Call for Application for Admission to MSc and PhD Programs at ACEWM

first_img Pocket May 14, 2020 Published by ludmilla Deadline: 15 June 2020Open to: international applicantsBenefits: monthly stipendDescriptionThe Africa Center of Excellence for Water Management (ACEWM) is an initiative of the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the World Bank Group and through the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Regional Center hosted by the Addis Ababa University (AAU). Since 2016, ACEWM has been offering an interdisciplinary MSc and PhD programs in the field of water management, with the primary purpose of training the next generation of water educators, researchers, managers, and professionals and engaging in community outreach activities. Currently, ACEWM (www.acewm-aau.org) has several PhD and MSc students from all over Africa and some other countries.ACEWM has established partnerships with different universities nationally, regionally and internationally to collaborate in capacity building, faculty and student exchanges, research and internships. ACEWM engages high caliber and renowned professionals in the field of water management from different disciplines.EligibilityPh.D. applicants must have a Master’s Degree earned from a college or university of recognized standing with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in ECTS. However, applicants with grade point averages between 3.0 and 3.5 will be given consideration based on their experience and achievement.• Applicants to the Ph.D. program should provide evidence of capacity for research. This includes a master’s thesis published paper in reputable journal or other appropriateevidence of capacity to conduct high quality research.• All applicants’ undergraduate Cumulative GPA must not be less than 2.75 for males and not less than 2.50 for females on a 4.0 scale.• Applicants who have completed their degree/diploma from foreign universities (other than Ethiopia) are required to obtain their degree/diploma equivalent from the Ethiopian Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) before admission. (Academic documents authentication by relevant office is mandatory during admission).• Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of English language and provide proof of proficiency.• The age limit at the time of application for M.Sc. applicants is 30 years or less and for Ph.D. 40 years or less.• Applicants need to meet also the general requirements laid down by the School of Graduate Studies, Addis Ababa University (www.aau.edu.et)Benefits• ACEWM will have a modest funding to support research projects of all applicants.• In addition to research support, ACEWM will provide full scholarship for very limited number (3 PhD and 5 MSc) of highly competent applicants from African Countries other than Ethiopia. A monthly stipend of 600 USD (Equivalent amount paid in ETB) for MSc. and 800 USD (Equivalent amount paid in ETB) for PhD applicants. The stipend includesaccommodation.• Other applicants are required to be sponsored by their respective institutions or by themselvesHow to Apply?• A cover page containing applicant’s full name as it appears on applicant’s ID/Passport, full contact details including residential and postal address, email and telephone number(s)• A copy of ID/Passport,• Detailed curriculum vitae not exceeding 4 pages,• Authenticated copies of previous degrees and official transcripts from previous university/college,• Applicants wishing to pursue a PhD program should submit a concept note not exceeding 5 pages.• Applicants for PhD programs should identify at least one PhD supervisor and include CV of her/his potential supervisor and consent to supervise the applicant’s research workduring the study period.• Applicants for PhD programs should be willing to undertake their fulltime research in Ethiopia A personal statement/motivation letter describing the candidate’s interest tojoin the program not exceeding 500 words,• Applicants sponsored by their institutions are required to submit a sponsorship letter from their institution. (The form can be downloaded from www.aau.edu.et/?wpdmact=process&did=MTUuaG90bGluaw)• Employed applicants must provide a letter of full commitment from their employers that they will be granted study leave.• Three letters of recommendation from instructors/supervisors from previous educational institution, organizations,• Certificate of professional experience if there is any,For more information and how to apply please visit the official link. Call for Application for Admission to MSc and PhD Programs at ACEWM Tweet +1 Redditcenter_img ← Eco-Solidarity – ESC Volunteering Project in Krakow, Poland Share 0 Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 Media and Journalism Days, Special Climate Change in Geneva →last_img read more

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Assistant Professor

first_imgThe Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery atthe University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting for aboard certified or board eligible, full-time, fellowship trainedFacial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon at theassistant/associate/professor level. Academic rank is commensuratewith experience.The ideal candidate will be comfortable in providing full-spectrumENT services. Specific Interest in facial plastic reconstructivesurgery, microvascular free-tissue reconstruction and facial traumaare desired. The candidate will provide care at our downtowncampuses and will also be an important part of our clinicalexpansion beyond our downtown site. The candidate will have anappointment at the University of Maryland School of Medicine andprivileges at the University of Maryland Medical Center.Responsibilities include teaching of residents and medicalstudents, patient care and research.For additional questions after application, please email Dr. RodneyTaylor, Chair, at: [email protected] is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy.Qualifications :MDlast_img read more

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YouTube Roundup

first_imgShare This!Did you know that TouringPlans has an incredibly popular YouTube page? Okay, a YouTube page anyway. Well we do, and I am here to give you a few examples of videos that you can find. They’re like Epcot: entertaining, educational, and a little old and run down…wait, that last one’s just me.This week we’ll take a look at some recent videos and one very fun older one.First up is Angela Dahlgren watching people make delicious treats. Don’t watch this one if you’re hungry:Next is me doing one of my favorite Harry Potter-nerd things…riding the Hogwarts Express.And lastly it was one of my favorite videos to shoot because a) it includes several members of the TouringPlans team and b) we get to try a bunch of snacks.Check back next week for more and make sure you subscribe to our page at https://www.youtube.com/TouringPlanslast_img read more

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Mozambique leads in marine conservation

first_imgThe green sea turtle will find a haven in the Primeiras and Segundas marine protected area.(Image: Wikimedia Commons) The location of Primeiras and Segundas on Mozambique’s northern coast.Image: Protected Planet) Local fishermen in Primeiras and Segundas.(Image: World Wildlife Fund) MEDIA CONTACTS • Lécio Munguambe  Communications officer, WWF Mozambique  +258 21 48 31 21 RELATED ARTICLES • Mozambique gets new reserve • Furry heroes to sniff out TB in Moz • Sea life explained for young explorers • Make a pledge to save our seas • Protecting SA’s coastline pays offJanine ErasmusMozambique’s pristine Primeiras and Segundas coastal belt is now formally under conservation, thanks to the recent proclamation of Africa’s biggest marine protected area (MPA).Known as the Primeiras and Segundas archipelagos, the MPA covers almost 10 500 square kilometres – about one and a half million hectares. It’s the second major conservation area in the country to be declared within the last two years, after the creation of the Lake Niassa reserve in mid-2011.The proclamation came as a result of eight years’ work by the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Mozambique chapter together with humanitarian agency Co-operative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (Care), academia and the country’s government.This vast area, located in the north of the country between the Nampula and Zambézia provinces, encompasses ten islands – five for Primeiras and five for Segundas – as well as mangrove forests that contain eight species, vibrant coral reefs, shrimp, fish and seabird breeding sites and seagrass ecosystems.It’s a nesting ground for sooty terns and the vulnerable dugong, and is home to five of the world’s seven marine turtle species, as well as the mysterious coelacanth. This makes it ecologically sensitive and significant.But in recent years fish stocks have dropped because of exploitation by local communities as well as commercial ventures, and unauthorised tourism was also taking its toll. Time was running out for Primeiras and Segundas, until conservation authorities stepped in to educate the community about protecting this precious natural resource.Sustainable fishing introducedThanks to fishing associations formed within communities and driven by WWF and Care, locals now understand the importance of securing their food supply and income, as well as those of generations to come.The formation of associations has also, in some cases, facilitated access to finance, which in turn has helped to start up small enterprises such as a ferry between the islands and the nearby coastal city of Angoche. One fishing association is helping its women to become more literate so that they can play a bigger role in the new set-up.Through education, by creating no-fish zones, by facilitating greater access to markets for fishing associations, and by introducing sustainable agriculture and mariculture techniques, the Primeiras and Segundas Sustainable Livelihood project has brought this natural trove back from the brink. For instance, communities have been encouraged to return accidentally captured adult turtles to the sea and to stop eating turtle eggs and meat.“We won a victory today with the declaration of Primeiras and Segundas,” said Caroline Simmonds of the WWF-US’s Coastal East Africa programme, in a statement. “The declaration is an incredible achievement for both marine conservation and the people who depend on these resources. Mozambique’s coast feeds hundreds of thousands of people.”Florêncio Marerua, country director of WWF Mozambique, added: “This is a very important step in our effort to achieve the conservation and sustainable management of Mozambique’s marine and coastal resources, as this adds a globally significant area to the network of marine protected areas along the country’s coast.”He said that the organisation was excited about the fact that the area was saved because of collaboration between citizens, NGOs, academia and government, which is reportedly still drafting management plan for the new MPA.Helping to protect the world’s oceansAccording to WWF, Primeiras and Segundas contains the most abundant, diverse and robust hard and soft coral community in the country. Other marine treasures include its underwater caverns, colourful marine life, and mangrove and seagrass plant life.Coral reefs around the world – including Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef – have come under threat from bleaching, a phenomenon that occurs when coral expel the symbiotic unicellular algae, known as zooxanthellae, that live in their tissues. This turns the coral white. It’s caused by a number of factors that include changes in salinity, bacterial infections or exposure to air, but most commonly because of changes in water temperature.However, apart from an incident in 2009, the coral in Primeiras and Segundas have escaped this threat because of cold water that wells up from the sea floor.“The proclamation is a significant contribution by Mozambique to safeguarding the future of the world’s marine environment more generally,” said John Tanzer, director of WWF’s Global Marine programme.last_img read more

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Thibaut Courtois backs under-fire Antonio Conte after Watford defeat

first_imgChelsea lost to Watford 1-4 on Tuesday and it’s believed that their manager Antonio Conte is on the brink of the sack. But the London club players remain supportive of manager despite suffering a second successive three-goal defeat in the Premier League, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has said.Five days earlier the English club lost 3-0 at home to Bournemouth.The result left them fourth in the table, 19 points adrift of leaders Manchester City, and increased the pressure already mounting on their Italian manager.”We believe in him and we believe in our team. We have two bad results and we just try to get back, regroup and just continue,” Courtois told club’s website.”Obviously we are disappointed with the two results we have had in the last week, obviously it is not good, but we have to regroup in training, have heads high and continue the hard work and just continue what we were doing.Full-time: Watford 4-1 Chelsea. href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/WATCHEsrc=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#WATCHE pic.twitter.com/lmwNoWb8cLChelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 5, 2018″We have now two bad losses but we are a team with the manager, and everyone is positive about that, and we will try to do our best to win next week.”Chelsea were reduced to 10 men against Watford when Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off after half an hour and they fell behind to Troy Deeney’s penalty 12 minutes later.Eden Hazard equalised eight minutes from time, but late goals from Daryl Janmaat, Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra condemned Chelsea to back-to-back three-goal defeats for the first time since 1995.advertisement”We showed that we wanted to fight, even with 10 men, and that shows we have character, but when you lose twice like that, it is not good and there are questions raised, but we go back to training with the manager, and training well and turn this situation around,” Courtois added.Chelsea started 2018 second in the table and in the semi-finals of the League Cup, but they were beaten over two legs by Arsenal and have drawn two and lost two of their five Premier League matches so far this year.Conte’s side are now just one point ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur and face a fight for Champions League qualification.They remain in this season’s competition but face runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona in the last-16, with the first leg at home on Feb. 20.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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RCMP dogs get trained in central Alberta to detect human remains

first_imgINNISFAIL, Alta. – The first two RCMP canine teams to be taught to sniff out human remains have graduated from the force’s police dog training centre in central Alberta.What makes their training even more unusual is that real human remains were used.Mounties say they are the only Canadian police agency to do so.Typically, animal remains or medical waste are used.The human remains used for training at Innisfail, Alta., are provided by donors and their families through the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service.The force says the dogs’ added skill set will help collect evidence, make progress in historical investigations and provide closure to grieving families.“Using real human remains enables us to teach the dogs the exact odour they will be looking for. This way, they can rapidly differentiate between animal and human remains and locate human remains more effectively,” trainer Sgt. Robert Heppell said in a release Monday.The four dog teams participating in the initial training round were from British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Nova Scotia.The dogs from B.C. and Nova Scotia have completed their training, while the others from Alberta and Manitoba are expected to finish by the end of this week.There are 166 RCMP dog teams across Canada.last_img read more

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The example Neymar needs to follow from Ronaldo Nazario

first_imgIt’s time to talk about the example that Neymar urgently needs to follow from Ronaldo Nazario if he wants to keep playing football at the highest level.Now that a few days have passed with Neymar’s new right ankle injury, a new pattern has emerged that brings up several similarities with Ronaldo Nazario’s career and the comparisons now have become inevitable.Let us illustrate you in a little bit of football history. When Ronaldo Nazario was starting his career as one of the most impressive strikers anyone had ever seen, he was coming out as the ideal Romario replacement at FC Barcelona and that first season with the Catalan club was one of the most impressive anybody ever witnessed in modern football.We are obviously talking about the pre-Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo era, the Brazilian Ronaldo was the very first example of what a modern striker could become in today’s football.But not everything was bound to be perfect for the player, he had a curse that eventually caught up to him and even ended his career in the blink of an eye.Just like Neymar did recently, Ronaldo left Barcelona after a strong disagreement with the board of directors and decided to hear the offer from the highest bidder.Internazionale Milano made the transfer of the century back then, they got the best player in the world and everything seemed okay at that moment.Before his career-threatening knee injuries, Ronaldo scored 130 goals in 155 league games all against the ilkes of Maldini, Nesta, Costacurta, Thuram, Roberto Carlos, Hierro, Cafu, Aldair, Blind, De Boer & Mihajlovic. pic.twitter.com/Qfm6DhQEYu— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) January 16, 2019Between 1994 and 1999, Ronaldo scored 115 goals in 134 games before his first knee injury. The greatest. pic.twitter.com/BkA30YeBjw— 90s Football (@90sfootball) August 14, 2017But Ronaldo was coming from a large period of playing a style of football that was very risky for his knees, something terrible was bound to happen due to this dribbling style that can only support players who are lightweight and drastic turns are not as bad on the joints.But Ronaldo was gaining more pounds as time went by, he was still the most impressive footballer anyone had ever seen during his first couple of years at Inter and he even delivered unforgettable performance such as the UEFA Cup final against Lazio.The trick for Ronaldo was in the way he changed direction and his pacing, something that eventually brought him a career-ending knee ligament injury that kept him out of the game for a little over two years.The recovery process was incredibly painful for Ronaldo, but he was determined to return to the very top of world football. During this time of gruesome recovery and reflecting, the Brazilian striker realized that in order to keep scoring many goals he needed to change his playing style and become more practical with his finishing skills.We weren’t going to see the same spectacular Ronaldo anymore, but we still got that same natural born predator by the time the 2002 World Cup came.On this day in 1999, Ronaldo suffered a knee injury that would keep him out for three years… 🚑He returned for the 2002 World Cup – top-scoring with eight goals as Brazil won the competition! 🏆David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.O Fenômeno. 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/X8KZAH1Lxt— Goal (@goal) November 21, 2018Sigue con tu MAGIA Neymar. No cambies nunca. Te amo. Volverás mas fuerte. pic.twitter.com/piFFgelibu— Andreina Dessiree (@AndreinaRoldan) January 29, 2019Neymar has a very similar decision to make but he still hasn’t realized it, the PSG star needs to understand that he can’t keep playing that dangerous ‘Ginga’ style of football because the rivals will always come to get him.Just as Ronaldo had those dreaded knees, Neymar now has that cursed right ankle which he has already injured three times throughout his career.The first time was when he played for Barcelona and he recovered in time for the 2014 Champions League’s Round of 16, the second time was the already familiar injury from last year that almost kept him from playing the FIFA World Cup in Russia.And finally, Neymar suffered a blow in the same area of the previous injury that may keep him from playing against Manchester United in February and it may even keep him from playing the Copa America in Brazil.Neymar needs to stop listening to people like his father and make a mature decision to stop risking himself that much during a game, he is way too talented to throw his career down the drain like that just because of pride or keeping a style.Neymar needs to follow Ronaldo Nazario’s example, but time could run out for him if he doesn’t realize it soon enough.La maldición del tobillo derecho de 🇧🇷Neymar 🚑😳📆 Enero 2014. Logró recuperarse para los Octavos de Final de Champions ✔📆 Febrero 2018. Se perdió la vuelta de los Octavos de Champions ❌📆 Enero 2019. Se perderá los Octavos de Final frente al Manchester United ❌ pic.twitter.com/qtqmeEz8Pk— MedioTiempo (@mediotiempo) January 28, 2019Why do you think Neymar is so determined to keep risking himself by playing like that against rivals? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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YMCA Camp Glucose to help kids with diabetes

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO ( KUSI ) – The Mottino family YMCA in Oceanside is helping children with diabetes have some fun this summer.Camp Glucose allows kids with diabetes to experience all the fun of a traditional summer camp setting, with extra emphasis on healthy decisions. Updated: 9:57 PM YMCA Camp Glucose to help kids with diabetes Posted: June 18, 2019 June 18, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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