Correspondence: GP contract framework from 2019 to 2020: letter to the DDRB

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_imgFollowing evidence from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB), the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, NHS England and the BMA have written to Professor Sir Paul Curran, Chair of the DDRB, about the outcome of contract negotiations on the GP (General Medical Services) contract from 2019 to 2020.last_img

Former U.S. Ambassador Walter Carrington dies at 90

Posted On Mar 1 2021 by

first_imgWalter Charles Carrington ’52, J.D. ’55, passed away on Aug. 11 at the age of 90. Carrington was a former U.S. ambassador to Senegal and Nigeria and civil rights activist.Carrington, who came to Harvard College in 1948, was one of four Black students accepted. He founded the first Harvard chapter of the NAACP while he was president of the Harvard Society for Minority Rights. In addition, he was leader of the Liberal Union and a Class Marshal. Carrington’s years at  Harvard were also highlighted by a debate with Malcom X and befriending the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout the years, Carrington remained close to Harvard, including his relationship with the Center for African Studies.Carrington was a distinguished American diplomat who served as the U.S. ambassador to Senegal at the end of the Carter administration (1980-81) and as President Clinton’s ambassador to Nigeria (1993-97).Before his foreign service career, he had vast experience working on the African continent through his career in the Peace Corps, which brought him to Tunisia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone from 1961 to 1971. After the Peace Corps, Carrington held the position of executive vice president of the Africa-American Institute from 1971 to 1980.Tributes to Carrington“Walter Omowale Carrington was of that breed that provokes the time-honored, nostalgic sentiment, a cliché that is however grounded in unvarnished truth: ‘They don’t make them like that anymore.’”— Wole SoyinkaNobel Prize-winning Nigerian playwright and poet“Erin Wo, ‘the elephant has fallen’ as we will say in Yoruba Nigerian culture where Ambassador Carrington was given the name Omowale (this child has come home) in recognition of his return to Nigeria as an African American and Ambassador. But more significantly, it was to recognize his many contributions to the country he loved so much. His finesse, gentle, humble and sincere life became reference point to many who knew him. Our students here at Harvard who attend the ‘Nigeria and the world seminar,’ which Carrington never missed, saw him as a benevolent grandfather and role model worth emulating. May his place of rest be a blessed one. He will be surely missed by all of us.”— Jacob OluponaProfessor of African religious traditions and professor of African and African American Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University“Walter embodied the very best in the Black pioneers in the Harvard student body: he was wise, thoughtful, elegant, possessed of a penetrating intellect and a deep determination to fight racism and help other Black people gain access to opportunities, such as admission to Harvard, that racist practices historically limited. He was something of a hero to me, a living embodiment of traditions of intellectual excellence and service in the African American community during segregation that one only reads about.”— Henry Louis Gates Jr.Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard UniversityCarrington also held various positions in academia. He was named director of the Department of International Affairs at Howard University and also taught at Marquette University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Simmons College, and Washington College. He was appointed as a fellow of Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute as well as a MacArthur Fellow.“His presence will be deeply missed at Harvard and beyond. We share our heartfelt condolences to Ambassador Carrington’s wife, Arese, their children, close family, and friends,” the Center for African Studies announced in a statement.Carrington was born in New York City on July 24, 1930, and grew up in Everett, Mass. In addition to his wife, Arese, he leaves behind his son, Thomas Carrington of D.C., and daughter, Temisan Oyowe Carrington of Newton, Mass., as well as two grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by J.S. Waterman Langone Chapel.last_img read more

Haiti top Group B, Bermuda bow out with win

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgNEW JERSEY, USA (CMC) – Haiti won their third straight match to top Group B but Bermuda made the headlines as they won their first-ever match at the CONCACAF Gold Cup when they blanked hapless Nicaragua 2-0 here Monday.Playing at Red Bull Arena, the Bermudans got second half goals from Lejaun Simmons and Nahki Wells to cap off a dominant display in their final match of the campaign.Following defeats to Haiti and Costa Rica, Bermuda were desperate to take something from their historic outing in the continental competition, but again spurned several chances to take the lead in a goalless first-half.However, their fortune changed in the second half when Simmons gave them the lead in the 60th minute, latching on to a brilliant through ball out of the back, beating defender Josue Quijano with blistering pace before producing a superb low finish past goalkeeper Henry Maradiaga.Bermuda continued to press and were rewarded in the 71st minute through the persistent England-based Nahki Wells who nodded in from close range following Simmons’ cross from the left flank.In the headline game, Duckens Nazon and Djimy-Ben Alexis both netted in the second half as Haiti rebounded from a 0-1 deficit at half-time to beat Costa Rica 2-1.Alvario Saborio had put Costa Rica in front in the 14th minute from close range after the Haitian defence failed to clear a loose ball.However, Nazon led the revival when he equalised from the spot in the 57th minute and Alexis completed the turnaround for the French Caribbean side nine minutes from the end, blasting home a ferocious right-footed volley from a tight angle.Haiti finished on nine points with Costa Rica on six, while Bermuda ended third with three points and Nicaragua last without a point or goal.last_img read more