African Union leaders attempt to solve Ethiopian dam dispute

The African Union summit is looking at the dispute between Cairo, Khartoum and Addis Ababa over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam and the appropriation of the Blue Nile River’s resources. The disagreement is over access to water: Ethiopia is building a dam which Egypt says will severely curtail the amount of reserves in the river. Several … Read more African Union leaders attempt to solve Ethiopian dam dispute

Essam Heggy on the Nile: ‘Great river but in a challenging place’ | Talk to Al Jazeera

The Nile River, at 7,000 kilometres (4,350 miles), is Africa’s longest river. Its waters run through 11 countries and for the 280 million people living alongside its banks, the Nile symbolises life itself. Just as it did for those who settled along the river centuries ago. Some fear if the dispute is not resolved, the … Read more Essam Heggy on the Nile: ‘Great river but in a challenging place’ | Talk to Al Jazeera

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

What do you know about the novel Coronavirus that is causing a health emergency? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain … Read more Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Capital Punishment: Trump selects area behind security barrier as the Palestinian capital

There’s outrage among Palestinians after the U.S. president unveiled a peace plan which critics call heavily biased in favour of Israel. Under the deal, Israel would get ultimate control over Palestinian security and most of its resources, and Jerusalem would be Israel’s ‘undivided capital’. Palestine would get a capital in Abu Dis, a cramped Arab … Read more Capital Punishment: Trump selects area behind security barrier as the Palestinian capital

Nigeria Is ‘Ready to Comply Completely’ With OPEC Cuts Target: Sylva

Jan.23 — Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva discusses compliance with OPEC cuts, the nation’s target oil price, and his view of the global oil market. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”

Manchester sex abuse: Exploited children ‘were not protected’ – BBC Newsnight

Police and social workers investigating child sex exploitation in Manchester knew children were suffering “the most profound abuse… but did not protect them”, a report has found. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F After a child’s death in 2003, police identified at least 97 suspects, but “very few” faced justice, the independent review found. The … Read more Manchester sex abuse: Exploited children ‘were not protected’ – BBC Newsnight

Feles is making desktop biotech kits for hobbyists and educators

Most work in biology relies on a handful of common tests and equipment, but you rarely find them outside dedicated labs. Feles wants to make these tests accessible to people who don’t have those resources with its desktop biolab. It has a centrifuge, spectrometer, incubator, thermocycler, refrigerator and more, all in a device the size … Read more Feles is making desktop biotech kits for hobbyists and educators

Johnson’s (not so secret) POST-BREXIT plan – VisualPolitik EN

After the Conservative landslide victory at the 2019 United Kingdom election, it seems clear that Boris Johnson will get his Brexit plan done. The question is… what happens after that? Johnson dreams of turning UK into a Singapore on Thames: a free market paradise. But, in order to do that, he will have to make … Read more Johnson’s (not so secret) POST-BREXIT plan – VisualPolitik EN

The woman encouraging her followers to visualise death – BBC News

The BBC has heard testimony that the teachings of spiritual influencer Teal Swan may have contributed to the suicides of at least two of her followers. Swan, who has said that death can be a re-set button – has hundreds of thousands of followers across social media platforms and her Youtube channel has over 78million … Read more The woman encouraging her followers to visualise death – BBC News

WHO Simulation Exercises (SimEx)

A simulation exercise (SimEx) can help develop, assess and test functional capabilities of emergency systems, procedures and mechanisms to be able to respond to outbreaks or public health emergencies. The video will explains in 4 minutes the SimEx practice as promoted by WHO, including the definition, the different types of SimEx (table top exercise, drill, … Read more WHO Simulation Exercises (SimEx)

WHO After Action Reviews (AAR)

An After Action Review is a qualitative review of actions that are taken to respond to an emergency or a public health event as a means of identifying best practices and areas for improvement to be better prepared for the future. It helps to assess the functionality of national capacities for preparedness and response to … Read more WHO After Action Reviews (AAR)

Enacting the Purposeful University | Nicole Ardoin

Architecture notwithstanding, Stanford is a community comprised of people. Our pursuit of solutions is embodied in and carried forward by all of us.   Nicole Ardoin is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education; the Sykes Family Director of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources; the Emmett Family Faculty Scholar in the … Read more Enacting the Purposeful University | Nicole Ardoin

Solving for Energy | Sally Benson

Getting to zero emissions will require a fundamental rethinking of the energy system. Advances in data science are enabling new technologies and approaches to cleaning up our energy house.   Sally Benson is co-director of the Precourt Institute for Energy and professor of energy resources engineering at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. … Read more Solving for Energy | Sally Benson

Electronic health records and big data: the future of medical research

How can we learn from population health data to improve care for an individual patient? Professor Harry Hemingway explains his work using informatics and data science to exploit large-scale health record resources. Through understanding patterns in the whole population, he explains how this can be translated into new knowledge for how to improve quality of … Read more Electronic health records and big data: the future of medical research