Visiting scholar and fellows welcomed at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center

first_imgA former United Nations Assistant Secretary General and a former economic adviser to President Toledo of Peru are among the incoming visitors being welcomed this fall at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.“Fellows and scholars are a vital resource at the center as they provide both valuable experience and a fresh lens through which to view the business-government relationship,” said Roger Porter, the center’s director and the IBM professor of business and government. “We welcome these visitors and look forward to their interaction with our faculty, continuing fellows, researchers, students and others.”The Visiting Scholars Program and Fellows Program are designed to provide fresh perspectives as the center examines and develops policies at the intersection of business and government.last_img read more

Student Diversity Board promotes diversity through annual Mosaic event

first_imgOn Wednesday, the Saint Mary’s Student Diversity Board (SDB) hosted its annual Mosaic event from 5 to 6 p.m. in Rice Commons of the College’s student center. Senior Jazmin Herrera, who is the president of the board, said the group aims to promote tolerance at the College.“The Mosaic is an important kick-off event for [Student Diversity Board] because of the message it shares. Diversity is like a mosaic; everyone is a unique piece that co-exists together to create a harmonious image,” she said. “In order to co-exist together, we must support each other regardless of our differences.”Herrera said the Diversity Board has been preparing for the event since last semester.“[We have] been planning the Mosaic event since last spring,” she said. “We chose to have to the Mosaic at the beginning of the year so our first years are introduced to allies on campus right away.”Mackenzie Kersten, a junior and secretary of the Residence Hall Association, said the event offers an opportunity to create an atmosphere of inclusion.“What I think is super interesting about the Mosaic event is that it’s students, faculty as well as board members of all these different associations and organizations so it’s a great way to start conversation about how it’s so important here at Saint Mary’s for everyone to feel included and to have diverse organizations and opportunities,” she said.Interim College President Nancy Nekvasil said she hopes students can learn from each other’s experiences.“My hope is that more and more we all see each other just as human beings and that we treat each other in the right way as human beings,” she said. “That we don’t negate our personal experiences because that’s what makes us who we are, but that we are willing to be in dialogue with others who have different experiences and we want to find out about them.”Kersten said she hopes students use the event to start building a support system.“I hope attendees learn that SDB is an ally and that we are here to serve our community in whatever they need,” she said. “I hope students network with at least one person whom they feel they can count on here at SMC. I think the greatest outcome would be for all of the Saint Mary’s students to feel like they have a voice as well as feeling comfortable with joining all the different clubs on campus and just feeling welcomed.”Iman Omar, a junior and member of the Better Together club, said she attended the event to help develop a sense of community.“I’m representing the Better Together club, which is basically an interfaith club where we bring together people of different worldviews and belief systems,” she said. “And I think that this event is really great to connect with people that have a common goal on this campus. We’re here to establish community because there aren’t that many opportunities on this campus, or in the tri-campus community.”Nekvasil said she hopes attendees learn to appreciate their fellow Belles.“For me, this event means progress toward inclusion, And that’s a big thing for me, thinking about inclusion across campus,” she said. “That starts with just gratitude for people and for who they are, where they are, what they do, and just thinking about people as human beings.”Nekvasil also expressed a hope that all students will feel welcome at the College.“[I] want all students to know that they’re welcome no matter who they are, no matter their faith tradition, no matter their sexual orientation, no matter their ethnicity. I want them to feel welcome here and I want them to feel like their potential for growing and developing here is the same as every other student,” she said.Tags: Diversity, saint mary’s, Student Diversity Boardlast_img read more

Chinchilla Warns that Central America Is Losing Battle Against Drugs

first_imgBy Dialogo November 21, 2011 Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla warned that Central America is losing the battle against drug trafficking, speaking in an interview with the Spanish daily El País, in which she urged for a “more global approach” against this plague, because otherwise, “we’re not going to defeat it.” “If you ask a Colombian, he’ll tell you that ‘we’re winning.’ A Mexican will tell you, ‘we’re losing.’ And if you ask us Central Americans, we’re losing, because even if we celebrate Colombia’s great triumphs, that only means that drug trafficking has shifted its location,” Chinchilla warned during the interview. For Chinchilla, who has made security one of the priorities of her presidency, drug trafficking should be a “priority” for multilateral organizations, “in the same way that this was done with terrorism.” She also called for an “in-depth review” of current policies in the fight, because “many of them” have “failed.” Since Costa Rica does not have an army, having abolished it in 1948, the president, a specialist in security issues, said that the battle has to be won against drug trafficking “with intelligence, with information and prevention.” “It’s not only adding more resources, but it’s how we confront the problem,” she said, recalling that although the drugs travel from south to north, the reagents used in their manufacture and the weapons for which they are traded move from north to south.last_img read more

Contracting for tax benefits

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City investment market flooded

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Jermaine Jenas predicts where Arsenal will finish in the Premier League

first_imgAdvertisement Skip Read More More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘At the start of the season, I don’t think I even had them in my top six.‘I thought with the complete turnaround of management, the players they brought in – I’m not sure about some of them – and even the style of play, which has not been convincing, they have done unbelievably well.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’ve had arguments on Five Live about them, but you have to give them credit. That 22-match unbeaten run they went on might have been a fad, but they are currently in the top four.‘Do I see them finishing there? No – I think they will lose games between now and the end of the season and, if I was a Spurs player, Chelsea would be the worry now. Tottenham v Arsenal: Mauricio Pochettino press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 17:36FullscreenTottenham v Arsenal: Mauricio Pochettino press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/tottenham-v-arsenal-mauricio-pochettino-press-conference-1873896/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘As squads go, they should be challenging for the title with the players at their disposal. They are a team who could go on a run and not drop many points.’Arsenal face rivals Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday and Jenas reflected on his own experiences in north London derbies.He added: ‘I played in north London derbies where we were massive underdogs and still came out with something. It’s just a crazy game where anything can happen.‘You have two teams who go all-out to win the game, instead of making sure they don’t lose it. That’s the fear and the tension which sometimes lets down the Liverpool-United rivalry.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘During my time, Arsenal and Tottenham were usually chasing top four: nobody was going for any titles, we were just going toe-to-toe, and that’s what it is now.‘It’s one of the most remarkable derbies because of the quality on display and if someone is winning 2-0, you are never comfortable.‘I used to prefer playing in them way more than watching them now.’MORE: Virgil Van Dijk reveals the area of his game he need to improve on for Liverpool Top articles PLAY 1 min. story Manchester United captain Harry Maguire About Connatix V67539 by Metro Video Settings Unai Emery’s Arsenal are currently fourth in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)Jermaine Jenas expects Arsenal to fall out of the top-four in the Premier League by the end of the season.Unai Emery’s side are currently fourth in the table, one point ahead of revitalised Manchester United and three ahead of Chelsea.But Jenas believes the Gunners are over-achieving and will slip away in the next two months.He told Starsport: ‘I don’t know how they are where they are, and that’s not meant as an insult.ADVERTISEMENT Unai Emery prepares for derby against TottenhamTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:28FullscreenUnai Emery prepares for derby against Tottenhamhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-prepares-derby-against-tottenham-1873858/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Arsenal star David Luiz reveals what Flamengo manager Jorge Jesus told him about Pablo Mari

first_imgRivaldo thinks Mari will thrive in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)Brazil legend Rivaldo believes Mari’s game is perfect suited to the English football.‘I think Pablo Mari will fit in very well at Arsenal and in the Premier League,’ he told The Evening Standard.‘He is a good player that struggled to impose himself in Europe as a loaned player of Man City for a while, but he really convinced people being part of a great Flamengo team last season.‘He is very complete as a defender – capable of bringing the ball forward when necessary and a threat on set pieces. He has good passing skills as well and I liked what I saw from him.‘In Brazil, everyone has good opinion about him, and he could be a very successful option for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta.’MORE: Man Utd prioritise three major signings in summer transfer window Arsenal’s players have been at a warm-weather training camp in Dubai (Picture: Getty)Luiz – who could play alongside Mari at the Emirates next weekend – is convinced the Spaniard will hit the ground running at Arsenal after receiving positive feedback from Flamengo’s head coach.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s a great player, he did amazing in Brazil under Jorge Jesus, a coach I know very well, he’s my friend and one of the top coaches in the world,’ Luiz said.‘It was a pleasure for me seeing Pablo and Rodrigo Caio, another friend, doing really well in Brazil. I hope he can help us.‘I speak with Jorge every week, he’s really my friend. He told me to welcome him in the best way because Pablo is ready to play.’ Advertisement Arsenal star David Luiz reveals what Flamengo manager Jorge Jesus told him about Pablo Mari Comment Pablo Mari completed a loan move to Arsenal last month (Picture: Getty)David Luiz is confident ‘great player’ Pablo Mari has what it takes to succeed at Arsenal after talking to Flamengo manager Jorge Jesus about the defender.Mikel Arteta was desperate to bring in a new addition at centre-back following Calum Chambers’ season-ending knee injury and Mari was identified as a realistic target by the Gunners.Arsenal and Flamengo agreed a deal for Mari towards the end of the January transfer window and the 26-year-old joined up for training with his new team-mates in Dubai last week.Mari will hope to be in contention to make his debut when the north London club play host to Newcastle after the winter break.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 11 Feb 2020 3:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link181Shares Advertisement Jorge Jesus was David Luiz’s manager at Benfica (Picture: Getty)Luiz added: ‘He was courageous, not scared to try something big.‘In Brazil [it’s the same] with Jorge Jesus, to go to Brazil as a European coach. He did great and Brazil is improving a lot, especially in a tactical way.‘Before it was just players with individual talent and not tactics. Now football is improving a lot with in the tactical [approach], like Tite did with Corinthians.‘Our football is improving a lot, the quality was always there but now the tactical part is.’last_img read more

GO-TIME: Advanced Cyber Analytics Saving Over $600,000 per Year While Strengthening Security

first_img Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Government That Works,  Innovation,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf and Secretary of Administration Sharon Minnich announced today that the implementation of advanced cyber analytics for the commonwealth’s IT systems resulted in over $600,000 in efficiency gains in the previous fiscal year while also keeping Pennsylvania at the forefront of cybersecurity.“This is just one example of how agencies are leveraging technology to enable employees to be more productive and strengthen our programs,” Governor Wolf said. “Through GO-TIME, we will continue to pursue opportunities to modernize government so that we can provide better service to the people of Pennsylvania and accomplish more with our existing resources.”The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recently published a call to action for states to develop advanced cyber analytics capabilities, which apply big data tools and techniques to respond more quickly to potential threats. The volume of data the commonwealth collects from various IT security monitoring systems and other sources has increased 10-fold. Advanced cyber analytics can correlate massive amounts of data from a multitude of sources to allow IT security staff to conduct investigations more efficiently and have greater insight into activity on the state computer network.“Pennsylvania has long been recognized as a leader among states in cybersecurity,” said Secretary Minnich. “Advanced cyber analytics has improved the effectiveness of all of our other security tools.”“Hackers and other cyber criminals are constantly developing new techniques to attack computer systems. We must continue to adapt to these evolving threats to help prevent sensitive data belonging to our citizens and businesses from falling into the wrong hands.”Prior to advanced cyber analytics, a typical phishing incident took an average of 15 hours to analyze and investigate. Today, the same work can be done in less than 45 minutes. More complex investigations that used to take up to 30 days can now be done in under 30 minutes. Overall, the tool generated over $600,000 in staff efficiencies during the 15-16 fiscal year.The adoption of advanced cyber analytics is part of the Governor’s GO-TIME initiative, which is focused on improving government operations to achieve savings and efficiencies while preserving services.To learn more about GO-TIME, visit www.governor.pa.gov/go-time.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf July 22, 2016 GO-TIME: Advanced Cyber Analytics Saving Over $600,000 per Year While Strengthening Securitycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Olympic Golden Girl Susie O’Neill sells home for $3.055m

first_imgSusie O’Neill’s family home has sold at auction.Eight-time Olympic swimming champion Susie O’Neill sold her riverfront family home of 19 years at auction over the weekend for $3.055million.The two-level architect designed home at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga was viewed by more than 200 people during its four-week auction campaign and is located on a street recently revealed by The Sunday Mail as one of Queensland’s top 5 power streets. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Queensland’s power streets revealed Why it’s hard for Susie to leave her family homecenter_img Queensland’s Madame Butterfly bought the house for $1.3 million in 2001 with her husband, ophthalmologist Cliff Fairley, after she retired from competitive swimming following the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Susie O’Neill during the 200m butterfly heat at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at Homebush International Aquatic Centre.Two local families took the five-bedroom, 875sq m property to auction, going toe-to-toe with only $5000 separating the bidders in a nailbiting finish.“It was almost like an Olympic race to the end,” Ray White New Farm selling agent Christine Rudolph said.Property professional Sam Kelso represented one family and stood close to the heated swimming pool with its counter-current swimming machine to make the opening bid of $2.5 million. The Brisbane River from the property at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.The second family was inside the Harry Poulos-designed home with its spacious entrance lined with indigenous art. 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.Ms O’Neill did not attend the auction, and was on the Gold Coast supporting her daughter who is a member of the state water polo team. Olympic swimmer Susie O’Neill and Ray White New Farm estate agent Christine Rudolph outside 401 Brisbane Corso during the auction campaign.“This has been a very emotional sale for me and that was one of the reasons I didn’t want to come to the auction,” Ms O’Neill said by phone afterwards.The two bidders set a steady pace to get to $2.95 million, where the auction was paused for 20 minutes before it was announced on the market with a bid of $3 million from Mr Kelso.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours ago Ray White New Farm agents chat with Mr Kelso at the auction of 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.“This is an owner-occupier home, someone is going to live here for the next 10-20 years so what’s $50,000-$100,000 more? It’s not really a big issue,” Mr Kelso said afterwards.But after a powerful exchange between the two parties, it was the family standing inside the house who won with their final bid of $3,055,000.“Cliff used to work for me once upon a time I used to swim next to Susie but she wouldn’t have noticed me that’s for sure,” the winning bidder, who did not wish to be identified, said.“It being Susie’s house didn’t affect us much. We’ve had our eye on the area seriously for about six months.” FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK RELATED:last_img read more

SBSS Secures Two New Contracts

first_imgS.B. Submarine Systems (SBSS), a subsea cable installation joint venture between China Comservice and Global Marine Systems, said it has signed two contracts last week: the Hainan OBS Phase 3 project, and the Wando-Jinsan project with Haechun.OBS is a subsea observation cable system in Chinese waters on which SBSS will conduct cable recovery and re-trenching works.Over the past two years, SBSS has completed phase I and II of OBS, one of China State ‘High-Tech Development Plan’ projects, thus continuing its participation in this industry by using its experience of OBS installation techniques to plan, engineer and execute the subsea solution.“With the industry still in its infancy in China, SBSS is pleased to support its growth through technical problem solving and successful delivery,” the company said.Wando-Jinsan is a 13.2-kilometer power cable installation project in Korean waters, with the additional application of 11 kilometers cast iron pipe plus 9 kilometers ROV trenching for enhanced protection in the strong current conditions at the project site.Both Hainan OBS and the Wando-Jinsan projects will begin shortly with CS Fu An and CS Fu Hai already undergoing mobilizations for the projects.last_img read more