Harvard responds to tragedy in New Haven

first_imgWe are all saddened by the tragic death this morning before the Harvard-Yale football game.  Our thoughts are with the victim and her family and friends.We also express our sympathy and concern for the two other people who were injured, one of whom is a staff member at Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education (DCE).  Our DCE colleague was treated at and released from a hospital in New Haven earlier this afternoon.  To protect her privacy, we are not releasing her name at this time.last_img

Former Married at First Sight star Davina Rankin buys family home in Brisbane

first_img Inside music star’s $30m ‘Iron Man’ pad The pair have now bought a home in Lota, a coastal post-war suburb in Brisbane’s east. They snapped the cottage up just 10 days into its marketing. Set on 605sqm, the 1950s home with timber floors has three bedrooms. It has a renovated kitchen and bathroom. The couple have quickly started on the nursery.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago It sold after just 10 days on the market.Naturally, Rankin took to Instagram to update her 327,000 followers on the ­recent purchase.“And here we are, sitting out the front of our very own Queenslander cottage, with our little baby girl on the way,” Rankin captioned.The property is Rankin’s first house purchase. Lota’s median price for three-bedroom homes is $530,000, based on 21 houses sold over the past year. Married At First Sight star Davina Rankin with Jaxon Manuel. Picture: Nigel HallettThe former Married At First Sight villain Davina Rankin and her partner Jaxon Manuel have secured a family home together.It is in suburban Brisbane, ­secured at $542,000 just ahead of the birth of their first child. MORE: Cherry-Evans offloads former Curl Curl homecenter_img Stylish interiors.The Instagram model was on the MAFS 2018 season when she cheated on her Maroubra-based tradie ‘‘husband’’ Ryan Gallagher hooking up instead with the Bondi-based entrepreneur Dean Wells. Following the show she moved on, and began dating Manuel, co-owner of the cafe chain Pineapple Express Cafe, early last year. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29last_img read more

Tammy Abraham snubs new Chelsea deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Martinez completes £20m Aston Villa move Tammy Abraham has reportedly snubbed talks with Chelsea over a new long-term contract at Stamford Bridge.After spending last season on loan with Aston Villa, Abraham returned to Chelsea, with Frank Lampard using him as his first choice striker. However, in recent weeks he has fallen down the pecking order, with Lampard instead using Olivier Giroud.Since the Premier League restart, he has started just two games and with Timo Werner’s imminent arrival, his opportunities could become even more scarce.Wolves were extensively linked with the Chelsea striker back in January 2019, with Abraham claiming a move was close, although he ultimately remained with Villa.Speaking last season, he said: “I had that situation in January when it looked like I was going to Wolves but the coach (Smith) spoke to me. He said: ‘Stay here, we believe in you, the fans believe in you and we’ll get promoted.’ I’m glad I did.“I’d like to think it (the move) was close. There were certain situations with the FA, something about playing for three teams in one year. Like I said, I don’t take it back. I loved being here, it’s a massive club and it’s an honour to wear the badge.” And transfer expert Ian McGarry has now claimed that the 22-year-old is reluctant to sign a new deal, until he holds talks with Lampard.“Tammy Abraham, Chelsea’s England striker, has turned down the opportunity. interestingly, of talks to extend his contract,” McGarry told Reach’s Transfer Window podcast.“The striker seems to be in no hurry to get a pay rise unusually, given that he is relatively lowly-paid regarding other players in the team.“This is because he activated, by appearances and goals, an extra year on his current five-year deal just in the last seven days but since the restart has not featured as the first-choice for Frank Lampard, and with the signing of Timo Werner, he’s unsure exactly of his game time and indeed his position in the pecking order at Chelsea next season.“Abraham wants to see first of all where he stands, after all he started the season as the undisputed No 1 choice to play up front but that has changed in the last few weeks.” Abraham scored a hat-trick against Wolves as Chelsea ran out 5-2 winners at Molineux in September, three of his 16 goals in all competitions.Tags: Aston VillaFrank LampardTammy AbrahamTimo Wernerlast_img read more

UW follows ’05 success formula

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoThere were many factors in the Wisconsin women’s hockey team winning the national championship last season. There was the strong goaltending from Jessie Vetter, Meghan Horras and Christine Dufour. There was the high-octane points-producing trio of Sara Bauer, Jinelle Zaugg and Sharon Cole. And, just as importantly, there was the timely offensive production from the freshmen players like Erika Lawler and Angie Keseley.That equation is working just as well this season. Goalies Vetter and Dufour have returned and are putting up impressive numbers, while Bauer and Zaugg have returned on the same line as last year. The two of them are first and second in the conference in scoring respectively. And the incoming freshmen are producing nicely, just as the freshmen did last year. Forward Meghan Duggan leads the pack, as she is second in the conference in points scored by freshmen with six goals and three assists. This past weekend against the Minnesota Gophers, Duggan netted three goals, and was recognized by USCHO.com as the Offensive Player of the Week, while the WCHA named her rookie of the week.”It’s pretty cool,” Duggan said. “I got a couple lucky goals … my line helped me out a lot, they’re great players and they set me up, I guess.”Duggan and sophomore linemate Lawler have quite a history between them. Both are from Massachusetts and played together and became friends at the Cushing Academy, where they also roomed together. Lawler, who wore No. 7 last year, is wearing No. 17 this season so Duggan could take No. 7.”Yeah they a plan going on there,” Johnson joked. “But they’re good friends, they played at Cushing (Academy) together,” Johnson said. “They were a big part of their team there … we’re fortunate to have both of them here at Wisconsin. They’re not only wonderful players, but they’re great kids and they bring [a lot of] energy.””We were buddies back in high school, and we were roommates for a couple years,” Duggan said. “It was great to come (to Wisconsin) and be able to play with Lawler and Keseley, they’re two great players. I feel comfortable with [Lawler] … and I feel like we always know where each other is, and the same with [Keseley]. She’s a great player, and she and Lawler work really well together.”Keseley led the Badgers’ freshmen last year in points with 33 (13 goals, 20 assists). In her sophomore campaign, however, Keseley has been remarkably quiet so far. She has just one point, an assist, in the eight games this season, while Lawler and Duggan have picked up the production of her line.”[Duggan] is a really confident hockey player,” Lawler said. “I think that if she was on any other line, she would be just as successful. She’s just a really hard worker, and I think she’s a great asset to the team. No matter who she’s playing with, she would probably be doing the same exact thing. Just because we’re good friends doesn’t mean much on the ice.” Lawler gives all the credit to Duggan’s effort, while Duggan turns around and gives all the credit back to Lawler and Keseley.Other freshmen have produced as well. Forward Kyla Sanders has the luxury of playing alongside Zaugg and Bauer, who was named the best player in the nation when she received the Patty Kazmaier Award last March. Sanders has produced four points this season with a pair of goals and a pair of assists.However, Sanders was quick to give credit for her early success to Bauer and Zaugg.They’re two great players, the two best players I’ve ever played with,” Sanders said. “They’ve taught me so much already.””Kyla (Sanders) scored a big goal for us … against Ohio State,” Johnson said. “She’s got very good skating ability, and she’s got good speed. When you play with Sara (Bauer), you just have to get open and play off what [Bauer] does so well. They seem to be working better … so hopefully [Sanders] will get more comfortable with the pace of Division I hockey and all the other things that go into being a college player.”Freshman scoring is rounded out by Ottawa, Ontario native Jasmine Giles, who has recorded a pair of goals. Wisconsin native Emily Kranz has recorded one assist.And so the cycle continues … bring in good goaltending, bona-fide goal scorers, add some freshman enthusiasm and production to the mix, and you end up with a very dangerous team. And Wisconsin Badgers, rolling with a 20-game unbeaten streak, are dangerous.last_img read more

CDB warns Guyana about impact of political uncertainty on sector

first_imgOil and gas preparations…imperils immediate growth prospectsBy Jarryl BryanWith the prevailing uncertainty in Guyana regarding the elections date being fixed, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is warning that political uncertainty can have a significant impact on Guyana’s preparations for first oil and the overall economy.This warning is contained in the bank’s country economic review of Guyana for 2018, the year in which a Government toppled after the no-confidence vote was passed for the first time in Guyana’s history.“Commercial production is due to commence in 2020. This will increase economic growth and provide windfall revenues for the Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana,” the report states, adding that the proposed Natural Resources Fund (NRF) is expected to help manage the risks associated with the burgeoning oil and gas sector. The bank explained that this includes minimising negative impacts on other traditional sectors.In the report, it notes that Guyana’s economy grew by 3.4 per cent for 2018. However, the banking institution warned of the risks to Guyana’s progress in preparing for the oil and gas sector and indeed, the overall macro-economic outlook if political uncertainty continues.“Guyana is on the verge of a sharp increase in economic growth, but immediate prospects partly depend on ending political uncertainty,” the report states. “In the November 2018 budget speech, the Ministry of Finance was targeting 4.6 per cent (Gross Domestic Product) growth in 2019.”“However, increased political uncertainty in early 2019 may dampen this momentum,” the bank added. “The National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited bond issue will push total public and publicly guaranteed debt above 60 per cent of GDP in 2019, but that ratio is projected to decline sharply after 2020.”ReformsThe CDB also urged more reforms to the doing business environment. According to the bank, this is necessary to ensure that the traditional, non-oil industries can become more competitive.“Business reforms are needed to improve competitiveness and facilitate inclusive growth. Although efforts are being made to increase linkages between the oil industry and the rest of the domestic economy, there is a risk that oil production could dominate exports and lead to exchange rate appreciation, which in turn could harm the competitiveness of other sectors.”“The NRF can help to manage some of these risks,” the CDB continued. “But business sector reforms will also be necessary. Improvements are needed in reducing energy costs, the speed of getting construction permits and trading across borders.”Retired Justice James PattersonThe World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index is one of its most comprehensive studies. In its 2018 report, Guyana was shown to have dipped, placing 126th in the global rankings. In 2017, Guyana was ranked 124th, while in 2015 the nation ranked 140th. Guyana saw an increase in the cost of starting a business, dropping seven places, from 92 to 99.A drop of 13 places, from 123 to 136, was also recorded in the area of paying taxes. However, the country rose in the ranks in areas such as dealing with construction permits, getting credit and protecting minority investors.The country was also commended for decreasing the time to transfer property by allocating higher resources and personnel and the adoption of a new code of civil procedure which the report notes make enforcing contracts easier by regulating time standards for key court events.Political uncertaintyArticle 106 (6) of the Guyana Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence”.106 (7) goes on to state that, “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election”.Government was defeated by such a motion on December 21 (though Government is disputing this in the Appeal Court, after that very defeat was upheld by the High Court). That three-month stipulation is expected to expire next week, but there has been no agreement by the National Assembly to extend the timeline for holding elections, something stipulated by the Constitution.Since the passage of the no-confidence resolution on December 21, 2018, there have been calls from the international community and civil society for Government to respect the Constitution. This is something Government maintains it is doing but yet have not set a date for elections as is constitutionally mandated. President David Granger has claimed that he has to wait on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to provide clarity on its readiness and timeline for holding elections, though he expressed a desire to have them held this year.GECOM, on the other hand, is divided on this very issue. On the one hand, Opposition nominated commissioners are pushing for a timeline where elections can be held by April 30, 2019, when the current voters’ list expires.On the other hand, Government Commissioners on GECOM are insisting that house-to-house verification must be done – an exercise that is expected to delay already delayed elections by months.There have been many criticisms of what the Opposition and civil society has called a delaying tactic by the David Granger-led Administration. Guyana will slip into a constitutional crisis after March 21, 2019, if a two-thirds majority of Parliament do not vote to extend the constitutionally mandated elections.last_img read more