University appoints new associate dean for Keough School of Global Affairs

first_imgThe University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday the appointment of Sara Sievers as associate dean for policy and practice in the new Keough School of Global Affairs, according to a University press release.Sievers, an expert in international policy and governance issues related to development, will also serve as an associate professor of the practice in the School, the release said.Sievers has previously served as the founding executive director of the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University and Harvard University’s Center for International Development, the release stated. In the past, Sievers had worked for the United States Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine as the vice consul for political and economic affairs and as a special assistant to the assistant secretary for legislative affairs in Washington, D.C., the release said. She earned a BA in government from Harvard and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has taught international development at both Harvard and Columbia, according to the press release.The Keough School of Global Affairs will welcome its first class of students in fall 2017, according to the School’s website.Tags: associate dean, Global Affairs, International Development, Keough School of Global Affairslast_img read more

Semi finals of Kubuli/Vita Malt 1st Division Basketball League off to an exciting start

first_img 28 Views   no discussions Tweet NewsSports Semi finals of Kubuli/Vita Malt 1st Division Basketball League off to an exciting start by: – August 18, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share The Semi-finals of the Kubuli/Vita Malt 1st Division got off to an exciting start last night at the Massacre Hard Court.Game 1 featured the upset minded Element Agencies Ole Skool vs. the defending champions, Wesley Raptors. Ole Skool came into this game with lots of confidence, having knocked out the 2010 runner-ups and Zone B Champs, Paix Bouche Snipers last weekend and were hoping to pull off another upset. However, the Raptors were up to the task, showing everyone why they were the champs last year, by jumping out to a 38 – 20 halftime lead. Sparked by their energetic guard, Curtis Akiel, who dazzled the fans with an array of 3 pointers and jump shots, Raptors were able to withstand a short run put together by Ole Skool in the 3rd quarter, and outscored Ole Skool by 11 points in the 4th quarter, eventually winning the game easily by the final score of 75 to 50. Top scorers for the Raptors were Curtis Akiel with a game high 21 points, Clem Telemaque with 16 points, Steve Hypolite with 13 points, and Devon Barton chipping in with 10 points while only Colbert Betrand with 14 points and Bert Benjamin with 10 points were able to score in double digits in a losing effort for Ole Skool.Raptors now lead this best of 3 semi-final series by 1 – 0, with the second game scheduled for 7pm on Friday, August 19th at the Lindo Park Hard Court.Game 2 featured the undefeated Goodwill Starz facing the most improved team of the year, Pichelin Pistons, who only lost 2 games in the regular season by a combined 5 points. In what turned out to be a very exciting game from start to finish, both teams came out ready to play and to put on a good display of basketball for their fans in attendance. After a relatively slow start, Starz took a narrow 14 – 13 lead at the end of the 1st quarter, but it was the Pistons who stole the show in the second quarter, with young Yannick Regis, showing why he is one of the Leagues leading scorers, slashing and driving to the basket, making an array of runners and off balance layups, giving his Pistons team a 32 – 26 lead at halftime. The Starz team, seeing who was doing most of the damage for the Pistons, made the necessary adjustments and started to defend the lane and to play pressure defense, frustrating Yannick into foul trouble and forcing the Pistons to turnover the ball, while converting their resulting fast breaks and making their open jump shots. Starz outscored the Pistons by 7 points in the 3rd quarter to take a narrow 1 point lead going into the 4th and final quarter, After Yannick fouled out early in the 4th quarter, it looked like the game was over for the Pistons with the Starz jumping out to a 13 point lead, but the Pistons showed much heart and determination to claw their way back into the game. And it was their other young star, Kijuan Thomas putting in work, driving to the basket and making two clutch 3 pointers to cut the lead to 4 in the final minutes of the game. Starz kept their poise, however, and were able to hold off the Pistons down the stretch and when the final whistle blew, it was the Starz who were victorious by the final score of 69 to 64. Top scorers for the Starz were Daynes Peters with 16 points, Kelsey Guye with 13 points, and Jason Samuel with 10 points, while Yannick Regis and Kijuan Thomas both had a game high of 23 points, with Kimael Registe helping out with 11 points for the Pistons in a losing effort. The Starz now lead this best of 3 semi-final series by 1 – 0, with the second game scheduled for 7pm on Saturday, August 20th at the Lindo Park Hard Court.Meanwhile, the Domlec Premier Division Playoffs begin this weekend with 2 knockout games being played. First off, at 9pm on Friday, August 19th, the No-Look team, with former NBA player Garth Joseph and perennial National Team player Bernard Mills, will take on the Dr. Mac T.R. Prowlers while at 9pm on Saturday, the United Insurance Sharks will face the 2011 Ball-a-rama Champs, the Dragon Stoute Pros. All games this weekend will be played at the Lindo Park Hard Court.By Damien SorhaindoDominica Amateur Basketball Associationlast_img read more

Mrs. Carolyn M. (Copeland) Morton

first_imgMrs. Carolyn M. (Copeland) Morton, age 91, of Pleasant, Indiana, entered this life on July 6, 1926, near Cross Plains, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Earl J. and Grace M. (Porter) Copeland. She was a 1945 graduate of the Cross Plains High School in Cross Plains, Indiana. Carolyn was united in marriage on November 10, 1945, in Correct, Indiana, to the late, Ralph Eugene Morton and to this union arrived two daughters, Rosemary and Rita and one son, Ronald to bless their home. Carolyn and Ralph shared nearly 64 years of marriage together until Ralph passed away on January 28, 2009. After graduating from beauty school in 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana and receiving her beautician license in July 1954, Carolyn owned and operated Twinkle Beauty Shop in Pleasant, Indiana for 26 years. She co-owned and operated with her husband, Ralph, Morton Stone and Mill from 1969-1986. Carolyn was a faithful member of the Brushy Fork Baptist Church in Canaan, Indiana for over 50 years. Carolyn was very artistic and enjoyed painting and wood crafting. Carolyn passed away at 10:21 pm, Monday, November 13, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehab Center in Vevay, Indiana. Carolyn will be deeply missed by her daughters, Rosemary Jessup and her husband: Garry of Pleasant, IN, Rita Shelley and her husband: David of Pleasant, IN; her son, Ronald Morton and his wife: Darlene of Pleasant, IN; her grandchildren, Brian Morton and his wife: Keisha, Bob Morton and his wife: Kristen, Amy Combs and her husband: Chad, Andy Jessup and his wife: Miriam, Adam Shelley and Jenna Shelley; her step-grandchildren, Andrew Haskell and his wife: Elyssa, Neal Haskell and Jacob Haskell; her great-grandchildren, Brittany Thayer and her husband: Aaron, Kinley and Kalli Morton, Garrett and Shelby Morton, Micah and Christian Jessup, Kylie and Kierra Combs; her step-great-grandchildren, Casen Haskell, Carter Haskell, Bryan Gonzales and Leilany Gonzales; her great-great-grandchildren, Peyton and Aubrey Thayer; her brother, Kenneth Copeland and his wife: Earlene of Benham, IN; her sister, Nancy Clem and her husband: Richard of Coatesville, IN.She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl J. and Grace M. (Porter) Copeland; her husband, Ralph Eugene Morton, died January 28, 2009; her brothers, Robert, Ross and Francis Copeland and her sister, Mary Lou Jolly. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 17, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Pastor Chris Clemans, at the Brushy Fork Baptist Church, 12840 Brushy Fork Church Road Canaan, Indiana 47224. Interment will follow in the Brushy Fork Cemetery, Pleasant, Indiana.Friends may call 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043 and Friday, November 17, 2017, at the church from 10:00 am until time of service.Memorial contributions may be made to Brushy Fork Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

South Africa’s reputation improving

first_img22 September 2011 South Africa’s reputation among people of the G8 countries has shown a steady improvement since 2009, the Reputation Institute said on Wednesday, with recent gains in beating crime boding well for further improvement still. The global reputation consulting firm said South Africa’s reputation had shown a steady year-on-year improvement since 2009, from a score of 44.27 in January 2009, to 44.60 in January 2010, and 46.70 in January 2011 (on a score scale of 0-100). South Africa’s reputation score spiked at 49.11 in August 2010, after the Fifa World Cup held at venues around the country. The G8 comprises the world’s eight most industrialised nations: Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Russia, the UK and the US. The institute said the top driver of South Africa’s reputation among people of the G8 countries in 2011 was whether people were welcoming and friendly. The perception of whether the country was a safe place was the second most important of the 16 drivers measured in 2011. South Africa achieved a “weak” score of 57.84 in the top driver, and its score as a safe place was considered poor at 37.32. Perceptions of the government’s effectiveness achieved a “weak” 41.6. The country scored the highest for physical beauty (72.19) and enjoyment (71.21), but these were only the fifth and seventh most important drivers of South Africa’s reputation. “This indicates that we can improve our reputation by working hard on safety and effective government,” the institute’s managing director in South Africa, Dominik Heil, said. “Recent gains that have been announced in safety and security are therefore really important and bode well for us in building a stronger reputation.” Out of the 50 countries measured in 2011, South Africa continued to be associated with mid-scale reputation countries such as Puerto Rico, South Korea, Mexico, Turkey and Egypt, and this year was ranked 33rd overall in the world. Several new countries were included in the 2011 survey, including Egypt and Nigeria. The survey ranked Egypt at 37th position. Nigeria was 47th, ahead only of Pakistan, Iran and Iraq. Canada was the best-regarded country in the world in 2011, while Sweden, Australia, Switzerland and New Zealand were in the next four. Norway, Denmark, Finland, Austria and Netherlands made up the rest of the top 10 countries in the world. Sapalast_img read more

Australian Open: Simona Halep not intimidated by Serena Williams anymore

first_imgWorld number one Simona Halep said she does not feel intimidated by the prospect of facing Serena Williams and will relish the opportunity of taking on the 23-time Grand Slam champion at Melbourne Park on Monday.Halep outplayed Serena’s older sister Venus in a 6-2 6-3 third-round victory, a performance she described as her best of the season but the Romanian knows Serena is the bigger obstacle.”She was [intimidating] when I was younger but now I don’t feel intimidated anymore,” the 27-year-old told reporters.”It’s going to be huge challenge for me. It’s always great to play against Serena because every time I have to learn something from the match.”Halep has lost eight times in nine meetings with Serena, which all came before the American took time off around the birth of her daughter in September 2017.Should Halep win on Monday, she will join Martina Hingis and Justine Henin as the only players to knock out the Williams sisters in consecutive rounds of a major.Despite being top of the rankings, Halep does not feel like the superior player against seven-times Melbourne champion Serena.”For sure she’s the best player in the world because she won so many Grand Slams,” Halep added.”I cannot compare my results to her. But in this moment I am confident that I am in this position and I’m positive about it.”Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic will continue his quest for a record seventh Australian Open title against 22-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev, who has reached the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time.advertisementGermany’s Alexander Zverev meets Canadian Milos Raonic in a battle of big hitters in the afternoon session on Rod Laver Arena.last_img read more

Could JPMorgan et al engineer a price decline at t

first_imgCould JPMorgan et al engineer a price decline at this juncture. Sure. They can do it anytime they want.Gold didn’t do much during the Far East trading session on Tuesday, but a smallish rally began shortly after 3:00 p.m. Hong Kong time around the $1,609 spot price mark.  The high of the day [$1,619.50 spot] came minutes before 9:00 a.m. in New York…and from there it got sold off to its low of the day [$1,607.70 spot] at 10:00 a.m. Eastern…the time of the London afternoon gold ‘fix’.  From that time onwards, it didn’t do much.Once again, net volume was pretty light…around 93,000 contracts…and gold closed at $1,612.30 spot…up the magnificent sum of 70 cents.Silver began to rally at the same moment as gold…and really took off to the upside about 1:00 p.m. in London…about twenty minutes before the Comex open.  Silver’s high point of the day, like gold, came about 8:50 a.m…and that price was $28.34 spot  Silver got sold off about two bits going into the 5:15 p.m close of electronic trading.Silver finished the Tuesday session at $28.10 spot…up 22 cents on the day.  Gross volume was pretty chunky, but once the roll-overs out of the September contract were removed, the net volume was very light…around 19,000 contracts.The dollar index didn’t do much at the Far East open…but rallied a bit going into the Hong Kong afternoon.  The high tick [82.38] came shortly after 3:00 p.m. Hong Kong time…and the low tick [82.07] came about 8:30 a.m. in New York.  From that low, the index rallied back and closed at 82.35…virtually unchanged from Monday.The rallies in both gold and silver coincided perfectly with the moves in the dollar index yesterday.The gold stocks opened up…and stayed up…and this time there was no last half-hour sell-off going into the close.  The HUI finished up 1.38% on the day.After Monday’s big price-run up, the silver shares had another decent day yesterday…and Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index closed up another 1.56%.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 76 gold and 4 silver contracts were posted for delivery on Thursday within the Comex-approved depositories.There were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV…and no sales report from the U.S. Mint, either.There was a huge amount of activity in silver for the second day in a row over at the Comex-approved depositories.  On Monday they reported receiving 225,034 troy ounces of silver…and they shipped  2,523,686 troy ounces out the door.On Friday and Monday combined, these five depositories received 3.31 million ounces of silver…and shipped 4.30 million ounces out the door.  This is almost two days of world silver production coming in the door…and more than two days of world silver production going out the door.  One has to wonder the reason behind this frantic in-out activity that’s occurring on a weekly basis.  Ted Butler says that in a ‘normal’ week, it’s only about 2 million ounces in and out.  So with the week still very young, it will be interesting to see if this level activity continues.The link to Monday’s activity is here…and it’s worth a quick look.It’s been a busy week for stories…and today’s column is no exception.  I hope you have time to skim them all.There are no markets anymore…only interventions. – Chris Powell, GATALike Monday, I wouldn’t read a whole heck of a lot into Tuesday’s price action, either.  Prices basically followed the dollar index…and it was just “another day off the calendar” as Ted Butler is wont to say.Yesterday, at the close of Comex trading, was the cut-off for August’s Bank Participation Report…and the new Commitment of Traders Report.  Just eye-balling the price patterns over the reporting week, I’d say that we’ll see an improvement in the Commercial net short position in both gold and silver…but I wouldn’t bet a huge amount of money on that.Could JPMorgan et al engineer a price decline at this juncture. Sure. They can do it anytime they want.  They could hit gold for around sixty bucks or so…and silver for a dollar or more.  But will they?  Don’t know.  September is a big delivery month for silver…and the roll-overs out of the September contract have just started…and there’s no reason to think that they couldn’t fix the markets so that all these options/futures contracts close out-of-the-money on or before expiry day.When they smashed the precious metals last week, they started on Wednesday morning in London…and had the deed done by the time the job numbers came out on Friday morning in New York.  There’s no reason why they couldn’t do it again if that’s their plan.  We’ll just have to wait it out.Nothing worth mentioning happened in the Far East on their Wednesday…and nothing much is happened in London during the first two hours of their trading day.  Volumes continue to be vapours…and the dollar index isn’t doing a thing, either.  Will the rest of the Wednesday session be just “another day off the calendar”…or something more exciting?  We’ll find out soon enough.Enjoy what’s left of your day…and I’ll see you here tomorrow. 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