Starbucks raises forecasts as customers flock back

first_img Share More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years STARBUCKS raised its full-year profit forecast yesterday, boosting investor confidence its turnaround plan has ushered in a new phase of growth.Rising prices and improving traffic in its stores gave the leeway to hike its fiscal 2011 outlook. US sales at restaurants open at least 13 months jumped eight per cent in the fiscal fourth quarter from a year ago, driven by a six per cent rise in customer visits and a two per cent increase in spending per visit.International same-restaurant sales were up seven per cent, helped by a four per cent traffic increase and a three per cent rise in average ticket.Those factors, coupled with efficiency efforts and cost controls, prompted the company to hike its earnings target for the current 2011 fiscal year to a range of $1.41 to $1.47 per share, from $1.36 to $1.41 previously. Wall Street’s average forecast was for $1.43, near the low end of the new range. Net revenue grew more than 17 per cent to $2.8bn. “The increase really is based on the strength of the quarter we just recorded and the momentum we bring into the new year,” Starbucks chief financial officer Troy Alstead said. KCS-content Starbucks raises forecasts as customers flock back whatsapp Tags: NULLcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Thursday 4 November 2010 10:46 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Dividends could fall by a third in 2020! I’d buy these FTSE 100 stocks to protect myself

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild | Monday, 18th May, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. Those investors seeking big dividends from FTSE 100 stocks have been given some sobering news in start-of-week trading.Data from Janus Henderson shows that total global dividends rose by mid-single-digit percentages in the first quarter to hit $275.4bn. This was the highest first-quarter total on record. Don’t start celebrating yet, though. With the true economic cost of the Covid-19 outbreak becoming reflected in company updates with greater gusto, Janus Henderson reckons that aggregated payouts could tumble by as much as a third year on year in 2020.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This is no time for investors to run for the hills, though. The profits (and thus dividend) outlook for scores of UK stocks has worsened considerably since the coronavirus outbreak. But there’s a sea of other shares whose earnings pictures remain just as resilient – or in some cases even better – than before Covid-19 shook the globe.Brilliant dividend buysOne of the safest places, for instance, that Janus Henderson considers for dividend chasers today is the utilities sector. This isn’t a huge surprise. There are many things we can do without when our spending power comes under pressure. But our need to boil a kettle, watch the television, or do the washing up remains constant.And this provides the likes of FTSE 100 shares National Grid, Severn Trent, and United Utilities with the sort of earnings visibility that should keep the chunky dividends coming. City analysts certainly think so, and these firms currently sport big forward yields of up to 5.5%.Janus Henderson also likes the cut of the healthcare segment’s jib. We will continue to pay for medicines and healthcare even when cutting back on other spending. It could be argued, then that AstraZeneca, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, and GlaxoSmithKline are worthy lifeboats in these troubled times.In normal times, GlaxosSmithKline’s nearly 5% dividend yield for 2020 might make it the only of these pharmaceuticals plays to attract the attention of dividend-hungry investors. However, with dividends still falling like dominoes across the FTSE 100, their prospective yields of between 1.5% and 2.5% certainly shouldn’t be sniffed at.A 6.5% yield from the FootsieYou might think that the telecoms industry would be best avoided following BT’s decision to cut dividends last week. However, Janus Henderson still likes the telecoms sector, broadly speaking. And it’s not difficult to see why. Their cash flows tend to remain strong and their recurring revenues robust, too.BT is a company laden with debt, and one in which sales have been slumping in all areas. Footsie share Vodafone is faring much stronger and as a result confirmed last week that it will keep on paying dividends. The mobile services giant has cut shareholder rewards previously. But with the balance sheet now reinforced it looks in great shape to weather the coming storm. This is why City forecasts produce a monster 6.5% dividend yield for the current fiscal year (to March 2021).I’d happily load the telecoms giant into my own shares portfolio today, but it’s one of many blue chips that income investors need to think about buying right now. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hikma Pharmaceuticals. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Dividends could fall by a third in 2020! 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2016 Jawahar Bagh Massacre: Plea In SC Seeks Expeditious Investigation By CBI; Constitution Of Special Team To Unearth Political Involvement [Read Petition]

first_imgTop Stories2016 Jawahar Bagh Massacre: Plea In SC Seeks Expeditious Investigation By CBI; Constitution Of Special Team To Unearth Political Involvement [Read Petition] Akshita Saxena13 July 2020 5:13 AMShare This – xA petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction upon the Central Bureau of Investigation to constitute a team comprising of adequate number of officers to expeditiously complete investigation in the 2016 Jawahar Bagh massacre. The petition has been filed by the wife of former SP of Mathura, Mukul Dwivedi, who was among the several people who died in the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction upon the Central Bureau of Investigation to constitute a team comprising of adequate number of officers to expeditiously complete investigation in the 2016 Jawahar Bagh massacre. The petition has been filed by the wife of former SP of Mathura, Mukul Dwivedi, who was among the several people who died in the massacre. In March 2017, the Allahabad High Court had transferred the case to CBI, citing a flawed and unscientific investigation on part of the state government. The Petitioner, through Advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey, has contended that even though 40 months have passed, political leaders and bureaucrats allegedly linked to the violence have not been interrogated. Background Prime accused in the case, Ram Briksha Yadav along with a band of supporters occupied Jawahar Bagh, a public park spread over 280 acres in the heart of Mathura in March 2014. The encroachment continued to grow over time and despite “numerous interventions” by the district administration, they refused to vacate the park. The encroachment grew to such an extent that domestic gas connections were obtained and a sort of an independent township came to be established. Officers of the Horticulture Department alleged that as many as 3,000-4,000 trees were cut by these encroachers and used for cooking and other purposes. After the local residents started to protest, the state police decided to evict the encroachers however, they faced stiff resistance from almost a 1,000 members of cult groups led by Ram Briksh Yadav. On June 2, 2016, as the police tried to evict the encroachers, they counter-attacked armed with country-made pistols and set almost 175 cylinders in their possession on fire. This led to chaos and death of several people, including city SP Mukul Dwivedi along with two other police officers. Arguments The Petitioner asserts that Yadav held strong political relations which empowered him to run a “parallel government” within the park with armed men. She claims that her husband was “under mysterious circumstances” ordered to get the boundary wall of Jawahar Bagh broken a day prior to the “scheduled operation”. Further, he was accompanied by only a few newly recruited policemen and they were not permitted to carry firearms. “This is very suggestive of a larger criminal conspiracy. Policemen witnessed this gigantic violence but no punitive action, even suspension, has been taken against the higher authorities accountable for this gigantic violence. That is why petitioner has every reason to doubt the credibility and fairness of investigation. Even after 40 months, CBI has not examined the call details of Ram Briksh Yadav and his associates and petitioner’s husband till date,” the plea states. She has also alleged that evidence at site of the violence was destroyed by the authorities to break the links leading to politicians – higher officers and forensic investigations, such as DNA tests, were not conducted, so it is unclear whether the main accused Ram Briksh Yadav is dead or alive. The Petitioner therefore seeks constitution of a special team that may be directed to investigate the brutal killings, within two months. She has also urged the Court to direct the CBI to constitute a team for comprehensive investigation with regard to the “unexplained inaction” on the part of State to take prompt action on the intelligence inputs and communications received by it against the cult. She has prayed that this team be given access to all relevant records so as to undertake an “in-depth investigation” and identify persons responsible for dereliction of duty and stalling action by the Mathura district administration. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition Next Storylast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday March 14th

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Facebook Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday March 14th News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleLUH apologises unreservedly to family over death of 26 year oldNext articleOllie Horgan: Harps have to get better News Highland Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 14, 2019 Google+ Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday March 14th:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterestlast_img read more

Brundidge Springfest growing

first_img Email the author Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “SpringFest will be a great time to shop downtown Brundidge and our merchants will have some really great deals for festival day,” Shehane said.The featured entertainment for SpringFest will be The Fabulous Shades, who will take center stage from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.“At 1 o’clock, we’ll have an ‘anything goes’ parade through downtown and we invite school groups, churches, organizations and individuals to participate,” Shehane said.SpringFest is a celebration of the season and artists, craftsmen and food vendors will participate in an arts and crafts show on the grounds of the Bass House. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel But time is running out for those who want to reserve booths for the 2nd Annual SpringFest.“We still have some arts and crafts booths available but space is limited,” Shehane said. “We are also encouraging people who have produce and flowers to participate.”Shehane said all spaces have been reserved for the food booths.“We have a wide variety of food vendors so there is something for every taste,” she said.“We have fried fish and chicken, grilled chicken, ribs, Boston butts, crawfish pie, hotdogs, hamburgers, nachos, fried pies, shaved ice, funnel cakes, cotton candy, Italian ice cream, fried candies and boiled peanuts.”Arts and crafts booth spaces are $30 and may be reserved by calling 334-735-9192. By Secrets Revealed Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Next UpThe Motorcycle Fun Run will get underway at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast at The Wagon Wheel in Brundidge on Festival Day, Saturday May 12.“Breakfast is included in the cost of participation,” Shehane said. “For two riders, it’s $25 and for one, it’s $15. The route will be from Brundidge to Ozark, Troy, Pine Level and back to Brundidge. Then, we’ll encourage all riders to join the fun of SpringFest.”The downtown merchants will get into the swing of spring with sidewalk sales and in-store specials of the day. This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… At the tender age of two, SpringFest in downtown Brundidge is getting a facelift.Dixie Shehane, chair of the Brundidge Business Association’s annual event, said a Motorcycle Fun Run has been added to this year’s festival, giving it a bit of a different look.“We want to have something for everyone and so many people enjoy riding bikes that we thought a Motorcycle Fun Run would add more fun to the festival,” she said.center_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Brundidge Springfest growing Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Troy Cyberkids Intiative earns honors for protecting children Troy University’s Office of Information Technology has been internationally recognized with an award for helping to protect at least 190,000… read more Latest Stories Published 10:50 pm Tuesday, March 20, 2012last_img read more

Employers forced to meet university leavers half way

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Employers forced to meet university leavers half wayOn 2 May 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Employers used to dealing with mobile graduate trainees are having to caterfor a growing number who cannot afford to leave home.Many graduates struggling to repay student loans still live with theirparents, a seminar organised by the Association of Graduate Recruiters heard.Sonia Dennehy, association chairwoman and Superdrug HR operationscontroller, said employers should no longer assume that the graduates theyrecruit are mobile.She said, “I don’t think it is at a point where it is a problem, but Ithink there is a trend which seems to indicate that students are finding itmore difficult to move because they are paying off student debts.”Dennehy said a second group of students is also emerging who, while livingindependently, do not wish to leave their home or university town or city.”They may have gone to university somewhere and really liked it. Theyhave a nice quality of life. They do not want to have to sacrifice quality oflife to climb the promotion ladder.”She told the Glasgow seminar, “Before, you assumed that a graduatewould just up sticks and go wherever you wanted them to.”We now spend a lot of time really trying to satisfy graduates’requirements in terms of where they want to be. It is becoming more and more ofan issue.”Bob Porrer, director of Edinburgh University’s career service, told theseminar the pressure to repay debts is preventing some students meetingemployers’ expectations through extra-curricular activities. Other students, hesaid, are able to do only a limited number of job applications.last_img read more

Retail sector bucks trend by showing fall in cost of crime

first_imgRetail sector bucks trend by showing fall in cost of crimeOn 24 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Thecost of crimes against retail businesses dropped by 45 per cent in the lastquarter of 2003, to just over £10m.Thereduction came despite a slight rise in the number of insurance claims relatingto crime in the sector, which affected 32 per cent of companies over the sameperiod – well above the national average of 17 per cent.However,according to the Business Crime Index from insurance firm AXA, retail is doingbetter than other sectors as the overall cost of crime has risen by 70 per centsince 2002, and by 7 per cent in the past three months. Onaverage businesses affected by crime end up worse off by more than £3,500 –without taking into account business disruption and the effect on reputationand staff morale. DavidFrost, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “Theindex shows that the cost of crime against business continues to pose a realthreat to many firms.”Crimeagainst business not only imposes a direct cost in terms of the theft of stockor equipment or the damage that it does to property; it also impacts negativelyon business performance by causing disruption to trading and hamperinginvestment.”By Mike Berry Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Theresa May: End freedom of movement the day the UK leaves the EU

first_img Previous Article Next Article Theresa May: End freedom of movement the day the UK leaves the EUBy Jo Faragher on 1 Feb 2018 in Europe, Brexit, Latest News, Personnel Today, Immigration WU HONG/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock Theresa May is calling for freedom of movement for EU citizens to end on the day the UK formally leaves the EU, in March 2019. Earlier this month, leaked draft guidelines suggested that the EU might press for revised transition terms that could extend this period to the end of 2020 or even early 2021.Freedom of movementBrexit: Revised transition terms could extend freedom of movementCBI wants “jobs first” Brexit deal within 70 daysBut speaking in China on the first day of a three-day trade visit, the Prime Minister suggested she would fight this proposal.May said: “We achieved sufficient progress in December and we’re now taking that next step to ensure we get the best Brexit deal for the UK and that means it will be a deal that takes back control of money, laws and borders and also able to maintain a good trading relationship with the EU for the future.”She added: “We are not talking about something that is going to go on and on… we’re leaving the European Union. There is an adjustment period for businesses – and indeed Government – for changes that need to be made.”However, European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt has told The Guardian that “citizens’ rights during the transition is not negotiable” and that there could not be “two sets of rights for EU citizens”.In December, the two sides agreed to a deal whereby all EU nationals that have been in the UK for more than five years will be granted “settled” status, giving them indefinite leave to remain with the same access to public services as now.Those who have been resident for a shorter period but who arrive before the Brexit cut-off date, currently expected to be 29 March 2019, will be eligible for settled status once they have been in the UK for five years.May added: “When we agreed the citizens’ rights deal in December we did so on the basis that people who had come to the UK when we were a member of the EU had set up certain expectations.“It was right that we have made an agreement that ensured they could continue their life in the way they had wanted to – now for those who come after March 2019 that will be different because they will be coming to a UK that they know will be outside the EU.“I’m clear there is a difference between those people who came prior to us leaving and those who will come when they know the UK is no longer a member.”Earlier this week, Government research on the impact of Brexit on the economy was leaked and published on the BuzzFeed news site, with a number of possible Brexit scenarios all suggesting the economy would be worse off. The Government has said it will allow MPs and peers confidential access to the full report after a debate in the Commons. No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Listen To Jon Fishman Sing “Frankenstein” On Phish Manager’s Answering Machine In 1990

first_imgSometime in 1990, after what was probably a late night, or perhaps for no reason at all, Jon Fishman decided to call Phish manager John Paluska and leave an extremely detailed four-message voicemail recording of the classic “Frankenstein.” The recording, running at a solid four and a half minutes, features the song in length, as sung by Fishman.The voicemail ends with an excited business pitch, that being a potential venue to book the four-piece in Crested Butte, Colorado. The band ended up playing El Dorado Cafe three times that year. Listen to the historically hilarious recording:last_img

A historical honor

first_img 16Seamus Heaney pauses outside Massachusetts Hall before receiving an honorary degree at Commencement in 2000. Heaney, an Irish poet, playwright, and lecturer, won the 1995 Nobel Prize in literature. He was a professor at Harvard from 1981 to 1997 and its poet in residence from 1988 to 2006. Photo by Jane Reed 17Benazir Bhutto (left) and Matina Horner, president of Radcliffe College, share a moment at Commencement in 1989. Bhutto served as prime minister of Pakistan (1993-96), the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state. She was later assassinated in 2007. Horner was an American psychologist who became the sixth president of Radcliffe College in 1972. Photo by Michael Quan 1South African President Nelson Mandela holds aloft his honorary degree at a special convocation in his honor in 1998. Mandela was an anti-apartheid revolutionary who became South Africa’s first black president after serving 27 years in prison under the white apartheid government. Photo by Mike Quan 3Seiji Ozawa, conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), gestures after receiving his honorary degree at Commencement in 2000. His tenure at the BSO lasted for 29 years, the longest of any music director in its history. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 20Vice President Al Gore Jr. applauds at Harvard’s 1994 Commencement, where he was guest speaker. Gore served as the 45th vice president of the United States (1993–2001), under President Bill Clinton. He was the Democratic Party’s nominee for president in 2000. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 9Architect I.M. Pei waves to the audience before receiving his honorary degree at Commencement in 1995. Born in China, Pei came to the Harvard Graduate School of Design and became a friend of the Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius. Known locally for designing the Hancock tower in Boston, Pei has designed buildings across the world. Photo by Marc Halevi Throughout its 364 commencements, Harvard has awarded hundreds of honorary degrees. In 1753, Benjamin Franklin was granted a master of arts degree, which is generally considered to be the first true honorary degree awarded by Harvard. The first female recipient was Helen Keller, in 1955.The collection of recipients — from fields that range across literature, science, philosophy, mathematics, and the arts — reads like a who’s who throughout history. Among them stand George Washington, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Robert Frost, Walt Disney, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela.Mandela was one of a select few who were awarded degrees at special convocations other than Commencement. The first was George Washington in 1776, shortly after he drove the British troops from Boston. More than a century and a half later, Winston Churchill received a degree during World War II. For safety reasons, his visit was unannounced; the University gathered together under the guise of an academic meeting. At his own convocation in 1998, Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary who became South Africa’s first black president after being imprisoned for 27 years, received his degree.Occasionally, a degree is awarded to someone outside the realm of academia or government. Oseola McCarty, an honorand in 1996, was forced to leave school after the sixth grade, and made a living doing laundry for the next 75 years. At 87, McCarty donated her life savings of $150,000 to help needy black college students in her hometown of Hattiesburg, Miss. She subsequently was given the Citizens Medal by President Bill Clinton. 13Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi A. Annan stands to receive his honorary degree in 2004. Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh secretary-general of the United Nations. He and the United Nations were co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 14Vaclav Havel (right), first president of the Czech Republic, is applauded by Jeremy Knowles, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, as he receives his honorary degree at Commencement in 1995. Havel was a Czech writer and dramatist who gained international fame with a human rights manifesto for which he was imprisoned. He went on to become a symbol of democracy and freedom. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 6John Lewis (center), U.S. representative from Georgia since 1987, is touched by the audience’s ovation at the 2012 Commencement. A leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Lewis became nationally known during his prominent role in the Selma-to-Montgomery marches in 1965. Despite numerous beatings, Lewis emerged as a leader for his courage and commitment to nonviolence. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 15Mary Robinson, the 1998 Commencement speaker, smiles after receiving her honorary degree. Robinson served as the first female president of Ireland from 1990 to 1997, and was also the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 4Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis sounds off on his trumpet at the start of Commencement in 2009, before receiving his honorary degree. Marsalis is a trumpeter, composer, teacher, and music educator. He has won nine Grammys in both jazz and classical music, as well as a Pulitzer Prize for music. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 7Harvard benefactor Walter H. Annenberg congratulates fellow philanthropist and honorary degree recipient Oseola McCarty in 1996. Forced to leave school after the sixth grade, McCarty made a living doing laundry for the next 75 years. The 87-year-old McCarty then donated her life savings of $150,000 to help needy black college students in her hometown of Hattiesburg, Miss. She was subsequently given the Citizens Medal by President Clinton. Photo by Mike Quan 18E.O. Wilson, the American biologist famous for his study of ants, and author Margaret Atwood, the celebrated Canadian writer of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” confer during the Morning Exercises in 2004. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 12Walter Cronkite Jr. signs an autograph before receiving his honorary degree at Commencement in 1981. Cronkite was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the “CBS Evening News” for 19 years (1962–81). He was often cited as “the most trusted man in America.” 11Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Persian Gulf War, makes his way through the crowd in Harvard Yard before delivering his Commencement address in 1993. Powell was secretary of state from 2001 to 2005, the first African-American to serve in that position. Photo by Michael Quan 10Oprah Winfrey offers a humble gesture of thanks while being awarded her honorary degree in 2013. Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist best known for her award-winning talk program “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 2Four-time Grammy Award-winning American opera singer Jessye Norman acknowledges applause while standing to receive her honorary degree in 1988. A dramatic soprano, Norman is a successful performer of classical music especially known for her Wagnerian repertoire. Photo by Joe Wrinn 19Mother Teresa hugs a child formerly from her orphanage after delivering the Class Day address in 1982, the day before she received an honorary degree at Commencement. She lived most of her life in India, where she set up schools, soup kitchens, and orphanages. She was awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. Photo by Joe Wrinn 8Actress Meryl Streep blows a kiss after receiving her honorary degree in 2010. Streep won the Academy Award for best actress for her roles in “Sophie’s Choice” (1982) and later for “The Iron Lady” (2011). With 18 Academy Award nominations in 35 years, Streep holds the record for most nominated actor, male or female, in film history. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 5Author John Updike (center) acknowledges applause after receiving his honorary degree at Harvard Commencement in 1992. Updike is flanked by molecular biologist Joan Argetsinger Steitz and violin virtuoso Isaac Stern. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more