Internship at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations

first_imgInternship at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Share 0 ← Apply for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships! Tweet Reddit August 7, 2015 Published by miro Furniture Design Award in Singapore → +1 Similar Stories Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LinkedIn 0 Pocket Deadline: 24 August 2015Open to: applicants with BA degree relevant for this internship and current enrolment for MA degreeRemuneration: a stipend of EUR 300 gross per monthDescriptionThe Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ is the leading Dutch think tank and diplomatic academy on international affairs. The institute provides public and private sector organizations with in-depth analysis of global developments in the fields of international security and conflict management, EU integration and EU in the world. Clingendael specifically focuses on the position and the role of the Netherlands and the EU.With Clingendael Research, there is an opening for an intern (for 36 hours per week) for the team working on the EU in the World, from 14 September 2015 – 14 December 2015 in The Hague, The Netherlands . The research team working on EU in the world provides analysis and policy advice for governments, international and intergovernmental organizations, research councils and other bodies. Research themes include the EU’s neighbourhood policy and cooperation with global strategic partners, EU external representation in multilateral fora, global issues, and trends in diplomacy. This internship focuses on innovation in diplomacy in the digital age. The intern will have following tasks:Research assistance for research projects relating to the impact of digitalization on diplomacy and the role of social media/digital diplomacy;Pro-active assistance with two research projects, one on South Korean ‘digital diplomacy’ in the context of the strategic partnership with the EU; the other on the use of digital tools including social media in the context of the EU in international crises. This is the major component of the internship;Organizing conferences, expert meetings, other events and team meetings with the researchers, in particular contributing to content-preparation, practical organization and meeting reports. This is a minor component of the internship;Contributions to writing background material, drafts and social media content.EligibilityFollowing qualifications are required:BA degree relevant for this internship and current enrolment for MA degree;Excellence in research, familiarity with research methods, good English writing skills;Interest in social media and the impact of digitalization on international relations;Service minded, social skills, capable of reaching deadlines;Excellent knowledge of English. Good working knowledge of Korean and/or Dutch is an asset;Capable of working independently on the basis of instructions, team player;Network-oriented, feeling at home in international environment.RemunerationThe internship is remunerated by a stipend of EUR 300 gross per month. Clingendael also offers the opportunity to gain practical, policy oriented research experience in one of Europe’s top ranking think tanks, in close cooperation with its researchers and stakeholders as policy makers, academics and (international) organizations.How to apply?The deadline for applications is 24 Augut 2015. Interested candidates can send an application letter together with a curriculum vitae to [email protected] Please indicate the vacancy number of the position you are applying for in the subject of your e-mail as well as in your application letter (RESINT.15.07.27).For more information please visit the official website.last_img read more

1 person dead, suspect in custody following shooting at Denver protests: Police

first_imgkali9/iStockBY: Meredith Deliso, ABC News(DENVER) — One man was killed and a male suspect is in custody following a shooting at a protest in Denver Saturday, authorities said.The shooting occurred in the courtyard near the Denver Art Museum, officials said. Police initially said one victim was transported to the hospital and their condition was unknown. Denver police later said they were investigating the incident as a homicide.The shooting occurred at 3:37 p.m. local time, police said. The shooting followed a “verbal altercation,” Division Chief Joe Montoya said at a press briefing Saturday evening. Two guns and a can of mace were recovered at the scene, he said.The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.The Denver Police Department later tweeted that the suspect is a private security guard and has “no affiliation with Antifa.”KUSA, the NBC affiliate in Denver, said the security guard was working for them at the time of the shooting. A producer for the station was also taken into custody, KUSA said, but later released and was not involved in the shooting.“A private security guard who was hired by 9NEWS is the suspect detained by DPD,” the station said in a statement. “It has been the practice of 9NEWS for a number of months to hire private security to accompany staff at protests.”Montoya had said a second person who was initially taken into custody after the shooting was found to not be involved.Two competing protests were scheduled Saturday afternoon at Denver’s Civic Center Park, where the museum is located. One event, called “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive,” was hosted by the Denver Communists and other groups, according to a Facebook event page. The other, dubbed a “Patriot Muster” rally, called on patriots to “stand up” and “show up” in promotional materials.Montoya had said it was unclear whether either person, the victim or suspect, was involved in the protests.The protests drew a large police presence to the area Saturday.“There was a large presence because we had two groups with opposing views, and we know that can always get very tense, and there’s always potential for violence,” Montoya said.ABC News’ Matthew Fuhrman and Jeff Cook contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Jennie Lee Charles Bradley

first_imgJennie Lee Charles Bradley was born on August 12, 1933 in Rayne, Louisiana to Betha Lyons Dugas and John Charles.She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age as her Lord and Savior in the Shrine of Our Mother of Mercy Church in Rayne, LA.After moving to Port Arthur she attended Lincoln High School. Next UpOn April 2, 1948 she married Harry Charles Bradley and remained at his side 64 years until his death.This union was blessed with 11 children.After marriage she became a member of Rock Island Missionary Baptist Church, Solid Rock Baptist Church and served the remainder of her life at Greater True Vine Church under the leadership of Pastor Jarrod Phillips. She faithfully served in the Deaconess, Usher, Pastor’s Anniversary, Women’s and Culinary Ministries and wherever her heart chose to serve.She was also a beloved member of the community and an active member in several civic and social organizations.On Thursday, April 16, 2020, she answered the call of her heavenly Father.She was also preceded in death by her son Daryl Leon Bradley.center_img Those who remain to cherish her memories are children, Ronald Bradley (Gloria), Delbert Bradley, Debra Phillips, Elwyn Bradley, and Veoletta Hadley (Tommy) all of Port Arthur, TX; Felecia Trahan (Robert) and Gerhart Bradley of Beaumont, TX; Tina Mitchell of Seabrook,TX; Vanessa Hodge (Roosevelt) and Sandra Norman (L. C.) of Katy, TX; a sister Ethell Dillard of Rialto, CA; cousin Margaret Mouton of Rayne, LA;  a foster son, Clay Roy; 26 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren and a host of other family members and lifelong friends.Private graveside service will be held on Wednesday at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Hannah Funeral Home.last_img read more

Easy COVID-19 test tops research priorities as cases climb

first_imgA global research meeting wrapped up today to set priorities to answer key questions about COVID-19 and tackle the outbreak, with a simpler diagnostic test and treatment protocols at the top of the list.Disease activity in China, meanwhile, continued its steady growth.In other developments, more cases of the novel coronavirus were reported on a cruise ship quarantined in a Japanese report, and Cambodia offered safe passage for a separate cruise ship that has yet to report a case.Also, research teams published new early findings, including that the virus is easily detected in saliva and that pregnant women in their third trimesters don’t seem to pass the virus to their babies.Priorities from research meetingThe 2-day research and innovation meeting that wrapped up in Geneva today yielded an agreed-on set of research priorities and will result in a research and development roadmap, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement.Also, the more than 300 participants who took part in the meeting on site or online outlined mechanisms for continuing their collaboration, which the WHO will facilitate. Research funders were also on hand to discuss how to mobilize resources so that crucial studies can start immediately.At a media telebriefing today, WHO officials said Chinese researchers participated remotely, and they helped ground the discussions based on the realities on the ground in the outbreak region.Soumya Swaminathan, MD, the WHO’s chief scientist, said the top priority was a simpler diagnostic test, which will also be useful for lower-income countries that don’t have complex lab facilities. She said another very high priority is information on optimal treatment and the best treatment protocols, which need studies based on standard data collection.She said more research on transmission and epidemiology is also crucial. “We really need to understand this virus—its transmission, age-groups, underlying conditions, what makes it more severe, impacts of interventions,” she said. “We have a lot to learn from studying all of these.”WHO officials said today there are four vaccines in development, with one or two of them poised to enter human trials in 3 or 4 months, and, if successful, a vaccine might be available for wider use in 12 to 18 months. They said researchers are still working on a master protocol to study existing therapies, used singly or in combination.Cases continue steady rise in ChinaChina yesterday reported 2,015 new cases, down from 2,479 reported the day before, raising the overall total to 44,653, according to the latest update from the country’s National Health Commission (NHC). Also, officials reported 871 new serious cases and 97 more deaths, putting those totals at 8,204, and 1,113, respectively. So far 4,740 have been discharged from the hospital.At today’s media briefing, Ryan said deaths are on the rise, because there’s a lag time between the time when cases surge, such as they did in the past 2 weeks, and when people with serious disease succumb from the disease.Sylvie Briand, MD, PhD, the WHO’s director of epidemic and pandemic diseases, said WHO officials have confirmed that China has adapted its case definition to include asymptomatic and mild cases that weren’t included in the initial case definition. She said it’s normal to adapt the case definition as outbreaks unfold, and Chinese health officials are now able to test contacts and look for transmission chains.Mike Ryan, MD, who directs the WHO’s health emergencies program, said the shift is likely to generate even more confirmed cases, likening the case definition change to throwing a wider net with a finer mesh. “This is what we want to see in the containment phase.”More Japan cruise ship casesIn developments outside of China, Japan’s health ministry today reported 39 more COVID-19 cruise ship cases, raising the total to 174. Media reports said one of the newly confirmed patients is the Japanese quarantine office assigned to the ship.The Diamond Princess has been in Yokohama port since Feb 3.Meanwhile, another ship that has been denied entry by four countries over fears of the virus, even though no suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported on it, was allowed by Cambodia to dock and for passengers to disembark.At today’s WHO media briefing, Tedros said the Westerdam is expected to arrive in Cambodia tomorrow. “This is an example of international solidarity,” he said, adding that the WHO will issue a communique to countries about the need to make risk assessments based on evidence.Singapore today reported three more cases today, all of them locally acquired, including two linked to a church, according to a statement from the country’s health ministry. Singapore has now reported 50 cases.At today’s WHO media briefing, Ryan said that less than one fourth of the cases outside of China involve local spread, and that there are only eight cases for which a plausible exposure source hasn’t been found. “We have a good view of the virus,” he said. “There could be others, but this is what we see.”In its situation report today, the WHO said that, over the last 24 hours it received reports of 46 new cases outside of China, raising the total to 441 cases from 24 countries.Saliva, pregnancy findingsIn research developments today, investigators from Hong Kong writing in Clinical Infectious Diseases said they detected the COVID-19 virus in saliva samples from 11 of 12 people they sampled.On serial sampling, they saw a declining trend, and they concluded that the findings are useful, because saliva samples could be a noninvasive specimen for testing. They also noted the saliva findings have implications for infection control.Meanwhile, a research team from China in a case series of nine pregnant women hospitalized in Wuhan with lab-confirmed COVID-19 found that of samples collected from six, all were negative for the virus. The researchers published their report today in The Lancet.The nine babies were delivered via caesarean section. The samples that tested negative included amniotic fluid, cord blood, neonatal throat swab, and breastmilk samples.The authors concluded that the findings from the small group suggest no evidence of vertical transmission in women who have COVID-19 pneumonia late in their pregnancies.See also:Feb 12 Tedros media briefing commentsFeb 12 WHO R and D meeting press releaseFeb 12 China NHC updateFeb 12 Japanese health ministry statementFeb 12 Singapore health ministry statementFeb 12 WHO daily situation reportFeb 12 Clin Infect Dis abstractFeb 12 Lancet studylast_img read more

Pandrol Fastclip FE selected for concrete sleeper contract

first_imgSWEDEN: Infrastructure manager Trafikverket has selected Pandrol’s Fastclip FE preassembled rail fastening and under sleeper pads for use as part of a 20-year framework contract for the supply of concrete sleepers.Pandrol collaborated with sleeper manufacturers Strangbetong Rail and Abetong in responding to the tender, which covers around 400 000 sleepers/year. The latest evolution of Pandrol’s elastic rail fastening is a value-engineered variant developed to reduce costs for infrastructure managers while enhancing performance and functionality. It can be used in all applications where Fastclip FC is currently deployed. The components are delivered to site pre-assembled on the concrete sleeper. Once the rail is installed, the clip is pushed onto the rail by a simple drive action. This facilities the mechanisation of installation as well as extraction during maintenance and renewals, with machines developed by Pandrol company Rosenqvist being capable of installing up to 70 sleepers/min.Pandrol CDM Track will be supplying the under sleeper pads, which it says can reduce of rail corrugation, especially on tight radius curves, and extend the grinding interval by at least a factor of two.last_img read more

Chief Wahoo To Be Banned In Toronto? Application To Be Reviewed Monday On Whether Logo Can Be Used In ALCS

first_imgIt looks like the Cleveland Indians will have to worry about more than just their play on the field in Toronto.According to The Canadian Press, a man in Ontario, Canada is looking to take legal action against Chief Wahoo. Douglas Cardinal, who is an officer of the Order of Canada, has taken legal action against the Cleveland Indians’ name, logo, and jerseys which display Chief Wahoo to three courts. These courts include the Human Rights Tribunal Of Ontario, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Ontario Superior Court. The claim is that the famous Cleveland logo is “offensive and discriminatory”.Cardinal is seeking that there be an order against the Indians, the MLB and Rogers Communications. Rogers Communications is the provider of the ALCS and the Blue Jays’ stadium is named after the communications company. Aaron Lazarus, a representative for Rogers Communications has addressed the extreme difficulties of trying to get rid of Chief Wahoo altogether and doesn’t feel it’s fair to stop showing the broadcast in Canada to the fans who want to watch the important series.Cardinal and his team have spoken and James Fuller, who is a representative for Cardinal, feels that the team has jerseys without any visual representation of Chief Wahoo. Fuller also said that the Tribe should be called “the Cleveland team” for the time being.A court hearing is scheduled for Monday at the Superior Court, so it will be interesting to see how this situation concludes. Eli Mooneyham Related TopicsChief WahooCleveland IndiansToronto Blue Jayscenter_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img read more