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A call for action, and for hope

first_imgWarning that the world is over-armed and peace underfunded, that billions of people live in deplorable conditions, that climate change is happening fast, and that racism, discrimination against women, and genocide are huge problems worldwide, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged Harvard faculty and students to continue research on these global problems and use what they learn to help improve conditions around the world.“A Harvard education is a tremendous gift,” he said. “The world needs you to use what you acquire here, not to perpetuate the status quo, but to be part of the transformation the world so urgently needs,” he told an overflow crowd of more than 1,000 in Memorial Church.Ban was on campus to receive the 2014 Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award. “The United Nations is a ship of hope, and Ban Ki-moon is the captain of this ship,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation, in presenting the award. “He has faced tough challenges with courage and prudence.”Sandra Naddaff, director of undergraduate studies, senior lecturer in comparative literature, and dean of Harvard Summer School, joined students Jiwon Kim of the Harvard Korean Association and Kirin Gupta of the Harvard Foundation in paying tribute to Ban. Harvard President Emeritus Derek C. Bok provided welcoming remarks.Mindful that students are in the middle of exam period, Ban wished them luck, and added, “You are not the only ones being tested at this time. People ask me quite often these days: ‘Why is the world facing so many crises at once? What is going wrong?’” He then presented his plans, working with U.N. member nations and partners around the world, to address such problems. They include the 15-year, eight-point Millennium Development Goals “to reduce extreme poverty and hunger; get children, especially girls, in school; ensure access to water and sanitation; improve the health of mothers and children, fight disease and protect the environment, all by the end of 2015. The gains have been remarkable,” he said, “but there is a long way to go.” He said U.N. members are working on plans to tackle these problems that “will take us to 2030.”Ban also talked about the scourge of Ebola. Hard-won progress for peace, human rights, and economic development in countries like Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea are “imperiled by the outbreak,” he said. “All three countries are now struggling to contain a complex crisis.” He added, “Over the years, Harvard’s scientists have helped the world to understand the virus. I urge you to continue your pioneering research efforts to understand this virus — and others for which we have neither vaccines nor cures.”On the problem of climate change and the threat of nuclear arms, Ban said nuclear weapons are poised to do great harm to the environment. “Nuclear weapons cannot be used without jeopardizing civilians. Even a limited or regional nuclear war can alter our climate and produce famine conditions“Let us … take our cue from Harvard’s own Professor John Holdren, now serving as President Obama’s science adviser,” who said 19 years ago, “‘Either we will achieve an environmentally sustainable prosperity for all, in a world where weapons of mass destruction have disappeared or become irrelevant, or we will all suffer from the chaos, conflict and destruction resulting from the failure to achieve this.’“I encourage Harvard to be an even bigger part of the transition to a safer, healthier, low-carbon future,” Ban said.Turning to Counter, Ban said, “Let me congratulate you for your long-standing efforts to promote harmony among the many communities at Harvard. People today are more connected than ever before. At its best, this process of interaction leads to interdependence and a recognition of our common humanity.”Addressing the Memorial Church audience, he said, “We cannot ward off earthquakes and other natural disasters. But man-made ills are entirely within our power to prevent. A sustainable world of freedom and dignity for all is entirely within our power to build. I look forward to the imprint you will make in advancing the common good.”last_img read more

Television royalty has decided to sell the family home in Bardon where her career began.

first_imgTelevision personality, Annette Allison, is selling the family home in Brisbane where her career began.Easy access to the television towers of Mount Coot-tha was one reason why 35 Eastment Street, Bardon was built. 35 Eastment Street, Bardon has hosted its fair share of celebity barbeques.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoIt’s the family home where television personality Annette Allison OAM began her career while still in her senior school year.“My parents built the house in about 1962,” Ms Allison said.“It was the beginning of my television career so it was close to the city for my father to go to work and it was close for me to drive up the mountain,” she said.“It’s a very much loved family home and there’s been a lot of reluctance about putting it on the market,” Ms Allison said.Ms Allison worked as a presenter at both Channel 7 and 9 in Brisbane, before moving to Victoria to host Good Morning Melbourne from 1979 and 1989.The four-bedroom two-level brick home has also hosted it’s fair share of 1980s celebrity soirees.“It was the scene of a lot of television parties,” she said.“All the Channel 9 and Channel 7 news readers — anyone I worked with in those days. It was also a time when Joy Chambers and Reg Grundy were in their courting days,” Ms Allison said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

Joshua against Wilder remains a key clash at heavyweight, says Froch

first_img Loading… Anthony Joshua against Deontay Wilder remains a key fight in the debate about the world’s best heavyweight and Oleksandr Usyk has more to prove, says Sky Sports expert Carl Froch. He boxed that journeyman in his first fight in the division and I wasn’t really impressed. You’ve got to have Andy Ruiz Jr in the top five because he firstly defeated AJ before losing to him. His only previous defeat was against Joseph Parker on points. You cannot say Daniel Dubois yet and I’ve got my reservations about Oleksandr Usyk, just purely because he’s not a natural heavyweight and he’s not beaten any of the big names. He boxed that journeyman in his first fight in the division and I wasn’t really impressed. He did what he needed to do, but his opponent was hapless. Fury is just in front of Joshua in the top spot. Part of my reasoning for this is because he was a lineal champion, beating Wladimir Klitschko a few years ago to become champion and never lost the titles in the ring. He came back when everybody thought he couldn’t beat Wilder and I thought he won the first fight, even though he got dropped. The rematch was so one-sided, so conclusive, and I just think you’ve got to put him at No 1, above AJ. Read Also:Whyte accuses Joshua of ‘pretending’ to want rematch It’s him and AJ, one and two, and if you think to yourself, logically who wins between AJ and Fury? I think most people, the general consensus would be that Fury wins that one, but the only way to end any debate would be to see them share the ring. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 It would be good to see Joshua fight Wilder, that remains a decent match-up, even though Wilder was outclassed by Tyson Fury. I still want to see that fight. It would be a measuring stick to see where Joshua is – and it would be a good test to show that he can beat Wilder as well. A win for Joshua over Wilder builds the Fury fight even bigger. At the moment, Fury seems to be a top dog after taking the WBC title from Wilder. They are going to meet again in a third fight and both will remain big names afterward, regardless of the result. Why not put AJ against Wilder at some stage and really show that Joshua means business. There’s a good crop of heavyweights at the very top. You might also see Dillian Whyte taking on Wilder and then he could target the Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury winner. We need to see Whyte back at his best because he wasn’t in peak condition for his win over Mariusz Wach in December. We’ve seen him looking good beforehand, particularly against Oscar Rivas, I was impressed with that, and his victory over Joseph Parker. Whyte is definitely in the mix, but he just needs a really big fight. He’s beaten everyone they’ve stuck in front of him, apart from AJ, but that was early on, so you’ve got to put Dillian up there. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This6 Reasons Sharks Are Afraid Of DolphinsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Great Actors Who Will Always Be Defined By One RoleBest Car Manufacturers In The Worldlast_img read more

We will win fight against coronavirus,  says marathon great Kipchoge

first_imgBy Omar MohammedNAIROBI (Reuters) – Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s greatest marathon man, reckoned his first reaction was shock when he heard at home in Kenya that the 2020 Olympic Games had been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.That shock soon gave way to disappointment — but then defiance.“We will win this fight against the COVID-19,” the barrier-breaking Kenyan, who’s widely considered the world’s finest runner, said in an interview with Reuters. And the man who last year became the first to run a marathon in under two hours confirmed he can see himself refreshed and ready to defend his marathon title in a rearranged Tokyo Olympics next year.For the moment, though, the 35-year-old insists his only concern is to care for his family at their home in Eldoret. “I am totally concentrating on my safety, I am totally concentrating on the safety of the whole family,” he said. “The virus has really hit us in a hard way. That’s why you need to focus.”Kipchoge explained he had been relaxing at home when he heard of the Tokyo postponement. “I was a little shocked and I had to go back, just to think more. I think and then I said, ‘it’s not a bad idea to actually postpone’.“You know the Olympic Games is whereby everybody wants to participate … it’s in the dreams of every sportsman in this world..”Kipchoge thinks a delayed Olympics could actually benefit his title defence.“It’s a great time for us to go back, train again and we will come back with a lot of energy,” he said.The pandemic has led to the postponement or cancellation of sporting events around the world, including the London Marathon, which next month was scheduled to be Kipchoge’s first outing since October’s landmark one hour, 59 minutes, 40 seconds run in Vienna. Even though the run in Austria did not count as a world record because of the special conditions, the feat captured the world’s imagination and brought Kipchoge a whole new level of fame.London had promised the mouth-watering prospect of a head-to-head with Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, the only other sub-2.02 marathoner, but Kipchoge said he was yet to think too far ahead about competing in the rescheduled race on Oct. 4.RUNNING ALONE Kenya has confirmed 42 coronavirus cases, including one fatality, with the country having imposed restrictive measures to arrest the spread of the disease. It even affects their brilliant runners.So Kipchoge misses the camaraderie of running with his team mates, hanging out with them afterwards and telling stories. “It’s hard to run alone. When you have people around, the pace is okay, you just talk when you are running. You enjoy the run,” said Kipchoge, who hopes to resume serious training by May.Asked whether the Olympics could be his last race, Kipchoge said it was too early to say.“I am seeing myself still running again in 2021,” he said. “Let the year ahead (come) first, we will make a big decision after the year ended.” In the meantime, Kipchoge has enjoyed spending time with his wife Grace and their three children, reading, visiting his farm and respecting government instructions about staying home as much as possible.“Have some steps to run on, just let us keep fit. Read some newspapers, be with the family, watch good movies together,” is his message to other athletes.“Together within a couple of months to come, this COVID-19 will go away. “My priority number one is to get the virus away, come back with one mind, one thinking, one line of actually standing and competing.”last_img read more

Southland Announces Plans for July 19 Football Media Day

first_imgNoon- 1 p.m.     Lunch (Includes presentation of Southland’s Louis Bonnette Award and other formal elements) The day will open with comments from Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett, followed by 25-minute interviews with each school’s trio of head coach and two student-athletes. The list of student-athletes will be finalized and announced in early July. Student-athletes will also take part in social media segments, which fans can follow live on the Southland Conference Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. 3:45-4:10Main Stage: Houston Baptist Head Coach Vic ShealyMain Stage – ESPN3 Set: Houston Baptist Student-athletesSocial Media Suite; Local TV: Bearkats’ Coach and Student-athletes The ESPN3 broadcast is available via watchespn.com and the ESPN app. Archived video of each team’s press conference and select quotes from each attendee will be made available after the conclusion of the event. WATCH ESPN3 COVERAGE: MORNING SESSION | AFTERNOON SESSIONFRISCO, Texas – Southland Conference Football Media Day is set for July 19, 2018, at the Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria. The event will air live on ESPN3, with the morning broadcast beginning at 9 a.m. CT and afternoon show starting at 1:15 p.m.Media are invited to attend and will have opportunities to conduct one-on-one interviews with coaches, student-athletes and school and conference officials. Participating media can register here, and reserve rooms at a special rate via this link until June 26.   1:45-2:10Main Stage: Stephen F. Austin Interim Head Coach Jeff ByrdMain Stage – ESPN3 Set: Stephen F. Austin Student-athletesSocial Media Suite; Local TV: Lions’ Coach and Student-athletes 9 a.m.-9:25 a.m.Main Stage: Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett 2018 Football Media Day Lineup | Thursday, July 19 (All times Central) 10:30-10:55Main Stage: Central Arkansas Head Coach Nathan BrownMain Stage – ESPN3 Set: Central Arkansas Student-athletesSocial Media Suite; Local TV: Cardinals’ Coach and Student-athletes11-11:25Main Stage: Northwestern State Head Coach Brad LairdMain Stage – ESPN3 Set: Northwestern State Student-athletesSocial Media Suite; Local TV: Bears’ Coach and Student-athletes   2:45-3:10Main Stage: Lamar Head Coach Mike SchultzMain Stage – ESPN3 Set: Lamar Student-athletesSocial Media Suite; Local TV: Cowboys’ Coach and Student-athletescenter_img 4:15-4:40Social Media Suite; Local TV: Huskies’ Coach and Student-athletes 10-10:25Main Stage: UIW Head Coach Eric MorrisMain Stage – ESPN3 Set: UIW Student-athletesSocial Media Suite; Local TV: Colonels’ Coach and Student-athletes 9:30-9:55Main Stage: Nicholls Head Coach Tim ReboweMain Stage – ESPN3 Set: Nicholls Student-athletesSocial Media Suite; Local TV: Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett 2:15-2:40Main Stage: McNeese Head Coach Lance GuidryMain Stage – ESPN3 Set: McNeese Student-athletesSocial Media Suite; Local TV: Lumberjacks’ Coach and Student-athletes 1:15-1:40Main Stage: Southeastern Louisiana Head Coach Frank ScelfoMain Stage – ESPN3 Set: Southeastern Louisiana Student-athletesSocial Media Suite; Local TV: Wildcats’ Coach and Student-athletes(Demons’ Coach and Student-athletes finish interviews, if necessary) 11:30-11:55Main Stage: Abilene Christian Head Coach Adam DorrelMain Stage – ESPN3 Set: Abilene Christian Student-athletesSocial Media Suite; Local TV: Demons’ Coach and Student-athletes 8:00-9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast – Coaches, athletic directors, SIDs, conference staff, student-athletes, media 3:15-3:40Main Stage: Sam Houston State Head Coach K.C. KeelerMain Stage – ESPN3 Set: Sam Houston State Student-athletesSocial Media Suite; Local TV: Cardinals’ Coach and Student-athleteslast_img read more