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Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellows launch online social impact review

first_imgThe Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) has launched a new online review dedicated to advancing social impact work across sectors. Founded by a team of current and past ALI Fellows, the Harvard ALI Social Impact Review features original work from Harvard professors and fellows, along with leading thinkers and social impact leaders from business, government, nonprofit organizations and academia.The Social Impact Review aims to bring together diverse stakeholders and voices to drive positive change on significant global issues at a time in history when social impact work is more critical than ever. The online review will focus on social impact work in the sectors of climate and environmental solutions; democracy, law and human rights; education; health; racial and gender equity; and social enterprise and economic development.“We are delighted to offer this new platform for members of the Harvard community and external partners to exchange research, perspectives and experience on social impact leadership,” said Meredith B. Rosenthal, ALI faculty chair and C. Boyden Gray Professor of Health Economics and Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “This new publication will complement ALI’s goal of supporting social impact leaders to help solve some of society’s most pressing challenges.”Susan Carney Lynch, a 2020 ALI Fellow and one of the founders of the Social Impact Review, said the online publication will strive to showcase new ideas and original work from leaders doing social impact work nationally and globally, both in academia and on the ground, across a wide range of sectors.“A team of 2020 ALI fellows founded the Review early in the pandemic when COVID-19 spotlighted the urgency of addressing health disparities, systemic racism, poverty and inequality,” she said. “With the help of the Social Impact Review, we can raise awareness and propose solutions to influence positive change and accelerate social impact both nationally and internationally.”The Social Impact Review will feature original articles, opinion pieces, interviews, book reviews and biographic features from writers both within the Harvard community and from social impact thinkers and leaders across the private, public, nonprofit and civic sectors around the world.In its inaugural issue, the Review features interviews with Karilyn Crockett, Boston’s first-ever Chief Equity Officer, and the founders of The Lincoln Project; an op-ed by Matthew Nathan, former Surgeon General of the United States Navy; a review of Harvard Business School professor and ALI founder Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s new book, “Thinking Outside the Building”; an interview with Victor Lopez-Carmen, at Native American leader studying at Harvard Medical School; and articles by Harvard University professors Howard Gardner and Joseph Nye.The Social Impact Review will be available online at sir.advancedleadership.harvard.edu and will be updated weekly with new content.last_img read more

Start2Pay launches betting and gaming payout service

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon DATA.BET’s Tetyana Pshevlotska: Gearing up for ICE’s largest esports tournament February 3, 2020 The GG.BET ICE Challenge 2020 – in numbers February 14, 2020 GG.Bet scores ESL Counter-Strike & Dota 2 global partnerships July 15, 2020 Share Submit Share Specialist global payment provider Start2Pay has strengthened its product portfolio after launching a bespoke suite of payout products for betting and gaming.The new products, which will officially be launched at ICE London next week, have been designed to simplify payout processes, accelerate payment speed and extend the range of payout options available to operators.Start2Pay’s suite enables deposits and cash-outs via local card payments and bank transfers, cash terminals, electronic wallets and alternative payment methods.Commenting on its betting and gaming launch, Ross Borg, Business Development Manager at Start2Pay said: “Our vast experience across multiple payment verticals allows us to deliver the betting industry’s most comprehensive, full-service suite of payment solutions – all designed to solve the complex challenges faced by global operators.“With fully bespoke payout limits for each payment system used, as well as API-based delivery and full control over your transactional data, we’re delighted to be bringing our expertise into betting and gaming, ensuring our partners are ready to enter any new market in line with local payment infrastructure.”Offering the ability to facilitate instant one-click payments with automatic regulatory approval, the payment provider’s suite of services are specifically designed to provide partners with the toolkit to ensure seamless payments services for over 100 localised global payment systems.Fully certified by The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Start2Pay’s bespoke payments services are already in use by casino affiliate program V.Partners, as well as GG.Bet.Endorsing Start2Pay’s services, Phin Smith, GG.Bet CEO added: “One of the greatest challenges we faced during our rapid growth over the past few years has been the payout process across multiple markets and varying tech infrastructure.“Integrating Start2Pay’s payout service into our operations has worked absolute wonders for us across our customer and partner networks – with their support and market-leading services, we’re able to channel our resources back into building our brand, safe in the knowledge they’ve got us covered in every market we operate in.”last_img read more

UPDATED STORY — Iowa Department of Public Health lists new COVID-19 death in Hancock County, county health official says there’s not been a death

first_imgConfirmed CasesNew Cases Floyd56 Deaths Winnebago203 Area Total6 Floyd2 Franklin922 Cerro Gordo1 Worth11 Mitchell Kossuth Floyd73(2 cases moved to another county) Cerro Gordo953 Hancock Worth20 Cerro Gordo1843 Butler582 Mitchell392 Franklin This story was updated at 4:15 PM with new information regarding Hancock County officials saying there has NOT been a COVID-19 death. center_img Area Total97212 Wright1 Wright3861 Kossuth361 Area Total66022 Winnebago Franklin553 RecoveredNew Recovered Hancock551 Worth Winnebago29 Butler2 Kossuth232 DES MOINES — State officials say a COVID-19-related death has been reported in Hancock County, but the county’s director of community health says that information is not correct. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website, one death has been reported in Hancock County in the 24 hours leading up to 11 o’clock this morning. The Hancock County Director of Community Health Chelcee Schleuger tells KGLO News that there is NOT a death in Hancock County and that the dashboard is incorrect.12 more cases of COVID-19 were reported in our listening area during that same time period — three in Cerro Gordo; two each in Butler, Franklin, and Mitchell; and single cases in Hancock, Kossuth and Wright. That brings the area’s pandemic total to 972 — 386 in Wright; 184 in Cerro Gordo; 92 in Franklin; 73 in Floyd; 58 in Butler; 55 in Hancock; 39 in Mitchell; 36 in Kossuth; 29 in Winnebago; and 20 in Worth.22 more people in the area have recovered — eight in Mitchell; three each in Cerro Gordo, Franklin, and Winnebago; two each in Kossuth and Wright; and one in Hancock — to make the overall total now 660.Statewide in the same 24-hour period, four more deaths were reported for a total of 725; 271 more cases were identified for a total of 31,927; 481 more people have recovered for a total of 25,439. Butler41 Wright2972 Mitchell198 Hancock431last_img read more


first_imgTwo people have been seriously hurt after a head-on collision in the early hours of this morning.Two people have been seriously injured in the crash.A total of six people have been hospitalised as a result of the crash which happened on the Quay Road in Dungloe.All six people were rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital but only two are understood to be seriously injured. Emergency services rushed to the scenes of the crash which happened just after 6am.The identities of those involved have not been released but all are understood to be form the locality.A full Garda investigation has been launched into the cause of the crash.The road has been closed while a full forensic examination takes place.  TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED FOLLOWING HEAD-ON COLLISION was last modified: October 6th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crashdonegaldungloeGardaiLetterkenny General HospitalSERIOUS INJURIESlast_img read more

Dinosaurs Walked in Yemen

first_imgDinosaur tracks have been found in Yemen – a region with few fossils of dinosaurs.  The reports on National Geographic News, Science Daily and the BBC News said the tracks had been covered up with rubble and debris.    Dinosaur evidence is “exceptionally rare” in this part of the world.  The paleontologists believe that 11 sauropods were walking in the same direction.    The reports claim the rocks are 120 million years old.  It was surprising, however, to find ornithopods this large in late Jurassic strata; “it tells us right now that big ornithopod dinosaurs maybe appeared a little bit earlier than was assumed so far,” said one of the researchers.  It was also unexpected to find ornithopods and sauropods walking together, since, according to conventional wisdom, the two types of herbivorous dinosaurs “do not commonly co-occur or co-exist together.”Dinosaur tracks are fairly common throughout the world.  There are even some in southern Israel.  Texas, California, Utah, Mexico, Russia, and many other places have preserved tracks.  They don’t come with dates on them.  Certain reasonable inferences can be made about species, stride, and velocity.  Estimating the conditions necessary for preservation is also fair game.  The stories made up about when the creatures evolved and made the tracks, though, are interpretations of empirical evidence, not evidence itself.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA, UN sign business incubator pact

first_img “Both the DTI and the UNDP would need to upscale existent incubators in the country, and we would need also to formulate a comprehensive strategy to guarantee the success of this initiative.” Source: SANews.gov.za 31 October 2012 South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a memorandum of understanding in Pretoria this week to promote the establishment of business incubators in the country. The DTI said the parties had also agreed to cooperate in women’s economic empowerment by promoting inclusive financing for women, a supplier development programme focusing on the promotion of cooperatives, special economic zones and other economic infrastructure. The department’s deputy director-general, Sipho Zikode, said the vast experience and knowledge that the UNDP brought in these areas would significantly assist South Africa. He added that South Africa has been in the process of strengthening its small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) sector. “We have a world-class incubation system that still needs to be improved,” Zikode said in a statement. “It delights me knowing that we will be drawing guidance and expertise from the experience of the UNDP’s global network of offices and experts to provide support in the areas of cooperation covered in this MOU.”‘A symbiotic relationship to boost growth’ Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said government was in the throes of implementing various interventions to ensure that small enterprises and big businesses have a symbiotic relationship that will boost the development and growth of the country’s SMME sector. In September this year, Davies launched the DTI’s Incubation Support Programme.center_img The programme aims to develop enterprises that will absorb and upgrade the vast unskilled labour force, develop new technologies and strengthen the country’s economy, the DTI said. This initiative is intended to encourage private sector partnerships and government to foster collaboration between small and big businesses, where big businesses assist SMMEs with skills and technology transfer, supplier development, and creating marketing opportunities for SMMEs. UNDP resident representative and United Nations resident coordinator, Agostinho Zacarias, thanked the department for its perseverance and persistence in pursuit of the MOU. “Hopefully sooner rather than later we will begin to reap the rewards of this union,” he said.last_img read more

Two Builders Will Share Top Connecticut Prize

first_imgHeating and cooling with a ducted minisplitWolf chose a single-ceiling-head Fujitsu ducted minisplit for heating and cooling. The system has a single supply for the main level of the house, and a second supply for the lower level. There’s a single, short return duct on the main floor.There are no separate supplies for the bedrooms and other separated spaces. In winter, if you close a door to the bedroom at night, the temperature in that room will slowly sink. Wolf’s clients were satisfied the system would work for them, but he points out that it’s not the kind of heating and cooling system for everyone.“To do this, two things are important,” Wolf said. “One is that you have this level of performance, a Passivhaus-level building envelope so that the rate of heat loss is really slow. What happens is these spaces stabilize at an even temperature so it doesn’t take very much to bring them back up to temperature.”Also, anyone living in a house with a similar system has to be OK with leaving doors to bedrooms and other spaces open most of the time. “This is not a home where, let’s say, your young adult lives with the door closed all the time,” Wolf said.Other features of the house:A Zehnder heat-recovery ventilator, which Wolf describes as “pricey and fabulous, beautifully engineered and easy to install.”A heat-pump water heater.Triple-glazed Schüco windows.A 10-kW photovoltaic array.Wolf is getting very good performance out of relatively straightforward building techniques and ordinary materials. “There are two parts to this,” he said. “There’s designing it and building it. And the whole point is that in the design phase you have to have a pretty sophisticated understanding of all the principles that make these houses work.“But if you design those in,” he added, “you kind of bake them into the design, and think practically as a builder, too, it’s very doable. It’s not hard to show people how to do it even if they haven’t done it before.” Two Connecticut builders can claim top honors in the most recent CT Zero Energy Challenge, a design competition that promotes high-efficiency houses with a low environmental impact.Nick Lehto and Jamie Wolf are both being recognized as Overall Winner, and each will apparently receive a $10,000 check. Scores were based on judging in four categories: lowest overall HERS index, lowest HERS index without renewable-energy add-ons, lowest cost per square foot, and lowest projected annual net operating costs.Lehto Design/Build’s entry was a 2,619-square-foot single-story home in Killingly, Connecticut.Wolfworks won for a 2,932-sq/ ft. house in Farmington, Connecticut. It’s the second such award for Jamie Wolf, the design/build firm’s principal. A Passivhaus-certified home his firm built in Harwinton was the 2012 contest winner.Among eligibility requirements: single-family and multifamily projects must have a HERS index of 45 or less without renewable energy systems and be new construction or a complete gut rehab. The contest is sponsored by Energize Connecticut, an initiative that helps homeowners, renters, and businesses use energy more efficiently.Green Building Advisor was unable to reach the contest administrator for scoring details, but Lehto and Wolf thought the results would be formally announced a little later in the year. A family farm is the setting for Lehto projectLehto’s clients were a couple who live on a farm that has been in the husband’s family for a century. They occupied an old farmhouse on the property, the same house where the husband had been born. But the woman was interested in moving into something more up to date — just not too contemporary.“Her initial thought was that an energy-efficient house would have to be some type of modern cube,” Lehto said, “which I think, sadly, a lot of people have that stereotype. When she saw that the homes we did basically look like normal homes she was very interested in going forward. The more she involved she got, the more she learned, the more excited she got about the whole thing.”They brought Lehto plans for a home with some Arts & Crafts detailing, which they had purchased at a web site called The Red Cottage. He modified the floor plans, reoriented the garage and applied energy-efficient construction practices. The house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.Lehto came to the building trades early. His father and uncle are both builders, as are two of his cousins. But it was in 2008, on a trip to Finland, that Lehto was first introduced to some unfamiliar building components. “That was the first time I’d ever encountered an air-source heat pump,” he said. “Growing up in New England, I didn’t know an air-source heat pump even existed. The fact that they were using them in that climate, I was pretty impressed. And basically they don’t have any windows that aren’t triple-paned. That really opened my eyes as to what was available.”He returned to the U.S. a convert. Wolfwork’s design also uses double stud wallsJamie Wolf’s clients wanted a smaller retirement home, something he sees a lot these days. Wolf combined net-zero energy performance with Sarah Susanka’s Not-So-Big-House thinking to produce the 2,932-square-foot three-bedroom home in Farmington.One key to high performance is a “sandwich wall” that combines dense-packed cellulose and rigid polyisocyanurate foam board. The structural outer wall is built with 2x6s, the inner wall with 2x4s. The air barrier is Huber’s ZIP system sheathing, taped at the seams.“We build that first wall, and our air barrier is complete,” Wolf explained. “When we build that first wall, we do a fog test and a blower door test then so if there’s anything that needs to be fixed we can see it and get at it and we can fix it.”Next, Wolf added dense-packed cellulose to the outer wall, installed 3 inches of rigid foam, and then built the inner 2×4 wall and dense-packed that. Above-grade walls have an R-value of 50.“It’s worked really well for us,” he said, “because it’s easy for everyone to understand how to build it. We just tell the framers the interior wall is just another partition wall and it’s built at the same time the partition walls are built.”The outer framed wall is built 24 inches on center; the inner wall at 16 inches o.c., which Wolf says keeps trim carpenters happier. The two walls are tied together with plywood window bucks sealed with Siga tape.The air barrier at the ceiling level is a layer of plywood applied to the bottom chord of the roof trusses. That may be a little unconventional, but Wolf says it helped remind subs on the job how important it was to keep the air barrier intact.Foundation walls are insulated on the inside with 2 inches of polyiso rigid foam, plus a 2×6 stud wall filled with dense-packed cellulose for a total R-value of about 34. There are 6 inches of expanded polystyrene (EPS) under the slab, rated at R-24.Airtightness was measured at 0.49 ach50. Straightforward construction, tight building envelopeThe double 2×4 stud exterior walls are 12 inches thick and filled with dense-packed cellulose to R-45 (Lehto has his own insulation blower because he’s had trouble finding an insulation subcontractor in his area that does cellulose). The trussed roof is insulated to R-70 with 20 inches of blown-in cellulose.He used nothing more exotic than plywood sheathing and 3M 8067 flashing tape for the air barrier in the exterior walls. Gypsum drywall is the ceiling air barrier. Where partition walls meet the ceiling, Lehto sprayed polyurethane foam from the top to seal potential leaks.A blower-door test measured air leakage at 0.38 air changes per hour at a pressure difference of 50 pascals (ach50).Other features include:A foundation made of insulated concrete forms (R-22); there are also 4 inches of extruded polystyrene insulation under the slab (R-20).A State heat-pump water heater for domestic hot water, and a three-head Mitsubishi ductless minisplit air-source heat pump for space heating and cooling.Triple-glazed Mathews Brothers windows with a U-factor of 0.18 and a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.26.A roof-mounted photovoltaic array rated at 8.5 kilowatts.last_img read more

10 months ago​Tottenham wanted Chelsea signing Pulisic – Redknapp

first_img​Tottenham wanted Chelsea signing Pulisic – Redknappby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says that his old club wanted to sign Christian Pulisic.Spurs have not completed an incoming transfer in the summer or in this window.And Redknapp believes they were priced out of a move for the American winger, who moved to Chelsea for £58 million.Pulisic will be back at Dortmund until the end of the season, where he has scored a goal and provided 2 assists in the league this term.Former Tottenham boss Redknapp told talkSPORT: “I’ve got a feeling, I don’t think they will.”I heard they were interested in the boy who went to Chelsea [Pulisic]. He was on their radar but was too expensive.”I think they will stick with what they’ve got.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

15 days agoMan Utd midfielder McTominay reveals Williams advice: Like you’re in the park with mates!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder McTominay reveals Williams advice: Like you’re in the park with mates!by Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveScott McTominay handed Brandon Williams some valuable advice before the teenager’s Manchester United debut.19-year-old Williams was excellent in the goalless draw with AZ Alkmaar last week.”I thought he did brilliantly,” McTominay told MUTV.”I said to him before the game to just be himself and told him he had nothing to worry about.”I told him to go and play the game like it was a Reserves match or he was playing in the park with his mates… you don’t want to think too much about it, you just need to go out, express yourself, show what you can do and that’s what he did.”A fellow United academy graduate, McTominay exactly what Williams must do from here.He added: “He just needs to concentrate on how he’s performing on the pitch and listen to Ole and the coaches and I’m sure they’ll be pleased with him.”Obviously, we didn’t create as many chances as we hoped [against Alkmaar] but we still got a point away from home and didn’t concede again so they’re positives we can take.”And, of course, Brandon was a big, big plus and I’m very pleased for him. To have a game like that this early in his career is great.” last_img read more