The 7th International womEncourage virtual meeting launched with Gold Sponsorship and Digital Partnership of Azercell
The event supported by the company brought together participants from all over the world.The 7th international womENcourage virtual meeting, which promotes the role of women in computer science, kicked off today with the motto “Equality has two sides”. This year’s meeting, organized and hosted by ADA University, ACM-W European Organization, “Azercell Telecom” LLC which acts as a “Gold Sponsor” and digital partner of the event, with the support of the Azerbaijan Congress Bureau, was attended by hundreds of participants from all over the world.The womENcourage International Meeting was launched ...
Four filmmakers, judges withdraw from Israeli documentary festival after BDS campaign
Four participants pulled out of a Tel Aviv documentaryfilm festival, citing its ties to theIsraeli government, the most withdrawals seen by any year since the event began.Jury member Cíntia Gil, Danish director Eva Marie Rødbro, as well as a director and an international guest who chose to remain anonymous withdrew themselves and their entries from Docaviv after being individually contacted by theBoycott, Divestment, Sanctions(BDS) campaign.The festival, which took place earlier in September, was targeted by a BDS campaign due to its sponsorship ties to Israel's ministry of culture and Sports,...
CT CLSA facilitates FII engagement for State Minister Cabraal | Daily FT
State Minister of Money and Capital Markets and State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal will engage with Foreign Institutional Investors (FII’s) today via a virtual event hosted by CT CLSA Securities and CITIC CLSA.The event has generated good interest with participants registered from all major financial hubs in Asia, Europe and the US.They represent some of the largest Global and Frontier asset managers with exposure to Sri Lankan equities, dollar sovereign bonds and rupee denominated government securities.With the strong mandate given at the recent General Election, FII’s are keen to ...
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Shippers Authority Hosts Journalists
Gertrude Ohene(1st left)and participants at the trainingThe Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA) on Wednesday hosted selected senior journalists and editors to a seminar on the maritime industry in the country.It was the seventh of such seminars it had held and it was themed ‘Contemporary Trends and Developments in Ghana’s Shipping Industry’.Chief Executive of GSA, Benonita Bismarck, remarked that her outfit aimed at educating journalists about the nuances of the industry for a better presentation of its stories.She highlighted the importance of the media in presenting relevant developments for both...
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15th RAK Half Marathon slotted for February 19
Ras Al Khaimah: The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has announced that the 15th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Half Marathon will take place on February 19, 2021.Officially known as the world’s fastest half-marathon, the race has consistently drawn international athletes and amateurs over the past few years.Registration for the 2021 race, organised by RCS Sports and Events, will be thrown open to athletes in October. The event has proven highly popular both internationally and regionally, with over 5,000 participants registered for the previous edition, held earlier ...
Azerbaijan Insurers Association to study experience of foreign countries
By TrendCloser cooperation of the Azerbaijan Insurers Association (AIA) with the Russian Union of Motor Insurers (RAMI) can expand the opportunities of the markets of the two countries, Chairman of the AIA supervisory board, Azer Aliyev said, Trend reports.Aliyev made the remark at an event dedicated to the new concept of the activities of the Azerbaijan Insurers Association and the function of a new approach to the insurance of the participants of the insurance market amid changing customer behavior following the COVID-19 pandemic.“In 2019, representatives of the Russian Union of Motor Insure...
Remote staff ‘confidently’ make 90% of all cyber mistakes
Free security awareness training on remote working from cybersecurity company Kaspersky and Area9 Lyceum, a cloud-based educational platform, has seen participants enact correct responses 66 percent of the time. However, even when learners were wrong, they mostly remained confident in their competences. The most difficult learning objectives proved to be virtual machines, updates, and reasons why people should use corporate IT resources even while working outside the office.Analysis of anonymized learning results revealed that remote staff tend to overestimate the level of their knowledge of c...
GJA Media Convention 2020 Held In Wa
GJA executives with participants in WaThe Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has held a one-day dialogue on the media coverage of this year’s elections dubbed’ Media Convention 2020’ in Wa in the Upper West region.This year’s Media Convention 2020 is on the theme:”The 2020 Election- Role of the Media in Promoting Civility and Discernment in the Political Discourse”.The Media Convention 2020 is a US Embassy sponsored project being executed by the GJA including representatives of the Electoral Commission, political parties, security agencies and the media.Mrs. Linda Asante Adjei , the Vice Pres...
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COVID vaccine trials lack important study participants
ATLANTA — Gwinnett County Transit driver Mikesha Walker talked to co-workers recently about whether they would participate in a COVID-19 vaccine research trial.They’re ideal participants, many researchers say. They spend more time with the public, which puts them at greater exposure to the disease. Many workers are Black, a demographic that is not adequately represented in trials.However, Walker said the drivers are very reluctant to participate. Many feel underappreciated and underpaid for continuing to work during the pandemic. They’re also aware of health studies done decades ago, such as t...
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Why participants in NRM primaries are crying foul
Almost all the people who were defeated in the just concluded NRM party primaries have cried fraud. They cite inflated or altered voter registers, ferrying of voters and infiltration by underage plus non-NRM members in the polls.Whatever the veracity of these claims, the genesis of this predicament is in the very nature of the structure and management of our political parties in a multi-party dispensation.NRM prides itself in being a ‘mass party’ and to keep in tandem with this notion, there is emphasis on quantity above quality. The more people they have as members than rival parties, the mer...