President Drew Faust met with members of the Graduate Student Council. She thanked the council members for their contributions to Harvard and shared her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is a two-way proposition: it’s about listening to others and communicating back. It’s about creating a resonance between what you hope for those who are your followers, and what they hope for themselves. It’s about your ability to articulate those strivings in a way that can mobilize people.”
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce presents the 2003 Vermont Business and Industry Exposition (EXPO) on May 21 and 22 at the Burlington Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. With over 20 seminars, nearly 200 booths, and 3,000 attendees, EXPO 2003 is proud to be the largest business trade show in northern New England.This year the EXPO theme is “Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Excellence: Survive and Thrive in the Vermont Economy.” Curtis Picard, EXPO Director, stated, “EXPO is built around keeping Vermont competitive in a rapidly changing global economy. Do businesses have the tools to compete and raise the bar for excellence? How do we keep our companies fresh and our ideas on the cutting edge?” From the sole proprietor to the larger ventures, Vermont has long planted the seeds of future growth with our entrepreneurs. The new EXPO seminar lineup reflects these themes and more.Other EXPO highlights include the IBM/Verizon Technology Pavilion featuring adaptive applications to maximize workplace efficiency for employees of all abilities; Governor Douglas’ Press Conference; the presentation of the prestigious Deane C. Davis Award sponsored by the Vermont Chamber and Vermont Business Magazine; the International Trade Luncheon honoring Tubbs Snowshoes as the Vermont International Business Council Exporter of the Year, and the Vermont Technology Luncheon featuring the Segway Human Transporter and 3-dimensional motion tracking by Ascension Technologies and Microprocessor Designs.After 19 years, EXPO remains the annual “reunion” of the Vermont business community. The ORCMacro on-site survey shows that EXPO offers:● 63% repeat attendees● More than half (51%) of EXPO attendees who visit EXPO for the networking● 90% attendees who feel that the seminars made EXPO more attractive● 87% of the exhibitors returning for EXPO 2003● EXPO attendees who have the authority to make decisions for their company For more information about EXPO, online attendee registration, exhibitors, or to view a detailed schedule, browse www.vtexpo.com(link is external).
Black Satellites defender Patrick Asmah is on the verge of sealing a contract with French Ligue 1 outfit SC Bastia.The young full back who was one of the brightest spots in Ghana’s abysmal Under 20 World Cup campaign in New Zealand earlier this year is expected to fly to France to sign the three year contract.Asmah, a left back, was on the radar of local clubs Hearts and Kotoko after his side BA United were relegated to the second tier of Ghana soccer last seasonBut he has settled on a move to France as he will be hoping the move will be a springboard for him to play for the Black Stars in a few years to come.Asmah will join Joanthan Mensah and Majeed Warris who currently play in the Ligue 2 and Ligue 1 respectively.The last Ghanaian to play for Bastia was Michael Essien who went on to become a household name in Ghana and European football. Other Ghanaians to have played in France include Jordan Ayew, Asamoah Gyah, John Mensah and Dede Ayew.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports.
Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles among teams interested in Kemba Walker “I believe strongly he has always wanted to be part of the market, but, understandably, the kid wants to win.”Ball, meanwhile, was limited to just 47 games in 2018-19 as he sprained his ankle in late January and never returned to the court. The No. 2 pick in the 2017 draft finished the season averaging 9.9 points and 5.4 assists. The Pelicans could still be considering dealing Anthony Davis to the Lakers.The 26-year-old star asked New Orleans to move him in late January and he’s reportedly “highly unlikely” to reconsider his demand despite the team winning the 2019 draft lottery. Lopez reported during an appearance on ESPNLA 710:“It’s probably Boston first, and then I’d put the Lakers second. The Lakers do have good assets that people in the Pelicans organization value. For instance, Alvin Gentry loves the idea of having a Lonzo Ball-Jrue Holiday backcourt. LaVar Ball (Lonzo’s father) does not love the idea of having a Lonzo Ball-Jrue Holiday backcourt. That makes things a little bit complicated.”Holiday has developed into a consistent All-Star candidate during his six seasons with the Pelicans. He averaged a career-high 21.2 points, along with 7.7 assists and 5.0 rebounds in 2018-19.The Pelicans are widely expected to select former Duke star Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft. New Orleans new executive vice president David Griffin thinks the team can convince Davis to re-evaluate his decision.”There are a lot reasons for him to believe that this will be different,” Griffin told NBA TV last month. “What it starts with is just us doing what we say we’re going to do, one step at a time. Over time, I think he’s going to see there is a trust level that he should have in us. Anthony Davis rumors: Pelicans star ‘highly unlikely’ to reconsider trade demand The Lakers reportedly made multiple offers for Davis before the deadline, but no deal was ultimately reached. The teams, however, could revisit those negotiations this offseason, according to Andrew Lopez of the Times-Picayune.Would you give up Lonzo Ball in a trade for Anthony Davis?(via @_Andrew_Lopez )Listen LIVE on ESPNLA 710 & https://t.co/Wda75IMccI 📻 pic.twitter.com/AdcFRHWQxi— ESPNLosAngeles (@ESPNLosAngeles) May 30, 2019Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry is intrigued by some of Los Angeles’ assets, including guard Lonzo Ball, the report says. Related News Lakers trade rumors: LeBron James, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope only two ‘untouchable pieces’ last season
A Hillsboro, Ore., man was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison for stealing approximately a quarter of a million dollars from a Vancouver company.Scott S. Madsen, 48, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Portland, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.Madsen was the former general manager for Adair Financial Services LLC, 1101 S.E. Tech Center Drive Suite 160.“The defendant’s crime victimized not only Adair, but all of its hard-working employees, from whose pockets this defendant stole hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said U.S. Attorney Dwight C. Holton. “Economic crimes are very serious offenses, and we will have to continue to prosecute, convict and seek prison time for those who steal money from others.”In March, Madsen pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transportation of stolen property. According to the Department of Justice, Madsen admitted that for three years he submitted $248,544 in fraudulent expense reimbursement requests to Adair. The criminal charge was based on the fact that he transported fraudulently obtained checks across state lines. After Madsen serves his sentence, he will be on supervised release for three years. U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman ordered Madsen to pay full restitution to Adair.