Read Full Story The Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) at Harvard University announced the selection of 46 ALI Fellows to take part in its intensive, multi-disciplinary program.ALI taps the experience of a socially conscious generation of accomplished leaders and provides them with tools to address complex challenges. These challenges often have multifaceted political and technical dimensions that cannot be solved with a single approach. ALI Fellows participate in a core course, intensive deep dives on social issues (health, environment, and education), and field experiences, culminating in a capstone event where they present their plan to make a lasting difference in the world.Following the program year, fellows join the ALI Coalition, a group dedicated to ongoing social impact. “At ALI, leaders find their calling. As successful as they were in their primary career, they narrowed their focus to the challenges of their profession. ALI provides these leaders the time to rediscover what they were interested in earlier in their career and find sophisticated ways to impact positive change within these areas,” says Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Chair and Director of the Advanced Leadership Initiative and Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor at Harvard Business School.This year, ALI welcomes its ninth cohort of fellows, bringing to the program extensive experience in law, medicine, technology, finance, manufacturing, government, the military, social enterprise, and more. Seventeen ALI Fellows are international, and many others have had significant professional experience abroad.
GUYANA’S top cyclists will take to the East Coast Demerara carriageway tomorrow for the Annual Demerara Distillers Limited Annual 60-mile road race under its Diamond Mineral Water brand.Organised by the cycle coach Hassan Mohamed, the event, which wheels off from outside the Ocean View International Hotel, on the East Coast at 07:30hrs, will proceed to Half Way Tree, Mahaica, before returning to finish at the place of origin.The first six overall finishers will be rewarded for their efforts, while the top three juniors, the first three juveniles, the first three veterans as well as the first three mountain bikers will also be rewarded.There will be eight prime prizes up for grabs during the course of the event.This year’s race will see a new champion being crowned as last year’s champion, Alonzo Greaves, is currently serving a two-year ban imposed on him by the Caribbean Anti-Doping Association. This was after serving a one-year ban having been found guilty of using enhancement-performing drug during the National Sports Commission’s five-stage road race in 2015.While serving the ban, the CADA appealed the ruling and the World Anti-Doping Organisation subsequently gave Greaves a further two-year ban.But prior to being given an additional two-year suspension, Greaves had returned to his saddle and won last year’s Diamond Mineral Water road race.So, this year, there will definitely be a new champion and with most of the country’s top cyclists firing on all cylinders, it is difficult to pinpoint a winner.Team Coco’s Jamal John is currently dominating things on the roads of Guyana as well as in the National Park, but his dominance will be tested tomorrow as there are other top performers that can and will give him a `run for his money’.These cyclists include Geron Williams, Paul DeNobrega, Raul Leal, Christopher Griffith, Briton John, Orville Hinds and Andrew Hicks.