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  • ‘Don’t be afraid to dream’: Indonesian student gives Harvard commencement speech

    first_imgIn her speech, Nadhira stated that working in public health provided people with the privilege of saving millions of lives and improving the health and longevity of future generations.”In a time of crisis, we realize that no matter how privileged we are, no matter where we come from, we are exposed to the same risks that [can only be overcome] through helping each other,” Nadhira said in her speech. Indonesian student Nadhira Nuraini Afifah was given the honor of presenting the commencement speech to the graduation ceremony of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.The 25-year-old student, who graduated with a master’s degree in public health from the school’s Global Health and Population Department, was selected to read a speech she had submitted during the virtual graduation ceremony on May 28.”The school didn’t specify any theme [for the speech], so I decided to talk about my experience as a minority student. I talked about how I struggled with it until I found out that Harvard provides musholla [small prayer house] in the campus as well as interfaith networks,” Nadhira told The Jakarta Post on Friday. Read also: Obamas, Lady Gaga, LeBron James join forces for US virtual graduationsIn her speech, Nadhira highlighted the importance of the public health sector and emphasized that it was vital that people put aside their differences to work together during the current pandemic.. Nadhira also encouraged other young Indonesians, especially those her age, to pursue their dreams. “Don’t be afraid to dream. Pursue your education as high as possible.”She posted her story about the selection process on her YouTube channel Nadhira Nuraini Afifa.In her vlog, she said she was not the only Indonesian student awarded the opportunity to deliver a commencement speech at Harvard, as another student named Andhika was also selected to present his speech during the Harvard Law School graduation ceremony.Topics :last_img read more

  • Home sells to keen local family prior to auction

    first_imgThe home at 45 Ackama Street Algester sold prior to auction.A lowset family home with a swimming pool in Algester has sold prior to auction.Marketing agent Brenton Faehrmann of Place Bulimba said the home at 45 Ackama St sold under auction conditions for $475,000 before the scheduled auction. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is on a 647sq m block close to parklands and schools. Mr Faehrmann said he had four parties interested in buying the property and a local family looking for a place to call home came out on top. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“The area is well sought after, particularly by Asia buyers,” he said. “There is plenty of interest in the (Algester) market place and most of the interest is around that $450,000-$500,000 price point.“At that price point you get more bang for your buck compared to other suburbs in the area.” Mr Faehrmann said buyers were predominantly owner-occupiers. “Algester offers good shopping and there is a big Asian community,” he said. The Bulimba-based agent said he expected the Algester market to “hold steady” in the coming months.last_img read more

  • GLC Gets Money to Restore Areas of Concern in Ohio and Michigan

    first_imgThe Great Lakes Commission (GLC) announced last week that it has received funding to implement restoration projects in two Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs), areas of historic pollution and degradation. The GLC will support the design and restoration of valuable habitat in the Maumee River AOC in Ohio and the Clinton River AOC in Michigan in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Great Lakes states, and local partners.Since 2008, the GLC has been awarded nearly $40 million to restore key sites across the basin.“We are excited to expand our restoration work to new communities in Ohio and Michigan,” said Tim Eder, executive director of the Great Lakes Commission. “We’ve seen that restoring Great Lakes Areas of Concern generates both environmental and economic benefits by creating jobs, providing new recreational opportunities, and improving the quality of life for local residents in these communities.”The GLC will receive $375,000 to develop engineering design plans to restore wetland habitat at the  Penn 7 site in the Maumee River AOC near Toledo, Ohio, and to excavate and dispose of sediments to restore wetlands in the Black Creek Marsh in the Clinton River AOC in Harrison Township, Michigan.The GLC will also continue work to restore habitat in the Muskegon Lake and St. Marys River AOCs in Michigan and the Buffalo River AOC in New York. Funding for the GLC’s restoration work comes from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which has implemented more than 3,000 restoration projects since 2010.last_img read more

  • BP: Angelin platform shaping up

    first_imgBritish oil major BP has completed what it has described as a major milestone with its Angelin project in Trinidad.The company has through social media said that it has, as part of its Angelin project in Trinidad and Tobago, completed the final deck lift and stack up on the Angelin topside.“The helideck and vent boom are being painted, and will be installed later this year,” BP said in a social media post on Wednesday, sharing a photo of the project under construction.BP’s subsidiary BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC in June 2017 sanctioned the development the Angelin offshore gas project, located 60 kilometers off the south-east coast of Trinidad in water-depth of approximately 65 meters. The project includes the construction of a new platform – bpTT’s 15th offshore production facility.The development will include four wells and will have a production capacity of approximately 600 million standard cubic feet of gas a day (mmscfd). Gas from Angelin will flow to the Serrette platform hub via a new 21 kilometer pipeline.Angelin was originally discovered by the El Diablo well in 1995 and appraised by the La Novia well in 2006.The contract for the construction of  the 992-ton (900 metric ton) four-legged main pile jacket and 1,323-ton (1,200 metric ton) four-deck topside for the Angelin project was awarded to McDermott, and will be constructed at the Altamira, Mexico fabrication facility. The platform and pipeline are scheduled to be installed by McDermott’s vessel DLV 2000.BP plans to start drilling in 3Q 2018 and first gas from the Angelin facility is expected in 1Q 2019. BPTT is 70 per cent owned by BP and 30 per cent owned by Repsol.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

  • EMEC explores hydrogen by-products use

    first_imgThe European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has started collaborating with Zero Waste Scotland on a project to identify local applications for oxygen, a by-product of the green hydrogen production process.The new project launched by EMEC will investigate how circular economy approaches can be applied to optimize the efficiency of hydrogen production and stimulate the development of a local oxygen market in Orkney.EMEC has been producing ‘green’ hydrogen since 2017, using renewable energy from local wind and tidal resources to power an electrolyser, splitting water into its chemical components: hydrogen and oxygen.Hydrogen electrolyser (Photo: Colin Keldie)However, the cost of producing hydrogen is high, as roughly one third of input energy is lost as oxygen and low-grade heat during production, according to EMEC.Therefore, the newly launched project aims to identify potential value-added applications for the commercial use of oxygen, an untapped by-product of the hydrogen production process, and develop a more circular business model for hydrogen.Local industries such as aquaculture, horticulture, diving, health and aviation all use oxygen as part of daily business, EMEC noted.Jon Clipsham, Hydrogen Manager, at EMEC said: “Building on the success of pilot ‘green’ hydrogen projects such as Surf ‘n’ Turf and BIG HIT which have aided the development of a hydrogen economy in Orkney, EMEC aim to explore the potential of the local oxygen market and are keen to receive proposals from businesses to identify local uses for oxygen.“This project will enable us to improve the efficiency of the hydrogen production process by embedding circular economy principles into our business model. It is hoped that the learnings from this project could be used as a basis for other island projects in Scotland and further afield.”Scott Bryant, Energy Infrastructure Sector Manager at Zero Waste Scotland, added: “This is an excellent opportunity to bring additional economic value to the hydrogen production process. By finding markets for the unused oxygen, we can create new and innovative local business opportunities, and also help to bring down future total energy production costs, making hydrogen generation more commercially attractive.”Integrating locally produced oxygen into the supply chain will increase island resiliency and reduce the environmental impact of businesses currently getting oxygen delivered from the UK mainland, project partners said.The project includes 30 days business support from Zero Waste Scotland as part of the circular economy business support service, an initiative supported by funding from both the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund through the £73 million Resource Efficient Circular Economy Accelerator Program.last_img read more

  • WHO: Young people ‘not Invincible’ to COVID-19

    first_imgThe pandemic has completely upendedlives across the planet, sharply restricting the movement of huge populations,shutting down schools and businesses, and forcing millions to work from home —while many have lost their livelihoods entirely. While President Donald Trump insistedthe United States was “winning” the war against the virus, individualstates dramatically ramped up restrictions, with New York and Illinois joiningCalifornia in ordering residents to stay home. (AFP) Hundreds of millions of people have been locked down around the world as governments battle the coronavirus outbreak. AFPcenter_img HUNDREDS of millions of people worldwidekicked off the weekend under a coronavirus lockdown, as the global death tollaccelerated sharply and the World Health Organization warned the young theywere “not invincible”.last_img read more

  • Eagles 3rd Annual ‘Red Out’ Game

    first_imgJac-Cen-Del High School basketball fans will turn the stands into a blaze of red Jan. 24 when the school hosts its third annual “RED OUT” to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke at its game against the Shawe Memorial Hilltoppers. Students and fans are encouraged to participate in the RED OUT by wearing red “GET FIRED UP” t-shirts, which are available for a $10 donation to the American Heart Association. The shirts will be available at JCD throughout Heart Week leading up to the game and at the game. The RED OUT is a community outreach program of the Student Council, which will be raising donations all week at school with several activities and getting the message out on a heart healthy lifestyle. All money raised by the “RED OUT” will support the American Heart Association’s mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in Ripley County. Of all Ripley County deaths, 29.5 percent are due to cardiovascular disease. Nationwide, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, responsible for one in three deaths. And, congenital heart defects are one of the leading causes of death in children under age 1. In addition to providing community education programs throughout Indiana, the AHA has funded more than $7.4 million of heart research at universities in Indiana over the last five years. Submitted by Tim Harms-Communications Director AHA Midwest.last_img read more

  • Gabriel S. Abellada, 73

    first_imgGabriel S. Abellada, 73, Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg. Born, October 6, 1943 in Manila, Philippines, he was the son of Gabriel and Jacinta (Servito) Abellada.  Gabriel graduated from FEATI University in Manila with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering.  He worked as an Electrical Engineer for the Bureau of Public Works in the Philippines and at the office of the President in the Malacanang Palace.  When he came to the United States, he worked at Public Telephone Co., then as a quality inspector for electrical/HVAC systems for AMTRAK. Gabriel was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was married to Lydia Rosario Camba on April 9, 1970 and she survives. He is also survived by his father, Gabriel G. Abellada, Sr., Kapolei, Hawaii; two sons, Aldwin (Brook) Abellada, Simpsonville, SC, Bernard Abellada, Palm Desert, CA; one daughter, Geraldine (Bob) Thomas, Indianapolis; two brothers, Mario Abellada, Hawaii, Alfredo Abellada, Philippines; three sisters, Thelma DelaCruz, Charleston, SC, Estrelita Kintanar, Iowa, Nancy Lontok, Greensburg; five grandchildren, Nathan, Maria, Robby, Ross, and Reece. He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother, Efren Abellada. Family and friends will gather at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home to pray the rosary.  Visitation will follow until 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.   The family will also receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Church Building Fund. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

  • Southeast Indiana native identified as homicide victim

    first_imgBeech Grove, In. — September 3rd, 2018, Indiana State Police were contacted by a concerned southeastern Indiana family about a possible missing person, last known to be in the Indianapolis area.The reporting person told troopers they had not heard from Jeremy S. Cain, 33, of Indianapolis since late August. A missing persons report was filed and a subsequent investigation into the whereabouts of Mr. Cain began. As investigators followed several leads the suspicion of foul play grew. September 11th, 2018 the remains of Jeremy Cain were located by detectives in the Beech Grove area. Investigators found evidence of a possible homicide turning the missing person case into a homicide investigation. Mr. Cain’s remains were turned over to the Marion County Coroner’s Office for further investigation.State Police Detectives continue to follow leads however no arrests have been made in this case. There is no further information to release at this time. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477)last_img read more

  • Aug. 1 is deadline for sign-up and rookie forms, car photos

    first_imgVINTON, Iowa – Fri­day, Aug. 1 is the final date for submission of contin­gency sign-up forms, rookie of the year applica­tions and car photos proving required decal placement. IMCA drivers who don’t meet that deadline are not eligi­ble for post-sea­son cash and product awards.The rookie application is published in the newslet­ter and is posted online. Sign-up forms were included in decal packets.Drivers who need sign-up forms or another set of decals can contact IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at 319 472-2201 or Car photos can be emailed to the same ad­dress. “I prefer that photos show the entire car, not just the decals on the door panel,” Yoder said. “That way we can use photos for Sybesma Graphics Face­book Fan Favorite contest as well.”last_img read more