Statement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

The meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus 2019 in the People’s Republic of China, with exportations currently reported in the Republic of Korea, Japan, Thailand and Singapore, took place on Wednesday, 22 January 2020, from 12:00 to 16:30 Geneva time (CEST) and on Thursday, 23 January 2020, from 12:00 to 15:10. The Committee’s role is to give advice to the Director-General, who makes the final decision on the determination of a Public Health…

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Guruvani: ‘The next generation is impatient with career’

Arun Ram Krishna Verma, director, Gnyanodaya Multipurpose Hg School, Vasai.(HT ) Talking about the challenge he faces as the director of the school, Verma says he says it is his duty to take the students forward to the 22nd Century, for which one needs to be well equipped with latest technologies and trends. He also stresses on the importance for teachers to keep up to date with the changing times and trends in order to teach the students. Talking about the next generation, he says the young ones are impatient…

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Brave new world: the best-designed travel destinations for 2020

Makerere University’s Lumumba Hall, built in the late 60s and opened to students in 1971. Photograph: Timothy Latim Kampala, Uganda: a tour of tropical modernism Under a tree outside Uganda’s National Theatre sits architect Doreen Adengo, sheltering from the sun that beats down before heavy rain at this time of year. It’s here she begins her tours of African or “tropical” modernist buildings in Kampala’s central business district, aiming to increase awareness and appreciation of their architecture. She started last year, inspired by architect Manuel Herz’s book African Modernism – The Architecture…

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The future of travel

International carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines did a recent survey to figure our how travellers are changing the way they search, book and travel. From booking with the aid of voice technology and sustainable alternatives such as rail services, to facial recognition technology at security its an ever-changing world of travel out there. Destination Instagram The surveys shows that half of Gen Z and millennials consider how ‘Instagrammable’ their destination will be when booking. How many “likes” will it generate? The guarantee of taking beautiful holiday snaps is a prerequisite…

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3 Career Tips To Kick Off The New Year

A new year is the perfect time to get your career on track. Whether you’re working towards a promotion, looking for a new job, or are simply seeking growth opportunities, it’s important to take charge of your career. Take advantage of the new year and the momentum that comes with it with these three tips to kick off your career in 2020. Don’t procrastinate. There’s no time like the present to get things started. Procrastination will only ensure that your career stays stagnant. Don’t allow yourself to do things tomorrow,…

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3 Career Moves You Need To Prioritize To Protect Your Livelihood In The 20s

Ten-year career plans became passé as the pace of change in business increased. It’s hard to predict what the technological and economic environment will be in the coming year, much less a decade. But there are still many things you can and should plan for as this new decade approaches, especially if you hope to protect your marketability and increase your earning potential. Positioning yourself to ride the wave of economic and cultural volatility that lies ahead will require a prolonged and sustained effort. That might be daunting to hear,…

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The 4 biggest challenges to our higher education model – and what to do about them

Education models need to reflect the demand for lifelong learning to cope with the technological and social changes brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Skills not degrees may be the reality of the future. Start-ups and new business models are disrupting traditional educational institutions and operating models. In a future of unprecedented societal shifts, education is crucial to managing the challenges ahead. With more automated, digitized and fluid job markets, today’s higher education systems are quickly becoming incompatible with the future we are looking towards. We are two decades into…

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Sanjeev Bikhchandani: The career entrepreneur

If there was someone who had total faith in his ability to build a business and backed him to the hilt, it was his jeevansathi, Surabhi, a batchmate from IIM Ahmedabad. Those were tough times and the business took a lot out of him. What it couldn’t take out were some of his middle class values. Sanjeev Bikhchandani He’s India’s original start-up guy. Fed up with the daily routine and humdrum existence of the office-goer, Sanjeev Bikhchandani decided he would make a living by helping others find naukris. So he…

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Style stars of 2019: the fashion products that defined the last twelve months

Homespun glory  The boom in sustainable fashion was a welcome addition, to 2019 with brands and consumers finally waking up to the idea that protecting the planet and the notion of buying better are inextricably linked. At the heart of this development is the concept of making well-thought-through purchases from labels offering responsibly made and built-to-last products. Keep this in mind when doing your Santa bit this festive season. Bansha Fair Isle Knit, £285, Shop it here (&Daughter) The gift of a true classic, like this Fair Isle sweater by…

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Chinese fashion group EP Yaying to expand into the US and Australia

Chinese fashion group EP Yaying is planning to expand beyond Asia by launching in the US and Australia by next year. The group is bullish about the increasing popularity of the Chinese culture-inspired fashion, and believes it will resonate with foreign consumers. EP Yaying started as a small garment factory in 1988 and in 2016, it has adopted a dual-brand development strategy to cater to different customer bases. Its EP brand offers contemporary international fashion styles while Yaying focuses on “deep exploration of China’s traditional culture, aesthetics, fashion and craftsmanship…

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