Rock Center names entrepreneurs-in-residence

first_imgAs usual, M.B.A. students attending Harvard Business School (HBS) this year who are interested in entrepreneurship or looking to create and even launch a startup of their own will be able to take advantage of plenty of resources on the HBS campus, including more than 30 faculty members and this year’s cohort of 21 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at the School’s Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship.These successful entrepreneurs will bring their deep experience and insights to the large entrepreneurial community at HBS. Spending time on campus throughout the academic year, they will advise M.B.A. students eager to start their own companies as well as work with faculty members on research and course development.“We are grateful for the time, effort, and many contributions that these practicing entrepreneurs bring to the Rock Center and the entire HBS community,” said Jodi Gernon, M.B.A. ’91, the Center’s director. “They bring an extraordinary array of talents, insights, and success stories to the School.”Since 1947, the study of entrepreneurship has been a vital part of the Harvard Business School M.B.A. Program, which includes a semester-long course in the first year Required Curriculum, numerous offerings in the second-year Elective Curriculum, and a thriving annual New Venture Competition for students and alumni from around the globe.The Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, which has won praise as the top program for entrepreneurial studies in the nation, supports faculty and their research in the field of entrepreneurial management and infuses the HBS community with the energy and spirit needed for new ideas and innovations to thrive and grow. Through a community that provides support, access to content, and a gateway to entrepreneurial ecosystems everywhere, the Rock Center helps students and graduates create revolutionary and disruptive ventures in both the for-profit and social enterprise sectors.Please visit the HBS website for the full list of The Rock Center Entrepreneurs-in-Residence.last_img read more

Man Accused Of Striking Woman With Yankee Candle

first_imgA Sunman man is facing charges for allegedly striking a woman with a Yankee Candle glass jar and punching her multiple times.David Keith, 37, of Sunman, was arrested after investigators responded to a battery report in Aurora on June 6.Keith is accused of arriving at the home on Center Street in Aurora and getting into an altercation with the woman while her two young children were in a different room of the home.Detectives say the victim was hit in the head with the glass jar and punched multiple times, causing her to possibly lose consciousness.She refused medical treatment however there were signs of physical abuse including small laceration on her forehead and a cut to her lip, police said.According to the Probable Cause Affidavit, detectives followed up on the investigation by interviewing Keith at his home on N. Manchester Road. Police say they saw he had fresh cuts to his hands and some blood on his fingers.Keith has been charged with Batter with Deadly Weapon (class C felony) and Battery causing Bodily Injury (class A misdemeanor).last_img read more

Chelsea complete Kenedy move

first_img The Brazil under-20 international, a left-footed attacker, said on “I am very happy to complete my transfer to Chelsea. “It is an exciting time for me to join the English Premier League champions and I hope I can become an important player for the club. “I very much enjoyed my time with the squad during pre-season and I am very grateful to Fluminense for allowing me this opportunity.'” Chelsea have announced the completion of the signing of Brazilian teenager Kenedy. The 19-year-old joins from Fluminense, who permitted him to take part in the Blues’ pre-season tour to North America prior to the formalities of the deal being concluded. None of the terms of the deal were disclosed. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

United World Wrestling Africa President Meskout To Visit Nigeria For Facilities’ Inspection

first_imgThe President of United World Wrestling Africa, Fouad Meskout will be on a visit to Nigeria between 25th-27th of July, to inspect facilities ahead of 2018 Africa Senior Wrestling Championship.President Meskout will be received by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung and the NOC President in Port Harcourt – proposed state for the championship next year.The wrestling president will inspect the standard of facilities at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, after which a decision will be taken about hosting rights. Nigeria Wrestling President, Daniel Igali expressed his optimism concerning the possibility of Nigeria winning the hosting rights for 2018, reiterating the benefits to be gained by hosting the championship.“Hosting the championship in February 2018, will help to develop our sporting facilities and as well, broaden the horizon of wrestling in Nigeria,” – IgaliAside vying to host the wrestling championship, Port Harcourt will also stage the 21st edition of the African Senior Athletics Championships, February 2018.Team Nigeria won a total of 8 medals at the 2017 Africa Senior Wrestling Championship held in April in Morocco.RelatedAUDIO: Wrestling Boss Meskout Satisfied With Facilities In Port Harcourt For African ChampionshipsJuly 27, 2017In “Sports”Athletic Bilbao vs Sporting GijonJune 30, 2017Similar postBREAKING: Port Harcourt Gets Hosting Right For 2018 Africa Senior Wrestling ChampionshipAugust 19, 2017In “Nigeria”last_img read more

Allan Saint-Maximin has the perfect words to describe he is a team player

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/BBCAdvertisement wu60vNBA Finals | Brooklyn VskbiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8c5w62( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ukd7gWould you ever consider trying this?😱kexrpCan your students do this? 🌚3ec6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Although individual efforts are highly appreciated, at the end of the day, football is a team game, and the side that has the best understanding among the players takes the trophy. Allan Saint-Maximin, the Newcastle United winger proudly announces himself to be one for the team. But getting his name up on the scoreboard? No f***s given.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/BBCAppearing on BBC Radio yesterday, the 22 year old had the perfect clearances as to why he hasn’t found the back of the net since his arrival at St James’ Park last August.“I don’t care. I care if I don’t score and we lose. It’s different. If the team wins and I don’t score, I’m happy because the most important thing is to win” the French international said.Advertisement “I don’t give a f*** after the game if we win and I don’t score. I don’t play for myself, if I don’t score and the team wins I’m happy” the usage of a cuss world on live radio shook the DJ.Check the conversation out in the clip below, uploaded on Twitter by 360Sources.Advertisement Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin went live on BBC Radio and said “I don’t give a f**k if I don’t score, as long as the team wins!”Look at the reaction of the host 🤣— 360Sources (@360Sources) November 21, 2019The Frenchman, who is a Saint Étienne youth product, joined the Magpies from Ligue 1 side OGC Nice on a six year contract. He has made 8 appearances for the club, but still no goals, however, justifying his claim. Advertisementlast_img read more

Caribbean Conference of Accountants to Focus on Climate Change and Natural Disasters

first_img The impact of climate change and natural disasters on the region is among the key topics for discussion during the upcoming 37th Annual Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Conference in Jamaica.The event is slated for June 20 to 22 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, under the theme ‘Navigating Global Disruption: Creating Opportunities’.It was officially launched by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams, on February 8.Other slated sessions will focus on Caribbean immigration and entrepreneurship, the wellness imperative and a review of the regional implications of the global village of nationalism and populism, among other areas.More than 600 participants, comprising accountants, finance managers, entrepreneurs and accounting professionals across the Caribbean, as well as policymakers in Jamaica are expected to attend the two-day event.Guest speaker will be Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of CoveyLink Worldwide, Stephen M.R. Covey.The world-renowned speaker is also the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal’s best-selling book, ‘The Speed of Trust’.Also slated to speak is Global Strategy Director for Financial and Professional Services Industries, Oracle America, Kimberly Ellison Taylor.Chairperson of the Conference Planning Committee Chair, Gail Moore, said the event will focus on issues relevant to Jamaica’s business environment.“We believe that our diverse range of topics and high-quality speakers will provide remarkable conference experience while also providing excellent opportunities for regional visibility with decision-makers across several business sectors around the region,” she said.Additionally, Miss Moore said the event will offer a “premier networking opportunity with great professional development opportunity and a wonderful time in Kingston, Jamaica”.She indicated that the Conference will also comprise social activities to expose the delegates to Jamaica’s rich cultural offerings.The event will open with a welcome cocktail followed by the President’s Dinner. The impact of climate change and natural disasters on the region is among the key topics for discussion during the upcoming 37th Annual Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Conference in Jamaica. It was officially launched by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams, on February 8. Story Highlights The event is slated for June 20 to 22 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, under the theme ‘Navigating Global Disruption: Creating Opportunities’. last_img read more

Clearer Vision for Many

first_imgScores of Jamaicans now have a clearer vision of the future, having benefitted from the services offered by Cuban specialists under the Jamaica/Cuba Eye Care Programme.This intervention has afforded them the opportunity to undergo treatment for eye conditions that would have otherwise been costly, free of charge.Launched in January 2010, the local programme seeks to help reduce preventable blindness in adults, through surgical treatment for persons suffering from three specific conditions.These are: Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy (damage to the retina caused by complications of diabetes) and Pterygium (a non-cancerous fleshy growth, usually on the surface of the eye).According to the programme’s Co-ordinator, Gregory Thomas, since its inception, over 4,200 surgeries have been performed; and over 3, 790 patients have received surgical treatment. This is in addition to the over 46, 000 consultations that have been conducted.He told JIS News that the programme evolved from the five-year, Jamaica/Cuba Eye Care Project, which previously saw persons being screened for various eye conditions in Jamaica and sent to Cuba for treatment. During that period, 2005 to 2009, over 5,600 surgeries were performed.“The first Bilateral Agreement of Co-operation between the Governments of Jamaica and the Republic of Cuba for the establishment of an Ophthalmology Centre of Excellence in Jamaica (at the St. Josephs Hospital in Kingston), where persons would be treated for eye disorders here instead of having to seek treatment abroad, was signed on July 28, 2009. This marked the end of an era spanning five years and the beginning of a new one,” he said.Explaining how the programme works, Mr. Thomas said care is delivered to patients in four phases: Screening (Diagnosis and Selection); Pre-Surgical Evaluation (Clinical, Ophthalmic and Optometric tests); Surgery; and Post-Surgical treatment (four visits).“Prospective patients need to expect that when they turn up for a screening session, every effort will be made to provide them with a diagnosis. If their condition is treatable under the programme then they can expect to be issued an appointment for Pre-Surgical Evaluation (Pre-Op) within weeks of being screened. If they cannot be treated by us, we will refer them to the most appropriate public health facility for treatment,” he explained.“Upon completion of Pre-Op, patients are issued with an appointment for surgery along with instructions to follow leading up to surgery,” Mr. Thomas added.He noted that it is imperative that on the day of surgery, patients are accompanied by an adult, preferably a family member. Cataract and Pterygium Surgeries are done at St. Joseph’s Hospital, while Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy takes place at the National Chest Hospital in Kingston.To access the programme, persons may visit their health centre, family doctor or ophthalmologist to obtain a referral which they would take, along with a valid ID and contact telephone numbers, to a location where screening is being conducted, Mr. Thomas told JIS News.The Co-ordinator pointed out that screening is an important part of the process, as it is here that persons are evaluated to determine whether they are eligible for treatment under the programme.He noted that while most screenings are conducted at the Jamaica/Cuba Ophthalmology Centre in Kingston (National Chest Hospital), screenings are also done in other health facilities across the Island.“Screening has been on-going. Between January 2010 and December 2012, over 15, 000 persons were screened in over 60 locations…We intend to screen at least another 5,000 persons during the current calendar year,” he informed.Mr. Thomas said plans are now in place to improve the programme. He notes that efforts are being made to shorten the turn-around time between the time of selection of the patient and the time the patient receives surgery.He pointed out that the programme will continue to provide the highest level of care to patients to keep the number of complications to a minimum.“Since the start of the programme, there has been only one case of serious complication of the over 4, 200 surgeries performed,” he noted.The Cuban Government has the gratitude of the Jamaicans who have benefitted and will benefit, as well as the appreciation of the Government of Jamaica which has been enjoying diplomatic relations with Cuba for the past 40 years.Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson has expressed appreciation for the assistance the Government has received, particularly in the area of health.“Jamaica is most appreciative of this internationalist medical service from Cuba, always in a spirit of goodwill and humanism. We are forever indebted to the Cuban government and the people of Cuba,” he said, following a tour of the screening centre and ophthalmology ward at the National Chest Hospital.Dr. Ferguson noted that the eye project had brought huge benefits to eye patients in the country, and mentioned the relief which patients experienced when their sight is restored.For further information, persons can contact the offices of the Jamaica/Cuba Eye Care Programme, located at the Ministry of Health, 2-4 King Street, Kingston, at telephone numbers: 948-0017 or 924-9287; fax: 948-0017 or via e-mail: [email protected] Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporterlast_img read more