Japanese freelance journalist missing in north

first_img to go further Follow the news on Afghanistan March 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information May 3, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistancenter_img The Japanese government has confirmed that Japanese freelance journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka has been missing since 31 March. According to Japanese news reports, he was kidnapped in a Taliban-controlled area near the northern city of Kunduz, but there has so far been no report of any group claiming his abduction.“A degree of caution is needed in this case as the abduction has not been confirmed by any independent source and it is important not to compromise any local negotiation attempts,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We appeal above all to the insurgent groups not to resort to the abduction of journalists in the areas they control. The growing danger is making it very difficult for the media to cover the war.”Aged 40, Tsuneoka is an experienced reporter who has covered armed conflicts in Chechnya and Iraq. He announced on Twitter that he was entering a Taliban-controlled area.Two French journalists employed by the French TV station France 3 and their three Afghan assistants have been held hostage in Afghanistan since 30 December.New York Times reporters Stephen Farrell and Sultan Munadi were kidnapped near Kunduz last September. Munadi died during the operation that British soldiers carried out to rescue him and Farrell.Japanese journalist Yanagida Daigen was arrested by the Taliban authorities near the Pakistani border in October 2001. Initially suspected of espionage, he was finally released from a prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad. News Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more News April 2, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Japanese freelance journalist missing in north Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom”last_img read more

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ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR PROFESSOR IN HUMAN GENOMICS AND PRECISION MEDICINE

first_imgInstitutional Statement on Diversity: Position Summary: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Applications Open: Sep 4 2020 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: Ongoing/Renewable A532500-MEDICAL SCHOOL/GENETICS/GENETICS Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Job no: 225871-FAWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: SMPH/GENETICS/GENETICSLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research,Scientific As part of our recruiting efforts, the UW Center for Human Genomicsand Precision Medicine seeks to hire one tenure track facultymember in human genomics and/or precision medicine. The successfulcandidate will be expected to develop an independent andhighly-collaborative research program focused on 1) the role ofsomatic mutations in cancer or other human disease; and/or 2)development of new techniques for assessing somatic mosaicism,lineage tracing, and/or cell free DNA analyses. The tenure home ofthe successful applicant will be determined at the time of hire ina Department of the School of Medicine and Public Health.In order to be hired at the Associate Professor or Professor ranks,the candidate must fulfill University requirements to obtaintenure. The tenure home of the successful applicant will be fromamongst a number of participating basic and clinical SMPH academicdepartments, including Biomolecular Chemistry, Biostatistics andMedical Informatics, Medical Genetics, Medicine, Pathology andLaboratory Medicine, and Pediatrics, with the opportunity for jointappointments where applicable. Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Principal Duties: Degree and Area of Specialization: JUNE 01, 2021 Department(s): 225871-FA Anticipated Begin Date: Additional Information: At least three (3) years of post-doctoral training is required.Successful candidates will have a demonstrated potential forexcellence in somatic genomic analysis exemplified through theirresearch, publications, grants, teaching, or seminars. Allcandidates must have proven success in leading and conductingresearch and teaching appropriate to their stage of career.Associate/Full Professor candidates must possess experience andscholarly credentials for appointment with tenure at the Universityof Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). A key consideration is theability to and interest in working in a collaborativeinterdisciplinary environment.center_img Official Title: Ph.D. in genetics or a related discipline is required. Instructions to Applicants: Faculty Work Type: Interested individuals should use the online UW Job applicationsystem to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), andstatements of research (3-page) and teaching interests (1-page),along with contact information of three references we will contactto request confidential letters of recommendation.To ensure full consideration, please apply by December 31, 2020.The position will remain open and applicants may be considereduntil the position is filled.Applications must be received through our online UW Job Applicationsystem, applications submitted outside of this system will not beconsidered.Questions about the position can be directed to our HR BusinessPartner, Cody Roekle at [email protected] . This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL# 225872;please note that only one vacancy exists.The Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine (CHGPM) wasrecently established at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to leada large-scale expansion of the University’s activities in appliedgenomics and personalized medicine. The CHGPM’s multifacetedapplication of genomic sciences to clinical medicine encompassesbasic, translational and clinical research as well as educationalactivities and community outreach. The Center now is entering aphase of rapid growth, recruiting multiple tenure-track facultywith expertise relevant to advancing scientific knowledge relevantto genomic medicine and developing new strategies for improvinghealth.As a member of the Center, the successful candidate will be givenspace in the Center’s new facilities, which includes CLIA-compliantdiagnostic laboratory space, as well as significant financialresources for their research program. They also will have access toall of the benefits of a preeminent public research university thatis 6th in the nation in research funding, including an extensivecomputational infrastructure as well as substantial omics-relatedcore facilities. The Departments of Medical Genetics and Genetics,the Waisman Center, the Genome Center of Wisconsin, the UWBiotechnology Center, and the Carbone Cancer Center provideadditional support for the local genetics/genomics community, whichhosts the oldest and largest NIH-funded training graduate programin genetics, a MSc genetic counselling program, and ABMG-accreditedfellowship programs.The successful candidate will have access to patient cohortsgenerated from the Center’s clinical research activities, includinga gene discovery-oriented Undiagnosed Diseases Program and astate-wide network for rapid genome sequencing of newborns. Manyopportunities exist to work with the Carbone Cancer Center’sMolecular Tumor Board, which provides services statewide. Inaddition, there are multiple opportunities for collaboration withother scientists and clinicians at UW-Madison and its affiliates,including UW Health and the Marshfield Clinic ResearchInstitute.The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a diverse set offaculty candidates who will deepen our campus’ interdisciplinaryresearch strength in key areas of current and future researchpromise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their workin a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence. Wetherefore seek candidates who embrace diversity in the broadestsense, and especially invite applications from minorities andwomen. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualifiedapplicants will receive consideration for employment without regardto race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, orany other characteristic protected by law. Full Time: 100% Contact: NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Appointment Type, Duration: Employment Class: Job Number: PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANTPROFESSOR(C40NN) Cody [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) The successful candidate will have the majority of their timeprotected for the development of an internationally recognizedcollaborative research program that focuses on human somaticmutations. They also will be expected to 1) acquire and sustainrobust extramural research funding, 2) teach students andpostdoctoral trainees, 3) teach in an area commensurate with theirresearch expertise, 4) participate in faculty governance, and 5)participate in professional, public, and university service.In addition, as a faculty member of the Center for Human Genomicsand Precision Medicine, the successful candidate is expected to bean active participant in center-wide research and educationalactivities as well as interact and collaborate with Centerinvestigators, clinicians and trainees, so as to promote themission of the Center and advance human genomics research atUW-Madison. Salary:last_img read more

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Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein Is Still NOT in Jail

first_imgConvicted sex offender, Harvey Weinstein, remains hospitalized at New York’s Bellevue Hospital after being convicted of rape in the third degree and committing a criminal sexual act in the first degree, the Guardian reported on Friday.Prior to being sent to the hospital by New York City Department of Corrections officials, Weinstein was set to be held at Rikers Island in New York until his March 11 sentencing.Weinstein was hospitalized after experiencing high blood pressure and heart palpitations, CNN reported earlier this week. His lawyer Donna Rotunno previously claimed Weinstein had “significant medical issues”—including a need to use a walker because of an unsuccessful back operation following a car accident last year, as his attorneys said in court.“He’s under the care of five doctors currently. He’s dealing with the remnants of his back operation, which was not successful. He’s in need of the walker,” the defense team said this week, adding, “He takes a list of different medicines. Judge, he’s currently receiving shots in his eyes so he does not go blind.”Weinstein will serve anywhere from 5 to 29 years in prison following the jury’s ruling this week. (Criminal sexual act in the first degree carries with it a minimum prison term of 5 years and a maximum of 25 years; rape in the third degree does not have a minimum sentence associated with a conviction, but includes a maximum prison term of four years.)On Thursday, Weinstein’s lawyer Arthur Aidala told the Hollywood Reporter that his client was focused on appealing the verdict and had provided Aidala with some guidance while at the hospital. “He was the Harvey that I know,” Aidala said of the convicted rapist. “He asked a lot of relevant questions about what’s happening, what the next steps are. He gave some directions about how to proceed. I needed some directions on how to proceed. He just was looking forward to my visit [on Friday] so we can go over things face-to-face in more detail.”After Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women (claims he has long denied), his conviction was hailed as a significant legal victory for the #MeToo movement.last_img read more

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Syracuse loses 34-24 in pursuit of No. 8 LSU

first_img Published on September 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Julian Whigham lay flat on his stomach one play and then flat-footed on the next. Following both, the senior cornerback walked away, refusing to watch Louisiana State celebrate its nail-in-the-coffin play at his and the rest of the Syracuse defense’s expense.The Orange clawed its way back time and again on Saturday. Syracuse responded to LSU scores four times — never enough to complete the comeback, but to give hope to a game that could have easily lost it.But when Whigham first got burned a step behind Travin Dural for a 51-yard reception on a third-and-9 play, then followed it up by getting beat on an 11-yard fade throw into the end zone — there was no answer from Syracuse.“We’re never happy when we lose,” defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough said. “We never can accept losing. We had chances, we believe, to win the game.“Everybody’s disappointed.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s effort on Saturday fit the standard of a moral victory. Players and coaches spoke highly of how their team played. A loss that stings and inspires hope at the same time. The Orange’s defense kept SU in the game in the first 30 minutes, holding LSU to seven points and seven first downs. SU’s offense took over duty in the latter half of the game, with Zack Mahoney tossing three touchdowns.But time ran out for Syracuse (3-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) to complete the comeback, as the final blow was too large to sustain in a 34-24 loss to No. 8 LSU (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern) on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome.   “Talking to the guys in the locker room after the final whistle, we were just talking about how small a margin of victory really is,” linebacker Zaire Franklin said. “… Throughout the course of the game, a few plays over the course of the game, maybe three or four that went a different way … things could have went differently.”The first of those bad breaks came as defensive end Ron Thompson wrapped up LSU quarterback Brandon Harris. Thompson had a clean look to bring him down, but was clinging to his feet as Harris pitched the ball to running back Leonard Fournette.The man SU head coach Scott Shafer called the best running back he’s faced in his 26 years turned what looked to be a 5-yard loss into a 50-yard gain. Shafer said he didn’t want to call it lucky, “but it was.”In the second half, LSU seemingly broke open a 7-3 score, appearing to put away a competitive SU team with 10 points in the first half of the third quarter. Riley Dixon’s booming punt went so far that the punt coverage left a gaping hole for Tre’Davious White to run 69 yards untouched to make it 17-3.“I saw a lot of green grass,” White said. “It was big. It was something our team definitely built on.”The play was a momentum shifter, but not the death sentence it could have been. Syracuse put together its most fluid drive of the game in just three plays. Mahoney, who had tested the offense with short and wide throws — and the SU defense, in turn, with little time to rest — threw a pass right into the outstretched arms of receiver Brisly Estime, who needed only one more step to cross the plane of the end zone and slice the Tigers lead in half.The game went back and forth again. Fournette broke free for a 62-yard touchdown run that left Chauncey Scissum and Wayne Morgan chasing his tail as he sprinted in for the score, only slowing up on his very last step. Then a rejuvenated Mahoney led a two-minute, 40-second touchdown drive that concluded in the hands of Ben Lewis to make it 24-17.Syracuse had answers, but not enough. On the drive following Whigham’s defensive lapses, Mahoney threw a ball that was tipped in the air and caught by diving Tigers linebacker Deion Jones.Last season when Syracuse was eliminated from bowl contention, Shafer pounded his fist on the podium so hard that it broke. After Saturday’s loss, he smacked his stack of papers against it. The loss didn’t put a stamp on the season, and it left more hope than it did despair. But it was a win that Shafer still thought his team could have had.“It will be a little painful tomorrow when we watch the film because they’re going to realize just how close we were,” Shafer said. “… I’m just disappointed. I wanted to win this damn game.”  Commentslast_img read more

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