Radio reporter stabbed while working on corruption story

first_img News Help by sharing this information June 23, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns an attempt to murder radio reporter Leoneto da Cruz Goncalves, who was seriously injured when two men on a motorcycle stabbed him outside the Anti-Corruption Commission’s office in the district of Farol, in the capital, Dili, two days ago.Goncalves works for Radio Rakambia, a station that covers politics and business and campaigns for social justice, development and media freedom.Reporters Without Borders urge investigators to take account of Goncalves’ work as a journalist and, in particular, the possibility that the attack was linked to the corruption story he was doing at the time.After the attack, which took place at around 5:45 a.m., Goncalves sought help in the neighbourhood where Radio Rakambia is located. He was then admitted to Guido Valadares Hospital, where he underwent surgery to three stab wounds to the abdomen. The police were quick to start an investigation but are still in the dark about the motive.East Timor is ranked 86th out of 179 countries in the 2011/2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation Opposition militants raid Timor-Leste TV and radio Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Timor-Lestecenter_img August 13, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio reporter stabbed while working on corruption story News Timor-LesteAsia – Pacific to go further November 7, 2013 Find out more RWB welcomes creation of press council and code of ethics Draconian bill would criminalize defamation in Timor-Leste Timor-LesteAsia – Pacific June 30, 2006 Find out morelast_img read more

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State Employment Rates Could Influence Fed Rate Hike

first_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago State Employment Rates Could Influence Fed Rate Hike Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Employment Fed Rate Unemployment Employment Fed Rate Unemployment 2017-03-14 Staff Writer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The State Employment and Unemployment Summary for January 2017 was released on Monday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and data from the release shows that five states experienced lower unemployment rates, while the other 45 states and D.C. remained stable. Twenty-eight states had significant year-over-year increases in non-farm payroll employment in February. The top three states were California, Florida, and Texas, which grew by 330,400; 227,900; and 225,300 respectively.The rising employment could make the possible fed rate hike to be announced on Wednesday an even stronger possibility. Though the potential rate hike seems imminent, experts from NerdWallet state that mortgage rates have already risen solely in anticipation.“For consumers currently shopping for a mortgage to purchase a property or refinance an existing loan, the possibility of the Fed’s decision to raise rates this week shouldn’t feel like a real shock to the system since the rate move has already been ‘baked’ into the market,” said NerdWallet mortgage expert Tim Manni. “Mortgage rates have been on the rise recently in anticipation of the Fed’s move. While 30-year mortgage rates set new 2017 highs within the past week, shorter-term home loans, like 5/1 ARMs which are more directly impacted by an increase to the Fed Funds Rates, have also risen within the past week and will likely move even higher following this latest meeting.”A previous Bloomberg survey had predicted that 200,000 jobs would be added in February, but last week’s U.S. Census Bureau National Employment Summary showed better-than-expected numbers, as 235,000 jobs were added that month. In response, Mark Fleming, Chief Economist for the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, had said, “[T]he odds of a Fed rate increase at the meeting next week was already over 90 percent. This employment situation report only gives more reason for the Fed to move sooner than later.” Previous: Homeowners Expect Higher Appraisals Next: Winning Bidders in Fannie Mae Non-Performing Loan Sale The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago March 14, 2017 1,469 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / State Employment Rates Could Influence Fed Rate Hikelast_img read more

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Consumers fearful of falling victim to online fraud

first_img Pinterest 62 percent of consumers are fearful of being victims of online fraud.A new study released by Bank of Ireland shows the majority of people plan to do a lot more shopping online this Christmas, while 43 percent feel more exposed to potential fraud since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.The research on 1,000 people says just over half of people have got a text, call or email claiming to be from their bank. Google+ Consumers fearful of falling victim to online fraud RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – November 11, 2020 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleBump in road for Manorcunningham rampsNext articleTravel as we knew it could be some time off News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry – Biochemistry

first_imgPh.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, orclosely related field. Active participation in professional activities andorganizations. Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry – BiochemistryJob Description SummaryThe Department of Natural Sciences at Florida PolytechnicUniversity seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor with broadteaching capacity that supports undergraduate engineering degreesat the university. The candidate’s research should include strongintellectual overlap with chemistry, physics, mechanicalengineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, orother related disciplines in which undergraduate students cansubstantively participate. The appointment will be made at theAssistant Professor level and will begin on August 15, 2021.The Department of Natural Sciences at Florida PolytechnicUniversity has embarked on a new initiative in Engineering Physicssince August 2019. The new undergraduate program has been formallyapproved and the courses to support the degree delivery are beingdeployed as required in the coming six semesters when the degreedelivery should become more routine.This position is part of a strategic expansion of the departmentthat will add approximately three faculty to the current seven fulltime faculty members within the department; at the universitylevel, approximately twenty-five faculty will be added to thecurrent approximate 65 faculty members in nine separatedepartments. As a part of this faculty expansion, the departmentwill be emphasizing and improving its current teaching mission andalso putting in place a research presence for the department.Relatively near-term plans include a Master’s degree program forthe department.Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop a highlysuccessful teaching and research program, participate in extramuralfunding efforts, publish the results of their research studies inleading scientific journals of their discipline, superviseundergraduate students, and to teach effectively at all levelswithin our undergraduate degrees. In addition, the candidates areexpected to assist in the broader education mission of thedepartment.Job DescriptionMINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Diversity Statement:Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal accessinstitution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provideequal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities toall (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants foradmission, students, and others affiliated with the University)without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,veteran status or genetic information.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04. Cover letterCurriculum VitaeStatement of Research InterestsStatement of Teaching PhilosophyList of at least 3 professional references (names and contactinformation)Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcript Prior professional US experience with progressiveresponsibility.Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively withdiverse campus community. ABOUT FLORIDA POLY:Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and isthe twelfth university in the Florida State University System. TheUniversity was created as an exclusively STEM-focused publicuniversity that offers high-value undergraduate and graduatedegrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focuson economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated topreparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, FloridaPolytechnic University blends traditional subject matter masterywith problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide studentswith learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and acareer of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses insmall class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to facultyexperience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and researchmission.Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term definedappointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, thatsubstantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment andprogression in rank upon completion of a significant review ofaccomplishments.Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-moderncampus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway betweenTampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines smalltown comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor ishome to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has morethan 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college.Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World,Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thrivingperforming art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and homevalues increasing by approximately 10% over the past year, Lakelandand Central Florida continue to rise among the best places to liveand work.EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience andqualificationsAPPLICATION DEADLINE DATE:center_img Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to workin the United States. This proof must be provided prior toemployment at the University. An appointment is not final untilproof is provided. DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submitthe following in PDF format to the Florida Polytechnic CareersWebsite: Teaching and/or relevant research/industry experienceDemonstrated ability to conduct independent andinterdisciplinary funded applied research.Experience in curriculum delivery and developmentExperience with students’ academic mentoringExperience in program assessment and execution of a continuousimprovement plan. Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe positions are filled.last_img read more

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20 countries, one camp

first_img Nhu Xuan Le (left), 11, and Vy Bui, 11, work on their steps. Camping out Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Counselors Jaydee Flemmings (left) and Maldini Bantefa observe the rehearsal. Yamilet Peguero, 9, originally from the Dominican Republic, gets some encouragement with a difficult dance step from Jaydee Flemmings. Nhu Xuan Le, 11, practices her part in the dance routine. Jaydee Flemmings (wearing hat), a senior counselor in Harvard’s Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment (BRYE) camp, leads dance rehearsal. The Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment summer camp, one of 12 Summer Urban Program camps offered by the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA), is helping dozens of immigrant children feel more at home and teaching them ways to succeed — both in school and in life.The camp was established in 1987 to serve Vietnamese immigrants in Dorchester. Today, however, its campers represent 20 countries, including Ecuador, Sudan, and Haiti. The camp has always focused on a classroom curriculum emphasizing English as a second language (ESL), including activities to help children of immigrant families learn their new country’s culture while maintaining a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, their native culture. The campers are taught the importance of diversity, peaceful conflict resolution, and respecting other campers’ cultures and ways of life.Like the other camps, the Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment camp is run and coordinated by high school and college students through the PBHA at Harvard University. The camps serve more than 900 low-income, at-risk youth throughout Boston and Cambridge. The counselors work to empower campers to become productive, contributing members of their communities. No child is turned away because of an inability to pay. Counselors say that reaching out to local schools throughout the year helps establish good communication with teachers, and helps funnel children in need of ESL help to the camp.“The camp is awesome,” said 13-year-old Ben Le. “You get to go on a field trip every day and explore different parts of Boston, so you learn about the city’s history and community. And the kids here are really friendly. You can make friends just by asking questions and playing together.”  Le should know. He’s been a camper in the program for four years, ever since his family immigrated to Boston from Vietnam.Jose Magana ’15, the incoming president of PBHA, is a passionate advocate for the camp, having served as a senior counselor there for the last three summers.The camp “is different in that it’s specifically targeted to new immigrants who need to learn English, some of whom arrived in this country as recently as one week ago,” he said. “It’s an extremely diverse camp. One of the expectations for the camp is only speaking English, and it’s amazing to see how quickly growth manifests among the campers, even across so many countries.”Some campers attend for just a year or two, and others return for several years. Some eventually rise to leadership positions, becoming counselors as they enter high school and college.The camps “have such a powerful effect on the kids, and I hear that from teachers and community members as well,” said director of PBHA programs Kerry McGowan, who is currently serving his 19th summer with the effort. “It’s just an amazing program.” Yorklin Tejeda, 9, immigrated from the Dominican Republic. This is his second year in the BRYE program.last_img read more

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U.S. Coal Job Numbers Essentially Unchanged in 2017

first_imgU.S. Coal Job Numbers Essentially Unchanged in 2017 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Nearly two-thirds of U.S. coal producing states lost coal mining jobs in 2017, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters.Unreleased full-year coal employment data from the Mining Health and Safety Administration shows total U.S. coal mining jobs grew by 771 to 54,819 during Trump’s first year in office, led by Central Appalachian states like West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania – where coal companies have opened a handful of new mining areas.But the industry also lost jobs in other Appalachian states like Ohio, Kentucky, and Maryland; the western Powder River Basin states Montana and Wyoming; as well as in several other states like Indiana, New Mexico, and Texas.Texas lost the largest number, at 455, and Ohio was a close second, losing 414, according to the data. Pennsylvania, which gained 96 jobs in 2017, is also expected to go negative soon after Dana Mining announced this month it would close a mine employing about 400 people.Overall, the number of U.S. coal jobs is still lingering near historic lows at less than one-third the level in the mid-1980s, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, as the industry loses market share to cheaper natural gas.More: Exclusive: Trump’s coal job push stumbles in most states – datalast_img read more

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Video: Sherpa Adventure Gear Celebrates Mount Everest’s Heroes

first_imgEver since Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hilary’s first ascent in 1953, Mount Everest has made its way onto nearly every climber’s bucket list. People from all nations flock to Nepal in hordes to tackle the greatest challenge of their lives. But in light of the peak’s worldwide popularity and the endless line of foreign climbers Everest attracts, it’s easy to forget the community that calls it home.The Sherpas, natives of Nepal and the Himalayan region, live in the literal shadow of Mount Everest. Without them, most of those famous expeditions wouldn’t have made it past base camp. Sherpas bear the loads of the expeditions and take many of the risks.Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 12.47.33 PMSo Tashi Sherpa, the founder of Sherpa Adventure Gear, asks an important question: where is their recognition, their support? Sherpa names usually don’t make it onto the news or into the trip reports, and they rarely get fair compensation. Sherpa Adventure Gear aims to rewrite that story.Tashi created Sherpa Adventure Gear in honor of his uncle, who was one of the original Sherpa climbers to accompany Hilary and Norgay. The products that Tashi makes, including jackets, pants, hats and lifestyle clothing, first go to the Sherpas themselves, the best gear testers out there. Tashi also hires the Sherpas (at good pay and working conditions, no less) as the heart of his company and donates a portion of each sale to a special fund for Sherpa education.This short video on Sherpa Adventure Gear applauds the inspirational Sherpa people and makes a great introduction to Tashi’s revitalizing efforts.last_img read more

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Ballast Nedam to transfer pensions to general pension fund Stap

first_imgBNPF said the €26bn multi-sector scheme PGB was also a candidate for taking over its pension rights until the last moment. However, PGB ultimately dropped out because of its different risk attitude, explained Dick Vis, chairman of the Ballast Nedam scheme.“As a consequence of earlier rights cuts at our scheme, participants of BNPF are less prepared to take risks than PGB’s members,” he said.Vis pointed out that the possibility of keeping its own identity in a separate compartment at the APF had also played a role.However, the chairman couldn’t say whether the transfer to Stap would be cheaper or more expensive than joining the multi-sector scheme.Another unnamed general pension fund was also part of the tendering process, Vis added.The pension fund’s accountability body and supervisory board have voiced their support for the transfer, which is still subject to approval by the regulator, De Nederlandsche Bank.If the transaction goes ahead, BNPF’s trustees will take positions on Stap’s stakeholders’ board alongside some members of the accountability body. The €1bn pension fund of Dutch construction company Ballast Nedam plans to transfer its accrued benefits to Stap, the general pension fund (APF) set up by insurer Aegon and its subsidiary TKP.In a message on its website, the scheme said its members’ benefits would be placed in an individual compartment at the APF. The pension fund itself is to be wound down next year.The Ballast Nedam Pensioenfonds (BNPF) has been seeking to transfer its legacy pension scheme to a third party after the employer cancelled its pensions provision with effect from 1 January 2019.In 2016, the sponsor selected BpfBouw – the €58bn scheme for the building sector – to run future pensions accrual for its workers.last_img read more

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Jeanne Kelly Joins Heritage House Sotheby in Rumson

first_imgRUMSON – Mary Burke, broker and owner of Heritage House Sotheby’s Inter­national Realty, and Joyce Wopat, broker associate/ branch manager, welcome Jeanne Kelly, sales associate, to the Rumson office.Jeanne KellyA graduate of Fordham University and former fixed income salesperson for Lehman Brothers, New York and London, Kelly brings exceptional communication and negotiation skills to the firm.Before settling in Rumson, Jeanne and her family spent 14 years abroad. Upon her arrival back in the U.S., “settling in Monmouth County, New Jersey’s best kept secret, was an easy one. With its beautiful beaches, wonderful wooded preserves, its close proximity to NYC and having extended family locally made Rumson the perfect choice to live and raise a family.”Embracing her new home, Kelly immersed herself in the community through several local charities such as Prevention First and The Jacqueline Wilentz Breast Center. She is an active volunteer for both Rumson Country Day and Deane Porter School parent teacher organizations and also coaches recreational soccer and basketball. Like her exceptional professional skills, Kelly exemplifies community citizenship.“I joined Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty knowing the importance of partnering with an established local firm that truly offers global connections through an extraordinary brand like Sotheby’s International Realty.“The Rumson office management and sales associates have proven over and over their high level of service and expertise. I am pleased to be apart of this team of professionals,” Kelly said.Kelly can be reached at Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty’s Rumson office at 23 West River Road. Whether you are a buyer or seller or just gathering information, Kelly can be reached by phone at 732-232-9378 or via email at [email protected] information about Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty is available by visiting the website at www.heritagehousesothebysrealty.com.last_img read more

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156 Positive COVID-19 Cases in Monmouth

first_imgAberdeen: 6Allentown: 2Asbury Park: 1Atlantic Highlands: 1Belmar: 1Bradley Beach: 1Brielle: 2Colts Neck: 3Eatontown: 4Englishtown: 1Fair Haven: 1Farmingdale: 1Freehold Borough: 1Freehold Township: 28Hazlet: 8Holmdel: 2Howell: 8Keyport: 1Little Silver:3Long Branch: 7 (1 Tinton Falls Quarantined in LB)Manalapan: 22Manasquan: 3Marlboro: 9Matawan: 1Middletown: 7Millstone: 1Monmouth Beach: 1Neptune: 10Neptune City: 1Ocean: 4Oceanport: 2Red Bank: 2Rumson: 1Sea Girt: 1Tinton Falls: 4Wall: 4West Long Branch: 1 News updates and information regarding county events and programs affected by the COVID-19 situation are posted at www.visitmonmouth.com. The Freeholders have announced that, due to the Governor’s Executive Order, all Monmouth County golf courses have been closed. Monmouth County open park spaces remain open. As of March 22, there are 156 positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County, say county officials. Here is the latest count:last_img read more

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