The position of Professor of Poetry, a position that has been held by W.H. Auden and Seamus Heaney, at Oxford University is to become vacant in May when current professor Christopher Ricks steps down at the end of his five year post.The pay is relatively low but the position at Oxford does not require the poet to write about the Queen and Royal Family, as the Poet Laureate has to. Andrew Motion is seen as one of the favourites for the job.
Share 48 Views one comment Sharing is caring! Crispin Gregoire. Photo credit: Facebook profile.A former Dominican ambassador to the United Nations has been assigned a new position within the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).Crispin Gregoire who served as Dominica’s ambassador to the United Nations was announced as the Chief of Strategic Monitoring and Support on May 1st, 2012.He is responsible to provide managerial support to five (5) UNDP offices in the Caribbean as Chief of Strategic Monitoring and Support.“I was recently selected from a large pool of applicants for the position to coordinate the Caribbean offices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Caribbean. So I operate from the headquarters in New York and I’m directly responsible to provide management support and to oversee the operations in terms of the five offices in Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname. You don’t hear the word Dominica in those names now Dominica is actually supported from the office in Barbados which covers the Organization of East Caribbean States,” Gregoire explained.He will also serve as a broker for mobilization of additional resources for their programs, build strategic alliances with donors and other resource organizations and manage the Caribbean Regional Program undertaken jointly with the CARICOM Secretariat.The UNDP is an “arm” of the United Nations which Gregoire said “focuses on development and improving the lives of people”.They are able to do so through a number of approaches, he clarified.“It focuses on poverty alleviation, we’re talking about ending poverty, improving lives of people, making sure they have access to water, access to energy, access to food. So that is one of the things that the UNDP does”.The UNDP which is an agency of the United Nations establishes partnerships with governments around the world “to help them improve the livelihoods of people”.Dominica Vibes News Share Share LocalNews Former Dominican ambassador takes up UNDP position by: – May 11, 2012 Tweet
Share Submit StumbleUpon LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share Related Articles Ahead of publishing its interim report for Q4 2019, online gambling group LeoVegas has outlined a number of strategic changes that it plans to make, which will impact its UK-facing brands and future strategy.LeoVegas has reiterated that it plans to ‘fully use economies of scale in technology, product and organisation’, and has confirmed that its planned relocation to new offices in Malta has been called off.“The strategic initiatives we are now carrying out will create optimal conditions to be successful in the large, but at the same time complex, UK market,” commented Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO.“The consolidation of brands into one and the same platform will contribute to large economies of scale in the Group – both by allowing us to fully utilise our multibrand technology and through a more efficient organisation. Already during the second half of last year, the LeoVegas and Rocket X managed brands in the UK began to perform favourably, and the new structure gives us a good starting point to increase both growth and profitability in the UK market during 2020.“At the same time, Royal Panda – which has struggled with weak performance in the UK but has performed well in other markets – can now focus fully on growth outside of the UK and also launch the brand in a couple of new markets in and outside of Europe.”The mobile gaming operator also confirmed that during 2019, the marketing organisations for LeoVegas UK and Rocket X had been integrated into a single unit, and plans are in place to migrate the Rocket X brand portfolio into the LeoVegas multi brand platform, Rhino.In a statement, LeoVegas added: “Parallel with this, Royal Panda is leaving the UK market, which entails that all operations coupled to the UK going forward will be driven on the same technical platform and with a joint organisation for technology, products, customer service, marketing and compliance.”The strategic initiatives were begun during the fourth quarter of 2019 and are expected to be largely completed during the first quarter of this year. The measures are expected to generate cost synergies in areas such as marketing, products, payments and customer service, and will result in reduced complexity in compliance. Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020
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