Second annual College Conversations at the Ed Portal

first_imgLocal families recently attended the second annual College Conversations event at the Harvard Ed Portal, where they were joined by Harvard College undergraduate panelists and Harvard Admissions counselors who helped lead a workshop.Members of the Cambridge Housing Authority also led a workshop for teens on Goal Mapping, where they were encouraged to think critically about their goals and outline practical steps to actualize their long term postsecondary school plans.Janim Sayles, Assistant Director of the Achieve program at the Noble and Greenough School, gave the keynote presentation to families. She spoke about her experience as a first generation college student, saying, “so you see, it’s ok if you’re the first in your family to go to college, or if you don’t have too much money, and it’s even okay if you’re not sure what you want to do when you grow up. What’s important is that you work really hard.”last_img read more

“Its high-time the rules in boxing changed”: MC Mary Kom

first_img 10 months ago Booker Prize awarded jointly to Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo LIVE TV “I still can’t believe it. Its like you hit a six and the umpire gives you out. The world saw. You saw. But the referee has all the power to hold & raise the loser’s hands up for a decision. And this was a clear cut foul play and cheating. I think, time has come relook the boxing points system and the criteria of giving points very closely. Its just becoming whims and fancies of the judges. How can this be allowed for so long? If this can happen with recognized and top boxers then just think what’s happening with the not so famous boxers?”, the eight-time world championship medallists said. FOLLOW US Session ID: 2020-09-09:f779795370776cb0bba29380 Player Element ID: video_player_5f5849427ee08 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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Absent during nominations SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 16th October, 2019 10:30 IST “Its High-time The Rules In Boxing Changed”: MC Mary Kom Legendary Indian boxer MC Mary Kom called for an immediate overhaul in world boxing saying its high time to revise its “opaque” rules & points system. READ | NBA legend Larry Bird is the inspiration behind the Twitter logoCheating and conspiracy against India allegedEarlier, India’s two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has made strong allegations of “cheating and conspiracy” done against legendary boxer Marykom saying “intentional wrong decision was given by the referees against her. We have seen it earlier as well. It happened with top wrestlers and boxers in the past. I appeal to the World bodies to review this decision and earlier decisions.” Mary Kom still became the most decorated and successful boxer (men/women) in the history of World  Championship when she lost the semi-finals and clinched the bronze, though the result was anything but controversial. In a split verdict, Mary lost 1-4 to Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey in the semi-finals to clinch the bronze.READ | Eliud Kipchoge Nominated for IAAF Male Athlete of the Year awardDespite landing in more & clean punches, the judges differed in their opinion and finally, 1:4 decision was given in favour of her Turkish opponent. Mary Kom still made an appointment with the history and rewritten it by clinching the 8th World Championship medal. The Manipuri legend had targeted an unprecedented eighth final gold overall. India had raised a Yellow Card but as per AIBA’s instruction in a Team meeting this morning; it was informed that protests will be granted only if scores read 3:2/3:1. Our appeal to protest was hence turned down and the Yellow Card was not accepted by the technical committee. The result will stand the same; Mary Kom ends her campaign in the 2019 edition with a Bronze medal.READ | WC Silver is a tight slap on my detractors’ face: Manju RaniREAD | Mary Kom questions the fairness of AIBA tournaments WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Bangladesh Premier League 2019: T20 cricket tourney’s wacky rules! “I dont know what’s happening. The marginal points are always going against India and in this case it it was a one-sided show. I had comoletely dominated the bout. Its a clear cut conspiracy to prevent me from getting the 7th World title.” First Published: 16th October, 2019 10:30 IST 10 months ago ICC announces change in the Super Over rules to decide matches Citing the “horrible” decision against her in the semi-finals of World Boxing Championship when despite hitting “more & clean” punches she was “adjudged the loser”, the legendary MC Mary Kom called for an immediate overhaul in world boxing saying its high time to revise its “opaque” rules & points system.MC Mary Kom believes she dominated the bout WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Winning Post: Sweden stresses its ‘duty of care’

first_img Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Winning Post: Third time’s the charm for England’s casinos August 17, 2020 Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 Submit Opening the week, industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners provides insight into whether Swedish gambling operators can effectively deliver a ‘duty of care’ to customers, and how the introduction of further problem gambling clinics can support harm prevention.UK: safer gambling – Leeds follows London on gambling disorder clinicThis week, the second NHS clinic for problem gambling opened in Leeds. The clinic, which is partly funded by voluntary contributions from betting and gaming operators, is modelled on Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones’s London clinic. A further 13 clinics are due to open in England over the next few years with Manchester and Sunderland next in line. Department of Health plans to provide like services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are unclear but would seem to be a logical extension of this policy.The NHS has strongly hinted that it would like to see gambling companies fund these clinics outright but is also rather sniffy about accepting money directly from an industry that (based upon public utterances) it neither understands nor particularly likes. This ideology is likely to increase pressure for a statutory levy unless the Conservative Party peer, Lord Chadlington can manage to establish an acceptable alternative under the largesse of the so-called ‘Big Five’ (bet365, Flutter, GVC, Sky Betting & Gaming and William Hill).While the opening of the NHS clinics is to be welcomed, the overwhelming weight of treatment services for gambling disorder in Britain will continue to be provided by the charity GamCare and its national network of treatment partners (and of course Gordon Moody Association and Gamblers Anonymous).Media and political obsessions with NHS services means that the important work of these organisations is often forgotten or marginalised; yet the GamCare network is a rare example of effective coordination in this space (and NHS executives could learn a thing or two from them regarding the value of pragmatism over moral and political squeamishness).As substantially increased funding flows into harm prevention and treatment, leadership will be required to ensure greater levels of cooperation – and possibly some level of consolidation – across the panoply of organisations active in the field (as well as those working in other areas of mental health). It also raises the importance of scientific and ideologically untainted approaches to assessing both the scale of need and the effectiveness of treatment.Global: safer gambling – Sweden expects that every bookie will do its duty“Duty of care” – three little words that have in recent times come to express heightened expectations of the gambling industry by those who regulate them. This week, the Swedish Gambling Authority is reported to have told licensees that they have a duty of care towards their customers, requiring them to identify the signs of problematic gambling and intervene in order to prevent harm. Duty of care is also set out in gambling legislation in the Netherlands while in Britain the House of Lords Select Committee on gambling (economic and social impact) has asked whether an operator duty of care needs to be enshrined within the Gambling Act.As ever, interpretation is key. It is common for gambling licensees to be required under law to take reasonable steps to prevent harm to vulnerable customers. This endows a regulatory duty of care on operators in addition to the ethical or social duty of care that applies to all businesses to have regard for the well-being of those consuming their products and services. However, there is growing concern that the concept of duty of care may be expanded in a way that would allow consumers to seek legal redress for gambling-related harms, confronting operators with the prospect of civil action in addition to regulatory sanctions.As ever, operator negligence is the hand-maiden to regulatory tightening, with examples of poor risk management providing justification for greater restrictions. This week, the Swedish regulator reeled off a list of licensee misbehaviour that included inadequate due diligence on source of funds and a disproportionate weighting of KYC checks towards winning customers. This suggests that some operators are still struggling with domain dependence and the inability to apply lessons from one jurisdiction to others. A duty of care perhaps too often overlooked is to the sustainability of operators’ own business models…Out of Parliament:  Getting right-on in Brighton; Labour peers into future of gamblingThose wishing to understand the prospects for Britain’s gambling industry under a Labour government should pack up their buckets and spades, dust down their ‘Kiss me Quick’ hats and make their way down to Brighton. On Monday, Labour’s Deputy Leader, Tom Watson (Lab, West Bromwich East) will lead a discussion on ‘How to Regulate the Gaming and Gambling Markets of the Future’.Watson (who has Shadow responsibility for culture, media and sport within his portfolio) has already committed to bringing in new primary legislation under a Labour Government, claiming that the Gambling Act 2005 is “not fit for the digital age”. So far, his policy ideas have been well-considered, measured and relatively moderate – free from the moral posturing that characterises so much of the gambling policy debate. However, it is likely that others in his party would go further in restricting the industry – and given the stresses of Brexit – by no means certain that Watson would be in a Corbyn Cabinet in the event of an election win.Others taking part in the debate include the campaigning MP (and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities), Carolyn Harris (Lab, Swansea East); the gambling concern activist and former Corbyn speech-writer, Matt Zarb-Cousin; and ‘loot box academic’, David Zendle. With such events the value is likely to be not so much what the panellists say (their views are generally pretty-well publicised) but in how party members respond – the extent to which the audience pushes Watson to go further and faster on reining in the gambling industry.Those making their way to Manchester for the Conservative Party conference a week later have the opportunity to travel to the other end of this ideological debate when Vicky Ford MP (Cons, Chelmsford) and Ben Bradley MP (Cons, Mansfield) take part in an Institute of Economic Affairs fringe event on the subject of ‘Paternalism Overload: Has the Nanny State Gone too Far’). Of course, anyone who uses the term ‘nanny state’ is likely by definition to believe its very existence is a stage “too far”; while those working within the public health lobby are unlikely to think it is possible to ever go too far in saving humans from freedom and folly.The juxtaposition of these two events might create a false impression about the relative attitudes towards gambling from what are (for a while longer at least) the two main political parties in Britain. Some of the most dogmatic of the industry’s opponents are to be found on the right-wing of the Tory party. While the Conservative conference does not feature any gambling specific-fringe events, there will be a number of debates on the subject of mental health so don’t be surprised if gambling puts in the odd special guest appearance.Content provided by Regulus Partnerslast_img read more