TC “Path of Hope: Make it Easier for Young Refugees & Migrants”

first_imgDeadline: 14 August 2016Open to: youth workers from Austria, Croatia, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland and TurkeyVenue: 21-27 August 2016, Ankara, TurkeyDescriptionDuring the recent years, our world lives one of the most painful war experiences. Because of the conflict in Syria, more than 300 thousand people lost their lives and over 4 million people asylum to neighboring countries. Today, due to the approximately 5 years insolubility and the decreasing hope of asylum seekers on returning home, particularly this year many Syrians take to the roads to Europe illegally and legally for a better life. Hard integration process will start for who succeed and survived in this incomparable journey.For this reason, this training course’s aim is to provide high quality learning outcomes for youth institutions on this road, called as a Hope Road, to manage the process better and learn how to support those refugees who have a variety of needs including basic humanitarian aid. By this way, a youth network might be established to make it easier for refugees and migrants in terms of rehabilitation, social and cultural assistance, language support and employment as well.Within the project, participants (youth workers) will form policies at group works for young asylum seekers and refugees on language and educational studies; adaptation and integration and the employment issues. Also it is expected that the participants will evaluate the Europe’s short/medium/long term migrant policies in terms of youth studies.EligibilityYouth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth Policy Makers coming from Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Poland.CostsTravel costs will be covered according to the distance band calculator (details given at info pack);Accommodation at hotel and 3 meals a day will be covered;There is no participation fee for the training.How to Apply?In order to apply, please fill out the online application form latest by 14 August 2016.For more information about the training course and the programme please check out the official call. Tweet TC “Path of Hope: Make it Easier for Young Refugees & Migrants” Pocket +1 LinkedIn 0 Junior Software Engineer at Axilis in Zagreb → August 8, 2016 Published by elena Risk Assessment and Risk Management in Youth Projects, Ankara, Turkeycenter_img Similar Stories Share 0 Reddit “Entrepreneurship Challenge” Apply for TC “You(th) Can Do It” in Ankara ← Online Traineeship in Pobsy Translation Company Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. last_img read more

Cultural center linked to El-Gamal fights against 45 Park foreclosure

first_imgShare via Shortlink Mollen, however, argued that the previous case was completely unrelated to his receivership, and said the complex task of ensuring the unfinished tower doesn’t lose its value while the foreclosure case drags on requires an experienced overseer.“As noted, this is not your ordinary foreclosure and receivership,” Mollen, who declined to comment for this article, wrote in a letter to the judge. “New York City land use expertise is likely to be required.”The attempt to remove one of real estate’s top litigators as receiver is just one prong in the cultural center’s attempt to get out from under the condo tower’s thumb. The cultural center, which is run by CEO Masood Qureshi, argues that it should not be entangled in the case between El-Gamal and his lender in the first place. The center wants to undo the order appointing a receiver or — short of that — replace Mollen.The lending consortium led by Malaysian bank Malayan Banking Berhad named the cultural center as a defendant in the foreclosure case it filed in March, in part due to the zoning-lot agreement the center and the condo development signed in 2016 that allowed the tower to use air rights from the property next door.El-Gamal, president of the cultural center site at the time of the 2016 agreement, claims he stepped down some time after October of last year. His lender has accused him of threatening to invalidate the agreement, thus depriving the condo tower of those air rights.Contact Rich Bockmann at [email protected] or 908-415-5229. Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Scott Mollen and 45 Park Place (45 Park Place; Herrick)When a lender moved to foreclose on Sharif El-Gamal’s Tribeca condo tower, it tapped one of the top defenders of besieged condo projects to oversee the development while the two parties were in court.But now, the owners of the Islamic cultural center planned for the site next to Soho Properties’ 45 Park Place want Scott Mollen booted as receiver — the latest procedural parry in the contest over the site.Mollen, an attorney with Herrick Feinstein, has argued on behalf of projects like the Pierhouse in Brooklyn Heights, which preservationists said blocked views of the Brooklyn Bridge. And he’s currently defending 200 Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side, where the court has effectively ordered the developers to deconstruct several of the tower’s upper floors.Attorneys for the proposed Islamic Museum of New York claim that Mollen “is not ‘completely impartial’ and his appointment as temporary receiver” does not meet the state’s guidelines for the appointment of neutral receivers, according to a motion filed Friday.ADVERTISEMENTAttorney David Scharf of Morrison Cohen argued that Mollen should be disqualified because he represented the former owner of the site nearly a decade ago in a rent dispute with an affiliate of the cultural center.Read moreSharif El-Gamal threatening to deconstruct condo tower, lender claimsEl-Gamal scores $219M in financing for 45 Park Place Tags45 park placeReal Estate Lawsuitssharif el gamallast_img read more

Research Associate (Campbell Lab)

first_imgDuties and Responsibilities Job TypeFull-Time Number of Vacancies1 PhD requiredPrevious experience in the areas primary neuronal culture, inducedpluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), neuroinflammation and fluorescentmicroscopy preferred.Expertise in neuroscience and stem cell culture. Special Instructions to Applicants Is this split and/or fully grant funded?Yes Working Conditions Department NameMICROBIOLOGY The laboratory of Dr. Edward Campbell has an opening for a fulltime post-doc with interests and expertise in the area of cell andmolecular biology of neurodegenerative diseases and inflammation.Experience with animal models of these disease states are required.Responsibilities are flexible according to discussions between theapplicant and PI. Job TitleResearch Associate (Campbell Lab) Physical Demands Job Number8550447 Position Details FLSA StatusExempt PhD degree Qualifications Location CodeMICROBIOLOGY (06220A) Position End Date Desired Start Date07/01/2020 Open Date06/02/2020 Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsResearch StatementScholarly PublicationsSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Open Until FilledYes Organizational LocationHEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS Position TitleResearch Associate- Microbiology and Immunology – Dr.Campbell’s lab Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Posting Details Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Quick Link for Posting Position Number CampusMaywood-Health Sciences Campus Close Datelast_img read more

Cloud gaming firm Blade seeking investment after filing for bankruptcy

first_imgJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefMonday 8th March 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareBlade, the firm that operates cloud gaming service Shadow for PC, hopes to find new investment as it faces bankruptcy in the US and receivership in its home market of France.The company offers Shadow subscribers access to a gaming-specific PC setup hosted on a remote server, enabling them to stream and play games on any device.Blade says it has attracted thousands of subscribers in the past five years, with “thousands more… waiting their turn” as it struggles to find enough servers to keep up with demand.The business has now suffered a setback, with server provider 2CRSi claiming back money owed by Blade.According to 2CRSi’s statement, the company has the right to take €30.2 million worth of hardware currently used by Blade, with further mention of financial debt around the contract amounting to €3.7 million.The IT provider notes the “shortage of electronic components and more specifically graphics cards” due to the COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for its equipment. 2CRSi has already received interest from other customers for the servers currently used by Blade.The Paris Commercial Court began receivership proceedings on March 2. The following day, Blade’s US arm filed for bankruptcy in the California Northern Bankruptcy Court. A day later, Blade posted a statement to the Shadow website, announcing it will undergo reorganisation of the company in order to “free ourselves of from the debt holding us back” from continuing to develop its technology.The company claims Shadow “became a victim of its success.”Blade will now seek investors over the next few weeks, promising to announce its plans going forward once funding has been secured.Related JobsEnvironment Artists – New IP South East Creative AssemblyLead Sound Designer South East Creative AssemblyRemote Environment Artist Console Studio UK UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games An FAQ on the site assures subscribers that their accounts, pre-orders and the service in general will not be impacted by these events.Omdia analyst George Jijiashvili notes on Twitter that Octave KLaba, founder of OVHcloud, has stated his intention to buy Blade and its Shadow service through his investment fund.However, Klaba apparently plans to focus on developing “European alternative to Office365 [and] G-Suite” rather than building up the gaming service.last_img read more

Extra, extra: New York Times buying back its building!

first_imgNew York Times building and publisher A.G. Sulzberger (Credit: Getty Images, Wikipedia)The New York Times plans to buy back its Manhattan headquarters at 620 Eighth Avenue in December for $245 million, the paper reported on Wednesday.The Times purchased the 52-story building for $619 million and moved into it in 2007. It entered into a sale-leaseback agreement just two years later and raised $225 million to help pay down its debts. The agreement included a 2019 option to buy back the building.The deal began with an annual lease payment of $24 million, which worked out to $32 per square foot — much lower than average asking prices at the time.The Times previously planned to buy back its building for $250 million. The current leaseholder on the property is the investment firm W.P. Carey & Company. [NYT] – Eddie SmallADVERTISEMENT This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Nominations for everywoman Awards are open

first_imgNominations for the 10th FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards are open for entries.Six award categories include The Passenger Award – awarded to two people who go above and beyond to improve the customer experience, and The Industry Champion Award, which recognises a woman or man who is championing the progress of women working in transport.Says David Wells, CEO of the FTA: “These awards uncover female role models whose stories can inspire the drivers and transport managers of the future.“Please think about the inspirational women going above and beyond, and put them forward for an award.”To nominate go to read more

Harvard team reports major step forward in cell reprogramming

first_imgA team of Harvard Stem CellInstitute (HSCI) researchers has made a major advance toward producing inducedpluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, that are safe enough to use in treatingdiseases in patients. “This demonstrates that we’rehalfway home, and remarkably we got halfway home with just one chemical,” saidKevin Eggan, an HSCI principal faculty member who is the senior author of thepaper being published online today by the journal Cell Stem Cell.“There are four genes that do this,and with just one chemical we replaced half the genes,” said Eggan, who is alsoan assistant professor in Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and RegenerativeBiology. “The one chemical replaces those two genes in different ways atdifferent times in the experiment. The experiments we performed not only led todiscovery of the chemical, but they also explained how it works,” he said.The chemical that the team used isa small molecule that members named RepSox in honor of another Boston team. Itreplaces Sox2 and cMyc, two of the four genes currently being used to reprogramadult skin cells into an embryonic-like state. Because cMyc is a tumor promoter and iPS cells created usingit could never be used to treat patients, researchers have been looking forways to turn back the cellular clock without the use of genes.Lee Rubin, director of translationalmedicine at HSCI and the other senior author on the research team, said that“our goals were to try to as discretely and specifically as possible guide thecells through the deprogramming process” from the adult state to theembryonic-like state.Finding a way to produce safe iPS cells that are the biologicalequivalent of embryonic stem cells is especially important because the cellscan then be created from the cells of individual patients for transplantationinto those patients. Thus, a patient with Parkinson’s disease might be treatedwith neurons created from his own cells, theoretically eliminating the need forimmunosuppressive drugs, or the possibility of rejection of the transplantedcells. Similarly, patient-specific iPS cells could be used to create muscle fordamaged hearts, or other individualized treatments.Additionally, iPS cells derivedfrom the skin cells of patients with specific diseases can be used as a sourceof differentiated cells to study those disease processes in a laboratorydish, and manipulated to find better drug targets and more effectivetherapeutics. “This discovery is exciting because it demonstrates thefeasibility of using chemicals to make safer patient-specific stem cells fortransplantation medicine,” said Justin K. Ichida, a postdoctoral fellow in Eggan’slab and the first author on the study. “One of the most important things welearned from this study is that, with respect to molecular pathways, there maybe several ways to convert one type of cell into another. By using a nonbiased chemical screeningapproach, we uncovered a previously unknown way to make stem cells. The bigchallenge over the next decade will be to figure out how to make the rightcells for disease treatment. This approach will be important for achieving thatgoal.”Other co-first authors on the study are Joel Blanchard, Kelvin Lam, and Esther Y. Son. Additional contributors include Julia E. Chung, Dieter Egli, Kyle M. Loh, Ava C. Carter, Francesco P. Di Gorgio, Kathryn Koszak, Danwei Huangfu, Hidenori Akutsu, and David R. Liu.The study was funded in part by the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the Stowers Medical Institute, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the New York Stem Cell Foundation.last_img read more

Tuition changes open new doors

first_imgThis time, the dice rolled favorably for local two-year students.The Texas State University System Board of Regents last Friday OK’d a change downward in tuition and fees for students at Lamar State College Port Arthur, Lamar State College Orange and Lamar Institute of Technology. How rare is that?News unfolded first during a telephone meeting for the regents, in which they OK’d using $17.3 million in newly appropriated state funds to reduce tuition and fees at these local two-year campuses, funding that will last for this biennium. The money was appropriated in the recently concluded legislative term.Mike Wintemute, TSUS deputy vice chancellor for marketing and communications, said regents set tuition and fees per semester a year in advance. In the case of Lamar Port Arthur, Lamar Orange and LIT, that meant tuition and fees were set a year ago at the follow rates for next year: Lamar Port Arthur, $3,056.37; $2,685 at Lamar Orange; $2,898.50 at LIT. But that infusion of $17.3 million gave those campuses the leeway to lower tuition and fees, making their schools more marketable in comparison to Texas state-supported community colleges and positioning these campuses as more plausible alternatives to state four-year campuses. The new tuition and fees are:Lamar Port Arthur: $2,165.55, a drop of 29 percentLamar Orange: $1,995, a drop of 26 percentLIT: $2,200, a drop of 24 percentThat’s a lot of savings. For students who are weighing the choice between starting a four-year college program at the two-year schools, then transferring, or paying higher, four-year campus tuition for all four years, lower tuitions and fees locally should be attractive.For students weighing two-year programs, the savings are substantial and in place for two years, starting in the fall.While the base tuition and fees for the three Golden Triangle campuses are all set at $1,995, slight differences in fees are based on services offered at the individual campuses. Here’s why the changes involving just these two-year campuses are inherently fair: Lamar Port Arthur, Lamar Orange and LIT draw support from the state and from tuition and fees. State community colleges can also draw support from local property taxes, an avenue for revenue denied to these three campuses.There’s this, too: Students at the three two-year campuses in the Golden Triangle were challenged — sometimes dramatically — by the flooding during Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey in 2017. Typically, lawmakers said, students at two-year schools, which include many students with family obligations and first-generation college students, are more affected by such economic setbacks. Oftentimes, enrollment decreases follow such events.Texas legislators, regents and campus leaders have done students great service, opening to them through these reductions new doors to higher education. At the least, students should peer inside.last_img read more

Multi-Family: Downtown Phoenix Housing Project

first_imgDowntown Phoenix Housing ProjectDeveloper: Concord EastridgeGeneral Contractor: hardison/downeyArchitect: Ayers Saint GrossLocation: Roosevelt St. to the north; McKinley St. to the south; Fourth St. to the east; Third St. to the westSize: 2.9-acre site comprising 2 parcelsThe $52M, 2-building, mixed-use project is the first private investing supporting Downtown Phoenix student housing. Plans call for 325 apartment units and 5,000 SF of retail space. Subcontractors include Spectrum Engineers, Dibble Engineering, PK Associates and SmithGroupJJR (landscape architect). Expected completion is 3Q 2013.AZRE Magazine May/June 2012last_img read more

CSHQA celebrates 125 years of operation

first_imgCSHQA, an architecture and engineering firm, is celebrating 125 years of continuous operation. It was established in 1889 as William S. Campbell Architects. James A. Fennel joined in 1904 the name changed to Wayland & Fennel Architects. Glen Cline and his friend Neil Smull joined inNautical Beach Resort1949 and 1961, respectively. Shortly after Robert Hamill and Allen Quintieri joined in 1969 and 1970, the firm became Cline Smull Hamill Quintieri Associates. The name was shortened to CSHQA in 1985.CSHQA opened its Phoenix office in 2008.  Kent A. Hanway, AIA, President and John D. Maulin, AIA, Executive Vice President recently joined Jorge A. Pierson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Stockholder and Phoenix Regional Manager for a 125+6 celebration for area clients, consultants and friends to mark this important milestone.Pierson has been with the firm since the opening of the Phoenix office six years ago and has been instrumental in facilitating improved services to several major clients in the region.  CSHQA has worked on hundreds of projects in the Phoenix area since the early 90s for various clients including Albertsons, CVS Pharmacy, Eduardo’s, Divine Word Ministries, Goodwill Industries, Henry’s Marketplace, Jack in the Box, Koret, Nautical Beach Resort, OSCO Drug, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Starbucks, Safeway, T-Mobile, Walgreens and various retail shopping centers.Check out CSHQA’s projects through the decades (click to enlarge):last_img read more