Sunday , 19 August 2018

Science & Tech

Universities “must address youth unemployment in Africa”

[NAIROBI] Senior officials at an all-Africa conference on science and technology in Kenya have said that if high levels of youth unemployment across the African continent are to be successfully reduced, innovation and entrepreneurship need to be included in university curricula. The proposal was made at the first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Youth Unemployment, Human Capital …

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ESCWA Launches Report on Information Society in Western Asia

Beirut, 02 April 2012 (UN Information Service) The number of Internet users in the region has increased in a manner that enriched the digital content and improved cultural and linguistic diversity on the Internet. This resulted from the liberalization of telecommunications markets, which in turn stimulates investments to increase integration with regional and global communication networks and promotes the process …

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Planet is in critical state, warns science declaration

[LONDON] Earth has only one decade to pull itself back from various environmental ‘tipping points’ — points at which the damage becomes irreversible, scientists have said. If it fails to do so, it is likely to witness a series of breakdowns in the systems that sustain people, such as oceans and soil, according to a major meeting on safeguarding the …

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MCN Learning Participation at Saudi E-Health 2012 Conference Commemorated

The goal of the Saudi E-Health 2012 conference is to bring together both healthcare providers and information technologists to empower the advancements in the delivery, quality, and continuity of healthcare. The conference’s strong ties to The Saudi Association for Health Informatics (SAHI) and healthcare communities offer abundant opportunities for interaction and collaboration along with the National E-health initiative as guided …

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New map overlays conflict, climate change and aid in Africa

A pilot version of an online mapping tool has been launched in Africa which enables researchers and policymakers to identify how climate change vulnerability, conflict, and aid intersect. Researchers from the Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) programme, United States, integrated data from areas of climate change vulnerability and active aid-funded projects in Malawi, and mapped this information onto the locations …

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UAE: Global Aerospace Summit 2012 agenda finalized

Three weeks until global industry leaders land in Abu Dhabi for inaugural event ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 29 MARCH 2012: Global Aerospace Summit 2012 (“The Summit”) is pleased to announce that the agenda for the Summit taking place at St. Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi between 16-17 April 2012 has now been finalized. Tony Tyler, IATA Director General, will deliver …

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Rio+20 zero draft accepts ‘planetary boundaries’

The latest draft of the so-called ‘zero draft’ document, which will be presented to heads of government at the Rio+20 Summit in June, has been amended to include an acknowledgement that there are scientifically assessed ‘planetary boundaries’ which, if overstepped, could result in irreversible damage to the Earth’s sytems. The draft is being prepared by national delegates to the United …

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IPCC predicts rise in extreme climate events

  Climate change could mean unusually high temperatures occurring much more often in most parts of the world by the end of the century, according to a special report on extreme weather events from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). “A hottest day that occurs once in 20 years is likely to become a one-in-two year event, except in the …

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Arab countries need green economies rooted in science

Reforms in the Arab region should focus on transitioning to a green economy, argues award-winning environmental advocate Najib Saab. Uprisings in Arab countries have been at the centre of global news coverage for more than a year. Although it is still too early to speculate on the final outcome, the hope is that the Arab Spring will eventually steer a new …

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Find your Dream Job at Qatar Foundation through Qatar Career Fair

28 March 2012 (Doha, Qatar): From small beginnings, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) has blossomed into a world-class organisation, filled with a wide assortment of job opportunities. QF will showcase some of its career paths, as well as its Qatari employees, at the upcoming fifth Annual Qatar Career Fair (QCF), running from April 1st-5th, 2012.   The Qatar Career Fair …

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