ESPYS: Snoop Dogg, Pau Gasol pay tribute to Kobe Bryant


first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kobe Bryant’s death remains an emotional topic for many in the city of Los Angeles and across the sports world.Rapper Snoop Dogg and former Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol paid tribute to Bryant during the 2020 ESPYS broadcast, which was held virtually by ESPN for the first time as a result of the pandemic.last_img

Kunaal Roy Kapur to star opposite Sanjay Dutts niece Nazia Hussain


first_imgMumbai: Actor Kunaal Roy Kapur will be seen opposite Sanjay Dutt’s niece Nazia Hussain in the upcoming “Mushkil – Fear Behind You”. Produced by Ravinder Jeet Dariya, the film will see Kunaal, known for his comic timing, turn a romantic hero. The “Delhi Belly” actor said he was initially concerned about shooting a romantic song for the film. “I was worried that if I would do a romantic song, I’d probably think of it in a comic manner, as comedy is what plays on my mind. But I’m glad my work is appreciated, and director Rajiv Ruia had full faith in me,” Kapur said in a statement. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Ruia said he was unsure whether the actor would consent to a romantic number but lauded both him and Hussain for shooting the song in “extreme cold weather”. “Both Nazia and Kunaal are great sports and the picturisation of the song has come out brilliantly, bringing to life the virgin locales in Greece. After this film, I am sure Kunaal will have a lot of romantic films coming to him,” the director said.last_img read more

Landing incorrect claims Tribhuvan airport


first_imgTribhuvan International Airport general manager Raj Kumar Chhetri is holding a press conference on Friday on the US Bangla plane crash. Photo collected from the Facebook.The landing approach of the US-Bangla aircraft that crashed in Nepal’s Kathmandu on 12 March was not correct, according to Tribhuvan International Airport officials.”The plane was bumping. We had cried out for help before the plane attempted for landing,” Tribhuvan International Airport general manager Raj Kumar Chhetri quoted a survivor as saying on Friday.Chhetri said the survivor is known to him and he has now been undergoing treatment.”Moreover, the control panel and many others told me that the landing was not normal,” Raj Kumar Chhetri told a press conference in the afternoon.Asked about any flaw by the Air Traffic Control (ATC) room, Chhetri said, “We neither denied nor admitted the flaw on the part of ATC.”A total of 49 out of 72 passengers died in the US-Bangla plane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday. A total of 26 out of 36 Bangladeshis died in the accident.last_img read more

Johns Hopkins University Announces 25 Million Faculty Diversity Plan


first_imgJohns Hopkins University recently announced it is committing more than $25 million in new funding over the next five years toward recruiting and retaining diverse faculty members.The details of the faculty diversity plan were announced by Hopkins Provost Robert C. Lieberman and the deans of the university’s schools in a letter to the campus community. The initiative, the letter said, came out of the annual deans’ meeting last spring and was developed over the past year after intensive data trend analyses, consultation, comparison with peer institutions and other efforts.The initiative “will support our firm commitment to locate, attract, and retain the best and most talented faculty, representing a broad diversity of backgrounds, thought, and experiences,” the letter read. “Each academic division of the university will develop and execute a detailed plan, tailored to its specific academic discipline, to enhance faculty diversity and cultivate an environment that is inclusive of diverse scholars.”The diversity plan comprises five major components:-New search protocols for each department created with an eye to recruiting diverse talent. Search committee members will also receive unconscious bias training and diversity advocates will be included.-A fund that provides up to $100,000 per appointee to support the targeted recruitment of extraordinary minority and women scholars.-A new fund that supports visiting scholars for short or long stays, which may also prove as a means of recruiting diverse talent to the university.-A postdoctoral fellowship program will prepare designees for tenure-track faculty positions, particularly in fields where minorities and women are underrepresented.-A $50,000 annual award will be given by the provost’s office to a full-time Johns Hopkins faculty member who demonstrates excellence in research related to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion.According to the university’s Diversity Leadership Council’s 2014-2015 report, faculty from underrepresented backgrounds comprise on average 2-3 percent of tenure-track professors.Johns Hopkins is among several universities—including Brown, Yale and Harvard—that recently announced multi-million-dollar diversity and inclusion initiatives following student protests nationwide.last_img read more