Journalist arrested and three others on trial

first_img February 25, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist arrested and three others on trial IranMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders called today on the Iranian authorities to disclose the whereabouts of journalist Ali-Reza Jabari, who was arrested late last month, and said it was very worried because he had heart problems and may have been mistreated in jail.It also called for the release of nine other imprisoned journalists, including three – Behrooz Gheranpayeh, Hossein Ghazian and Abbas Abdi – who are currently on trial for “spying” and whose families have expressed concern about trial procedure and bad prison conditions. Iran has more journalists in jail than any other Middle Eastern country.Jabari, a translator and freelance contributor to several independent newspapers, including Adineh, was arrested at his office in Teheran on 28 December by non-uniformed individuals who took him to his home, which they searched, seizing video cassettes, books and his computer hard-drive.The next day his wife went to Adareh Amaken, a city police department considered close to the intelligence service and which has summoned many journalists for questioning in recent weeks. She was told nobody by the name of her husband had been arrested. She was given the same answer at the central police station.An interview with Jabari was published on 25 December in a Persian-language newspaper in Canada, Charvand, in which he said the country’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Guide of the Islamic Revolution, wanted the crisis in Iran to get worse. Jabari, a member of the Iranian Writers’ Association, has translated many Iranian works, some of them banned, into English.Gheranpayeh, Ghazian and Abdi, journalists who also run public opinion firms and whose trial began early last month, appeared in court on 6 January. One of the country’s official news agencies, IRNA, published on 22 September last year a poll by the Ayandeh public opinion institute showing that 74.7 per cent of Iranians favoured a resumption of ties with the United States. Mehdi Abasi Rad, head of IRNA’s political desk, also appeared in court accused of “putting out false news”. Since the start of the trial, the defendants’ families have been worried by the fact that the prisoners have made confessions, often a sign of severe psychological pressure.Gheranpayeh, head of the National Institute of Public Opinion and a journalist on the now-closed newspaper Nowrooz, is in Teheran’s Evin prison and has not been allowed to see his family since his arrest on 16 October last. Until recently he was in a cell of his own but is now sharing one with Ghazian, a director of Ayandeh who also worked on Nowrooz and was arrested on 31 October. Abdi, another Ayandeh director and former editor of the now-closed daily paper Salam, who was picked up on 4 November is in a solitary cell. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists RSF_en Organisation Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News June 9, 2021 Find out more News News to go further Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

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The role of particle associated microbes in remineralisation of faecal pellets in the upper mesopelagic of the Scotia Sea, Antarctica

first_imgFecal pellets (FP) are a key component of the biological carbon pump, as they can, under some circumstances, efficiently transfer carbon to depth. Like other forms of particulate organic carbon (POC), they can be remineralized in the ocean interior (particularly in the upper 200 m), or alternatively they can be preserved in the sediments. The controls on the attenuation of FP flux with depth are not fully understood, in particular, the relative contributions of zooplankton fragmentation and microbial/zooplankton respiration to FP loss. Collection of sinking particles using Marine Snow Catchers at three ecologically contrasting sites in the Scotia Sea, Antarctica, revealed large differences in POC flux composition (5–96% FP) and flux attenuation despite similar temperatures. To determine the importance of microbial respiration on FP loss in the upper mesopelagic, we made the first ever measurements of small scale oxygen gradients through the boundary layer at the interface of krill FP collected from the Scotia Sea. Estimated carbon-specific respiration rates of microbes within FP (0.010–0.065 d−1) were too low to account for the observed large decreases in FP flux over the upper 200 m. Therefore, the observed rapid declines in downward FP flux in the upper mesopelagic are more likely to be caused by zooplankton, through coprophagy, coprorhexy, and coprochaly. Microbial respiration is likely to be more important in regions of higher temperatures, and at times of the year, or in depths of the ocean, where zooplankton abundances are low and therefore grazing and fragmentation processes are reduced.last_img read more

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Stamp duty deadline is speeding up landlord consolidation

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Stamp duty deadline is speeding up landlord consolidation previous nextHousing MarketStamp duty deadline is speeding up landlord consolidationHamptons says 15% of all sales last month were larger landlords rushing to hoover up properties being sold by exiting smaller operators.Nigel Lewis14th December 20200584 Views Large landlords are buying up smaller landlords’ stock as they join the rush to complete purchases before the stamp duty holiday ends.Hamptons Monthly Letting Index reports that 15% of all sales agreed in November went to landlords, the highest figure for four years.More than half of all investor purchases were made in cash, indicating that many of those taking advantage of the holiday are larger investors expanding portfolios rather than new investors starting out.Across 2020, investors are set to buy about 134,000 homes, up slightly from the 133,000 bought in 2019.Midlands and NorthRegionally, the rush has been concentrated in the Midlands and the North; 22% of homes sold in the West Midlands were bought by investors, with 18% in both the North East and North West.In London, it’s 15%, up 2% from three months ago. Landlords paid an average of £180,000 per property, about £80,000 less than that paid by an owner-occupier.Hamptons says this means a typical investor who still pays a 3% surcharge will get a stamp duty bill of £5,400 if they complete before the holiday ends, which rises to £6,500 if they miss the deadline.Across Great Britain, the annual rate of rental growth more than doubled from 1.4% in October to 3% in November, while London rents rose annually by 0.3%, the smallest increase anywhere in England.Aneisha Beveridge, head of research (pictured), says the rental market has shown signs that it’s shaking off its Covid-induced hangover.She adds: “With nearly a fifth fewer new rental homes coming onto the market than last year, it has put upward pressure on the recovery in rental growth.“It is, however, likely that the homes being bought by landlords now will hit the rental market early next year which could serve to stifle rental growth in 2021.”Read more about Hamptons.Hamptons landlords PRS Aneisha Beveridge December 14, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst

first_img More searches like this Facebook Mount WashingtonCampus Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Save Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst Twitter Maryland, United States The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Maryland, United States Successful completion of theRAT program (13-15 months) is equivalent to two years of relevantexperience for this position. If an employee does not successfullycomplete the program, no additional experience will beapplied.JHU EquivalencyFormula: 18 graduate degree creditsmay substitute for one year of experience. Additional relatedexperience may substitute for required education on the same basis.For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years ofnon-related college course work may be applied towards the totalminimum education/experience required for the respectivejob.Special Knowledge, Skills,and Abilities:Strong analyticalskillsKnowledge of and experiencewith contracts and grant cooperative agreement terms andconditions, administrative rules, cost principals and regulationsunder OMB guidelinesrequired.Knowledge of US Governmentand private cost principles as well as grants and contractsmanagement required.Knowledge of accounting andbudgeting theory and practicesrequired.Very strong organizationalskills, analytical and problem solving abilities and attention todetail required.Ability to maintainconfidentiality.Ability to work withflexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet variousconcurrent deadlinesrequired.Demonstrated ability tocoordinate projects independently and work constructively as partof a team required.Must be proficient in the useof Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and theinternet.Strong interpersonal andcommunication skills, both oral and writtenrequired.Ability to make independentjudgments and to act on decisions on a daily basisrequired.Ability to work for periodsof time without immediate directionrequired.Ability to prioritize ownwork.Must enjoy working in ahighly paced environment and working as a teamparticipant.Experience with Johns HopkinsUniversity financial accounting system (SAP) stronglypreferred.Classified Title:Sr. Grants and ContractsAnalystWorking Title: Sr. Grants & ContractsAnalyst ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range:$59,280-$81,435Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F; 7.5 Hour Days Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus Department name: 10002842-SOM Em Med General AdministrationPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Share Grants & Contracts Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Save Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst Maryland, United States Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst Salary Not Specified You need to sign in or create an account to save Johns Hopkins University LinkedIn You need to sign in or create an account to save Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) You need to sign in or create an account to save Financial Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Similar jobs Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst Salary Not Specified Save Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst Johns Hopkins University School ofMedicineFounded in 1893, the School of Medicine (SOM) isthe academic medical teaching and research arm of The Johns HopkinsUniversity. With a budget of over $2 billion, the SOM hasconsistently been among the nation’s top medical schools in thenumber of research grants awarded by the National Institutes ofHealth (NIH) and in having as its major teaching hospital, TheJohns Hopkins Hospital (JHH). JHH was ranked the best hospital inthe United States for 22 years by U.S. News & World Report.Sixteen Nobel laureates associated with the SOM as alumni andfaculty have won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Chemistry, two ofwhich, are current faculty. Fifteen current faculty are members ofthe National Academy of Sciences. The SOM offers an M.D. anM.D./Ph.D. and 19 other graduate programs. In the current year,there are over 1,250 medical and doctoral students, and more than2,700 full-time faculty.The Department of Emergency Medicine isseeking a full time Sr. Grants and ContractsAnalyst. The Sr. Grants and ContractsAnalyst will coordinate activities related to sponsored projectsubmissions in the Department of Emergency Medicine. This positionreports to the Grants and Contracts Manager for the Department ofEmergency Medicine to ensure smooth and efficient functioning ofsponsored funding for the department. This position will preparegrant and contract proposals, and provide guidance in theinterpretation and implications of applicable grant terms andconditions. The position will work with the Office of ResearchAdministration (ORA) at the School of Medicine and external fundingagencies to process grant and contract applications. Additionally,the position is responsible for the management of post-awardactivities including the allocation of budgets, ensuring funds areexpended correctly according to university and grant guidelines,processing journal entries and cost transfers as needed,reconciling reports and financial data, and managing the closeoutand Financial Status Reporting process. This position will workdirectly with project PIs, Co-PIs and administrative staff toinsure effective, accurate and timely grant proposal development,budget allocation, project initiation, and maintenance andreporting of all financialactivity.Specific Duties &Responsibilities:Responsible for analyzing and managing sponsoredprograms on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy of financialinformation and financial status, update projections relative toproject completion, and monitor expenditure levels against fundingand budget obligations. Recommends funding resolutions to ensureall sponsored awards are reconciled and balanced without a surplusor deficientbalance.Develops and prepares financial reports for financialanalysis, forecasting, trending.Responsible for trackingproposals and other documentation through signature/approvalprocesses.Reviews proposal budget justifications forappropriateness and completeness of content, and compares budgetdetails to budget justification for consistency. Verifiescompliance with sponsoring organizations’ guidelines, as well aswith relevant university policies and procedures. Assists PIs inthe completion of required information.Ensures proper management of sponsored awards, byinsuring all financial transactions agree with GAAP, NIH GrantsPolicy Statement, FDP, OMB, CAS, and University or Hospitalpolicies. Also, interacts with SOM Divisional ResearchAdministration, Sponsored Program Shared Shares, and SOM DivisionalBusiness Office to resolve errors anddiscrepancies.Advises PIs on relevant sponsored award terms andconditions. In addition, remains abreast and communicates notablesponsored programs regulation changes.Interacts with designated sponsor representatives toclarify ambivalent or ambiguous terms and conditions, requestsupplemental funding, request no-cost extension, and otheradministrative requests.Develops and maintains a payment schedule forsponsored awards, as well as overseeing the receipt of paymentsfrom sponsors.Assures IRB protocol numbers are valid andappropriate human subject compliance training has been completed bykey personnel. Assures animal protocol numbers arevalid.Coordinates submission of large multi-centerproposals ensuring that all applicable direct and indirect costrates are applied.Assists with sponsored program termination, such asensuring the timely submission of the financial report, technicalreport, invention statement, and equipmentreport.Prepares and processes payroll documents needed toimplement personnel transactions for faculty and research staff(includes: new hire, leave of absence, merit increase, supplementalpayment, overtime payment, & termination). Applies knowledge ofprocedures to review and record personnel activities on individualscompensated through governmental or commercially fundedprojects.MinimumQualifications (mandatory):Bachelor’s degreerequired.Four years of relatedexperience in sponsored research and/or financial positions,preferably in an academic or medical settingrequired.Additional related experiencemay substitute for some educationand Additional graduate leveleducation may substitute for some experienceto the extent permitted by the JHU EquivalencyFormula. Salary Not Specifiedlast_img read more

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Bakbel fills portfolio gap

first_imgBakbel Europe’s new ¤6m fruit fillings and jam factory near Brussels was officially opened by the minister for economy of the Walloon region in Belgium last Friday.The site, a joint venture between the Bakels Group and Didier Ladriere, an expert in fruit-based products, can potentially produce up to 100 tonnes of filling a day.”Until now, one of the gaps in our portfolio has been fruit-based products such as fruit fillings and glazes,” chairman of the Bakels Group, Armin Ulrich, told British Baker. “Quality is our main focus; for example, blueberries are the wild Canadian variety.”?Bakbel will receive up to 18% in subsidies from the Belgium government, depending on how many, and the quality, of jobs that it creates. Currently, 80 people work at the factory.last_img read more

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In Short

first_img== Ulrick & Short gains SA accreditation ==Ulrick & Short has been awarded Soil Association accreditation to help its customers go organic. The clean-label ingredients company can now launch its new organic range under its own brand name. The company says the accreditation will benefit not only the company, but also food processors wanting to clean up their labels and go organic.== FoB event imminent ==The Federation of Bakers’ annual conference takes place on Wednesday 20 May 2009 at the Dorchester Hotel, London. Morning speakers include Dr Susan Jebb, head of human nutrition research from the Medical Research Council and Scott Clarke, bakery category director at Tesco. For details visit bakersfederation.org.uk or contact Julie Pierce on 020 7420 7190.== Kern branches out ==Mail and packaging specialist Kern is launching a separate brand for its packaging division – KernPack. This supplies packaging solutions for customers ranging from small local firms packaging bakery products to larger companies.== Welsh development ==Welsh baker Alun Williams has opened an artisan bakery in Penmaenmawr, North Wales, called Becws Alun. Williams, who has worked 30 years in the trade, produces breads to artisan methods – including spelt and honey, chilli, ginger & coriander and soda bread – and a range of cakes.== Dairygold expansion ==Cheese and dairy supplier Dairygold Food Ingredients UK is to invest heavily in its infrastructure in 2009/10, following the firm’s Grade A accreditation by inspection and certification service EFSIS across all its UK sites.last_img read more

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Kingsmill brings out value-added packs

first_imgKingsmill has launched a number of products in its morning goods range in value-added pack formats, in order to help convenience retailers capitalise on the increased demand for bakery products at breakfast time. The brand’s crumpets, pancakes and muffins will be available in the new formats for 12 weeks from their launch at the end of January.Guy Shepherd, category director at parent company Allied Bakeries, said: “The bread and morning goods market is one of the largest sectors in the UK food industry and is worth a huge £3.36bn (Kantar Worldpanel data 52 w/e 23 Jan 2011).  “Offering a broad range of bakery products to convenience retailers is vital to helping them gain a share of this potential profit.”The crumpets and pancakes will be available in ‘eight for the price of six’ packs, while the muffins will be in ’six for the price of four’ packs.last_img read more

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Facebook Live event: Guidance on returning to work

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ Pinterest (“The grindstone” by Kathryn Decker, CC BY 2.0) With numerous Indiana businesses opening back up and employees getting called back to work, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development is hosting a Facebook live event for employers and their employees who are on a temporary layoff due to COVID-19 and receiving unemployment insurance benefits.The program will review the federal CARES Act and what employers and employees need to know when called back, and how that impacts UI eligibility.The Department of Workforce Development is partnering with many of its regional offices to present the Facebook Live event at 10:30 a.m. on May 13.To participate, visit: https://www.facebook.com/IndianaDWD/. Google+ Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WhatsApp By 95.3 MNC – May 12, 2020 0 258 Facebook Live event: Guidance on returning to work Twitter Previous articleIndiana casinos likely to remain closed until mid-JuneNext articleGasBuddy: As virus recovery continues, gas prices will rise 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

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Modern Measure Announces New EP, Recorded At Historic Muscle Shoals Studio

first_imgThe sensational duo of Modern Measure are gearing up to release their newest EP! Due out on June 3rd, the new album titled Epicenter features all original music from the livetronica crew, who blend live production and instrumentation to create an enticing soundscape for all.There’s some serious history behind Epicenter, as it was recorded in the historic Muscle Shoals Studio. Now known as Cypress Moon Productions, the famed room has witnessed sessions from music royalty, as legends like Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, The Rolling Stones, Traffic, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and so many more have cut albums there.The new release will come out through 1320 Records, a label owned by STS9 and featuring artists like Emancipator, Big Gigantic, TAUK, Eliot Lipp, Future Rock and more. Epicenter looks to be a great new release, packed to the brim with fresh cuts from the ever-exciting Modern Measure. Comprised of drummer/producer Kyle Holly and producer/sampler/bassist/saxophonist Charlie Thornton, there’s just nothing these two can’t do when they work together.Speaking about the recording, Holly said, “We were so excited about recording in such a legendary place that so many incredible artists recorded in. The soul of the place was beyond inspiring.” The group announces their new EP in this fun video, which you can watch below:With production work from Justin Hasting of ZOOGMA on one track, Robbie Agee as Executive Producer for the album, and 647productions as mixing engineer, we can’t wait for to hear Epicenter.You can read more about Modern Measure on their website, and check out their scheduled tour dates below:April 29 Paradise Music Festival Pomeroy, OHJune 3 TBAJuly 22 SubOctave Music Festival Houston MNJuly 23 F.A.R.M Fest Hammonton, NJlast_img read more

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Chinese Language Program showcases student talent in poetry competition

first_imgThe Chinese Poetry Recitation Competition, organized by the Chinese Language Program of Harvard’s Department of East Languages and Civilizations (EALC), began last Friday (11/9) at 3:30 when two student MCs, donning East Asian Studies t-shirts, performed a brief comedic skit and then instructed the audience to turn off its cellphones in Chinese. The event’s brochure promised the audience a chance to “explore the Chinese literary heritage” and this promise was certainly delivered, with a little bit of humor and a lot of dramatic flair.Dozens of members of the Harvard community flocked to the Yenching Auditorium at 2 Divinity Ave. to listen to students declaim poems and songs in Chinese, usually accompanied by glossy PowerPoint presentations with English translations and traditional music. The competition’s three judges, Jennifer Liu, Emily Huang, and David Wang, all EALC faculty, could be seen throughout the competition nodding with approval, as the 37 participants masterfully worked their way through such verses as “Regret for Peony Flowers” by Tang Dynasty poet Bai Juyi and Meng Haoran’s classic “Spring Dawn.”last_img read more

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