The World Health Organization announced last week that it is "working with partners and experts from around the world on changing the name of monkeypox virus, its clades and the disease it causes." ALSO READ: Explainer: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading? 'Not a monkey disease' Oyewale Tomori, a virologist at Redeemer's University in Nigeria, said he supported changing the name of monkeypox's clades. ALSO READ: Monkeypox is in Malaysia, but there is no need to panic over it 'Stigmatisation of Africa' Moses John Bockarie of Sierra Leone's Njala University said he agreed with the call to change monkeypox's name. … [Read more...] about ‘Not a monkey disease’: Why monkeypox may get a new name soon
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Mood Tea is a social enterprise committed to fighting the number one killer of young Australians; youth suicide. They sell life-enhancing teas that fit in with your mood, with all profits going towards funding mental health projects to save young lives. I love this idea and I caught up with General Manager Jenni Hayward to find out more. Afdhel Aziz: Jenni, welcome. Please tell us a little about Mood Tea and how the idea came about? Jenni Hayward: At the beginning of 2020, when Corona still meant beer, I was working with the team at UnLtd (the social purpose organisation that connects the Australian media industry with charities that help youth at risk). From the work that we do with our charity partners, we’ve seen first-hand what a critical issue mental health is for young Australians. Nine people die each day in Australia by suicide. It is the leading cause of death of young people. That’s not okay. So, … [Read more...] about How Mood Tea Is Helping Young Australians Tackle The Issue Of Mental Health
Two years ago, everyone in the city of Erfurt was thrilled when rhinoceros Marcita gave birth to a little bull. The zoo was particularly excited and set up a poll so the public could vote on a name for Marcita's second cub. Two years on, Marcita was expecting again but the rhino cow and little bull named Tayo were unable to welcome the newcomer as both suddenly died within two days. It was not clear why the two rhinos died. Their deaths came as a blow to the staff at the zoo as well as an international breeding programme they were working with. Director Sabine Merz took up the top job at Erfurt zoo at a time when there hadn't been any offspring for seven years. Merz, a trained veterinarian, says her staff introduced a slew of measures but things ended in deep sadness. Erfurt Zoo is part of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and also the European Conservation Breeding Programme (EEP) that includes rhino breeding. The species prioritised by EAZA are ones … [Read more...] about Do zoos do enough for conservation to justify captive breeding?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Warner Music Group is bringing together two of its most successful and recognized labels — Elektra and 300. The new entity — 3EE — is being called "a new frontline label group that brings together the multi-genre power of 300 and Elektra," in a press release serviced exclusively to FORBES first. Headed by Chairman & CEO Kevin Liles, this supergroup of iconic, indie-spirited brands unites 300, Elektra Records, Fueled by Ramen, Roadrunner, Low Country Sound, DTA Records, Public Consumption, Young Stoner Life Records, Sparta, and 300 Studios. The new conglomerate will have a huge and eclectic array of superstar acts under this new 3EE umbrella. including Brandi Carlile, Gunna, Highly Suspect, Mary J. Blige, Megan Thee Stallion, Panic! At The Disco, Slipknot, Twenty One Pilots. While the two main entities in the union, Elektra and 300, have taken very different paths to their lofty place in music, both bring a lot … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Warner Music Group Unites Elektra And 300 Into New Super Label, 3EE
"Finance," sighed Mailchimp co-founder and CEO Ben Chestnut Friday at the Inc. Founders House in Austin. "I used to call it 'doing Quickbooks.' Now it's finance ." Chestnut was, in his inimitable way, reflecting on the long, improbable journey that has made his email marketing business what it is today: a company started more or less by accident that notched $600 million in revenue last year, has hundreds of employees and millions of customers, and adds something like 14,000 new customers each day. (It was named Inc.'s Company of the Year in 2017.) It was not always this way. In the early days, he recalled, he'd eagerly relate company news to his wife when she got off her shift as a nurse: "I'd say, 'We got two new customers today! Two!'" While onstage at the Founders House--the inaugural event of the Founders Project , an initiative pairing prominent mentors with early-stage entrepreneurs--Chestnut said the word "customers" a lot. He clearly believes in … [Read more...] about How Ben Chestnut Made Mailchimp Into a $600 Million Juggernaut
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin For some people, the very idea of “negotiating” is not just unappealing, it’s downright scary. It’s often tainted with connotations of coercion, pressuring, or even trickery. All those tired clichés about used car salesmen perpetuate the myth that negotiations are something to be dreaded. In short, negotiating is stressful and can bring out the worst in people. Barry Nalebuff is working to change that. He knows how to humanize the practice of negotiation and render it comfortably useful to anyone who likes to make the most of every kind of deal. His book (his seventh) is SPLIT THE PIE: A Radical New Way to Negotiate . A management professor at Yale University, Barry has earned a 4.9 (out of 5.0) rating in his Introduction to Negotiation course from more than 350,000 learners. In addition to his academic credentials (MIT graduate, Rhodes Scholar, doctorate from Oxford University), he’s a serial … [Read more...] about The ‘Secret’ To User-Friendly Negotiations: Split The Pie
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Though barely larger than the U.S. state of Maryland, Rwanda is home to a titanic amount of biodiversity. This east African nation is rife with dazzling native birds like the Ross's turaco, bar-tailed trogon, and red-cheeked cordon-bleu, while one of the country’s most prominent ecotourism drivers—the mountain gorilla—can be found in Rwanda’s share of the Virunga Mountains. Though wildlife is abundant across the country, one massive environmental issue has plagued the region for years on end. In recent years, rampant deforestation has proven devastating for the biodiversity of Rwanda, with 99% of the verdant Gishwati Forest destroyed by 2001. More than twenty years later, one may assume that there’s little hope for the native species of Rwanda, but fortunately, there’s no shortage of local businesses that are dedicated to restoring this iconic preserve, with the prestigious Wilderness Safaris serving as a driving force. … [Read more...] about This Luxurious Eco-Lodge Is Working To Restore Rwanda’s Native Forests
AFP Geneva, Switzerland ● Sun, June 26, 2022 2022-06-26 15:10 0 53ea05b5fe2e13733519dbf4e3304c07 2 Europe WHO,monkeypox,pandemic,Tedros-Adhanom-Ghebreyesus,emergency,health Free The World Health Organization's chief said Saturday that the monkeypox outbreak was a deeply concerning evolving threat but did not currently constitute a global health emergency. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus convened a committee of experts on Thursday to advise him whether to sound the UN health agency's strongest alarm over the outbreak. A surge of monkeypox cases has been detected since early May outside of the West and Central African countries where the disease has long been endemic. Most of the new cases have been in Western Europe. More than 3,200 confirmed cases and one death have now been reported to the WHO from more than 50 countries this year. "The emergency committee shared serious concerns about the scale and speed of the current outbreak," … [Read more...] about WHO says monkeypox not currently a global health emergency