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Akon Launches “Solar Academy” That Will Supply Electricity To 600 Million Africans - The institution, scheduled to open this summer in Mali, will train African engineers and entrepreneurs with the skills needed to develop solar-powered electricity systems and micro grids. Training equipment and programs will be supplied by European angel investors.

St Martin News St. Martin Tourism Office Director Kate Richardson and promotional representative for the Canadian yachting and cruising market recently visited Toronto, Ontario, for a “launching event” at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, the first of its kind in the capital, which was designed to attract more Canadians to St. Martin. The day of promotional activities was organised on the initiative of St. Martin Tourism Office in partnership with Atout France, the agency for tourism…

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) meets with Akie Abe, wife of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, before an event discussing education for girls at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo March 19, 2015. Michelle Obama flew in to Japan on Wednesday for a three-day visit as part of the Let Girls Learn international girls education initiative. REUTERS/Issei Kato via @AOL_Lifestyle Read more…

Called Compassion in Practice, it has been drawn up by Jane Cummings, the Chief Nursing Officer for Director of Nursing at the Department of Health in the UK. The document then sets out six areas of action with specific measures that impact right across the NHS, public health and care and support system – from national and local organisations to individuals.

Devastating Effect of Beauty pageantry in Anambra state By: Aisha Edwards It is no longer news that our cultural heritage and values are being eroded and constantly flushed down the drains by the once viable institutions set to promote them. One must be either blind to realities or indifferent to glaring facts to say that the adverse effects of Pageants in Anambra state are not in any way posing harm to the beautiful future of our cultural and moral values. Voices have been raised from…

Recount Underway for Maine Cannabis Legalization Initiative: On Election Day in Maine, voters were heavily divided on Question 1, a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational cannabis. Voters passed the initiative, but with a very narrow margin, according to a WGME article. Maine capitol buildingPhoto: Andrew Lachance, Flickr Out of almost 760,000 ballots, Question 1 passed by a margin of only 4,073 votes, roughly 50.2% in favor and 49.8% against. Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap…

How researchers shaped the White House's brain-mapping initiative

This is a great video on Global Competence from an unexpected source. I've visited and enjoyed the Asia Society but wasn't aware of their foray into global education and smalls schools. Tony Jackson's talk challenged me to reflect on my own practice and ask whether or not I was creating globally competent students.