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Carnegie Council Opens Registration for Global Ethics Day Keynote Event on October 18

Join the free virtual event and plan your own Global Ethics Day 2023 activations

New York, Sept. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs has opened registration for its 2023 Global Ethics Day keynote event, “Unlocking Cooperation,” taking place on October 18 at 12:00pm ET. Featuring a panel discussion led by Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal, the free-to-attend virtual event will examine the psychology of cooperation and its potential to address global-scale challenges. Together, the panelists will explore how we might motivate individuals to act more cooperatively and discuss how multilateral cooperation can help tackle shared challenges from climate change to AI to political violence.

Register for Global Ethics Day keynote event: “Unlocking Cooperation”

In addition to attending the keynote event, individuals and organizations from around the world are encouraged to plan their own Global Ethics Day activations. For guidance and tools on how to participate, please visit the Global Ethics Day 2023 site to access key messages, a social media toolkit, and other resources. Activities may include debates, panels, social media campaigns, articles/blogs, pop-up events, and so much more. See examples of past activations here.

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Remember to share your activations online using #GlobalEthicsDay. Participants are also encouraged to share their Global Ethics Day plans with Carnegie Council via an online contact form for a chance to be featured on the Council’s social media platforms and Global Ethics Day materials. Stay up to date on the latest Global Ethics Day news by subscribing to the Carnegie Ethics Newsletter and following Carnegie Council on LinkedIn, Instagram, Threads, X, and Facebook.

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an independent nonprofit that works to empower ethics globally by identifying and addressing the most critical ethical issues of today and tomorrow. Founded by Andrew Carnegie over a century ago, we set the global ethical agenda and work for an ethical future by convening leading experts, building active communities, producing agenda-setting resources, and catalyzing the creation of ethical solutions to global problems. Join us in using the power of ethics to build a better world. Carnegie Council is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) institution. For more information, please visit CarnegieCouncil.orgsubscribe to “Carnegie Council” wherever you get your podcasts, and engage with us on LinkedInYouTubeX, Instagram, Facebook, and Threads.  

Noha Mahmoud
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Axi launches Axi Select, a pioneering all-inclusive capital allocation programme offering skilled traders funding of up to $1,000,000 USD

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SYDNEY, Australia, Sept. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Axi a leading global Forex and CFD broker has announced the launch of Axi Select, a groundbreaking capital allocation programme. The programme is specifically crafted to empower traders by offering them a pathway to access capital funding up to $1,000,000 USD and facilitating their progression into professional trading. Setting a new precedent within the industry, Axi Select offers traders the exceptional advantage to join the program with zero registration fees, as well as the opportunity to earn up to 90% of their profits.

Greg Rubin, Head of Axi Select

Greg Rubin, Head of Axi Select

Greg Rubin, Head of Axi Select, says: “Through the introduction of Axi Select, our innovative capital allocation programme, we aim to provide an opportunity for traders to forge long and successful careers, empowering them to realize their lifelong aspirations of becoming professional traders. Our comprehensive programme provides the capital, support, and resources necessary for traders to thrive in the dynamic world of trading. We are committed to fuelling their passion, driving their success, and providing unwavering support as they navigate towards achieving their goals.” The programme offers a range of notable features, including unrestricted trading conditions, the Edge score which allows traders to fine-tune their strategies and enhance their trading performance, and an exclusive trading room which serves as a dedicated hub, offering real-time market updates and curated educational content.

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Talking about Axi Select, Louis Cooper, Chief Commercial Officer at Axi, says “At Axi, we take pride in being a brand that consistently brings the edge to life for our customers. Our revolutionary new offering, Axi Select, is the first-of-its-kind among brokers and another true reflection of our brand promise. We have previously allocated $39M to traders in previous programmes and enabled several traders break out into pro trading status. With Axi Select, we will deliver unparalleled opportunities to our traders whilst both redefining the boundaries of what’s possible in trading and reshaping the evolution of the financial industry.”

Axi offers a streamlined process to participate in Axi Select – with no signup or membership fees, traders can effortlessly submit their application and start trading. Upon achieving a designated Edge Score, traders can start to secure capital funding of up to $1,000,000 USD.

With Axi Select access funds of up to $1,000,000

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About Axi

Axi is a global online FX and CFD trading company, trusted by thousands of ambitious customers in 100+ countries around the world. We help all types of traders, trading businesses, banks and financial organizations find the edge they need to achieve their financial goals through informed transactions made on the world’s financial markets. Axi offers a wide range of assets including CFDs for several asset classes including Forex, Shares, Gold, Silver, Oil, Coffee, Indices, and other commodities.

At Axi, we are proud of our reputation as an honest, fair, and trusted broker. Our many awards and ‘Great’ Trustpilot reviews prove we have earned the confidence of customers who value our outstanding service, fast execution, secure payments, segregated funds, and easy withdrawals.

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Angola, Serbia sign sports agreement

A cooperation agreement on the field of sports was signed Monday in Belgrade between Angola and Serbia, a source from the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MINJUD) has said.

The partnerships cover staff training, sharing of experiences, internships for national teams and training for coach.

On Angola’s side, the incumbent minister Palmira Barbosa, who has been in Belgrade for a three-day working visit, signed the agreement.

The minister is being accompanied by the presidents of the Angolan Football Federation (FAF) Artur de Almeida e Silva, handball (FAAND) José do Amaral “Maninho”, as well as senior staff from the Ministry.

On the 9th of this month, the FAAND president received, at the federation’s headquarters in Luanda, the ambassador of Serbia to Angola, Milos Perisic, with whom he discussed, among several issues, cooperation in this social aspect.

As part of her visiting programme, the minister Palmira Barbosa highlighted on Sunday the qualities of the founder of the Angolan Nation, António Agostinho Neto, while delivering her speech ahead of September 17th, National Hero’s Day.

At an event, organised by the Angolan embassy in Serbia, the minister spoke of the human and patriotic dimension of a man who guided Angola to independence, proclaimed on November 11, 1975

Source: Angola Press News Agency

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Ambassador Agostinho Van-Dúnem accredited in Belize

Angolan diplomat Agostinho Van-Dúnem was accredited Sunday in Belmopan, Belize’s capital, as Angola’s new non-resident ambassador to this Central American country.

After handing over the letters of credentials to the governor-general Froyla Tzalam, Agostinho Van-Dúnem discussed with the Belize official issues relating to bilateral ties as well as the current international hot topics.

Located on the northeast coast of Central America, Belize achieved its independence on September 21, 1981. But remains historically linked to the United Kingdom as a full member of the Commonwealth.

The government of Belize is based on the parliamentary system with an assembly with two chambers made up of elected MPs and senators appointed based on representation.

Therefore, the Prime Minister is the head of the government and the governor-general is the head of state who represents the British monarch.

It is the only country in the region that speaks English, despite its culture being deeply rooted influenced by the region-based Spanish speaking countries.

The economy is mainly based on the incorporation of offshore companies, agriculture, agrarian-based industry and merchandising, tourism (especially areas linked to diving) and construction.

Sugar is the most important agricultural product and is responsible for almost half of exports, while the banana industry is the country’s largest employer

Source: Angola Press News Agency

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REAN to explore new partnerships for investment in renewable energy devt – ES

The Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) on Monday expressed readiness to explore new avenues for partnerships to attract investment towards the development of the sector.

The Executive Secretary of the association, Miss Bilky Gambo said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

Gambo, who is the new executive secretary of the association, said the organisation would reposition itself to enable it to work closely and effectively with partners and relevant stakeholders to amplify advocacy and expand its horizon for the success of its mandate.

“We will also explore new avenues for partnership and engagement with industry experts.

“We will be advocates for policies that would provide tax incentives that will spur investment in renewable and clean energy projects,” she said.

“While I am still in the early stages of settling into this role, I intend to bring my wealth of experience in administration and corporate communications, stakeholder engagement, and management to bear on achieving REAN’s mission.

“I intend to build on the strong foundation laid by my predecessor to pursue our strategic goals,” she added.

According to her, the association will focus attention on innovativeness and sustainability and drive initiatives toward accelerating renewable energy adoption in Nigeria.

“Government support is crucial and essential for our success. We will work closely with government agencies to develop policies that support renewable energy development.

“We will work collaboratively so that specific policies will be developed so much that in the next five years, REAN would become a leading force in renewable energy advocacy and innovation. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

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LUTH commemorates World Patient Safety Day, harps on patient safety

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Monday commemorated World Patient Safety Day.

Speaking during the commemoration at Hall 36, LUTH Idi-Araba in Lagos, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo said the day is one of the World Health Organisation (WHO) pivotal global public health initiatives.

Adeyemo said that it was a day set aside to raise awareness abouth the importance of patient safety within clinical and health care environments.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that World Patient Safety Day is celebrated every year on Sept. 17 to spread awareness around the world about patient safety.

The CMD said that this year’s theme: ‘Engaging Patients for Patients Safely’ aims to influence stakeholders including patients, families, policy makers, health care leaders, health workers and patient organisations.

He said they are expected to work collaboratively towards co-designing health care policies and safety interventions that truly reflect the needs and preferences of patients and ultimately enhancing healthcare safety globally.

“Co-designing is a relatively new concept, especially in this part of the world. Co-design is the method of involving users (people) stakeholders (decision makers) and practitioners (front line staff) in the process of design.

“It is important that everyone affected has the opportunity to input into the process, hence the theme for this year.

“Nothing about us without us has been a mantra used by a host of excluded groups over the past 20 years and it has never been more important than in a digital age where poor design can increase health inequalities by further exclusion” he said.

Adeyemo said that when talking about patients safety, patients themselves must be involved, their opinions must count.

The event featured different sessions from experts on “Advancing Patient Safety through Patient Support Groups, Pharmacists as the Gatekeeper of Patient Safety, How patients and Patient Support Groups can Influence Health policy and The Role of Nurses in Promoting Patient Safety”.

The patients also gave virtual testimonies of how they were being cared for in LUTH. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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FG develops policy on patient safety

The Federal Government says it has developed the first ever National Policy and Implementation Strategy on Patient Safety and Care Quality.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Kachollom Daju, said this in Abuja on Monday at the World Patient Safety Day 2023 press briefing.

Daju said the theme: “Engaging Patients for Patient Safety’ and the slogan ‘Elevate the Voice of Patients’ were aimed to increase public awareness and advocacy for the adoption of best practices to promote patient safety.

“The ministry has just developed the first ever National Policy and Implementation Strategy on Patient Safety and care quality.

“It was sent for stakeholders review on 14 and 15 September.

“This has been done in line with the Resolution 18 of the 55 World Health Assembly (WHA 55.18) which called for Member States to recognise the burden of patient safety and to set up policies to manage them,” she said.

According to her, the event underscored the importance of patient safety in the healthcare system.

Daju said that the policy focuses on improving patient and family engagement in health care, medication safety, surgical safety, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and safety of all medical procedures.

“It is my hope that health facilities at all levels will adopt and implement this policy,” she said.

Daju said that patient safety, fundamentally entails preventing errors and minimising harm to patients during provision of healthcare services.

She said that the errors could come from surgical mishaps, medication errors, or diagnostic inaccuracies, saying however that safeguarding patients is of utmost importance.

“This year’s theme: “Engaging patients for patient safety.” Emphasise the pivotal role patients, their families and caregivers play in ensuring the safety of healthcare delivery.

“Empowering patients to become integral members of their healthcare teams is a crucial avenue to significantly enhance the safety of their care and the healthcare system as a whole.

“Patients can provide invaluable contributions when they actively participate in their healthcare decisions.

“Research has shown that there is positive correlation between patient active participation in their care, and overall health outcomes,” Daju said.

She said that under the banner “elevate the voice of patients!”, the World Health Organisation called upon all stakeholders to take the necessary steps to ensure that patients are not just passive recipients of healthcare but active participants.

“This includes involving them in policy formulation, representation in governance structures, co-designing safety strategies, and making them partners in their own care,” Daju said.

Dr Walter Mulombo, WHO Country Representative to Nigeria, said that safety of patients is a top priority for the organisation.

Mulombo said it is also inherent in their efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

According to him, the theme spotlights the requirement for the public to promote healthcare safety through engagement sessions to: first, discuss their role in the co-development of policies and plans.

Others, he said are strategies, programmes and guidelines to make health care safer.

“Second, offer opportunities to patients and families exposed to unsafe care to share their experiences and tell their stories to improve understanding of the nature of harm and foster the development of more effective solutions.

“And third, devise mechanisms to build the capacity of patient advocates and champions in patient safety,” he said.

Mulombo said that more than 50 per cent of the harm that patients experience are preventable if coordinated efforts and requisite investments are done. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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Govt to power Ondo public hospitals with solar energy – Official

The Office of the Public Utilities ( OPU) in Ondo State says it has concluded plans to power the 23 general hospitals in the state with solar energy.

Administrative Secretary of the OPU, Princess Abike Bayo-Ilawole, stated this during a meeting with heads of general hospitals and other major stakeholders on alternative energy for the state-owned hospitals on Monday in Akure.

“The Office of the Public Utilities, observed that this post-fuel subsidy removal era, people want to find ways of making things easy for themselves and the state government wants to make life easy for people.

“So, the state general hospitals have cancelled payment for hospitals registration cards and reduced some of the costs that may be putting agony on the citizens.

“ We are now looking at activities of the administrators of those facilities and we observed that the hospitals are always in the dark especially at night.

Even in the day, they are stuffy and they can’t keep some basic items that are needed to be frozen. At this level, we saw the need to come together and work. We have the human resources.

“ W realised that some hospitals already have little solar facilities and we need to improve on them and give to those that do not have.

“ Our office will train their officials on how to handle minor issues on installed solar facilities and they can call us when they have major issues with their solar system,” she stated.

Bayo-Ilawole assured the health facility managers that the solar system when installed would last long and be highly effective.

“ I can assure you that it will last long. Solar energy is easiest to maintain and we will give to individual hospitals according to their needs,” she said.

She also added that the Hospitals Management Board (HMB) would provide cost for maintenance of the renewable energy to the health facilities.

Also speaking, the Administrative Secretary, Ondo State Hospitals Management Board ( HMB), Dr Ayodele Adiji, described the initiative as superb, saying that government hospitals would surely key into it.

Adiji stated that the world is embracing renewable energy that is pollution-free, saying that it is less costly and more effective.

He explained that some public hospitals had already started using solar power for their services.

According to him, with the help of the state governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the public health facilities in the state will wholly embrace the move.

The hospital managers unanimously embraced the idea and promised to work with government to achieve it.( NAN)

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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AVM Irumheson assumes office as Military Pensions Board chair

The new Chairman, Military Pensions Board (MPB), AVM Paul Irumheson, on Monday took over command of the board with a promise to improve on the recent progress made by his predecessor.

Irumheson took over from Rear Adm. Sabiru Lawal, whose tenure came to an end recently.

He also promised to operate an opened-door policy, urging retirees and prisoners to always feel free to come forward with whatever concerns they might have.

He pledged to consolidate on the successes made by the board and sustain timely payment of pension and gratuity of retirees.

He commended his predecessor on his achievements as the chairman of the board in the area of infrastructure and welfare of personnel, and have assurance of sustaining and improving on them.

Earlier, the outgone chairman, Rear Adm. Lawal, said the board had improved significantly from what it was when he assumed office as the Chairman of the MPB on Sept. 18, 2020.

He said the retirees/pensioners could attest to the promptness with which their gratuities and pensions were paid during his tenure, adding that pleasant working environment and policies had also been put in place for the improved wellbeing of staff.

He urged the staff to see their duty to retirees and pensioners as a call to serve, as someday they too would retire and become pensioners.

“In view of the fact that all of us will at one time or the other find ourselves on the payroll of the MPB-whether you are an officer or a soldier, please don’t do to the retirees and their NOKs, what you won’t want to be done to you,” he said.

Lawal urged his successor to key in to the already established processes for the payment of gratuities, death benefits and monthly pensions that had worked so efficiently for the board.

He, however, expressed regret that his intention of conducting an electronic verification exercise of retirees could not be actualised as a result of the challenges faced by the IT Company contracted to execute and midwife the project.

He added that the firm had gone back to the drawing board with assurances that it would be ready for the exercise in soon, and not later than the first quarter of 2024.

Lawal, therefore, implored the new chairman to follow up and ensure the exercise was conducted as planned. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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Katsina Governor hails army over improved security, pledges support

Gov. Dikko Radda of Katsina State has commended the Nigerian Army for the efforts of troops in tackling insecurity and restoring peace and stability in the state.

Radda gave the commendation, when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, on Monday in Abuja.

He said that the 17 Brigade in Katsina had been supportive to his administration in managing and tackling insecurity that had affected the state.

The governor said the visit was to seek for more support and discuss better ways to collaborate to tackle banditry, kidnapping and criminality in Katsina State.

According to him, Katsina is such a vulnerable state because it borders Niger Republic for a span of over 200 kilometers and over 200 kilometers of forest in about eight frontline local government areas.

“Because of the vulnerability and the number of the communities within those local governments in smaller unit, it makes it more easier for the bandits to attack.

“That has also moved down to about other 11 local government that borders those eight local governments that are also getting one kind of attack or the other through the forest.

“So, I think I will not ask for much but I want to urge the Nigerian Army to expand the operation in Katsina State to those local governments to help us to address the issue of insecurity,” he said.

Radda said the government had established the Community Watch Officers having considered the need to use the locals appropriately to share intelligence with the military and other security agencies to protect their communities against attacks.

According to him, the people are undergoing training at the moment by the military and the police towards engaging them in most civilised rules of engagement in whatever capacity.

“We realise that we need to use the locals to achieve the maximum security in our society because the villagers are very important in terms of engagement, local intelligence and community support.

“Without getting to the support of the locals, the military, police and the rest of them will not be able to function effectively.

“When there is synergy between the civilian and conventional security agencies, it will go a long way in helping to reduce the effect of the banditry in the society,” he added.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Lagbaja, commended the governor for promoting excellent relationship with army formations and units in the state.

He noted that reports from the brigade had been cheering and encouraging.

Lagbaja also commended the initiative of the government to galvanise civilian contribution to the military efforts to combat the security challenges in the state, through the establishment of community watch officers.

According to the COAS, the position of the Nigerian army has always been to ensure that the community watch officers in Katsina are properly structured.

“I also want to pledge that the Nigerian army will work with this community watch officers.

”Because when they come on board, they will be a plus to the operations and activities of the army units,” he said.

Lagbaja also pledged to look into the request of the governor to expand the coverage of army operations in the state, as well as look at how army could provide the needed counterpart enablers.

He said the army had identified a need to expand the troops holding of operational data to enhance the effectiveness of its formations and units in the field.

“We have observed the gaps that need to be covered for our formations and units to be more effective in the field and I promise you that we will take appropriate actions going forward,” he added. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

Source: News Agency of Nigeria