Twenty Harvard professors are among 179 of the nation’s most influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at an Oct. 1 ceremony in Cambridge.Founded in 1780, the academy is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious learned societies, and an independent research center that draws from its members’ expertise to conduct studies in science and technology policy, global security, the humanities and culture, social policy, and education.“Induction recognizes extraordinary individual achievement and marks a commitment on the part of new members to provide fundamental, nonpartisan knowledge for addressing today’s complex challenges,” said the academy’s President Leslie C. Berlowitz.The 231st class includes winners of Nobel, Pritzker, and Pulitzer prizes; the Turing Award; MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships; Kennedy Center honors; and Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy awards. Foreign honorary members from Argentina, India, Israel, Japan, and the United Kingdom were also inducted.Inductee Farish Alston Jenkins Jr., professor of biology and curator of vertebrate paleontology; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology; and professor of anatomy at Harvard, joined the 231st class.The fellows from Harvard follow:James Ireland Cash Jr., James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard Business SchoolTimothy J. Colton, Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian StudiesDavid Paul Corey, professor of neurobiology, Harvard Medical SchoolGeorge Q. Daley, professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology; professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical SchoolPhilip A. Fisher, Felice Crowl Reid Professor of EnglishJulio Frenk, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health; T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International DevelopmentAnnette Gordon-Reed, professor of law; Carol Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute; professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and SciencesDaniel Arie Haber, Kurt J. Isselbacher/Peter B. Schwartz Professor of Oncology, Harvard Medical SchoolRobert F. Higgins, senior lecturer of business administration, Harvard Business SchoolJay Harold Jasanoff, Diebold Professor of Indo-European Linguistics and PhilologyFarish Alston Jenkins Jr., professor of biology and curator of vertebrate paleontology; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology; professor of anatomyAlex S. Jones, director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy; Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in the Press and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy SchoolFrances Myra Kamm, Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, professor of philosophy, Harvard Kennedy SchoolThomas Forrest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of MusicRobert E. Kingston, professor of genetics, Harvard Medical SchoolDavid Laibson, Robert I. Goldman Professor of EconomicsLouis Menand, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of EnglishW. Jason Morgan, visiting scholar, Department of Earth and Planetary SciencesMichael R. Van Valkenburgh, Charles Eliot Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of DesignDaniel Martin Wegner, John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William JamesFrances Myra Kamm, Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, professor of philosophy, Harvard Kennedy School, was inducted on Oct. 1.
In the UK, the company’s three DB schemes – which were acquired through takeovers – began offering pensioner members a pension increase exchange.The incentive exercise, which is strictly controlled by a mandatory industry-led code of conduct, see retiring members receive a higher starting pension, in exchange for no, or limited, increase in the payable pension.TUI schemes will now only offer statutory increases to members that opted for the increase, which reduced liabilities by £33m.In a statement, the company said: “The level of acceptances reduced the present value of future pension liabilities. The credit is taken to the income statement under IAS 19 (revised), as it represents a change in plan benefits.”TUI and its schemes had previously taken measures to plug the deficit among its three funds by holding its sponsor’s brand names as collateral value.In an innovative arrangement in 2011, the scheme was the first in the UK to hold intangible assets as collateral over its sponsor aimed at deficit reduction.At the time, the scheme had deficit of more than £400m, but used the Thomson and First Choice travel brands to generate an annual £33m payment into scheme via royalties. TUI Leisure has continued its push to de-risk its European pension schemes by conducting a pension increase exchange in the UK, and closing its defined benefit (DB) offering in Norway.The UK-based leisure company, with operations across Europe, had previously closed its DB scheme in the Netherlands.It was replaced by a defined contribution (DC) vehicle and reduced balance sheet liabilities by £14m (€17m).It has now confirmed the closure of its Norwegian DB offering, adding another £4m in saved liabilities, and a replacement DC offering.
LED by an attacking century from opener Ramo Malone, Floodlights emerged to a seven-wicket win over 4R when the two teams battled in a 20-over softball game last Friday evening, under lights at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.Malone innings was the backbone in Floodlights’ successful run chase of 268. They eventually reached 269-3 in 19.3 overs, with Malone contributing 105 to the winning total.Malone smashed four fours and ten sixes, and shared 120 runs with Patrick Khan for the first wicket. Khan made 72, inclusive of five fours and seven sixes. Imtiaz Baksh made an unbeaten 22 not out at the back end of the innings, while Richard Persaud scored 13.Earlier, after winning the toss, 4R skipper Ricky Deonarain stroked an even century, after they were reduced to 25-3.Deonarain and Yunnis Yusuf (57) put together 110 for the sixth-wicket. Deonarain struck seven fours and nine maximums before he retired, while other useful contributions came from Richie Deonarain 21, William Plummer 17 and Khalid Baksh 16. Petamber Persaud had 3-29 and Jailall Deodass 2-26.Malone was named man-of-the-match.
Brazilian soccer club Vasco da Gama says 16 of its players have tested positive for the coronavirus.The Rio de Janeiro club says the positive results came after tests were conducted on about 250 people.Three players have already recovered and the others remain separated from the group.The club says it will begin a series of medical evaluations on squad members.Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro said Sunday one player in each squad tested positive. Atlético said Ecuadorean midfielder Juan Cazares had the virus. Cruzeiro announced that forward Vinícius Popó was infected. June 1, 2020 Associated Press The conference said each school can use its own discretion in deciding when athletes return to campus. The Big 12 had suspended all team activities, voluntary or required, because of the coronavirus pandemic through May 31. As of June 1, new rules go into effect. In-person required and voluntary team activities are still banned for all athletes from June 1-14.Football players can resume voluntary on-campus activity on June 15. Other fall sport athletes can begin voluntary on-campus activity on July 1. Basketball players can participate in on-campus voluntary activities, starting July 6, and all other sports can resume voluntary activities on campus on July 15.Virtual or online supervised workouts and skill instruction is still not permitted. All required virtual or online activities, such as film study, are limited to eight hours per week and only on-field coaches may conduct those sessions.___The Japanese MotoGP has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Big 12 announces timeline for athletes’ return The race was scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Twin Ring Montegi circuit. Organizers say they hope to return to the same venue next year.Japan has a big presence in the sport and is the home of manufacturers Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki.Organizers say this is first time since 1986 that Japan will not host a race.MotoGP says it is trying to restart the season with races staying in Europe until mid-November. A race in Japan after that would be too late in the season.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Big 12 Conference announced its schools can begin bringing athletes back to campus, with the resumption of voluntary activities starting June 15 for football players. There is still not date set for the return of soccer in Brazil.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6