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Five-fold increase in online shopping scam losses in WA in 2020

first_imgFive-fold increase in online shopping scam losses in WA in 2020 More than $650,000 lost by WA online shoppers last year952 WA scam victims reported losing a total of $11.8 million in 2020More victims but less money lost when comparing 2020 to 2019 figuresAn increase in online shopping activity during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a huge 500 per cent increase in losses to scams for that category in 2020 statistics compiled by WA ScamNet at Consumer Protection.In 2020, 257 online shoppers in WA reported total losses of $653,745, compared to 129 victims losing $127,304 in 2019.There was also a doubling of losses and the number of scam victims in the ‘classifieds’ category with 241 consumers who were looking for second-hand goods losing a total of $544,172, compared to 126 victims losing $191,792 in 2019.Overall, there were more scam victims but less money lost in 2020 with 952 victims losing $11.8 million. In 2019, there were 705 victims reporting $13.6 million in losses. As in most years, investment ($5.38 million) and romance ($2.17 million) scams topped the list of categories.Commissioner for Consumer Protection Lanie Chopping said the huge amount of money lost to scams is a blow to the local economy and devastating to victims.“Money that could have flowed to legitimate local businesses is being syphoned by criminals who are very efficient and professional in their deception to dupe consumers,” Ms Chopping said.“Posting fake ads, creating fake websites and sometimes threatening their victims by phone are just some of the many tactics used to steal money from people. It’s vital that the community is aware of these tactics to prevent these criminals from being rewarded by their criminal activities.“WA ScamNet has a high level of success in getting fake websites, classified listings and social media pages closed down. For example, recently about 30 puppy scam sites were deleted by a domain host company after being approached by our Consumer Fraud Liaison Officers.“With online shopping and internet activity generally increasing year by year, particularly during COVID-19 restrictions, it is even more important that consumers are vigilant and do some checks to ensure the people or organisations they are dealing with online are legitimate. This is especially important if money is changing hands”Looking at demographics across all categories, it is interesting to note that the largest losses have occurred in the 25-34 age group while the highest number of reports have come from the 65 and over group.Another alarming statistic from the 2020 report is more than a million dollars, a four-fold increase on 2019, has been lost to calls from scammers pretending to be government agencies, such as the ATO or Services Australia, threatening arrest or a telco threatening disconnection unless a bogus debt is paid immediately.Payment redirection or ‘man in the middle’ scams continue to be of major concern with 39 people reporting total losses of about $750,000 in 2020.“This scam involves the hacking of email accounts and the cloning of addresses, so when there are financial transactions such as payment of an invoice or purchase of a property, the scammer impersonates one of the parties by sending a fake email that requests funds be sent to the scammer’s bank account instead,” the Commissioner said.“A simple solution to this scam is to verify by phone any email request for money, especially if a change of bank account is involved.”General advice to avoid becoming a scam victim:• Don’t let anyone pressure you into making urgent decisions;• Always get a second opinion from a trusted and reliable source if someone is requesting money;• Do not respond to emails, text messages and phone calls from strangers offering predictions on shares, investment tips or investment advice – always do your own research and use licensed advisors;• Know who you’re dealing with on dating sites – watch out for profiles on social media and dating websites of scammers claiming to live in your area, but can’t meet due to travel or moving away, and never send money to someone you haven’t met in person;• Never allow anyone to remotely log into your computer;• Take a moment to think about how an organisation is asking you to make payment – government agencies and businesses will never ask you to make a payment using iTunes, Google Play or gift cards or in Bitcoin.Information and advice on scams is available on the WA ScamNet website /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ATO, Australia, Commissioner, Commissioner for Consumer Protection, community, Criminal, Google, Government, Industry regulation, Internet, Investment, property, purchase, research, social media, statistics, WA, Western Australialast_img read more

EPA starts work on bushfire clean-up in Clarence Valley

first_imgEPA starts work on bushfire clean-up in Clarence Valley NSW EPAWorks have started in two Local Aboriginal Land Councils as part of an additional $95 million funding from the NSW Government to public land managers for bushfire recovery waste management and recycling.The Aboriginal Land Clean-Up program is the first of five programs being delivered by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to support public land managers, including local councils, across the state.Following extensive on-ground assessment, and consultation with Local Aboriginal Land Councils by the EPA and Public Works Advisory, works have been approved to start in the Baryulgil and Malabugilmah communities in the Clarence Valley in northern NSW.Restoration works worth $200,000 following the bushfires in Baryulgil include, management of hazardous trees, maintenance and alignment of fencing and road grading, as well as improvement works to the Clarence River Cattle Dip.Works in Malabugilmah will total $90,000 and include removal of bushfire waste, the management and recycling of green waste and maintenance of fencing burnt in the bushfires.EPA Engagement, Education and Programs Executive Director Liesbet Spanjaard said the works were part of the EPA’s new $20 million Aboriginal Land Clean-Up program.“These grants will aid in the next step of the bushfire recovery process, by protecting the environment from illegal dumping, removing waste, and supporting our communities to rebuild faster and stronger than ever,” Ms Spanjaard said.“Works in the Baryulgil and Malabugilmah communities will help manage bushfires waste and assist local recovery through employment and economic opportunities,” Ms Spanjaard added.Valley Earthworks has been contracted by Public Works Advisory to carry out these clean-up activities in the coming weeks. Up to three members of the community will be employed by the contractor as part of the restoration work.Baryulgil and Jana Ngalee Local Aboriginal Land Councils CEO Ross James said the communities were very happy to see local people employed to complete clean-up and environmental rehabilitation works on Local Aboriginal Land Council owned lands.“This clean-up work under the NSW Government’s Bushfire Recovery Programs is really important to our communities. We have worked closely with the EPA and Public Works Advisory to get the works started, and we’re looking forward to repaired fences, removal of hazardous trees, and improved access for the community,” Mr James added.The Aboriginal Lands Clean-Up Program is funded under the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. This program is one of five waste management and recycling bushfire recovery programs designed for public land managers across bushfire dumping, green waste, council landfill and burnt fence recycling. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, bushfires, community, council, director, disaster, education, employment, environment, environment protection, EPA, Government, local council, NSW, recycling, Rosslast_img read more

Driving wants to get inside your garage

first_img See More Videos If you’re proud of your home shop and your tools and want to share with like-minded hobbyists, contact Driving’s Greg Williams at [email protected]  ‹ Previous Next › PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca “The satisfactions of manifesting oneself concretely in the world through manual competence have been known to make a man quiet and easy.”That’s an excerpt from the excellent book Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work, by Matthew B. Crawford. And a lot of you reading this – men and women – know exactly what he’s talking about. Working with your hands, either professionally or as a hobby, gives some people a certain contentment that just can’t be found in front of a computer screen or at a desk. And we want to celebrate those people, the hobbyists working on their cars or bikes in their home garages, doing what they love. But we’re not just looking to see what you’re working on. We want to see your garages, your workspaces, those sanctuaries from the world where you do your wrenching, your welding, your painting. We want to see your tools that are important to you, perhaps passed down from a grandfather, or that high-quality industrial lathe you decided to splurge on, or the set of wrenches with which you’re teaching your children the joys of fixing things.  COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSNews Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

Virtual Mini Law School starts Feb. 2

first_imgAssociate Professor Craig Konnoth speaks about the 2020 election, COVID-19, and health policy horizons during fall 2020’s Mini Law School.The spring lineup addresses critical issues related to the economy’s COVID-19 recovery efforts. Topics that will be covered include the CARES act and tax policy, COVID-19 and intellectual property, and the stakes for racial justice and community development in the COVID-era Federal Reserve.”This spring’s curriculum continues the fall’s theme of timely issues impacting our community. Business law is always a popular request from participants, and its impact is going to be critical to our ability to recover from the pandemic,” Cushing said.In addition to providing an overview of various areas of the law, Mini Law School seeks to increase access to law school for students from underrepresented groups and low-income communities. Mini Law School partners with Law School . . . Yes We Can, the Southern Ute Tribe in southwestern Colorado, pre-law advisors at high schools and colleges throughout the state, and mock trial teams to offer free and discounted registrations.For students considering applying to law school, the program serves as an important step in their decision-making process. Many previous Mini Law School participants are now students at Colorado Law.With the economic impacts of COVID-19, the program has also issued more registration fee waivers than ever before to ensure that participation and access to Mini Law School are not limited by one’s ability to pay, Cushing said. “Mini Law School is an important part of Colorado Law’s outreach efforts to build pipelines to law school for high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups,” Cushing said. “We want to ensure that any student who wants to take advantage of this learning opportunity can do so.”Learn more and register for the spring session of Mini Law School.Categories:News Published: Nov. 19, 2020 • By Julia Roth Spring Mini Law School: Key DetailsWhen: 6 to 7:30 p.m. MST, Feb. 2 to March 16, 2021, and on demandWhere: OnlineCost: Registration starts at $100 for CU alumni, faculty, staff, and students; high school students; and Mini Law School alumni. Group discounts are also available.RegisterFollowing record enrollment this fall, the University of Colorado Law School will offer a special spring session of Mini Law School that addresses various aspects of business law and its role in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The seven-week virtual series taught by Colorado Law’s renowned business and entrepreneurial law faculty begins Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021.Mini Law School, launched in 2012, aims to educate non-lawyers on relevant legal topics and help develop the pipeline to law school.More than 800 people enrolled in this fall’s Mini Law School, which focused on the impacts of the 2020 election. Participants came from across the state, country, and abroad, and represented a wide variety of professions, experiences, and educational backgrounds.”We have seen an extraordinary level of interest from high school students and undergraduates throughout Colorado, particularly from rural areas, as well as working professionals who want to learn more about the law,” said Matthew Cushing, director of executive and community learning programs at Colorado Law. “We also welcomed participants from around the world, including from as far away as Sri Lanka and France.”Mini Law School’s curriculum is updated annually to reflect timely topics of interest to the community. “This fall, we saw a huge demand for information and knowledge about the areas of law impacted by the election, including voting rights, health care, climate change, immigration, and civil rights. These issues affect all of our lives,” Cushing said.last_img read more

BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai gets vaccine cold chain unit from B Medical Systems

first_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai gets vaccine cold chain unit from B Medical Systems  Related Posts As the hospital is part of pan-India clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine, the donated equipment will be crucial to store the temperature sensitive COVID-19 vaccineB Medical Systems,  a specialist in vaccine cold chain equipment industry, has partnered with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to donate equipment for the storage of critical COVID-19 vaccines to the BYL Nair Charitable Hospital in Mumbai, India, in support of the  COVID-19  fight. Accepting the donation, Dr Bharmal, Director (M.E. and M.H.) and Dean, BYL Nair Charitable Hospital said, “In August 2020, the hospital was granted permission by the Indian Council for Medical Research to run the pan-India clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine. The BYL Nair Charitable Hospital has been playing a major role in the coronavirus battle, and we are happy to see global players coming in to support us in these tremendous efforts. In April 2020, the hospital became Mumbai’s largest dedicated COVID-19 facility and it has succeeded in treating thousands of patients already.  A strong cold chain system is vital to the success of the vaccination and by getting the world’s best vaccine cold chain equipment made in Europe, we aim to alleviate the strain related to the storage of the  COVID  -19 vaccines.”While explaining the crucial need for this equipment, Jesal Doshi, Deputy CEO, B Medical Systems said, “ We are extremely happy to associate with BYL Nair charitable Hospital and pleased to hand over a patented, high-quality medical refrigerator to support the COVID-19 fight. Our reliable technology will strengthen the vaccine cold chain system and guarantee the safe storage of the  COVID-19 vaccines. As the vaccine candidates are temperature-sensitive, their storage requires constant refrigeration. If stored outside their storage temperature range, the vaccines lose their potency and must be discarded to prevent the risk of resulting in potentially ineffective and unsafe vaccines. This is a risk that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will not take and hence decided to use world leading and best in class technologies to prevent such situation.”According to a release, for over four decades, Luxembourg-based B Medical Systems has been creating innovative solutions for the storage and transport of vaccines across the world and is a trusted partner of global humanitarian and procurement bodies across the world. All of B Medical’s vaccine cold chain units meet the stringent quality standards of the EU and the World Health Organization’s PQS certification. All vaccine cold chain units are patent protected, and have several unique features including a lifelong warranty against corrosion, which is critical in a city like Mumbai with high humidity all year around. This is possible due to B Medical’s unique manufacturing technology, and all products are manufactured from scratch in its high tech facility in Luxembourg, Europe. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha COVID-19 Updates Hospital Infra News WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share By EH News Bureau on September 11, 2020 B Medical SystemsBrihanmumbai Municipal CorporationBYL Nair Charitable Hospitalcold chainCOVID-19 vaccine Comments (0) Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article Add Commentlast_img read more

Jamaica Pays Tribute to Sam Sharpe on Labour Day

first_imgAdvertisements Jamaica Pays Tribute to Sam Sharpe on Labour Day CultureMay 24, 2012 RelatedJamaica Pays Tribute to Sam Sharpe on Labour Day RelatedJamaica Pays Tribute to Sam Sharpe on Labour Day RelatedJamaica Pays Tribute to Sam Sharpe on Labour Day FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Government officials as well as other dignitaries on May 23 placed wreaths on the shrine of National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Samuel Sharpe at National Heroes Park in Kingston. The refurbishing of the park, which is the final resting place of many of Jamaica’s national heroes, prime ministers, and cultural leaders, is the national project for Labour Day 2012. The wreath laying ceremony, which preceded the workday, was to commemorate the martyrdom of the National Hero, who was hanged on May 23, 1832, for his role in the 1831 Christmas Rebellion, which was instrumental in bringing about the abolition of slavery. A similar ceremony was held this morning at Sam Shape Square in Montego Bay. Wreaths were laid by Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, who represented the Prime Minister; Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna; Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott; Student at Calabar High School, Giovanni Nembhard, and Member of Parliament for St. Catherine Central, Olivia Grange, who represented the Leader of the Opposition. In an interview with JIS News, Miss Hanna said it was a proud moment for her to honour the role that Sam Sharpe played in the freedom of Jamaicans. “In 1831 when he took the decision that slaves were not to work on Christmas day unless they were paid, that spread across the 250 plantations across the country. He really fought for workers’ rights and as a result he was hanged on May 23. We work because of Sam Sharpe and we felt that certainly, in this 50th Jubilee year, we needed to pay him the respect that he deserves,” Miss Hanna said. Minister Arscott, for his part, noted that the first celebration of Labour Day in 1972 was a significant milestone, when the late former Prime Minister, Hon. Michael Manley, re-energised the Jamaican people to show what could be achieved through voluntarism. “Certainly, Jamaica will once again be called upon to make sacrifices but we know that if we work together we shall overcome,” Mr. Arscott said. Ms. Grange, in her remarks, said Jamaicans must ensure that they work in their respective communities not just on Labour Day but throughout the year “to make our communities stronger and to make our voices heard.” Meanwhile, Executive Director of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT), which is overseeing the refurbishing work, Laleta Davis-Mattis, told JIS News that focus will be placed on repairing the shrines.  She informed that work got underway on Monday (May 21), “because we recognised that so much could not have been done in a day. It has to be a sustainable process as some of the monuments are damaged and actually need restorative work.” “So, we are washing with specialised chemicals and some of the storyboards around, the ink had gone from them so we are restoring those as well,” she said. Mrs. Davis-Mattis told JIS News that over time, the JNHT will be working with the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development to improve the facility. She noted that the park “has the potential to be a very beautiful space and I think we owe it to the Jamaicans to make sure that this space is a representative of what it is supposed to be.’ Other activities include the planting of trees, installing of park benches, landscaping, rehabilitation of the walkways and enhancement of the entrance. The National Heroes Park is the largest remaining open space in Kingston. It was formerly named George VI Memorial Park in memory of the George VI King of England, who died in 1952 and was renamed after Independence in honour of the nation’s National Heroes. Work on the park is being done in collaboration with the JNHT, the Jamaica Defence Force, Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development. Labour Day 2012 is being celebrated under the theme: ‘Step forward…Make Jamaica Beautiful,’ with focus to be placed on the cleaning up of communities and public spaces. By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Shared island unit will improve relations North & South – Martin

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Shared island unit will improve relations North & South – Martin FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter By News Highland – August 1, 2020 Google+center_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articleThird of drivers killed tested positive for alcohol – RSANext articleReaction to St Michael’s & St Eunan’s wins in Donegal Senior Football Championship News Highland Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp The Taoiseach has denied the new shared island unit in his Department is a stalking horse for a referendum on a united Ireland.Micheál Martin has said it will be aimed at ensuring there’s better relationships between the two governments on the island.The Fianna Fáil leader said it’s not about a border poll – but rather improving relations:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/border-martin10am.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Facebook Fellowship Program

first_img Log in to Reply January 27, 2011 Published by Site Default Deadline: 28 February 2011Open to: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, System Architecture, or a related area PhD studentsFellowship: tuition fees and monthly stipend of $30.000Every day Facebook confronts the most complex technical problems and we believe that close relationships with the academy will enable us to address many of these problems at a fundamental level and solve them.* Computational Advertising* Computer Vision* Compiler Technology* Computer Architecture* Computer Networking* Computer Security* Databases* Data Mining* Distributed Computing* Fault Tolerance* Human-Computer Interaction* Internet Economics* Machine Learning* Machine Translation* Natural Language Processing* Search* Smart Datacenters* Social ComputingEligibility* Full-time Ph.D. students in topical areas represented by these fellowships who are currently involved in on-going research* Students must be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering, System Architecture, or a related area* Students must be enrolled during the academic year that the Fellowship is awarded* Students must be nominated by a faculty memberApplicationFill in the online application, and do not forget to submit the following documents:* 1-2 page research summary which the identification of the area of focus and applicability to Facebook* Student’s CV (with email, phone and mailing address). Please include applicable coursework* Minimum of 2 letters of recommendation (one must be from the faculty sponsor)* The name and website/short bio of the faculty sponsorFellowshipThe Fellowship includes:· Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year· $30.000 stipend (paid over 9 months of the academic year)· $5.000 per year toward conference attendance and travel· $2,500 toward a personal computer· Opportunity to apply for a paid summer internshipPlease note that recipients are responsible for the taxation on any [email protected] Webpage Facebook Fellowship Program Share 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. ← IDB Scholarship Programme for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries (SPMC) Sorry, we’re not able to digitize them for the web at this time any loegnr. We do have CD’s we could send you if you send a message with your name and address. Hopefully, in the future we will be able to start this service back up.God Bless +1 Redditcenter_img One thought on “Facebook Fellowship Program” Summer University: The Politics of Ethnicity, Nationality and Citizenship, Hungary → By Jeffery says: Pocket Tweet Similar Stories on August 31, 2013 at 9:52 am LinkedIn 0last_img read more

Ralph P. Hummel Doctoral Research Scholarship Award

first_imgDeadline:  1 December 2016Open to: doctoral students working on dissertations using phenomenological or other interpretive approaches in public administration, social policy and planning, political science, organization theory, and related fieldsAward: up to USD 1000DescriptionIn recognition of Ralph P. Hummel’s intellectual contributions to public administration, social policy, political science, and organization theory, the Institute of Applied Phenomenology in Science and Technology (IAP) has established the Ralph P. Hummel Doctoral Research Scholarship Fund to be used to support interpretive doctoral dissertation research. The Public Administration Theory Network (PATNet) endorses and supports the fund.EligibilityApplicants are limited to doctoral students working on dissertations using phenomenological or other interpretive approaches in public administration, social policy and planning, political science, organization theory, and related fields.AwardThe IAP will award the winner up to USD 1000. In addition, PATNet has agreed to waive conference registration fees for the winner in the year the award is received as well as the year completed research is presented at its conference.Funds may be used to support dissertation research, including travel expenses and presentations of the research at professional conferences.How to Apply?Applicants are asked to submit a 1500 word summary of the dissertation prospectus that does not include any reference to the author, as well as an approved copy of the prospectus defense signed by the chair of the faculty committee. Completed applications are due on December 1, 2016 and must include one version of the paper with all identifying references to the author removed. All applications are blindly reviewed by an award review committee. The award will be announced no later than February 15, 2016.Applications should be emailed to:  [email protected] information on the official website. Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize 2021 Share 0 +1 Pocket Reddit Similar Stories Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LinkedIn 0center_img XIV International Compostela Prize for Picture Books 2021 ← Our First MOOC: “Discover Yourself: Build a Career and Make an Impact” Tweet November 11, 2016 Published by Ivana Petriskova Call for Entries: Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2021 Ralph P. Hummel Doctoral Research Scholarship Award Apply to Be An ivoh Restorative Narrative Fellow →last_img read more

Eskom Board shuffles group CE position

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In an effort to embed organisational stability, it is imperative that the role of Eskom’s group chief executive be permanently filled. The South African utility confirmed in a statement that the recruitment process will begin in due course.The Eskom Board has appointed Sean Maritz, Eskom’s CIO and group executive for information technology, as the interim group chief executive with immediate effect.According to the South Africa parastatal, the Board has decided to rotate current executives in this role to ensure exposure.Johnny Dladla has occupied the role of interim group chief executive since June 2017.Dladla will be resuming his role as the chief executive officer of Eskom Rotek Industries (ERI).Eskom Board recent decisionsThis news comes shortly after the decision to grant chief financial officer, Anoj Singh, special leave pending an investigation in late July.The decision follows earlier reports where South African public enterprises minister Lynne Brown, confirmed she is on record as supporting the investigation of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) into allegations of corruption reported in the media. Read more…Acting chairman, Zethembe Khoza, reassured stakeholders at the time: “We would like to assure all stakeholders that the company is stable as evidenced by the recent financial results, and will continue delivering on its turnaround strategy.”According to the Minister, a thorough investigation is the only way to lift the cloud shrouding State-owned enterprises stemming from allegations of State capture, the South African Government News Agency reported at the time. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development BRICS Featured image: Eskom Finance and Policycenter_img Previous articleIEA renewables market analysis commends ChinaNext articleKenya Power: security team nab three for illegal activity Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Generation AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector last_img read more