Harvard men’s hockey regains Beanpot title

first_img Harvard men’s hockey celebrates its first Beanpot Championship in 24 years. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Thirty-one seconds into the third period, Harvard senior Alexander Kerfoot (No. 14) celebrates his 11th goal on the year off the assist from senior Tyler Moy. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Clay Anderson (No. 5) for Harvard throws his body in front of the Harvard net. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Harvard men’s hockey topped Boston University Monday night to earn the 65th Beanpot Championship, capturing a title it had not held since 1993.The win for No. 3/3 Crimson over No. 4/4 Boston University at the TD Garden brought the Beanpot back to Harvard.Harvard (18-5-2, 12-4-2 ECAC) handed the BU Terriers (19-9-2, 11-5-2) a 6-3 defeat, amassing a 46-17 shots-on-goal advantage throughout the contest at the TD Garden. Freshman Nathan Krusko led Harvard with two goals and three points, while five Crimson skaters totaled at least two points. Junior goaltender Merrick Madsen stopped 14 shots in net to help guide the Crimson to the triumph. Harvard goalkeeper Merrick Madsen keeps his eye on the puck as he makes the save. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographercenter_img Harvard players celebrate with fans following their victory. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer BU’s Bobo Carpenter (left) upends Luke Esposito. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Harvard came out as the aggressors against the Terriers, outshooting the crosstown rivals 18-2 in the opening period. The Crimson was finally rewarded for its bold play late in the first period, getting on the scoreboard first with 4:50 to play in the frame.To read the full story and see stats, visit the Harvard Athletics website.Harvard returns to action for two Ivy League road matchups, starting with Yale on Friday at 7 p.m., before taking on Brown Saturday at 7 p.m. A schedule is available on the men’s ice hockey site.last_img read more

Thought leadership – Partial Authorizations

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The ability for an issuer to approve a “Partial Authorization” has been available since 2005, yet most issuers and merchants still don’t take advantage of it. As a result, transactions on debit, prepaid, and gift cards frequently get declined, resulting in frustrated cardholders, and lost sales.Simply put, a Partial Authorization occurs when an authorization request for a card presented to a merchant is attempted for the full amount of the transaction and, if there are not enough funds in the debit or prepaid or gift account available to cover the full amount, the authorization is approved for the amount available. This allows the cardholder to use the available amount in the account, and for the merchant to obtain an additional form of payment for the difference. For non-reloadable gift Cards, the issuers will also return a card balance which will be printed on the receipt. Partial Authorization keeps transactions alive without the merchant telling a customer it has been declined and allows the cardholder to pay the remaining amount with another form of payment. continue reading »last_img read more

Lemax as a tourist export product: Leading Indonesian tour operator starts implementation of Croatian tourism software

first_imgAn interesting fact is that Lemax has only one product of its own, a unique software solution of its own, which is intended for travel agencies and tour operators. The cooperation with Panorama Destitanion continues the global market presence of Lemax, and after Asia Trails, this is another international success and export of Croatian knowledge.”We are proud that Panorama Destination has recognized the quality of our software solution and selected us as a partner for implementation in the global market. We are convinced that full integration will lead to the achievement of customers’ goals. ”  points out Mate Kostovski, director of Lemax. The realization of the contracted phases of Lemax software implementation will enable the Panorama Destination Group to respond faster and more efficiently to incoming inquiries, deliver current offers, faster and more accurate invoicing to customers, all thanks to a fully automated sales flow. Sales and marketing automation tools will increase revenue and profit, and the new automated questionnaire and inquiry confirmation process is expected to increase Panorama Destination’s booking capacity by as much as tenfold.  Lemax today has more than 120 users on all continents except Antarctica Lemax signed the largest single contract with Asian Trails travel agency in Thailand late last year to support the work of more than 700 employees with over 4000 partners and 8 markets that together cover almost a third of the world’s population, a big step towards opening the Asian market. They are also present in nine global markets, which include Iceland, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Denmark, the United States, Italy and Mexico.  Mate Kostovski, director of Lemax / Photo: Lemax Lemax is web travel software that automates sales, marketing, operations and finance. For more than 20 years, the Croatian company has created and implemented software solutions for the tourism industry, offering digital business solutions to tour operators and destination management companies (DMC). Today, Lemax software is used by more than 120 users in more than 50 countries on six continents, with a total annual transaction value of € 1,35 billion. center_img RELATED NEWS: As they point out from Lemax, their software will provide greater automation in business, enabling the processing of more bookings with increased efficiency, faster invoicing and reporting, expanding sales channels and maximizing revenue. Lemax, an IT company that develops and sells Lemax software for travel agencies and tour operators in the global market, has started the software implementation process with the leading Indonesian tour operator Panorama Destination to enable the upgrade of the web-based back office system.  Panorama Destination is a leading Indonesian tour operator that TTG Asia, the most popular destination company for MICE, has named the best tour operator in Indonesia. Last year alone, more than 115.000 incoming tourists used the services of one of the group’s offices. Founded in 1999, they employ more than 500 tourism professionals and 250 licensed tour guides specializing in travel services in Indonesia. With branches in key tourist destinations in Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Flores and Sulawesi, Panorama Destination provides a standardized service throughout the country that they want to modernize and adapt to new travel trends. MATE KOSTOVSKI, DIRECTOR OF LEMAX: WE HAVE ONLY ONE, OWN PRODUCT, AT THE SAME TIME RECOGNIZED ON THE GLOBAL MARKET AS THE LEADER IN THE INDUSTRYlast_img read more

SJP event discusses history of Palestine

first_imgStudents gathered Wednesday evening in Waite Phillips Hall to discuss the history of Palestine with Rana Sharif, vice president of the Palestinian American Women’s Association.“Palestine 101: History, Resistance and Activism” was hosted by the USC chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine and cosponsored by the DESI Project, the Muslim Students Union, the Pakistani Students Association, SCALE, UN Ambassadors and SCAPE.The event centered on the historical context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how it relates to the current landscape of Palestinian activism and resistance.Sharif, in addition to being the VP of PAWA, is a Ph.D. candidate at UCLA and a gender studies professor at Loyola Marymount University.Sharif began her presentation by explaining that though not everyone in the room was going to agree with what would be said, they should still think on the meaning of resistance and what it entails.During her presentation, Sharif highlighted the key moments that have led to where Palestine stands now.“I have categorized three significant Palestinian [historical moments] from which I will discuss,” Sharif said. “The first being prior to 1948, the second moment of Palestinian organizing comes between 1948 and 1967 and the third is the contemporary moment we find ourselves a part of which began in 1967.”Sharif touched on several topics such as Palestinian woman activists and what is now being called a third intifada — which means “to shake off” or uprising — in Palestine and the struggles of those living with the conflict.“Recently, The Guardian’s  Phoebe Greenwood traveled to the West Bank to document what various media outlets and Palestinians are calling this ‘third intifada,’” Sharif said. “In her account, she was surprised by the growing number of young Palestinian women joining the shabab movement, a movement of young men activists taking to the streets arming themselves with slingshots and pebbles. During this ‘third intifada,’ young university and high school students comprise the majority of its body.”Sharif explained that the third intifada, also known as the Al-Quds intifada, is the one that began earlier this year.“This ‘third intifada’ draws on new digital technologies such as Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter to organize and mobilize,” she said.After the presentation, Sharif opened up the floor to questions.“I’m Palestinian, and I have family in Palestine. At this point, you can’t kick out the Israelis and you can’t kick out the Palestinians, so I wonder what the solution might be,” said Mohamed El-Farra, a junior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention studies.Sharif proposed a one-state solution.“One of the most practical and perhaps popular answers is a one-state solution, where everyone has equal access to the entire state,” she said. “However, there are a lot of people who find that to be a very contentious statement.”She responded to a question regarding mainstream media not depicting the full picture of what is going on in Gaza and the West Bank.“Mainstream media creates many narratives which take away from the context and substance of what’s really happening. Whether you’re left-leaning or right-leaning or a centrist, any sort of media space that you view is something that needs to be critiqued and challenged,” Sharif said.Students noted the diversity of those interested in this contentious issue.“It was great to see people from all ethnicities and races in attendance,” El-Farra said. “To be honest, I thought it was going to be mostly Arabs at the event, but I’m glad that that was not the case.”last_img read more