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Recent HKS graduate Mallika Kaur awarded travel fellowship

first_imgThe Harvard Committee on General Scholarships has awarded Mallika Kaur, M.P.P. ’10 the 2010-11 Sheldon Traveling Fellowship. The competitive fellowship is awarded to one graduate from across Harvard. First nominated by Harvard Kennedy School for this award, Kaur was then selected by the Harvard-wide committee from a pool of applicants from the various graduate schools.Kaur focuses on South Asian human rights and security issues. Her perspectives have been informed by growing up in Punjab and having worked on advocacy efforts in the United States since 2001. She holds a master in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a juris doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Kaur has worked with underrepresented communities in South Asia as well as in the diaspora.The Sheldon Fellowship will support her travel, study, and writing on gender issues in Indian-administered Kashmir. With heightened international involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan, South Asian security issues are at the forefront today. Understanding how women are affected by and effect the situation in Kashmir will help deepen an understanding of this crucial region.Kaur concentrated in international and global affairs at Harvard Kennedy School and in international law at Berkley Law School. Under Rory Stewart’s leadership, she helped co-found and serves as the coordinator of the Kashmir Initiative at Harvard Carr Center. The purpose of the initiative is to create an interdisciplinary dialogue around this vital region by involving students, academics, policy makers, Kashmiris and non-Kashmiris. Multilingual and with a commitment to building bridges between disparate ethnic groups, NGOs, and state actors, Kaur continues to work toward promoting inclusive security and democracy.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgCRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Lara Gut-Behrami has won a World Cup downhill race for her first victory in more than two years.The 28-year-old former overall World Cup champion was 0.80 seconds faster than downhill standings leader Corinne Suter on Friday in Switzerland. That give the Swiss team a 1-2 finish. Stephanie Venier of Austria was 0.92 behind in third.American Mikaela Shiffrin still leads the overall World Cup standings despite an extended break from racing after the death of her father.WORLD CUP QUALIFYING-CHINA OUTBREAKChina to play 2022 World Cup qualifiers in neutral Thailand Yeshaneh sets world record in half marathon in Nike shoesRAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Ethiopian runner has set a world record in a women’s half marathon, the latest breakthrough by athletes wearing high-tech Nike shoes.Ababel Yeshaneh won Friday’s event in the United Arab Emirates in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds. Her time knocked 20 seconds off the previous record set in 2017.The men’s and women’s records in both the marathon and half marathon since 2018 have all been broken by athletes in Nike shoes. World Athletics cleared athletes to keep using Nike Vaporfly-style shoes last month, but it warned that new shoe technology could threaten the sport’s integrity.The shoes have prompted concerns that athletes sponsored by other companies have no chance of competing in key races, such as the upcoming Olympics. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLUGE-TRACK SAFETYUS, others pull out of Luge World Cup, citing safetyUNDATED (AP) — The U.S. has pulled its entire team out of this weekend’s series of World Cup luge races in Winterberg, Germany, while athletes from many nations are protesting what they are calling unsafe ice conditions. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DOCTOR-INVESTIGATIONUniversity of Michigan investigates doctor sex abuse claimsANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An Olympic wrestler is accusing a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school. Andy Hrovat says the physician’s reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates in the 1990s. Hrovat competed for the U.S. in the 2008 Summer Olympics. He tells The Associated Press that the encounters with the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson happened during his freshman year in 1998. ‘Hrovat is the first athlete to make public accusations against Anderson following complaints this week from other former students that the doctor sexually abused them decades ago. February 21, 2020center_img Update on the latest sports ZURICH (AP) — World soccer’s governing body says China will play two World Cup qualifying games next month in neutral Thailand because of the virus outbreak in China.China was to host the Maldives on March 26 and travel to face Guam, a U.S. territory, five days later.FIFA (FEE’-fuh) says both games will now be played at Buriram, Thailand. Spectators will likely be barred from entering the stadium.China is scheduled to host the Philippines and Syria in June, but many sports matches and competitions have been canceled, postponed or moved from China since the virus emerged in Wuhan late last year.HALF MARATHON-WORLD RECORD Austria has also withdrawn its entire team from the weekend events and even several sliders from Germany — on home ice, no less — have said they are not willing to race this weekend. The International Luge Federation offered a compromise of sorts Friday by saying it would shorten the race distance, but even that did not solve the intense disagreement between sliders and officials over the safety issue.Sliders from many nations have said there is too much ice buildup on certain curves, which significantly increases the chance of crashing.Training this weekend in Winterberg has been marred by several crashes and even some injuries to top sliders.WORLD CUP-WOMEN’S DOWNHILLGut-Behrami ends 2-year wait for win in a World Cup downhill SOCCER-EQUAL PAYAmerican women seek more than $66M in damages from US SoccerUNDATED (AP) — Players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation.The damages were revealed in a slew of court papers filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles ahead of a scheduled May trial. The women’s national team sued the federation last year alleging unequal pay and treatment than players on the men’s national team.Among the dozens of documents were the separate collective bargaining agreements of the U.S. men’s and women’s teams. The collective bargaining agreements showed a disparity in bonuses but also highlighted the different pay structures between the two teams.last_img read more

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James Harden scores 41 points, Rockets beat Heat

first_imgGoran Dragic and Josh Richardson each had 30 points for Miami. The Heat have a five-game losing streak, their longest slide of the season.Harden eclipsed the 40-point mark for the eighth time this season. He was 13 of 25 shots from the field, going 5 of 12 from 3-point, and hit 10 of 12 free frees. He also had six assists and rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHarden scored 13 points in the fourth quarter and the Heat were unable to get any closer than 94-90 with five minutes left.Clint Capela added 13 points for the Rockets, who are 24-1 when Harden, Paul, and Capela play. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Knicks trade center Willy Hernangomez to Hornets Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) goes up for a shot against Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — James Harden scored 41 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Miami Heat 109-101 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory and 10th in 11 games.Chris Paul added 24 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds for the Rockets.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Harden scored 16 points in the opening quarter to help  the Rockets take a 35-24 lead.The Rockets led by as many as 17 points in the first half at 53-36, but Dragic scored Miami’s final 10 points of the half to help cut it to 61-57 lead at the break.        /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 award Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READlast_img read more

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DONEGAL HEALTH WORKER EARNED EXTRA €128,000 – REPORT

first_imgA HSE worker in Co Donegal earned an extra €128,000 from a separate delivery and repair service, a Freedom of Information Act release to a newspaper reveals.The audit of aids and appliances, such as wheelchairs, in community services in Killybegs found the home’s work had never been properly put out to tender, the Irish Independent’s health correspondent Eilis O’Regan found during an investigation.She reports the money was earned over five years and was in breach of HSE rules which ban employees from seeking contracts for the supply of goods and services for their own benefit. The report also alleged “the bulk” of the employee’s work took place on a Friday when the employee was also allowed to start and finish work early to accommodate the separate business.The report is here: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/health-worker-was-paid-128k-for-work-never-put-out-to-tender-30413211.html#sthash.RwKKw3yH.dpuf DONEGAL HEALTH WORKER EARNED EXTRA €128,000 – REPORT was last modified: July 8th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Community HospitalHSE REPORTinternal auditKillybegslast_img read more

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