Tag Archives: World

World health leaders urge green recovery from coronavirus crisis

An Extinction Rebellion pop-up cycle lane in west London. Some countries are investing in better cycle lanes and electric vehicle charging points. Photograph: Guy Bell/Rex/Shutterstock Doctors and medical professionals from around the globe have called on world leaders to ensure a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis that takes account of air pollution and climate breakdown. More than 200 organisations ... Read More »

Improving Our Educational Standing In The World Means Doubling-Down On What Works

As any business leader will tell you, we live in a global world. We know today’s students will one day compete in it when they enter the workplace. That’s why U.S. scores released this week on an international exam are so troubling. The performance of America’s 15-year-olds in math on the 2018 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) was below ... Read More »

Elizabeth Warren’s dream health care world

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan takes on every major health care industry — insurers, doctors, hospitals and drug companies — in her pursuit of expanding coverage and lowering costs for the middle class. Why it matters: We’ve never tried any cost containment measures that are remotely close to being as aggressive as Warren’s, and there could be consequences if payment rates ... Read More »

How Omnia Media Is Crushing the YouTube Gaming World

When you need an example of a media company that owns some of the world’s top YouTube gaming channels, look no further than Omnia Media. Launched in 2013 as a gaming MCN, the digital-first company now creates both original and sponsored content for millennial and Gen Z communities who are passionate about video games. Omnia boasts the largest global video network ... Read More »

Australia Becomes Third Country In The World To Get 5G Mobile

While there might be the odd black spot or two in Australia when it comes to mobile coverage, our mobile data speeds aren’t too bad. Well, get prepared to go all hyper drive on that loading screen because 5G is here. Yep – incredibly fast Internet has landed in Australia, being only the third country in the world to get ... Read More »

World Emoji Day 2018: Twitter, Facebook Reveal Usage Statistics, Apple Releases 70 New Emoji Characters

Apple unveils 70 new emoji characters coming later this year. HIGHLIGHTS Cake emoji is the most used by Indians on Facebook ‘Crying while laughing’ emoji is used frequently on Twitter in India Apple has released custom emojis of its top management World Emoji Day 2018, similar to each iteration since 2014, is on Tuesday, July 17. World Emoji Day was ... Read More »

World Down Syndrome Day: 10 things to know about the disease

In 2012, the United Nations first observed World Down Syndrome Day, to raise awareness about the disease. Down Syndrome (DS), is also called as Trisomy 21, and is a common genetic birth disorder where extra genetic material causes delays in the child’s mental and physical development. While each cell in the human body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, individuals with ... Read More »

How Eye Tracking Opened Up the World for a Girl With Severe Cerebral Palsy

HIGHLIGHTS Ganga is a teenager who lives in Kolkata She suffers from severe cerebral palsy The eye tracking device has helped her communicate Ganga is a teenager who suffers from severe cerebral palsy. She can’t move her arms or legs much and she lacks fine motor control that most people take for granted. Even if she wants to speak, or move ... Read More »

The World Health Organization’s Leadership Team Could Change The Planet’s Approach To Health

The leadership team behind the World Health Organization (WHO) is likely not something many people think about on a regular basis, but it’s undeniably having an impact on their lives. In an announcement made this week, WHO’s director general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus appointed the most diverse group in charge of the planet’s health policies to date, with members representing ... Read More »

Oxford and Cambridge top world university rankings

  Students relax outside in Peckwater Quadrangle, Christ Church, Oxford University. Photograph: Robert Harding World Imagery/Alamy Oxford and Cambridge have grabbed the top slots in the musical chairs of the international university league table, despite fears that British higher education is facing disruption over funding and student tuition fees. The latest rankings by Times Higher Education (THE) put Oxford on top for ... Read More »