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A symposium to kick off the Craig Newmark Centers at Columbia Journalism School and the Poynter Institute

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 16 aprile 2019

by Kyle Pope, CJR Editor. Broadway Thursday, May 910:00am–4:00pm Columbia School of Journalism. Good journalism is no longer sufficient to combat the assault on truth and democracy. Media companies are striving to counter the threat of information warfare by working in new and different ways, and to respond to the ethics challenges posed by this struggle.At this exclusive event, you’ll hear from journalists—including Daily Beast Editor Noah Schactman, NPR Media Reporter David Folkenflik and Rappler co-founder Maria Ressa—about building credibility in the era of liars and leaks. You’ll dissect case studies with standards editors including The New York Times’ Phil Corbett and CNN’s Stephen Holmes. And you’ll better prepare for the future with insights from researchers, security experts, and big tech companies.Join the Columbia Journalism Review, the Poynter Institute, and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism as we define the extent of this new information war and identify new best practices for media organizations. The event marks the formal launch of Columbia’s Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security and Poynter’s Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership.

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Reprisk Data Used for Technology on Trial Report by the Chartered Quality Institute

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 9 settembre 2018

RepRisk, a leading research and business intelligence provider, specializing in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and business conduct risks, and the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), a global professional body advancing the practice of quality management, are delighted to announce the release of the first CQI Insight Report Technology on Trial, focusing on the world’s largest 14 tech companies and their corporate governance performance.Estelle Clark, Director of Policy at the CQI, comments: “For the first time, the failings of the tech sector is laid bare. We have found a sector mired in governance violations, more akin to the first industrial revolution, than companies at the vanguard of technological advancement in the 21st century.”The report covers the last eighteen months and was compiled by CQI using RepRisk’s data that analyzes sources worldwide and in 20 languages ranging from media, stakeholders, and other public sources external to a company. RepRisk is specialized in systematically identifying, analyzing and quantifying business conduct risks such as human rights violations, breaches of labor standards, environmental damage, corruption, and violations of international standards.

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The Prestigious McCarthy Institute Moves to Golden Gate University

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 27 agosto 2018

Starting in August 2018, the McCarthy Institute, the world’s preeminent trademark, consumer behavior, and branding institute, will be located jointly in the law and business schools at Golden Gate University in downtown San Francisco.The McCarthy Institute – named after the world-renowned J. Thomas McCarthy, author of McCarthy on Trademarks – sits at the nexus of Intellectual Property law, technology, and business innovation. Over the past decade, it has strived to develop a better understanding of the way that culturally transformative business trends shape law and vice-versa. This unique work aligns perfectly with Golden Gate University’s mission of preparing students for today’s merging worlds of business, technology, and law with both innovative education and practical training. The McCarthy Institute publishes scholarship, coordinates workshops, introduces law students with IP leaders, and hosts conferences that focus on the unique legal issues endemic in modern digital marketing and brand protection.
Previously located at the University of San Francisco, the McCarthy Institute produces cutting-edge scholarship defining the boundaries of trademarks in a connected world along with empirical research around consumer perceptions and behaviors. In addition, the McCarthy Institute offers unique opportunities for mentorship and empowers students to contribute and network with IP leaders in the Silicon Valley and around the world.Situated in the heart of the technology capital of the world, the McCarthy Institute is at the forefront of innovation and fosters collaborative relationships between students, IP counsel, inside counsel, researchers, and technologists. Reflecting this dynamic mission, GGU has made the institute an interdisciplinary program of business and law, which is part of the school’s innovative vision of the evolving nature of the business and legal professions in the surrounding communities of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.
The McCarthy Institute sponsors student fellows from both the business and law school, who assist with research projects and conference organization. Students that contribute to published research and panel presentations are publicly recognized as co-authors and contributors, earning distinct experience and networking opportunities that put them ahead of their competition. McCarthy Research Fellows enjoy unique internship and employment opportunities in law firms, corporate legal departments, and marketing divisions in AmLaw firms and Fortune 1000 enterprises.

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Harry McKellop, Ph.D., Named 2018 Recipient of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 30 maggio 2018

Harry McKellop, Ph.D., one of the most prolific researchers in the field of orthopaedic surgery, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented at OIC’s annual Stand for Kids Gala June 2 in Santa Monica.
Dr. McKellop currently serves as professor emeritus at the UCLA-Orthopaedic Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and is the former director of the J. Vernon Luck, Sr., (JVL) Orthopaedic Research Center at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) in downtown Los Angeles. His research through the years has covered many aspects of orthopaedic implants for joint replacement and fracture stabilization, including the development and testing of new materials, implant designs, surgical instrumentation and techniques and the evaluation of their clinical performance. In addition to numerous publications and multiple prestigious awards, his prolific work has resulted in 12 patents on novel methods to reduce polyethylene wear in orthopaedic implants.“As a teacher and mentor, Dr. McKellop has touched the lives of countless orthopaedic fellows, residents and volunteer student workers who spent time in his labs over the past three decades,” said Edward Ebramzadeh, Ph.D., the current director of JVL Orthopaedic Research Center. “Many of these pupils have gone on to become noteworthy clinicians and bioengineers in their own right, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor him at our gala for the many contributions he has made to the field and to his profession.” For more than 30 years, the JVL Orthopaedic Research Center has advanced the understanding of joint arthroplasty implant biomechanics, clinical performance, fixation, implant retrieval analysis and tribology. During the past three decades, the center’s faculty has published an extensive number of manuscripts in leading orthopaedic journals; and their research has been recognized with many of the industry’s most prestigious awards. Funding for the center is provided by granting agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health; from private foundations, including the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation; and through contracts and research grants sponsored by the orthopaedic industry.
The annual Stand for Kids Gala is the organization’s signature event of the year and celebrates OIC’s international impact in the field of orthopaedic medicine. Held this year at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, the gala will be hosted by actress Debby Ryan with Tony-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated performer Matthew Morrison as the headline entertainer. In addition to honoring the achievements of Dr. McKellop, the gala will also honor the Automobile Club of Southern California and UCLA Health. Proceeds from the event will help ensure that children with orthopaedic conditions have a future where they can grow well and play well. Further information and tickets may be obtained at

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Change at the helm of the Mercator Institute for China Studies

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 27 maggio 2018

Essen. From this summer, the successful work of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) will continue under joint leadership. Research Director and CEO Frank Pieke and Deputy Director Mikko Huotari will take over together with the Chief Financial Officer Bettina Bubnys at the helm of the think tank from 1 August, as announced by Stiftung Mercator and MERICS today. The leadership duo will aim to reinforce the institute’s international reputation over the next few years, expand the network of partner organizations and embark on new cooperative ventures. Following an intensive selection and consultation process, a selection committee headed by Caio Koch-Weser recommended leadership candidates to Stiftung Mercator. “With Frank Pieke and Mikko Huotari, we picked two directors who will enable both advancement and continuity. Frank Pieke is an internationally renowned academic who combines expertise with international experience. In appointing Mikko Huotari as deputy director, we are opting for invaluable experience and continuity, as he has so far done some outstanding work at MERICS”, says Stiftung Mercator Executive Director Michael Schwarz. ”Under the new leadership, MERICS shall continue its outstanding and independent academic research and build upon its position as one of the world’s most renowned think tanks in the field of research on today’s China”, adds Schwarz.
Frank Pieke is currently professor of contemporary Chinese studies at Leiden University and executive director of the Leiden Asia Centre. Trained at the University of Amsterdam, Beijing University and the University of California Berkeley, Pieke taught for many years first at Leiden University and subsequently at the University of Oxford. He returned to Leiden in 2010. His fields of research include cultural anthropology, the role of the Communist Party in the rapid rise of China, and migration and cultural diversity in China. As research director at MERICS, he is keen to raise the institute’s European profile.Mikko Huotari runs the Foreign Relations programme at MERICS. His research focuses on Chinese foreign policy, Chinese-European relations and the regional order in Asia. He has published extensively on China’s global investment strategy and economic relations with Europe. Before joining MERICS, Huotari taught at the Department of International Politics at the University of Freiburg. The current President of MERICS, Professor Sebastian Heilmann, will be stepping down for personal reasons with effect from 1 September 2018 and returning to his chair at Trier University, though he will also maintain close ties with MERICS. “Within just a few years, Professor Heilmann turned MERICS into one of the world’s leading think tanks on contemporary China. Stiftung Mercator is extremely grateful and obliged to him for his outstanding achievements as the founding director of MERICS”, says Michael Schwarz.

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Orthopaedic Institute for Children to Host Sports Medicine Conference April 14

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 marzo 2018

The conference will be held April 14 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at UCLA Medical Center at 1250 – 16th Street in Santa Monica. With an increased number of children participating in sporting activities year-round, awareness of how to prevent and care for injuries in young athletes is more important than ever. With that in mind the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) will host a special Sports Medicine Conference at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica on Saturday, April 14.
“Young athletes present unique challenges to athletic trainers due to the repetitive and high strain they put on their bodies during what is often a year-round schedule of sporting activities,” said Richard Bowen, M.D., director of the Center for Sports Medicine at OIC. “This conference has been specially designed to provide certified athletic trainers with the knowledge needed to properly identify unique pathologies in youth athletes. By the end of the day, participants will have an increased understanding of the various treatment methods for pediatric sports injuries.”Conducted by a faculty comprised of physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to sports injuries, topics to be covered at the conference include updated treatment techniques for concussions, hip pathologies, ACL grafts, training-related injuries, back pain in athletes, sports nutrition and injury recovery. Breakout session labs will include those focused on shoulder dysfunction, kinesiology taping and core strengthening beyond sit-ups and planks.
OIC’s Center for Sports Medicine is a state-of-the-art facility staffed by a multidisciplinary team, including sports medicine physicians, pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, athletic trainers and physical therapists, all focused on helping young athletes return to their sports activities as quickly and safely as possible. The center currently treats nearly 300 children each month – an 18 percent increase in cases over the prior year.“Our team specializes in treating a broad range of today’s athletic injuries before they damage tomorrow’s opportunities,” said Dr. Bowen. “Keeping young athletes in the game is our top priority. The goal of this important one-day seminar is to have as many of the city’s athletic trainers as possible attend.”

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Students with Visual Disabilities Learn to Code At TechLaunch at Florida Vocational Institute

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 gennaio 2018

Miami-skyline-for-wikipediaMiami. TechLaunch at Florida Vocational Institute is providing a free coding class to members of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind on Saturday, January 27th, 2018. The goal is to show these students that coding is fun and anyone who can use a computer can code. The visually impaired students are going to learn basic JavaScript and other key concepts and tools.Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is a foundation dedicated to helping people with visual disabilities achieve success in their lives. With the use of their positive motto, “It is possible to see without sight” the foundation seeks to provide the upmost care to all their students in assisting them in their future endeavors.“TechLaunch at FVI is committed to Web Development education, and we believe that coding is the future and everyone should learn the language of code,” said Denyse Antunes, the college’s President. “It’s important to remember that education goals for students with visual impairments are essentially the same as those for all students. TechLaunch is committed to closing the gap for access to coding bootcamps for minorities, economically disadvantaged students and anyone that wants to learn to code.”Miami Lighthouse for the Blind ranked among the top non-profits in the nation, and their mission statement is “To provide vision rehabilitation and eye health services that promote independence, to collaborate with and educate professionals, and to conduct research in related fields.” According to Reinaldo Sanchez, the Education Services Coordinator at Miami Lighthouse, “this partnership with TechLaunch at FVI will expose even more opportunity to the people we serve in an area that is tied to the future of business and technology.”The session will be held on Jan 27th at 10am at FVI’s West Miami location.

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Support the Jacques Delors Institute!

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 novembre 2015

jaques delorsThe Jacques Delors Institute needs the support of all those who wish to defend the founding principles of the EU, act for more democratic debate and push for greater European integration. This support is more important to us than ever at a time when the European Union is developing in a particularly difficult context (the Eurozone crisis, the calling into question of the Schengen zone, wars on our doorstep, the possibility of a Brexit, etc.). (photo: delors)

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Dolphin-Safe Monitoring Program’s Annual Report highlights achievements and successful partnership with Friend of the Sea

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 21 aprile 2014

earth instituteEarth Island Institute’s International Monitoring Program has released its 2013 Annual Report of the Dolphin Safe Monitoring Program. The program which started in the early 90s, encompasses now more than 508 tuna companies, brokers, fishermen, and retail outlets in 70 countries. All Dolphin-Safe companies commit to tuna fishing practices which to not encircle dolphins and reduce bycatch of turtles, albatross and sharks. Dolphins mortality in the Eastern Tropical Pacific has consequently decreased by 98% since the launching of the program.Tuna companies have to be Dolphin-Safe approved by the EII in order to apply for Friend of the Sea certification. 20 tuna fisheries and fleets have been approved Friend of the Sea and over 60 companies have products certified. 375 tuna vessels have been approved friend of the Sea worldwide.For decades, the EII and Friend of the Sea have made companies aware of the issues related to unsustainable fishing practices and they have lead producers to reduce their environmental impact on marine mammals and the marine ecosystem in general.“The Earth Island Institute’s Dolphin-Safe project” explains Paolo Bray (Director of Friend of the Sea and European Coordinator of Dolphin-Safe program), “has been the precursor project of the sustainable seafood movement. When the EII started the Monitoring Program, 30 years ago, ‘sustainability’ was an almost unknown word in the industry.”“Verifying the dolphin-safe operations of tuna companies around the world” comments David C. Phillips, Executive Director of Earth Island Institute, “ has been instrumental for the protection of dolphins and other marine lives as well as providing consumers’ confidence in tuna products. The Earth Island Institute fully supports Friend of the Sea and invites Dolphin-Safe companies to join the program.”

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Sito internet su Carl TH. Dreyer

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 giugno 2010

Copenhagen, Il regista danese Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889-1968) è il creatore di “La passione di Giovanna d’Arco”, “Ordet – La parola”, “Gertrud” e altri classici immortali. Grande è stata la sua influenza su Lars von Trier, e i suoi film sono continuamente richiesti in tutto il mondo. Nel mese di maggio, l’Istituto Danese per la Cinematografia ha lanciato un nuovo sito Internet dedicato al regista danese. Lo scopo è avvicinare il grande pubblico all’arte ingegnosa di Dreyer, con una ricca collezione di materiali originali e nuove prospettive proposte da chi, in Danimarca e nel mondo, desidera trasmettere l’eredità di questo grande cineasta.
Carl Theodor Dreyer è il più grande e celebre regista danese ed è ancora oggi fonte di ispirazione per artisti e registi e per il pubblico.  Dreyer diresse 14 lungometraggi e 8 cortometraggi. Il debutto avvenne nel 1918 alla Nordisk Film con “Praesidenten” e fu in Francia che, nel 1928, diresse il suo capolavoro, “La passione di Giovanna d’Arco”. Tra gli altri film, “Vampyr – Il vampiro” (1932), “Dies Irae” (1943), “Ordet – La parola” (1955) e “Gertrud” (1964).  Il sito offre una panoramica unica sulla vita e sull’opera di Dreyer. La collezione, vasta e unica, comprende spezzoni di film, foto, copioni originali, materiali di ricerca per molti dei progetti cinematografici mai realizzati, lettere personali, poster e molte informazioni sul contesto in cui operò Source: Danish Film Institute

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The creation of a University Hospital Institute

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 maggio 2010

Nantes. With support from Nantes Métropole urban council and the Pays de la Loire Regional Council, Nantes University Hospital and the University of Nantes have joined forces to push for the creation of a University Hospital Institute (Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire, IHU) provisionally entitled the “European Centre for Transplantation Sciences and Immunotherapy”. The French government is to set up a total of 5 IHUs, following a rigorous tendering process. The institutes will be funded from the proceeds of the country’s National Bond Scheme. Over the last 10 years, the city of Nantes’ healthcare cluster has forged a reputation as one of the best in France. It is gaining an international reputation in many fields (including immunology, transplantation, oncology, cardiology, gastroenterology, human nutrition, cell & gene therapy and biomaterials). The cluster constitutes a key element in the Pays de la Loire region’s economic attractiveness and is a driving force for regional research efforts. Its success is based on close collaboration between Nantes University Hospital, the INSERM national medical research institute, the University of Nantes, other research providers and biotech companies, with the support of the local authorities and the French State. The Nantes-based IHU project focuses on the role of patient-centred translational research and medical care in understanding and curing disease. The IHU project is being led by Professor Jean-Paul Soulillou (one of the field’s leading physicians and researchers) and currently involves over 1100 staff (including almost 200 researchers- one of the French government’s criteria for the future IHUs). It is set to be Europe’s leading programme in the high-priority field of transplantation science.

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European rail policy

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 8 aprile 2010

Brussels international conference on 22 June entitled Effectiveness of EU Rail Policy. It is going to be a top meeting place for representatives of the European Commission, European governments, railway infrastructure managers, rail freight operators as well as passenger operators and the industry. The conference will pose and answer questions such as: How effective has European rail policy been so far? Has it been fairly implemented in the EU Member States? Has it effectively guaranteed fair competition? The conference will also address issues such as the rail policy making process itself and European regulation. Other themes will be competition in the passenger and in the freight markets. The organisers are the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds in the UK and Europoint Rail Technology Conferences & Exhibitions in the Netherlands. The conference programme will start with an overview of the effectiveness of EU rail policy. This summary is given by Chris Nash, professor at the aforementioned Institute for Transport Studies (ITS). Over the past few years, this institute has undertaken a number of research projects. These have contributed to the identification of best practices in the implementation of EU rail policy and to consider how effective this policy has been. The results from this and other research will set the tone of the conference. His introductory speech is followed by other top speakers, such as Maurizio Castelleti, Head of Rail Transport and Interoperability Unit of DG MOVE. Johannes Ludewig, executive director of CER will subsequently speak on EU Rail Policy – more than legislation? The function of the EU Railway Agency in the implementation process of EU rail policy will be addressed by Marcel Verslype, executive director of ERA. This session will close off with a forum discussion. It will be interesting to hear the viewpoints in the discussion of for instance two national competitors. These are the Italian national public railway operator, FS (Ferrovie dello Stato), and the relatively newcomer to the Italian passenger railway market, NTV (Nuovo Trasport Viaggiatori). NTV, high-speed railway operator, will start offering passenger services on high-speed lines as of next year.

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A talk by Mo Carlo Montanaro

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 28 settembre 2009

Toronto Thursday, October 1, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Istituto Italiano di Cultura 496 Huron Street,  The Institute is proud to host at its premises a talk by Italian conductor Carlo Montanaro, about his career and his interpretation of the extraordinary music by Puccini. On September 26, Maestro Montanaro makes his Canadian Opera Company debut with Madama Butterfly, the extremely popular opera that opens the Toronto operatic season.  Come and listen to his insight on Madama Butterfly’s music, that “of all of Puccini’s operas set in exotic locations sounds the most authentic.” Mo Carlo Montanaro began his musical career as a violinist with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 1991. He graduated from the Cherubini conservatory of Florence, Italy, and was then discovered by Zubin Mehta. He has performed under many esteemed conductors, including Muti, Giulini, Prêtre, Ozawa, and Maazel before turning to conducting himself.  Free Admission. The talk is in English

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