The Fairness In Taxes community organization will hold its next meeting 3 p.m. Friday (Nov. 7) in Room 110 at the Ocean City Free Public Library. The public is invited to attend.The group will likely be able to provide an update on a survey being conducted regarding interest in voting privileges for second homeowners in Ocean City.If anyone has questions, e-mail Sheila Hartranft or call 609-814-0056.
Three technology proposals from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have been selected for presentation at the University Research and Entrepreneurship Symposium (URES).Graduate students Sam Kesner, Qimin Quan, and Wonyoung Kim will have the opportunity to present their innovative research to an audience of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs on March 31, with the hope of attracting investors and commercializing their work.URES, an invitation-only conference, evaluates technology proposals from researchers at universities across the United States and selects a few for presentation through a highly competitive application process. The event is designed to expose New England entrepreneurs to the very best emerging technologies in the nation.“It’s very exciting that three leading technologies from SEAS have been selected to present at such a high-profile event,” says Isaac T. Kohlberg, Harvard’s senior associate provost and chief technology development officer.
Multiple Olympic sprint champion, Usain Bolt, has renewed his sponsorship deal with German kit-maker Puma until after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The Jamaican, 27, has been with Puma since 2003, and last renewed what is considered to be the biggest sponsorship deal in athletics in 2010.Bolt said he was proud to continue with Puma “for the years ahead”.He had earlier indicated he may retire after the 2016 Games, but recently said he may compete for a year after that.There was no mention in the Puma announcement about any retirement plans.Bolt has won six Olympic gold and eight World Championship gold medals to date. In addition, his time of 9.58 seconds in the 100 metres is the fastest run to date.Puma Chief Executive, Bjoern Gulden, said the firm had supported Bolt since he was 16.“He will play a crucial role in our future product concepts, as well as brand communications leading towards the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 and beyond,” Mr Gulden added. In addition to its contract with Bolt, Puma has a longstanding commitment to Jamaican Track & Field.The deal is a boost for Puma as it continues to take on bigger sportswear rivals Adidas and Nike.