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Freedom from Morbid Concentration Camp – and then Gloomy Fate

first_img Facebook Twitter News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak [imText1]“Their crime was stealing corn from the home of residents after crossing the Taedong River from Camp 14. They knew that, if caught, they would be shot in public. However rather than dying of starvation they would much rather die by being shot, after filling their stomachs with corn—this is the grisly truth of the immigrants in this area.”Kim Hye Sook, a defector who spent 28 years in the Bukchang concentration camp, illustrated daily life as part of her memoirs, “A Concentration Camp Retold in Tears (The Zeitgeist, 2011).” Kim’s book describes her time at Bukchang, the truth behind the gruesome human rights violations that occur there, her initial escape from and her repatriation to North Korea. As both an accusation of the Kim regime’s suppression of human rights and a reflection of the pain that prisoners endure at concentration camps, Kim remarked that “though it was painful, I was able to lift my pen out of resolve.”Kim added that, “The story of North Korean concentration camps is an uncomfortable one—yet it must be told. Readers may struggle in deciding whether what they are reading is fact or fiction, but Korea—and the world—must know the truth of 23 million North Koreans.”This book describes Kim Hye Sook’s story in faithful detail from when she was first imprisoned at 13 by way of her grandfather’s attempt to escape to South Korea, precluding any formal education, and the 28 years of labor and starvation that she endured. To supplement the text and the readers’ understanding of its contents, Kim includes illustrations of life and the other prisoners in the camp. Recollecting those days of malnutrition, Kim described that “during the rare occasion that we had a day to rest, everybody went up into the mountains to collect all the edible plants that they could find. At the concentration camp, you had to something to keep you going. Adults and children alike would walk around with mesh pouches to collect these plants.” “Your body swells up after eating nothing but porridge for several days, but without real sustenance you steadily lose strength until even walking becomes an ordeal. However, if you did not go to school or work, a large commotion would ensue,” testified Kim, referring to the misery of having to work while starved. To add to that situation, authorities would regularly execute people in public as a terror tactic to keep inmates under control. “A fellow inmate who had two miscarriages and was predicted, by a fortune teller, to lose her third child, was hanged. Using a large tree as a pillar, one end of a rope was tied around an iron ball. The other end passed through a hole and was tied around her neck. Shortly after, her neck was slit. A metal bar was used to tighten the rope so that the body would be decapitated.”Even in those conditions, Kim’s family waited for her release and persistently bribed officials. However, even after receiving the freedom that she dreamt of, her husband died of persistent sickness and her daughters were lost in a flood, painting a bleak future. After falling into despair, she decided to defect to China. “While waiting beside the Tumen River, a national border guard came. After having a nearby woman hold his firearm, he held my hand and crossed the river. The water did not rise beyond my knees, but I was afraid that at any moment, someone would grab me by the neck from behind. I became anxious at even the sound of the guard’s voice. I pushed through the final 50 meters of the river driven by thoughts of life and victory. Though she had departed North Korea, her trials were not at an end. As was the case for most North Korean women, she was now exposed to the threat of human trafficking.“Whenever North Korean women came to China, Chinese men would pay money for them unconditionally. Older women were less expensive and the younger you were, the higher you were valued. This was so-called human trafficking. Before being sold, these women are exposed to wicked acts until they are sold to the buyer, who only continues these acts. Ultimately, the woman’s life is handed over to the man entirely,” she said, denouncing the indiscriminate acts of sexual violence to which North Korean women are exposed. Kim was then uncovered by a crackdown team and repatriated to North Korea, where she was to meet a cruel destiny. The book further details the hardships that resulted from her repatriation. “Female defectors who were caught and returned from China were ordered to do the high jump by female guards. They did this because the captured women would hide money in their uterus, so by doing the high jump the money that they hid would usually fall out. I had eight rolls of money, four of which I hid in my throat and the other four that I hid in my uterus. Since I was able to retrieve the money by defecation, I had to adjust what I ate. The money came out after about five days, so I quickly washed and then swallowed it again. Having to swallow such dirtied bills was certainly a difficult task. Not only did the smell make it difficult to swallow the bills again, but the idea that these bills passed through so many hands. Swallowing the bills took me about one hour. My uterus also began to ache. In spite of those troubles, I protected the money that I had.”Additionally, and in horrific cases, the concentration camp would rob women of their maternal instincts, driving them through starvation to eat their children. Even after returning to the confines of the concentration camp, Kim was able to escape and cross over to China again. However, what awaited her there was the unbelievable fate of being sold for KRW 2,500. “The Han Chinese think that they can do whatever they want with you since they paid money. In spite of being born as a human being, North Korean woman are sold from one person to another. The pain that results from being sold in this manner is one that is difficult to express. The women who were not obedient had no choice to but adapt, since after being sold, they could be thrown out or left to die. You came to China because living in your motherland was no longer an option, but you still were on the receiving end of this kind of scorn and contempt. The health of these women was of no concern as they were kept up all night satisfying the sexual desires of these men.”In this desperate struggle, the trip to South Korea required going to third-party countries like Laos or Thailand. “Riding a raft from Laos, the woman beside me was caught by an alligator, which moved so fast that it was difficult to even see the reptile. In order to live, I vowed to defect again and return to China. However, to get to South Korea after China, you had to deal with narrow cliffs, mountain roads where even finding bodies was a difficult task, desert roads where losing your way was regular, and roads that were swarming with crocodiles.”To those North Koreans whose lives are spelt out in this book, such concepts as “universal human rights” or “intervention” are out of the question when it comes to dealing with these human rights violations. This book reminds us of a truth that is beyond just being tragic; a truth that is faced by a woman who was sentenced to 28 years at a concentration camp for a crime that her grandfather, whose face she does not remember, committed and who was sold for a few thousand Korean Won for no other reason than being a North Korean woman. Moreover, this book broaches the issue of political prisoner concentration camps in North Korea and how they warrant exhaustive investigation. The human rights violations associated to East-West Germany during the Cold War resulted in thorough inquiry, which resulted in expanding the overall legitimacy of their following unification. The attention that its human rights violations attracted was one of the components that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. In that vein, this memoir is pertinent and explicit evidence of the suppression of human rights by the government of North Korea and thereby contributes to the status of human rights in the DPRK. News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img SHARE By Daily NK – 2011.04.25 1:43pm News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Freedom from Morbid Concentration Camp – and then Gloomy Fate There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest last_img read more

How digital platforms can orchestrate innovation and entrepreneurship through access control

first_imgPublished: April 30, 2021 • By Tony Tong Entrepreneurs and startups are increasingly turning to digital platforms nowadays, whether it is about creating a new platform (think Snapchat or TikTok), or providing product offerings and soliciting ideas on an existing platform.Entrepreneurs and startups are increasingly turning to digital platforms nowadays, whether it is about creating a new platform (think Snapchat or TikTok), or providing product offerings and soliciting ideas on an existing platform. Consider Kickstarter’s platform that features listings of thousands of entrepreneurial projects to connect with the millions of registered backers online, or Apple’s App Store hosting millions of mobile apps published by developers and billions of users of iOS devices. Indeed, digital platforms are now being seen as “semi-regulated” marketplaces that foster innovation and entrepreneurship under the coordination of the platform owner (Kickstarter, Apple). Yet, such coordination is surely easier said than done. Platform owners do not own these product offerings (entrepreneurial projects, apps) or have direct control over their business partners (entrepreneurs, app developers).So what can a platform owner do to orchestrate the value creation activities of autonomous business partners (in thousands and millions) that are critical to the vibrancy and success of a platform?This question was the focus of a research paper coauthored by Leeds School’s Strategy & Entrepreneurship professor Tony Tong, in collaboration with two PhD alumni, Yuchen Zhang (currently assistant professor at Tulane University) and Jingjing Li (currently assistant professor at the University of Virginia), recently published in the Strategic Management Journal and previously presented at the National Bureau of Economic Research. The researchers argue that platform owners can use what they call “access control” to shape business partners’ activities.Specifically, they looked at how such access control in the form of “jailbreaking” shapes app developers’ activities. Apple’s iOS is well-known for adopting a strict gatekeeping policy that controls for what (apps) or who (app develops) have access to the platform. The jailbreak of the iOS is a hacking that exploits loopholes to remove Apple’s built-in restrictions, allowing users to install apps not officially approved by Apple’s App Store. After jailbreaking, many apps that were previously denied by Apple’s App Store can gain access to a sizable number of users of jailbroken iOS devices, exerting a competitive pressure to iOS developers who develop “legit” apps and profit from app sales.The researchers leveraged the unexpected timing of the jailbreak of iOS 7 in December 2013 to conduct a “natural experiment”. They compared the knowledge sharing activity of iOS app developers (which they consider the treatment group) and the activity of otherwise comparable Android app developers unaffected by the jailbreak (the control group), on StackOverflow.com, an active online forum of software developers. They found that with the jailbreaking, the resulting deficiency in iOS’s gatekeeping—the weakened platform access control—reduced the amount, as well as the quality, of the information shared by iOS app developers. The findings suggest that increased competitive threat—due to the “unauthorized” entry of copycat products into the platform—dampens app developers’ incentives to share knowledge.In other words, stronger access control, at least in the case of Apple’s iOS, appears beneficial to platform owners, because it facilitates vibrant knowledge sharing among app developers, which should enhance their innovation and product development.On a broad level, this study highlights that opening platform access too widely to ecosystem partners offering substitutive products can significantly shift the dynamics among them toward a more competitive stance. Such dynamics ultimately shape the success of the platform, and thus are worth paying close attention to, for entrepreneurs and innovators aiming to create a new platform or release their product offerings on an existing platform.The takeaway? While openness was often touted as being critical to orchestrating innovation, too much openness—especially to partners with highly similar products or services—may in fact dampen innovation and entrepreneurial activities.Tags:Faculty Researchnewsresearch Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via Google PlusShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Global nanomedicine market to rise to $258.11 billion by 2025

first_imgGlobal nanomedicine market to rise to $258.11 billion by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha global nanomedicine marketnanomedicineVector Innovation FundWorld Nano Foundation Market News Share Read Article By EH News Bureau on May 28, 2021 Related Posts Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals COVID-19’s outbreak has coincided with investments flooding into nanomedicine healthcare companies, according to the latest dataThe World Nano Foundation and Nano Magazine have highlighted a report by marketdataforecast.com that the global nanomedicine market worth $141.34 billion in 2020, will rise to $258.11 billion by 2025.The report also highlighted a huge upsurge of investment support from governments and funds to develop nano therapies for vaccines, diagnostic imaging, regenerative medicine and drug delivery, following the impact of COVID-19.Furthermore, nanomedicines offer huge advantages for wider healthcare also impacted by the pandemic and long-COVID after-effects upon cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological and immunological-related diseases.This aligns with investment -monitoring platform Pitchbook’s forecast that health tech investment overall will top $10 trillion by 2022 and that nanomedicine investment has grown the sector by 250 per cent in the last five years.Median nanotech healthcare companies deal sizes have also doubled since 2019, from £1 million to £2m in the last 12 months, while the number of deals in 2020 was greater than ever, overtaking 100 deals in a single year for the first time.Investment is already aiding innovation as nanotech researchers and scientists work to improve biomedical devices such as prosthetics, provide new cancer treatments and develop bone-healing therapies, along with more innovations that could transform global healthcare.Nanotech researchers have found nanobodies that block COVID-19, and, potentially, other coronaviruses from entering cells and developed mask designs at nanoscale making them both cheaper and more effective.The fast global response to the pandemic was also enabled by nanotechnology, being pivotal in Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine development and Innova Medical Group’s 30-minute lateral-flow COVID tests.Speaking in this regard, Paul Stannard, Co-founder, World Nano Foundation, said, “COVID-19 highlighted weaknesses in healthcare systems across the developed world, proving that long-term, innovative solutions are needed to enable change and prevent future pandemics, with nanomedicine playing an ever-greater role in this transformation of global healthcare.”While impressed by rising investments in, and recognition for the nanotech sector, he also warned against any let-up in this trend by saying, “Nanotechnology is not only crucial to our current healthcare systems, but researchers and scientists in this field are on the cusp of therapies, devices and innovation that will revolutionise how we move forward. To ensure pandemic preparedness, high-quality healthcare and longevity, we must invest in nano healthtech and care innovations.”His message was echoed by Kojo Annan, General Partner, Luxembourg-based Vector Innovation Fund, which recently launched a sub-fund raising an initial $300m for pandemic protection and preparedness.He said, “Lately, we have seen the development of multiple vaccines, acceleration of technologies linked to decoding the genome, the rise of nanomedicine and the use of artificial intelligence to monitor infectious diseases and new pathogens. More investment in sustainable healthtech funding can only accelerate this trend, bringing fairer and global distribution of healthcare, greater affordability, and preventive and early intervention healthcare, all ultimately improving the longevity of life.” Comments (0) Add Commentlast_img read more

The City’s Outdoor, COVID-19-Safe Student Poetry and Art Exhibition at Bluffs Park Highlights Malibu’s Talented Youth

first_imgHomeLifeEntertainmentArtsThe City’s Outdoor, COVID-19-Safe Student Poetry and Art Exhibition at Bluffs Park Highlights Malibu’s Talented Youth Feb. 13, 2021 at 5:00 amArtsBriefsEntertainmentNewsThe City’s Outdoor, COVID-19-Safe Student Poetry and Art Exhibition at Bluffs Park Highlights Malibu’s Talented Youtheditor4 months agoBluffs ParkbriefsMalibu Bluffs ParkNews The City of Malibu Cultural Arts Commission and the Poet Laureate Committee are hosting a COVID-19-safe poetry and art exhibition at Malibu Bluffs Park Michael Landon Center (24250 Pacific Coast Highway). The outdoor exhibit featuring original literary and visual artwork created by Malibu Elementary School 5th grade students will be on display Feb. 14 through March 28.Former Malibu Poet Laureate Ricardo Means Ybarra, assisted by Jolynn Regan, conducted a series of virtual poetry workshops with Ms. Levy and Ms. Matthews’ 5th-grade Malibu Elementary School students through the City of Malibu Arts in Education program. The students learned about writing poetry then created a visual representation of their poems with art teacher Nicole Fisher. The individual art pieces were then transformed into a cohesive and collaborative poetry quilt, which is on display on the exterior of the building so that the public can safely see the artworks close up while remaining outdoors.Before the pandemic, the City regularly showcased artwork created by young artists from Malibu schools and local art studios in public art exhibitions in the Malibu City Hall art gallery. The current art exhibition was planned to be displayed outdoors for COVID-19 safety considerations.The artwork and poems are also part of the 2021 Virtual Student Art Exhibit available online at MalibuArtsandCulture.org/ParkArtSubmitted by Matt MyerhoffTags :Bluffs ParkbriefsMalibu Bluffs ParkNewsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCDC: Strong evidence in-person schooling can be done safelyAlfalfa salad and doughnut bar sprouts up on Main StreetYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press9 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author9 hours agoEntertainmentLifeNoteworthyTales of Two DaughtersCharles Andrews11 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

NTSB report: Fabric tear caused blimp crash

first_imgERIN, Wis. – The fabric envelope of a hot-air blimp ripped and caused it to crash near the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Monday. The fiery, smoky crash seriously injured the pilot, Trevor Thompson, and destroyed the Gefa-Flug AS-105-GD thermal airship owned by Florida-based AirSign, which was using it for aerial advertising for a credit union at the golf tournament on June 15. The airship had just taken off on its second flight of the day when the pilot radioed his ground crew that it was too windy and he was turning back. The pilot was approaching the airstrip at Erin Aero Airport at an altitude of about 200 feet when he encountered a thermal updraft, which sent the airship up to 500 feet. The pilot tried to release hot air to descend when he heard one fabric panel tear, and then another seconds later, the NTSB report said. The pilot shut off the blimp’s propane burners, but part of the envelope collapsed around the burners and caught fire, it said. The airship descended nose down and crashed about a half mile from the course, about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee. Thompson suffered some burns but was wearing fire-resistant clothing and gloves. He was able to crawl away from the wreckage and to speak with law enforcement officers shortly after the crash.last_img read more

Frittelli earns spot in Open with win at JDC

first_imgSILVIS, Ill. – While the rest of the leaders faltered, Dylan Frittelli surged to his first PGA Tour title. Frittelli won the John Deere Classic on Sunday, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over Russell Henley. The South African earned a spot next week in The Open, finishing at 21-under 263 after the bogey-free final round at TPC Deere Run. One of eight players within two strokes of the lead entering the lead, Frittelli was looking forward to the tournament’s charter flight to Royal Portrush. ”I’m sure it’s going to be a fun flight,” Frittelli said. A two-time winner on the European Tour, Frittelli birdied the par-5 17th after blasting out of a greenside bunker to 11 feet, and closed with a par on the par-4 18th. Frittelli had tied for 46th in each of his last two starts. ”I don’t want to say it was easy out there. It just felt a whole lot easier than it has been the last few weeks,” Frittelli said. ”I calmed my nerves down.” Henley shot a tournament-best 61. Andrew Landry, who opened Sunday in a two-way tie for the lead, was 18 under after a 69. Rookie Collin Morikawa (66), the runner-up last week in Minnesota, and Chris Stroud (67) followed at 17 under. Morikawa hit all 18 greens in regulation. Your browser does not support iframes. Full-field scores from the John Deere Classic Full coverage of the John Deere Classic Henley’s career-low effort included six birdies on the back nine, capped by one on No. 18 – the same hole he double-bogeyed Friday. Henley made six putts of at least 7 feet, including 26- and 46-footers. ”If you would have told me at the start of the day, ‘We’ll give you 66,’ I’d have said, ‘That’s pretty good.’ So to get five better than that is really awesome,” Henley said. But Henley, who finished well before Fritteli hit the turn, could only watch from the clubhouse as Frittelli surpassed him and everyone else in the field. Frittelli, who opened with rounds of 66, 68 and 65, started the final round with three straight birdies. He matched Henley with a chip-in on No. 10 and took the lead for good with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 11th hole. Landry birdied No. 14 to pull within two shots. But Landry went with his putter 30 feet from the pin while off the green on the par-4 15th hole, and left his try short on his way to his third bogey of the day. Moments later, Frittelli got out of a bunker by using the green’s downward slope to his advantage, where he made a birdie putt that effectively ended the drama in the Quad Cities. ”You can’t give up shots to the rest of the field,” Frittelli said. ”When I saw the leaderboard, putting downhill, I thought, if I make this (I’ll get) a little bit of breathing room with Russell in the clubhouse already.” Frittelli, who made the winning putt for the University of Texas in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, became the second player from that Longhorns team to win at TPC Deere Run. Jordan Spieth won in 2013 and 2015.last_img read more

Government ignored Donegal’s Covid problems months ago – Flynn

first_img Previous articleThousands on wage subsidies hit with tax bill next weekNext articleCharlie O’Hagan: ‘A Life in Football’ News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ A Donegal-based Senator believes that the Government has not given proper consideration to the county and Letterkenny University Hospital throughout the pandemic.Letterkenny University Hospital was at a severe crisis point before Christmas with significant staff outages due to Covid-19.It has been argued that the issue did not gain enough national attention when compared to other similar stories about hospitals in the south this week.While tighter restrictions are due to be signed off by Cabinet later today, Senator Eileen Flynn says Donegal was facing problems months ago, and little was done about it:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/flynnshorter.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebookcenter_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – January 6, 2021 Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Government ignored Donegal’s Covid problems months ago – Flynn Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Traces of History’s Research Fellowship at University of Oslo, Norway

first_img By rasha says: Similar Stories Making Video News Course by Thomson Reuters in Tbilisi, Georgia → on July 16, 2014 at 8:25 am Doctoral Research Fellowship in (Post) Yugoslav Literature and Culture at University of Oslo in Norway, 2017 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Reddit July 9, 2014 Published by daniel LinkedIn 0 Pocket ← Human Resource Development Scholarship in Tokyo, Japan Tweet What about post doctoral researches for few months? I have allready finished my Doctor.Best regards Traces of History’s Research Fellowship at University of Oslo, Norway Log in to Reply Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers +1 Share 0 Doctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy, Oslo One thought on “Traces of History’s Research Fellowship at University of Oslo, Norway” Deadline: 1 September 2014Open to: graduates in Linguistics, European Languages or a related fieldFellowship: salary of NOK 421,100-465,300 (approx. EUR 50,000-55,200) plus welfare benefitsDescriptionThe project Traces of History by the University of Oslo seeks to explore Medieval Germanic and Romance languages to identify possible features that may explain why the Germanic languages retained the word order while the Romance languages lost it.  This project is within diachronic linguistics with special consideration of Verb Second in the Romance and Germanic languages. The Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages invites applications for a doctoral research fellowship within the project Traces of History. The appointment is for a duration of three years. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development.EligibilityThe candidates should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Linguistics, European Languages or in a discipline related to Traces of History’s research profile is a must. The successful candidate should also have good working skills in English.FellowshipThe salary will range from NOK 421,100 to NOK 465,300 (approximately EUR 50,000-55,200), depending on  qualifications. The University of Oslo also offers some welfare benefits.ApplicationThe application deadline is 1st September 2014. Applicants must submit the following attachments with the online application:Curriculum Vitae;List of publications;Letter of application;Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project; andTranscript of records of their Master’s Degree.For further information, please visit the official website.last_img read more

FEI Tribunal Lifts 11 Provisional Suspensions

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. The FEI Tribunal has lifted the provisional suspensions of 11 athletes – two Jumping, two Dressage and seven Endurance – and three Endurance trainers.Under the FEI’s Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMRs) athletes have the opportunity to request a lifting of the provisional suspension in front of the FEI Tribunal.Two international Jumping athletes, Brazil’s Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (Sirene de la Motte, FEI ID 103RA62) and Great Britain’s Henry Turrell (Blaze of Glory II, FEI ID 103LD21), whose horses tested positive for the banned substance Sparteine after competing at separate events in Vilamoura (POR) last month, have both had their provisional suspensions lifted as of midnight CEST on April 27th. Sparteine, an antiarrhythmic used to treat cardiac arrhythmia, is found in the lupin flower, which grows in many parts of Portugal.The FEI Tribunal’s decision to lift the provisional suspensions was mainly based on scientific evidence presented by the two athletes which suggests the likelihood of food contamination. Additionally, the FEI List Group, which reviews the FEI Equine Prohibited Substance List annually, has recommended to the FEI Bureau that Sparteine should be reclassified as a Controlled Medication and Specified Substance from January 1, 2018.Similarly, the provisional suspensions imposed on seven Endurance athletes and three trainers in the UAE were lifted as of midnight on April 30, 2017, also due to reclassification of a prohibited substance.Samples taken from seven horses that competed at four different events in Al Wathba (UAE) between the end of November 2016 and mid-January of this year tested positive for Caffeine and a number of metabolites, including the substance Paraxanthine.Caffeine is already listed as a *Specified Substance and the FEI List Group has recommended that Paraxanthine should be reclassified as a Controlled Medication and Specified Substance from January 1, 2018.Separately, two US Dressage athletes – Adrienne Lyle (Horizon, FEI ID 105FJ02) and Kaitlin Blythe (Don Principe, FEI ID USA41197) – had been provisionally suspended since April 5th, the date they were notified that their horses had tested positive to the banned substance Ractopamine in Dressage competitions in Wellington (USA) in February 2017.Their provisional suspensions were lifted at midnight on April 28th following evidence provided by the two athletes that a feed supplement given to the horses had been contaminated.The FEI Tribunal maintained the provisional suspensions of the two horses on horse welfare grounds and in order to ensure a level playing field, however both athletes applied to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne (SUI) for provisional measures to request the lifting of the suspensions of both horses so that they could compete at the US Dressage Festival of Champions (May 18-21). The CAS granted the provisional measures this week (May 8th), but still have to rule on the merits of the case.Further details on all these cases are available here and here. Tags: FEI Tribunal, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Email*last_img read more

Grants & Contracts Analyst

first_img You need to sign in or create an account to save Maintain ongoing updates and communications relatedto current funded grants and contracts, this includes regularauditing and reporting to principal investigators and departmentalleadership.Maintain and update position budgeting spreadsheetto assess 12 month funding projections to identify areas ofpotential financial risk due to anticipated salarygaps.Proactively identify spending burn rates that arehigher than expected in comparison tobudget.Manage commitments billed to award and clear anyorders that will not be fulfilled to maintain accurate spendingprojections on all projects managed.Conduct timely award closeouts in anticipation ofproject end including reviewing all expense billed to sponsoredproject and on-time submission ofFSR/FFR.Provide information and direct assistance requiredto complete grant and contractcloseouts.Education andExperience:Bachelor’s degreerequired,along with 2 years of finance/budgetingexperiencePreferred degree in finance,accounting or other related fieldSpecialSkills/Knowledge:Ability to convey financialinformation to a wide variety of audiencesExcellent communicationskills, both oral and writtenCustomer servicefocus PositionOverview:This position will workalongside a dedicated post-award team to meet with investigator(s)and/or key stakeholders within RMS. The position requires knowledgeof accounting and budgeting theory in order to accurately andconfidently convey financial information to the investigators anddepartments we support. A key aspect of this position will requireproactively identifying areas of financial risk so communicationcan take place well in advance to avoid any potential costoverruns. Post-award functions include, but may not be limited to:account maintenance, budget distribution, billing/invoicing,reporting, compliance audits, effort reporting, allocating payrolland non-payroll expense, ensuring expenses are allowable andallocable, submitting cost transfers, annual projections, andtimely closeouts. This position will require the ability to makeindependent financial judgements on a daily basis. Excellentcommunication skills and a customer service minded focus areessential skills required to succeed in the position. While thisrole may assist with some aspects of non-sponsored funds, theprimary goal of this position is to ensure timely, effective andefficient functioning of sponsored funding.JobScope/Complexity:The ideal candidate will workindependently the majority of the time, with support from PrincipalInvestigator (PI) and/or senior management level grants &contract professionals on managing increasingly more complexgrants/contracts. Will provide standard professional administrativelevel guidance on protocols, regulations and guidelines to PI andother scientific/research professionals within the department. Mayinteract with external research/administrativeprofessionals.Primary Duties andResponsibilities:Coordinate the process of setting up awards indesignated department/division after grant number is assigned,including reviewing award, verifying award set-up and ensuringpersonnel are allocatedappropriately/timely.Ensure that post-award responsibilities arecompleted, including budget distribution, account reconciliation,e-form setup, effort reporting, cost transfers, paying invoices andfinalizing agreement documents related to subawardsetups.Proactively manage unsupported salary and allocatespayroll expense to projects to ensure accurate spendingrates.Review budgets and related justifications forappropriateness and completeness ofcontent.Ensure that all applicable and indirect costs havebeen applied.May also provide groundwork for subcontractnegotiations.Ensure compliance in all other areas related togrant and contract management, including sponsoring organizationguidelines, internal protocols, accurate protocol informationwithin grant documents, conflicts of interest,etc.Utilize cost principles for both federal andnon-federal funded projects to ensure expenses billed areallowable, reasonable, allocable and consistentlyapplied.Approve shopping carts, check requests,reimbursements and/or other related payment requests applying costprinciples set forth above.Develop and coordinate independent contractingagreements.Develop and coordinate subaward contractingagreements.Process invoices for payment utilizing theuniversity’s standard operating procedures for low and high risksubawards. Salary Not Specified Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Grants & Contracts Analyst LinkedIn Maryland, United States Maryland, United States School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Johns Hopkins University Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Share Save Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm More searches like this Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst Similar jobs Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory andpractices requiredThorough knowledge and understanding of The JohnsHopkins University accounting system and related fiscal officespreferredAbility to make independent judgments and to act ondecisions on a daily basisAbility to work with flexibility on several taskssimultaneously and to meet various concurrentdeadlinesKnowledge of external Federal guidelines/proceduresfor grants and contracts, including NIH, DOD, foundations andclinical trialsIntermediate excel knowledgepreferred.SAP/Analysis experiencepreferredClassified Title:Grants & ContractsAnalystWorking Title: Grants &Contracts AnalystRole/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC Starting Salary Range: $50,700 -$69,780; Commensuratewith ExperienceEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: M- F 8:00am- 4:00pm Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 60008428-SOM Admin Finance Research ServicesPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Salary Not Specified Twitter Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) You need to sign in or create an account to save Facebook Grants & Contracts Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Salary Not Specified Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save Save Grants & Contracts Analyst Grants & Contracts Analyst Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Financial Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Save Grants & Contracts Analyst Johns Hopkins Universitylast_img read more