Sandberg named Class Day speaker

first_imgSuccessful businesswoman, best-selling author, and Harvard alumna Sheryl Sandberg ’91, M.B.A. ’95, has been chosen as the 2014 Class Day speaker. Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org, will address seniors in Tercentenary Theatre on May 28, the day before Harvard’s 363rd Commencement.“Sheryl Sandberg has been an inspirational advocate, thinking critically about social issues and striving to make a positive difference in our world. As we go forth from Harvard, we’re hopeful to hear from her on how we can realize what’s important to us not only professionally but also personally, and what we can do to see a more equitable society,” said First Marshal Jen Zhu ’14.Soon after receiving her M.B.A., Sandberg became a senior official in the U.S. Treasury Department. She joined Google in 2001, becoming vice president of global online sales and operations. In 2008, Sandberg became the chief operating officer at Facebook.“Her career has spanned government, business, and tech. She took huge risks professionally, joining both Google and Facebook in their early days, when each company’s business model was not yet certain. She is an inspiring leader, activist, and businesswoman. We are overjoyed that she will be addressing us at Class Day,” said Marshal Virginia Fahs ’14.Sandberg is also the author of “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” published in 2013. The best-selling book, which discusses barriers women face in reaching their professional goals, inspired LeanIn.org, an organization “committed to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals.”“Sheryl Sandberg’s work and advocacy have sparked valuable discussions within our class and around campus, especially as we look forward to entering the professional world. Her ideas and example challenge us to think and act critically as soon-to-be graduates,” said Marshal Roland Yang ’14.Class Day ceremonies, which will begin at 2 p.m., will also feature Harvard orators Adam J. Conner ’14 and Christie L. Disilvestro ’14, Ivy orators Zack W. Guzman ’14 and Jenna D. Martin ’14, the Harvard University Band, and remarks from interim Harvard College Dean Donald Pfister.“The Senior Class Committee is ecstatic to bring Sheryl Sandberg to Class Day,” said Irene Chen ’14, a senior class committee member. “Because she was Harvard College Class of 1991, she can relate to the Harvard undergraduate experience, and we look forward to hearing her thoughts on Class Day.”last_img read more

The city of Umag is selling an attractive plot of land for the construction of a hotel

first_imgYou can download the full text of the Public Tender and the accompanying graphic attachment HERE The City of Umag has announced a public tender for the sale of real estate owned by the City of Umag for the construction of a hotel. The land is located next to the tennis courts, ie the tennis center Stella Maris, where the Blue Lagoon Croatia Open Umag is held, the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in Croatia and the region. It is also possible to build an accommodation catering building of the hotel type, which, in addition to rooms for accommodating guests, may also have rooms for providing other services that form a spatially functional and content unit with the accommodation service. In addition to the hotel, on the same building plot can be built and accompanying facilities for catering and tourist purposes (outdoor pool, sports, recreation, service, entertainment and similar facilities that with the service of accommodating guests form a functional and meaningful whole.  The part of the cadastral parcel that is put up for tender and on which the construction of the hotel is planned is located in an attractive place at a distance of about 1500 m from the city center and on the sea, within the scope of the planned building plot T1_2. 350 beds, according to the provisions of the Ordinance on classification, categorization and special standards of catering facilities from the group of hotels (NN56 / 16), writes in a public tender.last_img read more

They could have knocked it down, but this corner shop was meant to be a home

first_imgThis corner shop and residence took 10 months and over $1 million to renovate and extend. It goes to auction on Saturday at 9am. Picture: supplied.TERMITES had eaten the heart out of 1 Pier Avenue at Shorncliffe and a palm tree was working hard to push what was left over when Tracy and Tony Watson took their first cautious step on the road to restoration.The local community has applauded the results and there are three serious contenders for the auction which coincides with the opening of polling booths in the 46th federal election this Saturday.“We’re expecting a big turnout,” Jim McKeering Real Estate agent Jacqui McKeering said. “There’s a polling booth just down the road at the school. It will be a great start to the day.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe upstairs living quarters as they look today. Picture: supplied.Original windows and doors were reglazed and finished to enhance the streetscape.Tiles from the old Tugun Hotel on the Gold Coast were repurposed and put in the powder room, and an old bridge beam was added as a feature in the middle of the kitchen.The commercial space downstairs was turned into two separate shops with storage space. Brisbane election day houses hot under the hammer Get the beach vibe without hitting the M1 The outside courtyard at 1 Pier Ave, Shorncliffe. Picture: supplied.Upstairs has a dining area, covered deck and second ensuited bedroom with a bath. Termites had eaten the pine floor and VJ walls with only the hardwood beams remaining. Picture: supplied.“The floor was so paper thin, they’d left furniture in the middle of the room because they couldn’t walk into the floor upstairs to get it out,” Mr Watson said.“It was uninhabitable.“We could have demolished it given the state it was in, but we wanted to keep the original building if we could.“This is one of the last standing original commercial properties in Shorncliffe.”That was in 2015 and the next two years were spent seeking council approvals for the restoration that would involve steel bracing to straighten the building, and termite-resistant hardwood timbers. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< The ground level shop in the early days of restoration. Picture: supplied.The upper level was opened out to create a contemporary living and gourmet kitchen area with a bedroom or study, all of which extend over the footpath. The undercover deck is part of the extension and separates the living areas from the ensuited bedrooms. Picture: supplied.The downstairs extension has added a disabled toilet for the shops, a carport and ensuited bedroom with outside courtyard. The downstairs shop space as it looks today. Picture: supplied.“(The original building) was all divided into little smaller rooms with single-skin VJ walls,” Mr Watson said.“What was important to us was the width, to open the living area as much as we could.”center_img Before the renovation, 1 Pier Ave, Shorncliffe looked like this, with a palm tree behind pushing it over. Picture: supplied.It had been a convenience store, a dance studio and a home but the termite nests that had moved in most recently were the largest Tony Watson had seen in 40 years in the building industry. The upstairs ensuite. Picture: supplied.“It has been a privilege to preserve a corner of Shorncliffe,” she said.Having never used the downstairs space as a shop, the couple have bought elsewhere in Shorncliffe and are hoping a commercial and residential vision for the property will be explored by new owners. It took four months for Dane Watson’s ReNew Builders to complete the extension to 1 Pier Ave, Shorncliffe. Picture: supplied.“I really don’t like when old buildings are replicated,” Mrs Watson said.“I’d rather make the old look wonderful and then do something that complements that at the back.” The kitchen has a pantry behind. Picture: supplied.Then circumstances changed for the Watson family.“We were going to do the old part only and lease it. But we were living in Samford at the time and we decided to come back to Shorncliffe because our family was around here, so we came up with the idea of designing the extension.”Their brief to son Dane Watson, who led the build, was to not replicate the heritage look in the extension. It took six months for Shorncliffe couple Tony and Tracy Watson to restored this turn of the century corner shop with a residence above. Picture: Mark Cranitch.The historic corner shop with residence above was built before the sails were unfurled in the first Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race just down the road. The extension partially complete. Picture: supplied.So the turn of the century corner shop with residence above now melds into a modern, architecturally-designed extension to create a property of distinction that has been home to the Watsons since late 2017.Despite the petite nature of the block — a mere 281sq m — the house has 290sq m of living space.“You are living over the street, it’s very special,” Mrs Watson said.“You are right there in the middle of things, but tucked away, it’s a strange feeling, very different to anywhere I’ve lived. Like you’re in your own little world.” MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES AREC Australasian auctioneer of the year Justin Nickerson, who is from the local area, will take the property to auction with high profile bidders expected. Picture: Zak Simmonds.last_img read more

EPL: Tammy Abraham strikes eighth league goal in Chelsea win

first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Nigerian born striker, Tammy Abraham, has scored his eighth league goal of the season as Chelsea won back-to-back Premier League games under Frank Lampard for the first time with a 4-1 win at Southampton.Abraham set the Blues on their way after 17 minutes before Mason Mount doubled the lead. Danny Ings’ effort on 30 minutes gave Southampton hope but N’Golo Kante’s deflected effort before half-time gave the visitors breathing space again.Christian Pulisic, on as a substitute, found Michy Batshuayi in the 89th minute and he made no mistake to complete the rout.Victory at St Mary’s moved Lampard’s men up to fifth, with struggling Southampton still just a point above the bottom three.Abraham tested Angus Gunn with a low shot before getting the better of him following a good pass from Callum Hudson-Odoi. Abraham took a neat touch and lofted the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper and despite Maya Yoshida’s attempts to clear, goalline technology proved the ball crossed the line.Southampton were reeling and just seven minutes later, Mount grabbed his fourth of the season following a slick move. Willian pounced on poor defending and the ball eventually found Mount, who slammed past Gunn to put Chelsea in charge.Mount should have made it 3-0 but screwed wide soon after and he and Chelsea were made to pay when Ings diverted a cross from the right in to reduce the deficit.Southampton looked invigorated following Ings’ strike but were left deflated just before half time when Kante’s effort deflected past Gunn to restore Chelsea’s two-goal advantage.Hudson-Odoi almost made it 4-1 just after the break but Gunn stood firm to deny him and Chelsea closed the game out with relative ease to claim a fourth win in a row in all competitions, with Batshuayi finishing things off late on. Tags: Chelsealast_img read more