IOP welcomes Gordon Brown as visiting fellow

first_imgHarvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (IOP) announced that former British prime minister and United Kingdom parliamentary member Gordon Brown will serve as a visiting fellow at the institute this fall.Visiting fellows traditionally meet with student groups, lead discussion groups on topical issues and their experiences in public and political service, and participate in public policy classes with students and University faculty.“We are confident our students, faculty, and University community will enjoy engaging with Gordon Brown, a prominent international leader with experience at the highest levels of government and public service,” said IOP interim Director John C. Culver.Brown’s fellowship will occur the week of Sept. 20, during which time he will deliver the Malcolm Wiener Lecture in International Political Economy in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Sept. 23.For more on the IOP and its fellows, visit the IOP’s website.last_img read more

Clips of the Week: Oregon to Patagonia

first_imgIn this weekly round up of outdoor adventure videos from across the inter-webs, you’ll find out why a young man with a good job and a steady paycheck decided to drop everything and ride his bike from Oregon to Patagonia. There’s also a cameo appearance by group of cave divers and an intriguing tale of high water and rough rapids on the Youghiogheny River. Enjoy!Oregon to Patagonia, “Jed’s radical choice to quit his job and ride his bike across the world is a perfect challenge to the rest of us to get out of the routine and make some scary decisions.” “John Regan had his hiking boots in the back of his boat. He knew, with the Upper Yough at seven feet, surging and pulsing over rocks instead of around them, he’d spend as much time walking as he would boating that day.”“The Dolinsjö Cave is a an underwater cave system that was discovered in 1979. Expedition Bjurälven is an annual expedition, exploring the depths of the cave. So far, the expedition has reached 1.7 kilometres into the cave, but noone knows how far it stretches.”last_img read more

Clippers’ Austin Rivers has improved his defensive game

first_img“Austin seems like he’s playing with a lot more confidence, being a leader, too,” Paul said. “And that comes with maturity, years of experience and stuff like that.”The endeavor, the younger Rivers said, is to become the best overall player possible.“So that’s my goal this year, is to be a two-way player to help this team any way I can,” he said.CP3 likes what he seesIt’s been said time and again about how Paul has never made it to the conference finals during his 10-year career. Paul didn’t touch on that Tuesday, but he did talk about how terrific and fierce this camp has been.“Probably haven’t been in a more intense, but also efficient, camp,” he said.Paul also gave his gut feeling about the team, which includes a grip of new and key players.“I’m excited about our team,” he said. “Just like every other team who was excited yesterday on media day, thinking about the possibilities and the chance of going 82-0, you know what I mean? So right now, optimistic and excited about what we have.”Serious travelThe Clippers will open their six-game exhibition season Friday when they play host to the Denver Nuggets at 7:30 p.m. at Staples Center. Then they travel for a Sunday game against Toronto in Canada before embarking on a trip to China, where they will play the Charlotte Hornets on Oct. 10 and Oct. 14.It’s good for bonding, Doc Rivers said, especially for a team with so many new faces.“The China travel is a little much, but if we’re going to go, I guess this year would probably be the right year to go because we have so many guys,” he said. “It will give us a chance to get to know each other a little bit better.”The Clippers’ final two exhibition games will be Oct. 20 against Golden State and Oct. 22 against Portland — both at Staples Center. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Absolutely, I’ve gotten a lot stronger,” said Austin Rivers, who is just 23.That’s because he’s been pumping iron.“I’ve gained 10 pounds, which is a lot,” he said. “I didn’t plan on gaining that much, but I was just lifting a lot in the summer, so my upper body is a lot stronger, which has actually gotten me quicker. I’m a lot quicker than I was.“I’ve always had a quick first step, but my strength has gotten me, you know, to guard these athletic guards. It’s really helped me. … Being in shape and feeling strong, it just makes you want go guard anybody.”Austin Rivers also said he’s been working on his mid-range jumper, and that he now feels very sure about shooting it. Starting point guard Chris Paul has noticed that Rivers is doing everything with more certainty.center_img IRVINE >> Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Tuesday was talking about how well his team is doing defensively during training camp, when he touched on his son, reserve guard Austin Rivers.“I think probably Austin has made the biggest improvement defensively,” the elder Rivers said after the fourth and final day of camp at UC Irvine.The Clippers were just fine offensively last season. They averaged 106.7 points, second only to the 110.0 of NBA champion Golden State. But the Clippers allowed 100.1 points, which was 16th out of 30 teams.Entering camp, Doc Rivers stressed that defense is where his team needed to improve most. Austin Rivers is taking that challenge seriously, so he did not hold back when asked if his father is right by declaring him better in that regard.last_img read more

Andrea Radrizzani confirms offers have been made to buy Leeds United

first_img Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer EFL result stalemate goalless Latest Championship news Offers have been made to buy Leeds United from ‘many parties’, according to Whites chairman Andrea Radrizzani.Radrizzani, the Italian, has owned a majority share in the Elland Road club since he bought a 100 per cent stake from Massimo Cellino in May 2017. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Leeds are flying high under Marcelo Bielsa, who was appointed manager over the summer 2 The Italian remains committed to his plan, confirming on Wednesday that he has already rejected approach from various parties to take control of Leeds.Speaking at the Leaders Week conference in London, Radrizzani said: “When I acquired the club I was doing it by three different elements.“First of all passion for football. It’s very important. If you invest in a football club you need to love the sport.“Second was the challenge. I’ve always been attracted in my life by something difficult and this is quite difficult because it’s competing for the dream to be in the Premier League, the best football championship in the world. “The third was the appreciation of the asset.“I’ve been approached by many parties in the last few months. I see already the value is probably more than double than what I invested but the upside potentially is really high because in my opinion this is one of the top, probably, eight brands in UK.” 2center_img Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place REPLY Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Radrizzani is into his second full season as Leeds owner Earlier this year, Radrizzani sold around 12 per cent of the club to 49ers Enterprises, an investment entity linked with NFL side the San Francisco 49ers.After a disappointing 13th-placed finish last season Radrizzani has made a big push for promotion this campaign by completing the unexpected hiring of Marcelo Bielsa.The Whites sit third in the Championship after 12 matches, and there is a real belief this is the year the could finally end their top flight hiatus.Radrizzani’s investment in the club has got them to this position, and upon his arrival at Elland Road he made it clear he has a five-year plan after which time he would leave, if Leeds had not made it out the Championship. Getty ROUND-UP GREAT NEWS Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues last_img read more

How To: See When Your Tweets Are Favorited, by RSS

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Right now the feed doesn’t display the usernames of the people who favorited your tweets, you’ll have to click through a notification to visit the Favstar site to see that. The site’s creator wants to give people a reason to come back, and that makes sense, but I sure would like to see those usernames in the feed.I’ve put my Favstar feed into my favorite RSS to IM alert system, just because I think that’s where it will work best for me. I might put it someplace else later, but I sure am glad to have it; it’s nice to know who likes your Tweets. Why is this useful? Well, I had no idea that widely respected PR pro Constantin Basturea was thinking about me until Favstar showed me that he favorited one of my recent tweets. We haven’t exchanged words in months – but his thinking of me makes me think about him. I know now that I could reach out to him about the subject of that tweet or some other matter and I’d already have a place somewhere toward the front of his mind. If it’s funny Tweets you’re looking for, make sure to visit the amazing automated funniest Tweet finder Favrd, too. Favstar, though, has something for everyone who’s ever been favorited at all. Now with RSS it can become a regular part of your social media monitoring, instead of just a fun one-off thing you check once and forget about. Related Posts Tags:#How To#web Tweets on Twitter, you can favorite them – but do people take the time to? It turns out they do and someone’s probably been favoriting Tweets from you, too. Favstar is a new service that tracks the most favorited tweets tweeted and finds some pretty funny stuff that way. The service will also tell you who’s been favoriting your tweets though – and tonight it added RSS notification to its features.That means you can now subscribe to an RSS feed showing you who likes your Tweets, even if they didn’t reply, retweet or respond otherwise. That’s interesting information to know.It’s very simple to do. Just visit Favstar.fm, search for your Twitter username, then select the “recent” tab. Once on that page, your browser will detect a feed for your otherwise silent friends. Or you could just cut to the chase and subscribe to a URL like this with your username in it: http://favstar.fm/users/marshallk/rss Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

Russian government turns to Ethereum Foundation for blockchain plans

first_imgRelated Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Adrien Henni The Top 5 Issues Faced by Futurists The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Tags:#Blockchain#Ethereum#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#MISiS#Russia#Russian Federation#top#VEB#Vladimir Putin 6 User-Interface Musts for Personal Finance Apps Last week VEB, a major state-owned Russian development bank, signed a partnership agreement with the Ethereum Foundation to develop and implement Blockchain-based government applications.The Foundation’s founder Vitalik Buterin and VEB President Sergey Gorokov Chairman both took part in the signing ceremony, which was held during a Blockchain conference in Kazan, the capital of the innovation-friendly republic of Tatarstan.See also: For future transactions, in blockchain we trustThe agreement includes a “long-term and effective partnership in the implementation of projects using a distributed registry technology and the Ethereum platform,” as well as the formation of an Ethereum expert community.The partners will also launch joint educational and training programs within an upcoming VEB Blockchain competence center. The partnership agreement was signed personally by Ethereum Foundation founder Vitalik Buterin and VEB President Sergey Gorkov. Photo credit: VEB.This competence center is designed to “unite the efforts of all interested parties and create an ecosystem of innovations,” said Gorkov. It is scheduled for opening in September at MISiS, a major Russian science and technology university.“Cooperation between Ethereum and VEB gives a unique opportunity to engage in research and development on the use of blockchain technology for public administration and accelerating the adoption of this technology to government organizations in the Russian Federation,” Buterin stated.Putin is watchingIn June, the Russian government launched a working group to implement Blockchain technologies in state administrations, assigning a coordinating role to VEB, including the creation of the competence center.That same month, during the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Ethereum caught the attention of Vladimir Putin, which saw in it a potential tool for the country’s economic diversification. The Russian president personally met Buterin at the forum.Just weeks ago, the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) appointed a new technical committee to work on the standardization of software and hardware related to distributed register and Blockchain technologies, in coordination with the International Standardisation Organisation.This story is published in partnership with East-West Digital News, an international news resource about innovation in Central and Eastern Europe.last_img read more

Jayson Castro on alleged missed travel call: ‘That’s referees’ job’

first_imgCastro, though, may have gotten away with just a little more than a quick inside pass as video replays showed he lifted his pivot foot when he made the pass to Rosario which should’ve been a travel call, but no whistles were blown and the KaTropa went on to claim an 80-75 win over the Hotshots in the PBA Philippine Cup.As for the alleged travel, Castro said it’s not his responsibility to count anyone’s steps.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“That’s not my job anymore, that’s the referees’ job,” said Castro in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Castro’s wits and Roger Pogoy’s overtime heroics saw the KaTropa get to a 3-3 record and take sole possession of the fourth seed, something that the team would hold dear ahead of their three-week break. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “This is a big win for us, and at least before we go on a break we got this confidence-booster of a win,” said Castro who finished with 24 points, four rebounds, five assists, and two blocks.Pogoy was able to rescue TNT in the overtime period hitting two clutch baskets that gave his team a 79-74 lead with 29.9 seconds to play.The timely baskets the third-year guard didn’t go unnoticed with Castro showing praise to his younger teammate.“I kept telling him that this is his time to shine finally,” said the 32-year-old Castro of Pogoy who’s six years his junior. “There were times before that he’d be scared to take the ball, but in the dying seconds of the game I told him to take the shot.”“He made it and he was able to read the defense.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Jayson Castro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—TNT’s overtime win against Magnolia wouldn’t have happened if not for the quick thinking of Jayson Castro at the end of regulation.With defenders swarming him at the top of the key, Castro had the wherewithal to hold his jump and instead pass to the open Troy Rosario in the pain that tied the game at 72 apiece with 1.8 seconds left in regulation.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img MOST READ PBA takes two-week break to give way to Gilas Fiba qualifying games ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more

Vawdon Cup – Round 1 Wrap

first_img2007 Vawdon Cup winners, the Canterbury Bulldogs, claimed the scalp of Penrith in the opening round of the Men’s Premier League with a 8 – 6 victory. Easts put eleven past Manly with Matt Garthon being the recipient on four occasions. Touchdowns to Jamie Stowe and Dean Wilbow was not enough for Parramatta with the Sharkies winning by one. Dylan Hennessey got off to a stellar start to the season with a hat-trick enabling his Hornsby Lions to half the points on offer against Wests.In the Women’s Premier League, Wests got their campaign off to a winning start over Wollongong. Manly got up by one over Cronulla while Easts defeated the 2007 State Cup Champs, Canterbury, 3 – 1. Wests had a win over Penrith in the newly created Mixed Premier League division. Menai and Parramatta could not be separated with a 8 touchdowns apiece. The Coasties threw the gauntlet down to the rest of the competition with a 10 – 1 victory over the Easts Roosters. The Berryman boys proved valuable additions to the Dolphins line-up with three touchdowns between them.Men’s Premier League ResultsCronulla Sharks – 3 (Mitchell Brown 2, Rhys Bevan) defeated Parramatta Eels – 2 (Jamie Stowe, Dean Wilbow)Wests Magpies – 6 (Robert Nakhla 2, Edwin Farrah, Michael Moussa, Cameron Nicholls, Adrian Tan) drew with Hornsby Lions – 6 (Dylan Hennessey 3, Michael Abood, Heath Cooper, Jonathan Palau)Easts Roosters – 11 (Matt Garthon 4, Michael Stone 3, Christian Frost, Jonathan Rooke, Hayden Ruawai, Elijah Van Der Kwast) defeated Manly Sea Eagles – 5 (Jono Bailey, Joe Biskup, Sion Cousins, Mark Leonard, Andrew Windsor)Canterbury Bulldogs – 8 (Joel Willoughby 3, Matt Prowse 2, Stuart Brierty, Mark Heiss, Stephen Roberts) defeated Penrith Panthers – 6 (Dean McKechine 2, Nathan Byrnes, Grant Harris, Shane Lee, Ben Moylan)Women’s Premier League ResultsWests Magpies – 7 (Bonjani Mali 2, Nicky Albery, Amanda Dodson, Stacey Lapham, Tara Mohi, Tini Mohi) defeated Wollongong Devils – 3 (Kylie Evans, Stephanie Jackson, Cara Zaremski)Manly Sea Eagles – 3 (Te Aroha Paki, Rebecca Laing, Phillipa Robinson) defeated Cronulla Sharks – 2 (Brandi Elliot, Justine Johnston)Easts Roosters – 3 (Alison Bradley, Peta O’Connor, Maribel Ziade) defeated Canterbury Bulldogs – 1 (Jennifer Winchester)Mixed Premier League ResultsParramatta Eels – 8 (Ricky Hetherington, Mark Kovacic, Liam Simbolon, 5 scoreres not listed) drew with Menai Bulls – 8 (Matthew Fairbirne, Mark Lancaster, Michelle Lane, Christopher Suter. 4 scoreres not listed)Wests Magpies – 8 (Teava Terangi 3, Kate Hilyard, 4 scorers not listed) defeated Penrith Panthers – 3 (Rebecca Jones, Kyle Joyce, 1 scorer not listed)Central Coast Dolphins – 10 (Peter Sanders 4, Putatau Berryman 2, Nash Beeby, Harry Berryman, Kimberly Irwin, Kate Podryhula) defeated Easts Roosters – 1 (Mika Tagelagi)The remaining divisions (Men’s Division 1, Women’s Division 1, Mixed Division 1, Men’s Division 2, Women’s Division 2, Men’s Senior, and Men’s Masters) commence this Friday, 18 July 2008.For more details, visit the NSWTA Vawdon Cup website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-714-0-45019-0last_img read more