Harvard is being recognized as one of the top Universities for commuters in the country. Harvard’s CommuterChoice program recently received a 2021 Best Workplace for Commuters award based on the level of commuter-benefits provided to our community members. Those benefits include Harvard’s 50 percent subsidy on transit passes, discounted memberships for Bluebikes bike sharing, carpool and vanpool programs, the Guaranteed Ride Home program, discounted ride-sharing through Zipcar, and comprehensive intra-campus shuttle service.Harvard also has an exceptionally low Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) rate which calculates the number of University affiliates who drive alone to campus. While 2020 was an unusual year due to COVID-19, Harvard’s typical SOV rate is about 15 percent.“We’re pleased that Harvard is being recognized as a top University for commuters,” said associate director for CommuterChoice Ben Hammer. “Not only do these benefits help our students, faculty, and staff in the short-term, but they will also play a large role in helping the University reach its longer-term sustainability goals.”To learn more about the commuter benefits Harvard offers, please visit the CommuterChoice website.
The Chinese embassy in Kenya has expressed regret over a recent spat over customer admission between a Chinese restaurant and Kenyan patrons. It urged other restaurant owners to take lessons from the incident and vowed to ensure nothing dents the friendship between the two peoples.
Share LocalNews New executive to be elected at DPSU’s biannual conference by: – May 2, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share 23 Views no discussions General-Secretary of DPSU, Thomas LetangA new executive will be elected when the members of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) gather at the Union’s headquarters on Valley Road for their biannual conference on Wednesday evening.Members will vote for a new executive for the period 2012 to 2014 however the post for general-secretary is not up for election.The Conference is being held under the theme “Empowering Workers through Transparency and Advocacy” and the organization is expected to honour two of their members for what the General-Secretary Thomas Letang described as “dedicated and unwavering support for a number of years”.Former general-secretary and president Arthur Smith and Clifford Celaire are the special awardees for this evening’s conference and Attorney at law Eluid Charles will deliver the featured address.According to Letang, several issues and challenges which employees face will also be discussed.“There are many issues confronting employees not only in Dominica but all over. The whole question of benefits, the whole question of the various economies and the global economic crisis and how it impacts on public officers, how it impacts on employees on a whole and our conference will seek to address those issues”.Letang reported further that the Union will also provide a report on the “progress and development” of the organization.“We have seen a steady growth in membership for the past two years something that no other union in the region has been experiencing. We have seen the Union itself in a better financial situation being able to take care better care of itself, we have seen inclusion and innovative services through our members and very, very encouraging is that we have seen signs of greater support and solidarity among our membership”. The Union will also report on two successful resolutions; one regarding a “statement made by government’s productivity consultant at the time” and the other regarding “salary negotiations for the period 2010/2012 and the classification exercise”.The formal opening of the conference is scheduled for 6:30pm today at the Union’s office on Valley Road and the business session on Thursday morning 8:30.Dominica Vibes News
The USC baseball team split the first two games of their weekend series against the Oregon State Beavers, winning handily on Friday night but losing in walk-off fashion on Saturday afternoon.The Trojans (30-11, 11-6 Pac-12) benefitted from great starts in each game, as both Tyler Gilbert and Kyle Twomey turned in seven complete innings and allowed three runs or less in their respective starts.On Friday, USC backed Gilbert with an offensive outburst, defeating the Beavers 11-3 after falling behind to an early 1-0 deficit. After Oregon State got on the board with a solo home run in the bottom of the third, the Trojans responded quickly, putting up two runs in the top of the fourth with RBI singles from Timmy Robinson and Blake Lacey.They added two more in the top of the fifth against Beavers ace Andrew Moore, who entered the game with a sparkling 0.68 ERA in conference play. He proved to be only human against USC, however, as the Trojans tagged him with six runs on nine hits through only 6.1 innings of work.After chasing Moore from the game in the seventh, USC tacked on seven more runs in the seventh and eighth innings to bust the game wide open. Gilbert lasted until the bottom of the eighth for the Trojans, but the Beavers rallied for two runs in the inning to end his night.USC’s 11 runs on 13 hits were more than enough to give Gilbert and the Trojans the win in the first game of the series. This proved crucial on Saturday, as the Beavers showed exactly why it is so hard to play on their home field.In the second game of the series, the Trojans fell into an early hole, as starter Kyle Twomey yielded runs in the first and third innings. After the shaky start, Twomey settled in nicely, turning in seven innings of two-run ball on only four hits.The Trojans came back in the top of the sixth on four straight singles, including RBIs from Timmy Robinson and Dante Flores, but they were unable to break the tie, even with base runners in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings.Relief pitcher Marc Huberman held the Beavers in check in the eighth inning of the 2-2 game, but Oregon State proved too much for the Trojan bullpen in the bottom of the ninth. After Huberman allowed a leadoff walk and a sacrafice bunt to move the runner to second, reliever Kyle Davis came in to try to send the game to extra innings.He was unable to do so, however, as Billy King singled through the right side to plate the winning run in walk-off fashion for the hometown Beavers, winning 3-2.This week, Trojans will host Cal State Fullerton at Dedeaux Field on Tuesday night, then travel to Salt Lake City for a three-game set this weekend against the University of Utah.