Builder accused of fraud shows up at victim’s house

first_imgCape Coral financial advisor sentenced for over $1 million fraud June 3, 2021 ROTONDA, Fla. – The owners of HD Custom Homes face 13 criminal charges accused of taking people’s money and not building their homes in Charlotte County.Stephen Dukes and Matthew Harden have been released from jail until their next court date on April 29.One former customer, Dale Vogel, said Dukes showed up at his house after he got out of jail.Vogel had originally signed with HD Custom Homes to build his house in Rotonda. Unfortunately, like many, Vogel and his family had many issues with their build. Advertisement Man steals credit card, spends $1,400 in Lee County stores May 21, 2021 Florida man caught in Collier County with over 20 stolen identities June 9, 2021 AdvertisementTags: fraudhd custom homes RELATEDTOPICScenter_img DEO trying to combat scammers running unemployment scheme May 19, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementHe considers himself one of the lucky victims considering others lost hundreds of thousands of dollars.Vogel believes Dukes showed up to ask him to be a character witness.NBC2 reached out to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office asking what the rules are for Dukes and Harden as they are out of jail. Neither agency answered our question. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

Laois senior football team for league opener against Down named

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Laois senior football team for league opener against Down named TAGSAllianz Football League Division 3Laois senior footballersLaois v Down Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Twitter Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 24th January 2019 Council WhatsApp Twitter Community Home Sport GAA Laois senior football team for league opener against Down named SportGAAGaelic Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleStradbally in mourning following death of popular member of the communityNext articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, January 25, 2019 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. The Laois footballers Laois senior football manager John Sugrue has named his team to face Down in Round 1 of Division 3 of the National Football League.And it is a much changed team for Laois’s All-Ireland Qualifier defeat to Monaghan last summer.There are seven changes to that team as Stephen Attrid, Adam Campion, David Seale, Robbie Pigott, Conor Boyle, Sean Byrne and Colm Murphy are in from the start.These are competitive debuts for Portarlington’s Sean Byrne and St Joseph’s Adam Campion.While Portlaoise duo David Seale and Conor Boyle return to the inter-county set-up after spells away from the game.From the team that started in the Monaghan game, Darren Strong has retired while Trevor Collins, Colm Begley, Alan Farrell, Brian Glynn, Donie Kingston and Ross Munnelly are not part of the starting 15.Laois go into the start of the league as second favourites behind Down who they play on Saturday in Newry at 7pm.The team is as follows:LAOIS: Graham Brody; Adam Campion, Mark Timmons, David Seale; Stephen Attride, Robbie Pigott, Gareth Dillon; John O’Loughlin, Kieran Lillis; Damien O’Connor, Conor Boyle, Sean Byrne; Colm Murphy, Evan O’Carroll, Paul KingstonSEE ALSO – Stradbally in mourning following death of popular member of the community Facebooklast_img read more

Stock markets tumble amid global growth worries

Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors The Toronto stock market sold off across all sectors Tuesday, falling almost two per cent amid a fresh round of concern that global growth could stagnate. Uncertainty over the level of participation by private creditors in Greece’s planned bond swap two days before a critical deadline also discouraged buyers. Keywords Marketwatch Malcolm Morrison Share this article and your comments with peers on social media S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March The S&P/TSX composite index tumbled 225.31 points to 12,298.63 while the TSX Venture Exchange fell 50.93 points to 1,604.87. Falling prices for oil and metals pushed the commodity-sensitive Canadian dollar down 0.64 of a cent to 99.94 cents US. U.S. indexes were also deep in the red as the Dow industrials lost 203.66 points to 12,759.15. The Nasdaq fell 40.16 points to 2,910.32 and the S&P 500 index was down 20.97 points to 1,343.36. Concerns about China’s slowing growth continued to dampen sentiment after premier Wen Jiabao announced Monday that the country was targeting a lower growth rate of 7.5%, compared with eight per cent before. “If China is not immune to this global economic slowdown, then as far as I’m concerned nobody is really immune,” said Gareth Watson, vice-president investment management and research at Richardson GMP Ltd. Strong Chinese growth has been an important prop for a global economy still struggling to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, and that growth has also supported higher commodity prices and rising stock prices on the resource-heavy Toronto stock market. Other data showed that the eurozone economy contracted during the fourth-quarter. Gross domestic product dropped 0.3% from the previous quarter, with weakness across all the subcomponents. Yet another report showed that Brazil’s economy expanded 2.7% last year, well below the 7.5% growth seen in 2010. Officials say the economic problems in Europe and the U.S. are mostly to blame because of lower demand for Brazil’s commodities. “To a degree, there should not there be any surprise that you’re seeing some of these, let’s call them the last decade’s growth engines, kind of slow down a bit,” added Watson. “The key here is not that they’re slowing down, because we knew that would happen. The key here is they don’t slow down too much.” Greece was also on investors’ radars ahead of Thursday’s expected announcement of the level of participation in the country’s bond swap. The so-called Private Sector Involvement, or PSI, is an integral part of Greece’s second bailout without which the country could default. On Monday, the banking group leading negotiations on behalf of the creditors said that 12 of the largest investors have committed to participating in the plan. The success of the deal depends on high participation and many more will need to sign up by Thursday for Greece to avoid default. Copper was among the biggest commodity losers Tuesday, as the May contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange lost 12 cents to US$3.74 a pound on top of a four cent loss Monday amid demand concerns. China is the biggest consumer of the metal, widely viewed as an economic barometer because it is used in so many businesses. The base metals sector backed off 3.77% as Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) fell 72 cents to C$35.48 and First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) lost $1.35 to $20.60. The energy sector lost 2.8% as April crude contract on the Nymex declined $2.02 to US$104.70 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) dropped 36 cents to C$35.25 and Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) was down $1.49 to $33.32. Bullion also sold off as the April contract lost $31.80 to US$1,672.10 an ounce. The gold sector fell about 1.6% and Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) shed 66 cents to $45.72 and Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) faded 76 cents to $46.89. The financials sector was down 1.5%. Insurers led losses with Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) down 50 cents to $11.81 while Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF) fell 85 cents to $20.75. Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) reported its quarterly profits rose to $1.44 billion, or $1.20 per share, up from $1.25 billion or $1.08 per share a year earlier. Revenue grew to $4.64 billion from $4.19 billion. Scotiabank also raised its dividend by three cents a share to 55 cents but its shares slipped 77 cents to $52.94. In other earnings news, Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU) improved its fourth-quarter results in 2011 helped by the absence of a series of one-time items booked a year earlier. The company, one of the world’s largest publicly traded uranium producers, posted a $1.1-million loss in the fourth quarter, or nil per share, compared to a $112.9-million loss a year ago. Revenue grew to $157.9 million from $152.3 million and its shares slipped nine cents to $2.97. Ontario-based auto parts manufacturer Linamar Corp. (TSX:LNR) reported after the close that quarterly net income rose to $27 million or 42 cents per share on $718 million of sales. Its shares had closed 75 cents lower at $18.40. Heavy equipment, industrial component and power system provider Wajax Corp. (TSX:WJX) was one of the few positive stocks. Its shares gained $2.12 or 4.81% to $46.21 as it raised its monthly dividend by 35% to 27 cents a share. It also reported a fourth-quarter profit of $16.6 million or $1 per share, up from a year-earlier $15.8 or 95 cents per share. And TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) said a new route for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline through Nebraska should be ready within weeks with “relatively modest” changes. Alex Pourbaix, president of TransCanada’s energy and oil pipelines division, said the company is working closely with the Nebraska government to find a path that avoids the ecologically sensitive Sandhills region of the state. Its shares gained 65 cents to $42.97. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news read more

Act to Approve NCST as Statutory Body Approved in the Senate

first_imgAct to Approve NCST as Statutory Body Approved in the Senate SenateJanuary 22, 2007 RelatedSenate Approves Bill on Charitable Organisations RelatedAttorney-at-Law Appointed to the Senate FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail An Act to establish the National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST) as a statutory body with responsibility for providing advice to the government on matters related to science and technology, was approved in the Senate on Friday (Jan.19).State Minister for Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce, Senator Kern Spencer, who piloted the Bill, said that the legislation would allow for “fostering, advancing and executing the national policy and strategy for science and technology in Jamaica”.He noted that even though the Commission has had a number of significant achievements, which have impacted on national development, “it lacked the formal legal status that will allow it to stake claim to resources and build the necessary influence to help in the removal of the critical factors that have contributed to the weakness of the science and technology as a developmental tool.”“It is therefore critical that measures be established to place the NCST in a more secure and better operational position with an appropriate organizational structure to perform its management functions in accordance with its mandate,” said the State Minister.The legislation, he noted, would allow for the “rationalization and optimal utilization of resources, increase the ability to monitor, co-ordinate, evaluate and manage science and technology programmes, and as such, will provide a greater impact on the productive and competitive capacity of the country”.“It will also improve decision making, accountability and transparency, and it will provide greater access to resources,” he stated.Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Anthony Hylton, in supporting the Bill, said that “there is a critical role for science and technology in producing the innovation and the creativity that we need if we are going to go beyond our material constraints.”The NCST became operational in 1993 and since its inception, it has served as a significant facilitator of dialogue and action among various actors in the national economy including the public and private sectors, academia and the scientific community.Through its various programmes and activities, the NCST has galvanized action in areas pertinent to national development including research and development co-ordination, agricultural transformation, utilization of information and communication technologies, bio technology, food safety and security, the environment and the science and technology capability. The Act was approved in the House of Representatives on December 6, 2006.center_img RelatedSenate Elects First Visually Impaired President Advertisementslast_img read more

GG’s and Diplomats’ Wives Visit Home for the Aged in Dowtown Kingston

first_imgGG’s and Diplomats’ Wives Visit Home for the Aged in Dowtown Kingston Governor GeneralJune 2, 2009 RelatedGG’s and Diplomats’ Wives Visit Home for the Aged in Dowtown Kingston RelatedGG’s and Diplomats’ Wives Visit Home for the Aged in Dowtown Kingston RelatedGG’s and Diplomats’ Wives Visit Home for the Aged in Dowtown Kingstoncenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Wife of the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Mrs. Allen, is calling on more members of the society to volunteer their services to homes catering to the elderly and the less fortunate.Speaking with JIS News, during a tour of the Missionaries of Charity Home for the Aged, Tower Street, downtown Kingston Tuesday(June 2), Mrs. Allen encouraged individuals to visit the residents of the homes have them tell their stories and pass them on to the children.Mrs. Allen noted that the elders are “the pillars on which we are now resting,” and should be respected for contributing to the development of the society. She said that, even though some of them have lost their faculties, they still have a love for life.Mrs. Allen, and the wives of a number of Ambassadors to Jamaica, visited various sections of the facility, including the male and female wards. They also presented residents with gifts.Wife of the Governor-General, the Most Hon. Mrs. Allen (right) interacts with a resident at the Missionaries of Charity Home for the Aged, Joyce Murratt, during a tour of the facility in downtown Kingston on Tuesday(June 2). Sharing in the moment from left are: resident, Louise Douglas (seated), Sister Superior, Sister Lipika, and wife of the Ambassador of Argentina to Jamaica, Fanny Pino.Sister Superior at the facility, Sister Lipika, said that the volunteers at the home are mainly from overseas and only a few are Jamaicans. However, sometimes students from St. George’s College and Alpha Boys School go there to do community service.Sister Lapika noted that the residents are mostly drawn from the streets, as well as patients released from the Kingston Public Hospital with no place to go. Currently, there are 75 residents at the home which can accommodate up to 80 persons.Sister Lapika also pointed out that while the home is located in an inner city area (Southside), residents are very respectful. During the visit, residents were in a jubilant mood. They engaged the visitors in conversation, whilst others entertained them by playing musical instruments and singing songs.Missionaries of Charity is a Catholic religious order, founded in 1950, to care for the poorest of the poor in society.last_img read more

Orange in satellite deal to boost European connectivity

first_img Previous ArticleSenseTime raises $600M, led by AlibabaNext ArticleSouth Korea mulls Apple fine for unfair iPhone policies Las grandes operadoras europeas ponen condiciones a las RAN abiertas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 APR 2018 Español Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more EutelsatOrange Related Kavit Majithia center_img Author Orange makes secure cloud pact for French market Home Orange in satellite deal to boost European connectivity Orange struck a deal with Eutelsat to enhance connectivity across Europe through satellite, as traditional operators increasingly look to the skies to boost coverage.In a statement, Orange said it will partner with Eutelsat to serve as an anchor distribution partner on the satellite operator’s Konnect VHTS satellite, which is expected to be in service in 2021.Orange will use satellite connectivity to provide fixed-broadband services in European countries where the group has a retail presence, and the partnership was hailed as a “major step forward” in the group’s strategy to boost broadband coverage.In addition to its home market of France, Orange has European operations in Moldova, Romania, Poland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia and Spain.Stephane Richard, chairman and CEO of Orange, said satellite was becoming increasing important to “building tomorrow’s inclusive digital society, especially for delivering broadband connectivity in rural areas where it is sometimes challenging to set up traditional broadband networks”.Thales Group, an aerospace and security company, also struck an agreement with Eutelsat to deliver government connectivity services market using the new satellite.Telecoms, satellite partnershipsOrange’s move follows an agreement by European rival Vodafone, which signed a deal with UK satellite firm Intelsat for roaming services in 2016.Deutsche Telekom has also partnered with Inmarsat to boost in-flight connectivity via satellite and in the US, SoftBank agreed to invest $1 billion in US satellite firm OneWeb, which aims to deliver affordable internet access to remote regions.Eutelsat will also use its new satellite to compete with Inmarsat in the in-flight connectivity market. Tags Orange Ventures injects €30M into new fundlast_img read more

Emotional scars and fresh perspective: Haas returns to scene of horrific accident

first_imgLOS ANGELES – It was a normal Tuesday on the PGA Tour for Bill Haas. He checked in with tournament officials, joked with members of the Riviera Country Club staff he knew long before he won the circuit’s annual L.A. stop in 2012 and spent some time working on his game. It was the same routine for Haas at last year’s Genesis Open, before the predictable ebb and flow of life on Tour was shattered when his host for the week, 71-year-old Mark Gibello, offered to take him for a ride through the Pacific Palisades hills. In the 911 tape later released by police, Haas described in a shaken voice a “horrible head-on collision” and Gibello’s Ferrari that was “caved in” on the driver’s side. When asked to describe Gibello’s condition, Haas’ voice trails off. At 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2018, Gibello’s sports car clipped another car and caromed into a pole in the 500 block of North Chautauqua Boulevard, just a few miles from Riviera. Gibello was pronounced dead at the scene. Haas and the driver of the other car, a 50-year-old woman (who was rescued by actor Luke Wilson who was also involved in the accident), were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. One year later, Haas left leg – which was badly bruised in the accident – is fully recovered, but his mental scars from that horrific moment are still fresh. Haas, understandably, withdrew from last year’s Genesis Open and he didn’t tee it up on Tour again for nearly a month. As he made the rounds on Tuesday at Riviera to prepare for this year’s event, the memories came flooding back. “There are a lot of emotions that I keep inside that impact me in ways that I’m figuring out, whether that’s good or bad,” Haas said. “It’s given me a perspective.” Haas is staying in Santa Monica this week with his wife, but that doesn’t mean he’s trying to forget what happened last year. In fact, he had dinner with Gibello’s wife on Monday night. “It was nice to see her,” he said. “It’s something we are all still struggling with and thinking about. I’m learning how to deal with it and how to cope with any kind of tragedy.” The emotional toll of last year’s accident has dovetailed with a particularly difficult stretch for Haas on the course. He has just two top-10 finishes since last year’s Genesis Open and he failed to qualify for last year’s playoffs for the first time in his career. “I’m still figuring out what the cause of all that is, whether it’s physical, whether it’s mental. Once I’m inside the ropes at least I know that golf is something that I’ve done well before,” Haas said. Full-field tee times from the Genesis Open Genesis Open: Articles, photos and videos Whether the accident that took Gibello’s life is responsible for Haas’ on-course performance he can’t say, but in a cathartic way he admits that dealing with the tragedy has given him some perspective when things aren’t going his way professionally. After getting off to a particularly poor start at the Waste Management Phoenix Open two weeks ago, for example, his aggravation was evident. But after missing the cut, his third missed weekend in his last four starts, he embraced a bigger picture. “Let’s say I was playing equally bad golf and this hadn’t happened,” he said. “I don’t know that I’d deal with it as well as I have. It’s not the end of the world like it is for some people out here. That perspective at least helps me shoot 76, 76 in Phoenix.” As he struggles for answers to questions that have filled his thoughts for the last 12 months he glances over his shoulder at a picture of his victory celebration in 2012 at Riviera. “It’s a place that’s always been special to me having a win here. It’s one of my favorites. This place with the Wall of Champions is pretty cool,” he smiled. That history, along with the type of retooled perspective that often accompanies a life-altering event, will help ease him back into a week that is anything but routine despite his outward attempts at normalcy. “When you have a life-changing event, even though it didn’t change my life it certainly changed other people’s life, being able to handle that and know that I still have a family to go home to,” Haas said. “You never know what will happen tomorrow. Missing cuts isn’t the end of the world.”last_img read more

Republicans, Heading for Big Gains, Ready Agenda

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. WASHINGTON – Republican leaders, ever more confident of their chances of winning control of the House and possibly even the Senate, have begun plotting a 2011 agenda topped by a push for more than $100 billion in spending cuts, tax reductions and attempts to undo key parts of President Barack Obama’s health care and financial regulation laws.The question is how much of the GOP’s government-shrinking, tax-cutting agenda to advance, and how fast.It’s certain that Republicans want to capitalize quickly on tea party-fueled anger and the antiestablishment fervor that they believe will provide momentum to accomplish an activist to-do list. It’s equally clear, however, that the outsized expectations of a fed-up electorate and a crop of unruly newcomers could complicate the plans. So could Obama and fellow Democrats who will still be around after Tuesday’s elections.GOP lawmakers are publicly mum about much of what they intend to do if they prevail in midterm congressional contests. Many say privately they want to avoid appearing to “measure the drapes” for new leadership offices before winning any majority.But especially in the House — where Republicans have a clear shot at scoring the 40-seat gain they would need for control — they are in intense internal talks about how a GOP-driven agenda would work.Rep. John Boehner, in line to become speaker under that scenario, and Rep. Eric Cantor, his No. 2, have had initial discussions to ensure a plan is ready, a spokesman said.Most agree a marquee item on a new GOP majority’s agenda would be an aggressive package of spending cuts, on the order of $100 billion or more, that could also be paired with steps to block implementation of key parts of Obama’s health care law and new financial regulations.What’s less clear is how Obama would respond, and whether a turbocharged Republican majority could muster a bipartisan compromise, especially when its freshman class will probably have little appetite for following any established party position or leader.“The Republican Party is still a tattered brand. It’s not as if people are enthusiastically embracing the Republican brand — they’re rejecting what has been done the last two years,” said Michael Franc of the conservative Heritage Foundation, a House aide following the 1994 Republican takeover. “They’re going to have to do something that is dramatic enough to say to people, ‘We heard you.’”GOP leaders are working to calibrate expectations, Franc said, so they don’t end up being accused of “being a fiscal squish” if they compromise on cuts.Republicans laid out some of their wish-list last month in the “Pledge to America,” which called for tax and spending cuts, health care law repeal and congressional reform, among other things. Some GOP leaders argue a victory on Election Day would give them a strong mandate to carry out such changes, although many of them are likely to run into strong Democratic opposition.“If the public puts us in the majority, they’re saying that they want this to go forward,” said Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., one of the pledge’s architects.Obama, he added, “would be in a hard position not to support this.”That’s not necessarily a view shared by the Senate’s top Republican, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who’ll have a vital role leading a strengthened GOP team in that chamber, regardless of whether the party reaches the long-shot goal of gaining the 10 seats necessary to get control.“I think humility and gratitude is the appropriate response to the midcourse correction that I think is coming — not, you know, sort of chest-beating or spiking the ball in the end zone or acting like we have been entrusted with the entire federal government,” McConnell said in a recent interview. A win on Nov. 2, he added, would be “a good first step toward turning the government back in the direction that I and virtually everybody in the country aligned with our particular point of view think is … necessary.”On both sides of the Capitol, Republicans know they face a difficult task — scarcely less daunting than Obama’s own after he was elected president — in fulfilling the expectations of angry voters who are once again demanding change.“The American public, if we are to win the majority, has laid out a very clear message. It doesn’t mean they love us, but they want to see the country go in a different direction,” McCarthy said.Much depends on how Obama would choose to work with a GOP majority. Clashes are virtually guaranteed over spending cuts, as well as Republican attempts to permanently extend income tax cuts not only for middle-income people, which Democrats support, but for the highest earners too.McCarthy said the president should “realize the election’s over, realize the message the voters have sent and maybe go study what Bill Clinton did,” moving to the right to meet Republicans.First-termers who ran as enemies of business-as-usual in Washington aren’t likely to be in the mood to accept the standard bargaining that’s virtually certain to result once their colleagues on Capitol Hill and outside interest groups — including the business lobby — get a look at the GOP’s proposals.“They come in with an authenticity that nobody has: ‘We were elected in the year of the tea party. We know what the people want. You are just old fuddy duddies who have been here forever and are part of the problem,’” said Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform who often advises congressional Republicans.On health care, there’s little doubt that a Republican majority would quickly set a vote to ax the overhaul law — a symbolic move that has no chance of succeeding given Obama’s veto pen. The GOP would then follow up with attempts to block key elements of the measure by denying the money to implement it.But there are internal rifts over which portions to leave alone and which to target, with some conservatives predisposed to block as much of the law as possible and others worrying about obliterating politically popular elements.“The class of ’94 was rambunctious, but not as rambunctious as this class is likely to be. Herding these cats is going to be more difficult than usual,” said John Feehery, a former senior House aide who helped keep the new GOP majority in line behind the “Contract with America” following the 1994 election.Republican leaders, hoping for another such sweep after two consecutive losing elections, say potential intraparty rifts don’t scare them.“I can tell you it’s a problem I’d love to have,” McConnell said. “I’d rather be the leader of more people than fewer people.” Emaillast_img read more

Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development

first_img +1 Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development LinkedIn 0 Citizens and permanent residents of developing and transition countriesCitizens of developing and transition countries who are temporarily based in a developed country but not for more than five yearsApplicant must be less than 45 years old as on 31 January, 2012Finalists and winners from previous years are not eligible to apply with the same or similar research proposalWinners from previous years cannot submit an application for the subsequent three yearsApplicationAPPLICATION DEADLINE:  13 February, 2012 (Indian Standard Time 6:00 PM)APPLY HERE: http://opa.gdnet.orgGUIDELINESAPPLICATION TEMPLATEFAQsThe Official Website February 3, 2012 Published by dobrotkaa Share 0 Tweet Reddit Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. 2021 Senesh Fellowship The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 2021 Similar Stories Pocket 2021 DRAPER HILLS SUMMER FELLOWS PROGRAM Theatra – a quest for fresh, high quality, independent artistic expression → ← Alternative Processes – International Call for Entries Deadline: 13 February 2012Open to: Citizens and permanent residents of developing and transition countriesGrant: First Prize: US$ 30,000; Second Prize: US$ 5,000DescriptionThe Global Development Awards and Medals Competition is an innovative award scheme launched by GDN with generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan, and other donors. Since its inception in 2000, GDN has awarded roughly US$ 2.2 million in research and travel grants to finalists and winners. Winners are chosen by an eminent jury at GDN’s Annual Conference; an event attended by over 500 practitioners in the field of development to whom the finalists present their proposals/papers.The competition accepts applications in three categories:Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP)Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD)Medals for Research on Development (Medals)GrantJapanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) is awarded to an organization/researcher(s) whose proposal to conduct research on any one of the three research themes (listed below) holds the greatest promise for improving our understanding of the relevant development issues and puts forth clear, articulate and well researched policy implications to address these development problems.First Prize: US$ 30,000; Second Prize: US$ 5,000Research proposals for this Award will be considered under the following three research themes only: The Interactive Economy and Urban DevelopmentUrban Externalities (Contagious Disease, Congestion and Crime) and Urban PovertyThe Enabling Environment – Housing, Transportation and InfrastructureEligibilityTo apply for a grant, applicants must fulfill following criteria:last_img read more

Acumen Leadership Free International Online Course

first_imgAcumen Leadership Free International Online Course September 13, 2013 Published by milan LinkedIn 0 Deadline: 23 September 2013Open to: Participants from all over the world willing to “learn by doing”Venue: Acumen Leadership Essentials Course is an online course without specific venueDescriptionAcumen Fund is offering a new Acumen Leadership Essentials Course that anyone can participate in. The course is free but you must register as a group (min: 2 people; max: 6) and commit to learning together for six weeks. The content in this course was developed based on 7+ years of experience training Acumen Fund’s Global and Regional Fellows. It also shares some lessons Acumen Fund has learned after 10+ years of investing in companies that change the way the world tackles poverty. Acumen leadership model is about the moral imagination and entrepreneurial skills needed to create sustainable and scalable social innovations.How it worksThere are no in-person teachers or facilitators for this course. You will work through the course with a group of classmates we call your “lab group”. You must find your lab group before you sign up for the course. If you need to find a lab group, check out the +acumen meetups or feel free to organize your own.Course content will consist of readings, online videos and discussions/activities. Each week, you will receive an email with the materials for the upcoming lab. The materials will consist of two things:Lab prep (1-2 hours): To be completed before your lab group meetsLab guide (typically 2 hours): To be completed together with the rest of your lab group when you meet. Upon completing each lab, the lab group leader for the week will be asked to fill out a simple feedback form to share the group’s progress.At Acumen Fund, everybody believe in “learning by doing”. You will get as much out of this course as you put in. There is much about this course that will seem challenging, which is appropriate since this is about leadership development. You will need to be self-motivated to make it through all 6-weeks. Some of the exercises are designed to push you out of your comfort zone. You will need to build relationships with your lab group and conduct meaningful discussions with no clear authority in the room.Many of the issues we will discuss will not have a clear right or wrong answer. This may seem frustrating, but as our CEO Jacqueline Novogratz likes to say “it is more important to live the questions”. We will do our best to share Acumen’s current point of view on these issues, but it is more important that you come away with your own views and opinions. We encourage you to question assumptions, to share your point of view and respectfully challenge your lab group.More information can be found here. Cоurse contentThe content in this course was developed based on 7+ years of experience training Acumen Fund’s Global and Regional Fellows. It also shares some lessons Acumen Fund has learned after 10+ years of investing in companies that change the way the world tackles poverty. Acumen leadership model is about the moral imagination and entrepreneurial skills needed to create sustainable and scalable social innovations. The 6-week beginner level course is brief compared to Acumen Fund’s year-long Fellows programs, so you will get just a taste of Acumen Fund’s leadership training.The main focus is on leadership. Through this you should better understand yourself, the challenges of the work of poverty alleviation, and discover some clues for how you might get started. It will help you to connect more closely with other like-minded individuals in this course, so that you can start to build a community of learners that will benefit you on your journey.How to applyYou have to register online here by 23 September 2013. The next course starts on 25 September 2013 and will last until November 8th.More information can be obtained from the official website. Share 0 Tweet Pocket Similar Stories +1 ← Visiting Fellowship to Study Korean Issues in Hawaii MEDEA Awards for Use of Media in Education → Acumen Global Fellows Program, USA Acumen Leadership Essentials Free Online Course Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Redditlast_img read more