TD report urges action against income inequality

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media For one thing, it notes that the commodity and housing booms have prevented greater hollowing out of Canada’s middle class in recent years. “Excluding these and related sectors, Canada’s middle skill jobs have been under considerable pressure. And, commodity and real estate booms do not last forever,” it says. Another challenge for Canada is the fact that the U.S., its major trading partner and competitor for talent, allows much higher income inequality, TD says. “America is willing to pay their low income earners less and their high income earners more than in Canada.” “The combination of stronger productivity growth and lower compensation in the United States has led to a dramatic drop in U.S. unit labour costs relative to those in Canada. And, the outlook for continued modest economic growth could create pressures fostering greater income inequality in both Canada and the United States,” it says. Indeed, TD says that Canada is “at a cross roads” as it faces the prospect of higher income inequality and reduced social mobility. “If Canada is to retain its economic and social model, policymakers are likely going to have to lean more against rising inequality,” it says. The good news, TD says, is that there is scope for policymakers to combat inequality. And, it says that these policies do not have to negatively impact economic growth. In fact, it says they can actually support long-term growth. The report notes that governments can help remove barriers to lower-income workers, by boosting workers’ skills, and making the tax and transfer system more progressive and redistributive. “The main goals for Canada must be to find ways to enhance productivity, thereby boosting the income pie to be split between capital and labour, while also putting in place policies that encourage just income outcomes and facilitate social mobility,” it says. “The goal is to have rising income with fair distribution, a necessary condition for which is a productive and competitive economy. The requisite policy leaning likely requires a mixed approach involving direct and indirect efforts to influence market incomes, combined with a progressive tax system and an effective transfer system that limits negative distortions on the economy,” it concludes. “The challenge for Canada is to maintain its economic and social model in a world of growing inequality; and, this requires more consideration of income inequality implications when making policy decisions.” James Langton center_img If Canada’s social model is to survive, policymakers have to pushback against rising income inequality, according to a new report from TD Economics. TD notes that while income inequality in Canada is much lower than in the United States, and the increase in inequality in recent years has been less severe north of the border, Canada has still experienced a significant rise in inequality over the past several decades. And, it says that “a number of trends suggest that income inequality may rise higher, and social mobility could decline, in the years ahead.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Loonie advances ahead of TSX open

first_imgCanadian Press Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Marketwatch S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector The Canadian dollar is up about one-quarter of a U.S. cent ahead of the open of trading on North American stock markets. The loonie traded at 80.06 cents US, up 0.28 of a U.S. cent from Monday’s close. Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectorscenter_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March The Dow Jones industrial futures were down 68 points at 17,955.0, the Nasdaq futures fell 22.5 points to 4,499.0, and the S&P 500 futures declined 9.7 points to 2,099.5. On the commodity markets, the July crude contract was up 69 cents at US$60.89 a barrel and the August gold contract rose $4.80 to US$1,193.50 an ounce. The S&P/TSX composite index closed Monday at 15,074.13, after rising 60.04 points. Related newslast_img read more

Jamaicans Urged to Change Eating Habits to Prevent Lifestyle Illnesses

first_imgRelatedJamaicans Urged to Change Eating Habits to Prevent Lifestyle Illnesses Jamaicans Urged to Change Eating Habits to Prevent Lifestyle Illnesses UncategorizedOctober 2, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Improper dieting is believed to be behind the large number of lifestyle related illnesses or non-communicable diseases that continue to affect thousands of Jamaicans.This therefore begs the question: Are we sacrificing our health and by extension our lives to satisfy the yearning of our taste buds? Quite frequently our food choices are loaded with cholesterol and trans-fats, two of the major risk factors for diabetes and hypertension, two killer diseases that claim the lives of thousands of Jamaicans each year.Washington Representative of the Pan American Health Organisation, Dr. Alafia Samuels, in a recent National Policy Dialogue on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) workshop said diabetes and high blood pressure cost five percent of Jamaica’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). High blood pressure, she said, is causing about 22 per cent of deaths in Jamaica.Medical dietician at the Spanish Town Hospital in St. Catherine, Cordell Dallas, laments the disheartening fact that many Jamaicans are indeed sacrificing their health for food.“Even more daunting,” she says, “is the fact that many individuals are not cognisant of the effects of excess cholesterol and trans-fats on the body,” pointing out that, “it becomes even more frightening when one realises that many of the people who don’t know are suffering from these illnesses.”If the response of one diabetes patient David Simms, is anything to go by, then there is much more to be done to increase the awareness of Jamaicans about these chemicals in the body. When questioned about his knowledge of cholesterol, he responded, “mi don’t know anything you know, as mi say before, I don’t stick to any diet.” He then asked: “is it when your body have too much of one thing?A similar response by one other interviewee was, “Is it too much oil, or too much sugar, mi nuh know but when too much grease deh pon mi stomach it burn mi.”An understandably disconcerted Cordell Dallas, was more than willing to shed some light on this matter of cholesterol, so that Jamaicans can become better informed about this health issue.CholesterolCholesterol, she explains, is a soft fat-like substance manufactured by the liver from fatty foods. It plays a vital part in building and regulating cells and can be found in certain animal-based products.She mentions two types of cholesterol, one good and the other bad. High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), is thought to prevent arterial disease, by taking cholesterol away from the cells and back to the liver, where it is either broken down, or is passed from the body as a waste product.Meanwhile, bad cholesterol known as Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), does the exact opposite, by carrying cholesterol from the liver to the cells, which can cause a harmful build-up if there is too much for the cells to use.So, for those with notions that all cholesterol is bad, Ms. Dallas hastily dispels such myths, as she highlights the role that this chemical plays in the overall body function.“Cholesterol performs some enzymatic function and the good one is transported to the liver and protects against heart disease. It’s not that we are saying do not take in any cholesterol, we are only asking that you reduce it, as it does have its place in the body,” she says.And, for persons like the interviewee, who tends to eat everything, Ms. Dallas is appealing to them to sever that love affair with unhealthy foods and become selective in their choice of food and methods of meal preparation.“Eat less animal based foods such as meats, milk and cheese and more fruits and vegetables,” she recommends. Although she does suggest the use of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as olives, olive oil, nuts and nut oil, she still cautions individuals to temper their use of oil, margarine and butter.“Even if the oil you are using is a good oil, for example corn oil and canola oil, we still say to you, restrict the amount of oil that you are using because too much of one thing is bad, so though you may be using a good oil, you run the risk of increasing the bad cholesterol which is what we call the LDH if you use too much,” the Dietician informs.Most of cholesterol, she says, is derived from animal-based foods. These include organ meats such as liver, kidney, egg yolks, cheese, whole milk, and solid shortening, among others.What Your Cholesterol Level MeansIt should therefore, come as little surprise, that the two diabetics had no knowledge of cholesterol measurement and what the readings indicate. In fact, when both were asked if they had ever gone to get their cholesterol level checked, the female, who is in her mid 60s responded, “no sah, and all of this year, I have not gone to the doctor and the year soon done. It is too expensive.”Even more astounding and disheartening was the advice that Mr. Simms offered to this lady. He stated, “don’t worry yu self man; from you not feeling any pain you don’t have to go no where. Every day the doctor them jus a look more money.”Ms. Dallas has sought to provide information on how cholesterol is measured in the blood. She explained that cholesterol levels are reported in milligrams per decilitre of blood (mg/dl).“The desired total cholesterol score should be 200 mg/dl. If under 200mg per decilitre or 5.1, this is a good level,” she informed, adding, “a score between 200 to 239 mg/dl is considered borderline and if someone’s blood cholesterol level is 240 mg or more, their blood cholesterol is high and they are at a higher risk for a heart attack.”However, she continues, many doctors recommend a total cholesterol level of 150 to180 mg/dl. To maintain this level, she suggests diet modification and regular exercise, and changes in meal preparation methods.What are the possible effects of high cholesterol? “Too much LDL can line the walls of the arteries with plaque, making them narrower and hence decreasing the flow of blood around the body. When that happens, you either get the heart attack or you possibly will have chest pains that might indicate that a heart attack is not too far off,” informs Ms. Dallas.Dietary AdviceShe advises those who are trying to decrease their blood cholesterol levels to make a few dietary changes at a time, starting with the choice of grocery and meal preparation methods.She recommends that individuals significantly reduce their intake of fatty foods. “If you are going to prepare your chicken, do so without the skin. For red meat, strip off the fat as that fat is the cholesterol,” she urges, while encouraging increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, particularly peas and beans and oats.“These are what we call soluble fibres and help to lower the amount of cholesterol in your body,” she notes.The Spanish Town Hospital medical dietician also recommends replacing frying, a popular method of cooking in Jamaica, with low fat methods such as broiling, baking, boiling or steaming. She cautions against the common practice in Jamaica of adding fat to food while steaming. “We need to cut down on the amount of fat that we are using,” she emphasises.The Ministry of Health and Environment, is cognisant of the devastating impact that chronic diseases are having on the region. Last September, CARICOM Heads of Government met in Trinidad at a Chronic Disease Summit, to discuss these and other issues. One result of the conference was the declaration of the second Saturday in September, as Caribbean Wellness Day, a symbol of the binding partnership by the Heads of Government to reduce the chronic disease burden in the sub-region.Chief Medical Officer (CMO), of the Ministry of Health and Environment, Dr. Sheila Campbell-Forrester, in her recent delivery of the Caribbean Wellness Day Message, urges Jamaicans to begin to take responsibility for their health.Chronic non-communicable diseases, she says, are preventable and are chiefly the outcome of harmful food choices, low levels of physical activity, and smoking. RelatedJamaicans Urged to Change Eating Habits to Prevent Lifestyle Illnessescenter_img RelatedJamaicans Urged to Change Eating Habits to Prevent Lifestyle Illnesses Advertisementslast_img read more

Staff Council Update: Athletics facilities open house

first_imgOn Monday, Oct. 5, Colorado Athletics and Staff Council hosted an open house tour of the new facilities located next to Folsom Field.One long-time staff member recalled the open house when Dal Ward was built, saying, “at that time we thought Dal Ward was really amazing, but this new facility goes way beyond Dal Ward.”The group met in the Byron R. White Club Level on the east side of Folsom Field. Athletic Director Rick George welcomed the approximately 150 staff in attendance by providing an overview of the facility and an update on Athletic Department goals. Staff Council and Spirit Squad members were positioned around the facility to direct staff through the tour and keep people from getting lost. One of the favorite spots was the rooftop terrace, featuring amazing views of campus and the mountains.Shared one attendee, “the new facility is the right combination of state-of-the-art tools, housed in a building honoring past accomplishments and CU’s traditional look.”Thanks to Athletics for hosting the reception, Spirit Squad members for keeping us on the right path, Chip, for well… being Chip, and Linda Cross-Hagar for volunteering to help as a non-staff council member. Go Buffs!You do not have to be a member of Staff Council to serve on any of our many committees. For more information or to contact us, visit www.colorado.edu/staffcouncil Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 23, 2015 last_img read more

Fans becoming part of Tour routine once again

first_imgThe steady din that hangs over the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass during The Players Championship hushed for a moment as James Hahn’s 54-footer for birdie trundled over the spine that runs through the middle of the island green and toward the hole. When the unlikely birdie putt dropped into the hole, the hills that surround the 17th hole erupted with applause, and Hahn, who has proven himself one of the PGA Tour’s more underrated showman, took a literal bow as shouts of “better than most” filled the morning air. Hahn wasn’t anywhere near the lead, and his birdie at No. 17 did nothing to improve his chances of catching the front-runners, who were still a few hours removed from their tee times, but the crowds that have been largely nonexistent since the COVID-19 pandemic halted play last March had been waiting for this moment a long time. “It feels awesome. It feels like I just hit a big home run,” Hahn said. “It gives you a little bit of nerves having that many fans out there, even though it was only a couple hundred, it makes you nervous on a hole like that.” Last week, officials capped attendance at 20 percent of normal capacity, but anyone who watched Justin Thomas put the finishing touches on his victory saw a crowd that predictably gravitated to the hills adjacent the 17th green and the arena that put the “stadium” in the Stadium Course. It was a full-throated return for the masses that have spent the last year yelling at their televisions, and for most in last week’s field, the return of significant fans – officials also welcomed fans back earlier this year at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and two weeks ago at Bay Hill – produced a mixture of emotions. “On every hole on every group, there’s the one group of five people that have missed being out here and they’ve been thinking for a whole year of something to say when we hit a shot, and that’s what they absolutely have to yell every single time,” Jon Rahm said. “They want to be heard. And I don’t blame them. There’s always somebody like that, I think, that’s just taking advantage of the last time.” Justin Thomas plays ‘one of the best rounds of my life’ Rahm seemed to speak for the majority of players who, after a year plying their trade in lonely silence, enjoyed the energy the gallery brought to The Players, if not the “mashed potatoes” guy who yells just to be heard. “Definitely not the drunken yells,” Jordan Spieth said when asked what he missed from the crowds. “The energy. It’s different, right? You start to really feel like you can get into a round, like the fans are kind of with you, willing putts in, that kind of stuff.” It’s taken a year, but players were largely willing to accept the good with the bad when it comes to fans. “You know, that’s a loaded question,” Brian Harman laughed when asked what he missed the most over the last year. “I miss entertaining, I miss the cheers for good shots. I do. Because like I enjoy that aspect, it feels good playing in front of people again.” Harman went on to explain that there was a sense over the last year that, on some level, this was the “purest form of our sport.” Wayward tee shots into areas that would have been trampled down by the gallery now found heavy rough. There were no lucky bounces out of the crowd without fans. There also weren’t any of the distractions that come with large crowds moving around a golf course. Last week also made players realize that as the circuit inches closer back toward normal galleries, all of the things that have made the last year so unique now have to be relearned. An example of this on Sunday came on the 16th tee as Hahn prepared to hit his drive. He heard every random conversation, every observation, everything that has been missing since last year’s Players. “There is a little bit more of a distraction than golf tournaments without fans and that’s something we’re all having to adopt,” Hahn said. “We played golf tournaments without fans for so long, I feel like we have to get used to that because that’s going to be our reality very soon.” But the biggest takeaway was how last week’s crowds, even the truncated gallery by TPC Sawgrass standards, made things feel like nothing had changed – even though so much has changed since the Tour halted play one round into last year’s Players Championship. “It felt very, very normal,” Spieth said. “The difference in 10,000 and 40,000 in your group, you don’t really feel that difference until you get to the last few holes. It felt like back to normal inside the ropes for us and I think that players in general really enjoy that.”last_img read more

Kalispell’s Christian Center Evolves into Canvas Church

first_img Email For years, Kevin Geer worked with churches across the country that were struggling. Most often, it wasn’t a financial issue; the problem involved attendance, especially among young adults.“We would have to shut the doors on people and they were wonderful people and they had money — money’s not the issue — but they didn’t want to adjust with the times,” Geer says. “Sadly the message they were communicating, which was the true message, became irrelevant to a culture they were trying to reach.”Church attendance among young Americans ages 18 to 29 is barely 20 percent, compared to 39 percent for those 30-49 years old, according to the latest data released by the Pew Research Center.In order to captivate younger generations and stay relevant, Geer decided it was important to reshape the culture and identity of the church around modern times.Two weekends ago, the 39-year-year old, now a lead pastor, formally introduced the manifestation of that goal at one of Kalispell’s classic churches. The Christian Center, the prominent 75,000-square-foot site off U.S. Highway 93 overlooking the north side of town, has been largely remodeled and rebranded into Canvas Church.The main stadium room, which seats 955 people, features a stage for a live band that plays worship songs during Sunday gatherings. Giant television screens hover overhead, helping Geer deliver his message from an informal podium where he uses an iPad for notes and presentations. A new smartphone application has ben developed for the Canvas Church, which allows people to follow Bible passages, take notes and listen to Geer’s past sermons. New carpet and other interior changes sweep throughout the entire campus, which includes a coffee shop, kid’s nursery and an expansive auditorium for youth ministry. An additional 5,000 square feet of space is being added to the lobby in the coming months to accommodate the crowds of people who want to gather afterward.Two weeks ago, more than 1,800 people attended the first official gathering of Canvas Church, including a large group who attended the first Spanish service that the church is now offering.For those familiar with traditional religious services, it was likely an unusual experience.“The message doesn’t change; just the way we deliver it,” Geer says. “The minute you stop making changes in the delivery of your message, you have an expiration date. There’s a lot of churches sitting 50-60 people that are not reaching anybody else, and they’re going to close someday because they didn’t adapt with the times.”Change doesn’t always come easy, as Geer found out. Especially for an age-old establishment like the Christian Center. The original church was founded in 1915 and became officially established in 1926 as a denomination of Assemblies of God, an international body of Pentecostal Christians. The church moved to its current location on Summit Ridge Drive in 1986.A Glendive native, Geer began serving in ministry in 1996 and graduated from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, a year later with a degree in Church Ministries. After graduating he married his wife Tiffany and they began ministering together in Seattle, where they spent nearly 20 years.While Geer spent many of those years helping other churches, he hoped to someday become a lead pastor. Two years ago, the opportunity arose and he came to Kalispell.The Christian Center was well known for its choir and orchestra and the annual Christmas program, which gathered widespread attention throughout the valley.As part of the sweeping changes at Canvas Church, the Christmas program will no longer be held. It was a difficult yet important decision, Geer said.“We had to revamp the church,” he said. “We’re really shifting our focus. Our focus now is weekends, consistent weekends that offer the same quality week to week. Sometimes when you do a big Christmas program, the main mission of the church can be lost. That didn’t happen, but we wanted to cut it before that could happen.”Along those lines, Geer and others began envisioning a way to greatly update the identity as a multi-generational church, which offered something for everyone in the family, young and old.At Canvas Church, the primary gatherings are Sunday mornings at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Geer preaches in the main auditorium while youth ministries take place in the other auditorium, all following the same Scripture. During the morning’s 9:30 a.m. service, a “Softer Sundays” gathering is held downstairs in a large room, which is designed for older attendees who can see Geer preach on television along with live music that is more traditional. At 11:15 a.m., a service for Spanish-speaking residents takes place to accommodate those in the valley who are not fluent in English but still want to attend a religious service. It features Latin music and Geer’s message with Spanish subtitles.All of these changes in the past two years have been hard for some to accept, Geer acknowledged.“When we first came here, we lost a good chunk of people, but at the same time we were seeing a lot of people’s lives getting changed,” he said. “It’s hard to complain when you see people’s lives being transformed and seeing people find hope when they’re lost. That gets me excited.”The challenge that Geer is focused on addressing is delivering a message to different age groups.“To lead a multi-generational church is really hard because you’re never going to please everybody,” he said. “We know that, so what we do is pick a direction. We gear to the young and we lean into the wisdom of the old.”In the last two years, attendance has grown from roughly 600 regular weekly attendees to 1,700, Geer said.As a new era begins, Geer said he is excited to see how one of Kalispell’s largest, original churches makes an impact in the community. The impact, he said, will be closely tied to the church’s new name, which stems from Geer’s belief that, “Our lives are canvas that God displays as glory.”“God’s painting in our lives and sometimes we want to be the painter and we mess it up,” he said. “So when we give our life to Christ, he paints his love in our hearts and people see that. With canvas, we display God’s love to our community.”Canvas Church is located at 255 Summit Ridge Drive in Kalispell. For more information, visit www.canvaschurch.net or call 752-6426. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Premium / Under the radar: China’s Sinotrans can clear a path. Watch out!

first_img Email* Reset Password* New Premium subscriber REGISTER Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Please Login Email* Forgotten your password? Please click here Sinotrans, China’s most prominent logistics services provider quietly reported its third quarter (Q3 ’20) update this week, which almost passed unnoticed everywhere.What nobody has missed though, are stories like these: “As Covid persists and US election nears, China growth lifts Asia“.BehemothFighting at the top of the league tables (as gauged by global freight forwarding revenues; click to expand) sourced from Transport Intelligence…… it is in a sweet spot among the majors, boasting meaningful market share in a highly fragmented market, … Reset Your Password LOGIN By Alessandro Pasetti 30/10/2020 << Go back Premium subscriber LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premiumlast_img read more

LIVE: Cheetahs vs Bulls

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World Press Institute Fellowship Program for International Journalists

first_img Share 0 December 11, 2014 Published by vladimir European Charlemagne Youth Prize → Similar Stories Pocket Reddit Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. +1 ← Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships for German and International Studentscenter_img Applications for Commonwealth Youth to Lead on Human Rights and Democracy World Press Institute Fellowship Program for International Journalists Open Call: The new Democratic Wo/Men of the Western Balkans Tweet Deadline: 15 February 2015Open to: non US journalists and photojournalistsFellowship: travel, lodging and modest per diem food costsDescriptionThe WPI fellowship is offered to 10 journalists from countries around the world. It provides immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States for experienced international journalists, through a demanding schedule of study, travel and interviews throughout the country.Journalism — in particular, the role and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy— is the primary focus of the WPI fellowship program. First-hand knowledge of the complexity and diversity of life in the U.S. is an equally important goal. Access is the key. Over the term of the fellowship, WPI fellows gain access to a broad range of individuals and institutions ranging from the world renowned to the ordinary.EligibilityThe program is open to journalists and photojournalists from newspapers, news magazines, wire services, radio, television and online news organizations. Every candidate must posses:At least five (5) years full-time employment in print, broadcast, or online journalism;Must be currently employed as a non U.S. journalist working outside of the United States;Fluency in both written and spoken English;Potential for leadership.FellowshipWPI pays all program costs, including transportation to the U.S. and back, all transportation within the U.S. related to the WPI program, and all lodging costs. In addition, a modest daily per diem for food is provided. Personal expenses, such as cameras, film, postage and clothing, are the responsibility of the fellows.ApplicationDuring the online application process, you will be asked to provide the following:Applicant information;Employment history and education;Two essays;Color photo of yourself;Work samples;Awards, fellowships, and certificates;Three letters of recommendation.You can apply by 15 February, 2015.The official webpage 2021 DRAPER HILLS SUMMER FELLOWS PROGRAM LinkedIn 0last_img read more

ICANN Fellowship Program – ICANN67 Community Forum in Cancún

first_imgDescriptionThe goal of the ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multistakeholder model by fostering opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community.Fellows are exposed to the workings of the ICANN community, are assigned a mentor, and receive training across different areas of knowledge and skill building before, during, and after an ICANN Public Meeting. Travel assistance to attend the meeting is also provided.Fellowship recipients are expected to:Engage in Fellowship Program Mentoring processesComplete additional required ICANN Learn coursesAttend the ICANN Public Meeting and required activities, including but not limited to ICANN Fellowship sessions during the ICANN MeetingNetwork and interact with program alumni and community membersComplete the post-meeting surveyParticipants are encouraged to actively contribute to ICANN policy development processes and Fellowship alumni network upon completion of the Fellowship Program.EligibilityCandidates from all regions and sectors are welcome to apply to the ICANN Fellowship Program.Participants of the Fellowship Program must:Be at least 21 years of ageBe interested in, or already engaged in, the various components of ICANN‘s work in policy building, the operation of the Domain Name System and the security and stability of the global InternetComplete mandatory ICANN Learn course(s); learn more hereNOT be involved in or associated with other ICANN supported travel programs at time of selectionPolicy Forum applicants must have successfully completed an ICANN FellowshipHave previously received no more than two fellowships; second and third time fellows must prove their involvement and engagement in one of the ICANN communities (learn more here)For more information, please see the program’s Terms & Conditions and Selection Criteria.BenefitsTravel will be booked by ICANN via its travel service provider. ICANN will not purchase any travel tickets for a fellow unless and until the fellow has all the necessary travel documents, including visas and in some cases transit visas, in their possession and has provided ICANN with pdf copies of such documents.Fellows are not entitled to create their own travel itinerary, nor are they entitled to reroute or extend the itinerary created by ICANN‘s travel service provider unless agreed upon by the ICANN Constituency Travel team and executed by the ICANN travel service provider.ICANN shall not be liable for any loss or expenses (including airfares) of the applicant for travel delays incurred by the applicant as a result of inaccurate information provided by the applicant, delays in submitting the appropriate forms to the relevant authorities or refusals of host or transit country authorities to grant a visa to the applicant.For ICANN meetings, a stipend not to exceed USD 500.00 will be provided to offset reasonable individual expenses (such as meals, transport to/from the airport and incidentals). One half of the allotted stipend will be provided to each participating fellow prior to the meeting; the second half of the stipend will be provided via wire transfer by ICANN upon successful completion of the ICANN Fellowship Program and submission of the post-meeting survey two weeks after the ICANN Meeting.ICANN will defer costs incurred by fellows to obtain a visa, up to the USD 200.00 allowed in the ICANN Constituency Travel Support Guidelines.ICANN will only cover the cost of a hotel room directly using an ICANN meeting partner hotel as established by ICANN‘s Constituency Travel Support Guidelines and implemented by ICANN‘s travel service provider. Any and all hotel surcharges (e.g. telephone calls, room service, laundry, movies) are the responsibility of the fellow. The hotel may request a credit card or cash deposit from the fellow to guarantee these expenses.How to apply? In order to apply, you must register an account.For more information, visit the official web page. 2019 Asia Pacific Youth ICH Storytelling Contest → Deadline: 18 August 2019Open to: candidates from all regions and sectors with at least 21 years of ageBenefits: fully funded LinkedIn 0 Tweet ← 9th Model ASEM “Asia & Europe – Together for Effective Multilateralism” July 24, 2019 Published by Bojana ICANN Fellowship Program – ICANN67 Community Forum in Cancún +1 Reddit Share 0 Pocket Similar Stories last_img read more