King Abdullah II Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement

first_imgCapacity Building – A portion of this grant will be provided for the award winners and their team members to pursue training opportunities to enhance their skills as young leaders and to increase the impact of their projects. Publications – A publication will be developed to highlight the achievements of the winners and support their future endeavours. Deadline: 31 December, 2012Open to: young leaders who are citizens of Arab countries between the ages of 18 to 30Grant: USD 50,000King Abdullah II Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement (KAAYIA) invites young Arabs to showcase their success stories and the positive impact they have had on their communities.The award, under the management of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, seeks to reward these distinguished young leaders throughout the region by providing them with much needed support and recognition. It will enable these outstanding leaders to continue their good work, demonstrate what is possible to their peers and in turn allow the concept of active citizenship to flourish and become an inherent part of the Arab youth culture.EligibilityThe award seeks young leaders who are currently leading development efforts in the Arab world that bring to life the notion of active citizenship. Applicants will need to demonstrate significant contribution to the local community through their project; their project’s potential for increased impact and how they could be role models for other young people. Recognition – Winners will be recognized at a special award ceremony. Applicant should be a citizen of an Arab country Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Share 0 The Project – A portion of the USD 50,000 will be provided to support a specific project defined by the awardees. These funds will support the scaling up of their project in the Arab region and help these existing successful initiatives to increase their impact. The grant will be provided over a period of one to two years. King Abdullah II Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement KAFD will acknowledge and recognise the winners and their work by celebrating and publicising their achievements through the following activities:  December 6, 2012 Published by iwona Pocket Media Outreach – KAFD will work with various regional and global media to highlight the stories of the award winners +1 Tweet Applicant should be the founder of an existing project that has 6 months to 3 years of demonstrated social impact within the local community Reddit How to apply?You can apply online hereThe deadline for applications is 31 December 2012For more detailed information read the  FAQs sectionThe Official Website Applicant should be between the ages of 18 to 30 GrantsThe King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD) will provide each of the award winners with a USD 50,000 grant, which will be allocated for: LinkedIn 0 Similar Stories ← Macedonian Award for Best Young Scientist 2012 Train The Trainers – Training Course In Doha, Qatar Henry Moore Institute Research Fellowships for Artists and Curators →last_img read more

APA reaffirms stance on video games and violent behaviour

first_imgAPA reaffirms stance on video games and violent behaviour”Attributing violence to video gaming is not scientifically sound and draws attention away from other factors,” says APA president Haydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterThursday 5th March 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThe American Psychological Association has said that attributing violent behaviour to video games is “not scientifically sound,” and draws attention away from other contributing factors. The comments follow a review of the APA’s August 2015 resolution on the link between violent video games and violent behaviour, which “members of the media or policymakers have cited… as evidence that violent video games are the cause of violent behavior, including mass shootings.”As a result, the APA has reaffirmed its position that there is no causal link between violent video games and violent behaviour.It also stated that the updated resolution “should not be misinterpreted or misused by attributing violence, such as mass shootings, to violent video game use.”While the current literature supports a small, reliable association between video games and “aggressive outcomes, such as yelling and pushing,” the research does not find a conclusive link with more violent behaviour. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Suggestions that violent video games are contributing factors to mass shootings date back to the Columbine massacre in 1999; despite the body of evidence against such a link, media and policy makers have repeatedly pointed the finger at video games in the year since. “Violence is a complex social problem that likely stems from many factors that warrant attention from researchers, policymakers and the public,” said APA president Sandra Shullman. “Attributing violence to video gaming is not scientifically sound and draws attention away from other factors, such as a history of violence, which we know from the research is a major predictor of future violence.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesGearbox, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple oppose Texas anti-trans lawBorderlands developer even suggests it would expand out of the state if law is passedBy James Batchelor 20 days agoGerman legal reform to set new standards for loot boxesBundestag passes youth protection law that would require clear descriptors for games featuring loot boxesBy Matthew Handrahan 2 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Thabametsi CIPP preferred bidder “delighted” with outcome

first_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector BRICS Bucket of coal and helmet coal miner. Credit: 123rf On Monday, South African energy minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced Thabametsi as one of the two selected preferred bidders for the country’s first Coal-Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.Exxaro Resources Ltd (Exxaro), who has been selected as the preferred coal supplier for a signed period of 30-years, has “expressed their delight” in a recent statement.Mxolisi Mgojo, chief executive officer of Exxaro Resources, said: “This is an exciting milestone for Exxaro and in realising our vision of creating jobs and powering economic development in South Africa.“As the largest supplier of coal to Eskom, we are already integrated in South Africa’s energy value chain and look forward to being able take advantage of the opportunities provided by current regulatory developments in the mineral and energy sectors to develop a coal mine that can supply new power-generating capacity.”Thabametsi coal-fired stationThe coal-fired power station will be built near Lephalale, Limpopo Province, adjacent to Exxaro’s existing Grootegeluk Complex, the mining company said in a statement.The firm noted that the plant will generate 557.3MW (net) of electricity for the national grid from coal supplied by Phase 1 of Exxaro’s planned Thabametsi Mine.“Thabametsi Mine Phase 1 will be developed at an approximate cost of ZAR3 billion ($210 million) to supply approximately 3.9 million tonnes of coal per year at full capacity.“The new mine is scheduled to produce its first coal in Q2/2021 (and ramp-up until end 2022), in line with the development ramp-up schedule of the power station, which is expected to be operational in 2021,” Exxaro explained.The company added that the plant’s development creates opportunities to supply coal to other coal IPPs in the Waterberg that could bid in Window 2, as well as the mining of high value coal seams for the export market. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSA electrification target hits highNext articleInternational banks back Morocco’s energy efficiency Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. Finance and Policy Generation UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

Canadian Show Jumping Team Second in Langley Nations’ Cup

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. The Canadian Show Jumping Team comprised of Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, BC, Ian Millar of Perth, ON, Chris Surbey of Calgary, AB, and Keean White of Rockwood, ON, finished second in the $100,000 FEI Nations’ Cup held Friday, June 2, at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC, and qualified for the FEI Nations’ Cup Final in Barcelona, ESP.The FEI Nations’ Cup acted as the third and final qualifier for the North American, Central American and Caribbean League, with the top two teams in the standings advancing to the FEI Nations’ Cup Final in Barcelona, ESP, from September 29 to October 1, 2017. It was a tight race to the end, but when the points were calculated, the United States and Canada earned their starting spots with scores of 280 and 250 respectively. Mexico, also in the hunt, finished third with 240 points.In addition to the three countries chasing points for the Final, Ireland also fielded a team in the $100,000 FEI Nations’ Cup in Langley, as did a second non-points team for Mexico. At the end of the first round, the United States was at the top of the leaderboard with four faults while Canada was in second position with 14 faults, ahead of the Mexico I team with 18 faults, Ireland with 22 faults, and Mexico II trailing on 39 faults. Mexico II opted not to return for the second round, leaving four teams to battle it out for victory.Team Canada returned with its sights set firmly on improving its first round performance and earning a ticket to the Final. Foster, 32, had jumped clear in the first round but exceeded the tight time allowed of 77 seconds to pick up a single time fault over the course designed by Canada’s Peter Holmes. She would make no such mistake the second time out with Brighton, leaving all the rails in place and racing through the timers for a clear performance.“I was a little worried because it was his first Nations’ Cup and I didn’t know how he would handle a track like that; it was a proper 1.60m course and he really rose to the occasion,” said Foster of Brighton, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Contender II x Quick Star) owned by Artisan Farms LLC and Torrey Pines Stable.In next for Canada, Surbey, 30, improved on his five-fault performance in the opening round to jump clear, putting another score of zero on the Canadian team score sheet riding Chalacorada, a 15-year-old Holsteiner mare (Chalan x Corrado I) owned by Linda Southern Heathcott and Spruce Meadows Ltd.White, 34, incurred eight faults plus one time fault in the opening round riding For Freedom Z, a 12-year-old Zangersheide gelding (For Pleasure x Baloubet du Rouet) owned by Angelstone Partners. The pair kept it to one rail in the second round but were still caught by the clock, picking up a total of five faults which would again prove to be the drop score, as only the best three scores for each team are counted.With the United States beginning to falter, anchor rider Millar, 70, turned up the heat by producing a faultless second round performance riding Dixson. The pair had incurred eight faults the first time out, but the ten-time Canadian Olympian was cool under pressure, producing an age-defying performance riding Dixson, a 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding (Vigo d’Arsouilles x Olisco) owned by Susan Grange and her daughter, Ariel Grange.With Canada’s final score confirmed at 14 faults, it was all up to U.S anchor rider Margie Goldstein-Engle. Like Millar, the veteran rider kept her cool despite having one rail down with Royce, keeping America’s all-female team total to 13 faults for the win. Ireland finished in third position with a team total of 25 faults aided by the only double-clear performance of the day from 22-year-old Daniel Coyle riding Cita. Mexico I finished fourth with 32 faults, leaving them out of the running for a ticket to the Barcelona Final.“We rallied in the second round; we have a great team vibe and that really pulled us through!” said Foster, whose family was in attendance to cheer her on. “Everyone rode great, and ‘Captain’, Ian Millar, always pulls through for us when we need him to. The Nations’ Cup Final in Barcelona is something that we aimed for this year with it being a non-games year, and it’s great that we were able to get the job done and qualify.”Competing at Thunderbird Show Park is somewhat of a homecoming for Foster, as she spent her teenage years training with and eventually working for Laura and Brent Balisky’s Thunderbird Show Stables.“They do a great job here at Thunderbird and give a lot of importance to the Nations’ Cup,” said Foster of the organizing committee headed by Jane Tidball. “They really pull out all the stops and run a fantastic event, and the crowd is unbelievable and gets behind everyone. Peter Holmes did a great job with the course. It really couldn’t have been any better, unless we had won!”Foster had the added challenge of riding Brighton in the horse’s Nations’ Cup debut. Having made her first appearance on the Canadian Show Jumping Team in 2011, Foster has since ridden in Nations’ Cup competition a total of 34 times riding six different horses owned by Artisan Farms LLC, including at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympic Games as well as the 2015 Pan American Games where she was a member of the gold medal team.“I am very proud to be able to put Brighton’s name on the list of Artisan-owned horses that have competed for Canada,” said Foster, acknowledging Andy and Carlene Ziegler of Artisan Farms LLC who support both her as well as Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist, Eric Lamaze. “They have been so supportive of Eric and myself, and I think that’s something that is really important to recognize.”Canadian Show Jumping Team chef d’equipe Mark Laskin of Langley, BC, summed up his team’s performance by saying, “With this year being a non-championship year, our primary goal as a team was to qualify for the FEI Nations’ Cup Final, so it was an awesome day for us as we were able to accomplish that objective. The first round didn’t go quite as well as we had hoped, however, everyone rallied in the second round and we made a real run at the Americans, almost catching them and making it a close and very exciting class. Barcelona, here we come!” Tags: Thunderbird Show Park, Keean White, Ian Millar, Tiffany Foster, Chris Surbey, FEI Nations’ Cup Langley, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Email*last_img read more

A valedictorian’s speech was barred as too political, so he gave it outside through a bullhorn

first_imgChristian Bales(COVINGTON, Ky.) — A high school valedictorian in Kentucky praised the fight for stronger gun laws by school-shooting survivors in Florida, and applauded his classmates for participating in an anti-abortion march, saying students should “continue to utilize our voices.”The only problem was that Holy Cross High School valedictorian Christian Bales gave his commencement address through a bullhorn outside the graduation venue after officials with the local Catholic diocese ruled that parts of his speech was too political and not in keeping with church teachings.Student Council President Katherine Frantz at the Catholic school in Covington, Kentucky, was barred from giving her graduation speech at the ceremony as well.A spokesman for the Diocese of Covington said parts of the two students’ speeches were political and inconsistent with Catholic teaching.“When the proposed speeches were received, they were found to contain elements that were political and inconsistent with the teaching of the Catholic Church,” Fitzgerald said in a statement.He also said the student speakers missed a deadline for submitting their speeches for review.Bales, 18, suggested that the diocese’s decision may have stemmed from his and Frantz’s being known as outspoken on social issues.“We have been two huge advocates for social reform in our community, which has likely put us on the radar for the diocese,” Bales told ABC affiliate WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.Bales is an openly gay student who said he plans to major in biology in the fall at the University of Louisville, where he has an academic scholarship.Bales’ mother, Gillian Marksberry, said the students were notified of the decision not to allow them to speak about 10 hours before Friday night’s graduation at the Connor Convocation Center at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, near Covington.Marksberry said she found the decision “shocking” and felt “very, very emotional” that her son was barred from giving his address.But Bales and Frantz would not be silenced.Following the commencement ceremony, they gave their speeches outside the auditorium through a bullhorn, surrounded by fellow graduates and their families.Marksberry said, “We don’t want to be vindictive. We don’t want to be vengeful. That’s not what this is about. He’s earned the right to have a voice.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Adjunct Instructor – Deaf Studies

first_imgSpecial Instructions to Applicants Job Summary/Basic Function Advertised: February 17, 2021Applications close: Open Until Filled Physical Demands Preferred Qualifications Posting Detailscenter_img In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryvilleactively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in theirfields and have a passion for teaching. Adjunct faculty are anintegral part of the University’s learning community and teachcourses on campus.The Walker College of Health Professions is accepting applicationsfor an academically/professionally qualified adjunct faculty memberto teach on-ground Deaf Studies courses with anemphasis in:• American Sign Language• Deaf StudiesEssential Job Functions/Responsibilities:• Teach assigned course as specified in the schedule and coursecontract.• Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with theUniversity’s mission, academic policies and procedures,expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).• Adhere to prepared essential learning objectives, lesson plans,and assignments as presented in the syllabus and Canvas.• Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes,teaching methodology, and assignments and deadlines.• Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectivelydeliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-worldapplications of concepts covered.• Encourage active learning through discussion topics, classassignments, group projects, etc.• Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thoroughmanner (with 24-36 hrs.).• Establish digital office hours to provide additional assistancewith student questions/concerns.• Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging inthe course.• Additional duties as assigned. Yes • Be fluent in American Sign Language• Master’s degree in Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, Speech-LanguagePathology, or related field from a regionally accreditedinstitution The Department is using this position announcement to build aqualified pool of instructors to fill teaching needs as they arise.This position is not designated for a specific course orsemester.An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion ofa background screening.Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employmentauthorization will not be considered for this position.Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunityand prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability,gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin,race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, orany other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects ofthe employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring,training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, andtermination Minimum Qualificationslast_img read more

Japan 2019 All Star team – Estavana Polman is MVP

first_imgLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsFollowing the last match of the 24th IHF Women’s World Championship, the All-star Team has been selected. The Dutch left back-playmaker Estavana Polman is voted for the Most Valuable Player of the tournament in Kumamoto.MVP: Estavana Polman, NetherlandsLeft wing: Camilla Herrem, NorwayLeft back: Alexandrina Cabral Barbosa, SpainCentre back: Estavana Polman, NetherlandsRight back: Anna Vyakhireva, RussiaRight wing: Jovanka Radicevic, MontenegroLine player: Linn Blohm, SwedenGoalkeeper: Tess Wester, NetherlandsTop scorer: Lois Abbingh, Netherlands – 71 goals Dutch handball euphoria – 10.000 tickets sold for 10 hours! Estavana Polman is Dutch Sports Person of the Year 2019 Click to comment Recommended for you Related Items:Estavana Polman Estavana Polman seriosly injured: “Sh.. happens”last_img read more

NY Worker Dies Falling Into Tortilla Machine

first_imgNEW YORK – Police say a Brooklyn factory worker has died after falling into a machine used for mixing tortillas.Police were called to the scene at around 2:30 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered the 22-year-old victim had fallen inside the waist-high machine at Tortilleria Chinantla (tor-tih-REE’-ah chee-NAHNT’-lah) in Williamsburg.The victim, identified as Juan Baten of Brooklyn, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say no criminality is suspected.According to the company’s website, it was founded in 1992 and makes tortillas for restaurants as well as for sale in local markets.last_img read more

81-year-old Model Shines on Catwalk at NY Fashion Week

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreCarmen Dell’Orefice has spent her life in front of the lens since gracing the cover of Vogue magazine in 1947, and as the world’s first octogenarian model, she is still turning heads — most recently on the catwalk for Norisol Ferrari during New York Fashion Week on Monday.At 81, the stylish senior citizen is three to four times older than today’s models.In an industry which prizes youth, Dell’Orefice says she’s proof of the nation’s general acceptance of a graying population.(WATCH the video below, or READ the story w/ photos from Today)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Adam Warren Henry Jr.

first_img He is preceded in death by his parents, Doris and Adam Henry, Sr.A Rosary for Mr. Henry will be recited at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 24, 2020, at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 11507 Huffmeister, Road, Houston.His interment will be at 1:00 p.m., for family and friends, Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3900 Twin City Highway, Groves, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street.Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 11507 Huffmeister Road, Houston, TX 77065.Complete and updated information may be found at: After Warren was discharged, he worked at Dupont Sabine River Works, Orange, as a rigger and safety planner. He retired in 2002.He married Danny Marie Kirwin in 1988.After their retirements they moved to Houston. Adam Warren Henry Jr., 76, of Houston, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.He was born November 15, 1943, in Port Arthur, to Doris Rogers Henry and Adam Warren Henry, Sr. Adam, better known as “Warren,” by his friends, was a United States Marine Veteran.After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, he served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam era.center_img Warren loved to cook, hunt, fish, dance, and entertain his friends.He also enjoyed spending time with his family.Most of all, he was devoted to being a servant to God.Survivors include his wife, Danny Henry; children, Adam W. Henry III and his wife, Shelley, of Lafayette, Louisiana; Gretchen Vaughan, of Houston; Darren K. Henry and his wife, Lara, of Austin; Shawna Campbell and her husband, Cassidy, of Richmond; Angelique Todar and her husband, Rainor, of Katy; grandchildren, Allie, Jainie, and Mallory Henry; Noelle and Elise Henry; Kya Howe and her husband, Clark, and Riley, Avery, Bethyn, and Cavynagh Campbell; and Andrew, Eliana Pineda, Raina, and Atalee Todar; and half-sister, Pam Reagan, of Port Arthur.last_img read more