HKS establishes Kenneth I. Juster Fellowship Fund

first_imgThe Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is establishing the Kenneth I. Juster Fellowship Fund to support the research of outstanding Master in Public Policy (M.P.P.) students specializing in international and global affairs. The fund is endowed through a $500,000 gift from Kenneth I. Juster ’76, J.D. ’79, M.P.P. ’79, who has devoted much of his education, professional activities, and nonprofit endeavors to international affairs.“All of us at the Kennedy School are sincerely grateful for Ken Juster’s continued support,” said HKS Dean David T. Ellwood. “As a graduate, senior government official, business executive, and trustee of nonprofit organizations, he has been deeply engaged in promoting international understanding and advancing international relations from very different vantage points. He knows that an understanding of international and governmental affairs is critical to our future, and his gift will help attract and educate the sorts of leaders that are vital to us all in today’s global environment.”The Juster Fellowship Fund will serve as a permanent endowment that will help the Kennedy School attract outstanding emerging leaders to the M.P.P. program and provide them with opportunities for field research or field experience during the January or summer terms in the areas of international relations, international trade and economic affairs, international development, international negotiation and dispute resolution, and global governance and affairs. Its recipients will be known as Juster Fellows. The size of the fellowships will vary depending on the place, type, and length of the particular work experience. The Kennedy School will begin awarding the Juster Fellowships in 2012.“One of my most valuable experiences while I was a Kennedy School student was the opportunity to work at the National Security Council in Washington, D.C., during the summer after my first year,” said Juster. “The Kennedy School was able to provide me with funding to help cover many of my expenses. I am very pleased to establish a fellowship fund that will enable students to receive stipends for similar activities during the January or summer terms for working in the fields of international and global affairs.”Juster is a veteran of 30 years in the legal, business, and policy communities and has extensive experience in government and international affairs. He is currently a partner and managing director at the international investment firm Warburg Pincus. He has previously served as U.S. undersecretary of commerce (2001-05), as counselor of the U.S. Department of State (1992-93), as the deputy and senior adviser to Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger (1989-92), and as a senior partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter (1981-89, 1993-2001).last_img read more

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Long Island Weather: 1st Blizzard Forecast for 2013

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for Suffolk County as a powerful winter storm barrels toward Long Island, possibly bringing up to a foot of snow and damaging winds Friday and Saturday.The blizzard watch is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon, the weather service said on its website, noting that a winter storm watch remains in effect in Nassau County through Saturday afternoon.Forecasters who issued the blizzard watch said Suffolk residents could expect heavy snow, wind gusts of up to 60 mph and snow accumulation of eight to 12 inches in Suffolk.Although meteorologists have yet to issue a blizzard watch for Nassau, the weather service is predicting significant snowfall in the county and dangerous driving conditions.Nassau may see accumulation of six to 10 inches of snow, wind gusts of up to 60 mph and temperatures in the low 30s. Visibility, forecasters said, will be one half mile or less at times.“Heavy snow will make for dangerous driving conditions,” the weather service wrote in a statement on its website for both counties. “The heavy snow and strong winds could result in blizzard conditions…bringing down some tree limbs…and causing scattered power outages.”The potential blizzard can lead to whiteout conditions and make travel very dangerous, the NWS said.Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will hold a noon press conference Thursday to discuss storm preparation.last_img read more

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Cordray, House panel leaders talk credit union issues at Caucus today

first_imgNAFCU’s Congressional Caucus concludes today and features CFPB Director Richard Cordray, House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, who will discuss issues of importance to credit unions.Also speaking today are House Financial Services Subcommittee Chairmen Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Sean Duffy, R-Wis., and Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas. Other members from the House Financial Services Committee – Reps. French Hill, R-Ark., Andy Barr, R-Ky., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, and Denny Heck, D-Wash. – are also slated.Attendees are encouraged to download NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus free mobile app; users can view the agenda, speaker list, issue briefs and tips for successful lobbying. To download the mobile app, go to nafcu.org/caucusapp or visit the Apple App Store or Google Play store, and search “NAFCU Caucus.” Use the password “washington.” continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Drug debts behind rise in tool thefts in Dunedin, police say

first_imgStuff co.nz 4 December 2018Family First Comment: “Cannabis – and increasingly methamphetamine – were increasingly the driver of such crime, with thieves targeting “big ticket items” to pay off drug debts.”And any legality or soft approach would only worsen the problem.#SayNopeToDope www.VoteNo.nzPaying off drug debts is a driver for the spate of large scale tool thefts, police say.In the latest incident, a padlock was cut from a container and more than $30,000 worth of builder’s tools were stolen from a site on McMaster Rd, near Saddle Hill, Dunedin on Sunday night.Acting Inspector Craig Dinnissen urged builders to consider cameras to protect their sites, as police battled an increase in tool burglaries.The tools were often sold cheaply over Facebook, and he urged buyers to be vigilant.Tools such as DeWalt and Makita were being offered for a fraction of their retail price.“If it is too good to be true, it probably is,” Dinnissen said.Deals over Facebook were conducted over private messenger, with the items paid for with cash and/or drugs, he said.Cannabis –  and increasingly methamphetamine – were increasingly the driver of such crime, with thieves targeting “big ticket items” to pay off drug debts.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/109070247/drug-debts-behind-rise-in-tool-thefts-in-dunedin-police-sayKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Zimbabwe salvage draw to deny Windies whitewash

first_imgWEST Indies sealed a first Test series victory in three years but half-centuries from man of the match Sikandar Raza and Regis Chakabva salvaged a draw for Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club.The Windies look destined for a 2-0 whitewash when Zimbabwe were reduced to 46-4 on day four – trailing by 76 – but all-rounder Raza (89) and Regis Chakabva (71 not out) dug in to end the hosts’ 10-match Test losing streak in Bulawayo.Raza joined Jacques Kallis as just the second player to score 80 or more in both innings and claim a five-wicket haul, dropping anchor to frustrate the tourists with support from dogged wicketkeeper Chakabva as they batted out the final day to finish on 301-7.Graeme Cremer (28no) had a stroke of luck when he gloved Jason Holder behind first ball but was given not out with the Windies out of reviews, and the Zimbabwe skipper was twice fortunate not to go leg before as he saw out almost 50 overs in a defiant stand with Chakabva.Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo claimed man-of-the-Series for taking 13 wickets at an average of 26.15Holder was still able to celebrate his maiden Test series success as captain, West Indies’ triumphing in a series for the first time since beating Bangladesh in 2014.Peter Moor (42) added only three runs to his overnight total before he prodded a Shannon Gabriel delivery to Shai Hope in the gully in the second over of the day and Zimbabwe were leading by only 50 on 172-6 when Devendra Bishoo (2-72) removed Malcolm Waller.Zimbabwe’s hopes of setting anything like a challenging target rested with Raza, who continued to tick along in an assured innings and successfully reviewed after he was given out leg before on 72 when Kemar Roach (2-37) thought he had his man.Chakabva struck Bishoo for a couple of boundaries in an over as Zimbabwe went to lunch on 199-6, but West Indies were scenting victory when Holder removed Raza’s off stump with the new ball after the all-rounder had batted five hours and faced 203 delivery in another superb knock.Holder ought to have had two in two when Cremer gloved a short delivery behind first ball, but umpire Simon Fry was unmoved and Chakabva celebrated a hard-earned half-century after striking one of his five boundaries, the pair taking their stand to 91 before the captains shook hands.(Omnisport).ZIMBABWE 1st innings 326 (H. Masakadza 147, S. Raza 80, P. Moor 52)West Indies 1st innings 448 (J. Holder 110, S. Dowrich 103, K. Powell 90; S. Raza 5-99)Zimbabwe 2nd innings (Overnight: 140-4)H. Masakadza b Roach 5S. Mire lbw b Roach 0C. Ervine b Bishoo 22B. Taylor lbw b Gabriel 10P. Moor c S. Hope b Gabriel 42S. Raza b Holder 89M. Waller c Blackwood b Bishoo 15R. Chakabva not out 71G. Cremer not out 28Extras (b-10 lb-8 nb-1) 19Total (for 7 wickets, 144 overs) 301Fall of wickets: 1-5 H. Masakadza,2-8 S. Mire,3-23 B. Taylor,4-46 C. Ervine,5-144 P. Moor,6-172 M. Waller,7-210 S. RazaDid not bat: T. Chisoro, C. MpofuBowling: S. Gabriel 21 – 7 – 34 – 2(nb-1),K. Roach 22 – 10 – 37 – 2K. Brathwaite 17 – 2 – 44 – 0, J. Holder 22 – 7 – 42 – 1D. Bishoo 34 – 7 – 74 – 2, R. Chase 17 – 3 – 31 – 0,J. Blackwood 10 – 4 – 21 – 0.last_img read more

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