Harvard School of Public Health celebrates 100 years of global health leadership

first_imgIn fall 2013, Harvard School of Public Health will celebrate 100 years of discoveries and interventions by its faculty, alumni, and students that together have helped to increase life expectancy by a quarter-century and improved the health of millions worldwide since the School’s founding in 1913. Established 100 years ago as the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is the longest continuously operating school of public health in the U.S. Throughout its history, the institution’s faculty, alumni, and research have been at the global forefront of preventing and eradicating diseases, creating healthier environments, improving global response to humanitarian disasters, and devising ways to deliver health care more effectively.Major public health accomplishments that Harvard School of Public Health faculty and alumni have helped make possible include: elimination of  deadly smallpox from the planet; prevention of millions of polio deaths; efforts that have made the air we breathe in the U.S. much cleaner and safer; discovery of  the dangers of second-hand smoke; prevention of millions of deaths from cholera and similar diseases in children worldwide; reductions in the use of trans fats in the food supply; and creation of the “Designated Driver” campaign in the U.S., which has led to the prevention of countless deaths due to drunk driving. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Students to share research at Human Development Conference

first_imgStudents from across the country and the world will present original research this Friday and Saturday at the seventh annual Human Development Conference.Senior and conference co-chair Christopher Newton said the conference’s basic goals are the same as any other academic conference: “dissemination of research, networking of researchers and sharing experiences and methods.”However, what makes this conference unique are the students presenting, Newton said. The conference will be composed of primarily undergraduates, both from all over the country and some from the nations of Uganda and India, he said.“These are undergrads, and a lot of them have conducted field work,” Newton said. “They’ve actually gone out to these countries and engaged with the people most closely involved [with these issues]. That’s a very difficult undertaking, so sharing how you go about that and what your experiences were is really valuable at this early stage of people’s development with that type of work.”Junior and conference co-chair Maggie Guzman said the diversity of participants at the conference will foster discussion throughout the weekend.“The purpose [of the Human Development Conference] is to create an environment of discussion, of debate, focusing on the future of development,” Guzman said. “This is a very interdisciplinary conference. We have students from all over the world and representing different majors. And they’re talking about different topics.”The inspiration behind the conference’s theme of “envision, enact, evaluate” was inspired by the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and the work to develop the Sustainable Development Goals to take their place, Newton said.“There’s the big picture [at the conference] of international development at large heading towards a crossroads,” he said.Jeffrey Sachs, who was highly involved in the creation of the Millennium Development Goals, will give the conference’s keynote address. The conference also boasts 16 different panels throughout the weekend, each of which addresses a different area of development, Newton said.“You could be going to a global health panel, and you could be getting national healthcare provision in Mexico and treatment of lymphatic filariasis in the Dominican Republic,” he said. “… That’s what we love personally about it — it’s just incredible the things that people are doing.”Even those who are not interested in doing research in development will benefit from listening to their peers at the conference, Guzman said.“It doesn’t just have to be only research, but if you’re interested in doing an internship, going abroad — getting a feel for the culture, the problems, the politics involved, the state of development in that region — that’s also very important,” she said. “We have very big focus and representation from all of the different areas around the world, so even if you have a slight interest in exploring the world, this is a great way to get exposed to the problems we are currently facing internationally.”Students are required to register for the conference if they plan to attend the event’s keynote address. Registration and more information on the conference is located on the Kellogg Institute’s website.Tags: Dominican Republic, Human Development Conference, Jeffrey Sachs, Mexicolast_img read more

Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco & Chris O’Dowd, Recoups

first_img Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men tells the story of two migrant workers: George (Franco), a sharp but uneducated, short-tempered man, and Lennie (O’Dowd), a large but simple-minded man. Together they hope to one day acquire their own piece of land. But when Lennie stirs up trouble on the job, George must choose between protecting his friend or continuing to strive for the American dream. This is the first time the play has been on Broadway in 40 years. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 Additional cast members include Ron Cephas Jones, Alex Morf, Joel Marsh Garland, James McMenamin, Jim Ortlieb, Jim Parrack, Michael Dempsey, Kevin Jackson, Erica Lutz and Stephen Payne. The starry revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men has recouped its $3.8 million capitalization on Broadway. Headlined by James Franco, Chris O’Dowd (who received a Tony nod for his performance), Leighton Meester and Jim Norton, the show began previews on March 19 and officially opened on April 16. The production will play a limited engagement through July 27 at the Longacre Theatre. Star Files Of Mice and Men Related Shows Chris O’Dowd View Comments Leighton Meester James Francolast_img read more

Errata

first_imgErrata August 1, 2003 Errata A July 1 News and Notes column submission regarding Harvey Sepler was incorrect. It should have said Sepler, of the Law Offices of the Public Defender, 11th Judicial Circuit, was elected to the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.Also, the July 15 On the Move column incorrectly stated that Ofelia Damas-Rodriguez had recently joined Hinshaw & Culbertson. She recently made non-capital partner with the firm.last_img read more

Flavor Flav Raps to Press at Court Case Postponement

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Flavor Fav was arrested on Long Island for marijuana possession after he was caught speeding on the Meadowbrook State Parkway.Long Island-native rapper Flavor Flav did what he does best when he appeared Tuesday at Nassau County court to face charges of allegedly speeding to his mother’s funeral in January: he rapped.A judge had adjourned the case against Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, until May following his first court appearance since the 54-year-old pleaded not guilty to driving without a license, speeding and marijuana possession.After greeting fans and taking off his signature clock necklace to get through security, the rapper of Public Enemy fame started freestyling in the hallway about various news outlets covering the proceedings.“It’s the Long Island Press, you don’t like it, I’ll punch you in the chest,” Flav rapped to reporters outside the Mineola courtroom. A Newsday reporter tweeted that she got the same treatment with: “Newsday got the best cruise day, you can’t run without your shoes day.”The spectacle spiced up an otherwise uneventful postponement of a relatively minor traffic and drug case starring a rapper who later became a reality TV show personality.The lyric-laden court day proved far more exciting than reports of Lindsay Lohan’s mom, Dina, leaving her alleged LI drunken driving appearances while declining to comment and getting whisked away in a Rolls Royce.Flav, who is also facing a felony charges in Las Vegas, where he now lives, told reporters that it’s getting expensive to keep flying back and forth between New York and Nevada.New York State police said Flav had 16 suspensions on his license when he was stopped on the Meadowbrook State Parkway, but they released him on an appearance ticket so that he could attend his mother’s funeral.last_img read more

Selden Man Sentenced for Fatal Drugged-driving Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Selden man was sentenced Wednesday to 3 to 9 years in prison for driving while high on drugs when he caused a crash that killed one and injured four others in Bohemia last fall.Paul Porrini pleaded guilty last month at Suffolk County court to manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, driving while impaired by drugs and passing a red light.Authorities said the 55-year-old man was driving a Chevrolet Express van westbound Veterans Memorial Highway when he blew a red light and crashed into four vehicles, including a motorcycle ridden by 44-year-old Christopher White of Medford, in September 2013.White was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he died. The four other victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.last_img read more

Taylor Garbage provides unique birthday experience

first_img“Every Tuesday morning he will look right out the window for the side-loader garbage truck and he’s just thrilled to see it every day,” said Suzanne Hunsinger. Multiple Taylor Garbage trucks passed by Connor’s house. Employees honked their horns and waved to the now six-year-old who was in awe by the whole experience. “Like” Jacob Seus on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter. “This is definitely the most memorable birthday I think he will ever have by far,” said Suzanne. “We couldn’t pass up this opportunity to make a 6-year-old’s birthday extra special,” said Dave McPeek.center_img VESTAL (WBNG) – On Saturday, Connor Hunsinger celebrated his sixth birthday. His mom Suzanne didn’t want her son’s birthday to be ruined by the coronavirus, so she made a call to get one of his favorite things, garbage trucks. “All the drivers signed the sign with their truck number it worked out great,” said McPeek. Suzanne called Taylor Garbage and the company made sure to honor the request.last_img read more

AP7 return leads Sweden’s premium pension providers in 2016

first_imgHistorically, it said, AP7’s Såfa had been “a very good option”, with the balanced fund having returned an annual 9.6% on average since inception in 2000, while the corresponding return for pension savers with their own portfolio had been 6.5% over the same period.Some 48% of premium pension savers had their money in AP7’s Såfa at the end of 2016, and this capital amounted to 30% of the entire fund capital contained in the PPM, according to the report.Sustainable investments featured more heavily in the PPM as a whole last year than the year before, the agency reported, with a rising proportion of capital in unit-linked funds meeting the SWESIF (Swedish Forum for Sustainable Investments) criteria.The proportion of capital grew to 65% in 2016 from 57% in 2015, according to the report.Bengt Norrby, statistical director of the Swedish Pensions Agency, said: “This increase is mainly due to the fact that a number of funds with a lot of capital now meet SWESIF’s requirements for sustainable investments.”At the end of last year, 7.2m individuals participated in the PPM, including 5.8m pension savers and 1.4m pensioners, the agency said.Total assets under management in the system rose to SEK983.5bn (€101.7bn) at the end of last December, of which SEK960bn was in unit-linked insurance and SEK23.5bn in traditional insurance. Sweden’s default provider in the premium pension system (PPM) AP7 has beaten the average return of non-state premium pension providers in 2016 with a 13.9% on its Såfa balanced fund, against a 9.5% return on average from the other providers.In its report on the PPM for 2016, the Swedish Pensions Agency (Pensionsmyndigheten) described 2016 as a good year for the system in its entirety, although it said performance at a handful of non-state funds had been “doubtful”.The PPM is the funded part of the Swedish state pension that allows pension savers to make their own investment choices, investing their contributions either in products from a wide marketplace of private sector investment fund providers, or with state pension fund AP7 in its default Såfa option.For pension savers who opted for some kind of management service from their marketplace provider, the return in 2016 was 6.5%, the agency said.last_img read more

Fond Canie Rebels capture third win in Trafalgar Basketball League

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share The Fond Canie Rebels captured their third win in the Trafalgar Basketball League on Tuesday evening by one point.Prior to their win on Tuesday evening the Rebels secured their first win against the Lily Valley Sharks and won the Cochrane Middleham Ballers by default.At Tuesday’s game the Fond Canie Rebels scored a total of 72 pts while Elvis Welding Services Road Stars scored 71 pts.The scorers for the Rebels were; Joel Mc’Intyre 32 pts, 6 asts, 5 stls; Ronald Bruno – 14 rts, 6 reb and Daryl Thomas 12 pts, 2 astsFor the Road Stars Fitzgerald Daniel scored 19 pts, 6 asts, Javid Joseph – 18 pts, 5 reb, Patrick Lafonce – 14 pts, 4 reb and Elvis Morancie 11 ptsUpper Village Hoosiers will battle against the Bath Estate Huskies in Wednesday evening’s game which will commence at 7:30.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet 19 Views   no discussions NewsSports Fond Canie Rebels capture third win in Trafalgar Basketball League by: – March 13, 2012last_img read more

George E. Morgan, 77

first_imgGeorge E. Morgan, 77, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.  Born, September 22, 1940 in Rushville, he was the son of George Morgan and Helen (Lacey) Theising.  George graduated from Burney High School.  He joined the Marines and served in 1960 and 1961 before transferring to the Army Reserve.  George was a Police Officer for the Greensburg Police Department for 22 and a half years and an Officer for the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department for 10 years.  He attended the United Methodist Church in Greensburg.  George married Kathy Knowlton in 1973 and she survives.  He is also survived by one son; Frank Morgan, one daughter; Georgeanna Howe, and three grandchildren; Olivia Morgan, Austin Bilderback, and Isaac Howe.  George was preceded in death by his parents.  Graveside military services will take place at South Park Cemetery on Friday, August 10 at 1:00 p.m.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more