South Asia Institute hosts exhibit for Nepal

first_img Many of the city’s buildings and places of worship were destroyed or seriously damaged. Harvard’s South Asia Institute (SAI) is hosting an exhibit and fundraiser to help the country of Nepal and its people rebuild after the devastating earthquake of April 25. Thousands of Nepalese citizens were killed; tens of thousands more were injured and made homeless, while many of the city’s magnificent buildings and places of worship were destroyed or seriously damaged.Featuring photography by Grzegorz Ekiert, professor of government, and director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, “Nepal — In Memoriam” will run until Oct. 29 and will also feature a closing reception and fundraiser that night.  The photographs are on exhibit at the CGIS Knafel Concourse, 1737 Cambridge St.The exhibit is designed to raise funds for SAI’s Nepal Research and Reconstruction Fund, which provides support for projects in Nepal developed in partnership with local organizations, with a focus on Nepal’s long-term reconstruction. The exhibition is sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center, South Asia Institute, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and Korea Institute.For more information. The recent devastating earthquake killed thousands of Nepalese. Photographs from the exhibit will be for sale with money raised going to SAI’s Nepal Research and Reconstruction Fund.center_img Palaces and temples, built by many generations of Newari craftsmen, are unique treasures of world architecture and art. Remembering Nepal Photographs by Harvard Professor Grzegorz Ekiert will be on exhibit at the CGIS Knafel Concourse. Photos by Grzegorz Ekiert ©last_img read more

Rohr’s Plaudits for Eagles

first_img“In the second half Zambia was the better team. They pushed and pushed and they almost made it 2-2, but the spirit of our team was very good, so we managed to defend until the end,” Rohr said at the joint post-match conference, which was also attended by Zambia coach Wedson Nyindera.Nyindera praised the fans for their support while also stressing that he is still trying to build a team.“We are rebuilding the team and at the same time expecting to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.“We have brought new players to the team and I think they blended well with the old players.“But most of all I am happy with the response we got from our fans.“After conceding those two goals they continued to support us.“That means that we have real Chipolopolo supporters. They went on until the last minute.“Even when we missed those chances they kept on chanting for us.“But football being what it is, the result today went the other way.“I would like to assure our fans that we will compensate this loss in upcoming matches and give them what they deserve,” he said.Zambia skipper Rainford Kalaba has also admitted some of the players were intimidated by the several Nigeria stars who play in the Premier League in England and this caused their loss Sunday.The other Premier League stars on the squad were Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa from Leicester City and Brown Ideye, who has previously featured for West Bromwich Albion.Kalaba revealed these stars scared some of his colleagues.“Playing against experienced players based in Europe, some of the guys were scared of playing against them because they always watch them every weekend in the Premier league and when they see them live, it is often difficult for them to concentrate on the game,” reasoned the TP Mazembe star who posted a short-lived stint in Portugal many years ago.“In the first half some of the guys were a bit scared, but in the second half we all saw how things went and we controlled the game.“There are even more stars in Algeria and Cameroun, so this must be big lesson for us.”Kalaba further said of his impression of Nigeria,” We respect Nigeria because they have some good players.“They have some experienced players in the midfield and they were well organised.”The exciting forward said the pressure will now be on the Chipolopolo to get their qualifying campaign back on track.“Losing our first game has brought more pressure on us, but we hope to improve,” he admitted.“We are all very disappointed we lost at home because it was important to start (this competition) well.“We still have time to work together with the coach so that we that we could rectify the mistake we have made.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has said that the “very good spirit” of the Nigeria national team was vital in Sunday’s 2-1 2018 World Cup qualifying win over Zambia in Ndola.Rohr, who praised the battling qualities displayed by his side on Sunday, admitted that the Chipolopolo were the better side in the second half.“The result is a reflection of what happened in the match. What happened in the first half was what we expected. We played well and we scored.last_img read more