About the roleThe #KeepItOn Fellow will participate in and amplify the #KeepItOn campaign to fight internet shutdowns. The Fellow will gain an understanding of a significant Access Now project, primarily from a data, policy, and advocacy perspective. The #KeepItOn Fellow will be mentored and supervised by Access Now’s #KeepItOn Campaign Lead. Individuals who have experience with or connection to communities that have been impacted by internet shutdowns are especially encouraged to apply. The successful fellow must possess the right to work in the location in which they will be based.
March 02, 2021 21:22 UTC
"While shooting on location for the original #StarWars in Tunisia-North Africa, Gary Kurtz, George Lucas [and] I raised a styrofoam cup half-filled with warm champagne to toast Alec Guinness on his 62nd birthday. The late, beloved Guinness noted in several interviews that he did not really understand the film when it was in production, but was greatly pleased with the end result. "My wife and I've got problems, would you mind coming over and living with us for a few months?" Guinness said one of the letters read. Guinness died Aug. 5, 2000, at the age of 86.
March 02, 2021 19:52 UTC
Marlink, the leading provider of Smart Network Solutions, has extended its partnership with Soremar Group to provide an enhanced range of safety and vessel management services to fishing operators in North Africa. Under the agreement, Soremar customers can access Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) and the mandated Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) via the Iridium satellite network, in addition to other providers. Since the end of last year, Soremar has held state licences to provide security solutions for the Iridium satellite network via Marlink, which is now commercially available to Soremar’s extensive portfolio of fishing customers in Morocco and neighbouring countries. Its extensive knowledge and long heritage in North Africa make it the natural choice for fishing industry customers requiring the widest choice of digital safety solutions. “Fishing operators in North Africa focus on safety compliance and the optimisation of potential catch, so the ability to combine mandated safety services with digital tools is an obvious advantage,” says Dounia Gnaou, Managing Director, Soremar Group.
March 02, 2021 18:22 UTC
ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Considering the widespread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the world, it is important to understand the spatiotemporal development of the pandemic. The area chart is used to supplement the display of the balloon chart in daily new COVID-19 case changes in UN geographic regions over time. RESULTS: From February 1st to December 20th 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic spread across UN subregions in the chronological order. The mortality of Iran was the highest in Asia (over 60/100 000), and that of South Africa topped in Africa (40/100 000). CONCLUSIONS: We creatively used visualization integrating 7-dimensional epidemiologic and spatiotemporal indicators to assess the progression of COVID-19 pandemic in terms of transmissibility and severity.
March 02, 2021 17:48 UTC
Two Moroccan women win the prestigious L’Oreal-UNESCO award of “for Women in Science” supporting scientific careers. Ouchrif is a PhD student at Hassan II University in Casablanca, majoring in electrical engineering and telecommunications. Fathi is also a PhD student majoring in environmental science at Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech. Since 1998, the L’Oreal foundation alongside UNESCO, have organized the “for Women in Science” program to highlight the achievements of young women in science and to encourage them to pursue a career in life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science. Ouchrif and Fathi join the list of Moroccan women with great accomplishments, enhancing the image of women across the Arab world.
March 02, 2021 17:11 UTC
A civil rights fighter. After his military service, Williams graduated from Ohio State University and later went to work for the U.S. In addition to his military service, Williams made an impact in his community through his civil rights activism, leadership and volunteering. Among his many honors were inductions into both the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame and the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. In addition to Bailey and her husband, Jonathon Sr., Williams' survivors include children John (Terrie) Williams, Ronald Williams, Cheryl (Dale) Patterson, and Carolyn (Stephen Sr.) Francis; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
March 02, 2021 16:52 UTC
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,905,936 as of Tuesday afternoon, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. /VCGThe number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,905,936 as of Tuesday afternoon, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. /VCGThe number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,905,936 as of Tuesday afternoon, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. According to the continental disease control and prevention agency's Africa COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 104,012. South Africa has also reported the highest COVID-19-inflicted deaths in Africa according to the Africa CDC.
March 02, 2021 16:42 UTC
A painting of Morocco by the British wartime prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, which was owned by Angelina Jolie, has sold at auction for 8.1 million euros ($9,7 million). Christie's auction house said in a Tweet it was the only painting by Churchill during the Second World War. The auction house also said it was a world auction record as the sale price was almost four times the top pre-sale estimate. The sale also beat the previous record for a Churchill painting, which was just over 2 million euros. After the US delegation had left Morocco, Churchill stayed an extra day and painted the view of the Koutoubia Mosque framed by the mountains.
March 02, 2021 16:41 UTC
Published 17 hours ago Submitted by International Paper CompanyThe role of academic research in forestry is essential to ensuring the sustainability of forests. International Paper recognizes the important role of this research and has taken action by offering $500,000 in academic research grants since 2019. North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Mississippi State University are researching timber supply modeling with the ultimate goal of improving market models that predict resource trends and prices. Jim Rakestraw, Forest Research Manager at International Paper, states: “This grant funding shows IP’s commitment to critical academic research needed to support sustainable practices for working forests and to getting essential information into the hands of forest owners.” The universities started their research in 2019, and while it may be too soon to report findings, International Paper is offering the promising program again in 2021. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com
March 02, 2021 15:45 UTC
British American Tobacco SA is confident that the Supreme Court of Appeal will uphold a Western Cape High Court decision in its favour. British American Tobacco SA (BATSA) is "disappointed, but not surprised", that Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been granted leave to appeal the Western Cape High Court's ruling that the lockdown ban on tobacco sales was unconstitutional and invalid. "The Western Cape Court ruled that the tobacco ban infringed the rights to privacy, dignity, bodily and psychological integrity, property and freedom to trade, and that those infringements were not reasonable or justified," states BATSA. In the view of BATSA, criminal cartels exploited the tobacco ban, further establishing distribution routes and supply lines, and "educating" South African smokers about purchasing illegal and untaxed cigarettes. A spokesperson of BAT told the OCCRP that the multinational was opposed to the illegal trade in tobacco, which was a "serious, highly organised crime".
March 02, 2021 15:36 UTC
Another that’s frequently discussed is Africa’s potential for a quick transition to renewable energy. Then, we applied the model to a pipeline of 2,500 planned power plants across 54 African countries to estimate whether these planned plants would be successfully realised. What drives successful power plant commissioningOur analysis examined the importance of different project characteristics and country-level development indicators for the successful realisation of power plants. For example, gas and oil power plants have historically had better success chances than most renewable energy projects, with the exception of more recent solar power plants. This implies that countries might lock their economies into a future of relatively carbon-intensive power generation.
March 02, 2021 14:37 UTC
Global N-Nonane Market Research Report provides brief information about Market size, share, drivers, restraints, and so on. Moreover, this report includes the approximate study of different segments in terms of overall growth, development, opportunity, business strategies, procedures etc. The report contains the fundamentals produced and advancements by different application Share and the latest trend gaining momentum in the market that increases awareness about N-Nonane market. We conduct customization of the Research data on all key fronts – Regional, Segment, Competitive landscape level. The market ecosystem has taken a directional shift in the way supply-side of the market is accessed.
March 02, 2021 14:15 UTC
Tunisia is afresh gripped with a new scandal as the cabinet says it has not been informed about doses of covid-19 vaccine offered to the country by the UAE. The revelation rose eyebrows in the country with several lawmakers and citizens taking aim at the presidency for concealing the information. The office of Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said it has not been informed of the arrival of the doses. The scandal further widens the divide between President Kais Saied and Mechichi. Saied has accused Mechichi of violating the constitution and has refused to accept the credentials of some ministers that he believes are involved in some offenses.
March 02, 2021 12:45 UTC
CAIRO – 2 March 2021: Foreign investment in Egyptian debt instruments recorded a historical increase, rebounding the outflows witnessed in 2020 due to the Corona virus epidemic, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg quoted Head of the Debt Management Unit at the Ministry of Finance Mohamed Hegazy, saying that the volume of foreign holdings of treasury bills and bonds in Egypt, located in North Africa, amounted to $ 28.5 billion at the end of February. It attributed this turnout to the rise in real interest rates in Egypt, which ranks second after Vietnam among more than 50 major economies tracked by Bloomberg, in addition to returns of 1.7 percent since the end of December, compared to an average drop of 2.6 percent across emerging markets, according to Bloomberg Barclays Indicators. Hegazy said that the percentage of net bond issuances from local offerings rose to 110 percent by the end of February, surpassing the 80 percent target, which the state wanted to reach by June. "The new debt instruments issued in 2021 may attract more investors and reduce borrowing costs,” he added.
March 02, 2021 12:22 UTC
HSBC has appointed Mohammed Al Marzouqi as the head of global banking in the UAE, subject to regulatory approval. Mohammed was previously head of Abu Dhabi coverage for HSBC global banking. Mohammed will play a key role in the delivery of this strategy and in managing HSBC’s relationships with its global banking clients in the UAE. He will report to Abdulfattah Sharaf, CEO of HSBC UAE and head of international, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, and Gareth Thomas, HSBC’s head of global banking in MENAT. Abdulfattah Sharaf said: “Mohammed has been a driving force behind the success of HSBC’s Global Banking business in the UAE for many years.
March 02, 2021 12:00 UTC