PARIS, FranceIncreasingly the story of data is one of loss rather than gain, except it isn’t yet a mainstream narrative. People are currently concerned with the loss of privacy and trust over most other concerns. The situation is a side effect of continuing data breaches which have increased with severity over time. The issue is further compounded by companies selling and or using data in violation of user agreements. The volume of data generated in the last two years alone is equivalent to 90% of all the data ever produced online, according to research by International Data Corporation (IDC). This already creates the problem of quality versus quantity and in a data market calculated to be worth $3 trillion in the USA alone, this means a market of significant value remains untapp
KAMPALA, Uganda The United States government, in partnership with local-tech incubator HIVE Colab, launched the U.S. Mission's first mobile library project called the Nile Explorer, the vehicle promotes education and has targeted learning activities that build critical thinking and problem solving skills. While taking part in the program, students can engage in learning activities that encourage scientific exploration, improve literacy, teach engineering skills, and promote mathematical problem solving. In addition to the learning activities, the Nile Explorer also serves as a venue to learn more about United States.
TUNIS, LibyaThe United States has strongly condemned the recent attacks on the Libyan oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Al Sidra, and calls for an immediate end to the violence that is damaging Libya’s vital national infrastructure. Oil facilities, production, and revenues belong to the Libyan people and must remain under the sole oversight of the Government of National Accord as emphasized by UNSCRs 2259, 2278, and 2362.
NEW YORK, United States of America The World Health Organization has announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health condition included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases, released Monday. "I'm not creating a precedent," said Dr. Vladimir Poznyak, a member of WHO's Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, which proposed the new diagnosis to WHO's decision-making body, the World Health Assembly. Instead, he said, WHO has followed "the trends, the developments, which have taken place in populations and in the professional field." However, not all psychologists agree that gaming disorder is worthy of inclusion in the International Classification of Diseases, known as the ICD. Characteristics of gaming disorder A diagnosis standard, th...
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MASSACHUSETTS, United States of America The creator and longtime producer of The Voice of America's "Music Time in Africa,"Leo Sarkisian has died aged 97. Leo has spent most of his life traveling the continent of Africa alongside his wife, Mary, listening to local musicians and capturing their performances hence the nick name " Music man of Africa." "Leo always left you feeling like you were special. He didn't treat anyone less or greater based on their social standing or age or anything, it seemed. He was a true gentleman and optimist and lover of the beautiful things in life," said Heather Maxwell, an ethnomusicologist who succeeded Sarkisian as the host of "Music Time in Africa." Meeting Murrow Leo arrived in Africa as a soldier in the U.S. Army. In 1961, a fateful encoun...
NAIROBI, KenyaKenya's Head Coach Innocent Simiyu is satisfied with the team’s showing at the final two rounds of the 2017/18 HSBC Sevens World Series in London and Paris. The team won the Challenge trophy in London before claiming a thirteenth place finish at the season ending tournament in Paris on 10th June. Speaking in Nairobi after the team’s arrival on Monday night, Simiyu said, ” We didn’t get the results that we wanted in London and Paris but we are very happy with the boys in terms of performance. If you look at it in terms of performance, this was our best performance. Looking at Paris, this is the first time we were in a tough pool and we managed to win two games and lose out on points difference. We were in another tough pool in London and raised our hand. If we wou