first_img March 18, 2013 Published by turpis Pocket LinkedIn 0 Training Course on Youthpass in the EVS Training Cycle, Braga, Portugal University of Minho Tweet +1 2 thoughts on “Training Course on Youthpass in the EVS Training Cycle, Braga, Portugal” By Aleksandar says: By Mladiinfo says: Reddit Log in to Reply ← Call for Evaluation Consultant, Best Practices for Roma Integration, Warsaw Log in to Reply Hello.Is this conference only for EVS Trainers? Or external people and students can apply for this program and training? Thank you Share 0 Dear Aleksandar, the training is recommended for the trainers, who work on Youthpass topic. If you are not a trainer and you are a resident of one of the eligible countries you can still apply, but note, that probably the preference will be given to the trainers, who work on this specific subject. If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected] Best regards,Mladiinfo team Similar Stories on March 19, 2013 at 11:20 pm on March 20, 2013 at 10:49 am Deadline: 22 March 2013Open to: Participants from Youth in Action Programme countries and Neighouring partner countriesVenue: Braga (Portugal), 01 – 06 June 2013DescriptionAre you an EVS trainer implementing pre-departure, on-arrival, mid term and/or evaluation training courses for EVS volunteers for the National Agency within Action 2 of the Youth in Action Programme?Do the words “Youthpass” and “Learning to learn” ring a bell to you?Are you interested in raising awareness and recognising learning through the Youthpass and Learning to learn processes in the EVS training course cycle?Then here is the right offer for you! Youthpass and its process is successfully implemented in Action 2 (European Voluntary Service). Many volunteers and their mentors implement the Youthpass process in their EVS projects. They gain experience and of course face a lot of challenges when implementing the Youthpass process, but esp. when recognising the learning outcomes and being able to talk about it. For some it is easy, while others still struggle with a lot of questions.As EVS trainers you are involved in the implementation of Youthpass and its educational implications. You might already use the Key competences approach or focus more on the reflection of learning, have provided sessions on learning to learn (L2L) or tackled the learning and reflection process topics around Youthpass in various other ways.Aims&ObjectivesThe training course aims to support trainers working with the EVS cycle to develop their competences for supporting self-directed learning processes of EVS volunteers, in order to improve the implementation of Youthpass and its process.Specific objectivesto experience self-directed learning a) as a trainer personally, and b) as a trainer implementing it in practise with a specific focus on how to make volunteers recognise the learning dimension of EVS,to strengthen the recognition of learning,to explore different dimensions of learning and its implications in the EVS context,to explore the role as trainer in the Youthpass process,to discuss and develop the role of EVS trainings in the context of Youthpass,to support the challenge of facilitating a process based on self-directed learning, including assessing competences and describing learning outcomes in EVS, andto share tools, methods and theories of self-directed learningDuring the training course you will have the opportunity to reflect on your experience, to explore challenges and opportunities related to self-directed learning and the recognition of non-formal learning.EligibilityThis training course is opened for 20 participants from Neighbouring partner countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine) and Youth in Action Programme countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Croatia, Switzerland, Turkey, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Malta, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Slovak Republic).The training course is recommended for trainers. The working language is English.CostsBoard and lodging will be provided by the Portuguese National Agency.Participants coming from Programme Countries: travel costs can be covered by your National Agency according to their own rules (Please check before applying!).Participants coming from South East Europe, Eastern Europe Caucasus and Euromed region: travel and visa costs will be covered by Portuguese National Agency.Any insurance, especially medical, is a private responsibility of each participant.Application procedurePlease apply online here not later than 22nd of March 2013. If your application is accepted, you will receive a confirmation and further information as soon as possible after the 08 April 2013. Please do not book any tickets before you receive confirmation of your participation.Dates and placeThe training course will be held on 01 – 06 June 2013 in Braga (Portugal). Participants are expected to arrive on the 1st in the evening; departures are planned on the 6th after breakfast.For more information, please read the official invitation or visit this website. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Visegrad Grant at Open Society Archives, Budapest →last_img read more

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first_imgRiot Games files trademark lawsuit against esports organisation Riot SquadThe League of Legends developer says the copyright infringement has caused “irreparable damage”Marie DealessandriAcademy WriterFriday 11th October 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleRiot GamesRiot Games has filed a lawsuit against esports organisation Riot Squad for copyright infringement over its name. In a complaint filed on October 7 in the US District Court for the Central District of California, Riot Games stated that the Chicago-based esports company has deliberately chosen this name in the hope that it’d be mistakenly associated with the League of Legends developer. The lawsuit added that Riot Squad has “unfairly and unlawfully adopted and exploited the Riot brand name in connection with its marketing, advertising, and promotion of a nascent esports organisation.”Riot Games also condemned the prominent use of the word ‘Riot’ in the esports organisation’s merchandise, which can be seen in this tweet.The company further said that the choice of name can’t be a coincidence as not only the two companies both work in esports, but “Riot Squad’s apparent mission statement-to create an esports organisation ‘by gamers, for gamers’ – mirrors the guiding principle on which Riot [Games] was founded more than a decade ago, and with which it continues to be identified to this day.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The developer also pointed out in the lawsuit that the Riot Squad’s actions “have caused and, unless restrained by [a] Court, will continue to cause Riot [Games] to suffer great and irreparable damage and injury.”Riot Games is asking for compensatory and punitive damages, as well as for Riot Squad to pay over all profits derived from the use of the name, reimburse the costs of the lawsuit, and destroy “all materials that bear the infringing marks.”Riot Squad is a fairly new esports organisation, having only been founded in 2019. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesTencent in talks with US Committee to retain Epic and Riot stakesThe CFIUS is investigating whether user data handled by the two studios could constitute a “national security risk” because they are Chinese-ownedBy Marie Dealessandri 6 days agoRiot issues cease-and-desist to League of Legends fan projectDeveloper denies claims that it tried to “extort” code and assets from the Chronoshift teamBy Danielle Partis 13 days agoLatest comments (2)Neil Young Programmer, Rebellion DevelopmentsA year ago “Riot Games has filed a lawsuit against esports organisation Riot Squad for copyright infringement over its name.”Trademark infringement, surely? 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyAlexander McConnell MD, Xantek Games StudiosA year ago Well, every case has to be judged on its individual merits, which is a matter for the courts to decide, but in all fairness, I’ve never been particularly happy about companies choosing any random pre-existing common name in the english language and then trying to make it their own using cash and lawyers, if you want to own a name invent one or at least make sure its something you gotto look up in an obsecure table like google or something, riot is hardly original, and frankly neither the e-sports team nor the game company have any legitimate business in my humble opinion complaining about its use in any which way.If they want to make those sorts of claims, make a real name, dont just nick one out of the book of common phrases and expect exclusive use out of it from now on, utillizing the might makes right principal with the aid of lawyers and cash, and then act shocked that your unoriginal idea sounded appealing to others as well.Unfortunatly lawyers make far to much money dealing with cases related to so called trademark infrigment for any judge, who all use to be lawyers to ever throw out these sorts of claims on common words for the farcial basis on which they should be judged.I’m not saying you cant use a common phrase, only you should not be able to own it, nor in a world of 9 billion people, a fair proportion of which use english as a language of international communication should it be acceptable or permissable to hog that common word for an entire sector of any industry for yourself simply because you chose it first and or you got more lawyers on call. Edited 4 times. Last edit by Alexander McConnell on 11th October 2019 8:57pm 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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first_imgStagecoach North East welcomes Steve Walker and £5m investmentAs part of an investment of over £5 million, local bus operator Stagecoach North East has welcomed 24 new Euro 6 ADL Enviro400 double-deckers, which are now in service on Newcastle routes 62 and 63.David Wakefield of Stagecoach, Laura McVittie of Quorum Business Park and Steve Walker, MD Stagecoach North EastIn his first engagement for the company, newly appointed Stagecoach North East Managing Director, Steve Walker, unveiled one of the new buses at the Green Transport Event at the Quorum Business Park in Newcastle.In his first week as MD, Mr Walker – formerly Managing Director of Stagecoach North Scotland – was delighted to welcome the vehicles to the region.He says: “With all 24 buses now out on the road, this is great news for our customers and a fantastic addition to the local Stagecoach bus fleet.With increased congestion and traffic on our roads, as well as offering a cleaner and greener way to travel, buses now provide an increasingly vital and efficient service for our passengers, whether going to work or enjoying the many sights the region has to offer.“Buses are critical to the local economy and so we have invested to improve the experience for customers and make it as easy as possible to travel within Newcastle, connecting people to work, education and leisure activities.With free Wi-Fi and charging points, customers are able to work remotely, connect with friends via social networks or even check the latest journey information online; helping make bus travel more convenient.”last_img read more

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first_imgAlan Campbell has been voted Reading Buses ‘Star of the Year’ for 2018 at a presentation ceremony in the Concert Hall, Reading.Alan, 59, of Southcote, a service supervisor who has worked for Reading Buses for nearly eight years, was described as an ‘amazing all-rounder’ who cares about every aspect of his job.Martijn Gilbert, Reading Buses Chief Executive Officer, says: “Alan demonstrates all the Reading Buses values of unrelenting customer focus, being caring, doing the right thing, staying safe and healthy, constantly creative and having fun.“He is an outstanding role model and ambassador for Reading Buses.”Also in the final were Pratap Shrestha, 38, of Caversham who has worked for Reading Buses for nine years and was Driving Star of the Year, and Steve Hamblin, of West Berkshire who has worked for the company for just under a year, who was Engineering Star of the Year.Says Martijn: “I am so proud to be crowning these three stars as our shining lights of the company.  They show what a role model looks like and have truly shone this year to become our top stars.“It has been an amazing year of awards with a whole host of fantastic external achievements which have celebrated our people and their work in the community.”last_img read more

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first_imgRon Howard, the famous director who starred as Opie in The Andy Griffith Show, is slated to direct a new documentary film chronicling the early touring years of The Beatles.The film will roughly cover the years from 1960-1966, from the band’s formation, through their meteoric rise to becoming global phenomenons. At the peak of Beatlemania, the Beatles released some of their best albums, including Rubber Soul and Revolver.The documentary will include interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.Howard spoke about his enthusiasm for the project, saying “What’s so compelling to me is the perspective that we have now, the chance to really understand the impact that they had on the world. That six-year period is such a dramatic transformation in terms of global culture and these remarkable four individuals, who were both geniuses and also entirely relatable. That duality is something that is going to be very interesting to explore.”Howard will be joined by Nigel Sinclair, a producer who has working on numerous musical documentaries in the past. For Howard, this is his second musical documentary (he worked on Jay-Z’s Made In America last year). With the permission of the Beatles, Howard and Sinclair will have access to the vast archives of Apple Corps. As Howard describes it, “we are going to be able to take the Super 8 footage that we found, that was all shot silent. We’ll not only be able to digitally repair a lot of that, but we’ve also been finding the original recordings. We can now sync it up and create a concert experience so immersive and so engaging, I believe you’re going to actually feel like you’re somewhere in the Sixties, seeing what it was like to be there, feeling it and hearing it. And as a film director, that’s a fantastic challenge.”The film is slated for release in late-2015.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)[Via Yahoo! Music]last_img read more

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first_img“We’ve got to stop blaming Vladimir Putin,” Robert Amsterdam told his listeners at the Center for Government and International Studies Tuesday morning (May 15). “That does us no good.“The blame is with ourselves — with all of us who invest in banks and other institutions that have become the enablers of the kleptocracy of the Kremlin.”Amsterdam is the London-based defense counsel to Mikhail Khordokovsky, the imprisoned former chief of the Russian oil giant Yukos — and a onetime political rival of Putin’s. The title of Amsterdam’s Davis Center-sponsored talk was “The Destruction of Yukos and Russian Energy.”Khordokovsky has been imprisoned in Siberia since 2003 on charges of fraud and tax evasion, and Yukos has been dismembered and sold off in a series of what Amsterdam called “obscene auctions,” widely seen as rigged in order to deliver significant national energy assets into the hands of Kremlin cronies and outsiders they have co-opted.Amsterdam urged the international community to cease its complicity in what he described as a new wave of Russian resource nationalism. “Our companies have got to stop playing by Kremlin rules.”Before leaving London for the United States, Amsterdam released a statement decrying reports that Russia has offered India a 1 percent stake in Rosneft, a Russian energy company that is nominally private but seems to be controlled by the Russian Federation.“The Russian Federation is blatantly seeking partners in the laundering of stolen goods,” Amsterdam charged. “Indeed, it is the theory of those oligarchs surrounding President Putin that the more companies they manage to tie to the Yukos assets, the more likely it is that they will be safe from personal prosecution and liability in the period after they depart from office.”Amsterdam blitzed onto the Harvard campus for less than an hour to speak to the Comparative Economics Seminar before starting for his next destination, Houston. He articulated his new theory of energy risk.“Resource nationalism,” he said, “is predicated on various factors that are self-sustaining, and those factors are the destruction of the press, the destruction of the independence of the judiciary, the inverse relationship of freedom to oil prices, as outlined by Thomas Friedman, and the motivation that comes from use of energy assets from a strategic rather than a market basis.”He had particularly harsh words for countries that have let their foreign policy be “captured” by corporate interests. He singled out Germany under former chancellor Gerhard Schröder. Schröder, he said, “has profited handsomely from selling out German energy interests and remaining mute and silent while some of the best and brightest in Russia were imprisoned.”He added, “Those countries that have not allowed their foreign policies to be ‘captured’ like Poland for instance are increasingly dependent on an alliance with the United States that becomes increasingly unpopular as the American administration’s credibility and rationality come under question.”Amsterdam alluded to Germany’s current chancellor, Angela Merkel, as “the most gifted leader Germany has had in I don’t know how long,” but complained about German reluctance, at least until recently, to criticize Russia.German historical sensibilities tend to make Berlin feel it needs to keep making up to Russia, Amsterdam suggested — but the result is that the two countries make deals that hurt others, notably Poland.Russia under Putin seems particularly inclined to make bilateral deals, especially ones that drive wedges between neighbors — between Austria and Hungary, for instance. “There is nothing Russia fears more than the EU, and nothing Russia wants more than to engage bilaterally with countries that are energy dependent on itself.”“People say, ‘He’s a thief, but he’s not an imperialistic thief … . He just wants to make money.’ Well, I don’t accept this.”Amsterdam was also sharply critical of the Bush administration for failing to respond to Russian attempts after the Sept. 11 attacks to make some form of rapprochement with the United States — opportunities that were “never properly handled,” Amsterdam said.However grim his assessment of the Russian situation, he did identify some grounds for hopefulness: “There’s always hope. There’s no ideology behind this. And there’s nothing tying these people together except greed.”And he had a prescription for constructive action: Ask for public hearings. “The first thing we can do is shine a light on companies that empower Putin,” he said, calling for a boycott of companies that “empower Russian energy imperialism.”He also called for support of Russian fractious democrats and hailed chess superstar Garry Kasparov’s efforts to unify them. “There are thousands of hardworking, intelligent, democratic-minded liberals,” he said, adding, “They unfortunately are more splintered than a dense forest after a bombing.”last_img read more

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first_imgChase Elliott will start from the rear of the field for the 2021 Busch Clash (7 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) because of unapproved adjustments on the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.RELATED: Starting lineup for Busch ClashNASCAR officials made the announcement about an hour before the exhibition’s start. The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion was slated to start in the seventh position after Monday night’s virtual random draw by the drivers’ respective crew chiefs.Tuesday night’s non-points race on the Daytona International Speedway Road Course kicks off the 2021 season as 21 drivers will race for 35 laps, with one scheduled caution at Lap 15. This will be the first time the Busch Clash has been run on the road course.Elliott has prevailed in the past four consecutive Cup Series road-course events, including the series’ inaugural race on the 3.61-mile course.last_img read more

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first_imgThe front end of the bus is badly damaged and the Isuzu is totaled.  The driver of the vehicle, an Isuzu Trooper, was “gravely injured,” according to officials.  The bus driver was also injured. At least one of the injured was taken to Bayfront Medical Center as a trauma alert.  Authorities have not identified that person.  The rest of the injured were taken to several other hospitals not far from the scene of the accident. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will be handling the investigation because the crash occurred on the Pinellas side of the county line.center_img The bus was headed to Paul R. Smith Middle School when the crash occurred at Sweetbriar Drive and Anclote Boulevard around 8:30 a.m.  There were 35 to 40 students on the bus. HOLIDAY, Fla. – At least 13 middle school students were injured when a school bus and a vehicle collided Wednesday morning in Holiday, according to authorities.  The injuries are said to be non-life threatening. last_img read more

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first_imgNEW ORLEANS — The Mid-City convenience store employee who last week put a parking boot on an in-service ambulance was arrested late Tuesday for violating federal immigration law. Ahmed Maloum Sidi Aleywa, a 33-year-old Mauritanian national, was taken into custody last night by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, according to ICE spokesman Bryan Cox. Click here for the full story.last_img

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first_imgLeonardo Morlino, professor of Political Science and director of the Research Center on Democracies and Democratizations at LUISS, Rome, presented his research on Italian economics on Tuesday at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. Morlino’s lecture, titled ‘The Political Consequences of Economic Crisis: Italy and Beyond,’ focused on the relationship between the implementation of democracy in Italy and how it has shaped its current economic situation, as well as the European Union’s role in the issue.You cannot address a question such as, ‘What are the theoretical results of democratization?’ because within democratization, there are several focuses,” Morlino said.Italy currently faces both an enormous public debt and an equally worrying unemployment rate, with over eight million people below poverty level, he said.The period between 1992-2008 is critical in understanding Italy’s economic situation. The years leading up to 2008 were characterized by a decline in electoral participation and dissatisfaction with democracy, Morlino said.“Until 2008, virtually, you have some kind of [political] instability,” he said. “In Italy, they faced a moment of uncertainty, of ambiguity, of stagnate, where there was no expected change. This is in the context of the crisis.”Morlino referred to Italy’s crisis as “the crisis within democracy.” He said knowledge of citizen participation in Italy’s government and the aspects of the country’s constitution are key to understanding Italy’s current situation.“When we consider a traditional perspective of how to analyze the crisis, we consider key mechanisms such as public resources, global economic conflict, pressure of the Europian Union [and] pressure of the market with consequences for our crisis,” Morlino saidBoth Italy’s and Greece’s economies were the most affected by the political crisis faced by the EuropeanuUnion, he saidMorlino said the transition to democracy entails analysis and revision of a country’s constitution in order to implement effective decision-making within a country’s political context.“If we revise the traditional views of a crisis of democracy, we come to some serious results in terms of reshaping of the system,” he said.Contact Gabriela Malespin at [email protected]: economic situation in italy, economy in italy, italy, professor discussionlast_img read more

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