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Interoperable equipment a "pressing challenge" for future coalition operations and logistics

DefenceIQ - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 06:00
Following a career in the U.S. Navy, Captain Ned Lundquist (Ret.) is now the Principal Science Writer at MCR Federal based in McLean, VA. He supports several government and commercial clients as a strategic communication professional in support of acquisition, training and logistics progra
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Shturm-S - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 01:55

Russian Shturm-S Anti-Tank Missile Carrier
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Jelentősen megemelték a fiatal gazda pályázatok keretét

Pályázati Hírek - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 00:52

A 2007–2013 közötti programozási időszakhoz kapcsolódó vidékfejlesztési program keretében 2014 májusában negyedik alkalommal hirdették meg a Fiatal gazdák induló támogatását. A támogatás keretösszege eredetileg mintegy 4,5 milliárd forint volt, amelynek jelentős megemeléséről született döntés.

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A munkavállalói mobilitás kulcsfontosságú az EU munkaerőpiacán

Európai Bizottság hírei - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 00:00

23/09/2014 00:00:00

Az európai gazdaság szempontjából létfontosságú, hogy a munkavállalók képesek és hajlandók legyenek más állásban, vagy akár más régióban elhelyezkedni, áll a Bizottság és az OECD most közzétett közös jelentésében ...

Worker mobility key to tackling EU skills challenges

European Commission - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 00:00

23/09/2014 00:00:00

Improving labour mobility – workers' willingness and ability to switch jobs or move to other regions to work – is crucial for European economies, according to a recent joint Commission-OECD report. ...

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Mobilität der Arbeitskräfte entscheidend für die Bewältigung des Fachkräftemangels

Europäische Kommission (Nachrichten) - Tue, 23/09/2014 - 00:00

23/09/2014 00:00:00

Laut einem gemeinsamen Bericht von EU-Kommission und OECD ist die Verbesserung der Arbeitskräftemobilität – die Bereitschaft und Fähigkeit, Arbeitsplätze zu wechseln und dafür in andere Regionen umzuziehen – für die Volkswirtschaften Europas unerlässlich. ...

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Has Emma Watson just revived feminism?

Talking about EU - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 13:01

I myself have never been able to find out what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. (Rebecca West)

I’ve been thinking about writing about feminism for a while.  Since I arrived in Australia, there have been a few moments, such as the whole #frightbat incident, or the Women Against Feminism tumblr, that have made me realise that  women generally seem to get more radical about feminism as they get older, and I can really understand why. As a young woman I was aware of the importance of equality and the fact that women couldn’t take that equality for granted. As I have got older, and experienced things in my career and my life, that has become clearer and clearer. I am not a man-hater. I don’t think women are better than men. Such a view would, it seems to me, to be incompatible with feminism, which is all about rejecting the idea that people should be defined by their gender. I just don’t want my map-reading skills or love of sport to be called into question because I am of the “wrong gender” for those things.

I think I entered my early womanhood aware that there had been and continued to be issues but hoping that I wouldn’t see them, because I was lucky enough to be born in the post-war, post-bra burning era and in the Western world. And yet, I experienced so many of the things that the #YesAllWoman hashtag talked about – being expected to take the note or pour the tea at the meeting, even if you are a senior participant; being kerb-crawled, even when dressed in jeans and DMs; being accused by a colleague of only getting promoted because I was a woman; watching my incredibly beautiful and accomplished colleague being talked about behind her back, suggesting she was only getting ahead because she was sleeping with the right people, rather than because she was bloody excellent at her job. There’s only so long you can watch this happen again and again and not think there is something bigger going on.

In May this year, a friend and I went to listen to Laura Bates of the Everyday Sexism project talking about what propelled her to start that work, and it was pretty hard to listen to.  I have to admit I felt quite despairing leaving the Wheeler Centre that day. I’m the age now my mother was when I left university and I would never have imagined that we would still be having these discussions all these years later, that young women entering the world of work now would still have to be prepared to face those struggles. Or that ads like this would air, for example.

And then, when it all seemed quite bleak, along came Emma Watson. A young woman articulating beautifully why feminism matters, not just for women, but for the men that want to spend time with their children, or not be defined by their work or reach out for help without being called soft.

“Why has the word [feminism] become such an uncomfortable one? I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that will affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.”

I really hope that young people of both genders will listen to the Emmas and Malalas and many others like them. I really hope that a young woman leaving university this year will be able to get on with being the best she can, on her own terms and in her own way, and be judged on nothing more than that.

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BAE Systems and Patria team for Australia's Land 400 combat vehicle programme

DefenceIQ - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 06:00
BAE Systems and Patria have announced a partnership for Australia’s Land 400 – Land Combat Vehicle System (LCVS) – programme. The team plan to use Patria’s 8x8 Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV) with BAE as the prime contractor. The programme see
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Singapore’s formidable frigates can foray far from home

DefenceIQ - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 06:00
Singapore is a small nation, just half the size of the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands, but home to more than five million people. The nation’s navy is as good as any in the region, and its six modern Formidable-class frigates are made for much more than homeland defense.<
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Logistics enables US naval power in the Middle East

DefenceIQ - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 06:00
The U.S. Navy and its partners have maintained a commanding presence in the Middle East for many years. Behind the naval power is the enabling power of logistics, maintenance and repair. Every ship that deploys in the region needs it. Preparing ships to be ready to
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A View from Above

Talking about EU - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 03:05

Coming to Australia was always about trying new things and getting out of my comfort zone and today is a great example of that: I am giving my first paper at an academic conference. The paper comes from an essay I did for an assignment and draws on a survey that friends and family helped me circulate.

Here’s the paper: View from Above paper 22-09-14 pdf and the presentation that went with it:

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Nasr (Haft-9) - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 01:55

Pakistani Nasr (Haft-9) Tactical Ballistic Missile
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S-300V - Sun, 21/09/2014 - 01:55

Russian S-300V (SA-12 Gladiator/Giant) Long-Range Air Defense Missile System
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