FAS names four full professors for 2010-11

first_imgThe following faculty members have been named full professors with tenure in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences:David Charbonneau, professor of astronomy, is an international leader in the search for planets orbiting stars other than our sun. He has been a member of the Harvard faculty since 2004.Matthew Nock, professor of psychology, is a clinical psychologist renowned for his research on self-injury and suicidal behavior in adolescents and adults. He has been on the Harvard faculty since 2003.James M. Snyder Jr., professor of government, has examined how well Congress represents the economic, political, and social values of the American electorate. He was previously the Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science and Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1992.Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, has examined the changing relationship between Islam and governments across the Middle East. She was previously associate professor of the anthropology and sociology of religion at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School, where she has been a member of the faculty since 2005.For complete announcements.last_img read more

Activists renew protests against development of Argentina’s Vaca Muerta oil, gas shale region

first_imgActivists renew protests against development of Argentina’s Vaca Muerta oil, gas shale region FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Greenpeace activists in Argentina blocked access on Tuesday to a waste site used by companies that extract oil and gas from the Vaca Muerta shale formation, the organization said. Greenpeace said there were illegal practices at the oil waste site which harmed the environment and local population.The site is run by Treater SA, a company that handles waste from exploration and extraction of shale oil and gas. The site is used by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Total SA and Argentina’s state-controlled oil company YPF SA.YPF, the company with the largest investment at Vaca Muerta, told Reuters that the activists’ blockade did not impact its activity or facilities.The Vaca Muerta shale formation in Patagonia is one of the largest reserves of unconventional hydrocarbons on the planet, though much of its oil and gas remains untapped.“We hope the oil companies will stop contaminating the Patagonian ecosystem with toxic waste and will close this dump that violates provincial and national laws,” said Leonel Mingo, a member of Greenpeace’s Climate and Energy program.More: Activists block access to waste site in Argentina used by oil companieslast_img read more

Low Commercial Vacancies Persist on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Commercial real estate vacancy rates on Long Island ended 2017 below the historical average for the region and little has changed so far this year, according to local realtors and data providers.Nassau/Suffolk industrial vacancies are still at 3.1 percent, office vacancies remain at 7.1 percent and retail vacancies have dropped from 4.4 percent to 4.3 percent, according to CoStar, a commercial real estate information provider. The most noticeable shift is in the retail sector, where brick-and-mortar stores are adapting to the rise in online shopping.“Retailers are closing their stores and doing much more business online,” says Ron Koenigsberg, a broker and president of Garden City-based commercial real estate company American Investment Properties. “They are increasingly purchasing and renting warehouse space to use as distribution centers.”Office space vacancy is “down significantly from the 19 percent it once was not that long ago,” says Mario Asaro, a broker and president of Melville-based commercial real estate company Investment One. On the other hand, retail vacancy rates “seem to be climbing due to e-commerce,” he says.“The malls will have to become entertainment and recreational-minded to attract shoppers,” Asaro predicts.Jeffrey Pliskin, CEO at Garden City-based Pliskin Realty And Development, notes that while he’s been busier, clients have been signing leases for smaller spaces.“They realize they don’t need as much,” Pliskin says.As for the industrial and office markets, Koenigsberg says he’s “expecting to see an increase in rental rates and a decrease in vacancy rates for both sectors.”Total commercial sales inventory seems to have increased within the past year, he adds.“Many of our clients were waiting to see how the political environment and tax reform would affect their investment properties,” he says. “Now that some of those questions have been answered, clients are making better informed decisions on whether they will like to sell their properties.”The “changing landscape” he’s seeing is “primarily because of the transition in the retail market,” he says. One strong positive is that there are “many new businesses buying properties” on LI, he says.Although Toys “R” Us is closing all its stores and Sears continues to close stores, other large players are expanding, he notes, pointing to Amazon-owned Whole Foods announcing that it’s moving forward with plans to open two more stores, in Garden City and Commack.last_img read more

Dresdner calls in H&B to review London office needs

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Cricket News Rahkeem Cornwall Makes ‘Gigantic’ Impression On Debut In Jamaica Test Vs India

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Even before he stepped out on to the field at Sabina Park, Rahkeem Cornwall had already made big strides. Weighing at 140 kg and standing six foot five inches tall, Cornwall is indeed the Big Show of world cricket. Cornwall became the heaviest Test cricketer after he made his debut at Sabina Park and in his third over, he got the massive wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara for 6. The offspinner had a good time on day 1, bowling 27 overs and conceding just 69 runs as India reached 264/5 at stumps thanks to fifties from Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal. In addition, Cornwall also took two catches.Speaking after the end of the day’s play, Cornwall said it was a great feeling to take the wicket of Pujara. “Good feeling to get him as my first Test wicket. It was nothing really new to me but it was a good feeling. It was a good feeling of making my debut. I think the ball comes on really nice in the start. I have to work hard and put the ball into right areas,” Cornwall said. In addition to Cornwall, Jason Holder was the best bowler on the day taking 3/39 in 20 overs. Cornwall added that he was clear what he had to do in order to restrict India. “Our seamers bowled well and when I was asked to bowl, I have to do the same. It was a good feeling to get my first Test wicket. We thought the pitch had a lot of moisture so we thought once we get the first chance to bowl, we can get the early wickets. The toss went in our favour. It was a good day on the first day of Test cricket,” Cornwall said. Also Read | Who is Rahkeem Cornwall – The six foot five, 140 kgs giant of Windies Test team?Mayank Agarwal, who scored 55 and shared a partnership of 68 with Virat Kohli to revive India, also praised Cornwall’s accuracy. “Rahkeem is very, very (consistent), he forms good clusters and he keeps bowling those areas, keeps bowling those areas. I thought it wasn’t very easy to score off him. We took our time and it was very important for Virat and me to actually get a partnership going and it was important that one of us went on to score big. He definitely gets a lot more bounce compared to many other spinners. He just keeps hitting those lengths,” Agarwal said.  highlightscenter_img Rahkeem Cornwall removed Cheteshwar Pujara in his third over.Cornwall also took two catches.Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal hit fifties.last_img read more