Please Login LOGIN Reset By Mike Weir 30/05/2019 Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium About 15 years ago, your correspondent – bored with sitting at a screen in the back offices of a certain British state broadcaster, and also sick of delivering pizza in the evenings to make ends meet – decided to become an HGV driver.At the time, tanker drivers were striking, causing nationwide fuel shortages, because they only got paid £40k a year.Moreover, the news then was full of stories about how the haulage industry was about to grind to a halt … Reset Your Password New Premium subscriber REGISTER Forgotten your password? Please click here Email* Password* Premium subscriber LOGIN << Go back Email* Please either REGISTER or login below to continue
On Oct. 20, Henry Rosovsky, Ph.D. ’59 received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Asian University for Women. The connection between the longtime academic and leader of Harvard and a relatively young women’s university in Bangladesh may surprise at face value, but exemplifies Rosovsky’s commitment to enabling humanity to reach its highest potential.Rosovsky made his first etch in what would become his deep mark on Harvard when he arrived as a graduate student in the late 1940s; since then, he has served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Acting President, Chair and Professor of the Economics Department, and the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University. Widely recognized for his academic contributions in economic history and political economy, particularly of Japan, Rosovsky stands out amongst his peers not only for his sharpness of mind but also for his warmth of heart.In 2000, Rosovsky chaired the Task Force on Higher Education and Society, convened by the World Bank and UNESCO, with Mamphela Ramphele, whose findings both spurred and supported the establishment of the Asian University for Women. Opened in 2008 in Chittagong, Bangladesh, AUW seeks to cultivate the region’s next generation of women leaders, identifying talented women from communities which offer few opportunities for advancement. AUW was founded by Kamal Ahmad, A.B. ’87 and Jack Meyer, M.B.A. ’69 in 2008, and has benefitted from Rosovsky’s guidance from its inception. In the company of Rosovsky’s life partner Nitza Rosovsky, former Harvard President Derek Bok, AUW alumnae Saren Keang and Jampa Latso, and AUW Support Foundation Board representatives Catherine Sasanuma and Kathleen Pike, Meyer and Ahmad presented Rosovsky with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.AUW Co-founder Jack Meyer remarked, “Asian University for Women pledges in its mission statement to educate women to be skilled and innovative professionals, service-oriented leaders, and promoters of intercultural understanding who lead sustainable human and economic development. A true embodiment of these aspirations, Henry comes to mind as we consider how one person can combine these myriad mandates for a university graduate who gives back.” read more
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions continued to grow loans and membership in the first quarter of the year, with total loans outstanding rising 10.6 percent and membership up by more than 2.8 million year over year, according to first-quarter call report data released by NCUA on Tuesday.Lending at federally insured credit unions grew 1.3 percent in the first quarter and totaled $721.9 billion as of March 31, the call report data show. Membership totaled 99.97 million as of March 31.The data also showed loan delinquencies at their lowest first-quarter levels in 8 years – falling to 69 basis points from 81 basis points a year before.“The first-quarter data shows credit unions continue to excel at providing outstanding value and exemplary service to their members,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “Additionally, credit unions continue to demonstrate their commitment to helping member small businesses develop and grow jobs.” continue reading » read more
West Indies batting star Chris Gayle leads a list of seven regional players retained by their teams ahead of the 2017 Indian Premier League auction.The 36-year-old left-handed batsman has been retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore, who were beaten in the last year’s final by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Spinner Samuel Badree has also been retained by the Southern Indian team.All-rounder Andre Russell has also appeared on the list of the Kolkata Knight Riders, despite being recently suspended for a year by his country’s Anti-doping authority. Predictably mystery spinner Sunil Narine has also been retained by the team, but West Indies One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 captain Jason Holder has been dropped.West Indies Twenty20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite has retained his place with the Delhi Daredevils, while Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons have been retained by the Mumbai Indians. There was no such luck for Jamaican fast bowler Jerome Taylor, however, as he was dropped by the franchise.West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo will also be looking for a new club after being released by the Gujrat Lions.The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction is confirmed to take place on 20th February. read more
Tennis players on the ATP and WTA Tours have been asked not to hand out towels and sweatbands to fans amid fears of spreading coronavirus.Players will also not accept tennis balls or other items from fans to sign autographs, or even pens to sign them with.Other measures designed to prevent COVID-19 disrupting the sport will see ball boys and girls provided with gloves to wear on court. They will also not handle player towels and drinks during matches while mascots will no longer hold hands with players when they walk onto the court for matches.The measures will apply to all tournaments on the elite men’s and women’s tours this spring including Indian Wells and the Miami Open.A joint ATP and WTA statement read: ‘The health and safety of our players, fans, staff and tournament personnel is paramount and, as the outbreak of COVID-19 continues, these are common sense precautions for us to take.‘We continue to monitor this closely on a daily basis, working with our players and tournaments, as well as public health authorities as the situation evolves globally.‘The precautionary health measures will be implemented across all WTA events and ATP Tour and ATP Challenger Tour events through the 2020 spring season, with a further review to follow.’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more
Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Still, other financial issues remain. The players requested a total of $100 million in advance of their second, abbreviated spring training. If the postseason were to be cancelled due to a second wave of the novel coronavirus, the players requested a total of $100 million in salary to be deferred with interest.Players also proposed allowing anyone to opt out of playing, given the risk of contracting Covid-19. Can a major league player with an underlying medical condition opt out and still receive his pro rata salary and service time? These details have yet to be finalized.Monday’s report offers hope that the two sides can move forward with the pro rata salary issue behind them. That had been a major sticking point among players who used their social media to comment on the league’s series of proposals.There is no hard deadline for the two sides to reach agreement. However, if the June 30 start date is a sticking point among the players’ union, any hypothetical spring training would need to begin soon.A 114-game season would pay players 70.4 percent of their 2020 salaries. A 50-game season would pay 30.9 percent. The smaller sample of games could produce wildly unexpected standings, batting averages, and winning percentages than fans are accustomed to. More than the sanctity of baseball statistics, the proposed reduction in player pay will determine how long of a season is acceptable. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Related Articles How many games does a baseball team have to play to make the regular season “regular”?According to a report by ESPN Monday, the answer is somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 games, under terms being discussed by Major League Baseball in response to the latest offer from the MLB Players’ Association.In the players’ proposal, issued Sunday, teams would play 114 regular season games between June 30 and Oct. 31. Playing half the season they envisioned is just one detail of many for the players to consider, if and when a formal counterproposal is received.Chief among them is the issue of pay. The players’ association has insisted repeatedly that team owners already agreed to pro rata compensation – paying players their agreed-upon 2020 salaries in proportion to the length of the regular season – and that this point is no longer ground for collective bargaining. The owners’ latest proposal would provide pro rata compensation. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error read more
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Josh Bourne, Zachary Fournier and Travis Beaubien replied for the Heat.Beaver Valley, which broke open the game with four second period goals, held period leads of 1-0 and 5-3.The Hawks also outshot the Heat 35-31.Tallon Kramer, winning for the 12th time in the playoffs against two losses, was in goal to register the win for the Nitehawks.Nic Bruyere took the loss in goal for the Heat.The series shifts to Chase for Game three, Thursday, and four, if necessary, Friday.If a fifth and deciding game is needed it will be played Sunday April 2 back at the Fruitvale Arena. Captain Sam Swanson scored twice to lead the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a convincing 6-3 victory over the Chase Heat in the opening game of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship Monday night in Fruitvale.Game two of the best-of-five League Final is set for Tuesday in Beaver Valley.Tyler Hartman, adding two assists to finish the game with three points, Bradley Ross, Mitch Foyle and Jake Yuris also scored for the regular season champions.Swanson also had three points in the game. read more
More than 150 gymnasts from throughout the Kootenay region took to the Heritage City Saturday to compete in the annual Glacier Gymnastics Club Glacier Judges Cup competition.The event attracted 154 gymnasts from Castlegar, Trail, Invermere and Nelson competed in 15 Skill level categories.“This was the first competition of the season for many of our gymnasts,” said Glacier Head Coach, Sandra Long. “There were many personal best achievements and the coaching team was very pleased with the way the team performed.” In the Performance Plus category Lillianna Mucha, Synnove Landsgard, Rylin Patterson, Charlotte Anderson, Anni-Mae Bruce, Teija Hartman, Aziel MacMillan and Keira Badry all took home an All Around Gold.In the Zone 1 competitive category 7 of Glacier’s up and coming gymnasts received a Gold ranking All Around, Ember Mullin-Topf, Penelope Dawson, Anika Denkovski, Rebecka van Hellemond, Elsa Troutet, Maggie Kormany and Kaija Poitras.Four of Glacier’s Junior Olympic Level 6 gymnasts claimed All Around Gold, Macy Loutit, Anouk Prud’homme, Jersey Skolka and Asia Szczepanski.In the Junior Highschool Program, Ankaret Georget claimed All Around Gold in the Level 2 category.Eleven of Glacier’s gymnast won special awards; Lillianna Mucha and Juliet Leschuk for Fastest Run on Vault. Jasmin White, Synnove Landsgard and Mary Trobak for Highest Dismount on Bars. Rylin Patterson and Danika Eberle for Best Artistry on Beam. Asia Szczepanski, Kallie Badry, Keira Badry and Farah van’t Land for Biggest Smile during their Floor routines.Lumay Plautz of Nelson on the balance beam excited the crowd with her routine during Saturday action at the Glacier Gymnastic Judges Cup. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily read more