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ShareTheMeal
Jan25

A smartphone app to help some of Syria’s most vulnerable

By: Agencies Source: MWC News It costs just $0.50, and all it takes is a simple tap on your smartphone, yet it can have a profound impact on the lives of vulnerable Syrians facing severe hunger and malnutrition. Just two months after hitting its target of helping feed 20,000 Syrian refugee children for a year, the World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new mobile funding initiative aiming to help nourish women and newborns in the war-torn city of Homs. The goal is for users of the ShareTheMeal smartphone app to help provide 2,000 pregnant women and nursing mothers, and their children up to six-months-old, with a year’s worth of vital nutrition. WFP spokesperson Abeer Etefa said...

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Qatar_university
Jan21

Qatar University: most international institution in the world

By: Cesar Wazen Source: Times Higher Education This month it was revealed that Qatar University tops Times Higher Education’s list of the world’s most international universities 2016. It is very rare that institutions from outside the established higher education powerhouses – such as the US and the UK – claim top spot in a list such as this. The efforts of this Middle Eastern country to invest its wealth into education and research are finally bringing rewards in the most prestigious and comprehensive of ranking systems. The international outlook indicator used by THE is made up of three components: proportion of international students; proportion of international faculty; and...

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MS-tech
Dec31

Microsoft will alert users of state sponsored hacking

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Microsoft will begin alerting users of its online services, including Outlook.com, when it suspects their accounts are being hacked by government entities. The world’s largest software company announced the new policy in a blog post late Wednesday. “We will now notify you if we believe your account has been targeted or compromised by an individual or group working on behalf of a nation state,” the post said. Microsoft is taking the additional security step because state-sponsored attacks are often “more sophisticated or more sustained than attacks from cybercriminals and others,” it said. “If you receive one of these...

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