“European Instrument for Democracy & Human Rights Israel”

first_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Similar Stories 2021 DRAPER HILLS SUMMER FELLOWS PROGRAM Tweet Share 0 January 26, 2017 Published by sanja Open Call: The new Democratic Wo/Men of the Western Balkans Fire Safety Engineering Erasmus+ Scholarship → LinkedIn 0center_img Reddit +1 Pocket “European Instrument for Democracy & Human Rights Israel” Deadline: 17 March 2017Open to: legal persons, civil society organisations, including non-governmental non-profit organisations and independent political foundations, community based organisations, universities and private sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations, and networksGrant: between EUR 150,000 and EUR 300,000DescriptionThe European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a programme entitled “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Israel 2016-2017” in order to the promotion and protection of human rights in line with international and domestic standards and obligations and to the upholding of democratic principles.Objectives:Reinforcing respect and protection of fundamental freedoms;Advancing the rights of persons belonging to minorities and persons affected by discriminations within Israel;Reinforcing respect for international humanitarian law and human rights in the occupied Palestinian Territory.EligibilityLegal persons;Non-profit-making;Civil society organisations, including non-governmental non-profit organisations and independent political foundations, community based organisations, universities and private sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations, and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level;Public sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks at local, national, regional, and international level;Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary;No nationality restriction applies to applicants and, if any, to co-applicants and affiliated entities;Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations;The lead applicant must declare that the lead applicant himself, the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies) are not in any of these situations;The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s).GrantThe grant is between EUR 150,000 and EUR 300,000.How to apply?In order to apply please fill the application. Deadline for submitting the grant proposals is 17 March 2017.For more information visit the official page. ← [email protected] Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications for Commonwealth Youth to Lead on Human Rights and Democracylast_img read more

Creating Eco-consciousness about Natural Fabrics and Remodeled Garments amongst Youth

first_imgEco-consciousness is a concern in consumer buying behaviour especially with the fast fashion demands by the youth. Campaigns, on being sensitive and good to the environment and enhanced consumer wellbeing for a better tomorrow, are being undertaken by fashion-conscious personalities and organizations. A research study was conducted by Ms.Tejashree Gaikwad Ms. Sakina Shajapurwala under the guidance of Dr. Vishaka Karnad and Mrs. Vibhuti Khedekar from College of Home Science Nirmala Niketan Affiliated to the University of Mumbai. It was presented at the Avishkar Research Convention. The study involved hands-on research endeavour to create eco-consciousness amongst youth (Target group 18-22 years). It was specific to creating awareness about natural fabrics and remodelling garments and to bring such fresh fashion to the threshold. It is important to stabilize fast-moving fashion, to reduce wastage and dumping old garments and leveraging the use of natural fabrics that are bio-degradable along with being India’s strong indigenous reserve. Data was gathered with online survey and other means for enhancing eco-consciousness in the focus area were executed. Tools employed for creating eco-consciousness among youth specifically to using natural fabrics and remodelling of garments included press articles, videos, radio features, online presence on social media and conducting demo-workshops thereby activating eco-consciousness. Data analysis and findings shared emphasize the need for such initiatives for making the youth eco-conscious. The initiatives undertaken received appreciation and constructive respondent’s feedback leading to further recommendations for intensive research in this emergent area of Eco-consciousness.last_img read more

Massive opposition protests challenge Putin

first_img Also On POLITICO From the archive Alexei Navalny, Russian dissident in winter By Francesca Ebel US foreign office condemns Russian crackdown on protests By Rebecca Morin Anti-Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny, protesters detained at Moscow rally By Nicholas Vinocur “We want the downsides of the Kremlin not letting Navalny stand in the election to grow higher than the downsides of allowing him to run,” Leonid Volkov, his campaign manager, told POLITICO. “This will happen when everyone recognizes that keeping him off the ballot is a sign of weakness by Putin.”A video watched by millionsMore than 13 million people have so far watched an online video in which Navalny alleges that Medvedev funneled funds from charities and NGOs into mansions and luxury yachts. The Kremlin has refused to comment on the claims.This week, lawmakers from Russia’s Communist Party, the second largest party in parliament, asked for a parliamentary investigation into the allegations, in a move that raised eyebrows in Russia’s carefully-managed political system.While Putin’s popularity remains high, almost three years of economic decline have plunged millions into poverty and the Kremlin is sensitive to allegations of high-level corruption. As many as 41 percent of Russians are struggling to feed themselves, according to a recent poll from the Moscow Higher School of Economics.“Navalny is pressuring and will continue to pressure the Kremlin, but he is unpredictable and his participation in the election would make the campaign very difficult for Putin,” Gleb Pavlovsky, a former Kremlin advisor who is now critical of Putin, told POLITICO. “The Kremlin will want to keep him off the ballot.”This article was updated with new figures for the number of people arrested in Moscow. A bid from the oppositionNavalny’s presidential bid looked to have been derailed last month when he was convicted on fraud charges he said were revenge for his opposition to Putin and handed a five-year suspended sentence.Under Russian law, anyone under criminal conviction is barred from running for public office. Navalny, a liberal politician with a foot also in the nationalist camp, says the constitution stipulates that only people serving jail time are banned from standing in elections. In an audacious attempt to force himself onto the ballot, he has recently begun opening election campaign offices across Russia.“I represent the interests of millions of people who want to see real change in Russia,” he told hundreds of campaign volunteers in Tomsk, a university town in west Siberia, this month. “I demand my right to participate in this election.”Navalny and his supporters have faced mounting pressure as they take their message of dissent to Russia’s heartland: The opposition leader was twice assaulted by pro-Kremlin activists last week, while campaign volunteers have had their apartments and cars vandalized. In Barnaul, in south Siberia, Navalny was sprayed with a green dye, while in Volgograd, in Russia’s south, he was attacked by people who claimed to be Cossacks. He escaped uninjured.Despite the threats and intimidation, Navalny plans to open more than 80 campaign offices in the coming months. His campaign team says it has registered over 40,000 volunteers and raised 26 million rubles (€422,000) in public donations in just three months.While Putin’s popularity remains high, almost three years of economic decline have plunged millions into poverty. “In any normal European country, allegations that the prime minister was involved in large-scale corruption would result in an investigation,” said Pavel Troshin, a 20-year-old student, shortly before dozens of police officers in body armor began the first of several attempts to clear the square. “But in Russia, there is absolutely zero reaction from the authorities.”‘Russia without Putin’The size of the Moscow rally was hard to estimate but police, who traditionally significantly downplay attendance at opposition protests, said 7,000 people had turned out. The real figure may have been much higher. The protests were the first time that Russia’s National Guard, a new security force formed last year to quash mass dissent, was called into action. Protesters later marched toward Red Square, where they chanted “Russia without Putin!”The scale of Sunday’s protests and the fact that opposition supporters defied the authorities’ ban on demonstrations will cause concern in the Kremlin.Protesters in Moscow included thousands of young people who have lived their entire lives under Putin. “Young people are more in tune with the situation in our country,” said Yekaterina, 17. “We get our information from the internet, while most adults just watch state TV.” It was a sentiment echoed by Vladimir, 37. “Young people still have faith that Russia can be a normal country,” he said. “But most adults lost hope long ago and are resigned to corruption.” Both declined to give their surnames for fear of reprisal.Protests also took place in Russia’s far east, Siberia, the Urals region, the Black Sea coast and the far north of the country. In Vladivostok, a Pacific Ocean port city, police made dozens of arrests. More than 5,000 people defied police warnings to attend a protest in St Petersburg. Police said 130 people were arrested in that city.Navalny leading the protest, prior to his arrest | Evgeny Feldman for Navalny campaign/EPAThe scale of Sunday’s protests and the fact that opposition supporters defied the authorities’ ban on demonstrations will cause concern in the Kremlin ahead of next year’s presidential election. Putin has not formally announced he will run, but high-level leaks to Russian media suggest he will seek a fourth term in office that would take him to 2024 — and a quarter of a century in power. Only Joseph Stalin ruled Russia for longer. MOSCOW — Russian police detained Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin critic who wants to take on Vladimir Putin in next year’s presidential elections, during the largest nationwide protests for more than five years.Sunday’s opposition rallies, which had been called by Navalny over allegations that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev took over a $1 billion in bribes from state banks and wealthy businessmen, took place in more than 80 towns and cities across Russia, as furious protesters defied police bans on unsanctioned political gatherings.More than 850 people were detained in Moscow, according to rights activists, including Navalny’s entire anti-corruption organization, and 130 in St. Petersburg. Protesters filled a square just a short walk from the Kremlin, plastering a statue of Alexander Pushkin, the country’s 19th-century national poet, with anti-government stickers and signs. “Put Medvedev on trial!” read one sign. Clashes broke out between protesters and riot police after Navalny, a 40-year-old anti-corruption lawyer, was arrested near the square.last_img read more

Sportsmen ‘airlift’ 30 round AR-15 magazines

first_imgVermont Buisness Magazine In anticipation of a legislative ban on standard capacity rifle magazines, the editors of RECOIL magazine have worked with MAGPUL Industries to facilitate the delivery and distribution of 30-round PMAG rifle magazines free of charge to the citizens of Vermont in an overnight operation dubbed the “Green Mountain Airlift.”In order to support the law-abiding gun-owners of Vermont and blunt the assault on their Second Amendment rights, RECOIL’s Executive Editor, Rob Curtis, will give away 1,200 30-round PMAGs on Saturday afternoon in front of the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier starting at 2:30pm.”We invite the public to track the shipment of magazines from MAGPUL’s Cheyenne, WY facility to Vermont using the following FedEX tracking number: 771880807512. Should the shipment be delayed, the distribution will shift to 2:30pm on the date the shipment arrives,” Curtis said in a press release.https://www.fedex.com/apps/fedextrack/?action=track&tracknumbers=771880807512&clienttype=ivother(link is external)“We’re grateful to MAGPUL’s Duane Liptak for spearheading the overnight donation of 400 pounds of freedom to the Green Mountain State,” says Curtis. “His swift action means we will get the magazines here before Governor Phil Scott signs S.55 (link is external)into law, trampling the rights of law-abiding Vermonters.”The Vermont Legislature has passed of S.55, a gun control bill that raises the age for long gun purchases to 21, requires mandatory background checks on nearly all non-commercial private firearm transfers, bans standard capacity rifle magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, and outlaws bumpstock devices. The bill now goes to Governor Scott, who has indicated that he will sign it.RECOIL and MAGPUL invite the citizens of Vermont to the Statehouse steps at 2:30pm on Saturday March 31st to receive a free 30-round PMAG standard capacity rifle magazine and show their support for the Second Amendment of the United States. A representative from the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs will be on hand to accept donations that will fuel the legal challenge to the new restrictions.WHO: RECOIL Magazine and MAGPUL IndustriesWHAT: Will be giving away 1,200 standard capacity MAGPUL PMAG rifle magazines free of charge to Vermont citizens (one per person, while supplies last) and accepting donations to the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs.WHEN: 2:30pm Saturday, March 31 until all magazines are distributedWHERE: The distribution will take place on the Statehouse steps or from the back of a red Ford F-150 in the parking spaces on State Street in front of the Vermont Statehouse.last_img read more

What we learned: Kentucky 48, ULM 14

first_imgLEXINGTON, Ky. — Here’s what we learned during Kentucky’s 48-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday:Early letdowns might be real: A week after Commonwealth Stadium came alive during UK’s signature win against South Carolina, this felt different. It was at noon instead of at night, it was Louisiana Monroe instead of South Carolina, and early on, UK didn’t have much pep in its step. Early in the second quarter, the Warhawks had a 14-3 lead and the ball in UK territory. But…Good teams don’t let letdowns linger: And it appears that the Wildcats are a good team. With 10 minutes left in the second quarter, ULM had its 11-point lead and was threatening to extend it. Six minutes later, UK had scored three touchdowns in a row to surge ahead and calm a crowd that was getting a bit restless. Then it was off to the races.Boom is back: After being suspended last week for his role in the on-campus pellet gun incident, freshman running back Boom Williams returned and, well, returned, taking the opening kickoff 75 yards. Then on the Wildcats’ second drive, he took a handoff and scampered for a 19-yard gain. And then in the third quarter, he burst through the middle for a 58-yard touchdown.UK’s offense isn’t the only group that can score: The Wildcats scored two touchdowns on interception returns in this game, the first by Josh Forrest and the second by Marcus McWilson. The Wildcats now have four defensive touchdowns this year, the first time they’ve reached that mark since 2008.The Wildcat is not perfect for the Wildcats: UK shredded South Carolina with its Wildcat formation last week, as Jojo Kemp took 16 direct snaps and finished the game with 131 yards and three touchdowns. Against ULM, Kemp gained five yards on his first direct snap. But in the second quarter he took a direct snap and tossed an interception, and later in the quarter a direct snap skidded past him and the play resulted in a five-yard loss.Third-down conversions don’t matter when you’re scoring on like every play that’s not a third down: I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a team score 48 points despite converting just one of 12 third-down attempts. But that’s what UK did in this game. Defensive touchdowns and long strikes will do that.Kentucky is one win from becoming eligible for a bowl: We didn’t necessarily learn this today, but it’s still pretty crazy. I thought UK would win four games this year, which would have doubled its total from last year. Now the Wildcats have six—six!—tries to win one game to become bowl eligible.Sometimes refs have hot mics: Twice in the first half, the head referee left his microphone on after he should have turned it off. I never understand how they don’t hear themselves talking over a public-address system when this happens, but somehow they often don’t. These instances didn’t result in anything particularly entertaining. Today I heard: “We’re going on the snap, guys. We’re going on the snap. OK?” And then, after a penalty: “Declined, declined, declined.” OK.Austin MacGinnis can miss from long range: Kentucky’s kicker entered this game with an interesting portfolio. He had missed four of his 10 field-goal attempts from inside 50 yards, but gone 2-for-2 from beyond 50. In the first half Saturday he was sent out for a 53-yard try, but the snap was high and the kick was short and the brief streak was snapped.Kentucky is better than LSU: Well, not necessarily. But the transitive property can be pretty fun in sports. And LSU defeated ULM by 31 points earlier this season, and UK defeated ULM by 34 points, so maybe that means UK will defeat LSU in Baton Rouge next weekend?Adam Himmelsbach can be reached at 502-582-4372 by email [email protected] and on Twitter @adamhimmelsbachlast_img read more

The clock is ticking on the 2020 $20 plus tax special at Top Fitness

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – It’s 20s all the way around at the locally owned and operated family fitness center, Top Fitness. It’s the 2020 $20 plus tax special. For 2020, simply sign a one year contract, and it’s only $20 a month plus tax.Sign-up times are:Mon – Thu: 8am to noonMon – Thu: 5:30pm to 8:30pmFridays: 9am to 5pmSun: 8am to noonTop Fitness features men and women’s basic self-defense classes. This cost is $10 per class or only $5 a class for Top Fitness members.Tan with Top Fitness. Tanning is  free with select membership packages.And there’s always free Wi-Fi at Top Fitness. Join now by calling 423.352.6006.Top Fitness is your 24/7/365 family fitness center.Top Fitness is in the Whiteway Plaza in La Follette.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/27/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more