The Korea Institute at Harvard University announced today that longtime benefactor SBS Foundation has committed to further the Institute’s research capacity with a $4 million endowed fund for students and faculty across the University.In recent years, applications by Harvard students for the Institute’s grants, scholarships, and programming increased substantially, along with enrollment in Korea-focused classes. The new SBS Foundation Research Fund will help meet that demand, expanding the University’s capacity to both generate scholarship—in fields such as history, culture, international relations, and more—and foster scholarly exchange between the United States and Korea.“This generous gift supports a new phase of growth and maturity for the Korea Institute and Korean studies at Harvard, more broadly. Building on more than 35 years of leading scholarship and scholarly interchange, the SBS Foundation’s continued support enables us to better understand the country’s history, people, and culture,” said Sun Joo Kim, director of the Korea Institute and Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History.Established in 1981 within Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Korea Institute at Harvard University promotes the study of Korea and brings together faculty, students, and visiting scholars from across the University and around the world to create a leading Korean studies community at Harvard.SBS Foundation, the Seoul Broadcasting System’s philanthropic arm under the leadership of the company’s chairman, Yoon Se Young, first established a professorship in Korean studies at Harvard and an endowed fund for the Korea Institute two decades ago. This continued support combines both Chairman Yoon’s long-held gratitude for U.S. assistance during the Korean War and post-war development, as well as his commitment to further Korean studies abroad. The gift was facilitated by the Korea Foundation’s Designated Donation program.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini highlighted defensive lapses after West Ham condemned his side to their first Barclays Premier League defeat of the season. City’s run of five successive league wins without conceding came to an abrupt halt as Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho set up a 2-1 win the for the Hammers at the Etihad Stadium. Club record signing Kevin de Bruyne pulled one back before the hosts went on to dominate the second half, but they could not find a way past inspired goalkeeper Adrian. It was a second defeat for City in the space of four days after losing to Juventus in the Champions League in midweek. Pellegrini said: “It was frustrating because I think they were three very important points here at home. “We conceded two easy goals and that maybe was one of the reasons why we didn’t win. “In the last two games, we didn’t play with the concentration and intensity we need in defending. “Juventus shot twice at our goal and they scored two goals. Today it was exactly the same. One shot at the edge of the box and one corner were all the offensive volume West Ham had in the whole game. “We must concentrate more because two balls decided the result.” City had to make a late change to the side after playmaker David Silva withdrew before kick-off. Pellegrini said: “I don’t want to have the excuse of David Silva why we didn’t win. I don’t think there was one player that would change the story. Press Association “David had a kick in his calf and he tried in the warm-up but he felt his muscle was stiff so he didn’t play.” Pellegrini, who added that defender Eliaquim Mangala was taken off at half-time with a muscle injury, dismissed suggestions his team may have been over-confident. He said: “We never believed that because we won five games we were the champions of the Premier League. “We have to play 32 games more, 96 points to play for, so nobody can believe that.” For West Ham, the result represented another notable away scalp under new boss Slaven Bilic after also winning at Arsenal and Liverpool. Bilic said: “It is a surprise, let’s be honest. This game was different from Emirates and Anfield. With the greatest respect to Liverpool and Arsenal, this team (City) are the best in the league. “We knew we would have to score goals to get something, we knew we would have to run like crazy, and we knew would have to be lucky. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to stop them for 90 minutes but we have done it. “We didn’t nick it. It would have been fair if they equalised, but we also had chances. “That is why I am so proud of our performance. The guys have done brilliantly, not only fighting-wise but also playing-wise.” The Hammers now have 12 points from their six games, just three less than leaders City, but Bilic is not getting carried away. He said: “There is a tiny line between confidence and arrogance or confidence and laziness. “It is hard not to get carried away a little but that is also part of my job to install in their heads that we are good, but that you have to know what to do to stay good. “There are going to be ups and downs, we are not Real Madrid, but it is looking very good now.”
Dubai: West Indies coach Stuart Law has been suspended for his team’s first two One-day Internationals (ODI) against India – on October 21 and 24 – following a breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test in Hyderabad.Besides the ban, Law was penalised 100 percent of his match fee and slapped three demerit points. This means his accumulated demerit points reached four within a 24-month period leading to the two-match ban.Law had previously received a 25 percent match fee fine and one demerit point in May 2017 for a similar transgression during the Dominica Test against Pakistan.“Law was found guilty of breaching Level 2 Article 2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to ‘Public criticism of, or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in an international match or any Player, Player Support Personnel, Match Official or team participating in any international match, irrespective of when such criticism or inappropriate comment is made,” an ICC statement read.The incident took place on Sunday afternoon when Law, following the dismissal of Kieran Powell, went to the TV umpire’s room and made inappropriate comments.He then walked to the fourth umpire’s area and in the presence of the players, again directed inappropriate comments at the fourth official.“On Monday, Law admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by ICC match referee Chris Broad and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing,” the statement further read.The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Ian Gould, third umpire Nigel Llong and fourth official Nitin Menon. (IANS)