Truworths Limited ( HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgTruworths Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about Truworths Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Truworths Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Truworths Limited (  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTruworths Limited in Zimbabwe is part of Truworths International; an investment holding company that retails casual-wear clothing, footwear and fashion accessories in branded stores located in the major towns and cities of Zimbabwe. The company sells fashionwear and accessories under different brand names, including Daniel Hechter, Truworths Man, Ginger Mary, Zeta Inwear, Identity and LTD. Truworths brands are also sold through specialist retail outlets such as YDE, Uzzi, Earthaddict, Earthchild and Naartjie. The boutique range of accessories sold by Truworths includes watches, sunglasses, fragrances and gift ideas. Truworths Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

£5k to invest? I’d buy the FTSE 250 to retire on

first_img£5k to invest? I’d buy the FTSE 250 to retire on Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. If you have £5,000, or any other amount to invest today, buying the FTSE 250 could be a great choice.Over the past 35 years, the index has produced a total annual return for investors of 12%. At that rate of return, even a small sum invested today could become a substantial nest egg over the long run. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…There are some other advantages in buying the FTSE 250 for the long term as well.FTSE 250 returns The FTSE 250 is the UK’s second primary stock index after the FTSE 100. While the FTSE 100 is made up of large international blue chips, the FTSE 250 has a domestic focus. The average size of the companies that make up the index is also much smaller. Smaller stocks tend to outperform their larger competitors over the long run. That seems to explain why the FTSE 250 has returned 12% per annum compared to the FTSE 100’s 7% in the past 35 years. The index is also weighted by market capitalisation. This means the best performing companies rise to the top while struggling, shrinking businesses fall. In effect, this makes the FTSE 250 a growth fund. As such, while past performance is never necessarily a guide to future returns, it seems likely that the index’s returns will continue to outpace the FTSE 100’s. Easy to buyAs well as the FTSE 250’s potential for higher returns in the years ahead, the index is also easy to own. Today there is a range of funds that track the index. Investors can buy one of these funds at the click of a button.In addition, most online stock brokers now offer a regular investment plan, allowing investors to set up a monthly direct debit to buy an index fund. Most of these funds don’t charge much. The lowest cost FTSE 250 tracker on the market at the moment charges less than 0.2% in fees per annum.In comparison, the average fee charged by actively managed growth funds (where an investment manager picks the stocks they like best) is more than 1%. The impact higher fees can have on your savings cannot be underestimated.For example, an investor who buys a growth fund with an active manager and charges will pay £266 in fees over a decade on an investment of £1k. That’s assuming an annual return of 12% over the period. With costs of just 0.2%, the total paid in fees would be only £55. Buy and forget All of the above suggests that the FTSE 250 could be the perfect core or foundation investment for your retirement fund. Many investors choose to keep the some of their investments in a fund and reserve some for investing in individual stocks. While you might be able to earn higher returns buying individual stocks, that approach does require time and effort. As such, it might not be suitable for some investors. Buying the FTSE 250 is a straightforward, stress-free way to invest for the future.last_img read more

Skewed House / Studio Lagom

first_img Year:  Projects CopyHouses•Surat, India Architects: Studio Lagom Area Area of this architecture project Skewed House / Studio Lagom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Skewed House / Studio LagomSave this projectSaveSkewed House / Studio Lagom India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Photographix Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Photographix+ 46 Share Photographs Landscape Architects: Houses ArchDaily Manufacturers: Ambuja Cement, Pragati Timber Traders, Sri Ram Marble, Umiya Vijay Saw Mill “COPY” Structure:Jayesh DalalContractor:Parsottam Gajjar, Kalpesh PatelPlumbing:Burhanali Shaikh, Bhai bhai ContractorElectrical:Satish PatelCarpenter:Surjit SutharFlooring:Jyoti Marble ArtColor:Bhupendra ThakurArtists:Artitude, Kruti Sheta-Patel, Satyadip Vadnere, Hemant Saho, Grishma VermaHome Theater & Acoustics:Jignesh Khatiwala, Rolins Roy, Absolute SoundArea Of Plot:14,000 sq ftPrincipal Architect:Hardik ShahDesign Team:Sweta Gajiwala Doriwala, Kruti Sheta-PatelCity:SuratCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© PhotographixRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Simple aesthetics, a minimal material palette and connections to nature are the main drivers of the design of the Skewed House, the architect’s debut through his firm Studio Lagom. The standalone 11,000-square-foot villa seeks to create an oasis of serenity in Surat’s typical urban milieu through a programme that departs from the typical planning of this typology.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanThe architect reversed the ‘structure on the streetside and garden to the rear’ scheme, by setting the bungalow back, beyond an elevated garden. Rather than a forbidding, fortress-like compound wall, an interesting elevation involving Valsadi teak battens, softened by cascades of creepers, intrigue the passers-by. Beyond this, is a ramp — which takes you directly to the garden — sandwiched between this slatted outer boundary wall and the retaining wall of the home with an intermediary concrete wall.Save this picture!© PhotographixThe idea was to create a journey of sorts, a constricted perambulatory approach that finally ‘releases’ the visitor into the garden. The other access point, which is the ‘normal’ main door, also uses the same strategy of constriction and liberation, via a small entrance lobby that shields the main living space from direct view. The spatial programme of the villa and the zoning of the plot were also dictated by the sudden floods that the city sometimes experiences. The ground level is devoted to ancillary spaces connected to relaxation and unwinding. Atop this lies the sprawl of the living-dining, kitchen, a bedroom and the garden in the front, followed by more bedrooms, up another level.Save this picture!Longitudinal Section 1The Skewed House does away with excess in form and materiality. Elevationally speaking, the façade projects and recedes strategically, with important areas such as the master bedroom being emphasized through cantilevering and material play. Though concrete was the material of choice, white plaster, stone and wood have been used to temper its formidable, institutional demeanor. The architect’s deep interest in photography helped him visualize this project as a series of interconnected vistas, and was also responsible for the ‘skewedness’ of Skewed House. Manifested subtly as elements shifted slightly off the straight line, this was an exercise in creating vistas and perspectives and adding more life to a three-dimensional object.Save this picture!© PhotographixThe client’s request for connections from top to bottom, skylights, a distinct identity for the worship area, nature, and a play of light and shadow inform the spatial layout. The split-level living-dining area is extensive, with a living part being sunken and the dining elevated. Close to the entrance is the double-height pooja-tower, heralded by a water-spout and set within a waterbody. Opposite the living area is a sunken courtyard with more seating. These pockets of seating, with various configurations, allow people more freedom to use the space as per their choice. An enormous Kalamkari-inspired artwork in subtle grey graces the staircase wall and is one of the design highlights of this space.Save this picture!Cross SectionsThe houses established strong connections to nature with the help of suitable fenestration. For instance, the L-shaped glass inset behind the pooja tower invites the surrounding greenery in and connects the interior waterbody with the external lotus pond visually. Similarly, the nine-foot cantilever of the master bedroom is outlined in the glass, to invite slivers of sunlight and the sky into space. Also, the views from the louvered doors and windows on this level are carpeted with the blossoms and the dense shining foliage of the frangipanis in the garden.Save this picture!© PhotographixMuch of the relaxed ambiance of the Skewed House can be attributed to its substantial greenscape, developed Roots Designs. The lawn has a sectional profile (a kund-like sunken central portion) and has been inspired by the ghats of Varanasi and Ujjain. An artistic dimension was added by extending the floor pattern of the gazebo into the kund. For the architect, this house represents the firming up of several convictions: that each building is unique by way of its users, setting, function, and more; that you will deliver quality if you care enough; that there is no substitute for nature; and that architecture can leverage the innate beauty of every material, by creating the right balance between less and more. Save this picture!© PhotographixSave this picture!© PhotographixProject gallerySee allShow lessYuen Long District Library & Indoor Recreational Centre / P&T Architects and EngineersSelected ProjectsBar – Salón Sociedad / Communal + OTRA ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share Umesh & Prachi Wakaley, Roots Designs “COPY” Area:  11000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2017 CopyAbout this officeStudio LagomOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSuratIndiaPublished on October 09, 2017Cite: “Skewed House / Studio Lagom” 09 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?斜屋,建筑是空间乐园 Skewed House / Studio Lagom是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Cats Protection launches brand response TV ad

first_img Tagged with: Individual giving TDA  41 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cats Protection is testing an emotive campaign on digital and terrestrial TV to raise its profile and increase response from a wider audience.The ad has been created by TDA and is designed to reach out to new audiences, encouraging donations from people who love cats but who may not have considered supporting the charity in the past. Actor and cat lover James Bolam provides the voiceover to the ad which features stark stories about individual cats.”Our new TV ad is simple and engaging,” said Janet Wickens, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Cats Protection. “It poignantly highlights the vulnerability of cats and the many reasons why they end up in our care.””We have created a campaign that will captivate and motivate the target audience with its simplicity of message,” said Matt Hall, Senior Account Director at TDA. “Our move to broader appeal media channels is designed to both raise awareness of Cats Protection and generate donation response.” Cats Protection launches brand response TV ad AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 8 January 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Lottery-funded charities invited to enter National Lottery Awards

first_img  30 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Funding About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Lottery-funded charities invited to enter National Lottery Awards Charity and voluntary sector projects funded by the National Lottery are being invited to enter The National Lottery Awards to find “the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded charity project”.This year, winning projects will receive a £2,000 prize to spend on their project, and have their achievements highlighted on a BBC1 programme later in the year.There are seven categories in the awards covering sport, heritage, arts, environment, voluntary/charity, health, and education. The first round of public voting will open 16 June, with a deadline of 4 July. A second round of public voting will take place between 21 July and 8 August and the winners will be announced during a special BBC1 television programme later in the yearSince The National Lottery began in 1994, Lottery players have raised £20 billion for Good Causes and over 280,000 grants have been given out.Any Lottery-funded project, large or small, can enter or be nominated. The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 20 March Howard Lake | 28 February 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Event celebrates longtime director

first_img Local NewsEducation Event celebrates longtime director 1 of 2 OCA top 2 were ESL students 17-year-old sophomore Luke Kidd plays a trap set to prepare for an upcoming performance. Odessa High School percussion students are getting ready to perform on the Evening of Percussion on May 19. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Noel earns award 17-year-old sophomore Luke Kidd plays a trap set to prepare for an upcoming performance. Odessa High School percussion students are getting ready to perform on the Evening of Percussion on May 19. By admin – May 15, 2018 More Information What: “Evening of Percussion.”When: 8 p.m. Saturday.Where: Odessa High School Performing Arts Center, 1301 N. Dotsy Ave.Admission: $10 admission; children 5 and younger get in free. This is the 14th edition of “Evening of Percussion.”Earlier on Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., a retirement party is scheduled for longtime Director of Bands Billy Harden in the new band hall on campus. Olague said he hopes people who attend Harden’s celebration will stay around for the “Evening of Percussion” later.Olague describes it as a high-energy, Latin-themed concert. Percussion includes drums and the melodic instruments are marimbas, xylophones and vibraphones, for example.“… It will definitely have you moving in your seat. It is not like you think a normal school band concert would be,” Olague said. “… We always do Latin style because we like it over here. The audience seems to like it a lot, too, because it’s just full of energy.”For the past month, directors from the feeder campuses have picked tunes they want to perform. If he’s able, Olague said he visits those schools to listen to the musicians. He said the directors on those campuses understand the importance of this concert and the expectations for the students.There will be a couple of dress rehearsals with the guest artists so the students will know how the pieces will sound with everyone in place, Olague said.On Friday, the guest artists will work and play music with the students, and possibly, have a Q&A with them.Davila performed with the OHS drumline at the ECISD convocation in August 2017.“He really wowed the crowd and had 3,500 people on their feet,” Olague said.Stagnaro also has played with world-renowned Latin saxophone player Paquito D’Rivera.Forero played with OHS students as a drummer in “In the Heights.”“We did that as a marching show one year, so we ended up Skyping with Lin (Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer, lyricist, performer and writer). He Skyped with the whole band,” Olague said.He added that it’s on YouTube.This will be Stagnaro’s first year, Forero’s second and Davila’s 14th, Olague said.“This will be Lalo’s 14th year. We’ve become great friends,” Olague said.Olague said he’s always proud of the students when he sees the final product.Luke Kidd, a 17-year-old sophomore, and Jacob Rodriguez, a 17-year-old junior, are two OHS musicians who will be in the show. Kidd plays the drum set and Rodriguez will play mallets for the concert.Mallets are keyboard instruments made out of wood that are played with mallets, Kidd said.Both youngsters are looking forward to the show and being around the guest artists.“Lalo, he’s fun to be around. He just always makes everything fun all the time,” Rodriguez said.He added that he’s looking forward to working with Stagnaro and Forero, too.Kidd said it’s interesting to get other people’s musical points of view and the students can pick up pointers, as well.“It’s really fun to play with professionals that have been doing this for 40 or 50 years, pretty much, and it’s really fun just to learn new things all the time,” Kidd said. “We get to learn different types of style of music constantly.”Rodriguez said the evening is inspirational and Kidd added that it makes you want to get up out of your seat and dance.“I invite everybody to come, (even if) you don’t listen to music … because just coming to this and seeing what a group of teens can put on and … young kids it’s really, really cool to watch,” Rodriguez said.He added that other young people attending the show may be inspired to get into music, as well.Olague said tickets are being auctioned off for VIP seats for the “Evening of Percussion.” If they are sold out by Thursday, they will start selling for a 6 p.m. show May 19.Those who receive VIP seats will get an 11 by 17 poster and a Sharpie. They will be the first to be seated and be the first in line for the meet-and-greet afterward, Olague said.If You Go More than 100 middle and high school students, plus guest artists of note, will perform as part of the “Evening of Percussion” set for 8 p.m. Saturday at the Odessa High School Performing Arts Center, 1301 N. Dotsy Ave.Admission is $10 admission; children 5 and under get in free.Odessa High School Associate Director of Bands Jimmy Olague said the event involves musicians from his campus, along with OHS and its feeder campuses Crockett, Bowie and Ector middle schools.Guest artists will include Lalo Davila, director of percussion at Middle Tennessee State University, Paulo Stagnaro, currently the percussionist for Ricky Martin, and Andres Forero, who is the drummer for the Broadway musical “Hamilton” currently. What: Retirement celebration for longtime OHS Director of Bands Billy Harden.When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. SaturdayWhere: The new OHS band hall. WhatsApp Home Local News Education Event celebrates longtime director Billy Harden Retirement Celebration Facebook Twitter Pinterest Registration set for engineering camp Previous articleNATIONAL VIEW: Korea start shows promiseNext articleConaway bill ready to roll admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “Evening of Percussion” Facebook From left, 15-year-old freshman Juan Carlos Luna, 17-year-old junior Jacob Rodriguez and 17-year-old sophomore Luke Kidd prepare for their performance. Luna and Rodriguez are playing a xylophone and Kidd is on a trap set. Odessa High School percussion students are getting ready to perform an Evening of Percussion on May 19th. Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeCreamy Fruit SaladSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

USA: Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Hosts Visit from MCPON

first_imgNaval Hospital Camp Pendleton hosted a visit from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens Dec. 13.Hundreds of enlisted Sailors from area Navy and Marine Corps commands came to hear the MCPON at an all hands call for E-1 through E-6 and a Chief Petty Officers call.MCPON talked about current issues that the Navy is facing. He relayed that the chief of naval operations has said there will not be another Enlisted Retention Board program under his watch.He also explained that the Perform to Serve program is not a reenlistment tool to be used for force shaping. Rather it is a tool to ensure the Navy keeps the best and most capable force.He told the crowd that the Navy is no longer in a force reduction. There will actually be a gradual incline over the next few years from the current 317,587 Sailors to approximately 322,000.Also, the Navy Working Uniform is not going away any time soon. In fact, an ALNAV message and video are coming out soon to explain all regulations about the proper wear of the uniform.Finally, MCPON stressed his new initiative called “Zeroing In On Excellence” and asked everyone to read it on his webpage under the leadership tab on“I wrote a four part letter primarily to the chief’s mess but it is also intended for all of us,” Stevens said. The initiative which was released Nov. 6, covers three areas; developing leaders, good order and discipline, and controlling what we own.While here, he focused on only one of the areas: developing leaders. “I believe that no organization can rise above the capabilities of its leadership. No matter what level of leadership you are at, the people that you are responsible for will never become better leaders unless you increase your ability to lead,” Stevens said. “Each of us has a responsibility to develop and increase our capacity to lead so that those that we lead also have the same opportunities.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 18, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: MCPON View post tag: Navy December 18, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Hosts Visit from MCPON View post tag: Pendleton View post tag: from Authorities USA: Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Hosts Visit from MCPONcenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Visit View post tag: Naval View post tag: Hospital View post tag: hosts View post tag: Camp Share this articlelast_img read more

Phish’s Curveball Festival Announces Wiffle Ball Free-For-All, Cornhole Tournament

first_imgFor those interested in signing up for the Cornhole tournament, stop by the tent between noon and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, 11:00 a.m. and noon on Saturday, and noon and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday to register. That is all the available information for now.Phish encourages fans to sign up for the Wiffle Ball Free-For-All ASAP, as there is extremely limited space for the competition. Fans should pre-register by sending their names to [email protected] Phish also encourages fans to stop at the Wiffle tent no later than noon on Friday, as they will be scheduling matchups on a first-come-first-served basis: the earlier you arrive, the earlier your first game will be played.Phish details that teams may consist of one to five players, with a pre-determined strike zone. Any combination of two missed swings, called strikes and/or foul balls is a strikeout, four balls equal a walk, and hit batters do not take a base. Each game in the Wiffle Ball Free-For-All will consist of three outs per inning, four innings per game.There will be no base running, and all runners are imaginary. A single is recorded when a batted ball passes the ‘singles line’ without being fielded. A double is recorded when a batted ball lands (in the air) beyond the ‘doubles line’. A batted ball that strikes the fence before hitting the ground is a triple and any batted ball that lands beyond the fence is a home run. Runners advance as the batter does, except on a walk when they need to be forced. (Example: if there is a man on first and the batter hits a double, the runner advances to third. If the next batter walks, the bases are loaded, the runners on second and third do not advance.)To record a groundout, the ball must be fielded within one step in front of the singles line, once the ball is touched by the fielder it must not hit the ground again to be considered an out. Flyouts can be recorded anywhere on the field in fair or foul territory. A fielder catching a fly ball in the air may make an attempt to throw the ball and hit the object strike zone for a double play. Runners do not have to be on base and no runners are erased if the double play is successful.Only the official WIFFLE® brand balls and bats provided at the event may be used. No taping or loading of bats, no scuffing or deforming of balls. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs may be used or consumed on the field of play.Read Phish’s official statement on the event below:At Curveball, games will be played each day from Friday through Sunday and don’t worry, we won’t schedule games that conflict with the music. Pre-registration is highly recommended, due to space constraints within the festival grounds, we can only guarantee spots for 64 teams (at SBIX, 90 teams signed up in the first week, so don’t dilly-dally). Please make sure to stop at the Wiffle tent NO LATER THAN NOON on Friday, we will be scheduling matchups on a first-come-first-served basis, the earlier you arrive, the earlier your first game will be played. Teams that miss the noon deadline will be replaced by another team. The tournament will be single elimination, start to finish. the noon deadline will be replaced by another team. The tournament will be single elimination, start to finish.Complete details and registration information can be found here. Today, Phish’s Curveball Festival announced a three-day wiffle ball extravaganza, the Wiffle Ball Free-For-All, as well as a Curveball Cornhole Tournament. Curveball marks Phish’s 11th festival, hosted this year at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY from August 17th-19th.last_img read more

Harvard Neighbors Gallery calls all artists

first_imgThe Harvard Neighbors Gallery, located at Loeb House (17 Quincy St.), provides an opportunity for Harvard-affiliated artists to show off their artistic talents. This year, artists will be selected for four-week exhibitions (solo or group shows) between September 2010 and May 2011. To be eligible, you must be an active or retired staff member, a faculty member, or spouse/partner. Temporary employees are not eligible.Interested artists should submit a portfolio on CD with 10 digital images, an artist’s statement, and contact information by the recently extended May 1 deadline (submissions must be postmarked by the deadline). For more information, visit or call 617.495.4313.last_img read more

Woman killed, 3 police wounded in hourslong standoff

first_imgHIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say three North Carolina police officers were shot and wounded by a man who barricaded himself in a home with a woman and two children in an hourslong standoff. High Point Police Chief Travis Stroud says the woman was found dead after Friday’s standoff. The children were uninjured, and the officers’ injuries were not life-threatening. Stroud says the standoff ended when the man fired at assisting officers from the Greensboro Police Department, and they returned fire, killing him. He identified the suspect as 34-year-old Josue Drumond-Cruz.last_img read more