International Summer School on Migration Research in Azerbaijan

first_img Share 0 Pocket +1 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Thomson Reuters Foundation Workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia Reddit Deadline:  31 March 2016Open to: students of media, international law/ migration law, economy, demography and social and political sciences from Georgia and Azerbaijan, young professionals from state institutions and civil society organisationsVenue: 26 June – 2 July 2016 in Baku, AzerbaijanDescriptionThe “International Summer School on Migration Research” is organised within the framework of two EU-funded projects, the “Enhancing Georgia’s Migration Management” – ENIGMMA PROJECT implemented in Georgia by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in cooperation with the State Commission on Migration Issues of Georgia (SCMI) and the “Support to Implementation of the Mobility Partnership with Azerbaijan” – MOBILAZE PROJECT implemented in Azerbaijan by ICMPD in cooperation with the Azerbaijani state institutions involved in migration management . The Summer School will take place in Azerbaijan and runs from 26 June to 2 July 2016.International academia experts from the EU as well as Azerbaijan and Georgia will be lecturing and mentoring at the summer school. Summer school will provide research-oriented, multidisciplinary and innovative academic lectures, seminars and projects on issues related to the migration situations and migration policies in Georgia, Azerbaijan and the EU. Teaching will be accompanied by research work, projects and discussions.EligibilityStudents of media, international law/ migration law, economy, demography and social and political sciences from Georgia and Azerbaijan;Young professionals from state institutions and civil society organisations working on relevant migration topicsA proficient knowledge of English is required.CostsAll students will receive board and lodge free of charge, travel costs will be covered by the projects. No participation fee will be charged.How to Apply?If you are interested submit your CV together with the filled-out application form at: [email protected] by 31 March 2016.Visit the official web-page for more information. LinkedIn 0 International Summer School on Migration Research in Azerbaijancenter_img 2020 EaP Civil Society Fellowships – Call for Applications The Lane Kirkland Scholarships in Poland in the 2020-2021 Academic Year Similar Stories March 17, 2016 Published by Ivana Petriskova Tweet ← Story of Slovak Start-Up – Kickresume Funded Doctoral Positions in Computer Science, Austria →last_img read more

NASCAR honors healthcare workers in first race back with The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway

first_imgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 14, 2020) – As NASCAR returns to the race track for the first time in more than two months, the sport will honor frontline healthcare workers in The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, May 17, at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX.The special NASCAR Cup Series race entitlement at Darlington Raceway follows the launch of The Real Heroes Project, a collaborative initiative by 14 sports leagues including NASCAR to recognize and pay tribute to medical professionals serving on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.“As the coronavirus challenges our country in unprecedented ways, the frontline healthcare workers – the nurses, paramedics, emergency physicians and many others – continue to inspire us with their strength and bravery in caring for their fellow Americans,” said Jill Gregory, NASCAR executive vice president and chief marketing and content officer. “These men and women are the real heroes and the NASCAR industry is incredibly proud to honor their selflessness and service as we return to racing on Sunday.”MORE: NASCAR rallies around Real HeroesThrough a collaboration with NASCAR, FOX Sports and the race teams, each driver’s name will be replaced above the driver-side window with the name of an individual healthcare worker currently battling the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, The Real Heroes Project logo will be displayed on the side panel of each race car.The healthcare workers honored on the cars, selected in part by local FOX affiliates from cities across the country, will serve as grand marshals for The Real Heroes 400 and appear in an on-air mosaic to simultaneously give the command for drivers to start their engines for the race.“Real heroes” from the state of South Carolina include healthcare workers from St. Francis Downtown hospital in Greenville, South Carolina, and McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina, located just south of Darlington Raceway.RELATED: Cup Series entry listThe sports leagues behind the Real Heroes Project launched a public service announcement on May 6 that featured some of the biggest names in sports, including a pair of NASCAR Cup Series champions in Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kevin Harvick. The PSA features more than 30 athletes sharing personal thank-you messages with their healthcare heroes and replacing the names on their own jerseys and uniforms with the names of individual medical professionals.The campaign encourages sports fans to pay tribute to the frontline healthcare workers in their lives on social media using #TheRealHeroes.As NASCAR resumes the 2020 race season on Sunday, The Real Heroes 400 will be the first of three national series races at Darlington Raceway in the span of four days – all taking place without fans in attendance. The NASCAR Xfinity Series will return to action on Tuesday, May 19 (8 p.m. ET on FS1), followed by the second NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington on Wednesday, May 20 (7:30 p.m. ET on FS1).last_img read more

Eurobike 2011 photos: part 1

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Construction contracts: Global branding

first_imgOne can look at globalization as an inherently bad thing. The argument for this is often made by citing the example of city centres around the world and how they are all beginning to look the same, adorned by signs advertising global brands. The complaint is that it is becoming much harder to find a quirky coffee shop or a boutique hotel bursting with character, and such outlets are being driven out of business. My own experience is that, while there are fine examples of each, there are countless others that really do not fit the bill and this only becomes apparent after you have paid.What has this to do with the construction industry in the UK and globally? To start with, it is worth mentioning that UK construction has a great brand internationally, as does English law, and both are as recognisable as the iconic brands we tend to associate with globalization. While most people will think of construction itself as an export, what about construction contracts – is there an innovative opportunity here?Before getting carried away with this, it is important to consider what clients and customers want from contracts. Of course, there may be some who want quirky and boutique but the reality is that, when dealing with business as usual transactions, clients want consistency wherever they do business. This is particularly the case for large corporations that have a footprint across the globe. They actually find it difficult to accept that each country has a bespoke way of approaching construction contracts that cannot be changed. On the other hand, construction industries around the world have worked, in some cases for nearly a century, on the basis of national contracts. The JCT has had its 80th birthday and the New Engineering Contract has already clocked up two decades.Keeping language simple and concise has many benefits, not least of which is that contracts may need translation and the cost of doing that is directly related to the length of the legal draftingIs it possible to blend together the national and international? Let’s consider the road blocks. Most of us like to stay in our comfort zone – in a curious way, that same feeling of comfort is why we are both reassured by seeing a global brand in another country but resistant to putting down our local brand at home.Much can be said about how different forms of construction contract are so fundamentally different, that they simply will not be understood or accepted in different markets. I have never bought into this theory – I have yet to encounter a construction contract anywhere that does not deal with time, price and quality. The concepts of liability caps, indemnities and copyright are universally recognised and there is pretty much an international market position for each of them. While the legal systems of different countries may lead them to operate differently from country to country, it is not often that a given concept cannot be implemented to some degree in a particular country. Take the idea of a limitation period – we’re used to seeing 12 years in the UK where contracts are executed as deeds. In some countries the limitation period has to be more than 12 years, in others it cannot be. however, I am not aware of any country that does not allow a limitation period to operate at all.In practically every country, the convention of construction contract drafting is to start from a published set of general conditions that are then changed by a set of amendments (or particular conditions). What tends to happen at this point is that the amendments attempt to turn the underlying contract into something else – usually to make it the same as the form of contract with which the drafter is most used to dealing.However, it is possible to take a different path at this point and adapt the contract to meet the client’s requirements, rather than using legal drafting to create a comfort zone. What does this mean in practice? Clear language is key as, while many global contracts will be drafted, negotiated and executed in English, English may well be the second language of one or both sides to the contract. Never has it been more important for contract drafters to steer clear of legalese and avoid the temptation to add words at the expense of communicating clearly. My favourite example of this has long been using “in the event that” when “if” does exactly the same job.Keeping language simple and concise has many other benefits, not least of which is that contracts may need translation (for legal or commercial reasons) and the cost of doing that is directly related to the length of the legal drafting.As far as I’m concerned, we all benefit from keeping it simple.Michael Conroy Harris is a construction specialist at Evershedslast_img read more

Preston loss hurt but we’re different now – Wright

first_imgPreston North End travel to Ashton Gate for the 7.45pm kick-off, for the first time since last season’s 5-0 victory over Lee Johnson’s side.And City skipper Wright could make his first club start after receiving a retrospective two-match ban for an off-the-ball incident against Fulham.Since then he has also been involved with Australia, who beat Honduras 3-1 in a two-legged play-off final tie to earn their place at next summer’s World Cup – their fourth consecutive appearance on football’s biggest stage.Speaking to BCTV, he said: “It’s frustrating to have been suspended for two games but it’s done and dusted now and I’m back, ready for selection. “The last few results have been good, the boys have done really well. Competition for places is nice and strong and that’s what you want. I’m back, ready and fit if selected so I am looking forward to the game.WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION”It was a special feeling, a bit of relief as well because we did it the long way but looking back on it it’s much more enjoyable doing it the long way in the end as long as you do it. It was a great, very special international break, so lucky with me I got to share it with friends and family in Australia and with all the boys.”It’s been a long path. Our aim was never just to qualify; our aim was to qualify and be ready for a World Cup and to compete against any side so that’s what we’re looking for now. “The celebrations are done and dusted, still feels fresh and special but the focus is now back with Bristol City and to make sure things go well here. Hopefully that works out and I’m ready for a World Cup.”FAMILIAR FACESWright, 25, spent seven-and-a-half years at Deepdale before making the move south to BS3. It was Preston North End who signed the Melbourne-born player off the back of one training session, when Wright was just 16 and living on the other side of the world.He said: “I had a great time at Preston. A long chunk of my career was spent there. I played against them as well last year which wasn’t memorable but again they are doing well this year, they are a good side with a lot of good, young players who play good football.”They come here and we’re high on confidence, everything is going well for us so we’re prepared we can get the job done against them.”For me it’s no different to any other game. Obviously I spent a lot of time there but again any game your prepare for, you prepare the same and I’ll be doing that.”I want to beat anyone who comes in front of us and that hurt me last year. I would be lying if I said it didn’t but that’s football. I think that was a bit of a kick in the right direction for us last season.”Lessons learntThe Lilywhites beat City 5-0 at Deepdale in April – the last time these two teams met.Wright continued: “We are a completely different outfit to what we were then, both on and off the pitch. There’s been a culture change you could say. They are coming to Ashton Gate which we have made a fortress this year and that won’t change tomorrow.”Because of the international break it feels like a while so since we played here. Cardiff was our last game which was a nice result so it’s nice to get back on home soil.”Under the lights is always extra special. A bit of extra wet on the surface suits us and under the lights, so I’m sure we will have another good crowd as we have done all season. It feels like we haven’t played at home for ages so the lads are buzzing to get out there.”FORMCity head into the tie, knowing they could extend their unbeaten run to six matches. Since that Preston defeat in April, City have played 26 matches, losing just three times. Preston are winless in their last seven games but a win would take them within a point of the play-offs.Buy your Preston tickets herelast_img read more

Open house for new animal shelter on Saturday

first_imgPet and Wildlife Rescue is holding an open house Saturday at its new home on Park Avenue East in Chatham.It’s an opportunity for the community to come out and look at the new facility that was planned and designed by the Friends of the New Animal Shelter group that also raised funds.The animal rescue – responsible for animal by-law enforcement in all wards in Chatham-Kent – began moving to its new location May 27, re-opening for business May 29.Operations have returned to normal, with normal hours resuming for animal surrenders, adoptions, and dog tag purchases.Saturday afternoon’s open house from noon to 4 p.m will feature face painting, photos, balloon animals, a barbecue, popcorn and cotton candy. The new facility is directly behind the former shelter at 405 Park Ave. E. in Chatham.last_img read more

… The dynamic Quetzal Guerrero Cacabel Photo

first_img … The dynamic Quetzal Guerrero / Cacabel. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa] June 21, 2005 A super line-up of Jazz and Blues talent graced Arcosanti during the 6th annual JUNETEENTH Festival at the Colly Soleri Amphitheater. A few highlights of the 2-day event: Event organizer Milt Cannon and Malik Alkabir in a saxophone duo with the PJazz band … [Photo & text: sa] … A second year appearance of the talented flutist Dr. Jill Allen. [Photo & text: sa] center_img … Reggae Dance in the Vaults. For more information on the event you can also check the PJAZZ web-site. More to come. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa]last_img read more

Netflix has localised its service in Israel intro

first_imgNetflix has localised its service in Israel, introducing local language versioning and billing in local currency, as will as offering Israeli TV shows.Netflix Israel will now be available at ILS29.90 (€7.18) a month. The service is also available via Partner TV, the TV service recently launched by mobile operator Partner Communications.According to Netflix, over 75% of its content in Israel is dubbed or subtitled in Hebrew. Israeli shows on the service include Fauda, Bnei Aruba (Hostages) and Srugim (Devout).Partner Communications has signed a deal with the subscription video-on-demand outfit to make its service available via Partner TV set-tops with a dedicated button on the service’s remote control.Partner plans to run a consumer promotion later this year and will allow its customers to sign up for Netflix via their Partner TV bill.In addition to Partner’s boxes, Netflix is available in Israel via Blu-ray palyers, PCs, game consoles, home theatre systems, smart TVs, Apple TV, and iOS and Android phones and tablets.“We are delighted to offer a more local Netflix experience in Hebrew where members can enjoy a variety of TV shows and movies – everything from globally popular Netflix original series to anime, kids content to stand-up comedies,” said Jonathan Friedland, chief communication officer at Netflix.“Israel knows great entertainment and now it’s even easier to watch the world’s favourite shows on Netflix anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected device and at the same time as the rest of the world, with all episodes available to watch at once.”last_img read more

UKheadquartered Ginx Esports TV has launched on S

first_imgUK-headquartered Ginx Esports TV has launched on Swisscom in Switzerland, offering coverage of eSports tournaments, news, lifestyle programmes and documentaries.“We’re very excited to bring Ginx Esports TV to Switzerland for the first time,” said Iza Piotrowska, director of affiliate sales for Ginx TV. “We look forward to be working with Swisscom to establish Ginx Esports TV as the eSports destination in the market.”Swisscom’s head of offers and marketing, Michel Siegenthaler, said: “We’re delighted to have Ginx Esports TV on board as an eSport channel that provides regular, up-to-date reporting on the most important sports news as well as interesting insights behind the scenes of the gaming world.”Ginx Esports TV is available in more than 40 countries including the UK, France, Italy, South Africa and Canada via a partnership with Super Channel.The news comes after Ginx Esports TV said last week that it is due to pull its channel from the Virgin Media platform in the UK over a row about picture quality and contract terms.last_img read more