Related The groundwork for learning abroad Stephen Greenblatt, Ruth Bader Ginsburg help commemorate 500th anniversary of Jewish ghetto John Mugane, professor of the practice of African languages and cultures and director of African language programs, used PIFIE support to travel to Kenya and Tanzania to examine possibilities for the Harvard Summer Program in East Africa.Mugane said that the eight-week program will include a study of African languages, beliefs, cultures, and history in the world of the Indian Ocean, as well as Swahili language training and community internships.“Africa is not a continent whose languages [and] cultures you can ignore and call yourself educated,” Mugane said.An additional PIFIE grant went to “From Harvard to the Field: An Analytical Toolkit for International Development.” Led by Professor of Public Policy Rohini Pande, the program will offer summer internships in which students assist on projects in international development by Kennedy School researchers. Participants will take a two-day workshop before they depart for their field projects. Seed capital for summer learning ‘The Merchant’ in Venice Harvard faculty members have traveled the world lately, making exploratory trips that will enable students’ own global adventures in the years to come.Faculty members have explored possibilities for programs in Chile, Spain, and Tanzania, and organized a training initiative for students departing on international development internships, to be held at the Kennedy School.Those efforts were aided by the President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences (PIFIE), which provides seed money “to support the development of creative and significant academic experiences abroad for Harvard College students.”Adriana Gutiérrez, a senior preceptor in Romance languages and literatures, visited Santiago, Chile, for a “Spanish language and cultural immersion program for public health” that she plans to offer next summer.The program will combine traditional Spanish-language immersion and lessons on Chilean culture with public health work at urban clinics. The goal is to provide students both a hands-on experience in a busy clinic and a chance to get to know one of South America’s important urban centers.“I always thought the opportunities for being abroad and immersing in Chile’s culture were very rich and interesting, with its relatively recent transition to democracy,” Gutiérrez said.Santiago, Gutiérrez noted, has the benefit of being the site of the regional office of Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Harvard students have served as interns in the city’s clinics, but the new program will expand that experience with the addition of language and cultural training.Using PIFIE funds, Gutiérrez traveled to Chile for 10 days in January to meet with officials at the University of Chile and also with doctors at the four participating clinics.“I wanted to see as much as I could before running the program, as I’m not a native of Chile,” Gutiérrez said. “It’s a good setting for study abroad.”Johanna Damgaard Liander, senior preceptor in Romance languages and literatures, used PIFIE support to explore opportunities in Spain for Harvard Summer School in Madrid, an intermediate Spanish language immersion program. Liander, who has taught a similar program in Buenos Aires since 2007, met with university faculty in Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, and Santiago de Compostela this past spring and plans to return to Madrid next month.The visits are essential, she said, in order to organize housing — students will live with host families — and to meet with university leaders about the academic program, which will provide direct engagement with the languages, culture, history, and literature of Spain. In addition to seven weeks in Madrid, students will spend a long weekend on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca and a week in rural Galicia.“I couldn’t do the program without PIFIE, to be honest,” Liander said. “PIFIE allows me to solidify the framework of my conceived program, and to be creative, as well.” President’s fund supports faculty efforts to offer international studies in summer President’s funding will allow organizers to lay groundwork for new Harvard programs overseas
Tony winner Nikki M. James will give her final performance as Eponine in Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Miserables on January 11, 2015. Erin Clemons will play Eponine from January 13 through February 8, with Brittney Johnson performing the role February 10 through March 1. Additional principal casting for the production’s second year on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre will be announced soon. Related Shows Directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, the re-imagined Les Miz currently stars Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean, Will Swenson as Javert, Caissie Levy as Fantine, Andy Mientus as Marius, Samantha Hill as Cosette and Cliff Saunders and Keala Settle as the Thenardiers. Les Miserables View Comments James won a Tony for her performance in The Book of Mormon. Her additional Broadway credits include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and All Shook Up. Her film and TV credits include Law & Order: Criminal Intent, 30 Rock, All Is Bright and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016
View Comments It’s back to school for families and back to the theater for devotees of the London stage in what is shaping up to be the busiest September in years. Highlights include new plays featuring a raft of major stars and a Tony-winning musical kicking up its heels on the West End.SEPTEMBER 7-13Breaking the Code: Nicole Kidman set pulses racing when she appeared onstage in London 17 years ago in The Blue Room. The Oscar winner is back this season to play the vaunted English scientist Rosalind Franklin in Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51, which has a final week of previews prior to opening September 14 at the Noel Coward Theatre. Tony winner Michael Grandage is at the helm.Also: Finishing previews this week as well is another September 14 opening: the stage premiere at Wilton’s Music Hall of director Peter Joucla’s adaptation of the 1973 film The Sting, a project that has no relation to the planned Broadway musical. September 7 sees the opening of the West End transfer to the Trafalgar Studios of Robert Icke’s scorching production of Aeschylus’s murderous Oresteia, with Lia Williams, Angus Wright and Luke Thompson all in top form.SEPTEMBER 14-20Whatever Lola Wants: Jerry Mitchell has become something of a London mainstay with credits that include a Legally Blonde that improved upon its Broadway predecessor. Now, the director/choreographer’s Tony-winning Kinky Boots is saying “yeah” to London audiences. It opens on September 15 with The Voice star Matt Henry and 2015 Olivier nominee Killian Donnelly (Memphis) in the leading roles.Also: In a big British week for Harvey Fierstein, the Broadway regular gets a second London opening September 16 with the Southwark Playhouse premiere of Casa Valentina, starring Gareth Snook (Company, Assassins) and Tamsin Carroll (Miss Saigon). Final performance Sept. 19 at the Almeida of James Macdonald’s superb production of Bakkhai, the Euripides tragedy featuring Ben Whishaw and Bertie Carvel as the most biting double-act in town.SEPTEMBER 21-27Foote-Loose: The great Simon Russell Beale teams up at the Hampstead Theatre with the protean director Richard Eyre on Mr. Foote’s Other Leg, Ian Kelly’s play about the one-legged actor-satirist Samuel Foote who was himself a major name in 1770s London. The names involved in this production have led to the show selling out before it opens September 21, but you can always try for returns.Also: Last performance September 26 at the Donmar of Splendour, Abi Morgan’s play about the wife of an unnamed dictator who prefers to swill vodka even as her country crashes in around her: Sinead Cusack is scintillating in the part. Michael Feinstein takes to the Adelphi Theatre for a single night of crooning on September 27 while the Kinky Boys cast puts up their heels.SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 3A Regal Transfer: Among this year’s unlikelier hits was the February debut of Farinelli and the King, about the relationship between Philippe V of Spain and the celebrated castrato, Farinelli. Such was the power of three-time Tony-winner Mark Rylance’s performance as the bipolar monarch that his wife Claire van Kampen’s comedy-drama is getting a West End upgrade, opening September 29 at the Duke of York’s with whispers of Broadway to follow.Also: Yet more Greeks? Yes, this time an Almeida production of the mother of all psychodramas, Medea, with 2008 Tony nominee Kate Fleetwood (Macbeth) in the title role and directed by her husband, Rupert Goold: opening night is October 1. The night before finds film star Nick Moran (Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels) at north London’s cozy Park Theatre playing a bond trader in Roaring Trade, a new play by TV writer Steve Thompson.
Rory McIlroy: “Obviously I’ll get to watch my daughter grow up a little bit and have fun with that. I’ll try to get away from it, but there’s certainly some stuff in my golf game that I want to work on before next year” By Keith JacksonLast Updated: 15/11/20 9:42pm 0:22 Rory McIlroy caught a flyer out of the rough down the par-five 15th and carried his second shot over the green before his ball rolled into water – Advertisement – Rory McIlroy is looking forward to being “a man of leisure” for the next few weeks after ending his competitive year with a top-five finish at the Masters.McIlroy’s quest to complete a Grand Slam of major titles will resume in April after he was unable to match the sustained brilliance of runaway winner Dustin Johnson at Augusta National, although it could have been a different story had he not opened with a three-over 75.He was happy with his response as he followed rounds of 66 and 67 with a final-day 69, and he was within five of the leader when he birdied three of the first eight holes having been eight back overnight, but he picked up only one more shot – making a four at the 13th for the first time in the week.
Some 173 million Chinese tourists travel around the world annually, generating a global income that is worth a total of $270 billion, said the minister. Of these, Indonesia only welcomes 2 million Chinese tourists. Meanwhile, Singapore and Japan welcome about 6 million Chinese tourists, respectively. Luhut said Indonesia was on a campaign to boost Chinese tourist numbers to up to 10 million people in the future. “Chinese tourists spend more money per person now than American tourists,” he said. Two Chinese tourists take a shoot during a prewedding in Bajra Sandi monument tour, Denpasar, Bali, on Wednesday, January 29. 2020. (JP/Zul Trio Anggono)The coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease, has spread to nearly 30 countries since it first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December.As of Monday, more than 2,500 deaths from the virus had been confirmed in mainland China, while nearly 30 people outside mainland China have died after contracting the virus. More than 77,000 infections have been recorded worldwide, AFP reports.Indonesia imposed a travel ban to and from mainland China on Feb. 5, however, many Chinese nationals have extended their stays in Indonesia, securing emergency stay permits that enable them to remain in the country for another 30 days after their visas expire. (gis)Topics : Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan has said the outbreak of a novel coronavirus around the globe has affected Indonesian tourism, with estimated losses of around US$500 million.“[According to] data from Bank Indonesia, [our] tourism has lost US$500 million in a month,” he told the press on Tuesday as quoted by antaranews.com. Luhut went on to say the government had created tourism packages in an effort to cut the losses.
Residents living alongside the Ciliwung River canal in Kebon Manggis, Matraman, East Jakarta, have raised concerns over their safety after Jl. Kesatrian X, a street running in front of their houses and right beside the canal, collapsed on Tuesday.The subsided 50-meter section of the street forced motorcycles and cars onto alternative routes on Wednesday, leaving only about 30 centimeters of space for residents to walk along the street. The East Jakarta Water Resources Management Agency and the Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PPSU) began to build a gabion wall to reinforce the riverbank on Tuesday afternoon.“I’m really concerned about the safety of living here because of the incident,” said a resident named Rubinah. “I’m afraid that it might damage my house.”The road section collapsed on Tuesday morning after overflowing water from the Manggarai sluice gate — located around 900 meters from the place of the incident – flooded the water canal along the street.The water level at the sluice gate increased due to heavy rain in Jakarta — which had also caused floods in at least 294 community units across the capital last week. The water gradually eroded the riverbank and, on Feb. 25, caused the street to crack, authorities said. As the volume of water in the river kept increasing, the crack abruptly widened, causing the street to collapse.It was the second such incident that occurred on Jl. Kesatrian. In February 2018, another section of the street collapsed after failing to withstand the weight of overloaded vehicles. The Jakarta administration had repaired the street immediately after the incident, installing a gabion wall alongside the riverbank on the affected section.Rubinah expressed fear that children who played around on the street almost every day might accidentally fall into the canal.Heri, the head of neighborhood unit RT 12 in Kebon Manggis, said the incident had forced him and other residents to set up a 24-hour surveillance post near the collapsed street to warn people living in the area.“Living safely in our own neighborhood is our main concern at the moment, so we are committed to protecting residents day and night,” Heri said.The fact that East Jakarta authorities quickly send officials to inspect the area on Tuesday and talk to the locals had gradually allayed their concerns, he added.However, he urged the administration to improve flood mitigation along the street, saying a gabion wall was not the solution.“We don’t want the administration to build gabions anymore, because it only causes more damage to the street. We want the administration to place concrete sheet piles at the riverbank, just like any other rivers in Jakarta, to improve soil retention,” he said.East Jakarta Water Resources Management Agency head Santo said his office was aware of the residents’ demand to install concrete sheet piles.However, he said, sheet pile projects were not under the authority of his agency; instead that was the responsibility of the Ciliwung-Cisadane Flood Control Office (BBWSCC) — an agency under the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.“Therefore, building a gabion wall at the riverbank is not our long-term solution, as it’s merely a part of our emergency response. However, we have coordinated with the BBWSCC regarding the residents’ demand,” Santo said.The agency, according to Santo, deployed around 20 officers every day to build the wall, which was expected to be completed next month.The agency has also been working to identify other riverbanks across East Jakarta prone to subsidence.Santo said his team would in particular keep an eye on residential areas near the Buaran River in Kalimalang and neighborhoods alongside the Sunter River.“We just hope that similar accidents won’t happen in other places in East Jakarta,” he said. (glh)Topics :
“If in the fullness of time that resource has spare capacity and is performing well, then there is a possibility it will be made available for other investors. It is something to strive for in the long term.”The eight* participating LGPS will be pooling £32.6bn (€38.5bn) of assets, some 41% of which is – as at the end of March 2021 – expected to be held outside of the Authorised Contractual Scheme (ACS), the collective investment vehicle that will be set up to hold the pension funds’ listed equity and bond holdings.The pool is still deciding on the mechanism by which it will provide funds with access to alternative asset classes, some of which could end up also being managed within the ACS if this is possible.More direct property The assets that are not in the ACS, but could end up in there, include indirect property investments, which the pool aims to scale back over time to grow direct property assets.As a pool, LGPS Central has some £2bn of property holdings, including direct and pooled funds.The switch to direct from indirect will be achieved partly as a result of closed-end funds held by a number of the pool members coming to the natural end of their lifetime, with the money returned to be invested into direct property.Pratt said: “It’s more likely to be a natural wastage-type development and taking advantage of market liquidity as and when that exists within open-ended pooled property funds.”The switch from indirect to direct property investment is expected to contribute to cost savings, which have been estimated to reach £29m per annum as at 31 March 2033, 15 years after the date the pool goes live, in April 2018.As concerns infrastructure, the pool has a target asset allocation of 3.8% as at 31 December 2015, but is aiming to grow this to at least 5%, “but up to 6% or 7% estimated”, depending on each of the participating pension fund’s investment strategy.This is according to the pool’s recent submission to the UK government, which states that a number of the participating funds already have plans to review and increase their allocations.“Two Funds have no current allocation but are starting to assess the potential strategic value of the asset class,” it said.“The target allocation is based on data gathered from each Fund regarding their potential appetite for infrastructure.”*Pension schemes for Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands Pension Fund (including West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority) and Worcestershire The Central asset pool that eight UK local government pension schemes (LGPS) are forming has a long-term aim to offer investment-management services to third-party investors, such as charities.Creating a “regional centre of excellence for investments management, able (in the long term) to offer services to other pension funds, charities and endowments” is one of the pool’s seven stated objectives.However, Colin Pratt, investment manager at Leicestershire County Council, the administering authority for the Leicestershire Pension Fund, emphasised that this was not a priority for the pool but rather a potential long-term development.“The pool will start with an internal investment-management resource, and there is no doubt that, for a minimum of the first five years, the pool’s ambition is purely and simply to manage the assets belonging to the pool participants and nothing over and beyond that,” he said.
Catch a game of AFL at Cazalys Stadium in Westcourt. PICTURE: STEWART MCLEANINNER Cairns suburbs are becoming hot property and Westcourt is no exception.Renters make up almost two-thirds of residents in the area, proving it is a prime investment hub thanks to its proximity to the CBD, businesses, shops and major highways north and south of the city.Median vendor discounts sitting at about 10 per cent also make it a prime spot to snap up a bargain, and with a median sale price of $360,500 and growth of four per cent over the past 12 months Westcourt’s popularity is not set to wane.A diverse mixture of housing styles around Jones, Collinson, Gatton and Mulgrave streets offer great examples of inter-war, post-war, 1950s and more recent architectural styles including highset Queenslanders.Buchan St is distinctive due to its predominance of 1970s-style architecture with generally rectangular floor plans typical of the time period.Facilities in the suburb include the DFO Cairns shopping centre, several local parks, the Cairns Cricket Ground, retirement villages and a fire station. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoWestcourt’s Cazalys Stadium has hosted AFL premier games and music superstar Elton John, while DFO Cairns shopping centre has undergone a multimillion-dollar revamp.Westcourt is conveniently located to access many services and facilities in nearby suburbs, particularly for those who rely on public transport.The original land was a dairy farm that was subdivided in 1886.Formerly locally known as West Cairns, a proposal to name the suburb Westgate was changed after the tragic West Gate Bridge collapse in Melbourne in 1970.Rapid growth occurred in the 1970s and again between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings, particularly high density, were added to the area.This area is also home to plenty of large specialty shops as well as car dealerships and medical practices and facilities.Although there are no schools in Westcourt, there are a number of educational options fewer than five minutes’ drive away.
Protesters onFriday walked for miles from around Santiago to converge on Plaza Italia. The protests,which started over a hike in public transport fares last Friday, have killed atleast 17 people, injured hundreds, resulted in over 7,000 arrests and causedmore than $1.4 billion of losses to businesses.(Reuters) Gov. KarlaRubilar said around a million people marched in the capital – over five percentof the country’s population. Protesters elsewhere took to the streets in everymajor Chilean city. Demonstrators march with flags and signs during a protest against state economic model in Santiago, Chile on Oct. 25. REUTERS/IVAN ALVARADO SANTIAGO –Around one million Chileans protested peacefully in the capital Santiago in thebiggest rallies yet since violence broke out a week ago over entrenchedinequality in the South American nation.
The 8th Grade A Sunman Dearborn Trojans defeated the 8th Grade A Greensburg Pirates on Thursday night by a final score of 53-31. The Trojans led from start to finish and put together 24 minutes of disciplined basketball. It was a total team effort by all 11 players. The Trojans are back in action on Monday against Connersville. Courtesy of Trojans Coach Thomas Meyer.