Japanese Gov’t Providing US$482,000 for IOJ Technological Upgrading

first_imgRelatedDancers to Take Stage at Arts in the Park RelatedNational Labour Day 2015 to Focus on Children Japanese Gov’t Providing US$482,000 for IOJ Technological Upgrading CultureMay 8, 2015 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Story HighlightsThe Japanese Government is providing funding of US$482,000 to enhance the technological capacity of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ).Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, said the funding will go towards a number of initiatives, including the building of a world-class technology-driven natural history exhibition gallery at the Natural History Museum.The exhibit will showcase Jamaican plants and animals “as we would see them in their natural habitat.” The Japanese Government is providing funding of US$482,000 to enhance the technological capacity of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ).Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, said the funding will go towards a number of initiatives, including the building of a world-class technology-driven natural history exhibition gallery at the Natural History Museum.The Minister, who was making her contribution to the 2015/16 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 6, informed that the exhibit will showcase Jamaican plants and animals “as we would see them in their natural habitat.”“These will be presented in the form Diaromas, which is life-size models of the various species that are both native and endemic,” she explained.“The significance of this initiative is, of course, the educational value that will be imparted to students and the wider population, who will visit the space. This is another major step towards preserving the natural heritage of our island,” she noted.Ms. Hanna informed that the Japanese Government has already committed funding for this specific initiative estimated at over US$60,000.Additional funding will also go towards other special projects to include the technological upgrading of the audiovisual capacity of the lecture hall, which continues to host annual events such as the Musgrave Awards.Funding will also be made available for the establishment of an information technology training facility at the Junior Centre.The IOJ is the oldest cultural agency mandated to preserve and safeguard Jamaica’s tangible and intangible heritage. RelatedJamaicans Urged to Make Child Care and Protection Their Businesslast_img read more

The 2012 International Conference on Economics and Administration (ICEA 2012)

first_img Deadline: 1 May 2012Open to: Researchers, scientists, scholars and students in all areas of Economics and AdministrationCosts: Early registration (Before February 1st, 2012) – 75 euro per paperVenue:  8-9 June 2012 Faculty of Business and Administration Bucharest, Romania DescriptionThe 2012 International Conference on Economics and Administration (ICEA 2012), organized by the Faculty of Business and Administration within the University of Bucharest, aims at bringing together researchers, scientists, scholars and students in all areas of Economics and Administration, and providing an international forum for the dissemination of original research results, new ideas and practical development experiences which concentrate on both theory and practices.Main speakers will be:Fabio Musso, University Urbino, ItalyStephane Callens, University Artois, FranceConference ThemesThe Topics of interest include but are not limited to:1. Global economic development strategy2. Issues on the current crisis. Challenges and threats.3. Models of good governance. Impact on regional/national welfare4. Models of economic policies and their impact on regional/national economic growth5. SME and national economy6. Knowledge management7. Innovation and education8. Integrating technology and innovation into teaching9. European economic studies10. Methodological debates in economics11. History of economics12. Public economics studies13. The impact of the new resources on administrative sector14. Innovative management in public sector15. Cultural, social and political issues in e-government16. Digital inclusion in the policy making and democratic governance process17. The role of different economic theories in shaping public policy development and implementation18. Efficiency of performance indicators in public context19. The impact of institutions and public research20. Leadership and management in public and private sector21. Drivers, barriers and challenges of e-Democracy22. Cross-disciplinary areas of the above related topics.23. Administrative Descentralisation and Local Governance24. Structure Funds and Regional Development25. Comparative Public Policies26. Economics of Public Administration27. Project Management28. Environmental Management IssuesEligibilityThe Call for Papers is open to all researchers, scientists, scholars and students in all areas of Economics and Administration.CostsI. Early registration: Before February 1st, 2012 January 3, 2012 Published by Site Default Pocket Fully Funded Administrative Students Programme at CERN 2018 Reddit Tweet The 2012 International Conference on Economics and Administration (ICEA 2012) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. 75 europer paper (no more than 3 authors)For any additional paper: 50 euro per paper (no more than 3 authors)The participants to the previous ICEAs will pay the regular fee for the first paper and will register every second paper FREE OF CHARGE.II. Later registration: After February 1st 2012 but no later than May 1st 2012100 euro per paper(no more than 3 authors)For any additional paper: 75 euro per paper (no more than 3 authors)The participants to the previous ICEAs will pay the regular fee for the first paper and will register every second paper FREE OF CHARGE.There is no fee for undergraduate students.III. Not attending authors: For the not attending authors, there is a charge of 50 euro for the first paper, and 25 for each consecutive paper. This fee includes sending of the electronic conference proceedings by mail and, in case the papers will be included in one of the journals mentioned in the Publication Opportunities section, the specific issue.ApplicationIn order to apply for the Conference you have t register online here.Attending and not attending participants are invited to submit:Research papers: complete papers (min 4500 – max 6500 words) with complete references section.Short papers: this could be research in progress, abstracts, ideas to be explored explore with audience at the conference, or draft of papers for possible co-authorship: (max. 1000 words)Each paper will be subjected of a double blind peer review. The evaluators will seek for originality, significance, clarity, and contribution.Summary of review feedback/reports may be sent back to the author(s), if the case. All comments and suggestions should be addressed in the final submission. Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.The authors will follow the guideline for submissions which is specific to the publication opportunity they choose. By accessing the web page of each journal, they can find details about how to edit their works.Important DeadlinesFull Paper Submission (electronic registration): May 1st 2012Fee Payment: May 5th 2012Should you need any assistance, do not hesitate to contact the conference manager, Professor PhD. Elena Druica, at [email protected] or [email protected] Official Website Erasmus Mundus – European Master of Science in Nematology, 2012, Belgium → ← The European University Institute (EUI) Doctoral Programme The Turkey Europe Future Forum by Stiftung Mercator Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 Blue Book Traineeship – European Commission 2020 +1 Share 0last_img read more

USA Triathlon confirms departure of Executive Director Skip Gilbert

first_img Related USA Triathlon (USAT) has announced the departure of Executive Director Francis (Skip) Gilbert.”We thank Skip Gilbert for his years of service to triathlon during which the sport grew to unprecedented popularity in the United States and around the world,” said USA Triathlon President Brian Harrington.Harrington confirmed that Tim Yount, the Senior Vice President for Sport Development of USA Triathlon, will assume the role of acting Executive Director while a search committee seeks a replacement for Gilbert. Yount has taken on that role during a previous transition.www.usatriathlon.orglast_img

What Police Departments and the Rest of Us Can Do to Overcome Implicit Bias, According to an Expert

first_imgJennifer Eberhardt is a MacArthur “genius grant” winner and psychology professor at Stanford University who studies implicit bias. TIME spoke with her about her new book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See Think and Do, as well as her research, her work with police departments and how implicit bias can affect us all. Read the whole story: TIME More of our Members in the Media >last_img

Hansom: Look at me!

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletterslast_img read more

Echodyne’s EchoFlight Radar is Now Cleared for Export from the US

first_imgThe EchoFlight radar from Echodyne has received a commodity jurisdiction (CJ) determination from the US State Department. This means that the radar is now considered to be a commercial product exportable under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) rather than the more restrictive International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) that apply to military items.EchoFlight is the first electronically scanning radar technology designed for mass production at commercial price points. This compact, low power, light-weight radar is the perfect sensor for integration into a wide variety of UAS platforms. Its long-range all-weather detection and tracking is critical for receiving authorization to fly beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights. The precision of our beam-steering radar minimizes collision risk by tracking aircraft locations at all times across a broad field-of-view.Echodyne will now be able to offer its groundbreaking air-to-air radar to US companies that employ non-US nationals and to non-US companies, promoting growth and safety of the commercial UAS market globally.The key to unlocking the potential of the commercial UAS industry is the ability for UAS to fly beyond visual line of sight and, eventually, autonomously. But to safely fly beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), commercial UAS must be able to detect and avoid other aircraft and obstacles. For manned aircraft, the pilot performs this function. For unmanned aircraft, there needs to be a technological solution supported by an appropriate regulatory framework. EchoFlight radar offers this technological solution.Click here to learn more about the EchoFlight radar solution.last_img read more