Ketchikan man accused of raping 14-year-old stepdaughter

first_imgCrime & Courts | Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence | Southeast | SyndicatedKetchikan man accused of raping 14-year-old stepdaughterAugust 5, 2015 by Madelyn Beck, KRBD Share:David Mason (far left) and his attorney Marcelle McDannel (far right) watch as state prosecutor Ben Hofmeister (second from right) question forensic scientist Jennifer Foster via video conferencing. Also pictured is officer Charles Johnson, second to the left. (Photo by Madelyn Beck, KRBD)Testimony continued Wednesday in the trial of a Ketchikan man accused of sexually assaulting his 14-year-old stepdaughter, starting with the cross-examination of the now 16-year-old alleged victim. Fifty-year-old David Mason is accused of four separate counts of sexual assault on a minor. The trial in Ketchikan Superior Court is expected to last through Friday.Some of the content of this report is of an explicit nature and may not be appropriate for younger audiences.The alleged victim finished her testimony Wednesday, affirming that Mason did assault her.Ketchikan Police Officer Charles Johnson testified next. Johnson talked to the alleged victim after the incident. He met the girl and her mother at the Women in Safe Homes, or WISH, shelter. He says the mother accused Mason of rape, and he found the daughter upset, “verging on hysterical.”“Really heavy crying, shortness of breath. I remember she was sitting on a couch, and one of her legs just had this, like a jackhammer, just bouncing really hard, really fast. [She was ] not able to answer questions right away. [She was] pretty distraught.”The defense questioned Johnson as to why he didn’t separate the mother and daughter immediately. The defense insinuated that because the mother made accusations against her husband in front of her daughter, who has developmental disabilities, it could have influenced what her daughter remembered about the incident.The girl also told the jury that she is easily affected by emotions of those around her.Others on the stand included Sergeant Carlos Rojas, who also met with the mother and daughter and documented the alleged crime scene, and nurse Crystal Pennino, who examined the child. Pennino also collected DNA evidence to send to the state crime lab.Forensic Scientist Jennifer Foster testified that Mason’s DNA was found on the girl, and the girl’s DNA on Mason. It is likely that the DNA on Mason came from the act of rape, but there is also a chance that it came from excess skin cells transferred by other means.The defense claims that Mason initiated contact out of mistaken identity, thinking the girl was her mother after the girl climbed into bed with both the mother and stepfather that night.The trial will continues Thursday with Mason as the final witness. After his testimony and closing arguments, the case will go to the jury.Share this story:last_img read more

Watch Gov. Bill Walker’s State of the State address

first_imgJuneau | State GovernmentWatch Gov. Bill Walker’s State of the State addressJanuary 17, 2017 by Tripp J Crouse, KTOO Share: Gov. Bill Walker delivers his annual State of the State address from the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.Come back to this post at 7 p.m. for a live stream of Gavel Alaska coverage. Or watch on 360 North television, which is available in Juneau over the air on channel 3.3, or on cable and satellite.You can also listen to coverage here on KTOO and over the air.Gov. Bill Walker practices his State of the State address Tuesday at the Alaska Governor’s Mansion. (Photo by Office of Gov. Bill Walker/Flickr)#aksots TweetsShare this story:last_img

Anil Kapoor

first_imgCelebrityEntertainment IndustryAnil KapoorThe versatile actor, who plays the villain in this month’s Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol, on Indian taxi drivers, road rage, and brokenhearted womenBy Amy Wallace – December 1, 20111270ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItPhotograph courtesy Ethan PinesI’ve been an actor for over 30 years—most of those years in India, of course. The first time I came to L.A. was in 1986. I did a live show in front of a packed house, with a lot of singing and dancing. I’m a singer and a dancer. In India we film actors have to be John Travolta and Sylvester Stallone and Tom Hanks and Mel Gibson all rolled into one. Seriously. I grew up in the suburbs of Mumbai. Since my role in Slumdog Millionaire, I’ve divided my time between Los Angeles and India. After I stayed at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, I made it my second home, like Warren Beatty did for years. I stay there whenever I’m in town. My assistant, Brittany, typically drives me everywhere. When we’re in the car, we only listen to the music Brittany likes: Adele, Lily Allen. You get the picture? Brokenhearted women! Still, due to her slight affliction of road rage and OCD, Brittany usually navigates the most efficient and timely route, compliments of GPS.Once I was going to meet Christopher Nolan to talk about the role of Yusuf in Inception. I said, “I don’t care whether I get the role. I just have to meet him.” I wanted him to autograph my DVD of Batman. I was supposed to be there at 3 p.m., but Brittany’s GPS failed. I had only ten minutes, and we had lost our way. Suddenly I saw an Indian taxi driver, and I said, “Brittany, stop the car!” I waved down the taxi driver and said in Hindi, “I am Anil Kapoor, the actor from India. Please take me to this place.” I left Brittany there. I did not get the role, but I was on time. And I got the autograph.My son, Harsh, studies screenwriting at Chapman University in Orange County. Having grown up in the Industry, he isn’t quite used to the standard budget for a student film. He always feels his budget should be equivalent to Spielberg’s latest blockbuster. That said, since he’s my son, I certainly cannot deny him his creative vision.For one of Harsh’s over-the-top film projects, Brittany drove me to a Burbank lighting warehouse. “Just a few lights, Dad,” he had told me, but it took three burly fellows to load the equipment into the car. Once they finished, there was literally only enough room to squeeze our backsides in.We reached the 10 East at rush hour and came to a halt. Brittany decided she would devise a shortcut—ignoring the GPS screaming at us that we had missed our exit and to turn around. We started to travel into unfamiliar territory. “Anil, we’re starting to get into a rough part of town,” she said. “Just look straight ahead.” It felt so heartwarming that Brittany was so concerned for our well-being. But I soon realized she was alarmed for a reason. Perhaps it was the fact that we were transporting over $50,000 worth of lighting equipment.There were bonfires burning and vendors selling street food. There weren’t many cars, but there were a ton of people. I had never seen this side of L.A. Brittany seemed frantic, but I just had to laugh. I told her, “If this intimidates you, you’ll never survive in India! TAGSAnil KapoorBatmanChristopher NolanInceptionSlumdog MillionaireWarren BeattyPrevious articleThe Wednesday Afternoon Cram, 11/30/11Next articleThe Thursday Afternoon Cram, 12/1/11Amy Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThis Hollywood Exhibit Celebrates the Groovy Batman of 1960s TVThe Best Pics of Last Night’s Bat-SignalThe Bat-Signal Will Shine In L.A. Tonightlast_img read more

OSC seeks market structure expertise

first_img Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media People examining economic statistic Financial examiner Vector illustration. simmmax/123RF Regulators must avert looming irrelevance: IAP As retail trading jumps, SEC to rethink its rules The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) issued a call Monday for volunteers with capital markets expertise to serve on an advisory committee that provides policy input on how markets operate.The Market Structure Advisory Committee is comprised of 12 to 15 members serving two-year terms, which can be renewed once. James Langton The group, which meets quarterly, is chaired by Susan Greenglass, director of the OSC’s market regulation branch. Applications are due July 7.“Members are selected for their extensive knowledge of the Canadian capital markets and market structure, and for their strong knowledge of the regulatory requirements of securities legislation in Canada,” the commission said in a release. Keywords Trading rules,  Regulatory reformCompanies Ontario Securities Commission Facebook LinkedIn Twitter MFDA seeks to speed up account transferslast_img read more

Noisy neighbours

first_imgNoisy neighbours Managing Regent Honeyeater habitat in the Capertee ValleyTablelands Telegraph – March 2021The Capertee Valley is a crucial breeding and foraging area for the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia). Extensive habitat enhancement and re-creation works have occurred throughout the valley for more than 20 years.A key part of species recovery is to try and increase breeding success wherever possible. This is particularly important for a species as rare as the Regent Honeyeater, with as few as 300 individuals remaining. Enter Noisy Miner management.Whilst a native species, Noisy Miners have in some places become over-abundant. They’re known to be an aggressive species and can out-compete other native species. This aggression can also lead to ‘nest failure’, due to chasing away prospecting Regents and even destruction of Regent Honeyeater nests.The loss and fragmentation of woodland habitats across south-eastern Australia has enabled Noisy Miners to flourish. The impact they have on biodiversity is now well-documented and the impact they have on woodland birds is listed as a Key Threatening Process at both State and Federal levels.Managing Noisy Miners to deliver conservation outcomes is not new. It’s been undertaken in a number of locations, and has been used to assist in the recovery of a number of species. In the context of the Regent Honeyeater, reduction work commenced in the Capertee Valley in 2016 by BirdLife Australia, funded by the NSW government’s Saving Our Species Program. Since that time several other programs have been conducted by the Australian National University and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.Because of the success of Noisy Miner management in improving habitat for Regent Honeyeaters, additional works are planned. Future culling in the Capertee Valley is proposed to occur at targeted locations, largely dictated by known Regent Honeyeater breeding sites and other areas where it is assumed that Noisy Miners enter the valley (e.g. near Mount Marsden). BirdLife Australia has received funding from the federal government’s bushfire relief program to commence culls around Mount Marsden in autumn 2021. /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:Australia, Australian, Australian National University, biodiversity, bushfire, Capertee, conservation, Federal, federal government, foraging, Government, Local Land Services, National Park, New South Wales, NSW, outcomes, university, wildlifelast_img read more

Screen Australia announces development funding for 21 projects

first_imgScreen Australia announces development funding for 21 projects Screen Australia has announced over $730,000 of development funding for six feature films, 12 television dramas and three online projects.The projects include a television adaptation from Bunya Productions of the 2018 film Ladies In Black; a feature film from Bryan Brown called Dead Certain; and The Family Doctor, a television drama from one of the creators of Offspring.Screen Australia’s Head of Content Sally Caplan said, “We are impressed by the rigorous creativity of Australian creators and are thrilled to support so many novel ideas coming through the pipeline as the industry continues to rebound from COVID-19. It’s great to see a number of engaging stories set around iconic milestones in Australian history, from the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, to the social change that took place in the 60s or the recession in the 80s, and I look forward to seeing these projects develop further.”Of the 21 projects, 10 have been supported through the Generate fund and 11 through the Premium fund.The latest projects funded for development include:1989: A feature film which follows a hard-working Vietnamese refugee family in Sydney during Australia’s major recession in 1989. When 10-year-old Tram, her brother Anh and their mother Hien lose everything, the family make one last trip to Newcastle to seek refuge on the family’s struggling duck farm where they discover friendship, hope, and one giant turtle. This family comedy will be written, directed and produced by Khoa Do, whose credits include feature film The Finished People and SBS drama series Better Man. Blood In The Sky: An eight-part television drama set during the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the 1930s. The series follows the arrival of UK company man Alex Rendell and his wilful daughter Rose, who plunges them both into the melting pot of the bridge workforce and a web of intrigue, corruption and murder during the desperate times of the Great Depression. Created by Alexa Wyatt (Janet King) and Karl Zwicky (Underbelly) with a pilot script by Wyatt, Blood In The Sky will be directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse (Stateless) and Zwicky. Other writers include Andrew Anastasios (Jack Irish), Larissa Behrendt (After the Apology), Michelle Law (Homecoming Queens) and Jess Paine (The Heights). It will be produced by Zwicky and Wyatt in partnership with Beyond Entertainment and David Ogilvy as Executive Producer.Dark Matter Don’t Matter: An online science-fiction comedy set in the near future when the world’s population have evacuated Earth, and a small Aboriginal community is left behind. The last to leave, they take matters into their own hands and launch themselves towards the stars in a homemade spaceship. This five-part series will be written by Tamara Whyte (Jemima To Jeremy), Isaac Lindsay (Konya) and country music artist Warren Milera. They are joined by writer/producer Philip Tarl Denson (Mining Boom).Dead Certain: A feature film from acclaimed actor and producer Bryan Brown and writer Joanna Murray-Smith, who recently collaborated on Palm Beach. This drama centres on successful crime writer Harry King, who gives up on life after his adored wife Georgia is killed in an accident. When Harry unexpectedly falls for Maya, a self-help writer, the ghost of Georgia is a constant companion and Harry knows he must confront his own demons to embrace a new chance at life.Ladies in Black: A television adaptation of the book and 2018 film of the same name. The series takes place in Sydney in 1961, six months after the events of the novel and film and follows the lives of the “ladies in black” during a time of great change and upheaval. This series will be written by Sarah Bassiuoni (The Heights), Joan Sauers (Wakefield), Greg Waters (Riot) and Randa Sayed, and is produced by Greer Simpkin and Sophia Zachariou of Bunya Productions (Mystery Road). The executive producers are Sue Milliken and Allanah Zitserman who produced the feature film.Rainbow Girls: A 12-part television drama set in 2045, when the Australian Republic’s first President Rachel Radford, a Ngunnawal woman, is sworn in and 24-year-old Abigail Bread becomes the first woman to enter into the Freemasons. Feminism and white nationalism collide in this dark comedic drama about the spectacular ways women negotiate power. The creative team features writer/directors Willoh Weiland and Beck Cole (Redfern Now), writers Jane Allen (Janet King) and Jada Alberts (Cleverman), and producers Mat King (Pine Gap), Tam Nguyen and Elisa Argenzio (Lambs of God).The Family Doctor: A six-part television series created and written by Offspring co-creator Debra Oswald, with Michael Lucas (Five Bedrooms). This drama follows dedicated GP Paula who, desperate to protect women and their children from violent partners, is driven to use her medical skills to commit murder. It will be produced by Joanna Werner (Riot).For the complete list of development funding approvals refer to television, online and feature film breakdowns. Bryan Brown, Willoh Weiland, Tam NguyenABOUT STORY DEVELOPMENT FUNDINGTeams with projects for any platform including TV, film and online, can apply for development funding from two program strands – the Generate Fund and the Premium Fund.The Generate Fund is for lower budget projects with an emphasis on new and emerging talent, or experienced talent wanting to take creative risks. The Premium Fund is for higher budget projects of ambition and scale from successful screen content makers.Development funding decisions are made on an ongoing basis rather than rounds, so slate announcements include projects funded at different times. For a guide to understanding funding announcements, see here /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:Aboriginal, Australia, Australian, Entertainment, Georgia, Government, Newcastle, Ngunnawal, Rainbow, SBS, Screen Australia, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge, UK, Vietnam, Warrenlast_img read more

India extends medical assistance worth about $1 million to North Korea

first_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals By Press Trust of India on July 25, 2020 Share India extends medical assistance worth about $1 million to North Korea Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Atul Malhari GotsurveIndia’s medical assistance to North Koreashortage of medical supply Comments (0) The consignment of medicines was handed over to DPRK authorities by Atul Malhari Gotsurve, Indian Ambassador to DPRK, in the presence of a WHO representativeIndia has extended medical assistance worth about $1 million to North Korea in response to a request received from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of External Affairs said recently.India is sensitive to the shortage of medical supply situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and decided to grant humanitarian assistance of $1 million in the form of anti-tuberculosis medicines, the MEA said.The medical assistance is under the aegis of an ongoing WHO anti-tuberculosis programme in DPRK, it said.The consignment of medicines was handed over to DPRK authorities by Atul Malhari Gotsurve, Indian Ambassador to DPRK, in the presence of a WHO representative. Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Related Posts Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Add Commentlast_img read more

Residents of Barry to Get Electricity

first_imgRelatedComputer Centre Opens in Cassava Piece Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsWithin a few weeks, the Government will be switching on electricity in the community of Barry in St. Catherine.The project is being undertaken through the Rural Electrification Programme (REP).Discussions are being held to ensure that other areas of the parish, which now do not have electricity, are provided with the commodity. RelatedJamaica Takes Action to Eliminate Harmful Vehicle Emissionscenter_img Residents of Barry to Get Electricity TechnologyFebruary 14, 2014Written by: Garfield L. Angus Within a few weeks, the Government will be switching on electricity in the community of Barry in St. Catherine, providing residents with the commodity for the first time.The project is being undertaken through the Rural Electrification Programme (REP) in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, who made the announcement on Wednesday, February 12, as he addressed the opening of the Top Mountain Computer and Internet Access Point in the parish, said that all the wiring has been completed.“Those wires are live; we just need to formally have the switching on ceremony, and we plan to do that in another couple of weeks,” he said.He informed that discussions are being held to ensure that other areas of the parish, which now do not have electricity, are provided with the commodity.“We have to bring electricity to some places that don’t have it. The Prime Minister commanded me that she wants to see light in every nook and cranny of this parish,” he stated. RelatedUSF Accumulates $11 Billion in Revenuelast_img read more

Challenge To Georgia Election System Faces First Court Test

first_img ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Related Stories Add to My List In My List For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility A sweeping lawsuit challenging the way Georgia elections are run is being put to its initial test Monday as state election officials try to persuade a federal judge to toss it out.The lawsuit was filed weeks after Republican Brian Kemp narrowly beat Democrat Stacey Abrams, in a governor’s race that focused national scrutiny on Georgia’s outdated voting machines and on allegations of voter suppression by Kemp, who was the state’s top election official during the race.Kemp has adamantly denied allegations of wrongdoing. He signed legislation earlier this month that provides specifications for a new voting system, which the current secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, says he’ll implement in time for the 2020 election cycle.The lawsuit accuses the secretary of state and election board members of mismanaging the 2018 election in ways that deprived some citizens, particularly low-income people and minorities, of their constitutional right to vote. It seeks substantial reforms and asks that Georgia be required to get a federal judge’s approval before changing voting rules.The suit was filed by Fair Fight Action, an organization founded by Abrams, and Care in Action Georgia, a nonprofit that advocates for domestic workers. Several churches, including Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the spiritual home of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., joined the suit in February.They allege that November’s vote was marred by problems including long waits at polling places, absentee ballots that weren’t received or weren’t counted, missing or erroneous voter registration records, malfunctioning voting machines and poorly trained poll workers.Lawyers for the state argue that allegations of “unrelated actions by mostly local officials” don’t amount to constitutional violations requiring judicial intervention. They also said election law should be set by lawmakers, not the courts.U.S. District Judge Steve Jones instructed both sides to be prepared at Monday’s hearing to talk about whether Fair Fight Action and the other organizations are entitled to bring the suit.Lawyers for the state argue the organizations base their arguments on speculation and haven’t demonstrated any harm they have suffered for which the court could provide a remedy.The organizations, which say they have a shared goal of “protecting Georgians’ right to vote,” have argued in court filings that state election officials’ wrongdoing “will require them to spend additional resources on activities such as educating and assisting voters to avoid the voter suppression and disenfranchisement” alleged in the lawsuit.But that simply amounts to the organizations carrying out their declared missions, state lawyers argue.“Doing the job one sets out to do is not an injury — it is a purpose, and it does not establish standing,” state lawyers wrote in a filing.Jones also wants the parties to address the effect of the new voting system legislation Kemp signed. The law authorizes the purchase of ballot-marking machines that print a paper ballot, tweaks some voter eligibility verification and voter roll maintenance practices and clarifies rules for closing or moving polling places.State lawyers argue the new law makes significant changes that render some of the issues raised in the lawsuit irrelevant and contributes to the hypothetical nature of others.But the organizations argue the legislation doesn’t go far enough to eliminate barriers to voter registration, adequately protect against polling place closure or provide for secure and reliable voting machines. The organizations would still have to work to ensure people are not disenfranchised by state election officials, they argue.Finally, the judge wants the parties to discuss whether election officials in each of the state’s 159 counties need to be included as defendants.Lawyers for the state have argued that local officials manage and administer elections, and that it’s therefore baseless to allege that state officials engaged in “gross mismanagement” of last year’s election. Concerns should be addressed to local officials, they say.The plaintiffs counter that state law empowers state election officials exercise their “oversight authority to set uniform standards across the state, to train, and to investigate failures of local elections officials.”This case is most sweeping of several challenges to Georgia’s elections system. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg is presiding over a separate lawsuit that says the state’s voting machines are unlawful and seeks statewide implementation of hand-marked paper ballots. Sharelast_img read more

Balkans, let’s get up! 2012

first_img ← OFID Scholarship Award 2011/12 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Reddit Similar Stories Share 0 LinkedIn 0 Balkans, let’s get up! 2012 Pocket “Create! Include! Participate!” Programme 2020center_img February 21, 2012 Published by Site Default Rondine Cittadella della Pace – Scholarship for Students from the Balkans +1 Deadline: 4 March 2012Open to:  Participants between the ages of 18 and 27 from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania or SerbiaCosts: All costs covered except € 10 participation feeDescriptionConnecting theory and practice of civic involvement. Strengthening the civil society on the Balkans. Giving you new possibilities for your commitment. Two one week International Spring Schools in Macedonia and Romania set the focus on the topics “ecology” and “civic activism”. They are open for participants from the Western Balkans as from Romania and Bulgaria. Here participants discuss societal relevant topics, learn aspects of project management, meet with experts and develop their own project draft. After the Spring Schools there is a possibility for project grants and the participation in further trainings. The language in these activities is English.EligibilityFor the application it is not a criteria, whether you study or work, which religion or ethnicity you belong to or if you are experienced in international exchange or in project management. If you are motivated to play an active part in your society you are the right person to apply for the programme of BLGU.RequirementsAge from 18 to 27Ability to discuss in EnglishCitizenship of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania or SerbiaMotivation and time to take part in each step of the programmeCostsBLGU pays for everything on the Workshops (e.g. participants’ travel costs, accommodation, food, trainers, materials) except € 10,- participation fee. They pay participants’ travel costs after they have confirmed their suggested modes of transport and costs.SeminarsSpring School: 17.04. – 24.04.2012You will discuss innovative approaches to democratization, what democracy means on different levels of society and which forms for active engagement are possible. The Spring School is the starting point for concrete projects.This time they offer two Spring Schools with two different main topics – ecology and civic activism.Important note: Candidates from Kosovo can apply only for the Ecology Spring School.Project Management Seminar: 28.05. – 02.06.2012On the Project Management Seminar various aspects of the participants’ project will be planned according to the special needs of the projects. Topics such as time management, conflict management, communication, public relations, fundraising etc. are part of it.Between the Project Management Seminar and the Evaluation and Perspective Seminar the projects are conducted by the participants and accompanied by experienced Mentors.Evaluation and Perspective Seminar: 29.09.- 03.10.2012This Seminar allows the participants to reflect the results and the process of their project. It is aiming at future chances that open up because of the new experiences made within BLGU and of the network, which allows sustainable support of engagement. Participants will also get acquainted with local and regional NGOs and other young people taking action in the region.Each of the seminars is conducted in a country on the Balkans. The language we work with is English.ApplicationApply online through the application form at the Official Website until 04.03.2012.Decide for a theme and send:Filled out application form: Ecology or Civic ActivismA letter of motivation: Why do you want to take part in “Balkans, let’s get up!“? Write up to 400 words about your personality and your motivation.Answer the following question up to 400 words in a short essay, poem or short story to the specified topics.By applying for BLGU you agree to the programme-agreementIf you have further questions about BLGU you are invited to visit our webpage, to visit the Facebook profile or to just send your question to [email protected] Official Website Call for Entries – 10th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival Tweet ECMI Announces Job Opennings →last_img read more