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  • Ash Center seeks nominations for public-sector programs improving economic and social mobility

    first_imgThe Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School has announced a major restructuring to its flagship award program, the Innovations in American Government Awards. For more than 30 years, the Innovations Award has sought to recognize public-sector programs that make American government more efficient, more creative, and more effective at addressing social problems and providing services to the public. The changes to the awards program are designed to better meet these goals by seeking applicants focused on a single, intractable problem in American society today.With a new, streamlined application and evaluation process, the awards will now be offered annually. The 2017-2018 cycle seeks initiatives focused on improving economic and social mobility.The Innovations in American Government Awards are heralded as the premier public-sector honors in the nation and are given to programs that serve as examples of creative and effective government at its best. The $50,000 top prize is open to programs at all levels of government — federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial —f rom within the United States. Finalists will also receive monetary grants.The nomination form and additional information are available on the Innovations in American Government Award website.Nominations for the 2018 Innovations in American Government Award are due Jan. 12, 2018. Read Full Storylast_img read more

  • Rivaldo reveals three reasons Arsenal fans should be excited about Pablo Mari

    first_imgRivaldo reveals three reasons Arsenal fans should be excited about Pablo Mari Pablo Mari completed a temporary switch from Flamengo to Arsenal last month (Picture: Getty)Rivaldo is confident Pablo Mari will succeed in the Premier League, citing the defender’s ability to break forward, his threat at set pieces and his passing ability as reasons for Arsenal fans to be optimistic over their January signing.Mikel Arteta was desperate to bring in a centre-back after Calum Chambers was ruled out for the remainder of the season with a serious knee injury and Mari was identified as a realistic target.With just days remaining of the transfer window, Arsenal wrapped up a six-month loan agreement with Flamengo for the Spaniard – and the Gunners can make the move permanent for a fee of £7.5million next summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementMari, who joined up with his new team-mates for warm-weather training in Dubai on Friday, will hope to be in contention when the Gunners play host to Newcastle after the winter break.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 7 Feb 2020 10:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.7kShares Rivaldo is confident Mari will be a hit at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Brazil legend Rivaldo was won over by Mari during the defender’s short spell with Flamengo and believes he will be a perfect fit for English football.‘I think Pablo Mari will fit in very well at Arsenal and in the Premier League,’ Rivaldo told The Evening Standard.‘He is a good player that struggled to impose himself in Europe as a loaned player of Man City for a while, but he really convinced people being part of a great Flamengo team last season.‘He is very complete as a defender – capable of bringing the ball forward when necessary and a threat on set pieces. He has good passing skills as well and I liked what I saw from him.‘In Brazil, everyone has good opinion about him, and he could be a very successful option for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta.’center_img Comment Mari put pen to paper on a six-month loan deal with the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Mari hopes to give Arsenal supporters something to cheer about again by emulating the success some of his fellow countrymen have brought to the club in recent years.‘There have been some wonderful Spanish players to play for Arsenal,’ he told Arsenal’s official website.‘Fabregas, Cazorla, Reyes… they’re all great Spanish players that have passed through this club.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘One of those legends that we have with us now is Mikel. He was a very important player for Arsenal and now this is a new project for him as coach, but I think he’s going to repeat what he achieved when he was a player.‘Personally I look up to him and the career he had at Arsenal. That’s what I’ve been working for all these years.‘I’d love to be at Arsenal for a long time and I hope to give the Gunners some victories to celebrate again.’Will Pablo Mari be a success at Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Takumi Minamino an ‘unbelievable addition’ to Liverpool’s squad, says Joe Gomez Advertisementlast_img read more