first_img Read Full Story The Harvard Innovation Labs recently published its 2020 Year in Review, featuring  a selection of accomplishments that current and former Harvard Innovation Labs teams have achieved in 2020.Since January, the Harvard Innovation Labs nurtured more than 700 ventures across its three-lab ecosystem: the i-lab for student ventures, Launch Lab X GEO for alumni-led ventures, and the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab for biotech and life science start-ups founded by Harvard students, alumni, faculty, and postdoctoral scholars.Throughout 2020, the Harvard Innovation Labs has focused on bringing together and supporting these ventures during an extraordinary time in history, and spotlighting their incredible work. In May, the Harvard Innovation Labs welcomed more than 4,000 participants from 87 countries to an interactive virtual celebration of Harvard innovators participating in the 9th Annual Harvard President’s Innovation Challenge , where $510,000 in Bertarelli Foundation prizes were awarded to winning teams. The Harvard Innovation Labs also launched two interview series, Women Founders Lead the Way at Harvard and Venture Voices, for students and alumni to share their stories.Read the Harvard Innovation Labs 2020 Year in Review here.last_img read more

first_imgThe Yakubu sisters, Oiza and Nene clinched the Girls 12 and 10 titles as the 2017 Central Bank Junior Tennis Championship ended with fanfare at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club last Saturday.First on court was the petite but extremely mobile Nene who defeated fellow nine year-old Mary Benjamin from the Navy Club Apapa, 8-3. Her left handed sister, Oiza, followed with an 8-5 victory over Blessing Otu also of Lagos.Timipre Maxwell retained her title by edging team mate Rebecca Ekpeyong 9-7 while David Dawariye easily beat Usman Kushimo from Abeokuta 8-2.The Boys 12 event was won by Daniel Adeleye from Ekiti who defeated David Ekpeyong 8-3.Michael Osewa, the 2016 African Junior championship 16 & Under runner-up showed some class in overcoming Lagos lawn Tennis Club team mate, Augustine Stephen 9-8 in the Boys 18 final.In a brief speech which preceded the star matches of the day, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, represented by the acting Director of Corporate Communications, Isaac Okoroafor, expressed delight at the results achieved in the 11 years of sponsorship of the junior championship and the progress the young boys and girls are making.“The CBN” the Governor said, “is very delighted with the impact of our sponsorship which has helped Nigeria dominate junior tennis in the West and Central African region and produced young champions like Moses Michael and Sylvester Emmanuel at the senior level. We are also very proud of the partnership with the International Tennis Academy which has maintained a very high standard of organisation and produced these outstanding results”    The star matches of the day were the Girls and Boys 16s were Marylove expectedly beat Toyin Asogba 8-1 while the No.1 seed and defending champion, Mathew Abamu was upset by the second seed Emmanuel Jebutu 8-5.The coveted award of ‘most outstanding player’ for the boys was won by nine year-old Seun Ogunsakin from Ekiti. The leftie, fondly called “Nadal’ on the junior circuit lost in the finals to Happy Aglis from Lagos 8-2 but showed enough promise throughout the tournament to deserve the award and was roundly applauded by the spectators. Favour Moses from Kaduna, a semifinalist who lost in the tiebreak to Asogba, won the most outstanding player in the girls category.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgBlack Queens captain Mercy Myles says they were stunned when Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan announced a $30,000 prize package to them for winning gold at the 2015 All African Games women’s football competition. Gyan redeemed his promise to the ladies by giving them that amount at his lavish mansion here in Accra during the celebration of his 30th birthday.The Shangai SIPG striker had already donated 10,000 dollars to the team in Congo-Brazaville during the games and pledged that he was going to reward them if they win the competition“We are very thankful that the first time this is happening, unprecedented so we are all overwhelmed and excited,” said Mercy Myles“He promised us and assured us that when we are able to get there he was going to give us a bigger package and he has fulfilled that promise.“We wish him good health, more blessings from God and the very best in all his undertakings.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

first_img1 June 2011 The stalled Doha round of trade negotiations is “in intensive care” and won’t be concluded this year, although a plan B to support trade to least developed countries is on the cards, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Monday. Addressing a media briefing in Pretoria on Monday ahead of a meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) trade negotiation committee in Geneva on Tuesday, Davies said that although the bulk of WTO members were not willing to declare Doha dead, the view was that it is “in intensive care.” He added that South Africa would be a net-payer and not net beneficiary if the current Doha round were to go ahead, and that at a recent WTO ministerial meeting in Paris last week, members had decided not to set a time limit on the current Doha round. Davies said at the beginning of the year that 2011 had been defined as a “window of opportunity” to conclude the Doha round, but that this now looked unlikely, given that the year was halfway through.Smaller ‘plan B’ package mooted He said there was a sense among WTO members that carrying on as normal wouldn’t work, adding that trade ministers at a ministerial conference in December last year had mooted a plan B, part of which could be delivered by the end of the year. This would be an attempt to deliver results in a “smaller package”, but would leave out more controversial trade measures such as agriculture, services and industrial tariffs. The smaller package would include trade facilitation measures such as customs co-operation, as well as measures in export competition in agriculture, non-tariff barriers in industrial tariffs, rules about regional trade agreements and fishing subsidies, Davies said. The primary focus would be to deliver trade benefits to countries from the least developed world, he said, adding that these had been promised for delivery in 2008, but had yet to come about. This would take the shape of some form of duty-free access into economies of the developed world, such as a package of aid for trade, assisting in particular cotton growers in countries of the Sahel region, such as Burkina Faso and Chad. He said there was a perception from some WTO members that large developing nations such as India, Brazil, China as well as South Africa, should no longer be referred to as developing countries. But Davies said this was “not factual” and that even though some countries have had good gross domestic product (GDP) growth, they were effectively still developing nations.The so-called Swiss formula He said the most recent approach to the Doha trade round was the use of the so-called Swiss formula, where countries affected cuts in tariffs on products, line-by-line. But he said what was proposed by the WTO on April 21 was not enough. The idea was that after these formula cuts had been made, further cuts would be then made in the form of “sectorals” – which South Africa has viewed as voluntary cuts. But Davies, who indicated that South Africa would not be participating in any sectorals, pointed out that other WTO members had argued that unless the organisation made it compulsory for all members to make tariff cuts quid-pro-quota, there was no point in having sectorals.African free trade area South Africa, he said, would rather focus on deepening trade on the African continent and by doing so, help to open up trade to more least-developed countries. The conclusion of a grand free trade area between the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) and the East African Community (EAC) would go some way to achieving this, Davies said, especially as the three communities had a combined gross domestic product of $833-billion (R5.7-trillion) and a combined population of 530-million. The three regional economic communities will hold a meeting in South Africa in less than two weeks’ time. South Africa’s membership of the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) grouping also offered the African country “huge opportunities” to develop itself along a different pattern of relationships, Davies said. He said though he believes a multilateral trade system would not disappear any time soon, he believed the world was perhaps not ready at this stage to deliver a multilateral developmental round. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There was 1 day suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 2, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soil conditions have been too wet for planting and field work in most areas, but some spring tillage, burndown, anhydrous applications, and topdressing of wheat was possible on lighter soils. Soil temperatures are higher than normal due to the mild winter. Wheat is doing well despite a few reports of winter damage. It is too early to tell if recent frost will have a negative effect on the fruit crop.This is the first weekly crop and weather report for the 2017 season. A series of weekly crop progress reports will be published each Monday at 4:00 p.m. EST throughout the crop season.These reports will cover planting and harvesting activities, crop development, weather data, and timely crop management information provided by farmers, USDA, and Ohio State University experts. For the earliest possible access, look for these reports on the internet shortly after the 4:00 P.M. release time.To see the full report, click here.last_img read more

first_imgYeng Guiao sees silver lining in latest election loss: ‘I can focus more on basketball’ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Gilas’ first game in the pool stage is against Japan on Friday at 4:30 in the afternoon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Janine Pontejos lit up for the Filipinos with 11 points, eight of which came from long distance, while Afril Bernardino added six points.Clare Castro and Jack Danielle Animam rounded out the scoring for the Philippines with three and two points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Philippines’ 17-point winning margin was its second highest in the tournament after it obliterated Samoa 21-1 in its opening game and set the record for the largest victory in Fiba 3×3 history.Pauline Malanga led Vanuatu, the 15th ranked team in the event, with three points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Gilas Pilipinas women’s team shines in Fiba 3×3 Asia Cup. Photo from FibaMANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas Women’s 3×3 completed an incredible sweep of the Qualifying Draw A after a sweet 22-5 dismantling of Vanuatu in the Fiba 3×3 Asia Cup Thursday in Changsan, China.The Philippines, ranked 10th in the tournament, topped the group with a 3-0 record and advanced to Pool C main draw where it will face with the no. 3 seed Japan and sixth seed Sri Lanka.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDescriptionAlthough no child is injury proof, parents can take some simple steps to keep their children from getting head injuries.Car SafetyYour child should wear a seatbelt at all times when they are in a car or other motor vehicle.Use a child safety seat or booster seat that is best for their age, weight, and height. A seat that fits poorly can be dangerous. Ask your doctor or nurse, or check with your local police station, about where you can have your childs car seat checked for free.Children often move from car seats to booster seats when they weigh 40 pounds. There are car seats that are made for children who weigh more than 40 pounds.Car and booster seat laws vary by state. It is a good idea to keep your child in a booster seat until they are at least 4?9.”Do not drive in a car with a child when you have been drinking alcohol.Wearing a HelmetHelmets help to prevent head injuries. Your child should wear a helmet that fits properly for the following sports or activities:Playing contact sports, such as lacrosse, ice hockey, footballRiding a skateboard or in-line skatesBatting or running on the bases during baseball or softball gamesRiding a horseRiding a bikeSledding, skiing, or snowboardingYour local sporting goods store, sports facility or bike shop will be able to help make certain the helmet fits properly. You can also contact the American League of Bicyclists.Almost all major medical organizations recommend against boxing of any sort, even with a helmet.advertisementOlder children should always wear a helmet when riding a snowmobile, motorcycle, scooter, or all-terrain vehicle (ATV). If possible, children should avoid riding on these vehicles.After having a concussion or mild head injury, your child may need a helmet. Always talk with your doctor or nurse about when to return to activities.Keeping Your Home Safe Install window guards on all windows that can be opened.Use a safety gate at the top and the bottom of stairs until your child can safely go up and down. Keep stairs free of any clutter. Do not let your children play on stairs or jump on or from furniture.Do not leave a young infant alone on a high place such as a bed or sofa.Store all firearms and bullets in a locked cabinet.Playground SafetyMake sure playground surfaces are safe. They should be made of shock-absorbing material, such as hardwood mulch or sand.Keep your children away from trampolines, if possible.Bed SafetySome simple steps can keep your child safe in bed:Keep the side rails on a crib up.Do NOT buy bunk beds. If your children do have bunk beds, make sure there is a side rail and that the frame is strong.Do NOT let your kids jump on beds.ReferencesHeads up. Facts for physicians about mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). US Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CS 109152.CS109152Review Date:8/1/2012Reviewed By:Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more