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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

  • Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg partners with IYI to host Poverty Simulation Exercises

    first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg campus recently partnered with the Indiana Youth Institute to host two poverty simulation exercises for the community.During the four-hour workshops, participants were provided with an opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget. They were then faced with making critical decisions on how to provide for their families over the course of an entire month. “We at the Fairbanks School of Public Health are encouraged to see other educational partners like Ivy Tech recognizing the role poverty plays in the lives of so many Hoosier families. We are grateful to the students who felt compelled to participate in such a learning experience and are appreciative of the volunteers who offered their time,” commented Shandy Dearth. Dearth and Dr. Ross Silverman, both from the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, served as facilitators for the workshops.Approximately 150 members of the community participated in the workshops, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati and One Community One Family. Participants were given a variety of roles to assume during the workshops, some of which included a single mother working long hours to provide for her children and a teenager who is responsible for his sibling’s wellbeing. At the end of the simulation, a debriefing session was held to help participants process the experience. “As we work to increase campus initiatives directly related to diversity, equity, & belonging, it was our hope those who participated in the Poverty Simulation would leave with an increased awareness of the effects of poverty on our students and community members, as well as develop insight into the barriers created by a life in poverty,”last_img read more

  • Howe praise for new-look Liverpool

    first_imgEddie Howe believes Brendan Rodgers is on the verge of building his strongest Liverpool team to date. The Bournemouth manager on Monday takes his team to Anfield for their second Barclays Premier League fixture of the season, having lost their first 1-0 to Aston Villa – a day before Liverpool won by the same scoreline at Stoke. Howe is familiar with Rodgers having observed his methods when the Northern Irishman was the Swansea manager and also worked under Rodgers’ new assistant Sean O’Driscoll, as a player, while the latter was in charge of Bournemouth. The combination of a disappointing season following injury to Daniel Sturridge and the departure of Luis Suarez, however, followed by this summer’s exits of Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling and almost £300million spent on new players in the three years since his appointment have left Rodgers under a significant amount of pressure. Despite their good relationship Howe explained that was something for which he has little sympathy, but while the wisdom of the recent recruitment of Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and others has been a source of further criticism, Howe believes that they will prove stronger than anything Rodgers has had before. “He’s building a new Liverpool team so I think this will be possibly the best Liverpool team that he’s put together,” said Howe, 37. “I don’t think he needs any sympathy, certainly. “Why not [can’t it be better than the 2013/14 team]? He’s got really talented individuals and he’s had time, and longer to work with the players, so they’ll be more in tune to what he wants them to do. “He’s manager of Liverpool, I don’t think there’s too much sympathy to be flying around. He’s done a magnificent job. He did a magnificent job at Swansea, I think he’s doing a great job at Liverpool. “It’s a tough challenge, when you have so many clubs fighting for league titles and Champions League spots. I think he’s done very well.” The arrivals of Benteke, Firmino and James Milner suggest that, after building his reputation as a manager whose preference is for possession-based football, Rodgers wants Liverpool to be more direct. Howe is another to have been praised for encouraging an attractive game but says that if Rodgers’ approach has changed it will have been for the right reasons. “He will play to the strengths of the players he has, that’s the key to success for any manager,” he said. “You need to get the best out of the players you have. If you play a way that’s foreign to your players then it’s not going to work. “We have some very good footballers, so to get the best out of them, pumping long balls down the pitch isn’t going to help them. That’s the challenge for any manager, to play to the strength of the individuals.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Cashel lose controversially; Nenagh win again

    first_imgCashel seemed on course for victory at Banbridge but what has been described as ‘dubious’ refereeing help the home side turn a five point deficit into a 7-5 victory.Nenagh Ormond continued their winning ways against Galway Corinthians – they defeated the Connacht side 28-6 at New Ormond Park.last_img