Established in late 2006, the Harvard China Fund (HCF) is Harvard University’s “academic venture fund” for China. In service of the entire University, it supports teaching and research on China and promotes Harvard’s presence in China. The University has allocated $15 million in support of the fund, and has made a commitment to raise $50 million over the fund’s first 10 years.The HCF’s Steering Committee, composed of faculty across the University’s Schools, has identified three core objectives:Partnerships — To promote teaching and research about and in China, in collaboration with institutions across Greater China.Students — To prepare Harvard students for lifelong engagement with China, and to support Chinese students coming to Harvard for graduate and professional education.Presence — To strengthen Harvard’s capacity to address challenges facing China through the new Harvard Center Shanghai.The Harvard China Student Internship Program is a collaborative effort involving Harvard’s Office of Career Services and Office of International Programs, together with Chinese corporations and multinational companies in China. Students experience modern China through their internship placements and gain an introduction to Chinese history and culture, all while learning firsthand about life in the workplace. The structure of the program includes a 10-week internship, a weeklong field trip, and numerous cultural events.For more about HCF and for a list of this year’s interns.
A European insurance company has tendered a €200m Asia ex Japan equity mandate using IPE-Quest.The company behind search QN1451 said it preferred an active management style to invest in large-cap Asian equities.The investor said it expected this to be done with a growth and value investment style bias.Managers should observe a minimum tracking error of 3% against the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan or MSCI EM Asia indices. The insurance company stipulated the tracking error should not extend above 14%.Interested managers must have at least $500m (€390m) in assets under management within the mandate, and $1bn in assets overall.There is a minimum requirement of a three-year track record, although the investor stated a preference for a five-year record for the fund.All requirements for tracking error, assets under management and track records are soft limits.Applicants have until 22 September to apply.Performance should be stated to 30 June and provided gross of fees.The IPE.com news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE-Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information direct from IPE-Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email [email protected]
Alexandra Ting | Daily TrojanHave ball, will travel · Senior libero Taylor Whittingham and the women’s volleyball team begin a road trip on Wednesday against Arizona.After splitting their most recent home games before heading out on the road, the women’s volleyball team looks to rest up and put the games behind them. With a long road trip this week, the Trojans hope to continue improving their level of play, despite their difficult schedule ahead. “I think we are only in school eight days in November,” head coach Mick Haley said. “That is two days a week basically.”While it is easy sometimes to forget that these athletes are students, they certainly do not forget. Even with road trips, the student-athletes have to try and keep up with school work and find a way to maintain their academics in order to avoid the looming threat of academic probation that would keep them from playing. “We know that we are going to be on the road for a long period time,” senior captain Taylor Whittingham said. “That might be a struggle with homework, missing classes or stuff like that.” For the next two games against Arizona and ASU, the Women of Troy will have to be able to continue keeping their errors low, but will have to improve in their attack and their defense at the net in order to score points off of more than just kills and aces.“The one thing going forward for the rest of this month that I would really focus on would be serving,” Haley said. “The second thing would be to continue to improve our team blocking. Those two things will help us as much as anything. “However, the team has little time to practice before these games due to their traveling schedule. Traveling takes its toll on both players and coaches alike, but it will have to be overcome for the Trojans to continue to win games. “On Tuesday we travel, Wednesday we play and Thursday we travel to Tempe and will try to get a practice in there,” Haley said. “Then we play early Friday at 6 p.m., but we can’t get out that night, which is terrible because we have to get up early to get them back by 9 the next morning on Saturday.”The key thing for this road trip will be rest. Without proper rest, the Trojans will be in a position for potential injuries and mental lapses during the games. Also, it is important that they get the rest they need this week, because they have another road trip the following week.“I am trying to get them as much rest before we go to Stanford and Cal, which is the next hard trip,” Haley said. “I am really worried about those two back-to-back trips, because it has a tendency to really take its toll on their physical and mental prep.”The women’s volleyball team will take on Arizona at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and ASU at 6 p.m. on Friday.
MASON CITY — The Mason City School Board will meet in a workshop session tonight where they will discuss the recent release of a special investigation by the State Auditor’s office that showed over $2.2 million was not properly disbursed during an eight year period between July 2009 and August 2017.The special investigation was requested by school board member Jodi Draper after an August 2017 report showed the district improperly disbursed just over $109,000 between July 2014 and June 2015.The $2.2 million total includes: $1.3 million of contract salary issued to various school district administrators; $217,405 for the district’s share of FICA and IPERS on the improper payroll; $387,682 of district contributions to TSA accounts for various district administrators; $171,998 for the resignation package awarded to the former superintendent Anita Micich; and $117,551 of vacation balance payouts to various school district administrators.The State Auditor’s office turned over copies of their special investigation to the Cerro Gordo County Attorney’s Office as well as the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, with the DCI confirming they are conducting a criminal investigation at the request of the county attorney.The School Board will discuss the report in open session at tonight’s meeting and will listen to questions and comments from the public. The workshop session starts tonight at 5:30 at the Administration Building at 1515 South Pennsylvania.
Donegal Action for Cancer Care are asking all people registered to vote in Donegal to ask their choice of candidate and indeed all those seeking election where heath matters are on their agenda?The group says is not enough for the candidates to tell us how important it is too them.“We at DACC want to know what will they do to protect health services for the people of Donegal? You need to know if the health care you or your family need will be there if & when you need it. “Budgets cuts & recruitment embargo have already had a major impact on our own general hospital in Letterkenny as well as Donegal’s community hospitals. Waiting lists get longer with people waiting years to get seen for health services.“Acute hospital budgets nationally were cut by €56.5million in 2013 and now in 2014 the hospital budgets are cut for this year by €250 million.The service plan for Primary Care Services says “primary care schemes through the Primary Care Reimbursement Service include a cost reduction challenge of €231 million in 2014.And remember things like medical cards are under a comprehensive review of client eligibility and prescription charges with the “delisting” of some drugs from payment by your medical card. There are so many other key & important health & health care issues that are all facing more major cuts like homecare & community support services that we in DACC have serious concerns about.The primary aim of DACC is ensure the people of Donegal have access to world- class cancer services whilst ensuring the retention and development of all cancer services at Letterkenny General Hospital. Cancer patients need access to other health services so no health service is safe anymore.DACC have had fears over the last 3 plus years that the major cuts in place with more on the way that the health needs of Donegal people are in serious danger and under major threat. With Mr Tony O’ Brien the Director General of the HSE warning the Government at the beginning of this year “that a failure to provide funding for its proposed developments for this year could be contrary to the best interests of patients”, DACC are certain that we have yet to have the full impact of these major cuts to our health care service and the impact on the sick people of Donegal.CANCER GROUP ASK ELECTION CANDIDATES WHERE HEALTH SERVICES ARE ON THEIR AGENDA was last modified: May 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CAREElections