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HKS receives $1 million

first_imgHarvard’s Kennedy School of Government (HKS) announced a $1 million gift from the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court. The gift will be used to launch a new graduate fellowship that will support emerging leaders from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while advancing the mission of the School’s Middle East Initiative (MEI), a nexus for convening policymakers and scholars on the region.The Abu Dhabi Graduate Leadership Fellowship will make it possible for the UAE’s top public service talent to pursue a midcareer master’s degree in public administration as part of HKS’s Edward S. Mason Program, which is designed specifically for emerging leaders from transitional economy countries.The first leadership fellows will join HKS for the 2011-12 academic year. Awarded on a merit basis to UAE citizens who work for the Abu Dhabi government, these fellowships will also offer recipients a range of co-curricular activities, including seminars designed to enhance critical leadership skills, public speaking workshops, and mentoring and networking opportunities.The Crown Prince Court issued the following statement in awarding the fellowship: “This fellowship program echoes President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s steadfast belief that the progress of nations is built on education, and Crown Prince His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s unwavering commitment to education and the constant development of the future ranks of leaders.”“The success of future leaders depends on transnational cooperation and collaborative scholarship,” said HKS Dean David T. Ellwood. “We are delighted to award these fellowships to students from the UAE who will enliven our community and enrich our understanding of their nation and the broader Middle East region. I thank the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi for their vision and generosity in establishing this fellowship.”The fellowship will be open to outstanding candidates who have earned admission to HKS, possess track records of demonstrated excellence in prior public service work, and communicate clear aspirations for returning to Abu Dhabi to work in public service upon graduation.For more information, visit MEI’s website.last_img read more

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Valley Stream Hit-and-run Victim Critical, Driver Sought

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New York State Troopers are looking for a hit-and-run driver that struck and critically injured a 28-year-old woman in the victim’s hometown of Valley Stream.Danalee Daley was walking across the Central Avenue exit ramp of the westbound side of Southern State Parkway when she was hit at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, police said.The victim was taken to Jamaica Medical Center, where she is in critical condition and undergoing treatment for head trauma.State Police are continuing the investigation and ask any witnesses to this crash to call 631-756-3300.  All calls will be confidential.last_img read more

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STAFF : SU softball off to best start in program history after 4 wins in weekend tournament

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 13, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img The Syracuse softball team is off to its best start in program history after winning all four games at the Georgia State First Pitch Classic over the weekend. The Orange defeated Tennessee Tech, Morehead State and Georgia State by a combined score of 33-3.Junior pitcher Jenna Caira allowed two earned runs in 23 innings en route to four wins. She threw two complete games and struck out 17 on the weekend.Syracuse (4-0) had its toughest test in the opener against Tennessee Tech (0-2). The Golden Eagles scored a run in the first inning before the Orange scored twice in the third to take the lead. SU held on for a 2-1 win. Junior catcher Lacey Kohl and senior designated player Hallie Gibbs drove in the runs.SU beat Morehead State (0-4) in the next two games by scores of 9-0 and 9-1. Caira had a no-hitter through four innings, and eight different Orange players recorded hits in the first game. Junior first baseman Kelly Saco went 2-for-3 with a home run.In the second game against Morehead State, junior second baseman Stephanie Watts, Kohl and Saco each drove in two runs to lead the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s five-run third inning against Georgia State (3-1) paced its 13-1 win. SU took advantage of three errors and a wild pitch to score six runs. The Orange finished the game with six runs in the seventh inning.SU will face Louisville in a rematch of last year’s Big East championship at the Bama Bash this weekend, along with No. 3 Alabama and Texas San Antonio.— Compiled by Ryne Gery, staff writer, [email protected]last_img read more

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Ghana FA recieves Black Stars’ sponsorship cash from Ricemaster

first_imgThe Ghana FA has received Ghc 100,000  as sponsorship money from Ricemaster, the official meal sponsor of the Black Stars,  ahead of the Cairo Clash on November 19.The amount is for the 2013/14 season and is in fulfillment of their responsibility as the official meal sponsor of the Black Stars.The money comes at a time when the Black Stars is set to begin preparation ahead of the second-leg of the 2014 World Cup playoff clash against Egypt. The team is set to leave for the Turkish capital, Istanbul from 11th November, to begin preparations before leaving for Cairo.“We are really grateful to Ricemasters for their support for the Black Stars over the years. This money comes at a time that we are preparing for the Cairo Clash,” Ghana FA boss Kwasi Nyantakyi said at a brief presentation ceremony on Tuesday.The Black Stars will arrive in Cairo on 18 November for the match to be played at the Air Defence Stadium.The match against the Pharaohs will be played on 19 November. The Black Stars won the first-leg by 6-1 in Kumasi on 15 October. The aggregate winner qualifies for next year’s finals in Brazil.last_img read more