1 Mar

2016 Presidential Public Service Fellows announced

first_imgThe Office of the President has announced the recipients of the 2016 Presidential Public Service Fellows.Launched with the aid of an anonymous gift in 2011, the fellowship program provides funding for undergraduate and graduate students in the middle of their studies to pursue summer work experiences in government and community service, nongovernmental organization and nonprofit work, and innovative projects that serve the common good.This year’s recipients are:Chelsea Banks, Harvard Business School, M.B.A. candidateMark Bode, Harvard College Class of 2017Natalie Chew, Harvard College Class of 2017Andrew Donnelly, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. candidateMichael Huggins, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, M.P.P. candidateJyoti Jasrasaria, Harvard Law School, J.D. candidateOmar Khoshafa, Harvard College Class of 2017Sean Lo, Harvard Law School, J.D. candidateLavinia Mitroi, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, DrPH candidateKevin Mott, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School, joint M.P.P./M.B.A. candidateKareli Osorio, Harvard College Class of 2018To learn more about their work, visit the Harvard Presidential Public Service Fellows website.last_img read more

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22 Sep

Pjanic tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Barcelona’s new signing Miralem Pjanic has tested positive for COVID-19 and will now have to self-isolate at home.A club statement on Sunday said the Catalans’ new signing is ‘in good health, but will remain at home for 15 days before being allowed to travel to join up with his Barcelona teammates. Pjanic was “suffering some discomfort” on Saturday, and took the coronavirus test.Barcelona confirmed the £64 million deal for Pjanic on the same day that midfielder Arthur Melo agreed to go in the other direction to Juventus in late June.The Bosnian midfielder has put pen to paper on a deal at the Nou Camp until the end of the 2023-24 campaign, with Barcelona inserting a staggering buyout clause of £365 million in his contract.He finished out the rest of the season at Juventus due to the complications resulting from the pandemic, with the Italian giants winning yet another Serie A title.Arthur also remained in Spain until Barcelona’s season ended. The Old Lady fell in the round of 16 of this season’s Champions League with a defeat to Lyon.With the completion of Juventus’ 2019-20 season, Pjanic’s move was recently made official.The 30-year-old played 43 games for Juventus in all competitions last season, scoring three goals and providing eight assists.He will be playing for Barcelona for the upcoming season, but will have to remain in Italy until he is deemed safe to travel.Tags: CatalansCOVID-19FC BarcelonaMiralem Pjaniclast_img read more

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26 Aug

As they mourn Kobe Bryant, Clippers get back to work

first_imgThe scoreboard reads 8 and 24 in honor of former Lakers great Kobe Bryant as the Clippers practice at their training center in Playa Vista on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Beth Harris) Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I told him once, ‘I’m on to you.’ He’s like, ‘What you mean?’ I said, ‘You want people to think you’re a jerk. But you’re one of the nicest guys in the world.’ “Kobe’s reaction? He said, ‘Bulls—.’ https://t.co/3gHKEcRF2u— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) January 29, 2020 PLAYA VISTA — With Moe Harkless wearing No. 11 instead of Kobe Bryant’s No. 8 as he put up extra shots after Clippers practice on Wednesday, Paul George made his way toward a scrum of reporters.As Kawhi Leonard and Lou Williams would in the next few minutes, George did an admirable job of explaining how much he’d gained as a fan and friend of the Lakers legend: “He was my Michael Jordan,” George said. “I picked this ball up because of this man.”Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others died in a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday morning that has left the basketball community and much of the world beyond reeling.From Bryant, George said he took the stoicism he saw in 2013 after Bryant suffered a torn Achilles tendon when he sustained a gruesome broken leg during a USA Basketball scrimmage in 2016.center_img “When I hurt my leg people talked to me like, ‘Oh you didn’t show no emotions,’ George said. “Well, when I seen Kobe tear his Achilles it was no emotion. He did what he had to do. And that’s kind of how I got into that mindset of being strong, don’t cry, just deal with it, be strong for my family, for my parents.”Leonard said he reached out to Bryant early in his NBA career and had been picking his brain from time to time since. Bryant helped Leonard with everything from sharing strategies for in-game situations to transportation tips, telling him about his time-saving strategy to commute by helicopter and even sharing with him his pilot, Ara Zobayan, who also perished in Sunday’s crash.“It’s sad every day,” Leonard said. “You kind of feel like life isn’t real once you start seeing these little monuments or the pictures that people are putting up with his face and the year he was born and the year he died.“It doesn’t seem real. It just seems like you’re in a movie or something. And you know, you just want to wake up. So it’s still surreal to me.”Lou Williams – who played for the Lakers in 2015-16, Bryant’s 20th and final season – said it was good to get back to practice Wednesday ahead of the Clippers’ game Thursday against the Sacramento Kings (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Prime Ticket). The game will be the second game since Bryant’s death because Tuesday’s game against the Lakers was postponed, with the Clippers’ full support, by the league. Still, Williams said, playing won’t stop the grieving.“I’ve been going through so many different emotions,” he said. “Happy. Sad. And just dealing with it on so many different levels, from knowing him, playing with him and being a fan. And, it’s tough. I cried myself to sleep last night and I woke up feeling better today. It’s just a rough time for everybody who was a fan of him, and everybody that knew him.”Rivers said he spent time Tuesday going through his pictures of Bryant, including one from a function they both attended a month ago. He said he also spoke with his son Austin, whom Bryant had taken a liking to, and he “was still not in a good way.”“So that’s where you’re at,” Doc Rivers said. “Other than that, trying to get the guys back and get ready to play. It feels like other than us and the Lakers, everyone’s still doing their jobs and so we’ve gotta figure out how to get through this and do our job. That’ll be the toughest part.”From his place near Staples Center, Leonard said he’s been observing the outpouring of love for Bryant happening outside of the arena, where legions of fans have come to pay their respects and mourn together.“I see everybody gathering, cars pulling in, everybody walking in either Kobe shoes, Kobe jerseys, T-shirts, the apparel that he had out,” Leonard said. “Just to see the gathering, the candles, the flowers, kids, grownups, dogs, all different type of animals, it’s crazy.”And all of it, George said, is deserved.“You just think of who he touched, what he’s been a part of,” said George, who has missed nine consecutive games with a hamstring strain but is considered probable to play Thursday, as is Patrick Beverley (right groin strain). “I’m not surprised by it at all. It’s exactly how we should be celebrating and honoring him.”last_img read more

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18 Nov

Ferrari’s Vettel Fastest in Final Practice for Hungarian GP

first_imgBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time in the third and final practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix to boost Ferrari’s hopes ahead of qualifying later Saturday.The Formula One championship leader clocked an electric time of 1 minute, 17.017 seconds around the 4.4-kilometer (2.7-mile) Hungaroring circuit, putting him nearly half a second clear of his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen.Vettel leads the championship by just one point over Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who struggled with oversteering and could only manage the fifth-best time.Hamilton, who needs just one more pole position to equal Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68, was 1.4 seconds behind Vettel in hot morning conditions.He will need to find some extra speed in qualifying if he is to match Schumacher’s tally.Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was third quickest ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.But in a blow to Red Bull’s hopes for the pole, Daniel Ricciardo had to pull up midway through the session, having set only the eighth-quickest time. His car broke down and was lifted off the track, prompting concerned looks in the Red Bull garage.Vettel, however, was all smiles as he chatted with Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene after the session.The Australian driver had been quickest in the first two practice runs on Thursday.JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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