Gearan appointed director of Institute of Politics

first_imgMark D. Gearan has been appointed director of the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Gearan will begin work at the IOP in March.“At Harvard we believe in the power of public service to transform our societies for the better,” said Drew Faust, President of Harvard University and Lincoln Professor of History in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “We are excited that Mark, a distinguished leader who has dedicated most of his impressive career to public service, will now bring his remarkable skills and passion to the IOP.”“The IOP exposes students to the practical world of politics and public service in order to inspire and help the students enter that world later in their lives,” said Douglas Elmendorf, HKS Dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy. “Our students will benefit greatly from Mark’s deep knowledge of both public service and higher education.”“I am honored to serve as the next director of the Institute of Politics.  The mission to inspire and prepare Harvard students to become leaders in politics and public service could not be more important.  As an undergraduate I benefited greatly from the IOP, and I look forward to continuing its rich legacy for today’s students with vibrant programs, speakers, and ideas from academia and practice,” Gearan said. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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6 ways to protect your institution from coronavirus-related cybersecurity threats

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr During events such as the COVID-19, or Coronavirus, pandemic, there is often an increase of criminal activity online. Preying on fear and panic, cyber criminals are now sending various scams related to COVID-19 and taking advantage of increasing vulnerabilities resulting from unusual working situations. It is critical that you and your institution’s employees exercise caution during this time.Coronavirus Cybersecurity ThreatsFraudsters are using a variety of tactics in efforts to scam businesses and individuals, and your institution must maintain a heightened sense of awareness. Malicious websites are being registered by fraudsters at breakneck speed, many including the word “corona,” and these are used to distribute malware to the devices of unsuspecting visitors. Scammers are using spam emails containing conspiracy language or offering the opportunity to purchase high-demand goods, including masks, cleaning supplies, etc.Additionally, cyber criminals are sending phishing emails that appear to come from familiar organizations but contain malicious phishing links or dangerous attachments. Be especially wary of emails claiming to have “new” or “updated” lists of COVID-19 cases in your area, as these emails can contain dangerous links. The attachments to these emails often include malware that, when installed, allow the attacker to install additional malware on the compromised machine, including ransomware, keyloggers and credential stealing malware.last_img read more

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Decatur County Hospital Plans Response To Ebola; D68

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. – Decatur County Memorial Hospital is joining the list of area hospitals adding extra precautions for Ebola.The Greensburg hospital also has plans in place to care for any patients with the respiratory enterovirus D68, which has impacted children in the Midwest.Hospital officials say they have met with staff and doctors and also participated in phone calls with the CDC and the American Hospital Association.The hospital has added extra infection control policies, including a special consideration for any Ebola threat.Staff members have been trained to identify patients that pose a potential risk of Ebola, and also have been trained to put on and take off personal protective equipment.The hospital is conducting drills to look for ways to improve the process and remain steadfast in continuously adding or modifying protective equipment.DCMH is also utilizing isolation that provides best containment but also addresses patient comfort and needs.“The information on this topic is changing rapidly. The information from the CDC, ANA, AHA, etc. is being reviewed by me and by David Pavey (Director of Infection Control) on a regular basis,” says Diane McKinney, Vice President of Nursing at DCMH.“David has been evaluating our personal protective equipment, isolation procedures, and he met with certain relative doctors this week. He is working alongside other staff members to create a form to use to screen all patients at all points of entry”Hospital officials said they do not want to alarm the community, but rather remind everyone that necessary precautions are taking place to ensure a proper response.Signs of Ebola include a 100 degree fever or higher, and symptoms include severe headaches, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or unexplained bleeding or bruising.Following CDC guidelines, the hospital recommends community members to protect themselves against viruses with the following precautions:Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.Do not touch the blood or body fluids (like urine, feces, saliva, vomit, sweat, and semen) of people who are sick.Do not handle items that may have come in contact with a sick person’s blood or body fluids, like clothes, bedding, needles, or medical equipment.last_img read more

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Barry: Problems do not faze Tevez

first_imgGareth Barry was never worried that Manchester City team-mate Carlos Tevez might be affected by his latest scrape with authority. He added: “In general, if a football player has problems off the pitch the best place to be to get rid of them is on it, either in training or in the stadium. “It can certainly help take your mind off them for 90 minutes anyway.” Tevez’s City future is open to debate with his contract due to expire in another 12 months. So far, there have been no talks, even if manager Roberto Mancini seems relaxed enough about the situation. In that sense, Barry is in a similar position, with another year remaining on the five-year deal he signed following his move from Aston Villa in 2009. And it is fairly obvious that after leaving Villa Park with the stated aim of landing some silverware, the 32-year-old is in no mood to exit the Etihad Stadium having already collected FA Cup and Premier League winners’ medals. “I want to finish my career still challenging for trophies and this is the perfect club at which to do that,” said Barry. “I am very settled here but at the same time I have got a lot of respect for the people (new chief executive Ferran Soriano and sporting director Txiki Begiristain) who have come in. “They are going to have a good long look at the way they want to go and the players they want to go with it so as individuals we need to work hard when we get the chance.” Tevez is due at Macclesfield police station this week to answer bail after being arrested on Thursday on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified. The charge carries a possible six-month jail term if Tevez is subsequently found guilty. Yet he scored a hat-trick and set up the other two goals as City claimed a 5-0 FA Cup quarter-final win over Barnsley. “It takes a lot to take Carlos’ mind off football and get him agitated,” said Barry. “If you had seen him at training this week, it’s as though he has got no problems away from the pitch. Nothing really fazes him.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Giroud warning for Gunners’ rivals

first_img “I trust in our qualities, so I really think we can make fourth and maybe even third place if we continue to play like we did (against Reading). We are playing well. We succeed to score lots of goals. “However, we need to be more concentrated when we are defending, because we need more clean sheets because we dominate the games. We want to be ambitious and keep our focus.” Giroud feels Arsenal must concentrate on taking care of their own business rather than worry about whether their rivals may drop points. “We take the games one by one,” he said. “Spurs have to play against Manchester City and Chelsea, so it is hard games for them. But every game is difficult, we can see that as Chelsea lost in Southampton, so we have to keep focus, concentrated and strong.” Gunners boss Arsene Wenger challenged his men to hold their nerve. He said: “For us, what is important is to be in good form and just focus on winning the next game, that is all you can do. “We want to do it, and I am sure everyone will give their maximum. We believe that since November we have created momentum, but we have lost the decisive games up to Bayern (Munich away), so we could not quite catch the confidence. “You play Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham, you lose, so the confidence drops. But against Bayern, you could see right away, that (result) was a massive lift.” Press Association The Gunners recorded a sixth win in the last eight Barclays Premier League games when they saw off relegation battlers Reading 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium. With Chelsea losing at Southampton, the Gunners are now just two points behind the Blues, and four off third-placed Tottenham – on whom they hold a game in hand. “We are confident. We are used to finishing the championship well. And again this season we will do the same,” said Giroud. center_img France striker Olivier Giroud has warned both Chelsea and Tottenham that Arsenal have them firmly in their sights as the race for Champions League qualification hots up.last_img read more

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No LeBron, no spotlight: Cavaliers start anew without star

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal It’s a new, yet familiar role for Love, who was Minnesota’s franchise player before he was traded to Cleveland and joined forces with James and Kyrie Irving. Four years ago, Love stood side by side with James and Irving on media day as the Cavs’ “Big Three” were introduced to the world before embarking on a journey that led to a title in 2016.That run seemed more of a distant memory on Monday as Love smiled and posed next to Lue and rookie guard Collin Sexton. And perhaps as a nod to his former teammate, Love wore a pair of James’ signature sneakers.He certainly won’t try to fill his shoes.Love, like all the Cavs, will have to adjust his game now that James isn’t around. But that doesn’t mean Love will revert to being the bruising big man he was with the Timberwolves.“I’m 30 now, so I don’t know if he’s still there,” Love said when asked if he could play like the younger version of himself. “Will there be nights when my stats are gaudy? It’s very, very likely. This will be a new chapter for all of us, and I think we’ve very excited.”Kyle Korver feels refreshed. Following a personally challenging season, which included his younger brother’s death, the 37-year-old walked out of Quicken Loans Arena following the Game 4 loss to Golden State in the Finals unsure of his future.“I was done,” Korver said. “I took a good chunk of time and got away from the game and evaluated a lot of things and tried to decide if I still had the desire to play. Talked things through with my wife and my family, looked at my kids. After doing all that I felt like I wanted to come back, I still wanted to play. I still love the game. I’m excited to be back.”While James is gone, reminders of him hang inside Cleveland Clinic Courts, where one wall is lined with Central Division and Eastern Conference championship banners.There’s also one to commemorate the ’16 title, which ended the city’s 52-year championship drought.It might be some time before the Cavs contend for another, but while he may have lost the best player he’ll ever coach, Lue isn’t convinced there’s a better team in the East. “No tanking,” he said. “Start from what we have and build from that. Not a rebuild at all. It’s a challenge for all of us, something different with LeBron gone but we’re up for the challenge.”The Cavs likely won’t regress to where they did when James bolted for Miami in 2010, but it could be a long time before they’re competing for a championship.“When you have the best player in the world who has dominated this game for the last 12 or 13 years in LeBron, it’s always tough to lose a player like that,” Lue said. “But moving forward, talking to (owner) Dan (Gilbert) and how he sees us building and approaching this season of being a playoff team.“That’s our goal and that’s what we want to do. We want to win and continue to get better, and develop our younger players while winning games.”That’s easier said than done, but Cleveland still has some talent led by All-Star forward Kevin Love, who signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension this summer and is now the Cavs’ best player and No. 1 offensive option.ADVERTISEMENT Spurs looking forward to new faces, new season after turmoil View comments “We haven’t lost yet, have we?” he saidSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LeBron James left and it all went with him.“I’m still here,” coach Tyronn Lue said, laughing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Cavs began life without James in earnest on Monday, taking their first steps since the superstar signed with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer and promptly ended the greatest run in franchise history.Without James, Cleveland has tumbled from an elite team and title contender to one many believe isn’t good enough to make the playoffs. However, Lue doesn’t believe the Cavs are starting over. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love (0) and J.R. Smith (5) take a picture together during the NBA basketball team’s media day, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — As the Cavaliers wandered around posing for silly photographs, reading radio promotions and doing interviews, everything felt different.This media day was nothing like the past four. Cleveland heads into the season with very little buzz, zero drama and low expectations. The spotlight, which has illuminated the Cavs in recent years, is pointed elsewhere.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Breaking: Man arrested in connection with West Donegal gorse fire

first_imgA man has been arrested in relation to a massive gorse fire in West Donegal.The fire destroyed dozens of acres of land and also destroyed a house after it broke out on Good Friday last.Up to eight units of Donegal Fire Service took hours to bring the blaze under control in the Drumnacart area of Annagry. One house was destroyed in the raging fires.Hundreds of local people spent hours putting out the blaze as it spread.Gardai have now confirmed that a man was arrested today in connection with the blaze.He was quizzed at Milford Garda station but was released without charge. A file on the case is to be compiled and will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.Breaking: Man arrested in connection with West Donegal gorse fire was last modified: May 4th, 2019 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:arrestdonegalfireGardaigorselast_img read more

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Bear Tooth DNA Yields New Date Record: 400,000 Years

first_imgAccording to a story posted on Yahoo News, Swedish scientists found intact DNA in a bear tooth claimed to be 400,000 years old.  The team leader remarked, “It is usually hard to find DNA that is older than 100,000 years, and work on fossilized DNA mostly focuses on material that is a few tens of thousands of years old, at most.”Is it credible to believe these fragile molecules could survive for more than a few thousand years, let alone half a million?  If and when they find DNA in dinosaur soft tissue (02/22/2006), evolutionary dating is going to be stretched to the snapping point.  But we’ve already seen that Charlie Gumby is as flexible as a cartoon superhero.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Maya Angelou’s day is done 1928 – 2014

first_imgListen to poet Maya Angelou’s tribute to Nelson MandelaAs the world pauses to mourn celebrated African American author, poet and human rights activist, Dr Maya Angelou, we take a moment to remember her words in our time of grief.The ‘caged bird’ who freed the minds of racist America, Angelou overcame poverty segregation and a history of sexual violence to become one of the most globally influential writers. Her poetic memoir ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ was one of the first non-fiction best sellers by an African American woman.The poem cycle bore witness to the brutality of racism in the southern US states through the life experiences of Marguerite Ann Johnson (Angelou’s birth name). It reveals in stark and lyrical language her abandonment by her parents, her by her mother’s boyfriend. It spoke elegiacally of her homelessness and her life as a teenaged mother.Angelou rose above her circumstances and has rightly been celebrated for her ability to bring light to the struggles of women and African Americans. ‘Human beings are more alike than we are unalike,’ she was often quoted as saying.She received dozens of honorary degrees and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry and a Tony for her acting. She won two Grammys for spoken word albums of her poetry and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010.Tributes were pouring in from all corners of public life – from authors to politicians and musicians, both young and old.South African poets remember Maya AngelouPhenomenal WomanPretty women wonder where my secret lies.I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s sizeBut when I start to tell them,They think I’m telling lies.I say,It’s in the reach of my armsThe span of my hips,The stride of my step,The curl of my lips.I’m a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me.I walk into a roomJust as cool as you please,And to a man,The fellows stand orFall down on their knees.Then they swarm around me,A hive of honey bees.I say,It’s the fire in my eyes,And the flash of my teeth,The swing in my waist,And the joy in my feet.I’m a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me.Men themselves have wonderedWhat they see in me.They try so muchBut they can’t touchMy inner mystery.When I try to show themThey say they still can’t see.I say,It’s in the arch of my back,The sun of my smile,The ride of my breasts,The grace of my style.I’m a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me.Now you understandJust why my head’s not bowed.I don’t shout or jump aboutOr have to talk real loud.When you see me passingIt ought to make you proud.I say,It’s in the click of my heels,The bend of my hair,the palm of my hand,The need of my care,‘Cause I’m a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me.last_img read more

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Ebuni | Large Curved French Rectangle Barrette – The clip is delivered in excellent packaging – beautifully wrapped and def of present quality

first_imgVery attractive and good and large for my thick hair. Excellent clip for thick hair. . I have struggled to find a hair clip that would hold my thick and long hair up, but finally this one is perfect. My hair doesn’t slip or come undone. I highly recommend this brand. Hair clips for thick hair at previous. Definitely speedy supply & beautifully packaged, in tissue paper in just a good box and truly properly padded. Absolutely far more than i ordinarily devote on hair clips, but fed up with cheaper kinds snapping mainly because of my thick hair. Properly styled and secures a whole lot of my hair.The clip is delivered in excellent packaging – beautifully wrapped and def of present quality Hair Clips for Thick Hair at Last!Beautifully packaged! Is a very good clip if your Thank you, ebuni for a fine product, fast shipment and nice packaging (bought this as a gift, so the packaging was perfect). The barrette is very well made and the red tartan print is so pretty and will be easy to wear (goes well with any hair color, dress and occasion). Is a really great clip if your. Is a very excellent clip if your hair is thick, i have found that other clips are likely to spring open on thick hair, but this clip isn’t going to do that. It may perhaps appear expensive but it really is truly worth the cash in my e-book.Features of Ebuni | Large Curved French Rectangle Barrette for thick hair (Red (Tartan))Made in FranceStrong plastic with a glossy finishQuality steel barrette clipColour: Red with Tartan PatternApprox Size: 10cm x 3.5cm Barrette Clip: 6cm (hinge to clasp) 2cm deepFantastic clip and really fairly. Couldn’t reccomend this more than enough, amazing clip and quite quite, retains my very thick curly hair wonderful.Is a really great clip if your. Is a very excellent clip if your hair is thick, i have found that other clips are likely to spring open on thick hair, but this clip isn’t going to do that. It may perhaps appear expensive but it really is truly worth the cash in my e-book. Absolutely great for my hair which is thick. Would make a great gift as it arrived beautifully packaged in a box. Great service and product. . Beautifully presented and packed. Large enough gif my long thick. Large enough gif my long thick hair. Very impressed with the clip. This barrette looks smart and really does hold my very thick hair back. Sadly, for my amount of hair it didn’t do the job, even though i only took less hair to clip. Would recommend for really fine hair. Very impressed with the clip. Large enough gif my long thick. Large enough gif my long thick hair. Great service and product. . Beautifully presented and packed. Thank you, ebuni for a fine product, fast shipment and nice packaging (bought this as a gift, so the packaging was perfect). The barrette is very well made and the red tartan print is so pretty and will be easy to wear (goes well with any hair color, dress and occasion). Sadly, for my amount of hair it didn’t do the job, even though i only took less hair to clip. Would recommend for really fine hair. The clip is delivered in excellent packaging – beautifully wrapped and def of present quality. The clip is delivered in excellent packaging – beautifully wrapped and def of present quality presentation. The clip is pretty but the clasp itself is light and flimsy. I am wearing already and it takes a good quantity of hair. I would not pay the same for the product again. Five stars for the packaging though. The clip is delivered in excellent packaging – beautifully wrapped and def of present quality. The clip is delivered in excellent packaging – beautifully wrapped and def of present quality presentation. The clip is pretty but the clasp itself is light and flimsy. I am wearing already and it takes a good quantity of hair. I would not pay the same for the product again. Five stars for the packaging though. Nice slide for thick hair. . Nice neutral good quality slide but it lacked that extra non slip piece which holds hair securely. Very nice, a bit pricey, but i needed a big clip for my thick long hair & couldnt find one any where. Fits my thick hair well and looks great. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-11-19 01:04:30Reviewed Item Ebuni | Large Curved French Rectangle Barrette for thick hair (Red (Tartan))Rating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  22  reviews Posted on November 19, 2017Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Clips & BarrettesTags Ebunilast_img read more

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