If you’re appearing for SAT, this is something you certainly want to know. In a chat with our Associate Editor, Aashika Jain, Linda Lu VP International of The College Board talks about how the Board plans to expand SAT globally.
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The International Rice Genebank, maintained by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI; http://irri.org), holds more than 117,000 types of rice, including modern and traditional varieties, and wild relatives of rice. It is the biggest collection of rice genetic diversity in the world. Countries from all over the world sent their rice to IRRI for safe keeping, and for sharing for the common public good. Traditional varieties and the wild species of rice are being lost through genetic erosion. Farmers adopt new varieties, and cease growing the varieties that they have nurtured for generations and eventually lose these varieties. Wild species are threatened with extinction as their habitats are destroyed by human disturbance. Future crop improvement needs the genetic variation from traditional varieties and related wild species to cope with the many biotic and abiotic stresses that challenge rice production around the world. IRRI works to ensure the long-term preservation of rice biodiversity as a part of the global strategy for the conservation of rice genetic resources in partnership with national programs and regional and international organizations worldwide, including through the International Rice Genebank.
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Student to Student: Studying in the States provides prospective and current international student visa holders with key tips they should keep in mind in order to stay in compliance with U.S. immigration rules and ensure their time when studying at a college or university in the United States is a positive one. The video is narrated by current international students who are pursuing degrees in the U.S. The students offer important advice about how to navigate the international student process. This includes everything from finding a Department of Homeland Security certified school to attend, to maintaining ones immigration status while studying in the U.S., to learning about possible post-graduate opportunities that may be available. To learn more about the international student process visit: StudyintheStates.dhs.gov. Study in the States is an innovative website that serves as an online clearinghouse of information representing every government agency involved in the international student process. The website offers government coordinated resources, tools, and the latest news to ensure international students and academic officials stay aware of government rules and regulations that pertain to international students. You can also follow Study in the States on Twitter (@StudyInStates) and Facebook (facebook.com/StudyInTheStates) for the latest news and resources impacting international students and international education in the U.S.
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Download more lessons at http://businessenglishpod.com In this Video Vocab lesson, we'll look at business English vocabulary, words and phrases for international trade.
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Children from more than 100 countries have come to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to receive top-ranked care for rare and complex medical conditions. http://ips.chop.edu CHOP’s International Patient Services team (001-267-426-6298) works with international patients’ families before, during and after their stay in Philadelphia. This orientation video helps international families understand what to expect at CHOP and introduces them to the nurses, doctors, medical interpreters and other staff who will be part of their child’s care team. It also contains information about what CHOP does to keep patients safe and ensure that they receive the best care. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers many services and resources to help international patients and families feel at home, including professional medical interpretation services (via phone and in person), Halal food options, a family resource center, playrooms for children, and a prayer and meditation center. Many international patients and families also enjoy outdoor spaces on the CHOP campus, including the rooftop garden and expansive plaza at the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care. Founded in 1855, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is America’s oldest pediatric hospital. CHOP has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare worldwide and saved countless lives. Today, CHOP is recognized as one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the world. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is consistently ranked at the very top in U.S. News & World Report’s and Parents magazine’s prestigious surveys of pediatric hospitals, which use measures such as outcomes, research, patient-staff ratios and safety to evaluate a hospital’s quality.
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At Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett is once again offering $1 million a year for life for brackets that correctly pick the college teams that reach the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16. Plus who won the guaranteed $100,000 prize last year. Your office's March Madness pool most likely pales in comparison to what billionaire Warren Buffett is offering his employees if they can predict which teams make this year's Sweet 16 of the men's NCAA tournament. The investor known as the "Oracle of Omaha" has a penchant for making multimillion-dollar bets that test his employees' predictive abilities, and this year's no different. Buffett is once again offering to pay $1 million a year for life to any of the employee of Berkshire Hathaway or its subsidiaries who accurately predicts the results of the first week of March Madness games. Buffett confirmed that the multimillion-dollar challenge is back on this year in an interview with CNBC in February. Unfortunately for most basketball fans, the billionaire's offer is only available to the roughly 375,000 people who either work for Buffett's investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, or one of that company's various subsidiaries (including insurance company Geico and fast-food chain Dairy Queen). "All you have to do is get through the first bracket to win $1 million, assuming nobody else wins at the same time—then you split the million," Buffett told Becky Quick on CNBC's " Squawk Box ." If more than one employee manages to fill out a March Madness bracket that correctly picks the college teams that reach this year's Sweet 16, then those winners will split the $1 million prize each year for the rest of their lives, Buffett explained. And, if no one submits a perfect bracket for the first weekend of March Madness, then whoever lasts the longest into the tournament without missing a pick will win $100,000 (or split that amount in the case of multiple winners). Buffett first offered a big March Madness prize in 2014, with a whopping $1 billion offer to the public (not just his employees) for anyone with a perfect bracket all the way through the NCAA tournament. Unsurprisingly, no one claimed that prize, since the odds of picking a perfect bracket are roughly one in 2.4 trillion , according to one estimate. (In fact, according to the NCAA , no one has ever officially picked a perfect bracket and the best anyone has ever done is to predict the first 39 games of the 67-game tournament, in 2017.) However, in recent years, Buffett has tried to make his March Madness challenge a little bit easier (you only have to be perfect up to the Sweet 16, instead of the entire tournament) while limiting the contest to his many employees. Still, no one has yet claimed the big prize from Buffett. That's probably because it's still a really tough task. Last year, 16-seed UMBC's historic upset of Virginia helped ensure that there were no perfect brackets on ESPN.com after just the first round of the 2018 tournament. And, in 2017, only 18 people (out of 18.8 million brackets filled out on ESPN that year) managed to correctly predict the Sweet 16. None of them were Berkshire Hathaway employees either, as the Buffett employee who fared the best in 2017's March Madness bracket challenge was a West Virginia steel worker who won the $100,000 prize after correctly predicting 31 out of the first 32 games. "Last year, it's true the favorites got knocked out early. But, we did split — there's a $100,000 consolation prize for whoever does the best," Buffett told CNBC. Last year, Berkshire Hathaway's March Madness contest resulted in eight winners who split the $100,000 consolation prize to get $12,500 apiece. The first round of this year's March Madness kicks off Thursday afternoon, and roughly 47 million people are expected to wager a total of $8.5 billion on this year's tournament, according to the American Gaming Association. And, filling out brackets for the annual tournament also typically takes time away from work for millions of American workers, as March Madness reportedly results in billions of dollars in lost productivity for employers each year. For more on Warren Buffett click: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/winner-warren-buffett-apos-march-130500483.html Subscribe to Yahoo Finance: https://yhoo.it/2fGu5Bb About Yahoo Finance: At Yahoo Finance, you get free stock quotes, up-to-date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, social interaction and mortgage rates that help you manage your financial life. Connect with Yahoo Finance: Get the latest news: https://yhoo.it/2fGu5Bb Find Yahoo Finance on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2A9u5Zq Follow Yahoo Finance on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2LMgloP Follow Yahoo Finance on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2LOpNYz
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In the spring of 2009, the Denman Forestry Issues Series was presented by the College of Forest Resources (now the School of Forest Resources in the new College of the Environment) at the University of Washington. The series featured 10 professors and a post-doctoral scientist from Forest Resources exploring the "Future of Forestry in the Pacific Northwest."Session 3 was devoted to examining the future of forest management in the Pacific Northwest. Professor of Forest Economics Bruce Lippke shows how wood products can be substituted for fossil fuel using products like concrete and steel, and be used for carbon sequestration and biofuels. Professor of Trade Analysis John Perez-Garcia speaks about the future of the sawmilling industry. Associate Professor of Forest Ecology and Sustainable Forestry and Director of the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest Greg Ettl discusses the contrast between forest certification and regulation on multiple-purpose management. Finally, Professor of Operations Research Dave Briggs shares new precision tools for forest management such as remote sensing and Lidar and acoustic techniques for determining tree stiffness and density. The Denman Forestry Issues series is intended to educate the public about topical issues in forest resources in the Pacific Northwest, as well as provide information to natural resource specialists and students.More than half of Washington state is forested, so trees are a familiar sight for its residents, particularly in western Washington. Our forests provide lumber and other forest products, clean water for drinking, salmon and wildlife habitat, as well as aesthetic and recreational opportunities. Forests must continue to fulfill these needs for society, but how can we ensure they do so in a way that is sustainable for future generations in the face of population increase, increasing urbanization, declining forest health, global warming and other threats to the forest? The science and practice of forestry is very complicated and multifaceted, and is always changing. The dynamics of land ownership further complicates forest management. Forests and forestry will continue to be important in the future of Washington state, but both must be managed sustainably. Research and education conducted by faculty and students at the University of Washington will help us accomplish this. Bruce Lippke|,Bruce Lippke, professor, Forest Economics, University of Washington John Perez-Garcia|,John Perez-Garcia, associate professor, UW College of Forest Resources, Center for International Trade in Forest Products (CINTRAFOR) Greg Ettl|,Greg Ettl, associate professor, Forest Ecology and Sustainable Forestry, University of Washington; director, Center for Sustainable Forestry, Pack Forest Dave Briggs|,Dave Briggs, professor, Operations Research, University of Washington
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MIOT International has 21 infection free operation theatres equipped with the latest medical technology completely aseptic and dedicated to specific specialties. For a 360° Virtual Tour Video please visit http://www.miotinternational.com/facilities-and-resources/miot-360-virtual-tour-video/. MIOT’s 21 operation theatres are designed to ensure that they are completely infection-free, safe and convenient. Ten of the theatres are modular with laminates that are almost jointless and highly resistant to water, impact and chemical substances. Surgical instruments are suspended from the ceiling for easier access. Sterility is a high priority in all MIOT’s surgical environments. The surgeons’ scrub stations are user-friendly and yet anti-splash. The doors are non-hermetically sealed and responsive to feather-touch. The theatres at MIOT International have one of the most sterile air-conditioning systems in the world. The laminar air-flow ceiling ensures optimal flow of clean air in the theatres. Additionally, sophisticated HEPA filters screen out even the minutest particles of dust and keep the air fresh. State-of-the-art infrastructure MIOT International’s OT facilities include: Vertically streamlined flow air conditioning Facility to cool the air to a desired temperature Auto-regulation of humidity and pressure Suspension of surgical equipment to facilitate handling while minimising chances of bacterial accumulation Carefully chosen, high-quality theatre lights of uniform focal length Electronically-operated theatre beds Sophisticated anaesthesia systems, which regulate the supply of gases and monitor the heart-rate and other vital parameters Facilities & resources at MIOT Hospitals : http://www.miotinternational.com/facilities-and-resources/
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Patterns of economic growth, population migration and human settlement will place new pressures on nature's resources. Degradation, bio-diversity loss and climate change are both a cause and a consequence of change. If unchecked, deforestation, soil and water depletion and fossil fuel emissions can have devastating effects, often disproportionally impacting those least responsible, and least able to adapt or respond. As nations set global goals, few can afford to wait for policy action. This panel will focus on citizen solutions that steward and replenish natural resources, incentivize preventive action and finance remediation. Ingenuity Speakers: Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang, Artists, One Plastic Beach, A Sustainable Art Collection Remarks by Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development Discussion: Sandy Andelman, Chief Scientist, Conservation International Carol Larson, President and CEO, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Walter Vergara, Division Chief, Climate Change and Sustainability, Inter-American Development Bank [Moderator] Larry Brilliant, President and CEO, Skoll Global Threats Fund - See more at: http://philanthropyforum.org/gpf-2014/agenda/#sthash.T674TV2Z.dpuf
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The annual ‘Water for Life’ Best Practices Award aims to acknowledge and promote efforts to fulfill international commitments made on water and related issues by 2015, by recognizing outstanding best practices to ensure sustainable long-term management of water resources and help achieve the water and sanitation targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation. The winning projects and programmes are: For Category 1 'Best water management practices' Cultivando Água Boa / Cultivando Agua Buena, Brazil For Category 2 'Best participatory, communication, awareness-raising and education practices' Social arts for community mobilization and safe water access – Project India and South African DWS / WESSA Eco-Schools Water Project, South Africa The UN-Water ‘Water for Life’ Awards 2015 will be presented at the formal opening of the Water for Life Voices Exhibition at United Nations Headquarters in New York City on March 30. Learn More: http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/winners2015.shtml
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How can we help people to live a good life? Instead of trying to right what's wrong within a community Cormac argues we need to start with what's strong. We need to help people discover what gifts they have and to use those gifts to enrich those around them. -- At TEDxExeter 2016 our speakers encapsulated the idea of movement, that grappling with humanity’s toughest questions requires first a vision, a dream, and then action. Video Production Chromatrope (http://chromatrope.co.uk/) Production Manager Andy Robertson (http://www.youtube.com/familygamertv) Cormac Russell is Managing Director of Nurture Development, the leading Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) organisation in Europe, and faculty member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University, Illinois. He works with local communities, NGOs and governments on asset-based community development and other strengths-based approaches, in four continents. Cormac served on the UK Government’s Expert Reference Group on Community Organising and Communities First during its term in 2011-12. His book “Asset Based Community Development (ABCD): Looking Back to Look Forward” was published in 2015. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech addressing 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial Meet in Delhi, On April 11, 2018. The biennial IEF Ministerial Meetings are the world's largest gathering of Energy Ministers from 72 nations.
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http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Development_Cooperation_Handbook/Goal_7:_Ensure_environmental_sustainability ---- The depletion of the Earth's resources is higher than the rate of regenerating resources. This means that we have not chosen a sustainable path of economic development. The MDG 7 acknowledges that development can be sustained only by environment conservation and recognizes the right of future generations to inherit an environment as preserved as the one that we are enjoying. Although the rate of depletion of natural resources is decreasing, humanity is unable to protect plant and animal species at the risk of extinction. South East Asia's contribution to green house gases increased by 82% in the past decade although per capita emissions remain the highest in the developed regions. More than half the population of countries like Sierra Leone and Mozambique remain without access to safe drinking water. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CKeb/
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Grant Cardone, NY Times bestselling author, self made multimillionaire entrepreneur, international sales master and motivator in business and life offers insights and advice each week on the Cardone Zone, a show that helps people better their careers, businesses and finances so they can create true freedom in their lives. In this episode, Grant Cardone talks about freedom and what it takes for each of us to create true freedom. He refers to an article featured on Politico by billionaire, Nick Hanauer "The Pitchforks Are Coming For Us Plutocrats" where he says, "If we don't do something to fix the glaring inequities in this economy, the pitchforks are going to come for us. No society can sustain this kind of rising inequality." Grant offers his take on this topic, explains that the middle class needs to change their mindset and aspire for true freedom by understanding that: 1. You must make freedom your responsibility. 2. Think like an entrepreneur. 3. Stop settling for comfort and work for freedom. 4. Invest in yourself and ways to get more opportunities. Grant notes that everything he does in business is to create freedom for himself and his family and that the middle class has to increase income and thing in terms of wealth creation instead of saving and scarcity. Important Links & Resources For More Information Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrantCardone Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cardonesuccess Main Website: http://www.grantcardone.com Sign up for your free weekly strategy from Grant: http://www.grantcardone.com/cardone-success/ Interested in having Grant speak at your organization? Email: [email protected] Key Resources Mentioned in Today's Show: Politico Article "The Pitchforks are Coming" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014.html#ixzz36FBDMMrI Grant's speech at Nova Southeastern University: http://youtu.be/nTwEQLtdamI We want to hear from you! Did this episode give you any insight or some ideas you can apply to your business and life? What is your next step? Comment below. We read them all. If you have a topic you would like for Grant to explore send an email to [email protected] we welcome your ideas! Cardone Zone airs weekly at 1PM EST on: http://cardonezone.com/ The Show Hotline direct to Grant Cardone is: 305-865-8668 Our offerings under Rule 506(c) are for accredited investors only. FOR OUR CURRENT REGULATION A OFFERING, NO SALE MAY BE MADE TO YOU IN THIS OFFERING IF THE AGGREGATE PURCHASE PRICE YOU PAY IS MORE THAN 10% OF THE GREATER OF YOUR ANNUAL INCOME OR NET WORTH. DIFFERENT RULES APPLY TO ACCREDITED INVESTORS AND NON-NATURAL PERSONS. BEFORE MAKING ANY REPRESENTATION THAT YOUR INVESTMENT DOES NOT EXCEED APPLICABLE THRESHOLDS, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REVIEW RULE 251(D)(2)(I)(C) OF REGULATION A. FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ON INVESTING, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REFER TO WWW.INVESTOR.GOV. For our anticipated Regulation A offering, until such time that the Offering Statement is qualified by the SEC, no money or consideration is being solicited, and if sent in response prior to qualification, such money will not be accepted. No offer to buy the securities can by accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until the offering statement is qualified. Any offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance given after the qualification date. A person's indication of interest involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. Our Offering Circular, which is part of the Offering Statement, may be found at www.cardonecapital.com #business #realestate #investing #GrantCardone #10XRule #SalesTraining #SalesMotivation #Entrepreneur
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https://na.theiia.org/academic What does your tomorrow hold? From operations and finance to marketing and human resources, internal auditors help ensure an organization meets its goal. The global demand for internal auditors today is unprecedented and is expected to increase annually as public and private companies and government entities continue to expand their audit needs in response to corporate reforms. This is your opportunity to be ready to meet the demands of the internal audit profession. What is an Internal Auditor? Internal auditors review and make recommendations on every aspect of the organization to improve its effectiveness. Today, internal auditing is in high demand. If you are not yet a member of The IIA, we invite you to learn more about the benefits of membership and how to join. As a member of The IIA, you will: Build your leadership skills with volunteer opportunities from the local to global levels. Connect with a professional global network of more than 180,000 members. Explore current job opportunities and launch your career through our Audit Career Center. Stand out as a professional by arming yourself with the latest research publications from The IIA Research Foundation (IIARF) for free. Whether you're an active graduate student or an undecided freshman, The IIA's Academic Relations team has resources to help you navigate the profession. Students with internal audit education are being actively recruited from university campuses, especially from the schools with an Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program in place.
Views: 24428 The Institute of Internal Auditors
Euromonitor International is the world’s leading independent provider of strategic market research. We create data and analysis on thousands of products and services around the world. As independent market research experts, you can rely on us for unbiased historic trends and forecasts for every region, country, category, channel and consumer. Our innovative market research products, reliable reports and daily updates from expert analysts make Euromonitor International an essential resource for every organisation. Euromonitor International's extensive network of in-country analysts provides the depth of local business information required in today’s international business environment. Our global industry specialist teams ensure the international consistency of our research. With offices around the world, analysts in over 80 countries and market research on every key trend and driver, we give you powerful access to the real story behind consumer change. Emerging countries or developed economies: we identify the next opportunity first.
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Sustainable natural rubber is a Tire Industry Project priority. Natural rubber is a crucial element of tire production (which uses around 70% of all natural rubber) and one reason WBCSD Tire Industry Project (TIP) members want to ensure the sustainable production and supply of natural rubber. This means looking after the people, communities and natural resources touched by natural rubber production and supply, who all stand to benefit from the creation and adoption of sustainable practices and businesses. The WBCSD’s TIP initiated development of the Global Platform for sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR). The GPSNR is an independent platform comprised of natural rubber value-chain stakeholders – it aims to lead improvements in the socio-economic and environmental performance of the natural rubber value chain. The GPSNR has an ambitious, wide-reaching, common set of priorities for the natural rubber supply chain, it will work to harmonize standards to improve respect for human rights, prevent land-grabbing, protect biodiversity and water resources, improve yields, and increase supply chain transparency and traceability. This video captures the ceremonial launch of the GPSNR, which took place in Singapore, October 2018. For membership enquiries and more information on the GPSNR, please contact [email protected] GPSNR Founding Members at the time of the platform’s inaugural General Assembly, March 2019, per GPSNR membership category, alphabetical order: Producers, processors and traders: Halcyon Agri Corporation, ITOCHU Corporation, Kirana Megatara, MARDEC, PRASIDHA, SIPEF, SIPH, Socfin Group, Southland Global, Thai Eastern Car Makers, Other Downstream Users, and Financial Institutions: BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Tire Makers and Other Natural Rubber Makers/Buyers: Bridgestone Corporation, Continental AG, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Hankook Tire Co., Ltd., Kumho Tire Company Inc., Michelin, Nokian Tyres, Pirelli & C. S.p.A., Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd., The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. Civil Society organizations: BirdLife International, Conservation International, HCV Resource Network, FSC, Mighty Earth, PEFC, Rainforest Alliance, RESOURCETRUST NETWORK, SNV, World Resources Institute, WWF Affiliate Member Organizations: Tanintharyi Region Rubber Planters and Producers Association (TRRPPA), ProForest, Control Union
We will ensure equitable distribution of resources - Akufo-Addo. Subscribe: https://goo.gl/eeXniN General News of Wednesday, 11 July 2018Source: ghananewsagency.org Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo , President of Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged to ensure prudent management of the nation’s resources to build a more robust and resilient economy. They were determined to make the vision of Ghana beyond aid, a dream come true. He was addressing the chiefs and people of Ho and Adaklu during an inspection of a Youth Centre Project in the Adaklu District. President Akufo-Addo was ... Subscribe: https://goo.gl/eeXniN
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It's not about how much money you earn. It's what you do with the money that matters. In this video, I'm going to show you a business strategy on how to manage your money. I'm not gonna tell you what to invest in. That's not my role. Here are the best ideas of what the best professionals do to manage their money. Learn more from Tom LIVE at the next Summit event: http://bit.ly/2xgZ6Uq ------------ I hope you got some helpful tips and new ideas from this video. To ensure you don't miss all my FREE training videos all you have to do is sign up here with your email: http://bit.ly/TomFerry-VideoTraining Get a FREE copy of my new book: http://bit.ly/2Bblstw Download FREE Agent Scripts and Resources: http://bit.ly/2iDEjpJ Tom Ferry Coaching: http://bit.ly/2eP8UlA Tom Ferry Events: http://bit.ly/2gQBjbD Join Tom's VIP List: http://bit.ly/2sMb73n ------------- Connect with me on my other social channels: Website - http://TomFerry.com Facebook - http://facebook.com/TomFerry Twitter - http://twitter.com/TomFerry YouTube - http://youtube.com/CoachTomFerry Instagram - http://instagram.com/TomFerry Podcast - http://soundcloud.com/CoachTomFerry
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The international experts give their assessment of the launch of Kazakhstan's largest Kashagan oil field. Martin Ferstl is a renowned expert in the field of energy. He has worked in senior positions in major oil and gas companies in the world for more than thirty years. He noted that Kashagan oil field has attracted huge investments in Kazakhstan. The project created new jobs.
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Preparing for a Euro trip already requires a few steps, and soon travellers will tasked with yet another pre-vacation to-do. In addition to booking flights and Airbnbs and converting money, U.S. citizens will need an authorization from the European Union to visit the region. Starting in January 2021, travellers will have to enter the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), a "pre-travel screening for security and migration risks of travellers benefiting from visa-free access to the Schengen area." The Schengen Area refers to the 26 European countries that do not have internal borders such as Spain, France, Greece, Germany, Italy, and Poland, according to CNN. "The new ETIAS will ensure that we no longer have an information gap on visa-free travelers," Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European commissioner for migration, home affairs and citizenship, said in a statement, per CNN. "Anyone who poses a migratory or security risk will be identified before they even travel to E.U. borders." The policy is mainly a security measure. Cities such as Paris and Brussels have been the target of deadly terrorist attacks over the past few years. Currently U.S. citizens can travel to Europe without an authorization for up to 90 days, but this new rule will require authorization for even short business or pleasure stays. Luckily, the process of getting an ETIAS authorization is much simpler and cheaper than getting a passport or visa. "Completing the online application should not take more than 10 minutes with automatic approval being given in over 95% of cases," the European Commission said in a statement. The service fee associated with the application is about seven euros, or about $8, and the authorization is valid for unlimited travel for three years. Citizens from 60 other countries including Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, and more will require ETIAS authorization for travel as well. Subscribe to Yahoo Finance: https://yhoo.it/2fGu5Bb About Yahoo Finance: At Yahoo Finance, you get free stock quotes, up-to-date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, social interaction and mortgage rates that help you manage your financial life. Connect with Yahoo Finance: Get the latest news: https://yhoo.it/2fGu5Bb Find Yahoo Finance on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2A9u5Zq Follow Yahoo Finance on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2LMgloP Follow Yahoo Finance on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2LOpNYz
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Like most Americans, U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (R., Pennsylvania) has experienced cancer in close family members. When he was a young child, Rep. Dent’s mother survived cancer. His father-in-law and brother-in-law, however, both died of their cancers. Those experiences have driven Rep. Dent to ensure that funding research remains a national priority. Read Rep. Dent’s story and learn more in the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2017 at CancerProgressReport.org.
Views: 7359 American Association for Cancer Research
A U.S. expert says although China has come across some difficulties in keeping its growth sound and stable, the country has adopted innovative ways to address the issue. According to Khairy Tourk, a professor at Stuart School of Business of Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), China has made great achievements in economic development in the last five years. Find out why he says so.
Views: 1196 New China TV
2017 represents 25 years since CDE was born and throughout that time we've built our business on helping our customers to get the most out of the material being processed. This experience has opened up opportunities for us across a range of different materials and sectors - and this has led us to a place where we're now involved in 5 distinct sectors. In order to continue to be successful in each of these sectors, we recognise the need to change. But not change for the sake of it. Change that allows us to have a renewed focus on each of our target sectors. This change will allow us to build on our existing technical knowledge and ensure we continue to deliver the value that our customers demand in the years ahead... Find out more at https://www.cdeglobal.com/news/2017/december/the-cde-family-a-new-world-of-resource-is-born.
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Presentation and Panel Discussion hosted in conjunction with The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Designing the Road out of Poverty: Ensuring Resource Access The panel addresses the critical role of water and energy in producing adequate food, and the competing demands for those resources. The World Food Prize highlights the efforts of many to ensure that we can feed the global population, both now and in the decades to come. The competition for resources is more and more recognized as a primary determinant of our ability to meet those future food needs. Presenter: Stephen Searcy, Ph.D., Head of Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University; and ASABE President Panelists: ~ David Baltensperger, Ph.D., Department Head, Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University ~ Margaret Catley-Carlson, Member, Advisory Committee of World Food Prize ~ Geoff Graham, Ph.D., Vice President, Plant Breeding, DuPont Pioneer ~ Jayson Lusk, Ph.D., 2017 Borlaug CAST Communications Award Winner ~ Timothy Williams, Ph.D., Director for Africa, International Water Management Institute Moderator: Indrajeet Chaubey, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Director of International Programs in Agriculture, Purdue University
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Monica Carr shares how she went from broke to over $1 million in GCI with four simple steps. Inspired by TED Talks, TomX is a collection of short 15-20 minute keynote addresses from some of the brightest minds in real estate that take place before the first day of the Summit. TomX is your chance to experience the life lessons, secrets, and proven methods from top producing agents, CEO’s, luxury agents, ultra successful team leaders, marketing experts, and many other rockstars! Making sure to invest in your learning and join us at SUCCESS SUMMIT! http://bit.ly/2xdsfRM Learn more about Tom Ferry Coaching: http://bit.ly/2rbbLGE Get your FREE Coaching Consultation: http://bit.ly/2gJXcGy Download a FREE copy of my new book "Mindset, Model, and Marketing": http://bit.ly/2z6PCO6 ------------ I hope you got some helpful tips and new ideas from this video. To ensure you don't miss all my FREE training videos all you have to do is sign up here with your email: http://bit.ly/TomFerry-VideoTraining Get a FREE copy of my new book: http://bit.ly/2lH0snR FREE Agent Resources: http://bit.ly/2yNATun Tom Ferry Events: http://bit.ly/2gf8NNi Join Tom's VIP List: http://bit.ly/2sMb73n ------------- Connect with me on my other social channels: Website - http://TomFerry.com Facebook - http://facebook.com/TomFerry Twitter - http://twitter.com/TomFerry YouTube - http://youtube.com/CoachTomFerry Instagram - http://instagram.com/TomFerry Podcast - http://soundcloud.com/CoachTomFerry
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The majority of Washington State's drinking water comes from forested watersheds. Forest practices - including timber harvest, road construction, and herbicide application - can affect water quality. Although state regulations are designed to protect our natural resources, additional strategies can further safeguard our drinking water sources. Graduate student Jonathan Nagata worked with the Washington State Department of Health to develop and coordinate a series of workshops to help water treatment operators and managers implement these source water protection strategies. Jon is an MS candidate in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the UW School of Public Health and an MPA candidate in the UW Evans School of Public Affairs.
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http://www.fao.org - FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is a permanent forum where governments discuss and negotiate matters relevant to genetic resources for food and agriculture. The main objectives of the CGRFA are to ensure the conservation and sustainable utilization of genetic resources for food and agriculture, as well the fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from their use, for present and future generations. The Commission aims to reach international consensus on areas of global interest, through negotiations
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The Health of the People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project uses an integrated PHE approach with island and coastal communities in Kenya and Uganda. The project, managed by Pathfinder International and local partners, works to ensure that community members can access family planning and reproductive health services while also managing their natural resources in a way that safeguards their future. Project staff collaborate with fishers and farmers to reduce threats to biodiversity and improve ecosystem health. For more information on HIPs visit: thepaceproject.org/fp-HIPs-PHE www.fphighimpactpractices.org
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In this presentation from Education Week's Leaders To Learn From event, school leaders heard from Mike Schmoker, author of Leading With Focus. Schmoker shared insights on precisely where schools should focus their precious time and resources to ensure that all students are prepared for the demands of college, careers, and citizenship. Schmoker shared his three essential elements of good schooling, and how to implement them on a clear, straightforward model. The three elements are: • Coherent curriculum • Authentic literacy • Soundly structured lessons Despite their unrivaled power for improving performance in any school, these elements continue to be misunderstood—and grossly under-implemented, says Schmoker. More of Mike Schmoker's perspectives on education can be found here: Why Make Reform So Complicated? http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/01/15/17schmoker_ep.h33.html When Pedagogic Fads Trump Priorities http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/09/29/05schmoker.h30.html It's Time to Restructure Teacher Professional Development http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/10/21/its-time-to-restructure-teacher-professional-development.html Math and K-12 Schools: Addressing the Historic Mismatch http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/08/12/math-and-k-12-schools-addressing-the-historic.html ____________________ Want more stories about schools across the nation, including the latest news and unique perspectives on education issues? Visit www.edweek.org. About Education Week: Education Week is America’s most trusted source of independent K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion. Our work serves to raise the level of understanding and discourse about education among school and district leaders, policymakers, researchers, teachers, and the public. Published by the nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week has been providing award-winning coverage of the field for over 35 years. Follow Education Week: - Subscribe to our Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=educationweek - On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/edweek/ - On Twitter at https://twitter.com/educationweek/ - On LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/education-week To license video footage from Editorial Projects in Education please contact the Education Week Library at [email protected]
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FAO works to eliminate hunger, malnutrition and poverty in a sustainable manner. Since its establishment in 1945, FAO has brought the world closer to this goal by supporting several important achievements CODEX ALIMENTARIUS. ESTABLISHED IN 1963. The most important international body for FOOD STANDARDS, Consumer PROTECTION, and fair practices in FOOD TRADE. The Codex Alimentarius ENSURES, SAFE food, GOOD food, For EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE. The Codex Alimentarius Commission WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1963 by FAO and the World Health Organization. ERADICATION OF RIVER BLINDNESS IN WEST AFRICA. 1974 - 2002. ‘RIVER ONCHOCERCIASIS’ in West Africa transmitted by INFECTED BLACK FLIES blinded tens of thousands of people. In 1974 FAO, WHO, UNDP and the WORLD BANK launched a programme in 11 COUNTRIES. Eco-friendly insecticides combined with a large-scale treatment programme controlled the DISEASE and prevented the infection of 40 MILLION PEOPLE at risk. RIVER BLINDNESS was eradicated in 2002. THE TREATY ON PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE. ADOPTED IN 2001. WHO OWNS A SEED? Who regulates conservation, sustainable use, access, and distribution of the benefits from plant genetic resources? The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources was adopted by 135 countries after years of diplomatic efforts promoted by FAO. The Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for FOOD AND AGRICULTURE WAS adopted in 2001. COMMITTEE ON WORLD FOOD SECURITY (CFS). ESTABLISHED IN 1974. The CFS is the MAIN FORUM FOR DIALOGUE ON FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION. 1974: The CFS is born. 2009: The CFS is reformed as a MULTISECTOR PLATFORM open to CIVIL SOCIETY and to the PRIVATE SECTOR. The CFS reports to the UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY and holds its annual plenary session at FAO. THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN. 1990 – 2014. In 25 years, the LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN region halved the number of hungry. 1990: 14,7% - 2014: 5,5%. This was achieved by strengthening political commitment to ensure AVAILABILITY of food, facilitate ACCESS to food, and promote NUTRITIONAL wellbeing. Fighting Hunger for PRESENT and FUTURE Generations. ERADICATION OF RINDERPEST. 1994 – 2011. RINDERPEST was a deadly and highly contagious viral disease with a mortality rate in animals of 100%. Rinderpest KILLED MILLIONS of cows, buffalos and their wild relatives. Rinderpest caused FAMINE among humans. In 1994 FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) started the Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme. By 2011 FAO and OIE declared Rinderpest ERADICATED. THE RIGHT TO FOOD. ADOPTED IN 2004. The RIGHT TO FOOD is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 2004 the FAO Council adopted the Right to Food Guidelines. The guidelines HAVE TRANSFORMED PRINCIPLES INTO PRACTICE. The Right to Food is now part of the CONSTITUTIONS AND LEGAL FRAMEWORKS of over 30 countries. THE RIGHT TO FOOD GUIDELINES were adopted in 2004. AGRICULTURAL MARKET INFORMATION SYSTEM (AMIS). ESTABLISHED IN 2011. In 2007 - 2008 the sudden rise in food prices threatened food security. Tools to REDUCE FOOD PRICE VOLATILITY were urgently needed. AMIS was born in 2011 as an inter-agency platform to promote TRANSPARENCY in global food markets and coordinate POLITICAL RESPONSES. The Agricultural Market Information System System WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2011. VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES ON THE RESPONSIBLE GOVERNANCE OF TENURE OF LAND, FISHERIES AND FORESTS. ADOPTED IN 2012. To IMPROVE ACCESS to natural resources and benefit all in 2009 FAO initiated a GLOBAL CONSULTATION with multiple stakeholders. In 2011-12, the CFS endorsed the VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES on the tenure of land, fisheries and forests. The guidelines are the GLOBAL REFERENCE for governance of tenure of NATURAL RESOURCES. The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of LAND, FISHERIES and FORESTS were adopted in 2012. The Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. ADOPTED IN 1995 The Port State Measures Agreement. ADOPTED IN 2016. To protect NATURAL RESOURCES, avoid OVERFISHING, and combat ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED and UNREGULATED fishing, FAO promotes the CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES, adopted at the FAO CONFERENCE in 1995, and the PORT STATE MEASURES AGREEMENT that came into force in June 2016. The Code of Conduct forResponsible Fisheries WAS adopted in 1995. The Port State Measures Agreement came into force in June 2016. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
Girl Rising traveled across the world to the Dadaab Refugee Camp to shoot our newest film, Brave Girl Rising. Watch for a behind-the-scenes look at making of the next Girl Rising chapter, written by Warsan Shire and made in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, Citi, and HP. About: Brave Girl Rising was made by Girl Rising, the nonprofit behind the global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment, in collaboration with The International Rescue Committee (IRC), whose Women’s Protection and Empowerment programs support Nasro, the 17-year-old girl featured in the film, in Dadaab refugee camp, and with support from the project's Founding Partner, Citi. To coincide with the film’s release, Girl Rising (GR), IRC, and Citi are teaming up with HP and Amplifier to launch a major campaign that will include screening toolkits, curricula, take action guides and a street art initiative. Warsan Shire, the UK’s former young poet laureate and social media phenom behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade, incorporates elements of magic realism and moving poetry in the screenplay. Tessa Thompson, who is the voice of the film, is not only Hollywood’s hottest new star (Creed 2, Westworld, Thor), but as one of the founding members of Time’s Up, she’s a powerful advocate for women in her own right. “At a moment when 68.5 million people are displaced worldwide, around half of whom are women, this film brings much-needed awareness to the challenges faced by women and girls in crisis”, said Nicole Behnam, Senior Director for Violence Prevention and Response at the IRC. “Campaigns like this ensure the most vulnerable women are part of the global conversation, and show the importance of prioritizing their safety, education and wellbeing. The IRC is proud to support and empower girls like Nasro around the world, so that they can recover from violence and take control of their lives.” Nasro arrived at Dadaab when she was only 7 years old. Shire wrote the screenplay based on hours of conversation with Nasro—and the story weaves together true events in Nasro’s life and her dreams with the award-winning poet’s own experience as a refugee. “We want to get people talking about the reality for refugee girls all over the globe, the barriers they face in securing basic human rights and the truly transformative power of education for girls living as refugees", said Christina Lowery, CEO of GR. "We believe films like ours can turn bystanders into activists and we have seen first-hand the results of people who become engaged in the issue and are inspired to act." The social change agency Amplifier also teamed up with GR to create a street art component of the campaign that will be shared widely on social media. The artist Ashley Lukashevsky will create artwork inspired by the film, and the poster will be distributed in limited editions in select cities around the world and online in advance of the film’s release. This film also marks the expansion of Citi’s partnership with GR. Citi has been a supporter of GR’s US Educator Program and is proud to be the Founding Partner of this project, the first in a new round of GR films and campaigns. “This film is shining a light on the personal struggles and experiences of one refugee, which reflect that of many worldwide,” said Ed Skyler, Citi’s Executive Vice President of Global Public Affairs. “Citi is proud to support the work of GR to bring this awareness and action in support of girls and gender equality, while also continuing to partner with IRC and others to come up with solutions to this challenging issue.” The IRC is a global leader in providing services and resources to adolescent girls in crisis, to help them regain control over their lives and futures. Through psychosocial support, skills-building activities, mentorship, and other interventions, the IRC engages girls, their parents, caregivers, and community leaders to combat harmful gender norms and practices, including gender-based violence. GR launched its global campaign in 2012 with the goal of changing how people value and invest in girls and girls' potential. Since then, GR has created media-driven campaigns and grassroots programming with on-the-ground partners in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is expanding into Kenya and Guatemala in 2019. Through creative storytelling in the form of films, PSAs, social media campaigns, radio programming, mobile games, and by teaming up with local organizations, GR is reaching girls, boys, parents, teachers, community and government leaders, sparking conversation and locally-led action in support of girls' education and girls' rights. The results include girls re-enrolling in school, parents deciding against early marriage, brothers standing up for their sisters, girls learning their rights and teachers creating gender-equal classrooms.
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On International Literacy Day 2018, UNESCO calls on the international community to promote combined approaches to literacy and skills development and fulfill the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to ensure that no is left behind. In an increasingly digitized and globalized world, literacy is more vital to navigate life and work than ever. But around the world, 750 million adults still cannot read and write. The rapidly changing labor markets require that skills are developed throughout life. By combining literacy learning with skills development, the most vulnerable populations can be supported. Integrated approaches to literacy and skills development throughout life allows people to access resources that open doors to decent work opportunities and improved lives. Learn more on the International Literacy Day website: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/literacyday
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Complex global challenges transcend national boundaries and pose significant threats to societies, ecosystems and humanity. Addressing such challenges in a sustainable manner requires strategic research investments, international collaboration, collective resources and knowledge exchange between diverse communities. Global Challenges is a new open access journal that cuts across disciplines and international boundaries to bring science, technology, and social science communities together to ensure that research informs policy. The journal publishes research on climate change, energy, food, agriculture & nutrition, global heath, and water. For more information, and to learn how to submit your next research paper, visit: www.global-challenges.com.
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The Mediterranean Sea is as beautiful as it is fragile. Today it is under threat. Marine Protected Areas are effective tools for ensuring marine ecosystems are protected, natural resources are used sustainably, and that our natural heritage is maintained. WWF is working with partners to strengthen and expand the network of MPAs in the Mediterranean. An effective MPA system is needed to ensure that the oceans recuperate, continue to store carbon dioxide, that fish stocks recover and that coastlines are protected from harsh climatic conditions. For more information: http://mediterranean.panda.org/about/marine/marine_protected_area/ © WWF Mediterranean / Claudia Amico
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Welcome Remarks: Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of AfDB Group Panelists: - H. E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda - H. E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya - Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson, African Union Commission - H. E. Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki, former President, Republic of South Africa - Hon. Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria - Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Description: The World Economic Forum (WEF) report for 2014 identifies two critical leadership problems globally -- the first is that there is a leadership deficit, and the second is that there is a lack of trust in policies and programmes pursued by leaders. Good leadership will be crucial for enabling Africa to exploit the window of opportunity that has opened up in the past decade, notably its natural resource boom. However, experience indicates that leaders that are resourceful and accountable may be more important "initial conditions" for the development and transformation of their countries than resource abundance per se. Where leadership was inadequate, the pace of industrialization and innovation stagnated, and in some cases was reversed, irrespective of the size of the resource base. In the absence of good leadership, Africa will not be able to reach its global potential. That leadership should be able to produce domestic consensus or coalitions that ensure that sufficient resources and political attention are key to the goal of economic transformation. Some prerequisite elements are a capable state; government and private sector collaboration; a supportive environment for competitiveness; and continuous leveraging and development of the knowledge base. Issues for Discussion 1. How can we nurture visionary African leadership to address any leadership deficit and engender trust in policies? 2. Does Africa need effective institutions more than it needs strong leaders?
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http://www.fao.org/europe/central-asia/en/ FAO's work in Central Asia. Sustainable crop production intensification to ensure food security for a growing population. Hafiz Muminjanov tells us about the situation of the agricultural sector in Central Asia: what are the main priorities of FAO’s work? What are the specific activities to empower smallholders and family farms? Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
Chief Baking Officer Bobbie Lloyd organizes the daily operations and franchising model for Magnolia Bakery with Smartsheet’s project management software, successfully opening locations worldwide. Based in New York City, Magnolia Bakery is credited with launching the cupcake craze and now has locations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Moscow, Mexico City, Tokyo, Beirut, Kuwait City, Doha, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai. Smartsheet helps management in NYC ensure branding and ingredient quality are consistent, and lets them communicate with both employees and external vendors. Learn more details about how Magnolia Bakery manages its growth with Smartsheet at https://www.smartsheet.com/customers/magnolia-bakery See how other businesses are using Smartsheet to coordinate all kinds of work: http://www.smartsheet.com/customers And watch their videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcKHXgEGw010FuYvSW6XfCleMLT62y0Jj ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Smartsheet is a work management tool in a familiar spreadsheet layout. With millions of users in more than 175 countries, Smartsheet helps businesses of all sizes improve productivity, collaboration, and efficiency. Learn how Smartsheet can help you get more done in less time at http://www.smartsheet.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get tips on using Smartsheet and discover new features with some more helpful videos: Resources for New Smartsheet Users: http://bit.ly/new-smartsheet-users-resources Working in Smartsheet: http://bit.ly/working-in-smartsheet Smartsheet Overview: http://bit.ly/smartsheet-overview-video Gantt Chart View: http://bit.ly/ganttchartview Make a Gantt Chart with Dependencies: http://bit.ly/ganttwithdependencies Work Smart Webinar: Project Management for Non-Project Managers: http://bit.ly/project-mgmt-non-project-mngr More Productive Email with Smartsheet for Outlook: http://bit.ly/smartsheet-for-outlook Smartsheet and Google Apps for Work: http://bit.ly/smartsheet-google-for-work Learn more at https://www.smartsheet.com/
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On Deterrence is a documentary that presents a contemporary dialogue involving different viewpoints about the evolution of nuclear weapon deterrence since World War II and how deterrence may evolve in the future. The intent of this film is not to advocate any one viewpoint, but to make a lasting contribution to the history of deterrence and to the long-term dialogue about the role of U.S. nuclear weapons as a deterrent. The film features interviews from more than 30 experts, including: National Nuclear Security Administration head Gen. Frank Klotz; Ploughshares Fund president Joseph Cirincione; former U.S. senators Sam Nunn of Georgia and Jon Kyl of Arizona; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace senior associates Ashley Tellis and James Acton; former secretaries of defense James Schlesinger, Robert Gates and William Perry; former Los Alamos National Laboratory director Sig Hecker; Stanford University senior fellow Scott Sagan; and Rose Gottemoeller, former under secretary for Arms Control and International Security at the State Department. Learn more: https://share-ng.sandia.gov/news/resources/news_releases/on_deterrence/. SAND2016-10017 V Copyright 2016 Sandia Corporation. Under the terms of Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000, there is a non-exclusive license for use of this work by or on behalf of the U.S. Government. Export of this data may require a license from the United States Government.
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About the Campaign What is the “Making Cities Resilient" Campaign about? Throughout 2010-2020 and beyond, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Making Cities Resilient Campaign (MCRC), together with partners, aim to support sustainable urban development by promoting resilience activities and increasing local level understanding of disaster risk. A ten-point checklist of essentials for making cities resilient serves as a guide for a city’s commitment toward improving their resilience and is the organizing principle for reporting and monitoring during the campaign. Why a campaign on “Making Cities Resilient”? Cities are the lifelines of today’s society. They serve as a nations’ economic engine, being centres of technology and innovation, and are living evidence of our cultural heritage. However, cities can also become generators of new risks: failed infrastructure and services, environmental urban degradation, along with influencing the increasing of informal settlements with almost a billion slum dwellers around the world today despite all efforts. This makes many urban citizens more vulnerable to natural hazards. Why focus on local governments? Local governments are the institutional and politically responsible body at the local level. They are often the first responders to citizens’ needs (and complaints), provide basic services and oversight, engage in urban development and manage emergencies and disaster risk. Thus they need knowledge, tools, capacities and resources to act on these responsibilities. They need to understand how making cities resilient can help them deliver better on their many responsibilities. Local governments are often forgotten as targets by national and international community when policies are set and resources become available. Who is organizing the campaign? The UNISDR secretariat is the overall coordinator of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign. However, participating city and local governments along with local, regional and international partners are the main drivers and owners of the campaign. How can we measure success? From 2010 to 2011, success was measured through the number of mayors and local governments joining and committing to the cause. As of 2012, the campaign’s success has also been measured by the number of partnerships and alliances developed by different stakeholders at the local level, as well as the actual progress made by participating cities and local governments in each of the Ten Essentials through the Local Government Self-Assessment Tool (LG-SAT). To date, over 1,000 cities have reported their actions on disaster risk reduction through the LG-SAT. Following the LG-SAT's release in 2012, a more advanced assessment tool known as City Resilience Scorecard was developed and released in 2014, providing a more in depth analysis of local actions corresponding to level of risks, assisting cities to identify gaps and create action plans. Now, post-adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030), the Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient have been revised by partners to correspond with implementing the framework at the local level, learning from both the LG-SAT and City Resilience Scorecard. The Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient assessment tool builds upon the previous, providing an in-depth and comprehensive assessment tool, that is both applicable to all, and most importantly, actionable allowing for cities to create effective and implementable local resilience action plans.
Video made in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Languages, with their complex implications for identity, communication, social integration, education and development, are of strategic importance for people and planet. Yet, due to globalization processes, they are increasingly under threat, or disappearing altogether. When languages fade, so does the world's rich tapestry of cultural diversity. Opportunities, traditions, memory, unique modes of thinking and expression — valuable resources for ensuring a better future — are also lost. At least 43% of the estimated 6000 languages spoken in the world are endangered. Only a few hundred languages have genuinely been given a place in education systems and the public domain, and less than a hundred are used in the digital world. International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue. 2018 Theme: Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development To foster sustainable development, learners must have access to education in their mother tongue and in other languages. It is through the mastery of the first language or mother tongue that the basic skills of reading, writing and numeracy are acquired. Local languages, especially minority and indigenous, transmit cultures, values and traditional knowledge, thus play an important role in promoting sustainable futures. International Mother Language Day also supports target 6 of Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): "Ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy." http://www.un.org/en/events/motherlanguageday/
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World Water Day 2018 Theme-Nature for Water World Water Day theme 2018 is "Nature for Water" . World Water Day is on Date 22nd March 2018. .Next World Water day will be 22nd March 2019 Will keep posted with theme as early as possible. You can download World water day posters for 2018 from : http://www.worldwaterday.org/ In the years prior to 2014, the annual themes were as follows: 2013: International Year of Cooperation. In December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation. In reflection of this declaration, the 2013 World Water Day was dedicated to water cooperation. 2012: Water and Food Security: The World is Thirsty Because We are Hungry. On the occasion of 2012 World Water Day, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called attention to the water-related challenges faced by civilians caught up in fighting and intense civil unrest 2011: Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge. The aim was to spotlight and encourage governments, organizations, communities, and individuals to actively engage in addressing the challenges of urban water management] 2010: Clean Water for a Healthy World. Dedicated to water quality, reflecting its importance alongside quantity of the resource in water management 2009: Trans Waters. Special focus placed on trans-boundary waters 2008: Sanitation. 2008 was also the International Year of Sanitation 2007: Coping With Water Scarcity. Highlighted water scarcity worldwide and the need for increased integration and cooperation to ensure sustainable, efficient and equitable management of scarce water resources, both at international and local levels 2006: Water and Culture. The theme drew the attention to the fact that there are as many ways of viewing, using, and celebrating water as there are cultural traditions across the world. 2005: Water for Life Decade 2005–2015. The United Nations General Assembly at its 58th session in December 2003 agreed to proclaim the years 2005 to 2015 the International Decade for Action, beginning with World Water Day, 22 March 2005. The phrase Water for Life Decade was also used. 2004: Water and Disasters. Weather, climate and water resources can have a devastating impact on socio-economic development and on the well-being of humankind. 2003: Water for Future. Maintain and improve the quality and quantity of fresh water available to future generations. 2002: Water for Development. The poor and deteriorating state of water resources in many parts of the world demand integrated water resources planning and management. 2001: Water for Health 2000: Water for the 21st century 1999: Everyone Lives Downstream 1998: Groundwater– The Invisible Resource. The UN identified gaps in groundwater management which have enormous implications for sustainable development. 1997: The World's Water: Is there enough? 1996: Water for Thirsty Cities 1995: Women and Water 1994: Caring for our Water Resources is Everybody's Business World Water day is celebrated on 22nd March of the Year . Information Sources - Wikipedia & WHO
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How can we end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all? Why food can be the answer. Sustainable food systems are central to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Over half of the SDGs relate to global food security and nutrition, including the goals that relate to poverty, gender equality, water and sanitation, responsible production and consumption, and climate change. Global food system needs to be reshaped to achieve a whole range of SDGs and address the current challenges of the 21st century. According to FAO (2017), to feed an additional two billion people in the year 2050, food production will need to increase by 50% globally. At the same time, 815 million people in the world suffer from hunger, while over 2 billion are overweight or obese, a large percentage of which are children. One third of our food production is wasted due to inefficiencies in the food supply chain (food losses) or takes place at the consumer level. Food is responsible for one third of global greenhouse gas emissions and as such, has to be part of the strategies to mitigate climate change. Food production is also the biggest water user, accounting for 70% of freshwater withdrawals on a global average and contributes to pollution of freshwater and marine systems due to use of fertilizers. Many countries in the world already experience biodiversity and habitat loss due to unsustainable agricultural practices and land use. Food is part of the problem but food can also be part of the solution. Media and information have a major role to play in increasing the awareness and knowledge on the SDGs and promote their incorporation in development reporting for social change, challenging the narrative about progress in the developing countries and shining the spotlight to the people who are often left out of the conversation. The BCFN panel aims at providing journalists and journalism students with information, tools and strategies to understand the complex issues surrounding the SDGs through the lens of sustainable food systems, agriculture, nutrition and climate change. The event will also be the occasion to discuss together for a greater and effective engagement of journalists, media professionals and the general public on the implementation of the SDGs. Panel: Aligning the Food Sustainability Index with the SDGs - LUDOVICA PRINCIPATO, Ph.D. Researcher BCFN Foundation, Researcher Roma Tre University Food and Migration. Understanding the geo-political nexus in the context of the Mediterranean - LUCIO CARACCIOLO, President and Head of Geopolitics, Macrogeo Young Earth Solutions to food sustainability: SAY YES to BATS! - LAURA GARZOLI, STeP e CNR-ISE, Winner, 2017 BCFN YES! FARHANA HAQUE RAHMAN and MAGED SROUR - Inter Press Service Moderator: LUCA DI LEO, Head of Media Relations, BCFN Foundation Organised and sponsored by BCFN Foundation. Con: Lucio Caracciolo (president MacroGeo), Luca Di Leo (Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation), Laura Garzoli (winner 2017 BCFN YES! ), Ludovica Principato (researcher BCFN Foundation), Farhana Haque Rahman (director general Inter Press Service), Maged Srour (data analyst Inter Press Service), Maged Srour
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Historian and author Niall Ferguson returns to The Agenda to discuss his new book "The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, From the Freemasons to Facebook." Ferguson explains the significance of social networks and how they have challenged the power of hierarchical institutions throughout history. He also discusses the outsized role companies such as Facebook have had on our lives. As a taxpayer- and donor-funded organization, TVO does not have the resources to keep up with the volume of comments on YouTube to ensure they meet our journalistic standards. This led to our decision to disable comments on this platform. Commenting remains open on our website TVO.org, and we invite comments via Twitter and Facebook as well.
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Mineral resources are finite, making the eventual closure of a mining operation inevitable. Leaving a community with a sustainably rehabilitated landscape benefits everyone; the local community, the ecosystem and the reputation of the company. Planning for closure needs to be a collaboration between governments, industry and communities to both understand and address the environmental, social and economic impacts. Responsible closure involves the removal of all infrastructure and facilities, the rehabilitation of surface land, and taking all necessary measures to ensure community livelihoods are sustainable beyond the life of the mine. To mine with principles is to plan, design for, and implement responsible closure strategies. To sustainably manage the natural resources and biodiversity of our planet, enhancing the social wellbeing of local communities, and making financial provision to fulfill those plans. It is what we expect of our members. Our ICMM Integrated Mine Closure – Good Practice Guide provides mining companies with the information needed to effectively integrate closure across the mining life cycle. Visit our dedicated Integrated Mine Closure: Good Practice Guide website to find out more. Or download the guide in full as a PDF.
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Focusing on Agro-biodiversity management and conservation of genetic resources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 1st International Agro-biodiversity Congress 2016 in New Delhi on Sunday. This international Congress will initiate and encourage a dialogue among relevant stakeholders - including farmers - to better understand everyone's role in agro-biodiversity management and the conservation of genetic resources. ‘DD News’ is the News Channel of India's Public Service Broadcaster 'Prasar Bharati'. DD News has been successfully discharging its responsibility to give balanced, fair and accurate news without sensationalizing as well as by carrying different shades of opinion. Follow DD News on Twitter (English): https://twitter.com/ddnewslive Twitter (Hindi):https://twitter.com/DDNewsHindi Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/DDNews Visit DD News Website (English): www.ddinews.gov.in Visit DD News Website (Hindi): http://ddinews.gov.in/Hindi/
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