Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan and Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), India a Professional Body for joint research on air quality and climate change


The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was apprised of the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish collaborative guidelines between the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan and Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), India so as to carry out and implement joint research (hereinafter referred to as “Joint Research”) on air quality and climate change. Also, no such MoUs were signed by the ARIES, Nainital in the similar areas of research with any other foreign bodies in the past.


The following are some of the possible activities: –


a)     Joint use and operation of scientific instruments


b)     Exchange of scientific and technical information on observing methods


c)     Joint analysis of observational data and making scientific reports


d)     Joint educational and research activities.


e)     Exchange of visiting scholars, including PhD students for the purpose of conducting research.


f)      Joint scientific workshops and/or seminars


About ARIES:


Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) is an Autonomous Research Institute established under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. ARIES is a centre of excellence for research in Astronomy & Astrophysics and Atmospheric Sciences. It carries out research on air pollution and climate change on earth, formation and evolution of sun, stars and galaxies. The research group of institute consists of research scientists, PhD students, postdocs and visiting scholars. The researchers are also involved in design and development of sophisticated and advanced scientific instruments and it is supported by a team of engineers and technical personnel who are involved in building and operating instruments at both the campuses – Manora Peak and Devasthal.


About NIES:


The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) is Japan’s only research institute that undertakes a broad range of environmental research in an interdisciplinary and comprehensive manner. NIES works to produce scientific findings on environmental protection. NIES is working on research projects that include consolidating the institute’s research foundation through basic research, data acquisition and analysis, preservation and provision of environmental samples. NIES believes on four keywords (Synthesize, Integrate, Evolve, and Network = NIES strategies) to pursue environmental research, that is providing the maximization of Japan’s entire research and development results, for bridging the gap between the scientific community and society, as well as for the advancement of environmental policy in Japan and other countries.


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ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education celebrates 15th convocation


            ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai, the premier organization in the country involved in human resources development in the field of fisheries and aquaculture, celebrated its 15th convocation today.  Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Shri Parshottam Rupala was the chief guest at the function. Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research & Education (DARE), Govt. of India and Director-General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) presided over the function.


      Shri Parshottam K.  Rupala,in his address,  congratulated all the students of ICAR-CIFE graduating today with Masters and Doctoral degrees in various disciplines of fisheries science. He also congratulated those students who have secured University medals for their outstanding academic performances. The Minister in his address emphasized the role of fisheries institution in making fisheries sustainable in India and doubling the farmers’ income, which can be achieved by integration of fisheries into the existing farming systems of crops and livestock.


      Dr.  Ravishankar C. N., Director and Vice Chancellor, CIFE, in his welcome address, highlighted the salient academic and research achievements of the institute. He also underlined the research and thrust areas and the achievements in the flagship programmes taken up and new academic initiatives undertaken by the institute.


      Dr. Mohapatra in his convocation address emphasised the importance of fisheries for food and nutritional security and underlined the role of young graduates to achieve this goal. He urged the students to work towards the goal of bringing in blue revolution in the country and to double the farmers’ income. He also stressed upon the need for entrepreneurship development to make the graduates as ‘job providers’ rather than ‘job seekers’. During the convocation, former Director of CIFE, Dr.  Dilip Kumar was awarded honorary degree of D.Sc.  230  M.F.Sc. and 91 Ph.D. degrees were awarded besides presenting 45  gold medals to meritorious students.


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The Pacific Institute Names CEO and CMO to Grow Into the Next 50 Years

 Mark takes on the role of CEO after over two decades of leadership experience within TPI leading multi-million-dollar sales and go-to-market teams. Throughout his career, Mark has specialized in accelerating performance in high growth companies, teams, and individuals.

“I’m extremely excited to take the helm at TPI to lead the company into our next 50 years of changing lives and company cultures as we continue our impressive growth,” said Mark. “I’m looking forward to expanding into new markets, strengthening our relationships with our partners, and continuing to build the leading human performance company on the planet.”

Pam joins TPI with more than 25 years of marketing and product management leadership roles across technology services in the public and private sector. In addition to Pam’s corporate experience in enterprise hardware, software and services, she founded Marketing Nutz over 10 years ago, where she has helped drive digital transformation for many of the world’s largest brands including IBM, Adobe, Loreal, PlayStation, Crowe, Emerson, British Council, Re/Max, British Council, ServiceMaster and more.

“I am proud to be taking on this role at TPI during a time of such need for accelerated individual and team performance within organizations,” said Pam. “TPI has led the market since 1971, developing high performance humans that drive high performance cultures that last. Now is the time to focus on our own digital transformation to deliver an amazing customer experience at scale to all levels within an organization.”

About The Pacific Institute:

The Pacific Institute (TPI) is a global human performance training & consultancy firm with over five decades of expertise in delivering customized solutions that empower organizations and individuals to improve performance and reach their full potential. Founded in 1971 by Lou and Diane Tice in Seattle, Washington, TPI has served clients in over 60 countries and 23 languages. It has worked with over half of the current Fortune 1000 companies, as well as governments, professional athletes and sports teams, and many other organizations. To date, more than 7 million people around the world have participated in its programs.

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New Hope Healthcare Institute Kicks Off an Open House for the Knoxville Community to Raise Awareness Around Addiction and Mental Health Issues

 In 2020, there were 350 drug overdose deaths in Knox County, TN alone. Rehab centers like New Hope Healthcare Institute use outpatient addiction & mental health treatment to help people recover from addiction and mental health disorders.

New Hope’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides a structured therapeutic environment scheduled to meet multiple times a week for several hours. The program typically runs for a number of weeks. It is an excellent treatment option for people dealing with a multitude of situations, including those recovering from mental illness.

“Our hope is that this event will raise awareness and reduce the stigma around those requiring help for substance use disorders and mental health conditions. New Hope’s open house is a means to offer support to the greater Knoxville community.” – Jen Ramsden CMO

For more information on the open house, FAQs, or questions about mental health and addiction treatment programs—contact Jen@newhopehealthtn.com.

About New Hope Healthcare Institute:

Inspired to bring hope and change to the Knoxville community, New Hope Healthcare Institute was started by family members who have been directly affected by addiction. We are a team of professionals that go above and beyond to provide exceptional care for our patients and their families. Our team consists of Psychiatrists, Doctors, Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Tutors and Direct Care Staff that ensure your loved one gets the attention and care that they deserve.

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The Hong Kong Institute of Directors Holds Annual Dinner and Presentation Ceremony for Directors of The Year Awards

The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (“HKIoD”) announced the winners of the Directors Of The Year Awards (“DYA”) 2021 at its Annual Dinner held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The central theme of this year’s DYA is “Leading in New Normal”. It aims to honour outstanding directors and boards who have fully grasped the recent changes in the business environment and demonstrated excellent leadership skills to lead their respective companies in adjusting their operating policies and striving for sustainable development under the “New Normal”.

A group photo brings together the 7 awardees (2nd row); guest of honour, Mr Christopher Hui, JP, Secretary of Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (5th from left, 1st row); and Council Members of HKIoD.

Dr Christopher To, Chairman of HKIoD, said, “The epidemic has turned everything on its head, but its impact was not solely negative. Under the new normal, society’s digital transformation has taken a huge step forward, and corporates have been more focused on risk management, sustainability, the physical and mental health of employees, etc. These changes are great enhancements for the overall standard of corporate governance. It is therefore necessary for corporate leaders to shift their focus and strategies to respond to society’s changing expectations. With the awards, we hope to honour those directors and boards who have committed to their position in the face of turbulence and adapted to the new normal with a positive attitude. Showcasing an actual example of outstanding corporate governance, we aim to encourage our peers in the business sector to proactively enhance their corporate governance framework.”

Mr Kenneth Wong, Chairman of the 2021 Directors Awards Organising Committee, said, “During the assessment process, I noticed that many companies have adopted governance models suited to the new normal, such as those that emphasise the importance of digitalisation or include the establishment of a special crisis management committee as standard procedure when facing an emergency, etc. Due to Hong Kong’s previous experience in facing pandemic and difficult social situations, corporate decision-makers are more accustomed to facing these types of challenges and thus understand the importance of rapid and decisive decision-making in response to emergencies. With the current theme of ‘Leading in New Normal’, the Awards Organising Committee aims to recognise directors and boards who can respond to the challenges posed by the new normal in a timely manner, and encourage the Hong Kong business sector to work together to achieve the long-term goal of sustainable development.”

Dr Carlye Tsui, CEO of HKIoD, said, “The pandemic has greatly accelerated digital transformation and changed the operation methods of the business world, prompting company directors to ensure they keep their fingers on the pulse of trends and technological developments for the future. The comprehensive training courses offered by HKIoD have seen constant innovation, helping directors to understand the new normal and to effectively raise stakeholder confidence. Aside from providing suitable training and practice guidelines to members, HKIoD has also served as a platform for directors to share and exchange information, helping directors to ‘Lead in New Normal’.”

The winners of DYA 2021 in the various award categories are listed below:

Listed Companies Categories
Executive Directors:
Mr KONG Qingwei, China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd.
Dr MA Mingzhe, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd.
Boards:
Board of China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd
Board of Medialink Group Limited
Board of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd.

Non-listed Companies Categories
Executive Directors: Mr YIP Kam Keung Alex, Lockton Companies (Hong Kong) Limited

Statutory/Non-Profit Distributing Organisations Categories
Boards: The Council of Hong Kong Productivity Council

About Directors Of The Year Awards
The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (“HKIoD”) is Hong Kong’s premier body representing directors to foster the long-term success of companies through advocacy and standards-setting in corporate governance and professional development for directors. A non-profit-distributing organisation with membership consisting of directors from listed and non-listed companies, HKIoD is committed to providing directors with educational programmes and information service and establishing an influential voice in representing directors. With international perspectives and a multi-cultural environment, HKIoD conducts business in biliteracy and trilingualism. HKIoD is a member institute of the Global Network of Director Institutes, a worldwide alliance of leading director institutes.

About The Hong Kong Institute of Directors
The Hong Kong Institute of Directors is Hong Kong’s premier body representing directors to foster the long-term success of companies through advocacy and standards-setting in corporate governance and professional development for directors. A non-profit-distributing organisation with membership consisting of directors from listed and non-listed companies, HKIoD is committed to providing directors with educational programmes and information service and establishing an influential voice in representing directors. With international perspectives and a multi-cultural environment, HKIoD conducts business in biliteracy and trilingualism. Website: http://www.hkiod.com.

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Directors Of The Year Awards 2021Enquiries:
The Hong Kong Institute of Directors
Odessa So +852 2889 4988 / odessa.so@hkiod.com
Joanne Yam +852 2889 1414 / joanne.yam@hkiod.com






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