first_img Organisation Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News to go further News Receive email alerts February 4, 2021 Find out more December 2, 2020 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Slovak premier visits RSF, encouraged to turn his country into “press freedom model for Europe” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns well-known Slovak investigative reporter Ján Kuciak’s murder during the weekend and calls on the authorities to ensure that those responsible are punished. He is the second journalist to be murdered in a European Union country in the past five months. RSF_en center_img Follow the news on Slovakia SlovakiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeViolence News SlovakiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeViolence Slovakia is ranked 17th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, five places lower than in 2016. Help by sharing this information February 26, 2018 – Updated on November 7, 2019 RSF appalled by investigative reporter’s murder in Slovakia News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive The bodies of Kuciak and his partner were found last night at Veľká Mača, 50 km east of the Slovak capital, Bratislava. Both had reportedly been shot several times. The interior ministry confirmed their deaths this morning to the newspaper Dennik N.Aged 27, Kuciak specialized in covering large-scale tax fraud for the Aktuality.sk news website. His last article was about the activities of Marián Kočner, a Slovak businessman with controversial links to several politicians. “An investigative reporter has yet again been murdered in a European Union country,” said Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “We call for an investigation in order to establish the exact circumstances of Ján Kuciak’s death and we demand that the authorities shed all possible light on this case, especially as he and those close to him had been threatened in recent months.” This is the fifth case of a journalist or journalists being murdered in an EU country in the past ten years. Investigative reporter and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in Malta on 16 October 2017. Seven Charlie Hebdo journalists were massacred in Paris on 7 January 2015. Greek radio station manager Sokratis Giolias was gunned down with an automatic weapon outside his home in 2010. And Croat newspaper editor Ivo Pukanic was killed outside his newspaper by a bomb planted next to his car in 2008.last_img read more

first_imgProlonged standing and/or walking.Handling light weight objects.Using or carrying equipment. Seeking an Assistant Professor with a teaching and active researchcareer. The Assistant Professor will teach undergraduate andgraduate courses in nutrition and dietetics and advise students inthe areas of nutrition and dietetics. The ideal candidate mustpossess a terminal degree (PhD, DCN ) in nutrition or related fieldwith expertise in Community Nutrition, Nutrition Epidemiology orPublic Health Nutrition preferred; and reasonably expect to have adoctorate degree prior to assuming the position; RD credential required; evidence of professionalpreparation in nutrition and dietetics; minimum of three (3) yearsof teaching experience at the college or university level, or theequivalent in terms of specialized experience post RD credentialing; evidence of capability to engage inand publish research and present at professional meetings;demonstrated knowledge and awareness of professional developmentsrelated to areas of expertise. Desired start date Position Details Posting Details Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. Close Date Minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience, at least threeof which must have been at the college or university level, or theequivalent in terms of specialized experience post RD credentialing. Work Experience Essential Duties Summary Required Licensing/Certification Job Description Summary / TWC Summary * Do you have a minimum of three (3) years of teachingexperience, at least three of which must have been at the collegeor university level, or the equivalent in terms of specializedexperience post RD(N) credentialing?YesNo Hiring Range$42,139.00 – $57,941.00 Education Position End Date (if temporary) • Teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in nutrition anddietetics.• Advises students in the areas of nutrition and dietetics.• Collaborates with nutrition and dietetics faculty as appropriatefor enhancing instructional delivery and contributing todepartmental goals.• Supervises undergraduate nutrition and dietetics students inclinical and community practicums.• Works on department, college and/or university committees asappropriate.• Engages in community service activities as appropriate.• Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes * Do you have an earned doctorate (PhD, DCN) in nutrition orrelated field with expertise in Community Nutrition, NutritionEpidemiology or Public Health Nutrition preferred; and reasonablyexpect to have a doctorate degree prior to assuming the position?Have an earned doctorate (PhD, DCN) in nutrition or relatedfield with expertise in Community Nutrition, Nutrition Epidemiologyor Public Health Nutrition.Reasonably expect to have a doctorate degree prior to assumingthe position.None of the above. UA EEO Statement Grant TitleN/A Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsTeaching PhilosophyOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3 % FTE Working/Environmental Conditions Official TSU TitleASSISTANT PROFESSOR DIETETICS Hours of WorkTBA An earned doctorate (PhD, DCN ) in nutrition or related field withexpertise in Community Nutrition, Nutrition Epidemiology or PublicHealth Nutrition preferred; and reasonably expect to have adoctorate degree prior to assuming the position. 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 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities N/A Security Sensitive Position?Yes Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Knowledge of:• Policies, procedures, and practices.• Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.Skill in:• Detail oriented.• Effective customer service.• Problem-solving and decision-making.• Multitasking and time management.• Both verbal and written communication.Ability to:• Work with a diverse student population. 1.0 Posting NumberTSU202367last_img read more

first_imgThe draft law, which is based on the officially-commissioned report by pensions expert Mats Langensjö, proposes an overall target for the default option of minimising the risk of low pension outcomes, while maximising the conditions for good pension outcomesBased on the overall target for the fund, it also proposes AP7’s board establishes more detailed financial goals and directions, which should be continuously reviewed and revised if necessary.Now a generational fund portfolio with assets distributed between sub-funds according to the age of the pension saver, in future the default offering is to consist of a savings portfolio and a payment solution, as per the draft.In the savings phase, investment risk is to be generally high, it said, within a diversified growth portfolio.AP7’s investment rules for the management of the default savings portfolio will change to broadly match those of the big four buffer funds which back the income pension component of the state pension – AP1-4, the draft stated.Rather than offering daily trading and valuation, the reformed fund will reduce this frequency to at least once a month.The pension payout product to be offered by AP7 under the new proposal is to differ from the current method, with the risk level during the payout phase being focused on income planning, according to the draft, which said this usually involves lower investment risk.The current traditional insurance managed by the Swedish Pensions Agency is to be the payment method for the default option, according to the proposal, although savers with funds invested in the default savings option could request their premium pension be withdrawn through unit-linked insurance.Separately, AP7 itself has resisted proposed restrictions which are to be put on the new role it is to play within the administration of the premium pension system’s funds marketplace.Responding to this other consultation launched in November on reforms to the platform – which has been blighted by rogue players – AP7 said it broadly approved of the ideas for change but rejected some details.“The transition to a procured funds marketplace and the introduction of clear and well-developed choice architecture means that to a greater extent than today, the premium pension system’s design will be based on the needs of pension savers,” the Stockholm-based fund wrote.“Rules and procedures for holding and reporting securities holdings need to be designed in a way that limits and manages potential conflicts of interest”AP7The fund – which is to take on new tasks and become the “Authority for the Premium Pension Fund Management” in the reform – said steps needed to be taken to ensure the system could continue to attract people with relevant knowledge and experience to the new authority’s board of directors.“Rules and procedures for holding and reporting securities holdings need to be designed in a way that limits and manages potential conflicts of interest, but should not be designed in a way that unnecessarily limits the selection of candidates to the board of directors,” it said.On the topic of minimum sustainability requirements for funds on the new procured platform, AP7 said these should be based on principles such as the United Nations Global Compact, and not on – as the proposal was worded – “international agreements that Sweden has entered into and that relate to sustainability issues”.In another response to this consultation, the Swedish regulator Finansinspektionen has advocated slashing the number of funds on the funds marketplace platform to just 15-20 funds.When special investigator Mikael Westberg set out proposals for this second phase of the premium pension system’s reform – transforming the funds marketplace to one which only includes funds specifically procured by the new authority, rather than allowing all those meeting certain criteria – he suggested the new platform might contain between 150 and 200 funds.There are currently around 500 funds on offer to savers via the premium pension funds marketplace. They can chose from privately-run funds listed on the funds marketplace platform (fondtorget) or use the default option – the balanced Såfa lifecycle fund operated by the SEK460bn (€43.6bn) AP7.Whereas Langensjö’s report envisaged last summer that the amendments would take effect on 1 January 2021, yesterday’s draft sets a later implementation date of 1 April 2021.The draft, entitled “The default option within the premium pension” (Förvalsalternativet inom premiepensionen) and numbered Fi2020/00584/FPM, is now out for consultation until 18 May. A key element of the reform of Sweden’s first-pillar premium pension system has moved closer to completion with the publication yesterday of draft legislation to radically overhaul the way the system’s default option works.AP7, the largest of Sweden’s national AP pension funds, is to have its asset allocation freedom broadened to include illiquid assets alongside its current equity-bond mix, according to the new legislative proposal published by the Ministry of Finance.The draft law, which is based on the officially-commissioned report by pensions expert Mats Langensjö, proposes an overall target for the default option of minimising the risk of low pension outcomes, while maximising the conditions for good pension outcomes.The premium pension is the defined contribution (DC) portion of the general or state pension, where Swedes are given options on how their savings are invested and managed.last_img read more

first_imgGhana captain Asamoah Gyan was at the Flagstaff House on Monday to meet with President John Mahama over their involvement in the HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, Protect the Goal.The Al Ain ace used the occasion to brief the President over his recent visit to Malawi where he took part in several activities to promote the campaign waged by UNAIDS.The meeting held at the Flagstaff House was attended by Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga, UNAIDS Country Director Girmay Haile, representatives from the Ghana AIDS Commission.last_img read more

first_imgEngland began their preparations for the World Cup with a victory over Nigeria at Wembley.Gareth Southgate’s side controlled the first half after Gary Cahill gave them an early lead with a powerful header.Then Harry Kane doubled their advantage with a drilled shot near half-time, as the visitors struggled to cope with England’s clever movement.Nigeria improved after the break with Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi scoring, whileGary Cahill headed the hosts into a seventh-minute lead from Kieran Trippier’s corner, the Chelsea defender eluding all of those bedecked in Nigeria’s eye-catching colours. After a week of being subjected to media scrutiny for his choice of tattoo and subsequent late arrival at the team’s training camp, Raheem Sterling – who was booked for diving in the second half – had a sight of glory soon after the opener, but he miscued when one-on-one. Despite seeing Sterling spurn another couple of promising openings, England did double their lead before the interval when captain Harry Kane’s low drive squirmed underneath Francis Uzoho. Nigeria halved the deficit two minutes into the second half courtesy of Alex Iwobi’s cool finish after Odion Ighalo had struck the upright. But Gernot Rohr’s men could not force their way through again and England improved their record at Wembley to just one defeat in the last 21 matches.Raheem Sterling was booked for diving. Southgate, who was an unused substitute when England last met Nigeria at the 2002 World Cup, handed Jordan Pickford a start in goal, but the Everton goalkeeper was largely a spectator in the first half. The home side won an early free-kick and Trippier’s strike forced a smart stop from Uzoho. But it was from the resulting corner that England took the lead, Cahill leaping to powerfully head home Trippier’s outswinging delivery. Sterling had a chance to write some more positive headlines when he raced through from Dele Alli’s pass, but his finish was wayward.  The Manchester City star – who netted 18 Premier League goals for the 2017-18 champions – teed up Ashley Young for another England chance in the 19th minute, but his close-range effort was blocked and smuggled to safety.  A rapid counter-attack saw Sterling sent scampering into the box by Young, only for the former Liverpool winger’s decision-making to let him down as he failed to pick out a team-mate. Another opening came and went as Sterling fired over the crossbar before Kane got the second, his skidding effort somehow sneaking past the goalkeeper.  The Super Eagles needed a second-half response and quickly delivered after a change of shape to match their opponents, Iwobi side-footing in after Ighalo’s shot came back off the post.  Sterling went in the book for taking an unnecessary tumble in the box and Eric Dier rose to head wide as England sought to reassert themselves. Ultimately Southgate’s charges did manage to restore order, holding onto their advantage with relative ease as the likes of Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were afforded some game time late on, while Fabian Delph got his first international outing since 2015. England will now seek to make it 10 unbeaten when they face Costa Rica, while Nigeria take on Czech Republic on Wednesday ahead of their big-kick off against Croatia in a fortnight.last_img read more

first_imgZurich, Switzerland | AFP | FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday said that “no match” is worth “risking a single human life” and that world football’s governing body would be able to help financially national federations during the coronavirus pandemic.The majority of top football leagues and international competitions have been suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Infantino insisted that games would not resume until it was safe.“Our first priority, our principle, the one we will use for our competitions and encourage everyone to follow is that health comes first,” he said in a video message.“I cannot stress this enough. No match, no competition, no league is worth risking a single human life.”The German Bundesliga reportedly could restart behind closed doors in May, with players already back in training, while other leagues could also resume in the summer.“It would be more than irresponsible to force competitions to resume if things are not 100% safe,” added Infantino. “If we have to wait a little longer we must do so. It’s better to wait a little bit longer than to take any risks.”Infantino said that national football associations which are struggling financially would receive help from FIFA’s emergency relief fund.FIFA last week postponed all international matches scheduled for June.“We are today in a very strong financial situation,” Infantino said.“But our reserves are not FIFA’s money. It is football’s money. So when football is in need, we must think what we can do to help… It is our responsibility and our duty.” FIFA president Gianni Infantinocenter_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgIn an interview about the Troiano matter, J.C. Lore, a Rutgers Law School professor, spoke of the importance of judiciary independence, even as he criticized the “ill-informed” comments Troiano made. Judges are living in a different era, he said, amid a “greater awareness and recognition” of rape and sexual assault and social media’s ability to “bring to light a situation like this pretty quickly.” A spokeswoman for the state judiciary declined to say whether Troiano might be reassigned. “We’re notcommenting at this time,”spokeswoman MaryAnnSpoto said in an email. At another point, thejudge said, “I still in mymind…distinguish betweena sexual assault and arape… [I]n my mind thereis a distinction.” State Sens. Vin Gopal (D-11) and Declan J. O’Scanlon Jr. (R-13) issued separate statements July 8 criticizing Judge James G. Troiano, who serves in the family division, about his remarks last year. “As with all cases, we are assessing our next steps, which will include discussions with the victim and her family,” said Christopher Swendeman, the prosecutor’s office spokesman, in an email. “He (the accused) can be tried as an adult,” he said. As for the case against G.M.C., the prosecutor’s office gave no indication this week when it might present the matter to a grand jury. In July 2018, Troianoruled against the MonmouthCounty Prosecutor’s Office,which wanted to waive up toadult court a then 16-year-old boy to face charges thathe raped a 16-year-old girl ata party in 2017. Troiano, a former mayor of Cedar Grove in Es- sex County, was appointed to the bench in 1992. He earned tenure, retired and was subsequently brought back to the bench on recall. Now 69, he is serving his latest two-year stint on recall, according to a record at the state judiciary website. By Philip Sean Curran On Tuesday, Assembly members Joann Downey (D-11) and Eric Houghtaling (D-11) also called for Troiano to immediately and permanently resign his position. “Judge Troiano’s comments are truly abhorrent and clearly highlight the fact that he needs to be re- moved immediately by the Supreme Court,” O’Scanlon said. “The Supreme Court has the ability to remove a judge for misconduct in office, or conduct evidencing unfitness for judicial office. G.M.C.’s attorney, Mitchell J. Ansell, could not be reached for comment July 9. O’Scanlon issued a similar call for the judge to step down, also noting that the state’s highest court can take action. “The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office does not discuss security issues regarding Superior Court judges at the Monmouth County courthouse,” he said in a statement July 9. “However, we take any threat against a judge seriously and address and coordinate with the New Jersey State Police and the Administrative Office of the Courts, accordingly.” Published reports this week said Troiano has been facing threats in the wake of news accounts about his remarks. But the prosecutor’s office, asked if it was investigating threats against the judge, said that as a practice it does not confirm or deny the existence of investigations. Lawmakers from Monmouth County said this week they want a Superior Court judge sitting in Freehold off the bench after his “despicable” comments during a rape case that left critics demanding he resign. In his remarks, the judge noted the boy, identified as G.M.C. in court documents, “comes from a good family who put him into an excellent school where he was doing extremely well.” “Judge Troiano must resign, effective immediately, from any judicial posts he still holds – just based on his commentary and word-for-word thought process by his direct quotes,” Gopal said in a statement. “Situations like these destabilize the public’s trust in our judicial institutions. His comments regarding the accused ‘coming from a good family’ are disgraceful.” Likewise, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden declined this week to say if his office would be adding more officers to Troiano’s courtroom. Troiano could not be reached for comment July 9. No one answered the phone in his chambers in the Freehold courthouse. Those and other comments were included in a 14-page decision by a two-judge state appeals court which reversed Troiano’s ruling June 14 and remanded the case to Monmouth County. But Troiano’s remarks have prompted a backlash. “He is clearly a candidate for not just college but probably for a good college,” the judge said. “His scores for college entry were very high.” Judge Troiano’s disturbing and biased comments from the bench are a glaringly obvious display of his unfitness for judicial office.” last_img read more

first_imgA goal from Brazilian winger Nene left Chelsea trailing at the interval in their pre-season friendly at New York’s Yankee Stadium.Paris St-Germain, managed by former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti and with ex-Blues defender Alex in their starting line-up, looked the better side for most of the first half.The French team’s new signing Ezequiel Lavezzi was denied by a fine early save from Petr Cech, while Eden Hazard went close for Chelsea with a long-range effort.Just as Roberto Di Matteo’s men seemed to be easing their way into the game, they fell behind on the half-hour mark when Nene netted from the rebound after Javier Pastore’s shot had hit the post.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgDedicated e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook are coming under increasing pressure from mobile phones and tablet devices like the iPad. According to the latest research from Informa Telecoms & Media, sales of e-readers with broadband connections will peak in 2014, as users decide to opt for multi-purpose devices like the iPad. According to Informa, the best way for e-reader manufacturers to survive is to focus on cheap devices that don’t feature built-in wireless connectivity.The Real Question: E-Paper or LCD Displays?Many readers swear by e-paper displays that look and “feel” more like regular paper than traditional computer displays. These e-paper displays don’t need backlighting and consume far less power than tablets that use back-lighted displays. A number of e-paper manufacturers are working hard on developing color displays with faster refresh rates that will allow Kindle-like devices to compete with the feature set of tablets. The question, of course, is if users will really flock to low-end e-readers or if they will opt for more expensive multi-purpose devices like the iPad instead. In the near future, some of these tablets will likely feature more advanced e-paper displays that will combine the best of both worlds, though they will probably cost about the same as an iPad. The Disadvantages of Dedicated E-ReadersFor now, however, these advanced displays aren’t ready for the consumer market, while tablets are getting more market share and iPad apps like Wired’s new magazine app get a chance to show the advantages of tablet computers. A number of universities have experimented with the Kindle as a textbook reader, and it’s quickly becoming clear that today’s e-readers aren’t ready for this market, as students ask for a more flexible devices that are more akin to tablet computers than a dedicated e-readers.Sony ExpandsThis study comes on the same day that Sony announced its plans to expand the availability of its e-reader to Japan, China, Australia and a number of European countries. Asia is one of the fastest growing markets for e-readers, so this move definitely makes sense. With its low-end e-readers, Sony will be in a good position if Informa’s predictions turn out to be true. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#E-Books#NYT#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgLearn how to light your shot quickly and cheaply without overexposing your incandescent practical light. Let’s have a look at a basic setup to better understand the technique.All images via David GoodmanPractical lights are visible lights in your shot that can also provide much-needed illumination while motivating the way you light your scene. Lighting your scene with practical lights can be crucial when shooting a documentary or when working quickly. The problem is that practical lights have a tendency to overexpose if you keep them in your shot.When a practical light is overexposed, which should be obvious from the shot above, one workaround is to reframe your shot and use the illumination of the practical light while keeping the actual light out of your shot. But what if you want to keep the practical light in your shot? After all, that’s what makes the light a practical light.The trick is to put your practical incandescent light on a dimmer and control the brightness. You can then motivate the lighting of the scene and actually supplement the practical lights with the more professional movie lights of your choice. This demonstration was shot with the affordable two-light Lowell GO Pro-Visions Kit.Let’s go through the steps of carrying the lamp.1. Expose for PracticalsBy exposing for your practical lights, and cutting the overexposure, the rest of your image goes black. To correct for this, use your practical light as a guide. In this case, the main practical light is the lamp on the table.2. Set Your Front LightBy placing a Lowell light behind the practical light, you can carry the lamp and provide sufficient illumination to give yourself an exposure.3. Set Your BacklightOnce the front light is set, it’s time to think about the background of your shot. In this setup, there is already another practical lamp in the background but it doesn’t provide enough illumination to be of much use. Using the background lamp as a guide, you can motivate a backlight for the subject and the background.4. Front and Backlight CombinedCombined, and with the strategic placement of a background Beagle, the lighting effect produces a shot with more depth and visual interest.5. Alter Lighting Intensity With DimmerThe problem is that after adjusting exposure a bit for the front and backlight, the practical lamp in front is still overly bright. This is where the dimmer becomes useful. Using a very inexpensive dimmer, you can lower the intensity of your practical light and still keep the illumination of the Lowell light.Final ResultsThe behind-the-scenes lighting setup is quite basic and sets the lights in a diagonal line across from one another. As you can see, the light placement allows you to motivate lighting with the position of the practical lights, while also maintaining control of the way your practical lights are exposed.Carrying the lamp is a quick and easy lighting method that can be achieved with minimal means. It’s a good trick for any cinematographer to have up their sleeve.Have any experience with this technique? Share your behind-the-scenes knowledge in the comments below!last_img read more