Ri Yong Gil arrested publicly last week, inside sources report

first_img SHARE Following reports from South Korean media about the execution of a high-level military official in North Korea on charges of “factionalism and corruption,” a source from within the North told Daily NK that General Ri Yong Gil was indeed arrested during a two-day joint meeting among Party and military officials, but no subsequent information exists as of yet to suggest that he has been executed.The incident occurred on February 2 at an expanded joint meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea [KPW] Central Committee and the Korean People’s Army [KPA] WPK Committee, a gathering of some 6,000 provincial, municipal, and county-level officials from the Party and military convened by Kim Jong Un and held at the April 25 Cultural Center in the capital, Pyongyang. “Well into the meeting, the army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, and other generals were arrested and dragged out by ‘Changkwang security agents’ [designated for Kim Jong Un], who are expressly tasked with the arrest of top-tier cadres,”  a source in South Pyongan Province, citing a provincial-level Party cadre, told Daily NK on February 11. An additional source in Pyongyang corroborated this news. At the center of the charges brought against General Ri was “going against the Party’s monolithic teachings and monolithic military system” by “exercising privileges and partaking in factional bureaucracy,” according to the source. “At the time of his arrest, the order was to arrest the ‘anti-Party, anti-revolutionary’ Ri Yong Gil, and agents rushed toward Ri, who was sitting in the front row flanked by fellow generals, and then put handcuffs on him and dragged him out,” he explained. “A number of attendees had absolutely no idea why the meeting was called in the first place, but confusion quickly gave way to fear after watching the chief of the Korean People’s Army General Staff get dragged off like that.” Underpinning the general’s demise were his grievances about so-called “pure Party cadres” (the likes of Choe Ryong Hae, Hwang Pyong So, Jo Yon Jun, et. al) lacking experience with military organizations yet somehow soaring unfettered to the general rank and exerting, by Ri’s assertion, unearned authority. A protracted power conflict rumbled beneath the surface, ultimately exploding into accusations that Ri had routinely “defied the Party order imposed on the military.”        As ever, word spread rapidly among the public on Ri Yong Gil’s tumble from the upper ranks, and the notion of only “robots” left standing to take orders from Kim Jong Un has gained significant traction thereafter. Others with whom Daily NK’s source interacted showed barely a passing interest on the matter, noting that from their vantage point, it looks as though “all those high-ranking officials are just going to end up knocking each other off.” Facebook Twitter AvatarChoi Song Min Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) NewsEconomy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img By Choi Song Min – 2016.02.12 12:18pm US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News News News Ri Yong Gil arrested publicly last week, inside sources reportlast_img read more

Project secures southside’s sewerage network for years to come

first_imgProject secures southside’s sewerage network for years to come Contractors have worked around 250,000 hours to complete a major pipeline project that is reducing pressure on Townsville’s sewerage network.The $30 million Southern Suburbs Rising Main project catered for anticipated population growth for the next 30 years and supports Townsville University Hospital, Lavarack Barracks and James Cook University.Mayor Jenny Hill said the project made an important contribution to the city’s long-term infrastructure.“Contractors on this project have worked about a quarter of a million hours to improve our extensive sewer network,” Cr Hill said.“Crews have laid more than 13 kilometres of pipeline for the Southern Suburbs Rising Main, starting at the Yolanda Drive pump station in Annandale and extending to the Cleveland Bay Purification Plant.“Council crews and contractors have done an amazing job – Newlands, BMD and the RMS/GNM joint venture have really delivered a great outcome.“The project supported 48 jobs and had significant flow-on effects, supporting a further 180 jobs through suppliers and subcontractors.”The Queensland Government provided $5 million in funding for the Southern Suburbs Rising Main through its Building our Regions program.Member for Mundingburra Les Walker said it was important to see vital infrastructure upgraded.“This project will support Townsville’s growth into the future,” he said.“It was an important investment by the Palaszczuk Government in the city’s future but also it helped created important jobs which is what we are laser focused on.”Townsville Water and Waste Committee chairperson Russ Cook said ongoing benefits would flow from the project.“Apprentices play an important role in major projects and Southern Suburbs Rising Main has been a great training ground,” Cr Cook said.“Sixteen thousand (16,000) training hours were logged on the project, so it has been a terrific investment in jobs growth and long-term infrastructure for the hospital, Lavarack Barracks and the university.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:building, council, future, Government, hospital, infrastructure, Investment, James Cook University, Palaszczuk, pipeline, project, QLD, Queensland, southern, southern suburbs, Townsville, Townsville City Council, universitylast_img read more

State Says Most Schools Meet Federal Standard

first_img Email HELENA – Montana education officials say about three-quarters of Montana’s schools are meeting the federal education requirements for yearly progress.Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau says Montana students and teachers have been working very hard to improve test scores in reading, math and science and believes that work shows.Juneau says she believes that Montana students continue to outperform others in the nation.The annual progress report showed that 609 of Montana’s 821 public schools currently meet the requirements of the federal law.The 2001 No Child Left Behind act that requires the tests. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Win a 12-day Photographic Experience in the Peruvian Amazon!

first_img “Governance and Development in Africa” Residential School → Share 0 Similar Stories Win a 12-day Photographic Experience in the Peruvian Amazon! Luis Valtueña Humanitarian Photography Award MoMoWo International Photographic Competition +1 Reddit Capturing Modern Africacenter_img Tweet Pocket LinkedIn 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Deadline: 24 November 2014Open to: students and amateur photographers who want to build a career in travel photographyPrize: a 12-day trip to the Amazon with professional mentorship from Jason EdwardsDescriptionWorld Nomads has opened application for its 2014 Travel Photography Scholarship competition, giving one aspiring photographer the opportunity to accompany renowned wildlife and natural history photographer, Jason Edwards, on assignment in the Peruvian Amazon.The winner of the scholarship will start his photographic journey in the ancient capital of the Inca Empire – Cusco – where he will explore the rich history and culture of the Andean Mountain landscapes with  “Explorandes”. From there he will travel into the heart of the Amazon basin to Madre de Dios, where he will explore one of the planet’s top biodiversity hotspots. The selected photographer will be in Peru from 6-19 April 2015 and he will observe and assist Jason Edwards, as well as undertake his own photographic work.EligibilityIn order to be eligible you must:Be a photography student or keen amateur/pro-amateur looking build a career in travel photography;Be at least 18 years of age by the deadline, with a valid passport;Be available for the dates of the trip (6-19 April 2015);Be fit and healthy as moderate levels of physical work are involved;Have a strong desire to be mentored and grow your photographic knowledge and skills, an ambition to forge a career in travel photography.PrizeThe prize for the winning photographer includes:A 12-day bespoke trip to the Amazon with WWF Peru, Rainforest Expeditions and Explorandes;Round-trip airfare to Cusco, Peru;A 12-day professional mentorship from Jason Edwards;Travel insurance for the duration of the trip.The four runner’s up will receive a free 45-min portfolio review from Jason Edwards (valued at $800 AUD).ApplicationIn order to enter the competition you must follow the next steps:Shoot your photo story: a maximum of 5 images that must tell a story about a place you have visited.  Each of the 5 shots must have accompanying caption text (1-2 sentences) to help contextualise the shot.Complete the application form after registering HERE;Upload your photos: after you have filled in your application details, you will be directed to a page when you can upload your images and captions.The deadline to apply is 24 November 2014.For further information please visit the official website. October 27, 2014 Published by atredondo ← Virtual Externship at Indian Astrobiology Research Centrelast_img read more

Exclusive: Solarworld CEO Frank Asbeck breaks silence on Hemlock dispute

first_imgExclusive: Solarworld CEO Frank Asbeck breaks silence on Hemlock disputeSolarworld CEO Frank Asbeck speaks to pv magazine in his first extensive interview on the recent finding against the company in its legal dispute with Hemlock Semiconductor. A supremely confident Asbeck explains why he doesn’t think the judge’s decision changes the case at hand, while still expecting a settlement with Hemlock, and why any final decision will not affect the company’s American subsidiary nor the German company. August 2, 2016 Sandra Enkhardt Finance Markets Markets & Policy Share pv magazine: Did the ruling in the U.S. surprise you, and what does it mean for Solarworld?Frank Asbeck: The judge’s decision in Michigan against our German affiliate SolarWorld Industries Sachsen was recently announced. I find it absurd, both the lawsuit itself and the amount. But for Solarworld, this initial judgment changes absolutely nothing.You’ve announced that you’ll appeal. Is that still your position?Of course, the whole thing will move to appellate court. I think that’s always been clear to everybody, to both to Hemlock and to the judge. It’ll be another year before we get a final ruling in the U.S. And even then it won’t be enforceable against us.You’re sticking to your argument that the supply contract with Hemlock violates European antitrust legislation. Can you briefly explain what exactly about the supply contract was against EU anti-trust law?The old take-or-pay contracts at issue were concluded at a time when silicon suppliers wouldn’t sell you anything unless you agreed to exorbitant prices, sometimes 20 times today’s price. You either agreed to multi-year purchasing commitments or you didn’t produce. It’s as if your telephone provider today wanted you to pay the same unit price for a phone as when they were the all-black rotary-dial models supplied by a single provider. But the decisive factor is that the Hemlock contracts contain several clauses that drastically violate antitrust legislation. Why, in your opinion, did the U.S. judge disregard this argument in the initial trial?Since European antitrust legislation is applicable in this case, the American judge indicated that the issue should be dealt with in the appeals court. That is exactly what will happen – at the latest in a German court – if Hemlock tries to enforce its claim for damages in Germany. Do you think that during the appeal process the antitrust argument will get a closer look?A U.S. ruling can only be recognized in Germany if it is consistent with the principles of the German law. Part of that is antitrust legislation. At that point, at the latest, this central argument will be recognized. How long is a recognition procedure likely to take in Germany?A potential recognition procedure, like the appeal process, would take about a year. Why hasn’t Solarworld managed to reach an out-of-court settlement with Hemlock yet?We are absolutely confident that we can reach a settlement with Hemlock, just as we have with all of our other silicon suppliers. We are not in a hurry. Have the chances of an out-of -court settlement gotten worse since the verdict?No, not at all. As I said, the verdict doesn’t change anything. Apart from that, I assume that both sides will want to put this issue behind them at some point. When Hemlock filed suit against Deutsche Solar in March 2013, it wanted USD 83 million in damages. Now, some three years later we’re at USD 793 million because, among other things, Hemlock is demanding 12 percent interest on the damages. Are those realistic figures?Of course not. Nothing in this calculation is realistic. The 100 million in payments we made years ago is more than enough to cover any potential loss at Hemlock. The Solarworld 2015 annual report stated that the legal dispute was not expected to have any short-term effects, but that over the long term a potential unfavorable ruling may present a risk to the company’s continuation as a going concern. Now that the verdict has come out, do you still see it that way?We assess the risk as low, both in the short term and the long term. But the risk assessment of a publicly traded company has to specify what could happen if things turned out completely differently than could be humanly expected. That goes for both technical risks and legal ones. In nearly every annual report, you’ll find so-called risks to the company as a going concern. What’s important is whether those risks are high or low. And in this case, according to the opinion of an external evaluator, the risk is clearly low.Why hasn’t Solarworld set aside any provisions for this legal dispute up to now?For a business risk in the “low” category, setting aside a multi-million-euro provision would be completely disproportionate.If you work out a solution to the anti-dumping dispute with Hemlock and the U.S. Commerce Department, couldn’t that also solve this lawsuit, or at least reduce the damages? Why don’t you take that route?The two issues are not legally connected. It is a fact, however, that after China put Hemlock under pressure, the company called on us to give up U.S. manufacturers’ protection against illegal dumping. If we had accepted, there would no longer be a solar manufacturing industry in the U.S.The stated goal for this year is to get back up to around a billion in revenue again for the first time since 2011. Will Solarworld do that?We just released some very good figures and increased our global sales in the first half by 50 percent. We are also the market leader in several markets, everywhere where quality and sustainability count. We’ll reach the billion in revenue. The international price level concerns us, however. Now that China has put the brakes on installations, the markets are being flooded with Chinese overcapacity.The U.S. market in particular is hugely important to Solarworld’s business right now. What developments do you expect there over the next few months?The U.S. market will continue to grow. With our made-in-the-USA products and high-performance bifacial modules, we’re a top supplier for customers who value quality, performance and durability, and we want to broaden our market position.If a court orders Solarworld to pay damages in the U.S., would that have an impact on the Solarworld Americas subsidiary and the production facility in Oregon?No, not at all. Solarworld Americas has nothing to do with the case. The lawsuit is against our German subsidiary, SolarWorld Industries Saxony, the former Deutsche Solar. It has no assets in the United States. There is no legal venue that can reach from the U.S., through Germany, and back to the U.S. And apart from that, we just don’t see the court handing down any enforceable damage claim.The interview was conducted by Sandra Enkhardt.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: [email protected] content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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KenGen records 8.3% growth in profit, pays Treasury $10.5m in dividends

first_img Generation Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has paid the National Government Ksh 1.1 billion ($10.5 million) in dividends for the financial year ended June 2019. The National Treasury & Planning Cabinet Secretary, Ukur Yatani, received the cheque from KenGen board chairman, General Samson Mwathethe. KenGen’s Managing Director & CEO, Rebecca Miano was also present at the ceremony. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA For the year ended June 2020, KenGen announced a Ksh 13.9 billion ($128 million) profit before tax, translating into 8.3% growth in profit from the previous financial year. BRICS The Cabinet Secretary lauded KenGen’s positive financial performance adding that government is proud to be associated with the company. The government owns a 70% stake at KenGen while 30% is owned by private shareholders. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The company is currently offering geothermal drilling services and undertaking geoscientific studies in Kenya and Ethiopia. Have you read?Joan Chahenza – An African Power & Energy Elites personality Speaking at the event, Miano said KenGen’s diversification strategy was bearing fruit as the organisation had been able to incorporate new business lines in its revenue streams including consultancy services. He expressed gratitude to the government for consistent support over the years, saying it had contributed to KenGen’s growth and positive performance. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter TAGSgeothermalKenGenKenya Previous articleNigerian investment firm clinches UN committee and working group seatsNext articleFemale African scientists improve research and inspire the next generation Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Image credit: KenGen Finance and Policy She also expressed optimism in the company’s ability to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic which led to widespread socio-economic challenges. The board has recommended a first and final dividend for the year of Ksh 0.30 per ordinary share of Ksh 2.50, which will be paid to shareholders once ratified in the next annual general meeting (AGM), Mwathethe said. During the event, Mwathethe said: “We are indeed privileged and honoured to pay the government Ksh 1,153,856,022 in dividend at a time when businesses are facing enormous challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.” Yatani noted that as the country’s leading energy producer, KenGen was a major player in the government’s efforts towards the country’s growth and development. “Energy is critical for the country’s growth and development. We take cognizance of the important role played by KenGen in growing the economy,” he said. For the year ended June 2020, KenGen announced a Ksh 13.9 billion profit before tax, translating into 8.3% growth in profit from the previous financial year. #KenGenFY2020 pic.twitter.com/daCuMBN6Kp— KenGenKenya (@KenGenKenya) February 9, 2021 last_img read more

Video shows gunmen spray bullets on New Jersey porch, hitting 15-year-old girl

first_imgABC7(NEW YORK) — Video captured the dramatic moment when a 15-year-old girl was wounded in a drive-by shooting after gunmen drove up to a porch in New Jersey and started spraying bullets.The teen — the last one in the door when the bullets started flying on the front porch in Newark Wednesday night — was shot several times, mostly by ricochet bullets to her arms and legs, said Mark Di Ionno, a spokesman for the city’s department of public safety.The girl, who was not identified, is reported to be in stable condition, said Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Catherine Adams.“Luckily she’s OK,” Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose told ABC New York station WABC-TV.“It was a summer night in the city … they were sitting out there on the porch,” Ambrose said.“We don’t know if she was the intended target, if she wasn’t the intended target, that’s all part of the investigation,” Ambrose told WABC-TV.No arrests have been made, Di Ionno said.“We do know that the vehicle is still at large,” Ambrose added. “It’s a stolen vehicle out of Montclair, [New Jersey].”No arrests have been made, Di Ionno said.“We do know that the vehicle is still at large,” Ambrose added. “It’s a stolen vehicle out of Montclair, [New Jersey].”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Faculty of Health Sciences

first_imgResearch mentorship program with University of Pennsylvania andother leading Universities world-wide professors.VinUniversity students are among the top 2% in the country,passionate and hungry to learn. We are in the process of developingnew graduate programs (Master and PhD) for our Medical and Nursingstudents and for graduate students who want to acquire skills andknowledge in Health Care Research, Policy and ClinicalInvestigation.Strong and deep connection to the country’s largest and mostprestigious companies in the fields of healthcare and a dedicatedJoint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospital (VinmecTimes City).Be an agent of change for the health care and education systemin Vietnam.Spacious and modern workplace in a beautiful, newly builtcampus in Hanoi, one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH &SCIENCEThe College of Health Sciences (CHS) aims to advance health carein Vietnam and the world through leading education, innovativeresearch, and technology. Our mission is:To develop world-class research and providing outstandinghealth care educationTo pioneer the country’s health sciences education andreformTo attract and develop healthcare leaders to advance healthsciences locally and globally.Our strategic partner within Vingroup is Vinmec HealthcareSystem – the leading private, not-for-profit health care providerin Vietnam, which currently encompasses 7 hospitals and 4outpatient clinics throughout Vietnam (with more than 1,600 beds),together with its medical research institutes and centers. Vinmecis the only healthcare provider in Vietnam offering 2 hospitalswith Joint-Commission International (JCI) accreditation (in Hanoiand Ho Chi Minh city). The Vinmec Times City in Hanoi is ourprimary teaching hospital for the College of Health Sciences. Itreceived the first JCI accreditation in 2015, the re-accreditationin 2018, and is currently the only teaching hospital in Vietnamwith JCI recognition.With a vision to advance health care through research, theCollege of Health Sciences will also offer research opportunitiesin all our programs and provide a supportive research environmentfor our faculty and students. Taking advantage of being in theecosystem of Vingroup with a number of technology andservice-oriented companies such as Vinpearl, VinHomes, VinFast,VinSmart, etc., the College will cooperate closely with thesecompanies in research to create breakthrough technology &healthcare products and solutions.Currently, the College offers undergraduate degree programs inNursing and Medicine while there are three residency programsoffered i.e. in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Pediatrics. All ofthe health sciences programs are competency-based, developed withthe University of Pennsylvania’s technical support. With UPenn’scertified and validated curricula, world-class international andVietnamese faculty members, modern pedagogical approaches, andinfrastructure at the forefront of technology, we will prepare ourstudents to become healthcare leaders, innovators, and scientistswith an entrepreneurial mindset and as prospective agents of changein the future.The College of Health Sciences at VinUniversity is recruitingmultiple outstanding and innovative faculty members in allmajor fields of pre-clinical, clinical, and other related healthsciences including, but not limited to:BiochemistryHistology / EmbryologyPhysiologyPathophysiologyMicrobiologyImmunologyNutritionPharmacologyCommunication and clinical skillsGeneral Surgery (clinical track)Pediatrics (Clinical track)POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES The College of Health Sciences faculty members will beresponsible for three major responsibilities: teaching, research,and service (including clinical practices with clinical faculty).The workload allocation will be based on faculty ranking andfaculty track in alignment with generally accepted internationalstandards and practices at health sciences universities.KEY SELECTION CRITERIAHave a master/doctorate degree in related fields fromestablished prestigious universities.Have a strong knowledge of the subject area combined with abroad subject background enabling contributions to teachingprograms.Have good experience in experiential leaning methods such asTBL (Team-based Learning), PBL (Project-based Learning), ABL(Action-based Learning) and can successfully employ them in allcourses.Have a strong record of research accomplishments or potentialfor future accomplishments (research track).Have a high spirit and strong passion for education;demonstrate distinction and/or strong potential in research; Agileto embrace changes and take on new challenges; open-minded to newand different environments; team-player willing to contribute toorganizational goals and initiatives.Excellent written and verbal communication skills inEnglish.COMPENSATIONSThe salary and benefits are internationally competitive andcommensurate with qualifications and experience.HOW TO APPLYPlease apply via http://apply.interfolio.com/83889 and send (1) acover letter, (2) a resume, (3) a teaching statement, (4) aresearch statement; and (5) two recommendation letters. In doingso, remember the following:Indicate in your cover letter whichfield, rank and track you are applying for.Your resume should include a list ofall courses you have taught with the teaching/student evaluationoutcomes.Your teaching statement shouldspecify teaching methods you have used in your courses and plan touse in your future courses (i.e., lecture, cases, flippedclassroom, team-based learning, service-based learning,community-based learning, etc.).Your research statement shouldinclude the primary theme(s) of your past and current research andthe theme(s) of your intended future research.Consideration of candidates will occur on a rolling basisbeginning April 2021 and will continueuntil the positions are filled.The desired start date is August 2021,subject to negotiation, to allow sufficient time for your coursepreparation for the upcoming fall semester. If you currently resideoutside Vietnam, please indicate in your coverletter whether you can relocate to Hanoi, Vietnam intime (by September as latest). If not, please specify when youcan.We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note thatonly those candidates selected for interviewswill be contacted.LIVING AND WORKING IN HANOI, VIETNAMWork permit: VinUniversity will assist in and provide advicefor obtaining the necessary paperwork needed for employment inVietnam (visa, work permit, insurance, etc.). However, it is yourresponsibility to ensure that you can satisfy all the paperrequirements in a timely manner.According to Vietnamese Law, expatriates are required to submitall necessary documents for a work permit on the first day inVietnam. For more information about the necessary documents,please refer to the information in this link.Living costs: Vietnam has a comparatively low cost of livingand expatriates can live a very comfortable life here with amoderate expenditure.ABOUT VINUNIVERSITYVinUniversity (VinUni: https://vinuni.edu.vn/) is the firstprivate, not-for-profit Vietnamese university established based oninternational standards. The university integrates the models ofexcellent international universities with the unique cultural andeconomic characteristics of Vietnam, to make a breakthrough inVietnamese higher education and to become a world-classuniversity.VinUni has strategic collaborations with the world’s leadinguniversities, including Cornell University and the University ofPennsylvania. These universities have become close advisors andcrucial enablers in establishing the three colleges at VinUni:College of Business and Management, College of Engineering andComputer Science, and College of Health Sciences. Every aspect ofthe University: its curricula, research, faculty, student body,facilities, and campus life, is being developed to meet the higheststandards set by the world’s leading accrediting and rankingorganizations, such as ABET, AACSB, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) andTimes Higher Education (THE).VinUni’s founding benefactor Vingroup is one of the biggestprivate conglomerates in Asia with the largest marketcapitalization value in Vietnam. As a multisector corporation,Vingroup focuses on three main areas: Technology; Industrials; andProperty Services. VinUni is proud to be a part of the Vingroupecosystem, giving its students opportunities to connect withseveral high quality research institutes (such as VinAI, VinBrain,and Vin BigData), pioneering industrial enterprises (such asVinSmart and VinFast), and leading Vietnamese companies (such asVinpearl, Vincom Retail, Vinmec, and Vinhomes)PRESSVNExpress >> VinUniversity’s First Convocation DayForbes Vietnam >> VinUniversity’s First Convocation DayVietnamnews >> VinUniversity inaugurates its first academic yearVietnamnet >> VinUniversity achieves QS 5-star rating standardsCornell Chronicle >> VinUnversity’s Founding Provost – Professor Rohit VermaCornell Daily Sun >> Cornell-Vingroup’s collaborationVietnam Economic Times >> Cornell-UPenn-Vingroup’s collaborationVietnam News >> VinUniversity creates breakthrough in Higher EducationqualityPenn News >> UPenn extends its global reach to improve health care education inSoutheast AsiaPhiladelphia Business Journal >> Penn Medicine extends global reach to VietnamForbes >> Vietnam’s Mega conglomerate starts its own university to overcometalent shortage CALL FOR TENURE TRACK FACULTYVinUniversity – College of Health SciencesRooted in Vietnam to become a world-class university,VinUniversity invites global talents tojoin us to develop research and innovation that can promotepositive and tangible impact to the lives of people, both locallyand globally.Nine reasons to consider joining VinUniversity:Attractive compensation with a dynamic tenure track, in whichyour performance will be measured by publications at top-tierjournals and conferences, as well as positive and tangible impactto the lives of people, both locally and globally.Potential for competitive seed-funding, up to $100,000 fortenure-track faculty and potentially more for distinguishedfaculty, to support their research in the first three years atVinUniversity. Opportunities to strengthen your research team by awarding upto 30 PhD and postdoctoral scholarships per year under the VingroupScience and Technology Scholarship Program (https://scholarships.vinuni.edu.vn/)to conduct research at VinUniversity in collaboration with othertop universities in the world.Professional development fund of $6,000 per year for tenuretrack faculty, disbursed at your disposal.last_img read more

Lead ERP Systems Analyst, PeopleSoft HCM

first_imgMiami Dade College, is accepting applicationsfor the position of Lead ERP Systems Analyst, PeopleSoftHCM. The Lead ERP Systems Analyst leads functional supportactivities for College’s PeopleSoft applications. This positionacts as an engaged and effective partner to the key stakeholders inthe stages of analysis, requirement development, design,documentation, implementation, and maintenance of complex anddiverse applications, systems and processes.Duties and Responsibilities:Triages issues by tracing PeopleCode, Application Engine,Application Packages, and other PeopleSoft objects to identify theroot causes and develops solutionsSetups and maintains configuration/base tables andtroubleshoots issues related to the functional moduleResearches the impact of customizations when applying patchesand bug fixes using PeopleSoft compare reportsWorks with functional owners to identify unused/new PeopleSoftfeatures to optimize business processes or satisfy unmet businessobjectivesPerforms complex fit/gap analysis of in-house, third-party orcustom solutions to make recommendations for IT solutionsCollaborates with technical developers to provide Tier IIproduction support, while creating reports, queries, andworkflowsMentors junior system analysts and provides leadership inprojects and issues resolutionsDevelops and maintains documentation on requirements,functional specifications, testing procedures andconfigurationsMonitors ongoing operation and performs activities to assistwith performance tuning and troubleshooting of applicationissuesRequirements:Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of seven (7) years ofprogressive systems analyst experience in specific business domainand related PeopleSoft ERP system modulesTo learn more about this and other positions at Miami DadeCollege visit us at www.mdc.edu/jobs.last_img read more

Abu Dhabi’s ties with Goldman Sachs sour amid 1MDB scandal

first_imgTim Leissner and and Roger Ng (Credit: Getty Images)Abu Dhabi’s state investment company has hit pause on new business with Goldman Sachs, which has been embroiled in the multibillion-dollar fraud scandal tied to Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB.The moves increases pressure on the bank and threatens to affect its broader relationships in the region, the Financial Times reported. Goldman had become a top investment bank in Abu Dhabi and worked on the merger of two major state-owned real estate companies.“We have suspended any activities with Goldman Sachs pending [the] outcome of the litigation,” Brian Lott, a spokesperson for Mubadala Investment Company, said in a statement. “The only exceptions are engagements signed prior to the litigation, which will continue as per contractual terms.”Goldman declined to comment to the FT.The International Petroleum Investment Company, a Mubadala unit and former partner of 1MDB, sued Goldman in November, accusing the U.S. financial institution of bribing its officials during a “massive global conspiracy,” the report said. And Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman subsidiaries and two former bankers — Tim Leissner and Roger Ng — accusing them of helping misappropriate $2.7 billion from 1MDB bonds.Malaysia’s charges came after the U.S. Department of Justice indicted Leissner and Ng. Leissner has pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering and bribe foreign officials. In 2015, IPIC guaranteed billions of dollars of bonds arranged by Goldman and issued by 1MDB. DOJ alleged that $4.5 billion had gone missing, the report said. After the Malaysian fund defaulted, the government in Kuala Lumpur at the time agreed to repay IPIC in a settlement, which has the new government has since challenged.For its part, Goldman has disputed all the allegations and said it would defend itself against them, the report said. The bank also said the previous Malaysian lied to the bank about how the bond proceeds would be used.Meanwhile, Jho Low, the alleged mastermind behind the scandal, is wanted by the Malaysian government and believed to be hiding in China. He allegedly used the funds to finance his lavish lifestyle, and invested in Steve Witkoff’s formerly-owned Park Lane Hotel, where Mubadala owns a stake.Professional services firm Deloitte has also become embroiled in the scandal. The UK-based firm was fined $535,000 by the Malaysian government after it allegedly failed to report irregularities found in audits of companies linked to the 1MDB fund. [FT] — Meenal Vamburkar This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more