Initiative takes a deep dive into public health

first_img Read Full Story Improving future health in the broadest sense — an individual’s complete physical, mental, and social well-being — requires assets and partners outside of the health care sector. That was the central theme of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative’s (ALI) 2019 Public Health Deep Dive.ALI’s Deep Dive sessions highlight one major global or community challenge where ALI Fellows might fill a gap. Deep Dives include readings, outside experts, often faculty from relevant Harvard programs, and a focus on problem solving and practical applications of knowledge.The 2019 Public Health Deep Dive featured presentations and discussions on global health frameworks with examples from low and middle-income countries, alongside an introduction to the economics and politics of health care reform in the United States. Although the U.S. is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, it is far from the healthiest and its challenges provided a useful lens through which to view health system design challenges more broadly.During the two-day event, ALI Fellows conversed with faculty from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and leaders from the community and health care industry, about the complex challenges associated with improving health systems, and ultimately health, both in the U.S. and globally.The Deep Dive featured a panel discussion, dynamic speakers, and a design workshop. Presentations began with basic knowledge on health systems and moved towards discussion of current domestic and global health priorities, including the nutritional consequences of climate change, addiction, and mental health. The cohort came together in the middle of the second day to design a solution to a specific health challenge, and the Deep Dive concluded with an intimate conversation with Jim O’Connell, founder and president of Boston Health Care for the Homeless.Bringing together the content of the Deep Dive, ALI Faculty Chair Meredith Rosenthal helped fellows synthesize their thinking around the complex issues in public health.Ultimately, ALI Fellows seemed to agree that some degree of collaboration was necessary to address these issues. Change could happen only by working with communities to identify problems and potential solutions and by gathering stakeholders across sectors to implement those solutions.Rosenthal, the C. Boyden Gray Professor of Health Economics and Policy at the Harvard Chan School, co-chaired the 2019 Public Health Deep Dive with Howard Koh, member of the ALI Faculty Executive Committee and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.last_img read more

Brentwood Man Gets 25 Years for Trying to Join al-Qaeda

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brentwood man was sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison after admitting last year to trying to join the terrorist group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, aka Ansar al-Sharia.Marcos Alonso Zea, aka “Ali Zea,” had pleaded guilty in September at Central Islip federal court to attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and obstruction of justice.“Marcos Alonso Zea presents a chilling reminder of the danger presented to the United States by homegrown terrorists,” said Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.Prosecutors said the 26-year-old man planned to travel overseas in order to wage violent jihad beginning in 2012, when he boarded a flight at John F. Kennedy Airport to London, with a stop on his way to Yemen, but British authorities returned him to the United States.He continued plotting along with his co-conspirator, 19-year-old Justin Kaliebe, who was later arrested at JFK airport while trying to fly to Yemen to join al-Qaeda. Kaliebe has pleaded guilty to similar crimes and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.Upon learning that he was under investigation, Zea tried to destroy electronic evidence on his computer, but forensic experts recovered it anyway. The materials included violent Islamic extremist materials, such as issues of Inspire, al-Qaeda’s English-language magazine.The two men are the third and fourth Long Islanders to be arrested for trying to join the global terrorist group since its Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The other two include Samir Khan, a 25-year-old Westbury native, who had been editor of that magazine when he was killed in a U.S. drone missile strike in Yemen in 2011. The first local resident known to join al-Qaeda was Bryant Neal Vinas, a Patchogue native who pleaded guilty to helping the group plot to blow up the Long Island Rail Road in 2008.last_img read more

Shopping centres: Lakeside shakedown

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Mexico confirms first three cases of coronavirus, linked to Italy

first_imgSenior health ministry official Hugo Lopez-Gatell told a separate news conference that one of the men, a 35-year-old in the capital, “has a mild, mild illness” with symptoms “similar to that of a cold”.”He is a young individual and so he is at very low risk,” he said.The patient and five members of his family have been isolated at the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Lopez-Gatell added.The second case, a 41-year-old man who returned from Bergamo in Italy, is in isolation at a hotel in Sinaloa after being tested by regional authorities, officials said. Topics : Mexico’s health ministry said the country has confirmed three cases of the coronavirus, becoming the second Latin American nation reached by the global outbreak.The three men — two in Mexico City and one in the northern state of Sinaloa — are all believed to have visited northern Italy, the epicenter of the virus in Europe.”Probably all three were infected from the same source. All three are imported cases,” Jose Luis Alomia, general director of epidemiology at the Ministry of Health, said at a press conference Friday.center_img A 59-year-old man in Mexico City who also visited northern Italy is the third case but authorities did not say whether he had been hospitalized.Italy has recorded 650 cases of the coronavirus and 17 deaths across cities in the north.In Mexico, two more, suspected cases are under analysis in the central state of Guanajuato and one in northwestern Durango.”It is not a national or health emergency,” Lopez-Gatell said, urging Mexicans to remain calm and not panic-buy protective items such as masks.Mexico is the second Latin American nation to confirm coronavirus infections after Brazil said it had a case on Wednesday. More than 50 countries have now reported cases worldwide.The virus has infected more than 85,000 people and over 2,900 have died — mostly in China where the epidemic started.last_img read more

Institutional tenders $200m Asian ex Japan equity mandate using IPE-Quest

first_imgTo tender, managers should have a minimum $2bn is assets under management for the mandate and a minimum of $5bn for the firm itself.Managers should also have a minimum track record of three years, preferably 10.Interested parties should supply performance data, gross of fees, to the end of 2013.The closing date for applications is 14 February.Meanwhile, in another search (QN1385), an undisclosed public sector pension fund in Switzerland tendered a CHF50m-75m (€41m-61m) global convertible bonds mandate.The investor requests an active strategy with a high gamma focus using the UBS Convertibles Global Focus as a benchmark.The manager should have a minimum of CHF1bn of AUM in convertibles, with a minimum fund AUM of CHF150m.Managers should have a minimum five-year track record, and performance data should be supplied, net of fees, to the end of 2013.The closing date for applications is 2 February. An undisclosed institutional investors has tendered a $200m (€146m) large-cap Asian ex Japan equity mandate using IPE-Quest.In search QN1384, the investor said it was looking for an active investment strategy and that it was agnostic towards style biases.It said strategies should not be quantitative driven and should explicitly focus on Asia ex Japan. Asia Pacific strategies will not qualify.The mandate requests the manager employ the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan index as a benchmark.last_img read more

Suburbs in demand

first_imgMount Louisa is Townsville’s most in demand rental suburb. Renters Danny Barlow 24 and Josh Millar 22Mount Louisa is hot property among renters with the suburb being the most in-demand area in Townsville.New data released by shows that rental listings in Mount Louisa were clicked on more than any other suburb in Townsville.A rental listing in the suburb was clicked on 2265 times on average while the median weekly rent in Mount Louisa is $4350.Townsville residents Danny Barlow and Josh Millar moved into a Mount Louisa rental three months ago and both agreed it was a great suburb to live in.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Mr Millar said Mount Louisa felt safe, they lived in a good neighbourhood, and it was central to most of Townsville.“The neighbours are really friendly and it’s really central to the ships while also not being too far from the city,” he said.“Mount Louisa has a pretty good reputation and you don’t hear about too much crime going on here.“You’re really close to a lot of shops and with the motorway it cuts out a lot of time.”The data, which analysed property listing in the six months up to December 31, 2018 show that Bushland Beach was the second most in demand suburb with 2157 views on average.Properties there fetch a median rent of $350 per week.Burdell cam in third with 2146 views followed by Oonoonba with 1949 views and West End with 1914 views.last_img read more

Man City fan banned for five years after racially abusing Sterling

first_img Loading… Defending, Tahir Ayub, said: ‘He realised the error of his words almost immediately after they were said. ‘He is one of Mr Baldry’s favourite players, he says he would give him a hug and kiss him for scoring that goal.’ On his Twitter account, Baldry writes he is a ‘Massive MCFC fan married with a beautiful daughter watch city home n away for years just love away days with the blue army that’s y were champions.’ read also: Liverpool fans mock Man City after Sterling scores penalty retake Last September Raheem Sterling suffered racial abuse from a Bulgaria fan during the first half of England’s Euro 2020 qualifying victory at Wembley on Saturday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Little-Known Facts About Ancient Egypt That Will Puzzle You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World A Manchester City fan, Ian Baldry has been banned for five years after racially abusing, his ‘favourite player’ Raheem Sterling after he scored against Bournemouth last December. The 58-year-old who hails from Bradford, West Yorkshire admitted using racist language and was further handed 200 hours of community service, the Sun reports. He was arrested and charged with racially aggravated disorder after other football fans reported his comments to police. Baldry pleaded guilty at his hearing last year and claimed that Sterling was his ‘favourite player’, according to the Sun.Advertisementlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Linksters Top Lady Panthers

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldog Golf team defeated the Jennings CountyLady Panthers at St. Anne’s Golf Course by a score of 180 to 209.Madison McCreary led the Lady Bulldogs with an even par round of 35.Madison Harsh shot a personal best round of 39.  Also scoring for Batesvillewas Samantha Heidlage 53, Alana Pinckley 53, Maggie Schwettman 54,and Isabella Stange 55.The Bulldogs travel to Columbus to play the North Lady Bull Dogs at Harrison Lake CC on Tuesday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.last_img read more

Holyfield lists bizarre condition for charity bout with Mike Tyson

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 ‘The Real Deal’ had 29 KOs from his 44 career wins, while knockout artist Tyson produced a staggering 44 KOs. Evander Holyfield welcomes a charity fight with Mike Tyson but wants a ‘no knockout’ rule inserted into a potential bout.Now in their 50’s, both Holyfield and Tyson have been training for a return to the ring in and it’s fuelled speculation of a potential trilogy bout. “I don’t have anything against Mike personally, the thing is I think it would be good for the sport and even though boxing is a rough sport, we can show people we can come together.” Tyson has gone on record to say he “feels unstoppable” and in the same shape he was in when he was in his prime but Holyfield, four years his senior, is also in “very good condition” according to the man himself. “We have to come up with something that is not a knockout grudge match. It’s not about who can beat who, but to show people we were some of the greatest fighters in our era and we’ve come together as men to do something for others. “Since we have both announced a comeback, a fight between me and Mike would definitely be the fight people want to see.” “My whole thing is I’m open, and I know that I want to do well for myself at age 57. I can definitely handle him. But Mike would have to want to do it as well. Holyfield won the first two, the second being because of Tyson taking a chunk out of his ear and being disqualified, and he’s keen on mixing it up again for a good cause.Advertisement “If we do this fight it would be great. I can still shoot the jab, I can still shoot the shots, but not like a killing thing, [not like] “I’m going to hurt you, I’m going to show you that I can knock him out”. Yet despite this, Holyfield does not want this fight to be about knockouts.“Yes, I want to fight Mike Tyson,” Holyfield told The Sun. Read Also:Messi warns La Liga not to separate players from familiesAn insider close to the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ stated he would only fight a bonafide boxer upon his return to the ring for some exhibition charity fights.Tyson and Holyfield have long since buried the hatchet, with the pair sitting down to discuss the controversial incident on Tyson’s podcast back in November. “Mike is looking sharp, but I’m in very good condition and shape physically and mentally. And if the money is right, too, then let’s get it on. ‘I know he’s getting offers from all types of people. Loading… Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually Happened8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planetlast_img read more

Bonine trades paint late, still leaves Raceway Park with top IMCA Modified check

first_imgBy Bob ConeyJEFFERSON, S.D. (April 11) – After trading some paint, Matt Bonine took home the big check from Saturday’s season-opening Spring Nationals at Raceway Park.Bonine earned $1,000 and a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot for his IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified efforts.Contact with another car resulted in steering issues late in the 25-lapper but Bonine continued to make the most of the lower line in turns one and two and held off Ricky Stephan for the victory.Bob Moore, Jim Cole and early leader Jim Thies completed the top five.Shawn Primrose kept five-time defending track champion Jason Ward in check for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win. Jim Hall was third.Karl Brewer dominated the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature, taking the win over Rusty Montange and Kirk Beatty.Former IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock track champion John Cain got his year off to a fast start by powering around early leader Jon Androy en route to the feature victory.Craig Clift was the evening’s hard charger, coming from the back of the field to take third at the checkers in front of Dustin Gulbrandson.Luke Jackson took home the Mach-1 Sport Compact winner’s check after a race-long battle with Scott Spellmeier.Spellmeier held on for second. Several car lengths behind, Neal Reynolds got the best of Joelle Gustin for third.Inclement weather forced cancellation of the Friday program. Spring Nationals was sponsored by Winnavegas Casino Resort.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Matt Bonine; 2. Ricky Stephan; 3. Bob Moore; 4. Jim Cole; 5. Jim Thies; 6. Chad Ten Napel; 7. Daniel Loggins; 8. Jim Mathison; 9. Terry Berg Jr.; 10. Justin Sackett; 11. Jay Noteboom; 12. Jason Schneiders; 13. Weylin Bruneau; 14. Sean Barragan; 15. Daniel Woodle.Stock Cars – 1. Shawn Primrose; 2. Jason Ward; 3. Jim Hall; 4. Josh Ruschmann; 5. Casey Jones; 6. Chris Palsrok; 7. Chad Allen; 8. Ron Pettit; 9. Paul Wenzlaff; 10. Glen Jones; 11. Aaron Guillaume; 12. Les Lundquist; 13. Todd Gereau; 14. Leon Sidney; 15. Chad Bruns.Northern SportMods – 1. Karl Brewer; 2. Rusty Montagne; 3. Kirk Beatty; 4. Ricky Wynn; 5. Brian Konz; 6. Anthony Boulware; 7. Darin Roepke; 8. Jeremy Smith; 9. Todd Boulware.Hobby Stocks – 1. John Cain; 2. Jon Androy; 3. Craig Clift; 4. Dustin Gulbrandson; 5. Tony Fetterman; 6. Gavin Gilbertson; 7. Zach Bales; 8. Bill Woehler; 9. David Miller; 10. Russ Specht; 11. Justin Frederick; 12. Zach Ankrum; 13. Gabe Barclay; 14. Steven Pierce; 15. Travis Raml; 16. Ryan Leedom; 17. Dellas Williams; 18. Ryan Cunningham; 19. Lucas Phillips; 20. Andy Hoffman.Sport Compacts – 1. Luke Jackson; 2. Scott Spellmeier; 3. Neal Reynolds; 4. Joelle Gustin; 5. Caine Mahlberg; 6. Aaron Edwardson; 7. Cody Thompson; 8. Tyler Thompson; 9. Don Tank; 10. Nicholas Peters; 11. Nicholas Peters; 12. Tracy Raml; 13. Travis McDermott; 14. Drew Johnson; 15. Andrew Vogt.last_img read more