Relations Practitioner – USC PRSSA Government & Student Funding http://uscprssa.com/ Government & Student Funding Sun, 09 Jan 2022 03:27:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://uscprssa.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-150x150.png Relations Practitioner – USC PRSSA Government & Student Funding http://uscprssa.com/ 32 32 From Medicine, the Army and Mediation to the Mughal Court – The New Indian Express https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/09/from-medicine-the-army-and-mediation-to-the-mughal-court-the-new-indian-express/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 03:12:00 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/09/from-medicine-the-army-and-mediation-to-the-mughal-court-the-new-indian-express/ Express news service “No European traveler had lived in India for so long. Normally, firangi trips to India lasted no more than two or three years,” says author Marco Moneta. Perhaps this is what fascinated him to deepen and learn more about the life of Nicolo Manucci. Moneta’s work, A Venetian at the Mughal Court […]]]>

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“No European traveler had lived in India for so long. Normally, firangi trips to India lasted no more than two or three years,” says author Marco Moneta. Perhaps this is what fascinated him to deepen and learn more about the life of Nicolo Manucci. Moneta’s work, A Venetian at the Mughal Court -The Life and Adventures of Nicolo Manucci, traces the life of a European who made India his homeland for more than seventy years.

This non-fiction work is a detailed account of the traveller’s life in the land when it was under Mughal rule – during the time of Shah Jahan, Aurangazeb and Shah Alam (Bahadur I). From an inexperienced teenager eager to travel the world to becoming a renowned self-taught doctor and diplomat, the book tells the story of a man who witnessed and saw India’s power struggle in the 16th century. rise to power in an unknown world.

Excerpts follow.

How did you know Nicolo Manucci?

I was particularly interested in Indian culture because it was a different encounter from the one Columbus experienced in the New World at the end of the 15th century, a world totally unknown until then.

The Indian world was certainly not unknown to Europeans, because of relationships dating back to Antiquity (Alexander the Great, the Roman Empire…). However, until the first European ship, that of Vasco da Gama, reached the coast of Malabar, the European presence in India had been practically nil.

The European presence in India only became relevant from the beginning of the 16th century. Many have written accounts of their travels and stays in India. It was while reading these stories that I came across Nicolo Manucci and his Storia do Mogor.

What prompted you to write non-fiction?

It immediately dawned on me that Manucci’s figure, his manuscript, and his Indian experience stood out from those of other European travelers. Mainly because of the length of his stay in India. Second, Manucci’s manuscripts stood out for the breadth, quality and richness of the stories in the Storia do Mogor.

The manuscript consists of thousands of pages and further contains an extremely articulate account of Manucci’s life as well as the historical vicissitudes of his period, i.e. during the regencies of Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb and Bahadur I. They also distinguished themselves by the strong personality of Manucci, which is reflected in the pages of the manuscript.

As I wrote, it is “an absorbing tale, brimming with exuberant, uncontrollable subjectivity and represented as one long uninterrupted take, of the experiences, thoughts and emotions of an extraordinary firangi”.

Tell us about your research.

I was involved in this project for about four to five years, which took up over 50 percent of my time. Reading of Manucci’s manuscripts (which had been partially transcribed by William Irvine and published in 1910 under the title Storia do Mogor), comparison of his two drafts (the one sent to Catrou in France and the one sent to the Senate of Venice), and review by literature criticism, I traveled several times in India in the footsteps of Manucci, following the many routes he had traveled and stopping in the places where he had lived: Goa, the Deccan, the North, and in Tamil Nadu.

It was not always possible to cross the words of Manucci. When talking about himself, Manucci often tends to exaggerate his own adventures, his successes and the role he played in events. He probably thought very highly of himself. But when he talks about real events, his testimony seems to be substantially reliable.

One example concerns the house and garden in the black city of Madras (ie the part of Madras inhabited by European Catholics, Armenians and Hindus); this is where Manucci claims to have lived with his wife Elizabeth before moving to the Big Mount (or St. Thomas Mount) house. If we consult the plan of the city made by Herman Moll in 1726 on the basis of that commissioned by Governor Thomas Pitt in 1710, the place where Manucci lived with his wife is clearly indicated as “Manoucha’s Garden”.

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Should we have a third child? https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/07/should-we-have-a-third-child/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 10:44:20 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/07/should-we-have-a-third-child/ Family planning can be quite a touchy conversation, and partners are encouraged to keep an open mind when discussing it. Image Credit: Shutterstock If two children make your heart swell with joy, won’t three be a better number? It really depends, say parents and experts; are you, for example, on the same wavelength as your […]]]>

Family planning can be quite a touchy conversation, and partners are encouraged to keep an open mind when discussing it.
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If two children make your heart swell with joy, won’t three be a better number? It really depends, say parents and experts; are you, for example, on the same wavelength as your partner on this subject? Can you afford – in terms of time, money and energy – another baby?

“Family planning can be a pretty delicate conversation, and partners are encouraged to keep an open mind when discussing it,” says Bene Katabua, school psychologist at Intercare Health Center in Abu Dhabi.

“It helps to explore the reasons for having another child, as well as the reservations. It is best to avoid this conversation if you are very stressed, anxious, or particularly upset. Instead, wait for a better time to explore this conversation, ”she adds.

I recently came across a conversation on Reddit about how a family made the decision to have a third baby. User iambevin wrote, “I wanted 3, my husband wanted two. He didn’t want to move because he was worried about the finances, which is fair enough. Me too. But I wanted three and there’s no way to quench that desire. It is a physical impossibility.

“I went to the consultation because I didn’t want to cheat on him in a third or bring a child into this world that wasn’t 100% wanted by the both of us, but I didn’t know how to turn this absolute need off at the inside me. The advisor basically said you can’t turn it off, you just take care of it. You cry for the child you never had and one day you will overcome this grief. We both ended up going there one day and she went over our pros and cons which was helpful. My husband saw that my decision was made with my heart and his with his head. We talked a lot about money and so on. and finally he came. … I am 9 weeks pregnant. He is nervous but happy.

“I recently spoke to a friend’s mom about the situation. She said she wanted a third but her husband put his foot down and said no. She said she cried for 15 years for this child she never had. She was in tears just talking about it and her son I’m friends with is almost 35 years old!

Third child

When it comes to adding a new member to your family, it’s not just you that you need to consider. Kabatua urges parents to consider whether they have a capacity for a third party. And if not, what needs to change for them to have the capacity?

Conversation not war

Speaking honestly – and without making it a battleground – is imperative. “When it comes to a compromise, it’s also important to be honest and clear. So that it does not present itself in the future as resentment and contempt. Be careful not to fall into the trap of seeing him as a winner or a loser, but rather to bring new life to your family, ”Katabua explains.

“Also, take a moment to personally reflect on how important this is to you. Before you start the conversation, it helps to have a good idea of ​​what this means to you and your personal boundaries. Which boundaries are firm and which are more flexible and permeable, ”she adds.

Factors to consider

When it comes to adding a new member to your family, it’s not just you that you need to consider. Kabatua urges parents to consider whether they have a capacity for a third party. And if not, what needs to change for them to have the capacity?

Financial constraints can be an obvious snag on baby’s plans, but there are intangibles to consider as well.

“Do they have the energy to take care of two children, while getting very little sleep because of a newborn baby?” Is there a reliable support system? Are both parents clear about roles, responsibilities and expectations? Do parents take time to support and another more intimately, outside of parental duties? How independent are the first two children? ” she asks.

Now is also the time to reassess children’s education; ask yourself this, Katabua suggests: “What are the expectations when it comes to babysitting, housework, expenses, time spent as a couple, etc.? and how will they be managed with the arrival of a third child?

And talk to the kids, but not too early. “Children can be introduced to the idea of ​​having a sibling when parents are comfortable with sharing. It is usually around the third month of pregnancy. Because of the risks of pregnancy, it is not advisable to discuss it much earlier, ”she warns.

“Having a one-off conversation is not enough, and children may need advice on what it would be like to have a younger sibling in the home. Depending on their age, this can be done in a conversation, a song or through a book, ”she adds.

But be prepared for a backlash – no one likes to be taken out of the center of attention – and constant communication will avoid a lot of resentment and temper tantrums along the way.

“Children’s feelings certainly matter, but their feelings do not guide the decision of whether or not to have a larger family. It is in the hands of the guards, as adults, ”Katabua emphasizes, adding that even if the decision is not in their hands, their opinions are. Respect and allow a child the freedom to express themselves – their hopes, dreams and even fears. It doesn’t have to be with the parents, but even with a close family member, friends or a professional.

Reddit user arth33 described the pros and cons of having a third child on the job: “Long reliant on the kids involved, especially the two you already have. I have three (all boys; 9.7 and 3) and it’s great. But my first two are very good kids… Adding a third to this mix was child’s play. The third is now a new player in their games and their cheering team.

“What I would say is that it makes relationships a lot more interesting. In two, the fraternal relationship is older-younger. Complete stop. There is no real variation there. With three, the number of permutations suddenly drops to seven possible variations. The network of relationships is amazing to watch.

He also addresses logistical concerns: “They will want to start more and more extracurricular activities. That’s a lot of travel when you’re outnumbered. At about seven o’clock they start participating in practices and game night, or lessons and performances, or whatever, but it’s often three evenings a week per serious activity. Multiply that by a few things, three kids, and you can see how hard it is to get them across. It’s not impossible, but it’s complicated.

The consensus is that three can make great company – or be a crowd – it depends on you and your family. The choice is ultimately yours.

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Review of the year 2021: events whose impact has been felt in the Arab world https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/30/review-of-the-year-2021-events-whose-impact-has-been-felt-in-the-arab-world/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 21:41:55 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/30/review-of-the-year-2021-events-whose-impact-has-been-felt-in-the-arab-world/ DUBAI: From the second year of the global pandemic to the overthrow of governments, from glimmers of hope for environmental justice to the world’s biggest sporting and cultural events, the past 12 months have been a roller coaster for the Middle East and the ‘North Africa Region. JANUARY AlUla Declaration The year started with great […]]]>

DUBAI: From the second year of the global pandemic to the overthrow of governments, from glimmers of hope for environmental justice to the world’s biggest sporting and cultural events, the past 12 months have been a roller coaster for the Middle East and the ‘North Africa Region.

JANUARY

AlUla Declaration

The year started with great promise for the region when Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman invited the leaders of the other five member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council to a meeting in AlUla, where he presented its collective reconciliation project.

AlUla’s declaration, which ended the regional crisis that began in 2017, turned the page on all areas of disagreement in the Gulf, its positive effects spilling over to all regional issues, easing most tensions. .

The agreement “strengthens the bonds of friendship and brotherhood between our countries and our peoples in order to serve their aspirations”, declared the Crown Prince at the time.

CAN

Gaza war

Relations between Israel and Palestine deteriorated in the spring following an Israeli police raid on Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque, sparking a wave of violence across Israel and the West Bank.

The outrage quickly escalated into a short but savage war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. At least 145 Palestinians and 12 Israelis have been killed during the 11 days of conflict.

During the fighting, an Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed the offices of the Associated Press and other media outlets, drawing international condemnation.

A ceasefire agreement brokered by Egypt, Qatar and the UN entered into force on May 21.

JUNE

The new Iranian president

Ebrahim Raisi, an ideological hardline supporter handpicked by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, was elected President of the Islamic Republic in June and invested in August.

The election saw the lowest turnout in the country’s history as many Iranians called for a boycott. Even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the former populist Iranian president, has said he will not vote.

Raisi was reportedly an influential participant in the “death commissions” in 1988, overseeing the enforced disappearance and execution of several thousand political dissidents in Evin and Gohardasht prisons.

JULY

Tunisian Prime Minister sacked

Tunisian President Kais Saied sacked the government and froze the country’s parliament on July 25, a move his opponents called a coup, but which garnered broad public support at the time.

Saied insisted his intervention was necessary to save the country from collapse amid an unprecedented economic and health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – failures many attributed to mismanagement of the Ennahda party.

On August 24, Saied extended the suspension of parliament until further notice, as well as the suspension of the statutory immunity of parliamentarians. However, public anger has since grown, with further protests erupting.

AUGUST

Olympic Games

After being postponed for a year because of COVID-19, organizers had hoped that Tokyo 2020 would become a symbol of triumph over the pandemic. But with strict precautions still in place and a spectator ban, the Olympics, which ended on August 8, felt somewhat underwhelming.

Nonetheless, they turned out to be a great success for Arab athletes. Saudi karate practitioner Tarek Hamdi won silver in the men’s +75 kg category, while Egypt’s Feryal Abdel Aziz won gold in the women’s +61 kg category.

Egyptian Ahmed Elgendy won silver in the modern men’s pentathlon, Bahrain Kalkidan Gezahegne won silver in the women’s 10,000 meters and the Qatari beach volleyball duo of Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan won bronze.

Resurgence of the Taliban

As US troops began their final withdrawal from Afghanistan in August, Taliban militants invaded Kabul, toppling the government of President Ashraf Ghani and re-establishing their intransigent regime over the country.

Although the group has pledged to moderate its views on women’s rights, minorities and freedom of expression, many of the repressive practices that marked its previous reign between 1996 and 2001 are back.

The United States, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank froze Kabul’s access to billions of dollars in aid and assets until the Taliban changed its ideological course. Amid severe drought and massive displacement, Afghanistan is heading for a humanitarian catastrophe.

OCTOBER

Expo 2020 Dubai

The first Middle East World Expo kicked off in Dubai on October 1. The opening ceremony took place in the magnificent dome of Al-Wasl, with a height of 67 meters, and presented an international program of musical and cultural performances.

Expo 2020 Dubai brings together 192 nations for the first time in the 170-year history of World Expos. Each country has its own flag, as part of the stated Emirati hosts policy of “one nation, one flag”.

The six-month event served as a platform for the unveiling of the innovations. Courier service provider UPS, for example, has launched the world’s first solar-powered vehicle charging point, which it will use to power a fleet of delivery vans.

Iraq election

Iraqis went to the polls on October 10 to vote in the legislative elections initially scheduled for June. The vote was marred, however, by the lowest turnout since the overthrow of dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Although international observers praised the free and fair elections, militias and pro-Iranian party blocs in the country contested the result, in which their share of parliamentary seats was reduced.

Analysts believe these militias were behind an attempt in November to assassinate Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi at his Baghdad residence, in retaliation for his attempts to reduce their influence.

Green initiatives

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 strategy aims to reduce the Kingdom’s dependence on fossil fuels. Riyadh went further in October with the launch of two major initiatives designed to show that it is playing a leadership role in the global campaign against climate change.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (SPA)

When Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled details of Saudi green and green initiatives in the Middle East at a special event in Riyadh, it was a historic opportunity for the region and committed Saudi Arabia to achieving net zero emissions greenhouse gases by 2060.

In addition, the Kingdom has pledged to completely phase out oil from national power generation by 2030, replacing it with cleaner gas and renewables. Multi-billion dollar investment programs to plant trees in the Kingdom have also been announced, among other eco-friendly strategies.

coup d’etat in Sudan

General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan staged a military coup in Sudan in late October, toppling the civilian government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and declaring a state of emergency. Al-Burhan said infighting between the military and civilians threatened the stability of the country.

Pro-democracy groups, which toppled Omar Al-Bashir’s regime in 2019, have taken to the streets to demand a return to civilian rule. After weeks of escalating violence, Hamdok was reinstated on November 21 under a power-sharing deal with the military.

Although the international community has supported the agreement in the interest of Sudan’s stability, opposition groups continue to protest against the military’s involvement in the government.

NOVEMBER

COP26

This year has been the year the effects of climate change became real for many people, with a wave of wildfires, floods, droughts and storms wreaking havoc around the world. It was also the year when efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions began to be taken seriously.

At the UN’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, governments around the world agreed to a compromise deal to keep a key global warming target of no more than 1.5 ° C above levels pre-industrial, with a last-minute change that eased commitments to phase out coal.

Several countries complained that the agreement did not go far enough. However, he set rules for the international trade in carbon credits and called on the big polluters to come back next year with improved promises of emission reductions.

Omicron

Experts said governments were sadly not prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic when it was declared by the World Health Organization in early 2020. Today, almost two years later, the world continues to grapple with an uneven distribution of vaccines and the emergence of new variants of the virus, the latest being omicron.

The variant was first identified in South Africa in late November and quickly became the dominant version in many countries. Studies suggest that the variant is not more aggressive in its effects than alpha, beta, gamma, and delta strains, but is more transmissible and potentially more resistant to vaccines.

Experts warn that high and persistent infection rates will continue to strain countries’ health infrastructures and risk creating more dangerous variants in the months to come, unless screening and vaccination rates in countries developing countries do not improve dramatically.

Although vaccination campaigns and precautionary measures in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf states have been particularly successful, other countries in the region have been less effective, leading to further spikes in cases. .


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Mississippi Governor suggests he will veto medical marijuana bill if lawmakers don’t lower purchase limit https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/28/mississippi-governor-suggests-he-will-veto-medical-marijuana-bill-if-lawmakers-dont-lower-purchase-limit/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 18:28:35 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/28/mississippi-governor-suggests-he-will-veto-medical-marijuana-bill-if-lawmakers-dont-lower-purchase-limit/ The governor of Wisconsin announced Tuesday that he has granted 30 pardons, mostly to those convicted of non-violent marijuana or other drug-related offenses. This brings the total number of pardons issued so far by Governor Tony Evers (D) to 337 in his first three years in office, the most granted by a governor in state […]]]>

The governor of Wisconsin announced Tuesday that he has granted 30 pardons, mostly to those convicted of non-violent marijuana or other drug-related offenses.

This brings the total number of pardons issued so far by Governor Tony Evers (D) to 337 in his first three years in office, the most granted by a governor in state history at this point in time. ‘a first term. Advocates have urged state and federal executives to exercise this kind of authority, especially over cannabis cases, as more jurisdictions embrace legalization.

“I am proud of our work to give a second chance to people who have made amends and paid their debt to society,” Evers said in a press release. “These people have recognized and acknowledged their past mistakes, and it sends a powerful message of redemption as each of them strives to build a better and better future for themselves and their communities.”

Of the 30 cases pardoned Tuesday, 21 of them were related to the sale or possession of a controlled substance.

“Matthew Callaway was in his late teens when he sold marijuana to an officer 16 years ago,” reads the description of one case. “He resides in Colorado, where he aspires to be a firefighter. “

“Leon Howard was 19 when officers found marijuana in his home,” said another. “Living in Milwaukee, he supported his neighborhood by hosting block parties and street cleanups in addition to two jobs. “

Receiving a pardon does not mean that a person’s record is erased under Wisconsin law. Rather, it is an official act of forgiveness that restores rights such as being able to serve on a jury, hold public office or receive certain professional licenses. People can apply for clemency, and they are eligible for pardon if it has been at least five years since they served their sentence, with no other criminal charges pending.

Drug laws are particularly punitive in Wisconsin, where efforts to legalize marijuana, for example, have consistently stopped before the legislature despite the governor’s pushing for reform.

That said, there are lawmakers working to enact policy changes. Last month, two bipartisan lawmakers introduced a bill to decriminalize possession of low-strength marijuana. In August, three senators separately tabled legislation to legalize cannabis for adult use in the state.

As it stands, possession of marijuana is punishable by a fine of up to $ 1,000 and up to six months in jail for a first offense. Those convicted of a subsequent offense would face a felony charge punishable by a fine of up to $ 10,000 and up to three and a half years in prison.

Evers attempted to legalize recreational and medical marijuana as part of its state budget proposal earlier this year, but a GOP-led legislative committee removed the language of cannabis from the legislation in May. Democrats attempted to add the provisions through an amendment the following month, but Republicans blocked the decision.

Other Republican lawmakers have tabled bills to more modestly decriminalize marijuana possession in the state, but none of those proposals were brought forward in this year’s session.

Evers held a virtual town hall in April where he discussed his cannabis proposal, noting polls show Wisconsin residents support the policy change.

Locally, Wisconsin voters in three jurisdictions approved non-binding advisory questions in favor of legalizing marijuana last year. The measures came after Wisconsinites overwhelmingly embraced cannabis reform by supporting more than a dozen similar measures across the state in the 2018 election.

Late last year, city officials in the state capital Madison voted to remove most local penalties for possession and use of cannabis, allowing adult use of cannabis. 18 years and over.

But as lawmakers scramble to push forward a number of reform proposals in Badger State, people still face the consequences of criminalization in the interim – and this is where the graces of l executive can step in and help.

Evers may have set a pardons record in Wisconsin, but he’s not the only governor of the United States taking proactive steps to provide relief.

In May, the governor of Pennsylvania pardoned a doctor who was arrested, prosecuted and jailed for cultivating marijuana which he used to relieve his dying wife. This came months after he granted expedited pardons for minor cannabis offenses to 69 people.

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) recently said one of his main goals during his final year in office was to ensure that as many eligible people as possible submit applications for the courts are shutting down their cannabis records and re-establishing opportunities for things like housing, student financial aid, and employment.

After signing a bill to double the marijuana possession limit for adults in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis (R) then asked state law enforcement to identify people who have already been sentenced for the new term he might be able to pardon.

Last year, the governor of Illinois announced more than 500,000 write-offs and pardons for those with minor marijuana-related offenses on their records. The massive leniency and record erasure sweep came about a year after the state’s legal cannabis market launched.

In June, more than 15,000 people convicted of low-level marijuana possession in Nevada were automatically pardoned under a resolution by the governor and Pardon Council commissioners.

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee (D) has also granted pardons for cannabis offenses.

At the federal level, President Joe Biden has come under pressure from numerous lawyers and lawmakers to use his executive power to provide assistance to those convicted of marijuana in their cases.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said last week that the president had “every intention of using his clemency power,” but she declined to give details on when any action presidential election could actually take place.

“Biden must now rely on his executive authority. He’s delayed and underused it so far, ”Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said last week, adding that he could use his authority to advance a number of progressive causes like marijuana reform.

The congresswoman was among the first to suggest that Biden use executive power to advance marijuana reform, joining 36 of her colleagues in a letter to the president in February imploring him to grant mass pardons to federally convicted of cannabis. Biden recently received a follow-up letter demanding a status update.

Last week, two Republican lawmakers sent Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris a separate letter criticizing their “lack of action” and “continued silence” on marijuana reform and urging the administration to reschedule the cannabis under federal law. They first applied in July.

These are just the latest examples of lawmakers submitting a demand for reform directly to the president, who has disappointed advocates in his first year in office by refusing to take meaningful steps to change the country’s approach to the government. cannabis despite a campaign for decriminalization and pro-rescheduling platforms.

Since the election, neither the president nor the vice president – who sponsored a legalization bill while in the Senate – have spoken of their cannabis campaign promises. And so far, the only pardons to come under the Biden administration have benefited turkeys at a Thanksgiving ceremony.

This is despite repeated calls from lawmakers and lawyers.

Last month, a group of senators separately sent a letter urging Biden to use his executive authority to grant a mass pardon to those convicted of non-violent marijuana.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who led the letter, said in a recent interview that Biden could boost the economy and promote racial fairness with a “stroke of the pen” in granting relief.

A recently released Congressional Research Service (CRS) report claimed the president had the power to grant mass pardons for cannabis-related offenses. He also said the administration can move to federal cannabis legalization without waiting for lawmakers to act.

Meanwhile, a group of more than 150 celebrities, athletes, politicians, law enforcement professionals and academics signed a letter that was delivered to Biden in September, urging him to grant a “full, complete and unconditional pardon.” to all people with non-violence. federal marijuana convictions.

Warren and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) separately sent a letter to the Attorney General in October, arguing that the Justice Department should initiate a process to deprogram marijuana in order to “allow states to regulate cannabis like they see fit, begin to address the damage done by decades of racial disparities in cannabis law enforcement and facilitate valuable medical research.

The White House said in August that the president plans to use his executive authority to grant leniency to people with certain non-violent drug convictions.

In April, Psaki insisted on Biden’s pledge of leniency for people with federal marijuana and said the process would begin with a modest rescheduling of cannabis – a proposal that advocates say would not actually accomplish what she suggests.

New Hampshire lawmakers introduce multiple marijuana legalization bills ahead of 2022 session

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Awaiting RUU TPKS Ratification Amid Widespread Sexual Violence https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/27/awaiting-ruu-tpks-ratification-amid-widespread-sexual-violence/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 10:13:38 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/27/awaiting-ruu-tpks-ratification-amid-widespread-sexual-violence/ Jakarta (ANTARA) – On December 16, the Sexual Violence Prevention Bill (RUU TPKS) was not presented to the House of Representatives (DPR) plenary meeting of the second sitting period for 2021- 2022 ending to become the DPR’s own initiative bill. This failure prolongs the wait for the ratification of the RUU TPKS which had been […]]]>

Jakarta (ANTARA) – On December 16, the Sexual Violence Prevention Bill (RUU TPKS) was not presented to the House of Representatives (DPR) plenary meeting of the second sitting period for 2021- 2022 ending to become the DPR’s own initiative bill.

This failure prolongs the wait for the ratification of the RUU TPKS which had been proposed since 2016.

According to RPD vice president Sufmi Dasco Ahmad, a technical problem was the reason why the bill was not presented to the plenary meeting.

The problem was that the time limit for the leaders’ meeting and the deliberation agency had passed.

The discussion for the TPKS RUU was not yet complete at Level I, thus leaving no time for it to be placed on the agenda of the management meeting and the deliberation agency.

While waiting for his return, what exactly is the context of cases of sexual violence in the country? Also, what makes the ratification of the bill urgent and why are some people opposed?

The prevalence of sexual violence in Indonesia is clear from the emergence of several cases.

COVID-19 is not the only scourge that exists, as sexual violence has become something of a pandemic, with no end in sight.

According to the 2021 annual record of the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan), 299,991 cases of violence against women were reported in 2020.

Cases of sexual violence dominated the data, with 45.6% of them occurring in the public space while 17.8% in the private domain.

Data from the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Welfare paint an equally grim picture.

According to data collection in 2019, the number of cases of violence against children stood at 11,057, while 11,279 cases were reported in 2020, and 12,566 cases until November 2021.

Among these cases, sexual violence returned to being the most frequently suffered by children, at 45%.

In addition, a recent case of sexual violence has come to light in which a pesantren, a boarding school, the administrator had harassed and raped 11 of his students.

This presentation of the data makes it urgent to ratify the RUU TPKS in order to act as a legal umbrella to stop the pace of the pandemic of sexual violence.

Related News: Komnas Perempuan Calls for Immediate Ratification of Sexual Violence Bill

Urgency to ratify the bill

Greater Indonesia Movement Party politician (Gerindra) Rahayu Saraswati Djojohadikusumo said it was important to immediately ensure that the bill became the DPR’s own initiative bill and ratified it in as law.

Several existing regulations have not yet specifically regulated issues regarding the prosecution of sexual violence cases that could bring justice and protection to victims, she noted.

The Criminal Code (KUHP), the Child Protection Law, the Electronic Information and Transaction Law (ITE) and even the Pornography Law could not provide legal protection to Indonesian citizens, who were victims of sexual violence.

A similar opinion was also expressed by lawyer Gugum Ridho Putra. More specifically, he referred to the lack of prosecution in cases of sexual violence within the KUHP.

The KUHP does not yet cover non-physical sexual violence, such as verbal crimes that attack the psyche of victims and intimidate them, he said.

In addition, the KUHP stipulations do not yet take into account the best interests of victims of sexual violence, which leads these cases to become an iceberg phenomenon.

This phenomenon means that the cases revealed are only a fraction of the actual number of cases, as several victims have remained mothers for various reasons.

For example, they were afraid that no one would believe their testimonies or they were ashamed of their experience, and they believed that the law within the nation did not support them.

In addition, the KUHP always follows the same legal process for cases of sexual violence, like other criminal cases which require two sufficient pieces of evidence.

This despite the fact that not all victims are able to present evidence.
Related news: Speeding up adoption of sexual violence bill: MPR vice-president

Opposition to the ratification of the bill

While there is a real urgency to ratify the RUU TPKS, the facts on the ground have led several parties to oppose its ratification.

According to Putra, one of the factors that led to the rejection of the bill is its title.

Several parties believe that the word “violence” in the title can potentially lead to a new problem, notably the non-violence aspect which ends up not being stipulated in the regulations.

With this, any sexual crime without violence will not be penalized. To this end, these parties proposed changing the title of the bill to the Sex Crime Prevention Bill.

The next reason concerns the indication of sexual consent, which means that there was no prohibition of fornication and same-sex relationships, which indicates that such behavior is accepted in the bill.

In response, the head of the working committee on the Sexual Violence Prevention Bill, Willy Aditya, pointed out that the bill does not contain sexual consent.

The prospect that sexual consent is contained in the bill is the result of a misunderstanding between several parties, he explained.

Based on these reasons, it is understandable that there are rejections from the RUU TPKS which could in fact become a contribution to better regulation.
Related News: Sexual Violence Prevention Bill Will Guarantee Victims’ Rights: Ministry

Hope for the bill in the future

The various problems and oppositions do not mean that the RUU TPKS has no hope of being ratified. Despite divergent perspectives, there is always an opportunity to find a way out.

To that end, the hope that the bill will become the then-ratified DPR’s own initiative bill still exists.

DPR’s hard work in meeting the legal needs of the people, especially strict legal protection to protect people from cases of sexual harassment, must always be commended, Putra said.

If there is an urgent need to ratify the bill, the wording of the regulations must be done with precision to avoid the presence of ambiguous articles, he noted.

The existence of these ambiguous articles could potentially allow them to be exploited by morally corrupt parties and become a gateway to a host of other legal issues.

Based on these factors, it can be concluded that the follow-up and encouragement of the ratification of the bill to become a legal shield against all kinds of sexual violence is inevitable.

In addition, it is equally important to understand that the long wait for the bill to be ratified due to the various perspectives that exist should be positively channeled into hope and optimism.

Indeed, these different perspectives would allow the regulation to become the best legal protection against sexual violence for Indonesia.
Related news: Securing victims’ rights is crucial to tackle sexual violence
Related news: Advances in Sexual Violence Prevention Bill Offer Victims Hope


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Novamind signs definitive agreement to acquire Arizona-based clinics https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/23/novamind-signs-definitive-agreement-to-acquire-arizona-based-clinics/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 14:13:41 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/23/novamind-signs-definitive-agreement-to-acquire-arizona-based-clinics/ Do not distribute to US Newswire Services or broadcast in the United States. Any breach of this restriction may constitute a violation of United States securities laws. TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / December 23, 2021 / Novamind Inc. (CSE: NM) (OTCQB: NVMDF) (FSE: HN2) (“Novamind” or the “Company”), a leading mental health company specializing in […]]]>

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TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / December 23, 2021 / Novamind Inc. (CSE: NM) (OTCQB: NVMDF) (FSE: HN2) (“Novamind” or the “Company”), a leading mental health company specializing in psychedelic medicine, has signed a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) to acquire Arizona-based Foundations for Change, PLC (“Foundations”), a mental health firm specializing in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, from its sole shareholder, Jeff Edelman, (the “Seller”). The transaction (the “Transaction”) is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in January 2022.

Opened in 2017 by Jeff Edelman, Foundations currently operates an outpatient mental health clinic in Peoria, Arizona with annual sales of over $ 800,000 and has a second larger site in Phoenix which is slated to open early. from 2022. Foundations will operate temporarily under the name “Foundations for Change by Novamind” until the Company completes its recently announced rebranding. Mr. Edelman will continue to exercise his leadership as medical director of both clinics. Mr. Edelman is a dual certified nurse practitioner in family psychiatry and mental health and clinical nurse specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health. As a former military combat veteran, who served in the U.S. Army 55e A Combat Stress Control Unit of Medical Co., Mr. Edelman has particular expertise in the treatment of military veterans and first responders battling stress and trauma.

Under the terms of the agreement, Novamind will acquire foundations for a combination of cash, ordinary shares of the Company’s capital (“shares”) and assumed debts, as described below.

Within 30 days of the closing of the Transaction (the “Closing Date”), Novamind will pay the Seller USD 100,000 in cash, less certain accounts payable and other payables related to the activities of Foundations on the Closing Date. In addition, subject to the seller’s continued employment with the Company, the Company will make three cash payments of US $ 50,000 to the Seller within 60 days of the next three anniversaries of the closing date.

In addition, subject to the seller’s continued employment by the Company, the Company will issue to the Seller an aggregate amount of USD 150,000 payable through the issuance of Shares, as follows:

  1. US $ 50,000 of shares on the first anniversary of the closing date and issued to the seller within 60 days of that date, to be issued at a price per share equal to the five-day volume weighted average price of the shares on the Canadian market Stock exchange (the “CSE”) (or if the Company is not listed on the CSE, then any other exchange on which the shares are listed and where the majority of trading volume takes place) (the “ 5-day VAPV ”) calculated from the first anniversary of the closing date;
  2. $ 50,000 in shares on the second anniversary of the closing date and issued to the seller within 60 days of that date, to be issued at a price per share equal to the 5-day VWAP calculated from the second anniversary of the closing date ; and
  3. $ 50,000 in shares earned on the third anniversary of the closing date and issued to the seller within 60 days of that date, to be issued at a price per share equal to the 5-day VWAP calculated from the third anniversary of the closing date. fencing.

As part of the Transaction, the Company will enter into agreements with certain debt holders of Foundations (the “debt holders”), under which it will issue a total of US $ 158,110 of shares to certain debt holders. at a deemed price per share equal to the 5-day VWAP calculated from the date of the Agreement, to be issued on the Closing Date, and a total of US $ 345,184 in cash, in consideration for the settlement of debts owed by Foundations to Debtors. In addition, Foundations will hold approximately US $ 333,625 of authorized debt on the closing date.

Shares issued under the agreement will be subject to a legal hold period in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws and CSE policies.

About Novamind
Novamind is a leading company in the field of mental health providing secure access to psychedelic medicine through a network of clinics and clinical research sites. Novamind offers ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and other innovative treatments through its network of integrative mental health clinics and operates a full-service contract research organization specializing in clinical trials and evidence-based research for psychedelic medicine. . For more information on how Novamind improves mental wellness and guides people through their healing journey, visit novamind.ca.

Contact details
Novamind
Yaron Conforti, CEO and Director
Telephone: +1 (647) 953 9512

Samantha DeLenardo, Vice-President, Communications
Email: media@novamind.ca

Investor Relations
Email: IR@novamind.ca

Forward-looking statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and that actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations, including risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s public disclosure. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company will publicly update or revise all included forward-looking statements as expressly required by applicable law.

Caution
None of the securities to be issued in connection with the Transaction have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities law, and all securities issued in connection with the Transaction should be issued based on according to the available exemptions from these registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

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Intermediate Business Analyst (HR) at Datafin Recruitment https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/21/intermediate-business-analyst-hr-at-datafin-recruitment/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 18:34:38 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/21/intermediate-business-analyst-hr-at-datafin-recruitment/ ENVIRONMENT: DELIVER business and technology solutions to one of the nation’s leading and growing retail groups seeking a solution-focused Mid-Level Business Analyst with expertise in human resource issues . The role facilitates efficient and competitive business processes by eliciting, analyzing, validating and documenting the organizational and / or operational requirements of the company, proposing alternatives […]]]>

ENVIRONMENT: DELIVER business and technology solutions to one of the nation’s leading and growing retail groups seeking a solution-focused Mid-Level Business Analyst with expertise in human resource issues . The role facilitates efficient and competitive business processes by eliciting, analyzing, validating and documenting the organizational and / or operational requirements of the company, proposing alternatives and making recommendations. This role plays a critical role in delivery teams to ensure that solutions are delivered according to business requirements. The successful candidate will be expected to have an appropriate degree / diploma with 3-5 years related experience including HR and retail, have practitioner level Business Analysis certification (ECBA, CCBA), FTI certification or similar, work experience in all aspects of Development Lifecycle (SDLC) software, strong process modeling and SAP skills [URL Removed] Research & Analysis –

  • Understand and analyze the current business environment.
  • Operate with confidence within the framework of business strategy, current trends and developments in the retail industry.
  • Improve and maintain operational systems and processes in a specific area.
  • Optimize current and potential integrated systems and E2E business processes.
  • Analyze and understand the customers (internal and external) who are impacted, through the use of user journeys, research and / or the passage of time in the different operational areas.
  • Analyze and document user requirements and assess their commercial implication on the relevant business process.
  • Collaborate with user stakeholders to meet these requirements.
  • Suggest and document process improvements where applicable and provide alternatives / options.
  • Evaluate the risks, costs, and potential benefits of alternative business process designs.
  • Develop business rules and monitor the implementation of these rules in the development of different application systems.
  • Design, initiate and lead effective small to medium-sized change initiatives in own area or department.

Facilitation and influence –

  • Take charge of maintaining knowledge in a specific area and sharing that knowledge within the team. This includes interviews, presentations and facilitating workshops with business and IT.
  • Work closely with architects, designers and business stakeholders to design and implement solutions.
  • Research and advise on alternatives presented by technical designers and answer detailed questions regarding commercial design.
  • Confidently engage the most appropriate sales representatives for feedback and agreement on the alternatives (related to industry best practices) that are presented.
  • Plan, organize and control meetings, workshops and user relations during investigations, design and development of business processes and solutions.
  • Advise stakeholders (within IT and the enterprise) to consider the solutions that will work best for the business.
  • Motivate stakeholders to change practices and consider other alternatives.
  • Coach and mentor of the members of the Junior BA team.

Communication, building and maintaining relationships –

  • Build and optimize relationships of trust with business users and IT stakeholders by delivering what is promised and providing comprehensive knowledge and support.
  • Foster a partnership between business stakeholders, IT disciplines and delivery teams.
  • Collaborate with all disciplines to find value-added solutions and ensure fast and efficient delivery.
  • Accurately communicate business requirements to IT to ensure business needs are addressed effectively and efficiently. Keep business users informed of any changes (also take into account requirements changes as they are developed).
  • Lead and supervise the evaluation and validation of the solution.
  • Identify the cultural, business and organizational constraints affecting the options for change.
  • Train business users, provide support and lead sessions for end users.
  • Continuously support the business environment, while maintaining an understanding of the company’s business initiatives and objectives, various line portfolios, trends and current developments in the technological field.
  • Assist and provide timely feedback on ad hoc queries from business stakeholders.
  • Think tank and troubleshooter for business issues.

Organization, multitasking and time management –

  • Strong commitment to the objectives of the project and provide high quality work.
  • Take responsibility for the timelines of the project plan, the business analysis effort related to a project.
  • Plan and organize your own work and keep your promises.
  • Focus personal efforts on achieving results aligned with organizational goals

REQUIREMENTS:Qualifications

  • Relevant diploma / degree with 3-5 years related experience.
  • Certification in business analysis at practitioner level (ECBA, CCBA), FTI certification or similar.

Experience / skills

  • 3 years of business analysis in the retail process.
  • 3 years of retail experience.
  • Must have BA experience with HR.
  • Experience working in all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Good process modeling skills.
  • SAP experience.

ATTRIBUTES:

  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal.
  • Effective relationship management and collaboration skills.
  • Good business and computer skills.
  • Self-taught, with a positive attitude.
  • Customer focused.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Focused on results.
  • Good planning and time management skills.
  • Business understanding of the broader retail industry.

While we would really love to respond to every application, if you are not contacted for this position within 10 business days, please consider your application unsuccessful.COMMENTS: When applying for jobs, make sure you have the minimum requirements for the job. OnlyCitizens of South Africa will be considered for this role. If you are not at the location listed for any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans on all job applications and correspondence. Please send a Word copy of your CV to [Email Address Removed] and mention the reference numbers of the jobs. We have a list of jobs on [URL Removed] Datafin IT Recruitment Jobs in Cape Town.

Desired skills:

  • Intermediate
  • Business
  • Analyst

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The first female state lawyer leads a team of 620 people https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/20/the-first-female-state-lawyer-leads-a-team-of-620-people/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 06:13:15 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/20/the-first-female-state-lawyer-leads-a-team-of-620-people/ MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – While in law school at Marquette University, Kelli Thompson said she did not consider practicing law. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do, but knew that a law degree would lead to other avenues. “The trial job was really never my idea,” said Thompson. She interned at a law firm […]]]>

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – While in law school at Marquette University, Kelli Thompson said she did not consider practicing law. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do, but knew that a law degree would lead to other avenues.

“The trial job was really never my idea,” said Thompson.

She interned at a law firm to confirm it wasn’t for her, then went to see her father, who had been a lawyer to Elroy and Mauston. “Her advice was that you can’t decide you hate everything until you’ve actually tried it,” she said.

Her father, former Governor Tommy Thompson, told her she needed to feel like she was in a courtroom. She went to work for the Public Defender’s Office in Milwaukee as an intern and “never looked back.”


Today, Wisconsin’s first female public defender, Thompson, 52, manages an annual budget of $ 110 million and a membership of 620 for all 72 counties.

She also handles four or five cases a year herself. Lately, she’s taken on cases in Ashland and Bayfield counties, mostly remotely, as those are the areas that are most understaffed.

Growing up as the daughter of Wisconsin’s longest-serving governor was “pretty normal,” Thompson said.

She and her younger sister, Tommi, were in high school in Elroy, 65 miles northwest of Madison, when their father was first elected governor in 1986 after 20 years in the state legislature. Their brother, Jason, was in college.

Their mother, Sue Ann Thompson, kept her teaching job in the nearby town of Kendall for the first few years their father was governor until she established the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation.

“We stayed at Elroy,” said Thompson. “We all went on to school and each of us graduated from there. We would go down in the summer, and we would go down often on weekends and bring our friends.

Thompson said she will always remember her first day as an intern at the Public Defender’s Office in 1996, feeling completely overwhelmed. She talks about people who caught her while they were going to court. “It’s definitely sink or swim. You’re just thrown in.

As a young mother, to spend more time with her children, Thompson worked in public relations and later served as a commissioner on the Wisconsin Personnel Commission. She has held several positions in the State Public Defender’s Office, starting with administration.

She now oversees lawyers who handle 120,000 to 145,000 cases per year, ranging from misdemeanors to homicides to appeals.

Thompson does this by drinking copious amounts of Diet Mountain Dew, joked Adam Plotkin, the office’s legislative liaison.

“If I could put it intravenously in my veins, I would,” Thompson said.

Thompson and her husband Chris Iglar, who works in communications at American Family Insurance, have three daughters. Sophie, 22, is a senior at UW-Madison; Ellie, 18, is in first year at UW-La Crosse; and Maggie, 13, is in eighth grade at St. James Catholic School.

For nearly 12 years, they lived in Richmond Hills on the Far East Side of Madison, about a block from his parents.

They have three dogs, all rescued, and two guinea pigs. “It’s a packed house,” Thompson said, noting that her husband says she can’t bring any other animals home. “He knows I will,” she said. “I mean, it’s just a matter of time.”

Q: Why don’t you start by telling me about the importance of this agency and why you do this work.

A: I think this agency is critically important because we provide representation to people who, without us, could not afford a lawyer. Obviously we see on TV people getting the rights to Miranda, you know, if you can’t afford one, one will be appointed for you. It is so important. The criminal justice system is complicated. there is no doubt. And I think it got more complicated. It’s definitely more complicated than when I first started practicing law and (you can’t) have people who don’t have that legal expertise to try to represent themselves when they are considering losing. their freedom. They are considering losing their property. They plan to lose their children. It is extremely important to have this person next to them, defending their freedom, their due process rights, their constitutional rights.

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your breast cancer diagnosis?

A: So I would be the third in my immediate family to have breast cancer. My mother had breast cancer, my younger sister, who is a year younger, had breast cancer before me and myself, my grandmother, my mother’s mother, I had cancer breast. Let me tell you, you get the diagnosis, you can’t really claim it’s a shock. You know it happens. … But I had a phenomenal surgeon, a phenomenal GP who actually found him. … I had a radical mastectomy. I’m well. It’s been five years.

Q: I saw your dad working in a room. It is something to see. Do you take after him?

A: I don’t know if anyone can work in a room like my dad (laughs). I like people. I like to talk with people. I like to meet people. I can also sit quietly and I don’t know if he can. I mean, he loves it. He doesn’t play politics for nothing, but he just loves talking to people. He likes to meet different people. You know I grew up watching it and I love it, but he has a special skill that I would never claim to have.

Q: Do you have any aspirations to run for office?

A: No, not at all. I do not think so. You know, you never say never. … I can always apologize for things I said or for things I did because that is part of life. I mean, I’m like everyone else, I make mistakes every day, but I sure don’t want to have to go out there and stand up for something that I think really, really matters to me.

Q: Do you belong to a political party?

A: Well, obviously I grew up as a Republican. I have always considered myself to be rather in the middle of the road. Because of the work I do, I never really say, you know, I’m a Republican, I’m a Democrat, I’m a libertarian, because criminal justice shouldn’t be a party. … I didn’t even think about it. Obviously, it’s no secret how I grew up and these values, they made me who I am today. These are also the values ​​that I think kind of shaped the work that I was able to do. Again, in the criminal justice system, it shouldn’t be a Republican idea or a Democratic idea. It should be us who come together to make the right decisions.


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Buhari hails Zannah Mustapha for emerging among CNN’s 10 heroes https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/18/buhari-hails-zannah-mustapha-for-emerging-among-cnns-10-heroes/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 13:34:34 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/18/buhari-hails-zannah-mustapha-for-emerging-among-cnns-10-heroes/ By NAN December 18, 2021 | 1:21 p.m. President Muhammadu Buhari joined the government and people of Borno in celebrating the founder of the Future Prowess Islamic Foundation The CNN. Photo / REUTERS / Chris Aluka Berry President Muhammadu Buhari joined the government and people of Borno in celebrating Future Prowess Islamic Foundation founder Zannah […]]]>

By NAN December 18, 2021 | 1:21 p.m. President Muhammadu Buhari joined the government and people of Borno in celebrating the founder of the Future Prowess Islamic Foundation The CNN. Photo / REUTERS / Chris Aluka Berry President Muhammadu Buhari joined the government and people of Borno in celebrating Future Prowess Islamic Foundation founder Zannah Mustapha for his recognition as one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes of 2021. La Mustapha’s recognition is based on the humanitarian support he provides to victims of Boko Haram terrorism. The president expressed his feelings in a statement released on Saturday by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu. He noted the altruism, sacrifice and visionary role of the lawyer, who created multiple platforms to deal with orphans, widows and vulnerable people, encouraging many to go back to school and start all over in the community. life. President Buhari believed that the timeliness and relevance of his interventions could only be divinely inspired, urging more public-minded individuals and societies to partner with state and federal government to improve the situation in the Northeast. According to the president, the recognition of Mustapha by CNN is most deserved. He commended other unsung heroes for their efforts and encouraged them to keep up the good work, which only God could fully reward. NOW President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the government and people of Borno in celebrating the founder of the Future Prowess Islamic Foundation 35 minutes ago, Ethiopian forces have retaken several towns from Tigrayan rebels, including Kobo and Woldiya in the north, the government announced on Saturday 44 minutes ago Lagos The National Fire and Rescue Service (LSFRS) said no deaths or injuries were recorded in the blaze that broke out in the building Oke Afa 58 minutes ago. in Kogi. Mr. Solomon Agure, the Corps State Sector Commander 1 hour ago. The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) intercepted a container of weapons and ammunition at the port of TinCan Island, Apapa, Lagos. The Guardian concluded the ammunition had been falsely declared as plasma TVs, but later found the container was loaded with weapons and ammunition after critical reviews by Customs. The public relations manager, NCS, TinCan …


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Chief government spokesperson takes office at Argus – The Royal Gazette https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/16/chief-government-spokesperson-takes-office-at-argus-the-royal-gazette/ Thu, 16 Dec 2021 21:07:17 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/16/chief-government-spokesperson-takes-office-at-argus-the-royal-gazette/ Updated: 16 Dec. 2021 18:18 The Argus Group has announced the appointment of Aderonke Bademosi Wilson as Director of Communications. Ms. Wilson was the director of the government’s communications department. The company said that upon leaving government, she will be responsible for developing and overseeing a corporate communications strategy at Argus, aligned with business imperatives […]]]>

Updated: 16 Dec. 2021 18:18

The Argus Group has announced the appointment of Aderonke Bademosi Wilson as Director of Communications.

Ms. Wilson was the director of the government’s communications department.

The company said that upon leaving government, she will be responsible for developing and overseeing a corporate communications strategy at Argus, aligned with business imperatives which include media relations, branding , image and reputation management and internal communications.

Argus CEO Alison Hill said, “The position of Director of Communications is a newly created position and as a Senior Communications Professional, she brings a wealth of knowledge from the local, international, public and private sectors.

“Argus is placing more emphasis on providing clear and frequent communications to all stakeholders, including current and future shareholders, customers, employees and business partners.

“As an exciting first step in the process, we took on Aderonke.

“With her extensive experience, she will help us better communicate our value to shareholders as we continue to develop and implement strategies that will support Argus’ growth and earnings diversification. Do this by always placing our customers at the heart of all our decisions.

Ms. Bademosi Wilson added: “I am happy to be part of the Argus team. There are exciting developments taking place across the organization including initiatives focused on health management rather than disease management.

“As a growing global company, the emphasis is on everyone winning with a culture of doing the right thing. I look forward to expanding the communication function within the company and for external stakeholders.

Ms. Bademosi Wilson joins Argus after six and a half years as Director of the Bermuda Government’s Communications Department.

Argus’s statement said, “Among her notable accomplishments with the government, she led crisis communications during the first 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Aderonke is a Project Management Institute Certified Project Management Professional and has a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management and Development.

“She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She has over 30 years of experience in business communication.

“Ms. Bademosi Wilson is a student and Appreciative Inquiry practitioner and has facilitated over 100 workshops in Bermuda, the United States and Sierra Leone. “

Argus’ recent activities aimed at positioning itself as a forward-looking, dynamic global company will require an expansion of its corporate communications function.

The changes include the acquisition of The Family Practice Group and Island Health Services in June 2020.

This was in addition to the earlier acquisition of One Team Health, their Canada-based healthcare and networking company.

The company recently said that it has created a truly unique healthcare ecosystem focused on delivering quality integrated healthcare solutions.

It comes as a coincidence as the government is set to develop a program of reforms that, among other things, would establish the Bermuda Health Plan as a new minimum benefit program, create a unified health financing system and seek to improve access to preventive care and disease. management.

Aderonke Bademosi Wilson: from government to Argus


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