World Summit on the Information Society: UN human rights farce continues

first_img Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders protested today against a ban on its participation in the World Summit on the Information Society next December in Geneva. Calling the ban “grotesque and absurd,” Reporters Without Borders noted that it followed the organisation’s suspension for a year from the UN Commission on human rights. Organisation September 15, 2003 – Updated on January 25, 2016 World Summit on the Information Society: UN human rights farce continues News RSF_en “Excluding a press freedom organisation from the WSIS is a serious step fraught with consequences,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said after the organisation was notified of the ban by WSIS executive director Pierre Gagné.”How can the UN still expect to maintain the least credibility in the light of this kind of decision, which contravenes the most basic principles of freedom of expression,” Ménard added.At the request of regimes that are the worst press freedom violators, Reporters Without Borders was suspended from the UN commission on human rights after it energetically protested the choice of a Libyan representative to be the commission’s chairperson.The coming WSIS is a key event for freedom of expression. Several human rights organisations have already voiced fears about the draft declaration that could be adopted by UN member states in December. Dictatorships and other repressive regimes intend to use this summit to subject information on the Internet to measures of control and censorship. The documents being drafted would, in particular, make online press freedom dependent on “each country’s legislation.”Against this backdrop, banning a press freedom organisation from attending the WSIS is likely to alarm those that defend human rights and freedom of expression. The UN human rights farce continues. last_img read more

Just 24 votes separate Jan and Maurice in #Limerick city #GE16

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSJan O’SullivanLabourlimerickMaurice QuinlivanSinn Fein RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Linkedin NewsBreaking newsJust 24 votes separate Jan and Maurice in #Limerick city #GE16By Staff Reporter – February 27, 2016 856 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Previous articleSenator James Heffernan eliminated as county #Limerick race to Dail nears conclusionNext articleNeville joins O’Donovan and Collins as county #Limerick TDs Staff Reporter Andrew [email protected] 24 votes separate Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan and Sinn Fein’s Maurice Quinlivan as the count to fill the remaining three seats in the Limerick City constituency goes to the wire.Following the transfer of votes from eliminated Social Democrat, Sarah Jane Hennelly, the outgoing Labour TD scooped over 450 more votes than her Sinn Fein rival as she bids to retain her seat in a last gasp effort.Cian Prendiville (AAA) has now been eliminated in the race and his votes are to be transferred among the four remaining candidates.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As the announcement that the Anti Austerity Alliance councillor was eliminated, cheers went up from supporters as the group chanted slogans against water charges.Speaking as she arrived to the Limerick Count Centre at the University of Limerick, Deputy Jan O’Sullivan said that she is proud of bucking the national trend having secured 11 per cent of the vote in Limerick city.Accepting that it is a very close race and one that may go down to the wire, Deputy O’Sullivan said that she’s hoping for sufficient transfers to retain her seat and keep the Sinn Fein candidate from crossing the line ahead of her.Meantime, Fine Gael stablemates Kieran O’Donnell and the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are edging ever close to the election mark. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

A year of note

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Education and the arts are two of the areas of interest for CGI, as well as campaigns that raise funds for causes of wide-reaching benefit, such as the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life campaign.“CGI has had successful blood drives and that is something that we will continue to do,” Tarbox said. “We have also been involved in the fundraising efforts for the Miracle Field here in Troy and have made two trips to the Gulf Coast to assist in the cleanup efforts from the oil spill.”Tarbox said CGI is proud to be in Troy and will uphold its commitment to be a good corporate citizen.“CGI provides opportunities for IT jobs here in Pike County and Pike County has provided us with good employees,” he said. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Tarbox said CGI will soon be hiring more employees as business analysts and programmers and in customer service, human resources, finance and accounting.“About 70 percent of our employees are from the Pike County area,” Tarbox said. “We hope to be able to continue to hire locally because local people are making good employees for us.”CGI’s commitment to community is strong and Tarbox said CGI wants to partner with local organizations in an effort to be a good corporate citizen. CGI celebrated its one-year anniversary in Troy on Tuesday. George Tarbox, CGI director/consulting, said that the IT company is still on the move and should reach its goal of 300 employees in the year 2012. Work is under way to prepare the facility to accommodate future growth. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)The celebration of CGI’s first year at its facility in University Park was a rather quiet one.George Tarbox, director/consulting Troy Center of Excellence, said the celebration was simply a way to say “thank you” to CGI’s 150 employees and all of those who have made the industry’s first year in Troy such a great success.“We have a wonderful relationship with the City of Troy, Troy University and Pike County Economic Development,” Tarbox said. “Without this partnership, CGI could not have been as successful in our first year here.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… A year of note By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Email the author Published 6:17 pm Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Our commitment is continued growth with a goal of 300 employees in 2012. We are about halfway there, so we are a little ahead. That’s a reason to celebrate.”CGI’s 31,000 professionals in 125-plus offices worldwide provide end-to-end IT and business process services that facilitate the ongoing evolution of its clients’ businesses. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Dennis commits to Georgia Tech Charles Henderson High School’s Corey Dennis (13) carries the ball during a football game on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 in… read more Skip Latest Storieslast_img read more

Ruth Bader Ginsburg statue unveiled in Brooklyn to mark her birthday, Women’s History Month

first_imgKevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A bronze statue of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was unveiled Friday morning in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York.The date was chosen to commemorate Ginsburg’s birthday and to recognize Women’s History Month.New York State Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn joined Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for the unveiling.“I am humbled and honored to ring in the joyous occasion,” Bichotte Hermelyn said. “Women are underrepresented in the cultural landscape of our city and it’s about time we change that.”“When Justice Ginsburg went to law school it was a different era, when very few women did. She was only one of the nine female students in her class while studying at Harvard,” Bichotte Hermelyn said, adding that Ginsburg went on to become one of the “greatest advocates for gender equality.”“She is a role model to me and to everyone everywhere,” Bichotte Hermelyn said. “Her legacy will live on.”She added, “Her work is not over — we must continue championing women’s rights. Gender bias is still alive and well, even in our progressive city.”Ginsburg, who died last September at the age of 87, was born in Brooklyn on March 15, 1933, and raised in the borough.The statue was placed at City Point, a residential and commercial area in downtown Brooklyn.This statue was designed prior to Ginsburg’s death.“The final statue, which she endorsed, reflects her wish to be depicted in a dignified manner,” the artists, Gillie and Marc, said in a statement. “With the two steps on its large base representing the Supreme Court and the climb she made to get there, the work is designed to provide the public with an opportunity to stand at her side, and gain inspiration from her journey fighting for equal rights.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

E-mail revolution adds to sumof communication overload

first_imgAre traditional ways of communicating surviving the e-mail revolution inEurope? In the workplace electronic mail has taken a massive hold potentiallyundermining other forms of communication. The chart below shows its uptake by managers in various countries in thepast three years to communicate with employees. Denmark leads the way, showinga massive 94 per cent of organisations increased their use of e-mail, with theUK not so far behind with three-quarters of organisations. E-mail has taken off in the second half of the decade as a valid means ofsending corporate messages. Just five years ago one third of Danishorganisations and almost half of UK organisations were reporting not usinge-mail at all, compared to none and one in seven respectively in 1999. However, how far this explosion in use is beneficial is uncertain. It hasprompted a need for information management to stop employees suffering frominformation overload, and this will intensify over the next few years. Despite this massive growth, e-mail does not necessarily appear to bereplacing other forms of communication. Organisations are reporting increasesin their use of all forms of communication, creating more opportunities forgetting their message across effectively. E-mail is one means of facilitatingrapid feedback which is particularly useful for workers in organisations with adirect client interface wanting to improve their service quality. There are, of course, many issues associated with the various channels ofcommunication available. Which are the most effective for getting across whattypes of information? How can these different channels be used effectively toachieve a motivated and well-informed workforce? These are some of the issuescompanies need to consider as e-mail use is set to continue its explosiveexpansion. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article E-mail revolution adds to sumof communication overloadOn 30 May 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Resolving the internal and basal geometry of ice masses using imaging phase-sensitive radar

first_imgThe phase-sensitive radio-echo sounder (pRES) is a powerful new instrument that can measure the depth of internal layers and the glacier bed to millimetre accuracy. We use a stationary 16-antenna pRES array on Store Glacier in West Greenland to measure the three-dimensional orientation of dipping internal reflectors, extending the capabilities of pRES beyond conventional depth sounding. This novel technique portrays the effectiveness of pRES in deriving the orientation of dipping internal layers that may complement profiles obtained through other geophysical surveying methods. Deriving ice vertical strain rates from changes in layer depth as measured by a sequence of pRES observations assumes that the internal reflections come from vertically beneath the antenna. By revealing the orientation of internal reflectors and the potential deviation from nadir of their associated reflections, the use of an antenna array can correct this assumption. While the array configuration was able to resolve the geometry of englacial layers, the same configuration could not be used to accurately image the glacier bed. Here, we use simulations of the performance of different array geometries to identify configurations that can be tailored to study different types of basal geometry for future deployments.last_img read more

Takeover frenzy continues as LRG snaps up 13-branch Gibbs Gillespie

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Takeover frenzy continues as LRG snaps up 13-branch Gibbs Gillespie previous nextAgencies & PeopleTakeover frenzy continues as LRG snaps up 13-branch Gibbs GillespieDeal will see Gibbs Gillespie brand and staff retained but founders will step away from the 30-year-old business.Nigel Lewis1st March 202102,747 Views Leaders Romans Group (LRG) has bought 13-branch independent estate agency Gibbs Gillespie for an undisclosed sum.The purchase is the latest in an extraordinary run of acquisitions and mergers in recent months within the industry, and is LRG’s largest to date and includes branches across Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.The Gibbs Gillespie name will be retained by LRG and the jobs of its 144 full-time and 49 weekend staff will not be affected, although founders James Gibbs and Paul Gillespie are to step away from the business following a transition period.LRG says it want to grow the Gibbs Gillespie estate agency network, and retain branches where both brands operate.Paul Gillespie comments: “We are proud to have served our local area with market-leading property advice for over 30 years. We launched Gibbs Gillespie to set the new standard for property agents, and we are confident it will continue to do so under the LRG umbrella. There is an exciting future ahead for the business”.Formidable groupJames Gibbs says: “I have always admired Leaders Romans Group and realised many years ago how similar we are.  I am confident the joining of Gibbs Gillespie and LRG will be a formula for an impressive and formidable group”.Kevin Shaw (pictured), Group Managing Director of the Estate Agency Division at LRG, says: “Our ‘keeping it local’ ethos aligns perfectly with what Gibbs Gillespie stands for, and I look forward to working with the great people that are joining LRG from the business”.The deal was facilitated by business acquisition specialist Accelve and follows several other recent LRG acquisitions including multi-branch Lenwell and Moginie James in Cardiff.Leaders Romans Group Kevin Shaw Leaders Gibbs Gillespie March 1, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Staff Psychologist / Counselor

first_imgDoctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, or related field,or Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field,and eligibility for appropriate licensure in North Carolina. Duties of the Staff Psychologist include: All clinical staff positions involve some administrative dutiesand roles. Description of University Outreach and psychoeducational workshops (sometimes afterhours). Special Instructions to Applicants Minimum Qualifications Crisis intervention. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate inaccess to its educational programs and activities, or with respectto hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basisof race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity andexpression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,genetic information or sexual orientation. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Liaison/consultant relationships with university partners. Position Number043921 Psychological assessment. Position TitleStaff Psychologist / Counselor AA/EEO Statement Suggested Salary RangeCommensurate with experience.center_img Clinical supervision and training. Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian Consultation. Physical Demands of Position DepartmentCounseling Center & Psychological Services – 315100 Please attach required documents:Cover LetterCurriculum Vita / ResumeList of References with Contact Information We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of theentire university community, including alumni and officialuniversity governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports aninflux of broad and distinct ideas that increase learningopportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we workcollectively to achieve a just experience for all.We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and anequitable environment where all will know that they belong and aresafe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equityopportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the universitycommunity. Rotating after-hours emergency/crisis on-call responsibilitiesas back-up to ProtoCall. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain licensure inNorth Carolina within one year of start date and maintain licensurefor the continuation of the appointment. Short-term individual, group, and couples therapy. Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue RidgeMountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as globalcitizens who understand and engage their responsibilities increating a sustainable future for all. The transformationalAppalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that bringspeople together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, andembrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in theUniversity of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers morethan 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Case management as needed. License/Certification Required Quick Link read more


first_img…the calorie intake of kids aged 3 to 16 in Scotland, from sugars added to food, table sugars and fruit juices, accor-ding to FSAS. With the government target at 10%, cakes, biscuits and confectionery are blamed.last_img

History as mosh pit

first_imgHumanity’s descent is looking less like the linear succession it’s often thought to be and more like something resembling an ancient mosh pit.The last decade’s revolution in our ability to read ancient DNA has transformed our understanding of humankind’s roots, settling long-running debates among scientists about who is related to whom, and creating a swirling picture of human ancestry in which groups regularly immigrate, emigrate, colonize, conquer, and disappear, exchanging genes, languages, and cultures whose traces still exist.Traditionally, scientists have inferred relationships by comparing morphological traits from remains found in different parts of the world. With the advent and expansion of DNA technology, we are increasingly discovering not just what people looked like in a particular region over time, but who bred with whom and where they originated. In Europe, for example, groups whose remains have been found in the archeological record turn out to have made little contribution to the gene pool of modern Europeans.“New groups arrived in Europe after the advent of farming. Europe is a dynamic place,” said John Hawks, the Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Europe has undergone a succession of colonization by other populations.”Hawks spoke at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s Knafel Center last Friday. He was one of the speakers at the institute’s annual science symposium, this year focused on “The Past, Present, and Future of DNA.” The session featured discussions related to modern DNA analysis, including the possible resurrection of extinct animals like the mammoth, forensic DNA investigation, the ethics of DNA, and a peek at the likely future of DNA science.Radcliffe Dean Lizabeth Cohen, the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, introduced the event, saying that science is in the institute’s own DNA, going back to Radcliffe College’s Bunting Institute (named after Mary Ingraham Bunting, former Radcliffe president and microbiologist). DNA, Cohen said, has fascinated and challenged scientists since it was first isolated in 1869. Since then, she said, advances in DNA technology have transformed an increasing number of fields, even history.Janet Rich-Edwards, co-director of Radcliffe’s science program and associate professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, compared the impact of modern DNA science with the moon landings. And, as transformative as the impact of DNA technology has been already, its future is rife with possibility, as scientists devise ways to edit the genome, create artificial DNA, and engage in large-scale environmental DNA sampling, providing new ways to understand the environment and what inhabits it.,The possibility of bringing back extinct species is a topic that engages the public, according to Beth Shapiro, associate professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Shapiro, who explores what DNA says about ancient animal populations in Beringia, the area around the Bering Strait, said the first question people often ask is whether it’s possible to clone a woolly mammoth. Shapiro said the answer is no, but added that it actually might be a good idea. Unlike other extinct animals that vanished along with their habitat, the mammoth’s habitat on Siberia’s frozen plains might still be appropriate.The mammoth, Shapiro said, was likely driven to extinction by human hunters, and there are stretches of the Siberian north that could again become its home. In fact, she said, researchers are already at work in Siberia’s Pleistocene Park, testing a theory that it was the disappearance of large herds of grazing animals — including the mammoth — that transformed productive grasslands into the current tundra.They are working to restore herds of deer, moose, and other large herbivores in hopes that their grazing, trampling, and other behaviors will re-create an environment called the Mammoth Steppe.There is still a long way to go to create a mammoth, however, Shapiro said. Scientists have compared the genomes of the mammoth with existing elephants and found that the Asian elephant is the mammoth’s closest relative, sharing some 99 percent of its DNA. But that remaining 1 percent, Shapiro pointed out, amounts to 1.5 million base pairs, some of which would be critical to the animal’s survival. One change, for example, makes blood better able to transport oxygen in cold weather, key for an animal adapted to frigid temperatures.“These guys really are ecosystem engineers,” Shapiro said of the mammoths. “Bringing these guys back, bringing back the large herbivores will re-establish interactions that … [have been] missing since the time of their extinction.”last_img read more