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The Moore’s the merrier

first_imgIt won’t be Julianne Moore’s year at the Oscars. Instead, 2011 brought the acclaimed actress another storied, if slightly more dubious, honor: the Pudding Pot.Moore may have been snubbed by the academy for her Golden Globe-nominated turn in last year’s “The Kids Are All Right,” but she was the woman of the hour at Harvard on Thursday (Jan. 27), when the Hasty Pudding Theatricals honored her as the Woman of the Year.Moore proved game for the affair, overcoming an Amtrak mix-up (she accidentally boarded a D.C.-bound train from New York instead of for Boston), a fresh snowfall, and icy winds as she made her way to the Yard for an official Harvard tour in the morning.“It’s not that bad,” Moore teased about the weather. The actress came well-equipped in a gray wool coat, thick tights, and lined boots. She was perhaps a little too inconspicuous: One eager tourist, angling for a better shot of the John Harvard Statue, pushed past Moore with a gruff “excuse me” without seeming to realize who she was.Pudding writers DJ Smolinsky ’11 and Gus Hickey ’11 led Moore around the Yard and into Widener Library, where she viewed the Gutenberg Bible. The actress played along on her tour, asking questions about Harvard’s graduation rate and class size.“That was actually not one of the most nerve-wracking tours I’ve given,” Smolinsky said afterward. “They’re usually three times as long.”Her parade down Massachusetts Avenue was canceled for the first time since 2005, when actress Catherine Zeta-Jones’ motorcade was called off due to snow. But the slushy streets didn’t dampen the action inside the Pudding roast.At the afternoon production in the New College Theatre, nothing was off-limits, from Moore’s college days, to her choice of roles, to her children’s book “Freckleface Strawberry.”Roastmasters Michael Barron ’11 and Kyle Dancewicz ’11 credited Moore for working her way through Boston University in the early 1980s as a waitress at a Howard Johnson hotel.“She’s one of the few people who can say she worked hard while attending BU,” Barron joked. The hosts noted that while Moore starred in 2005’s “The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio,” she had yet to be selected as the “prize winner of the Academy Awards.” (The crack drew supportive boos from the audience.)To earn her Pudding Pot, Moore was put through a series of absurd tasks. After her on-screen trysts with Mark Ruffalo in “Kids” and Mark Wahlberg in “Boogie Nights,” could Moore seduce Harvard’s own famous Mark, Mr. Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder?“He only likes the BU girls,” Barron explained, referencing Zuckerberg’s fictional girlfriend in “The Social Network.”Moore did her best, despite being limited to pick-up lines culled from her past movies and the requirement that she use her Boston accent. She refused to entertain criticism of her take on the local patois, which she developed for a character she played on NBC’s “30 Rock.”“I’m not gonna stay for this,” she said indignantly. “My cah’s in the Yahd.”Moore took the digs and the antics in stride. “I’m used to the other side of the river, but this is OK,” she said to applause. “It’s just nice to be made fun of, because then you know that people are at least watching what you’re doing, whether they like it or not.”The roast was followed by a preview of Hasty Pudding’s 163rd production, “Kashmir If You Can,” an “eccentric epic” that journeys to “the exotic and erotic land of India.”This year’s Man of the Year, Jay Leno, will come to Harvard next Friday (Feb. 4). For more information on Leno’s visit and on other Pudding productions.Julianne Moore (center), Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year, comes in from the cold during her Harvard tour. One of the stops: Widener Library. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more


Sensirion: liquid flow sensor for life science and analytical instruments

first_imgSensirion presents its latest liquid flow sensor, the SLF3S-1300F, at the Electronica and COMPAMED 2018 trade fairs. The sensor provides maximum safety, stability and long-term reliability for a wide range of applications, including the fields of diagnostics, analytical instruments and life sciences.The SLF3S-1300F liquid flow sensor is based on Sensirion’s proven CMOSens Technology and optimizes costs by simplifying the design without sacrificing the easy fluidic, electrical and mechanical connections. The straight and unobstructed flow channel has no moving parts; inert wetted materials provide outstanding chemical resistance and excellent media compatibility. In measuring flow rates up to 40 ml/min bi-directionally, the sensor allows monitoring the entire system operation and detecting common failure modes.The SLF3S-1300F enables applications in the fields of diagnostics, analytical instruments and life sciences to reach unparalleled fluid control, system reliability and thus new heights in performance and end-user satisfaction. Its compact form factor and cost-effective design permit system designs with one or more sensors that were previously unfeasible.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Rigol: high-performance oscilloscopes and function generatorsNext Mouser: Wireless Xpress Bluetooth modules simplify drop-in connectivity upgradeslast_img read more


To hell with history: World Cup Fiver

first_imgA NIGHT AGAINST TUNISIAThe Fiver didn’t bother watching Monday night’s football, because, well, why would you? England always start big tournaments with a disappointing draw these days, was our rationale. But look! More fool The Fiver! So well done injury-time’s Harry Kane, and well done everyone else, too, with the possible exception of naughty Kyle Walker. That last-gasp winner’s got to augur well for the rest of the month in Russia, hasn’t it? Consider: when England registered their second-best showing in the biggest show on earth, reaching the semis in 1990, they played the Republic O’Ireland in their first game, and started out with a disappointing dr … OK, but when they won the World Cup in 1966 [subs, please check] they entertained Uruguay at Wembley in the opening match, which ended in a disappointing dra … ach! Oh Harry! How could you! Reuse this content features Talking points, all five of them, from Dominic Fifield in Volgograd.Max Rushden peers into a hellish futurescape.Suzanne Wrack on the impressive punditry of Alex Scott and Eni Aluko.She’s also written her weekly column on the big rebuilding job needed at Liverpool Ladies.Tensions are still high for Russia despite being on the brink of the knockout stage.Egypt are ready to gamble on Mo Salah, reports Amy Lawrence.Thomas Hitzlsperger on the challenge facing Jogi Lurrrrrrvvve.Oh, and if it’s your thing … you can follow Big Website on Big Social FaceSpace. And INSTACHAT, TOO!日本語版もあります。 World Cup Fiver A good meal spoiled. Photograph: Christian Sinibaldi/The Guardian Pinterest Share on Pinterest RECOMMENDED LISTENINGHere’s the latest World Cup Football Daily podcast, with Max Rushden and co, and you can find it in this general area every matchday evening.SUPPORT THE GUARDIANProducing the Guardian’s thoughtful, in-depth journalism – the stuff not normally found in this email, obviously – is expensive, but supporting us isn’t. If you value our journalism, please support us by making a one-off or recurring contribution.FIVEЯ LETTERS“You mentioned the amazing form of Eden Hazard (yesterday’s Bits and Bobs). It’s interesting that in 2014-15 he was ever present and player of the season before starting a dozen fewer games in the following season with his form dropping off a cliff before the Euros. It’s also interesting that in 2016-17 he was almost ever-present and almost player of the the season before starting eight fewer games in the following season with his form dropping before the World Cup. It’s almost as if he cares more about being fit and ready for the big international tournaments than he does about playing for his club” – Antony Melvin.“I know it’s been less than a week since it kicked off, but I’m not particularly enjoying VAR. We already spend too much time gazing at glowing screens that tell us what to do and think. Now referees are doing it in the middle of a football match” – Peter Oh.Send your letters to [email protected] And if you’ve nothing better to do you can also tweet The Fiver. Today’s winner of our prizeless letter o’the day is … Rollover.THE RECAPGet the best of Big Website’s coverage sent direct to your inbox every Friday lunchtime (BST). Has the added bonus of being on time. Sign up here.BITS AND BOBSCroatia striker Nikola Kalinic has been hoofed on the first flight out of Russia after refusing to go on as a substitute against Nigeria. “Kalinic was warming up and supposed to come on in the second half … however, he then stated he wasn’t ready to come on due to a back issue,” blathered manager Zlatko Dalic.Saudi Arabia’s plane has landed safely despite a buttock-clenchingly scary incident when it caught fire during their flight to Rostov for the game against Uruguay.Uncle Sepp will attend Portugal v Morocco and Brazil v Costa Rica despite being banned from all football-related activity by Fifa, the big rebel. Non-World Cup news dept I: Petr Cech might want to locate the Arsenal door marked Do One after the club agreed a deal to sign Bernd Leno for £19m from Bayer Leverkusen.And non-World Cup news dept II: Chesterfield boss Martin Allen is offering his apologies for rescheduling their pre-season friendly at Nuneaton. “To be perfectly honest with you all, I only got it changed to watch my wife swim in the River Thames to raise money for Cancer Research UK,” he cheered. “Of course I’ll be very proud when she takes on that tough challenge and no doubt she will not be defeated. If I have messed your day up, come and see me in my office for a chat.”STILL WANT MORE?Harry Kane rescued us all from the unbearable introspection of another slow first‑week England World Cup sigh-a-thon, writes Barney Ronay.How the England win went down in a Tunisian cafe at Shepherd’s Bush. Football Twitter Twitter Read more Share on Twittercenter_img Share via Email Share on Facebook Facebook Topics So that’s that scuppered, then. But to hell with history! Because The Fiver retains a small sliver of hope that England may buck that trend, and end up doing rather well, after a night which saw them get away with it against Tunisia. Gareth Southgate celebrated the result by conducting a terrace chant while sporting a statement waistcoat, something not seen on prime-time BBC1 since Slade were regulars on Top of the Pops, but he soon calmed down, finished feeling the noise, and quietly reflected on his squad’s strength in depth. “The guys who came on had a different threat. The freshness of Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek brought energy and a different threat to the one we’d posed. They had a good impact on the game.” A reflection you can also read as a mea culpa if you like. Because when you consider vast chunks of their performance, he’s got to pick a different starting XI next time, right?Of course, the one unequivocally good thing about the way things panned out is that Kane is now second-favourite for the Golden Boot behind Him. With two goals in the bag, and a game coming up against a Panama side so out of their depth they managed to make a Bobby M team appear coherent in attack, it’s looking good already. Could he become the first English top scorer at a World Cup since Gary Lineker in 1986? There’s a fair chance if England go deep. And Lionel Messi isn’t going to win it, is he, so the field is already thinning out. Tottenham fans might hope their man just misses out, mind you. Barcelona made off with Lineker after he top-scored in 1986, Everton powerless to resist, and they were a club used to winning stuff. Oh Spurs! Lucky their man’s just signed a new contract, eh. That should stop the big Spanish clubs sniffing around if Kane does a bit too well in Russia. Shouldn’t it?LIVE ON BIG WEBSITEJoin Scott Murray at 1pm BST for hot MBM coverage of Colombia 2-1 Japan, Barry Glendenning for Poland 1-2 Senegal at 4pm and Paul Doyle for Russia 1-0 Egypt at 7pm.QUOTE OF THE DAY“When [Vahid] Halilhodzic was coach, we had no chance of winning. We are just lucky to be here now so enjoy the game” – Saburo Kawabuchi, president of Japan Top League and one of the country’s most influential football figures, does his best to dampen expectations before their opener with Colombia.RECOMMENDED LOOKINGThe rather decent David Squires on the Ethics World Cup so far. Facebook Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Oof! Illustration: David Squires/The Guardian Harry Kane keeps his head and England find a ray of sunshinelast_img read more