LinkedIn 0 Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate students April 20, 2018 Published by Ivona ← Master Big Data Technologies Scholarships at GCU in UK, 2018 African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2021 for Young Writers +1 ATLAS CORPS PROGRAMS Pocket Tweet Reddit Deadline: 10 May 2018Open to: international studentsScholarship: 1100 EUR/month + benefitsDescriptionThe Foundation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris offers to students, selected through an online application process, some scholarships of 1 or 2 years in one of the universities of its network. The laureates will be able to register to the universities of the FSMP network. They will benefit from a range of courses based on the skills of the whole Parisian laboratories in mathematical sciences research.EligibilityStudents who carried out a bachelor degree or the first year of master outside of France;Students who carried out a bachelor degree or the first year of master in one of the universities of the FSMP’s network.Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.FellowshipThe laureates of PGSM International receive a scholarship of 1100 ЕUR per month maximum: 600 EUR/month + 500 EUR/month for a housing benefit (upon justification only);The FSMP will take care of finding an accommodation for the laureates in students residence under preferential conditions. Furthermore, they reimburse the price of their return ticket from your home country to Paris (one return ticket in economic class per year).How to Apply?Documents to be attached to the applicationOnline application;Curriculum vitae;Cover letter;Certificates and diplomas Bachelor / Master;Letter (s) of recommendation (s).Do not forget to mention in the application form (step 4) the email address of the professors who wish to recommend you.They will receive an automatic email allowing them to upload their letter.For more information please visit the official website. Paris Graduate School of Mathematics Master in France 2018 Share 0 Fully Funded Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship → Similar Stories
Riot Games’ Social Impact Fund has raised $10m so farSo far, the fund has provided $8 million in grands and funding to over 50 nonprofitsRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterTuesday 12th May 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleRiot GamesRiot Games has released its social impact report for 2019, sharing that the company’s Social Impact Fund has raised a total of $10 million so far.The Social Impact Fund was announced last October, a philanthropic venture fund that Riot is using to invest in nonprofits around the globe.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games So far, Riot has used the fund to invest $8 million in over 50 nonprofits across 15 countries.Much of that money has been raised through the League of Legends creator’s recent Dawnbringer Karma skin sale, which ran this past December and January with all proceeds going to the fund.In total, $6 million was raised from Dawnbringer Karma skin sales, with players able to vote for nonprofits in their respective regions to receive portions of the funds.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesTencent in talks with US Committee to retain Epic and Riot stakesThe CFIUS is investigating whether user data handled by the two studios could constitute a “national security risk” because they are Chinese-ownedBy Marie Dealessandri 6 days agoRiot issues cease-and-desist to League of Legends fan projectDeveloper denies claims that it tried to “extort” code and assets from the Chronoshift teamBy Danielle Partis 13 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The second day started with that rarest of things in the Principality, a torrential downpour accompanied with thunder and lightening, nicely amplified by the encircling mountains. The heavens opened just as JohnWhitaker was about to open proceedings on Casino in a 1.45 jump off class but luckily only lasted 15 minutes or so. However he did well to only have a fence down and it took another ten riders before Julian Epaillard and grey stallion Commissario managed to leave all of them up. Immediately followed and matched by Ludger Beerbaum on another stallion, this one the dark bay Lavillon. In the end seven made it through to the jump off, including last night’s winner Gianni Govoni. But on this occasion Love Affair made one of her rare mistakes at the first fence over the shortened course which put paid to their chances but another mare, this time Wizzy partnered by Bernardo Alves, lived up to her name and set a blistering time of 33.27 but with 6400 Euro to the winner the others would certainly try to catch her. Henk Van de Pol was also clear and fast but not quite fast enough finishing on 34.66 with only one more left to jump. Britain’s Ben Maher has had a few issues with his relatively new ride Wonderboy, who is easily spooked in big arena’s but he showed no sign of nerves today. A much bigger horse to turn than the eventual winner, it shows a measure of his rider’s skill as well as his own ability that he only failed by half a second to catch the Brazilian pair. Richard Spooner was the only other person to jump clean twice to claim 4th with Pako.In the second event of the day eleven of the 35 starters made it through to the jump off over a course which appeared to jump somewhat easier than in the previous classes, doubtless Frank Rothenburger thinking of tomorrow’s Grand Prix. These eleven were led in by Gerco Schroder on Eurocommerce New Orleans and an exciting jump off began although somewhat unfortunately for Gerco who had the third and the fifth down. Mention should be made of Saudia Arabia’s Prince Abdullah Metab al Saud, who jumped a beautiful first round clear, which justified his wild card inclusion and demonstrated how much interest in the sport is growing in the middle east. He only had one down in the jump off as well. Rodrigo Pessoa and Lets Fly, Grand Prix winners in Rome and Charlotte recently, made the sort of effort one would expect from this champion rider and finished clear in 34.72.That had looked very good but Harry Smolders is never one for hanging about and after a couple of near misses at recent GCT events clearly had something to prove. Exquis Powerfee, an almost black stallion, never lost his balance for a moment as his rider expertly cut corner, which was done so well they took two whole seconds off Rodrigo’s time. Marco Kutscher back on the Tour after dislocating his shoulder in Hamburg in an incident in the stables showed little sign injury but Cornet Obolensky was never going to move as fast and his time of 35.33 was only good enough for 4th. It was another Dutchman Peter Geerink who almost robbed his fellow countryman of the 8000Euro first prize. Scotch is another consistent GCT horse placed already here and last week in Cannes and he moves deceptively quickly for a big horse. Harry had to endure a few stressful moments at the collecting ring monitor before it was confirmed the he had won and the challenger had in fact only just got in front of Rodrigo with a time of 34.58.“Winning is always fantastic but I like this show, the atmosphere really helps to motivate you” said a relieved Harry before collecting his prize. Peter Geerink was pleased by the improvement in the show since his last visit. “I came ten years ago and I did win a class or two but then it was in a tent and a very tiny space. To say this is an improvement would be an understatement. It is all very well done.”ResultsClass 31 Bernardo Alves BRA, Wizzy 0,0 33.272.Ben Maher GB, Wonderboy, 0,0, 33.863.Henk Van De Pol NED, Dan 7-T 0,0, 34.664.Richard Spooner USA, Pako, 0,0, 35.16Class 41. Harry Smolders NED, Exquis Powerfee, 0,0, 32.722. Peter Geerink NED, Scotch, 0,0, 34.583. Rodrigo Pessoa BRA, Lets Fly, 0,0, 34.724. Marco Kutscher GER, Cornet Obolensky 0,0, 35.33.QuotesJessica Kurten: “I hope you are getting plenty of pictures, no one will ever believe this (the weather) otherwise!”Bernardo Alves: “It is just as good for me winning this class as the Grand Prix in Hamburg because this is a younger horse, it is her first win at this level, so I am very happy.”Ben Maher: “We have had our moments with Wonderboy getting a little worried on the big occasion but today he was brave and fearless.”Richard Spooner: “To be honest I could not be happier. He did not go so well in Cannes but we had jumped three weeks in a row including doing a puissance in Rome where he jumped 2.15meters so perhaps he was a bit tired so he had a week off and has come here and been clear in both classes we have jumped so far.”Prince Abdullah Metab Al Saud: “This kind of show gives us in the Middle East spirit and focus to achieve. And the atmosphere here helps as well. It is a good place where if you have good horses and a good team behind you it is possible to do well.” SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Horse Sport Enews Email*
Airbnb’s Brian Chesky, RXR Realty’s Scott Rechler and 75 Rockefeller Plaza (Credit: Rechler by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images, 75 Rockefeller)A deal between Airbnb and RXR Realty that was touted as a “21st-century hospitality model” will never see the light of day.The short-term rental giant and the landlord are pulling the plug on a 10-floor residential rental conversion at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, according to Business Insider. The companies said last year that they would bring 200 hotel-style units to the 33-story office tower.The coronavirus pandemic has battered demand for hotel rooms, making it difficult to justify new supply, RXR CEO Scott Rechler told the publication. “Airbnb and RXR mutually agreed that under the circumstances it didn’t make sense to proceed with the project,” he said.Read moreAirbnb, RXR are converting a portion of Rockefeller Center WeWork is going to manage office space at RXR’s 75 Rock RXR is looking for space…to park a $500M ocean liner RXR, which has overhauled 75 Rock since it took control of the building in 2013, had positioned the building as a startup incubator.Shared office-space provider Convene — which counts RXR and Brookfield among its backers — has 28,000 square feet in the building. The startup was also tapped to run “Club 75,” an invitation-only penthouse lounge at the top of the tower.WeWork was set to manage 90,000 square feet of shared-office space at the property, but the Business Insider report did not provide an update on the status of that deal.With falling revenues, hospitality firms have been cutting staff and seeking federal relief. [Business Insider] — Danielle Balbi This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now
(“Michigan State Police cars — door seal on 1975 Plymouth Gran Fury” by Joe Ross, CC BY-SA 2.0) A South Bend woman was killed in a crash Sunday afternoon in Berrien County.It happened around noon on US-31 in Oronoko Township.Michigan State Police say the driver, whose name has not been released, went off the road and over-corrected in an attempt to get back on the road. She rolled her car and hit a tree.Officials say she was thrown from the vehicle, and they don’t believe drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash. Twitter Facebook Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest IndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend Market South Bend woman dies in Michigan crash Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – November 5, 2019 0 408 Previous articleBrian Boitano will come to South Bend for Howard Park openingNext articleVegetable recall affecting dozens of products due to listeria concerns Tommie Lee
It’s “an inconvenient truth,” but only about 25 people showed up for a Harvard screening Sunday (Oct. 19) of a film by the same name, which earned former Vice President Al Gore ’69 both an Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize.Apathy about Gore’s subject — the freight train of global warming — did not account for the slim crowd at Boylston Hall’s 140-seat Fong Auditorium. The Red Sox, after all, were in game six of a playoff series that night.Clad in a ball cap, jeans, and open sandals, Timothy Treuer ‘10, a volunteer with the Harvard College Environmental Action Committee (HCEAC), introduced the 2006 Gore film. Reminded afterward of the Sox game, he agreed that “people were probably in front of a big screen, watching something else.”But Gore’s message was heard at Harvard in many ways this week, including from the man himself, who spoke Wednesday (Oct. 22) to a Commencement-size crowd in the Tercentenary Theatre. His talk was the highlight of multiday celebrations this month of the University’s commitment to sustainability.Around campus, “An Inconvenient Truth” got an update too. On Tuesday night (Oct. 22), HCEAC sponsored three simultaneous screenings of Gore’s 25-minute follow-up film, based on a February talk he gave at a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference in Monterey, Calif. The coffee house-style events — at the Barker Center, and at Lowell and Currier houses — were moderated by faculty experts and drew small crowds of student discussants.Treuer was at Barker, where about 10 students watched the film. As an organic and evolutionary biology concentrator, he was familiar with the facts of global warming, but left impressed by Gore’s tone — “doggedly determined [and] forcefully optimistic,” said Treuer.At Currier House, about 20 watchers relaxed on sofas as Gore’s renewed message of horror and hope flickered on a television screen. Most had just enjoyed a House “sustainable dinner” — a meal of New England mussels, greens, squash, turnips, and cheese that was designed to illustrate the ecological advantages of eating regionally.Biologist James McCarthy, moderator of the post-film discussion, was thrilled to see mussels on the menu. “One of the most sustainable harvests,” he explained — low-cost filter feeders raised on floating coastal rafts. “Every time I see it, I’m delighted.”McCarthy is Harvard’s Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography and was one of the lead authors of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, a 2005 document that outlined the likely consequences of sustained warming in the Arctic.On screen, Gore got right to the point. “In order to solve the climate crisis, we have to solve the democracy crisis — and we have one,” he said. To arrest global warming, individual environmental action is needed, but changing the law is needed more.Gore also called for “a global transition to a low-carbon economy,” emphasizing conservation and renewable energy. Part of that is “a single, very simple solution” to the climate crisis, he said: “Put a price on carbon.”The element, trapped on Earth in vast reserves of coal, oil, and natural gas, is released as pollution when burned, filling the thin shell of the atmosphere with gases that trap heat.Gore added rapid updates of his prize-winning film — satellite images of shrinking forest cover, melting ice cover at the North Pole, and California-size snow melts in the Antarctic.But there is good news, said Gore: The technology for producing low-carbon energy already exists.And there is bad news: Developing countries are burning fossil fuel at a rate that matches the Western world in 1965; by 2025, energy-hungry emerging nations will reach 1985 levels.As one antidote, Gore likes a recent proposal floated in Europe: Set up a vast system of linked solar energy plants in developing countries, creating a product that would benefit both worlds.In the United States, 68 percent of citizens believe that human activity influences global warming, but they are tangled in “a culture of distraction,” said Gore, and put climate change way down on a list of priorities. “What’s missing,” he said, “is a sense of urgency.”To take on global climate change, Gore called for “another hero generation” like that of the Founding Fathers, or those inspired by Lincoln’s emancipation of the slaves, the triumph of women’s suffrage, or the sacrifices of World War II.Afterwards, McCarthy said Gore had found in global warming “the one issue around which civilization could rally.”Karen McKinnon ’10, an HCEAC volunteer who organized the Currier event, liked the updated film. It modified the impression in “An Inconvenient Truth” that climate change could be turned back by private action alone. Instead, Gore started to emphasize changing the behavior of world leaders.Political leaders are changing fast, and even both presidential candidates see the urgency of climate change, said McCarthy — “a truly remarkable transformation of political understanding.”
Kevin Harvick said Friday that the psyche of the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 team is undaunted, explaining that a midweek penalty after last Sunday’s win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway “just motivates us.”Harvick’s response may be reason enough for the rest of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field to be worried at ISM Raceway at Phoenix, easily one of the veteran driver’s best tracks.“It says a lot about our team,” Harvick said Friday before opening practice for the series’ fourth race of the year. “A lot of us didn’t know where we were going to stand as far as performance. As a whole, Stewart-Haas Racing, we were within a half a lap of winning every race so far. You can’t knock anything that we have done and everybody has done a great job.“We have a lot of momentum and these things tend to make you closer, stronger and better.”MORE: Harvick says no decision yet on appealOn Wednesday, NASCAR announced the No. 4 team was found in violation of Sections 220.127.116.11 (dealing with rear window support) and 20.4.18 (rocker panel extensions) in the 2018 NASCAR Rule Book. A brace meant to support the rear window was found to have failed, and the rocker panels (side skirts) were not made of aluminum.In addition to the loss of seven playoff points, the team lost 20 points from the overall championship standings and crew chief Rodney Childers was fined $50,000 for the L1-level penalty. Car chief Robert “Cheddar” Smith is set to serve the first race of a two-event suspension this weekend.Childers noted that it has been a bit tough without Smith and agreed that the penalty is motivational.“(Harvick has) actually talked about the last 24 hours how badly he wants to come out here and win and just kind of put everything to bed,” Childers told NASCAR.com after Harvick qualified 10th. “In all honesty we haven’t been as good here lately as what we should have been or what we were in our early years here at Phoenix. We did better last fall; we had a top-five car most of the race. Normally qualifying in the top 12 is a good thing for us here. To qualify top 10 is pretty good. …“The car’s been driving good, we really haven’t had to make many adjustments and I haven’t had to work on it a whole lot,” he continued. “It’s always a deal where he needs to kind of get in a rhythm – that’s the reason he’s good here, he kind of gets in a rhythm and gets stuff figured out and today just doing qualifying runs it was hard to get in a rhythm and get sorted out.”Childers added later, “The best way is just to go out there and run good and prove a point. So that’s what we’re going to try to do.”Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM) marks the second event in the three-race NASCAR Goes West swing for the sport’s top series. Harvick is aiming to become the series’ first driver since Joey Logano in 2015 to win three consecutive races.Harvick tops the 1-mile track’s all-time win list with eight Phoenix victories in his career, but he hasn’t won here since March 2016. That triumph capped an especially successful stretch of six wins in an eight-race span in the Arizona desert.RELATED: Drivers to win three straight races | No. 4 team penalizedContributing: Jessica Ruffin
Isla Rose already has the ‘Earnhardt smirk’ down. At least according to her dad.It’s been one week since Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy welcomed home their new bundle of joy, and the first seven days of fatherhood have been a whirlwind.MORE: Junior, Amy through the years“I feel like everything that’s going to come out of my mouth is so cliche,” Earnhardt Jr. said during the most recent episode of “The Dale Jr. Download” podcast. “The love that you have is more than ever. This person … I don’t know what it is. It’s hard to explain. You feel this love for this baby that is not a love that you’ve felt for anyone else. I love my wife to death. I love my parents, my father and my sister. … It’s a 100 times more than that.”The couple, who wed on New Year’s Eve in 2016, announced the pregnancy in October 2017 and had the racing world on pins and needles as the due date got closer.The newest little Earnhardt was born April 30, just one day after what would have been Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s 67th birthday.“I was really emotional, more so than Amy” he said. “This whole week I keep telling Amy she reminds me of a pit crew. The car comes down pit row, hops in the box … it’s like clockwork. It hits this line, the crew jumps over, goes to work, does the work, crew goes over wall, car leaves and everyone is back watching the race.RELATED: Drivers offer fatherhood advice to Junior“It’s instinctual. That’s the way she’s been. Baby comes out, she knows what to do, she’s doing it. She’s not crying, not emotional. She’s just doing her mother thing. I’m just a basket of nerves and crying.”And it didn’t take long for Junior to find a little personality in his daughter either.“She smirks the ‘Earnhardt smirk’ some, where she does it off to the side,” he proudly shared. “… I like to tell Amy that’s the Earnhardt in her coming out, because that’s how Daddy always smiled.”RELATED: Dale’s sister on fatherhood: ‘He gets it, now’
Discuss: What If This Happened to Your Partner? DETROIT – A Detroit EMS technician is recovering in a hospital following a heart attack while performing CPR on a patient, officials said. Union rep Joe Barney said EMS technician Joseph Hardman was performing CPR on a patient on the way to a hospital Saturday morning when he suffered a heart attack, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday. “He nearly died, had to go to surgery,” Barney said. Hardman “dropped his patient off alive while he was having a heart attack, then went to the ER, where they treated him immediately. He survived, and he’s in fact laying three beds over from the guy he brought into the hospital,” the union rep said. “I talked to him this evening to make sure his family was OK, and he’s doing better,” he said. “But he’s scared. The stress of the job is getting to be too much.” Barney said the EMS department is down to about 150 technicians from 304 just eight years ago. He said 30 techs recently quit due to pay cuts and work conditions.
When Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha learned that children in Flint, Mich. were drinking water so contaminated that it was corroding car engines, she knew she had to act.In a virtual lecture Friday, Hanna-Attisha, who serves as the director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, described the water crisis in Flint and her role as a researcher in exposing the problems. The lecture was a part of the Klau Center’s initiative this semester entitled, “Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary.”The author of “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resilience and Hope in an American City,” Hanna-Attisha was spurred to action after a friend told her that there were reports that Flint’s water was not being treated properly.Flint residents had long been suspicious of the quality of the drinking water, citing its unusual color, smell and taste. But despite their concerns, the government continually reassured residents that there was nothing to worry about — and even offered safeguards to the corporations that are the backbone of Flint’s economy.“The most jaw-dropping red flag for me — and it still makes my jaw drop — is learning that our drinking water was corroding engine parts at a General Motors plant,” Hanna-Attisha said. “Can you believe that? Our drinking water was corroding car parts.”General Motors was permitted to use water from a cleaner source, but the people of Flint “were told to relax,” Hanna-Attisha recalled.When Hanna-Attisha learned of the reports that could confirm residents’ suspicions, she began her research to determine that community advocates’ fears were grounded in reality: lead levels in Flint water were not safe.Hanna-Attisha underscored how environmental justice and racial justice intersect, noting that it was “no surprise” that lead poisoning is most prevalent in minority communities.“Lead poisoning [is] a form of environmental injustice and also a form of environmental racism. I think the words can be used the same [way],” she said.A range of investigations into the Flint water crisis support Hanna-Attisha’s conclusion, including one from the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. Flint’s demographics are central to understanding the crisis: compared to other Michigan cities such as Ann Arbor and Grosse Point, Flint has a much larger African American and low-income population.“This never would have happened in a richer or whiter community,” Hanna-Attisha said.While the crisis in Flint revealed a number of racial inequalities and disparities, the pandemic in 2020 has similarly had a disproportionate impact on poor and African American communities, Hanna-Attisha said. She said four major lessons officials learned from responding to the Flint crisis can also help the United States learn from the COVID-19 pandemic.She emphasized the importance of a good government that values public health, the essential nature of democracy, the need to respect science and medicine and the value of investing in preventative and proactive health care measures.“We were trying to share these lessons in Flint, and now much of the nation is experiencing these very same lessons,” Hanna-Attisha said. “That gives me hope that we will be able to reimagine and rebuild and finally take heed of these lessons.”Despite the tragedy of Flint’s drinking water, Hanna-Attisha remains hopeful that lessons can be drawn from the crisis and response in Flint.“I am this eternal optimist,” she said. “I am hopeful — I am absolutely hopeful. I have already seen some of the ripple effects of our crisis that have prevented other crises.”As cities across the country saw the drinking water crisis unfold in Flint, they became much more aware of drinking water and regulations in their own governments. Prior to the Flint crisis, many people viewed lead in water as a problem that had already been fixed. Once the failings in Flint’s water system were revealed, however, it was impossible to continue to take clean drinking water for granted.Hanna-Attisha said that this national reckoning sparked many cities to make important changes to ensure safer water for their residents.“The nation’s really woken up to the issues of drinking water, and that’s strengthened a lot of regulations in some places and forced folks to ask more questions and hold folks accountable to the status of the quality of our drinking water,” Hanna-Attisha said.Tags: Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary, Flint water crisis, Klau Center