Candidates for overseer and elected director announced

first_imgThis spring, alumni can vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) elected directors. The official candidates’ names appear in ballot order below, as determined by lot.Ballots will be mailed no later than April 1 and must be received in Cambridge by noon on May 20 to be counted. Results of the election will be announced at the HAA’s annual meeting on the afternoon of Commencement on May 26. All holders of Harvard degrees, except Corporation members and officers of instruction and government at Harvard, are entitled to vote for Overseer candidates. The election for HAA directors is open to all Harvard degree holders.The HAA’s nominating committee has proposed the following candidates in 2016:For OverseerKent Walker ’83 magna cum laudeSenior vice president and general counsel, Google Inc.Palo Alto, Calif.Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92 magna cum laude, J.D. ’96 cum laudeJudge, United States District Court for the District of ColumbiaWashington, D.C.Helena Buonanno Foulkes ’86 magna cum laude, M.B.A. ’92President, CVS/pharmacy; executive vice president, CVS HealthProvidence, R.I.John J. Moon ’89 magna cum laude, A.M. ’93, Ph.D. ’94Managing director, Morgan StanleyNew York, N.Y.Alejandro Ramírez Magaña ’94 cum laude, M.B.A. ’01Chief executive officer, CinépolisMexico City, MexicoDamian Woetzel, M.P.A. ’07Artistic director, Vail International Dance Festival; director, Aspen Institute Arts Program, DEMO at the Kennedy Center, and Independent ProjectsRoxbury, Conn.Karen Falkenstein Green ’78 magna cum laude, J.D. ’81 cum laudeSenior partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLPBostonLindsay Chase-Lansdale ’74 magna cum laudeAssociate provost for faculty and Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern UniversityEvanston, Ill.Candidates for Overseer were nominated by petition:Ralph Nader, LL.B. ’58Citizen-activist and author; founder, The Center for Responsive Law and Public CitizenWashington, D.C.Stephen HsuProfessor of theoretical physics and vice president for research and graduate studies, Michigan State UniversityOkemos, Mich.Ron Unz ’83 magna cum laudeSoftware developer and chairman,; Publisher, The Unz ReviewPalo Alto, Calif.Stuart Taylor Jr., J.D. ’77 magna cum laudeAuthor, journalist, lawyer; nonresident senior fellow, Brookings InstitutionWashington, D.C.Lee C. Cheng ’93 magna cum laudeChief legal officer, Newegg, Inc.Santa Ana, Calif.Candidates nominated by the HAA for Elected Director:David Battat ’91 magna cum laudePresident and chief executive officer, Atrion Corp.New York, N.Y.Farai N. Chideya ’90 magna cum laudeDistinguished Writer in Residence, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York UniversityNew York, N.Y.Rye Barcott, M.B.A./M.PA. ’09Managing partner and co-founder, Double Time CapitalCharlotte, N.C.Susan M. Cheng, M.P.P. ’04, Ed.L.D. ’13Senior associate dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Georgetown University School of MedicineWashington, D.C.Victor Jih, J.D. ’96Litigation Partner, Irell & Manella LLPLos AngelesEliana Murillo ’10Head of Multicultural Marketing, Google Inc.San Francisco, CATrey Grayson ’94 cum laudePresident and CEO, Northern Kentucky Chamber of CommerceFort Mitchell, Ky.Janet Nezhad Band ’83 magna cum laude, M.B.A. ’89, J.D. ’90 cum laudeDevelopment consultant to nonprofit organizationsNew York, N.Y.Michael C. Payne ’77 cum laude, M.D. ’81, M.P.H. ’82Attending physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Cambridge Health AllianceCambridge, Mass.last_img read more

MBB : Suero’s 29 points lead Albany to win over Brown in NIT Season Tip-Off

first_img Comments Gerardo Suero was exhausted and hunched over. Hands on his knees, the sweat was dripping down the Albany guard’s brow as his coach gave him instructions.After the big game Suero had, though, it wasn’t surprising he was spent by the final buzzer. He left all his energy on the court in the Great Danes’ opening-round game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.‘When I first sit down, man, I saw heaven,’ Suero said. ‘I was so tired.’The junior guard had every right to be. Recovering from the flu, Suero’s 29-point performance led Albany as it topped Brown 77-68 in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off inside a barren Carrier Dome on Monday. Suero was involved in a little bit of everything, adding nine rebounds, three assists and three steals to keep the Great Danes in the lead the entire game, even when Brown was charging late in the second half.Near the end of the second half, Brown cut its deficit to just five points after getting hot from 3-point range. So when Albany needed a lift to close out the game, Suero provided just that.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSuero drove to the lane and went up against multiple defenders challenging the shot, making a layup to put Albany up 71-64. Soon after, Suero again displayed his aggressive offensive mentality by hitting another contested layup, giving the Great Danes a 73-66 advantage with less than a minute to play in the game.He then brought aggression to Albany’s defense to close the win out. He pulled down his ninth rebound off a missed 3-pointer by Brown’s Jean Harris, all but ending the Bears’ late game run.‘Gerardo is an unbelievable talent, and he’s very hard to guard,’ UA head coach Will Brown said. ‘He’s just going to continue to get better, but he’s a terrific talent, and he’s going to have a great year for us.’Suero displayed that talent from the start, driving to the basket when he had the ball in his hands. From the first bucket of the game, Suero continued to attack the hole, getting most of his points on layups. He finished the first half with 14 points, going an efficient 5-of-6 from the field.As a result, Albany took a controlling 41-29 lead into the locker room.‘I’m more of a driver than anything,’ Suero said. ‘I can shoot, but to me, I can get to the lane easy, so I don’t look too much to shoot because I can get just to the basket.’Albany was fortunate Suero’s hot first half provided a cushion. Brown finally picked up its offensive production after a less-than-stellar shooting first half.The Bears hit 8-of-16 shots from beyond the arc in the second half, with junior guard Matt Sullivan leading the charge. He nearly matched Suero’s big game, finishing with 26 points including five 3s.Defense is still something all of Albany’s players, including Suero, need to improve on, Brown said. But what offset the Danes’ second-half defensive struggles was Suero’s consistent scoring.Logan Aronhalt was Albany’s second-best player, scoring 19 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. Aronhalt said Suero has shown he can be a closer for Albany early on in his Danes career, after playing his first two years at the junior college level.Suero also scored 17 in his Albany debut against then-No. 10 Pittsburgh on Friday.‘There were certain times where we were struggling to score and we needed a bucket just to get that last bit of momentum to finish the game, and he brought that for us,’ Aronhalt said.And Suero is still learning the American style of basketball. Coming from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Suero has only played stateside for a few years.But Suero’s Dominican basketball roots may help Albany with its next opponent.The 2-3 zone that he’ll likely see against No. 5 Syracuse on Tuesday night is the defense he’s used to attacking.‘I joked with him after. I said, ‘Are you ready for Syracuse’s 2-3 zone?’ Do they play that in the Dominican Republic?” Brown said. ‘He looked at me and said, ‘Coach, that’s all we play in the Dominican Republic.”[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on November 14, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Why Evander Kane’s contract could haunt Sharks GM this summer

first_imgDENVER — Evander Kane’s biggest fan in the second half of the 2018-19 season might be the guy sitting in the general manager’s suite at SAP Center.Doug Wilson will be negotiating potential new contracts for Joe Pavelski and Timo Meier this year and you can bet that the seven-year, $49 million deal Kane signed last summer will be mentioned more than a few times by their agents.Kane’s $7 million annual average salary is now the benchmark for contract talks in Sharks territory.The emphasis on …last_img read more

SA women win series vs Bangladesh

first_img“If we knew that the result would be 3-0 at the start of the series, we would have taken it,” Momentum Proteas Women’s coach Hilton Moreeng said after his side had secured victory. 17 September 2013 Bangladesh were well set to reach the target at 79 without loss in the 14th over, but two run outs and a stumping in the space of three overs brought the home team back into contention. The teams move on to a three-match ODI series, which starts at Sahara Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Friday. SAinfo reporter Bangladesh put in their most consistent performance with the ball to date, and had South Africa under pressure in the opening overs. The Proteas posted 109 for four in their 20 overs, which owed much to a half- century by player of the match and captain, Mignon du Preez. Du Preez (52) and Kapp (24 not out) shared an important 55-run stand for the third wicket, after the loss of openers Trisha Chetty (0) and Lizelle Lee (11) early on. ProudMoreeng said he was proud of the way his players withstood the pressure, and said it had given him an understanding of the character and temperament at his disposal in his squad. South Africa’s national women’s cricket team held their nerve to edge out Bangladesh by three runs in the third and final T20 international at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Sunday to complete a 3-0 series victory. Bangladesh needed 12 runs off the final over, with seven wickets in hand, but fell short due to a composed and effective final over from the Proteas’ Marizanne Kapp. ‘They put us under pressure’“I must give credit to Bangladesh,” Moreeng said. “They put us under pressure very early. The first two overs were maidens and we were a wicket down. “The partnership between Kapp and the captain put us back where we wanted to be and we had to settle for 109, which required us to go out there and bowl well.” ‘Building a team’“We are building as a team and it was important for us to start this home series well, especially by playing good cricket and learning from every game that we play.”last_img read more

Learn a Gruesome Lesson in Horror Makeup From Rick Baker

first_imgGo old school with the Bride of Frankenstein. You’re on your own with the wig.Horror Makeup: How to Create the Monster’s Bride Next, Baker explains how to execute a classic Dia de los Muertos sugar skull look.Horror Makeup: How to Create Day of the Dead Finally, channel your Inner-90s-Goth-Kid and transform yourself into Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas. This one is a little more involved, but it’s still completely doable.Horror Makeup: Sally From The Nightmare Before ChristmasWhat are your favorite Rick Baker creations? What are you going to be for Halloween? Let us know in the comments below!center_img Rick Baker is the most scary-talented special effects artist of all time. With these makeup tutorials, you’ll learn how to take your video project to a creepy new level – or maybe just rule Halloween!Rick Baker might be responsible for your nightmares. He’s created some of the most iconic creatures, creeps, and killer monsters to ever stalk the silver screen — and now you can learn his practical horror makeup techniques for yourself! In the videos below, Baker shows you how to transform an ordinary human into all manner of monsters. Apply these techniques to up the production value of your next video project — or maybe just use them to rule your next Halloween party. First, let’s take a quick look at some of Baker’s most innovative and iconic work.A History of Horrifying Hollywood CreativityRick Baker’s career began on the set of The Exorcist and his professional journey has taken him to the darkest corners of cinema and pop culture. In this very 1980s clip, Baker goes behind the scenes of the legendary transformation from the John Landis classic, An American Werewolf in London. This sequence won Baker the Oscar for Special Effects, an award category that didn’t even exist the year before. He would go on to receive ten more nominations and seven wins.After the success of An American Werewolf in London, Baker was tapped to create the horror makeup special effects for Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The video would put Baker’s work into the mainstream… But, according to an interview with Vice,  the makeup master wasn’t originally certain that the project would be a success.I was really concerned about making up a pop star. I thought, This is going to be difficult, and he’s not going to be a good subject for this. But I was totally wrong. He loved it, [but] it was chaotic, and I had a whole lot of work to do in a very little amount of time. I had to use union makeup artists whom I didn’t really know, and didn’t know what they could do to apply these makeups on the dancers, and I was applying makeup on Michael on the same night, running around the makeup trailers, going, “No, no, no…” And there we were, in Vernon, the meatpacking district, in the middle of the night, and they started doing the “Thriller” dance…Baker’s work in horror will likely define his legacy, but not all of his creations were creepy. In fact, Baker has said on record that one of his favorite creations is downright lovable…  Harry the sasquatch from Harry and the Hendersons.I’m proud of most of the things that I’ve done. One of my favorites though that I just really have the most fond memories of and really think the work is still good, is a film called Harry and the Hendersons. I really loved that character and I think it still holds up. I just read an article about CG stuff and somebody was talking about animatronics and how they didn’t think they could do something better than Harry was in that film – and I did that in the 80s.Today, practical effects appear to be making a comeback, but not enough to keep Baker in the studio; he announced his retirement in March of 2015. Be sure to check out his YouTube channel. He’s got all kinds of behind-the-scenes awesomeness and several how-to tutorials.Horror Makeup Tutorials From the MasterIn 2013, Baker worked with MAC Cosmetics on some video tutorials that explain how to transform your friends into freaks and ghouls. You can use these techniques on your next no-budget horror project or, even better, use them to win $50 at your next Halloween costume contest. First up, a lesson in the living dead.Horror Makeup: How to Create a Zombielast_img read more

Warrior David Rudisha eyes more glory

first_imgAnd why not, as that evening the soft-spoken Kenyan did what no one had done before. On the way to breaking his own world record, the 23-year-old became the first person to run the 800m in less than 1 minute 41 seconds.Neither did he strike Usain Bolt’s ‘lightning’ pose nor did he do the ‘Mobot,’ but Rudisha became the first to break an athletics world record at the London Olympics. His current world record stands at 1.40: 91 secs.Despite the enormity of the feat, the star was surprised by the welcome he got back home.Rudisha said he found it rather unexpected when the elders of his community in Kilgoris, Kenya, made him the ‘warrior leader’. “When I was running in Europe, boys of my age from my community (Masai) were graduating to the senior category. They were becoming warriors. When I returned to the country they made me the warrior leader,” Rudisha told Mail Today. “The elders said though I had not killed a lion, I had broken the world record.”Currently in India as the event ambassador of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, Rudisha knows that young Kenyans now look up to him for inspiration. He feels that Kenya has several excellent athletes which is the reason for their success, rather than high-class infrastructure.”If you look at infrastructure, Kenya doesn’t have that much. In fact in India I guess they have better facilities. We do better in long distance and middle distance as the training procedure is much more natural unlike the sprints where you need more technical training,” Rudisha said.”I don’t think it’s because of our genes. Kenya has lot many inspirational figure in athletics. Every other child there wants to be an athlete just like every other kid in India wants to be the next Sachin Tendulkar. India need figures like him in athletics.” Rudisha’s own inspiration is his father Daniel, who was part of the Kenyan 4x400m relay team that won silver at the 1968 Olympics. “I took up running because I always had the passion. Moreover my father was a runner and I wanted to be like him,” he said.”He used to say if you have to win a medal you will have to be faster than me. I am happy I have gone one up on his performance.” Coming back to that night in London when he rewrote history, Rudisha says: “I already held the world record (1: 41.09) when I came to London. I was targeting the 1.41 mark. But I ran even faster.”Prior to the race I had told my manager (James Templeton) that if I could complete the first lap (400m) in 49 seconds then I could make the mark.” He knows that comparison with another legendary athlete, Usain Bolt was natural. He jokingly said that if ever the duo competes, it will be a close affair.”We are great friends. There have been talks of having a race for a distance of about 500m. If it happens I would say it will be a 50- 50 affair,” he smiled.But Rudisha does not want to rest on his laurels, as he has already set his next target. “After I broke the world record for the first time in 2010, I wanted to win an Olympic medal. Now that I have won it, I have started training for the 2013 Moscow World Championships,” he said.Rudisha also praised the field at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. “There are 10 guys who have sub-60 minute timings. So it will be competitive,” he said.Indians confidentKenyans and Ethiopians may be the top contenders for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon title, but Indians are not intimidated. Steeple chase runner Sudha Singh who is participating in the Sunday race said though Kenyans are talented, Indians can do wonders in long distance running too. “It’s not that we don’t give effort. We also put in hard work and practice for the same duration of time. We have trained with them and there’s nothing special,” she said. “It’s just that we get to train with such high class athletes at a later stage while they train with them from childhood.”advertisementlast_img read more

BMW 7 Series bags the 2016 World Luxury Car award at NYIAS

first_imgAt a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation, and Autoneum, the BMW 7 Series was declared the 2016 World Luxury Car. We’re proud to announce that the #BMW #7Series won the @WorldCarAwards “World Luxury Car of 2016.” #WCOTY2016 #NYIAS BMW USA (@BMWUSA) March 24, 2016The BMW Group is no stranger to the World Car Awards – now in their 12th year. BMW cars have previously won the World Green Car title two years in a row (2015 – BMW i8; 2014 – BMW i3) and in 2008 for the BMW 118d with Efficient Dynamics.  In 2006, the BMW 3-Series was the World Car of the Year while in 2014, the BMW i3 won World Car Design of the Year. ALSO READ: BMW to recall 6,109 cars for fuel pump problem in ChinaThe World Luxury Car category was created in 2014 to acknowledge higher-priced premium models selling in more limited numbers worldwide.This year’s winner was chosen from an initial entry list of eight prestigious cars from all over the world, then a short list of three finalists:  the winner as well as the Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC 90.ALSO READ: BMW rolls out new models at Geneva Motor Show”We are delighted and honoured that the BMW 7 Series has been recognised as the World Luxury Car of the Year. Since it launched last autumn, the response from both the media and our customers has been extremely positive, with people especially appreciative of the way the 7 Series combines superb modern luxury with the outstanding driving dynamics BMW is famous for.advertisementThe World Car jurors observed that, “This is the flagship model for the Bavarian car maker, and so it simply has to be the epitome of what the brand represents in terms of technology, design and performance. And the new 7 Series certainly delivers. It is very much the new face of BMW in the new family design – and yet it is a classic BMW all at once. The new 7 Series brings in new features like the ambient ‘sky lounge’ sunroof, the ambient air package and the all-new gesture control.”ALSO READ: BMW launches X5 xDrive30d M Sport priced at Rs 75.90 lakhVehicles in all award categories are selected and voted on by an international jury panel comprised of 73 top-level automotive journalists from 23 countries around the world.  Each juror was appointed by the World Car Steering Committee on the basis of his or her expertise, experience, credibility, and influence.  Previous World Luxury Car winners were the Mercedes-Benz S Coupe (2015) and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2014).last_img read more

9 months agoBarcelona coach Valverde: Morata a great player

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde: Morata a great playerby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has talked up the qualities of Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.Morata missed Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Newcastle due to “tactical reasons”.The Spaniard has been linked with a move to Nou Camp to provide support for an ageing Luis Suarez, and amid speculation over the futures of Denis Suarez and Munir El Haddadi.When asked about Morata, he said: “I can only say the same thing. That he’s a great player, that he’s at another team and that we respect that a lot.”We have to look at it, it’s clear that after Munir’s departure we have a space.”We’ll see if we can sign a player, although we have to take into account the club’s economic conditions. We will see if we can, if someone comes.” last_img read more

Florida Haters Will Greatly Enjoy “An Interview With Will Muschamp”

first_imgFlorida Will Muschamp HatersFlorida Will Muschamp HatersWill Muschamp’s tenure as head coach in Gainesville got off to a decent start, but by the end of the 2014 season, Gators fans were campaigning for him to be replaced. Florida eventually cut ties with Muschamp after he won just 10 games combined in his final two years, and he wound up taking the defensive coordinator position at Auburn shortly after. A YouTube user by the name of SCS Productions decided to make light of the situation, adding hilarious subtitles to the popular interview between Jesus Quintero and comedian El Risitas. If you’re wondering, the original interview was conducted back in 2007, but it didn’t become Internet-famous until March of 2015.If you’re a fan of Florida’s mishaps over the past few years, you’ll have a hard time not laughing out loud.[YouTube]last_img read more