Day of the Dead at the Peabody Museum

first_imgElaborately dressed as elegant skeletons and wearing “sugar skull” makeup or just party clothes, guests filled the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology’s Latin American galleries on Saturday night. Once a year, the Peabody Museum partners with the Mexican Consulate in Boston to celebrate Day of the Dead with a fiesta. This year, guests were treated to live music by eight members of student group Mariachi Véritas de Harvard and Trio Olin.During Day of the Dead, the souls of departed loved ones are welcomed back to earth for a few special hours. In Mexico, families prepare altars at home and travel to their loved ones’ graves which they decorate with bright yellow marigolds, family photos, candles, religious images, offerings of food and drink, and even special objects loved by the deceased in life. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Vermont Electric Power Company Honored with Distinguished Project Award

first_imgVermont Electric Power Company Honoredwith theProject Management Institute’s 2008 Distinguished Project AwardDenver, Colorado, USA (Oct 30, 2008) Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO), the nation’s first ever “transmission only” company, has been honored by Project Management Institute (PMI) for earning “The PMI Distinguished Project Award”, in recognition of VELCOs project management approach for the first project executed under VELCOs larger reliability program, the Northwest Vermont Reliability Project (NRP), a coordinated series of initiatives designed to provide reliable electrical transmission service to the state of Vermont and the New England Region. The PMI Distinguished Project Award rewards successful projects that have advanced project management concepts, techniques, practices or theories through the effective application of project management principles.VELCO and its Vermont distribution utility owners had determined that electricity load growth was beginning to overload an aging electrical infrastructure and so sought approval for the NRP as its solution. From the project’s inception, VELCO team members identified that this initiative would require the creation of a project management organization (PMO) to increase the level of project management capability across the organization. The value of this foresight is readily visible: instituting the PMO decreased costs by 35% even as the companys overall project work doubled.The project team collaborated with executive management to create an innovative process to engage stakeholders gain their expertise and inspire their continued participation throughout the project life-cycle. By completing this project, VELCO has created the foundation for efficiently organizing and structuring future projects and challenges.”The Northwest Vermont Reliability Project created an opportunity to apply the project management methodology,” said John Donleavy, president and CEO of VELCO. “This award is a great honor and VELCO thanks all of our Associates and Contractors who earned it by making the NRP’s 370 line project from West Rutland to New Haven a success. Their heartfelt commitment to continuous learning and hard work produces VELCO projects that conserve Vermont’s picturesque landscape, save precious customer dollars and maintain essential electric system reliability.””The success of an organization today depends on the ability of all of its parts to work cohesively to bring a return on investment,” said Mark Langley, executive vice president and chief operating officer of PMI. “VELCO’s PMO employed key project management processes to streamline operations within the company.”The PMI Distinguished Project Award was presented on 18 October during the PMI Awards Ceremony at PMI Global Congress 2008North America in Denver, Colorado.* * *About Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO)Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) was formed in 1956 when local utilities joined together to create the nation’s first statewide, “transmission only” company in order to share access to clean hydro power and maintain the states transmission grid. VELCO’s current system includes 650 miles of transmission lines, 34 substations, equipment that enables interconnected operations with Hydro-Quebec, and fiber optic communication networks that monitor and control the electric system, as well as provide the backbone for most Vermonters’ high-speed data internet access. Today, the company is the country’s fastest growing transmission company with 144 associates that work every day to ensure continued access to reliable, climate friendly power technology. Their commitment allows VELCO to serve as Vermonts transmission reliability resource. VELCO: moving power, moving forward.About Project Management Institute (PMI)Project Management Institute (pmi.org) is the leading advocate for the project management profession globally. Founded in 1969, PMI has more than 400,000 members and credential holders in 174 countries. PMIs Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is recognized as the only globally transferable credential in project management.# # #last_img read more

Premier League’s innovative plans to restart the season – report

first_imgWhile the long-term future of English football is shrouded in doubt, there are still plenty of questions over the short-term plans of the game. Loading… The Premier League will meet again on Friday to discuss the next steps of Project Restart, with the hope being to put a plan in place for a return to action in June. As leagues, clubs and authorities try to find a way to get football up and running again, new innovative measures are being taken into consideration. “We don’t know the future but we do know what propositions have been put, what ideas have been put – the possibility of having more substitutes, games possibly not being the full 45 minutes each way, talks of neutral stadiums,” the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), Graham Taylor, told the BBC. “Ideally, you want to keep the integrity of the competition, and of course, that was about playing home and away and having the same squad of players as before it was suspended. “So, it remains in process and we shall just have to wait and see, and look at it on a day by day basis and see if it’s achievable. But if we don’t try, then it’s never going to be achievable.” FIFA are expected to give the green light for five substitutions to be allowed during games in order to relieve the strain on players. “I am absolutely in favour of cutting down on the maximum effort of players,” Doctor Pedro Luis Ripoll told MARCA. “A greater recovery time and lesser effort is going to help reduce the rate of injuries.” Read Also: Ronaldo celebrates boyhood club Nacional “At this critical point in the season playing matches in neutral venues has, in our view, potential to have a material effect on the integrity of the competition,” Brighton chief executive Paul Barber said on the club’s website. “It’s the least-worst option,” said Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish. Various teams have already begun individual training ahead of a possible return while the Premier League is working hard to complete the season and fulfil their TV contracts. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Neutral venues Pako Ayestaran, the former Valencia and Las Palmas coach who also worked as Rafa Benitez’s assistant at Liverpool, likes the idea of planning at neutral venues. “We have to have an open and adaptive mind,” he told MARCA. “In this situation, everyone has to come out of their comfort zone.” However, the Premier League’s proposal of playing the remaining fixtures in eight to 10 neutral venues isn’t pleasing everyone. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCrazy Expensive Things That Taylor Swift Owns7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

LeBron James joining the Lakers leads to instant reaction

first_imgLakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shared his thoughts on social media.“I am sure the Lakernation is rejoicing The acquisition of LeBron James means that the Lakers are just a smidgen away from being real contenders. Congrats to @MagicJohnson & @LALakersLive et al. Cross your fingers for news from San Antonio,” Abdul-Jabbar tweeted.What Abdul-Jabbar is likely referring to is a possible trade that would bring L.A. area native Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs to the Lakers.Leonard has expressed interest in joining the Lakers but remains under contract for another year with the Spurs before he can become a free agent.The ball is in the Lakers court to make a move and avoid having a situation similar to Paul George, who made it clear in the past that he wanted to play for the Lakers but ultimately decided to stay with Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder late Saturday night. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIn purple and gold, James will be expected to carry that same mindset to an organization that has a young core to make up its roster and a rich history of winning championships.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Reaction quickly started to take over social media with comments, predictions and expectations for James and the Lakers.Lakers legend Kobe Bryant took to Twitter to respond to the news: “Welcome to the family @KingJames” and a job “well done” to Jeanie Buss, Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka.Point guard Lonzo Ball tweeted: “Y’all really thought he was gonna pass up the greatest city in the world… #TheKingIsHere.” Forward Kyle Kuzma tweeted his excited: “LAKESHOWWWW. @KingJames let’s go my brotha let’s rock.”A third member of the Lakers’ young core, Josh Hart tweeted “The SHOW is back.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions The Western Conference became a whole lot tougher Sunday when it was announced that LeBron James will leave the Eastern Conference for the first time in his career and join the Lakers.“Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons,” James posted on his Instagram story with a photo. “This will always be home.”The Cleveland native spent 11 of his 15 seasons in the NBA with the Cavaliers and led the organization to its first championship in 2016 during his second stint with the team.He spent four years with the Miami Heat, winning two championships with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years They weren’t the only L.A.-based athletes sharing thoughts on James.Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig tweeted “I am very excited to have @kingjames here with the @lakers We are looking forward to great things. I’ll see you soon Congratulations.”The Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimović tweeted: “Now LA has a God and a King! Zlatan welcomes @KingJames…”Days prior to James’ decision, former NBA players shared reactions to James as a free agent at the 2018 NBA Awards Show.Former NBA center Ben Wallace wasn’t willing to make a bold prediction about his former teammate’s next move after guessing wrong in the past.“I have learned not to partake in this type of conversation about LeBron because I didn’t think he was going to leave the Cavs and he left,” said Wallace, a four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year. “I didn’t think he was going to leave Miami and he left. I am going to follow along like everyone else.”James is expected to help the Lakers dethrone the Golden State Warriors as the top team in the league.“I don’t know (what LeBron’s decision will be),” said Latrell Sprewell, a former member of the Warriors. “We will have to see what he does but he has every option open to him.”James did have his options throughout the free agency process, including a chance to return to Cleveland, play in Houston for the Rockets or in Philadelphia for the 76ers. In the hours leading up to the announcement, James’ representatives reportedly met with members of the 76ers’ front office.Ryan Hollins, who played at UCLA and with the Clippers, held his stance that the four-time MVP was leaving Cleveland.“My assumption is why not (leave),” Hollins said on the NBA Awards red carpet. “I think he is coming to the Lakers. It just makes sense.”Other players shared a different opinion and believed LeBron would remain in Cleveland.“I hope not,” seven-time All-Star Tracy McGrady said.“I hope players come to him,” said Kenny Smith, a TNT broadcaster and former NBA player. “It would be exciting to see people come to him instead of him going to someone else. He is a magnet and should be able to have people come play with him (in Cleveland).”In the hours following the move, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee agreed to join the Lakers on one-year deals also the team also re-signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a 1-year, $12 million deal.So what’s next for the Lakers?Related Articlescenter_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more