Harvard President Drew Faust announced today that Krishna G. Palepu, Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration and senior associate dean for international development at Harvard Business School (HBS), has been named senior adviser to the president for global strategy. Palepu assumes his new position immediately.“Harvard has a rich tradition of global engagement,” said Faust. “And the intellectual and cultural activities of our students and faculty across the globe will continue to grow as we head deeper into the 21st century.“Professor Palepu brings a global background and perspective to his research and teaching at the Business School, and he played a key role in the work of the University-wide International Strategy Working Group convened last year to consider how to strengthen Harvard’s international approach at the institutional level,” Faust added. “I am delighted that Professor Palepu has agreed to bring his insight, energy, and experience to this new role. He will be a critical contributor to the ongoing development of our global strategy.”“I am honored to be asked to serve the University in this important domain,” said Palepu. “Harvard has among the world’s strongest platforms for global teaching and research, built on deep regional and domain knowledge and the entrepreneurial energy of our faculty, students, and staff. I look forward to working with President Faust to craft a more coordinated and strategic approach to Harvard’s international engagement, supporting the expertise and ambition of our community.”A leading expert on global business strategy, Palepu has taught at HBS for almost three decades. With colleague Tarun Khanna, Palepu recently co-authored “Winning in Emerging Markets: A Road Map for Strategy and Execution,” which explores the strategic issues facing multinational corporations as they expand into emerging markets, as well as the challenges that firms in those markets face as they expand overseas. Palepu teaches related courses in the M.B.A. and executive education programs.“Krishna has been one of the Business School’s most sophisticated, eloquent, and persuasive voices for a thoughtful strategy of global engagement,” said Dean Nitin Nohria. “He has substantively reshaped how we think about leadership in a global century, with tremendous benefit for how we do research, how we teach, and how we learn. I know the entire Harvard community will benefit from Krishna’s vision and hard work.”As senior adviser, Palepu will work closely with the president, provost, and colleagues to help guide the University’s international strategy, refine and test some operational proposals of the International Strategy Working Group, and develop a more effective and coordinated approach to international fundraising and to engaging Harvard alumni living abroad. Palepu will consult widely with colleagues within the University and in the broader Harvard community as he undertakes this role.In framing the University’s strategic agenda in international matters, Palepu will work closely with Jorge Domínguez, the vice provost for international affairs.“I am delighted that Harvard has, with this appointment, underscored its commitment to global engagement,” said Domínguez. “Krishna and I have worked together for a number of years on the University Committee on International Projects and Sites, and I can think of no one better suited to this new role. I look forward to deepening our partnership as Krishna focuses his efforts on strategic initiatives.”Palepu joined the HBS faculty in 1983. He received his doctorate in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holds a master’s degree in physics from Andhra University in India, and has done postgraduate work at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Palepu has an honorary doctorate from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.
Tickets are now on sale for Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel’s Indecent, which will begin Broadway previews on April 4. The new play with music is scheduled to officially open on April 18 at the Cort Theatre.Directed by Rebecca Taichman and choreographed by David Dorfman, the show played off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre earlier this year; the cast included Katrina Lenk, Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol and Adina Verson. No word yet on who will be starring in the production on the Main Stem.Indecent, created by Vogel and Taichman, features music by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva and follows the events surrounding the premiere of the controversial 1923 play God of Vengeance, considered an important work of Jewish culture by some and libel by others.Indecent will be the first work of Vogel’s on Broadway; she won a Pulitzer in 1998 for How I Learned to Drive. ‘Indecent'(Photo: Carol Rosegg) Related Shows View Comments Indecent Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 6, 2017
In the past few years, I’ve abandoned my road-tri roots and only raced in off-road events. This really makes no sense because one broken collarbone, two surgeries, and an impressive collection of scars should have tipped me off that mountain biking is not one of my greatest talents. However, my husband and I moved to St. Simons Island on the Georgia coast recently, and I realized that our canoe was going to get more trail time than our 29ers. (We have an amazing water trail system down here, by the way.)If I wanted to overcome island life inertia, I needed to dust off my aero bars and do a road triathlon. There’s an amazingly scenic race on Jekyll Island called the Turtle Crawl and the name alone was enough to get me to raid my margarita-fund piggy bank and register. The sacrifices we all make for our sport, right?We moved into our little island cottage just in time to get some solid training in, but I’m not sure riding to the Harris-Teeter to get more limes counts as training (despite having to dodge kids and senior citizens on beach cruisers.) Anyway, I was used to racing in the mountains, which tend to be, you know, mountainous, and I think the total elevation gain for this race might be six feet (and that includes speed humps). AND the race has “crawl” in its name. Need I say more?No need to sand-coat it: the race was hard. I did well (second woman overall), but was reminded that whether it takes place on a mountain, island, or the local county park, every race is a personal adventure. My 4:30 a.m. wake-up was rewarded by a beautiful fiery beachfront sunrise. I dolphin-dived through waves, ran barefoot through the sand and leap-frogged with my super-fast husband on the bike. And I’m still chipping off layers of sand and salt from my body.I also learned not to hate on the flatland race. Do you know what happens after you slog your way up a hill on a bike? What goes up must come down (my hill-climbing mantra) and, for those few moments of down, you get to do this momentous thing: coasting. Ironically, while the coast was almost close enough to reach with a solid snot-rocket for most of the race, there was none of that going on in this race.My grocery-store time trials hadn’t quite prepared my legs (or any other part of me…ouch, sitting) for 29 miles of constant pedaling. And if there was such a thing as “off-road swimming,” it would be an ocean swim. Motorboat wake on a lake has nothing on an ocean current and wave crests. You also end up bumping into a lot of wildlife and it is NOT the bearded, tattooed, craft-beer-scented wildlife I’d previously encountered on my off-road tri swims. I’m trusting that I’m not being subjected to new-islander hazing when locals tell me that those Cannonball jellyfish that blanket our beaches are not poisonous. (Okay, just looked it up. Mostly true.)I’m not going to hang up my fat-tire bike for good, but I am looking forward to more road triathlon adventures…as soon as I can sit on a saddle again.
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Former Manchester United and Bulgaria forward Dimitar Berbatov has confirmed his retirement from professional football at the age of 38.The striker, who played over 650 games in a career that lasted two decades and took him to clubs across two continents, made the announcement over a year after his last game for Indian Super League outfit Kerala Blasters.A double Premier League winner with United, for whom he made just shy of 150 appearances between 2008 and 2012, he made his debut in 1998 for CSKA Sofia in his home country.He subsequently spent five and a half seasons with Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga before joining Tottenham in 2006, subsequently spending the better part of a decade in the Premier League and English football.“I know some of you already thought that I retired,” Berbatov penned in a long message posted to his Instagram feed.“My last game was more [than] one year ago, so I think it’s the right time now to stop. It’s long overdue!“I will miss it. The games, the goals, the pressure, the roar of the fans when I scored another banger. I was blessed… to have the opportunity to play with one of the best ever and against some of the best ever.“Thank you to all the people who helped me develop and become the player I always wanted to be. Thank you to all my former teams, my team-mates, my coaches and staff. It was a pleasure.“I know at times I was not easy to work with but I always gave my everything for the teams I played for.“I will miss all of this, people, because I love football so much… but I am sure you will miss me as well[!] Thank you!”Tags: Dimitri BerbatovManchester United
New Delhi: The BCCI on Tuesday announced that a cricketer guilty of age fraud will be barred from all its recognised tournaments for two years. “The BCCI has a zero-tolerance policy for age fraud in sport and has taken strict action against cricketers found guilty of manipulating their date of birth certificates while registering for BCCI tournaments,” said the BCCI in a statement.“As conveyed to state associations at the start of the season, BCCI wishes to reiterate that from the 2018-19 season, any cricketer who is found guilty of tampering his/her date of birth will be disqualified and barred from participating in any BCCI tournament for a period of 2 years i.e. 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons,” it added.Also Read | Prithiviraj takes charge as the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India’s presidentEarlier, a cricketer faced a ban of one year.In September, the BCCI had banned a Meghalya-bound Delhi player, Jaskirat Singh Sachdeva, for producing a fake birth certificate to play in an Under-19 tournament.Age fraud is a perennial phenomenon facing junior cricket. In 2016, former India captain Rahul Dravid had acknowledged age-fudging as a major problem in Indian cricket and welcomed BCCI’s decision to allow a player to compete in the U-19 World Cup only once. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Thank you @treysongz , @hollywoodunlocked and you amazing people showing me support. I was scared to release this because I was bullied and racially targeted by my 76ers NBA teammates and former Teammates. I went to my coach Dayna Haftez and the Sixers organization crying out for help so many times. I sent the video above of me being racially profiled, bullied and threatened to my coach Dayna Haftez, Debbie Alpalucci, Lara Price the 76ers Senior Vice President of Business and HR seeking help. Nothing was done. They would move my things into the bathroom stall for me to get ready for games. They would make fun of my pictures in a group chat, talking about my black features and send me videos threatening my safety. I did not want them to run me away from a dream I always wanted to accomplish so I tried my hardest to remain strong through it all. I went through this for 3 years. When I auditioned for my 4th year this group of girls called me the night before on the phone saying “your BLACK ass will not be coming back”. I still went to the tryouts and unfortunately that was the end of my 76ers dance team career. It didn’t stop there. They proceeded to harass me by calling and leaving hateful racial videos saying they would come to the slums of West Philly Ghetto and physically harm me. I’m not from the ghetto and never lived in the ghetto but because I’m black they decided to say this laughing and giggling. They went around asking about me, finding out where I worked and called my employment saying things to get me fired. I would hate for this group of women who are still working and connected to the @sixers @philadelphiaflyers to hurt another young talented black girl. Sadly, I let this racial bullying incident from this group of women deter me from my dancing career. The women who racially bullied me – Annie Weiss aka Annie Fuhrman her pages @ mommycanyou @ projectstillhuman, Nicole Vernile Current Captain @76ersent , Kerri McDonald Current Dance Coach @76ersent , Danielle Dematteo @philadelphiaflyers Dance Coach, Malinda Ruth , Erica Hammel , Val Dematteo , Julie Kaskiw, Lauren Schwer, Krystal Almora aka Krystal Gregorio @KrystalAlmora , Coach Dayna HafetzA post shared by Yahné Coleman (@yahneofficial) on Jun 30, 2020 at 4:01pm PDTMORE: Information on the NBA’s Orlando return View this post on Instagram “[Other dancers] would move my things into the bathroom stall for me to get ready for games,” Coleman wrote. “They would make fun of my pictures in a group chat, talking about my black features and send me videos threatening my safety.”(Warning: NSFW) A former 76ers dancer said she was subjected to verbal abuse, often featuring race-related taunts, during her tenure with the NBA franchise and shared videos apparently sent to her by a fellow dancer to back up her claim.Yahne Coleman, who is Black, wrote in a detailed Instagram post that her complaints regarding the work environment around the dance team were ignored by upper management. Musical artist Trey Songz shared Coleman’s post to his own Instagram page, helping it gain widespread attention. The 76ers now say they are investigating Coleman’s claims.“We take this situation very seriously,” wrote the 76ers in a statement to NBC Sports Philadelphia. “We intend to investigate this matter immediately and remain committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and equality.”Coleman worked as a dancer for the 76ers for three years. She said she was denied a role with the team entering what would have been her fourth year on the job.
Sane threatened first with a pacey burst down the left and rising drive that Alisson Becker parried.But City recycled possession and Aguero beat Dejan Lovren to Bernardo Silva’s cross before firing into the roof of the net to score for the seventh time in seven home league games against Liverpool.Despite a combination of nerves and fatigue at the end of a gruelling festive period, the game truly came to life in a pulsating second-half.City had claims for a penalty waived away when Raheem Sterling tumbled under a challenge from Andy Robertson before the Scot was to play a vital part Liverpool’s equaliser.One Liverpool full-back picked out another as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross was met perfectly by Robertson to square for Firmino to head into an empty net.Pep Guardiola had his head in his hands when a slack pass from Sane set Liverpool free on the counter-attack moments later, but within seconds the German showed what he is capable of as he latched on Sterling’s pass before firing in off the far post.Alisson demonstrated why Liverpool spent a then world record £67 million for a goalkeeper in July to bolster their title chances with a brilliant save from Aguero as the Argentine tried to round him at the end of a blistering City counter-attack.Seconds later it was the turn of his understudy in the Brazil side to make a huge save as Ederson denied Salah as tempers flared with Guardiola furious a free-kick wasn’t awarded City’s way before the Egyptian broke clear.Sterling then wasted a great chance to ensure City didn’t have to see out a tense five minutes of stoppage time, but the hosts held out to put the title back up for grabs.Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City inflicted Liverpool’s first Premier League defeat of the season to breathe new life into their title defence with a 2-1 victory at the Etihad on Thursday.City now trail Jurgen Klopp’s men by just four points thanks to Leroy Sane’s winner 18 minutes from time after Roberto Firmino had cancelled out Sergio Aguero’s first-half opener for the hosts.A run of nine straight league wins had given Liverpool a commanding lead at the top of the table as they edged towards a first top flight title since 1989/90, particularly after City suffered back-to-back shock defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester to begin the festive season.With no more league meetings between the sides to come, Liverpool’s destiny is still in their own hands, but they will now have the pressure of having a City side that romped to the title with a record 100 points last season on their tails.Jurgen Klopp had predicted a “thunderstorm” of a start from the champions to match the Champions League quarter-final second leg between the sides last season when City roared into an early lead before Liverpool fought back to win 2-1 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate.However, despite City’s dominance of possession, it was Liverpool who looked the more assured in the early stages.And only the finest of margins denied the visitors the lead on 19 minutes when Sadio Mane burst onto Mohamed Salah’s pass and saw his shot come back off the inside of the post.John Stones then smacked his panicked clearance into City goalkeeper Ederson but the England international redeemed himself by clearing just before all of the ball had crossed the line.City were also handed a reprieve by referee Anthony Taylor when captain Vincent Kompany only saw a yellow card for a wild two-footed lunge on Salah.At the other end Virgil van Dijk was again justifying his tag as the world’s most expensive defender to keep City’s array of attacking talent quiet with he Dutchman standing tall to block David Silva’s effort.However, a Liverpool defence that had not conceded twice in the same game all season in the league before kick-off was breached when City managed to free Aguero from Van Dijk’s shackles.
Advertisement It may be the world’s most high-profile club game but there are many LaLiga clubs from all across Spain to thank for the players on show.Advertisement El Clásico is the biggest fixture in world football, featuring the planet’s top player. Barcelona and Real Madrid have assembled world-class squads through international scouting and through their renowned La Masia (Barcelona) and La Fábrica (Real Madrid) academies, but also by finding some of the best young talents from across Spain.Advertisement REAL SOCIEDAD: Antoine Griezmann and Álvaro OdriozolaAdvertisement France international Antoine Griezmann learned his football skills south of the border in the north of Spain, at Real Sociedad’s Zubieta academy. Eric Olhats, a scout for Real Sociedad, spotted Griezmann at an event in France and brought him to the Basque club, where he rose through the ranks and broke into La Real’s first team under Martín Lasarte, before moving to Atlético de Madrid and then Barcelona.Another Zubieta graduate is Real Madrid right-back Álvaro Odriozola. He grew up in San Sebastián, the city Real Sociedad call home, and entered their academy at the age of 10. After a few seasons with the club’s B team (today managed by El Clasico legend Xabi Alonso), the full-back made it to the first team and was later signed by Real Madrid. SEVILLA FC: Sergio Ramos and Ansu FatiThis may be Sergio Ramos’ 15th season at Real Madrid but his story began at Sevilla. Born in Camas just outside the Andalusian capital, Ramos was picked up by the Sevilla academy and was always considered one of their top prospects. Pablo Blanco, the Sevilla youth academy director, saw him as a future leader and it was no surprise to see him do so well when he broke into the first team, playing well enough to earn a move to Real Madrid at the tender age of 19.33-year-old Ramos is, after Luka Modrić, the second-oldest player who’ll be involved in El Clásico. The youngest is 16-year-old Ansu Fati, who also spent time at the Sevilla academy. Born in Guinea-Bissau, the forward’s family moved to the city of Seville when he was just a few years old and he joined the Sevilla academy, playing there until he was spotted by Barça’s youth directors and brought to La Masia in 2012 to complete his footballing education. VALENCIA CF: Isco AlarconIsco was born near Málaga in southern Spain but it was actually Valencia’s academy that he passed through on his way to the top. Isco was a highly-rated talent throughout his time on the east coast, regularly appearing for Spain at the relevant youth levels. After making a handful of appearances for the Valencia first team, he returned south in 2011 and starred for Málaga for two seasons before earning a transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu.REAL BETIS: Junior FirpoBarcelona’s summer signing at left back didn’t spend long at the Betis academy but it acted as a finishing school for him as he looked to make the step up to professional football. Signed by the Seville side in 2014, just before he turned 18, he perfected his craft with the Real Betis B team before making his first senior appearance in 2017 and earning a move to Barcelona earlier this year. MALAGA CF: Brahim DíazThe credit for Brahim Díaz’s early development goes to Málaga. The Málaga native was initially enrolled in the LaLiga SmartBank club’s football school, before making the switch to join Manchester City to finish his development. In January 2019 he returned to Spain, putting pen to paper with Real Madrid. RCD ESPANYOL DE BARCELONA: Carles Pérez and Mariano DíazBarcelona’s young forward Carles Pérez is a product of both their own academy and Espanyol’s system. The Catalan played for a few other local youth teams before ending up on Espanyol’s books, later making a switch to La Masia at the age of 14. There, he was fully schooled in the Barça way and has quickly become an option for Ernesto Valverde off the bench this season.On the opposite side of the Clásico divide is Mariano Díaz, who also spent some time at Espanyol’s academy. This was at the very beginning of his footballing journey when he was just a young boy, before the striker passed through a series of other teams on his way to Real Madrid’s academy. RCD MALLORCA: Marco AsensioWhile Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio won’t be available for this week’s Clásico due to a long-term knee injury suffered in pre-season, he too is a product of a different LaLiga academy. Born on the island of Mallorca, he came through the local system at RCD Mallorca. His rise was heard about on the mainland, though, and Barcelona and Real Madrid were both aware of his progress in Los Bermellones’ system; Real Madrid won the race to sign him in 2014 and he spent time out on loan back at Mallorca and Espanyol before establishing himself as a first-team regular at the Bernabeu. Watch El Clasico live on Facebook Watch on 19th December 2019 from 12:30AM onwards. Advertisement
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Macandili replaces Lazaro in SEA Games lineup Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi says the error is “very painful.”Indonesia’s Olympic Committee chairman Erick Thohir says the mistake “shows negligence” and demanded the guidebook be replaced.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIndonesia appears to have taken particular offense because the guidebook was distributed to VIPs at Saturday’s opening ceremony and only its flag was shown incorrectly.Malaysia and Indonesia are both Muslim majority nations and share a similar language but often trade accusations of stealing the other’s food and culture. CBB Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Indonesians were angered after Malaysian organizers for the Southeast Asian Games wrongly depicted the Indonesian flag (right) in a souvenir guidebook for the event. In the guidebook, the Indonesia flag was inverted, making it look like the flag of Poland (left). AFP FILESJAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is accusing the Malaysian organizers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook.The mistake, which makes the red-and-white Indonesian flag resemble Poland’s, has caused anger in Indonesia where “shameonyoumalaysia” has become the most popular hashtag on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony View comments