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Friends of Henry Hubschman establish joint fellowship

first_imgFriends of Henry Hubschman, HLS 1972 M.P.P. 1973, have set up a fellowship in his memory at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard Law School (HLS). Established shortly after Hubschman’s death in February 2011, the fellowship has received more than $550,000 in contributions and is now permanently endowed. It will provide financial assistance to students beginning in the academic year 2012–13.HKS and HLS created the Joint Degree Program in Law and Government because many public problems have a legal component and many legal issues affect the policy arena. The program permits students to pursue a J.D. at HLS and either a master in public policy (MPP) or in public administration in international development (M.P.A./I.D.) at the Kennedy School in an integrated way in a reduced time period. The program has been a formal joint degree program since 2006.“Educating students about the issues at the intersection of law and public policy is key to the Kennedy School’s mission of training exceptional public leaders,” said David Ellwood, dean of HKS and Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy. “This gift will help us attract and engage the very best students to Harvard.”“The solutions to critical problems increasingly demand knowledge of institutions, law, policy, and politics, so it is terrific to see this wonderful gift offer talented students the chance to pursue learning across all these fields,” said Martha Minow, dean and Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor at Harvard Law School. “We are enormously grateful that this fellowship honors an individual whose own studies and career so effectively united law and policy.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Worldpay expects Grand National surge for online bookies

first_img HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Kenneth Alexander: Industry’s regulatory future is in-play as live sport resumes June 15, 2020 Share UK greyhound racing fast-tracks unlimited races June 9, 2020 Payment processing firm Worldpay is predicting a bumper weekend for online bookmakers, as Britain welcomes the 2018 Grand National.With internal research revealing that 45% of over-65s prefer placing bets on a mobile device as opposed to in-store, Worldpay is expected this to be the year that numbers for mobile gaming surpass its counterpart for punting pensioners.Data also shows online betting for the Grand National rising 20% year-on-year, and James McGurn, VP of Digital Content and Gaming at Worldpay, stated: “The Grand National is the biggest betting day of the year, bringing an entire nation to a standstill as horseracing fans up and down the country tune in to watch. “Though steeped in tradition, the Grand National has jumped into the 21st century, with a later start time and Snapchat coverage all designed to cater to the modern audience.“As the way in which we watch the race evolves, so does the way we choose to gamble. And mobile is at the heart of the new racing experience. “We are seeing a growing trend towards app betting, which is more convenient and user-friendly for sports fans of all generations.  “Whether placing a bet at the racecourse, down the local pub, or from the comfort of your own sofa, your smartphone could be the quickest and easiest way to win big.”In its analysis of punters wagering habits during last year’s event, Worldpay has revealed a spike of 65% in betting activities on race day.In addition it would seem a large proportion of consumers leave it until the last minute to place their stakes, with betting peaking seven minutes before the start of the race, and 118 deposits a second being made to online accounts.  However, despite almost half of the UK adult population having a flutter on the world-famous steeplechase, for many it will be their only bet of the year.As a result of this, the average spend per betting deposit drops by almost £3 over the course of the Grand National weekend.last_img read more

Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul much more than a terrific point guard

first_imgPLAYA VISTA — Chris Paul of the Clippers is more than just one of the best point guards in the NBA. More than the guy who pounded his chest at Oklahoma City late in Game 5 of the 2014 Western Conference semifinals because the Clippers appeared sure to win, then absorbed the blame like a man afterward because he was the biggest reason why they didn’t.Paul is also one of the NBA’s biggest philanthropists, a heck of a bowler and, according to one local expert, one of the most competitive spirits anywhere.It was not long ago at the Clippers’ practice facility that Paul was asked to talk about his CP3 Foundation. It is described on its website as an organization that “strives to impact the communities it serves by using its resources and passion for philanthropy to enhance and promote education, health, sports and social responsibility for youth and families.”The list of what the CP3 Foundation does in Paul’s native North Carolina to Los Angeles is long. In a nutshell, it has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for a variety of initiatives. One is the CP3 AfterSchoolZone, created to help the youth of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Other initiatives include partnerships with Feed the Children, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity. Paul’s teammate, Jamal Crawford, is impressed with Paul’s humanitarian efforts.“I think it tells a lot about his character,” Crawford said. “I’ve always said, I think you’re special not by how much money or fame or anything you have, but how you treat people and how people receive you with that.“Chris does so much. I think it’s near and dear to him and it’s genuine. It’s not about the cameras. I mean, it’s good when you guys cover it because, hopefully, it will inspire more people to do the same. But it’s just about him being who he has grown up to be.”Paul’s annual celebrity bowling fundraising tournaments over the years have included the likes of teammate Blake Griffin, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and many more. Paul’s love for bowling was obvious when he was first asked about it. When a reporter told Paul his high game was 243, Paul proudly said, “I had a 256.”“I’ve been bowling for a while,” said Paul, who in 2013 became owner of the Los Angeles X, one of eight teams in the Professional Bowlers Association League. “My dad used to be in leagues and stuff when I was little and we used to just go all the time.”In his final year at West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, N.C., Paul had a very cool gift waiting for him under the family Christmas tree.“My parents for Christmas got me a bowling ball and it looked like the old ABA-style basketball,” Paul said, smiling. “Then they got my brother a bowling ball that was brown and it had ‘23 Michael Jordan’ on it.”The love blossomed.“Then when I was in college (at Wake Forest), me and my teammates used to go all the time and then it started like getting competitive,” said Paul, 29.Competitive is Paul’s middle name, according to Lakers coach Byron Scott, who coached Paul when the two were at New Orleans. Recently, Scott was asked about the ambitious nature of Paul and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.“They’re two of the most competitive guys I’ve been around in a long time,” Scott said. “The only other guy I remember being that competitive was Earvin (Magic Johnson). He didn’t want to lose in Tonk, Black Jack, anything. And Chris Paul, I got to, obviously, coach him for a number of years and I’ve watched him on the bus and on the plane the same way.“He has that same competitive nature. Just didn’t want to lose at anything. Kobe’s the same way. Kobe takes pickup games serious. Chris Paul, when we were practicing and going on a 5-on-5 scrimmage, it was serious. He would do everything you wanted him to do in practice 100 percent. But when there was any type of game, when you said, ‘All right, we’re going to play 5 on 5,’ he lit up.”Scott was then queried as to whether he has pondered what it would have been like with Bryant and Paul on the same Lakers team had the proposed Paul trade to the Lakers in December 2011 not been nixed by then-NBA commissioner David Stern.“I’d be here with a smile on my face if that was the case,” Scott said. “And sometimes you want to say, ‘Damn it, David Stern.’ When they made the trade, before David kind of X’d it, I was like, ‘Wow.’”The Lakers’ loss was the Clippers’ gain. They got a terrific point guard, and a darn good man.CHRIS PAUL FILEPosition: Point guardHeight: 6-0College: Wake ForestBorn: Winston-Salem, N.C.Career statistics: 18.6 ppg, 9.9 apg2014-15 statistics: 17.7 ppg, 9.8 apgPhilanthropy: CP3 Foundation It all began in 2005, when Paul formed his foundation in honor of his late grandfather, Nathaniel Jones.“It started as soon as I came into the NBA,” said Paul, whose rookie season at New Orleans was 2005-06. “But as a kid, when I grew up, I saw all the time from my family — from my grandfather, from my parents — different things like that (giving back to the community),” said Paul, who is averaging 17.7 points, 9.8 assists and 1.8 steals ahead of tonight’s game between the Clippers (16-7) and Detroit Pistons (5-19) at 7:30 p.m. at Staples Center. “And, while I love playing basketball, I also think it’s a platform that I’m blessed and fortunate to have.“I realize I didn’t get to where I am on my own and it’s just fun for me to give back and help others.”Paul’s foundation plays host to golf tournaments, bowling tournaments, kids’ 3K walk events, and more. His wife, Jada, is also involved, and Paul said he will soon be renaming his foundation to reflect her role.“I’m actually in the process of probably changing the name to the Chris Paul Family Foundation because my wife does a lot of different things,” he said. “She has a prom dress to give away and we do Thanksgiving events and Christmas events.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

West Ham star calls on the Hammers to prove a point to their critics

first_img Carl Jenkinson in action for West Ham against Manchester City West Ham defender Carl Jenkinson insists the players have a major point to prove in their final five games.Despite breaking into the top four in the first half of the season, the east London club has suffered a nightmare spell in 2015, winning just one of their last 12 games.The Hammers produced another poor performance during the 2-0 defeat against Manchester City and are in danger of slipping into the bottom half of the table.But Jenkinson, who is on loan from Arsenal, is adamant the players are determined to put things right and says they will be fired up to get back on the winning trail when they face a London derby against QPR on Saturday.He said: “People in our dressing room are fired up. If you came in the changing room after the game [against Manchester City] you’d see that.“People aren’t resting on their laurels, people aren’t happy finishing mid-table. We want to kick on.“We have got something to prove now because we have been on a bad run of games and we want to put that right. We owe that to ourselves and the fans.” 1last_img read more