New material delivery service launched

first_img 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.last_img read more

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Honda Hit With Alleged Discrimination Lawsuit

first_imgA former associate of Honda in Greensburg has filed a federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination.According to the Greensburg Daily News, Clifford W. Holder, an African American male, alleges incidents of discrimination toward black employees of the company.In the lawsuit, filed January 30, Holder alleges that Honda passed over African Americans for promotion, let white employees off with a “slap on the wrist” for racially offensive comments to black associates, and racially offensive graffiti was routinely found in the men’s bathrooms. According to the lawsuit, Honda removed the graffiti but took no action to keep it from happening again.A Honda spokesman disagrees with the allegations, according to the newspaper.Honda said in a statement that the company is committed to diversity in all aspects of business and works to maintain a diverse team of associates.The newspaper also reported that Honda employees took part in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at Greensburg Elementary School to talk about equality and Civil Rights with students.last_img read more

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Jordan-Elbridge indoor track sweeps OHSL Division II meet

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Zach Barber nearly swept the jumping events, recording a top triple jump of 39 feet 8 ½ inches to prevail as he also went 19’3” in the long jump to claim second place.Quigley earned a title of his own in the pole vault, the only competitor to clear 9’6”. Tyler Spencer had a second-place weight throw of 36’1” and was sixth in the shot put, heaving it 32’5 1/2”.To lead the J-E girls, Vassianna Klock would beat the field in the 1,000 in 3:12.92 as Abby Burns (3:39.06) was fourth, with Klock also taking the 1,500-meter run in 5:04.50, Hannah Fichter (5:43.04) getting fifth place.Going 1-2 in the 55 hurdles, the Eagles had Kyra White win in 10.01 seconds and Mia Delap (10.48) grab second place. Not stopping there, White won the pole vault by clearing 7 feet, with Cassandra Gates (6’6”) in third place.Moving to the relays, J-E had Gates, Coral Uhle, Olivia Bennett and Jazymn Stevenson win the 4×400 in 4:41.31. Klock, Bennett, Hannah Fichter and Abby Burns were victorious in the 4×800 in 10:59.09.Uhle took second in the 600 in 1:45.25 and Bennett (1:59.18) was sixth, with Uhle third in the 300-meter dash in 45.98 seconds as Stevenson (47.10) was sixth, also helping the Eagles take fourth in the 4×200 in 2:04.18.Tatianna Parkolap cleared 4’10” in the high jump and was second to Syracuse Academy of Science’s Justine Bell. Fichter and Ella Jewsbury were third and fourth, respectively, in the 3,000-meter run.Bishop Ludden had freshman Beatrize Gurgol prevail in the long jump, going 15’11” as J-E had Delap fifth and Parkolap sixth.Then Gurgol won again in the triple jump with 34′ 1/2” as Burns was fourth for the Eagles with 29’5”, Gurgol adding a third-place high jump of 4’6”. The Gaelic Knights’ Isaiah Patterson was fourth in the boys high jump.A day later, in the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division meet, West Genesee finished fifth in the girls standings and seventh in the boys standings.WG’s Caitlin Mills was fourth in the 55 sprint in 7.63 seconds, with Sandy Gardino (7.76) fifth as Abby Kuppinger was fifth in the 600 in 1:44.63. Vivian Youmans finished fifth in the weight throw.The Wildcats finished third in the 4×200 in 1:51.55 and fourth in the 4×800 as Olivia Becker was fourth and Rachel Reynolds fifth in the 55 hurdles Mikeayla DeJesus was fifth in the 300 and Becker sixth in the triple jump.For the boys Wildcats, Matt Bartolotta ran the 1,600 in 4:38.28 to finish fourth. Chris Moser was sixth in the 600, with WG fourth in the 4×200 and fifth in the 4×800. Connor Scott finished sixth in the long jump. A winter full of consistent results prepared the Jordan-Elbridge indoor track and field teams well for a post-season conquest as the Eagles won both the boys and girls team titles in Wednesday’s Onondaga High School League Division II championship meet at SRC Arena.J-E’s boys had 127 points, just ahead of Hannibal’s second-place 120 points. The girls Eagles picked up 125 points, beating out Tully (113 points) for the top spot as Bishop Ludden had 27 points for sixth place.To get the J-E boys going, Sean Dristle ran 3,200 meters in 10 minutes, 17.38 seconds, winning that race as Lee Jewell was third in 10:51.66. Dristle also was second in the 1,600-meter run in 4:59.10 Kenny Williams won the 1,000-meter run in 2:54.27, with Colin Jewsbury third in 3:00.21 to go with his third (5:06.12) in the 1,600.Derek Quigley, Michael Bennick, Rick Rauss and Aiden Lewis would go 3:54.29 to win the 4×400 relay, the only time under four minutes in the field. Lewis finished eighth in the 55-meter dash.Moving to the 4×800, Dristle, Jewsbury, Jewell and Bennick went 9:14.43 to beat Hannibal (9:33.14) by nearly 19 seconds. In the 4×200, Williams, Jewell, Rauss and Lewis were second in 1:44.61 to Onondaga’s 1:42.36. Tags: indoor trackJordan-ElbridgeWest Geneseelast_img read more

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Germany coach hopeful Schweinsteiger can regain fitness in time for Euro 2016

first_img Bastian Schweinsteiger: Manchester United midfielder suffered the knee ligament while with Germany in March 1 Germany coach Joachim Low hopes to have Bastian Schweinsteiger available for Euro 2016 even though the Manchester United midfielder could miss the rest of the season through injury.The 31-year-old suffered a partial tear of his knee ligaments while on international duty with his country last month and is not expected to feature again for the Red Devils in what has been a season ravaged by injury.Low nevertheless only needs to know that Schweinsteiger is fit at the end of May to pick his captain in the squad he takes to France with him this summer.“Right now, I still have hope that he will make it in time for the start of the European Championship in France,” Low told Eurosport.“We’ve got to take it week by week and talk to him about it. He’s keeping me informed as to how far he is, and we just have to see how quickly he recovers from it.”Low is also optimistic about being able to name Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng in his Euro 2016 squad, with the 27-year-old returning to training this week after three months out with a groin injury.However, he hopes his club are cautious about Boateng’s comeback, in spite of the many important fixtures they have coming up.“He’s got to get back into form but I hope that Bayern are not too hasty in sending him back into battle,” Low said.“After such a long injury, you’ve got to be a bit careful.“There are problems before any tournament – in 2014 Sami Khedira and Bastian Schweinsteiger were injured, but we coped.“But of course I hope that they all remain fit and healthy and that those who are injured come back.”last_img read more

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