Ignatieff to return to Harvard Kennedy School as professor of practice

first_img Read Full Story Acclaimed academic, author and former politician Michael Ignatieff will rejoin Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) in January 2013 in a half-time faculty appointment as professor of practice. He will also assume a half-time appointment as professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.Born in Canada, educated at the University of Toronto and Harvard University, Ignatieff has written 17 books, worked as a television presenter and documentary filmmaker, editorial columnist and university instructor. He is a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and holds eleven honorary degrees.“I’m honored to return to the Kennedy School, and I’m delighted to continue to teach young Canadians at the Munk School of Global Affairs,” said Ignatieff. “It’s a privilege to teach at these great schools of global affairs and public policy.”David Ellwood, dean of the Kennedy School, said, “Michael Ignatieff bridges the gap between academic and practitioner. His experience and insights on matters of politics, public policy and human rights bring a unique and invaluable perspective to the classroom. We are very pleased to have him back at HKS.”last_img read more

Petrofac and Danos to Team Up

first_imgPetrofac and Danos, a US-based oilfield services provider, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The MoU is structured to progress discussions towards the formation a joint venture (JV) Agreement for the pursuit of opportunities to deliver services across the oil and gas asset life cycle, with a focus on supporting operations and asset management solutions.The two organisations are seeking to combine their collective strengths in a JV to provide a differentiated service offering to hydrocarbon resource holders. These service capabilities would be deployed to support operations across all phases of the asset life cycle including late life and decommissioning.To remind, Danos has recently been awarded a contract by Shell Exploration and Production Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, to provide mechanical and automation maintenance services for three of its production hubs and associated subsea infrastructure located in the Gulf of Mexico.Dave Blackburn, senior vice president, Petrofac Engineering and Production Services, said: “The ‘lower for longer’ operating environment requires a different approach to be taken and we see this as an ideal time for our two companies to come together in this alliance. As many companies are forced to consider how to reduce operating and lifting costs, or improve efficiencies, the blend of our capabilities, from skilled, competent local people through to fully holistic asset-led solutions provides us with a clear platform from which we can respond.”Paul Danos, executive vice president, Danos said: “At Danos, part of our purpose is to ‘solve big challenges for our customers’. We see a clear need for new and creative solutions to address the developing challenges brought on by the current market realities. I am excited about the strong capabilities that this alliance creates to offer relevant solutions to our customers.”last_img read more

New transmission part of Brinn awards program for Modifieds

first_imgBAY CITY, Mich. – A new transmission is the top prize in the IMCA awards program renewed for 2014 by Brinn. The Bay City, Mich., manufacturer gives $50 product certificates to designated place finishers at 30 special events this season. Those drivers will be entered in a post-season drawing, with the winner receiving the new Brinn transmission. Product certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office after official results from specials are received. Recipient of the transmission for 2013 was Ryan McDaniel of Olivehurst, Calif., runner-up at Ocean Speedway’s Pat Pettit Memorial. Informa­tion about the complete line of Brinn products is available by calling 989 686-8920 and at the www.brinninc.com website. 2014 is Brinn’s 12th season as an IMCA sponsor. “It is hard to believe that we’ve partnered with Brinn for a dozen years now,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said, “but they make a great product for IMCA Modified drivers and we will gladly award another free one at the conclusion of the season.”last_img read more

Maine Sluggers to host softball camp July 17-21

first_imgELLSWORTH — Maine Sluggers is set to host a summer softball camp July 17-21 at its facility in Brewer.Coaches Emily Gilmore, Rachel Martin and Ashley Tinsman will instruct players on hitting, pitching, fielding, catching, throwing, base running and more.Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17-20 and from 9-noon July 21. Attendees will receive a T-shirt and will have a pizza party on the last day of camp. At the end of camp, Maine Sluggers will name a “Camper of the Week,” who will receive free admission to next year’s camp.To register, contact Jenn Plourde via cell phone at 951-2250 or via email at [email protected] MaineSluggers.com. Registration is $250.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Hancock’s Kaylee Bagley wins free-throw title

first_imgHANCOCK — A year after winning her first Maine free-throw shooting championship, Kaylee Bagley has added a win in another statewide competition.Bagley claimed victory in the 9-year-old division of Maine’s Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Saturday at Old Town High School. The Hancock native outshot each of her competitors to seal the win.Last year, Bagley made 18 of her 25 attempts to win the 8-9 age bracket at the state’s Elks Free Throw Hoop Shoot. This time, she upped her winning total to an impressive 23 of 25.Bagley posed for a photo with an official contest basketball after the event this time around, but an even bigger prize might also be on the horizon in the not-too-distant future.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“She’s hoping soon it will be a photo of her with a Gold Ball,” said her mother, Christine.last_img read more

Winthrop looks to extend streak vs Longwood

first_imgSUPER SENIORS: Winthrop’s Chandler Vaudrin, Josh Ferguson and Hunter Hale have collectively accounted for 40 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 36 percent of all Eagles points over the last five games.BIG SOUTH IMPROVEMENT: The Eagles have scored 84.3 points per game and allowed 66.9 points per game in conference play thus far. Those are both substantial improvements over the 71.5 points scored and 72.1 points allowed per game to non-conference foes.CLUTCH CHANDLER: Vaudrin has connected on 42.9 percent of the 49 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 10 over his last three games. He’s also made 49.5 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Longwood is 0-13 this year when it scores 67 points or fewer and 9-2 when it scores at least 68.STREAK STATS: Winthrop has won its last five road games, scoring 84 points, while allowing 68 per game.DID YOU KNOW: The Winthrop offense has scored 81 points per game, the 10th-highest figure in Division I. Longwood has only averaged 68.3 points per game, which ranks 229th nationally. February 7, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWinthrop (17-7, 11-0) vs. Longwood (9-15, 4-7)Willett Hall, Farmville, Virginia; Saturday, 3 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Winthrop looks for its 12th straight conference win against Longwood. Winthrop’s last Big South loss came against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers 77-63 on March 7, 2019. Longwood is coming off a 71-63 win over Charleston Southern in its most recent game. Associated Press center_img Winthrop looks to extend streak vs Longwood ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Panel of innovators

first_imgZhiliang Zhao | Daily TrojanSpeakers from a variety of business and technology companies discuss innovation at the inaugural USC Innovation Forum, held last Friday in the Annenberg Innovation Lab. The forum, part of the Los Angeles Innovation Week series of events, offered insight into the role education can play in innovation.last_img

Tipp minors book place in Munster final

first_imgSpeaking to Tipp FM after the match, Tipp’s minor manager Liam Cahill paid tribute to how his side rallied to come from behind. Tipp’s minor hurlers came from behind to claim a stunning win over Cork in last night’s Munster Minor semi final. At half time, the Premier County trailed by 1-9 to 0-9 and Cork got the first three points of the second half…however from then on it was all Tipp as they scored nine of the next 10 points and dominated the middle of the pitch. A huge swing towards the Premier left the final score at Pairc Ui Rinn at Tipperary 0-23 Cork 1-15…Tipp will now go on to contest the Munster Final against Limerick on the 10th July last_img read more

LA LIGA wrap: Real Madrid held at home by Villarreal

first_imgLa Liga leaders Real Madrid dropped points at home for only the second time this season when Villarreal fought back from a goal down in an entertaining 1-1 draw that left Real two points ahead of Barcelona on Sunday.Champions Atletico Madrid also stumbled, a 0-0 stalemate at Sevilla denting their chances of a second consecutive Spanish title and leaving them five points behind Barca in third.With a King’s Cup semifinal second leg against Barca looming on Wednesday, Villarreal coach Marcelino fielded a weakened side at the Bernabeu but it took Real until seven minutes into the second half to break the deadlock.Eric Bailly hauled Cristiano Ronaldo down in the penalty area and the Portugal captain picked himself up and sent goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo the wrong way with his spot-kick for his 30th goal of the campaign.Villarreal had the best chances in an even first half. Real keeper Iker Casillas did well to block a close-range Moises Gomez effort in the 12th minute and fullback Dani Carvajal cleared Gerard Moreno’s follow-up shot off the line.Moreno made up for his earlier miss and stunned the European champions when he lashed a shot low into the corner in the 64th minute. Ronaldo had two chances to restore Real’s lead but was twice denied by excellent Asenjo saves before substitute Jese missed an open goal after the Villarreal keeper had misjudged a cross.The visitors could even have claimed their first win at the Bernabeu when Luciano Vietto, another substitute, tested Casillas with a diving header four minutes from time.Villarreal withstood intense pressure in the final minutes, Ronaldo again going close with a header.It was the first game Real have failed to win at home in La Liga since they were beaten 2-1 by Atletico in September and was their first draw in Spain’s top flight this season.Elsewhere Carlo Ancelotti’s side lead on 61 points with 13 games left, with Barca, who host their great rivals at the Nou Camp in three weeks, on 59 after they won a scrappy game at Granada 3-1 on Saturday.Atletico have 54 points in third, one ahead of Valencia, who won 2-0 at home to Real Sociedad on Sunday and play at Atletico next weekend. Sevilla are seven points further back in fifth.–last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Pistons, Jazz ‘front-runners’ to land Grizzlies guard Mike Conley

first_imgThe Grizzlies are reportedly close to trading center Marc Gasol to the Hornets and have engaged multiple teams in discussions about Mike Conley.The Pistons and Jazz are “front-runners” to land the 31-year-old guard, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. Memphis has also reportedly spoken with the Raptors about Conley. NBA trade rumors: Hornets in ‘strong talks’ with Grizzlies about acquiring Marc Gasol According to a league source, #Pistons and Utah are current front runners to land Mike Conley. Info on that and what a trade may look like. https://t.co/URT5TakOMc— James Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) February 5, 2019Utah has reportedly offered the Grizzlies guard Ricky Rubio and a first-round pick in exchange for Conley, while the Pistons package would center around Reggie Jackson.Conley has spent his entire 12-year career in Memphis. He entered play Tuesday tallying 20.3 points and 6.3 assists per game while knocking down 35.9 percent of his 3-point attempts in 2018-19. Related News The Pistons headed into their game Tuesday against the Knicks 1 1/2 games behind the Heat for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a 23-29 record. The Jazz are 30-24 and in seventh place in the West.Meanwhile, Memphis stands at 21-33 and is all but out of the postseason race.center_img The point guard agreed to a five-year, $153 million deal with the Grizzlies in the summer of 2016. NBA trade rumors: Raptors offered Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas to Grizzlies for Mike Conley, Marc Gasollast_img read more