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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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BP boosts stake in solar developer Lightsource

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:BP has increased its stake in the British solar venture Lightsource BP, as it prepares to strike a deal to power its offices with renewable energy from next year. The companies announced plans to set up a 50:50 joint venture almost two years after BP made its return to the solar market by snapping up a 43% stake in Lightsource for £200m.BP will increase its stake in the company by buying new shares for an undisclosed price to help accelerate Lightsource BP’s solar power targets. It had hoped to grow its portfolio to 6GW of capacity by 2023 but plans to reach 10GW over the same timescale.BP has used the UK solar startup to re-establish a presence in the solar sector after it backed out of the market in 2011. It plans to use more solar power in its own offices too.Nick Boyle, the group chief executive of Lightsource BP, said: “Two years ago, we were in four countries and we’re now in 13. We had a global pipeline of 1.6GW and today it’s over 12GW. It’s that sort of additional momentum which has been facilitated [by BP].” [Jillian Ambrose]More: BP boosts stake in solar firm amid clean energy plan for its offices BP boosts stake in solar developer Lightsourcelast_img read more

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Cavalcante Wins Second Straight Player of the Year Award

first_img April 20, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Since her arrival on the West Florida campus last year, sophomore Suzana Cavalcante (Sao Paulo, Brazil) continues to collect post-season awards. On Friday, Cavalcante was named the Gulf South Conference East Division Player of the Year. Cavalcante was one of four Argonauts to earn All-GSC First Team honors.Cavalcante is just the second player in conference history to claim GSC East Division Player of the Year honors. Former Argonaut Andreea Petrisor was a three-time player of the year honoree from 1999-2001. Cavalcante was also the GSC East Division Freshman of the Year last season.Cavalcante has helped lead West Florida to a number five ranking nationally and a 15-6 overall record. All of Cavalcante’s singles matches were in the first position and she finished with a 13-4 record. She finished the regular season as the fifth-ranked singles player in Division II. Cavalcante also posted a 14-6 record in doubles, with 13 of her doubles wins coming with partner Paola Arevalo (Cali, Colombia). Cavalcante and Arevalo are currently the 15th ranked doubles team in Division II.Two other Argonauts earned their second consecutive All-GSC First Team honor. Like Cavalcante, sophomore Tammy Kevey (Auckland, New Zealand) is also ranked nationally in singles and doubles. Kevey, currently ranked 15th in singles, leads West Florida with 17 singles wins. In doubles, Kevey has combined with teammate Mandy Septoe (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) to form the fourth-ranked doubles team in the nation.Septoe was once again honored by the conference with first team accolades. Currently ranked 45th in singles, Septoe has posted a 9-9 record. For the second consecutive year, she has been half of one of the most dominant doubles teams in Division II. Septoe and Kevey have posted an 18-3 record, including 15 wins in the first position.Renata Mattos (Brazil) earned her first All-GSC honor. Mattos is currently ranked 38th in singles in Division II. She is 11-8 with all of her wins in the third and fourth positions. She has also totaled a 15-5 record in doubles, including 13 wins with partner Anne Claire Beard (Villevaude, France).West Florida, the GSC East second seed will face GSC Weed third seed Henderson State at the Bird and Bear Medical Inc./GSC Women’s Tennis Tournament on Saturday in Arkadelphia, Ark. The match will begin at 11 a.m. CSTPrint Friendly Version Share Cavalcante Wins Second Straight Player of the Year Awardlast_img read more

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Black Stars ranked 24th in year-ending FIFA rankings

first_imgGhana wrap up a remarkable year of World Cup qualification to stay 24th in the last FIFA world ranking released on Thursday for the year 2013. The Black Stars finished the year as Africa’s second best side behind Ivory Coast with an accumulated point build-up of 849 as the December edition of the rankings did not bring about any significant changes. Algeria and Nigeria were third and fourth in that order on the continental ranking table.World champions, Spain are still number one spot as Germany remain in second with Argentina in third.According to FIFA, the regional competition of the top 50 since December 2012 has recorded some changes.CONCACAF (five teams in the top 50, plus 2) and CAF (9, plus 1) has increased slightly at the expense of UEFA (26, minus 1), CONMEBOL (8, minus 1) and the AFC (2, minus 1), while the OFC still does not have any teams in the top 50.Results of 30 international matches were taken into account for the current edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.  In total in 2013, the results of 918 matches have been taken into account, many of which were friendlies (415) and more than a third of which (347) were qualifying matches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.last_img read more

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