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

West Brom claim shock win at Man Utd

first_imgSaido Berahino’s low strike earned West Brom their first win over Manchester United at Old Trafford since 1978.Morgan Amalfitano’s composed chip over David De Gea put West Brom in front after the break before Wayne Rooney’s free-kick brought United level.Berahino then got his first Premier League goal, with Marouane Fellaini’s late effort ruled out for offside.The defeat for United ensured their worst start to a league campaign after six games since 1989-90.Less than a week on from their 4-1 hammering at the hands of Manchester City, United were desperate for three points and West Brom appeared to offer the perfect fixture, with the Baggies without a win over United since 1984 and none at Old Trafford since December 1978.But they were to be outdone by Steve Clarke’s side, who ensured United remain on seven points after six games, the same tally they had collected 24 years ago in the old Division One. The hosts created a few early chances despite a laboured start, with West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill making a comfortable save from a Rooney header. The Baggies should have taken the lead on the half-hour mark when Stephane Sessegnon headed wide after being found by midfielder Amalfitano, who is on loan from Marseille.United boss David Moyes will have been frustrated with his side’s hesitant approach in the final third and, when they did breach the West Brom defence, the hosts were wasteful as Rooney headed over from Nani’s cross.Berahino, who replaced the injured Scott Sinclair early in the first half, blasted over just before the break from close range with a number of red shirts on the line as Clarke’s side matched their more favoured hosts.The Baggies continued to push forward after the break and Sessegnon slid a cute ball to Berahino, but the England Under-21 international’s low shot was saved by De Gea with his feet. However, the opener came through the magic of Amalfitano, who ran through the United defence before he sent De Gea to ground with a clever faked shot then lifted the ball stylishly over the Spaniard. United were still struggling to create chances but got some fortune when Rooney’s free-kick found its way to the net after it was missed by all the red shirts in the area and caught Myhill out.The goals sparked the game into life, Jonas Olsson hitting the bar when he headed into the ground and the ball spun over De Gea, who then pulled off a superb finger-tip save to stop Amalfitano’s shot finding the top corner.However, De Gea could do nothing to stop Berahino from putting West Brom back into the lead as the striker’s low strike nestled into the bottom corner soon after.United pushed for an equaliser in the final stages but Fellaini was adjudged to be offside from Nani’s cross before fellow substitute Adnan Januzaj blasted wide.last_img read more

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani set for simulated game on Monday

first_img“I’m really looking forward to going back on the mound,” Ohtani said through his interpreter on Saturday. “I was supposed to be pitching the whole year, but I got hurt. I’m almost back on track.”Manager Mike Scioscia added that Ohtani will still be able to hit the same day as a 50-pitch simulated game. At some point, the volume of his pitching work will prevent him from hitting, but the Angels apparently aren’t there yet.ALSOHansel Robles (shoulder impingement) has thrown a bullpen session and “feels very good,” said Scioscia. Robles is eligible to come off the disabled list already…Justin Upton (finger laceration) said he’s getting his stitches removed on Wednesday. He is eligible to come off the DL when the Angels began a series in Houston on Thursday…The Angels are still evaluating Matt Shoemaker after his 45-pitch simulated game on Friday, Scioscia said. Shoemaker’s next outing will get him up to around 60 pitches, and it could be another simulated game or a minor league game.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Felix Peña, 1-3, 4.53) vs. Astros (LHP Framber Valdez, 1-0, 0.00), 1 p.m., Sunday, Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM). Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield The Angels have been careful not to say much about their plans for Ohtani beyond his next session, but it’s getting to the point where you can start to predict when he might return to the majors.Ohtani was pitching once a week before he got hurt. If he takes the mound one week after Monday’s simulated game, that would be on Sept. 3, at Texas. The Angels could have Ohtani start in the majors, throwing as little as 50 pitches, because they’d have a full bullpen with expanded rosters to back him up.As for how much they need to see from Ohtani in September to declare he’s healthy going into next season, Eppler said there’s no minimum.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter “Just let him pitch,” Eppler said.Ohtani, who threw a 21-pitch bullpen session on Saturday, said he’s eager to return. He hasn’t pitched since June 6, out since then because of a grade 2 sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament. So far it seems the platelet-rich plasma injections and stem-cell therapy has worked. ANAHEIM — Shohei Ohtani’s next big test will be on Monday, when he throw about 45 to 50 pitches in a simulated game, according to General Manager Billy Eppler.Just over a month into Ohtani’s throwing program, he’s done about as well as could be expected.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“We’re glad he’s able to hit each marker,” Eppler said Saturday. “In the sim games he’s thrown so far, the feedback we’ve grabbed from a qualitative aspect, the coaches on the ground, the video analysis and the medical data, we’ve been happy with what we’ve seen.”Ohtani so far has faced hitters twice, each time throwing about 30 pitches. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Suns stun Clippers on Devin Booker’s buzzer-beater

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ The Suns (29-39) improved to 3-0 in the bubble, further improving their chances of forcing a play-in for a playoff berth following the eight scheduled seeding games.The Clippers stumbled to 1-2 at at Walt Disney World Resort, and they now stand at 45-22 overall, still second in the standings, a game ahead of the Denver Nuggets.Still missing Montrezl Harrell, who is outside of the bubble mourning his grandmother’s death, Coach Doc Rivers’ squad took a step forward, toward full strength Tuesday with Williams’ return from the 10-day quarantine. His challenging, extended isolation was on account of a trip to a gentlemen’s club for food while he was out of the bubble for a funeral.But then the Clippers took a step back when Patrick Beverley exited the game after eight minutes with left calf soreness. Rivers said the Clippers will play it safe with their fiery guard: “I don’t think it’s bad, (but) we’re going to be very cautious, I can tell you that.”Williams played 20 minutes, 48 seconds Tuesday, scoring seven points on 3 of 8 shooting, to go along with six rebounds and a team-high six assists, as well as three of the Clippers’ 10 turnovers. Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Whatever comeback story the Phoenix Suns are working on in the bubble, the Clippers didn’t have it in them to interrupt it Tuesday.Suns star Devin Booker spoiled Lou Williams’ return to action, pouring in a game-high 35 points – including the game-winning basket, after spinning away from Kawhi Leonard and shooting over the outstretched arms of Paul George with time expiring – to lift Phoenix to the 117-115 victory.“They played good basketball today, the Phoenix Suns did,” said Leonard, who scored eight of his team-high 27 points in the fourth quarter, as the Clippers closed an eight-point gap but never could move in front.“They played together. Devin Booker came out playing aggressive, great.” “Lou was OK,” Rivers said. “Obviously didn’t have great timing. Played Probably more minutes than I thought he could; I was happy with that.”So was Williams.“Yeah, I needed it, I needed it,” he said. “I don’t know if I was going to be able to just watch that game today with the last 10 days being by myself, being isolated, watching so much basketball — watching so much good basketball.“It would have been difficult just to watch this game. It was good for me to get out there, get a few minutes in, try to contribute the best I could.”Spurred by Booker, the Suns enjoyed a lead for most of the game, thwarting every one of the Clippers’ attempts to build momentum, including late, when they tied it at 111 on Ivica Zubac’s putback with 1:56 left.In those final two minutes, Deandre Ayton (19 points) and Leonard (seven rebounds and three assists) traded buckets. Booker made a jumper and Leonard made two free throws.And then, after Zubac — who equaled his season high of 18 points — grabbed his 12th rebound, the big man’s hurried outlet pass was intercepted by Mikal Bridges, who got the ball to Booker, and he put a bow on the game.“I thought, as a group, we just had so many mental errors,” Rivers said. “Zu was included in that. So his numbers were great, but he’s a better player than he even played today.”For the Clippers, Marcus Morris Sr. got going with 16 points, the second-most he’s scored as a Clipper, and George added 24 – although only one of them was a 3-pointer. George connected on eight 3-pointers in both of his first two seeding games.As a team, the Clippers shot 8 of 29 from behind the arc, taking only four more than they made in their victory over New Orleans on Saturday, when they set a franchise record for 3-pointers.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more