Read Full Story Harvard Direct, a new service that delivers Harvard-owned materials to one of 15 libraries selected by the patron, transitioned on June 5 from from a successful beta test to an established Library service.The service, which is available to all Harvard faculty, staff and degree-seeking students, will be rolled out at additional libraries in the coming months, and will be widely publicized in September 2014.During the six-month beta test, which began in December 2013, almost 32,000 items from Widener, Countway and Harvard Law School Library were pulled and delivered within four days of a patron’s request to one of 15 pick-up locations, which included Andover-Harvard, Cabot, Countway, Fine Arts, Gutman, Harvard-Yenching, Knowledge & Library Services at HBS, Lamont, the Law School Library, Library & Knowledge Services at HKS, Loeb Design, Loeb Music, Tozzer, Widener and Wolbach libraries.During the beta, a majority of requests were made for Widener holdings, reaching 500 volumes per day late in spring semester. Richard Lopez, the reshelving and consolidated retrievals supervisor at Widener, reported a smooth process throughout, saying, “Our biggest surprise was that our student workers enjoy pulling—they like the hunt,” he said.“The success of the beta test is due to the efforts of staff members, who pulled books, drove trucks and received material. Harvard Direct would have been difficult, if not impossible, without the thorough support of staff members at 625 Mass. Ave. and LTS,” said Lee H. Fenn of Access Services.
The sirens can generate several types of tones that can be activated by the individual towns for their own purposes. The three-minute test will be a steady tone that varies slightly in volume as the siren rotates. However, several sirens are mounted on buildings and, by design, do not rotate. As stated in the emergency plan information annually distributed to residents and businesses, the purpose of the steady tone is to direct residents to tune to a local emergency alert system (EAS) radio station such as WTSA 96.7 FM, WHAI 98.3 FM or WKNE 103.7 FM. There are a total of 21 local EAS stations that would relay detailed messages from State public safety agencies about recommended public responses to an emergency. The pre-test publicity is widespread and includes flyers, radio announcements and newspaper ads which direct residents who have questions on the testing to contact their town’s emergency management director or Mark Gilmore at Vermont Yankee at (802) 258-4168. Northstar Vermont Yankee,The emergency sirens in Vermont Yankee’s emergency planning zone will be sounded longer than usual (three minutes) during their normal monthly testing in the first week in November in the following order:On Tuesday, November 2, the town of Hinsdale, N.H., will conduct its extended test at its usual testing time of 6 p.m.On Wednesday, November 3, the towns of Bernardston, Colrain, Gill, Leyden, and Northfield will conduct the extended siren tests at the usual time of 7 p.m.On Saturday, November 6 at Noon, the extended sounding will occur in the towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston and Guilford, Vt.Also on Saturday, November 6, the New Hampshire towns of Chesterfield, Richmond, Swanzey and Winchester will conduct the testing at their usual time of 12:30 p.m.Later in the month, the town of Vernon, Vt., will test its sirens at 7 p.m., on Thursday, November 18. The extended three-minute siren sounding test is conducted annually to verify the operability of the 37 sirens in the emergency notification system. # # #
Stallions beat off Vintage; Saints ease past KnockersOLD Fort Stallions and St Stanislaus were victorious as action in the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB)-sanctioned Lucozade Indoor hockey league continued on Tuesday.In the first match the Old Fort Stallions out-classed their GCC Vintage counterparts 5-2.Omar Hopkinson in the 2nd minute opened the scoring for the Stallions with Vintage responding just six minutes later via the same field goal method, this time from the stick of Alan Fernandes.The half ended 1-1 and it looked either side’s game.On the return, Eric Hing gifted the Vintage side the lead in the 24th minute after which Jason De Santos brought the game level in the 25th minute through his penalty corner.However, Hopkinson (28th) and two successive strikes on the 39th and 40th by De Santos ensured that Old Fort maintained victory by a large margin.In game two of the evening, Saints overcame their Old Fort Knockers 4-2.Dehron Wilkinson’s 9th minute field goal opened the scoring for the Old Fort side before Hilton Chester tied it up with a successful penalty corner in the 10th.The half ended 1-1 with both teams trying to end the deadlock. However, it was Ato Greene’s 26th minute strike that finally did it.But that lead was short-lived as Jael Gaskin tied it up again in the 30th minute.Greene then returned to the rescue three minutes later and Robert Fernandes sealed the deal in the 40th minuteMatches continue tomorrow.
Speaking to the Daily Mail Luatua revealed joining English club Bristol last year was incredibly difficult, mainly because of his ambitions to play for the All Blacks in the British and Irish Lions tour.Luatua wasn’t selected for the All Blacks during the tour because of his new signing despite being a standout performer in the back row.”Giving up the All Blacks jersey, especially ahead of the Lions tour, was the hardest part,” Luatua said.”I do have ambitions to play at a World Cup, maybe in 2023.”The former Blues flanker joined the English Championship side in the back half of last year on a two-year deal.Luatua played 15 Tests for the All Blacks from 2013-16 but didn’t feature at the Rugby World Cup in 2015.New Zealand Rugby rules stipulate a player must be playing in New Zealand to be eligible to play for the All Blacks.Bristol were relegated from the English Premiership to Championship at the end of 2017 but are unbeaten in 13 games this season under head coach Pat Lam.