Advanced Leadership Initiative hosts Climate Change Deep Dive

first_img Read Full Story It takes transformational leadership to inspire individuals to sacrifice the comforts of the here and now for the benefits of the there and then. That was the central message of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative’s (ALI) 2019 Climate Change Deep Dive.The event provided ALI Fellows an in-depth view of the complexities and opportunities surrounding global climate issues. Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor and ALI Executive Committee Member Forest Reinhardt chaired the two-day event and convened experts from across Harvard University to share their knowledge on the topic.ALI’s Deep Dive sessions highlight one major global or community challenge where ALI Fellows might fill a gap. Deep Dives include readings, outside experts, often faculty from relevant Harvard programs, and a focus on problem solving and practical applications of knowledge.During the event, fellows learned from scholars in the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, and the law. They also analyzed case studies of particular organizations whose strategies are affected by climate change and whose behaviors can affect the climate.Presenters included Professors Peter Huybers of Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Richard Lazarus of Harvard Law School, Robert N. Stavins of Harvard Kennedy School, Forest Reinhardt, John Macomber, and Amy Edmondson of HBS, James Engell of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, and artist Zaria Forman.At the close of the event, Reinhardt led fellows through a discussion of the roles of government, firms, and other actors in addressing climate change. He also encouraged fellows to think of ways they might personally take action on the issue. Ultimately, the group concluded that countries must decarbonize their energy systems, increase the efficiency of energy use, or both to meaningfully reduce global carbon emissions.Read the full 2019 Climate Change Deep Dive Report to learn more.last_img read more

Ogunbowale to compete on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

first_imgJunior Arike Ogunbowale, a guard on Notre Dame’s women’s basketball team, will compete on the 26th season of ABC’s dance competition show “Dancing with the Stars,” ABC announced Friday. Ogunbowale, who received national attention after securing the women’s basketball program’s first national championship since 2001 with two game-winning buzzer-beaters in the women’s NCAA basketball tournament, will be joined by other celebrity athletes on the show.“The competition for the Mirror Ball trophy in the upcoming season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is sure to be fierce — as the season 26 cast features an all-star lineup of Olympic and professional athletes,” the ABC report said.In addition to Ogunbowale, other stars include NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Washington Redskins’ cornerback Josh Norman and several former Olympians, including figure skaters Tonya Harding and Adam Rippon and snowboarder Jamie Anderson, the report said. Each celebrity was partnered with a professional dancer and Ogunbowale’s is Gleb Savchenko, a Russian dancer and choreographer who is a veteran of the show. The new season will premiere on April 30.According to the report, Ogunbowale will train for the show at Notre Dame while she finishes her classes for the year.“I have a lot of stuff going on with school. I still haven’t caught up from the Final Four,” Ogunbowale told ABC. “But we’re definitely going to have time to do it.”Tags: Arike Ogunbowale, Dancing with the Stars, Notre Dame Womens Basketballlast_img read more

NAFCU ever-vigilant on CU exemption as White House pushes tax reform

first_imgNAFCU remains vigilant in protecting the credit union tax exemption as the White House prepares a stronger push for tax reform legislation – likely this week – according to reports.Reuters, covering a report from The Financial Times on Friday, reported that President Donald Trump would begin his efforts with a speech Wednesday in Missouri, according to National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn.Also last week, Politico quoted White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying that a focus on tax reform is a big priority for the Trump administration and that action would “probably” start this week and carry into the fall. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

CUNA praised for S. 2155 digital grassroots success

first_imgCUNA was recognized Thursday for its grassroots success in getting tens of thousands of messages to legislators in support of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155). CUNA’s grassroots engagement with credit union leaders, which started at the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, resulted in more than 50,000 messages sent to Congress, and the bill being signed into law in May.CUNA engaged Phone2Action at CUNA GAC, getting credit union leaders to use a new technology to send messages of support for S. 2155. Phone2Action congratulated CUNA Thursday for its S. 2155 success in its digital advocacy update, The Bolt.The thousands of messages were sent to legislators prior to the Senate and House passage of the bill, and resulted in more face-to-face engagement between credit unions and legislators than any other campaign CUNA has undertaken. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Purposeful Talent Development: All about stay interviews

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Do you know why your employees stay in their roles? Do you know what supports their continued engagement in their work?If you begin answering this question with the words “I think …,” you may want to read on. As leaders, we make a lot of assumptions as to why our staff stay in their roles and many times are surprised when they leave. If staff continue to do their work, we can be lulled into a false sense of security, believing they are happy and content. However, this is not the same as engaged and motivated. Therefore, we need to be more proactive about knowing what our staff enjoy doing, what keeps them wanting to come to work each day and what they need to continue to grow. We can find out all these things by conducting stay interviews.Stay interviews are becoming more common, and many organizations have developed formal programs. However, whether your credit union has implemented a formal process or not, this is something you can do with your staff. Let’s look at stay interviews and how you can use them to be more proactive in knowing, and therefore retaining, your staff. continue reading »last_img read more

Hempstead Rape Suspect Sought by Police

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted for allegedly raping a woman in Hempstead two weeks ago.Special Victims Squad detectives issued a wanted poster on June 10 for Bayron Maldonado, who investigators alleged was “unlawfully present in an apartment” on Jerusalem Avenue when he allegedly raped and sodomized a female victim at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.Maldonado is described as 5-feet, 4-inches tall, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to drive a 2004 Ford, Econoline Van, with New York license plate No. GXC-5792.His current whereabouts are unknown. Authorities said that the suspect should be considered dangerous.Detectives ask anyone with information on his location to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477) or Special Victims Squad detectives at 516-573-4022.last_img read more

The weighting game

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Pertamina begins construction of three oil, gas rigs atop Mahakam Block

first_imgState-owned energy giant Pertamina has begun constructing three oil and gas rigs worth US$105 million in the gas-rich offshore Mahakam Block to boost domestic production.Pertamina, through upstream subsidiary PT Pertamina Hulu Mahakam (PHM), signed a deal with engineering contractor PT Meindo Elang Indah on July 27 to have the rigs built by the fourth quarter of 2021.“At its peak, these three rigs will contribute up to 120 mmscfd [million metric standard cubic feet per day],” said PHM president director Danar Dodjoadhi on July 29. PHM, Indonesia’s fourth-most productive gas company, produced 624 mmscfd in the first half of the year. It expects the three rigs to provide 20 percent of its total production by 2024. Pertamina’s investment in the Mahakam Block in East Kalimantan is part of Indonesia’s larger aim of doubling gas production to 12,300 mmscfd by 2030 and becoming a major gas exporter in the Asia-Pacific region.Developing the aging block further is, however, a very costly undertaking as its reserves are confined in thousands of small, isolated, underground pockets. This means that PHM will periodically have to drill new wells to maintain production levels.Meindo Elang Indah will build one rig called “Jumelai” in the South Mahakam Field and two other rigs called “North Sisi” and “North Nubi” in the Sisi Nubi Field.Gas from the three rigs will be channeled to Pertamina’s Refinery Unit V in Balikpapan.The project, at its peak, will require between 900 and 1,000 workers. The rigs are also expected to have a 51.2 percent local content (TKDN) requirement, said Upstream Oil and Gas Special Regulatory Task Force (SKK Migas) official Sulistya Hastuti Wahyu.“We extend our appreciation to PHM for completing this tender on time, within 88 days,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Wilfried Zaha informs Crystal Palace he wants to leave to join a Champions League club

first_imgWilfried Zaha informs Crystal Palace he wants to leave to join a Champions League club Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 May 2019 11:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link62Shares Wilfried Zaha is looking to leave Crystal Palace this summer (Picture: Getty)Wilfried Zaha has informed Crystal Palace that he wants to leave the club this summer in order to fulfil his ambition of playing in the Champions League next season.According to the Daily Mail, the 26-year-old met Palace’s chairman Steve Parish directly following the conclusion of the Premier League season to express his desire to move on.A host of clubs have been linked with the Ivory Coast international over the past couple of seasons including Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Spurs and Borussia Dortmund.Palace will be extremely reluctant to part with their talisman, particularly after he agreed a five-year deal worth a club-record £130,000 per week last summer, but are braced for offers.ADVERTISEMENT Crystal Palace value Zaha at £80m (Picture: Getty)Given the length remaining on Zaha’s deal at Selhurst Park and his importance to Roy Hodgson’s side, Palace have priced Zaha at £80m and plan to reinvest that in two or three players.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Mail report also suggests that if Zaha is allowed to leave Palace, there would be a knock-on effect on Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future, with the right-back thought to be of interest to Manchester United.If Zaha leaves, Palace are unlikely to sanction the sale of Wan-Bissaka as well unless they receive a huge fee.‘I’m too ambitious. And not ambitious just to play for a top club, but to win things at club level and with the Ivory Coast,’ Zaha told the Daily Mail last month.‘I have to experience the Champions League. I just need the opportunity, that’s it. And I’ll do the rest.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityZaha’s desire to play in the Champions League could rule out a return to Old Trafford where he endured a disappointing period in his career previously, as well as potentially Arsenal who need to beat Chelsea in the Europa League final to qualify.In terms of goals, this season was Zaha’s best in the Premier League as he scored ten in 34 appearances while also registering five assists.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

BLOG: Want Wine? Ship it to Your House Under New Liquor Reform Bill.

first_img Liquor Reform,  The Blog There’s been a lot of talk about wine in grocery stores and beer at gas stations since Governor Wolf signed the most significant liquor reform bill since Prohibition.These are huge reforms and wins for consumers and will make purchasing wine and beer much more convenient for Pennsylvanians. But what you may not know is that the law also provides for any Pennsylvania resident to ship wine from anywhere in the world to their home.This puts the consumer first and breaks down barriers to getting wine from a variety of new sources. Consumers can direct ship up to 36 cases containing at most 9 liters of wine each per calendar year.Here’s how the Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported the change:“For the state’s most devoted wine lovers, a much bigger deal is the adoption of direct-to-consumer shipping from winemakers nationwide – putting Pennsylvania in line with 43 other states that give residents access to wine clubs from obscure West Coast wineries.”Jeremy Benson, executive director of Free the Grapes!, a California group that has been advocating for direct shipping nationally since 1998, welcomed the shift in Pennsylvania.“It’s a populous state. It is a state with a lot of wine lovers in it, and it is the last of the large states that has continued to effectively bar winery direct shipping,” he said. “For all those reasons, it is a very, very important win for consumers.””It’s true: this is a big win for consumers, especially wine lovers.But, wait! There are even more changes that benefit consumers and Pennsylvania businesses outside grocery stores. Here’s a few other changes you should like:Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits stores can now offer coupons and customer loyalty programs, including buy-one-get-one and seasonal promotions;Bars and breweries can now operate a “mug club” which could mean big discounts on beer for members;Pennsylvania-based breweries, wineries and distilleries can sell each other’s products for consumption; andBreweries, wineries and distilleries can now more easily offer tastings and sell products at farmers markets and other food and beverage fairs. By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary BLOG: Want Wine? Ship it to Your House Under New Liquor Reform Bill. June 14, 2016center_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more