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Advanced Academia Fellowship Programme for International Scholars

first_img Become a Member of CitizensLab! Deadline: 1 October 2016Open to: candidates who have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social sciencesFellowship: a monthly stipend of EUR 700, Accommodation in Sofia, Travel allowance and Research expensesDescriptionCAS Sofia is an independent Institute with international and multidisciplinary profile. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, it promotes high-level scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities. In addition to supporting focus-group research, CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months. The invited Fellows participate in the intellectual life and the scholarly community of the Centre (Bulgarian and foreign fellows) while working on projects of their own choice. Fellows receive adequate material and intellectual support and can profit from the Centre’s wide international networks, international seminar- and guest-lecturer programme. CAS Sofia assists Fellows in all practical matters concerning travel, residence and research in Sofia.The selected Fellows will take part in the regular Fellow seminars and the other scientific events organized by the Centre (workshops, conferences, lectures, etc.) and are invited to present and discuss their project in lectures or seminars. The results of their work shall be summarized in a paper (in English), to be published in the electronic CAS Working Paper SeriesEligibilityCandidates must:Be non-Bulgarian citizens;Have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social sciences;International research experience (participation in projects and refereed conferences) and publications in peer-reviewed academic editions are strong advantages.FellowshipA monthly stipend of EUR 700 (liable to 10% income tax) to cover living expenses related to the stay in Sofia;Accommodation in Sofia, comprising living quarters and working space. The Fellows will also have free access to the CAS library and electronic resources/databases;Travel allowance (EUR 400);Research expenses (EUR 100 p.m.).How to apply?All application documents should be presented in English and sent by e-mail to [email protected] with a subject entry “Advanced Academia Fellowships” until 1 October 2016.Links for downloading:Application Form;Reference Form;Application Checklist.For Junior scholars (up to 12 years after PhD defense) only: two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work should be emailed to CAS by the referees.For more information, please visit the official website. IDRC/SIDA Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4D) Scholarships 2021 Tweet Advanced Academia Fellowship Programme for International Scholars Share 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Pocket Call for Applications: Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Programcenter_img July 26, 2016 Published by elena +1 LinkedIn 0 ← Research Consultant at The European Roma Right Centre Similar Stories UNESCO: Talking Across Generations on Education, New Delhi → Redditlast_img read more

Search underway for Georgia college freshman reported missing by family

first_imgAlbany, Georgia Police DeptBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(ALBANY, Ga.) — A search is underway for an 18-year-old college student who vanished after telling his mother he was coming home for the weekend, according to police.Tyson Williams, a first-year student at Albany State University in Albany, Georgia, was reported missing by his mother on Saturday afternoon, a day after she said she last spoke to him.“Because we don’t know, we’re trying not to jump to conclusions. We’re just looking for him right now,” Williams’ mother, Sonya Poitier, told ABC News in a telephone interview Monday morning.The Albany Police Department and Albany State University Police are investigating Williams’ disappearance.Poitier said police canvased a wooded are near Albany State on Sunday looking for her son but turned up no clues as to his whereabouts.She also said she last spoke to her son on Friday and he told her he was planning to come home for the weekend.“He doesn’t have a car, so he takes the bus. I usually will purchase the bus ticket for him and he just comes home,” Poitier said.She said her son, who is majoring in business management, has never disappeared without telling her or other family members where he was going.She said she went online, but tickets for the Greyhound bus Williams usually takes home were sold out, so she texted her son, telling him to try to catch another bus on Saturday.Poitier hasn’t heard from him since, she said.Albany police officials released a statement Sunday saying Williams was last seen around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.Poitier said her son left his cellphone behind at his apartment, located several blocks from the university.She said one of her son’s roommates found the cellphone and used it to call her on Saturday around 12:30 p.m. to inform her he was missing.“He (the roommate) said, ‘We’re concerned because we thought Tyson was in the apartment sleeping, but he’s not here and his phone is here,’” Poitier said. “And I said, ‘That concerns me because he never goes anywhere without his phone.’ He said, ‘Well, we just wanted to call and let you know that he’s missing.’”Poitier said she and her daughter immediately got in their car and drove four hours to Albany from their home in Decatur, Georgia, near Atlanta.She said she contacted the police when she arrived in Albany Saturday afternoon and found that her son still hadn’t turned up.Poitier said police have found no evidence suggesting foul play was involved in her son’s disappearance.“We have not heard back from Tyson. None of his roommates have heard from him,” she said. “I’m just hoping that he’s somewhere doing what college kids do and just didn’t think to call his parents and say, ‘I’m traveling, I’m moving about.’”Poitier said she spent Sunday passing out missing person flyers and posting them around the campus and city.“There were about 50 students that came together yesterday to canvas the campus,” she said. “They are doing everything they can to help us locate him. “Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

S.C. Man Dies after Refusing Medical Treatment at Wreck

first_imgCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say a 77-year-old man who refused to be checked by paramedics after crashing his car died a day later at the hospital. Investigators say Peter Kremlick lost control of his van while trying to swerve to miss another car around 10 a.m. Saturday and hit a utility pole near the Columbiana Mall. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says Kremlick refused medical attention at the scene, but became confused with headaches several hours later. Join the Discussion on JEMS Connect: Does your agency review patient refusals?center_img Watts says Kremlick died at the hospital Sunday morning from a head injury suffered in the crash. Columbia police are investigating the wreck.last_img read more

YWCC marches into NBS 40-overs semi

first_imgYoung Warriors Cricket Club booked their spot in the semifinals after defeating Rose Hall Canje by 15 runs in the Berbice Cricket Board/New Building Society 40-overs second-division tournament on Sunday at the Canje Welfare Ground. Warriors won the toss and opted to bat on a slow track where they posted 209-9 in their allotted overs. They then dismissed the hosts for 194 in 37.3 overs.Warriors were off to a blazing start with Alex Algoo and Ricardo Ramdial putting on 80 for the first wicket.Algoo, however, was found short of his crease for 37 consisting of three sixes and Ramdial soon followed for 22 via stumping after he was given a life on 11.Nigel Deodat Suresh Dhanai anchored the innings with an unbeaten 41 at number seven, laced with four sixes, three of which came off of Michael Campbell’s third over. The captain was supported by Mortimer Fraser (32) and Sanjay Khan (26).Andrew Williams (2-17), Charran Singh (2-33) and Ameer Rahaman (2-36) were the principal wicket takers.In reply, Campbell’s 64 spiked with three fours and three sixes was not enough to get his team over the line. The opening batsman was supported by Adrian Haralsingh (23), the two sharing in a 52-run partnership for the second wicket.Rahaman and Williams returned with the bat to aid their team’s effort with cameos of 33 and 23 respectively.The batting was halted by Trevon Stanislaus who finished with 3-35 that allowed Khan to come in and made light work of the lower order and return figures of 3-31 along with Vishal Mohabir (2-16) and Dhanai (1-6). Meanwhile, D’Edward Cricket Club defeated Blairmont Community Centre by seven wickets at Cotton Tree Ground.D’Edward won the toss and inserted Blairmont to bat and they were restricted to 146 in 33.1 overs while D’Edward raced to 147-7 in 36 overs.Blairmont’s batting was padded with a solid 57 from Nigel Deodat, containing five fours and three sixes as well as Javed Karim who supported with 40 and Goverdran Khan with 19. Off-spinner, Devindra Lalsa returned 3-34 while left-arm spinner, Hemraj Harilall (2-18) and Eon Abdel’s 3-19 were the principal bowlers.In the chase, D’Edward slipped to 2-2 in the third over after Deodat removed Altaf Khan and Shabeer Baksh pulled off a simple return catch to dismiss Keith Fraser.   However, Lakeraj Sookra and Jaipaul Heeralall added 135 runs for the third wicket with Sookra top scoring with 70, hitting four fours and six sixes  before his dismissal.Heeralall steered his side across the line with an unbeaten 60. D’Edward will now face Bush Lot United in the Quarterfinals.last_img read more

RICKY SKAGGS LOOKS BACK ON A HALF CENTURY OF PERFORMING

first_imgCountry bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs will perform at Anthem in Sioux City’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Saturday night with his band Kentucky Thunder.News Director Woody Gottburg talked with Skaggs about his career and what fans should expect to hear in the Hard Rock show.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SKAGGS-INTERVIEW.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC….very grateful for that. 17:13Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder take the Anthem stage Saturday at 8pm.last_img read more

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The Knicks Did This To Themselves

When Carmelo Anthony joined the New York Knicks at the trade deadline six years ago, the team feted his arrival. Just before Anthony, who was born in Brooklyn, was introduced at Madison Square Garden as a Knick for the first time, the team played Diddy’s “Coming Home,” featuring Skylar Grey. The club, formerly led by Amar’e Stoudemire, was now armed with a second star, one who was supposed to change the trajectory of the long-suffering franchise and make it a contender. And for a time, at least on paper, it was hard to argue with the results: After a decade of mostly awful basketball, the Knicks reached the playoffs in each of their first three seasons with Anthony.Fast-forward to today, though, and the team seems to be unraveling with every passing minute. The Knicks keep making headlines for the wrong reasons, whether it’s because their big-name point guard has gone AWOL, their president is putting his foot in his mouth or a fan favorite is being hustled out of the Garden in cuffs.1NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a Monday statement that he and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, a longtime friend of Charles Oakley, the former player who was arrested, spoke with Oakley and Knicks owner Jim Dolan in hopes of the two men moving past the incident. Like last year, when New York fell off the map after a surprising 22-22 start, this year’s team put up a decent record early in the season only to see the wins have dried up and the club fall out of contention.To figure out how the Knicks could be so terrible — it looks likely that they’ll miss the playoffs for a fourth straight year despite having a future Hall of Famer on the roster — look to what the franchise lacks: continuity. Even when it makes the most sense to keep things as they are, the status quo is often upended in New York.The vast majority of that upheaval stems from failures in the front office, but before analyzing that mess, it’s important to note that Anthony isn’t blameless here either. The 32-year-old has shown an unusual degree of loyalty to the city and team he forced a trade to, despite being subjected to the team president’s subtweets and critiques every other month. But he hasn’t exactly been the easiest player to build around. People in the Knicks organization2I was a Knicks beat reporter at The Wall Street Journal for four years. will tell you that Anthony’s never been happy about the physical toll that comes with playing power forward, especially on defense, even though power forward is his most productive position. He also didn’t see eye-to-eye with his first Knicks coach, Mike D’Antoni (who’s now nearly a lock for coach of the year in light of what he’s doing in Houston), though D’Antoni’s quick-trigger, pick-and-roll-based offensive principles should, in theory, have fit Anthony’s game well.But most of the dysfunction is rooted in the Knicks’ front office. Perhaps the most maddening thing about its moves in recent years has been its inability to gauge the direction of the NBA as a whole.It’s hard to picture it now, but the Knicks were once exemplars of the NBA’s push toward more 3-pointers. The 2012-13 Knicks thrived using a two-point-guard system with Anthony at power forward en route to breaking a league record for 3-pointers made and attempted in a single season. They won 54 games — their most in 15 years — and earned the East’s No. 2 seed as Anthony won his first NBA scoring crown.Then, strangely, the Knicks dealt away Steve Novak, their best 3-point shooter (along with a first-round pick and two second-rounders3Marcus Camby and Quentin Richardson were also sent to Toronto as throw-ins, but they never actually played for the Raptors following the trade.), for Andrea Bargnani, who couldn’t really shoot anymore. Later that offseason, owner Jim Dolan axed Glen Grunwald, the team’s general manager, who’d finished tied for third in Executive of the Year voting just months earlier.Then, when Phil Jackson took over as president, he was adamant about using his beloved triangle offense. Teams throughout the NBA borrow from the triangle system, but it’s likely too antiquated to work when used in its entirety because it relies heavily on midrange and post-up shots that have fallen out of favor in today’s efficiency-obsessed NBA. At the same time, Jackson and his first coaching hire, Derek Fisher, seemed to downplay the importance of the three ball in today’s league. And by breaking up a team that was at the forefront of a larger leaguewide trend, the Knicks might have missed an opportunity to develop into an annual playoff contender. Who’s Going Where As The NBA Trade Deadline Approaches? For years, episodes like the Lopez-Rose swap4The trade also included the Knicks sending guards Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon going to Chicago in exchange for swingman Justin Holiday and a second-round pick. — where an element of the team’s continuity is sacrificed in pursuit of a win-now gamble — have clearly been causing problems at the Garden. Since 2000, the Knicks have gone through more coaches than any other team, according to information provided by Elias Sports Bureau. Since the start of the 2008-09 season, they’ve suited up more players than any club. Anthony alone has had five coaches and 79 teammates during his time in New York. Jackson, who’s hired three coaches and cycled through 45 players in less than three years, has done little to slow the game of musical chairs down since becoming team president.Only now does the team seem to be grasping some of the nuances of the collective bargaining agreement and the importance of youth. New York’s front office, which hasn’t re-signed one of its first-round picks to a multi-year deal since Charlie Ward in 1999, deserves credit for having held onto its future first-round selections these past three seasons. The team’s foreign scouting has been solid for years. And the Knicks seem to have learned from past mistakes, signing unheralded free agents to longer, cheaper deals very different from the risky one-year pacts they agreed to with Jeremy Lin and Chris Copeland, who outplayed expectations, then left for bigger paydays elsewhere.Still, none of these relatively straightforward improvements absolve Dolan or Jackson of the mistakes they’ve made, since the team still lacks a clear direction years after this power structure was put in place.Though Dolan finally had the right idea in removing himself from basketball operations and handing those duties over to someone who can guard against Dolan’s urges to meddle with the team, it’s become painfully clear that Dolan should’ve turned to someone who’d done this job before, especially since the job now comes with a $12 million salary.Hopefully Jackson will view his tenure with the Knicks as an education on how vastly different this job is from coaching, but in the meantime, he has faced almost too many challenges (including setting a clear organizational agenda, giving a new coach room to experiment, and building a rapport with his players) to mention.The 71-year-old dealt Tyson Chandler, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert but has little to show for them. He has awkwardly straddled the line between trying to win now and trying to reload for the future, and he has made choosing a path harder by including a no-trade clause in Anthony’s contract.For too long, he micromanaged the club’s style of offense as if that was the problem, even though the Knicks are likely to field their 11th bottom-10 defense in the 15 seasons since Jeff Van Gundy resigned. And Jackson’s efforts to motivate his star player by criticising him in the media — which might have worked in the past, when Jackson was a coach and winning rings left and right — have fallen flat, and perhaps made players around the NBA less likely to want to play in New York.A simple dose of normalcy, along with a moment’s pause to take stock of how the rest of the NBA is operating, would go a long way in leading New York back to success, whether Anthony remains a Knick or not.Check out our latest NBA predictions. The Novak trade and the move away from 3-pointers are just two of the many examples of New York cutting experiments short when patience and cultivation might have eventually yielded a positive outcome, or at least prevented a negative one.Take Jackson’s 2015 signing of center Robin Lopez, which, outside of drafting Kristaps Porzingis, might stand as his best acquisition to date. After a solid season in New York — Lopez was arguably the most consistent player on the team in 2015-16, and he improved considerably after the all-star break when he got a better grasp on the offense — the Knicks dealt him away for Derrick Rose, who, because he’s in a contract year, may end up being just a one-season rental.Had the Knicks stood pat with Lopez, it would have spared them the pain of what replaced him: Joakim Noah’s four-year, $72 million contract, which, combined with his age and injury history, makes him seem untradable. (The signing looks borderline disastrous, given that Porzingis should be able to play Noah’s position full time within the next year or so anyway.) Related: Hot Takedown read more