first_imgCourteville Business Solutions Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Courteville Business Solutions Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Courteville Business Solutions Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Courteville Business Solutions Plc (  2013 annual report.Company ProfileCourteville Business Solutions Plc is the largest e-business solutions company in West Africa and offers financial management and advisory services, business solutions, e-commerce and online marketing solutions. The company is the patent owner of the AutoReg TM Business Solutions Platform. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is represented in 24 states in Nigeria and has business interests in Guinea, Zimbabwe and Jamaica. Other e-business services include NAPAMS, a regulated product administration and monitoring solution for NAFDAC; NIID, an insurance policies database solution for the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ); and the AutoReg Inspector TM remote verification tool for law enforcement agencies. Courteville Business Solutions Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgHippo Valley Estates Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Hippo Valley Estates Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hippo Valley Estates Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hippo Valley Estates Limited (  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileHippo Valley Estates Limited is a subsidiary of Tongaat Hulett Limited and primarily involved in growing and milling sugar cane in Zimbabwe. This involves planting, maintaining and harvesting sugar cane crops and haulage to the sugar mill. The milling segment crushes and produces raw sugar. Hippo Valley Estates is an extensive enterprise and has other interests in sugar packaging, game hunting, fishing, and livestock and citrus farming. Chiredzi Township (Private) Limited provides services for water treatment. The Hippo Valley Estates and Triangle Sugar mills in Zimbabwe have combined milling capacity to crush more than 4,8 million tons of cane annually and produce over 640 000 tons of sugar. Refining capacity is 140 000 tons per annum. Hippo Valley Estates Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img“Francois is the biggest No 7 in this list, probably 6ft 3in and over 17st but despite his size he’s very good on the floor, a decent lineout option and he can take contact all day long. He’s very much the modern day South African openside. I played against him in 2010 in one of my first starts for Wales and again for the Blues against Bath, and he’s always been very tricky to play against. Over the last three months, he’d be in my Top 3 in the world.”Best for footballing skills – Justin Tipuric (Wales)“Tips has so many skills in his locker. He has a decent You Tube reel that’s for sure. He regularly scores chip and chase tries for the Ospreys! It helps that he played on the Sevens circuit with Wales, where his ball-playing abilities came to the fore. He has a superb engine on him and along with Martyn, those two are unrivalled in world rugby for their skills. At training every day, it’s funny, he stays back with Toby to practice his kicking; to the corners, dinks over the top. It shows his dedication.Best for raw power – Sean O’Brien (Ireland)“I can’t leave Sean out of the list. He’s the most powerful on the list by a mile. Obviously he won European Player of the Tear in 2011 as a blindside but on the Lions tour, working closely with him you see how versatile he is. He has really soft hands, can throw accurate miss-passes, create tries and has sweet offloading skills – he’s far from a one dimensional battering ram. He’s worked really hard on his game and taken it on a level.”Has Sam put forward a decent list. Tell us what you think? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Best for game intelligence –  Martyn Williams (Wales)“Martyn was my hero growing up. He was the first person I met at the Blues on my first day in the gym. He was so important to Wales that moves were based around him. For example, we’d call a five-man lineout and move him into the backline. Most backrows smash it up the middle, but we called it the ‘five-man bird option’ and Nugget would end up dinking it over the the defence to create problems. He had real game intelligence. Later in his career most of his turnovers weren’t from him getting smashed on the deck but clever ones, like a contact rip. I’m always getting compared to him. All I say is ‘wait until I get 100 caps and drop a goal’.” for leadership – Richie McCaw (New Zealand) “Richie McCaw’s leadership record speaks for itself, over 100 wins as captain in the All Black shirt is just phenomenal! In the nicest possible sense, McCaw is a real nuisance whenever I’ve played against him. He’s very versatile. You can use him at the back of the lineout, as a ball carrier, or of course on the deck. What I’ve noticed about him is when the ball is at the base of a ruck, for a second you’re not sure if it’s out or not, and he’ll gamble and usually get it right – that’s his experience showing. He’s smart, if he’s not making the first up tackle and hitting the carrier second, he’ll make sure he up off the deck quickly to exert some influence on the game. A quality player.”Best over the ball – David Pocock (Australia)“If I had to name one player who’s the most difficult to play against, I’d say David Pocock. He’s so strong over the ball, you literally cannot move him. He’s a superb jackaler and as well as being extremely strong, he’s also very flexible. Personally, I do a lot of stretching, with the glutes, hamstrings and groin because you have to get into unusual positions. He’s not the tallest but even so he can ridiculously low. He’s been unlucky with injuries but I have no doubt he’ll come back even stronger.”Best all-rounder – Francois Louw (South Africa) Sam Warburton spoke to us as an HSBC Ambassador at the London Sevens. For more information follow @HSBCrugby. To read our exclusive review of the IRB Sevens Series, pick up the July edition of Rugby World – on sale June 2!center_img Wales and Lions captain Sam Warburton got his thinking cap on and gave RW six of the best opensides he’s played with or against. It’s not too shabby… On the way back: Sam Warburton picks the best opensides he played against last_img read more

first_imgNews News VenezuelaAmericas August 25, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s tear-gas grenade attack on the Caracas headquarters of privately-owned TV news station Globovisión. It has been claimed by La Piedrita, a radical group based in the west Caracas slum of 23 de Enero that has claimed previous attacks on news media critical of President Hugo Chávez’s government.“La Piedrita has yet again acted on its insane view that certain privately-owned media should be regarded as ‘military targets’,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The government disowned the group’s stance after a physical attack on Globovisión journalists in October but its disavowal should have been followed by judicial measures and yesterday’s attack shows they have been too long in coming. Those responsible for yesterday’s incident must be identified and brought to justice before they do anything irreparable.”The tear-gas grenade was thrown at the Globovisión building by two individuals on a motorcycle. It went off after landing on the roof and discharged tear gas into an air-conditioning duct with the result that the building had to be evacuated. Leaflets signed by La Piedrita, criticising Globovisión and the daily El Nacional, were found at the scene.A radically pro-Chávez group, La Piedrita has in the past four months been responsible for two similar attacks on Globovisión, an attack on the daily El Nuevo País and an attack on the home of Globovisión reporter Marta Colomina. The government condemned the group’s “political infantilism” after it attacked a Globovisión crew that was covering a demonstration in 23 de Enero.President Chávez regards Globovisión as a “coup monger” and “traitor to the motherland” and had an administrative investigation brought against the station for alleged “violation of the electoral law” after regional elections on 23 November. The move has been widely criticised, including by members of the National Electoral Council. Help by sharing this information RSF_en Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela to go further Organisation Receive email alertscenter_img June 15, 2020 Find out more News January 13, 2021 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News VenezuelaAmericas January 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New Year’s Day attack on TV station by radical pro-Chávez group Follow the news on Venezuela New wave of censorship targeting critical media outletslast_img read more

first_imgTop Stories”Mental & Economic Strain Makes Resumption of Physical Court Hearings Imperative”: DHCBA Writes To Chief Justice Of Delhi HC Sanya Talwar21 July 2020 5:25 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court Bar Association has written a letter to the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court seeking resumption of physical court hearings.The letter has been signed under the hand of Advocate Abhijat Bal, Secretary of DHCBA and states that since “virtually all sectors have gradually opened including the private and government officers, market places and even shopping malls etc.”…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court Bar Association has written a letter to the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court seeking resumption of physical court hearings.The letter has been signed under the hand of Advocate Abhijat Bal, Secretary  of DHCBA and states that since “virtually all sectors have gradually opened including the private and government officers, market places and even shopping malls etc.” with strict adherence to social distancing norms and other SOPs, there is “an urgent and pressing need to resume physical hearings in the High Court of Delhi which have been suspended for nearly 120 days now”Citing recent development indicating enormous mental and economic strain that lawyers are under due to the continued suspension of physical courts and restriction of hearings only through Video Conferencing of urgent matters, the letter states that the suspension of physical hearings cannot continue at the cost of livelihood of a vast majority of lawyers.”The grim psychological and economic impact of suspension of physical Courts has to be considered and every possible attempt to restore normalcy needs to be made. The same in in keeping with the police of the Central and State Government which have by issuance of unlock guidelines, provided for a gradual return to normalcy in all sector and courts cannot continue to be the exception at the cost of the livelihood for a vast majority of lawyers”In light of this, the Bar Association bats for giving way to a “hybrid system” in keeping with the un-lockdown guidelines.Subsequently, the letter states that restricting Court proceedings and the judicial system to the video conferencing only comes with its “inherent limitations” which has led to a backlog of pending cases and many sub-judice matters have been in a state of suspension for 4 months now, “thereby retarding the efficiency of the justice dispensation system”. Another facet which needs to be addressed is the Rule of Law which is effectuated by open-court hearings, the letter states, adding that the virtual system comes with its limitations, thereby disturbing “this delicate equilibrium on which our Constitution was drafted”.Outlining aspects of lack of facilities which range from technological advancement for lawyers and high-speed internet connectivity, DHCBA has stated that virtual hearings not only render hearing ineffective but also do not do justice to “the art of advocacy”. Other aspects include lack of coordination and cooperation between briefing and arguing counsel and wasting of precious judicial time and the importance of conducting trials, which has several pitfalls through virtual mode.”Another factor factor which makes resumption of physical courts imperative is conducting of trials. Several jurists have gone on record to say that holding of trials through video conferencing would have several pitfalls and could be a tool for misuse in the hands of unscrupulous litigants. The whole purpose of cross-examination would be defeated…”Thus, batting for resumption of physical courts in a graded manner, the DHCBA has laid down suggestions (not exhaustive) that the CJ may take into account:1) Resumption may resume initially with limited number of benches first;2) Adoption of fixed time-slot for a few matters that may well be listed for physical hearings and restrictions on entry into lobby/waiting areas of Court premises;3) To start with limited fresh non-urgent matters per court listed each day;4) Adoption of SOPs with regards to Social Distancing and norms to be followed in courts which may be widely circulated through the website.In light of this, the DHCBA states that it “assures its co-operation in circulating the same through email and SMS as also on the social media”.The letter further has further attached an Annexure for additional SOPs which include restrictions of entry to Court buildings only for advocates and their Clerks having their cases listed on that particular day/slot, thermal scanners deployment, social distance markings, regular sanitisation of court premises, closure of Canteen and main cafeteria initially as well as substantially reducing seating capacity.Click Here To Download LetterSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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first_imgHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Major oil spill affecting Lifford to Letterkenny road Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Motorists travelling on the main Lifford to Letterkenny road are being urged to take care following reports of a major oil spill.Caution is particularly advised at the Manor roundabout where the spill is said to be at its worst.Separately, people are being urged to drive with caution at Oatfields roundabout in Letterkenny also due to an oil spillage. Google+ WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleBook charting the history of Donegal boxing is now on saleNext articleHarps confirm first pre-season game, away to Galway News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – February 18, 2021 Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Elouise Kirk examines Duane Paxson’s Mercury Hearts, one of the works on display at the Johnson Center. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)New exhibit at Johnson Center features two artists’ ‘3-D’ worksA dual exhibition of two renowned Southern sculptors opened Wednesday at the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy.Larry Godwin of Brundidge and Duane Paxson of Troy are the featured artists in the “2 Men 3-D” exhibition that will run through July 23. Print Article Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, June 22, 2011 “Nothing complicated mathematically, it can just be assembled in different ways,” Godwin said.“I like for my sculptures to have power, to express some force,” Godwin said. “What is, at first, recognizable may, in abstract, take on a greater meaning – have a greater impact.”As an example, one of Godwin’s sculptures looks somewhat like a weather vane.“People often ask about the ‘weather vane” and I tell them to look closer at the title,” Goodwin said. It’s ‘Whether vain or what not.’ Different meaning altogether.”The summer hours for the Johnson Center for the Arts are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday.As always, there is no admission charge to the art center. Email the author “The creation of the initial form is calculated and controlled,” Paxson said. “After that, the materials themselves lead to the final surface on the piece. The use of materials applied in a direct and unforced manner reveals the vitality and struggle of natural forms in isolated space.“The wood, ceramic, steel and resin surfaces create an intricate, sometimes even an involuted finish for my simple, uncompromising forms.”Godwin’s sculptures are done in heavy bronze, steel, copper, aluminum, concrete and even plywood.His “Infinity” sculpture has 92 sections that can be interchanged. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Dimension in art Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Troy athletes among arrests at The Pines Above, Troy University head coach Larry Blakeney talks to players following the first spring scrimmage of the season. Three members… read more An artists’ reception will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday and the public is invited come view the exhibition and visit with Godwin and Paxson.Richard Metzger, Johnson Center executive director, said this exhibition brings two distinctively different, but equally outstanding, sculptors together for one of the most interesting and exciting exhibits of sculpture that can be found anywhere.Paxson, an adjunct professor in Troy University’s Center for Art & Design, creates large organic sculptures in wood and Fiberglas. He combines segmented trees, vines, ceramic, steel and resin sources to indicate encumbered forms. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

first_imgMore from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Tags: Eric Lamaze, Darragh Kenny, WEF, show jumping, Chacco Kid, Great-Tikila J, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Horse Sport Enewscenter_img Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. On the final day of the tenth week of the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), Darragh Kenny (IRL) picked up his second win of the week, riding Great-Tikila J, owned by Whiterock Farm and HKC Collection, to capture the $137,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI3* as competition wrapped up on Sunday, March 21, in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).It’s a busy week ahead as WEF 11, sponsored by Rolex, features CSI5* competition on the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village with a concurrent CSI2* taking place in the Global International Arena. Wednesday’s schedule features the $37,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45 Jumpers CSI5*, with the $37,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 11 CSI5* and $6,000 CabanaCoast 1.40m Jumpers CSI2* set to go on Thursday. On Friday, it’s the $137,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.45m Jumpers CSI5* and the $37,000 CabanaCoast 1.45m Jumpers CSI2* at Equestrian Village, along with the WEF Excellence in Equitation taking place in the International Arena at PBIEC.The week is highlighted by the biggest class of the season on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. with the $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI5* taking center stage on the grass Derby Field. The $6,000 CabanaCoast 1.40m Jumpers CSI2* also runs on Saturday, and the week concludes on Sunday with the $50,000 CabanaCoast Grand Prix CSI2*. All feature classes are available free live and on-demand on the livestream.Of the 45 entries in the starting order, a total of 10 pairs mastered the handiwork of Michel Vaillancourt (CAN) to punch their ticket into the second round. Of those 10, Mimi Gochman (USA) was the first to put in a double-clear round aboard Gigi’s Girl BH, owned by Gochman Sport Horses, LLC, to move into the lead.“I went super early [in the order], so I just really wanted to have a nice round,” explained Gochman in reference to her plan for the jump-off. “I was trying to go for it a little bit, but I didn’t want to make any big mistakes or make her unconfident in me because it was my first three-star grand prix, and I really just wanted to go double clear.”Gochman, who picked up a win earlier in the day in the Hermès U25 Series Final, guided the 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare by Vingino x Celano across the track in a time of 41.38 seconds.Next to go in the jump-off, Hilary McNerney (USA) and her own Lovelight gave it their best effort, opening up a big gallop for the second half of the track to shave nearly five seconds off the leading time with a double-clear round finishing in 36.53 seconds. The 10-year-old Holsteiner stallion by Lord Z x Lordship, was impressive.“My horse is super competitive, so once I got the first line done, I was like, “Okay, here we go,’” said McNerney of her jump-off round. “When I jumped out of ‘b’ [of the double combination], I thought, ‘I’ve got to do five strides.’ My trainer Kent Farrington said, ‘You can’t do four, so all you have to do is kick and get the five.’ Once I got that, I took the risk to the second to last jump, and he was incredible and right there with me. It was a great feeling.”The only other double clear of the day proved to be the best as Kenny piloted his 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare by Carosso VDL x Nabab De Reve to an impressive double clear effort in 35.24 seconds for the victory.“I actually got very lucky in the jump-off, to be honest,” said the winning rider of his winning round. “I had planned to do the six [strides] like everybody did in the first line, then turned very tight back to the double, and she tried really hard. I had a hard rub on the back rail jumping out but got away with it, then I ended up doing six where Hilary had done five, so I thought, ‘Okay better run.’”Kenny and his sponsors purchased the mare just over a year ago, and the win was even sweeter as it was also the first grand prix of her career.“When we bought her, she was very green having only jumped 1.30m, but she’s extremely talented,” he said. “She’s careful, scopey, brave, a little bit of a mare sometimes, but in the ring her ability is incredible. I was really happy with her because I aimed her for this week. She jumped clear in the WEF and then jumped super today and felt really good.“We’ve developed her slowly,” Kenny continued. “She’s a little bit temperamental sometimes where you have to take everything slow, so I played around with her on the grass a few other weeks, did some stuff at home, and then thought, ‘Okay, I have her in the right spot for this week.’”Ranked ninth in the world, Kenny continues to rack up wins at the 2021 WEF and plans to close out the winter circuit in the CSI5* during WEF 11 while stepping up with some of his newer horses to jump the CSI4* during WEF 12.McNerney and Gochman ended the day finishing second and third, respectively, in what marked the first CSI3* grand prix for both of their careers.“For me, it’s a horse that I stole from my trainer Kent [Farrington],” said McNerney. “We did a lot of the shows on the grass Derby Field over at Equestrian Village during the summer because we stayed here because of COVID, and this result is very exciting. I’m hoping to move up and do the CSI4* during WEF 12 and see how that goes.”“I have no experience at grand prix level, and my horse has all the experience,” said 16-year-old Gochman. “I think it kind of balances out, and we trust each other. She is a big-strided horse, scopey, big jump, and I kind of just have to stay with her and let her do her thing. I think being able to go double clear in a three-star makes me feel like I can do these bigger classes. Knowing that I’m strong enough at this point of WEF really helps boost my confidence for the future.”Final Results: $137,000 FEI Horseware Ireland Grand Prix1. GREAT-TIKILA J: 2011 KWPN mare by Carosso VDL x Nabab De ReveDARRAGH KENNY (IRL), Whiterock Farm and HKC Collection: 0/0/35.2472. LOVELIGHT: 2011 Holsteiner stallion by Lord Z x LordshipHILARY MCNERNEY (USA), Hilary McNerney: 0/0/36.5393. GIGI’S GIRL BH: 2008 KWPN mare by Vingino x CelanoMIMI GOCHMAN (USA), Gochman Sport Horses LLC: 0/0/41.3884. CHACCO KID: 2006 Oldenburg by Chacco Blue x Come OnERIC LAMAZE (CAN), Chacco Kid Group: 0/4/37.0645. GINGER-BLUE: 2011 Dutch Warmblood mare by Plot Blue x Royal BravourBEN MAHER (GBR), Jane Forbes Clark: 0/4/37.2656. CASALLVANO: 2009 Holsteiner gelding by Casall x SilvanaDANIEL DEUSSER (GER), Camilla Hamann and Philipp Widmayer: 0/4/39.8357. LAZZARO DELLE SCHIAVE: 2009 Italian Sporthorse gelding by Acodetto 2 x GluecksgriffMAX WACHMAN (IRL), Coolmore Show Jumping: 0/4/40.8748. BALOUTINUE: 2010 Hanoverian gelding by Balou du Rouet x Landor SADAM PRUDENT (USA), Plain Bay Farm: 0/8/36.4649. JUST A GAMBLE: 2009 BWP mare by Toulon x CorofinoADRIENNE STERNLICHT (USA), Starlight Farms 1 LLC: 0/8/36.74410. VIVALDI DU THEIL: 2009 Selle Francais gelding by Quadprice Bois Margot x For PleasureALISH CUNIFFE, Grayish LLC: 0/16/40.762last_img read more

first_imgJob Open Date01/07/2021 Required Qualifications Candidate must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and have a strongbackground in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and any ofthe aforementioned research areas.Candidates are expected to be very motivated for careerdevelopment, committed to driving federally funded high impact andhigh-quality research, able to work independently, and have goodwritten and oral communication skills. Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate DepartmentMicrobiology and Immunology Open Until FilledYes At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Remove from posting on or before Description of the Job Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Preferred Qualifications Resource CriticalNo Submit a cover letter, a current CV with a publication list, andcontact information (including phone numbers) of threereferences Job Code/TitlePD – Post Doctoral Job CategoryResearch Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Sensitive PositionYes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will berequired. Additional Informationcenter_img Posting Details Working TitlePost Doctoral Fellow Recruitment PoolAll Applicants A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory ofDr. Jason A. Carlyon in the Department of Microbiology andImmunology at Virginia Commonwealth University. The successfulcandidate will participate in NIH -funded projects studying thearthropod vector-transmitted obligate intracellular bacterialpathogens, Orientia tsutsugamushi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum.Projects include bacterial effector characterization, bacterialmodulation of host cell processes, signaling, ubiquitylation,adhesin-receptor interactions, vaccine development, and developinggenetic manipulation approaches for these organisms. Highlymotivated, hard-working, and technically skilled applicants arewelcomed to apply. Position TypePost Doc CampusMCV Campus Special Instructions to Applicants Experience studying intracellular pathogens, bacterialpathogenesis, cellular microbiology, ubiquitylation, Nf-kappaBsignaling and proficiency in genetic manipulation of bacteria,yeast toxicity and suppressor screening are areas of knowledge thatare preferred. Position NumberP00001 Organizational Overview Quick Link Normal work hours Hours/Week Is any portion of this position grant-funded?Yes – Continuation of this position depends on funding of thegrant. Normal work days Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)PublicationsOptional Documentslast_img read more

first_imgMark Field, Minister for Asia and the Pacific, attended the annual Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on 20-21 March. The forum was attended by more than 2,000 participants from government, private sector and civil society from over 120 countries.This year’s forum was focused on ‘Tech for Trust’: looking at how new technologies are not only changing government, business and society but also opening new avenues for corrupt behaviours and simultaneously offering new tools to address them.In his speech to forum attendees, the Minister said:Secretary General, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. It is a great pleasure to be here with the corralling power of the OECD to bring together such a wide range of people from across the globe. Something I feel passionate about, I look upon this organisation as being one of the absolute pillars in this work and hope that you continue to stand up for these values.And it’s a great pleasure to follow you, Secretary General. I very much endorse what you said about using technology to help us tackle corruption, and I thank you for including the example of our Serious Fraud Office using Artificial Intelligence.That is just one example among many.Another is the OECD’s Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Hub, which the UK will be funding as part of our new £45 million Global Anti-Corruption Programme that I launched here yesterday.The Hub will give all its users access to a huge bank of OECD data and analysis, and enable them to engage both with the OECD and with everyone else who is working to tackle corruption.The UK is also successfully using technology to improve transparency and prevent corrupt interests inserting themselves in the public procurement process, thanks to our Government Digital Service.Under our new Anti-Corruption Programme, we will be sharing this digital model with target countries to help them achieve greater transparency and scrutiny of bids for public contracts.Secretary General, you rightly say that technology can also prove destructive in the wrong hands, which is why the theme of this conference – Tech for Trust – is so apt.As technology becomes part of every sphere of life, trust – or lack of it – is becoming a real issue. This particularly applies to the media, including social media, so I am pleased that today’s discussion will focus on that, and the dangers of disinformation.Because as we are increasingly aware, corruption is not just about money. To its great credit, the OECD is trying to address the issue holistically, as this discussion shows.DisinformationOf course disinformation is by no means a new phenomenon.Indeed, to be frank with you, at the height of the Cold War the UK was involved in activities which might today be characterised as propaganda or fake news. But those were very different times.Today, mindful of our values, and the vital importance of freedom of speech, propaganda is not a tool we deploy, but an evil we strive to counter and expose. And there is a growing need to do so. Changes in how we read and process information, and the rise of the internet, have given new wings to an age-old problem.Technology has become a breeding ground for new and insidious ways to deceive audiences, and allow false or manipulated information to spread further and faster than ever before, often at low cost.We know that more and more people rely on social media for their news and that many of them are aware that the information they are reading could have been manipulated. This has led to a growing sense of suspicion and distrust – even towards reputable news outlets.In fact last year the Reuters Institute found that less than half of the UK population had faith in the news they were reading.Of course the problem goes beyond undermining public trust in their news sources. When the information around us is deliberately confused, it can have serious, and much wider, consequences.Conspiracy theories and malign information on social media can also fracture community cohesion; reduce trust in institutions; and undermine the perception of the integrity of governments, constitutions and democratic processes.The UK Government is deeply concerned about this threat and we are taking action to confront it. Our aim is to take a ‘whole of society’ approach and to address the issue on three fronts:First, by bearing down on the sources of disinformation themselves;Secondly, by tackling vulnerabilities in social media that enable disinformation to spread;and thirdly, by empowering audiences to recognise disinformation and protect themselves from it.We are very aware of the balance between tackling online threats effectively on the one hand, while promoting technological innovation and respecting freedom of expression on the other.Protecting media freedom, and our citizens’ freedom of expression, is absolutely fundamental because they are essential elements of any healthy democracy.Whatever we do to tackle disinformation, we will not put those fundamental freedoms at risk. That’s because, as we all know, a robust, free, vibrant and varied media will itself help to challenge disinformation and raise awareness of it.And we also know that the countries with the freest and most trusted media also suffer the least corruption.London ConferenceThis is why, this year, the flagship campaign of the UK Foreign Office is about championing media freedom and the protection of journalists. As the centrepiece of that campaign, we will co-host, with Canada, a major international conference in London in July.We will bring together ministers, key industry figures, civil society, academia and the media to push for a greater appreciation of the value of an independent media, and a more co-ordinated approach to securing the safety of media professionals.I hope we can count on your support.ConclusionTo conclude, ladies and gentlemen, while we must continue to embrace innovation and reap the benefits of new technologies, we must also ensure sufficient safeguards are in place against the threats they pose. Those threats are global and cannot be addressed by any one country alone.It is therefore vital that we work together, in forums like this, to ensure that we keep abreast of new technologies – and ideally one step ahead of those who would misuse them.The UK has a long tradition of championing good governance and fundamental human rights, including a free media. We are a steadfast opponent of corruption, in all its forms, and a steadfast advocate for an online environment that is free, open, peaceful and secure.We are committed to working with our OECD partners, and with tech companies, industry, academia and civil society to create such an environment, one that is worthy of the trust of our citizens, and that respects and safeguards our fundamental human rights.last_img read more