LinkedIn 0 Share 0 May 14, 2020 Published by ludmilla Tweet Call for Application for Admission to MSc and PhD Programs at ACEWM → ESC Volunteering Opportunity in Italy Reddit Eco-Solidarity – ESC Volunteering Project in Krakow, Poland ← Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2020 Short Term ESC Project: Eco Booster for North Macedonia ESC opportunity at the International Office of the EYP! Pocket Deadline: 30 June 2020Open to: volunteers from Armenia, Germany, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Georgia, France, Italy, Russian Federation, Turkey, TunisiaBenefits: 01 September 2020 – 31 August 2021, Kraków PolandDescriptionThe 14 Volunteers will participate in the project. The following goals will be achieved:– Allowing volunteers from different countries to participate in the 10-month ESC project and creating the conditions for their personal development and acquisition of competences that will allow them to become better citizens understanding the common values;– Support for educational institutions in their daily work and internationalization of it. Volunteers will support the following institutions: special school, primary school and autism center;– Building an eco-friendly attitude, zero waste idea, rational and ethical purchasing decisions, not wasting resources among volunteers, students, teachers and the entire community of host institutions;– Teaching participants to manage information (selection, evaluation, verification, use) Volunteers, in addition to their daily work in the facilities, will have the opportunity to conduct their own workshops and mini-projects.Activity Topics:Social challengesEnvironment and natural protectionEducation and trainingActivity Dates:A total of 43 week(s) during the period 01 September 2020 – 31 August 2021.Location:Wrocławska 37a/320, 30-011 Kraków PolandEligibilityExperience in work with youth will be an additional asset, however it is not compulsory. Good communicational skills are also an additional asset because the project is based on communication with other people. All creative skills – artistic or motor skills – can enrich the project. The same relates to computer skills. Volunteers should be open-minded and creative.BenefitsAccommodation: Volunteer will be accommodated in rented flat (usually double rooms) with access to kitchen and bathroom. Flats are furnished and equipped with pillows, duvet covers, pillow cases and washing machine.Food: Volunteers will get money for food every month from coordinating institution (together with pocket money it’s around EUR 176).Travel budget: for a round trip for one volunteer depends on the distance “in straight line” according to distance calculator: between 500 -1999 KM: it is 275 EUR, between 2000-2999 KM: 360 EUR.How to Apply?For more information and how to apply please visit the official link. +1 Similar Stories
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USA: The Twin Cities Metropolitan Council awarded the civil works contract for the Southwest LRT light rail line on November 15 to a joint venture of Lunda and C.S. McCrossan. Bids were invited last year, and the joint venture beat one other bidder with its offer of $799·5m. The 23·3 km route between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie serves 16 stops. It will parallel existing freight railway tracks for 12·6 km and include two cut-and-cover tunnels. A ceremonial groundbreaking is expected to take place this month, with preliminary work due to start before the end of the year. Main works are due to begin next year and run to 2022, ahead of opening in 2023. Work will include the construction of six pedestrian tunnels and 29 bridges; a further seven existing bridges are to be modified. Award of the contract follows approval by the Federal Transit Administration for the start of construction. The FTA issued a Letter of No Prejudice on November 14. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton emphasised that ‘the Southwest Light Rail is a critical economic development project for the people of Minnesota’. The Met Council expects to submit its application for a Full Funding Grant Agreement from the FTA. The $929m package would cover nearly half of the total project cost.
Chris Hart, a white South African banker has resigned over a tweet about race relations that prompted widespread outrage, Standard Bank, his employer said.Hart on his post on Twitter in January suggested that more than two decades of black majority rule had perpetuated poverty and entrenched a tendency to blame whites for all of the country’s ills.Youths mostly black protested outside Standard Bank’s downtown Johannesburg office following the comment.Hart was suspended, and the bank’s chief executive, Sim Tshabalala, described racism as a drag on the economy.Hart apologized at the time and suggested the comment had been misunderstood when taken out of the context of other tweets.In an interview with Talk Radio 702 on Tuesday, Hart denied racism. “Chris Hart I don’t believe is a racist, because I do believe I’ve got respect, I don’t look down at people because of their race,” he said.“Chris Hart, an Investment Strategist at Standard Bank Wealth and Investment, has resigned and has left the employ of the bank,” the bank said in a statement.The episode highlighted how racial tensions simmer in Africa’s most industrialized economy more than two decades after the end of white minority rule under apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela as the country’s first black president.
Pilotless Planes carrying people and cargo might make a debut in the next seven years according to a report by the investment bank UBS.The technology required to operate remote-controlled planes could appear by 2025 according to a new report by UBS. Further advances beyond 2030 might result in automated business jets and helicopters, and finally commercial aircraft without pilots, reports CNN.Pilotless planes will held reducing the cost of flying as airlines will reduce the cost of employing pilots. The aviation industry could save $35 billion a year by moving to pilotless planes. The report further says that planes will be safer since issues such as pilot error and illness will no longer be an issue.A research conducted in the United Kingdom found that more than half of people (53 percent) are unlikely to use pilotless planes.Currently, commercial flights land with the assistance of on-board computers, and pilots manually fly the aircraft for only a few minutes on average.Airlines do not fly on autopilot currently, they are constantly monitored and their navigation, systems and communication are constantly adjusted by pilots.Cargo planes would likely be first to incorporate the new technology, with commercial flights being the last to go pilotless. The number of pilots needed for each flight could be reduced along the way.
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VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 18: A staged photograph of The Ryder Cup trophy as the five-man Ryder Cup panel meet to discuss the 2016 Ryder Cup Europe Captaincy at Wentworth on February 18, 2015 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) The Italian capital city of Rome will host The Ryder Cup for the first time in 2022. The historic announcement, made today by Ryder Cup Europe, will see golf’s greatest team event staged on the Continent of Europe for the third time. The Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, only 17km from the centre of Rome, will follow in the footsteps of Club de Golf Valderrama in Spain (1997) and Le Golf National in France (2018) – when the 44th edition of the match between Europe and the United States is staged in the autumn of 2022. Four nations – Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain – had participated in an exhaustive and comprehensive Bid Process to identify the country best qualified to follow Hazeltine National in Minnesota next year; France in 2018 and Whistling Straits in Wisconsin in 2020, as host of the biennial contest. Initially the number had been seven when the process began in June last year, but Denmark, Portugal and Turkey withdrew their interest in the early stages.Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of The European Tour – the Managing Partner of Ryder Cup Europe – led a five-strong Bid Evaluation Committee comprising Europe’s Ryder Cup Director Richard Hills, Ryder Cup Match Director Edward Kitson, The European Tour’s Director of Property and Venue Development David MacLaren and European Tour Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Orr, who thoroughly examined and evaluated all four Bids, including undertaking a series of site inspections.The objective of the process was to enable Ryder Cup Europe to arrive at the correct sporting and commercial decision in terms of the host for 2022.To that end, the Bid Evaluation Committee judged the candidates on five specific criteria: (i) Demonstrable Government, Political, Institutional and Golfing Community support; (ii) Commitment to the development of a world-class golf facility (new or existing) to host The 2022 Ryder Cup; (iii) Provision of ancillary facilities, suitable access and infrastructure commensurate with the staging of an international sporting event, including proximity to a major international city; (iv) Commercial opportunities available to The Ryder Cup; and (v) Contribution of the Bid Country to the development of golf in terms of Legacy, Contribution to the professional game, Integration of golf within tourism and business communities, Development of levels of golf participation, Professional tournament golf at all levels, and contribution to The Ryder Cup: eg Player eligibility and participation.The Bid Committee was assisted in their evaluation procedure by three prominent external advisers in Michael Payne, Nick Bitel and Paul Bush, who brought considerable experience from their specialist sporting backgrounds, namely the Olympic Movement, the London Marathon and The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in 2014.The Italian bid was consistently strong across all the areas evaluated and in particular in their pledge to undertake a complete reconstruction of the golf course at Marco Simone to the highest standards demanded by Ryder Cup Europe, in addition to a hugely significant commitment to the Italian Open in terms of guaranteeing a €7 million prize fund for the championship for 11 years, beginning in 2017. In 2016, the prize fund will double from its current figure of €1.5 million to a minimum of €3 million.Keith Pelley said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to Italy whose bold and ambitious bid has seen them become the host nation for The 2022 Ryder Cup. History has shown time and again that The Ryder Cup is pure theatre with the players the stars, and there is no question that the Eternal City of Rome will provide a wonderful backdrop for one of the great occasions in world golf.“With Paris in 2018 and now Rome in 2022 being the respective host cities for Europe’s next two stagings of biennial contest against the United States, the magical appeal of The Ryder Cup is set to continue.“In addition, we have exciting plans for the development of The European Tour and our International Schedule for the benefit of all our players, and Italy shares this ambition. Their commitment to the Italian Open will provide an inspiring benchmark.”Richard Hills said: “The Italian bid was consistently strong and impressive across the board in terms of infrastructure, commercial structure and Government support. It was a worthy gold medalist in this particular contest, although there were three impressive silver medalists too in Austria, Germany and Spain, who conducted themselves in a professional manner throughout the process.“The plans outlined for the golf course at Marco Simone are spectacular alongside the commitment to develop all levels of golf in Italy, and we look forward very much to working with the Italian 2022 Ryder Cup team over the coming years.”The awarding of The 2022 Ryder Cup will continue Italy’s legacy in the contest which began when Costantino Rocca became the first Italian golfer to play in the match at The Belfry in England in 1993. The United States won on that occasion but Rocca tasted victory on his next two outings – at Oak Hill Country Club in 1995 and at Valderrama in 1997 where he famously beat Tiger Woods 4 and 2 in the final day singles.Since then, brothers Edoardo and Francesco Molinari have carried the Italian flag into the biennial contest, appearing together in Europe’s narrow victory at The Celtic Manor Resort in 2010 while Francesco was part of the triumphant European team two years later, his half point in the final singles match, again against Tiger Woods, putting the seal on the remarkable Miracle of Medinah.Since the inception of The European Tour in 1972, Italy has hosted 54 European Tour tournaments with nine Italian players having lifted a total of 20 European Tour titles between them, the most successful being Rocca with five. In addition Italy has played host to 82 European Challenge Tour events and eight tournaments on the European Senior Tour.Following today’s announcement, there will be an official press conference to celebrate the awarding of The 2022 Ryder Cup, in Italy on Wednesday December 16.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
The exact dates, kick-off times and live television coverage for the decisive Round 5 and 6 fixtures in the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have been announced by EPCR today. With the five pool winners and the three best runners-up set to book their places in the quarter-finals of both tournaments, the tension-packed January matches will once again produce a dramatic conclusion to the pool stages.Click here for the Round 5 and 6 European Rugby Champions Cup fixturesClick here for the Round 5 and 6 European Rugby Challenge Cup fixturesWith the incentive of earning a home quarter-final in the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup added to the mix, the exact make-up and ranking of the qualifiers for the knockout stages won’t be decided until the final pool games on Sunday, 22 January 2017. From then on, the road to the Edinburgh finals at BT Murrayfield on 12 and 13 May will become clearer.5 things to know about the Champions Cup:Before the new tournament format was introduced in 2014/15, no pool winner had qualified for the last eight in Europe’s top flight on less than 17 points since bonus points were introduced in 2003/04, however, Exeter Chiefs booked their place in last season’s Champions Cup quarter-finals with 16 points which indicates that there is still much to play for next month.Leinster Rugby and Montpellier get Round 5 underway at the RDS Arena on Friday, 13 January live on Sky Sports. Both clubs have won one of their past three meetings with the other match drawn. Montpellier have lost on each of their two visits to Ireland in European club rugby’s elite tournament.With the fixtures in the same Champions Cup pools kicking off at the same time in Round 6, and with all games televised live by either BT Sport, Sky Sports, beIN Sports, France Televisions or Sky Italia, the final weekend of the pool stage is certain to generate the customary nerve-tingling excitement.The rescheduled Champions Cup match between Racing 92 and Munster Rugby on Saturday, 7 January will have a major bearing on the Pool 1 standings going into Rounds 5 and 6.With qualification for the knockout stage at stake in Rounds 5 and 6, there’s plenty for supporters to get excited about. This season, the tournament has attracted over half a million fans through turnstiles across Europe.5 things to know about the Challenge Cup:The Challenge Cup returns on Thursday, 12 January when Bayonne host TOP 14 rivals La Rochelle at Stade Jean Dauger live on beIN Sports. The reverse fixture in October attracted a crowd of 14,634, the third-highest for a pool match in the tournament’s history.Attendances in the Challenge Cup have increased by over 18% compared with the same period last season. There have been five five-figure crowds to date including one from the English West Country derby between Bath Rugby and Bristol Rugby. The two lock horns again at Ashton Gate Stadium on Friday, 13 January live on BT Sport.Four former tournament winners – Bath Rugby, Cardiff Blues, Gloucester Rugby and Harlequins – are all in contention to secure quarter-final places.Ospreys are the only club with a maximum 20 points after four rounds and they defend that record at home against Lyon in Round 5 on Sunday, 15 January.The pool stage ends on Sunday, 22 January with the reverse fixture of the match that kicked off the season when Stade Français Paris host the 2016 runners-up Harlequins at Stade Jean Bouin live on beIN Sports. Connacht will play Zebre in round five on Saturday the 14th of January at 1pm with their final pool game against Toulouse now confirmed for 4.15pm local time, 3.15pm Irish time on Sunday the 22nd of January. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Quarter Final Draw Limerick League v Carlow or NEFLWexford League v Kerry or AUL DublinInishowen League v Roscommon or Cavan/MonaghanClare League v Leinster Senior LeagueTies to be played on or before weekend of the 5th March 2017 print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The silverware on display before the Oscar Traynor Trophy Final at AUL Complex, Clonshaugh, Dublin. Photograph by John Kelly. PLAY-OFF GAMESKerry League v AUL (Dublin)Roscommon League v Cavan/Monaghan LeagueTies to be played on or before weekend of the 18th of February 2017 The draws for the Playoffs and the Quarter Finals of the Oscar Traynor Cup have been made. The Roscommon and District League have to play the Cavan/Monaghan League in a play off with the winners away to the Inishowen League in the Quarter Final. The other Play Off will see the Kerry League at home to the AUL League from Dublin with the winners away to the Wexford League.
The sun is shining bright outside, you are stuck in a stuffy office with everyone moaning about the heat. There are perspiration marks on your new designer top, your makeup is running down your face and your boss has just sprung a ridiculous meeting for this evening at 5pm when you thought you’d be gone home by 4pm. Could things get any worse on such a beautiful day outside? When all you want to do is head for the beach and chill in the sun, whilst devouring a 99 cone and maybe enjoy a BBQ and beer in the evening sunshine. Oh, and give said boss a piece of your mind for keeping you all at work on such a glorious day.In an ideal world, you would tell the boss to get lost, to stick his evening meeting where the sun doesn’t shine. You’d tell the smelly guy two seats up from you to go take a flipping shower and change his clothes, which reek of 2-day old sweat, and then you would swan off into the sun for a chilled out afternoon and yet still have a job to go to tomorrow.Now whilst that all sounds very badass, it’s not going to help you with your career, or your relationships with your colleagues. So, why not camouflage your badass bitchiness and get the crew from the office to take on a proper challenge like Tough Mudder Ireland in Loughcrew Co. Meath on July 21st and 22nd, where anything goes – and what goes on at Tough Mudder, stays at Tough Mudder.Where one’s pushing of the smelly sweaty guy into a 20ft skip full of freezing water at Arctic Enema won’t make you the office beatch – in fact, they will probably promote you. Where splashing the boss with muddy water and laughing at him or her getting stuck in the mud at Swamp Stomp won’t get you fired. Where that girl who keeps bringing egg sandwiches into the office during a heatwave can’t go to HR about you because you purposely let her hand go whilst climbing Everest so she slid all the way to the bottom on her arse and split her shorts… that’ll teach her to bring eggs to the office.Yeah, you can do all that and more. You might even surprise yourself at how badass brilliant the day could be. Who knows, you might even get to know some of your co-workers a bit better, and despite them being less than friendly in the office they might appreciate some of your efforts to have more fun – despite crawling through mud, getting hit with 10,000 volts of electricity and generally making a show of yourselves!But hey, it’s Summer, time for some fun regardless of fitness or ability. 10 miles or 5 miles, 30 obstacles or 15 obstacles, the Tough Mudder Ireland adventure will give you something to talk about at coffee and lunchtime instead of listening to yer wan go on about her 10 holidays abroad a year. Seriously!!To find out more about becoming a Bad Ass Tough Mudder and get some kudos with the office mean girls with a group discount for your company, email [email protected] WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email