Ruins of Castle – Ardud http://ardud.ro/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 17:41:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://ardud.ro/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1-150x150.png Ruins of Castle – Ardud http://ardud.ro/ 32 32 Biden urged to speak out more as concerns over US democracy grow https://ardud.ro/biden-urged-to-speak-out-more-as-concerns-over-us-democracy-grow/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 14:15:00 +0000 https://ardud.ro/biden-urged-to-speak-out-more-as-concerns-over-us-democracy-grow/ WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden has received the same troubling questions from worried world leaders he never thought he would hear. “Is America going to be okay?” ” they ask. “What about democracy in America? “ While Biden has tried to offer assurances to America’s allies, he has only occasionally pointed out the seriousness of […]]]>

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden has received the same troubling questions from worried world leaders he never thought he would hear.

“Is America going to be okay?” ” they ask. “What about democracy in America? “

While Biden has tried to offer assurances to America’s allies, he has only occasionally pointed out the seriousness of the threat to democracy from the Jan. 6 insurgency on Capitol Hill and the repeated lie of the U.S. man he defeated, Donald Trump, that the 2020 election was stolen. And he did not discuss the very real concerns about a growing collection of insurgency supporters installed in local election stations and Republicans’ changes to election laws in several states.

Now, with the anniversary of that deadly day approaching, the Democratic president is urged to rearrange priorities and use the powers of his office to push through voting rights legislation that his adherents say could be the only effective way to counter rapidly emerging threats to the democratic process.

The tension in Biden’s approach reflects his balance between the urgent needs of Americans to move forward on the highly visible issues of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy, and the less visible, but equally vital, issue of preserving confidence in elections and government.

The president plans to deliver a speech on January 6 focused on maintaining democracy – voting rights will not be part of the remarks but will soon be the subject of another speech, White House aides said.

In his recent opening speech at South Carolina State University, Biden’s tone on the need for voting rights legislation became even more urgent.

“I’ve never seen anything like the relentless assault on the franchise. Never,” Biden said, adding, “This grim new combination of voter suppression and electoral subversion is anti-American. , it is undemocratic, and unfortunately, it is unprecedented since the Reconstruction. “

And the world notices it. Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan also said the riot on Capitol Hill has changed the view many countries have of the United States.

“January 6 had a big impact on the US perspective of the rest of the world, I think on the part of allies as well as adversaries,” Sullivan told the Council on Foreign Relations recently. “The allies look at him with concern and worry about the future of American democracy. The opponents are looking at him, you know, rather rubbing their hands together and thinking, How do we take advantage of this one way or another? “

In contrast, Republicans in many states are encouraging efforts to influence future elections by installing sympathetic leaders in local electoral posts and by supporting some of those who participated in the insurgency for elected office.

White House officials insist that Biden’s relative reluctance should not be interpreted as complacency towards the growing movement to rewrite history surrounding the January 6 riot. On the contrary, they say, the president believes the most effective way to tackle Trump, election denial and domestic extremism is to prove to the rest of the country – and the world – that the government can work.

“I know progress doesn’t come fast enough. It never happened,” Biden said last fall. “The process of government is frustrating and at times overwhelming. But I also know what is possible if we keep up the pressure, if we never give up, we keep the faith.”

In Biden’s view, many Trump voters have not fully embraced Trumpism. Instead, Trump exploited his long-standing dissatisfaction with the country’s political, economic and social systems to build his coalition.

So Biden adapted his national freshman curriculum to tackle what he believed to be the root causes of the unrest – the faltering economy and the brunt of the pandemic – primarily to prove that the government can work effectively.

He called on federal law enforcement to strengthen security in national institutions and improve communications systems and procedures that were in part responsible for the United States Capitol Police being overwhelmed. for hours during the onslaught of the crowd.

The Justice Department has launched the largest lawsuit in its history, indicting more than 700 defendants and seeking more.

But it’s the voting rights that many Democrats and activists concerned about what could happen in 2022 and beyond are urging the president to make it a key priority.

“The insurgency was part of a larger movement to suppress elections and overthrow our democracy,” said Christina Baal-Owens, longtime organizer and executive director of Public Wise, a group that researches and publishes news. on election candidates who support electoral lies.

Baal-Owens said efforts to discredit electoral integrity not only galvanize Trump supporters, but also make other voters less likely to vote. “We know – we’ve researched confidence in the system – if voters don’t trust elections, they may not vote. It’s part of a larger voter suppression movement and why it is so necessary for Biden to speak. “

The House approved sweeping voting rights legislation, but Democrats Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia were in the way, saying they opposed changing the rules of the House. Senate to bypass a GOP obstruction of the bill.

This legislation would restore the ability of the Department of Justice to review changes to electoral laws in states with a history of discrimination, a provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 repealed by the United States Supreme Court in 2013. According to the Brennan Center, 19 states recently passed laws making it more difficult to vote.

Manchin and Sinema helped draft separate voting rights legislation, but it lacks enough Republican support to overcome the filibuster.

“People are taking sides instead of examining what the institutional threats are to the maintenance of our democracy,” said Democratic Representative Peter Welch of Vermont, candidate to replace Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, who has announced his retirement.

Welch was on Capitol Hill on January 6 and the violence of that day is etched in his memory.

“The standards that have been the foundation of our democracy, the free and peaceful transition of power and the renunciation of violence, they have been shattered,” he said.

After Biden’s speech in South Carolina, Senate Democrats renewed their commitment to passing voting rights legislation in early 2022. And the president said in an interview with ABC that he supported the creation of ‘An exception to Senate filibustering if that’s what it takes to pass voting rights legislation. .

For Biden, who served four decades in the Senate, it was a remarkable concession and underscored the gravity of the threat. And, he admitted, he knows the world is watching to see how the nation reacts – and wonders if the country’s democracy will survive.

“Have you ever thought that another leader would ask you this question?” Biden said.


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The message for South Asia https://ardud.ro/the-message-for-south-asia/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 20:25:37 +0000 https://ardud.ro/the-message-for-south-asia/ In March 2014, Male decided to close his high commission office in Dhaka due to the reduction in the annual budget. At that time, Dhaka offered to pay the rent for the Maldivian Embassy office and take care of other local official expenses in Dhaka. Although the Maldives politely rejected this offer, it does imply […]]]>

In March 2014, Male decided to close his high commission office in Dhaka due to the reduction in the annual budget. At that time, Dhaka offered to pay the rent for the Maldivian Embassy office and take care of other local official expenses in Dhaka. Although the Maldives politely rejected this offer, it does imply the closeness and depth of relations between these two South Asian countries.

Recently, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, and his entourage completed their first six day visit in the Maldives 6n the invitation of the President of the Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. It is the need of the hour to analyze the meaning of this visit and to deepen the message it conveys.

The visit of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to this island country reflects the importance he attaches to this bilateral relationship as a long-standing friend. It is an effort on the side of Bangladesh to deepen ties with the countries of South Asia that is necessary for the country’s aspiration to become a “middle power”. But there are many critical issues, equally important to both countries, that could have been addressed to make the visit more successful. As the two countries have similar religious values, cultural practices and development aspirations, they should have declared a clearly defined plan on how they will cooperate with each other in the coming days to bring the links to a new one. plan of the bilateral equation.

The diplomatic relations journey between Bangladesh and the Maldives began on September 22, 1978. Since then, the two countries have enjoyed a warm bilateral relationship with cooperation in trade, investment, security and military assistance. In order to encourage bilateral trade, the Government of Maldives removed the duty on Bangladeshi products in 2011. And this translates into an increase in Bangladeshi exports, especially pharmaceuticals, to the Maldives. Many Bangladeshi migrants, about 70,000 to 80,000, work in the Maldives as expatriates who directly contribute to Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves. During the covid-19 pandemic, the Bangladesh Navy sent more than 100 metric tons of food and pharmaceutical products in the Maldives and the Bangladesh Air Force actively participated in the covid-19 vaccination program in 2021.

The visit of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to the Maldives is important not only for Bangladesh and the Maldives, but also for other countries in South Asia, for a number of reasons. First, this visit will strengthen existing bilateral relations on trade, connectivity, investment, agriculture, information and communication technologies, human resource development, culture and community well-being, because the leaders of the two States maintain dialogues attaching the utmost importance to these questions. Second, the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the recruitment of qualified health professionals will open a career window for the practitioners concerned. On the one hand, it will generate foreign exchange for Bangladesh by creating jobs for Bangladeshi healthcare professionals and on the other hand, it will improve the entire healthcare sector in Maldives. And this is how it will create a win-win situation for both countries.

Third, the Double Tax Elimination Agreement will ensure that honest taxpayers do not have to pay tax in two countries for the same income. This will effectively promote FDI in both countries by motivating foreign investors. Fourth, Bangladesh has donated 13 military vehicles, as a sign of friendship, to the Maldives, which will enhance security cooperation and strengthen brotherly ties between the security forces of those countries. Fifth, Bangladesh signed an agreement to provide a loan of $ 200 million to the Maldives during the visit. This is the second time that Bangladesh has lent to a country, after Sri Lanka, which once again proves the economic growth and financial power of Bangladesh in this region. Besides, it also shows how to hold hands of close friends during their critical moments.

Sixth, the decision to cooperate in youth and sports development will go a long way in improving this sector by encouraging young people to actively participate in sports and by sponsoring local sports related organizations. Seventh, from now on, citizens of Maldives will benefit from visa-free entry to Bangladesh, which will not only increase interpersonal connectivity, but also increase trade volume and promote Bangladesh tourism sector. Eighth, the agreement on the transfer of “sentenced prisoners” will also help these countries to bring the perpetrators back to their lands for justice. Finally, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh declared that Biman Bangladesh Airlines is ready to launch air connectivity with the Maldives, which will increase bilateral trade and investment and subsequently have a positive long-term impact on the livelihoods of the inhabitants. of these countries.

This century is remarkable for minimizing geographic distance by removing visible and invisible trade barriers. As “maritime neighbors”, Bangladesh and the Maldives may have discussed a free trade agreement (FTA) to remove tariff and non-tariff barriers to bilateral trade that artificially impede the free flow of goods and services. services. In addition, they could have designed a roadmap to improve “maritime connectivity” by creating opportunities for the Maldives to use different seaports in Bangladesh. The two countries may have strengthened their cooperation to obtain the optimum return from the “blue economy” by using marine resources such as oil, gas, sand, fish, seafood, minerals, sand and other resources. gravel, renewable energies, etc. As climate-vulnerable countries, they could have planned to work together to address the climate crisis.

The visit of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to this island country reflects the importance he attaches to this bilateral relationship as a long-standing friend. It is an effort on the side of Bangladesh to deepen ties with the countries of South Asia that is necessary for the country’s aspiration to become a “middle power”. But there are many critical issues, equally important to both countries, that could have been addressed to make the visit more successful. As the two countries have similar religious values, cultural practices and development aspirations, they should have declared a clearly defined plan on how they will cooperate with each other in the coming days to bring the links to a new one. plan of the bilateral equation.


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Opawica Explorations examines the achievements of 2021 https://ardud.ro/opawica-explorations-examines-the-achievements-of-2021/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 14:41:02 +0000 https://ardud.ro/opawica-explorations-examines-the-achievements-of-2021/ Vancouver, BC TheNewswire – December 14, 2021 – Opawica Explorations Inc. (TSXV: OPW) (FSE: A2PEAD) (OTC: OPWEF) (the “Company” or “Opawica”) used the services of GoldSpot Discovery Corp. (TSXV: SPOT) (OTCQX: SPOFF) (“GoldSpot”) and applied its proprietary machine learning techniques to help identify and rank drill targets on the Bazooka property of the Abitibi gold […]]]>

Vancouver, BC TheNewswire – December 14, 2021 – Opawica Explorations Inc. (TSXV: OPW) (FSE: A2PEAD) (OTC: OPWEF) (the “Company” or “Opawica”) used the services of GoldSpot Discovery Corp. (TSXV: SPOT) (OTCQX: SPOFF) (“GoldSpot”) and applied its proprietary machine learning techniques to help identify and rank drill targets on the Bazooka property of the Abitibi gold camp.

GoldSpot worked closely with the Opawica technical team to analyze all available geological data to create high quality multivariate ranked drill targets on the Bazooka property.

Methodology and input data

Working with Opawica, GoldSpot compiled and integrated various datasets inherited from drill holes, including geological, structural, weathering, mineralogical and geochemical information that provided unprecedented insight into Bazooka’s geology. Interpretation of this updated drill hole database resulted in a consistent 3D model which facilitated drill targeting for the upcoming drill program on the Bazooka property.

New perspectives on the geology of Bazooka

The structures and hydrothermal pathways were interpreted using the co-occurrence of exploration criteria selected from the borehole data. Interpreted prospective panels tend generally EW with a steep northward dip. They are limited to the northern and southern limits of the Cadillac Shear Zone, a 150m-wide corridor of ultramafic units strongly altered in carbonate-chlorite-talc and schist, which form an asymmetric Z-shaped drag fold in the historic Bazooka mine area.

GoldSpot applied statistics to the updated Bazooka drill hole database. The conditional probabilities revealed that the quartz stockwork zones and the carbonate zones are the best favorable environments for gold at Bazooka. These altered geological bodies were modeled (Figure 1) to provide relevant data for the targeting process.


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Figure 1: Potential hydrothermal areas

Drill targets

GoldSpot and Opawica generated gold targets using a “smart targeting” approach of knowledge-based and AI-based methods. AI data The analysis trains machine learning algorithms to predict the presence of gold, using both digital and interpreted layers on a 5m x 5m x 5m grid cell layer stack. The results described 25 high priority target areas ready for drilling and additional targets for general exploration by drilling (Figure 2).


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Figure 2: Favorability of gold targeting at the Bazooka project.

Blake Morgan, CEO of Opawica, said: “We have added 25 more drill targets which is a great job from the Opawica team working with GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. Now with a total of 39 high priority drill targets and more to come, the team is in an excellent position to be successful. ”

About Opawica Explorations inc.

Opawica Explorations Inc. is a junior Canadian exploration company with a strong portfolio of precious and base metal properties in the Rouyn-Noranda region of the Abitibi gold belt in Quebec and in central Newfoundland. and Labrador. The management of the Company has an excellent track record in the discovery and development of successful exploration projects. The Company’s objective is to increase shareholder value through the development of exploration properties using profitable exploration practices, acquiring other exploration properties and seeking partnerships by joint venture or by sales with industry leaders.

About GoldSpot Discoveries Corp.

GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. (TSXV: SPOT; OTCQX: SPOFF) is a technology services company in mineral exploration. GoldSpot is a leading team of expert scientists who merge geoscience and data science to deliver tailored solutions that transform the process of mineral discovery. In the race for discovery, GoldSpot produces smart targets and advanced geological modeling that save time, reduce costs, and deliver accurate results.

Derrick Strickland, P.Geo. (OGQ No. 35402), is the Qualified Person for Opawica Explorations Inc. and approves the technical content of this press release.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Blake morgan

President and CEO

Opawica Explorations inc.

Telephone: 604-681-3170

Fax: 604-681-3552

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as the term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the accuracy of this press release.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect the current expectations and assumptions of management. These forward-looking statements reflect the current beliefs of management and are based on assumptions made by and on information currently available to the Company. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause future results to differ materially from those expected, including, but not limited to, the terms of the market, availability of financing, actual results of the Company’s exploration and other activities, environmental risks, future metal prices, operational risks, accidents, labor issues, delays in obtaining government approvals and permits and other risks in the mining industry. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and those in our continuous disclosure documents available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by applicable law.

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More Power: The Stories Behind The 2021 THE Awards Winners https://ardud.ro/more-power-the-stories-behind-the-2021-the-awards-winners/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 00:36:09 +0000 https://ardud.ro/more-power-the-stories-behind-the-2021-the-awards-winners/ University of the year When Cara Aitchison joined Cardiff Metropolitan University five years ago, she had to make the decision to lose more than a tenth of her staff to voluntary layoffs, as the institution – which had previously avoided a merger along with other Welsh universities – was on the verge of financial instability. […]]]>

University of the year

When Cara Aitchison joined Cardiff Metropolitan University five years ago, she had to make the decision to lose more than a tenth of her staff to voluntary layoffs, as the institution – which had previously avoided a merger along with other Welsh universities – was on the verge of financial instability. .

Fast forward to 2021, and she was bringing the Times Higher Education award for University of the Year on a campus where she said everyone felt they had a role in earning this honor.

“Each staff member [has had] exactly the same reaction… They believe this award is for them. They can all see and believe that they have made a contribution. They don’t see it as if a group of employees have won this award. They won this award.

For Professor Aitchison, the emergence of this strong sense of community after being in such a difficult position is the main reason for the success of the university, in addition to developing the “pockets of excellence” it already possessed.

Cardiff Met’s 2017 strategic plan revolved around seven main priorities, including developing a Cardiff School of Technology to help meet local economic needs, developing 40 new curricula and improving the impact and quality of the research.

But at the root of these was also a “values-driven” transformation of the culture of leadership at the university.

Concretely, this meant initiatives such as a monthly leadership exchange, where managers from across the institution could share ideas and good practices, as well as regular updates for staff on progress.

“I think we have built a high level of trust and respect through a number of mechanisms,” said Professor Aitchison. “People understood the values ​​and I think they got to see us all living the values. You enter [a] sort of virtuous circle when people were more loyal to the organization and to each other.

Professor Aitchison said this approach paid huge dividends when Covid-19 hit, allowing him to fully engage staff as he began his transition to online education in January 2020, long before the lockdown in March.

The university’s mantra of ‘compassionate leadership’ has also borne fruit here, too, she said, for example by giving staff time to care for children and loved ones when faced with crisis. pressure to juggle home and work.

The results of it all have included a much healthier financial situation, above-average student satisfaction, and research and innovation income increasing by two-thirds in four years.

This has now led to a situation where the university can embark on a major campus redevelopment and focus on its goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2030.

Such “truly major developments … simply would not have been possible five years ago,” said Professor Aitchison.

However, the people-centered approach is what she is most proud of: “I think through that there is a very strong feeling that the people at Cardiff Met want to serve the organization. It really made us think quite deeply about somewhat old-fashioned notions of public service. “

simon.baker@timeshighereducation.com


International collaboration of the year

For Shabbar Jaffar, chair of epidemiology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the central idea behind the Reply Africa research partnership was “very straightforward”. A number of “big diseases” – HIV, diabetes and hypertension – have very high death rates in Africa, but still tend to be “managed separately, in stand-alone vertical clinics,” he said. he declares. “My idea was to bring them together and integrate this care.

To make this vision a reality, Professor Jaffar brought together the team of international partners in the UK, the rest of Europe and Africa to win the International Collaboration of the Year award. A crucial challenge was to build trust not only between different stakeholders, but also between people from very different backgrounds.

One of the problems, explained Professor Jaffar, was the understandable distrust of some Africans of “Westerners coming to fix the problems”, projects in which the West “controls everything because we come with the money. “. Critical ways to address this issue include “transparency in decision-making” and a genuine commitment to equity, capacity building and empowerment of others, he added.

In addition, as head of department at LSTM, Professor Jaffar has placed great emphasis on “training in unconscious prejudices”, for example through “small group workshops focusing on racism”. While he acknowledged that there is no “hard solution to racism”, of how you could cure a medical problem, “you can discuss, attack yourself … and keep abreast of racism”.

Respond Africa was initially launched in specific regions of Tanzania and Uganda. Current plans were to scale up interventions at the national level to see if they were equally effective in different contexts – and from there to Cameroon and, according to Professor Jaffar, “ultimately across Africa”.

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Outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion

When the Scottish government started providing funds to tackle menstrual poverty in universities, Ruth Cochrane noted that it mainly went to principals: “Middle aged men got a check to buy tampons and they certainly didn’t know what to do with it. “

So the Product Design Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University co-produced a module for design and TV students looking to use the money, which led to the Bleedin ‘Saor student collective to win the award for outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion. .

The students gathered testimonies of menstrual poverty and found that access to commodities was not the only problem; there was also a lot of shame around the rules.

This gave rise to several initiatives. One was a Bloody Big Brunch, held on campus, in which hundreds of students purchased a Bloody Mary and paid for it with period merchandise which was then donated to women in need.

The students designed vintage product dispensers which they called “menstruation stations” which were placed in highly visible positions on campus. Such units have now been installed in schools, colleges and universities across Scotland.

Television students on the module created without bleeding, a documentary that follows the group’s progress and a visit they made to Uganda to meet with organizations promoting gender equality and menstrual health.

For Cochrane, eliminating the shame around rules is linked to greater gender equality. She said, “I’ve been a feminist my whole life and I feel like we missed it… but the bottom line is that women’s health is not getting the proper funding it needs.

“Something like one in three women is debilitating [period] pain, which you would have thought if that was part of normal speech, maybe we would have done something about it already. “

Rosa ellis


Research Supervisor of the Year

After supervising dozens of agricultural engineering doctoral students, one would have expected Richard Godwin to retire smoothly. But since leaving Cranfield University in 2007, the internationally renowned soil dynamics expert has continued to devote his time to supporting and mentoring doctoral students, supervising researchers from Botswana to Bangladesh as a professor. guest at Harper Adams University.

“I was an international student in Illinois myself, which motivated my interest in helping these students,” said Prof Godwin, who is currently helping a Kenyan student secure funding for a doctorate. “My field is also very international – there are, in fact, better job opportunities abroad than in Britain because we have to feed the world and we are not going to do it from the shores of Britain. “, he added.

His former doctoral students recently logged on to an online party to celebrate Professor Godwin’s victory at the THE award, and several of them expressed appreciation for his post-doctoral mentorship.

“It’s not something I set out to do on purpose, but that’s how I was born in Illinois,” he said.

Many students also appreciate his willingness to take on challenges, even after a lifetime of awards and highly cited articles.

Professor Godwin intends to step back from his supervisory duties, but can still get his hands dirty in the field (literally), if necessary: ​​”It is sometimes said that I can both do advanced calculations and dig. holes, and everything in between. – I’ll see what happens next, and I’ll leave it to Serendipity.

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Exceptional marketing / communications team

With Oxford University researchers playing a vital role in the battle against Covid, its public affairs department has implemented a global communications strategy to demonstrate this role to people around the world and to expand knowledge.

This helped ensure that during the pandemic, Oxford had an impact on policy, from rolling out the vaccine to wearing face coverings, with the public affairs team also supporting a fundraiser that raised money. over £ 187million for critical projects.

The communications strategy aimed to make Oxford “a go-to source of information for our communities, the media, policy makers, research funders and philanthropists,” said Alexander Buxton, head of strategic communications at university. “This was delivered while providing 24/7 support to our scientists on breach and reputation issues and, for the most part, working remotely. “

It meant a collaborative effort between researchers, communication professionals, public engagement experts, science communicators, and people with digital skills.

“Together, we have worked on the guiding principles of accuracy, timing and transparency, with a great deal of creativity,” said M.’s people-centered approach to scientific storytelling, combating misinformation in various forms. “

The team is “extremely grateful for this recognition of the teamwork and dedication that the pandemic has catalyzed in our internal and external, creative, digital, events and public affairs communication teams,” he added.

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Taliban surrendered – Daily Times https://ardud.ro/taliban-surrendered-daily-times/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 03:28:23 +0000 https://ardud.ro/taliban-surrendered-daily-times/ The world knew what was to come. It was time for the Taliban empire to fall on their heads as the trio’s blessings – no politics, no manifesto and no plan – began to show their true colors. What were they thinking? They probably would not have thought once before taking over the country in […]]]>

The world knew what was to come. It was time for the Taliban empire to fall on their heads as the trio’s blessings – no politics, no manifesto and no plan – began to show their true colors. What were they thinking? They probably would not have thought once before taking over the country in August that this time around they would not be treated as well as they have been in the past when they had the support of ‘non-state actors. They tried to behave like the same stubborn kid who wanted an expensive bar of chocolate when his parents struggled to put food on the table.

The point is, the Taliban have surrendered, technically. With 90 percent of Afghan households having only one meal, the damage is beyond imagination. They are not going anywhere with the kind of circumstances they are facing right now and without the help of the international community, the Taliban, who bombed the statues in March 2001 on the orders of leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, have suddenly calmed down. and tame. Right now, at their oppressed airports, they welcome international donors and NGOs with open arms and want to restart all technological, economic and financial systems of which they have no idea.

The writing is on the wall, they have no choice. The straits are disastrous and the looming consequences are appalling. Millions of Afghan children are on the verge of famine as they are ravaged by hunger. As true as it may sound, since the Taliban seized power following a US withdrawal in August, more than half of the country faces “acute” food shortages, a whopping 22.8 million. ! The economic free fall of the war-torn state paints a classic example of the consequences of what happens after the war ends, an “eternal war” to be precise.

Millions of Afghan children are on the verge of famine as they are ravaged by hunger.

Less than five months after the Taliban took power, all hell broke loose. Major global agencies have constantly sounded the alarm bells about the countdown to the disaster in Afghanistan, pointing out that more than half of the country faces severe food shortages. The United Nations World Food Program says people are at immediate risk of facing life-threatening food insecurity this winter. This sighting of snow could serve as an opening to happy diversions at any other time, but it has a different connotation here: hunger, health crises and death!

By the way, hunger is not the only problem. Miseries have doubled as health problems loom proportionally and medical emergencies are not made easier. Medical staff mainly recruited and funded by foreign NGOs are increasingly unable to continue working without long-owed wages. There are fewer drugs available in stores and surgical instruments are not available in most medical facilities. Perhaps this is the last straw for most Afghans, as they have been literally caught between the devil and the deep sea. Now, many of us could conveniently recount those moments of young men chasing an American plane down the runway to catch up.

Afghan children are starving. The dilapidated health system, the economic collapse of the aid-dependent economy, the pandemic, food insecurity exacerbated by famine and harsh winters combine to stage a full-fledged episode to kill more people. ‘Afghans by hunger than by bullets.

Foreign aid has completely evaporated and the sanctions imposed on Afghanistan’s financial infrastructure by the rest of the world are wreaking havoc on the economy. This aid represented about three-quarters of the government’s budget before and now its absence means financial carnage; tens of thousands of oppressed families sold their herds and fled, seeking refuge and assistance in crowded temporary camps near major cities. The Afghan currency fell to the bottom of the ranks, after which edibles were made out of reach. Intensifying misery, one of the harshest droughts in decades has withered fields, starved farm animals and dried up irrigation canals.

World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley warned, “We are now witnessing the worst humanitarian crisis on Earth as 23 million people march towards famine and the next six months are going to be catastrophic. It’s gonna be hell on Earth. Meanwhile, UN Special Representative in Afghanistan Deborah Lyons sounded the alarm by declaring that Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe while urging the international community to find ways to provide financial support for the Afghan people. Ironically, many human rights defenders seem oblivious to the looming tragedies.

Prestigious international prints have declared the crises to be unprecedented. According to “The Guardian”: “The West must not stand idly by and let a million children starve to death this winter. The “New York Times” wrote: “Another million Afghan children could die at the most perilous hour,” warns the UN. The international community has pledged more than $ 1 billion in emergency aid as millions of Afghans face food shortages as winter sets in. The Economist said: “The Afghan economy is collapsing. More than half of its inhabitants could go hungry this winter.

Ironically, as war-ravaged Afghanistan rushes for aid and is on the verge of falling into the hands of a currency collapse, world leaders are banking on looking at the situation from a political perspective and strategic rather than philanthropic and human perspective, which is why Mary-Ellen McGroarty, World Food Program Country Head for Afghanistan, said: “The millions of women, children and men in the current crisis in Afghanistan are innocent people who are doomed to a winter of utter despair and potentially death.

As the worsening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan sets the scene for the most precarious hour for all of humanity and the prospect of a freezing winter gives rise to fantasies of massive famine and migration, Pakistan has had the honor of hosting the summit of foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. (OIC) to address the looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. He welcomed the initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – the summit chairman of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) – in establishing the extraordinary convention. It should be mentioned that this OIC-led global debate on Afghanistan is the largest international gathering on Afghanistan since the fall of Kabul to the Taliban.

Despite the fact that I myself am quite annoyed to see the juggernauts of inflation, chaos and anarchy crush the poor, I think there are credits that I cannot withdraw from the contemporary government. Prime Minister Imran Khan periodically reminded the international community of its moral obligation to the Afghan people while reiterating Pakistan’s enduring commitment to the Afghans. During his reign, Islamabad tirelessly advocated stability in Afghanistan. The international relations that Pakistan has tried to establish in recent years have certainly yielded favorable results. From the Pakistani Foreign Minister’s visits to four neighboring countries of Afghanistan (Iran, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan) to the creation of the platform of six neighboring countries at the initiative of Pakistan; from attending Moscow-style meetings to impactful performance on major UN platforms, the current government is earning credit for its intense diplomatic outreach. At present, Pakistan relies on the full support of the OIC Member States and the international community to provide all possible support to the Afghan people at this time of great need.

As always, the silver lining is still available, and the recent disaster is preventable, by all means. Its main driver is monetary assent over the Taliban who have neutralized the financial framework, influencing every part of the economy. Supporting the Afghan banking system would do the trick here. Quite the opposite will only add to the miseries while accumulating more individuals who do not repay their loans. The Taliban simply could not nip it in the bud and the results are appalling. If the plummeting economy is not strengthened, the recent tightening of monetary liquidity could cause the monetary framework to collapse in no time.

At present, Afghans feel abandoned, neglected and undoubtedly pushed back by conditions which are not their fault and to leave them alone would be a historical error. Pakistan, on the other hand, hopes that the continued engagement of the international community with Afghanistan is imperative and that the OIC can lead the way in helping the Afghans to brave these unprecedented dire circumstances.

The writer is based in Islamabad. He can be contacted at mbilal.isbpk@gmail.com, FB / mbilal.16



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How will web3 and DeFi affect privacy? https://ardud.ro/how-will-web3-and-defi-affect-privacy/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 16:18:14 +0000 https://ardud.ro/how-will-web3-and-defi-affect-privacy/ Crypto enthusiasts are excited about the potential of blockchain-based ledgers to decentralize the financial industry and the web – phenomena known as DeFi and Web3, respectively. There are many critiques of both of these views, including a recent study which found that so-called anonymous transactions could be linked to personally identifiable information. But a new […]]]>

Crypto enthusiasts are excited about the potential of blockchain-based ledgers to decentralize the financial industry and the web – phenomena known as DeFi and Web3, respectively. There are many critiques of both of these views, including a recent study which found that so-called anonymous transactions could be linked to personally identifiable information. But a new wave of blockchain platforms and protocols are looking to bolster privacy in what many believe is the next paradigm in computing.

Public acceptance of web3 and DeFi may require assurances of confidentiality. (Photo by SOPA Images / Getty Images)

What are web3 and DeFi?

Enthusiasm for blockchain technology may have cooled, but in some areas of the tech industry expectations are higher than they have ever been. Supporters see blockchains as the basis for a new funding system (decentralized finance, or DeFi) and a new paradigm for the web (web3, one of the disruptive tech buzzwords of 2021) . Either way, they argue, the transparency and immutability of distributed records will eliminate gatekeepers and strengthen individual freedom.

Web3 and DeFi both have their skeptics. Earlier this month, the Bank for International Settlements described DeFi’s decentralization as illusory – “some form of centralization is inevitable” – and said it currently has “few real world applications”. And in a widely cited blog post, developer and blogger Stephen Diehl eviscerated web3 as “a tasteless marketing campaign that attempts to reframe the public’s negative associations of crypto assets into a false narrative about the disruption of the hegemony of legacy tech companies.”

These reviews did not prevent some users from voting with their wallets. From 2019 to 2020, the value of digital assets locked in DeFi smart contracts increased by 1,800%, from $ 670 million to $ 13 billion, according to a report from the World Economic Forum. The combined value of DeFi tokens reached $ 152 billion this quarter. And around $ 27 billion in cryptocurrency has been used to purchase NFTs, a cornerstone of web3, so far this year.

Investors are enthusiastic. In November, Conensys – the blockchain software provider behind the “MetaMask” portfolio – raised $ 200 million from investors, including HSBC, for a valuation of $ 3.2 billion, shortly after a rise of $ 65 million from JP Morgan, Mastercard and UBS. In October, infrastructure provider Web3 Alchemy raised $ 250 million for a valuation of $ 3.5 billion.

But there are at least two important issues that must be addressed if Web3 and DeFi are to gain public and regulatory approval. The first is the deplorable environmental impact of the “proof of work” systems that underpin most distributed ledgers. This is already thwarting some companies’ Web3 ambitions: plans for fundraising site Kickstarter and chat app Discord to adopt blockchain-based infrastructure have been met user reaction citing environmental concerns. Ethereum, the blockchain that underlies many Web3 applications, plans to switch next year to a “proof of stake” model, which its supporters say will reduce emissions.

How will web3 and DeFi affect privacy?

The impact of web3 and DeFi on user privacy is less discussed. Proponents argue that web3 will improve user privacy by giving individuals control over their data, through distributed personal data stores. But critics say the transparent nature of distributed public ledgers, which make transactions visible to all participants, is against confidentiality.

“Right now web3 forces you to forgo privacy altogether,” Tor Bair, co-founder of private blockchain The Secrecy Network, tweeted earlier this year. “NFTs and blockchains are all public by default and terrible for property and safety.”

Participants in public blockchains generally do not need to disclose their identity, but researchers have demonstrated how transactions recorded on a blockchain can be linked to individuals. A recent paper by researchers at browser maker Brave and Imperial College London, have found that many DeFi applications integrate third-party web services that can access users’ Ethereum addresses.

“We are finding that several DeFi sites rely on third parties and sometimes even disclose your Ethereum address to those third parties, primarily API and analytics providers,” the researchers wrote. A tracker can access Ethererum addresses at 56% of the 78 DeFi sites examined in the study.

These third-party services could, in theory, link Ethereum addresses to other personal information they hold about the user, the researchers warn. “Leaking Ethereum addresses to Google is particularly problematic because the company likely already has personal information about you, which it can then link to your Ethereum address, which can then be linked to your transaction history on the blockchain. ”

“Ethereum addresses are sensitive and private information, similar to credit cards and bank account numbers,” they add. “DeFi sites should treat them accordingly. ”

Privacy protocols for web3 and DeFi

For DeFi and web3 to be private, blockchain transaction data must be isolated from PII. “There is a need to protect transactions,” says Saeed Hasan, chief technology officer at the Blockchain Council, a group of organizations dedicated to developing blockchain infrastructure.

Due to the demand in the DeFi space and the need for privacy, you are seeing a lot of privacy protocols coming in.
Saeed Hasan, Blockchain Council

This spawns new alternative blockchain platforms and protocols that seek to keep transactions private, adds Hasan. “Due to the demand in the DeFi space and the need for privacy, you see a lot of privacy protocols coming in,” he explains. “Some of the protocols have a very narrow focus while others provide broad support for the whole ecosystem.”

An example is Oasis Network, which describes itself as “the first scalable and privacy-friendly blockchain.” His Oasis protocol enables ‘data tokenization’, which he says allows users to control how their data is used. This, the organization claims, will unlock new, more accessible DeFi apps.

Findora is a blockchain platform and protocol that combines ‘transactional privacy’ with the ability to selectively disclose information to regulators and auditors. This sets it apart from privacy-focused cryptocurrencies – so-called ‘privacy coins’ – such as Monero, which has been described as ‘the cryptocurrency of choice for the world’s leading ransomware criminals’, thanks to its untraceability. Findora received “eight-figure” funding last year and, in October, launched a $ 100 million fund to strengthen its developer community.

Panther, on the other hand, is a developing protocol that works on different blockchain platforms, including Ethereum. It claims to protect the anonymity of transactions with technology – dubbed “zero-knowledge succinct, non-interactive knowledge augmentation,” or zSNARK – that allows an organization to prove that it owns certain data without disclosing it. “Panther will allow vendors to provide privacy functionality in their applications without needing a highly specialized team of cryptographers and privacy technology engineers to do so,” the organization says. Panther Protocol raised $ 22 million in 90 minutes last month in a public sale of its ZKP tokens.

The craze for web3 and DeFi, and privacy technologies in particular, is such that these projects have sufficient funding to develop their protocols and the surrounding ecosystems. But it remains to be seen whether these investments will reassure an audience disillusioned with the way the web 2.0 giants have handled their data.

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Claudia Glover is a journalist at Technical instructor.



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UK Brexit Minister resigns as new COVID rules spark anger https://ardud.ro/uk-brexit-minister-resigns-as-new-covid-rules-spark-anger/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 00:13:21 +0000 https://ardud.ro/uk-brexit-minister-resigns-as-new-covid-rules-spark-anger/ Too early to recognize Taliban, says Pakistan ahead of OIC Afghanistan session ISLAMABAD: The stage of recognizing the Afghan Taliban government “has not yet arrived,” Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said ahead of a special session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation hosted by Islamabad as the Afghanistan faces an imminent economic crisis and […]]]>

Too early to recognize Taliban, says Pakistan ahead of OIC Afghanistan session

ISLAMABAD: The stage of recognizing the Afghan Taliban government “has not yet arrived,” Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said ahead of a special session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation hosted by Islamabad as the Afghanistan faces an imminent economic crisis and humanitarian catastrophe.

Pakistani government statement, which will host the 17th extraordinary session of the OIC Foreign Ministers Council on Sunday, will deal a heavy blow to the Afghan Taliban, who have argued for months that failure to recognize their government would prolong the financial crisis and humanitarian, which could eventually turn into a global problem.
The new Taliban administration in Kabul has been sanctioned by the international community since the insurgent seizure of power in mid-August, which saw the abrupt end of financial aid from the United States and other donors including Afghanistan became addicted during 20 years of war. More than $ 9 billion in hard currency holdings in the country were also frozen after the Taliban took control.
But the world is waiting before extending any formal recognition to Kabul’s new rulers, fearing that the Taliban could impose a regime as harsh as when they were in power 20 years ago – despite their assurances to the contrary.

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• The new Taliban administration in Kabul has been sanctioned by the international community since the insurgents took power in mid-August.

• More than $ 9 billion in hard currency holdings in the country were also frozen after the Taliban took control.

“This step has not yet arrived. I don’t think there is an international appetite for recognition at this point, ”Qureshi told Arab News in an exclusive interview on Friday. “The international community has several expectations.
These include an inclusive government in Afghanistan and assurances of human rights, especially for minorities, women and girls, whose role the Taliban had been severely limited when they ruled the country in 1996. until they were ousted by a US-led invasion in 2001.
Qureshi said he told Taliban leaders that the international community expected them to answer four questions: “They want you to have an inclusive political landscape. They want you to respect human rights, especially the rights of women. They want you to leave no room for international terrorist organizations, like Al Qaeda and Daesh. And they want a safe passage for people who want to leave.
Speaking about Sunday’s OIC summit, Quereshi said he was “happy to facilitate” a meeting between the Acting Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and the United States Special Representative for Afghanistan , Tom West, both present at the meeting.
In addition to the foreign ministers of Islamic countries, the delegations of the EU and the P5 + 1 group of the UN Security Council, including the United States,
Great Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany are also invited.
“I think this (summit) can provide an opportunity for the international community, through the conference of OIC foreign ministers, to listen to what they (the Afghan Taliban) have to say,” said Qureshi. “What I expect is to draw the attention of the international community through the OIC platform to the whole conditions in Afghanistan. An international crisis is looming on the horizon.
The financial crisis in Afghanistan, along with the fall of the currency and soaring prices, has forced Afghans to sell their household goods to raise funds for food and other basic necessities.
The UN warns nearly 23 million people, or about 55% of the population, face extreme levels of hunger, 9 million of whom are at risk of starvation as winter sets in in this impoverished and landlocked country .
Qureshi said that economic stability and peace in Afghanistan was not only a national or regional issue, but one that would also pose challenges for Western countries if not resolved. Topping the list of concerns is a massive exodus of economic migrants.
“If things turn out badly, I see a new influx of refugees. And most of these refugees will be economic migrants, ”said the Minister of Foreign Affairs. “These economic migrants would not want to stay in Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan or Turkmenistan. They will travel to Europe. “Europe must be careful about this,” he added, “and the best you can do is to guarantee peace and stability in Afghanistan. “


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Rajya Sabha’s case adjourned until noon amid opposition uproar https://ardud.ro/rajya-sabhas-case-adjourned-until-noon-amid-opposition-uproar/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 06:26:00 +0000 https://ardud.ro/rajya-sabhas-case-adjourned-until-noon-amid-opposition-uproar/ The Rajya Sabha debates were adjourned until noon on Wednesday as opposition parties launched slogans on various issues while Speaker Mr. Venkaiah Naidu made a remark on the conduct of some members of the House the day before. As the House convened for the day, Naidu expressed his deep anguish over some opposition MPs climbing […]]]>
The Rajya Sabha debates were adjourned until noon on Wednesday as opposition parties launched slogans on various issues while Speaker Mr. Venkaiah Naidu made a remark on the conduct of some members of the House the day before.

As the House convened for the day, Naidu expressed his deep anguish over some opposition MPs climbing the House table on Tuesday, claiming he could not sleep due to the sacrilege of the Temple of Democracy. .

Referring to the events of Tuesday, Naidu said that Parliament, the country’s highest legislative body, is considered the “temple of democracy”.

The table area where the House officers and rapporteurs, the secretary general and the presiding officer sit is considered the holy shrine of the House, he said.

A certain degree of sanctity is attached to this place, said Naidu, and added in temples, worshipers are only allowed up to this sanctum sanctorum and not beyond.

Entering this House Sanctum Sanctorum is in itself an act of sacrilege and it has become a routine over the years, he said.

“I am distressed by how this sacredness was destroyed yesterday. While some members sat at the Table, others ascended to the Chamber Table, perhaps to be more visible with acts of sacrilege. I have no words to express my anguish and to condemn such acts, ”the president said.

Naidu added that he “had a sleepless night last night”.

While he was making these remarks, several MPs from opposition parties gathered in the well of the House and began to slogans on various issues.

The President adjourned the proceedings until noon.


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Trends 2022: our new world now demands a new way of thinking https://ardud.ro/trends-2022-our-new-world-now-demands-a-new-way-of-thinking/ Sun, 12 Dec 2021 06:03:32 +0000 https://ardud.ro/trends-2022-our-new-world-now-demands-a-new-way-of-thinking/ The sea is called the lungs of the earth. The land under the sea is a world full of diversity and abundance of life. Professor Gunter Pauli, an Australian citizen, gave a first idea of ​​the enormous economic potential. In 2010, at the invitation of the United Nations, the idea of ​​formulating a sustainable economic […]]]>

The sea is called the lungs of the earth. The land under the sea is a world full of diversity and abundance of life. Professor Gunter Pauli, an Australian citizen, gave a first idea of ​​the enormous economic potential. In 2010, at the invitation of the United Nations, the idea of ​​formulating a sustainable economic framework that respects the environment was expressed in his speech.

Blue economies are the water resources of the oceans, the resources of the oceans, and the economies that surround the oceans. Blue Economy means that the color of the sea is blue. This is why the sea-centric economy is called the blue economy. The main components of the blue economy are mineral resources, water resources, transport services, energy resources, tourism industry, etc. The planned use and sustainable development of these resources will bring enormous potential to the maritime economy. Like other countries in the world, Bangladesh will be able to use its marine resources for its economic development.

Bangladesh has already established absolute sovereignty and sovereignty over 1,17,173 km² of waters of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on March 14, 2012 over the Bay of Bengal dispute with Bangladesh and Myanmar through conquest history of the sea. The mineral resources of the Bay of Bengal in the south of our country are not found in any other sea or bay in the world and it is said that whoever controls the Bay of Bengal will control all of South Asia . This is why the superpowers are trying to occupy the Bay of Bengal.

The blue economy is becoming more and more popular around the world today. By 2050, the world’s population will be around 950 million. We have to look at marine resources because we are forced to provide food for this huge population. The developed nations of the world are already exploiting marine resources and increasing their economic growth. Ninety percent of Indonesia’s national economy depends on the sea, and the government has already taken steps to ensure that, if implemented successfully, the value of resources extracted from the sea would be 10 times over budget. Australia currently derives $ 44 billion from its marine resources. Now the question is, what are the future prospects of the blue economy in the dark bay of Bangladesh’s maritime resources, how will Bangladesh be able to create jobs through the blue economy and what will be the future economy of Bangladesh ??

There is a ravine-like area in the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh which is about 6 km long and is known as a fish sanctuary. There are 450 species of fish, 337 species of snails and oysters, 6 species of turtle, 36 species of shrimp, 10 species of dolphin and 5 species of lobster in the Bay of Bengal. These include the economic demand for snails, snails, crustaceans, crabs, octopus and sharks, and are widely regarded as food in many countries. There are also sea grasses, lianas, shrubs. Medicinal weeds of the Bay of Bengal are processed to make medicines for various diseases and among these weeds, Espirulin is the most valuable which is consumed as food in China, Japan and various European countries. It is possible to make different types of sauces, bitumen, etc. from marine fish with food, fish oil, which will create jobs and bring in huge amounts of foreign exchange. There is also a high demand for tuna in the Bay of Bengal.

According to the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, the total mineral reserves of beach sand are 4.4 million tonnes. Of this total, the actual stock is 16 lakh 44,000 tons. Out of 16 types of minerals in the Bay of Bengal, there is a possibility of mining 1 million tons of mineral sand in 13 places. Molybdenum, manganese, crust, copper, lead, zinc, sulphide are found in the deep seabed, and clay raw materials from the cement industry have been found 30-60 km deep at the bottom from the sea. Monazite is a very valuable substance in mineral sands and is used in atomic bombs and nuclear reactors. At the bottom of the Bay of Bengal are ores called edible manganese, deposits of phosphorus, polymetallic sulphide. These ores refine rare metals, including cobalt and lead, and can be used in shipbuilding and chemical factories. There are also gems, pearls, gold, silver, corals and other precious stones.

Precious metals like uranium and thorium have been found in the deep and shallow seas of the Bay of Bengal. It is expected that 1 to 5 metric tonnes of salt will be exported if advanced technology is used in the production of good commercial salt along the coast. Black gold is found in Maheshkhali, Teknaf, Nijhum Island, Kuakata in Cox’s Bazar, which affects our economy.

It is dark in the gas field of the Bay of Bengal. There are 200 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves in 23 blocks of the Bay of Bengal from which rupee crores can be earned.

There is a potential tourism industry around the Bay of Bengal. Various industries will be formed around this industry and there will be huge jobs. Millions of tourists will flock to enjoy the natural beauty of the Bay of Bengal.

There is a possibility of increasing international trade through the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh already builds ships to international standards and exports them abroad and currently Bangladesh is in 3rd position in ship exports. The shipbreaking industry is also gaining popularity around the world.

Businesses can grow locally and internationally with resources extracted from the sea. The demand for local products in the markets of Cox’s Bazar and Kuakata is high among tourists. The demand for this specialty has increased dramatically following recent corporate scandals.

The blue economy is not only the expansion of the ocean economy, but also the opening of new environmentally friendly horizons by mitigating the risks of climate change. In addition, the role of the sea in reducing poverty, increasing capital flows, developing investment-friendly and environmentally friendly infrastructure, reducing unemployment, creating jobs, he elimination of regional and gender disparities and sustainable development is immense. About 80 percent of the world’s food, livelihoods and trade is carried by sea.

It is possible to implement the blue economy by properly using the resources of the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh. The Bay of Bengal is considered to be Bangladesh’s “jewel mine”. The Bay of Bengal, in the heart of Southeast Asia, is of great commercial importance because it is easy to communicate with different countries. The government of Bangladesh has already established an “Oceanographic Research Institute” in Cox’s Bazar district to advance the blue economy. Once again, the maritime economy has been a priority in the Bangladesh Delta Plan-2100 master plan. The Blue Economy Cell was formed in 2014. Therefore, with the proper use of the resources at the bottom of the Bay of Bengal, the wheel of Bangladesh’s economy will turn and the future looks bright.


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Adult learning for adults in social settings – FE News https://ardud.ro/adult-learning-for-adults-in-social-settings-fe-news/ Fri, 10 Dec 2021 14:15:57 +0000 https://ardud.ro/adult-learning-for-adults-in-social-settings-fe-news/ the To rejoin with Adult and Community Learning The world of adult social care is diverse and complex, from the elderly to those living with mental health issues and / or learning disabilities. The range of care settings reflects this; from those settings where intensive support is given, to residential housing and an ordinary house […]]]>

the To rejoin with Adult and Community Learning

The world of adult social care is diverse and complex, from the elderly to those living with mental health issues and / or learning disabilities. The range of care settings reflects this; from those settings where intensive support is given, to residential housing and an ordinary house on an ordinary street.

The connection with adult community learning is obvious. If, however, adult community learning is to play a full role in supporting adults in health care settings, then it must offer the wide range of programs and methods of teaching and learning for which it is intended. is the best known.

Economic Value

We can prove to donors, both nationally and regionally, that these types of interventions have real economic value as well as human benefits. Demonstration of economic value is increasingly important, as community-based adult learning competes for funding with the more immediately visible economic value of high-level technical skills, leading to employment – the UK government’s goal current and many municipal authorities combined.

Adults with a care and support plan

At WEA, 81% of all learners tell us that their course has improved their well-being. For adults with a care and support plan, it is possible to take advantage of this “therapeutic” effect by designing learning interventions that are an integral part of that plan.

Examples of places where adult learning could be part of a larger plan of care include (i) light exercise, especially for people with reduced mobility (eg yoga, dance); (ii) recollection of conditions that affect memory and memory; (iii) art therapy; and (iv) cooking and nutrition courses. This type of intervention is now called social prescription, and this approach is welcome and should be encouraged.

Where possible, adults in need of care should access learning in the community, as this dispels myths about those in need of support and builds cohesion and understanding. The pandemic has hit the social service sector hard and it will take time to rebuild adult learning, especially for those living in residential settings, where the immediate priority is rightly keeping people safe and healthy. health. At WEA, we have worked hard to support 28,000 learners in over 6,000 online courses over the past 18 months. We have been successful in maintaining a community approach to learning, even online.

Adult Learners Who are Also Adult caregivers

We must not forget the needs of those providing care. A quarter of all WEA learners identify themselves as caregivers. We know it is important to learn from the side of the person they care for. It is also true that the courses for the adult in care offer a precious respite to the caregiver.

Care Workers benefiting from Adult Learning

The healthcare professionals should not be forgotten either. I have heard firsthand from health and social service workers about the huge impact taking a creative writing course has had on them, building their resilience and keeping their mental health and well-being ready for life. work. This is real proof that this type of learning has economic value, to use the current language of government and impact measurement.

To attract Workers in Social Care

WEA also plays a key role in attracting workers to the welfare sector. We are working in many areas on “Step into care” courses. These help adults interested in working in social services understand the first steps in finding employment in the sector.

Healthy and wise

“Healthy, rich and wise” is the end of a well-known proverb. If we make sure that social and health care join forces with education to help individuals, families and communities stay healthy and wise, maybe the rich party will take care of it- same.

Leveling At the top

Upgrade is the language of the day. If we are to make this a reality, we must start by finding ways to meet the needs of those most in need of support.

Recommendation 1

The government should continue to support and fund a social prescribing model and network that recognizes the economic value of community adult learning.

Recommendation 2

The DfE should support a broader vision of outcomes in the adult education budget and facilitate access to funds from the health and social service budgets to support adult learning with support needs.

Recommendation 3

The DfE should extend the right to an education, health and care (EHC) plan, currently limited to those under the age of 25, to all adults with an assessed need for care and support.

Simon Parkinson, WEA


The Campaign for Apprenticeship report, Reforming social protection for adults: integrating finance, pay, employment and skills policies in England, is based on seventeen contributions from experts in the adult social assistance sector and the education, skills and employability sectors after 16 years.

Three themes are common to most of the authors’ contributions: the scale of the adult social care sector in England, the complexity of policymaking for the sector, and the need for greater integration of funding, compensation, employment and skills.

Part 1: The Adult Social Care Sector

Part two: Strategic reforms of social protection for adults

Part Three: Recruitment under a Competency-Based Immigration Policy

  • Becci Newton, Institute for Employment Studies: Improving Pay and Job Quality in Adult Social Services
  • Karolina Gerlich, The Care Workers’ Charity: Encouraging Youth and Adults to Become Adult Care Workers
  • Chris Goulden, Youth Futures Foundation: A Career In Adult Social Services: A Youth Perspective
  • Andrew Morton, ERSA: Targeting active labor market policies to fill vacant positions in adult social services

Part Four: The Delivery and Design of Social Care Qualifications

Part Five: The role of education and skills policies after 16 years

Part Six: Adult Learning and Adult Social Services

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