President Drew Faust has announced the names of the first 10 individuals who will serve on the new Harvard Library Board. Composed of faculty members and administrators from across the University, the board will oversee the transition of the University’s vast library system to a coordinated management structure.“The creation of the Harvard Library Board is an integral step in positioning the Harvard Library for 21st century excellence,” Faust said. “These individuals will provide critical input into the design of the new management structure to ensure that it is closely aligned with the University’s scholarly mission.”Last week, acting on the recommendation of a working group that had spent more than a year studying the libraries, Provost Steven E. Hyman announced that the University would shift to a system that provides a harmonized approach to the global strategic, administrative, and business processes of the libraries.“At a time when scholars regularly cross disciplinary boundaries and rely on increasingly diverse media, it is critical that we develop a nimble infrastructure to respond to the changing expectations of our students and faculty,” Hyman said. “The new Harvard Library structure will allow us to greatly improve delivery of service to patrons by allowing the University to reallocate resources and ultimately invest more in collections, improve access, and enhance digital infrastructure.”The board will be composed of six permanent members and five rotating members who serve three years each, with their initial terms staggered. The permanent members will be the provost, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor, and the deans or designees from the following schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), Harvard Law School (HLS), Harvard Business School (HBS), and Harvard Medical School (HMS).Serving in these positions will be:Provost Steven E. Hyman (chair)Robert Darnton, Pforzheimer ProfessorLeslie Kirwan, dean of administration and finance at FASMary Lee Kennedy, executive director of Knowledge and Library Services at HBSRichard Mills, executive dean for administration at HMSJohn Palfrey, vice dean, Library and Information Resources at HLSThe rotating members will consist of three at-large, tenured faculty members, as well as deans or designees from the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard Divinity School, the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the Radcliffe Institute.Serving in these positions will be:Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of GSDStuart Shieber, professor of computer science at SEASNancy Cott, at-large faculty member representing the humanitiesIsaac Kohane, at-large faculty member representing the sciencesWilliam Fisher, at-large faculty member representing the social sciencesThe board is charged with reviewing the strategic plans of the Harvard Library and assessing its progress in meeting those plans, reviewing system-wide policies and standards, establishing and making changes to the funding model for the Harvard Library, reviewing and adopting budgets, and exercising oversight of the work undertaken by the Harvard Library executive director, whose appointment will be one of the board’s first orders of business.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has come under increased pressure to impose a partial lockdown on virus-plagued areas, with scientists saying the country is racing against time to curb the spread of COVID-19 before Idul Fitri and that a community quarantine could be the only solution to do exactly that. The President has said that he will not impose a lockdown even though two of Indonesia’s neighbors—Malaysia and the Philippines— and several European countries have decided to take the drastic measure to slow the transmission of the disease.As officials scrambled to prevent wider transmission of the novel coronavirus that has spread to at least eight provinces, infecting more than 130 and killed at least five people, Jokowi stressed the government was “not leaning toward issuing a lockdown policy” at this time. “I have to emphasize that issuing a lockdown policy, either at the national or regional level, is under the authority of the central government. Such a policy cannot be issued by regional administrations,” he told a press conference on Monday.Read also: Govt calls for coordination with regional administrations to curb COVID-19 spreadJokowi’s remark came as tensions grew between the central government and regional governments over different approaches to handling the pandemic. Several regional leaders, including Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, have already taken stricter containment measures, such as restricting transportation services, while the President merely advised people to stay home and practice social distancing. The conflicting policies between Anies and Jokowi backfired on Monday when commuters defied Jokowi’s call to stay at home, packing bus stops and train stations —due to limited services— and fueling concerns of more contagion in the capital. Topics : With most confirmed cases located in the capital, Anies has argued that a partial lockdown is needed to keep the city safe. “We believe Jakarta should have stopped activities in the capital and prevented people from coming or leaving the city. We cannot decide this ourselves,” he said, adding that he needed to “act fast”. The Malang administration in East Java briefly imposed a lockdown on Monday before annulling the policy after Jokowi’s apparent reprimand. As Indonesian authorities squabbled over the policy, Malaysian Prime Minister announced a two-week partial lockdown nationwide after the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country rose to more than 500 in a single day on Monday. Many of the country’s infections have been linked to a global Islamic event held last month and attended by almost 20,000 people, AFP reported. Malaysian authorities said participants at the gathering from Feb. 27 to March 1 had come from Bangladesh, Brunei, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. About 700 Indonesians also attended the event, according to The Strait Times. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made the decision to quarantine Manila’s 12 million people to contain the deadly virus last Thursday. During a nationally televised address, Duterte also announced a month of school closures, ban on mass gatherings and prohibition on the entry of foreigners from places where the contagion had spread, AFP reported. France is the latest European country to enforce a lockdown after the virus infected tens of thousands and killed thousands, most of whom were Italians, on the continent. Calls for a lockdown come amid concerns that the Indonesian government has failed to act fast to prevent the spread of the virus at an early stage and appears to have no clear strategy or willingness to carry out massive testing on suspected coronavirus-positive patients for a limited quarantine. As of Monday, Indonesia has only tested 1,230 people , while South Korea has tested more than 200,000 people, allowing it to conduct effective tracing and contain the spread of the virus without having to impose a nationwide lockdown. A group of scientists from the Indonesian Young Scientist Forum (YSF) has called on the Jokowi administration to impose a partial lockdown on certain areas to prevent sustained community transmission before Idul Fitri, during which millions of Muslims travel to their hometowns to celebrate the religious festivity. The group argued that Indonesia might have entered the second phase of the epidemic, in which community transmission has occurred, with many people unaware they have been infected and tracing cases becoming harder to do. “It is now time for a [partial] lockdown as it has become a pandemic,” Fenny Dwivanily, a molecular biologist at the Bandung Institute of Technology and a member of the YSF.Read also: Scientists call for lockdown to contain COVID-19 ahead of Ramadan, ‘mudikThe President has the legal basis to impose a partial lockdown. The 2018 Health Quarantine Law stipulates that community quarantine or partial lockdown “is imposed on all members of an area if a laboratory test confirms that community transmission has occurred in the said area.” Chairul Anwar Nidom, the chair of Airlangga University’s Avian Influenza Research Center, said a lockdown could be done not based on administrative areas and could even be done on each island. “This is a huge task, but it could be done,” he said. “On Java, for instance, with the assumption that 1 percent of the population is at risk of being infected then the government needs to have health facilities for around 1 million patients,” he said. “Java becomes a quarantined single area. All governors and regents will work together and will not issue different policies.”
Osun Babes coach Liadi Bashiru has toldbusybuddiesng.com that their match on Wednesday against Confluence Queens is a must win for both sides, hence it is expected to be very tough.Although the Omoluabi Babes are riding on a five match unbeaten run which dates back to their Matchday 6 encounter against Delta Queens, Coach Bashiru has insisted that they are as wounded as their struggling Matchday 11 opponents from Kogi State who are yet to taste victory since drawing at home against Adamawa Queens on Matchday 7.“If they are wounded lions we are also wounded lions because I could remember the last time we went to their place we lost three goals to nothing so it’s like a revenge game and we are putting everything to make sure we get the maximum three points. They will need the points also to move them up the ladder so it’s a must win for both sides so we are not joking with it.”According to Coach Bashiru, “hardwork, unity and determination” has brought them this far and they hope to continue in this stride so that they can achieve their Super Four aim.“The girls are really willing to continue from where they stopped the last time. When we look at where we are on the table, we have to continue to work harder,” Bashiru added.Osun Babes are third in Group B of the NWPL with 17 points, while Confluence Queens are three points behind in fifth place.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Bashiru-July-12.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedAndrew HjulsagerJune 30, 2017Similar postNWPL Matchday 11 Review: Three Away Wins Recorded As Super Four Takes ShapeJuly 13, 2017In “Nigeria”Pescara Calcio vs Atalanta BergamascaJune 30, 2017Similar post