Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. ← UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowships Programme The Maypole Fund Grants for Women Fully Funded PhD Positions at IMDEA Networks Institute → Deadline: 31 January 2015Open to: women worldwide Grant: up to £750DescriptionThe Maypole Fund is a non-profit association founded in 1986 by women involved in the peace movement, especially with Greenham Common. Their aim is to resource imaginative, non-violent activities by individual women and women’s groups for the furtherance of peace with justice and environmental safety.Grants from the Maypole Fund have contributed to a wide range of activities. So far, Maypole money has helped with printing leaflets, mounting exhibitions and making videos. They have financially helped women to set up and take part in conferences, workshops and other events as well as enable groups to buy equipment to resource their projects.EligibilityThe Maypole Fund welcome applications from women for projects and activities that meet the following aims of the association:Peace initiatives, disarmament and action against the arms trade;Anti-militarism and action against male violence;Nuclear issues;Environmental issues;The promotion of women’s social and political autonomy throughout the world;International, national and/or regional networking between women for the above purposes.The Maypole Fund particularly welcome applications from women who do not have access to other sources of money or whose projects find it difficult to attract funding elsewhere. Preference is given to specific one-off projects and projects not yet started to projects already started or completed.GrantThe Maypole Fund gives grants of up to £750.ApplicationIn order to apply for a grant you must complete the application form and send it to: [email protected] application form should include the following details:Description of the activity you would like the Maypole Fund to support and how your activity fits in with Maypole’s AIMS ;An email address and your bank account details;Budget and cost breakdown.The deadlines for applications are 31 January and 30 June of each year.For further information please visit the official website. December 1, 2014 Published by atredondo +1 Pocket Tweet Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 Share 0 Reddit
The MECC exhibition and congress centre in Maastricht.Amsterdam is two and a half hours by car or train, and cities such as Brussels, Antwerp, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Essen, Bonn and Dortmund are all within two hours’ drive or less.By air, plus free shuttle busDuring IRE and APEX, shuttle buses will run between MECC and Brussels Zaventem Airport and Düsseldorf Airport, making it very easy to reach Maastricht.The service is for use for delegates attending IRE, APEX or the ERA Convention, and is free. Times are as follows:Brussels Zaventem Airport8, 9, 10, 11 JuneDepart Brussels: from 08.30am to 20.00pmDepart MECC: from 06.30am to 18.00pm12 JuneDepart Brussels: 08.30am and 10.30am services onlyDepart MECC: 06.30am to 08.30pm services only(Full timetable at www.ireshow.com)Düsseldorf Airport8, 9, 10, 11 JuneDepart Düsseldorf: from 09.00am to 19.00pmDepart MECC: from 07.00am to 17.00pm12 JuneDepart Düsseldorf: 09.00am and 11.00pm services onlyDepart MECC: 07.00am and 09.00am services only(Full timetable at www.ireshow.com)We recommend you to reserve a seat in advance. You can do so by clicking on this link: https://tinyurl.com/umo6wws In addition, visitors can fly to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and rent a car or get a train to Maastricht. The train takes around two and a half hours.The following airports are all with one hour’s drive of MECC Maastricht:Düsseldorf AirportEindhoven AirportBrussels Charleroi AirportCologne-Bonn AirportBrussels Zaventem (1 hour 20 minutes)By carMaastricht is located just off the A2 motorway, the E25 interchange (Amsterdam-Brussels) and the A79 motorway (Liège-Aachen/Cologne) and has convenient connections to European motorways.Take the Randwyck/MECC/AZM exit and follow the signs for MECC or MECC Parking.Sample driving times from major cities include:Under 2 hours: Brussels, Antwerp, Cologne, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Dortmund.Under 2.5 hours: AmsterdamUnder 3.5 hours: Frankfurt, MannheimMECC Maastricht has ample parking facilities with a maximum walking distance of 10 minutes. Parking is free for the first half hour, thereafter it is €3 per hour, up to a maximum of €12 per 24 hours.By trainMaastricht-Randwyck station is located 250 metres from MECC Maastricht and is part of the national and international railway network. There are frequent trains from Randwyck to Maastricht Central Station, which is also linked to the national and international railway network.Typical train journey times to Maastricht Central Station include:Amsterdam: 2.5 hoursLondon: 4 hours (via Brussels)Paris: 3 hours 20 minutes (via Liege)Hanover: 5 hours (via Dusseldorf)See more at MECC’s travel advice page: www.mecc.nl/en/organisation/venue/accessibility-parking Maastricht is in the southernmost part of the Netherlands, close to the national borders with Belgium and Germany.Visitors can fly directly to Brussels (Zaventem) or Dusseldorf airports where free IRE/APEX shuttle buses will operate to and from MECC Maastricht.
Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter MANCHESTER UNITED look set to confirm the signing of Barcelona youngster Marc Jurado after his comment on Bruno Fernandes’ InstagramUnited reportedly agreed a deal to sign the 16-year-old in May.Man Utd look set to announce the signing of Marc JuradoThe 16-year-old commented on Bruno Fernandes’ Instagram as if he was a United player alreadyAnd the right-back is said to be waiting on international clearance.Although United are yet to announce the signing, Jurado’s online activity suggests it is only a matter of time.After United crashed out the Europa League to Sevilla on Sunday, Fernandes took to Instagram to share his disappointment.He wrote: “Unfortunately our journey in the Europa League ends here.“It wasn’t what we expected. We wanted to be in the final and fight for the trophy we so desired.“Whilst we congratulate Sevilla for making it to the final, we still played well and we didn’t deserve to stop here.”And writing as if he were already a United player, Jurado wrote: “We keep fighting.”Spanish star Jurado has been at Barca’s famed La Masia academy for the past nine years. However, he has decided to try his luck in England despite still being a teenager – just like Cesc Fabregas and Gerard Pique.Barcelona were confident of keeping Jurado tied down to the club after seeing fellow prospects Ansu Fati and Ilaix Moriba commit to new deals.However, United are now toasting the capture of the highly-rated prodigy as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to invest in youth and bring back the glory years to Old Trafford.Jurado was born in Sabadell, some 18 miles from Barcelona, in Catalunya.He showed promise playing for his local team, CFU Can Rull before he joined La Masia aged seven.Jurado was considered an important part of Barcelona’s future, and after tying down Fati and Moriba to long-term contracts their hierarchy were hopeful Jurado would follow suit.But, it is believed he feels he will have a better chance of first team football playing for United.A modern full-back in the Spanish mould of Bellerin, Jurado does his best work going forward.Blessed with bags of pace, he constantly looks to overlap and provide an attacking threat on the right-hand side.He was one of the best players in Barcelona’s Cadet A team this season, and it was expected that he was going to promoted to their Juvenil B side.Man Utd wage bill revealed with Dean Henderson set to take home same amount as Bruno Fernandes after new contract Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.
HIGHLAND — It was simply too deep a hole for the Utah team to climb out of in the annual Utah-Arizona Shootout match at Alpine Country Club.The Utah side fell behind early in Monday’s matches and, despite outscoring Arizona the rest of the way, it could never catch up as Arizona won the 19th annual competition 391/2-321/2 on Tuesday.”We played well, but they played really well,” said Utah captain Bill Probst.After the first four matches of Monday’s four-ball competition, Utah trailed 11-1 before making up some ground in the final two morning matches to trail by five points.”That’s where we lost it,” Probst said of the early deficit.Utah made up even more ground in the afternoon foursomes and cut the margin to four at 20-16 at the end of Monday’s matches.With three points available in each match (front nine, back nine, combined 18), Utah had a chance to win the trophy with a solid effort Tuesday.With four matches complete Tuesday, Utah had made up the difference with eight points, thanks to Mike Hacker’s 3-0 win over Frank Ellenberg, Rob Bachman’s 2-1 win over Jim Pierce and Annette Gaiotti’s 3-0 win over Marissa Muir.Among the at-large players, Utah standouts were Tyson Lund and Dan Horner, who each won 21/2 points and Kirk Siddens, who won his match 2-1.”We fought hard today,” Probst said.Utah’s two senior players, Hacker and Bachman, were two of the top point-getters for the tournament for Utah with 71/2 and 61/2 points, respectively, while Gaiotti won 7 points in the two days.Former University of Arizona golfer Matt Bergstrom was Arizona’s top point-getter with 81/2 points over the two days.”We had some really solid performances this week,” said Michael Wog, Arizona’s 28-year-old playing captain. “We had a lot of new people, and they played well.”Wog won his match over Darrin Overson 21/2-1/2 Tuesday and also won three points in the four ball Monday. In all, 10 of Arizona’s players were playing in the annual matches for the first time.Arizona’s victory marked the fifth straight time the “visiting” team has won the annual competition, which now stands 10-9 in favor of Arizona.Utah won last year’s match 441/2-271/2 in Arizona, but has not won in Utah since 2001 at Hidden Valley Country Club.e-mail: [email protected] Related Utah / Arizona shootout results
How to Meet the Demands of the Socially Conscio… Tags:#data#federal trade commission#Ferenstein Wire#FTC#Lumos Labs#science How to Cultivate the Skill of Being a Creative … gregory ferenstein How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them Related Posts This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein. Government agencies and watchdog groups are going after tech companies that make promises they can’t deliver to consumers. The recent flood of lawsuits and exposés is a reaction to Silicon Valley’s bad habit of unscientific propaganda.Just in the last few months, the press has lambasted unicorn medical company, Theranos, for inaccurate blood tests, and food startup Hampton Creek Foods for questionable claims about its egg substitute. The Federal Trade Commission extracted a $2 million settlement with Lumos Labs for exaggerated conclusions of the benefits of brain games. And users are suing Fitbit for inaccurate heart-rate monitoring. Science Versus TechnologyWhile this may seem like a string of bad luck, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In my experience as a professional reviewer of consumer technology, this is how much of Silicon Valley operates with respect to scientific claims.More often than not, tech companies will make big promises to consumers, using their early adopters as a research base to verify the accuracy of their products, and then release limited conclusions if the data turns out positive. That is, in their pursuit of short-term profit, tech companies have an incentive to release a product, advertise big benefits, and then hope the experience of an ever-expanding user base retroactively validates their conclusions.Case in point: Soon after a Stanford report contradicted the claims of Lumos Labs—that brain-training games dramatically improve cognition—I asked the company’s executives for a response. They told me that they were confident in their brain-training product and that their users were seeing big benefits. I asked them for the data and whether they would let independent researchers verify the claims.I was told that Lumos Labs had data scientists working on proving the claims and that the company would probably release the findings shortly. I never received the data.Waiting For DataI’ve seen this over and over again. When I tested the accuracy of health trackers, I personally experienced wide variation in heart-rate monitoring and calorie burning during exercise. One of my trackers showed that I was burning 1,000 more calories per day than the others I was wearing at the exact same time. If it was accurate, I should have looked a lot more like a shirtless Hugh Jackman than I actually do. When I confronted a company executive at a conference, he told me that some people, like myself, who do high-intensity training, can throw off the device. In other tests, optical heart-rate monitors varied widely—by 30 to 60 beats per minute during exercise (the difference between an all-out sprint and a mild jog). Prior to the test, I had asked one company about independent scientific research and got no response. After the bad review, I was contacted by the company. I told them how I did my review and never heard back from the engineers (again). The Numbers Don’t Ad(d) UpIt’s not just health: Advertisers are some of the worst offenders. Research scientists have long shown that making causal inferences about the effects of advertising is extremely difficult. Because click-through rates are so small, the sample sizes necessary to understand what works can reach into the millions, if not higher. When I inquired with one major social network about how they measured return on investment, I was told that if was looking for academic-quality research, I would come up “empty-handed”. I was then referred to data scientists on their team who were conveniently unavailable.Again (and again and again), statistical experts would tell me that they could not understand how companies could make scientific claims and the companies, when faced with this criticism, would tell me that the research was ongoing. The Revenge Of Real ScienceIt appears that these days of unscientific propaganda are coming to an end. Bad press is one thing. It’s going to be far harder for companies to brush off government agencies going after them when they can’t back up quantitative claims with solid research. In some cases, this could make life more difficult for tech companies. Proving things quantitatively can be very difficult—whether it be a heart monitor, calorie counter, brain game, or advertising campaign. In my opinion, the best strategy is to be honest and release what data you can to the public. If scientists have doubts, give researchers secure access to test the data and do independent verification. Otherwise, users become unwitting lab rats for the efficacy of products we can’t verify. Hiding data and exaggerating claims was always unethical. It may soon be legally dubious as well. And ultimately, it may prove to be a losing strategy. For Silicon Valley startups looking to win over consumers and regulators, that’s what really matters.For more stories like this, subscribe to the Ferenstein Wire newsletter here.Photo courtesy of Theranos
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: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Milan drop Suso and go with Samu Castillejo and Ismael Bennacer against SPAL in Serie A this evening. Suso’s performances have been heavily criticised this season, despite Stefano Pioli’s defence of the Spaniard. He makes way for countryman Castillejo on the left wing, with Krzysztof Piatek and Hakan Calhanoglu joining him in a three-pronged Milan attack. Elsewhere, Leo Duarte is given a rare start at right-back, replacing Andrea Conti as Davide Calabria is similarly overlooked. Bennacer replaces Lucas Biglia at the heart of the Rossoneri’s midfield, flanked by Lucas Paqueta and Franck Kessie. SPAL, meanwhile, change two from their 1-1 draw with Napoli as Thiago Cionek and 37-year-old striker Sergio Floccari come in for Igor and Alberto Paloschi. Milan: Donnarumma, Duarte, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Hernandez, Paqueta, Bennacer, Kessie, Castillejo, Piatek, Calhanoglu SPAL: Berisha; Tomovic, Vicari, Cionek; Espeto, Missiroli, Murgia, Kurtic, Reca; Petagna, Floccari Referee: Piccinini
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal keeper Leno: We can cope with injury crisisby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno is confident the club can cope with their current injury crisis.Hector Bellerin injured himself during Sunday’s loss to Southampton, joining Rob Holding (knee), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Konstantinos Mavropanos (groin) on the sidelines.”We have a big squad so we have many players who can play in defence or at centre-back so hopefully it won’t be a problem,” he told Standard Sport. “Sokratis will be back but I hope there will be no more injuries after yesterday and we won’t have any problems with our defence.”In the last games against Huddersfield or Tottenham, when Mustafi was injured, we changed systems but it was not a big problem because we know what to do with different systems. That’s not a problem.”Of course, it was not easy defensively. This line of defence didn’t play together before. But it was OK. It was a good performance but not a perfect performance. Southampton have a new manager, they have new passion and they played with it.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Pepe admits confidence low after slow start to Arsenal career: But I’m not worriedby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNicolas Pepe admits his confidence is low after a slow start with Arsenal.The Ivory Coast international became the club’s most expensive player this summer, but he has failed to register a goal from open play in eight games.”The truth is that my first few weeks in Premier League are not easy,” Pepe told reporters. “I think that I haven’t performed well enough yet.”In terms of stats or my impact on the game, for sure it’s not the same as in Lille last season or against Liverpool at the beginning of the season.”It’s a matter of confidence. My confidence must come back. I’m not worried about it. Probably some people are worried with my stats, but I’m not.”
OTTAWA – It may be harder this year for Canadians to get their flu shots because of delays in producing and distributing the vaccine.The federal government says some provincial flu vaccination programs may need to wait until supplies are worked out.The Public Health Agency of Canada co-ordinates purchases by the provinces.It says 55 per cent of the total order is currently available to be distributed across the country.The agency aims to have 90 per cent of the supply by the end of the month.The problem is being blamed on a shortage at the manufacturing level.Health Canada recommends the flu vaccine for everyone over six months of age, especially the elderly, kids under five, pregnant woman and people with cancer, diabetes and other diseases.