Read Full Story Last month, as an historic trial continued in Guatemala against a former dictator charged with the genocide of indigenous Mayans, Lauren Herman ’13—a student in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC) —stood in court in Boston as a judge announced he was granting asylum to her Mayan client, who, with his family, had suffered persecution for decades before he came to the U.S. in 2009.“I think it was the most meaningful thing I’ve done in law school,” says Herman, who, under the guidance of John Willshire Carrera, co-managing director of HIRC at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) and an expert in asylum work, helped prepare the client to testify about the abuse he and his family endured in Guatemala, and the danger he would face should he be forced to return. “It felt like an awesome responsibility that he put his faith in us that we could help him tell his story,” says Herman.For Willshire Carrera, who holds a joint appointment with HIRC and GBLS and has instructed hundreds of Harvard Law students in immigration and refugee work, the case marked the 35th or so successful asylum petition by the clinic on behalf of Mayans from Guatemala since 2007, when a large group was arrested in a raid by federal officials at a textile factory in New Bedford, Mass.Read the full story on the Harvard Law School website.
The CPL point standings: Trinbago Knight Riders Jamaica Tallawahs6420008-0.17 Guyana Amazon Warriors8350006-0.064 St Lucia Stars8070011-1.799 871000141.372 … Guptill returns home, Ronchi called upFOLLOWING a much-needed day off on Wednesday after their four home games of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tournament ended on Tuesday evening, an upbeat Guyana Amazon Warriors unit resumed training yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.The Warriors, with two key round-robin encounters remaining, has for the first time in CPL history found themselves in such a complicated position, and theirMartin Guptillgames against Barbados Tridents on Tuesday (August 29), and Jamaica Tallawhas on Friday (September 1), are must-win games if they stand a chance of qualifying for the playoffs.A loss for Warriors on Tuesday will make the final league match merely an academic affair.The Warriors have blown hot and cold throughout the tournament, and haven’t looked sharp, at least for the first six games. They however, rebounded nicely, winning their last two encounters at home by commanding margins. The two hammerings – one against Tridents on Sunday evening, and the other against St Lucia Stars on Tuesday evening – boosted the Warriors’ morale, heading into their final two games. However, with the playoffs on the line, the Warriors must be at their best in all three departments of the game, since playing their oppositions in their own backyard would not be an easy task.The Warriors’ batting was a huge let-down for the first six games, but judging from their last two performances, the batting seems to be hitting peak form at the right time.The options they have in the bowling department are their greatest strength so once the batting can complement that top-class bowling department then positive results are predictable in the remaining two games. Trinbago Knight Riders and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have already confirmed for the playoffs, which means the battle for the other two places will come from the Warriors, Tridents and the Tallawahs. Both the Tridents and the Tallawahs have four remaining games. Meanwhile, the Guyana Amazon Warriors have replaced their captain and opening batsman, Martin Guptill, with fellow New Zealander wicketkeeper/batsman Luke Ronchi for the remainder of the tournament.Unfortunately Guptill has to return to New Zealand because of an important family health matter and as such the Warriors team will be without their appointed captain for the rest of the 2017 Hero CPL.Ronchi has just completed his stint in the NatWest T20 Blast in England where he played with Leicestershire and is currently one of the top tenLuke Ronchiscorers in the League with 429 runs at a strike rate of 180.25.Omar Khan, Operations Manager of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, said: “It’s unfortunate and hugely disappointing to lose Martin at this stage of the tournament, but we empathise with his situation and he has our full support as he returns home to his family. We welcome Luke to the Guyana Amazon Warriors family and his wealth of experience and explosive batting in this format will certainly be an asset to our team.”Guptill scored 142 runs from seven innings and was in his fourth year with the Guyana Amazon Warriors. TEAMMPMWMLMTMDN/RPTNRR Barbados Tridents6240004-0.125 St Kitts and Nevis Patriots852001110.74
Airtel Ghana’s enterprise business solutions unit, Airtel Business, has forayed into golf with a three year partnership agreement with the Ghana Golf Association to sponsor the annual event.The first phase of the partnership was the 82nd Airtel Ghana Open which came off at the Royal Golf Club at Kumasi.Director of Airtel Business, Maxwell Dodd, explained that the health benefits of golf to players are enormous and well documented. “We know how healthy it is to our hearts and lungs when we workout especially when one does a full 18 holes; we know also that playing a nine-hole course can burn up to 721 calories by walking; playing golf also helps reduce stress in addition to having a low risk of injury”. Also Golf is a game with integrity and helps corporate executives develop their minds to focus on achieving their goals successively, he said.He however adds that, “to us when you add these health benefits to the strategic importance of golf to those of us in the business of providing telecommunication based solutions to our clients, then we kill two birds with one stone with our association with one of Ghana’s oldest golf events, the Ghana Open”, he said. Mr. Dodd, a golfer himself, explains that through the partnership with what will now be called the Airtel Ghana Open, Airtel Business finds the event a congenial one to relate with Airtel’s high valued, premier customers as well as the growing list of corporate clients.“The golf course and serenity of the club house provides a perfect atmosphere to interact with our customers and potential ones away from our offices and out of our suits and ties. This sort of interactions also makes it possible for us to gain a deeper understanding of the various communication solutions we offer our clients”, Maxwell Dodd said.Among the business solutions from Airtel Business Solutions are a wide range of Communication Solutions (i.e. Mobile, Fixed, and satellite), Connectivity Solutions (via Microwave Radio, Fiber, and Satellite) and Collaboration Solutions (Managed and hosted Services, cloud services, and Machine to Machine solutions). “We are going to be involved with the Ghana Golf Association over the next few years and potentially beyond it; the corporate clients and our high value clients and the new ones we have made over the three days we spent here encourages us to do more going into the future”, Maxwell Dodd said.The Ghana Open Golf Championship has been the flagship and the most prestigious Championship of the golfing calendar since 1920. This year’s Championship attracted about 170 players ranging from 16 of Ghana’s Golf Clubs including Kumasi, Achimota, Celebrity, Tema, Bok Nam Kim, Tafo, Beige Village, Takoradi, Tarkwa, Damang, Benso, Awaso, Nsuta, Obuasi, Bogoso and Elmina.This year’s competition was given a royal flavor when the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, an avid golfer, teed off for the 82nd Airtel Ghana Open at the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi, a course the Asantehene regular plays on.After three days of excellent weather and great golfing, Felicity Kyei Gyeabour emerged the overall Ladies winner with Kwabena Poku emerging the Men’s overall winner.President of the Ghana Golf Association, Dr. Felix Frempong was happy with the interest shown in the competition by sponsors and players alike. He was particularly excited by the enthusiasm shown by the golfers and the spirit of healthy competition within which they competed.He announced that the 83rd Airtel Ghana Open will also come off in September 2015 and will be hosted again by the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi.