A day of Hillary at Harvard

first_imgWith nary a dog leash or hiking boot in sight, Hillary Clinton took a break from her recent walks in the Chappaqua woods near her home in New York state to crisscross Harvard’s campus Friday to reflect on her time as U.S. secretary of state at a handful of private events.In the morning, she spoke with a small gathering of undergraduate members of the Institute of Politics’ Student Advisory Committee during a private event at Kirkland House that was closed to the media.Later, she was interviewed about some of the most consequential negotiations she engaged in during the Obama administration by Professors Nicholas Burns of the Harvard Kennedy School, Robert Mnookin of Harvard Law School, and James Sebenius of Harvard Business School. The three jointly teach “Great Negotiators, Effective Diplomacy, and Intractable Conflicts,” a course on diplomacy.The conversation, which will be documented in a forthcoming book and PBS television series, was part of the American Secretaries of State Project, a collaborative effort of the Belfer Center’s Future of Diplomacy Project (which Burns leads), the Law School’s Program on Negotiation, and the Business School.Other former secretaries, including George Shultz, James Baker III, Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, and Condoleezza Rice, have also been interviewed for the project.As a crowd of eager well-wishers gathered outside Loeb House, Clinton was honored at a luncheon inside with distinguished faculty, administrators, and select graduate students. She also answered questions about her tenure as secretary, from 2009-13.last_img read more

Idina Menzel Talks Holiday Wishes, Midnight Dates & More

first_img Idina Menzel Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Related Shows If/Then Broadway superstar Idina Menzel, currently treading the boards on the Great White Way in If/Then, recently opened up to redbook about everything from the inspiration for her Holiday Wishes record, to her ex-hubby Taye Diggs, to dating.“To be honest, my love for Christmas came when I started dating Taye,” the Tony winner admitted. “He has a big family, so we would reserve Christmas Eve for ourselves. I wanted to be the good shiksa girlfriend.”Menzel also revealed that she’s open to dating but “I just don’t have a lot of time. They’d have to meet me at, like, midnight after the show, and that’s kind of slutty, isn’t it?”Take a look at redbook’s behind-the-scenes interview below. Holiday Wishes, which the Frozen queen thinks has “some of my best singing” is out now, so if you haven’t got your copy yet what are you waiting for?! View Comments Star Fileslast_img read more

Don’t rush to restart La Liga, Bale warns

first_imgReal Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale urges prudence before any return to football actionMadrid, Spain | AFP |  Real Madrid star Gareth Bale says there should be no rush to restart La Liga during the coronavirus lockdown as the Spanish football federation plans tests and a return to training.Testing players is being discussed with a view to completing the Liga season and thereby avoiding financial disaster, a source cose to La Liga told AFP on Thursday.Bale said he wanted to get back into action but felt it wise to wait and see.“Everyone wants to play football, but the most important thing is everyone stays safe, we don’t want to come back too early. We need to make sure everything is done safely so we avoid the second wave of this virus,” Bale told British broadcaster BT Sports.The Bundesliga in Germany, where there have been far fewer coronavirus deaths, said on Thursday they are “ready” to restart on May 9 but needed government approval.Rafael Ramos of the Spanish Association of Football Team Physicians said La Liga is planning to return to action in a series of stages.“The idea according to La Liga is to test everyone on April 28 and 29,” Ramos said on Spanish radio on Thursday.He added that the tests would be repeated every three or four days.La Liga president Javier Tebas said several alternatives for a return to action were being mulled with May 4 slated for the return to training.“The scenarios we are looking at could see La Liga restart as early as 28-29 May, but could also be 6-7 June or even as late as June 28,” Tebas said, calculating that the move could save Spanish clubs a billion euros in revenue if they complete La Liga and the European competitions.– Awaiting government approval – Whatever Tebas wants, Spain is under a severe lockdown quarantine and is reeling after 22,000 deaths from coronavirus in the country so far.The Spanish players union (AFE) agree with Welsh winger Bale in his call for prudence.“Ask yourself if this is really a good idea. Is it safe? isn’t our main concern everybody’s safety?,” Diego Lopez the Espanyol goalkeeper said on Wednesday.Eight Espanyol players are sick with Covid-19.Barcelona and Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets was also sceptical on the proposed dates.“I suppose it’s workable, to train without getting too close to the other guys, showering at home, but meetings and travelling to a match would be difficult,” said Busquets.Others have been more defiant.“I’m hearing stuff about May 4 or May 11. No way will I be going back to training (then), nor will I play. I’ll tell you that straight right now,” said Rafael Jimenez, a central defender at Liga 2 leaders Cadiz.Athletic Bilbao player Ander Capa was more open to a return.“I’m optimistic, I believe we’ll get restarted and I hope by June we’ll all be playing again,” he told Radio Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more