Nuclear History Boot Camp

first_img Pocket November 17, 2014 Published by atredondo History Fest Sarajevo – Call for Applications The Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities +1 LinkedIn 0 Share 0 Nuclear History Boot Camp ← International Young Bioinformatician Award 2015center_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Deadline: 30 November 2014Open to: students enrolled in or accepted to a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science and related fieldsVenue: 12 – 22 June 2015 in Rome, ItalyDescriptionThe fifth-annual Nuclear History Boot Camp, an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, is an intensive, ten-day immersion in the history of nuclear matters ranging from the evolution of nuclear technology to the origins and development of deterrence theory and nuclear strategy through the historical roots of today’s global nuclear landscape.NPIHP’s summer 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp will take place from June 12-22 and will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) at a former ACE HIGH NATO communications relay site in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy.The thematic seminars led by world-class historians and leading experts will:fully immerse participants in the world of nuclear history research,explore the international history behind today’s nuclear challenges,foster discussions of the presentations that each participant will offer based on his/her current research.EligibilityThe summer 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp is open to:Students enrolled in or who have been accepted to a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science and related fields;Students who are working towards or considering a thesis on nuclear matters;Applicants who have completed their M.A. degree and are considering a Ph.D. in any of the above fields will also be considered.CostsThe selected participants will receive full tuition and round-trip airfare to Rome as well as accommodations and meals during the boot camp.ApplicationInterested candidates must submit the following documents:A completed application cover sheet;A brief resume or CV (maximum 2 pages);A letter of recommendation from a professor, supervisor or senior professional colleague;A brief abstract (maximum 200 words) of your current academic research;A statement of purpose (approximately 1 page or 400-600 words in length) describing how participating in the Nuclear History Boot Camp would contribute to the achievement of your personal, professional or academic goals.All completed applications must be sent in English to:  [email protected] deadline to apply is 30 November 2014.For further information please visit the official website. Reddit Doctoral Fellowships at the Max Planck Sciences Po Center Similar Stories Tweet The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalists →last_img read more

Missing Kenyan activist found dead

first_img#FindCarolineMwatha: Search intensifies for missing Kenyan activist Related 7 dead, 136 declared missing after boat capsizes in Nigeria Human rights defender, Caroline Mwatha. Human rights defender, Caroline Mwatha.Missing Kenyan human rights activist Caroline Mwatha has been found dead after her disappearance last week Tuesday. Mwatha, a senior official at the Dandora Community Social Justice Center, disappeared on February 5, with efforts to find her initiating the trending hashtag #FindCarolineMwatha.She had been documenting cases of enforced disappearance and police extrajudicial killings, including the October 2018 murders of six Dandora residents in the Eastern part of Nairobi.A police source said that Mwatha had died from abortion-related complications.The owner of an abortion clinic and a doctor came forward and said that “they took the body to the mortuary and booked her under a different name and indicated she died of diarrhoea,” AFP reported. Six people have been arrested in connection with her death, according to Kenya’s Director of Criminal.Police sources also indicated the body was taken to the morgue on February 7, a day after she disappeared. However, this contradicts earlier reports from the family who said they had visited the mortuary but did not find Mwatha’s body. In an official press release, the Dandora Community Social Justice Centre expressed their “shock and disbelief” surrounding Mwatha’s death, describing her as “passionate about campaigns against police killings and police brutality.”The statement also expressed doubt over the police findings, noting: “We are also concerned about how the investigations about Caro’s disappearance and death was conducted and we demand for an independent autopsy to be conducted as soon as possible to ascertain the real cause of her death.” Kenyan lawyer who went missing found deadlast_img read more

INCOMING: HJC Helmet Malaysia 2020 Collection!

first_imgHJC Helmet Malaysia will be introducing their latest 2020 collection and you can expect a lot of good choices and varieties when they arrive at authorised dealers nationwide. Sometime after the second quarter of 2020, you can get your hands on the latest 2020 HJC F70, i90, i40, V90, and V30. That’s just the start as more new models will arrive in the coming months!Starting with the HJC F70, it’s their latest compact full-face helmet made with the manufacturer’s latest fibreglass material, technology and manufacturing process. Specifically designed for sport-touring, the F70 is lightweight, comfortable, and offers a great fit for most common Asian heads. One rule that you can always rely on is that if it fits well, it’s safe.It also comes with an internal sun visor with excellent sunlight blocking properties that won’t impair your vision from those anti-fog and anti-scratch exterior visor that also comes with anti-fog lens pin and insert lens.2020 HJC F70 sport touring helmetOther features include:MultiCool interior pads with advanced anti-bacteria fabricInterior grooves for those wearing glassesReady for SMART HJC Bluetooth (we’ll get to that later)2020 HJC i90 sport modular helmetMoving on, there’s the i90; HJC’s latest flip-up helmet offering ready with an internal sun visor that’s perfect for daily commutes in urban areas as well as long-distance touring. Constructed with the company’s ‘Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell’, the i90 is a more compact package with great versatility.Just like the F70, the i90 also comes with MultiCool interior pads with advanced anti-bacteria fabric which not only helps to keep you cool but also feeling (and smelling fresh) thanks to its ‘advanced silver antibacterial fabric’. Now that’s cool, literally.The i90 is also SMART HJC Bluetooth ready where you can essentially pair the helmet with the brand’s proprietary Bluetooth and action-camera systems co-developed with another very popular and huge brand, Sena.2020 HJC V90 ‘vintage’ modular helmetIf you’re in the market for something ‘vintage’ but also don’t want to sacrifice any of the cool specs that you’ve read above, HJC has got you covered with the V90. Designed with an old-school façade, this beauty is actually a modern modular helmet (flip-up) with a bubble face shield!The bubble face shield visor offers greater peripheral vision and if things get a bit too bright, the V90 is also fitted with an internal sun visor that’s easily deployed thanks to a new wire operation system and easy-to-reach lever position. AND it’s anti-fog coated AND the liners are made with advanced anti-bacterial fabric that wicks sweat away from your face.2020 HJC i40 open face helmetIf open-face helmets are more your style, you can check out the latest i40 and V30. The i40 is a semi-jet urban motorcycle helmet that’s modern and stylish for all you youngsters while the V30 caters to a more ‘vintage’ enthusiasts that go together really well with café racers, custom bikes, choppers, low riders, and old-school machines.The i40 comes with all the works seen in the brand’s mid to high-end offerings like Silvercool™ Interior, Integrated Sunshield, Anti-fog lens pin, RapidFire™ Shield Replacement System, and great ventilation to help cool things down during those hot blistering days. The micro buckle system provides added safety and convenience even when you have your glove on.2020 HJC V30 ‘vintage’ open face helmetEnding with the V30, urban riders can appreciate its three-step shield adjustment, speaker pockets dedicated for your Bluetooth devices (no more cutting out big chunks from the inside), Silvercool™ Interior, and finished with leather/suede combo + red stitching. As for SMART HJC Bluetooth system, watch the video below!Expect these helmets to arrive at authorised HJC dealers sometime in Q2. As for their new race-ready helmets, expect the arrival of the new carbon series, the RPHA 11 Carbon, RPHA 70 Carbon, and the RPHA 90S Carbon. Brace yourselves, HJC is coming in strong for 2020!–Ads–last_img read more

China seizes totoaba swim bladders worth $26 million, arrests 16

first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Conservation, Critically Endangered Species, Endangered Species, Environment, Fish, Illegal Fishing, Illegal Trade, Marine, Marine Animals, Oceans, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vaquita, Wildlife, Wildlife Trade, Wildlife Trafficking Article published by Shreya Dasguptacenter_img Chinese customs officials have confiscated 444 kilograms (980 pounds) of totoaba swim bladders, estimated to be worth about $26 million.The ongoing Chinese investigation also led to the arrest of 16 people known to be part of a major totoaba trafficking syndicate.The illegal totoaba fishery has spelled doom not just for the totoabas themselves, but also for the vaquita, the world’s smallest and rarest porpoise, also found only in the Gulf of California. Chinese customs officials have confiscated 444 kilograms (980 pounds) of swim bladders harvested from totoaba, a critically endangered fish, estimated to be worth about $26 million.The totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi) is a large marine fish that lives only in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Its dried swim bladders, also called maws, have been dubbed “aquatic cocaine” because of the high prices they fetch in mainland China and Hong Kong, with large maws reportedly earning up to $47,000 in local black markets, according to the investigative NGO Elephant Action League (EAL).Apart from the seizures, the latest Chinese undercover operation, named “SY608,” which involved several raids carried out across cities in Guangdong and Guangxi, also led to the arrest of 16 people. These individuals are part of one of the main totoaba trafficking syndicates, according to conservation group WildAid.“Though the investigation is still ongoing, preliminary results show the syndicate would purchase the totoaba swim bladders in Mexico then transport them through multiple transit points using suitcases before entering [China] to be sold illegally,” WildAid said in the statement.Mexico banned totoaba fishery in 1975 after totoaba catches declined drastically. But illegal fishing continues because of the high demand for totoaba swim bladders in China, where it is incorrectly believed to treat fertility and circulatory problems. In April this year, Mexican authorities arrested two Chinese nationals who were attempting to smuggle hundreds of dried totoaba swim bladders in suitcases.The illegal totoaba market has spelled doom for the vaquita (Phocoena sinus), the world’s smallest and rarest porpoise, also found only in the Gulf of California. The vaquita gets entangled in gillnets meant for totoabas, which has led to its population collapsing to only 12 individuals.“For many years China was not aware of the illegal trade in totoaba bladders,” WildAid CEO Peter Knights said in the statement. “But when alerted, they stopped open trade and now they are taking down smuggling rings. Let’s hope their decisive action can help the remaining vaquita porpoises that are literally on the brink of extinction.”NOAA Fisheries picture from 1992 showing a vaquita, bottom, captured as bycatch along with a totoaba in Sonora, Mexico. Image by NOAA.last_img read more

Rafters defense shines, falls to Madison

first_imgFor the City TimesWISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters defense held up well against the Madison Mallards, but the Rafters ultimately fell 2-1 in the team’s 2019 home opener.Anthony Warneke put the Rafters on top in the third inning, driving in Anthony Galason.In the fifth, Madison levelled the game when Justin Wiley stole home. EJ Ranel’s RBI double in the seventh put the Mallards up for good 2-1.Anthony Warneke went 2-for-3 and is hitting .250 for the Rafters. Richie Schiekofer continued his successful season at the plate, going 2-for-4 on the day. Rapids reliever Winston Allen gets the loss in 1.1 innings of work. Madison’s Blake Cisneros earns the win, and Theo Delinger gets the save.last_img read more

Socialtext Boosts UI and Features

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Leading enterprise social software vendor Socialtext announced today v5.0 of their service that updates their user interface and packs a bunch of new features. In addition, they have released SocialRadar, a people recommendation and profiling engine that identifies the most relevant people to connect with and solve business challenges together in real-time. V5 also includes a simplified content editor along with a theme selector and other UI enhancements. It is available now. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#news#Real-Time Web david strom A new feature is the Page Creator and Page Tracker, as shown above (click to enlarge). This simplifies the creation of new pages and automates the tracking of page updates, which is ideal for project management as one of many use cases.last_img read more

Maldini: ‘Milan wrong to talk targets’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Paolo Maldini accepts Milan “made a mistake by talking about objectives. We were banned from Europe” because they inherited a club €126m in the red. The technical director has been giving interviews with Sky Sport Italia, released throughout the weekend, shining a light on the situation at San Siro. “It’s a delicate moment, but part of the growth process. There were a lot of expectations, which is natural, but we and the club owners made a mistake by talking about objectives,” said Maldini. “We inherited a club running at a loss of €126m, had to run a zero-cost transfer strategy and were banned from Europe also because of previous owners. “If we just say that clearly, then people have a more complete idea of what we’re dealing with.” Milan accepted a ‘plea deal’ with UEFA to give up their Europa League place this season, essentially accepting Financial Fair Play punishment in order to wipe the slate clean. Maldini has been critical of both Yonghong Li, who defaulted on loan payments and led to the club being repossessed by hedge fund Elliott Management, and former President Silvio Berlusconi.last_img read more

The Cavs Are Trying But The Warriors Are Just Too Good

FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (June 7, 2016), we welcome ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz as a special guest host to discuss the NBA Finals and ask him what is going wrong for the Cleveland Cavaliers. We also assess the legacy of Muhammad Ali and wonder whether analytics are useful when trying to understand just how great he was. Finally, Mike Goodman of ESPN FC joins us to discuss the Copa America and the U.S. men’s national team’s chances in the rest of the tournament. Plus, a special segment on the definition of the hot take inspired by Slate’s Stefan Fatsis. Please send your own definition and your favorite examples to [email protected] We’ll pass them along to Slate!Links to what we discuss are here:Neil Paine writes that the Cavs’ shooting went to hell in Game 1 of the NBA Finals but that they probably won’t get swept by the Warriors.ESPN Stats & Information Group says Draymond Green’s return to form makes the Warriors look unstoppable.The Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg writes that blame for the Cavs’ defeats must lie at the feet of LeBron James.Kyle Wagner says Muhammad Ali can’t be judged by mere statistics.Wesley Morris writes in The New York Times that Ali evolved from a great fighter into the nation’s conscience.BBC Sport tries to assess what it was about Ali that made him so great.According to Tom Dart in the Guardian, this is crunch time for Jürgen Klinsmann as he tries to find a winning formula for the U.S. men’s national soccer team.Mike Goodman explains why Clint Dempsey doesn’t fit into Klinsmann’s new-look attack.Michael Caley says Christian Pulisic might be the key to U.S. success at the Copa America.Finally, here’s a link to the episode of Slate’s “Hang Up and Listen” in which Fatsis announced his hot-take-crowd-sourcing project. Get involved! If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

Wenger I am very sad to leave the club with that

first_imgArsene Wenger was left to rue the missed opportunities Arsenal had in their defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-finals on what he described as a “very sad” way to leave the clubThe Gunners squandered several good chances in last week’s first leg at the Emirates against a 10-man Atletico side and they were once again guilty of failing to take advantage of their opportunities in Thursday’s return leg at Madrid.Arsenal was made to pay a high price for their inability to convert their chances with Diego Costa coming back to haunt the club once more by scoring the only goal at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano to secure a 2-1 aggregate win for Atletico.“We missed something in the final third because we had plenty of opportunities,” said Wenger, according to Sky Sports.“You look at the chances we created in the two games, the least you can say is we can be very frustrated. In the first game the tie should be over, then the second game in the first half we had plenty of opportunities but we always missed something with the final ball, even in the second half.“I am like the team, very sad and very disappointed. Overall very frustrated too because when you go out of a competition and you have the performance in 180 minutes that we had it’s very difficult to take.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The defeat means that Wenger will not have the dream ending of finally winning in Europe with Arsenal now missing out on Champions League football for a second consecutive season.“There are some good ingredients in our team and they will bounce back, they have the quality and with the right additions in the summer the team will compete next year,” said the 68-year-old.“I am very sad to leave the club with that exit. I will take some time to recover from that and then see what I do with myself in the future, I have no plan at the moment.”The Frenchman admitted that Atletico had defended well in the second leg with the Spanish side having now gone 12 games without conceding at their home ground.“They are a team who defends well,” admitted Wenger.“We were a bit unlucky a few times and Gabi is happy to stay on the pitch as they broke a few counter-attacks and it took the referee a while to give a yellow to Gabi in situations where we could have been very dangerous. But overall they are a clever side who defends well, [Diego] Godin tonight saved five or six balls on crosses in amazing positions, they have great defenders.”last_img read more