The Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, located at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), announced the spring 2011 Fisher Family Fellows on April 4. The 2011 fellows include former Brazilian minister of external relations Celso Amorim; former United Nations special representative to Afghanistan Kai Eide; and renowned Washington Post columnist David Ignatius. All three fellows will deliver public addresses and will work closely with HKS students in Cambridge.“We are very fortunate that such a distinguished group of international practitioners will be working with our students over the next month,” said R. Nicholas Burns, professor of the practice of diplomacy and international politics at HKS and director of the Future of Diplomacy Project. “Their presence on campus is an important contribution to our ambition to increase the Kennedy School’s capacity to teach diplomatic practice and the tools of peaceful conflict resolution.”For biographies of the fellows.
NewerVirgin Hyperloop transports first passengers Kenya – with its tantalising cocktail of epic savannah landscapes, immense herds of wildlife and palm-fringed beaches – has been voted ‘Africa’s Leading Destination’ by the World Travel Awards. The news was unveiled during the inaugural Africa Winners Day, with World Travel Awards – the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism – honouring the best from across the continent. – Advertisement – In the hospitality sector, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club’s unique comforts in the shadow of the mighty Mount Kenya helped it to the title of ‘Africa’s Leading Hotel’, while Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, South Africa picked up ‘Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel’. Aberdare Country Club, Kenya was voted ‘Africa’s Leading Green Hotel’.In the aviation sector, Ethiopian Airlines lifted ‘Africa’s Leading Airline’, while ‘Africa’s Leading Airport’ went to Cape Town International Airport. Kenya Airways picked up both ‘Africa’s Leading Airline – Business Class’ and ‘Africa’s Leading Airline – Economy Class’.The results follow a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands. – Advertisement – Kenya’s thriving capital, Nairobi, was also named ‘Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination’, and Kenyatta International Convention Centre collecting ‘Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’). Cape Town was declared ‘Africa’s Leading Festival & Event Destination’ and its majestic Table Mountain picked ‘Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction’. The fascinating South African city of Durban was voted ‘Africa’s Leading City Destination’.- Advertisement – OlderWorld Travel Market Virtual arrives in London for first time Votes were cast by travel industry professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.Graham Cooke, founder, World Travel Awards, said: “Our winners represent the very best of Latin America’s travel and tourism sector and my congratulations to each of them. “They have all demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges.”He added: “The World Travel Awards 2020 programme received a record number of votes cast by the public. “This shows that the appetite for travel and tourism has never been stronger and bodes well for the industry’s future as the global recovery begins.”Other winners include Serengeti National Park (‘Africa’s Leading National Park’); Thanda Island, Tanzania (‘Africa’s Leading Luxury Island’); Shambala Private Game Reserve, South Africa (‘Africa’s Leading Private Game Reserve’); and The Oberoi, Marrakech (‘Morocco’s Leading Hotel Suite’).WinnersFor a full list of winners, take a look here.More Information World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.For more information about World Travel Awards, visit the official website. – Advertisement –
The Financial Services Authority (OJK) has approved South Korea’s KB Kookmin Bank to be one of publicly listed Bank Bukopin’s controlling shareholders.The OJK announced the decision on Wednesday after Bank Bukopin concluded its rights issue process on Tuesday, in which Kookmin injected Rp 1.46 trillion (US$100.12 million) in fresh funds to Bukopin to strengthen the latter’s capital and support its business.The injection also increases Kookmin Bank’s stake in Bank Bukopin to 33.9 percent from previously 22 percent. “This decision also makes Kookmin Bank’s parent company, South Korea’s biggest financial firm KB Financial Group (KBFG), Bank Bukopin’s ultimate shareholder,” the OJK said in a statement.Bukopin has been facing liquidity issues as several customers reportedly faced difficulties in withdrawing their money in June. The bank’s consolidated short-term liquidity coverage, known as the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR), stood at 112.03 percent in the first three months of the year, while its consolidated long-term liquidity coverage, known as the net stable funding rate (NSFR), stood at 100.31 percent.Both figures were nearing the OJK’s minimum threshold of 100 percent.The bank later issued a statement on June 25, explaining the implementation of withdrawal limits at several branches were “situational” so that the bank could still allow customers to make transactions. The OJK then instructed the shareholders to solve the issues and told controlling shareholder Bosowa Corporindo to support Kookmin Bank’s plan to become the controlling investor and shareholder in Bukopin. The shareholders then agreed to carry out a rights issue, which was approved by the OJK in July.The latest approval on Wednesday also made Kookmin Bank along with Bosowa Corporindo, which maintained its 23.4 percent ownership, Bank Bukopin’s controlling shareholders.Meanwhile, the government’s ownership in Bank Bukopin was diluted to 6.37 percent from the previous 8.92 percent and the public’s ownership was also reduced to 36.33 percent from the previous 45.69 percent.The OJK said Kookmin Bank’s role as Bank Bukopin’s controlling shareholder could provide support for the BUKU III bank’s development and contribute to the national economic recovery effort.Read also: Bukopin inches closer to solving liquidity problems, regaining customer trustIn a statement to the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), Bukopin said the change in controlling shareholder would not affect the bank’s operational and business continuity.“However, [the addition of Kookmin Bank as the controlling shareholder] will change our strategy and policy aimed to strengthen our performance in a sustainable manner,” Bukopin said in the statement.Bank Bukopin’s shares, traded on the IDX with the code BBKP, had weakened 0.56 percent as of 1:24 p.m. Jakarta time on Wednesday as the benchmark, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) gained 0.17 percent. The stock has lost 16.28 percent of its value so far this year.Topics :
SANTA CLARA — Here is what Washington Post reporter Les Carpenter said of Sunday’s 49ers visit to Washington:Question: Why did Bill Callahan’s succession of Jay Gruden immediately produce a win, or was this more about the winless opponent?Carpenter: The easiest answer to this is to say the Redskins were playing a team ranked last in the league in almost every meaningful category. That said, they still almost blew the game and won only because Miami’s coach, Brian Flores, went for two …
Photographs courtesy the Nelson Mandela Foundation.*Wearing the number 4 captain’s shirt, statesman and former president Nelson Mandela met Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s national football squad, in Johannesburg on 3 June to wish the team success in the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Read the full story Click on a thumbnail for a larger image. Nelson Mandela and Bafana Bafana.• Download high-resolution image Mandela with defender Matthew Booth …• Download high-resolution image with midfielder Steven Pienaar …• Download high-resolution image midfielder Teko Modise …• Download high-resolution image goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune …• Download high-resolution image and midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala.• Download high-resolution image*Note: These photographs are copyrighted to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. They may not be archived or sold on. MORE GALLERIES
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New Delhi: The Delhi high court granted interim relief to the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union to attend important welfare meetings, staying a varsity’s notification till July 17 on Wednesday. The court was hearing a plea filed by Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union President N Sai Balaji and other office-bearers challenging the varsity’s decision restraining them from participating in the statutory meetings.”The matter be now listed on July 17. Till then, the minutes dated February 15, related to the issue of circular to all deans of schools/chairperson of centres/special centres restraining the students to attend meetings of various bodies at school/centre level shall be kept in abeyance as no prejudice shall be caused in attending such welfare meetings by students’ union,” Justice Yogesh Khanna said.
Free Agent Bobby Brown is reportedly conducting workouts with the New York Knicks in Las Vegas on Tuesday.Brown, 28, has an over-achieving year in the Euroleague and has been contemplating his return to the NBA. The Knicks are looking for a third point guard to play behind Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni and are considering Bown to fill that remaining position.Brown’s stats stayed at around 18.8 on average and 5.3 assists during his time in Italy. Back in January, His 41 point assault against Turkey shows his NBA potential.Previously, Brown played for four NBA teams Sacramento, Minnesota, New Orleans and the Los Angeles Clippers. He spent the past two years in Europe honing his skills.