Policy paper: COVID-19: Jobs with testing travel exemptions

first_imgEntering the UK Travel corridorsTravel corridors are suspended.Anyone who is not exempt will need to quarantine for 10 days on arrival in the UK.Restrictions in the UK If you have been in a country on the travel ban red list in the 10 days before you arrive, you have to quarantine in a government approved hotel.Travel from EnglandYou are only allowed to travel abroad if you have a legally permitted reason to do so.Anyone travelling abroad from England must complete a form to declare their legally permitted reason for overseas travel.Jobs that qualify for travel exemptionsSome people don’t have to do some of the above things, because of the jobs they do.This guidance lists the jobs that qualify for an exemption and tells people: LegislationThis guidance provides a high level summary of the international travel regulations. On arrival take a coronavirus test complete a passenger locator form what they need to do, or not do any conditions they will need to meet or evidence they will need to show Once in the UK, you must follow any local or national restrictions: To help protect the country from coronavirus (COVID-19), people travelling to the UK must do the following:Before travel to the UK national lockdown in England national restrictions in Northern Ireland local protection levels in Scotland  travel: Coronavirus in Wales quarantine for 10 days take a coronavirus test on day 2 and day 8 of their quarantinelast_img read more

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2016 Harvard Deans’ Challenges winners announced

first_img Related The 2016 winners of the Harvard Deans’ Challenges were announced in a ceremony at the Harvard i-lab on May 4. In its fourth year, the startup competition, aimed at finding novel solutions to pressing issues facing society, received more than 90 proposals from ventures representing 12 Harvard schools.In the Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge, the $45,000 grand prize winner was magic, a subscription box focusing on career awareness and positive self-image, developed by women of color for girls of color. Songshark, which allows anyone to compose and record complete musical works with a few clicks, was awarded the $10,000 prize.The winner of the $30,000 grand prize in the Bertarelli Foundation Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge was Herald, which makes health care safer by offering clinicians real-time access to their clinical data. Pykus Therapeutics, which is developing a dissolvable intraocular device to make retinal surgery less painful, won the $25,000 Health and Life Sciences Challenge prize. Two Deans’ Challenges garner 90 proposals Ten teams named finalists for their novel solutions to pressing issues facing society In March, the applicant pool for the challenges was narrowed down to 20 teams. Each finalist venture had the opportunity to participate in the i-lab Venture Incubation Program (VIP), with access to experienced business mentors and $5,000 to further develop their ideas. A judging committee composed of Harvard faculty members, industry experts, entrepreneurs, and investors evaluated the finalist teams and named the winners.Sponsored by three deans and hosted by the Harvard Innovation Labs — which include the i-lab and the Harvard Launch Lab — the competitions, along with the President’s Challenge, give Harvard students and fellows a unique opportunity to create and develop solutions that could impact health, the arts, and society for generations.“Here at the i-lab, it’s all about taking your ideas as far as they can go, and the challenges are a perfect manifestation of that mission,” said Jodi Goldstein, the Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Managing Director of the Harvard Innovation Labs. “We are challenging Harvard students to create and develop solutions that have meaningful impact for people around the world.”Chris Viehbacher (from left), a partner at Gurnet Point Capital, is pictured with Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge winners Craig Monsen, Andrew Hillis, Matt Fujisawa, and Brad Diephuis, and Nohria.The Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge, created to find venture-based solutions in the arts, is co-chaired by Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria, Arts and Humanities Dean Diana Sorensen, and the Silkroad Project, which encourages dialogue among artists and musicians, educators and entrepreneurs.“The Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge is a project that came together because so many people came together and decided to do something creative,” said Nohria.The Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge, chaired by Nohria and Harvard Medical School Dean Jeffrey Flier, is designed to support students pursuing innovative solutions to improve healthcare and patients’ lives.Chris Viehbacher, the former CEO of Sanofi and a current partner at Gurnet Point Capital, awarded the Bertarelli Foundation Grand Prize. “I think that innovation can come from any source,” Viehbacher said prior to handing out the award. “The more we can encourage diversity and give everyone a fair shot to express their ideas will make things better for everyone.”last_img read more

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Arizona’s defense stands between Wisconsin and the Final Four

first_imgANAHEIM, Calif.—The Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s offense has already gone through the teeth of two elite defenses in the NCAA Tournament, but to reach its first Final Four in 14 years, it will have to go through the fangs of a defensive monster.In its first game of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, Wisconsin (29-7) faced an American defense that is ranked 7th in the country in scoring defense allowing just 59.1 points per game. The Eagles’ stout defense proved to be no match for the Badgers as the No. 2 seed scored 75 points on 50 percent shooting.In the Sweet 16, Baylor put its zone defense – that had kept Nebraska and Creighton from breaking 60 points in its second and third round games of the tournament – up against Wisconsin. The Badgers shredded that zone for 69 points on a 52 percent shooting clip.Now Wisconsin will face Arizona’s (33-4) fifth ranked scoring defense that allows just 58.4 points per game and held San Diego State to a 38.2 shooting percentage in the Sweet 16.When asked to describe the Wildcat’s defense in one sentence, freshman forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson responded: “We are tough, nasty and relentless.”Wisconsin was able to consistently poke holes in Baylor’s offense Thursday night, but Arizona won’t give the Badgers nearly as much room to operate Saturday.“They’re really long and athletic like Baylor, but they obviously play a lot differently from them too,” Wisconsin’s senior guard Ben Brust said. “They’ll get up to you and put on pressure in the backcourt. We’re looking to draw fouls and throw them off balance a little bit with early foul trouble.”With a top-5 defense and an offense that averages 73.1 points per game, Arizona took the Pac-12 regular season crown and owned a No. 1 national ranking for eight-straight weeks.The Wildcats are making their second Elite Eight appearance in the last four years and third under coach Sean Miller.Wisconsin is appearing in its third Elite Eight and second under Bo Ryan. The Badgers have never advanced to the Final Four with coach Ryan at the helm.Game at the GlassWisconsin has out-rebounded its opponents 106-83 through three games in the tournament. Six-foot-two junior point guard Traevon Jackson leads the badgers with 19 boards in the tournament. Sam Dekker is next with 16.Arizona owns the glass, out-rebounding opponents in 26 of 37 games. It also boasts a plus-7.2 rebounding margin, the sixth best in the country.“We take pride on our rebounding in terms of defensively and offensively,” 7-foot sophomore center Kaleb Tarczewski said.Highly-touted freshman forward Aaron Gordon leads the Wildcats at the glass with the most offensive and defensive rebounds and most double-doubles on the team.“Gordon is an excellent rebounder and they all crash the glass really well,” Wisconsin’s freshman forward Nigel Hayes said. “We just have to make sure that we box every guy out and that we finish every possession with a rebound.”Balanced AttacksJunior guard Nick Johnson and Gordon lead the charge for Arizona’s offense but, much like Wisconsin, Arizona implements a balanced offense with four double-digit scorers in 24 of its 37 games this season. The Badgers have had at least three players score in double figures in the tournament.With a 1.49 assist-to-turnover ratio — 12th best in the nation —junior point guard T.J. McConnell facilitates the Wildcats’ attack that can fill a highlight reel in just a half with its high flying style.Joey Reuteman“The alley-oops and the athletes they have,” Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker said of Arizona’s offensive strengths. “It still makes you say ‘wow’ every time you see them.”But the Wildcats scoring took a big hit Feb. 1 when sophomore guard Brandon Ashley, who was averaging 11.5 points per game to that point, was lost for the season with a broken foot.Wisconsin has improved its offense during March, averaging 76.3 points per game in the tournament — 2.8 more than the regular season. And has become even more efficient, with a 1.84 assist-to-turnover ratio in its last three games.But as it has all season long, Wisconsin and coach Ryan are not letting the allure of the Final Four distract them, but are sticking to the “another 40 minutes” mantra it has stood by since the tournament.“We’re going to still try to get another 40 (minutes) and hopefully we can continue to play the way we have,” Ryan said.last_img read more

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Why Aaron Rodgers-Jordan Love drama doesn’t compare to Favre-Rodgers in Green Bay

first_imgGreen Bay made the surprise pick of the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft by trading up to get Utah State’s Jordan Love with the No. 26 pick.  Love could be a successor to two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers, and within minutes comparisons to the Rodgers-Brett Favre drama lit up social media. Favre even weighed in with TMZ and said, “No one is replacing Aaron Rodgers.”   How will that pan out with Love and Rodgers? It’s too early to tell. Love has time to develop behind Rodgers, but with each season those questions will get a little louder and put more pressure on the organization. Simply look at the Bob Kraft-Bill Belichick-Tom Brady-Jimmy Garoppolo drama that took place in New England over the past few seasons. Neither quarterback is with the Patriots now.  By drafting Love, Green Bay showed it’s looking toward a future without Rodgers at some point. Will that be after the 2023 season?  That will be a big question that does not go away. Well, somebody will have to at some point, but the dynamics are different in these two situations for several reasons.  Here’s a breakdown of the differences between Favre-Rodgers and Rodgers-Love.  MORE: Packers fans not happy with Jordan Love pickRodgers slid down, Love jumped up  The Packers selected Rodgers with the No. 24 pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. The 49ers took Alex Smith with the No. 1 pick in that draft after Rodgers had been considered.  That led to an extended stay in the Green Room, and the Packers pounced on the opportunity to take the Cal quarterback as Favre’s backup. Favre was 35 years old when the Packers took Rodgers.  Rodgers is 36 years old now and still under contract through 2023. In theory, that means he could close his career out with Green Bay. Love, meanwhile, was considered a borderline first-round pick and was the fourth quarterback selected behind LSU’s Joe Burrow, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon’s Justin Herbert.  The Packers clearly see Love as more of a developmental project behind Rodgers.  Favre waffled on retirement, Rodgers has not  By 2006, Favre was in his 16th season with the Packers, and retirement talks became an ongoing theme at training camp. Rodgers served as Favre’s backup for three seasons from 2005 to 2007, and the back-and-forth retirement talk reached its breaking point before the 2008 season.  That’s when Packers general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy opted to go with Rodgers and trade Favre, who was 38 years old when he was traded to the Jets.  With the Love pick, there is already a debate circulating about whether the Packers should trade Rodgers, who is coming off his 12th season as Green Bay’s starting quarterback. For his part, Rodgers is not close to retirement. When asked about the possibility that the Packers would bring in a quarterback for the 2020 NFL Draft, Rodgers said, “They’re not going to beat me out.”MORE: Full Packers draft coverage, list of picksDirection of franchise is different The Packers were coming off a 10-6 season when they drafted Rodgers, but they finished 4-12 the following season and Thompson fired Mike Sherman. McCarthy had two seasons with Favre, and that led to a 13-3 record in 2007.  Favre’s last game with Green Bay was a 23-20 loss to the Giants in the 2007-08 NFC Championship Game. Rodgers failed to lead a playoff run in his first season as a starter the next season. The Packers also finished 13-3 and reached the NFC Championship Game last season before losing 37-20 to the 49ers. That was Matt LaFleur’s first season, and general manager Brian Gutekunst helped flip the franchise after a 6-9-1 record in 2018.  The question now becomes how long LaFleur and Rodgers can keep it going together. Favre still had it, does Rodgers?  Favre had 4,155 yards, 28 TDs and 15 interceptions in his final season with the Packers in 2007. The previous two seasons he totaled 38 TDs and 37 interceptions and Green Bay did not make the playoffs.  The best season late in Favre’s career came when he was 40 years old with Minnesota and finished with 4,202 yards, 33 TDs and seven interceptions.  Rodgers had 4,002 yards, 26 TDs and four interceptions last season. He still is playing at a high level, but his best season since turning 30 was in 2016. Rodgers struggled at times last season and posted a 95.4 quarterback rating. That’s his third-lowest mark in 12 seasons.  Favre’s exit created a circus “The train has left the station.” Those were the words McCarthy used when the Packers decided to move forward with Rodgers. Favre still riled up the Green Bay fans by flying to Green Bay with his wife Deanna before being traded, and the less-than-amicable split led to a debate within the fan base over the next two years.  Remember, Favre was the biggest icon in the franchise’s history after leading Green Bay to its first Super Bowl championship in 30 years in 1996. Rodgers proved the Packers right by leading the team to the Super Bowl within three seasons after taking the starting job.  last_img read more

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