TwitterPinterestPhoto: Courtesy of GeenomizelliFacebookTwitterPinterestBy now, you ve probably seen activist Tamika D. Mallory s chilling speech at a Minneapolis press conference last week, following the tragic murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police. Arrest the cops. Charge the cops. Not just here in Minneapolis. Charge them in every city across America where our people are being murdered. That s the bottom line, said Mallory, the co founder of Until Freedom, an intersectional social justice organization, and a former co chair of the Women s March on Washington in 2017.
(WB) PowerOn, the national program to support at risk and under served LGBTQ individuals by providing them technology at no cost through local partner LGBTQ organizations, announced it has awarded technology grants to 14 partner centers.The 14 organizations that were accepted into the program are: Affirmations, Ferndale, Mich.; Brave Space Alliance, Chicago; Hudson Pride Center, Jersey City, N.J.; Kansas City Center for Inclusion, Kansas City, MO; LGBT Life Center, Norfolk, Va.; The LGBTQ Center, South Bend, IN; Metro Inclusive Health, St. Petersburg, FL; Newburgh LGBTQ Center, Newburgh, NY; Persad Center, Pittsburgh; Pride Center of Maryland, Baltimore; Pride Community Services Organization, Lexington, Ken.; Rainbow Center, Tacoma, Wash.; Waves Ahead, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Whitman Walker Health, Washington, D.C.
WHO, the United Nations Foundation and Illumination have partnered to launch a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that reinforces safe and healthy practices during these challenging times, n featuring Illumination ''s globally beloved Gru and the Minions. The PSA focuses on lifesaving behaviors to help mitigate the impacts of COVID 19, including physical distancing, being active at home and remaining kind to each other mdash;all n aimed at making sure people of all ages stay safe and healthy during this pandemic. ”At this challenging time, we must find all ways possible to provide hope to people while sharing advice that can protect our health, ” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization. ”WHO is excited to be n working with Illumination and Steve Carell and the joys of the Minions and Gru to promote the importance of physical distancing, keeping active and connected, and being kind and compassionate to overcome COVID 19. ” n
A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID 19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children ''s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children.With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, ”My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID 19 ” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a n new and rapidly changing reality.
Ethereum Classic was created after the hacking of the Decentralized Autonomous Organization, a virtual venture capital fund. In the summer of 2016, #xA0;an attacker stole $50 million in #xA0;ETH Ethereum apos;s native currency, Ether from the DAO. That was about #xA0;5% of all Ether issued at the time. #xA0;Following the attack, members of what is now the Ethereum community decided to hard fork the network and revert the illicit transactions. A hard fork involves an upgrade of a blockchain network that can incorporate major changes to the protocol.
Global Ayurvedic Health and Personal Care Products Market 2019 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2024 is professional expertise and inside and out examination on the current state of the global Ayurvedic Health and Personal Care Products industry. The report provides an explicit and detailed market section level information on the market. The research is a comprehension of market structure, scope, potential, and growth prospects. Designs and growth patterns of organization, areas and type or application are figured and developed from 2019 to 2024. The report highlights the macro and micro economic factors affecting the growth of the market. Other than this, the report contains improvement patterns, landscape analysis, and advancement in key areas; status.Scope of Report:
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced memory technology, announced that its 512 gigabyte (GB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 3.0 will be awarded Carbon Footprint and Water Footprint Certifications from the highly respected UK based Carbon Trust during a ceremony at the British Embassy in Seoul, Korea later today. Samsung s 512GB eUFS 3.0 is the first mobile memory in the industry to be recognized by an international certifying organization, which was made possible through the company s extensive efforts to reduce carbon and water footprints.The Carbon Trust is a globally accredited non profit certification body established by the British government to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. Each certification by the Carbon Trust was made after thorough assessment of the environmental impact of carbon emissions and water usage before and throughout the production cycle, based on international standards .
After spending 20 years with the organization, Sneha Rajani, head of Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) film production division, Sony Pictures Networks Productions (SPNP), has decided to move on.Rajani has been instrumental in launching Sony MAX, the movie channel owned by the company, working around the content of Sony Entertainment Television (SET) with popular shows like Bade Acche Lagte Hai, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge and Parvarish and then garnering a bunch of Hindi movie hits including Shoojit Sarkar s comedy drama Piku, sports biopics Azhar and Soorma and ensemble comedy Mubarkaan. She has also been the brain behind Extraaa Innings, the cricket wrap around show that brought a female presenter on board for the first time ever.
Key point: Brazil and other countries contributed forces, logistics, bases, or aid to help the Allies win World War II. The term United Nations was in large part derived from the large number of nations that joined in common cause between 1939 and 1945 to defeat the Axis powers of Germany, Japan, and Italy during World War II. Scores of nations joined the major Allied powers to contribute, directly or indirectly, to the defeat of the common enemy. One of those nations was South America s largest country, Brazil. The significant contribution of her wealth, resources, and blood of her own people is, unfortunately, little remembered today. Latin America in World War II Originally, Latin America was important to the United States for the resources it provided to a nation soon to be at war. In 1940, 90 percent of the region s coffee, 83 percent of the sugar, 78 percent of the bauxite, 70 percent of the tungsten, as well as significant percentages of tin, copper, and crude oil were imported to the United States for both domestic and military consumption. Although the United States was not yet at war, it had concerns about Latin America, for a dictator sympathetic to Adolf Hitler or Benito Mussolini might cause trouble for a United States that was trying to remain neutral. German propaganda took full advantage of the opportunity and distributed literature and films in Spanish to encourage dissension throughout Latin America. It even established a propaganda radio station in Montevideo, Uruguay. Mexico was already at odds with the United States. It had expropriated American oil companies, and the United States was claiming that communist and National Socialist plots were prevalent throughout that country. And the Mexican government was ready to expel any American agents within its borders that were identified. Mexico also clearly anticipated a German victory, which the country was expected to use to strengthen its position with the United States. Mexico finally sent a squadron of fighter aircraft to the Pacific late in the war. Other Central and South American countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru, and Venezuela wanted no part of the conflict and remained on the sidelines. Brazil s Road to War In Brazil in June 1940, President Get lio Vargas had already informed the German ambassador that Brazil fully intended to maintain its independence, despite Vargas s known dislike of the democratic system and the appeal he personally felt for totalitarian states. Other states, like Argentina, were split in their loyalties. Chile, Uruguay, and Panama (of the Spanish speaking countries, only Panama entered into a declaration of war) were sympathetic to the American camp, but the United States had to bring the entire continent onto its side. To do so, President Franklin Roosevelt established the Inter American Financial and Economic Committee, based in Panama. Then a number of conferences were held in Panama, Rio de Janeiro, and Washington, D.C., to settle differences between the members. The Chapultepec Conference held in Mexico resulted in an agreement that laid the foundations of the future cooperation of the American states. With Nelson A. Rockefeller as his coordinator for inter American affairs, President Roosevelt loaned the Latin American states money, increased imports from them to the United States, and sent American technicians to modernize the economy of the various countries. The Germans did much to push Brazil into the American camp. U boat attacks off the coast of Brazil sank several Brazilian ships and killed over 600 of its citizens, including women and children. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Vargas decided to honor his nation s commitments to the United States and, in January 1942, broke diplomatic relations with Germany, Japan, and Italy. The Brazilian Navy immediately took steps to protect its shipping while the air force conducted offshore patrols to detect enemy submarines. Several Brazilian military bases were ceded to the United States for similar uses. The sinking of Brazilian ships continued, however, with another dozen ships gone by August 1942. Vargas and his government had enough provocation by this point, and in the same month declared war on Germany and Italy. The Creation of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force It took longer for Brazil to decide how to contribute to the Allied war effort. Concerns that the fascist forces in North Africa, which bulged too close for comfort just across the South Atlantic, might take some aggressive action against Brazil, kept her forces at home in a protective mode. But with the Allied invasion of North Africa in November 1942 and the eventual defeat of the Axis forces there, Brazil turned to a more active role in the war. On December 31, 1942, President Vargas announced in a speech that his government was beginning to think on the responsibilities of an extra continental action. This idea would soon develop into the Brazilian Expeditionary Force, which would fight alongside the Allies in Italy in 1944 and 1945. The first concrete steps were taken at a conference between Presidents Roosevelt and Vargas at Natal in northeastern Brazil on January 28, 1943. There the two heads of state agreed that Brazil would make some physical contribution to the Allied war effort beyond protecting its own borders. That March, President Vargas issued an Explanation of Motives written earlier by the war minister in which he proposed the organization of an expeditionary force to fight outside the continent. Thus was born the Brazilian Expeditionary Force, or BEF. Although the idea had taken hold, there remained problems within Brazil itself. There were strong elements within the Vargas government who opposed Brazil s participation in the war against the Axis powers. Then there was the problem of organizing, training, equipping, and staffing such a force. There was also a need to infuse into the Brazilian people a will to fight a war in the Old World, which was far away and often resented by factions of the populace. But Vargas and his followers began campaigns to overcome each of these obstacles in turn, and by the fall of 1943 he accomplished his goal. The BEF would consist largely of a single infantry division based on the contemporary American model. To create such a unit, existing Brazilian military units would be consolidated into the necessary combat formations. Thus, the three infantry regiments were formed from units spread across Brazil. The 1st Infantry Regiment, or Sampaio Regiment, came from the military district of Rio de Janeiro. The 6th Infantry Regiment, formerly the Ipiranga Regiment, came from S o Paulo State. The 11th Infantry Regiment was formerly known as the Tiradentes Regiment and came from Minas Gerais State. Most of the artillery was formed from units then based in and around Rio de Janeiro and S o Paulo. The unit s 9th Engineer Battalion came from Aquidauana, Mato Grosso State, while the Reconnaissance Squadron was formed out of the 2nd Mechanized Regiment, based within the city of Rio de Janeiro. The medical battalion consisted of units based in both Rio de Janeiro and S o Paulo. On October 7, 1943, Maj. Gen. Jo o Baptista Mascarenhas de Moraes was appointed to command the assembled units. The general was born in S o Gabriel, Rio Grande de Sul State, in 1883, and at age 16 entered the Rio Pardo Military School as a cadet. He then completed his military training at the Brazilian Military School in Rio de Janeiro and was commissioned a second lieutenant. Later in his career he won first place in the Officers Higher Training School and third place at the General Staff School; both courses were directed by the French military mission. He continued to rise in rank and responsibilities until he reached the highest post of chief of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force. Adopting the American Military Model For many years prior to the outbreak of World War II, the Brazilian military had been instructed by a French military mission. All of its military equipment was European. This ceased with the surrender of France in 1940. Now the Brazilian forces were to participate in a foreign war with different allies, and new tactics and techniques, not to mention organizational skills, had to be learned. To this end, General Mascarenhas traveled to the United States to quickly learn American military techniques, organization, and equipment. In Brazil the complete transformation of the BEF from a European model organization to an American based one took time and a great deal of effort. For example, the BEF had to be motorized, more specialists trained, and new equipment introduced. The M1 Garand rifle, the 60mm mortar, bazooka, .30 caliber light machine gun, 57mm antitank gun, and the 105mm artillery pieces, among others, were unknown to the Brazilians. These all had to be acquired, learned, and then implemented within the unit s structure, which itself was changing. Recruitment of personnel, particularly for the specialist positions, was difficult and time consuming. Additionally, many of its leading officers were still undergoing training in the United States. In December, General Mascarenhas traveled to Italy with a group of observers viewing the Italian campaign. On December 28, 1943, Mascarenhas was officially named commander of the 1st Expeditionary Infantry Division (1st EID), and in January, upon his return from Italy, he assumed command of the still forming BEF. 1 2 3 4 5 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
According to a patent filed by the company with the World Intellectual Property Organization, Microsoft has toyed with the idea of a dual screen device with a unique hinge design. In one potential implementation, the hinge could be filled with either a gas or "semi viscous" liquid that would "slowly move" within the hinge's cavity.The purpose of this design would be to keep out dust and protect the overall integrity of the device by lowering stress at the flex point. You can see Microsoft's interpretation of the idea in the drawing below.
Newscasts amp; VideosHamilton has confirmed that Marc Lemire, a former leader of a known Canadian neo Nazi white supremacist organization, is no longer employed with the city.
The two were recently honored with a certificate from the Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a pro marriage organization, through its Longest Married Couple Project (LMC).The Harbins were married in 1946 in Flint at St. Michael 's, not too long after Don came home from serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He said he wasn 't nervous at all that day.
According to the research published in Neuron, Dr. Eva Anton, a professor at UNC Chapel Hill and the lead researcher, along with his team discovered that the cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) could lie in molecular details of a key process found early in brain development. The research reveals that during the formation of the cerebral cortex which is the part of the brain responsible for higher function in humans including perception, speech, long term memory, and consciousness precursor cells responsible for laying the groundwork for additional formation are misarranged in the brains of children with autism. This misarrangement, caused by the mutation of a protein called Memo1 that is needed for brain development, eventually leads to neuronal disorganization, the research found. "The findings overall suggest that Memo1 associated autism may be wired into the brain very early in development, " a press release for the study reads. Dr. Anton says that the research could be critical in making additional progress.
When you spend quite a significant amount of time on internet, you may not be realizing that you are actually affecting your brain function. Whether you are addicted to Facebook, Instagram, or you just keep on reading something online, your brain is negatively impacted. Not only doctors, science also back this view. The internet can alter specific brain regions and affect our attention capacity, memory processes and social interaction, says a study published in the journal World Psychiatry. Scientists explain that the limitless stream of prompts and notifications from the internet encourages us towards constantly holding a divided attention. This, in turn, may decrease our capacity for maintaining concentration on a single task. That is why, in 2018, the World Health Organization, in 2018, came out with a new screen time guideline for kids. According to these guidelines, young children (aged 2 5) should be exposed to only one hour per day, or less, of screen time.
According to the estimates of the World health organization, every year, 600 million people fall prey to foodborne diseases worldwide. That takes the global figure to almost 1 in 10 people. What is more alarming is this: Globally, 1,25,000 kids under 5 years of age lose their lives every year to diseases caused by contaminated food, carrying 40 per cent of the foodborne disease burden. Contaminated food is a threat to human health and socioeconomic development. In order to sustain life, decrease the burden of foodborne diseases and promote good health, we need to ensure that everyone has access to enough safe and nutritious food. This is the aim of the World Food Safety Day, which is being celebrated today for the first time. The United Nations General Assembly adopted this day in December 2018. The theme of this global campaign is #8216;Food Safety, everyone s business;.There are many ways of food contamination. Insect infestation increased microbial count, pesticides and additives, non permitted colours are the most common culprits that threaten food safety. However, your food may also get infected by rodents, contaminated premises, people suffering from infectious diseases, incorrect cooking and storage. On this World Food Safety Day, let s take a closer look at how our foods get contaminated and affect pour health.
Maybe once in a while., I think everyone has busy seasons at their work sometimes when you need to step away from the computer and take a deep breath, says Scott Hildebrandt.According to the World Health Organization, burn out is included in the International Classification of Diseases as an occupational phenomenon. They define it as a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress.
LONDON (AP) In a story May 20 about travel spending at the World Health Organization, The Associated Press reported erroneously that information about the organization;s travel spending was obtained from internal documents. The information was made publicly available on WHO;s website on May 9.A corrected version of the story is below:
SpaceIL, a non profit organization, attempted to land its spacecraft in this ancient volcanic field on the nearside of the Moon. After a smooth initial descent, Beresheet made a hard landing on the surface.
NEET or the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission to medical courses will be held on May 5. The test supervising organization, National Testing Agency, has released a set of guidelines for all the examinees which includes list of barred items and dress codes. "The candidates will be subjected to extensive and compulsory frisking before entering the examination centre with the help of highly sensitive metal detectors," has said the agency.
Limiting, and in some cases eliminating, screen time for children under the age of 5 will result in healthier adults, the organization, a United Nations health agency, announced on Wednesday.But taking away iPads and other electronic devices is only part of the solution, the researchers said. Children under 5 should also get more exercise and sleep in order to develop better habits that will stave off obesity and diseases in adolescence and adulthood, the guidelines said.