The militant group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has waged a 25-year campaign of fear in Uganda which has since spread to neighboring Sudan, Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing and mutilating tens of thousands of people, looting communities, and abducting children for forced conscription. Last fall, U.S. President Barack Obama shone an international spotlight on the group’s horrific practices when he announced that he was sending 100 U.S. troops to advise countries battling the LRA and hunting for the its fugitive leader Joseph Kony.The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is working to document the destabilizing effect that the LRA has had on the region. Jocelyn Kelly, MS ’08, director of HHI’s Women in War program, traveled to northern DRC in January with documentarian Lindsay Branham, program director for Discover the Journey (DTJ), a co-collaborator on the project. They conducted an assessment of the needs of communities as they recover from violence and also struggle to reintegrate children who escaped from the LRA. A report detailing their findings will be released in March. Read Full Story
Last night, the University’s Nanovic Institute of European Studies organized a panel at the Hesburgh Center Auditorium titled “The Greek Crisis and the Future of Europe,” which presented information about the economic crisis in Greece. The panel consisted of professor of economics Rüdiger Bachmann from Notre Dame, professor of political science George Tsebelis from Michigan, Dr. Christopher Waller, the senior vice president and doctor of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and professor of comparative politics Jim McAdams from the Notre Dame.“What makes [the Greek financial crisis] so fascinating is that it’s multiple crises,” McAdams said. “It was a crisis for the Greek economy, it was a crisis for the Greek welfare system, it was a crisis for southern Europe in different ways … not just the Eurozone but also what Europe was since World War II.”Waller said Greece’s financial issues started long before the 2010s as Greece initially failed to meet all of monetary criteria needed to adopt the Euro, though they were allowed in the following year. What Waller said happened years later were investigations revealing large deficits in the Greek GDP which led to to tumultuous default and recovery.“Their unemployment went from 5 percent to 25 percent. Their GDP fell 25 percent,” he said. “If you’re not aware, that’s [similar figures to] the U.S. Great Depression. They started doing better on tax collections, cutting spending, laying off civil service workers — if I remember correctly about 50 percent of the labor force. … The economic conditions and the austerity were going to lead to social revolt.”Tsebelis said the revolt manifested in Greece’s near-adamant refusal to agree to the conditions of the bailout, which the European Union (EU) refuses to alter and Greece’s own parliament split on whether they should even stay with the EU. With elections coming soon and polling data unclear, Tsebelis said the political future of Greece seems very unclear.“So it’s going to be a very difficult outcome to predict,” he said. “What will these organizations produce after the elections? With respect to the euro now, the EU has not budged throughout the seven months of negotiations … and they continue to not give Greece money except on a conditional basis.“Another thing the Greeks don’t understand is the decision-making in the EU is through unanimity which means … it’s another 28 people you have to persuade,” Tsebelis said. “Even if they were able to make reasonable arguments — which the Greek government was not able to do — they could only persuade one, two or five.”Bachmann said there are better measures Greece could take than tax hikes and privatization and finding the best way to get Greece out of this crisis will take smarter policies with public investments. He said they could invest in growth, green energy and foreign investment tax credits.“We need to think differently, and I’m trying to advertise some sort of standard demand-side and standard supply-side policies.” Bachmann said. “ … I think we’ll need an intelligent mix between ‘carrots’ and ‘sticks.’ We need to find the right amount of micromanagement and that is hard.“This is a question for European democracies that I unfortunately don’t know the answer, and I hope we’ll get closer in this debate.”Tags: Greece, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
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“I am proud and touched because even though [members of] the diaspora themselves are facing this COVID-19 pandemic, they are still showing their care and love for our country,” Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah said in a statement.As of May 18, more than 3 million workers have either been told to stay home or have been laid off as a result of the pandemic, Manpower Ministry data showed, although the ministry could only verify about 1.7 million people as the remaining workers had invalid names or addresses.IDN Global founder Dino Patti Djalal said the donations would go directly to the recipients’ bank accounts and “not a single cent” of the donation would go to the ministry or IDN Global. He said he hoped the partnership would inspire a similar movement at a larger scale.Read also: Indonesian diaspora in US holds virtual ‘kebaya’ competition in COVID-19 quarantine Members of the Indonesian diaspora are lending a hand in the domestic struggle against COVID-19, although they have said that the government could do more to allow them to help address national crises.On May 18, the Manpower Ministry and the Indonesian Diaspora Network Global (IDN Global) kicked off the Diaspora Peduli (Diaspora Care) fundraising program, which is seeking donations from Indonesians abroad to help 5,000 workers who have been furloughed or laid off.Each recipient family in the program is expected to get US$50 (Rp 735,025) per month, and donors can choose or communicate first with the beneficiaries by looking at their profiles on www.diasporapeduli.id. The ministry expects at least six million members of the Indonesian diaspora to participate in the campaign. But Dino said that in the long run, the government needed to form a national body for the diaspora that could better connect the two sides for joint efforts. Before the pandemic hit Indonesia, citizens living abroad had been asked to return home to contribute and “reverse the brain drain”, but many of them did not know who to reach out to or what office would help them in the placement process, Dino said.The Indonesia Migrant Worker Protection Agency (BP2MI) covers only migrant workers who perform manual labor. That accounts for about one third of Indonesians abroad. The ministry has a limited budget and thin human resources for dealing with the estimated 5 to 8 million Indonesians abroad, Dino said.“So unless there is a systematic presence of an institution that deals with the [whole] Indonesian diaspora, I’m afraid that we will have unfulfilled promises or policy shortcomings in engaging with the Indonesian diaspora,” Dino told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Read also: Govt encourages diaspora scientists to return homeNikko Akbar from the Overseas Indonesian Students Association Alliance (PPI-Dunia) said his organization wanted more involvement in the government’s COVID-19 efforts.PPI-Dunia has so far raised about Rp 200 million (US$13,585) through events including e-sports competitions and an online pesantren (Islamic boarding schools) session, and the organization is actively promoting physical distancing on social media.PPI-Dunia has been using the funds it has raised to buy hand sanitizer, masks and protective gear for Indonesian medical workers and people affected by the virus.It has also sent an open letter to the government recommending ways to deal with COVID-19 based on a comprehensive review of other countries that had been “relatively more successful” in doing so.“We hope we can be directly involved in government campaigns and its COVID-19 task force,” said Nikko who is leading a PPI-Dunia team to respond to the pandemic in the Asia-Oceania region, “because I believe that many PPI members who are experts in their own fields are very open to not only join discussions but also to directly go in the field to handle COVID-19.”The Research and Technology Ministry and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) launched a scheme on April 9 that allows local research groups from universities, NGOs and state institutions to partner with Indonesian scholars living abroad to propose research ideas on COVID-19. The proposals are due on May 30.Read also: Researchers face uphill battle to help with COVID-19 fightInternational Indonesian Scholars Association (I-4) secretary-general Sastia Prama Putri expressed her support for the initiative and other partnerships that had recently been developed with the government.However, like other diaspora communities, she said, diaspora researchers should be given a larger role in solving national problems in the future. She recommended the government facilitate cross-appointments between universities as one way to increase cooperation.“If the country opens up and encourages the involvement of the diaspora, we will certainly be very happy and want to contribute to solving various national problems, including COVID-19,” Sastia said.South Tangerang resident Dewi Komalasari, 40, said she was happy to receive help from the Diaspora Care program after she was laid off as a restaurant worker in late March. She is raising two children alone.“Even if it is small [in value], the aid is very meaningful for me because I can use it to buy staple foods. I will use it as wisely and as economically as possible,” Dewi said, as quoted in the Manpower Ministry’s press release.Topics :
Internationals Sophie Lamb, Hollie Muse and Inci Mehmet will represent England in the World Juniors Girls’ Championship in Canada next month. The championship will be played at Marshes Golf Club, Ottawa, from 22-25 September and includes team and individual events. It is open to players who are U19 by the end of the tournament and not in college or university. The players: Sophie Lamb, 17, (Clitheroe) was runner-up in the recent ANNIKA Invitational Europe 2015 in Sweden where she scored the low round of the tournament, six-under 67. She was fifth in both the English girls and English women’s championships and was fourth in the Irish open strokeplay. (Image © Leaderboard Photography). Hollie Muse, 15, (West Lancashire) has just helped England win the Girls’ Home Internationals for the eighth time. This season she has won the Scottish U16 championship and The Leveret and was third in the St Rule Trophy, sixth in the European Young Masters and seventh in the German girls’ championship. Inci Mehmet, 18, (Royal Mid-Surrey) has had top ten finishes in the English, Irish and Scottish women’s stroke play championships. She was joint runner-up in the Hampshire Rose and was the third best amateur at the Roehampton Gold Cup. 13 Aug 2015 Teenagers selected to bid for world title
“I think we’ll have to see how she comes out of the race. The Breeders’ Cup is always an option. We’d run her in the Distaff. If Beholder decides to run in the Classic, that may make our decision easier, but we’ll have to see how she comes out of the race before we make those decisions.” -30- MARTIN JONES, MY SWEET ADDICTION, SECOND: “She ran her heart out. Mike rode a great race. That’s where she likes to be. He got her very comfortable and she really gave it all she had. She just ran into a champion today. RICHARD MANDELLA, BEHOLDER, WINNER: “It really was pretty much what I had hoped for from her. I hate to say ‘easy,’ but it really did look easy.”Mentioned she went a little wide on the first turn: “Gary didn’t want any trouble. He just kept her in the clear and had a nice workout.”Asked if she would run next in the Breeders’ Cup Classic against males on Oct. 31 at Keeneland: “That would be the plan. Anything can change and nothing’s in stone, but as of now there’s no reason not to think of that.“She needed to run because she had nothing but rest since the Pacific Classic (Aug. 22). She had one good workout, the rest was just rest, so she needed the race or a really good work or several good works. I actually thought with the (high) temperatures, maybe I shouldn’t run. Then I thought, if I scratch her, something else could come up, then everything would be messed up, so I stuck with it and I’m glad I did.”“I’ll spend next week thinking about when to ship her. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’ll get a feel for it in a couple days and go from there.” Asked if it was fair to ask if Beholder is as good or better than any horse he’s trained: “She’s good. She’s really, really good.” B. WAYNE HUGHES, OWNER, BEHOLDER: “He left something in the tank. Gary told me he never asked her to run today.”Regarding a potential showdown with American Pharoah in the Breeders’ Cup Classic: “My thought is I’d like to see what happens when that takes place. He’s a very good horse. He’s one of a kind. But he’s a colt–that’s his disadvantage (laughing).”When asked if Beholder is better now at age five than she’s ever been: “Richard says he might’ve been holding her back all these years.”Regarding the likelihood of a 6-year-old campaign in 2016: “If she’s sound and everything’s perfect, the answer is yes. We’re having so much fun…how could I ever top this?” TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: Owner B. Wayne Hughes resides in Lexington, Ky. JOCKEY QUOTES GARY STEVENS, BEHOLDER, WINNER: “Richard has a big smile on his face. He told me yesterday, ‘I want to win but by no means do I want to knock her out.’ We couldn’t have scripted it any better. I told him that he might have to tack-walk her in the morning because she pulled up full of it.”“She’s by far the most intelligent animal I’ve ever been around and when I say animal I’m not just talking about horses, she’s so intelligent. She knows what her job is and she enjoys it; she literally loves what she’s doing. She has a great cardiovascular system but that big brain between her ears is what makes her different and special.“The heat was weighing on Richard’s mind and was weighing on my mind the last couple of days. We didn’t want a tough race. First, because the Breeders’ Cup is coming up and it’s going to be the toughest race of her life and with the heat, you’re always wondering how much it’s going to knock them out.“When I pulled her up that’s the first time she’s ever pulled me back to the Winners’ Circle almost like she knew she needed to get off the track but she was that fresh after the race still. It couldn’t have gone any better.“I’m serious when I talk about the job Santa Anita has done, especially handling today. They have a new ventilation system that they put in the saddling enclosure that keeps the air moving with big fans and keeps the air cool. We had a breeze today which has helped and they made the post parades super short which has helped a lot.“I’m not going to make any predictions but I can’t wait to get to Keeneland. I just hope everybody shows up like they did today. I’m excited about the Classic; I think that I’ll probably feel less pressure going into the Classic than what I felt today. Going into today I knew we had to get through this one as easy as possible and it was! Now it’s Richard’s job to keep her the way she is for another month. I was stressed, but more stressed about the weather than anything else. She handled it well.”MIKE SMITH, MY SWEET ADDICTION, SECOND: “I feel like I won (laughing). I wanted to get second … well, the W if we could, but we all knew who was in there, and to run second to that mare is really a good thing. I was just proud of the way she acted today. She just did everything right, but we ran against Beholder. My mare’s talented. I know they’re using this race for a prep and Gary doesn’t want to do too much going into the Breeders’ Cup. So therefore he stayed with me and really carried me along. My mare ran well – she really dug in, and I couldn’t be any prouder of her.”
5 5 1. Arsene Wenger has a Plan B! To find out four more things we learned from Arsenal’s excellent win over Bayern Munich – Any admirer of football appreciates the flowing, attacking football Arsenal so often deliver in the Premier League. However, Arsene Wenger knew that playing ‘the Arsenal way’ and clinching the points against Bayern Munich would be a task near on impossible. Instead we were treated to something that is very rarely seen, as Arsenal sat back, soaked up the pressure, and looked to play on the counter and they did so effectively. Yes, their two goals were controversial, but they were far from undeserved. At 65 years old, Wenger expressed signs that he is willing to adapt his philosophy of playing the beautiful way, offering an alternative and successful tactic to seal the three points. Perhaps he took a tip from fierce foe Jose Mourinhos park the bus method. Either way, who cares; it worked. And it should leave the Gunners’ Premier League rivals fearful that Wenger’s pragmatism could extend to the big games in England’s top flight. 5 5. Arsene Wenger must continue to maintain consistency in his team selection – Last season, Chelsea won the title with a line up that was easy to predict each week. And it was such consistency that ultimately led the Blues to their first Premier League trophy in five years. Arsenal have been offering similar consistency bar the mistake in playing David Ospina ahead of Petr Cech in the Champions League defeat to Olympiakos. Its such stability in the side that will be crucial if the Gunners are to challenge Manchester City and Manchester United for top spot. Arsene Wengers big issue will now be deciding who can come in for the injured Aaron Ramsey. Arsenal sent two goals past a shell-shocked FC Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, to seal their first victory of the Champions League group stage this season and keep their slim hopes of progression to the last 16 alive.From Arsene Wenger’s plan B to another super-substitute appearance from Olivier Giroud, there were plenty of talking points from the thrilling clash. Take a look at five things that talkSPORT learned from the Gunners’ victory over the Bundesliga giants. 5 2. Aaron Ramsey reopened Arsenal’s injury wound – Despite Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere being absent through injury, the performances of the fit and healthy has helped to divert attention away from those in the Gunners medical room. However, frustration in that department has now returned. Aaron Ramsey hobbled off early in the second-half gripping a pulled hamstring. At this stage of the campaign, players should not be suffering such an avoidable injury. The Welshman is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines and this has only reinvigorated supporters irritation. Arsenals injury record is abysmal and the explanation could be that something whether in training, their diet, their warm-down or their cool-down is playing a significant role behind the scenes. 4. Hector Bellerin confirmed his status on the European stage – Facing the formidable Bayern Munich is a task that many young or old would find daunting. Not 20-year-old Hector Bellerin. The right back not only coped with the pressure of the in-form Douglas Costa on the wing, but showed intelligence in knowing when to attack. His decision to burst forward and intercept a weak pass in the opponents half could have been viewed as a risk of which many may not have taken but it was this move that illustrated the level of class that he is swiftly reaching. Arsenal have the best of both in Bellerin a player with enviable talent and the raw enthusiasm that comes with youth. He is almost making a mockery of the need for experience and is already closing in on that world-class bracket. 3. Olivier Giroud is THE super-sub – Sadly for the Frenchman, he looks set for a bench-warming role this season, despite his consistent goal scoring form. His substitute appearances have suggested that, in the nicest way possible, on the bench is exactly where he should be. In the modern game, substitutes are arguably just as important as those starting, and Giroud continues to epitomise why. Of course, no footballer at any level wants the job of being a super-sub; however, someone has to do it, and that someone for Arsenal has become Giroud. In Theo Walcott and Giroud, Arsene Wenger has two very different strikers, the former focused on pace, the latter on strength and positioning, and the French manager is utilising them expertly. Not only that, but it seems that Giroud is at his best when he is offered no guarantees. 5
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