Giving thanks to each other

first_imgIt’s common to show appreciation for family, friends, and good health come November, but co-workers often get short shrift when it comes to Thanksgiving gratitude. This week, the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is giving its staff the opportunity to celebrate their colleagues just in time for the holidays.Starting today (Nov. 16), FAS Human Resources is hosting its first Giving Thanks Open House, a three-day event that will allow FAS employees to appreciate one another for the little things they do each day.FAS staff can acknowledge their bosses, employees, or co-workers by writing personal notes of thanks on blank note cards handed out at the open house. The notes will be delivered by Harvard mail staff throughout the week of Thanksgiving.The open house will take place today and Thursday (Nov. 18) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Hall Faculty Room. On Wednesday, the reception will be held in the Northwest Science Building, Room 453, for staff housed on the other side of campus. Seasonal refreshments will be provided.Guests are also encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or a monetary donation to benefit the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. All charitable contributions will be managed by the Community Gifts Through Harvard program, and individual contributors will be acknowledged.Staff had already begun to mingle on Tuesday morning. Katie Phelan, a trainer in FAS Office of Finance’s Administrative Systems Assistance Program, stopped in to write notes to her close co-workers and “a few people I don’t see very often,” she said. “I’m grateful that not only do they do great work, but they do it with a sense of humor.”Kean Hsu and Nate Moran, both identity management analysts at FAS Computer Services, dropped in to make donations of food and money and to write letters.“I’m lucky to have a job where I like my co-workers, I’m appreciated, and I’m actually able to get stuff done, to be productive,” Hsu said. “That’s a rare combination these days.”Creating holiday traditions like this week’s event helps to strengthen workplace culture at FAS, said Chris Ciotti, associate dean for human resources at FAS. In addition to Giving Thanks, FAS also gave its first Dean’s Distinction Awards earlier this year to honor 50 outstanding employees.“This event gives us an opportunity to create a new FAS tradition and provides us with a meaningful way to recognize staff and celebrate their contributions to their colleagues,” Ciotti said. “The first FAS Giving Thanks event also provides FAS staff a chance to give back to the community by making a contribution to the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter.”last_img read more


Fahro Alihodžić wants to play for Bosnia and Herzegovina

first_imgThe great basketball player of the University of Alabama, Fahro Alihodžić opened another season with great success. It is no longer a secret that this successful basketball player could soon wear the jersey of the representation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is more evident because he refused the offer of Great Britain. Fahro Alihodžić is currently playing in the College League, and it is a great feeling to hear a patriotic voice from any corner of the world. The conversation with this great young man brings back the faith in better future for sport in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As Fahro says, there was no dilemma in his choice, because that was the decision that he made with his heart. And for him, it beats for only one country.” My wish was always to play for Bosnia and Herzegovina and I hope that it will come true one day. I refused the offer of Great Britain when they invited me in the team for the Olympics, because I want to play for the country that has a special place in my heart, and that is Bosnia. Nobody has contacted me yet, but I believe and hope that something will happen soon and I will get the chance to fulfill my wish.”- said AlihodžićThe potential representative has started his season with great results. As a fifteen-year old boy, he started playing in England, Leicester, and afterwards he also spent time in Spain playing in the CBA Academy where he performed at numerous tournaments. ” I did have a lot of offers from Germany and France, but I refused because I wanted to proceed with my education. By the end of May 2013, I will finish with my studies and then I would love to be able to play for the best league in the world. I hope that it will be as I hope.” added Alihodžić.last_img read more


Block maker remanded on drug charge

first_imgA teenager who makes blocks was remanded to prison on Friday when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer a charge of possession of narcotics.Emaka Foster, 18, of Lot 673 Guyhoc, and Lot 97 C Field, Sophia, Georgetown, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.He pleaded not guilty to the offence which alleged that on 29 June, 2016 at Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, he had in his possession 33 grams of cannabis.The Prosecution’s case stated that on the day in question, Police acting on information conducted a search on the teen when the seeds, stems and leaves were discovered in his right side pocket.The unrepresented teen told the Chief Magistrate that the Prosecution facts were inaccurate. He said that on the day in question he was at work when a Police vehicle approached him and two other men, one of whom was selling the drugs.Foster added that the man standing with him upon seeing the Police threw the black plastic bag at him and ran.He refuted the claim of being caught with the drugs in his pocket but instead Foster made it known that the drugs was found besides him.He was nonetheless remanded to prison and the case will continue on July 13.last_img read more



first_imgOllie Horgan has made his first signing of the transfer window by bringing back Oisin McMenamin to Finn Park.McMenamin played with Finn Harps from 2009-2011 before leaving the club when Felix Healy took over the reins from James Gallagher.McMenamin was a popular player with the club’s supporters during that spell and showed signs of real promise during that spell as he cut his teeth in the First Division. However,  he became frustrated at a lack of game time under Felix Healy and decided to leave Finn Park.He enjoyed a successful spell with Letterkenny Rovers in the USL and scored regularly under the stewardship of Trevor Scanlon.Horgan has snapped him up as it’s expected that Ruairi Keating will return to Sligo Rovers at the end of the month.Keating, like last season has been a huge player for Harps but it looks like his parent club will take him back for the remainder of their season. Sligo Rovers manager Owen Heary is under huge pressure after a shocking start to the season and he’ll be hoping Keating can bring his goal scoring exploits to The Showgrounds.It’s not been officially confirmed that Keating will return but it is expected that he’ll be back in Sligo at the end of the month.That represents an opportunity for McMenamin to stake a claim for a regular starting place in the side.McMenamin is a pacey striker who has an eye for goal and could be a key signing for Horgan.MCMENAMIN RETURNS TO FINN HARPS AS HORGAN PREPARES FOR KEATING DEPARTURE was last modified: June 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Harps FCnewssoccerSportlast_img read more