REXFORD WEST WINS MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AT NUGS-KHARKIV AWARDS NIGHT

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

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Rexford has won Media Personality of the year at the NUGS-KHARKIV “Ghana at 63 Independence celebration, handing over & Awards night” . The virtual event took place via zoom due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 and the continuous additions of quarantine and social distancing measures. Rexford was nominated in the category of; Most influential youth, Media personality of the year, Most promising youth and Face of NUGS

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Nautyca Releases Brand New Classic Tune “DANE” Featuring Coded4X4

Nautyca the “social media” hit maker which he featured Sarkodie is up with a brand new tune. He called this one DANE featuring CODED 4X4.

The Tema based high life artiste Nautyca who is arguably a nifty singer is currently signed under MOB Records (Tema) managed by Giant Ghanaian award-winning producer, sound engineer and philanthropist. Awal Alhassan known in showbiz as Possi Gee.

Follow the link below to enjoy the tune

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 5G NETWORK.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

The expectations of 5G - The Digital Transformation People

5G is the fifth generation of wireless communications technologies supporting cellular data networks. Large-scale adoption began in 2019 and today virtually every telecommunication service provider in the developed world is upgrading its infrastructure to offer 5G functionality. 5G communication requires the use of communications devices (mostly mobile phone) designed to support the technology.

5G – Introduction

Radio technologies have evidenced a rapid and multi-directional evolution with the launch of the analogue cellular systems in 1980s. Thereafter, digital wireless communication systems are consistently on a mission to fulfill the growing need of human beings (1G, …4G, or now 5G).

So, this article describes the 5G technology emphasizing on its salient features, technological design (architecture), advantages, shortcomings, challenges, and future scope.

Salient Features of 5G

5th Generation Mobile Network or simply 5G is the forthcoming revolution of mobile technology. The features and its usability are much beyond the expectation of a normal human being. With its ultra-high speed, it is potential enough to change the meaning of a cell phone usability.

With a huge array of innovative features, now your smart phone would be more parallel to the laptop. You can use broadband internet connection; other significant features that fascinate people are more gaming options, wider multimedia options, connectivity everywhere, zero latency, faster response time, and high quality sound and HD video can be transferred on other cell phone without compromising with the quality of audio and video

5G – Technology

If we look back, we will find that every next decade, one generation is advancing in the field of mobile technology. Starting from the First Generation (1G) in 1980s, Second Generation (2G) in 1990s, Third Generation (3G) in 2000s, Fourth Generation (4G) in 2010s, and now Fifth Generation (5G), we are advancing towards more and more sophisticated and smarter technology.

What is 5G Technology?

The 5G technology is expected to provide a new (much wider than the previous one) frequency bands along with the wider spectral bandwidth per frequency channel. As of now, the predecessors (generations) mobile technologies have evidenced substantial increase in peak bitrate. Then — how is 5G different from the previous one (especially 4G)? The answer is — it is not only the increase in bitrate made 5G distinct from the 4G, but rather 5G is also advanced in terms of −

  • High increased peak bit rate
  • Larger data volume per unit area (i.e. high system spectral efficiency)
  • High capacity to allow more devices connectivity concurrently and instantaneously
  • Lower battery consumption
  • Better connectivity irrespective of the geographic region, in which you are
  • Larger number of supporting devices
  • Lower cost of infrastructural development
  • Higher reliability of the communications

As researchers say, with the wide range of bandwidth radio channels, it is able to support the speed up to 10 Gbps, the 5G WiFi technology will offer contiguous and consistent coverage − “wider area mobility in true sense.”

5G – Architecture

Architecture of 5G is highly advanced, its network elements and various terminals are characteristically upgraded to afford a new situation. Likewise, service providers can implement the advance technology to adopt the value-added services easily.

However, upgradeability is based upon cognitive radio technology that includes various significant features such as ability of devices to identify their geographical location as well as weather, temperature, etc. Cognitive radio technology acts as a transceiver (beam) that perceptively can catch and respond radio signals in its operating environment. Further, it promptly distinguishes the changes in its environment and hence respond accordingly to provide uninterrupted quality service.

Architecture of 5G

As shown in the following image, the system model of 5G is entirely IP based model designed for the wireless and mobile networks.

The system comprising of a main user terminal and then a number of independent and autonomous radio access technologies. Each of the radio technologies is considered as the IP link for the outside internet world. The IP technology is designed exclusively to ensure sufficient control data for appropriate routing of IP packets related to a certain application connections i.e. sessions between client applications and servers somewhere on the Internet. Moreover, to make accessible routing of packets should be fixed in accordance with the given policies of the user (as shown in the image given below).

The Master Core Technology

As shown in the Figure 5, the 5G MasterCore is convergence point for the other technologies, which have their own impact on existing wireless network. Interestingly, its design facilitates MasterCore to get operated into parallel multimode including all IP network mode and 5G network mode. In this mode (as shown in the image given below), it controls all network technologies of RAN and Different Access Networks (DAT). Since, the technology is compatible and manages all the new deployments (based on 5G), it is more efficient, less complicated, and more powerful.

Surprisingly, any service mode can be opened under 5G New Deployment Mode as World Combination Service Mode (WCSM). WCSM is a wonderful feature of this technology; for example, if a professor writes on the white board in a country – it can be displayed on another white board in any other part of the world besides conversation and video. Further, a new services can be easily added through parallel multimode service.

5G – Time Period Required

Normally, it is expected that the time period required for the 5G technology development and its implementation is about five years more from now (by 2020). But to becoming usable for the common people in developing countries, it could be even more.

Graph 1 − Showing the Timeline of all previous generation technologies.

Expected Time Length

By considering the multiple utility and various fashionable salient features, researchers are anticipating that this technology will be in use until 2040s.

5G – Applications

5G technology is adorned with many as well as distinct features, which applicability is useful for a wide range people irrespective of their purposes (as shown in the mweb image).

Applications of 5G

Some of the significant applications are −

  • It will make unified global standard for all.
  • Network availability will be everywhere and will facilitate people to use their computer and such kind of mobile devices anywhere anytime.
  • Because of the IPv6 technology, visiting care of mobile IP address will be assigned as per the connected network and geographical position.
  • Its application will make world real Wi Fi zone.
  • Its cognitive radio technology will facilitate different version of radio technologies to share the same spectrum efficiently.
  • Its application will facilitate people to avail radio signal at higher altitude as well.

5G – Advancement

Application of 5G is very much equivalent to accomplishment of dream. It is integrated with beyond the limit advance features in comparison to the previous technologies.

Advanced Features

In comparison to previous radio technologies, 5G has following advancement −

  • Practically possible to avail the super speed i.e. 1 to 10 Gbps.
  • Latency will be 1 millisecond (end-to-end round trip).
  • 1,000x bandwidth per unit area.
  • Feasibility to connect 10 to 100 number of devices.
  • Worldwide coverage.
  • About 90% reduction in network energy usage.
  • Battery life will be much longer.
  • Whole world will be in wi fi zone.

5G – Advantages & Disadvantages

5th generation technology offers a wide range of features, which are beneficial for all group of people including, students, professionals (doctors, engineers, teachers, governing bodies, administrative bodies, etc.) and even for a common man.

Important Advantages

There are several advantages of 5G technology, some of the advantages have been shown in the above Ericsson image, and many others are described below −

  • High resolution and bi-directional large bandwidth shaping.
  • Technology to gather all networks on one platform.
  • More effective and efficient.
  • Technology to facilitate subscriber supervision tools for the quick action.
  • Most likely, will provide a huge broadcasting data (in Gigabit), which will support more than 60,000 connections.
  • Easily manageable with the previous generations.
  • Technological sound to support heterogeneous services (including private network).
  • Possible to provide uniform, uninterrupted, and consistent connectivity across the world.
Some Other Advantages for the Common People
Parallel multiple services, such as you can know weather and location while talking with other person.
You can control your PCs by handsets.
Education will become easier − A student sitting in any part of world can attend the class.
Medical Treatment will become easier & frugal − A doctor can treat the patient located in remote part of the world.
Monitoring will be easier − A governmental organization and investigating offers can monitor any part of the world. Possible to reduce the crime rate.
Visualizing universe, galaxies, and planets will be possible.
Possible to locate and search the missing person.
Possible, natural disaster including tsunami, earthquake etc. can be detected faster.

Disadvantages of 5G Technology

Though, 5G technology is researched and conceptualized to solve all radio signal problems and hardship of mobile world, but because of some security reason and lack of technological advancement in most of the geographic regions, it has following shortcomings −

  • Technology is still under process and research on its viability is going on.
  • The speed, this technology is claiming seems difficult to achieve (in future, it might be) because of the incompetent technological support in most parts of the world.
  • Many of the old devices would not be competent to 5G, hence, all of them need to be replaced with new one — expensive deal.
  • Developing infrastructure needs high cost.
  • Security and privacy issue yet to be solved.
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5G – Challenges

Challenges are the inherent part of the new development; so, like all technologies, 5G has also big challenges to deal with. As we see past i.e. development of radio technology, we find very fast growth. Starting from 1G to 5G, the journey is merely of about 40 years old (Considering 1G in 1980s and 5G in 2020s). However, in this journey, the common challenges that we observed are lack of infrastructure, research methodology, and cost.

Still, there are dozens of countries using 2G and 3G technologies and don’t know even about 4G, in such a condition, the most significant questions in everyone’s mind are −

  • How far will 5G be viable?
  • Will it be the technology of some of the developed countries or developing countries will also get benefit of this?

To understand these questions, the challenges of 5G are categorized into the following two headings −

  • Technological Challenges
  • Common Challenges

Technological Challenges

  • Inter-cell Interference − This is one of the major technological issues that need to be solved. There is variations in size of traditional macro cells and concurrent small cells that will lead to interference.
  • Efficient Medium Access Control − In a situation, where dense deployment of access points and user terminals are required, the user throughput will be low, latency will be high, and hotspots will not be competent to cellular technology to provide high throughput. It needs to be researched properly to optimize the technology.
  • Traffic Management − In comparison to the traditional human to human traffic in cellular networks, a great number of Machine to Machine (M2M) devices in a cell may cause serious system challenges i.e. radio access network (RAN) challenges, which will cause overload and congestion.

Common Challenges

  • Multiple Services − Unlike other radio signal services, 5G would have a huge task to offer services to heterogeneous networks, technologies, and devices operating in different geographic regions. So, the challenge is of standardization to provide dynamic, universal, user-centric, and data-rich wireless services to fulfil the high expectation of people.
  • Infrastructure − Researchers are facing technological challenges of standardization and application of 5G services.
  • Communication, Navigation, & Sensing − These services largely depend upon the availability of radio spectrum, through which signals are transmitted. Though 5G technology has strong computational power to process the huge volume of data coming from different and distinct sources, but it needs larger infrastructure support.
  • Security and Privacy − This is one of the most important challenges that 5G needs to ensure the protection of personal data. 5G will have to define the uncertainties related to security threats including trust, privacy, cyber-security, which are growing across the globe.
  • Legislation of Cyberlaw − Cyber-crime and other fraud may also increase with the high speed and ubiquitous 5G technology. Therefore, legislation of the Cyber-law is also an imperative issue, which largely is governmental and political (national as well as international issue) in nature.

5G – Future Scope

Several researches and discussions are going on across the world among technologists, researchers, academicians, vendors, operators, and governments about the innovations, implementation, viability, and security concerns of 5G.

As proposed, loaded with multiple advance features starting from the super high speed internet service to smooth ubiquitous service, 5G will unlock many of the problems. However, the question is — in a situation, where the previous technologies (4G and 3G) are still under process and in many parts yet to be started; what will be the future of 5G?

5th generation technology is designed to provide incredible and remarkable data capabilities, unhindered call volumes, and immeasurable data broadcast within the latest mobile operating system. Hence, it is more intelligent technology, which will interconnect the entire world without limits. Likewise, our world would have universal and uninterrupted access to information, communication, and entertainment that will open a new dimension to our lives and will change our life style meaningfully.

Moreover, governments and regulators can use this technology as an opportunity for the good governance and can create healthier environments, which will definitely encourage continuing investment in 5G, the next generation technology.

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16 Killed After Plane Crash in Russia’s Tatarstan Region

At least 16 people were killed and six injured after a plane crashed in Russia’s Tatarstan region on Sunday.

The aircraft, which came down near the city of Menzelinsk, was carrying 20 parachutists and two crew members. Six people were in a serious condition, the health ministry said. The crash took place at about 9:23am (06:23 GMT).

“Six people were rescued, 16 were taken out without signs of life,” the emergencies ministry said.

Tatarstan Governor Rustam Minnikhanov, who travelled to the scene, said pilots reported an engine failure and requested an emergency landing shortly after taking off. He said the plane tried to avoid a nearby residential area as it approached for landing but “the altitude didn’t allow it”.

The plane hit a parked van with its wing and the aircraft turned over.

Russian investigators launched a criminal probe over the violation of safety rules.

Cosmonaut training

The plane was a Let L-410 Turbolet, which is a twin-engine short-range transport aircraft. It was owned by an aeroclub in Menzelinsk, the TASS news agency reported.

According to Interfax, the plane belonged to the Voluntary Society for Assistance to the Army, Aviation and Navy of Russia, which describes itself as a sports and defence organisation.

It was created in the 1920s and Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to travel to space in 1961, has trained on its airfields.

The head of the Menzelinsk parachuting club said it was not to blame for the accident.

“We are the best, we are among the top five clubs,” Ravil Nurmekhametov told TASS, adding the club has hosted European and World championships.

“Cosmonauts train here,” he said.

The state-run Cosmonaut Training Facility suspended ties with the aeroclub pending an investigation.

Russian aviation safety standards have improved in recent years but accidents, especially involving ageing planes in far-flung regions, are not uncommon.

Last month, an ageing Antonov An-26 transport plane crashed in the Russian far east, killing six people.

All 28 people on board an Antonov An-26 twin-engine turboprop died in a crash in Kamchatka in July.

The country also frequently experiences non-fatal air incidents that result in rerouted flights and emergency landings, usually stemming from technical issues.

Flying in Russia can be particularly dangerous in the vast country’s isolated regions, such as the Arctic and the Far East, where weather conditions are frequently extreme.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONFERENCE; «BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES ІІІ» Register Now!

October 26-28, 2021

On behalf of the Student Scientific Society of Medical Institute of Sumy State University, it is our pleasure to invite you to the International Medical Conference «BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES ІІІ.The IMC BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES ІІІ will be held online on 26.10.2021 – 28.10.2021 at the Medical institute of Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine.

Prof. Andrii Loboda

Director of Medical institute
“Dear young scientists! I’m glad to welcome all of you to the International Scientific Conference of Students, Postgraduates and Young Scientists “Biomedical Perspectives III”. I’m happy that despite the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide and in the country, you have successfully continued your research. Our conference can be a good opportunity to present your own scientific achievements, communicate with colleagues, and expand the horizons of finding new ideas and shape the prospects for further research. I wish everyone fruitful work, constructive discussion, new significant achievements. I hope that you will enjoy the new format of the conference, as well as the results will inspire the development of new scientific ideas. Ad astra per aspera! Succeed in the science!

Prof.Maksym Pogorielov

Curator of the conference
“Dear Participants! You are welcome to “Biomedical Perspectives III” event! Here you have the chance to touch amazing technologies, discover new horizons in experimental and clinical medicine, and share your own experience! Participants of our conference will be able to meet and talk to researchers, ask them questions, discover new technologies.
You can discover a piece of Science! Science affects almost every aspect of our lives, from the food we eat to the technology we use and the natural world that surrounds us. Science can help find new solutions for almost everything humans do, from energy and food production to waste disposal and new treatment technologies. I hope, after our event you can tell as Maria Curie: “I am among those who think that science has great beauty”

Ph.D. Vladyslav Sikora

Organization team
Dear participants of the conference.
“It is a great honor for me to welcome all the participants of our International Scientific Conference of Students, Postgraduates and Young Scientists – «BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES III», and open it. This conference needed a lot of effort, but fatigue is clearly eliminated when one sees the great number of papers submitted to this conference. The growing interest in the modern science of students, postgraduates and young scientists stimulates us to hold this scientific event every year. At the same moment, we believe that «BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES IІI» conference will be a platform for the development of new international relations of young scientists and the deepening of our country’s positions in the international scientific arena. In our opinion, this is the most important element of doctors’ work and life. I sincerely hope you will enjoy today and the next two days of debate and networking. I wish you success in research and doctor practice. Thank you for your attention. Take care of yourself and be healthy.”
Be inspired by your dream…

The official language of the conference: English.

Scientific part of the program includes oral and poster sessions in following areas of research:

  • Fundamental medical sciences;
  • Clinical Medicine;
  • Session of post-graduate students and young scientists;
  • Biomaterials for medicine;
  • Public health;
  • Dentistry;
  • Physical rehabilitation and sports medicine.

Upon completion of the International Medical Conference «BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES ІІІ», each participant will receive Certificates of Attendance.

The educational part of the conference is held in the form of lectures delivered by the leading scientists in the field of biomedical research.

The practical part includes a variety of workshops on practical skills in the field of preclinical and clinical sciences; and also presentation and discussion of clinical cases. Conference program includes scientific, educational and practical sections.

One can register to join the IMC «BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES ІІІ» either as an active or passive participant.

All participants will be provided with individual certificates.

YIC Leadership & Entrepreneurship Summit 2021

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This Summit will provide a platform for entrepreneurs to tap into the vast information technology industry as well as build on an assessment of the qualities of current and past leadership actions and also present a framework for the next generation of entrepreneur leadership.

Youth International Conclave recognizes the need for collaboration between entrepreneurs and Information Technology experts. There is a limit to what entrepreneurs can achieve alone. Realizing that leadership in entrepreneurship have a role to play in promoting innovation and technology, all stakeholders in both the business and information technology sectors will need to collaborate so that the relationship can be synergized.

Type: Hybrid (Offline + Online)

Venue: Iqra National University Peshawar, KP

Date: 14th October 2021

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Ukraine, Europe Learning From Ghana’s Expertise In Cybersecurity Awareness – Antwi-Boasiako

A national cybersecurity advisor, Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, has explained that Ghana’s robust cybersecurity structure has become a model for other countries including the Ukraine and Europe.

He said that with the adoption of a multi-sectoral governance structure in 2017, and the growing of home-based expert initiatives, the country has become a go-to for many West African countries in particular.

“In October 2017, Ghana adopted a multi-sectoral governance structure for national cybersecurity, leading to the establishment of the National Cybersecurity Inter-Ministerial Council, the National Cybersecurity. This architecture has been replicated in other sectors domestically. It has continued to serve as a national cybersecurity benchmark for a number of African countries.

“And more than five African countries have requested for direct assistance through the honourable minister to implement similar structures,” he said.

Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, who is also the acting Director-General of the National Cybersecurity Authority, was speaking at the Official Launch of National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2021, the Launch of Cyber Security Authority, and the Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) Directive in Accra.

He further explained how the officials from Europe have also sought support from Ghana to enable them implement same in their respective countries, adding that tens of thousands of students have so far benefited from the sensitization exercise.

“Officials from Ukraine, and Europe, upon coming across Ghana’s model for awareness creation, requested for support to replicate same in their respective countries. Ghana has embarked on a journey for the protection of children under 18 years, through our collaboration with UNICEF.

“This initiative in 2019 alone sensitized more than 40,000 students across all the 16 regions in the country that we currently have. This model of awareness creation has been hailed globally, serving as a model for other countries to emulate. The ECOWAS Commission has requested Ghana to lead the cybersecurity development in the sub-region,” he said.

He also spoke about how this has won the country a regional spot as the hub for cyber security building in West Africa.

“And in 2018, at the sponsorship of the World Bank, more than 50 officials across all the 15 ECOWAS countries, visited Ghana to learn from our experience. The Council of ECOWAS again has chosen Ghana as the hub for cyber capacity building in the region. This is in view of our ability to have developed home-grown expertise in capacity-building programs in the region,” he said

Ghana adopted a cybersecurity model in 2017

• Ghana has become the hub for cyber capacity building in West Africa

• Ukraine and other European countries have been learning from Ghana’s expertise

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United Airlines (UAL) to Connect Washington, D.C. With Lagos

United Airlines is adding Lagos, Nigeria, to its international itinerary from Dulles International Airport, with the only nonstops from the D.C. region to Lagos.

United will schedule the flight three days a week with departures from Dulles on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting Nov. 29. It will operate the 10 hour flight with Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets.

Dulles to Lagos fares were not available online as of Friday. United said tickets will be available for booking on its website and app starting this weekend.

United Airlines has more flights from the D.C. area to Africa than any other airline. Earlier this year it started service from Dulles to Accra, Ghana.

United, the dominant carrier at Dulles, increased its daily departures this summer to more than 220 flights and is now operating 80% of its U.S. schedule nationwide compared to 2019, with strong summer bookings.

United has increased its winter schedule from Dulles too, including more flights to warm weather destinations domestically and in the Caribbean and Latin America.

United, like other airlines, has warned of a slowdown in bookings on the rise in COVID-19 infections fueled by the delta variant.

Visit: https://www.united.com/en/us/

Edmund Owusu; Nominated For UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards 2021

Edmond Owusu is a final year Software Engineering student at OpenLab NIIT. Few months ago, Edmund developed a payment application which allows the transfer of money from your bank account to your mobile money account and vice versa. He calls it ‘’Virtualpay’’. After the news went rival, Edmund has been nominated for the 2021 edition of UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards under the category of Best Student of the year and Best Software Developer Engineer.

Edmund has overcome the challenges of living with cerebral palsy and is making a lot of progress in his academics. ’’ I want to be a big time Software Developer’’ he says.
Today we celebrate Edmund a confident and industrious student.

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Emirates seeks 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to support operations ramp-up

Dubai, UAE, 16 September 2021 – To support its planned ramp-up operations, Emirates has begun a worldwide campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to join its Dubai hub over the next six months.

These roles are Dubai-based positions and frontline customer-facing roles, and both jobs offer exciting opportunities for friendly, energetic, and service-oriented people to meet and interact with the world as Emirates’ brand ambassadors. Candidates interested in joining Emirates as cabin crew or as an airport services agent can find out more about the job requirements and submit their application on www.emiratesgroupcareers.com.

Emirates has gradually restored its network operations in line with the easing of travel restrictions around the world, and over the past months, it has been recalling pilots, cabin crew and other operational employees who were stood down when the pandemic forced a drastic reduction in flights last year.

The airline currently flies to over 120 cities, representing 90% of its pre-pandemic network, and it plans to restore 70% of its capacity by the end of the year, including bringing back more of its iconic A380 aircraft into active service.

One of the most dynamic global cities, Dubai has also led the world in its response to the pandemic thanks to its strong leadership and public-private sector cooperation. The rapid vaccination roll-out in the United Arab Emirates, and clear pandemic protocols have enabled Dubai to quickly and safely re-open to international tourism and business activities since July 2020.

Dubai continues to attract people from all over the world with its welcoming culture, tax-free environment, and leading infrastructure for living, working and recreation.

Grammy Awards Announces Upcoming Interview With Sarkodie

In July, Ghana’s musical icon Sarkodie released his highly-anticipated album titled ‘No Pressure’. Tomorrow, the Recording Academy will publish its first interview with Sarkodie, one of Africa’s biggest names, on GRAMMY.com.

Watch the trailer below, and stay tuned for the full episode of Sarkodie’s interview, set to debut on Wednesday, September 15 at 10 AM PST/5 PM GMT.

Toufik’s World International Conference 2021 Features International Keynote Speakers.

Toufik World Organization officials announced that their international public health conference is on track to be held virtually from July 30th – August 1st, 2021. This year’s conference centers around the theme “The Field of Public Health: How Students Can Get Involved.” 

“The scientific program includes Keynote & Panel sections.” Says Abdul-Rahman Toufik, CEO and Founder of Toufik World Organization. “It is the goal of the organizers to make this meeting an event of scientific excellence, attractive to both industrial and academic scientists in public health.” Toufik added. 

“The major objective of the conference is to create a platform for youth networks, social organizations and to introduce undergraduate students around the world to the field of Public Health.” Wireko Andrew Awuah, President of Toufik World Organization stated.

The conference will feature 4 keynote speakers:

Rachael Donalds MPA, MS

Rachael Donalds MPA, MS is founder and CEO of Biosay, Inc. The culmination of a personal and professional journey, Biosay has been developed to empower people and communities to crowdsource wellness. With a long-held interest in the factors and strategies that contribute to individual and community health and wellness, Rachael’s professional career began at Brown University where she developed research design and evaluation of behavioural interventions for her BA in Psychology and Master in Public Affairs. Taking a post as Director of Operations and Assistant Director of Admissions for a psychiatric residential treatment program in the greater Boston area enabled her to apply research insights and develop her interest in public health interventions and strategies. Subsequent to graduating from Harvard School of Public Health, Rachael designed Biosay as a mobile public health intervention to reduce stress through increasing awareness of how our environments impact our well-being. Biosay was accepted to the Harvard Venture Incubation Program at the Harvard Innovation Lab, and to the competitive Harvard Launch Lab. In addition to developing and launching Biosay, Rachael is currently completing her Ph.D. at Boston University, and is a clinical psychology resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and holds an appointment as a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. She serves on the Editorial Board for the Harvard Public Health Review. A vocal champion of the opportunities offered by considered e-health intervention that harness big data, she has spoken on the relevance of Digital Determinants of Health at TEDx and published articles ranging from the use of stem cell lines in the treatment of anxiety and depression to applying the biopsychosocial model in the assessment of resilience and the remission of chronic illness.

Adam Eid Ramsey

Adam Eid Ramsey, MD is an editorial board member at the Harvard Public Health Review, the CEO of the NYC Daily Post and a contributing medical writer for the Los Angeles Tribune. He works at the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, New York. He is a world- renowned lecturer, an entrepreneur and the author of more than 100 medical papers, articles, reports and manuscripts. Prior to his current roles, he served as the Alt-Resident Representative to the Board of Directors at the NY State Academy of Family Physicians and a Board Member of its Operations Commission as well as its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce in 2020-2021. He was also a research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School as well as a college professor at various institutions including Upper Iowa University, Nunez and Delgado community Colleges.

Dr. Michael Alumuku

Dr. Michael Alumuku is a current University of Global Health Equity Scholar in the Msc Global Health Delivery prgram, University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda. He is the Founder of African Young Leaders for Global Health, a youth led organization with members in 42 African Countries that aims to strengthen health systems in Africa through research, capacity building and advocacy to influence health policies at the national and international level. He is so an alumnus of the Young Professionals in Public Health Leadership program of the West African Institute of Public Health, Contributed a book chapter in the Casebook on “advocacy in public health” published by the World Federation of Public Health Associations. He has several publications in peer reviewed journals.

Heather Tillewein 

Heather Tillewein  is a Harvard Fellow and a Fellow for the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Tillewein also is an associate editor for the Harvard Public Health Review. She also is the Communications Chair for the LGBTQ Health Caucus for the American Public Health Association. Dr. Tillewein also serves on the executive committee and on the policy committee for the LGBTQ Health Caucus. She holds a PhD in Health Education from Southern Illinois University and holds an MPH and BHS from the University of Missouri. Currently, Dr. Tillewein works as an adjunct professor for Austin Peay State University. Her research focuses on health barriers among marginalized sexual identity and gender identity populations. Dr. Tillewein also focuses on sexual health and mental health in her research.

Additionally, the conference will feature 10 panel speakers:

Stormzy sponsors 30 more Black students to study at University of Cambridge

Ghanaian Born rapper Stormzy is sponsoring 30 black students at the University of Cambridge in the UK.

This is one of the ways the rapper is impacting lives with his talent and fame as a rapper in the United Kingdom.

In 2018 for instance, Stormzy in collaboration with HSBC Bank, UK and University of Cambridge gave 30 black students scholarship.

The good news, as was shared by Stormzy himself is that, another batch will have the one in a lifetime opportunity to pursue their dreams at the prestigious University.

The £20,000-a-year scholarships will fund tuition fees and maintenance costs for 10 new Black students each year for the duration of their degree courses at the University of Cambridge.

Stormzy took to his Facebook page to announce as follows:

For 30 more Black students to have the opportunity to study at University of Cambridge – the same year our initial 2018 scholars graduate – feels like an incredible milestone. Thank you to HSBC UK for their significant donation and of course, Cambridge University for always backing our mission. I hope this scholarship continues to serve as a small reminder to young Black students that the opportunity to study at one of the best universities in the world is theirs for the taking 🙏🏿❤️