The vibrant, dynamic performances at the Harvard for Haiti concert on Feb. 12 made for a stark contrast with the reality of the Jan. 12 earthquake disaster in Haiti. But Harvard College students raised almost $37,000 at their sold-out benefit show at Sanders Theatre.The production was wholly underwritten by Harvard University, meaning all of the money raised will go to Partners In Health, a Harvard-affiliated nongovernmental organization that has been working in Haiti for more than 20 years.The concert, produced and performed by the students, featured performances that were varied in style but uniformly moving. Violinist Ryu Goto ’10 played with such passion that he frayed his bow.The Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble got the audience moving and clapping along in their seats during a performance of “Drum Call.” Following a reflection by Harvard College Dean Evelynn Hammonds, the Kuumba Singers ended the evening with modern and traditional gospel songs about community and resilience.Sanders was filled to the rafters, as President Drew Faust noted in her welcoming remarks. But the audience extended far beyond the theater, as almost 3,500 watched live via Webcast. The online audience donated to the cause via the Harvard for Haiti Web site.After the concert, the Student Alliance for Global Health hosted a reception at the Queen’s Head Pub in Harvard Yard to help concertgoers learn more about the health implications of the disaster and what else they can do get involved. HHI, iPhone connection Michael VanRooyen, director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, addressed the audience … also mentioning a special iPhone app that was used in the rescue effort. Magic in motion The Caribbean Club Dance Team performs “Simplement Danse,” choreographed by Akilah Crichlow ’10. Photos by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer Classic moment The Harvard for Haiti Benefit Concert at Sanders Theatre included student performers from across campus. Ryu Goto ’11 performs Paganiniana Variations for Solo Violin. Harvard for Haiti Benefit Concert Moore’s dance Merritt Moore ’10 performs a dance titled “A Day Without Rain” to the capacity crowd at Sanders Theatre. Piano man Charlie Albright ’11 performs two pieces during the benefit concert. Kuumba contribution The Harvard for Haiti Benefit Concert at Sanders Theatre included the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College. The University has established a relief fund for Harvard faculty and staff directly affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Donations can be made online, in person, or by mail through the Harvard Credit Union.
Vermont Yankee. 11.3.2011 Northstar Vermont Yankee,The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon is back on line after completing its twenty-ninth refueling and maintenance outage. Control room operators returned the plant to service on Tuesday, November 2 at 11:52 pm. Operators will gradually raise the plant’s output to full power over the next few days. Entergy Nuclear Site Vice President Mike Colomb said the successful outage was due to the excellent craftsmanship and safety focus of all the workers. More than 850 craft workers supplemented the Vermont Yankee staff for the 25 day, round-the-clock outage work.The work scope during the outage involved replacing approximately one third of the fuel assemblies in the reactor and maintenance activities, tests and inspections on plant equipment which runs throughout the operating cycle.Refueling and maintenance outages are scheduled every 18 months and the influx of outage workers represents a major economic benefit to the area.Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity and delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
THE 12th edition of the National Schools Basketball Festival (NSBF) bounced off over the weekend with a series of games at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).The opening game saw Marian Academy girls beat the New Amsterdam Multilateral 19-9 with Jada Mohan leading the charge for the city side.She scored 11 points, three assists, seven rebounds and six steals while Kellian Sauers pitched in with four points and Renuka Ramcharran added two points and three steals for Marian.Tashika Arthur was the lead person for the ladies from Berbice, with a team-high 5 points to go along with 6 rebounds.Meanwhile Under-14 defending champions Mackenzie High School (MHS) sent an early warning to the rest of the group, making light work of President’s College 29 to 21 points.Damarcus Adams top-scored with 10 points and five rebounds while Cy Walker added four points and seven rebounds while Joshua Bacchus chipped in with seven rebounds.Gabriel Lin was the high man for PC with nine points and four rebounds while Joshua Butts had five points.It was not all smooth sailing for other teams as the Georgetown/East Coast Under-16 Regional champions St Rose’s were edged by a motivated Bishops’ High School 37-36.Royden Glasgow led for BHS with nine points and six rebounds while Tarik Robinson and Stefan Hamilton added eight and seven points respectively.In their loss, Kwesi Roberts added 12 points and 14 rebounds while Anthony Yansen scored 11 points and 14 rebounds.In the night’s U-19 fixture, Mackenzie High overwhelmed New Amsterdam Multilateral 41-24 with Veshon Trim adding six points with Yannick Tappin and Shemar Henry contributing five points each.Garfield Benjamin was led New Amsterdam with nine points.In the final game for the evening, Georgetown/East Coast Regional champions Marian Academy proved too strong for the School of the Nations, producing a 72-8 blow-out.Timothy Thompson had a big game with 35 points, 18 rebounds, 4 steals. Jahleel Young added 12 points, 14 rebounds, and Josiah Daniels 9 points, 5 rebounds for Marian.Kareem Boyle and Corey Graham scored 5 and 3 points respectively.The Championships tipped off after remarks and the symbolic jump ball by the Director of Sport Christopher Jones.Jones, in his remarks, congratulated YBG for its work in the field and encouraged the participating teams to keep improving since they have other levels of competition on the horizon, such as the Inter-Guiana Games which will be played in Suriname this year.The Festival (National Championships) is sponsored by the Edward B. Beharry Group of Companies Ltd, National Sports Commission, John Fernandes Ltd and Sterling Product Ltd.Games will continue throughout this week starting from 15:30hrs every day, with the finals in all divisions set for this Sunday.