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Neuroscience stories from the lab and life: By scientists, for everyone. Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) researchers Ben Scholl, Ph.D., Joe Schumacher, Ph.D., Jeremy Chang, Ph.D, and Misha Smirnov, Ph.D. host Neurotransmissions: an engaging, accessible look inside the neuroscience research world, exploring current research topics and emerging technologies, public health issues in the domain of biomedical science, the intersection between science and society, and unique p ...
 
The Consumer Financial Services industry is changing quickly. This weekly podcast from national law firm Ballard Spahr focuses on the consumer finance issues that matter most, from new product development and emerging technologies to regulatory compliance and enforcement and the ramifications of private litigation. Our legal team—recognized as one of the industry's finest— will help you make sense of breaking developments, avoid risk, and make the most of opportunity.
 
The American Monetary Association is a non-profit venture funded by The Jason Hartman Foundation that is dedicated to educating people about the practical effects of monetary policy and government actions on inflation, deflation and freedom. Our goal is to help people prosper in the midst of uncertain economic times. The American Monetary Association believes that a new and innovative understanding of wealth, value, business and investment is necessary to thrive in the new reality of big gov ...
 
The Conversation Lab is a weekly radio program that airs on CFRO FM in Vancouver and available on various digital platforms. Its focus is on giving community groups, not for profit organizations, and changemakers a voice to talk about those things that are most important to them. Learning how to build bridges into different communities seems critical as we explore the uneven development of colonialism and global capitalism in our community. These conversations are collaboratively organized b ...
 
Are you a youth? Are you interested to know about global affairs and emerging social issues? Do you want to hear interesting discussions from the experts? Then, Stay Tuned To, Radio And Youth (RAY) Podcast. RAY Podcast is the official podcast channel of Youth For Environment Education And Development Foundation (YFEED Foundation). It is a digital platform where all the youths across the globe can connect and listen to taudio podcast on various national and international issues. We will addre ...
 
The Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP) is a joint project of the Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council. Launched in fall 2011, ELEEP is a dynamic, membership-only forum for the exchange of ideas, policy solutions, best-practices and professional development for early and mid-career North American and European leaders working on environmental and energy issues. ELEEP currently has over 100 members, split between North America and Europe. Members debate t ...
 
The mixed blessing of the digital age has reached a turning point in what some have called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. My Digital Self, with host Matthew Foley, explores digital technology as it affects the interrelation of human rights, property rights, privacy, and money. Will emerging blockchain technologies enable us to take back our privacy, own our identity and use non-sovereign digital currency, known as cryptocurrency, to engage in commerce? Listen to discussions with guests wh ...
 
The Rising Tide Summit brings together thinkers and innovators to find rapid solutions for the host of issues facing our ocean. The general theme emerging from the summit included the need to mobilize and organize for our ocean. From the threat of single-use plastic to working with businesses, both small and large, bringing together entrepreneurs, industry influencers and corporate partners will help to accelerate adoption of transformative technology, drive market growth and profitable coll ...
 
Rev. Ismaila Hansmittson Awudu is a dynamic man of God who ministers under the apostolic grace and prophetic gifting. He is a charismatic leader and a visionary, provocative thinker, an entrepreneur, a writer and publisher, church development consultant and a Life Coach. He is result oriented and a goal getter, a man with passion for self-development and desire for excellence in all endeavors. Pursuit for academic excellence is a passion for the astute man of God, for this reason he has comp ...
 
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Europeans must carry certificates proving they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel, EC president Ursula von der Leyen told Portuguese media - likely shocking Europeans who’d never heard of such a rule. Von der Leyen sprung the idea of a “mutually recognized vaccination certificate” as a “medical requirement” for travel on Thursday in the …
 
President Donald Trump’s policy in the Middle East delivered “clear results” and Joe Biden shouldn’t change it, the US ex-envoy to the anti-terrorist coalition operating in Syria and Iraq argued in the pages of Foreign Affairs. Trump opted to abandon the “transformational campaigns” pursued by the Bush and Obama administrations in favor of “working…
 
The US is blacklisting six Hong Kong officials, including police chiefs, who it blames for a Beijing-led crackdown on demonstrators under the national security law, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. Police in Hong Kong arrested 53 people on January 5 in the largest action against protesters since June, after the introduction of the …
 
The iconic National Mall in Washington, DC will be closed to the public for a week for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, the National Park Service (NPS) said, amid security concerns in the wake of the Capitol attack. Vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians will be banned from all memorials, attractions and facilities in the area between the Wash…
 
The German memorial at former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald had to issue a bizarre warning, telling people to respect the dead, as some apparently went for sled rides over the mass graves. In a statement on its website, the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation cautioned that “cases of disturbances to the peace of the dead due to …
 
Six EU governments have written to the bloc’s executive to call for action as deliveries of Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech are being delayed, while supply issues have also been reported in Canada. The health ministers of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia called on the EU Commission to ensure the “stability and tran…
 
Uganda’s main challenger to the presidency, Bobi Wine, has claimed that the country’s military has besieged his home, as votes are still being counted from Thursday's poll in an election already marred by controversy. “We are under siege. The military has jumped over the fence and has now taken control of our home,” Bobi Wine, the popstar-turned-pr…
 
US tech and health behemoths have joined forces to roll out yet another Covid-19 vaccination passport, dangling a return to international travel but raising more questions about the future of privacy. Along with healthcare nonprofit Mayo Clinic, health and tech companies including Microsoft, Salesforce, and Oracle have united to form the Vaccinatio…
 
President Erdogan said he hopes the Biden administration will move to resolve tensions between Ankara and Washington over the purchase of a Russian missile system. The US halted delivery of F-35s to Turkey in response to the deal. “We don’t know what the Biden administration will say at this stage [about the S-400s],” Erdogan said on Friday, while …
 
Emails related to the vaccine evaluation process were leaked following a December hacking attack on the EMA, the European drug regulator, the agency said, adding that data was “manipulated” to undermine trust in the vaccines. A batch of “unlawfully accessed” documents obtained by hackers that has since been posted online includes “internal/confiden…
 
The chairman of a Chinese vaccine producer has said that its jabs provide protection against Covid-19 for at least six months, but the firm will continue to monitor trial participants to see how much longer immunity lasts. “From the data we obtained, there is no problem for half a year [of Covid immunity],” Yang Xiaoming, chairman of state-owned Si…
 
Tourist traffic to Thailand has plummeted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now the kingdom is introducing a visitor tax to help pay Covid-19 costs and is being urged to legalize gambling to stop its spread in underground Every visitor to Thailand will soon have to pay a new $10 tourism tax and the measure will come into force once they formalize the p…
 
The French Health Minister has given a further damning assessment of the nation’s inoculation program against Covid-19, noting that, at best, only four million people will be offered a vaccine before the end of February. Speaking on Friday, Health Minister Olivier Veran told reporters that French vaccination figures are no longer being eclipsed by …
 
Tehran has kicked off its latest war game deep in the Iranian desert, showcasing the country’s surface-to-air missiles and cutting-edge drone technology. On Friday, reports and videos emerged from Iran showing the nation’s latest display of military strength. The war games are the first phase of a drill by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IR…
 
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said the country could lift Covid-19 restrictions by summer once the Chinese-made vaccine is cleared for use. Hungarian officials have complained that the EU vaccine rollout is too slow. “If we keep up with procurement of vaccines in Brussels, we will be able to lift restrictions in the end of summer, or in…
 
At least 13 people have died in Norway due to side effects of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, the national medicines regulator has revealed. All were frail and elderly people who had unusually strong reactions to the jabs. Norway launched its Covid-19 immunization program on December 27, including residents of nursing homes on the priority li…
 
Mexico said it will not prosecute former Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos, whose arrest by the US on drug trafficking charges led to diplomatic tensions between the countries. “It was concluded that General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda never had any meetings with members of the criminal organization investigated by US authorities, nor did he have…
 
Scores of military hardware, including what is said to be a new version of North Korea’s submarine-launched ballistic missile, touted as the world’s most potent, were shown off in a grandiose military parade in Pyongyang. An assortment of troops and some of the reclusive country’s most advanced military hardware were flaunted by Pyongyang on Thursd…
 
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island, killing over two dozen people and injuring hundreds, while scores of houses and a major medical facility were reduced to rubble. A strong quake struck near the town of Mamuju early Friday morning, causing devastation on West Sulawesi and leaving at least 26 dead, according to Indone…
 
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged to spearhead a global campaign against internet censorship, insisting platforms cannot act as a “Spanish Inquisition” or stifle free speech using safety as a “pretext.” Obrador – perhaps better known by his initials, AMLO – said his administration would contact other governments to find comm…
 
French police have launched an investigation after an alleged “black supremacist” blew up an apartment while making homemade explosives, injuring himself and another person in a Parisian suburb. The 37-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after an explosion and fire at an address in the Saint-Leu-la-Foret area northwest of the French capital, whi…
 
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been admitted to a hospital in Monaco for tests after suffering an irregular heart beat, his spokesman and doctor said on Thursday. According to Italian reports, the former PM was in Valbonne, France when he felt ill. His personal doctor, Alberto Zangrillo, saw the former premier on Monday and rec…
 
French officials cannot use drones to make sure citizens are following curfew, staying apart, and wearing masks, the nation’s privacy watchdog has said. It’s the third such dressing down for police in eight months On Thursday the Commission Nationale Informatique & Libertes (CNIL), the agency responsible for personal data protection and guarding pe…
 
A devastating blaze swept through a decades-old UN Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh in the early hours of Thursday, destroying more than 550 homes and displacing about 3,500 people, UN aid workers said. The fire struck a UN camp in southern Bangladesh, with footage circulating on social media of the flames raging and completely burning down a wh…
 
Turkey has started administering the Covid-19 jab produced by Chinese company Sinovac as the nation kicks off its inoculation program against the virus, which has killed more than 23,000 people in the country. Following the televised vaccination of Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Wednesday evening, Turkish authorities started administering the Si…
 
After reviewing what EWA is and the different models used for EWA programs, we discuss federal and state regulatory issues raised by such programs, the CFPB’s advisory opinion on such programs and the questions it raises, how a change in CFPB leadership under the Biden Administration could impact such programs, and the future of such programs. Ball…
 
Serum Institute of India’s CEO Adar Poonawalla says his organization is hoping to launch a new Covid-19 vaccine every quarter to help combat the virus, as the group seeks to ramp up its production capacity by the end of the year. Speaking at the Reuters Next conference, Poonawalla revealed the organization’s mission to help India fight the spread o…
 
Hungary has reached an agreement with Sinopharm to bring the Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine to the central European nation, according to the prime minister’s chief of staff, who claimed that EU procurement had been too slow. Speaking on Thursday, the minister for the PM’s office, Gergely Gulyas, told reporters that the Sinopharm Covid jab could be c…
 
The World Health Organization (WHO) says two of its investigators have been unable to enter China, after a coronavirus test found antibodies in their systems. The agency has sent a team to study the origins of Covid-19 in Wuhan. Two scientists from the 15-person team have stayed in Singapore, where they are “being retested for both IgM and IgB anti…
 
The Turkish defense minister has said that negotiations for a second consignment of the Russian S-400 defense system are ongoing despite US opposition to the program and Washington’s threat of further repercussions. Speaking on Thursday, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar urged Washington to distance themselves from the threat of sanctions as he …
 
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tore into the outgoing administration of Donald Trump, blasting its “complete moral decline,” as he decried the debilitating US sanctions and the move to put a bounty on his head. Maduro pulled no punches as he bid farewell to Trump during an address to the Venezuelan National Assembly on Tuesday. He accused the …
 
Former foreign minister of Ethiopia Seyoum Mesfin was among the three leaders killed by government forces in the ongoing crackdown on the northern region of Tigray, which the authorities in Addis Ababa accused of insurrection. Seyoum, Abay Tsehaye, Asmelash Woldeselassie and Colonel Kiros Hagos were killed “in fire exchanges undertaken with the cri…
 
Europeans are a step closer to finding all sorts of creepy crawlies on the menu as the EU Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has officially deemed the first such species – a yellow mealworm, to be specific – safe to eat. The development means that people buying pasta, burgers and even biscuits in a store somewhere in Europe might soon find out that their fo…
 
Ongoing transmission dynamics show the world needs to brace for an even tougher year of fighting Covid-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, while the disease has turned into the “perfect storm” in Europe and the US. “We are going into a second year of this, it could even be tougher given the transmission dynamics and some of the issu…
 
Scientists in Australia have called for a halt to the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine, claiming recent data has cast doubt on the inoculation’s ability to create herd immunity. The scientists pointed to data from a study published in the Lancet last month that found the British-Swedish vaccine had only 62 percent efficacy, compared with over 90 …
 
The US has blacklisted two organizations controlled by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, citing alleged corruption among Iran's elite as the reason for the Trump administration's latest sanctions against the country. Washington announced sanctions against two "purportedly charitable billion-dollar" organizations, the Execution of Imam …
 
The Irish prime minister has issued an apology on behalf of the state following an investigation into the country's mother and baby homes, which revealed an "appalling level of infant mortality” at the institutions. Speaking to lawmakers on Wednesday, Prime Minister Micheál Martin apologized on behalf of the state for the “profound and generational…
 
As we turn our energy to 2021, we can begin to catch a glimpse of getting on the other side of this crisis. Independent school leaders have implemented innovations over the last nine months that they could only dream about prior to the pandemic. The question now is can they sustain these changes with intentionality. Jeff Shields, CEO of the Nationa…
 
The chairman of Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac has insisted that the company’s Brazilian partners were incorrect to suggest its jab is only 50 percent effective against Covid-19 after stage-three trials. Speaking on Wednesday, the chairman of Sinovac, Yin Weidong, said that its CoronaVac jab was 100-percent effective in preventing severe Covid-19 ca…
 
Lebanon's state media has announced that Interpol has issued red notices for three individuals, including the captain and owner of the ship that carried chemicals which caused the devastating Beirut port explosion. Arrest warrants have been issued for Igor Grechushkin, the alleged owner of MV 'Rhosus', Boris Prokoshew, the ship's captain, and Jorge…
 
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has informed his Covid-19 task force that the government will add seven more districts to the current state of emergency, expanding support to them as they tackle a rise in cases. The official announcement is expected to be made in a press conference at 7pm local time in Tokyo on Wednesday and follows last wee…
 
Iran’s president has compared the outgoing US leader’s regime with that of the former Shah, and said his rule “with a mindset of a merchant and a gambler” has ended in scandal. Speaking to cabinet on Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani said that, over the last three years, Iran had faced off against “that big terrorist,” a reference to US President…
 
Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn has said the situation with Covid-19 is too dangerous to start relaxing restrictions by the end of January. But he rejected the idea of making vaccination mandatory. “One thing is already evident: It will not be possible to loosen all restrictions on February 1. The presence of the virus is still too high, and t…
 
All nursing home residents in Spain are expected to be vaccinated against Covid-19 this week, Health Minister Salvador Illa announced on Tuesday after the government’s weekly cabinet meeting. The country launched its mass vaccination program shortly after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 jab in De…
 
The Irish government will formally apologize after a new report detailed the pain experienced by unmarried mothers and their children at Church- and local authority-run homes, a minister confirmed on Tuesday. A “stifling, oppressive and brutally misogynistic culture” existed for decades in such institutions, Ireland’s Minister for Children, Roderic…
 
America’s “declassifications” of information about Iran are “fictitious,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has tweeted. It followed US State Secretary Mike Pompeo accusing Iran, without proof, of harboring Al-Qaeda’s base. “Mr. ‘we lie, cheat, steal’ is pathetically ending his disastrous career with more warmongering lies,” Zarif wrote in a fi…
 
This episode of First in Future features Paula Henderson of SAS. We get to hear about growing up on a farm in rural eastern North Carolina and how it has shaped her approach to working with people. She talks aboutmake the world a better place through analytics and how it is solving healthcare finance issues and her thoughts on developing more woman…
 
One person in France has suffered an allergic reaction after being injected with the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, Minister for Health Olivier Véran has said, a day after the country started its coronavirus inoculation drive. Of the 138,000 French people vaccinated on Monday, Véran said there had been one case of an "adverse reaction of an alle…
 
Germany should brace itself for hard weeks ahead, Chancellor Angela Merkel is said to have warned. Some local media have already started speculating that the news could mean a potential lockdown extension. “It will be tough until Easter,” Merkel said on Tuesday, according to multiple media outlets. The chancellor expects Germany to face “between ei…
 
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