Merck , the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and Chemical company in partnership with UNESCO , Cambridge University and University of Rome  plan to conduct UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit – MARS which will be held on the 19th and 20th of October in Switzerland.www.mars2015summit.org.   The UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit- MARS aims to bring together researchers from across Africa to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to prepare for the road ahead in […]


I encountered a problem, I needed buy a laptop. The next issue was to find a store where there were these laptops. Not being able to buy in the store, the only way out was the Internet.   And, after a few nights of looking, I found:   Laptop Dell Studio 1537, chipset Intel PM45, DDR2-667 MB, WXGA 15.4″, HDD 160 GB, DVD-RW, wifi,Bluetooth 2.0, 2.7 kg weight. Features are quite modern, the price is […]


Editor’s Note:  This article is a guest post, courtesy of Fire Monitoring of Canada.   Business offices or premises are not exempt from break-ins, theft and the occasional breakout of fire, which have the potential of causing devastating losses to the business owner. Employees are also likely to lose their source of livelihood when the business offices suffer a breakout of fire, vandalism and break-ins. One way of ensuring that the business enjoys added protection […]


Throughout her more than two decade tenure as an Executive Coach and Vice President inside Corporate America, Vivian Ciampi has seen millions of dollars senselessly lost merely due to ineffective communication. “It’s imperative for achievement-oriented professionals to communicate well in all aspects of their job, as doing so can be the key to cutting through the bureaucracy of an organization and taking control of one’s career as opposed to feeling like a victim of circumstance,” […]


As somebody who has been known as a bit of a serial business person, I’ve had more than the usual fair share of experience beginning new ventures, turning around business and working with my own employees to meet personal challenges and professional goals.   In that time, I’ve taken in a thing or two about some basic elements and things that you need to know before you hop on into the business train and start […]


If are one of those people who are lucky enough to work from home then you basically owe it to yourself to make sure that you have set up a haven of sorts for your to use as your home office space. Without it you might have some problems concentrating and keeping yourself on track and focused. The home office needs to be as close as possible to your workplace environment in that it maintains […]


Editor’s Note: This article was contributed by Dr. Alvaro Sobrinho  of the Planet Earth Institute   Increasing Internet Access Africa is home to more than one billion people, and, at present, only 26.5% have internet access. Changes are happening very rapidly, and with Africa’s young and growing population, there will soon be a very large cohort of “digital natives” who have grown up with the technology. Tech giants are playing their part in getting more people […]


by Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria     Indeed to preface this article with a few clarifications. I have taken a long sabbatical leave from partisan politics, and it is real fun watching the drama from the balcony.  Having had my own share of public service (I do not need a job from government), I now devote my time and energy in pursuit of other passions, especially abroad. A few days ago, […]


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Classrooms provide the foundation for future success, whether learning basic math in elementary school or writing a high school research paper. Unfortunately, students and teachers are constantly faced with roadblocks that can impact overall learning in the classroom. However, new advances in technology help to overcome these blocks through interactive and accessible tools and applications.   Attention Span The ability to concentrate for extended periods of time is essential for learning in a classroom environment. […]

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