first_img whatsapp BEST OF THE BROKERS HOME RETAIL GROUPSeymour Pierce has upgraded the owner of Argos to a “hold” ahead of its trading update on Thursday. The firm has lost 29.5 per cent of its value in a year, and the current share price of 221p is near fair value, it believes. The broker notes that the retailer’s strong balance sheet could be used for acquisitions, or to impress a predator.MEARSBrewin Dolphin rates the social housing maintenance firm a “buy” with an upgraded 12-month target price of 324p. The broker sees resilience in the sector, and sees scope for rating expansion in the next year as confidence in the firm improves. But capital expenditure linked to the public sector will feel some pressure, it warns.BARCLAYSEvolution Securities continues its “sell” rating with a target price of 298p, down 12 per cent. The broker has downgraded its earnings per share forecast by eight per cent this week, and they now stand 28 per cent below consensus estimates on 2011 earnings. Net asset value should be seen as a ceiling for earnings, according to Evo. Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof KCS-content whatsappcenter_img Monday 6 September 2010 8:15 pm Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Zeal set to surpass revenue and EBITDA expectations for FY2020

first_imgZeal expects to publish to annual report for the 2020 fiscal year on 25 March. Zeal noted that results are only comparable year-on-year to a limited extent, as this was impacted by the discontinuation of its lottery betting business in October 2019, as well as the partial consolidation of Lotto24 billings in 2019. This would represent a year-on-year increase of 39.9% and would also be higher than the latest guidance of between €610m and €630m. Revenue is expected to fall 23.4% year-on-year to €86.9m, but this would be above guidance of between €80m and €83m for the year. Again, Zeal noted its 2019 revenue still included the secondary lottery business but not all of Lotto24. Zeal set to surpass revenue and EBITDA expectations for FY2020 Taking all of this into account, Zeal said it expects adjusted EBITDA for the 2020 financial year to reach €12.4m, which would be 57.8% lower than 2019, but above the increased guidance of between €8.0m and €10.0m. Due to the full consolidation of Lotto24, the online lottery brokerage business that Zeal acquired in May 2019, and positive jackpot development, billings for the 12 months to 31 December are set to reach €652.8m (£576.8m/$791.0m). Tags: Revenue Zeal EBITDA Zeal increased its full-year financial projections in July 2020, and then for a second time in October, but after experiencing growth in the fourth quarter, it now expects to surpass these revised figures. Email Address Meanwhile, Zeal said it was able to take advantage of a good market and jackpot environment in order to invest into new customer acquisition. As a result, this is set to increase marketing costs by 48.4% year-on-year to €32.3m. Regions: Europe 27th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher German online lotteries provider Zeal Network said that it expects to surpass its revenue, billings adjusted EBITDA forecasts for its 2020 fiscal year, its first full year as a lottery broker rather than a lottery betting operator. Topics: Lottery Full year results 2020 Results 2020 Lottery brokerage Online lottery Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter However, Zeal said it was able to reduce the sum of other costs and in the fourth quarter, for the first time realised 100% of cost synergies originally planned to be achieved by May 2021. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Lotterylast_img read more

Anglicans, Oriental Orthodox prepare for theological breakthrough

first_img Anglican Communion, Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL August 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm The ivory towers behind which many hide today in order to take pot shots at ideas which they did not originate are generally not those of academia, which has embraced and innovated peer-oriented knowledge sharing to a laudable degree. They are the “towers” of personal computers, which enable anyone to use open public discussion about serious issues as a means to vent our personal frustrations. We don’t like it when people in power do it. Why is it acceptable to do it in a crowd? During the Occupy Movement, protesters started getting tired of having their causes railroaded by loud people with personal axes to grind that weren’t related to the common good. The crowds of protesters, as groups, found the will and means to prevent such railroading while still allowing everyone a chance to be heard. People still vented their frustrations, yet at the end of the day, groups were able to come to consensus about what to do and take meaningful action. That’s just the kind of response I believe would be most helpful on the issue of finding the right balance of peace and justice for all in Syria and Iraq, especially as it pertains to our Christian brethren and all those finding themselves disenfranchised and oppressed by religious extremism coupled with tribal warfare. Here is what I’m taking away from what is going on between Anglicans and the Oriental Orthodox Church: they (the Oriental churches) are crying out for help, both on the physical and theological planes. We (the Anglicans), in turn, could really use their spiritual help, too. They have unbroken apostolic connections to the people who broke bread with Jesus Christ. We have received Christ through a succession of cultural and linguistic filters that have the tendency to water down the message, yet we somehow believe ourselves to be morally and theologically superior to the rest of the world because our Christianity is “Rated G”. Let’s do whatever we can to keep this door open. Lord only knows when we’ll come knocking, asking for sanctuary. August 12, 2014 at 6:52 pm It is beyond comprehension that we in the 21st Century are discussing this and not reinterpreting the entire understanding of our “Christology/theology using the knowledge of science and scholarship available today. It is embarrassing! Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By ACNS staffPosted Aug 11, 2014 August 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm Hear, hear! cory dupont says: August 13, 2014 at 12:25 pm Thanks to Harry Shipps and Ian Montgomery for their balanced and respectful insight on healing divisions and helping us move towards “being one” as Christ prayed earnestly. Certainly, there are many, many important matters for us to address as God’s people charged with bringing blessing, peace and healing to a broken world, but this is one step in the right direction. Our Oriental Orthodox brothers and sisters have a beautiful and faithful tradition….I was blessed to spend my sabbatical a few years ago in Armenia and met with Armenian Orthodox Church officials…if ever in Jerusalem, I highly recommend services at St. James Cathedral in the Armenian Quarter. The Armenian story of faith is remarkable…we should all know it. August 12, 2014 at 6:17 pm I’m so glad that Mary said yes to God before there was an agreed-to Doctrine of the Incarnation. August 12, 2014 at 6:21 pm Sigh…how sad that we think a theological breakthrough has been achieved when 21st century theologians find convergence on 4th century categories no one finds adequate, or even meaningful, anymore. Harry W Shipps says: August 12, 2014 at 6:45 pm I find the fourth century categories very meaningful. In fact, I led a group in my parish through the Council of Chalcedon statement on the two natures as found in the historical documents of the BCP. People told me it was hard, but also really interesting and emotionally touching. Our ancestors were trying to say really important things about all that God has done to be with us and to have us be with God. We don’t teach that enough to our people. If the Anglican/Oriental Orthodox group has found a way to connect with that passion while recognizing that the two groups share in that passion, I think that’s a good thing. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Thomas Bushnell, BSG says: Chris Epting says: Jan Rudinoff says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Submit a Press Release Randall Warren says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis August 12, 2014 at 9:52 pm But it’s always been easier to talk about religion and develop dogma and doctrine than to actually live the Gospel… Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Susan Russell says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Jessica Rose says: August 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm If this dialogue and subsequent agreement serve the singular purpose of leading Anglicans into the Orthodox faith, into the Church, and out of that Erastian farce, the “Church” of England (the “church” of Parliament, really), then great. If, however, it serves to further delude them (i.e. Anglicans) in believing that they are now or ever were in the “one, holy, catholic and apostolic” Church, while their bishops and priests consecrate women “bishops,” officiate gay “marriages,” and ordain indulgent homosexuals to the presbyterate, then shame on the Orientals for their utter lack of backbone and moral discretion. Anglicanism has one option: leave behind the “church” that was founded upon the family values of Henry VIII and enter the House of the Lord for the first time since! Thomas Bushnell, BSG says: Davis Dassori says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Davis Dassori says: Jesse Sierke says: Rector Knoxville, TN August 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm I think Kaeton’s comment was simply a lighter hearted, but equally offensive, version of Russell’s mockery.I get it, peeps, caring about dogmatic theology isn’t your thing. But is it really necessary to mock the successes of others? August 12, 2014 at 7:27 pm On the contrary, I think it is good news. On SCER I worked with the Armenians. They are delightful Christians and are so grateful to us. Granted ancient theological disputes seem remote, that is nevertheless where they are.Harry W ShippsSavannah Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Alda Morgan says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Anglicans, Oriental Orthodox prepare for theological breakthrough Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Grace Cangialosi says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments (19) The Rev’d Dr. Andy Anderson says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL the Rev’d Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton says: Submit an Event Listing August 12, 2014 at 10:16 pm I agree with Bishop Shipps. I rejoice that we — Anglicans — have agreed and continue a dialogue about something — anything — with dis-enfranchised Christians on the other side of the world. With respect, I suggest to my sisters (and Bishop Epting), above, that we should not be glib or smug when dealing with REAL ecumenical theological breakthroughs while our government is complicit (directly or indirectly) in the support (arms to Quatar who funds ISIS) in the death and maiming of Christians in the East. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York August 13, 2014 at 6:00 am While I agree with and applaud Dr. Kaeton’s comment, I think that as Anglicans we should be wary of belittling the concerns of others. Obviously the Oriental Orthodox, and indeed many Anglicans, find such historical categories meaningful and, as a framework for reflection, adequate. The distinctive Anglican approach to theology, which we’re pleased to think of as “practical.” leads us to emphasize other concerns; but that we prefer it shouldn’t blind us to the fact that some other traditions, falling into a similar trap of their own, see it as sloppy and even beside the point. Let’s hope that the present agreement bespeaks at least a recognition that the theoretical and the practical aren’t mutually exclusive. August 12, 2014 at 7:04 pm 1600 Years is a long time there is so much suffering and poverty all over the world and war in the Middle East only so much we can do in the world to help those who are hurting Grace Cangialosi says: Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Jason Matthew says: August 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm Let me know when they figure out the angels-on-the-head-of-a-pin-thing! Rector Martinsville, VA August 18, 2014 at 10:37 am It is really sad to see some of the hateful and rude comments being made toward the theological achievements being made with our Oriental Orthodox brothers and sisters. Christ’s prayer that we may all be one seems to be lost on some people….really sad…. Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME August 13, 2014 at 5:57 pm This has been an informative set of responses for me about where we are with regard to the relative importance for the Episcopal Church of theological struggle versus political and humanitarian activism. It does seem as if the pendulum has swung pretty heavily on the activist pole. What was dismaying about reading these responses, though, was that the tone–overall–hardly rises above the rudeness that characterizes so much of media discussion. There were exceptions, to be sure, and I read those with gratitude. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Anglican Communion News Service] Senior theologians in the Anglican Communion and Oriental Orthodox churches are to confirm an agreement on their understanding of Christ’s Incarnation.The co-chairs and co-secretaries of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission who met near Beirut, Lebanon last week reviewed responses to the 2002 Agreed Statement on Christology, which had been sent to the churches of the two church families for consideration.The statement considered the question of how the two natures, human and divine, were united in one human being: Jesus Christ.Noting overwhelming approval for the agreement from both sides, the steering committee considered minor adjustments and will prepare a Preamble for consideration by the Commission.His Eminence Metropolitan Bishoy of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Rt Rev. Geoffrey Rowell of the Church of England, Archbishop Nareg Alemazian of the Armenian Orthodox Church were joined by the Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, director for unity, faith and order for the Anglican Communion, who said, “Such an agreement on the fundamental theological question about the Incarnation marks a breakthrough in over 1600 years of division.“It is a blessing that the churches can proclaim together in such a time as this the great good news that God in Christ became human in order to enter into and save our world.”Barnett-Cowan said that throughout the meeting the group was conscious of the violence breaking out in so many places in the Middle East.“Anglicans and Oriental Orthodox alike, together with Christians worldwide, are united in prayer for the peace of God to come again to the region.”The committee was received by His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Cilicia, who expressed gratitude for work which brings Christians together in solidarity.The Anglican members were also received by His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church, who was at his summer residence in Beirut.“There we heard more about the suffering of so many people in Syria and Iraq,” said Barnett-Cowan, “and of the need for Christians and people of good will to assist with relief efforts, but also to encourage the powers of the world to ensure security.“The Patriarchs of local churches issued a joint statement on August 7 about the situation, and Anglicans everywhere are encouraged to read it and take action as they are able.”This statement, together with a statement of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem from July 23, are available here and here.The next full meeting of the Commission will take place in Cairo October 13-17, 2014. Ian Montgomery says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI August 13, 2014 at 11:43 am Susan, do you have useful comments to make? Or is theology just too hard? August 19, 2014 at 5:38 am This is a content-free test of whether a Reply is individual or public. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Family House In Pavilniai Regional Park / Architectural Bureau…

first_img Photographs “COPY” Family House In Pavilniai Regional Park / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & PartnersSave this projectSaveFamily House In Pavilniai Regional Park / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners Lithuania Area:  1647 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Houses 2007 Save this picture!© R. Urbakavičius+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  R. UrbakavičiusText description provided by the architects. The custumer is a banker and antique book collector. A four member family house. In the Middle Ages the area, where the building is situated, was a cannon foundry. Customers bought a site where stood the old yellow brick lodge with a basement. Cleaning the plaster of a house revealed that the lodge had been built by ancient bricks which were made in a old Vilnius brick factories. Becouse of a historical and physical value of a house were considered to preserve it by wraping it with outer glass shape. Historical house structure have been carefully restored.Save this picture!© R. UrbakavičiusLibrary of a collection of ancient books equipped in the basement of historical lodge. On the ground floor- childrens bedrooms and in the attic- masterbedrooms. Save this picture!© R. UrbakavičiusAt the glass shape zone in the basment we can find the turkish bath with a rest rooms and a garage for two cars. Save this picture!© R. UrbakavičiusOn the ground floor there are living room, kitchen, dining room and a wardrobe. Save this picture!© R. UrbakavičiusGlass form is not an end to itself. From each point on the ground floor area on a 360 degrees offers fantastic views of regional park. Ground floor space is like a yard of a historical lodge.Save this picture!© R. UrbakavičiusProject gallerySee allShow lessNano-Polis: Nanotech Research and Development Park / Henn Architekten & Henn Stu…ArticlesTemporary Hotel / IAA ArchitectsArticles Share ArchDaily Year:  “COPY” CopyHouses•Vilnius, Lithuania Family House In Pavilniai Regional Park / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners Architects: Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeArchitectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & PartnersOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVilniusHousesLithuaniaPublished on November 28, 2010Cite: “Family House In Pavilniai Regional Park / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners” 28 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Family House In Pavilniai Regional Park是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

A Web content management system is… er… well…

first_img Charities wishing to run an effective Web site and fundraise online will almost certainly need a content management system now or in the future. But how does a content management system differ from a document management system?Information management is a key issue for any charity that fundraises or publishes information online. With a growing number of products available to help charities publish online, a number of technical terms have begun to be used seemingly interchangeably. There include document management systems (DMS), enterprise content management systems (ECMS), and learning content management system (LCMS). Since they all come with acronyms, this area can become confusing to the fundraiser who knows they need to address this issue but is put off by the jargon. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Management Technology Howard Lake | 11 February 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img James Robertson at Step Two Designs Pty Ltd in Australia offers a very helpful list of definitions for these various packages. Read his “Definition of information management terms.” A Web content management system is… er… well…  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Joint letter to the King of Bahrain: Bahrain must cease judicial harassment of Faisal Hayyat and other Bahraini journalists

first_img June 15, 2020 Find out more Bahraini journalist Faisal Hayyat German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors March 17, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News RSF_en BahrainMiddle East – North Africa ImprisonedFreedom of expression Organisation Follow the news on Bahrain Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives to go further BahrainMiddle East – North Africa ImprisonedFreedom of expression King Hamad,We, the undersigned, express our deep concern with the Government of Bahrain’s campaign targeting journalists and activists exercising their right to free expression. On 9 October 2016, the Public Prosecution charged Faisal Hayyat, a sports journalist and social media activist, with insulting a sect and a religious figure. The government’s repeated harassment of Faisal and other online activists demonstrate the ongoing criminalization of free expression in Bahrain.Faisal Hayyat is a renowned journalist and has appeared on various sports channels and has written for local Bahraini newspapers, Alalam, Albilad, and Akhbar Al Khaleej. He directs and presents short video programs online that provide critical perspectives on local politics.Bahraini officials previously arrested Faisal in April 2011 for his involvement in the 2011 pro-democracy protests. The Bahraini security forces detained him for 84 days. During his detainment, authorities subjected Faisal to physical and psychological torture, including sexual harassment and degrading treatment. He has been vocal about this and recently published a letter on social media to the Bahraini Minister of Interior detailing the torture to which the government had subjected him. Government authorities never provided compensation for the abuse and never held any officials accountable. In the letter Faisal mentions, “I write this and I know it may cost me my freedom.”On 7 October, Faisal published tweets commenting on events from early Islamic history. Two days later, Faisal was arrested and charged with “insulting a sect.” The government is therefore treating Faisal Hayyat’s opinion on events of Islamic history as a criminal liability. The government’s decision to prosecute him infringes both his freedom of expression and religion. The undersigned NGOs believe Faisal has been targeted as part of a silencing campaign against critical voices of the government. Recently, the Bahraini government has brought further criminal charges against human rights defender Nabeel Rajab for an open letter published in the New York Times, and against political opposition leader Ebrahim Sharif for an interview he gave with the Associated Press. Furthermore, the opposition politician Fedhel Abbas received three years in prison for tweets criticizing the war in Yemen.We, therefore, call on the authorities to respect Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which mandates that “Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression.” The Bahraini government must also respect Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which mandates that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontier.” As organizations concerned with the right to freedom of expression, we call on the Government of Bahrain to:Immediately and unconditionally release Faisal Hayyat, Nabeel Rajab, and all internet users arrested and imprisoned for merely exercising their right to freedom of expression; andAbide by international human rights standards, including the ICCPR and UDHR, by upholding the right to freedom of expression without any restrictions.Signed,Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in BahrainAdil Soz – International Foundation for Protection of Freedom of SpeechAfghanistan Journalists CenterAfrica Freedom of Information CentreAlbanian Media InstituteARTICLE 19Bahrain Center for Human RightsBytes for AllCambodian Center for Human RightsCanadian Journalists for Free ExpressionCenter for Independent Journalism – RomaniaCentre for Independent Journalism – MalaysiaFreedom ForumFreedom HouseFree Media MovementGulf Centre for Human RightsHuman Rights Network for Journalists – UgandaHungarian Civil Liberties UnionIndependent Journalism Center – MoldovaIndex on CensorshipInstitute for Reporters’ Freedom and SafetyInstitute for the Studies on Free Flow of InformationInternational Federation of JournalistsInternational Press CentreInternational Press InstituteMaharat FoundationMARCHMedia, Entertainment and Arts AllianceMedia Institute of Southern AfricaPalestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms – MADAPEN InternationalReporters Without BordersSocial Media Exchange – SMEXSouth East European Network for Professionalization of MediaVigilance pour la Démocratie et l’État CiviqueWorld Association of Community Radio Broadcasters – AMARCWorld Association of Newspapers and News PublishersBahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD)Bahrain Press Association (BPA)Burundi Child Rights CoalitionEnglish PENEuropean – Bahraini Organisation for Human Rights (EBOHR)European Center for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR)Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)Union de Jeunes pour la Paix et le Développement News News Campaigns October 14, 2020 Find out more Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Receive email alerts November 28, 2016 Joint letter to the King of Bahrain: Bahrain must cease judicial harassment of Faisal Hayyat and other Bahraini journalistslast_img read more

Biotechnology Faculty Program Coordinator/ Lecturer or Sr. Lecturer

first_imgPreferred Qualifications: Teaching 6 graduate courses per year, including the preparationfor and time spent in the classroom (online or onsite), using bestpractices for online teaching, engaging and mentoring students fromdiverse backgrounds in the learning process, responding to studentquestions;Advising students in the Biotechnology programs, includingthesis, capstone, or independent research advising [whereappropriate];Providing input on the curriculum and new course development toensure the delivery of quality programs;Other academic duties normally performed by full-time orregular part-time faculty, such as participating on committees orin other academic service. Participate in adjunct faculty hiring and development;Assist the Program Director with administrative tasks;Other administrative duties as assigned. Institution Description:The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) is a division of the KriegerSchool of Arts and Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).As the nation’s oldest and one of the most prestigious researchuniversities, Johns Hopkins offers high-quality master’s degreesand post-baccalaureate education to students in the mid-Atlanticregion and online. In addition to the online programs, AAP alsooffers master’s degrees and graduate certificate programs at itsWashington, DC, Center and at the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD.AAP enrolls almost 5,000 students each academic year. JHU iscommitted to hiring candidates who, through their teaching andservice, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of theacademic community.Position Description:The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks a FacultyProgram Coordinator to teach in and provide administrative supportto the Biotechnology Program. Of particular interest are candidateswho have experience teaching and engaging students from diversebackgrounds. The Faculty Program Coordinator is a full-time,non-tenure-track, 12-month renewable faculty position with theacademic title of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. The Faculty ProgramCoordinator will have significant interaction/collaboration withProgram Directors, Assistant Directors and Program Coordinators inthe Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Food Safety, andRegulatory Science programs and will report to the Program Directorand Center Director for Biotechnology, and to the Associate Deanfor AAP. The ideal candidate will be on location in Baltimore, MD;however, well-qualified remote applicants will be considered. Thisposition will remain open until filled. The Program Coordinatorwill have the following faculty and administrativeresponsibilities:Faculty Responsibilities Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in the biological sciences1-3 years of online and/or graduate level teachingexperiencethe ability to teach a wide variety of courses in theBiotechnology fields The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a backgroundcheck and to submit proof of educational attainment.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected]du. For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information a cover lettercurriculum vitae3 references and their contact informationTeaching evaluations for the most recent two semesters. Terminal Degree in the biological sciences4 or more years of online and/or graduate level teachingexperience1-3 years of professional work experience outside of academiawithin biotechnology or biological sciences, including but notlimited to consulting or collaborative work or research withorganizations like FDA, NCI, NIH, HHS, Biotechnology Companies,Pharmaceutical Companies, or Professional AssociationsStrong organizational skillsAbility to work independently in a fast-paced environment withcompeting demands and multiple deadlinesExcellent oral and written communication skillsExperience managing a degree or certificate programExperience managing a laboratory Administrative Responsibilities Candidates must submit the following:last_img read more

Friday Soaker Expected

first_imgA wet and windy finish to the work week as a storm system loaded with moisture will be moving in from the Ohio Valley. Expect rain to be heavy at times with some tidal flooding during the day on Friday.Computer models shows rain arriving early Friday morning.(Courtesy: will be on the lighter side during the early morning hours but will become steadier and heavier late morning through the afternoon hours.Winds will be quite busy out of the southeast 15-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.The steady southeast winds during the day and moderate to heavy rain will cause street flooding especially during Friday evening’s high tide. Only minor coastal flooding is expected.Rain will taper off Friday evening with occasional showers continuing through early Saturday morning. Total rainfall amounts could exceed 1″.Clouds will linger through Saturday morning with some clearing expected during the day. It will be breezy and still on the cool side with highs in the low 50s.While most of Saturday will be dry, but the better half of the weekend will be on Sunday with more sunshine and temperatures in the mid 50s.Looking for a dry, warm spell? Not so fast, we have 2 more storm systems expected next week as we remain in our cool, unsettled pattern with temperatures remaining in the 50s.NOAA: Forecast rain amounts for the combined 3 storms could give us over 2.5″+.last_img read more

News story: Minute’s silence to mark Manchester Attack one year ago

first_imgA minute’s silence will be held on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 2:30pm in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all others that were affected by the Manchester Concert Attack, one year ago.The silence will be marked at UK government buildings and other organisations may follow suit.last_img

Summer X Games Announces Wu-Tang Clan, Incubus, Diplo & More For 2019 Music Lineup

first_imgToday, Summer X Games 2019 has announced the music lineup for their Minneapolis, MN event, set to take place at the GEICO Music Stage at The Armory on August 1st-4th.The 2019 musical lineup boasts an array of top-notch talent along the likes of legendary hip-hop crew Wu-Tang Clan, Grammy Award-winning DJ Diplo, post-grunge rock band Incubus, ultimate cover band Chevy Metal (which is led by Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins and bassist Wiley Hodgen), Oakland rock group SWMRS, and futuristic surf-rock band The Blind Shake, and Minneapolis’ own indie hip hop legend P.O.S.Tickets for X Games Minneapolis 2019 offer fans the unique opportunity to experience top-level action-sports competition by day and world-class musical offerings by night, all within the comfortable and convenient hub of U.S. Bank Stadium and GEICO Music Stage at The Armory. General admission tickets start at $20, with XIP, one-day and three-day experiences, and music options offered. In addition, X Games will offer a special children’s ticket price in 2019, making the event even more family friendly. All tickets will include access to X Fest, where fans can enjoy sponsor activations, athlete autograph sessions and more.Tickets for X Games Minneapolis 2019 are on sale now here.For more information on Summer X Games 2019 event in Minneapolis, head to the event’s website.Minneapolis Summer X Games 2019 Daily Lineup:Thursday, August 1Chevy MetalSWMRSFriday, August 2Wu-Tang ClanP.O.SSaturday, August 3DiploSunday, August 4IncubusThe Blind ShakeView Daily Lineuplast_img read more