Former radio presenter freed on bail but still facing possible trial

first_img RSF_en August 3, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Former radio presenter freed on bail but still facing possible trial News June 4, 2021 Find out more UgandaAfrica Augustine Okello, a former Rhino FM morning radio show presenter in the northern city of Lira, was finally released on bail on 26 July after being held for 13 months in pre-trial detention, but is still facing the possibility of trial on a charge of treason, which carries the death penalty.Local observers said the high court judge set very harsh conditions for his release – bail of 3,200 euros, obligation to report regularly to the police station and high court in Lira, his home town, and a ban of leaving Lira without permission except to report once a month to the high court in Kampala.“Okello’s conditional release is good news for him and his family but we continue to be very worried,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He has spent more than a year in pre-trial detention, his right to be presumed innocent has not been respected and other fundamental rights have been flouted. The fact that no trial date has been set is disturbing and outrageous, and increases the pressure on this journalist, who has already suffered enough.”Also known as “Rouks,” Okello was arrested in July 2011 in the course of an investigation into a dissident colonel’s death. He was formally charged with treason on 1 August 2011 because of alleged subversive activities and alleged involvement with opposition parties with supposed links to armed groupsPhoto : Augustine Okello UgandaAfrica March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Newscenter_img News Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges Receive email alerts to go further Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election Organisation Follow the news on Uganda January 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Rypien, Boise St. hold off BYU for 21-16 win

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Brett Rypien threw for 214 yards and a touchdown and the Boise State defense made a last-minute goal line stand as the Broncos held off upset-minded BYU 21-16 on Saturday night.Boise State (7-2), which has now won three straight against the Cougars, leaned heavily on its defense to secure the victory. The Broncos registered seven sacks and nine tackles for loss.BYU (4-5), which has never won in five tries in Boise, lost for the third time this season in a game decided by a touchdown or less.Boise State led 14-6 at halftime before trading touchdowns with the Cougars in the third quarter. But BYU made things interesting after a 41-yard field goal by Skyler Southam with 4:35 left cut the Boise State lead to 21-16.After the Cougars defense forced a Boise State punt with 2:05 remaining, Zach Wilson led the Cougars from their own 13 to the Boise State 2 with seven seconds remaining. However, on the final play, Tyson Maeva and Scale Igiehon combined for a sack on Wilson, preserving the victory.THE TAKEAWAYBYU: Despite supplanting senior Tanner Mangum as the starter three weeks ago, freshman quarterback Zach Wilson hasn’t exactly jumpstarted the Cougars’ offense. After piling up 474 yards and 45 points against the porous Hawaii defense, Wilson has struggled in back-to-back games against a pair of FBS teams in the top 50 in total defense. However, he continued to show his running prowess, breaking off a run of 20-plus yards for the third time in his last four games.Boise State: The Broncos continue to struggle to put away opponents, which is an area of concern heading into the final stretch of the season. If Boise State hopes to defend its Mountain West title, the Broncos will need to be more effective running the ball late in the fourth quarter to put away stronger opponents like Fresno State and Utah State.UP NEXTBYU: The Cougars travel to UMass next Saturday.Boise State: The Broncos will host Fresno State on Friday in a game that will have major implications on the Mountain West Conference championship. Tags: Brett Rypien/BYU Cougars/Football Written by Associated Press November 4, 2018 /Sports News – Local Rypien, Boise St. hold off BYU for 21-16 winlast_img read more

Research Associate in HCI/Human Factors for new National AI Institute

first_imgWhat We Can OfferThe salary range is $60,000 – $65,000.BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental,retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. TheUniversity of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers inBoulder County and offers an inspiring higher educationenvironment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .Be StatementsBe Dynamic. Be Impactful. Be Boulder.What We RequirePh.D. in Computer Science (HCI, HRI), Psychology (Human Factors,I/O Psychology, Applied Psychology, Cognitive Science), or arelated field.What You Will NeedStrong writing and communication skills (as evident by first-authorpublications) and the ability to conduct research ininterdisciplinary teams.What We Would Like You To Have Additional background and/or research experience in theLearning Sciences.Experience with experimental design, data collection, datamanagement, statistical analyses. 2-3 year position. The initial contract is for one year(providing renewal after a 6-month probationary period). For eachconsecutive year, the extension of the contract is based onperformance.The start date is negotiable but anticipated for early2021. Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:Resume/CVCover LetterList of ReferencesProfessional Publications: one or two representativepublicationscenter_img Job SummaryThe Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of ColoradoBoulder encourages applications for a postdoctoral researcherpassionate about Human Factors and Human-Agent Teaming fordeveloping frameworks, multimodal metric design, and groundbreakingexperimental design in areas relating to problem-solving andAI-augmented learning.The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building aculturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and studentsdedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. Weare an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans andindividuals with disabilities.Who We AreThe Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) cultivates rich scientificinterchange across researchers from a broad range of disciplinesincluding Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Psychology,Neuroscience, Computer Science, Philosophy, and Education. Themission of the Institute of Cognitive Science at CU-Boulder is tounderstand and enhance human cognition, learning, and developmentthrough the creation of interdisciplinary partnerships.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeWork with the human factors, human-computer interaction, learningsciences, and collaborative problem-solving subgroups of the newlyestablished AI Research Institute for Student-AI Teaming, a 5-year,$20 million research collaboration. The goal of that institute isto reframe the role of Artificial Intelligence in education, movingtowards a future where AI is viewed as a social, collaborativepartner that helps students work and learn more effectively,engagingly, and equitably, while helping educators focus on whatthey do best: inspiring and teaching students. The candidate forthis position will work towards the goals of the AI Institute byassisting in the development of frameworks for Student-AI Teamingthat stem from domains such as human-agent teaming, collaborativeproblem solving, human performance, and the learning sciences, andthe design and execution of experiments in human-agent teaming andcollaborative problem-solving settings.The candidate will be supervised by Leanne Hirshfield and PeterFoltz. The position offers outstanding postdoctoral trainingexperience and publishing opportunities within multi-department andmulti-institution grant-funded projects. The postdoc will beencouraged to strengthen their research portfolios viapeer-reviewed publications, gain interdisciplinary experience byworking with a diverse team, and develop leadership skills bymentoring students.What You Should Know Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis startingimmediately until the position has been filled.Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. Forconsideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human ResourcesPosting Contact Email: [email protected]last_img read more

Pardew pleased with Magpies draw

first_img Press Association The Magpies missed a chance to pull eight points clear of the relegation zone after failing to build on Yoan Gouffran’s early goal at The Hawthorns. The visitors squandered a number of chances to make the game safe before half-time but West Brom responded after the break to claim a point through Billy Jones’ equaliser. Romelu Lukaku also hit the bar and Rob Elliot produced a fine save to deny James Morrison as the Baggies looked the most likely winners in the second half. Pardew said: “I’m really pleased with a point, it is important at this stage of the season.” Newcastle boss Alan Pardew felt his team were inching closer to safety after being forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at West Brom.center_img He added: “We have got four games to go and I don’t really care where we finish in the league as long as we are in the league. You need to make sure you secure the points and don’t rely on other people not getting them. It is very important now we keep battling to the end. “The club is in a great financial position, we have good players and if we have them all fit, we are stronger than we were. Therefore, I would expect us to challenge for top 10 next season but we have got to stay in the division.” The first half ended with a controversial incident as James Perch was penalised for a foul on Jones on the right edge of the box. Replays however showed a double error by the officials. The incident occurred inside the box but the tackle by Perch appeared a clean one. It was perhaps just as well West Brom wasted the opportunity but both managers had different opinions on the matter. Pardew said: “I certainly didn’t think it was a foul. I was standing in a direct line with his foot and thought he got the ball. I didn’t see anything wrong with it.” West Brom head coach Steve Clarke said: “The referee gave a free-kick and the challenge was clearly inside the box. On another day we might have got it.” Clarke felt the Baggies’ lack of recent action showed in the early stages but was pleased with their recovery after half-time, saying: “I was a bit concerned we had only played two games in 34 days and I think that showed at the start. Newcastle picked up the game much quicker than we did. In the first half they were better than us.” last_img read more