Most Innovative Development Project awards open

first_img Howard Lake | 7 May 2007 | News The Global Development Network is accepting entries for its Eighth Annual Global Development Awards and Medals Competition 2007. The Network says that this is “the largest international competition on development research”, and it offers prizes in cash and travel totalling nearly $240,000.The competition is open only to researchers from developing and transition countries. Since 2000, nearly 3,700 scholars representing over 100 countries have participated in this competition and nearly $2 million has been distributed in prizes and conference expenses to finalists and winners.This year’s finalists will present their proposals at GDN’s Annual Global Development Conference in Brisbane, Australia in January 2008. Advertisement Most Innovative Development Project awards open Tagged with: Awards  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Entrants must submit an ongoing development project implemented in a developing or transition country. Criteria include the degree of innovation and the potential for broad application of the project in other countries. The five themes for this year’s competition are: * Fragile States: Addressing Vulnerability * Household Exposure to Risk: Effects on Poverty * The Rule of Law: Providing Security for Development * Women’s Rights, Security and Development: Challenges and Opportunities * Natural Resources: Risks and Implications for Sustaining DevelopmentThe deadline for submitting entries is 20 August 2007. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Harvest Slow to Advance Due to Snowfall

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Harvest Slow to Advance Due to Snowfall SHARE SHARE On Monday, USDA released its weekly crop progress report, showing slow harvest progress from snowfall early last week. 76 percent of the nation’s corn crop has been harvested, 10 points more than the previous week. Soybean harvest is nearing completion, with the entire nation harvesting 91 percent of the soybeans, up 6 percent from the previous week.In Indiana, 80 percent of the corn has been harvested. This is behind last year’s progress and the five-year average of 91 percent complete.Soybean harvest is nearing completion, with 91 percent of the crop in the bin, two points behind last year and four points behind the five-year average.Temperatures in Indiana were 13.5 degrees below normal, with the average temperature of 28.1 degrees. There were only 3.3 days suitable for fieldwork in the state. Previous articleSen. Stabenow: MFP Inequities Need To Be Fixed Before Possible Third RoundNext articleEast Central Indiana Harvest Nearing Completion Ashley Davenport By Ashley Davenport – Nov 18, 2019 Harvest Slow to Advance Due to Snowfall Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

How to teach students about truth

first_imgWhen Howard Gardner’s book “The Disciplined Mind: Beyond Facts and Standardized Tests, the K-12 Education that Every Child Deserves” was published in 2000, social networking services like Facebook and Twitter and the online resource Wikipedia were still off on the information superhighway’s horizon.Since then, the Harvard professor and developmental psychologist has experienced the digital revolution himself and has spent time talking with and observing his children, as well as his students who are products of the hyper-connected age. As a result, Gardner said he realized he needed to revisit his original work, which argued for a kindergarten to 12th grade education that teaches students to understand the values of truth, beauty, and goodness.So his latest book is called “Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed.” He discussed the new work on Thursday at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Tailoring his talk to the educators in the crowd, he explored how teachers can approach the three principles in an age when information overload and postmodern cynicism threaten good judgment and reason.Gardner, who popularized the concept of multiple intelligences in learning with his previous work, said he cast the digital world as a villain in his new book because it challenges truth with its ever-changing information, tests the idea of beauty with programs like Photoshop, and confronts goodness with issues of ownership, authorship, copyright, privacy, identity, and trust. Postmodern and relative perspectives are also villains in his new work, he said, because they question the notion of who decides what is good and true, and they argue that “beauty is a thing of the past.”But there is hope for these qualities yet, said the HGSE’s John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education. By exploring how people reach conclusions, whether in the academic disciplines like science or history, or in the workplace, he said, one can get at the truth of a matter.“What we really need to convey to students of any age is methods used in each discipline.”He compared a reporter at the Financial Times, who is subject to rigorous controls and fact checking, to a blogger who can “say what he or she thinks” without any obligation toward research or reporting standards.“More and more education needs to focus on the methods that people use in order to make the assertions that they do,” Gardner said.The good news, he said, is that with the onrush of cyber information, “The chances of figuring out what’s true now are greater than any time in human history, if you are willing to spend the time to do it.”For Gardner, the notion of beauty involves three important traits. While the quality can appear in many forms, like a work of art, a conversation, a trip, or a meal, something truly beautiful must grab your attention, it must be memorable, and it must be worth revisiting.To nourish this notion of beauty, educators should encourage students to develop their own “portfolios,” he said, whether physical, virtual, or “in our heads,” that are made up of personal beautiful experiences and images. But, he cautioned, “What we like should not be completely unjustifiable … we have to be able to show that what we value is different from what we don’t value.”According to Gardner, the principle of goodness can be broken down into the categories of “neighborly morality” and “the ethics of roles.” Neighborly morality “is about how we deal with people we see every day,” he said, embodied in the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule.His concept of the “ethics of roles” is more nuanced and involves “how we relate to people in a modern, complex, highly differentiated, division-of-labor kind of society.”Unlike neighborly morality, which addresses the purely personal realm, he said the ethics of roles can be applied to good work and good citizenship. Good work, which he deemed technically excellent, personally engaging, and carried out in an ethical manner, also characterizes good citizenship.“The good citizen doesn’t just ask, ‘What’s good for me?’ He or she asks, ‘What’s good for the polity?’ ”Gardner tries to help young people develop “ethical muscles” by getting them to engage with examples of real ethical dilemmas and the means of working through them.For educators, he suggested creating a “commons,” a place where students, teachers, and staff members can write about the ethical problems they’ve encountered and how they have tried to deal with them.“Having people talk openly about the dilemmas they face and how they deal with them,” he said, “has potential.”last_img read more

It’s an offshore thing

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Arsenal to begin talks to sign Philippe Coutinho as Mikel Arteta ‘dreams’ of signing the Barcelona midfielder

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 24 May 2020 3:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link13.8kShares Comment Mikel Arteta ‘dreams’ of signing Philippe Coutinho, according to reports (Getty Images)It’s claimed that Arsenal have made arrangements to begin negotiations with Joorabchian, although a move for the Brazilian is expected to be costly.AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta, meanwhile, has already warned that Arsenal will be forced to adapt their transfer plans if they miss out on a place in next season’s Champions League.Speaking last week, Joorabchian claimed no clubs have made an approach for the Brazilian so far.‘At the moment, we have not spoken to anybody about any deals whatsoever,’ Joorabchian told talkSPORT.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I think at the moment everyone’s concentration is regarding this pandemic and how football can restart the season in a secure environment and over the health and safety of everybody.‘I think the transfer side of things and where he will go or where people will go will come into play down the line when things have got back to some sort of normality.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal are making plans to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona (Getty Images)Arsenal are preparing to begin talks with Philippe Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, over a deal to sign the midfielder from Barcelona, according to reports.The Brazil international has spent the season on loan at Bayern Munich but the German champions are unwilling to make the deal permanent for €120 million (£105m).Barcelona are looking to offload several players this summer in order to fund new signings and Coutinho is among those made available.Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for Coutinho but according to Le10 Sport, Arsenal are now positioning themselves to sign the 27-year-old.ADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that Mikel Arteta is behind the move as he ‘dreams’ of bringing Coutinho to Arsenal and would make the midfielder a focal point in the team. Arsenal to begin talks to sign Philippe Coutinho as Mikel Arteta ‘dreams’ of signing the Barcelona midfielder Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more