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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 259

Posts Tagged ‘speakers’

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – West Africa

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 8 marzo 2019

The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2019 Mobile 360 Series – West Africa conference, which will take place 16-17 April at the Radisson Blu Abidjan Airport Hotel in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The event sponsors include Mastercard (Headline Sponsor), Visa (Industry Sponsor) and Intelsat (Supporting Sponsor).“The mobile industry is playing a major role in leading digital, financial and social inclusion in many African countries by providing access to essential information and services,” said, John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “We are excited to be returning to West Africa for a third time to continue examining what is needed to overcome critical roadblocks in technology, governance, business models and investment. The event will provide an invaluable opportunity for attendees to share their experiences and expand the positive impact of mobile throughout this vibrant region.”
Mobile 360 – West Africa will take a look at the role of the Digital Citizen – questioning what citizens of the future want as the number of active users and investment continues to grow. The 2018 event focused on who is leading the digital revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, GSMA builds on this and looks at who benefits from the digital revolution. What impact will digital have on the job market, content creation, commercial trends and what are the key stepping-stones for creating a digital society that is inclusive and secure for the future?

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G7 Speakers: Greater parliamentary scrutiny over intelligence services is needed

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 11 settembre 2018

EP Vice-President Pavel Telička is due to address the G7 Speakers’ Conference in Canada tomorrow on parliamentary oversight of intelligence activities.The Conference, gathering speakers from G7 countries’ parliaments and the European Parliament, is taking place in Halifax, Canada from 6 to 8 September and focussing on “Parliamentary Oversight and National Security”.Vice President Pavel Telička, due to address the Conference tomorrow morning on behalf of EP President Antonio Tajani, will stress the need to extend parliamentary oversight of operations by intelligence services at EU level, following increased cooperation among Member States.He will say:
“Operations of intelligence authorities fall within the competence of Member States”, but “recent events have pointed to the need to increase cooperation between national intelligence services and their supervisory bodies across the Union.” “In the European Parliament’s opinion, national parliaments should ensure meaningful oversight of intelligence activities. This implies that the committees and bodies in charge of such an oversight should have sufficient resources, technical expertise and legal means, as well as access to all relevant documents. At the same time, the European Parliament has consistently insisted, in various resolutions, on the need to strike the right balance between enhancing security, and ensuring democratic oversight.”
“It is our view that proper scrutiny should also be exerted at the EU level. In general, the European Parliament has a range of supervisory and control powers over security institutions such as Europol, Eurojust or the European Union’s Situation Centre (Sitcen). Nevertheless, we could do even more to improve democratic oversight on the European level, including developing rules for the European Parliament to have access to classified information.”

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WJC President Commends 100 US Universities for Rejecting Israel Boycott

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 gennaio 2014

NEW YORK – World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder today commended the 100 US universities that have publicly denounced the American Studies Association (ASA) boycott of Israel.“It is heartening that the leaders of so many great American universities have stepped forward to condemn the ASA’s discriminatory and pernicious assault on Israel and academic freedom,” Lauder said. “This resounding response shows that American society is united in rejecting the Orwellian anti-Semitism that underlies such unfair efforts to single out the Jewish state for opprobrium.”Lauder also thanked the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations for its recent letter urging the university presidents to disassociate their schools from the ASA and to remove any funding designated for the association. Lauder is a former chairman of the Presidents Conference.Under Lauder’s leadership, the WJC last summer launched its Global Campus Initiative (GCI) in order to counter Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) campaigns and other attempts to delegitmize Israel in university environments around the world. The GCI, a joint project with the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) and the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS), held sessions in Jerusalem on December 30, at which 100 student activists heard speakers and shared knowledge about the best ways to counteract the campus campaigns to vilify the Jewish state.As of January 1, the presidents or chancellors of 100 American universities and colleges, including such prestigious campuses as Harvard, Columbia, Brown, MIT, University of Michigan, and Georgetown, have rejected the ASA boycott. Also opposing the boycott are the Association of American Universities, which represents 62 institutions in America and Canada, and the 48,000 member American Association of University Professors. The ASA, a 5,000-member association of academics who teach American studies, announced the passage of its anti-Israel boycott resolution on December 16.

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Presidio “speakers’ corner”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 20 novembre 2010

Torino 20 novembre 2010  – Ore 15.00 Via Garibaldi/Piazza Castello Presidio “speakers’ corner”  con i lavoratori delle aziende in crisi  In occasione della campagna di mobilitazione nazionale (“La pazienza è finita. Per giorni migliori. Rimbocchiamoci le maniche”) indetta dal Partito Democratico per i due week end del 20/21 novembre e del 27/28 novembre, il Partito Democratico del Piemonte ha organizzato per sabato 20 novembre 2010, dalle ore 15.00, in via Garibaldi angolo Piazza Castello, a Torino, un presidio “SPEAKERS’ CORNER” con i lavoratori delle numerose aziende in crisi del nostro territorio.  Saranno presenti Gianfranco MORGANDO (Segretario regionale PD Piemonte), Paola BRAGANTINI (Segretario provinciale PD Torino), i Parlamentari e i dirigenti locali del PD.
Il 20 e 21 novembre i militanti e i dirigenti del PD saranno nelle piazze e nei mercati di tutto il Piemonte con gazebo e volantinaggi mentre il 27 e il 28 novembre è in programma un PORTA A PORTA per illustrare ai cittadini la visione del PD punto per punto.

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Report on Housing Conditions of Roma

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 ottobre 2009

Brussels  20 October 2009 at 11 am Hotel Metropole, 31 Place de Brouckère, 1000 press conference Speakers: Morten Kjaerum, Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of the FRA Management Board Tara Bedard, Programmes Director, European Roma Rights Centre. Roma continue to experience serious discrimination in access to private and social housing throughout the EU. Although discrimination on grounds of race and ethnic origin in access to housing is legally forbidden, up to 34% of Roma (depending on the Member State) indicate that they have been discriminated against in housing issues, ranging from poor housing conditions and segregation to forced evictions. The FRA report highlights good practices as well as shortcomings across the EU.

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