March 1

Alan Garber named provost

first_imgPresident Drew Faust announced today (April 15) that Alan M. Garber ’76, the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor, and professor of medicine and economics, at Stanford University, has been appointed the next provost of Harvard University.“Alan is a distinguished academic leader who brings to Harvard an extraordinary breadth of experience in research across disciplines,” said Faust. “He has an incisive intellect, a deep appreciation for the challenges facing research universities, and a loyalty and commitment to Harvard, where he has maintained strong ties since his years as an undergraduate in the College. I am extremely pleased that a person of Alan’s talent, range, and versatility will be joining the University’s senior leadership team.”Garber will succeed Steven E. Hyman, who in December announced his decision to step down at the end of this academic year. Garber’s appointment is effective Sept. 1.“I am excited and humbled by this opportunity to serve an institution that made a profound difference in my own life,” said Garber. “Harvard has a storied history and a present full of remarkable accomplishments and extraordinary strengths. I look forward to helping the University achieve its enormous promise for the future.”Garber first came to Harvard in 1973 as an undergraduate. After graduating summa cum laude in economics in 1976, Garber received a Ph.D. in economics, also from Harvard, and an M.D. from Stanford with research honors. After his graduate work, he served his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.In his academic work, Garber brings an economist’s perspective to critical questions of health policy. His research focuses on ways to improve health care quality and delivery, methods to assess the cost effectiveness and comparative value of health interventions, and how best to structure incentives for cost-effective care. He has served as founding director for both the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, both at Stanford. Garber currently serves on the steering committee for Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.“Alan Garber exemplifies the very best of the academy. In his 25 years as a distinguished member of the Stanford University faculty, he has brought an interdisciplinary ethos and leadership to teaching, to the research community, and to the medical profession,” said Stanford President John Hennessy. “His service to the academy and to the nation in medical decision-making, science, and policy has been prolific. I have no doubt he will serve Harvard with the same passion. I congratulate both Alan and Harvard.”As provost, Garber will partner with the president in defining the strategic academic vision for the University. He will work with her to sustain the excellence of the academic enterprise and to achieve greater integration of research, teaching, programs, and people across the University. Garber will have direct responsibility for academic planning and its financial foundations. He will also play a central role in supporting cross-cutting programs and in working with the deans to leverage the strengths of the Schools in service of the University as a whole.Early priorities will include leading the University’s efforts to define academic aspirations and achievable programs in the entrepreneurial space represented by Allston, and steering the ongoing reorganization of the Harvard library system.Pending Garber’s arrival in September, the president will oversee all academic functions, delegating specific responsibilities as needed.In addition to being the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor at Stanford, Garber serves as professor of medicine and (by courtesy) of economics, health research and policy, and of economics in the Graduate School of Business. A leading researcher in the domain of health care delivery and financing, Garber served as founding director of the health care program of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a position he held for 19 years.He is the author or co-author of more than 125 articles, as well as 40 book chapters and monographs. He has edited or co-edited eight books on health policy research. He also sees general medical patients at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, where he serves as a staff physician and associate director of the Center for Health Care Evaluation.The recipient of numerous academic awards, Garber has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Association of American Physicians, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.last_img read more

February 8

Testing times: Organizers say Aussie Open will start on time

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Open tournament director expects the year’s first tennis major to start as scheduled next week despite 160 players being among the 507 people forced back into isolation after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive for COVID-19. Craig Tiley says “We will be starting on Monday and we have no intention of changing times.” Melbourne Park was almost empty as Tiley spoke to media. All matches in all six warmup events were postponed Thursday after the state government announced the new coronavirus case overnight. Tiley says all 160 players would undergo testing and the tuneup tournaments will resume Friday.last_img read more

August 28

African stars in Europe wrap: Aubameyang hattrick, Ivorians on fire

first_imgGabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continued his red-hot scoring form on Thursday when he bagged a hat-trick to help his club Borussia Dortmund to a 1-3 victory over Azerbaijani side Qabala in the UEFA Europa League.The 26-year-old striker scored twice in the first half and once in the second before Brazilian forward Dodo netted a consolation in stoppage time.The three goals take his tally to an astonishing 18 goals in 16 games for his club in all competitions this season.Elsewhere in the same competition, Nigerian striker Kehinde Fatai scored a goal for Serbia’s Sparta Praha as they drew 2-2 with German hosts Schalke 04.Cote d’Ivoire striker Lacina Traore scored the only goal of the match for French club Monaco as they defeated another Azerbaijani side Qarabag 1-0. It was his second goal in the competition this season. Sao Tome striker Luis Leal was the hero for Portuguese side Belenenses as they came from behind to beat Swiss hosts Basel 1-2. Leal scored his side’s first goal to level the score in the 27th minute, before adding the assist for the second goal just before the break.Congo DR striker Cedric Bakambu scored twice in the first half for Spanish hosts Villarreal in a 4-0 thumping of Belarusians Dinamo Minsk. Cote d’Ivoire defender Eric Bailly capped the win in the 70th minute.Rising Egypt striker Ahmed ‘Koka’ Hassan scored the opening goal for Portuguese side Sporting Braga as they edged French visitors Olympique Marseille 3-2. All goals were scored in the second half. MORE FROM IVORY COASTMeanwhile in the Champions League, Cote d’Ivoire stars lit up games for their clubs on Wednesday. In England, Yaya Toure, starting alongside compatriot Wilfried Bony, inspired Manchester City to a dramatic 2-1 victory over Sevilla. The visiting Spaniards grabbed the lead in the 30th minute, but City were level six minutes after a miscued attempt by Bony was deflected in.On a day City were largely average, former Arsenal and Manchester City striker, now football pundit, Niall Quinn, attributed the win to the dominance of Yaya (above, pictured).Manchester City, the rest of them struggled, it was a nervy night and the fans didn’t get going at all. How they’ve (won) is beyond me,” Quinn said on Sky Sports.Manchester City find themselves in the Champions League at this time, Yaya Toure can hurt teams. “When he plays as cover for the defence you lose so much of what can happen at the other end.”It was like watching a big, strong kid in the playground, running through players. He can’t be as effective playing 40 yards out playing the ball out to the right-back or the left-back.”On Tuesday, flying winger Gervinho posted another impressive display for Italian side Roma as they drew 4-4 with German hosts Bayer Leverkusen. The former Lille and Arsenal star set up Roma’s fourth goal to make it 2-4 on 73 minutes before the Germans found two late goals.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

December 28

MORE THAN €2M ANNOUNCED FOR FINN VALLEY FLOODING REPAIRS

first_imgCastlefinn floodingA total of €2.2 Million in Storm Damage Funding which has been allocated to the Stranorlar Municpal District.The funding will be used to upgrade the roads network in the area.The news has been welcomed by local County Councillor Gary Doherty. Cllr Doherty said “This funding is extremely welcome as it will be put to good use in upgrading many of the roads in the District which are in a very poor state of repair.“It has long been acknowledged that the roads in the Stranorlar District are the worst in Donegal, and the heavy rain and poor weather conditions that we experienced this past winter have exacerbated the problem, with some of our roads being left in an un-driveable condition.“This much needed funding from the Department will ensure that these roads are returned to safe and normal use and that other projects, such as the replacement of the traffic lights at Castlefinn Bridge and the subsiding footpath between Doneyloop and Clady are completed.“It is important to state that this funding will not fix all of the problems we have with the roads network in this District, but it is nevertheless very welcome and I commend the Council staff who submitted a comprehensive application to the Department.” MORE THAN €2M ANNOUNCED FOR FINN VALLEY FLOODING REPAIRS was last modified: March 31st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CLLR GARY DOHERTYfinn valleyFLOODINGlast_img read more

December 20

Will Smith signs with Atlanta Braves, Madison Bumgarner expected to reject Giants’ qualifying offer

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Atlanta Braves are expected to be one of the teams that pursues former Giants ace Madison Bumgarner in free agency this offseason.On Thursday, the Braves announced they signed another high-profile left-hander who was a big part of the 2019 Giants’ pitching staff.Atlanta agreed to terms with former Giants closer Will Smith on a three-year deal worth $39 million that includes a club option of $13 million for the 2023 season. The deal was completed minutes before MLB’s …last_img read more

December 19

My story goes like this

first_imgI have been a learner in the 1980s, and in that era there was certainly no career pathing or assistance for people of my colour to get into good jobs or careers.Having excelled in sports at provincial level and having had a good pass in matric I was compelled to take up teaching as a profession. I sucessfully completed my studies after 3 years and got into brass tacks.From 1986 I have been always persistent that matric learners be given guidance on how to choose wisely.After marrying I had to moveAfter marrying I had to move to the rural area of Kwazulu Natal, and I made this type of guidance my priority.Being a disadvantaged person with many financial difficulties, I continued to study and I am currently completing my Doctorate in Educational Psychology.I have voluntarily assisted my community by gettting into the social forum. I began to work giving grade 10, 11 & 12 learners motivation and career pathing choices since 2004.I have managed to secure a very strong working relationship in my community, networking with community-based organisations and non-governmental organisations to give our learners maximum assistance to fulfill their needs and curiosity.Now we can choose from many jobsI have planned very successful career expos for secondary school learners, incorporating all universities, colleges and technikons that can guide our youth.This is merely because now we can choose from many jobs, and not having sufficient information can hinder our progress.I also do counselling for HIV/AIDS and general counselling for people in distress free of charge. I initiated the first Aids Council in Umkomaas, where learners used to form a committee to conscientise the public about the HIV/AIDS scourge right from 1999.I think that this inspirational input to our society needs mileage.Thank you.Story submitted to SAinfo on 9 April 2008last_img read more

December 18

Gallant Amajimbos have much to be proud of

first_img2 March 2015The Amajimbos, the South African national under-17 team, went down 2-0 to Mali in the 2015 CAF African Youth Championship final in Niamey, Niger, on Sunday night – but coach Molefi Ntseki said he was happy with his charges’ performance despite the defeat.It was a high-tempo game that saw the physically bigger Malians using their imposing stature to dictate the pace, although the Amajimbos gave as much as they received for the full 90 minutes.Stand-out goalkeeper Mondli Mpoto and defender Reeve Frosler were in the thick of action from the word go and came to the rescue of the South Africans as the West Africans sought for an early goal.Gilt-edged chancesIt was a physical first half with Amajimbos handling aerial balls well but Mali keeping up the pressure. Despite going to half-time goalless, both teams created gilt-edged chances.After some constant pressure at the start of the second half, the Malians took the lead thanks to striker Siaka Bagayoko in the 65th minute.Mpoto had made a number of saves to keep South Africa in the game, with one in particularly impressive, while the Malians also missed several chances with shots that went wide.It was game over in the 78th minute when Aly Malle doubled Mali’s lead with a curling that shot that gave Mpoto no chance.The Malians showed superior physical dominance and endurance, the Amajimbos never gave up and they kept on pushing to the end.South Africa had a Khanyiso Mayo goal ruled out for offside in the 88th minute, following good work by the lively Sibongakonke Mbatha.Amajimbos end as runners-up, with Guinea claiming third place earlier on Sunday after beating Nigeria 3-1 in the play offs.“On another day, the result could have been different. They bullied us off the ball but we always threatened on counter-attacks. We will now focus our attention to the World Cup in Chile. I am proud of the boys,” he said.Amajimbos XI: Mpoto, Ngcobo, Frosler, Mohamme, Mukumela, Dlala, Meyiwa, Maluleke (c), Mbatha, Mkatshana, Mayo.Mali XI: Traore, Dante, Bagayoko, Sangare, I. Traore, Mamadou Fofana, Koita, Malle. Maiga, B. Traore.Source: South African Football Associationlast_img read more

November 14

Laporte completes €65m Man City switch

first_imgTransfers Laporte completes club-record €65m Man City switch Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 21:11 1/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(39) Aymeric Laporte, Manchester City Transfers Manchester City Athletic Club Primera División Premier League The highly-rated French centre-half has joined the Premier League leaders late in the January transfer window from La Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao Manchester City have completed the signing of French centre-half Aymeric Laporte in a €65 million deal with Athletic Bilbao.The highly-rated 23-year-old, who Goal revealed was on his way to the Etihad Stadium after seeing his release clause triggered , has committed to a contract with the Premier League leaders through to 2023.He is to inherit the number 14 jersey within Pep Guardiola’s squad and is looking forward to getting started and helping his new club finish the job of securing major silverware this season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Aymeric Laporte ENLaporte told the club’s official website upon the announcement of his arrival: “I am very happy to be here.“City are a club with a lot of ambition and they are one of the best teams in Europe.“I am looking forward to working under Pep Guardiola and trying to help the club to achieve success.“It means a lot that the club have shown faith in me and I am excited to get started.”Laporte made his breakthrough at Bilbao in 2012 and has departed the club having made 222 appearances.During his time in Spain, he was named in the La Liga Team of the Year for 2013-14 and tasted Super Cup success in 2016.He is yet to earn senior international recognition, with either France or Spain, but is being backed to kick-on in his career with City and grace the very top of the game.The Blues’ director of football, Txiki Begiristain, added on the new arrival at the Etihad Stadium: “We are delighted to have signed Aymeric.“We have assessed defensive options and he is a player we have admired for a long time.“With his quality and ability to play out from the back, we feel Aymeric will fit in perfectly with Pep Guardiola’s playing style.”last_img read more

September 17

Chelseas Antonio Rudiger We need to take the positives

first_imgChelsea’s Antonio Rudiger is looking forward to the chance to bounce back in the Premier League with a win over Fulham.He also feels the team just needs to keep doing the things that gave them such an impressive start to the season.However, while Rudiger is keen to make sure there are no mistakes as against Spurs, the German international is quick to point out there is no need to make wholesale changes to how the plays after such a good opening to 2018/19.He told Chelsea official website:Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.‘‘Just because of one game we don’t need to break our heads,’ said the defender.‘We need to take positives because until that game we were still unbeaten and if anyone had said that this would happen, I think 90 per cent would have said ‘no’. So we just need to stay focused and try to make this not happen again.”‘‘If we look back at this match many things didn’t go well, but there’s no use trying to look for excuses. It was a bad game and we need to learn from this because it was a huge lesson.”‘‘Of course the manager was disappointed but that’s normal after such a game. At the end of the day we don’t want to lose games, but sometimes we do.’’last_img read more