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The Economist: A special edition on our coronavirus coverage

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 luglio 2021

Welcome to our weekly newsletter highlighting the best of The Economist’s coverage of the and its effects. Our Briefing this week focuses on how covid-19 has disrupted education on a scale never seen before. By mid-April 2020 more than 90% of the world’s students had been locked out of classrooms. Closures have lasted months, harming children’s learning, safety and well-being. But as youngsters in rich countries return to their classrooms, reformers hope the shock will lead to changes that will make schools more efficient, flexible and fair. In a Leader, we argue that closing the world’s schools caused children great harm—and that they will need help to catch up on lost learning. Covid-19 has stymied governments’ efforts to collect data about their citizens. But the pandemic may spur innovation, too, as national statistics offices have had to adapt to the pandemic.After a stumbling start, the European Union is vaccinating at a fast pace. Current trends suggest it will in the next month overtake America in jabs administered per person.America’s labour market is tighter than it has been in years—workers are quitting jobs at rates not seen this century. It is a subtle indication of optimism about the economy.The first covid-19 vaccines came from rapid innovation and have already saved millions of lives. What new technologies are in the pipeline? On “The Jab”, our weekly vaccine podcast, we look ahead to the next generation of inoculations.Finding reliable and clear information about covid-19 can be tricky, but The Economist’s writers have been answering some of the biggest questions since the early days of the pandemic. We have pulled together a selection of our explanatory articles on the virus and the vaccines.In a “By invitation” article, Alison Gopnik, a cognitive psychologist, argues that one lesson from lockdowns could be a revolution leading to caregivers being valued properly. Showing more respect for such care, she thinks, could lead to a new political agenda that bypasses the usual ideological divisions. Zanny Minton Beddoes Editor-In-Chief font: The Economist

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The Economist this week: A special edition on our coronavirus coverage

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 9 giugno 2021

Welcome to our weekly newsletter highlighting the best of The Economist’s coverage of the pandemic and its effects. At last Europe’s vaccination campaign has gathered pace, with supply bottlenecks starting to ease. Eastern Europe, however, still lags behind. In Britain, Boris Johnson has said he is “absolutely determined” that no school child should be held back because of the educational disruptions caused by covid-19. However, this week his “education-recovery commissioner” resigned because of a lack of ministerial determination. Sir Kevan Collins, a widely-respected former teacher, was trying to convince the government to support a package of measures costing around £15bn ($20bn) over three years. He stepped down hours after it was announced that the government’s proposed budget for school catch-up programmes would be around £3bn ($4.2bn). In the United States, new research suggests that Hispanic Americans are most vulnerable to covid-19. Researchers still do not understand why.In its latest Economic Outlook, the OECD argues that economies are likely to diverge, as some (America and China) recover from the pandemic faster than others (many poor countries). Covid-19 has also struck different sectors differently: tech and pharmaceutical firms prospered; transport and energy firms suffered. Our data journalists find that covid-19 deaths in Wuhan seem far higher than the official count. Partial data suggest that the city’s initial outbreak may have been two or three times worse than reported by Chinese officials.On “The Jab”, our podcast reporting from the sharp end of the vaccination race, we look at how scientists are trying to understand the best way to administer jabs. Can mixing vaccine types boost immunity to the coronavirus? What is the best interval between doses? And should children be jabbed? Airborne transmission is one of the main ways in which the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads—so why has it taken so long to be officially recognised? We investigate on our science podcast, “Babbage”.In our sister magazine, 1843, Shreevatsa Nevatia writes that covid-19 has exposed the great fiction of middle-class life in India: domestic staff are part of the family. Now he sees that that was a lie. Zanny Minton Beddoes Editor-In-Chief The Economist

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The Economist: A special edition on our coronavirus coverage

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 26 aprile 2021

Our cover in Asia tells the grim story of covid-19 in India, which is struggling with a catastrophic second wave. Until March, India was recording barely 13,000 new covid-19 cases a day, fewer than Germany or France and a drop in the ocean for a nation of 1.4bn. By late last month, however, it was rocketing. On April 21st India clocked 315,000 new positive tests, above even the biggest daily rise recorded in America, the only other country to report such highs. A return of the virus was inevitable, but the government’s distraction and complacency have amplified the surge. (We also cover the story in our daily podcast, “The Intelligence”).In the Netherlands, the state is funding pilot programmes to explore whether rapid testing of patrons for covid-19 can allow reopening of restaurants, museums, cultural events and the like. The budget is huge: €1.1bn ($1.3bn) through August, more than 0.1% of GDP. But critics say the experiments are so flawed that they may prove useless. In Africa, vaccination is off to a slow start. Just 6m doses have been administered in sub-Saharan Africa, fewer than in New Jersey. Just 1% of African adults have received a first jab, versus a global average of 13%. Scant supply is the biggest problem, but not the only one.Meanwhile, Latin American athletes are jumping the queue for vaccines: on April 13th Lionel Messi helped to score 50,000 vaccines for Conmebol, the South American football confederation, after sending three signed shirts to Sinovac, a Chinese pharmaceutical company. American export controls on raw materials and equipment threaten to hinder global vaccine production. Production lines in India, turning out at least 160m doses of covid vaccine a month, will soon grind to a halt unless America supplies 37 critical items.Our “Free exchange” columnist considers how to think about vaccines and patents during a pandemic—do public-health crises call for a departure from the rules? We explore the issue further in a pair of “By Invitation” articles, in which economists and business leaders make their arguments for and against suspending intellectual property rights on medical products related to covid-19.On “The Jab”, our podcast reporting from the sharp end of the vaccination race, we turn our attention to Europe. The continent is suffering a third wave of covid-19 after the European Commission’s vaccine roll-out stalled. France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, has said Europe “lacked ambition” in its vaccine efforts. How can European countries catch up?Zanny Minton Beddoes Editor-In-Chief The Economist

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A special edition on the coronavirus pandemic

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 novembre 2020

Welcome to the newsletter highlighting The Economist ’s best writing on the pandemic and its effects. We have two covers this week. In Britain we look at the efforts of the ruling Conservative Party to redesign the British state in order to centralise power in the cabinet and speed up decision-making. Will it work? In our other editions we look at the rivalry between America and China. The achievement of the Trump administration was to recognise the authoritarian threat from China. The task for the Biden administration will be to work out what to do about it. We argue that America should aim to strike a grand bargain with its allies.In our coverage of covid-19 we analyse the continuing good news coming out of vaccine trials. We investigate the links between health outcomes and race and argue that, for the sake of fairness, governments ought to overcome their qualms about collecting data by ethnicity.We look at how Japanese health care is embracing telemedicine and how, in America, charter schools seem to be better at remote learning than public schools. We also report on Walmart’s success in turning the pandemic to its advantage. Our mortality tracker uses the gap between the total number of people who have died from any cause and the historical average for the time of year to estimate how many deaths from the virus the official statistics are failing to pick up. We have been covering the pandemic in Economist Radio and Economist Films, too. This week we have a film about a rise in the mistrust of vaccines. Will that threaten the effectiveness of the vaccines for covid-19? These are strange times. Amid the unexpectedly good news about treatments and vaccines, comes the rapidly mounting totals of infection—a dismal prelude to the deaths that lie between us today and the easing of the pandemic next year. I hope that our coverage helps you take stock of it all. Zanny Minton Beddoes Editor-In-Chief The Economist

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The economist: A special edition on the coronavirus pandemic

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 1 aprile 2020

Welcome to this week’s newsletter highlighting the best of our coverage on covid-19. In an issue dominated by the disease, we had two covers. In most of the world we looked at the spread of the virus in poor countries. So far, recorded cases are few. But make no mistake: they are mounting and societies are terrifyingly underprepared.In America and Britain we wrote about how the pandemic has led to the most dramatic increase in state power since the second world war. For believers in limited government and open markets, covid-19 poses a problem. Only the state can deal with this crisis. Yet history suggests that the state will not give up all the ground it takes—with implications for the economy and surveillance.We develop those themes in this issue. We have in-depth reporting on the threat from the disease in Africa. We also examine the use of personal data to enforce quarantines, track the epidemic and pounce on new outbreaks. We look at how wars and the Depression led to a permanently bigger state with many more powers and responsibilities, and the taxes to pay for them. We describe the unprecedented global collaboration among medics searching for the best way to treat the disease. We look at how China is slowly returning to normal. And for all those long-suffering workers stuck at home, our Bartleby columnist shares the pain.
We have also been reporting on the disease on Economist radio and in Economist films. This week we highlight our science podcast, Babbage. It features items on how some people with covid-19 lose their sense of smell, the scramble to make ventilators and the effect of the pandemic on the environment.We hope that our coverage helps make you better informed, and your isolation more tolerable. By Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-In-Chief.

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A special edition on the new coronavirus

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 2 marzo 2020

By Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-In-Chief The Economist. Welcome to a special edition of our weekly newsletter on the new disease, covid-19. In 12 short weeks the virus has spread from a wet market in Wuhan, across China and out into the world.
So far 58 countries have reported over 83,000 cases—though the true figure is almost certainly a lot larger. At least 2,800 people have died. This week, for the first time, the daily toll of new cases outside China began to outstrip the spread of the infection inside. The first cases have turned up in countries as distant from each other as Brazil and Pakistan. In our cover leader in this week’s issue, we set out the threat from the disease and warn that, now that the virus is overwhelming attempts to contain it, it is past time for governments to prepare. But a huge amount remains misunderstood about the virus and its effects. Here we present seven articles that tell the story of the birth of a pandemic. We look at the biology of the disease and the dynamics of its spread; how public-health systems are gearing up to deal with the inevitable surge in infections; and how scientists are working on vaccines and new antiviral medicines. We also look at how the virus is affecting China—from the lives of migrant workers stuck in their villages to the political calculations of President Xi Jinping. And lastly we look at how covid-19 is harming global business and the world economy.A pandemic is more than a disease. It tests a society’s health systems, its government and politicians, and its economy. We hope that our coverage prepares you for what to expect.

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Understanding Pathophysiology – 7th Edition

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 dicembre 2019

The “Understanding Pathophysiology. Edition No. 7” book has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.Make difficult pathophysiology concepts come to life! Filled with vibrant illustrations, simplified language, and detailed online content Understanding Pathophysiology, 7th Edition delivers the most accurate information on treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease across the lifespan. This new edition is fully revised and includes coverage of rare diseases and epigenetics to you with a thorough understanding of conditions affecting the human body. Plus, with over 30 new 3D animations on the companion Evolve site, quick check boxes at the end of each chapter, and disease progression algorithms, this text helps you engage with the fundamental knowledge you need to succeed in nursing school and in practice.

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Samsung e MIUR LetsApp – Solve for Tomorrow Edition

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 5 dicembre 2019

La nuova edizione di LetsApp è un progetto parte del laboratorio creativo studentesco “IoStudioLAB”, avviato da “IoStudio – la Carta dello Studente”, e punta a valorizzare i lavori di gruppo e stimolare maggiormente il pensiero critico e la creatività degli studenti. “Solve for Tomorrow”, traducibile con «soluzioni per il domani», sottolinea l’obiettivo principale dell’iniziativa di quest’anno, ovvero provare a rispondere alle sfide di oggi per cercare di migliorare il domani. In particolare, la terza edizione di LetsApp si propone di avvicinare gli studenti alle discipline STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) e di aiutarli a sviluppare l’attitudine creativa a risolvere problemi incoraggiandoli a elaborare, grazie alla tecnologia, idee e soluzioni che affrontino questioni sociali che li coinvolgono direttamente.
La partecipazione al programma è anche un’occasione per acquisire competenze e maggiore consapevolezza delle proprie attitudini, grazie al confronto con i concetti di progettualità e di learn by doing. Parte integrante della formazione sono le cosiddette “Soft Skills”, competenze trasversali essenziali per un inserimento efficace nel mondo del lavoro, sempre più apprezzate e richieste perché consentono alle aziende di avere risorse in grado di adattarsi con flessibilità e velocità ai cambiamenti del mercato. Obiettivo non secondario del progetto è quello di fornire agli studenti delle conoscenze di base sull’imprenditorialità, sul marketing e sulla comunicazione e di offrire una panoramica su come la tecnologia produca innovazione creativa. Come per la scorsa edizione verranno coinvolti maggiormente anche gli insegnanti attraverso un’apposita area dedicata in modo da poter approfondire gli argomenti anche durante le normali ore di lezione.
Anche per l’edizione 2019-20, LetsApp si concretizzerà in un programma di mentoring e avvicinamento alle nuove tecnologie dedicato agli studenti italiani i quali, attraverso una piattaforma di e-learning, hanno la possibilità di acquisire competenze utili a realizzare un progetto digitale comprensivo di sito web o di un’applicazione per sistemi operativi Android. LetsApp offrirà anche a coloro che non hanno specifiche competenze tecniche la possibilità di cimentarsi in una sfida creativa in un contesto stimolante e altamente qualificante.Diviso in 4 fasi, il corso è strutturato in 7 diversi moduli – per una durata totale di circa 25 ore – che alternano nozioni teoriche a demo pratiche; ogni modulo si conclude con un test.Tutti gli studenti che completeranno con successo il corso riceveranno un certificato di frequenza, che potrà essere utilizzato per il riconoscimento dei relativi crediti formativi da parte del Consiglio di classe.Al termine del percorso formativo gli studenti verranno invitati a costituire dei gruppi di lavoro composti da un minimo di 2 e fino ad un massimo di 5 studenti – coordinati da un docente-tutor – per applicare le nozioni acquisite durante il percorso e sviluppare una soluzione a un problema comunitario, raccontarlo attraverso un video e partecipare a un hackathon, previsto per maggio 2020.
Il gruppo vincitore dell’hackathon finale verrà accompagnato in un viaggio a Dubai entro il mese di dicembre 2020 in occasione di Expo 2020 dove riceverà ulteriori 5 giorni di formazione incentrati sul tema dell’Esposizione Universale «Connecting Minds, Creating the Future», declinato sui sotto-temi sostenibilità, mobilità e opportunità.Le scuole dei 9 migliori progetti riceveranno da parte del MIUR e di Samsung un attestato di eccellenza per la qualità dei progetti ideati e realizzati dai propri studenti. I docenti tutor dei gruppi vincitori riceveranno uno specifico attestato di premialità per il supporto fornito al lavoro svolto.

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Samsung e MIUR presentano LetsApp – Solve for Tomorrow Edition

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 novembre 2019

Il nuovo progetto si inserisce nell’ambito delle finalità del Protocollo d’Intesa, sottoscritto in data 1 maggio 2019, tra il MIUR e Samsung Electronics Italia per la realizzazione di azioni a supporto dell’innovazione digitale nella scuola italiana, che, tra le altre, individua proprio quella di avvicinare gli studenti al mondo dell’imprenditorialità ed alimentarne lo spirito d’iniziativa. La nuova edizione di LetsApp è un progetto parte del laboratorio creativo studentesco “IoStudioLAB”, avviato da “IoStudio – la Carta dello Studente”, e punta a valorizzare i lavori di gruppo e stimolare maggiormente il pensiero critico e la creatività degli studenti. “Solve for Tomorrow”, traducibile con «soluzioni per il domani», sottolinea l’obiettivo principale dell’iniziativa di quest’anno, ovvero provare a rispondere alle sfide di oggi per cercare di migliorare il domani. In particolare, la terza edizione di LetsApp si propone di avvicinare gli studenti alle discipline STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) e di aiutarli a sviluppare l’attitudine creativa a risolvere problemi incoraggiandoli a elaborare, grazie alla tecnologia, idee e soluzioni che affrontino questioni sociali che li coinvolgono direttamente.La piattaforma LetsApp è disponibile al seguente link: http://www.letsapp.it. La partecipazione è aperta a tutti gli studenti iscritti a una scuola secondaria di secondo grado di qualsiasi tipologia e indirizzo, previa registrazione sul sito Internet dove occorre indicare la scuola di appartenenza.
Tutti gli studenti che completeranno con successo il corso riceveranno un certificato di frequenza, che potrà essere utilizzato per il riconoscimento dei relativi crediti formativi da parte del Consiglio di classe.Al termine del percorso formativo gli studenti verranno invitati a costituire dei gruppi di lavoro composti da un minimo di 2 e fino ad un massimo di 5 studenti – coordinati da un docente-tutor – per applicare le nozioni acquisite durante il percorso e sviluppare una soluzione a un problema comunitario, raccontarlo attraverso un video e partecipare a un hackathon, previsto per maggio 2020.
Le scuole dei 9 migliori progetti riceveranno da parte del MIUR e di Samsung un attestato di eccellenza per la qualità dei progetti ideati e realizzati dai propri studenti. I docenti tutor dei gruppi vincitori riceveranno uno specifico attestato di premialità per il supporto fornito al lavoro svolto.La piattaforma LetsApp è disponibile al seguente link: http://www.letsapp.it. La partecipazione è aperta a tutti gli studenti iscritti a una scuola secondaria di secondo grado di qualsiasi tipologia e indirizzo, previa registrazione sul sito Internet dove occorre indicare la scuola di appartenenza.

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Third edition of Culture Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 febbraio 2019

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from, Sunday 7 April to Thursday 11 April 2019.Culture Summit is a forum that convenes leaders from the fields of the arts, heritage, media, museums, public policy and technology, to identify ways in which culture can build bridges and promote positive change. In its 2018 edition, the Culture Summit was attended by 350 delegates from 85 countries.The 2019 edition is organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi in collaboration with five global partners that will curate and lead on their specific area of expertise. These partners are the Royal Academy of Arts, UNESCO, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, The Economist Events and Google.The theme of this year’s programme is Cultural Responsibility & New Technology. A series of panels, performances and workshops throughout the event will engage participants on their ideas about the role of culture in improving our world.

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New limited edition for Black Friday removes negativity!

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 novembre 2018

To help everybody to a good hunt for Black Friday treats, Trollbeads is once again releasing a limited edition bead.The gemstone Snowflake Obsidian helps you to keep focused in chaotic situations and to remove negativity. It brings peace and balance to your body, mind and spirit, and it helps you achieve a clearer and more logical way of thinking. Snowflake Obsidian is black obsidian with white or grayish spots, composed of quartz. It forms in areas of past or present volcanic activity, and is in fact formed when lava cools quickly. This is nature’s way to create art: a natural decoration that emerges from the darkness of the stone – like a falling snowflake during the darkest winter night.Trollbeads limited editions are rare or unique beads, which are only released in very small quantities.Trollbeads is the original, high quality bead-on-bracelet brand with hundreds of beautiful beads to pick and choose from – each a little work of art – so that every bracelet becomes entirely personal.
This special bead can be used on Trollbeads bracelets, bangles, necklaces and can be mixed and matched with existing and new jewellery. Snowflake Obsidian Facet is designed by Lise Aagaard.

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Une édition 2018 sous le signe de la nouveauté

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 25 marzo 2018

En 2018, le Lacoste Ladies Open de France change d’environnement! L’open national se déroulera désormais au Golf du Médoc Resort, en Gironde. Placé un mois plus tôt dans le calendrier du Ladies European Tour, le tournoi voit également sa dotation augmenter grâce notamment au soutien renouvelé de Lacoste, partenaire titre, et de Richard Mille, partenaire majeur.
Après six éditions consécutives disputées fin septembre ou début octobre au Golf de Chantaco à Saint-Jean-de-Luz, le Lacoste Ladies Open de France change de date et de lieu en 2018. Le tournoi, dont on jouera la 28e édition depuis sa naissance en 1987, se déroulera cette année du 6 au 9 septembre au Golf du Médoc Resort. Le club girondin, situé sur la commune du Pian-Médoc au nord-ouest de Bordeaux, devient donc le nouveau théâtre de l’open national féminin. C’est plus précisément sur l’exigeant parcours des Châteaux (couronné meilleur parcours de France 2017 pour la 3e fois en 4 ans par les World Golf Awards), qui a notamment accueilli l’open de France masculin en 1999 et la finale du Challenge Tour de 2001 à 2004, que les joueuses du Ladies European Tour en découdront.Par ailleurs, la date du tournoi est avancée d’un mois par rapport aux années précédentes.Autre nouveauté, le plateau, dans lequel on retrouvera l’élite européenne et les meilleures Tricolores, passe de 78 à 108 joueuses. Il pourrait également bénéficier de la présence de joueuses d’outre-Atlantique, puisque aucun tournoi du LPGA Tour n’est prévu cette semaine-là.Enfin la dotation globale est augmentée de 250 à 275 000 euros, grâce notamment au soutien renouvelé des principaux sponsors de l’épreuve. Lacoste, partenaire-titre, et Richard Mille, partenaire majeur, ont en effet prolongé leur engagement avec le promoteur Amaury Sport Organisation jusqu’en 2021. En parallèle, le Tournoi sera, pour 4 années supplémentaires, liée au circuit du Ladies European Tour (LET), l’accord entre Amaury Sport Organisation et le LET ayant également été renouvelé. http://www.opendefrancefeminin.fr

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7th Edition of the New World Forum at the OECD “The urgency of long term”

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 13 ottobre 2015

Paris-antenne-vue-eiffel-tourParis November 9-10, 2015 OECD Headquarters in Paris. The New World Forum emerged onto the international stage as a significant political, economic, and financial annual meeting. Its 7th edition will be held at the OECD Headquarters in Paris on November 9-10, 2015.During two days, Jean-Paul FITOUSSI, Economist, Professor Emeritus, Founder and co-Chairman of the New World Forum; Angel GURRIA, Secretary-General of the OECD and Gérard MESTRALLET, Chairman and CEO of ENGIE, co-Chairman of the New World Forum, will welcome political, economic, and corporate leaders to openly and honestly debate the fundamental issues that define the realities of those who govern.
The 7th edition will be marked by interventions of prestigious guests such as: Philippe AGHION, Jacques ATTALI, Irina BOKOVA, Muriel CASALS, Pierre-André de CHALENDAR, Martine DURAND, Hakima EL HAITE, Gilles FINCHELSTEIN, Monica FLORES BARRAGAN, Ricardo FUENTES-NIEVA, Isaac GETZ, Nicolas HULOT, Mo IBRAHIM, Stéphane ISRAËL, Thierry JADOT, Selim JAHAN, Marie LALLEMAN, Michel LANDEL, Greg LINDSAY, Nathalie LOISEAU, Ashwin MAHESH, Khalid MALIK, Irene NATIVIDAD, Christophe NUTTALL, Anne PAUGAM, Gabriela RAMOS, Clara ROJAS GONZALEZ, Khalifa Ababacar SALL, Wolfgang SCHÄUBLE, Louis SCHWEITZER, Robert SKIDELSKY, Robert STAVINS, Jan SVEJNAR, Horst TELTSCHIK and Jean-Claude TRICHET.
This year, 6 main themes will be developed:
· How to think the long term in 2015?
· What place for human labor tomorrow?
· Equality and integration: What societies for tomorrow?
· Europe and the United States: Why such diverging situations?
· Towards a more feminine New World?
· Climate change: What actors to address this global public good?
The New World Forum advocates for long term visionary and humanistic governance, moving towards sustainable thinking. The New World Forum is directed to public and private leaders, economists, researchers and students (average: 20% of the participants).

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Last Call for Applications for the Second edition of the $100,000 Future Generation Art Prize

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 aprile 2012

Application procedure for the second edition of the biannual Future Generation Art Prize, launched by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, is closing on May 6, 2012. Applications available online at the competition’s website: futuregenerationartprize.org The Prize is open to all artists up to the age of 35 with the aim of acknowledging and giving long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize is unique because of its global reach and highly democratic form of application via the Internet. The artists may apply with their work without any restrictions concerning gender, nationality, race or artistic medium. Participants must fill in all fields of the Application Form and upload a photo or video of between three and seven of their artworks. Since February 6, 2012, young artists from all continents, living in 97 countries, have applied for the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. More than 50 international non-profit art organizations based in over than 38 countries support outreach to artists around the world as well as 100 correspondents engaging young artists under 35 from wherever they may live and work. The winner will be announced in December 2012, coinciding with an exhibition of the shortlisted artists at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev from October 2012 to January 2013. The Main Prize winner will receive a total of $100,000: $60,000 as a cash award, and $40,000 toward the production of new work. An additional $20,000 will be allocated to fund artist-in-residency programmes for the Special Prize winner. Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Andreas Gursky and Takashi Murakami are Mentor Artists for the Prize, providing advice and support for the winning artist. Andreas Gursky will present an exhibition of his own works at the PinchukArtCentre parallel to the shortlisted artists exhibition.
The panel of international jurors for the will be announced along with names of 20 artists shortlisted for the Prize in June 2012. Mykyta Kadan, the winner of the national PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011 will also participate, bringing the maximum number of artists in the exhibition to 21. A distinguished international Board oversees the Future Generation Art Prize. In addition to chairman Victor Pinchuk and the four Mentor Artists, the Board’s membership includes Eli Broad, Dakis Joannou, Elton John, Miuccia Prada and art museum directors Richard Armstrong (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum), Glenn D. Lowry (The Museum of Modern Art), Alfred Pacquement (Musée nationale d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou) and Sir Nicholas Serota (Tate).

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17th edition of World Congress on Information Technology

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 marzo 2010

Amsterdam, from May 25 – 27, 2010. the 17th World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2010. WCIT 2010 is a three-day summit at which delegates address global impact issues regarding economic and social development and exchange policies and ideas on how ICT can enable change and innovation in all parts of the world. It brings together 2,500 captains of industry, government leaders and academics from more than 80 countries.  The European Commission is presently working on the future EU policy plan for the information and knowledge society as a successor to the i2010 strategy. This plan is expected to be ready in the spring of 2010 and will be presented at WCIT 2010 by the new European Commissioner for the Information Society and Media. The central theme ‘Challenges of Change’ reflects the sense of urgency that is felt by politicians, policymakers, companies and citizens in the current climate and is aimed at working toward viable global economic recovery on the ‘Digital Road to Recovery’. On the agenda will be issues of both European and global importance, including energy, water, mobility, security & safety, e-health, sharing space, e-government, e-inclusion and creative industries. One of the outcomes will be the Declaration of Amsterdam. This Declaration will lay the foundations for WCIT 2012 in Canada to monitor the individual achievements.
The World Congress on IT (WCIT) is the most important IT congress in the world and takes place from May 25 to 27 2010 in Amsterdam. This world congress is a unique collaboration between the international ICT industry, users and governments. The WCIT is organized under the auspices of WITSA (World Information Technology and Services Alliance). It is the bi-annual event where politicians, CEO’s and academics discuss opportunities and possibilities that IT applications offer. The WCIT 2010 host is ICT~Office, co-hosts are the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the City of Amsterdam.

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Third edition of European Maritime Day

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 2 agosto 2009

The European Commission, in partnership with the Government of Spain and the Government of the Principality of Asturias, is organising the third edition of European Maritime Day (20 May 2010).  In 2010 the European Maritime Day Stakeholder conference will take place in Gijón, on the Atlantic Coast of Spain, on 19-21 May. All interested parties are invited to contribute to this event that is part of the official calendar of the upcoming Spanish Presidency of the European Union. The main theme of the conference is “Innovation”, an inspiring principle of the Spanish Presidency. We will thus be able to look at how we foster innovation in policy making for competitiveness, environmental protection, better working conditions and employment as well as for excellence in science and research in the maritime sectors. (http://www.laboralciudaddelacultura.com/es The European Commission can help publicise these events.

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