debts of over US$4m, and was recently forced ti auction assets from its Fifa-financed training centre to settle a legal dispute with a former employee.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Tuesday, July 5, 2016:•12:03 a.m. Don J. Sharpsteen, 58, Dodge City, was arrested, charged and confined with possession of stimulants.•2:03 a.m. Brenton R. Falls, 34, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of depressants and possession of drug paraphernalia.•7:20 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 400 block S. C, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Christopher C. Rain, 29, Wellington and Kathleen G. Long, 78, Wellington.•11:46 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1300 block E. Harvey, Wellington which occurred on July 4, 2016.•12:25 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•12:42 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of wallet and contents in the 1400 block E. Michigan, Wellington.•9:12 p.m. Officers investigated a battery and assault in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington by known suspect.•10:30 p.m. Officers investigated a battery and assault in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington by known suspect.last_img read more