first_img Blue Book Traineeship – European Commission 2020 LinkedIn 0 Deadline: 31 August, 2015 / 28 February, 2016Open to: qualified candidates who are coming from ECML member states OR are currently studying in one of those countriesPayment: subsistence allowance of approximately €720 per monthDescriptionThe ECML is both an institution with political objectives and an educational facility running a programme of activities. The ECML has offered traineeships since 1997. The scheme has proved a highly successful means of developing further contacts between the Centre and its member states. Recruiting young professionals from all over Europe to join its team for a short period both reinforces the Centre’s role as a place of international cooperation and promotes an atmosphere of intercultural learning. For the trainees it often represents their first experience of an international organisation. The scheme which the ECML now offers is the result of a learning process and is adapted to meet the needs both of the Centre and the trainees themselves.TraineeshipsThe ECML offers traineeships, lasting in general 6 months, twice a year. According to their field of interest applicants can choose the main area in which they would like to be involved (although the tasks will cover a wide variety of areas):1. Organisation of events and meetings (Programme);The programme and logistics traineeship is focused on all practical aspects of the organisation of workshops and meetings. The activities mainly involve:liaising with the coordinators to fix practical details;contacting the workshop participants and sending them all kind of documents (practical like hotel and travel documents, invitation letters, etc, but also sometimes serving as a relay between the teams and the participants). It means preparing the documents, formatting them, mailing and filing them;assisting the teams and participants during workshops and meetings so that everything runs smoothly.2. Documentation and resources (DRC)Trainees at the DRC work 6 months together with the ECML’s two documentalists. They participate in daily activities linked to information and documentation.3. The Centre’s website (Website) The trainee is to assist the webmaster in his daily work and will participate in the development of the web site of the ECML being responsible for the follow-up of tasks and for checking on the accuracy and on the updating of information. This area of work will allow the trainee to participate in the continuous development of the various sites.4. Finances and general administration (Administration)The traineeship in finances and general administration consists of the following tasks:assistance in the further development of a relational ‘Projects’ database (linked to the existing mailing database);assistance in the implementation of Windream (Document Management Software), in particular development of a training guide ;processing of financial documentation;photocopying/scanning, classification according to budgetary article, registration of mailings, preparation of mailing to Strasbourg;corrections to the ECML mailing database (correcting/inputting of already existing information;entering of bank details into ECML database;preparation of workshop documentation relating to prepaid tickets, hotel reservation forms;preparation of reimbursement forms and assistance in registration of participants prior to workshops, network or expert meetings.For each of the traineeship, please review the qualifications required as per from the side of the candidates. EligibilityYou are eligible to apply if you come from one of the ECML member states OR if you are currently studying in one of the ECML member states. These are the ECML member states: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Macedonia.PaymentTrainees receive a subsistence allowance of approximately €720 per month, which is transferred by the Council of Europe at the end of each month.  From this, a deduction of approximately € 20 is made each month from the trainees allowance to cover the costs of insurance during the stay. No contribution is made by the ECML towards travel costs from the trainee’s home country to and from Graz.How to Apply?In order to apply for the traineeship, you should use the application form available HERE and then proceed with the application at the page HERE. You are kindly asked to describe your language skills in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.Application deadline:– 28 February for the period July to December– 31 August for the period January to June of the following yearFrequently Asked QuestionsThe official webpage +1 Share 0 Reddit Fully Funded Administrative Students Programme at CERN 2018 Pocket Tweetcenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. ← Visegrad Summer School in Krakow Similar Stories Traineeships at the European Center for Modern Languages The Turkey Europe Future Forum by Stiftung Mercator March 6, 2015 Published by stefan Call for Proposals for Bamboo Project on Child Resilience →last_img read more

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first_imgGreenCape and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom have launched a green business directory aimed at South African businesses. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Image: Pixabay. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA TAGSCOVID-19economic growthgreen technologyGreenCapeJust Energy TransitionSouth Africa Previous articleTanzania: AfDB aided project improves access to water and sanitationNext articleWest Africa: Managed services and metering insights to deliver financial health Theresa SmithTheresa Smith is a conference producer for Clarion Events Africa. “What we need is more investment to come to South Africa and more companies to start up, for it to become easier to hire people, and we need to increase the opportunities for upskilling. In particular, we need to see the obstacles in the way of the unleashing of green power, decentralised power, we need to see those go. That will be a major sector of growth and opportunity for South Africans who are trapped in poverty and currently see no opportunities.” Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Cecelia Kok, head of research and advocacy at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, says they have created the green business directory as a hub for business development services to list themselves. “They will increase their visibility. It’s easy, it’s open source, it’s really accessible. This is where entrepreneurs and innovators and SMMEs can look for opportunities,” she explained. Businesses that would like to list their support services can do so online at the greendirectory. Read more:GreenCape unpacks green economy investment opportunities onlineSouthern Africa’s economic growth now linked to path of COVID-19Loadshedding forcing self-reliance and a move away from Eskom Using small distributed green business to achieve economic growth Generation Finance and Policy “South Africa and its economy are in serious trouble and this sort of dire state of affairs has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Now is the time to unleash the power of the green economy, to help propel South Africa into a sustainable job-intensive and market-driven future. I think the point we make – we cannot afford to go on as we have. It is high time for a green transition that will enable South Africa and its people to advance,” says Kok. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kok points out the International Labour Organisation’s research says around 70% of global employment is through small to medium enterprises. “In South Africa, we have not fully exploited that potential.” She says South Africa’s attractiveness as an investment destination is hampered by our constrained energy capacity. “At the heart of a functioning and thriving economy is, amongst other things, energy security. Because we don’t have that in South Africa we cannot grow our economy and there aren’t as many jobs as there might otherwise be. We need to create an environment that is conducive to investment.” AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The South African sector development agency, GreenCape, and the German Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom have built on a one-stop digital water hub they started in 2019 in response to the drought conditions dominating life in the Western Cape. BRICS While this directory is a first for South Africa, Kok says she knows of a similar project in the EU. The Foundation believes the move to digital databases of this kind is not just because of increased access to web services in South Africa, but has been accelerated by the pandemic induced lockdowns. The directory is aimed at two sides of the business. It is a platform for business development services (such as support consultants, trainers or financiers) to publicise support services, programmes and opportunities available to South African green business entrepreneurs. At the same time, it is also a resource that green business entrepreneurs can use to access sector-relevant support services which could help them to leverage opportunities for business growth and entry into commercial, industrial, residential and municipal markets. It can link innovators and entrepreneurs to the kind of support they need to accelerate their green and market-driven products and solutions.last_img read more

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first_imgThe continued attack on the state government of Maharashtra by various political and social activists who are harping on the subject of the unnatural death of Sushant Singh Rajput and Disha Salian to be investigated to the core by the Central Bureau of Investigation as they presume that justice is being delayed and denied. There is a clear political vendetta that can be observed in this case as the primary objective of this shadowboxing in the form of a vitriolic attack against the state government. The entire exercise is politically motivated wherein the state government and the Mumbai police are the main targets. There are news channels whom the state government has filed F.I.R. for creating unrest and disturbing peace in the state. The whistleblowers are preying for the blood of the police commissioner of Mumbai referring to the head of the city police in a rather derogatory manner. These developments are finding a viewership that is encouraging although the impact this is creating on the administrative machinery of the state is not very conducive. The entire game of demagoguery being played by the news channels and the social and political activists is becoming a matter of concern hence need to be addressed to at the earliest.Facts that are real and questions that need to be answered are being side-lined and the peripheral aspects are finding an acceptance. It is rather surprising that none who are the viewers of these news channels are not giving a thought to the real questions viz.1. Is Sushant Singh Rajput an entity who needs to be given coverage and weightage of this level?2. Is the not this late actor being eulogised and being made a national hero for no reason?3. Those who are crying for ‘Justice’ for Sushant Singh Rajput and Disha Salian do they really have all the facts and figures available with them?4. Are the news channels really behaving in the desired manner?5. Can’t the element of demagoguery be seen by the people?6. Why are people getting swayed away by demagoguery?7. The continuous references being made in terms of ‘Baby Penguin’ and ‘Baba Penguin’ are being done at the behest of whom?8. It’s true that the Shiv Sena has always behaved in a rather undemocratic and high handed manner hence those responsible in the political party ought to be brought to the books. Is the dismissal of the state government the only answer?9. What will be the ultimate effect of the consistent shadow boxing on the development of the state?10. The long term effects of the tarnishing of the image being done of the public institution that is the Mumbai Police. This need to be understood and analysed is it not?11. How appropriate is it to refer to all political parties that include the Communists too as enemies of the nation or ‘Lutyens’?12. Is not blaming all the other political parties of India as those who are being funded by foreign agencies a clear spread of disinformation?13. Is the spread of such disinformation conducive to the working of democracy?14. The brewing fascist tendencies in the social order need to observe and put an end to before it is too late. Comments are needed in this regard.15. Should not there be a conclusive end to such activities that are adversely affecting the centre-state relationship?There has been an undemocratic and unruly behaviour on the part of Shiv Sena as a political party and this has been their practice since their early and formative years. Their activists have been known for their violent, anti-social and unruly activities nevertheless there remains an aspect that cannot and should not be ignored. This is not the political party that has never indulged in any kind of anti-national activities nor have their actions been seditious. They have been playing the ‘Marathi Manoos’ card time and again to gain political mileage and votes but have never been a threat to the nation’s integrity or sovereignty. In the past, this political party has shared a long political alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party [B.J.P.] as they do share ideological similarities. However there latest political action of having decided to head the state government in Maharashtra where the state leadership of the B.J.P. has been unwilling to play the second fiddle has been the main cause of political animosity or antagonism. Therefore the entire issue of Sushant Singh Rajput and Disha Salian’s unnatural death and the private news channels being encouraged to target the Shiv Sena and the present state government is a clear act of political vendetta. As stated by Abraham Lincoln “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time,” is the case with Maharashtra too. The Bharatiya Janata Party must realise this earlier the better. This is not a question of the state government in Maharashtra but also Rajasthan and Punjab. The practice of engineering defections political malpractice should be done away with which has however never worked with the Left Front or Communists in India.last_img read more

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first_imgNEW ORLEANS, Nov. 26, 2002 — James H. O’Brien has been named vice president, safety and environment, for Entergy Corp., a newly created position that will provide oversight for the company’s safety and environmental efforts. Linkedin By chloecox – 11.26.2002 TAGSEntergy Twitter Linkedin Entergy Corporation, with annual revenues of nearly $10 billion, is a major integrated energy company engaged in power production, distribution operations, and related diversified services, with more than 15,000 employees. Entergy owns, manages, or invests in power plants generating more than 30,000 megawatts of electricity domestically and internationally, and delivers electricity to about 2.6 million customers in portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Through Entergy-Koch, L.P., it is also a leading provider of wholesale energy marketing and trading services, as well as an operator of natural gas pipelines and storage facilities. Previous articleNational Group honors ComEd’s commitment to solar energyNext articleEnergy West declares dividend, elects directors chloecox Facebook A native of Missouri, O’Brien graduated with honors from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering followed by a master’s in environmental engineering. Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables No posts to display RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emissions Facebook New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants O’Brien began his career at DuPont in the environmental field and was later recruited to Shell as a research engineer where he gained practical, hands-on safety experience. From there he moved to Atlantic Richfield Corporation where, as a senior engineer, he ran the refinery’s Energy, Environmental and Safety Emergency Response Team. Later he served in a regulatory and legislative affairs and compliance role. He then joined Martin Marietta as director of corporate programs managing safety and environmental oversight programs for all nuclear facilities and materials management within the uranium processing business. O’Brien named to lead Entergy’s safety and environment efforts Twitter “We have seen tremendous progress in our safety and environmental programs,” said Entergy president Don Hintz. “Our record is now near the top in the industry, but we aren’t going to rest on our laurels. Under Jim’s watch we will not only continue our current focus internally, but take a more active leadership role nationally.” Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions O’Brien joins Entergy from his former role as corporate vice president — energy environment, safety & health for Lockheed Martin Corporation in Denver, CO., where he was instrumental in helping the company become best in class in safety in the aerospace industry. Under his watch, Lockheed Martin became a member of the OSHA VPP Program producing significant savings and improvements in the company’s safety and operating performance.last_img read more

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first_imgkickstand/iStock(NEW YORK) – There were bullet holes in the window screen and the curtains, but the main witness said the two shooters were inside and at the foot of her bed.The witness said she saw the muzzle flashes from two guns, but ballistics testing said that the bullets at the scene were fired from only one gun.People at a nearby party said they heard the gunshots, and if the shots were fired inside the bedroom, auditory testing said that wouldn’t have been possible. And there were dozens of people at that birthday party down the street from the shooting that would have testified that the suspects were at the party — therefore providing an alibi — that weren’t called as witnesses during the trial.But these pieces of evidence and the shifting story of the witness were not considered during a two-day trial in 1976, and two men landed in jail as a result. One was sentenced to death, and the other was sentenced to life in prison.On Thursday, they are walking free after a review of their case prompted the newly-formed Conviction Integrity Review (CIR) division of the State’s Attorney’s Office in Florida determined that they “no longer has confidence in the integrity of the convictions or guilt of the accused,” according to a report on the state’s investigation.Clifford Williams, who is now 76, and his nephew Nathan Myer, who is 61, had their convictions vacated. The last time they were free men, they were 33 and 18-years-old, respectively.They each spent 43 years behind bars for a murder that not only did they not commit, but that someone else had confessed to years after the killing.“I feel very happy, and very sad that it took 43 years,” said Margaret Good, the attorney who represented Clifford Williams during his appeal.Good, who retired from law last year, said that she “had just started in the public defender’s office” months before she was assigned his case. She told ABC News that because various evidence — including the ballistics data and witness testimony — was not presented in the original trial, it was not part of the record and “in the appeal you only get what’s in the record.”The murder in question was the May, 1976 shooting death of Jeanette Williams, who was not related to Clifford Williams but was renting an apartment from him when she was murdered.Nina Marshall, who some witnesses said was in a romantic relationship with Jeanette Williams at the time, was in bed with her and was also shot by the assailant but survived and escaped the apartment and flagged down a passing car to get help.The case largely rested on Marshall’s account of the shooting to police — which, investigators note in the report, “changed significantly over time.”Marshall was the one that said that there were two shooters inside the bedroom, and subsequently identified Williams and Myers as the shooters. The report notes that prior to the shooting Williams was a “well-known heroin dealer and had a significant record.”Both men have maintained their innocence throughout the process, including on the morning of the shooting.At one point, Myers — a recent high school graduate whom witnesses said had received a scholarship to play football in college — was offered a deal if he testified against his uncle, but declined it, according to the state report.Myers was the one who ultimately got himself and his uncle out of jail. After reading a newspaper article in prison about the creation of a unit in Florida to review wrongful state convictions, he wrote a letter detailing their case.In that letter, he also included a copy of an affidavit from a man who said that another person — Nathaniel Lawson, now deceased — had confessed to the 1976 murder.“I just can’t imagine that,” Good said of the idea that Myers knew that someone else had confessed to the crime, but they were still the ones being held legally responsible.The CIR unit released a 77-page report on the case and their subsequent review, which includes the accounts of dozens of witnesses who were at the party when the shots rang out.Those witnesses, according to the report, placed Myers and Clifford Williams at the party when the shots rang out. The report also included the account of the man who heard Lawson’s confession and the findings of the investigation which were able to independently place Lawson at the scene. “While no single item of evidence, in and of itself, exonerates Defendant Myers or Defendant Williams, the culmination of all the evidence, most of which the jury never heard or saw, leaves no abiding confidence in the convictions or the guilt of the defendants,” the report states.“It is the opinion of the CIR that these men would not be convicted by a jury today if represented by competent counsel who presented all of the exculpatory evidence that exists in this case fort the jury’s consideration,” the report states.Myers thanked the State’s Attorney’s Office and the Innocence Project of Florida, who filed the motion necessary for their charges to be cleared and who helped in their representation.“I lost almost 43 years of my life that I can never get back, but I am looking ahead and will focus on enjoying my freedom with my family,” Myers said in a statement released by the State’s Attorney’s Office.Florida is one of 33 states that compensate individuals who were wrongly imprisoned and subsequently exonerated. The state stipulates that individuals can receive $50,000 per year that they were wrongfully convicted but with a cap of $2,000,000. The compensation law excludes anyone with either one prior violent felony or more than one non-violent felony.Myers will be eligible for such compensation, but Williams will not: The Florida Times-Union reports that Williams had two prior felonies before the 1976 shooting. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgThe University of Florida is seeking applications for aPostdoctoral Research position under the direction of Dr. Seunghee Cha . This position will conduct research in thearea of molecular biology and immunology of autoimmune Sjögren’ssyndrome (SS). This laboratory is examining extracellular andintracellular triggers for innate immune cell activation, and theirimpact on T/B/Treg cells and glandular inflammation of SS. Morespecifically, the roles of nucleic acid receptors and cytosolicRNA/DNA sensors in cytokine secretion and peripheral/tissue Tregregulation will be examined. Other projects on SSimmunopathogenesis are also available.The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D (or an equivalent degree) inimmunology, molecular biology, cell biology, or in another relatedfield. The candidate is expected to demonstrate strong skills inimmunology and cell/molecular biology techniques. Experience withcloning and in vivo experiments would also be desirable.In order to be considered, please upload your curriculum vitae,references and a cover letter summarizing your research interests,experience, and goals.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff.The University of Florida is An Equal Employment OpportunityInstitution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed toapply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the FloridaRelay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent uponeligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordancewith Florida’s Sunshine Law.#Category=65The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

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first_img It is believed Lock struck and killed Jamica Thibo, then left the scene without rendering aid. The U.S. Marshals are assisting in locating Lock. Lock has an outstanding warrant for felon in possession of a firearm.Police stress he is a person of interest in the fatality auto pedestrian crash that occurred Oct. 9, 2019. Port Arthur Police went public Tuesday afternoon with a request for help, asking the community to share location information on Charles Nicholas Lock, 33.He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 lbs.center_img If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Det. LaKiesha Thomas at 409-983-8639.If you would like to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of SETX at 409-833-TIPS (8477).last_img read more

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first_imgGeorge Thorogood and the Destroyers. Bikes. Breadwinner. America. That pretty much sums up this sweet video showcasing the talents of Breadwinner Cycles, otherwise known as Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan. Hand built in Portland, OR, there are currently 6 models of custom TIG-welded steel bikes quipped with as many US made parts as possible, all delivered in 8 weeks or less.last_img

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first_imgIke Diggs (from left), Cameron Peck and Luke Goff with their Northman plaques. Photo via SM North on Twitter.At halftime of the Indians’ basketball game Friday, SM North named senior Cameron Peck the 2018 Northman.SM North has been giving an annual award to a senior male since 1978, when it was known as the “Big Man on Campus.” In the intervening 30 years, though, the honor has grown in prestige and significance. Today, the award is given to a senior who is recognized for having a positive impact on his classmates and the school community at large.Peck has played a prominent role in a number of SM North community initiatives, including raising funds through the school’s annual Spring Charity Picnic to support the city of Mission’s Holiday Adoption Program.This year’s first runner up was Luke Goff. Second runner up was Ike Diggs.last_img read more

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