News story: Innovate on a business-academic project: apply for funding

first_img applications for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are open throughout the year the deadline for applications for this round is 3 April 2019. If an application misses a deadline it will automatically be entered into the next competition projects can last between 1 to 3 years businesses and not-for-profit organisations of any size can apply the size of the grant and own contribution can vary. Typically: Qioptiq secures largest contractQioptiq designs and manufactures photonic products for multiple markets and sectors, including X-ray imaging for medical and modules for defence.Following a KTP with the Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University – which allowed it to implement more efficient, agile forecasting – Qioptiq secured a contract with the Ministry of Defence worth £82 million. This is the company’s largest ever and will ensure UK armed forces have access to essential night vision equipment.As a result of the contract, Qioptiq opened a £3.7 million warehouse in North Wales and increased its staff numbers. Programme information KTP applications must: Search for and contact a Knowledge Transfer Adviser. Read more about the partnership.center_img small and medium-sized businesses can contribute around £35,000 per year, or around one-third of the project costs large businesses contribute about £55,000 per year, or half of the project costs Up to £40 million is available this financial year for businesses to take part in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).The programme helps turn academic thinking into commercial products and services, bringing new knowledge and skills into businesses to boost growth and competitiveness.Academic thinking to commercial successKTPs offer funding and support to help UK businesses bring in new insight from academia to tackle a particular challenge they face.Businesses can begin a new partnership with a university, college or research and technology organisation, working with a Knowledge Transfer Advisor to set this up, or build on an existing relationship. Through this, they will recruit a suitable graduate to work on an innovation project.Projects can focus on any technology or industry area, and last between 1 and 3 years. focus on a specific project set out the nature and goals of the project give details of who will take part establish what the graduate will be expected to deliver Find out more about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and how to apply.last_img read more

Speech: Standing united behind Ukraine’s sovereignty

first_imgThank you very much Madam President,We welcome this debate and the opportunity to discuss the situation in Ukraine. I would like to start by joining those colleagues who reiterated the unwavering support to Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, including within its internationally recognised borders and territorial waters.Today marks the annual commemorations of the lives sadly lost during the 2014 Euromaidan protests. We offer our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones.Today also marks the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the Russian military operation to illegally annex Crimea from Ukraine.Madam President, last week my Russian colleague stood with Foreign Minister Arreaza and pledged to defend the UN Charter, this included ‘respect for the sovereign equality of members’ and ‘respect for the territorial integrity and political independence of all states’.However, the forcible Russian seizure of 10,000 square miles from Ukraine broke the first principle of international law: that countries may not acquire territory or change borders by force. It also violated a number of international agreements and commitments, including; Article 2 of the United Nations Charter, the Helsinki Final Act, the Budapest memorandum and the 1997 Russia-Ukraine Treaty of Friendship.The General Assembly reacted to Russia’s actions by passing resolution 68/262 on 27 March 2014, affirming the territorial integrity of Ukraine – within its internationally recognised borders and the absence of any legal basis to change the status of Crimea.Madam President,As my German colleague said earlier, in another context in the Security Council, to listen to the Russian account of what happened in Crimea, one would think it was Ukraine that had invaded Russia. And not the other way round.Madam President,We do not only oppose the illegal annexation because it violates international law, we oppose it also because of the serious human rights violations Russia continues to commit in the Crimean peninsula. This includes the widespread persecution of ethnic and religious groups such as the Crimean Tatars and those who express opposition to the illegal annexation of the peninsula. In detention centres, these victims have been mistreated and tortured to punish or to extort “confessions”. It is no coincidence that Russia continues to ignore calls in General Assembly Resolutions for the High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Crimea.Madam President,The United Kingdom is also deeply concerned by the ongoing militarisation of Crimea and the Sea of Azov by the Russian Federation. In December last year the General Assembly adopted a new resolution calling on the Russian Federation to withdraw its military forces from Crimea and Russia has ignored this.Only three months ago, the Russian Federation used force to seize three Ukrainian naval vessels and took 24 servicemen captive – including three who were severely injured during the incident. Russia’s use of force, including use of firearms against Ukraine’s vessels, constituted clear aggression and escalation. These unacceptable actions are not in conformity with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and they have no basis in international law.We cannot and will not ignore such a serious challenge to the international rules based order. We call on the international community to continue to stand united and remain focused on Russia’s behavior and attempts to consolidate its illegal annexation of Crimea.Madam President,Turning to eastern Ukraine, the conflict there remains volatile, fueled by Russia’s total disregard for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Russia has incited and then supported military activity by armed formations, including through the deployment of Russian troops into Ukrainian territory. Russia’s refusal to allow the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to carry out its mandate within non-government controlled territories gives the impression she has something to hide and it threatens both the security of Ukraine and the wider region.Russia’s concerted campaign to destabilise Ukraine includes its support, last November, for illegitimate elections that do not represent the will of the people in the non-government controlled territories. Such action unnecessarily fuels tension between parties to the conflict. Moreover, it is a clear breach of the Minsk Agreements.Madam President,As with all conflicts, it is sadly the civilians that suffer the most. Since the fighting started, over 10,000 people have lost their lives, almost 25,000 have been injured, 3.4 million are in need of humanitarian assistance and there are around 1.5 million internally displaced persons.Ukraine’s crisis is not a frozen conflict. Russia created this conflict and, rather than use its considerable influence to ensure Russian-backed armed formations comply with their Minsk commitments, Russia continues to supply weaponry and personnel to these armed formations. Russia needs to withdraw its military personnel and weapons, cease its support for the armed formations and abide by the Minsk Agreement commitments she signed up to. This would be a much more convincing way to demonstrate commitment to ‘the principles of the founding charter that governs the behaviour of the international community’ than by giving a press conference.Madam President,The United Kingdom once again calls on the international community to stand united behind Ukraine and oppose Russia’s continued attempts to destabilise another Member State of the UN, undermine her sovereignty and steal her territory.Thank you.last_img read more

Faculty Council meeting — Oct. 11, 2017

first_imgOn Oct. 11 the members of the Faculty Council discussed a motion by Professor Danielle Allen and a proposal on the timing of the meetings of the Faculty.  They also heard an update on the work of the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging and discussed proposals on advanced standing and on cross registration.The Council next meets on Oct. 11. The preliminary deadline for the Nov. 7 meeting of the Faculty is Oct. 17 at noon.last_img

C & S moves headquarters to Keene

first_imgC & S Wholesale Grocers moves headquarters to Keene, NHC & S Wholesale Grocers has moved its headquarters from Brattleboro to Keene, NH. C & S is the second largest wholesale grocer in the nation. It has been the largest Vermont-based company since the 1980s. In 2003 it reported sales of $11.3 billion.Three years ago, C & S announced that it was looking for a new corporate headquarters. Development officials on both sides of the Connecticut River worked hard to lure the regions largest employer. In 2002, C & S announced it had chosen Keene over a site offered in Brattleboro, where one of its warehouses is still located.last_img

Vermont Yankee to test sirens December 8

first_imgOn Thursday, December 8, at 1 pm, an audible sounding will be conducted on the 37 sirens located within the Vermont Yankee ten-mile emergency planning zone.The pole-mounted sirens are located in the Vermont towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, and Vernon, and in the New Hampshire towns of Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Richmond, Swanzey, and Winchester. In Massachusetts, the sirens are located in Gill, Colrain, Leyden, Bernardston and Northfield.The three-minute siren testing is being conducted by the Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts state public safety agencies in compliance with the regulations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure the effectiveness of the notification system.Residents with questions on the annual testing can contact their town’s emergency management director or Mark Gilmore at Vermont Yankee at (802) 258-4168.last_img read more

Old-School ‘Mindset and Culture’ Is Sidelining Traditional Utility Companies in Global Transition to Renewables

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享SNL:For a risk-averse industry that has been slow to embrace change, overhauling the DNA of electric utilities stands as a bigger challenge than outdated regulations in the face of a market transformation driven by a renewable energy surge that is pushing down power prices, said Fintan Slye, CEO of EirGrid plc., which operates Ireland’s electric transmission system.Like their counterparts in the U.S., incumbent utilities in Europe are dealing with a rise in variable renewable energy and the emergence of upstart companies looking to cash in on a changing landscape in which customers are taking on a larger role in generating power and helping to maintain balance on the electric grid.“I think regulation certainly needs to change and evolve, but I don’t think that it is the thing that is holding the industry back,” Slye said Sept. 18 at Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s The Future of Energy Summit in London. Instead, he pointed to issues with the “mindset and the culture and the approach in a lot of the incumbent companies, and trying to get that to a point where these new business models can, I suppose, flourish.”“We’re at a point where just because something worked for the last 50 years doesn’t mean that it’s the approach and the thing for the next 10,” Slye said.More: ($) As utilities face uncertain future, their biggest challenge may be themselves Old-School ‘Mindset and Culture’ Is Sidelining Traditional Utility Companies in Global Transition to Renewableslast_img read more

Superheroes Finally Admit Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Illustration by Jon MorenoNEW YORK — Two months after Lance Armstrong admitted to using illegal drugs, three Superheroes appeared at a joint press conference this morning and each of them confessed that they had, at different times in their careers, also used performance-enhancing drugs.“Leap a tall building in a single bound?” asked Superman. “Unless you’re on serious anabolic steroids, there’s absolutely no way you’d even get to the third story,” said The Man of Steel.“The public is naive and gullible,” added Spider-Man. “Did people actually think a skinny kid like Peter Parker could jump around like that without chemical help?”When a reporter pointed out that Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider which gave him his superpowers, Spider-Man laughed and said, “Give me a break.”Batman, the quietest of the trio, said he only used amphetamines in his early comic book years, not when he got into the movies. “I was young and stupid,” he said, “and I haven’t used them since my big Hollywood debut back in 1989.”When asked where he got the drugs, Batman smiled.“Look,” he said, “I’m a wealthy industrialist, playboy, and philanthropist. How hard is it for my butler, Alfred, to get me any drug I want in Gotham City?”As for Robin, his sidekick, Batman said, “The kid is innocent and never took any drugs. Leave him out of this.”“I don’t know why they’re singling out these guys right now,” said an unidentified attorney who represented the three Superheroes. “Some things that happen on the football field and in triathlons are clearly beyond human ability.”“And why are women getting a pass? Has anyone questioned Wonder Woman yet? If I ran a congressional committee, I’d certainly check out those Amazons.”The Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine, Halo Jones, The Joker, Dr. Doom and Emma Frost did not return phone calls for comment.last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to sign Dani Ceballos ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham

first_imgDani Ceballos is wanted by Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham (BPI/REX)Jurgen Klopp is pushing for Liverpool to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, according to reports in Spain.The 22-year-old impressed for Spain Under-21s this summer as he played a key role in his side’s success at the European Under-21 Championship.But the midfielder is not in Zinedine Zidane’s plans for the new season and Real Madrid are open to offers.According to Marca, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are all in the running to sign Ceballos and have registered their interest.ADVERTISEMENT Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to sign Dani Ceballos ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham Real Madrid would want a buy-back clause in their deal for Ceballos (Getty Images)Tottenham are also keen to reinforce their midfield after breaking their transfer record to sign Tanguy Ndombele in a £65 million deal from Lyon.Spurs could also have an advantage over Arsenal and Liverpool as they would be open to Madrid’s demand for the inclusion of a buy-back option in the deal for Ceballos.Madrid are also interested in signing Christian Eriksen and Ceballos could be used as a makeweight in a move for the Denmark international, who has just a year remaining on his contract with Spurs.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 Advertisement Ceballos impressed for Spain during their Euro Under-21 Championship victory (EMPICS)The report claims that Liverpool’s interest stems from Klopp’s personal admiration of Ceballos and the German believes the midfielder could offer the same dynamism he was hoping to get from Naby Keita.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut Liverpool are only looking to sign Ceballos on a permanent deal, while Madrid are keen to include a buy-back clause.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal, meanwhile, are hoping to secure a loan deal for Ceballos as they have a £45m budget this summer and Unai Emery is looking to improve several areas of his squad.Ceballos is looking for more playing time after starting just 13 games in La Liga last season and while Arsenal can offer that, the Gunners would ideally want a purchase clause as part of their deal with Madrid.center_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Jul 2019 3:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link452Shares Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Support Disabled Veterans

first_imgGovernor Wolf Signs Bill to Support Disabled Veterans SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf signed HB 683 sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp that amends the Taxpayer Relief Act by removing veterans’ disability payments from the definition of “income” that is used to determine eligibility for the Property Tax RentRebate Program (PTRR).“Pennsylvania veterans’ service to our country is invaluable and immeasurable,” said Governor Tom Wolf.  “I am proud to support these strong men and women by helping them qualify for property tax rebates that they previously would not have qualified for.”Veterans’ disability payments include compensation approved by and received from the federal Veterans Administration (VA) as a result of an illness or injury that is directly connected to active military service, as well as compensation under several state programs. As amended on the House Floor, Federal veterans’ disability payments and state veterans’ benefits are specifically excluded from the definition of income.Governor Wolf also signed the following bills into law:Act 116 (Saylor) – Amends Landlord and Tenant Act providing for death of a tenant.Act 118 (Wentling) – Amends the Public School Code, in certification of teachers, further providing for continuing professional development, for program of continuing professional education and for charter schools.Act 119 (Killion – Res. 5/11/16) – Amends the Medical Practice Act further providing for perfusionist.Act 120 (Killion – Res. 5/11/16) – Amends the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act further providing for perfusionist.Act 121 (Santora) – Act designating a portion of State Route 2005 in Drexel Hill, Delaware County, as the Officer Dennis McNamara Memorial HighwayLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img November 02, 2016last_img read more

What you can see from this Gold Coast penthouse will delight you

first_imgSoak up the views and the sun from the roof.There’s also a separate home office and powder room, and each bedroom is ensuited.The penthouse is located in the exclusive ‘Deepwater Point’ residential complex, with access to two security basement car spaces and leisure facilities including a barbecue area, 25m heated lap pool, as well as a resort-style pool, spa and gym. Another stunning look out. 67/326 Marine Pde, Labrador is on the market for $2.75 million.FOR the first time in over a decade, the penthouse of this iconic Labrador building has hit the market.The spacious 383sq m residence features soaring 6m ceilings and stunning views of the Broadwater, Pacific Ocean, along the Gold Coast coastline and out to the Hinterland. Not a bad spot to enjoy a long lunch.center_img Move in and don’t bring a thing. The apartment will be sold fully furnished.Property records show the tightly-held property last changed hands in 2004.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoThe owners have enjoyed being close enough to spot dolphins and whales frolicking in the sparkling surf, with spectacular vistas visible throughout. The flow of indoor and outdoor living is paramount, with most of the spaces opening out to private balconies or terraces.A large private terrace off the master suite overlooks the Broadwater and ocean, while a separate family room opens out to a large alfresco entertaining terrace, complete with a built-in barbecue. The indoor and outdoor spaces flow.last_img read more