first_imgThe 14-member task force commissioned by Harvard President Drew Faust in the wake of a series of controversial email searches last fall will launch the second phase of its work this week with a set of open and online forums to run through October.Led by Professor David Barron of Harvard Law School, the task force was charged by Faust to develop a set of recommendations on electronic communications policies following searches that, Faust said, demonstrated the need for “much clearer, better, and more widely understood policies and protocols.”The task force, consisting of faculty members and senior staff from across Harvard’s Schools, met several times over the summer to define underlying principles and questions that it hopes to discuss with the community in the coming months. Among the principles: transparency about the realities of technology, the importance of fostering trust in the Harvard community, and respect for the privacy interests necessary to ensure academic inquiry.“It is important to reach out to the community for input and guidance about both areas of concern and possible ways forward as we move toward formulating our recommendations,” Barron said.Student leaders have met with Barron and will meet with the task force this week.“It’s very important that different groups are consulted, especially on such an important, University-wide issue,” said Tara Raghuveer ’14, president of the Undergraduate Council. Encouraging participation in the forums, Raghuveer said that “the main issue for students is a lack of awareness or even a lack of understanding where to look for policies, so communication and education is critical.”Two open meetings have been scheduled, in Cambridge and at Longwood. The Longwood campus session is scheduled for 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Walter Amphitheatre at the Tosteson Medical Education Center at Harvard Medical School. The Cambridge meeting will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 23 in Hall D of the Science Center on Oxford Street.In addition, the task force has launched a discussion blog for the Harvard community.Task force members said that hearing from faculty, students, and staff would both inform the policy and make for greater awareness of the protocols in place.“This has been very much a ‘thinking and listening’ committee,” said task force member Emma Dench, a professor of the classics and of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “We have to make sure we cover every angle possible, so consultation is critical.“We’re all going to be part of this, and it’s important that we are better informed about the issues involved,” said Dench.Barron’s task force has already met with Michael Keating, a Boston-based attorney from Foley Hoag. Keating undertook an independent inquiry into facts related to the email searches conducted last September in connection with the proceedings of the Harvard College Administrative Board.The task force began its work in May. Barron told the Harvard Gazette at the time that its aim was to “develop forward-looking recommendations concerning electronic communications and Harvard’s policies regarding privacy of them, and access to them.”last_img read more

first_imgBy Martyn HermanLONDON, England (Reuters) – First-half goals by Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar earned Monaco a surprise 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in their Champions League Group E opener at Wembley Stadium yesterday, to silence the London club’s record ‘home’ attendance.Goals from Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar stunned the vast majority of the 85 011 fans at the national stadium — Tottenham’s adopted home for this season’s Champions League – before the hosts responded.Toby Alderweireld halved the deficit with a header shortly before halftime and Tottenham were much better after the break.Yet, despite plenty of pressure they were unable to find the equaliser as only their second Champions League campaign began in disheartening fashion.“Scoring creates momentum and we dominated the game in the second half. We had chances but we couldn’t score,” Spurs defender Alderweireld said. “We put a lot of energy in but we couldn’t force it.”Tottenham’s record attendance for a ‘home’ fixture produced a wall of sound under the Wembley arch in the opening minutes as Mauricio Pochettino’s team started quickly.But near-silence descended on the huge stadium when Monaco took the lead with their first real incursion after 15 minutes following an error by Erik Lamela.The Argentine playmaker carelessly gave the ball away in his own half and Portugal international Bernardo Silva ran on unopposed before smashing a shot past Hugo Lloris.The hosts struggled to regain any momentum on the wide expanses of Wembley’s pitch and Monaco looked increasingly comfortable on a sultry night that felt more like the Riviera than London.The visitors doubled their lead in the 31st minute with a goal Tottenham’s defence will not want to view again.Djibril Sidibe slung in a hopeful cross and it rebounded off the body of Spurs left back Ben Davies. As the ball dropped down Monaco substitute Lemar, on for the injured Nabil Dirar, reacted quickest and shot high into the roof of the net.A tiny travelling pod of Monaco fans numbering no more than 350 celebrated at the other end but it was the vast home majority who found their voices again just before halftime when Lamela’s corner was headed powerfully home by Alderweireld.Dele Alli was desperately close to equalising in first-half stoppage time, stretching to reach a Lamela cross.Tottenham were re-energised at the start of the second half and Alli brought a superb save from Danijel Subasic after letting fly with a dipping volley from 25 metres.Harry Kane then found himself clear on goal but delayed his shot far too long and was closed down.Kane wasted an even better chance with 12 minutes remaining, shooting straight at Subasic from in front of goal.Monaco, who knocked Arsenal out in the last-16 two seasons ago, saw out the final minutes with no more scares.last_img read more

first_img Published on April 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Kailah Kempney didn’t feel Syracuse was at its best Thursday against Notre Dame.The freshman scored five goals and the Orange came away with a 16-10 victory over the No. 6 Fighting Irish, but Kempney wasn’t satisfied.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We’re proud of the win, but it wasn’t a great win,’ the freshman attack said in a phone interview Thursday. ‘We know we could have done a lot better. We had a lot of mistakes.’No. 3 Syracuse (7-2, 2-0 Big East) will aim to fix those mistakes as it continues a grueling stretch of three games in five days. The Orange will play its second game in that span on Saturday at 1 p.m. when it takes on Rutgers (7-4, 2-1) in the Carrier Dome. SU caps off the five-day challenge against Dartmouth on Monday.The Orange has endured some challenging weeks so far this season, playing two games in four days three times already. The first time, SU dropped both games to then-No. 6 Virginia and No. 1 Northwestern in late February. Three days after losing to the Wildcats, the Orange edged then-No. 5 Florida in double overtime. And in March, Syracuse beat then-No. 4 Maryland and then-No. 20 Towson in a four-day stretch.The three-game stretch provides challenges for the Orange to remain sharp. Still, despite being the most difficult stretch in terms of frequency of games, SU head coach Gary Gait doesn’t feel it is the toughest Syracuse has faced this season.The Orange opened the season with five games against top-12 teams including three straight against teams in the top-five. Gait said facing that high level of competition in the Orange’s brutal early-season schedule was his team’s biggest test thus far.‘There were top-five teams we were facing back-to-back-to-back, three in a row and that was the toughest stretch of maybe any team in the country so far,’ Gait said. ‘Going from Northwestern to Florida to Maryland, that was a tough, tough stretch.’But SU attack Katie Webster said this series of games is just as difficult.And Webster said those first five games against top-five teams helped prepare Syracuse for anything it faces this season, including these three games.‘This stretch is going to be probably just as difficult,’ Webster said. ‘When we played the tougher teams we didn’t play as much. Still, these next two teams are very good and we’ve got to play with them and not get tired.’Syracuse has taken some unique steps to get ready for each game. With only one day off between games, the Orange has had to prepare a little for Notre Dame, Rutgers and Dartmouth.On Friday, SU will focus its preparation on Rutgers, watching some film of the Scarlet Knights. The Orange will also have a practice, though Webster doesn’t expect it to be overly intense as the team tries to stay fresh.And that could be good for Kempney. Even after scoring five goals against the Fighting Irish, the attack is still recovering from a knee injury suffered against the Wildcats on Feb. 29.Kempney said Thursday she still isn’t 100 percent, but the freshman is eager to get back on the field Saturday to help SU extend its six-game winning streak. The Orange’s game against Rutgers serves as a chance for the team to get better.‘Having a game on Saturday just gives us an opportunity to get back on track and get back to where we were and fix all those little mistakes that we made tonight,’ Kempney [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgLagos Polo Club President, Ade Laoye, said that massive infrastructural upgrade has been carried out for proper and efficient polo with all the safety measures.Also, Nigeria Polo Association Chairman, Dolapo Akerele, expressed confidence on the success of the tournament pointing that Lagos Polo Club had continued to excel and show examples to other clubs. Aside polo, a lot of social activities are on the card for the duration of the tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Guaranty Trust Bank has reinstated its commitment towards the sponsorship of the 2017 NPA Lagos International Polo Tournament which kicked off on Tuesday at the Lagos Polo Club.GTBank Head of Corporate Affairs and External Communications, Oyinade Adegbite, pledges the financial institution’s support for the game, saying, “For GTBank, polo is a special game; a special sport. The uniqueness and the quality of the game endeared us to the sport. Aside, the passion and competitiveness of the game are part of the values that drives our commitment.”last_img read more

first_img Source: King Fut Egypt boss Javier Aguirre has named his final 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, with two Smouha players being dropped from the provisional squad.The Mexican manager had initially announced a 25-man preliminary squad, which meant that one goalkeeper and an outfield player had to be axed from the AFCON squad.The four goalkeepers that were selected were Pyramids FC’s Ahmed El-Shennawy, Mohamed El-Shennawy of Al Ahly, Zamalek’s Mahmoud Gennesh, and Smouha’s keeper Mohamed Abou-Gabal.Aguirre’s decision was to drop the most internationally inexperienced from these four and it was Mohamed Abou-Gabal, whose only appearance for the Pharaohs came over eight years ago against Sierra Leone.The second Smouha player to miss out on the final 23-man squad was left-back Ahmed Aboul-Fetouh, who joined the Alexandria-based club on loan from Zamalek last January.The 21-year-old made his international debut during the Pharaohs’ friendly with Nigeria last March, which the Super Eagles won 1-0 in Asaba.Aguirre decided to snub Aboul-Fetouh in favour of Mahmoud El-Wensh, Ahmed Ayman, and Nabil Emad Dunga, however, that means that the only left-back named in the squad is Ayman Ashraf.Despite his natural position being left-back, Ayman Ashraf was used heavily at centre-back at his club Al Ahly this season, but he featured as left-back in the four games he played under Javier Aguirre.Pyramids FC duo Omar Gaber and Ahmed Ayman Mansour could also fill in at the left-back position.The squad included eight foreign-based players, most notably Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Elneny, Ahmed Elmohamady, Ahmed Hegazi, and Mahmoud Trezeguet.1. FC Nürnberg bound Amr Warda also made the cut as well as Olympiacos forward Ahmed Hassan Kouka and Ali Ghazal of C.D. Feirense.The majority of the squad were based in Egypt, more specifically four from Al Ahly, four from Zamalek, five from Pyramids FC, and one from each of Ismaily and Arab Contractors.Full squad:Goalkeepers: Ahmed El-Shennawy (Pyramids FC), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Gennesh (Zamalek).Defenders: Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Baher El-Mohamady (Ismaily), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion), Mahmoud Alaa, Mahmoud Hamdy El-Wensh (Zamalek), Ahmed Ayman Mansour, Omar Gaber (Pyramids FC), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly).Midfielders: Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Ali Ghazal (C.D. Feirense), Nabil Emad Dunga, Abdallah El-Said (Pyramids FC), Walid Soliman (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos).Strikers: Ahmed Ali (Arab Contractors), Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Ahmed Hassan Kouka (Olympiacos).last_img read more

first_imgManny Machado hits a home run in his first at bat as a dodger #CallYourShot #Dodgers— Erich_contreras (@Ya_boi_Erich) July 20, 2018Well that isn’t exactly what happened.1st AB for Manny Machado with #Dodgers — he grounds a single thru the right side— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 21, 2018 What’s up, Doc?— Manny Machado. (@EliteAtShort) July 20, 2018Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.As a member of the Baltimore Orioles, Machado wore No. 13 as his jersey number. As the newest member of Dodger Blue, he will wear No. 8. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Manny’s first hit as a Dodger. ☑️— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 21, 2018 More reaction:Alex Wood and Justin Turner of the Dodgers were pretty excited this week when they heard the news about Machado. The Dodgers got him… but for how long? Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Picture perfect. #Dodgers— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 21, 2018 Related Articlescenter_img Why No. 8? Kobe Bryant. PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado takes batting practice before a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado hits a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado hits a single during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado hits a single during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado is introduced during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado takes batting practice before a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Dodgers’ Manny Machado hits a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado takes batting practice before a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado hits a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)NextShow Caption1 of 7Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado hits a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)ExpandThe trade is done and Manny Machado is officially a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.Prior to his introductory press conference, Machado spent some time meeting his new teammates. Manny Machado said he planned to take a selfie with whoever got to second base in All-Star Game. “Just happened to be Matt Kemp” his future #Dodgers teammate— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 20, 2018 Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Machado will bat second in the lineup and play shortstop against the Brewers. Manny Machado is the first player to reach base at least 4 times in his Dodgers debut since Rafael Furcal on April 3, 2006. (@EliasSports)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 21, 2018In his debut, the Dodgers won on the road against the Brewers.#Dodgers win 6-4. Fact: They are undefeated with Manny Machado in their lineup— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 21, 2018last_img read more

first_img“The doctors will continue to closely monitor me over the next several months to assure my progress remains on the right track,” Darling said, in part, in the statement. “I look forward to rejoining my partners Gary (Thorne) and Keith (Hernandez).”— Ron Darling Jr (@RonDarlingJr) June 3, 2019Darling has been on a leave of absence from the SNY booth since mid-April after announcing on the air that doctors had discovered a mass in his chest. Related News— Ron Darling Jr (@RonDarlingJr) May 6, 2019He will be on the air Tuesday just shy of a month after making that announcement.Darling, who joined SNY in 2006, had said at the time he stepped away that he hoped to return in May.Darling pitched 13 seasons in the majors, nine of those with the Mets between 1983-91. A member of the club’s 1986 World Series championship team, he compiled a 136-116 record and 3.87 ERA. Mets broadcaster and former MLB pitcher Ron Darling’s thyroid cancer “has been stabilized for now” and he has been cleared to return to the team’s broadcast booth, he said in a statement tweeted Monday.Darling, 58, says he will be back on the air Tuesday with SNY when the Mets host the Giants at Citi Field. “After the removal of the mass on my chest along with further tests, I have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer,” Darling said in a statement via Twitter in early May. “My doctors have said they are optimistic the cancer is treatable and that I would be back on air talking baseball in the next month or so.”center_img Fernando Tatis Jr. injury update: Padres rookie phenom (hamstring) to start rehab MLB trade rumors: Phillies deal for Jay Bruce ‘is complete’last_img read more

first_imgThree armed bandits on Friday evening invaded the home of a family at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, relieving them of cash and jewellery while binding and beating them.Reports are that the incident occurred at about 19:00h at Section A, Block Y Golden Grove Housing Scheme on the East Bank of Demerara as one of the occupants, 49-year-old Robin Ramdyal, was sitting on a bench in front of his house.The injuries Robin RamdyalsustainedRamdyal told Guyana Times on Saturday that he felt a cold metal object touching his neck, and as he turned around, he was confronted by three men, all of whom were armed with handguns. They demanded that Ramdyal hand over all the money and jewellery in his possession.“They tell me don’t make any sound or noise. Then they tell me get up and let we come here (in the house). They want the money and the jewels, so I tell them we ain’t got that,” he said.The men then took the man inside the house, where his two sisters were, and again made their demands.His 44-year-old sister Nomina Ramdyal recalled the horrific incident, stating that she was in the living room when she saw the bandits leading her brother into the house.After being threatened, Nomina explained, she was fearful for her life and told the bandits there was some money in the wardrobe of one of the bedrooms.“I was lying on the chair and my sister was sitting, and I see the guy coming with the gun. He come in and point the gun at me and ask, ‘Where is the money and gold?’ So I tell he that it get some money in the wardrobe, but he went in and didn’t find anything,” she said.At that point, the woman said, the men exited the bedroom and carried her with them a second time, and this time they found a sum of Gy$70,000, US$500, two gold chains, two gold rings, one silver bracelet, and two Identification (ID) cards.The siblings were asked to lie on the ground, where they were bound. It was indicated that the men were dissatisfied with the items which they had found, and they proceeded to ransack the house. Nomina Ramdyal was kicked to the stomach while her brother was gun-butted several times to the head. Her sister, however, was unharmed.“They still tie up my foot and hand at the back, and they want the rest of money; and one of them tell me mustn’t look at he, and they beat me and my brother with the gun,”Nomina detailed.“They said don’t look at them, so is when I turn when one went into the room that them man start lash me with the gun by me face, and they lash me by my head,” her brother added.After the men had left, the injured woman said, her brother managed to enter the kitchen, and he found a knife which was used to untie them.“When they left I didn’t hear any noise or anything, and I manage to slip out the cord from my foot that they tie me with. I run in the kitchen and get a knife and free them,” Robin Ramdyal said.Nomina’s son and neighbours were immediately summoned, and the injured Ramdyals were taken to the Police station to file a report, and later to a medical institution to receive treatment.According to the injured woman, she has been living in the area since 2015, but this is the first time such an incident has occurred to her. However, she claimed that there are numerous criminal activities which stem from the absence of streetlights in the area. Investigations are ongoing as Police are on the hunt for the three male suspects.last_img read more