3-Month Legislative Drafting Course for Caribbean Lawyers

first_img3-Month Legislative Drafting Course for Caribbean Lawyers UncategorizedJanuary 4, 2007 Related3-Month Legislative Drafting Course for Caribbean Lawyers Related3-Month Legislative Drafting Course for Caribbean Lawyers Related3-Month Legislative Drafting Course for Caribbean Lawyerscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A Commonwealth funded three-month course for legislative drafters in the Caribbean will be held in Georgetown, Guyana, from January 15 to April 6.The training programme, which is funded by the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation, is designed for lawyers serving as legislative drafters and those interested in this field of law. It is being co-organized by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the University of Guyana.Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General, Ransford Smith, said that course would help to strengthen the legislative drafting offices in the Caribbean, noting that this process was crucial to the implementation of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME).The CSME, he pointed out, “requires a review of national legislation in many areas; enactment of national laws; development and implementation of procedural and regulatory guidelines; putting in place modern public service legislative measures; and introducing trade-related legislation”.According to Mr. Smith, legislative drafters were in great demand but were also in short supply in the region, “therefore it is very important that these skills be developed and retained in the Caribbean. The Commonwealth Secretariat is aiming to do this by making this three-month course in legislative drafting available in the Caribbean over a five-year period”.Advisor (Caribbean) of the Secretariat’s Governance and Institutional Development Division, Dr. Joan Imhoff-Nwasike, added that the retention and shortage of legislative drafters has had a major impact on member countries, which require their services in regulatory and public sector reform, economic liberalization and globalization.A release from the Secretariat said the training programme would provide an in-depth analysis of the principles underlying legislative drafting and a thorough introduction to sound drafting practices. It will focus on the roles and responsibilities of the legislative counsel; types, hierarchy and structure of legislative instruments; and using information technology in the drafting process. Advertisementslast_img read more

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U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for Palestinians in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgU.S. Humanitarian Assistance for Palestinians in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic The U.S. government is pleased to announce $15 million in humanitarian assistance for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing these funds to address the most urgent, life-saving humanitarian needs in the West Bank and Gaza. With this assistance, USAID is supporting Catholic Relief Services’ COVID-19 response efforts in health care facilities and affected communities throughout the West Bank and Gaza. This assistance is also supporting emergency food assistance programming in communities facing food insecurity, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This small step in advancing the well-being of the Palestinian people is fully in keeping with American values.Additionally, to date, the United States has provided an initial $2 billion contribution to Gavi, the global vaccine alliance, to support vaccination for people around the world through the COVAX Advanced Market Commitment. In mid-March, the Palestinian Authority received the first batch of AstraZeneca and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX AMC. This is part of COVAX’s commitment to provide a total 168,000 AstraZeneca and 37,440 Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses for the West Bank and Gaza. Global cooperation is crucial to meet the threats of our time. President Biden is committed to working with our partners on COVID-19, a top national security priority. /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:american, Catholic, covid-19, Department of State, Emergency, Gaza, Government, Humanitarian, market, Palestinian, pandemic, President, security, United States, vaccination, Vaccines, worldlast_img read more

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CU, MIT top universities for Department of Energy Early Career Research awards

first_imgAlireza DoostanMinhyea Lee Published: May 17, 2011 Alexis Templeton Three University of Colorado Boulder professors will receive five-year, $750,000 grants as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program created in 2010 to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce with top young researchersThe three CU-Boulder winners — Alireza Doostan of the aerospace engineering sciences department, Minhyea Lee of the physics department and Alexis Templeton of the geological sciences department — were among 65 winners nationwide selected by the DOE in 2011. They join four other CU-Boulder faculty selected in the 2010 — the most of any university in the nation — making CU-Boulder and MIT tops in the country with seven faculty each in the DOE Early Career Research Program.Trailing CU-Boulder and MIT in total awards for the program in 2010 and 2011 were such schools as Princeton University, Caltech, the University of California, San Diego and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.”For CU-Boulder to be honored by the U.S. Department of Energy with seven of these coveted Early Career Research Program awards in the past two years is testimony to our excellence as a research university and our ability to recruit extremely talented young faculty,” said CU-Boulder Vice Chancellor for Research Stein Sture.  “It also is great news for our students, who will be even more involved in critical energy research efforts that benefit Colorado, the nation and world,” said Sture, also dean of the graduate school.Templeton will be exploring chemical reactions between water, carbon dioxide and several common minerals found beneath Earth’s surface, including olivine, which become unstable in water and will dissolve. Chemical reactions caused by dissolving olivine can react with and sequester CO2, essentially taking it out of the atmosphere and water and storing it in other rocks.The twist, said Templeton, is that all of the experiments will be conducted in the presence and absence of bacteria that can survive extreme conditions. She and her team will be using high energy X-rays to study how “extremophiles” that can survive such high temperatures and pressures in the deep subsurface might change the reaction pathway involved in dissolving the rocks, producing new minerals, or creating other greenhouse gases like methane.Lee’s research is focused on uncovering and identifying new states of matter resulting from strong interactions between electrons. The effort involves studying new materials with unusual properties, such as novel magnetism or unconventional superconductivity.In addition to the fundamental interest in discovering new states, there is great potential for new technological applications in the future, according to Lee.Doostan’s research centers on developing scalable computational techniques for uncertainty representation and propagation in complex engineering systems. To enhance the credibility of simulation tools and increase confidence in model predictions, Doostan and his group construct probabilistic approaches to characterize uncertainties and their impacts on model predictions.One of Doostan’s research efforts will be to attempt to improve simulation-based prediction of failure mechanisms in lithium-ion batteries.To be eligible for the DOE Early Career Research awards, researchers must have received their doctorates in the past 10 years and be untenured, tenure-track assistant or associate professors at U.S. academic institutions or full-time employees at DOE laboratories. The three CU-Boulder faculty winners in 2011 were selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants, as were CU-Boulder’s 2010 winners.The four 2010 recipients from CU-Boulder were Michael Hermele, Alysia Marino and Tobin Munsat of the department of physics and Arthi Jayaraman of the department of chemical and biological engineering.There was one other DOE Early Career Award winner from Colorado in 2011 — Zhigang Wu from the Colorado School of Mines, who will be studying quantum mechanical simulations of complex nanostructures for photovoltaic applications.For more information on the DOE awards go to science.energy.gov/news/in-the-news/2011/05-06-11/.-CU-center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Categories:AcademicsScience & TechnologyCampus CommunityNews Headlineslast_img read more

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April 17: Get an update on the campus strategic initiatives

first_img  If you goWho: Students, faculty and staffWhat: Update and panel discussionWhen: Wednesday, April 17, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.Where: Koelbel Building, Room 210Can’t attend in person? Watch via livestreamMore Details You’re invited to join the leads from Academic Futures, Financial Futures, Foundations of Excellence, the IDEA Plan and Strategic Facilities Visioning for a spring update and panel discussion on where the initiatives stand, how they fit together and what to expect next year. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 12, 2019 Categories:Strategic InitiativesCampus Communitylast_img

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Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Appoints Annette Hoff as Winemaker

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Appoints Annette Hoff as WinemakerIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessShannon Ridge Family of Wines Appoints Annette Hoff as WinemakerBy Press Release – August 11, 2020 364 0 Linkedin Facebook Pinterest Twitter Email AdvertisementLower Lake, CA (August 11, 2020) – Shannon Ridge Family of Wines has announced the appointment of Annette Hoff as winemaker, effective immediately. Hoff will be responsible for making the Buck Shack, Ovis, Clay Shannon, Giannecchini, and High Valley Wines.Hoff comes to Shannon Ridge with over 20 years of winemaking experience.  She was the founding winemaker for an artisan winery on the central coast, running point for both operations and production. Prior to running Cima Collina Winery, Hoff spent time as a consulting winemaker throughout Carmel Valley. She held the position of Assistant Winemaker at Estancia in Soledad, Enologist at Saintsbury in Carneros, and worked harvest in New Zealand.She will report directly to Joy Merrilees, Director of Winemaking and Production for Shannon Ridge Family of Wines. “We believe that Annette’s diverse winemaking experience paired with her creative and innovative spirit will have a powerful impact on the quality of our fine wine portfolio,” said Merrilees. “Her 20+ years of wine industry knowledge, running large facilities, hand crafting quality wines and her love of terroir will take our wines to the next level.”“I am quite enthusiastic and excited to work for Winegrower and Owner Clay Shannon and Wine Director Joy Merrilees,” stated Hoff. “Shannon Ridge Family of Wines is dynamic and growing and has a solid, committed winemaking team and I look forward to contributing to their mission and goals.”Hoff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis, and is a Licensed Apprentice Falconer.About Shannon Ridge Family of WinesThe Shannon family is committed to preserving their land, not only for the great vineyard sites but also for the bear, elk, mountain lions, eagles and other creatures which live there. Of their approximately 2,500 acres, only about 45% have been converted to vineyards. The balance of the land has been preserved for the wildlife which wanders through the property from the expansive wilderness areas adjoining the ranches. The vineyards were carefully planned out, leaving corridors open to migrating animals and protecting sensitive nesting areas.The Shannon Ridge Family of Wines portfolio includes Shannon Ridge High Elevation Collection, Buck Shack, Clay Shannon, High Valley, OVIS, Pistol Grip, Urgency, Vigilance, Giannecchini and Shannon Reserve.  www.shannonridge.comAdvertisement TAGSAnnette HoffpeopleShannon Ridge Family of Wines Share Previous articleFour Encrusted Wine Bottles, Co-Designed by Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry and Gemstone Vineyard, Auctioned for $300,000 During Virtual V Foundation Wine CelebrationNext articleJaime Araujo Appoints Michael Sommer as General Manager and Commercial Director Press Release ReddItlast_img read more

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Report: Facebook in Waze buy talks

first_img Author Apps Apple faces the music in Europe Previous ArticleQ1 profits slump at Telecom ItaliaNext ArticleGoogle Wallet chief steps down Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 MAY 2013 HomeAppsNews Report: Facebook in Waze buy talks Relatedcenter_img UK consumers seek £1.5B from Apple Facebook is in talks to acquire navigation app company Waze, according to reports originating from Israel publication Calcalist, with a price tag of $800 million to $1 billion mooted.According to a Reuters report, due diligence is underway following talks which began six months ago.Earlier this year it was reported that Apple was in talks with Waze, although this was swiftly rebutted.At this point, it was said that Waze was looking for $750 million to sell up.Apparently, Waze currently has 45 million users, with 1.5 million downloads made in March 2013 alone.Waze won the Best Overall Mobile App at the 2013 Global Mobile Awards. Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more AppleFacebookWaze Facebook trials feature to connect neighbours Steve Costello last_img read more

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Verizon chief shrugs off need for blockbuster M&A deal

first_img Chris Donkin Previous ArticleQualcomm updates Snapdragon 600 lineNext ArticleInstagram revamps mobile site to attract more users AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 MAY 2017 Tags Amazon reels in MGM Related Home Verizon chief shrugs off need for blockbuster M&A deal Verizon shuffles executives Verizon sorts sensor supremo Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Author Verizon does not feel pressure to do a big, strategic deal, despite industry speculation and expectation from analysts, CEO Lowell McAdam said.Reuters reported comments from the executive at the company’s latest meeting with financial analysts, where McAdam fielded questions on the company’s strategy in the face of the pending big-money acquisition of Time Warner by rival AT&T.The $85.4 billion AT&T Time Warner acquisition is currently going through the regulatory process and, if cleared, will see the company expand its interests further into the content sector.Verizon could hardly be regarded as having been quiet on the acquisition front in recent years, boosting its content and advertising play with a $4.5 billion bid for Yahoo’s core businesses, which is expected to complete in June, and a $4.4 billion AOL buy during 2015.M&A activity from AT&T and Verizon in sectors outside wireless telecoms comes while the pair also look to develop and launch next generation technologies.In an apparent bid to step-up this drive, Verizon is rumoured to have gone head to head with AT&T in an attempt to acquire 5G-ready spectrum licence holder Straight Path Communications.AT&T agreed a $1.6 billion fee for Straight Path in early April, though a mystery rival since made three attempts to usurp the offer – its current offer stands at $3.1 billion – and take the deal for itself.While Straight Path Communications only revealed the rival bids came from a “multinational telecommunications company”, CNBC claimed the offers came from Verizon.M&A talkDiscussion of M&A in the US media and wireless sector intensified in recent weeks following the expiry of an FCC ban on acquisition talks between providers in late April.Communications providers had previously been prevented from entering formal talks during a lengthy spectrum auction of former broadcast airwaves for wireless use. Now the process is complete, companies involved are free to discuss potential deals. AT&TLowell McAdamTime WarnerVerizonlast_img read more

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Funeral of former Taoiseach taking place in Dublin

first_img Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Funeral of former Taoiseach taking place in Dublin Twitter Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleOver 754,000 euro paid in Donegal during NPPR amnestyNext articleSemi Final to go ahead in Limerick admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds will be laid to rest today.The former Fianna Fáil leader will be buried following a full state funeral at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook at Shanganagh cemetery in Shankill in South Dublin.Mass will be led by Fr Brian D’Arcy, with the archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, as one of the concelebrants – and the eulogy will be delivered by Mr Reynolds’ son Philip.President Michael D Higgins, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are due to attend the service, as are several former Taoisigh and figures from across the political divide. By admin – August 25, 2014 News Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

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People / Rebound Returns appoints Colin Griffin as executive vice president

first_imgBy Alexander Whiteman 26/04/2019 Rebound Returns has appointed Colin Griffin as executive vice president, with a focus on growing the Asian and North American sides of the businessMr Griffin joins from Fanatics, where he served as global supply chain and operations director since January last year. Prior to that, he held the same role for the Boohoo group.Chief executive Graham Best welcomed Mr Griffin and said: “His strategic experience will be a vital asset as Rebound extends operations in cross-border markets such as Asia and the US.“The modern consumers, wherever they may be, demand a convenient returns experience and refund process. Over the last 12 months we’ve seen retailers turning to intelligent, data-driven returns in order to attract and retain their customers in international markets.”last_img read more

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TC “Increasing Quality of Inclusion and Employability International Youth Projects”

first_imgDeadline: 10 August 2016Open to: active youth workers aged above 18, coming from Germany, Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo*, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Turkey, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Greece, Romania and MontenegroVenue: 4-12 October 2016, Novi Sad, SerbiaDescriptionThe training course: “Increasing quality of inclusion and employability international youth projects” will be held in Novi Sad, Serbia in October 2016. Focus of the training course (TC) is to empower youth workers for quality youth empowerment in order to combat youth unemployment and exclusion. TC is developed for those willing to organise and improve the quality of inclusion/employability impact in their activities. This project aims to increase quality of partners’ activities for raising necessary competences of young people with fewer opportunities who were never employed or have recently lost employment. The course is based on the pedagogical understanding of the Council of Europe and the European Commission Partnership Programme and organizer’s experience and expertise in project management and youth work for entrepreneurship, employability skills and inclusion. As the training materials will be used SALTO booklets, T-kits, Compass, and different EU policy/programmes information. The TC will follow the non-formal education approach, principles and methods and will be based on participants’ experience and exchange.The core activity of the project is 8 days long training course. The language of the training course will be English.EligibilityThe participants should fulfill the following criteria:Age above 18;To be active youth workers willing to apply and multiply the knowledge received on this training course;Willing to take action in the field of inclusion, employability and entrepreneurship of youth with fewer opportunities, setting up the international and local projects;Willing to enter into partnerships with participants from different organisations/countries on behalf of their sending organisations;Able to work in English;Able to attend the entire duration of the course.The Project will gather 26 participants from 13 organisations and countries (Germany, Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo*, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Turkey, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Greece, Romania and Montenegro).CostsThere is not a participation fee;All accommodation and food costs in the hostel are covered by the organizers;Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organizers 100% up to the maximum allowance per distance calculator and means of travel.How to Apply?To apply, please fill in the application form, the deadline for applications is 10 August 2016. Selected participants will receive the detailed infosheet till 17 August 2016.For more information, please check out the official call. Tweet Share 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Transversality Photo Contest 2020 Pocket July 27, 2016 Published by elena Reddit LinkedIn 0center_img +1 COMMONWEALTH PHD SCHOLARSHIPS (FOR LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND FRAGILE STATES) Online Marketing / SEM Internship – Arabic Speaker → TC “Increasing Quality of Inclusion and Employability International Youth Projects” Similar Stories ← Training Course: “Stay Healthier Outside” Embracing Our Differences international juried competitionlast_img read more

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