Target: Climate change

first_imgExperts from the worlds of science, government, economics, business, and history will gather in Sanders Theatre on April 13 at 4 p.m. for a wide-ranging panel discussion on how society in general and universities in particular can best confront the perils posed by climate change, Harvard President Drew Faust announced today.The discussion, to be introduced by Faust and moderated by Charlie Rose of CBS and PBS, will bring together President Barack Obama’s principal science adviser, the co-chair of a major international climate change group, and five leading scholars prominent in seeking solutions to climate change.“As a scientific consensus has firmly established, climate change presents one of the world’s most urgent and demanding challenges. All of us share an interest and responsibility in confronting that reality and pursuing effective solutions,” said Faust, who on March 17 delivered an address on climate change at Tsinghua University in Beijing.“I am pleased we will have the benefit of such a distinguished group of panelists to elevate attention to the need for action and to spur us all to focus even more intently on how society and universities, in particular, can rise to the challenge,” Faust added. “We have an extraordinary range of efforts already underway across Harvard, and the magnitude and complexity of the problem demand that we do even more.”Panelists are expected to include:Joseph Aldy, assistant professor of public policy, Harvard Kennedy School; former special assistant to the president for energy and environment, the White House.Christopher Field, co-chair, Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; founding director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science; Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Stanford University; member, Harvard University Board of Overseers; Harvard ’75.Rebecca Henderson. McArthur University Professor, Harvard University; co-director, Business and Environment Initiative, Harvard Business School.John Holdren, assistant to the president for science and technology, the White House; co-chair, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; former Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; former professor of environmental science and public policy, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University.Richard Newell, Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics, Duke University; director, Duke University Energy Initiative; former administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration; former senior economist for energy and environment, President’s Council of Economic Advisers; Harvard Ph.D. ’97.Naomi Oreskes, professor of the history of science and director of graduate studies, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University; co-author of “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.”Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, professor of environmental science and engineering, and director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, Harvard University.In recent years, the University has substantially broadened and deepened its research and educational programs focused on climate change and on energy and the environment. Most recently, the University announced the first recipients of grants from the President’s Climate Change Solutions Fund, intended to catalyze a new generation of efforts to accelerate the transition to renewable sources of energy.Last year, Harvard created a secondary field in energy and environment for undergraduates and launched the Center for Green Buildings and Cities at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Across Harvard’s 13 Schools there are 239 faculty conducting research related to climate, energy, and the environment, and 243 courses are offered to students covering the topics of energy, the environment, or sustainability.Showcasing such efforts in scholarship and thinking related to climate change, the Harvard University Center for the Environment will host a series of events during the week of April 6–10.In addition to research and education, Harvard continues strong progress toward meeting its aggressive goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building a healthier, more sustainable campus.Last year, Harvard Management Company joined the Carbon Disclosure Project’s climate change program, intended to drive environmental disclosure and performance of publicly listed companies, while also becoming the first university endowment to adopt the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment.Please click here to request a ticket for the event.last_img read more

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Colombian National Army Supports Nationwide Immunization Campaign

first_img The Armed Forces contribute to social initiatives Helping to provide health care and social services to remote areas of the country helps the Armed Forces strengthen ties with the civilian population. In February, the Hospital Militar Regional de Occidente joined the launch of the first national vaccination campaign of 2015, “Let’s Promote Vaccination,” in collaboration with the mayor’s office in Santiago de Cali, the municipal Public Health Department, and the “Batalla de Pichincha” 8th Infantry Battalion, part of the 3rd Brigade. Medical personnel also dispensed free medications to those who needed them. They also provided information about government campaigns against domestic violence and family planning, according to the press office of the Apolo Task Force. By Dialogo March 12, 2015 An ongoing effort by the Armed Forces Safeguarding the well-being of the nation’s most vulnerable residents is part of the Army’s mission to provide security for the country. The Army has dedicated itself to helping provide health care and social services to residents in need for years. The Colombian National Army is playing a key role in the country’s nationwide vaccination campaign, helping to bring health care and social services to impoverished and remote regions, including in conflict zones. Safeguarding the well-being of the nation’s most vulnerable residents is part of the Army’s mission to provide security for the country. The Army has dedicated itself to helping provide health care and social services to residents in need for years. The Colombian Health Ministry expects to immunize close to 128,000 children in this year’s initial campaign. In recent years, the Health Ministry has invested more than 500,000 pesos (approximately $190,000) to guarantee the inclusion of new vaccines and to offer the population 18 free vaccines that protect against 24 illnesses. “This type of event seeks to generate an environment of trust towards the State and its representatives in the community,” the 8th Division statement said. It “was once again bringing prosperity to the most disadvantaged residents of Vichada, and extending a helping hand to those who have waited for years for the region’s development.” Such activities are part of the Army’s mission to assist the civilian population. For example, in early March, the Army helped provide health care and dental services to about 2,500 people — including 100 families in extreme poverty — during a two-day program provided by the Apolo Task Force, the Mayor’s Office, the 28th Mobile Brigade, and the Office of Territorial Consolidation in the municipality of Florida, in the Department of Valle del Cauca. “To many Colombians, going to the doctor or the dentist is a routine activity done when necessary, but to the majority who lives in remote areas, it is a wish hard to fulfill,” according to a statement from the 8th Division press office. “This type of event seeks to generate an environment of trust towards the State and its representatives in the community,” the 8th Division statement said. It “was once again bringing prosperity to the most disadvantaged residents of Vichada, and extending a helping hand to those who have waited for years for the region’s development.” An example of this occurred recently in Nueva Antioquia, a remote area in the Department of Vichada, where the “Coronel Arturo Herrera Castaño” 28th Engineer Battalion, 28th Jungle Brigade, 8th Division, coordinated with the government of Vichada, local officials, the National Police, the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare, and other entities to provide health care and social services. An example of this occurred recently in Nueva Antioquia, a remote area in the Department of Vichada, where the “Coronel Arturo Herrera Castaño” 28th Engineer Battalion, 28th Jungle Brigade, 8th Division, coordinated with the government of Vichada, local officials, the National Police, the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare, and other entities to provide health care and social services. The Armed Forces contribute to social initiatives The Colombian Health Ministry expects to immunize close to 128,000 children in this year’s initial campaign. In recent years, the Health Ministry has invested more than 500,000 pesos (approximately $190,000) to guarantee the inclusion of new vaccines and to offer the population 18 free vaccines that protect against 24 illnesses. The Armed Forces is committed to assisting the Expanded Immunizations Program (PAI, for its Spanish acronym) reach the communities and populations which are in most need of health care. Such activities are part of the Army’s mission to assist the civilian population. For example, in early March, the Army helped provide health care and dental services to about 2,500 people — including 100 families in extreme poverty — during a two-day program provided by the Apolo Task Force, the Mayor’s Office, the 28th Mobile Brigade, and the Office of Territorial Consolidation in the municipality of Florida, in the Department of Valle del Cauca. “The Armed Forces’ health system works every year to guarantee the implementation of strategies that lead to the fulfillment of the international commitments to reach 95 percent or higher of immunization coverage of each of the vaccines of the PAI,” the Army said in a statement. For example, in December, Lieutenant Colonel Lizette Gonzalez Gallego collaborated with the Health and Social Protection Ministry to lead the fourth regional vaccination campaign in the medical center of the “José María Córdova” 5th Infantry Battalion in the city of Santa Marta, Magdalena Department. The goal of the initiative was to vaccinate most of the city’s children up to the age of 5. Providing public health services is one of the ways the Armed Forces are providing assistance to the civilian population, including people who live in conflict zones, according to Elvira Cuadra, executive director of the Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policies (IEEPP) in Nicaragua. “Not being vaccinated is a risk factor for public health and exposes us to disease outbreaks that have already been eradicated in our country, such as measles,” Dr. Diego Alejandro García Londoño, coordinator of the National Immunization Program, said at the launch of the campaign. “That’s why we invite everyone to begin 2015 by getting our children vaccinated, as we also try to capture those who couldn’t do so in 2014.” Helping to provide health care and social services to remote areas of the country helps the Armed Forces strengthen ties with the civilian population. Lieutenant Colonel Clara Inés Moreno Cometa, the hospital’s scientific deputy director; Dr. Liliana Alarcón Luna, local health director and PAI coordinator in Cali; and Dr. Harold Alberto Suárez Calle, municipal Public Health Secretary, joined forces during the day to work with the community. In February, the Hospital Militar Regional de Occidente joined the launch of the first national vaccination campaign of 2015, “Let’s Promote Vaccination,” in collaboration with the mayor’s office in Santiago de Cali, the municipal Public Health Department, and the “Batalla de Pichincha” 8th Infantry Battalion, part of the 3rd Brigade. The Colombian National Army is playing a key role in the country’s nationwide vaccination campaign, helping to bring health care and social services to impoverished and remote regions, including in conflict zones. An ongoing effort by the Armed Forces In addition to providing vaccines, the Military medical personnel conducted prevention efforts by providing educational discussions and setting up games for children and youths. With these social initiatives, the Army seeks to reach vulnerable residents, including those who live on the periphery of civil society. “Not being vaccinated is a risk factor for public health and exposes us to disease outbreaks that have already been eradicated in our country, such as measles,” Dr. Diego Alejandro García Londoño, coordinator of the National Immunization Program, said at the launch of the campaign. “That’s why we invite everyone to begin 2015 by getting our children vaccinated, as we also try to capture those who couldn’t do so in 2014.” Medical personnel also dispensed free medications to those who needed them. They also provided information about government campaigns against domestic violence and family planning, according to the press office of the Apolo Task Force. In addition to providing vaccines, the Military medical personnel conducted prevention efforts by providing educational discussions and setting up games for children and youths. For example, in December, Lieutenant Colonel Lizette Gonzalez Gallego collaborated with the Health and Social Protection Ministry to lead the fourth regional vaccination campaign in the medical center of the “José María Córdova” 5th Infantry Battalion in the city of Santa Marta, Magdalena Department. The goal of the initiative was to vaccinate most of the city’s children up to the age of 5. How I would like the Venezuelan Armed Forces to enter into these actions imitating Brazil and Colombia, and not getting ready to fight a supposed war against the U.S.A. Colombia isn’t the only one to suffer from the scourge of terrorism, but this is because of so much corruption that exists and remains in government entities. Providing public health services is one of the ways the Armed Forces are providing assistance to the civilian population, including people who live in conflict zones, according to Elvira Cuadra, executive director of the Institute of Strategic Studies and Public Policies (IEEPP) in Nicaragua. “To many Colombians, going to the doctor or the dentist is a routine activity done when necessary, but to the majority who lives in remote areas, it is a wish hard to fulfill,” according to a statement from the 8th Division press office. With these social initiatives, the Army seeks to reach vulnerable residents, including those who live on the periphery of civil society. Lieutenant Colonel Clara Inés Moreno Cometa, the hospital’s scientific deputy director; Dr. Liliana Alarcón Luna, local health director and PAI coordinator in Cali; and Dr. Harold Alberto Suárez Calle, municipal Public Health Secretary, joined forces during the day to work with the community. The Armed Forces is committed to assisting the Expanded Immunizations Program (PAI, for its Spanish acronym) reach the communities and populations which are in most need of health care. “The Armed Forces’ health system works every year to guarantee the implementation of strategies that lead to the fulfillment of the international commitments to reach 95 percent or higher of immunization coverage of each of the vaccines of the PAI,” the Army said in a statement. last_img read more

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Surfing legend Kelly Slater won’t compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

first_img FOLLOW US Press Trust Of India Last Updated: 21st December, 2019 09:57 IST Surfing Legend Kelly Slater Won’t Compete At Tokyo 2020 Olympics Surfing legend Kelly Slater, seen by many as the greatest of all time, won’t be competing at the Tokyo Olympics. The 47-year-old was edged for a spot on US team First Published: 21st December, 2019 09:57 IST Written By COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Surfing legend Kelly Slater, seen by many as the greatest of all time, won’t be competing at the Tokyo Olympics. The 47-year-old American was edged for a spot on the US squad for the sport’s Olympic debut next July, with John John Florence returning from knee surgery to edge Slater for the final spot at an event in Hawaii on Thursday. Slater, an 11-time world champion who became the youngest and oldest to win the crown, inspired a generation of surfing stars with videos of his amazing efforts becoming must-see viewing for fans and competitors.READ | UFC: Jose Aldo And Alexander Volkanovski Make Big Jumps In Latest Official RankingsCompeting as an Olympian would have been an epic farewell for a 40-year career than began at age eight in a youth event but instead he will be watching the event. “I’m going to enjoy it as a spectator,” Slater told the New York Times, dismissing any notion he would end his career early after missing out on the Olympics. “Be sure that in 2020, they will continue to see me at the top of a wave,” he added.READ | Tony Khan Pays Stone Cold Steve Austin The Ultimate Tribute On AEW DynamiteSlater needed a victory at the Pipeline Masters on Oahu’s North Shore to secure the title but lost in the semi-finals, leaving him ranked eighth in the world but one spot behind 2016 and 2017 world champion Florence, who took the second US men’s team spot behind already qualified Kolohe Andino. Florence, an Oahu North Shore native 20 years younger than Slater, was a former protege of the surf icon. “He has been my idol since I was a child,” Florence said. “He’s like a member of my family, like an uncle.” Florence, who missed five of 11 tour events this year with a knee injury, returned for the season finale but was eliminated in the Pipeline quarter-finals. He sealed his Olympic spot when Slater lost to Brazil’s Italo Ferreira in the semis. READ | WATCH | Bhubaneswar: Babita Phogat Gives Eklavya Award To Odisha SportspersonREAD | Punjab Panthers Cruise Past NE Rhinos To Set Up Title Clash With Gujarat Giants LIVE TVlast_img read more

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Damage Esports Agency adds two veteran partners

first_imgEngine Shop Co-Founder Ed Kiernan and former Blizzard Chief Operating Officer Paul Sams have been hired to lead Damage Esports Agency as Co-Founders and equity-holding Partners.Damage Esports has been in development for two years and will re-launch with new capital as an esports marketing agency consulting on sponsorships, influencer relations and marketing with live tournaments. The agency has already been working with clients including Gen.G Esports (Seoul Dynasty), Subaru, University of California – Irvine, Linksys, and T-Mobile.Ed Kiernan, Damage Esports Co-Founder and PartnerKeirnan previously worked with Engine Shop, a marketing and advertising agency for entertainment  and sports which was acquired by Bruin Sports Capital in 2015. Kiernan certainly is an entrepreneur with a lengthy resume of founding and investing in companies involved in sports and entertainment, so much that he earned a spot on SportsBusiness Journal’s Forty Under 40 in 2014.Paul Sams, Damage Esports Co-Founder and PartnerWhile Paul Sams is widely known as the former Chief Operating Officer of Blizzard, he was also Executive Producer for the movie Warcraft and Chief Executive Officer of Dawn Studios for two years. Like Kiernan, Sams sits as an advisor for a list of businesses in entertainment and gaming and is also a minority shareholder of the Pittsburgh Steelers.Sams told Sports Business Journal: “It’s an area of real passion and love of mine, and one of the ways you do that is to get it in front of more people. You need to find ways to bring in endemic and non-endemic brands, because it adds credibility.” Sams also hinted that the agency may consider team ownership in the future.Esports Insider says: As esports grows so does the necessity for legitimate marketing agencies. As Damage Esports has already worked with a few big name clients, bringing on two veteran executives makes sense to further build out the agency’s portfolio. Let’s see what Damage Esports can do for its future clients with Sams and Kiernan on board.last_img read more

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