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first_imgThis is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.Brent Suter flat-out loves helping others. No life-changing experience spurred him to enter the public service arena. He’s just built that way.In fact, Suter’s coming-of-age story is fairly standard: a natural athlete, the Midwestern-born Suter played baseball and basketball from a young age. Always academically strong, he was also involved in student government at his Catholic high school in Cincinnati, and worked with organizations like Big Brother and Little Buddies. During his senior year, Suter’s pitching really took off, earning the attention of Harvard coaches.His left-handedness makes him a valuable commodity, but Suter is not just the exceptional sportsman. He’s the exceptional all-arounder. During his years at Harvard, Suter maintained his affinity for helping others, simply because he has “always loved serving the community.”“It does give me this sense of joy to see the happiness you can bring to other people’s lives,” he said. “But overall, it’s a necessary thing to give back to the community to remind yourself of how blessed you are, and to use the position you’re in to help others who sometimes aren’t so fortunate.”This year, Suter was one of 30 national athletes nominated for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character, and competition.Suter, a double concentrator in environmental science and public policy and a pre-med student, is a third-year volunteer tutoring first-generation immigrant third- and fourth-graders in literacy and math at the Cambridge After School Program of Phillips Brooks House Association. He’s the baseball team’s central figure in its Friends of Jaclyn program, which benefits Alex Wawrzyniak, who suffers from pilocytic astrocytoma low grade glioma, a form of cerebral tumor. Suter is also active with the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and the student group Athletes in Action, and he is co-chair of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. There, he was instrumental in leading events such as the Bench Press for Breast Cancer in 2010 and 2011, shoe drives for Africa, toiletry drives for the homeless, and charity balls.But wait — there’s more.Last year, Suter founded the Harvard Baseball-Watertown Cuniff Elementary Program. Harvard baseball players travel each Friday to the elementary school to tutor and mentor students in an effort to provide a positive male role model in their lives. “A couple of weeks ago, the school invited us over for a schoolwide pep rally,” recalled Suter. “And then they all came out to our game against Boston College at home, and they gave us a lot of cheers, and it was a lot of fun. We ended up winning the game. It was a really special moment.”Now, Suter’s off to Indianapolis to teach remedial math for Teach For America — unless the majors come calling. “I really want to play professional ball,” said Suter, who is awaiting the June draft. “I’ve had interest from a lot of teams, so we’ll see.”The pitcher, who throws in the high 80s to lower 90s, said that while at Harvard he has “grown from a boy to a man.”“My four years here have been wonderful. Even the baseball losses taught me good lessons about perseverance, and just taking a step back to realize how lucky we are,” he said.Perhaps Suter’s one regret was not making the cut during a singing tryout for one of Harvard’s campus music groups. His talents and activities are enough to ruin one’s self-esteem forever: music on top of Harvard, on top of baseball, on top of volunteering?“But,” said Suter, laughing, “I’ve actually wanted to do more in my college career.”last_img read more

Here’s what one new study has found

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions and banks are moving in different directions when it comes to service charges on deposits, a new report reveals–and it may be costing credit unions when it comes to Millennials.Credit unions’ total revenue for service charges on deposits soared 4.9% for the 12 months ending June 30, 2018, while during the same period total bank service charge revenue fell 1.7%.The report indicates banks’ approach to deposit charges is winning over the most Millennial business.The Moebs $ervices study, which covers business and consumer accounts, defines service charges as account fees, check cashing, overdrafts, penalties for early withdrawal, etc., but does not include swipe fees. continue reading »last_img read more

Should you reopen all of your branches?

first_img continue reading » Whenever banks and credit unions face earnings challenges, the branch network emerges as an obvious target for expense reduction. At typical retail-driven institutions, branch operations account for about two-thirds of total noninterest expenses. In that the forced closing of branch lobbies during the pandemic has driven consumers into other channels, it has correspondingly raised a question of whether institutions need to reopen all their branches.In assessing this, first keep in mind the fundamental role of the branch is not as a transaction processer; that is simply a cost we absorb for the convenience of our accountholders. Rather, the branch exists to add new accounts, to recruit customers into the institution and to ensure bankers meet clients’ continually evolving needs with the appropriate products and services throughout their lives. In this role, the personal interaction that branches deliver can provide both value and differentiation, especially for smaller institutions.Still, earnings constraints may demand cost reductions and, if so, the top consideration should be to consolidate around existing strongholds. This would include paring one-off forays into markets where the franchise lacks the critical mass to leverage the network effect—the phenomenon whereby larger branch networks capture a disproportionate share of balances as consumers seek omnipresent live/work/shop branch coverage. Correspondingly, it also implies maintaining branch depth in areas where the institution already enjoys a strong incumbent position. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Horoscopes By PsychicDeb – October 2015

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Aries – Grand Cross (Pluto in Capricorn, Moon in Cancer, Mercury in Libra and Uranus in Aries) – anxiety over a financial matter may account for arguments with a partner or mate. Most of the month will be problematic. Be prepared to contend with last minute expenditures concerning a relative. Eventually, someone comes through with help.Taurus – Ruling planet in 4th house – with Venus taking up residence in your social arena for the next few weeks, you should have no trouble filling in your calendar with exciting invitations. Gemini – Ruling planet in 5th house – there will be more opportunities than you ever imagined for a new romance is in the stars for you now. You can afford to take your time before making commitments.Cancer – Moon in the 1st house – with the Moon in your sign, you’re able to get new projects off the ground quickly. Lady luck is on your side; make the most of this opportunity. Leo – Venus in the 1st house; ruling planet in the 3rd house – you are blessed with personal magnetism and charm this month. Join friends for a good time. Be as important to yourself as you are to others.Virgo – Jupiter in the 1st house – a change may be in the air and you must be willing to go with the flow. If a family decision is necessary, call on your wit to keep it pleasant. Libra – Ruling planet in the 11th house – associating with others is one of your very favorite things and you’ll have plenty of chances to indulge this month. Your friends make you feel good now; full of optimism, generosity and fun. You’re eager to share your good fortune with them.Scorpio – Venus squared to your natal Sun – take care not to fumble any lucrative long-term agreements that could improve your future security. You may get a preview of the future later on.Sagittarius – Saturn in the 1st house – ambition is the name of the game this month. If you use your power of persuasion and make the right impression, you can go right to the top.Capricorn – the Moon opposite your natal Sun – the New Moon promises a new chapter in your job prospectus. Financial advancement can spur you on to new heights. Travel can also be broadening.Aquarius – Venus opposite your natal Sun – you will notice kindness and consideration to and from friends, along with humanitarian feelings toward people in general. Volunteer work can feel very rewarding to you now.Pisces – Mars and Jupiter opposite your natal Sun – be alert to petty problems that could cause your blood to boil. Investigate each situation carefully then count to 10. Watch your money.IF YOU KNOW YOUR RISING SIGN, CONSULT THE HOROSCOPE FOR THAT SIGN AS WELL.Psychicdeb has been a professional astrologer for over 25 yrs. Self-taught, she began her studies in astrology when she was 8 yrs. old learning what she could from her mother’s astrology magazines. As she got older and learned geometry, she searched for books on Astrology and taught herself how to construct a chart. She teaches Astrology for a nominal fee. Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her obsessions. She is a Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Namaste. You can find her at the Original Psychic Fairs on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at: www.astro-mate.orglast_img read more

Barcelona drop transfer interest in Arsenal transfer target Layvin Kurzawa

first_imgBarcelona drop transfer interest in Arsenal transfer target Layvin Kurzawa Advertisement Kurzawa appears set to leave PSG (Picture: Getty)There is ‘zero chance’ Layvin Kurzawa will join Barcelona in the next transfer window, according to reports in France.The Paris Saint-Germain star is out of contract this summer and has attracted the interest of several clubs, including Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.The Gunners are set to focus their transfer efforts on securing free agents and swap deals after the club was rocked by the financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Kurzawa, 27, would fit the bill for Arsenal and the left-back was heavily linked with a switch to the Emirates last January.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal remain interested in signing Kurzawa and Le 10 Sport claim Barcelona have pulled out of the race to secure his signature.AdvertisementAdvertisementBarcelona are facing their own problems and will have to be frugal in their transfer spending in the next window, having successfully convinced their first-team stars to take a 70 per cent pay cut.With the Catalan giants reportedly targeting the likes of Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez, Barcelona need to put other deals on hold. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 6 May 2020 5:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link767Shares Arteta’s transfer budget has been slashed (Picture: Getty)The news will be a boost to Arsenal, but the Gunners will still face competition from a host of Italian clubs.Inter, AC Milan and Napoli have been credited with an interest in the defender, who has played his entire career in France.Arsenal have been linked with several free agents, with Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser and Liverpool’s Adam Lallana mooted as targets.It is unclear if the summer transfer will open as scheduled considering the ongoing health crisis.The Premier League are trying to restart the season behind closed doors, while the Bundesliga received the green light from the German government to resume action in the second half of May.MORE: Santi Cazorla open to returning to Arsenal as a coach under Mikel ArtetaMORE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan sends clear message to Arsenal over his futureollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Franklin County Summer Meal Program begins June 4

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Franklin County Summer Meal Program begins June 4 and runs through July 27, Monday through Thursday. Lunch is offered at the Franklin County High School Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Laurel Public Library will host lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The program will NOT be offered during Fourth of July week.Students 18-years-old and under can receive a free lunch, adults can purchase a lunch for $3. The program is recommended for students in summer school, student-athletes or students participating in library programs. However, all students are encouraged to attend.The meals include, at a minimum, milk, fruits or vegetables, grain and meat or an alternative.last_img

Moser Engineering awards go to IMCA Modified, Stock, Hobby, SportMod drivers

first_imgPORTLAND, Ind. – More than $10,000 in Moser Engineering product certificates will be awarded again this season to IMCA drivers.The Portland, Ind., rear end components manufacturer and 13-year sponsor has renewed a program benefitting competitors in five divisions and in designated special events.“Across the span of four decades Moser Engineering has always been a leader in the industry when it comes to giving back to the racers who helped us build our brand,” Moser Marketing Director Jeff Anderson said. “We are proud to continue that legacy again this year with the IMCA by helping the racers and their families who continue to help this sport grow today.”Runners-up in each of the five Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified regions and in both IMCA Sunoco Stock Car regions earn $300 product certificates; second place finishers in standings for the two IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks regions and in national standings for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods receive $200 certificates.Those awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November.One hundred dollar product certificates go to designated place finishers at 80 selected specials for the same five divisions. Those awards are mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official race results are received.Information about Moser products is available by calling 260 726-6689, on Facebook and at the www.moserengineering.com website.“With champions receiving the lion’s share of the recognition, having a program in place like Moser’s to recognize the drivers in the runner-up position is great,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “Those racers compete just as hard and Moser rewards that effort with quality gift certificates.”last_img read more

High groove gets Thompson to victory lane

first_imgSPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Aug. 24) – Bad Boy Mower IMCA Modified point leader James Thompson shocked the field by moving in the high groove on lap 15 and pulled away to record his fifth  fea­ture win of the season at The Quick-Quarter of the Springfield Raceway.  After searching for a spot on the track to gain ground on the leaders, Thompson used two early cautions to get position as leader Bobby Pearish and last week’s winner Ryan Gilmore were wag­ing an all-out war for the spot.  James Thompson took the higher line to the checkers in Saturday’s IMCA Modified main event at Springfield Raceway. Thompson, who twice this season has pulled off late-race wins by using the bottom groove to his advantage, showed patience on the ultra-quick surface after the track was hit by heavy rain show­ers both Friday night and Saturday morning.  By Ronnie Williams  Action went solid green after the lap three caution. Thompson the very quietly picked his spots very carefully. The lap 15 caution bunched the pack together as Thompson had moved to second and picked the outside lane for the double-file restart to most everyone’s surprise. He wheeled to the upper lane and drove away on the restart, leaving a hard fought battle for the runner-up spot behind him.last_img read more

Lady Wildcats Defeated By LC Lady Eagles

first_imgFranklin County High School Girls Varsity Soccer falls to Landmark Christian 6-1.The Lady Wildcats had their 6th game in 8 days and fell to the Landmark Eagles in the two programs’ first meeting. While there were moments of quality soccer the fatigued Franklin County team could not muster enough to overcome the speed and pressure of the Landmark team. Stats for the game: Brylee Pace taken down in the box, Jaime Stortz finished the PK for the only goal of the game. Quality shots on goal were taken by Grace Noble (3), Kylee Gibson (2), Jordan Nichols (2) and Adrienne Bundy (1). Karlie Hahn had 6 saves on the night. The Wildcats JV program plays Richmond JV at home tomorrow night as the Varsity Squad takes a needed night off. They will take on Greensburg on Thursday.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Cindy Adams.last_img read more

Solskjaer urges Manchester United to keep Aston Villa forward Grealish in check

first_imgMANCHESTER: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels his team has to be careful about Jack Grealish when they take on Aston Villa on Thursday in their next English Premier League encounter. Grealish is one of United’s targets in this summer’s transfer window and the Villa captain scored a sumptuous goal in the 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in December.”Well I think in the last game obviously they caused us some problems, both Grealish off the left and El Ghazi off the right. He (Grealish) caused us problems, he scored a fantastic goal, so there’s been lots said and talked about him and we need to be aware of him. “Whoever is close to him, if he’s off the left, or he’s in the middle, on the right, what he does is attract players to him and creates space for others. There’s not just one player in that Villa team, there’s many of them,” Solskjaer said ahead of the match as quoted by Manchester United’s official website, manutd.com. If United don’t lose at Villa Park, it will extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 17 matches, dating back to January. “If we win every single one of them, we are in the top four. We cannot rely on help from anyone else, we just have to do it ourselves. That’s to grow as a team and know that going into next season we can put a different challenge to other teams in front of us,” the manager said of the club’s top-four ambitions. “The last 16 games unbeaten gives us more confidence, but 16 games is nowhere near where a Manchester United team should strove towards. We can still go many games unbeaten if we concentrate on the right things, if we focus on the next one, the next one, the next one and then suddenly you’re stood there with 16. Hopefully that can continue,” he added. Asked if attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes is making his team-mates better players since joining the club, Solskjaer said: “I think it’s gone both ways. I think Bruno has come into the club and seen how many good players there are at Man United. We’ve helped him show his attributes as well. (IANS) Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Dr Satyakam Phukan in conversation with Oineetom Ojahlast_img read more