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Three years after attack on journalists in Ingushetia, investigation is stalled

first_img Follow the news on Russia Читать на русском / Read in RussianThe investigation into a violent attack on a group of journalists and human rights defenders near the border between Ingushetia and Chechnya, in the Russian Caucasus, exactly three years ago, has stalled. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities to keep their promise to identify those responsible.Will impunity prevail yet again? No suspect has yet been identified although it was one of the most shocking attacks on journalists in recent years in Russia. The Ingush investigators’ refusal to allow Andrei Sabinin, one of the victims’ lawyers, to have access to the case file was ruled legal by an Ingush court last month.The attack occurred against a backdrop of intimidation by the Chechen authorities, but no Chechen official has been questioned. Although the investigation’s complete closure was narrowly avoided in 2017, it has ground to a complete halt.The attack on a minibus carrying journalists and human rights activists on 9 March 2016 caused an outcry in Russia. The victims included Swedish journalist Maria Persson Löfgren, Norwegian journalist Øystein Windstad, and four Russian journalists – Egor Skovoroda, Alexandra Elagina, Anton Prusakov and Mikhail Solunin.They were on a tour of the Russian Caucasus organized by the Committee to Prevent Torture, a Russian NGO, and had just crossed from Chechnya into the neighbouring Russian republic of Ingushetia when around 20 masked men blocked their way, beat them up and set fire to the minibus.Several of the journalists had to be treated in a local hospital. Their equipment was destroyed in the fire. A few hours after the attack, masked gunmen ransacked the Committee to Prevent Torture’s local office in Ingushetia.In response to the ensuing outcry, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, described the attack on the minibus as “intolerable” and said everything would be done to solve it. “We count on the security forces to take the most active measures to look for and find the perpetrators,” he said. But Chechen presidential spokesman Alvi Karimov criticized RSF for emphasizing the climate of impunity and intimidation prevailing in the region.“Allowing such a shocking attack to go unpunished would send another disastrous signal to journalists investigating human rights violations in the Russian Caucasus,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“The federal and local authorities have a duty to honour the promises made at the highest government level and Russia’s international obligations with regard to the safety of journalists.”RSF points out that governments are required by many UN resolutions to conduct “impartial, speedy, thorough, independent and effective” investigations into acts of violence against journalists.Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. The situation is worsening steadily in Chechnya, which is a news and information “black hole” within Russia. Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 21, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further March 8, 2019 Three years after attack on journalists in Ingushetia, investigation is stalled News News Help by sharing this information Related documents cp_napadenie_na_zhurnalistov_v_ingushetii.pdfPDF – 110.45 KB Organisation center_img RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expression Receive email alerts Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF_en Credit : Denis Siniakov / Mediazona RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expression News News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Massoud Hamid, winner of 2005 Reporters Without Borders Internet Freedom Prize, released at end of prison sentence

first_img Receive email alerts Organisation Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release from prison on 23 July of Massoud Hamid, winner of the 2005 Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France Internet Freedom Prize, at the end of a three-year sentence for posting photos online of a pro-Kurdish demonstration in Damascus. It noted that he had been “frequently ill-treated during his totally unjustified” sentence and said it was “disgusting” that he had been jailed simply for exercising his right to speak freely.Hamid, a journalism student, was released a day before his sentence officially ended and returned to his family home in the Kurdish town of Derbesye, in northern Syria. Scores of villagers went to the house to welcome him despite police sent there to prevent them.He was held in solitary confinement during his first year in Adra prison, in a suburb of Damascus, and was not allowed to see a doctor, or read in his cell or wear glasses, which badly damaged his eyesight. He staged several fruitless hunger-strikes in protest, suffers from back pain and is due to have tests in hospital.He had been arrested on 24 July 2003 as he was taking an exam at Damascus University. After a mockery of a trial, the state security court sentenced him on 10 October 2004 to three years in prison for “belonging to a secret organisation” and “trying to annex part of Syria to another country.”A month before he was arrested, he had sent photos of a peaceful demonstration on 25 June that year in front of UNICEF offices in Damascus to a German-based Kurdish-language website (www.amude.com). He won the Internet Freedom prize on 7 December 2005 and had been adopted while in prison by the Maison de la presse in Charleroi (Belgium), the radio station NRJ (Belgium), The Link (Canada), and Spanish media outlets Varios Foros, Periodicom.com, Interviu, and El Mundo, as well as the Colexio de Xornalistas in Galicia.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release from prison on 23 July of Massoud Hamid (photo), winner of the 2005 Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France Internet Freedom Prize, at the end of a three-year sentence for posting photos online of a pro-Kurdish demonstration in Damascus. It noted that he had been “frequently ill-treated during his totally unjustified” sentence. News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Follow the news on Syria Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria February 3, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more July 25, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Massoud Hamid, winner of 2005 Reporters Without Borders Internet Freedom Prize, released at end of prison sentence to go further RSF_en News March 8, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Lukpan Akhmedyarov: “The judicial system has become a way of hounding independent news media”

first_img News Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal October 30, 2020 Find out more This is an exclusive Reporters Without Borders interview with Lukpan Akhmedyarov, a Kazakh journalist who will receive the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism at a ceremony in Washington today. Akhmedyarov was the target of a murder attempt in April and has been subjected to judicial persecution ever since.—-Reporters Without Borders : Lukpan Akhmedyarov, can you tell us about the lawsuits you are facing?Lukpan Akhmedyarov: Lawsuits and demands for millions of tenge (tens of thousands of euros) in damages have become routine. But curiously, in the case of our newspaper, Uralskaya Nedelya, it is only senior officials who are filing lawsuits and the lawsuits only concern articles about government corruption. In all these cases, the plaintiffs claim they have been defamed and demand exorbitant damages well in excess of their annual income. And the courts always accede to their requests.Personally, I have no doubt that the latest lawsuit filed by local deputy governor Abzal Braliyev will be successful and that I and my newspaper will again be asked to pay millions of tenge. In murder cases, judges order no more than a million tenge in compensation, but journalists who are supposed to have defamed an official are asked to pay 5 to 10 million tenge (30,000 to 60,000 euros). It is impossible for a journalist or a newspaper to comply with such rulings.The law clearly states that court decisions must respect the principles of rationality and legality and must be capable of being carried out. But all the court rulings issued against us have been completely impracticable. How can this encourage respect for the judicial system and the law?RWB: Under Kazakhstan’s laws, libel suits automatically target both the article’s author and the newspaper in which it is published. What steps are you taking to protect yourselves and demonstrate the accuracy of what you reported?LA: We (…) produce evidence, including documentary evidence, to support our claims but the courts always side with the authorities. Right now, we have gone to the supreme court to contest the ruling issued against us as a result of a complaint by Tlekkabyl Imashev, a senior official. We were ordered to pay 5 million tenge in damages, and this was upheld on appeal. We intend to exhaust all the appeal possibilities. At the same time, we are awaiting a ruling on the lawsuit brought by a member of the financial police, Arman Kojakhmetov, who is demanding 3 million tenge (approx. 18,000 euros) in damages. Again, I am not deluding myself about the probable outcome. Braliyev’s suit is the third one against me.RWB: Why are you so sceptical about your chances of demonstrating your good faith and obtaining justice?LA: Because I see how these trials are conducted. It is clear to me that the authorities want to get rid of Uralskaya Nedelya and get rid of a journalist who annoys them. At the same time, they are trying to make it look legal. In practice, local senior officials control the court and rulings are handed down “by phone call.” In our city, Uralsk, for example, the same judge, Batykgul Baymagambetova, handles all lawsuits by local officials against our newspaper. It is hard to believe that this is a coincidence. We assume they trust her with all these cases because she issues rulings in a predictable and guaranteed fashion.Her rulings have been full of irregularities. Last week we submitted six motions to recuse her. That our motions were rejected is one thing, but it was the judge herself who personally examined and rejected the last four motions. A judge who examines motions for her own removal? This is legal nonsense, but it is standard practice in Kazakhstan.RWB: And yet you are appealing against all of these decisions before higher courts. Do you think they provide better defence and protection?LA: No. If I could ask for the entire Kazakh judicial system to be recused, I would. We appeal to higher courts in order to eventually refer the case to the European Court of Human Rights. You cannot do that without exhausting all possibilities of legal recourse at the national level first. We have no illusions about Kazakh justice. It will always do what the politicians want. These cases are the best possible proof that objective and independent justice does not exist in Kazakhstan. It is a sort of experiment, if you like, the result of which we unfortunately all know in advance.RWB: So you think the courts never rule in favour of journalists and news media?LA: Yes. It pains me to see how the judicial system is used against society. Sure, you could say: “Big deal! A small provincial newspaper, Uralskaya Nedelya, is going to disappear but there are thousands of others. There is no reason to worry.” But even if Uralskaya Nedelya is a provincial newspaper, is it very important for the local community. As all the other media are controlled by the authorities, Uralskaya Nedelya has become the only source of alternative news and information, the only one that respects the principles of honest journalism and allows views to be freely expressed. If our newspaper did not exist, people would lose hope of social change. There are no longer many newspapers like this in Kazakhstan. There will soon be no more pluralism in Kazakhstan if newspapers like ours disappear.RWB: Aren’t you afraid that the damages awards will ruin your family?LA: The exorbitant damages no longer worry me. There is no way I will be able to pay them because my earnings are very modest (…) In the course of ten years of working as a journalist, I have been sued many times because of what I wrote. My adversaries have always been senior officials or the heads of big firms linked to the government. The officials responsible for ensuring that court decisions are legal have not objected to any of the illegal rulings against me. I regretfully have to say that in Kazakhstan the judicial system has become a way of harassing the news media.Interviewed by Rozlana Taukina for Reporters Without Borders(Picture: Uralskaya Nedelya) RSF_en News January 15, 2021 Find out more KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia October 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lukpan Akhmedyarov: “The judicial system has become a way of hounding independent news media” Follow the news on Kazakhstan to go furthercenter_img News Help by sharing this information February 5, 2021 Find out more KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Organisation Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Police Monitoring Situation at Local Gun Store

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty On Tuesday, Pasadena Police Chief John Perez said that the city’s police department is monitoring a local gun store in conjunction with the state’s Safe at Home order.The order mandates all non-essential businesses close to help preserve social distancing. However, so far no decision has been made on gun stores, according to Perez.Perez said he drove by Turner’s Outdoorsman on Arroyo Parkway to personally assess things on Tuesday.“We are monitoring the situation,” Perez told Pasadena Now. “There is not a wave of people there buying guns,” Perez said. “We are waiting for some guidance from the state. They know our concern but a determination has not been made.”A store manager at Turner’s Outdoorsman answered the phone on Tuesday, but would not say if the store was open or would be closing and referred all calls to the company’s headquarters located in San Bernardino County.No one picked up the phone when Pasadena Now called the business headquarters.It is not known if other outlets that sell firearms remain open.According to the city’s order people are required to remain at home as much as possible and practice social distancing. Like the orders released by the county, Los Angeles and Long Beach, the city’s order does not require gun stores to close, however gun stores do not appear on the list of essential businesses that can continue to operate.The mandates were issued to help stop the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. As of Tuesday afternoon at least 414,000 people were infected globally. In Pasadena, six people have tested positive for the virus.The order has been revised once. In that revision, beauty shops and barber shops were ordered to close.Earlier in the day, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva demanded gun stores shut down or be fined, or risk losing their business license.Villanueva said Tuesday that the stores are violating the county and state order that only allows essential businesses to operate during the Safe at Home order.Pasadena has its own police force, and Villanueva cannot close businesses here.“We will be closing them, they are not an essential function,” Villanueva told Fox11 about gun shops. “I’m a supporter of the Second Amendment, I’m a gun owner myself, but now you have the mixture of people that are not formerly gun owners and you have a lot more people at home. Public Safety Pasadena Police Monitoring Situation at Local Gun Store Turner’s Outdoorsman can remain open for now By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 1:11 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img Community News Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 51 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business Newslast_img read more

Call for resignations over appointment row

first_img#HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Patricia RyanLIMERICK theatre producer Richie Ryan has called for the immediate resignation of City Manager Conn Murray, Committee Chairman Pat Cox and Chief Executive Patricia Ryan from the board of Limerick City of Culture 2014.Mr Ryan of CentreStage Theatre School was commenting on Ms Ryan’s controversial appointment as chief executive of Limerick City of Culture, without the job being advertised. Ms Ryan, a former adviser to former European Parliament President, Pat Cox, was appointed on Mr Murray’s recommendation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Richie Ryan, the appointment highlights the ineptitude, arrogance and unacceptable manner in which the City of Culture team is treating many Limerick artists. He described the situation as “embarrassing” and said it highlights the total disregard for public funding.“The wink and nod mentality seems rampant in the board structure of The Limerick City of Culture at this time. The management structure raises serious questions when it comes to allocation of resources to the dedicated local theatre practitioners during what has the potential to be a very invigorating time for culture in Limerick City,” said Mr Ryan.He said he has lost confidence in Conn Murray, Pat Cox and Patricia Ryan to steer Limerick City of Culture 2014 with any meaningful transparency or accountability at this time.“I call for their immediate resignation from the executive board. I am sure that this situation would not be tolerated in any other major city in Ireland.”Cllr Tom Shortt, who represented Limerick City Council on the board of the Belltable Theatre for four years, has also said that Patricia Ryan, “must step down now”.He claims Ms Ryan is without any expertise or experience in the demanding world of arts management.“This has gripped the public imagination in Limerick and people are shocked by the arrogance of it.“This is a deeply flawed appointment. For the success and the integrity of the City of Culture project, Ms Ryan must step down. The position must be advertised immediately and a chief executive must be properly recruited,” he declared.Meanwhile, Cllr Joe Leddin said he has “absolute confidence” in Ms Ryan as CEO of the City of Culture project and in its board.“I have met Patricia on a few occasions and I believe she has the professional experience and the ability to ensure that Limerick 2014 will be a hugely successful event,” he said.Speaking at City Hall this week City and County Manager, Conn Murray, told council members that he was satisfied there was no breach of recruitment regulations. He also revealed that the City of Culture project was under pressure to secure a chief executive because of funding delays.“I’m very confident the person in place is the right person to do the job for Limerick,” said Murray. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsCall for resignations over appointment rowBy Alan Jacques – November 28, 2013 904 Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Facebook Conn’s new role on immigrant group Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick TAGSConn MurrayLimerick City of Culture 2014Music LimerickPat CoxPatricia Ryan center_img Linkedin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Twitter Email WhatsApp Previous articleUL Basketball to be streamed live this weekendNext articleCalls for help from St Vincent de Paul Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

Deputy McHugh calls for funding for border region after funding announcement for Northern Ireland

first_img Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook News WhatsApp Deputy McHugh calls for funding for border region after funding announcement for Northern Ireland PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal By News Highland – June 14, 2013 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleLaffertys Shop and Filling Station in Creeselough saved from closureNext articleDepartment of the Environment apologises to former Donegal County Council planner News Highland Pinterest Twitter Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook A Donegal North East Deputy is calling on the Government to introduce a similar stimilus package here to the one that was announced for the North this afternoon.David Cameron has just unveiled a multi-million pound economic package to help create jobs in the private sector in Northern Ireland.The British PM said Northern Ireland has an educated workforce but the private sector is not big enough.Deputy Joe McHugh says if a similar package isn’t introduced here, then Donegal will be left even further behind….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/joemc530.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more

Troy businessman dies, leaves lasting legacy

first_img By Secrets Revealed You Might Like Knox Cemetery remains a mystery to Troy Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellA private cemetery on North Knox Street appears worn down, while neighbors and locals know nothing of its… read more Email the author Published 4:00 am Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Roling said Green was very knowledgeable about politics and current events.“He was up on everything because of the kind of business he was in,” Roling said. “He was an important businessman in Troy and he had a lot of involvement in the timber business in places around the world.”Jimmy Lunsford was also a classmate of Green’s and said, too, that Green had “tremendous vision.”“Burton was a real asset to the community because he could see down the road 10 years,” Lunsford said. “He didn’t just look at possibilities for tomorrow or next year. He could see much further down the road than most of us. He was a visionary business man.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy businessman dies, leaves lasting legacy Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Lunsford said Green’s crowning achievement was the development of a piece of property that had become an eyesore for Troy.“Wal-Mart had closed in the area just off George Wallace Drive and the entire property had become an eyesore,” Lunsford said. “Burton saw what the property could become and sold the deal. That piece of property where the Hampton Inn and Marriot are located is now a place of pride for the city. Burton was always looking down the road and he could see far ahead of the rest of us.”Lunsford said Green was an outstanding businessman, a wonderful husband and father and just an all around good guy who will be missed by all who knew him. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip “Burton was from Youngblood/Shellhorn and came to CHHS in the seventh grade,” Roling said. “He was a super guy. He was a lot of fun and had a terrific sense of humor. And, he was very much a businessman, even back then. In senior high school, he planted and sold peas and other vegetables. He was quite an entrepreneur.”Roling said Green was always innovative and was continuously looking for new products.“Burton was interested in the making of ethanol and got interested in eucalyptus because of its high content of alcohol and its possible use for making ethanol,” Roling said. “He owned a very successful insurance company in Troy as a side line but he was really interested in the timber business. As Green Land Company, Burton was very much involved in the pulpwood and logging industries. Out in Oregon, he was involved with a number of companies that sold logs to Japan and woodchips to Sweden and several North Atlantic companies.” Burton Green, a Troy businessman and visionary, died Sunday after a lengthy illness but left his footprint on the Troy community, as well as many places along the way.Green was a lifelong resident of Pike County and the president of the Charles Henderson High School Class of 1961.Even back then, Green’s classmates realized that he was one who would make his mark in the world, said Jim Roling. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s…last_img read more

Long lines for COVID-19 vaccines build in Florida, Tennessee, Puerto Rico

first_imgMarsBars/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As the United States’ uneven vaccine rollout continues, lines for vaccination have begun to form in places such as Tennessee, Florida and Puerto Rico.In Chattanooga, Tennessee, dozens of cars queued up Thursday morning, the first day that those 75 and older were eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19.Just after 10 a.m., the county health department issued a notice on Twitter, asking those farther back in the line to leave and come back another time.In Florida, after Gov. Ron DeSantis expanded vaccine eligibility to those 65 years and older using an executive order, hundreds of people in Lee County, which includes Fort Myers, brought coats, chairs, blankets and tents to wait in line overnight Tuesday and get the vaccine on Wednesday.“Supply is limited,” DeSantis said Wednesday. “We don’t have enough vaccines for all 4 million plus senior citizens in Florida.”Abdulla Benkhatar, who is 90 and was first in line at a local recreation center, told ABC News Fort Myers affiliate WZVN-TV that he began waiting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.“We’ve been at home for almost 10 months now,” Benkhatar said. “It’s really important to me, for my health, and to be able to do things I like to do and get back to normal.”In Puerto Rico, health care workers have consistently been lining up at the Pedrin Zorrilla Coliseum in San Juan trying to get vaccinated, according to the Miami Herald.Some had returned multiple nights in a row to try and get a shot, while others had defied Puerto Rico’s 9 p.m. curfew to line up on a highway overnight.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Higher fungi of Antarctica, the Subantarctic Zone and Falkland Islands

first_imgAn annotated list is provided of all the macromycetes (Ascomycotina and Basidiomycotina) recorded from the Antarctic region and neighbouring islands. Bryosphaeria megaspora Spooner, Didymella antarctica Spooner, Epibryon chorisodontiae Spooner, Gnomonia acaenae Spooner, Hymenoscyphus austrobryus Spooner, H. chloophilus Spooner, Lamprospora miniatopsis Spooner, Lanzia antarctica Spooner, L. caryopsicola Spooner, Leucoscypha sphaerospora Spooner, Schizothyrioma stilbocarpae Spooner, Simocybe antarctica Pegler and Wentiomyces inconspicuus Spooner are described as new. The new combinations Polycoccum rugulosarium (Lindsay) D. Hawksw. and Thyronectria hyperantarctica (D. Hawksw.) D. Hawksw. & Spooner are proposed.last_img

Assistant/Associate Professor – Lane Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering

first_imgThe Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at WestVirginia University (WVU) invites applications for multipletenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant orAssociate Professor in the area of computer engineering, computerscience, and cybersecurity. The appointment shall be in the LaneDepartment of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.Specialty areas of interest for this search include, but are notlimited to cybersecurity, software engineering, networking,computer systems and architecture, theory of computer science,artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, andbiometric identification.West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant Universityof the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest ResearchActivity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown is a safe, inclusive andfamily-friendly community with a regional population of about137,000 residents and is ranked among the most livable small citiesin the country. It lies within a high technology corridor thatincludes several federal research facilities, such as the NASAKatherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility(IV&V), U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy TechnologyLaboratory (NETL), the National Institute of Occupational Safetyand Health (NIOSH), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).The city is located within reasonable driving distances fromPittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the areaand the university are available at http://www.morgantownwv.gov andhttp://www.wvu.edu .The Statler College of WVU currently has eight academic departmentswith over 4,200 students and 135 faculty members. It is nationallyrecognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as forthe accomplishments of its faculty, students, and alumni. The LaneDepartment of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering hassignificant research and teaching activities in the areas ofcybersecurity, computer vision, machine learning, and biometricidentification. Moreover, through its collaboration with WVU’scomprehensive Health Sciences Center (HSC), the Department conductscutting-edge work in the fields of neuroscience and digital health.WVU is designated by the NSA and DHS as a National Center ofAcademic Excellence in both Cyber Defense Research and CyberDefense Education. WVU is the founding site in the multi-universityCenter for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), an NSFIndustry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) with manycenter-funded opportunities for new faculty working in biometrics,machine learning, and computer vision. In 2018, the Lane Departmentlaunched a new undergraduate degree in Cybersecurity and offersboth undergraduate and graduate areas of emphasis in Cybersecurity.Significant resources are available to attract top-notch studentsinto the program. For instance, a recent grant from the NationalScience Foundation has created 120 annual scholarships over fiveyears for undergraduates studying cybersecurity. The Departmentalso offers a graduate area of emphasis in Computational DataScience. The Department is home to a master’s in SoftwareEngineering program that is fully online and highly ranked.Qualifications :Eligible candidates must hold an earned Doctorate degree incomputer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field,at the time of appointment. The successful candidates mustdemonstrate the ability or potential to (1) develop and sustain anindependent, internationally recognized and competitiveexternally-sponsored research program, (2) collaborate effectivelywithin multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and other researchersacross WVU campus, other academic and government institutions, aswell as the private sector, (3) teach lecture, laboratory or designcourses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (4)perform professional service activities. A notable record ofpeer-reviewed publications and other scholarly activities,effective communication skills, and evidence of potential toattract competitive research funding are required for thisposition. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must havean outstanding record of research, teaching, and service.To apply for this position, visit www.jobs.wvu.edu . Applicants mustsubmit a cover letter that indicates the candidates specialty areaof interest, a curriculum vitae, a two-page research statement, aone page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact informationfor at least three professional refer­ences. Review of applicationswill begin on October 5, 2020. For further information, pleasecontact Dr. Matthew Valenti, Chair of the Lane Department, bytelephone (304-293-9139) or e-mail ( [email protected] ), or visit ourwebsite at https://lcsee.statler.wvu.edu.WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment fordeveloping a visible and productive career ( https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees), and facilitating suitable work-life integration ( https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners of itsfaculty members in job search and the transition of their owncareers.West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunityemployer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for genderequity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff,and students, and invites applications from all qualifiedapplicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, genderidentity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics,disability, or Veteran status. The University received the 2019Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award and the Benjamin M.Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has receivedthe ASEE Bronze Award for Diversity.last_img read more