Help by sharing this information May 11, 2021 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more to go further Organisation Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term June 27, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detained journalist prevented from seeing his lawyer More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia February 11, 2021 Find out more Uznews correspondent Solidzhon Abdurakhmanov’s brother Bakhrom Abdurakhmanov, who is acting as his lawyer, was unable to visit him on 25 June in the detention centre in Nukus, the capital of the western autonomous region of Karakalpakstan, where he has been held on a trumped-up drugs charge for the past three weeks.An official at the prison told him: “The directors are absent, and there is no one here who can decide whether or not we can let you see him.”Bakhrom Abdurakhmanov said: “The detention centre’s authorities are guilty of a gross violation of article 53.2 of Uzbekistan’s criminal code, which says that if a suspect is detained, his lawyer has the right to talk to him in private as many times and for as long as he wants.”The Uznews correspondent for Karakalpakstan, Solidzhon Abdurakhmanov is being held on a charge of possessing and using drugs, which he denies. He has often written about the Aral Sea environmental catastrophe’s impact on the population and public health, and Uznews regards him as “Karakalpakstan’s only independent journalist.” Receive email alerts News News 11.06 – Journalist arrested on trumped-up drug charge in western regionReporters Without Borders has just learned that journalist and human rights activist Solidzhon Abdurakhmanov is being held in the western autonomous region of Karakalpakstan on a drug possession charge which fellow journalists believe was trumped up. A criminal court in the regional capital of Nukus ordered him placed in pre-trial detention today but the exact date of his arrest is not yet known. According to an unconfirmed report, he was arrested on 7 June, two days before the start of a government-run seminar in Tashkent on press freedom.“We condemn Abdurakhmanov’s arrest just as the authorities were organising a conference on media freedom in Tashkent,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is proof of the cynicism of a government that continues to jail journalists and human rights activists. As in previous cases, the drug charge seems to be just a pretext for portraying a prisoner of conscience as an ordinary detainee.”The regional director of the Committee for the Protection of Human Rights in Karakalpakstan, Abdurakhmanov is also a reporter for independent news websites. His colleagues suspect that the drug possession charge was fabricated and the real reason for his arrest was his journalistic activities. News Follow the news on Uzbekistan News RSF_en New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia
Fun times at last year’s Lola’s Ball.Fun times at last year’s Lola’s Ball.A SPECIAL fundraising event will take place in Limerick’s Greenhills Hotel on April 22 in memory of 17-month-old baby Lola Nagle.On April 15, 2015, her family’s word was turned upside down when they lost their precious little girl to meningitis. Nothing could have prepared them for the devastation that losing a child would cause and since then, they have worked relentlessly to prevent another family from going through their nightmare.By raising awareness of meningitis and raising funds for the ACT for Meningitis charity, they are working to ensure that no one faces the meningitis journey alone.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On Saturday April 22, Lola’s family will host the second Annual Lola’s Ball at the Greenhills Hotel in her memory. Last year’s inaugural event raised a phenomenal €16,786 and all funds from this year’s ball will once again go directly to ACT for Meningitis.“We never thought meningitis would affect us but it did,” says event organiser and Lola’s sister, Leah Melling.“We are organising this ball to remember our beautiful Lola, to raise funds, but also to raise awareness of meningitis because knowing the signs and symptoms may just save a life.“We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received so far and would welcome any raffle prizes or donations to help make this night a massive success by logging onto www.idonate.ie/lolasball.”RTE’s ‘Winning Streak’ presenter Sinead Kennedy will present the Limerick event which will feature a full entertainment line up including Tiny Giants, MizDrea, Leon Anderson, Laura McLoughlin’s Fame Academy Dancers, DJ Ian McLoughlin and lots of surprises throughout the night.Tickets cost €60 or €540 for a table of ten, and are now on sale at the Greenhills Hotel, through the www.idonate.ie/lolasball link or by calling Vanessa at 083 3475109.by Alan [email protected] Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsBattling meningitis as a lasting memorial to LolaBy Alan Jacques – March 5, 2017 978 WhatsApp Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSACT for MeningitisfeaturedGreenhills HotellimerickLola NagleLola’s BallMeningitis Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print Previous articleUnique night of choral enchantment by AnúnaNext articleMarching band competition will bring 1,000 musicians to Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace”
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Position End Date (if temporary) Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. * Do you have five (5) to seven (7) years related progressivework experience in Procurement services with three (3) years ofsupervisory experience?YesNo Job Description Summary / TWC Summary Security Sensitive Position?Yes Official TSU TitleDIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT Five (5) to seven (7) years related progressive work experience inProcurement services with three (3) years of supervisoryexperience.Experience in higher education/governmental setting. And,experience with State of Texas procurement policy and procedurespreferred. Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes 1.0 Certified Purchasing Manager ( CPM ), Accredited PurchasingPractitioner ( APP ), Certified Professional Public Buyer ( CPPB ),Certified Public Purchasing Officer ( CPPO ), or Certified TexasContract Manager ( CTCM ). Desired start date % FTE Required Licensing/Certification Position Details Grant TitleN/A Under general supervision, responsible for the oversight of thedaily Purchasing function and ensures business outcomes,performance indicators, project deliverables and deadlines areachieved. Actively manage staff performance and participates in theUniversity in achieving its mission and vision. Essential Duties Summary Posting Details Knowledge of:• Policies, procedures, and practices in Higher Education.• Federal, State, Local, and County laws, rules, regulations andprocedures governing public purchasing and procurement.• Principles, practices, methods, regulations and procedures ofcompetitive bidding, purchasing and procurement systems.• Accounting and Budgeting practices and procedures.• Analytical tools and purchasing software (e.g., Banner, Argos, orother job-related systems).• Procurement process and understanding of various product andservice commodities.• Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.Skill in:• Effective customer service.• Problem-solving and decision-making.• Excellent leadership and communication.• Organizational and facilitation and preparing and presentingpresentations.• Dedication to detailed and timely work.• Purchasing methods and procedures.• Multitasking and time management.• Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnelmanagement.• Program and project management.• Familiarity with online Legal/Contract Management System.• Both verbal and written communication.Ability to:• Demonstrate leadership.• Prepare detailed reports.• Work independently.• Work effectively and cross functionally with customer andvendors.• Establish and maintain complete and accurate purchasingrecords.• Use Banner or similar data base.• Analyze regulatory changes affecting procurement operations anddevelop monitoring programs to support ongoing quality improvementinitiatives.• Establish and maintain effective communication and workingrelationships with suppliers, staff, faculty and state procurementstaff.• Interpret and explain state and university purchasing policies,procedures, regulations, and laws.• Supervise, schedule and coordinate purchasing functions,activities and services.• Sets the standard for principles, methods and procedures in anarea and determines long-term direction under his/herguidance. Posting NumberTSU202383 Work Experience Close Date Working/Environmental Conditions Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Supply chain management orother discipline related to the work of the Procurement Office froman accredited college or university.MBA preferred. * Do you have experience in higher education/governmentalsetting?YesNo Hiring Range$84,429.00 – $105,536.00 Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Education Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Provides daily management and supervision of PurchasingOperations, ensuring appropriate and consistent interpretation ofand compliance with State procurement laws, regulations policiesand procedures.• Responsible for identifying and driving high-impact opportunitiesto improve, promote, develop, and implement procurementprocesses.• Allocates financial and personnel resources in a manner toachieve both day to day operating goals as well as the department’sand University’s strategic goals.• Oversees competitive bid processes (RFP’s, RFI’s and RFQ’s, ITB).• Ensures all required goods, services and equipment required bydepartments are obtained in the most cost effective and timelymanner.• Ensures all federal, state, local, and departmental reports(Example: Senate Bill 20, Bid Ops, AVL, List of Expiring Bids, LBB,etc.) are prepared, maintained, and submitted timely.• Conducts vendor performance evaluations.• Facilitates the settlement of procurement disputes and assistwith the interpretation of procurement related legal regulatoryissues.• Interviews and negotiates with vendors and other representativesregarding prices, trade discounts, and deliverables.• Manages year-end processes and procedures to ensure procurementrelevant documents are closed and postings finalized at theappropriate time.• Develops and provide training to departments on procurementregulatory requirements, processes, policies and procedures.• Reviews purchase requisitions and authorizes procurementcontracts, purchase orders, and other procurement relateddocuments.• Oversees the organization of HUB and MWBE activities as well asdata accumulation required to be reported to the state.• Answers questions and provides information to faculty, staff,public, and state officials; investigates complaints and recommendscorrective action as necessary for the resolution ofcomplaints.• Manages, supervise and train procurement employees. Carries outsupervisory responsibilities in accordance with the University’spolicies and applicable law.• Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Limited standing and/or walking.Handling light weight objects.Using or carrying equipment.Stoop, bend or lift.May require routine travel. UA EEO Statement * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business,Finance, Supply chain management or other discipline related to thework of the Procurement Office from an accredited college oruniversity? MBA preferred.Bachelor’s Degree or HigherMBANone of the above Hours of Work8:00 AM – 5:00 PM M-F It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedures * Do you have experience with State of Texas procurement policyand procedures?YesNo * Do you have one or more of the following certifications?Please list all that applies. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM),Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP), Certified ProfessionalPublic Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), orCertified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM)(Open Ended Question) Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3
Embed from Getty ImagesChelsea’s new stadium project has been anything but smooth sailing. However, with London rivals Tottenham recently unveiling their new home, the powers that be may want to renew their plans to improve Stamford Bridge. Of course, anything Spurs can do, Chelsea fans will want to see their club do better. However, to match the new White Hart Lane, Roman Abramovich and his team will have to come up with something special.As well as being the second largest stadium in the country, White Hart Lane is, in simple terms, a state-of-the-art masterpiece. At the bottom of the “tech spectrum” are the two 325m² TV screens. Although these aren’t the most impressive pieces of kit inside, they’re nonetheless imposing and produce crystal clear images. Moving up the scale, “bottoms up” technology means staff can now pour 10,000 pints of beer per minute! Yes, even by the hardiest of drinker’s standards, that’s impressive.Spurs leading the way with hi-tech stadiumHowever, while these innovations are great, it’s the connectivity of White Hart Lane that makes it worth the £850-million price tag. In an effort to provide a “connected experience”, developers installed free Wi-Fi in all areas of the stadium. As well as providing internet access, this allows White Hart Lane to be completely cashless. Taking inspiration from online entertainment platforms, the designers wanted real payments to take place without any physical cash changing hands. Although new in the football world, online gaming sites have been using this technology for the last five years.At Genesis Casino in the UK, online gamers can make payments to their account using Boku. Known as a pay-by-mobile option, this process charges deposits to a user’s phone bill. The benefit of this is that they don’t need cash or even their credit card to make payments. By inputting their phone number, they simply have to authorise a charge to their phone bill and the deposit is processed. Now, this ease of payment has been implemented at White Hart Lane, as Tottenham have installed 878 contactless payment points around the stadium. Removing the need for cash, these terminals allow fans to pay for food, drink and even their tickets by tapping their credit/debit card or via Apple Pay.Embed from Getty ImagesWithout the money, it’s not worth pushing for a new stadiumOf course, Chelsea’s stadium plans aren’t all about technology. In May 2018, the club said any developments were on hold because of the “unfavourable investment climate”. Today, things aren’t much better. The current two-window transfer restriction means manager Maurizio Sarri won’t be able to bolster his side in the way he’d like. With only a place in the top five this season as a realistic goal, money may be even harder to come by next season. That being the case, a new stadium may have to wait.Indeed, with Tottenham showing what’s possible in terms of capacity, quality and technology, it would be a huge mistake for Chelsea to cut corners. By rushing a project that’s been talked about since 2015 and not being able to match one of its biggest rivals, Chelsea would attract a host of unwanted criticism. Therefore, even though Stamford Bridge may be in need of a refurb, it seems as though some things are best left until they can be done the right way. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndo
1 November 2007Thabo Jekwa’s* future was bleak.Orphaned when young and living with a pensioner aunt in an impoverished household of 12, his school years were characterised by alcohol abuse in the home, food shortages, and zero opportunity for furthering his studies or securing employment.Often working by candlelight until late at night, he achieved his grade 12 level of education in a determined effort to make something of his life and move beyond the obstacles of his past. Thabo’s prospects changed dramatically after a community organisation referred him to the Wilderness Foundation’s Umzi Wethu Project. Based in Port Elizabeth, Umzi Wethu – under the slogan “Nature, Nuture, Future” – provides certified training in eco-tourism for Aids orphans and vulnerable youngsters.“He showed unwavering committment to completing his professional cookery training at Umzi Wethu, and missed only one day of training when his household was flooded during heavy rains,” says Umzi Wethu counselling psychologist Debbie Gothan.Thabo moved into an associated residence a few months into the programme to escape a difficult home situation, graduated from the course and proved to be “a leader, an excellent team worker and a good communicator”, Gothan adds. “He is also a very humble person.”Thabo is currently employed as a Junior Chef at Shamwari Game Reserve – one of 12 graduates from the Wilderness Foundation training academy who have secured employment in the eco-tourism sector in the Eastern Cape and at the foundation itself.Top Eastern Cape game reserves Kariega, Kuzuko and Shamwari have bought in to the Umzi Wethu programme, finding placements for these graduates in their hospitality sectors.With the first intake of youngster from the northern townships of Nelson Mandela Bay now placed, the training of the second intake – drawn from rural areas including Steynsburg, Kirkwood, Addo, Pearston, Cookhouse and Paterson – is nearing completion.The third intake commenced training in June this year, while the fourth and fifth intakes have already been selected.“Our pilot group was a huge success,” says Gothan. “All graduated, underwent practical training at Conynghams Coffee Shop in Port Elizabeth, and put their skills to the test at the 2007 Society for Conservation Biology meeting at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.”The biodiversity conference, held in July, attracted 2 000 international delegates to the city. It was the first time this biggest annual gathering of conservation scientists was held in Africa, and it was an ideal platform for the Umzi Wethu pilot project launch.Employment is not the only need addressed by the initiative, says Gothan. Umzi Wethu’s holistic approach promotes wellness, learning life skills and using nature as therapy to support long-term employability.While the first intake was trained as junior chefs and in the food and beverages sector, “one member absolutely thrived in the wilderness environment and has been given the opportunity to train as a game ranger.”The Wilderness Foundation aims eventually to roll the programme out across South Africa.* Not his real name.This article was first published in Eastern Cape Madiba Action. Republished here with kind permission.
audrey watters Well, of course people care. Lots of people care. Lots of people are working hard to address the issue and to better support girls and women in technology (NCWIT, Astia, Women 2.0, for example). The OSCON conference organizers did do an awesome job of recruiting women speakers and panelists. I think that’s a key step in making women feel as though their voices are recognized and contributions valued — making women feel like the (open source) technology community is something they want to be a part of.And then there are lots of people, who when you question why there aren’t more women in tech, respond by unleashing the “hatorade.” Point out that the tech industry may be exclusionary, and you will hear an old and stale argument (or, you’ll hear name-calling. Or both): the tech industry is a meritocracy. Anyone can succeed if they have the brains, the skills, and the drive. There are no obstacles to anyone’s participation or success in the field, barring they have the skills, smarts, and drive. No women coders? No women founders? You women must not want it bad enough. Design programs to help foster girls in computing, help support women entrepreneurs, help retain women in IT and you are called sexist, your programs “affirmative action” (something, I take it, that’s a “bad thing.”) You are accused of re-inscribing the very exclusions and divisions you are trying to combat.The hostility of some of the responses, I’d argue, belies any argument that the tech industry is truly open and egalitarian. Someone tweeted and several people retweeted — all with the OSCON hashtag — the following: “At Ruby conferences they put porn in the slides, this is a Scala conference so we have math.” It was a just a passing remark, and yes, I get it. It was just a joke. Ha ha ha. But it’s the sort of joke you don’t make in “mixed company,” I’d wager, and it reveals that plenty of folks still don’t see tech events as such. Image credit: eljustino Tags:#Op-Ed#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… I spent much of the week at OSCON, which served in part as a very visual reminder for something that is always on the back of my mind: the absence of women in tech. While women make up 25% of those who work in the tech industry, they comprise only 1% of those in open source. And wandering around the halls of the Portland Convention Center with thousands of men and a handful of women, I was both frustrated and depressed by the statistic and its reality.Doubly frustrating, I think, isn’t just that there weren’t a lot of women there; it’s that I really do wonder if many of the men even notice. Oh sure, when it comes to handing out the party invitations in the exhibit hall. Then they see you. But I am not so sure if lots of men necessarily see or feel women’s absence. I’m not sure everyone recognizes the appalling lack of diversity, or if they do, that they even care. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Ready for an upgrade? Here are five important things to consider before you invest in a new camera.I still remember when I bought my first video camera. It was a Canon 7D. I had been shopping around online for months, and I eventually bought it used from a friend of a friend who had posted about selling it on Facebook. I was familiar with several cameras, including the 7D, from working in-house at a video production company. We mostly shot on Canon 5Ds at the time, but after lots of research, I felt that a used 7D would be the best deal, while still affording me the majority of features I wanted and needed in my first camera.Flash forward to now. The market is littered with tons of great video camera options; you have high-end cinema cameras, full-frame mirrorless offerings, and even old and used DSLRs still hanging around to consider.But how do you decide which camera is right for you? Let’s take a look at five essential things to consider when you’re looking for a new video camera.1. Your Immediate NeedsBefore you start looking at all the flashy new cameras on the market, you need to take a hard look at yourself. Who are you as a filmmaker and what are your actual video camera needs? For me, for example, when I was starting out 4K was still a rare and exotic resolution option. I knew that I was just looking for a starter camera to shoot run-and-gun videos with my friends. I was planning to upload to Vimeo to build a portfolio and maybe try out some funny videos for Facebook.Neither of those needs warranted spending thousands extra on a 4K-capable camera. (Plus I was editing on an old Macbook at the time that would really struggle with that footage.)While we all might have dreams of buying a camera to shoot a feature film or build out a ridiculously cinematic demo reel, it’s best to be realistic. Assess your upcoming projects, goals, and ambitions separately to figure out which camera might be the right one for you.2. Online Reviews and Test FootageWe live in a golden age of user generated content. This means you can easily find camera reviews and test footage montages for pretty much every single camera on the market. These hands-on reviews help you see exactly how each camera’s footage can look. There are also plenty of comparison videos that compare and contrast cameras against each other so you can see how they stack up for aspects like low light and dynamic range.Speaking of which, here’s a great hands-on review on the BMPCC 4K.3. Your Existing Gear and WorkflowWhen deciding on your camera, be sure to take an accurate inventory of your gear and post-production workflow. As I mentioned above, when I was first starting out I was editing on a six-year-old MacBook Pro that was really pushing it in processing power. I also had a cheap tripod and homemade DIY camera mount rig that was designed for DSLRs, so I knew I could use that gear until I could upgrade later.If you do already have camera gear and an editing workflow, you’ll have to check to see if your new camera is a good fit, or if you’ll need to calculate in the expenses of upgrading everything.4. Older AlternativesImage by Nattapat.J.This is probably the hardest advice to give simply because buying a NEW camera is so much fun! You get to open the box (heck, make an unboxing video out of it!) and switch the camera on for the very first time. You get that good feeling that your camera will last for several years at least and include some great manufacturer warranties.However, you have to ask yourself if that good feeling is really worth it. Buying a new camera is a lot like buying a new car. Your investment will immediately drop in value the second you walk out of the store, so you better be willing to hold onto it for several years.In many cases, an older, used version is definitely worth considering. What are the biggest differences between the GH5s and the GH5? Or even the GH4? Would your clients notice the difference? Would you?5. Buying vs RentingAnother consideration, which is actually a great option for many professional videographers, is to rent instead of buying. If you do find yourself on lots of corporate shoots, you may find yourself needing to use several different cameras across different projects. Renting can be a great option to keep your hard costs down (and passed along to your clients), while freeing you up to try out and learn several different cameras at once.If you find yourself coming back to one camera more than the others, you can always consider buying it in the end.Cover image by welcomia.Looking for more camera buying, renting and operating tips and advice? Check out some of these articles below.What You Should Buy After You’ve Purchased a CameraThe 5 Best Cameras to Rent or Buy for Any Video ShootWhat Is the Life of a Camera Body, and Should You Buy or Rent?How To Make Your Expensive Gear Investment Last ForeverThe 6 Best Filmmaking Cameras Under $1,000
At least three persons drowned while more than 20 others went missing after a boat carrying close to 80 people capsized in the Mahananda river in Katihar district, police said on Friday.Deputy Superintendent of Police, Barsoi, Pankaj Kumar said the incident took place on the Bihar-Bengal border at about 8.15 pm on Thursday night close to Jagannathpur Ghat when residents of Wajidpur village here were returning after shopping in Rampur Haat market of the adjoining state, situated right across the river.“Prima facie, it appears to be a case of overloading. The boat had a capacity of 40 passengers but was carrying almost double the number. So far three unidentified bodies of an elderly man, a woman and a child have been recovered”, the DSP said.“Many of those riding the boat either swam to safety or were rescued by onlookers. About two dozen people are yet to be traced … professional divers have been deployed for the purpose,” he added.