Dear members of the Harvard community,Two years ago, our first-year students arrived amid the blustery remnants of Hurricane Hanna. This year, her cousin Earl appears poised to lend a little torque to the start of our academic year. Hurricane or no, the bustle of activity that sweeps onto campus in late August and early September always ushers in excitement, change, and a renewed sense of possibility. For those students, faculty, and staff arriving at Harvard for the first time, welcome. For those of you returning from far or near, welcome back. As I said yesterday at Morning Prayers in Appleton Chapel, this remarkable place belongs to every one of us, and it’s our shared opportunity to grab hold of its extraordinary promise and make it real.As we look ahead, I invite the Harvard community to join me and Charlie Gibson, former host of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and now a visitor at the Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, for a year-opening conversation on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 at 4 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. I look forward to answering questions — both from my distinguished interlocutor and from the audience — and to offering some thoughts on the priorities and challenges we will face together in the year ahead.I hope you will join us. Click here for more information. For now, here’s wishing all of us a year of favoring winds.Sincerely,Drew Faust
University President Fr. John Jenkins released a statement Friday offering his condolences to the loved ones of victims of a terror attack that killed at least 49 people in New Zealand. An additional 48 people were wounded when a gunman opened fire at two mosques in the city of Christchurch during Friday prayers.“On behalf of the University of Notre Dame, I extend my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the shooting victims in Christchurch, and to their extended family among the Muslim students, faculty and staff here at Notre Dame and in South Bend,” Jenkins said in the statement.In his statement, Jenkins invoked the spirit of the Lenten season and offered prayers for those who were killed.“In this season of Lent, we offer our prayers for our brother and sister believers who were so cruelly murdered in houses of worship of the God of their understanding,” he said.Jenkins expressed hope that the world will overcome hatred that leads to such violence in the future.“In our lifetimes, may we see an end to the brutal religious bias and hatred that results in the shedding of innocent blood across the world,” Jenkins said.Tags: New Zealand, terrorism, University President Fr. John Jenkins
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Faf du Plessis has laid out his retirement plans and it begins in 2020. The South Africa skipper has said he might call time on his international Twenty20 career after the end of the World T20 which will be held Down Under in two years’ time.Speaking in a media interaction ahead of the one-off Twenty20 International against Australia in Canberra, du Plessis said, “The T20 World Cup is in Australia and that’s not too far away, so hopefully we’ll be back for that and that will probably be my last international tour I would think.”Read More | Kapil’s bravery, a Jumbo haul and Agarkar’s historic feat in AustraliaThe last Twenty20 World Cup was held in 2016 in India and it was won by West Indies for the first time. In 2020, the tournament will be played in Australia for the first time. The country has hosted very few ICC tournaments, having hosted the 50-over World Cup in 1992 and 2015, in addition to several U-19 World Cups.Read More | Mithali Raj fifty propels India to semi-final of ICC Women’s World T20The South Africa skipper said the strength of Twenty20 leagues all over the globe is a big challenge for international teams in a bilateral series. Du Plessis said with most key players playing in the leagues, the international game becomes a testing ground for youngsters and many people do not come to watch them.“T20 cricket for us over the last two or three years has been a case of bringing in the young guys, giving them an opportunity, so we never really play our strongest XI, which isn’t great for the international game. Fans come to watch the best players play,” Du Plessis said.South Africa have continued to pile on the agony against Australia in recent times. They are the only team to beat the Aussies in their own den for three consecutive times. Even in ODIs, they were the first team to whitewash Australia 5-0 in 2016 before winning the ODI series here 2-1. Du Plessis remarked playing against Australia brings out the best in him.“I really love playing against Australia. It’s a hard place to come and travel – when you come here, people don’t always expect you to beat Australia, so that once again brings the best out of me as a captain out of me as well,” Du Plessis said.After the end of this series, South Africa will host Pakistan in December ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
–GCA, Berbice looking to host champion-of-championsTHE New Building Society has promised to continue their support of the second-division competition in the capital city owing to the excellent organisational structure by the Georgetown Cricket Association over the last seven years of the NBS second-division 40-over competition.On Friday evening, director of the bank, Dr. Nanda Gopaul, expressed his appreciation to the GCA for the work that they have done. He said that the GCA has demonstrated leadership and foresight in the running of the NBS competition.“[Roger] Harper, president of the GCA, has demonstrated leadership in cricket and we have recognised that.”The former Minister of Labour added that the tournament “could not have been better”. Due to the “excellent” work by the officials, Dr. Gopaul indicated that the NBS would continue the sponsorship.The director added that the game has transcended the on-field battle. “We believe that the game must not just be seen as a sport, but as a unifying tool.”BERBICE VS GTAdditionally, NBS will look to have a champion-of-champions contest between the top teams in Berbice (in the bank-sponsored competition) against the best teams in the GCA/NBS competition.Although the contest is still in the planning stage, Dr. Gopaul did announce that it will be a T20 format.GCA president Roger Harper said that the upcoming battle would give the youngsters, both in Georgetown and Berbice, more exposure.To the NBS he said, “We are looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership, we look forward to your support.”GEORGETOWN FINALOn Friday evening, GCC defeated Everest by 162 runs in the final of the GCA/NBS 40-over Second-Division Competition.Winston Forrester, who spanked nine fours for a 68-ball 62, was named man-of-the-match, while Ronaldo Alimohamed, who sent back the middle order with 3-26 from six overs, collected the best bowling performance trophy. Saheed Mohamed, who had16 stiches due to an injury to one of his fingers during the semi-final, kept Everest in the game with three outstanding catches, and he was duly rewarded.Meanwhile, Police’s spinner Jason Heyliger finished the tournament with the best bowling figures (5-11 versus Transport). Also picking up trophies were Transport’s Azeem Azeez (who finished with a tournament-high 23 wickets), DCC’s Sachin Singh, who finished with the highest runs in the tournament (171) against Diplomats and the most runs in the tournament, and UG’s Melroy Stephenson, who finished with eight catches.Singh, a national U-19 cricketer, also finished as the MVP of Zone A after tallying 436 runs at an average of 72.67 runs per innings. He also took one wicket and two catches.Meanwhile, Transport’s batsman Sunil Singh finished as Zone B’s MVP after tallying 230 runs at an average of 59, to go with four catches.