RSF backs JED after threats by Congolese minister

first_img Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Paris, 7 November 2017 Dear Minister Mende, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international NGO that defends the freedom to inform, would like to express its concern about your criticism on 3 November of the Congolese press freedom NGO Journalist in Danger (JED). In your speech, you questioned the credibility of the report that JED had published the day before and you accused JED of “political activism.” You also implied that some of its members could be arrested. We fully support JED and its publications. In this case, JED carefully compiled the findings of the research that its staff had conducted and published throughout the past year. In this report, released on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, JED said there has been a nearly 40% increase in attacks against journalists by various state authorities in the DRC, which is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, having fallen 10 places since 2013. We realize that these figures might prompt you to react and we hope that, in response to these grim findings, your staff will do everything possible to identify and punish those responsible for these attacks, more than 80% of which were carried by military, police or administrative personnel. We also ask you to do more to protect journalists, who should not be the victims of abuses just because their reporting displease local or national authorities. The accusations that you made against JED, a leading Congolese civil society organization, are worrying and foster a threatening climate for JED’s staff, who need to be able to work freely. Since your comments, JED has received several “warnings” and calls for caution from supposedly well-intentioned persons. As minister of communication and media, you have to duty to set an example and to not legitimize violence against the media. We therefore urge you to ensure the safety of JED’s staff, whose work has been hailed by many international organizations and media outlets all over the world. Sincerely, Christophe Deloire Secretary-General February 16, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian The Democratic Republic of Congo’s minister of communication and media, Lambert Mende, made threatening comments about Journalist in Danger (JED), a partner organization of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), after JED issued its annual report on 2 November.In the following open letter, RSF voices its support for JED and calls on the minister to protect journalists and to put an end to impunity for those responsible for crimes of violence against them. News February 18, 2021 Find out more Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Newscenter_img News RSF_en Receive email alerts February 24, 2021 Find out more Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalists ImpunityPredatorsFreedom of expression November 7, 2017 RSF backs JED after threats by Congolese minister News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalists ImpunityPredatorsFreedom of expression to go further Lambert Mende, Ministre de la Communication et des médias de RDC depuis 2008 last_img read more

Respect Big Bend Coalition formed

first_img Twitter Respect Big Bend Coalition formed Pinterest Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 The West Texas energy sprawl is continuing to expand, with little sign of stopping, and in response, a new coalition has been formed in hopes to mitigate the environmental impact that development could have on the Big Bend region. Marilu Hastings, Vice President of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, is one of the leaders behind the initiative, and said the idea first came to her when she heard about Apache developing their Alpine High oil and gas site. “I started talking to a few people about how if you have this extent of oil and gas development in the region that is an undeveloped region for the most part, coupled with renewables, what is this area, this region gonna look like in 20 years or so?” Hastings asked. “Is it gonna look like the Eagle Ford?” Hastings said a study from the Nature Conservancy showed energy development is now causing the largest loss of open space worldwide, and Texas loses more open space to development than any other state. “Putting all those things together, I started asking around and talking to a lot of people about what it would mean to try and do things differently, to do energy development differently,” she said. “We are very much in favor of energy development, it’s not like we’re saying that energy development shouldn’t happen, but can it happen in a different way?” What the coalition will be looking at is development by design, aimed at providing a complete view of how future development could affect current natural systems and ensuring their health for the long-term, mitigating negative effects on local communities. The Big Bend region is one of the most biodiverse regions in the country, with more than 1,200 species of plants, 500 species of birds and 100 species of mammals, including ones not seen anywhere else in Texas like big horn sheep and black bears. David Iannelli, a partner at Hudson Pacific and the former president of Research+Data Insights, said the effort started in the fall of 2017, asking locals in their coverage area of Pecos, Presidio and Brewster Counties what they knew about energy development and their concerns. Some of those concerns included damaged infrastructure, an influx of crime, and price inflation. “What they bemoan is the lack of better planning in advance and they’d like to see better planning of this scale,” Iannelli said. “Because these communities are just not ready for the influx of people.” When they came back a year later for another survey, Iannelli said those same people said they didn’t have confidence in oil and gas production in the area being done while also being watchful of the communities’ land and water. Louis Harveson, founder and director of the Borderlands Research Institute, is helping with research for the coalition, and said the communities of the Big Bend region are currently ill-prepared for energy development. “They haven’t seen the energy come to their towns and so it’s really an opportunity to prepare the communities, to prepare the landowners to work with the industry, and find a better balance of how we may operate as we take advantage of energy opportunities in this region,” Harveson said. Harveson said they have already pulled together a stakeholder advisory group that’s already met once, made up of both conservationists and energy industry executives, including from Apache. Michael Teague, another member of the group and an energy consultant, said get all of the energy industry integrated into their planning process when it comes to the Big Bend region, and look at what energy companies can improve upon, and see what energy companies are doing well and implementing that here. “It’s about maximizing the benefits, and minimize the impacts and you can do both. You can do both if you start early enough and you listen to everybody,” Teague said. Hastings said Respect Big Bend innovating development and engaging with the industry without simply telling them to do better, and funding new research in the region to provide communities with information they may not have access to yet. She also emphasized Respect Big Bend is entirely funded by the Mitchell Foundation and will never receive funding from the energy industry. There is already a large amount of oil and gas development in the Delaware Basin in Reeves County, which would fall under the coalition’s coverage area, which some would say hasn’t been handled properly. Teague said their role in Reeves County would be to learn lessons from what has happened in Reeves County to learn lessons for future development and share that information. There are other concerns, such as air and light pollution, that the coalition will look at and prioritize, and Hastings said the majority of their work would be focused on non-regulatory programs, but on issues affecting communities where there may not be a Clean Air Act solution. She said they aren’t quite sure yet what their role will be in regards to issues like flaring and light pollution, but that those would come up during the coming stakeholders meetings. “This is not a one-off event, this is an initiative that’s going to be around for the long-term, as this issue is going to be around for the long-term,” Teague said. “The initiative is just starting out and a lot of the solutions dedicated toward that solution are being developed.”center_img WhatsApp TAGS  Local News Facebook Facebook Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Howard MarksNext articleHIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD: Baseball, softball playoff pairings Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Déploiement de la plateforme du pionnier de l’IA causaLens par les grands de la…

first_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Local News WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Déploiement de la plateforme du pionnier de l’IA causaLens par les grands de la finance : l’IA causale au service de l’analyse et de la rentabilité des stratégies de trading Twitter Facebook Previous articleLeroux returns to the Pride, still chasing soccer dreamsNext articleBalanced Ohio State rallies past Iowa in Top-10 matchup Digital AIM Web Support LONDRES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–févr. 3, 2021– La première plateforme d’IA causale au monde, par la jeune entreprise innovante causaLens, est exploitée par les entreprises de services financiers (dont Aviva Investors, 2IQ, TIAA, CLS Group et de très nombreux hedge funds en vue), pour extraire automatiquement les informations financières causales les plus pertinentes pour booster la rentabilité de leurs stratégies de trading. Ce communiqué de presse contient des éléments multimédias. Voir le communiqué complet ici : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005588/fr/ causaLens’ new website (Photo: Business Wire) Le secteur des services financiers s’appuie sur une compréhension fine des paramètres qui font fluctuer les marchés les plus dynamiques, mais les IA actuelles se contentent d’identifier des corrélations. Ces machines ne font que suivre les courbes ; non évolutives, elles ne fonctionnent que grâce à des équipes d’analystes rares et coûteux, avec des mécanismes difficiles à expliquer et qui, en fin de compte, ne servent pas réellement les marchés. L’IA causale est un nouveau type d’apprentissage automatique (ou ML, pour “machine learning”) plus proche d’une intelligence propre. Capable d’identifier les rapports de cause à effet, d’intégrer de manière intuitive les connaissances humaines, de concevoir les interventions les plus adaptées et d’imaginer des scénarios hypothétiques, l’IA causale aide ainsi à porter la stratégie et la prise de décision. Plus encore : elle présente des performances supérieures sur des tâches de prédiction conventionnelles. Il est ainsi prouvé qu’elle s’adapte trois fois plus vite à de nouvelles conditions de marché que les technologies actuelles d’apprentissage automatique. Michael Grady, responsable Stratégie et Economiste en chef chez Aviva Investors explique comment leur gestion de portefeuille bénéficie de causaLens : “L’IA causale gagne en importance dans notre analyse des investissements. Elle permet à nos équipes de stratégie et de gestion de dégager de l’alpha en identifiant de nouvelles causalités dans les données économiques, financières et alternatives, avec des modèles pointus, adaptables et explicables – et sans surapprentissage.” Masami Johnston, responsable des Services d’information chez CLS Group, explique : “L’IA causale nous permet d’identifier les mouvements significatifs inattendus des facteurs-clés du Forex, et donc de réagir vite aux conditions du marché pour améliorer nos stratégies d’investissement.” Darko Matovski, PDG et cofondateur de causaLens, commente : “Nous avons été les pionniers de l’automatisation de l’apprentissage automatique (AutoML) des séries chronologiques en 2017, ce qui a offert à nos clients une valeur ajoutée énorme en termes de performances et d’économies. Nous sommes fiers d’être désormais à l’origine de l’étape suivante. Seule l’IA causale est capable de raisonnement hypothétique et d’interventions, deux caractéristiques qui permettent à nos clients d’aller plus loin dans l’automatisation et l’intelligence, et donc de consolider leur ROI. Nous avons également élargi notre gamme au-delà des seules séries chronologiques.” Plus de cas d’utilisation, de démonstrations et de livres blancs sont disponibles sur le nouveau site de causaLens. Le texte du communiqué issu d’une traduction ne doit d’aucune manière être considéré comme officiel. La seule version du communiqué qui fasse foi est celle du communiqué dans sa langue d’origine. La traduction devra toujours être confrontée au texte source, qui fera jurisprudence. Consultez la version source sur businesswire.com :https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005588/fr/ CONTACT: Alejandro Ortega Ancel [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED KINGDOM EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FINANCE DATA MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: causaLens Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:08 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:08 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005588/fr Facebooklast_img read more

Buncrana Town Council unanimous in support for Malin Head Coastguard

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – October 12, 2012 Google+ Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous article‘Riverine Autumn School’ to bring Lifford and Strabane communities togetherNext articlePublic meeting to discuss anti-social behavior to be held in Kincasslagh tomorrow night News Highland Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News Buncrana Town Council are to write a letter in support of Malin Head Coastguard Station to the government.The Fisher report published earlier this year suggested that Malin Head and Valentia Coastguard stations be closed and the service centralised to Dublin.The report, released in July this year, has cast serious doubt over the future of the station.Cllr Nicholas Crossan, says Malin Head is vital to the local area, and he says the Town Council were unanimous in their support….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ncross2.mp3[/podcast]center_img Google+ Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Buncrana Town Council unanimous in support for Malin Head Coastguard Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Anticipatory Bail Matters Concern Liberty Of Citizens and Required to be Given Priority: Allahabad High Court Directs State To Ensure ‘Proper Assistance’

first_imgNews UpdatesAnticipatory Bail Matters Concern Liberty Of Citizens and Required to be Given Priority: Allahabad High Court Directs State To Ensure ‘Proper Assistance’ Sparsh Upadhyay5 Jan 2021 10:47 PMShare This – x”It is found in large number of cases, that the Investigating Officer/Circle Officer do not take Anticipatory Bail Matters with the seriousness required”While noting that the Anticipatory Bail matters are ‘serious’ in nature and are required to be taken up on priority, as they concern the liberty of citizens of the country, the Allahabad High Court recently observed, “It is found in large number of cases, that the Investigating Officer/Circle Officer do not take them with the seriousness required, repeatedly time is sought…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile noting that the Anticipatory Bail matters are ‘serious’ in nature and are required to be taken up on priority, as they concern the liberty of citizens of the country, the Allahabad High Court recently observed, “It is found in large number of cases, that the Investigating Officer/Circle Officer do not take them with the seriousness required, repeatedly time is sought for instructions/counter affidavit or placing the relevant record before the Court.” The Bench of Justice Vivek Chaudhary was hearing an anticipatory bail application filed in connection with offences under Sections 376-D & 506 I.P.C. When the case was taken on 20th November 2020, the A.G.A. had informed this Court that he had received instructions and would be filing the counter affidavit within ten days, as Medical Report of the victim which was not on record was required by the Court. Accordingly, the case was fixed for 02nd December 2020, however, on the next date fixed, the counter affidavit was not filed and the A.G.A. again requested for one week’s time and no more time was granted for filing the counter affidavit. Again, when the case was taken up on 14th December the A.G.A. stated before the Court that despite repeated reminders being sent, no one had come for filing the counter affidavit. To this, the Court expressed its displeasure and said, “The present matter is one such glaring example, where FIR lodged for an offence of rape, the Medical report is necessarily required to be looked into, but is not being placed before this Court and thus the Court is not able to proceed.” Further, the A.G.A. was directed to send the copy of the instant order to the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) for issuing directions to all concern to ensure proper assistance to the Court expeditiously in all anticipatory bail application. Case title – Pawan Kumar Yadav And Anr. v. State Of U.P. And Anr. [Criminal Misc Anticipatory Bail Application U/S 438 CR.P.C. No. – 9304 of 2020] Click Here To Download Order Copy[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Breaking: Maharashtra Govt. Orders Judicial Inquiry By Justice (Rtd) KU Chandiwal Into Corruption Allegations Against Anil Deshmukh

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking: Maharashtra Govt. Orders Judicial Inquiry By Justice (Rtd) KU Chandiwal Into Corruption Allegations Against Anil Deshmukh Sharmeen Hakim30 March 2021 9:15 AMShare This – xThe Maharashtra Government on Tuesday appointed former Bombay High Court Judge, KU Chandiwal to conduct a high-level judicial inquiry into corruption allegations against State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and submit a report within six months. The decision has been taken a night before a bench led by the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, Dipankar Datta, is set to hear the criminal PIL…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Maharashtra Government on Tuesday appointed former Bombay High Court Judge, KU Chandiwal to conduct a high-level judicial inquiry into corruption allegations against State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and submit a report within six months. The decision has been taken a night before a bench led by the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, Dipankar Datta, is set to hear the criminal PIL filed by Singh. Singh was shunted out of the CPs office and transferred to the Maharashtra Police’s Home Guards Department on March 18. Singh wrote an explosive letter to Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on March 20, making serious allegations of corruption against Deshmukh.The State Government notification issued on Tuesday mentions three reference points. 1. Does Singh’s letter dated March 20, prove any wrong-doing or criminal act on part of the home minister or anyone from his office. 2. Based on the letter written by Param Bir Singh after his transfer and based on the alleged information provided by ACP Sanjay Patil and API Sachin Waze, is a bribery related crime warranting investigation by the Anti-Corruption Bureau or any other agency made out against Deshmukh or any other official of his office. 3. Report is sought on the first to points from Justice Chandiwal. Click here to download the ResolutionNext Storylast_img read more

Childhood friends hit the runway with unique designs

first_imgLatest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Tucker Floyd re-enacts the Battle of Pickett’s Charge Re-enactments at historic Gettysburg draw spectators to the site year after year. As the battle raged and men fell all… read more Published 11:00 pm Friday, August 16, 2013 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Childhood friends hit the runway with unique designs The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Neither of these “fashionable friends” ever believed that the two of them would be working together to design fashions for the “now” generation.“The only person I ever considered and trusted to be my CEO was Christy but I just never thought it was a possibility,” Carter said. “I was so excited when everything worked out for her to come on board and work with me.“Christy saved me from making fashion mistakes in seventh grade and now I’ve created this brand from my own personality and taste level. We want young girls and women who shop DéJà Vu and wear Judith March to feel confident, beautiful and appropriate.” By Jaine Treadwell The two designers from Pike County attended a Kay Unger fashion show in New York where Christy Carlisle Smith was a senior designer.Stephanie Carter, founder of Judith March women’s clothing line, announced the formation of Southern Fashion House, a new company to serve as the parent brand for her various fashion lines on Aug. 7, 2013.Carter also announced Christy Carlisle Smith, former senior designer with Kay Unger fashion brand in New York City, as chief executive officer.The storyline was Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, August 7, 2013 and the article hit newspapers nationwide. But, perhaps, nowhere will that article be of more interest than in rural Pike County in Southeast Alabama where Carter and Carlisle Smith are native daughters. Sponsored Content 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 Carlisle Smith’s dream was to be a fashion designer in New York City. Never did she think that she would achieve that dream and then leave the Big Apple for a design cottage on the Gulf Coast.“Stephanie and I have been friends for so long that I can’t even remember how we met,” Carlisle Smith said. “I know she backs up every decision that I make and I do the same for her. There’s something very comfortable about taking risks with someone you trust so much.“Stephanie and I took two very different career paths and we never dreamed that both paths would lead us back together. The sky is the limit when we get on a roll.”Carlisle Smith graduated from Auburn in 2003 with a degree in apparel design and an international minor in human sciences. She moved to New York to do an internship with Kay Unger and was hired as a fulltime employee before her internship ended. She moved through several divisions of the company and was given her first collection to design at age 25. Skip Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder “After eight years with the company, I achieved my dream job to design the evening collection of Kay Unger New York and Phoebe Couture,” said Carlisle Smith.While Carlisle Smith was working to achieve her dream, her close friend and former schoolmate at Pike Liberal Arts School, Stephanie Carter, was following her dream. Carter graduated from Troy University in 2004 with a degree in marketing and continued selling via trunk shows, which she started in college.In 2005, Carter opened a 100-square-foot Deja Vu kiosk in Seacrest beach and quickly began to understand the demographics of the customer that vacationed in that area.She expanded Déjà Vu retail brand to Pier Park in Panama City in August 2008 and Seaside in March 2009.I wasn’t finding from the supplies that I needed for success in my store,” Carter said. “So,in 2009, I decided to fill a void for production in my stores by launching my own collection, Judith March.”Neither Carter nor Carlisle Smith could have known but that was when the foundation of Southern Fashion House was laid.‘I helped Stephanie connect with a manufacturer with an agent in New York,” Carlisle Smith said. “Stephanie designed her first collection of Judith March out of my junior one bedroom apartment in New York in June 2009.”Carlisle Smith helped Carter do the technical requests for her first samples and encouraged her to hire a past colleague, Megan Crane, who had worked at Kay Unger.Carter and Crane picked up with production of that first collection. Carter and her team attended her first apparel market in January 2010 to debut the Judith March collection at FAME in New York City.Carter was off and running and has not slowed down. Carter views the world as one great runway and she’s got designs to show.Now, with Carlisle Smith as CEO of Carter’s Southern Fashion House, the sky is the limit for the fashionable friends. Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

BEST IN CLASS: PCS announces teachers of the year

first_imgThe recognition of the 2017-2018 Pike County Schools Teachers of the Year was a highlight of the system’s Teacher In-Service Day on January 2. Pictured from left, are Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of schools, and Shannon Barron, GHS, Kim Dunn, PCHS, Phyllis Jackson, Banks Primary; Barbara Cotton, Banks Middle School; Wendy Pittman, GES: and Neana Fountain, PCES. Latest Stories Print Article Published 4:00 am Friday, January 5, 2018 The Pike County Schools announced the system’s Teachers of the Year for the 2017-2018 school year at the Teacher In-Service Day on January 2.Neana Fountain, Pike County Elementary School, was named the overall Elementary Teacher of the Year and Kim Dunn, Pike County High School, was named the Secondary Teacher of the Year.The Teachers of the Year for the Banks Schools are Phyllis Jackson, Banks Primary, and Barbara Cotton, Banks Middle School. Next UpWendy Pittman is the Teacher of the Year at Goshen Elementary School and Shannon Brannon received the honor at Goshen High School.In Brundidge, Fountain is Pike County Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year and Dunn is the Pike County High School award recipient.Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, said teachers throughout the system are to be congratulated for the outstanding jobs they do and their commitment to the students. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “A packet is prepared that takes many things into account,” Bazzell said. “There is a written application that, I believe, includes an essay. The teachers are evaluated on assessment information, their participation in activities above and beyond the classroom, their community service and on comments provided by students, parents and also their peers.”Bazzell said this year’s Pike County Teachers of the Year are very deserving and their commitment to the students of the Pike County School System is recognized and greatly appreciated. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… BEST IN CLASS: PCS announces teachers of the yearcenter_img “And it’s always an exciting time when we recognize those teachers who stand out and above our great group of teachers,” Bazzell said. “We congratulate our 2017-2018 Teachers of the Year and want them to know how much we appreciate their work on behalf of our kids.”Bazzell said the Teachers of the Year are nominated by their peers and the system wide Teachers of the Year are selected through an application process.“The packets these teachers prepare are evaluated by outside readers,” Bazzell said. “There is no involvement on the local level. Our overall Teachers of the Year will compete at the state level in the spring.”Bazzell said the evaluation for the statewide Teachers of the Year honors is rather intense. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Late surge: Patriots control second half in 60-48 win over Northside in area opener The Pike Liberal Arts Patriots won the area opener against Northside 60-48 on Thursday night in Troy. After a lengthy… read more 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 You Might Like By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

EU law no substitute for real consultation

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article EU law no substitute for real consultationOn 22 May 2001 in Personnel Today Isit a slowdown or a recession – or not quite either? Whatever is going on,manufacturing in particular is losing jobs. Motorola closed a Scottish factorywith the minimum of consultation. Again, the accusation stands that UK law onprior consultation is so weak that multinationals close British subsidiariesfirst because it is cheaper and quicker to do it here. Social Europe would notlet people be sacked without prior consultation and generous support measures.Thisissue, though, has some interesting themes behind these predictable, ifunderstandable, concerns. It is not clear that better, “expensive”consultation saves jobs. It is also not clear whether the Government, if it isre-elected, will forever resist doing something about bringing UK consultationrights closer to the European norm.Sowhat does this issue tell us about the relationship between nationalgovernments and multinationals? Have corporations become so mighty that all anygovernment can do is placate them and defer to their every employment policywish? This might look the case, but the Government did not hesitate tointroduce union recognition laws, and the inward investors have accepted thatwith largely good grace.Theneed for inward investment is vital for Britain, particularly formanufacturing. Most employees say if they work for inward investors that theyare mightily preferable to no work at all. But they will also reveal that theterms and conditions – and the atmosphere of successful workplace purpose – isoften in advance of traditional UK management styles. These days, it is notjust prominent inward investors who shock us. Job security at Marks &Spencer is not what it used to be.Thiscurrent interest in how to get every employer to consult more widely is alsotied up with the red tape frenzy. There would not be calls for legislation onconsultation if more employers involved staff at an earlier stage. But whatdoes the average UK firm prefer? Is management prepared to open up the companyto scrutiny from below? When the people who do the work illustrate theshortcomings of the “strategy” and the “vision thing”, canmanagers take the criticism and improve the company’s performance by improvingtheir own? Or do they hide from open consultation and refuse to change bigideas for fear of having to admit to their own fallibility?Untilthe average reaches higher standards, the “red tape” solution appearsto be the only show in town. We would prefer British behaviours to improve, andwe know the law is no substitute for genuine reforming mutuality at work. Butdon’t ask the workforce to abandon protective restrictive practices if they canstill be thrown out by people who knew months before that the tumbrels were inthe car park and told no one they had arrived.ByJohn LloydNational officer, Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Unionlast_img read more

A new mechanism for polar patch formation

first_imgPolar patches are regions within the polar cap where the F-region electron concentration and airglow emission at 630 nm are enhanced above a background level. Previous observations have demonstrated that polar patches can be readily identified in Polar Anglo-American Conjugate Experiment (PACE) data. Here PACE data and those from complementary instruments are used to show that some polar patches form in the dayside cusp within a few minutes of the simultaneous occurrence of a flow channel event (short-lived plasma jets ∼2 km s−1) and azimuthal flow changes in the ionospheric convection pattern. The latter are caused by variations of the y-component of the interplanetary magnetic field. The physical processes by which these phenomena cause plasma enhancements and depletions in the vicinity of the dayside cusp and cleft are discussed. Subsequently, these features are transported into the polar cap where they continue to evolve. The spatial scale of patches when formed is usually 200-1000 km in longitude and 2°-3° wide in latitude. Their motion after formation and the velocity of the plasma within the patches are the same, indicating that they are drifting under the action of an electric field. Occasionally, patches are observed to occur simultaneously in geomagnetic conjugate regions. Since some of these observations are incompatible with the presently-accepted model for patch formation involving the expansion of the high latitude convection pattern entraining solar-produced plasma, further modeling of the effects of energetic particle precipitation in the cusp, the consequences of flow channel events on the plasma concentrations, and the time dependence of plasma convection as a result of interplanetary magnetic field By changes is strongly recommended. Such studies could be used to determine the relative importance of this new mechanism compared with the existing theory for patch formation as a function of universal time and season.last_img read more