Ex-drug company CEO Shkreli to speak at Harvard

first_img Associated Press Tags Martin Shkrelipharmaceuticals By Associated Press Feb. 12, 2017 Reprints CAMBRIDGE, Mass.  — Controversial former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli is set to speak at Harvard while out on bail awaiting his federal securities fraud trial.The former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is expected to talk about investing and healthcare at an event organized by the Harvard Financial Analysts Club. The talk on Wednesday is open to the Harvard community only.Shkreli drew sharp criticism after his company purchased the rights to a drug used by AIDS and cancer patients to fight parasitic infections and raised its price from less than $17 to $750 per pill.advertisement The 33-year-old New York resident is free on $5 million bail pending his federal securities fraud trial in an unrelated case. He has pleaded not guilty. A judge on Thursday approved his request to travel to Massachusetts.center_img About the Author Reprints Former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli. Susan Walsh/AP BusinessEx-drug company CEO Shkreli to speak at Harvard last_img read more

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Laois man Michael set to take First Dates by storm next week

first_img Facebook Laois man Michael set to take First Dates by storm next week By Alan Hartnett – 22nd March 2019 Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter Twitter We’ve waited what has felt like an eternity for this – but it is now less than six days away.Mountrath man Michael Boyhan will appear on our TV screens next Thursday night when he takes his seat in the Gibson Hotel on his quest to find love.Fans of the show got a sneak peak of the Mountrath native and his date at the end of last night’s episode.And there looks to be a bit of chemistry between Mick and his date as the small exchange shows the pair of them exchanging in a bit of slagging.Mick, who is looking very sharp, says: “You’re a shocking fidgeter, you’re always playing with your hair. Do you know what that is a sign of?And his date shoots back: “Not Nerves anyway.”Back at the start of January, we revealed that Mountrath native Michael Boyhan would appear on the latest series of the very popular RTE show.After the success of Camross native Eoin Scully on last year’s show, we’re sure producers of the popular dating series were chomping at the bit to get another Laois man on the screen.The Mountrath man is a familiar face to those on the Laois hurling and camogie scenes.He has been involved in both hurling and camogie underage setups, and came into the Laois U-20 hurling backroom team in a strength and conditioning role alongside manager David Cuddy.In 2017 he was strength and conditioning coach with the Laois minor hurling team and was also involved as a hurling coach in Mountrath Community School.In 2018, he was an integral part of the management team for Slieve Bloom who won the Intermediate hurling title in Laois – defeating Camross in the final.Will Michael find love? Tune in next Thursday March 28 at 9.30pm on RTE 2 to find out.SEE ALSO – Electric Picnic organisers reveal new festival details Home Lifestyle Entertainment Laois man Michael set to take First Dates by storm next week LifestyleEntertainment Pinterest GAA TAGSFirst Dates IrelandMichael BoyhanMountrath 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest GAA Previous articleWomen in Sport: From underdog to a guiding light in Irish women’s rugby, it’s Alison MillerNext articleSlight drop in 2018 agricultural land price in Laois – but high success rate in terms of selling Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp GAA last_img read more

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Canadian venture capital and private equity activity way up

first_img Keywords Venture capitalCompanies CVCA — Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association Tech sector drove strong global VC investment in 2020: KPMG James Langton Related news B.C. dominates Canadian VC funding in Q1 The strong growth in venture investment came as exit values hit a record high of $4.3 billion, up from $1.5 billion in 2014, powered by a trio of large initial public offerings — Shopify, ProNAi, and Davids Tea. By sector, information technology led the way, accounting for almost two-thirds of the volume and transaction value, the CVCA report says. As well, the life sciences sector saw particularly strong growth, with deal volume up 39%, and deal value up 35%, from 2014. Funding trends shifter toward earlier stage deals at the expense of later stage transactions in 2015, the CVCA report says. There were 178 seed-stage deals during the year, it says, up 30% year over year. Early-stage deals led the growth in deal value, up by 46% from 2014, the report says, citing “significantly larger round sizes.” At the same time, investment is later-stage companies declined from the previous year, the report adds. “Venture capital investment is going through a much needed resurgence in Canada”, said Mike Woollatt, CEO of the CVCA. “The future looks brighter as exits climbed through 2015 and fundraising numbers were strong, thanks in large part to government activity on the fund of funds side.” In terms of private equity, the CVCA reports that deal volume rose 19% in 2015 to 399 deals, but that deal value dropped to $22.8 billion from $42.2 billion a year ago. By sector, the energy sector continued to lead the way in terms of deal value, with $8.6 billion worth of activity in 48 deals. However, this is down significantly from 82 deals and $13.1 billion in 2014, the CVCA says. As a result, the energy sector now only ranks fourth in terms of deal volume, trailing industrials, tech, and mining. “Private equity investment in Canada is leaping from strength to strength right now, despite the impact of oil and gas prices”, said Woollatt. “We are seeing robust activity in deal volume, amounts invested, and fundraising levels, which bode well for future investments.” As for private equity exits, mergers and acquisitions transactions lead the way, the CVCA report says, representing approximately 60% of both volume and overall value. However, the IPO market for private equity “remains slow”, the report says, noting that there were only four deals during the year, amounting to $2.5 billion. A survey of CVCA members reveals firms expect the strong deal activity to continue in 2016. Sixty-four per cent believe current economic conditions favour private capital, according to the survey, and 54% say that a lower Canadian dollar improves the business outlook for the upcoming year. The venture capital and private equity industry in Canada saw strong growth in 2015 and deal flow is expected to continue this year, according to a new report from the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) published on Monday. Venture deal volume grew 24% over 2014, with 536 deals, deal value rose 12% to $2.3 billion, the CVCA report says. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Canadian venture capital investments totalled $4.4B in 2020 Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

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Insurers welcome new resilience and mitigation investment

first_imgInsurers welcome new resilience and mitigation investment The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) today welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government of $600 million for new disaster preparation and mitigation programs as part of the establishment of the new National Recovery and Resilience Agency (NRRA).The establishment of the NRRA will bring a national focus to building infrastructure, homes and communities that can better withstand the bushfires, storms, floods, and cyclones that are unfortunately a part of Australian life.This is a significant step forward in redressing the imbalance in public policy to create a stronger and more disaster-resilient community. The Productivity Commission has previously estimated that 97 per cent of all disaster funding in Australia is spent after an event, with just three per cent spent on mitigation measures before an event.Insurers have for many years now been calling for the expansion of programs to improve household and public resilience, identifying the top priority projects that require funding.In the past two years, insurers have received 389,000 claims and paid out more than $7.16 billion to Australian policyholders for natural disaster related claims due to destructive bushfires, hail, storms, and floods.Since 2010 natural disasters have cost insurers $29.67 billion and affected hundreds of thousands of communities, families, and business across the country.With yesterday’s announcement of a $10 billion reinsurance pool to underwrite cover for cyclone and cyclone-related flood and $40 million to make strata buildings in northern Australia more resilient to extreme weather events, significant moves have been made this week towards a safer and more resilient nation.Quote attributable to Andrew Hall, CEO, Insurance Council of Australia:The Insurance Council welcomes this necessary investment to make Australian communities and households – particularly those exposed to extreme weather events, bushfire and natural disasters – more resilient.Insurers have been calling for some time for this scale of investment, and its pleasing to see the Morrison Government has heard these calls with this action. We look forward to seeing the details of these projects in the Federal Budget next week.Stronger and more resilient communities, businesses, and households mean less risk, less disruption to lives and faster recovery after a major natural disaster. Insurers stand ready to assist this new agency with all the support and data needed to maximise the Commonwealth Government’s investment. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Commission, commonwealth, Federal, federal budget, federal government, Government, infrastructure, insurance, Insurance Council of Australia, Investment, Morrison, Morrison Government, Productivity Commission, resiliencelast_img read more

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CU-Boulder to test campus text-messaging system on April 14

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 11, 2011 As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the University of Colorado Boulder will distribute educational materials on flood safety and test Campus Alerts systems on Thursday, April 14.Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week, the annual campaign by the National Weather Service, the Colorado Division of Emergency Management and emergency managers throughout Colorado to promote severe spring weather safety, runs April 10-16.”During the spring and summer the weather in Colorado can change suddenly. In the city of Boulder we are particularly at risk for thunderstorms and flash floods,” said Vice Chancellor for Administration Frank Bruno. “The university is committed to working with the city and county to inform our community about how to prepare for emergencies.”At noon on Thursday, emergency management staff will send an alert by text-message and email to all individuals signed up through CU-Boulder’s Campus Alerts, and post test alert messages on www.colorado.edu and the Emergency Information Line at 303-492-4636 (INFO).In addition to distributing educational materials, volunteers with laptops will be available in the University Memorial Center on April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help students, faculty and staff sign up for the Campus Alerts system. Campus community members with a colorado.edu, cu.edu or cufund.org email address can sign up to receive an alert by text message, email or both at www.colorado.edu/alerts.Throughout the spring the city of Boulder will distribute flood safety information in an effort to raise awareness that Boulder is the No. 1 flash flood risk community in Colorado due to its location at the mouth of Boulder Canyon, the number of people who live and work within the Boulder Creek floodplain, and the numerous other drainage basins running through the city.In addition, a lack of vegetation and permeable soil in the Fourmile Canyon burn area creates an increased possibility of rain run-off and flooding from both Boulder Creek and Fourmile Canyon Creek if a severe storm occurs over this area. This increased flood potential could last anywhere from two to 10 years until the landscape starts to recover.The Boulder Office of Emergency Management began testing the countywide emergency sirens on April 4. The siren tests will occur the first Monday of each month from April through August.During an emergency, the sirens are used to alert residents to potential danger from a flood or other immediate threat. Siren tests ensure that all systems and procedures are working properly during the season of peak flood danger. The tests also promote public awareness of the warning sirens located throughout Boulder County.The CU-Boulder Campus Alerts system has over 26,000 subscribers including students, faculty and staff members. Over 68 percent of the campus community is currently enrolled. The campus conducts at least two tests of the text-messaging system each year.After they receive the test message, users are encouraged to add Campus Alerts to their phone contacts so that in the case of an emergency the alert will display as received from the university. Users who have changed phone numbers or switched carriers since signing up should log in to the system to update their contact information. They can log in by going to www.colorado.edu/alerts. Answers to frequently asked questions and support information also are available on the site.For information about the text-messaging system go to the CU-Boulder website at www.colorado.edu/alerts. Any user who expected to receive an alert and didn’t, or who needs help signing up for the system, should call the IT Service Center at 303-735-HELP or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Next generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores

first_imgHomeFeaturedNext generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores Nov. 15, 2018 at 4:59 amFeaturedNewsNext generation of biotech food heading for grocery storesAssociated Press3 years agoapbiotechfoodNews By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical WriterThe next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA “edited” are expected to begin selling. It’s a different technology than today’s controversial “genetically modified” foods, more like faster breeding that promises to boost nutrition, spur crop growth, and make farm animals hardier and fruits and vegetables last longer.The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has declared gene editing one of the breakthroughs needed to improve food production so the world can feed billions more people amid a changing climate. Yet governments are wrestling with how to regulate this powerful new tool. And after years of confusion and rancor, will shoppers accept gene-edited foods or view them as GMOs in disguise?“If the consumer sees the benefit, I think they’ll embrace the products and worry less about the technology,” said Dan Voytas, a University of Minnesota professor and chief science officer for Calyxt Inc., which edited soybeans to make the oil heart-healthy.Researchers are pursuing more ambitious changes: Wheat with triple the usual fiber, or that’s low in gluten. Mushrooms that don’t brown, and better-producing tomatoes. Drought-tolerant corn, and rice that no longer absorbs soil pollution as it grows. Dairy cows that don’t need to undergo painful de-horning, and pigs immune to a dangerous virus that can sweep through herds.Scientists even hope gene editing eventually could save species from being wiped out by devastating diseases like citrus greening, a so far unstoppable infection that’s destroying Florida’s famed oranges.First they must find genes that could make a new generation of trees immune.“If we can go in and edit the gene, change the DNA sequence ever so slightly by one or two letters, potentially we’d have a way to defeat this disease,” said Fred Gmitter, a geneticist at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, as he examined diseased trees in a grove near Fort Meade.GENETICALLY MODIFIED OR EDITED, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?Farmers have long genetically manipulated crops and animals by selectively breeding to get offspring with certain traits. It’s time-consuming and can bring trade-offs. Modern tomatoes, for example, are larger than their pea-sized wild ancestor, but the generations of cross-breeding made them more fragile and altered their nutrients.GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are plants or animals that were mixed with another species’ DNA to introduce a specific trait — meaning they’re “transgenic.” Best known are corn and soybeans mixed with bacterial genes for built-in resistance to pests or weed killers.Despite international scientific consensus that GMOs are safe to eat, some people remain wary and there is concern they could spur herbicide-resistant weeds.Now gene-editing tools, with names like CRISPR and TALENs, promise to alter foods more precisely, and at less cost, without necessarily adding foreign DNA. Instead, they act like molecular scissors to alter the letters of an organism’s own genetic alphabet.The technology can insert new DNA, but most products in development so far switch off a gene, according to University of Missouri professor Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes.Those new Calyxt soybeans? Voytas’ team inactivated two genes so the beans produce oil with no heart-damaging trans fat and that shares the famed health profile of olive oil without its distinct taste.The hornless calves? Most dairy Holsteins grow horns that are removed for the safety of farmers and other cows. Recombinetics Inc. swapped part of the gene that makes dairy cows grow horns with the DNA instructions from naturally hornless Angus beef cattle.“Precision breeding,” is how animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam of the University of California, Davis, explains it. “This isn’t going to replace traditional breeding,” but make it easier to add one more trait.RULES AREN’T CLEARThe Agriculture Department says extra rules aren’t needed for “plants that could otherwise have been developed through traditional breeding,” clearing the way for development of about two dozen gene-edited crops so far.In contrast, the Food and Drug Administration in 2017 proposed tighter, drug-like restrictions on gene-edited animals. It promises guidance sometime next year on exactly how it will proceed.Because of trade, international regulations are “the most important factor in whether genome editing technologies are commercialized,” USDA’s Paul Spencer told a meeting of agriculture economists.Europe’s highest court ruled last summer that existing European curbs on the sale of transgenic GMOs should apply to gene-edited foods, too.But at the World Trade Organization this month, the U.S. joined 12 nations including Australia, Canada, Argentina and Brazil in urging other countries to adopt internationally consistent, science-based rules for gene-edited agriculture.ARE THESE FOODS SAFE?The biggest concern is what are called off-target edits, unintended changes to DNA that could affect a crop’s nutritional value or an animal’s health, said Jennifer Kuzma of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at North Carolina State University.Scientists are looking for any signs of problems. Take the hornless calves munching in a UC-Davis field. One is female and once it begins producing milk, Van Eenennaam will test how similar that milk’s fat and protein composition is to milk from unaltered cows.“We’re kind of being overly cautious,” she said, noting that if eating beef from naturally hornless Angus cattle is fine, milk from edited Holsteins should be, too.But to Kuzma, companies will have to be up-front about how these new foods were made and the evidence that they’re healthy. She wants regulators to decide case-by-case which changes are no big deal, and which might need more scrutiny.“Most gene-edited plants and animals are probably going to be just fine to eat. But you’re only going to do yourself a disservice in the long run if you hide behind the terminology,” Kuzma said.AVOIDING A BACKLASHUncertainty about regulatory and consumer reaction is creating some strange bedfellows. An industry-backed group of food makers and farmers asked university researchers and consumer advocates to help craft guidelines for “responsible use” of gene editing in the food supply.“Clearly this coalition is in existence because of some of the battle scars from the GMO debates, there’s no question about that,” said Greg Jaffe of the food-safety watchdog Center for Science in the Public Interest, who agreed to join the Center for Food Integrity’s guidelines group. “There’s clearly going to be questions raised about this technology.”SUSTAINABILITY OR HYPE?Gene-editing can’t do everything, cautioned Calyxt’s Voytas. There are limitations to how much foods could be changed. Sure, scientists made wheat containing less gluten, but it’s unlikely to ever be totally gluten-free for people who can’t digest that protein, for example — or to make, say, allergy-free peanuts.Nor is it clear how easily companies will be able to edit different kinds of food, key to their profit.Despite her concerns about adequate regulation, Kuzma expects about 20 gene-edited crops to hit the U.S. market over five years — and she notes that scientists also are exploring changes to crops, like cassava, that are important in the poorest countries.“We think it’s going to really revolutionize the industry,” she said.Tags :apbiotechfoodNewsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentDowntown Santa Monica McDonald’s will close at night to prevent crimeRecipe: This elegant nut tart is surprisingly easy to prepareYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img read more

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Man arrested for narcotics, parole violation and identity theft

first_imgTags :crimeCrime Watchshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentStudy finds female-led films outperform male onesOfficial: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areasYou Might Also LikeBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press12 hours agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedKnife-wielding woman arrested during L.A. Councilman’s speechGuest Author4 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author7 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author1 week ago HomeNewsCrimeMan arrested for narcotics, parole violation and identity theft Dec. 12, 2018 at 4:30 amCrimeMan arrested for narcotics, parole violation and identity theftnews2 years agocrimeCrime Watch On November 26, at about 8:39 p.m.While patrolling the 2900 block of Lincoln Blvd an officers saw a subject riding a bicycle at night with no lighting equipment, a violation of the vehicle code.  An enforcement stop was conducted and the officers learned the subject was on probation with search conditions. A search of the subject led to the recovery of a methamphetamine smoking pipe.  A computer check revealed the subject had an outstanding parole violation warrant for his arrest. The subject was taken into custody. Michael Renard Gibson, 58, from Los Angeles was arrested for possession of narcotics paraphernalia, a parole violation; and identity theft. He was denied bail. last_img read more

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Cukurova suffers setback in Turkcell saga

first_img Author Richard Handford Home Cukurova suffers setback in Turkcell saga A UK court has thrown out an appeal by Turkey’s Cukurova Holding against an order that it must pay more than $1 billion in damages to TeliaSonera – the latest instalment in the two companies’ epic fight for control of Turkcell, the country’s leading mobile operator.The Privy Council has dismissed Cukurova’s appeal against an order from a Swiss court that it must pay $932 million in damages to TeliaSonera, following its failure to act on a 2005 agreement to sell its indirect stake in Turkcell. The final figure, including interest, is over $1 billion.In March 2005, Cukurova and TeliaSonera struck an agreement about the potential purchase by the latter of Cukurova’s 53-per-cent stake in Turkcell Holding, which in turn holds 51 per cent of Turkcell.Then in May 2005 Cukurova announced it would not sell its shares, which led TeliaSonera to launch arbitration proceedings against the Turkish company.The arbitration tribunal made a final award of $932 million against Cukurova in September 2011.TeliaSonera applied to the High Court in the British Virgin Islands for permission to enforce the award (the relevant Cukurova subsidiary was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands).The High Court granted permission and increased the damages, including interest, to over $1 billion.But the Turkish company launched an appeal, a process that ended up in the UK’s Privy Council, which is the final court of appeal for many Commonwealth countries.Last month, Cukurova scored a victory in the US where a court ruled that TeliaSonera could not enforce the $932 million arbitration award. But this week has seen a setback for the Turkish firm. Turkcell pushes services focus, hatches SA 5G plan Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 MAY 2014 Previous ArticleMotorola targets feature phone upgraders with Moto ENext ArticleBlackBerry launches smartphone for Indonesia Telia reaches Turkcell sale agreement FinancialTurkcell Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Tags Telia negotiating $530M Turkcell salelast_img read more

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Master in Early Childhood Education and Care

first_img Tweet September 3, 2010 Published by Site Default Deadline: 01/11/2010 (third countries students), 15/12/2010 (EU students)Open to: applicants with Bachelor degree or equivalent in or with significant relevance to early childhood educationFund: fullInternational Master in Early Childhood Education and Care (IMEC) is a two-year international Master Programme (120 ECTS) in Early Childhood Education and Care. All students will follow a given structure, spending at least one semester at all three partner institutions:1. Oslo University College (Norway)2. University of Malta (Malta)3. Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)Learning objectives:* To integrate research, professional development and policy at an advanced level within the field of early childhood education and care.* To gain knowledge of the tension between general policy targets, the increasing diversity of family structures and the need to strengthen children’s right as citizens.* To bridge the gap between quality provision and the lack of higher education and research within the field of early childhood education and care.* To explore the increasing pressure on early education and care systems arising from socio-economic and socio-cultural transformations, to focus not only on educational institutions but on children’s early learning in a broad variety of formal and informal learning contexts.* To foster critical awareness of cultural and individual diversity from a political and professional perspective.Target groupTeachers, educators, counselors, leaders or other groups who work with education and development issues in preschool and primary school, within central or local government or in private enterprises.Eligibility* Bachelor degree or equivalent in or with significant relevance to early childhood education* Sufficient command of written and oral English* Computer knowledge and skillsScholarshipFor the year 2010-2012, there are 10 scholarships available for third country students, 8 scholarships for students from the EU/EEA-EFTA states and 2 scholarships for students from the area of Western Balkans and Turkey.It is not possible to apply for a scholarship without a place on IMEC. Once you have been accepted to as a student on IMEC, the IMEC consortia will apply for a scholarship on your behalf. The scholarships will cover travel, participation cost, housing, insurance and a monthly allowance. For specific info click hereApplication procedureThe application process consists of two steps:1. fill out and submit online application formThen you have to send in hard copies of the required attachments. A complete application consists of the following:* Diplomas and transcripts must be in original or officially verified copies;* Language skills: students from non-English speaking countries must have passed: either IELTS or TOEFL* Statement of purpose: I.e. motivation, subject of interest, plans for students studies, which competencies and skills students would like to achieve, what student would like to do after completion, etc). Maximum 350 words. Must be submitted in English;* Relevant experience and professional training: CV. Relevant work experience must be documented* Letter of reference: 1-3 letters. Reference letters must be written in English;* Verification of identity (copy of passport, attestation from the National Population Register).For specific info about application procedure click here.Deadline for application is 1st November 2010 for third-country applicants.Deadline for European students is 15th December 2010.With any further queries contact: [email protected] detailed info Share 0 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society Plus Master in Early Childhood Education and Care By Mladiinfo says: Pocket Log in to Reply Hi, I just want to know if the scholarship for 2013-14 is now available or when it will be open? Log in to Reply on June 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm ← Max F. Perutz International PhD Program, Vienna on July 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm By Mladiinfo says: EMARO+ Masters Scholarships for International Students i need a scolarship to study my masters gegree in early childhood education Log in to Reply LinkedIn 0 on July 2, 2012 at 7:56 am hi..i just want to know if the scholarship program for 2012-2013 is now available?..tnx Erasmus Mundus GEMMA Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies 2020/2022 By Hildah Cukuru says: Log in to Reply Similar Stories By mladiinfo says: on October 31, 2011 at 11:33 am Dear Md. Shahriar Shafiq, Please note that Mladiinfo does not give scholarships or any financial support, but only informs about different opportunities. For more information, please do contact the organizers. Kind regards,Mladiinfo team Log in to Reply By billy says: +1 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. By Md. Shahriar Shafiq says: Log in to Reply Training on Migration and Human Rights, Berlin → 6 thoughts on “Master in Early Childhood Education and Care” on October 29, 2011 at 7:13 am on June 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm Reddit Dear Hildah, note that the deadline is over and that Mladiinfo does not give scholarships or any financial support, but only informs about different opportunities. Click on the direct link to the official page above to apply for the program. Best, Kristina,Mladiinfo Dear Billy As you can see on the webpage here – http://www.imec.hio.no/ The call is open this year. The deadlines are as follows – Application deadline for none-EU applicants: 1st November 2011; Application deadline for EU applicants: 15th December 2011. Kind Regards,DijanaMladiinfo last_img read more

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Young Government Officials from the Western Balkans Fellowship Programme

first_img ‘European Citizenship in United Europe’ Training, Sweden → Similar Stories Pocket +1 ← Call for Papers for International Scientific Conference in Struga August 8, 2013 Published by jana The Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Reddit LinkedIn 0center_img Share 0 Summer School Grants for Students and Young Academics from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe Open Call: Western Balkans Y-Peer Training of Trainers Tweet Deadline: 20 September, 2013Open to: civil servants from the Western  Balkans (Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro)Fellowship: travel, accommodation, monthly stipend, visa fees, health insurance, reimbursed for the language training up to a fixed amount.DescriptionThe European Fund for the Balkans is a joint initiative of European foundations designed to undertake and support initiatives aimed at bringing the Western Balkans closer to the European Union through grant-giving and operational programmes. Therefore, they have created the Fellowship Programme for Young Government Officials from the Western  Balkans which aims to contribute to the development of effective and efficient state administrations in the region by offering a tailor-made fellowship and training programme for highly qualified young professionals from the central government of their countries. Fellows will spend spend a three-months in government institutions in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. There are up to 20 scholarships available.EligibilityThe Programme is specifically designed for civil servants who satisfy the following criteria:national of one of the Western Balkan countries (Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro) maximum age of 40at least 3 (ideally 5) years of professional experience upon completing studiesat least 2 years as a civil servant for state authorityinitial managerial experience or prospects of assuming leadership responsibilitiesexcellent academic qualificationsvery good knowledge of Englishsound knowledge of national and international politics and economicsstrong interest in the political development of Europeexcellent writing skillsFor detailed eligibility criteria please refer to the official call HERE.FellowshipThe costs for participation in the Programme, travel, accommodation, visa fees, health insurance (if necessary) and any other essential maintenance costs relating to seminars and other compulsory events will be covered. Furthermore, the fellows will receive a monthly stipend, in addition to a relocation fee as well as reimbursed for the language training up to a fixed amount.ApplicationApplicants are requested to fill in the online application form and upload the following documents:Detailed CV in EnglishConfirmation by an employerThe application process for the Fellowship Programme consists of three phases:Online applicationSubmitting additional documents via E-mail (upon request)InterviewFor detailed information regrading the application process please read the application guidelines HERE.For further information please visit the official website Young Government Officials from the Western Balkans Fellowship Programme Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. last_img read more

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